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Posted on 08/08/2020
Renting Vs. Buying - Which is Right for You?
Photo by Athitat Shinagowin via Shutterstock You’ll often hear it stated that paying rent is throwing money down the drain. As a motivation to buy a home, however, that might not be the best idea. A rule of thumb is that if you can purchase a home for fifteen times what you currently pay annually in rent, buying...
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Posted on 08/01/2020
What are Unpermitted Additions?
Image by Sue Smith from Shutterstock House owners frequently remodel, upgrade, or otherwise make changes in their homes for which they do not secure a permit. While some changes do not require permitting, others do. The challenge comes when you attempt to sell the home. You may run into a problem when a buyer makes an offer on...
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Posted on 07/25/2020
How to Make the Best Impression on Home Buyers
Although all home buyers have different tastes, expectations, and preferences, there are several things you as a home seller can do to make your home more appealing. Three priorities worth keeping in mind are spaciousness (or, at least, the appearance of it), brightness, and cleanliness. Whether your home is a compact cottage or a large colonial, a feeling of...
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Posted on 07/21/2020
Another Property Sold - 11 Sherwood Ave, Danvers, MA 01923
**OPEN HOUSE FOR 6/14 CANCELED**, located in the highly desirable Woodvale neighborhood of Danvers. Prime location with highway access and less than 1 mile of the Elementary, Middle, and High School. Beginning with curb appeal, the cobblestone-lined driveway and welcoming front porch invite you into this gorgeous expanded ranch-style home. The updated kitchen features light cabinetry, black granite countertops, s/s appliances, a dedicated coffee/tea station, and a breakfast bar. The family room has Brazilian Cherry hardwood flooring, beautiful built-in cabinetry, a wood-burning fireplace, a pool table, and a bar– perfect to host large...
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Posted on 07/18/2020
Pay the Lowest-Possible Price for a Home
Finding a deal on a new home sometimes can be difficult. Fortunately, we're here to help you shop for your dream residence so you can discover a house that matches your budget perfectly. Now, let's take a look at three tips to ensure you can pay the lowest-possible price for your dream residence. 1. Be Aggressive During Your Home...
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Posted on 07/16/2020
Mortgage rates at an all time low! National average is 2.89%!
If you are thinking of buying or the ideal candidate to refinance - don't wait! This is a significant savings for all!$ Call or text me for more info 617.650.3349...
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Posted on 07/11/2020
The Importance of Knowing Your Home's Market Value
There is a science to selling your home at the best price and within the shortest period of time, but it's not always an exact science! Although you can't control market conditions, seasonal fluctuations, or the condition of your neighbors' property, you are still in the driver's seat when it comes to pricing, curb appeal, and the interior condition...
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Posted on 07/04/2020
Boston & NY won't buy much - but check out Texas!
Texas has caught my eye! So much house for so little money....AND no snow! What a $250,000 Home Looks Like in 25 Major Cities Find out what $250K buys you across the nation. Whether you’re simply browsing or looking to relocate, we’ve scoped out a home for sale for $250,000 in 25 major cities across the country. Revealing just...
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Posted on 07/01/2020
The Real Estate Market is showing no signs of slowing down!
Pending Home Sales Post Record-Setting Rebound in May Share Following two consecutive months of declines, pending home sales came roaring back in May, the National Association of REALTORS® reported Monday. Every major region of the U.S. posted month-over-month increases, including the South, which also bested its levels from a year ago. Home buyers reemerged, ready to move quickly...
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Posted on 06/27/2020
Should I Use a Selling Agent?
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There is a lot of discussion today about whether or not a real estate agent is necessary for the most successful sale of your home. You may have all the required skills and experience to handle it yourself, but that’s hard to figure out if you don’t know what a real estate...
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Posted on 06/20/2020
How to Choose the Right A/C for Your Home
Photo by: Will Malott via Unsplash When it comes to buying things for the home, the air conditioning unit is not the most intriguing. But it is one of the essential components. Choosing the right A/C unit may be the difference between utmost comfort and sizzling heat. Determining the right type of air conditioning unit and how to...
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Posted on 06/15/2020
Another Property Sold - 57 Longfellow Drive, Newburyport, MA 01950
Love where you live in 2020! Welcome home to this four bedroom raised ranch. The exterior features slate gray Hardie plank siding and newly added, detached "farmhouse" style garage featuring ample storage. Travel inside this meticulously maintained home - enjoy a beautifully updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and peninsula breakfast bar. A massive, sun-drenched great room is characterized with vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace with stunning stone details and sliding doors to a spacious outdoor deck, enclosed and private yard with a patio/firepit area. Three additional bedrooms and 1 full bathroom complete the...
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