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Home Buying Etiquette: How to Prepare for a Showing
Posted on 11/17/2019
Home Buying Etiquette: How to Prepare for a Showing
When you’re shopping for a home, it’s essential to find a balance between being respectful of the owner’s privacy and being open enough that you ask the right questions and find out what you need to know about the home.In today’s post, I’m going to cover all of the etiquette and best practices when it comes to viewing someone’s...
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FAQ: VA Loans
Posted on 11/10/2019
FAQ: VA Loans
We all know that buying a home is expensive. For first-time buyers who don’t have the luxury of equity for a down payment, it can be difficult to find a way to finance your home without taking on a huge interest rate and mortgage insurance.Fortunately, loan programs like those offered by the U.S. Veterans Affairs can be a godsend....
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What to Expect for Luxury Real Estate This Year
Posted on 11/03/2019
What to Expect for Luxury Real Estate This Year
At the beginning of every year, there are new trends, styles, and designs that make their way to the forefront of popular taste. In the real estate industry, luxury real estate is usually the first to test out new trends and designs before the traditional market. Whatever doesn't make a name in the luxury real estate will probably...
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Another Property Sold - 9 Oak Ridge Dr, Clinton, MA 01510
Posted on 11/02/2019
Another Property Sold - 9 Oak Ridge Dr, Clinton, MA 01510
*OPEN Thurs Sept 5th, 5:00-6:30 PM** Prepare to fall in love with this charming 4 bedroom 2 bath Cape in a desirable residential neighborhood within close distance to Philbin Memorial Park. Easy living floor plan that has been immaculately cared for and beautifully updated! Many updates over the past ~10 years including roof, heating system, hot water tank. Fully applianced and renovated kitchen, and an updated bath on each living level. Hardwoods in the family room with fresh paint and a wood burning fireplace. Enjoy the seasons from the spacious sun room! Large flat backyard with storage shed. One car attached garage. Priced to sell and...
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Should You Set a Deadline for Purchasing a Home?
Posted on 10/27/2019
Should You Set a Deadline for Purchasing a Home?
If possible, it helps to maintain a flexible deadline as you navigate the homebuying journey. Because if you have a tight deadline in place, you risk making a rash homebuying decision. And as a result, you may pay too much to acquire a home. Perhaps even worse, you risk purchasing a house that fails to match your expectations. As...
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Another Property Sold - 4 Wilder Rd, Leominster, MA 01453
Posted on 10/23/2019
Another Property Sold - 4 Wilder Rd, Leominster, MA 01453
Come visit this 4 year young, 6 room 3bedrooms & 2 1/2 bath colonial! This home offers custom cabinets with granite counter tops in kitchen & baths. Huge walk out basement ready to be finished into a family room, man cave or home theater. 2 car attached garage. Great location, just minutes from shopping, highway and center of...
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The Differences Between a Condo and a Townhouse
Posted on 10/20/2019
The Differences Between a Condo and a Townhouse
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels When it comes to home ownership, you have many options beyond buying a single-family home. A condominium and a townhouse are two such options. Before you consider making one of these your permanent home, it's important to understand the differences between them. Condo Ownership When you purchase a condo, you own the entire...
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6 Tips for Decorating A Small Space
Posted on 10/13/2019
6 Tips for Decorating A Small Space
Decorating a small space requires plenty of creativity and a good eye for what works well given the purpose of the room and its inhabitant. Unlike a big room or space where there's plenty of square footage to play with, the focus of small areas is a bit different but not an impossible task. Here are some simple...
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Energy Efficient Living
Posted on 10/06/2019
Energy Efficient Living
As you've gotten older, you have become successful at living an energy efficient lifestyle. You purchased a fairly green home and have developed good habits for living green. Now you have children who are reaching an age to start doing things on their own and contribute to household chores and upkeep. Awesome. Just remember that you’ll need to...
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Another Property Sold - 44 Pine Point Road, Stow, MA 01775
Posted on 10/02/2019
Another Property Sold - 44 Pine Point Road, Stow, MA 01775
REDUCED $59,900 - DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A BEYOND BEAUTIFUL LAKEFRONT PROPERTY. Motivated Seller. Existing cottage could be torn down or possibly gutted & built up!! Bring your HGTV dreams......Live the life of sunsets, boating, fishing, ice skating and lake life living year round. Lot across the street is included. Property being sold "As Is", clean out, permits, plans & certificates are buyers...
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Another Property Sold - 44 Pine Point Rd, Stow, MA 01775
Posted on 10/02/2019
Another Property Sold - 44 Pine Point Rd, Stow, MA 01775
REDUCED $59,900 - DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A BEYOND BEAUTIFUL LAKEFRONT PROPERTY. Motivated Seller. Want to build your dream home on waterfront property? This property awaits you. Remove the old cottage & Build. Also listed as Single Family MLS...
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Bad Habits That Can Affect Your Chance of Securing A Mortgage
Posted on 09/29/2019
Bad Habits That Can Affect Your Chance of Securing A Mortgage
Securing a mortgage can be quite challenging if you do not meet specific requirements and demands made by the lenders. But really, you can’t blame lenders or mortgage companies for setting up these rules. Most of these demands are made to ensure the borrower can repay a loan without too much of a problem. Everyone has one or...
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