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In a difficult market for Buyer's I often remind my clients to look at each opportunity individually. Every property does not get multiple bids. Some do, some do not.

Do your homework so you understand market pricing and you will be able to make a good decision when the right place goes on the market.

Here is some great advice from Leonard Steinberg of Compass

"Bid the number that you can manage and afford. A comfortable number? There is no such thing as a comfortable number when you are spending more than you want to. Bid the number that should your bid not be selected, you have ZERO regrets the day after. If you do not 'win' know that this is just real estate, not a serious illness, and there will always be other homes to buy. If you are ...

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The Mass DOT meeting will be held on Wednesday May 16th at 6:30PM at the Tynan
School on E. Fourth Street.

Please make every effort to attend this meeting

The MBTA will offer a presentation of changes to be made on the bus route especially change in the CITY POINT section of SOUTH BOSTON.



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Located directly across from M Street Beach on South Boston's Eastside. Direct Ocean Views from the private front porch and the front rooms of this sprawling three bedroom 1 bathroom apartment. In unit laundry, excellent closets throughout all three bedrooms will accommodate queen bedroom sets. Big LR, DR and EIK. Private front and rear decks included with the apt. Available June 1st be here in time for summer to enjoy this beach front Home. Located in a stately Victorian style OWNER OCCUPIED three family. SORRY NO PETS, NO SMOKING, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Text or call Stephen McCarthy at 617.320.7219 for more pictures and details.



Upper Duplex 3 bedroom with 1.5 baths. Main floor features living room, kitchen, half bath, and bedroom. LR is connected directly to back deck. Upstairs 2 large bedrooms and full bathroom. Three spacious bedrooms with big closets. Open kitchen/living room steps out to private rear deck. Shared back yard. Common laundry in basement. Kitchen and baths renovated in 2015, tall ceilings, shared laundry in the basement. Call or text to set up a showing. Pets OK.

For move in you need first, last and brokerage fee.

Stephen McCarthy 617-320-7219

53 Gates St #2

3 bedrooms 1.5 baths shared yard shared laundry

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Apartment rental application process for listings by Stephen McCarthy

Note at the current time all apartments are subject to a brokerage fee equal to one month's rent payable by the tenant.

1) Complete, sign and return this application

2) Complete a credit screen here

3) I will need a copy of each applicants driver's lic. or state issued ID

4) I will need recent pay stubs for each applicant

5) If there is going to be a co-signor they need to complete an application and credit screen also.

6) A check payable to Compass in the amount of first month's rent. This will be applied to the brokerage fee.

7) If your application is declined your deposit check will be returned

8) If your application is accepted appropriate lease documents will be issued via Docusign for signature by all parties

9) All funds for the Lessor are due upon signing of the lease or tenancy documents

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Asking $829,000 this is a beautiful single family For Sale in the Wollaston neighborhood of Quincy, MA. Over 4,000 square feet of living space on a 10,000 square foot lot. The adjacent lot comprised of 10,000+ sq ft is also available for an additional cost. The buyer of 120 Hillside will get the opportunity to purchase both properties as a package. Contact me for details.

Check out the full listing sheet at


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The appraisal is a key part of a transaction when the buyer is utilizing lender financing.

As part of the process the lender will require a licensed appraiser tour the property and provide a written report to establish an opinion of value. This usually happens 2 or 3 weeks after the offer is signed. Many lenders will not order the appraisal until after the p and s agreement is in place.

In the event the appraiser comes in lower than the agreed sales price the transaction financing could be denied thereby blowing up the deal.

The buyer might have the ability to make up the difference by putting down more cash. This makes it simple and keeps everyone happy.

Conversely the Seller might just agree to the appraiser's value and agree to reduce the...

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On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act".

All individual provisions of the measure are generally effective after December 31, 2017 for the 2018 tax filing year and expire on December 31, 2025 unless otherwise noted. The provisions do not affect tax filings for 2017 unless noted. To read NAR’s analysis of the bill’s provisions impacting real estate, please go to "The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - What it Means for Homeowners and Real Estate Professionals."

Available 4/1/2018 Eastside two bedroom one bathroom featuring private in unit laundry, private rear deck and shared back yard. Two evenly sized bedrooms with good closets. 1st bedroom is 11 by 11 2nd bedroom is 10 by 11. Open living room kitchen and living room. Available April 1st. SORRY NO PETS NO EXCEPTIONS.

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Contact Stephen

126 Newbury Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02116