Author Archives: Lisa Van Dore

About Lisa Van Dore

I have lived in Sherborn, Dover and most recently North Walpole, for a total of 15 years (and counting). Having recently been through the process of selling a home and buying (and renovating) a new one, I understand the conflicting emotions of excitement and anxiety inherent in the process, whether you are a seller or buyer, whether this is your first home purchase or your tenth. I have a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Indiana University. My early career found me working as a CPA, and later as the controller of Crate & Barrel. More recently I spent seven years running my own personal training business. I understand the hard work and dedication necessary to build a business and a reputation...most of my personal training clients came to me by referral and my first client was still with me when I decided to leave personal training. This speaks to the level of effort I put forth for my clients, week after week. On a more personal note, I raced triathlon for seven years and more recently completed my first half marathon. In my free time I enjoy cooking, reading, Maine, hiking and, in the fall, following college teams are the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and Texas Christian University (Go Frogs!).

Market Statistics for the First Half of 2020

The trends we saw in the first quarter of 2020 continue, with inventory levels way down, contributing to low overall sales. In fact, inventory levels in most towns featured were down 40-50% at June 30, with levels in Medfield down … Continue reading

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First Quarter Market Statistics, Greater Boston

While most of us are focused on keeping our sanity while staying at home, I did put together some first quarter market statistics for those who might be interested (I have a lot of extra time on my hands, so … Continue reading

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Changes in Real Estate Due to Covid 19

As of this writing, most of us have been through at least a few weeks of “Shelter-in-Place” in order to help slow the spread of Covid-19. Everyone is adjusting to kids being at home (and the associated challenges of suddenly … Continue reading

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The What, Why & How of Home Staging

If you are a seller, should you consider having your home staged? Does it pay off? Are there different levels of staging? The answer to all of these questions is yes! Continue reading

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What’s Happening in the Local Real Estate Market ~ February, 2017

An update on the local real estate market for selected towns in Middlesex and Norfolk Counties for February, 2017. Continue reading

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Buyers Face Fewer Choices

Inventory Levels are down across the US and in the Greater Boston area, making finding that perfect home more challenging for buyers.
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7 Tips For Home Sellers

It’s a seller’s market. Find out what you can do to minimize time on the market and maximize your selling price! Continue reading

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Local Market Stats, January, 2017

Here is a graphic summary of the real estate market stats for January, 2017, covering selected towns in Middlesex and Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Continue reading

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My Favorite Places to Walk My Dog in Walpole & Medfield

One of the things I always used to like to do when my kids were little was to go to a park.  From the tiny neighborhood park we visited before they could even walk (in the greater Chicago area), to … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Home Buyers

It’s early February, and the spring market is already here.   Interest rates are creeping up, with predictions that they may hit 5% by year’s end (note that a 1% increase in the mortgage rate translates to a $720 increase in … Continue reading

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