Moving with Our Furry Friends

Moving with Our Furry Friends

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Whether you’re moving in the same town or across the country, your furry family members require some consideration as well.  Prior to the move, your pet(s) will need some time to acclimate to their new surroundings.  Often, our pets just like us can...

What to Expect When You’re Inspecting Pt. 1

What to Expect When You’re Inspecting Pt. 1

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Usually, a home sale is not final until after the closing has taken place. Massachusetts is a two-step state with an Offer that binds a Seller & Buyer to initial agreed-upon terms, followed by a Purchase & Sales Agreement that finalizes the specifics of the sale.In...

Appraisal or Assessment?

Appraisal or Assessment?

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Appraisal or Assessment: What’s the difference?As a Real Estate Agent, discussing appraisals and assessments is just part of the job. Often, the terms are conflated so I will be setting the record straight as far as what the differences are & why both are important...

Investigate Before You Renovate Pt.3

Investigate Before You Renovate Pt.3

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Permits: Why?As an avid HGTV fan, the inclination to DIY is more compelling than ever. There are plenty of ways to brighten up spaces & change the look of our homes without a permit; however, it is imperative that once the line gets crossed from sprucing up to...

Investigate Before You Renovate Pt.2

Investigate Before You Renovate Pt.2

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Home renovations are stressful; they can be expensive, messy & often last longer than anticipated. As a homeowner, it’s perfectly fine to renovate according to your taste, but if you’re not in your “Forever Home”, making renovations with future buyers’...

Investigate Before You Renovate Pt.1

Investigate Before You Renovate Pt.1

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Did you know the best upgrade for our area is the addition of attic insulation? The return on investment in the Boston Area is 111.9% and in New England overall is 143.8%[1]It is customary nowadays for buyers to ask for utility bills as part of researching a property...

Are You Ready to Take it Easy?

Are You Ready to Take it Easy?

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Baby boomers are fleeing the nest along with the kids. The family home is seeming too quiet and more cumbersome to maintain. While, the decision to downsize is a big one & often bittersweet, many empty nesters are considering home options that offer more amenities,...

Seller’s Errors

Seller’s Errors

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If You’re Selling, Do Not…1. Remodel. There are few renovations that can be done to actually increase the value of your home so that it translates to more money in your pocket. Be cautious of professionals that advise remodeling/renovations prior to listing –...

​Buying a Home?

​Buying a Home?

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The Spring Market is right around the corner and the typical buyer starts looking in January or February to get acquainted with the housing inventory. Whether you’re a first time homebuyer, upgrading/downsizing or just curious – here are 5 things you should...