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Posted on 10/18/2020
The Positive Impact Home Maintenance Has on Home's Value
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay Even if you love your home and never plan to leave it, there may come a point when you need to put it on the market. The home maintenance tasks you tackle today have a direct impact on your home’s value tomorrow. If you want to protect the value of your home,...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
5 Ways Professional Staging Advice Can Help Sell a Home
Image by Mark McCammon from Pexels Staging is a marketing tool, not an exercise in decorating for living comfort. Professional real estate stagers should be a member of your team when you want to sell your home quickly and for top dollar. Even if you have a go-getter real estate agent and your home is in a great...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Know Your State: Weird Real Estate Laws
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Only Two Toilet Per Building Many homes have two and a half or more bathrooms. If you want to move to Waldron Island in Washington, you’ll have to give up the idea of having a bathroom for every bedroom or even having that extra half bath. Waldron Island is very small and...
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Posted on 10/03/2020
Another Property Sold - 39 Weybosset St, Weymouth, MA 02191
*OPEN HOUSE CANCELLED* SOMETIMES YOU GET A SECOND CHANCE!! Due to Buyer Financing Issue, this Poolside Living, Oceanside Neighborhood Home Can Now Be Yours! With many updates and thoughtful design touches throughout, this beautifully renovated house is one you simply must see. An easy flow open floor plan was created and then further enhanced by incorporating the first level bedroom into the living space (easily converted back). A stunning gas fireplace was added and centrally located to be enjoyed from every room. And the kitchen? Wow! Open shelving, shiplap, and wood countertop with farmers style sink create an amazing look. Newer gas heat...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Tips for Selling your Home to a Family Member or Friend
Photo by fauxels from Pexels It sounds like it should make things easier -- selling your home to a friend or family member should be a breeze for both parties -- but in reality, a home sale can disrupt your relationship if you don't go about it the right way. With the exception of parent to child transfers...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Should you Choose an HOA?
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay In many communities, homeowner’s associations, or HOAs, provide services to residents of the neighborhood. In fact, as many as 26 million homes are under the guidance of an HOA across the country. These community organizations can help ensure the neighborhood’s homes stay in good repair, residents treat each other respectfully, and agreed-upon rules...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
3 Reasons to Sell a City Home
If you own a city home but are ready to relocate, now may be a great time to list your residence. In fact, there are many reasons why an individual may choose to sell his or her city residence, and these include: 1. You want to downsize or upgrade. Although your city house likely has served you well for...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
What does Live-Work Space Mean?
Photo by Archi_Viz via Shutterstock Many urban areas promote the concept of working where you live, or living where you work, to simplify your life. But what does that mean when you’re buying real estate? The main difference is in zoning requirements and building codes. Those that are primarily zoned as residential offer fewer options for commercial enterprises....
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Posted on 09/02/2020
Video Tour - 39 Weybosset St, Weymouth, MA 02191
SOMETIMES YOU GET A SECOND CHANCE!! Due to Buyer Financing Issue, this Poolside Living, Oceanside Neighborhood Home Can Now Be Yours! With many updates and thoughtful design touches throughout, this beautifully renovated house is one you simply must see. An easy flow open floor plan was created and then further enhanced by incorporating the first level bedroom into the living space (easily converted back). A stunning gas fireplace was added and centrally located to be enjoyed from every room. And the kitchen? Wow! Open shelving, shiplap, and wood countertop with farmers style sink create an amazing look. Newer gas heat and C/A, all windows...
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Posted on 09/02/2020
39 Weybosset St, Weymouth, MA 02191 is now new to the market!
SOMETIMES YOU GET A SECOND CHANCE!! Due to Buyer Financing Issue, this Poolside Living, Oceanside Neighborhood Home Can Now Be Yours! With many updates and thoughtful design touches throughout, this beautifully renovated house is one you simply must see. An easy flow open floor plan was created and then further enhanced by incorporating the first level bedroom into the living space (easily converted back). A stunning gas fireplace was added and centrally located to be enjoyed from every room. And the kitchen? Wow! Open shelving, shiplap, and wood countertop with farmers style sink create an amazing look. Newer gas heat and C/A, all windows...
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Posted on 09/01/2020
Another Property Sold - 1 Marshall Drive, Plymouth, MA 02360
Beautiful Colonial with pond views is located in the highly desirable Ponds of Plymouth neighborhood. The kitchen is in the center of the home and opens to the cathedral ceiling family room that offers a wall of windows to let in the light and views, perfectly set up for entertaining and enjoying family. There are sliders that flow out to the large, private back deck for outdoor dining, to take a quick dip in the pool or sit and enjoy the pond views. A half bath, dining room and great size living room round off the first floor. Upstairs features a large master suite along with 2 spacious bedrooms with a full bath. The basement is ready to...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
Why Keep Your Home Market Ready ?
Photo by Agover via Pixabay You're not thinking of selling -- so why keep your home in market-ready shape? There are some excellent reasons for upgrading your home while you live there; keeping your house in good repair and in "ready to sell" condition benefits you in a variety of ways: Your own comfort: It's just more comfortable...
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