Berkshire Hathaway To Shake Up Real Estate Franchise Landscape

Some borrowers may be filling in loan applications during workday

The name Berkshire Hathaway adds some mustard to an otherwise bland real estate landscape. After all, the conglomerate is one of the world’s most admired companies, according to Forbes, with Warren Buffet widely considered the most successful investor of the 20th century at its head. But it may surprise you to know that the National Assn. of Realtors counts 32 national and regional franchise brands in operation across the land. And that does not include the handful of start-ups that seem to pop up every year and then fade away.
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Real estate heats up in outer suburbs

The couple recently bought their home in Nashua after not being able to find anything north of Boston. By Jay Fitzgerald/Globe Correspondent/ September 21, 2013 Buy reprints The data suggest there ought to be bargains aplenty in many communities click here. in Massachusetts. But the view from the street is much different: huge swaths of Greater Boston are experiencing the kind of hot sellers market that is driving buyers further out of the area for affordable homes.
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