Saturday, February 17, 2007

The Home Buying Puzzle

Every time we teach a sales class,someone will say they wish they knew certain information before they bought their first home. Do you have questions about the home buying process? What would you have liked to have known before you made your purchase? It may help buyers and real estate agents to hear some of your comments. Make them here as part of this blog.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Century 21 Annex Realty Agents to Receive Awards

Century 21 Annex Realty, of Quincy and Hanover, proudly announces that 6 of its' top producers will receive awards at the annual Gold Ball celebration.

On February 24, 2007, the Century 21 Brokers Council of Eastern Massachusetts, will recognize Ged Phelan of Hingham with the prestigious Masters Emerald Award. Receiving the Masters Ruby Award will be Mary Collings, Augustino (Gus)Confalone, John Heaney, Richard McLaughlin of Quincy, and Ken Huang of Newton.

This year's gala wil be held in the ballroom of the Intercontinental Boston Hotel.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Century 21 Annex Realty Sponsoring Baby Food Drive for the Quincy Crisis Center

Century 21 Annex Realty in Quincy, MA, is sponsoring a baby food collection drive for the Quincy Crisis Center. The campaign is being led by Theresa Repoff, one of the agents in office. "We are excited to focus our attention on such a worthy cause. The Quincy Crisis Center is in need of baby items such as food, diapers, formula and clothing.", said Repoff. "Traditionally, we raise money around Christmas time for the Center to help buy toys and food for the holidays. This year, we shifted our attention to baby items since they are in such high demand."

The Quincy Crisis Center offers a 24 hour emergency hotline, emergency food services and advocacy programs, free hot meals, emergency grocery delivery and crisis counseling.

"I first became involved with the Center 18 years ago, when I was a young mother," said Repoff. "I realized how fortunate my family and I were. Working with the Quincy Crisis Center is a great way to give thanks for all that I have and to give back to the community that I am part of."

Those interested in participating in the collection drive are encouraged to bring donations to Century 21 Annex Realty's Quincy office at 49 Beale Street. Monetary donations are also accepted. For more information about donations please call Theresa Repoff at 617-472-4330 or

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Quincy City Council Votes Building Moratorium

On Monday night, February 5th, the Quincy City Council voted 7-2 to impose a one year building ban on more than two family units in areas designated residence B. The measure, which still needs the signature of the mayor to be official, was proposed by councilor-at-large John Keenan. The temporary ban is intended to give city officials an opportunity to develop zoning changes that will scale back some of the development that has been taking place in the city. Voting against the proposal were councilor-at-large Joseph Finn and who see issues having to do with property rights as well as for small developers. An eight unit townhouse on Spence Street, in Ward 2, is exempted from the moratorium.