(MA) 617-297-8641 (RI) 401-641-5774


Dear Malden and local North Shore Landlords,

My name is Joe Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Realtor, and fellow Landlord on the North Shore. If you have an apartment(s) for rent, I would love to assist you in finding and placing the ideal tenant. As a real estate professional living and specializing in your rental market, I work directly with the most qualified tenants around, and currently have several such tenants looking for rental space.  I would love to visit your rental, take some pictures to begin showing it to my very interested client base, as soon as possible. If you list your rental with me and he Mandrell Co we will take care of your tenant’s application, credit checks, employment and background checks, lease agreements and more. Our services include:

  • Showings: We coordinate all showings of your vacant unit and allow you to relax and no have to worry about taking phone calls from non-qualified individuals.
  • Tenant Applications: We collect all tenant applications which includes all necessary documentation to verify the application information is correct.
  • Background Check: Our office conducts a series of criminal and sex offender checks on all applicants. We want to ensure you’re tenant is who they say they are.
  • Employment Verification: We contact the current employer of all applicants to verify their work  status and ensure their income was stated properly.

When you list your rental with me and The Mandrell Co, we will handle everything for you from start to finish. . The best part about listing your rental with us is that there is absolutely no charge to you for our services!

Please contact me if you’re interested in placing a well qualified tenant in your rental or if you have any questions about what we offer.

I look forward to working with you.


Your North Shore Real Estate Specialist, Joe Rodriguez


Joe Rodriguez Real Estate ProContact Me: (401) 641-5774




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Live In Boston & Receive An Annual Break On Your Property Taxes!

Do you own property in the city of Boston? Do you plan to make a purchase in the near future? In either case you should know that the city offers an exemption from paying a portion of your property tax bill every year. This residential tax exemption is for those individuals who and own and live in their homes (no exemption given to landlords).  Per CityOfBoston.gov – “Taxpayers who own and occupy their home can save on their tax bill by having a portion of their tax bill exempted from taxation. To qualify for the residential exemption, homeowners must own and occupy their home on January 1 preceding the start of the fiscal year.”

In 2015 the residential tax exemption amount is $1,852. That’s a tax break of over $150 per month.

How is the exemption calculated each year? The fiscal year residential exemption is 30% of the average value of all residential property in the City. This number is recalculated by the city each year to determine the current exemption.

How can you apply? To verify eligibility, your Social Security Number is required for identification purposes. The information will be kept confidential and be used solely to confirm a personal income tax filing from your address with the Commonwealth of MA Department of Revenue. You can find more information and download an application by visiting http://www.cityofboston.gov/assessing/exemptions/resexempt.asp
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Purchase A $350,000 Home With An FHA Loan & Down Payment Of Only $12,250

Have you considered buying a home but can’t afford a 20% down payment on the mortgage? You’re not alone! Many home buyers (especially in New England) cannot afford to shell out $40,000 – $80,000 just to get into your average Boston home. Fortunately there’s another option. FHA (Federal Housing Administration) loans are extremely popular mortgage programs because of their lower down payment requirements and less stringent lending guidelines. With this mortgage program, home buyers can obtain a home mortgage with as little as 3.5% of of the purchase price. For your average Massachusetts home (approximately $350,000) that roughly $12,250…a much more affordable and achievable number.  FHA borrowers can use their own savings to make the down payment, but other allowed sources of cash include a gift from a family member or a grant from the government. Another benefit to the FHA program is that is allows individuals with less than perfect credit to obtain a loan. Borrowers need a credit score of just 580 or higher to meet requirements.

Note: An FHA loan may also used to purchase a 2-4 four family home. Many individuals purchase their 1st investments property with FHA or similar “owner occupied” home loan. FHA does require that an individual move into the property for a specific period of time but does not require the borrower to remain in the property for the life of the loan. Talk to your local real estate agent and mortgage broker about whether or not this program is good tool for your purchasing needs.

The FHA allows home sellers, builders and lenders to pay some of the borrower’s closing costs, such as an appraisal, credit report or title expenses. Because the FHA is not a lender, but rather an insurer, borrowers need to get their loan through an FHA-approved lender (as opposed to directly from the FHA). Not all FHA-approved lenders offer the same interest rate and costs — even on the same FHA loan.

The FHA has a special loan product for borrowers who need extra cash to make repairs to their homes. The chief advantage of this type of loan, called a 203(k), is that the loan amount is based not on the current appraised value of the home but on the projected value after the repairs are completed. A so-called “streamlined” 203(k) allows the borrower to finance up to $35,000 in nonstructural repairs, such as painting and replacing cabinets or fixtures.

For more information about FHA loans to get yourself pre-approved for a mortgage, please give us a call at 617-297-8641. We can connect you with one of our local mortgage specialist and get you on your way to home ownership.

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What are 2-4 family homes selling for in Attleboro, MA?

 Are you in the market to buy or sell a 2-4 family building in Attleboro or a surrounding neighborhood? Do you have an empty apartment or a tenant scheduled to move out?  If you’ve answered yes to either of those questions, you should absolutely take a look at the sales and rental numbers below. These stats represent the local Attleboro real estate activity over the last 6 months. Understanding your sales and rental market is key to your long term success as a landlord and rental property investor.

Multifamily Family Sales

Total Homes SOLD: 21

Average Living Area by Square Feet: 2,822

Average Listing Price: $246,046

Average DOM (Days on Market): 61.23

Average Sales Price: $232,412

Local Rental Rates

Average Rent for 1 Bedroom Units: $746

Average Rent for 2 Bedroom Units: $1,159

Average Rent for 3 Bedroom Units: $1,420

Average Rent for 4 Bedroom Units: $2,150

Liz Newcombe - South Shore Real Estate AgentWould you like a FREE sales and rental Market Report catered to your specific area(s)? Just send a quick email to Liz@MandrellCo.com or call 413-834-8052 .  Liz can provide you similar data for any town or city in the commonwealth.
To learn more about Liz Newcombe visit http://mandrellco.com/elizabeth-newcombe/


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