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Scammed: One Worcester family’s devastating account of renting to the wrong people | Worcester MagWorcester Mag

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Pamela Penny has always trusted people and taken them at their word.

But Penny and her husband, Jim, are just back from a trip through the smoke-and-mirrors world of Internet rental and real estate scams, and trust doesn’t come naturally anymore.

“I try to be honest but I realize that’s just not the case out there,” says Pamela Penny. “There are a lot people just looking to scam and beat the system.”

The Pennys are victims of one of several common property rental ...

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Will Commercial Real Estate Investors Shun Main Street Banks For Better Deals?

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A combination of trends working together could potentially see commercial real estate investors shunning main street banks in the second half of 2013 as they seek better resources for deal making.

As several factors become more visible and exaggerated over the next few months commercial real estate investors could quite likely decide to take their business and dollars to alternative resources.

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May Property Management Sponsors The 5th Annual “Celebration In The Garden”

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mayPropertyThe 5th Annual “Celebration In The Garden”

The Shrewsbury Public Schools are in a fragile state. Overall town revenue sources are stretched thin and the sheer cost of doing business as a school department rises every year.

Our schools have become increasingly dependent upon fundraising efforts by parent groups and community-wide events like the”Celebration In The Garden” to provide much needed curriculum resources, materials and technology that are no longer funded through the school budget.

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5 Weird Property Management Quirks That Get Multifamily Landlords In Trouble

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Commercial real estate investors are rushing to grab up distressed Massachusetts multifamily properties for leasing, but many new landlords can find all sorts of bizarre tenant activities complicate property management.

Unless those buying multifamily apartment buildings in Massachusetts are veteran landlords or employ professional full service property management companies to protect them there are all types of crazy scenarios that may be run into.

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Worcester Area Property Owner Pleads Guilty, Sentenced in Connection with Child Endangerment and Other Charges

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Worcester Area Property Owner Pleads Guilty, Sentenced in Connection with Child Endangerment and Other Charges

Defendant Misled Tenants about Lead Paint

WORCESTER — A Worcester area property owner has pleaded guilty and been sentenced for fraudulently claiming that one of his properties had been de-leaded and endangering the children who lived in the property, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today.

“This defendant deceived tenants about the presence of lead in his properties, thereby endangering the health of those tenants, including two little girls,” said AG Coakley.  “This case makes clear that a landlord who fails to meet ...

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3 Unforeseen Threats to Bankrupt Landlords Leasing Multi-Family Properties

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Commercial Real Estate Trends in Financing, Construction & Valuation

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As investors roll into 2013 in search of new commercial real estate acquisitions and opportunities it is important to recognize that while the outlook is brighter it is those wired in to the emerging trends which are shaping the market that will ultimately get more of what they want and enjoy better returns.

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Massachusetts Tenancy Laws: Know them or pay the price!

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The Benefits of Using a Property Management Company

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A common challenge that all landlords with multi-family leasing will face is the constant amounts of attention that are associated with their property. This can occur from having to perform continuing maintenance to dealing with non-paying tenants. For a number of property owners, this is challenging, as these issues will hurt their profit margins and it can decrease the value of their real estate. To avoid these kinds of challenges requires working with a full service property management firm. They ...

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Metro West Office Market Still Shaky – Worcester Business Journal

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 Marlborough, Westborough Have Largest Office Vacancies