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Feb

04

Winter Buying: How to Get the Best Deal

Winter is often referred to as the “off-season” of the U.S. housing market, in part due to the colder and harsher weather many areas of the country experience during this time of year. Grattan Donahoe of ERA Donahoe Realty, however, thinks purchasing a home in the off-season can result in you and your family scoring […]

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Feb

01

Welcome, ERA Russell Realty Group!

We are excited to welcome the newest members of Team ERA – ERA Russell Realty Group, based in North Reading, Massachusetts. The company was established in 2011 by broker/owner Evan Russell, who leads nearly 50 agents out of the company’s one office. Evan is an ambitious, strategic and results-driven leader with an eye on growth […]

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Jan

28

Moving Motivations: What Americans Say Would Make Them Relocate

At the end of 2015, The Harris Poll conducted a survey of 2,232 U.S. adults to determine where Americans would most like to relocate to and why they would consider moving in the first place. The results were very telling, with a majority choosing Florida, California and Hawaii as their top alternate living locations. Both […]

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Jan

26

The Housing State of the Union

As we look ahead at what 2016 has in store for housing and the economy, we wanted to share a quick look at the state of the housing market as it stood at the close of 2015. Jonathan Smoke, chief economist of realtor.com, shared his thoughts on the current status of the nation’s housing market […]

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Jan

21

In Case You Missed It: Top 5 Blogs from December

December was a busy month! We’ve gathered our five most popular blog posts from the month, which include some great tips for starting the year off on the right foot, in case you missed them amidst the holiday craziness. This Man Shifted His Focus from Foreclosures to Run a Real Estate Franchise Although the housing […]

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Jan

18

Multiple Interest Rate Hikes on the Horizon?

On December 16, the Federal Reserve decided to raise interest rates for the first time since the financial crisis of 2006. According to a Reuters article and CNBC interview, Fed president John Williams thinks three to five rate hikes this year is reasonable. He is also not particularly concerned with the effects of the Chinese […]

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