We have a new location!!!

Bernadette Trafton, Chief Connector Good morning folks!

So, in November, I got a call from the Crowne Plaza telling me that they were doing a renovation and wouldn’t be able to accommodate our meetings in 2014.  It’s a bummer because I did like the space.  So, Dianne and I set out searching for a new location in Boston.  NOT an easy task.  Every hotel that we approached had a much higher cost for the space which would mean that I would need to increase membership prices and meeting prices for guests.  I didn’t like that idea.  Also, every hotel wanted to charge people $15 to $25 for parking.  UGGH!  Again, not an idea I liked or something I wanted to make people do.  So, we started looking outside the city.  Dianne found the Hyatt Place in Medford and I began the process of negotiating prices and what not with the first question being, “Do members and attendees have to pay for parking?”  I was thrilled when they said, “NO!”

The Hyatt Place has a full open parking lot behind the building that folks will be able to use.  So, I’m very excited.  It’s only about 10-15 minutes north of the Newton, MA.  And, for those of you who prefer the T; you can either take the Orange Line to Wellington Station and take bus 134, it will drop you off in front of the Hyatt Place OR you can take the Red Line/Davis sq then take bus 94 or 96 and it will drop you 3 minutes (walk) from the Hyatt Place.  If my directions don’t make sense, please understand that I am NOT an expert on the T. :-) However, you can call Hyatt Place directly at 781-395-8500.

I like the space a lot.  There is a 24 hour cafe right at the front desk where you can get everything from a coffee, Latte or tea to a glass of wine or beer and a variety of cafe and pub style foods from brownies and bagels to nachos and quesadillas.  So, if you are running around and hadn’t had a chance to eat before you get there, you will be able to grab something quick.  It’s not a full service restaurant, it’s more grab and go.

Looking forward to starting the New Year off with a great meeting!

Monthly Meeting – Jan 16, 2014, 116 Riverside Ave, Medford, MA

Peg Graveline from JEM Property Group will continue her rehabbing series!  This month she will be talking about how to look for and hire contractors for your projects.  She will be discussing the interview process, asking for and reviewing references, looking at credentials, and going over the scope of the project with each contractor that is interviewed so that when the bid comes in, you will be comparing apples to apples.

Followed by:

Save $$$ on taxes. . . .set yourself up for 2014!

It’s not what you make that matters, it’s what you keep that matters the most!

Joe Craft, CPA will discuss the tax implications of real state investing!

You don’t have to know every detail of how your accountant does your taxes but you know what they say:

You don’t know what you don’t know.

So come and find out! It may change your investing life!

5:30 PM Networking, 6:30 PM Meeting, Thursday, Jan 16, 2013

Hyatt Place, 116 Riverside Ave, Medford, MA




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