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Relocation Advice

Smart Relocation Advice

Relocating can be exciting and stressful. When you need to find relocation housing in Massachusetts, where do you begin? Right here. You have come to the right place.

MABA buyer agents are here to welcome you to Massachusetts and help make your relocating to our beautiful state less stressful for you. As a non-profit member organization, MABA buyer agents set the gold standard for how every person relocating into the state of MA should be treated when looking for relocation housing.

Benefits of a MABA Buyer Agent if Relocating into Massachusetts

As you evaluate your options to select a broker to work with you to find the best relocation housing, be certain to evaluate and understand your options. It is unfortunate, but the terminology is confusing and the distinctions in services have become blurred in many states including MA. We believe that a MABA buyer agent will best serve your needs as you relocate.

Why use a MABA buyer agent if you are relocating?

  1. Peace of mind - Rest assured that you have hired a proven professional with a fiduciary responsibility to serve you, the home buyer. Selecting another non-MABA buyer agent or seller agent to work with will not give you this peace of mind.
  2. Market knowledge - Relocating into a state presents many options: where to live, new construction or existing, urban or rural, etc. Some feel the options are overwhelming. MABA agents will help you narrow the options and make informed decisions that suit your needs.
  3. Community knowledge - MABA agents have a 'village' of information that they offer their clients as part of their services. MABA buyer agents raised the bar for in-depth community knowledge about schools and their reputations, transporation services, new construction plans, developments, builders and zoning. We have a long list of service providers to help you as you move in. MABA buyer agents will know and share information about areas prone to flooding or at risk of severe storm damage during high tides or spring storms. Our in-depth community knowledge covering the state of MA delivers unparalleled service to our clients.
  4. Save time - MABA agents work only for you, the person relocating and looking to buy a home. Consistently we save our relocating clients time as we understand the many other demands on your time.
  5. Access to more properties - A MABA agent will first listen to your needs and then do the legwork to identify all the available properties that he or she feels best meet your wants and needs.

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  • Massachusetts Pending Home Sales and Median Price Up Again in June

    The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that single-family pending home sales were up over nine percent in June from last year. Pending condominium sales were also up more than 12 percent. The median price for both single-family homes and condos saw a hike, with the single-family median price rising over the $400,000 mark. Realtors® confidence both in the market and in home prices dipped slightly in June. This month’s “Hot Topic” question finds that the majority of Realtors® surveyed have had at least one transaction that was an all-cash deal (i.e. no mortgage involved) since the beginning of the year.

    June Pending Sales: 

    Single Family June 2017 June2016 % Change
    Sales 6,723 6,128 9.7%
    Median Price $410,000 $380,000 7.9%
    • Pending sales have been up 51 of the last 52 months 
    Condominium June2017 June2016 % Change
    Sales 2,596 2,307 12.5%
    Median Price $370,000 $349,900 2.9%
    • Pending sales have been up or flat 20 of the last 22 months 

    “The increase in homes put under agreement this month may be a positive sign for a spring market that has suffered plummeting inventory,” said 2017 MAR President Paul Yorkis, president of Patriot Real Estate in Medway. “However, median prices have continued to rise, which can push some buyers out of the market.”

    Realtor® Market and Price Confidence Indexes: 

    Confidence Index June2017 June2016 %Change
    Market 80.73 80.97 -0.29%
    Price 71.79 73.87 -2.82%
    • The Realtor® Market Confidence Index went down for the first time in 27 months
    • The Realtor® Price Confidence Index went down for the first time in six months
    • Measured on a 100-point scale, a score of 50 is the midpoint between a “strong” (100 points) and a “weak” (0 points) market condition  

    “The Realtor® Market Confidence Index has dipped year-over-year for the first time in over two years, indicating that Realtors® are growing concerned about some of their buyers being able to succeed in this market,” said Yorkis. “However, both indexes reveal that ultimately Realtors® remain positive. We just need to see more inventory to keep up with the demand.”

    With home inventory being as tight as it is, you want to give yourself every advantage if you are thinking of buying a home in Massachusetts. For the best possible experience, be sure to work with an agent who is a member of the Massachusetts Association of Buyer Agents.