Boston.com recently shared a blog post telling buyers to "Avoid the Hot Neighborhoods" as a way of avoiding participation in this overheated market riddled with bidding wars and over-asking sale prices. 'MWK's' comments are on the mark. I agree completely that "it's better to give your back a workout than your wallet". Of course, if you're not a strict-budget-minded shopper and your wallet is stuffed with avocado green, by all means, put your best bid forward. Because if you don't, you will lose the war. But for those of you willing to do some cosmetics, give your back a workout and apply your own sweat equity, you might want to keep your eyes (and your mind) open to something more affordable that needs some love. And who DOESN'T love avocado green? It's the new black...so I've heard.
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