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Posted on 01/17/2021
Tips on Reducing the Cost of Moving
Photo by Nina Garman via Pixabay Moving into a new home can be a very exciting experience. From getting to know new people to starting a new job, it can all be a very enjoyable transition. However, there are some aspects of moving that many people don’t really enjoy. And the biggest factor of all is the money...
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Posted on 01/13/2021
Weymouth, MA Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view Weymouth, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Things You Need to Consider Before You Host a Home Showing
A home showing often plays a key role in the property selling journey. In fact, if your house dazzles a buyer during a showing, you may receive an offer to purchase your residence shortly after this individual views your home. Of course, there is no guarantee that a house showing will lead to a fast, profitable home selling experience....
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Posted on 01/03/2021
How Do I Know If I'm Eligible for a USDA Loan?
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay If you're looking for loans with excellent interest rates, you may have heard the term USDA bandied about. This special type of loan is attractive on paper, but the reality is a little more complicated than what meets the eye. Learn more about what a USDA loan is meant to do, how to...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Adding Natural Light to Your Home
Image by PlusONE from Shutterstock The presence of natural light inside of your living space can have a tremendous impact on how you feel in your home. If you're interested in introducing more daylight into your space consider installing a skylight or light tube. What are skylights? A traditional skylight is a window set into the roof of...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Don’t Let Laundry Consume Your Life
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Leaving the laundry to build up all week means you might spend all Saturday washing, drying and folding. Organization experts offer these tips for keeping your dirty clothes under control throughout the week so that you can spend your weekends enjoying life. Get the Right Containers Invest in a pair of laundry...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Weymouth, MA Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view Weymouth, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Homebuyer Deal-Breakers
Photo by Edar via Pixabay Before you sign on the bottom line, know which items are negotiable and which negate the deal entirely. Clearly defining these in advance can save you significant headaches when the buying bug takes over. Your agent will remind you of your non-negotiables and keep you on the right track. Here are some big-ticket...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Green Improvements Homeowners Should Make
Photo by rawpixel via Pixabay Did you know buyers are willing to pay nearly 3.5 percent more for a home that features green or high-performance features? And while that may not sound like a lot, it factors out to be a whopping $8,750 for every $250,000. The key to getting the most for your green upgrades, however, lies...
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Posted on 12/03/2020
Another Property Sold - 1 Washburn Avenue, Kingston, MA 02364
If you are looking for a charming ranch home located on a dead end street & moments from everything, look no further! This home has been lovingly maintained & offers an updated kitchen with granite counters, cherry cabinets, tile backsplash, brand new Samsung refrigerator, five burner gas stove & newer Bosch dishwasher. Adjacent to the dining room is a bonus room with French doors which could be used as a home office, den or guest bedroom. The main bath is tastefully designed with decorative tiled shower, knee wall & radiant heated floor! Save money on electricity because there are solar panels which are owned by the sellers...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Are You Prepared to Address Homebuying Hurdles?
Purchasing a home may prove to be a long, arduous process, particularly for individuals who fail to prepare for potential house buying hurdles. Thankfully, there are several things that you can do to put yourself in position to enjoy a successful homebuying journey, such as: 1. Establish Realistic Expectations Much in the same way that Rome was not built...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
How to Make Multi-Generational Living Work
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Housing priorities of young families and retired couples can vary. More and more households are combining by necessity or for the added convenience. When households combine, invariably, some adjustments will be necessary. However, the needs of young families with babies and toddlers are not really so different from the "aging in place"...
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