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Real Estate and *stuff*...Real estate happenings and other stuff from Amy Mullen, Realtor CPA MBA with Re/Max Professional Associates serving home buyers and sellers as well as landlords and tenants in greater Worcester County.

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2010 

While intangible benefits such as comfort and ambience may make a fireplace addition worth the cost for you, consumer attitudes toward fireplaces are changing. Here are the facts: Fireplaces no longer are preferred features In 2007, the National Association of REALTORS® survey of homebuyers' pref...
10/29/2010
Because I am the eternal optimist...I have to share this blog from msnrealestate.  Wall Street Journal online also has a similar post.  I am hoping that the second headline about the rising foreclosures only prompts more buyers into the market to take advantage of what is an amazing time to purch...
10/26/2010
HouseLogic (www.houselogic.com) is a great free resource site that is everything about owning a home...I mean everything!   You can research home improvement projects, track your progress, find local sales on materials and earn Facebook badges.  They also promote community awareness and involveme...
10/25/2010
As the rental market continues to grow there is a lot of competition for both good places and good tenants.  The landlords are put in the difficult situation of finding good tenants with not-so-perfect credit histories and the prospective tenants are desperately trying to plead their case and exp...
10/22/2010
No longer exiled to dank basements, high-efficiency - and high-design - heating and cooling equipment has become something homeowners show off. By Gwendolyn Bounds of The Wall Street Journal In June, Peter and Sara Starr gave dinner guests a tour of their new Bayside, Calif., home. There's the de...
10/20/2010
Homeowners who skip out on their loans face a slew of consequences. By Michele Lerner of Bankrate.com Some homeowners who are "underwater," or owe more on their mortgage than the home's current value, are turning to "strategic defaults" in which they simply walk away from mortgage debt. But finan...
10/17/2010
I really like this article...it's a good reminder that even if you are buying an "as-is" that a home inspection should be done.  Most of all...listen to your realtor and your home inspector!  Don't let your new home become a money pit of despair. Let a home inspector find the home's hidden defect...
10/17/2010
you should be buying a home...or a second home...maybe a third and renting them out.  Mortgage rates drop again, lowest in decades 30-year benchmark slides to 4.19 percent with 15-year at 3.62 percent NEW YORK - Rates on 30-year mortgages fell this week to 4.19 percent, the lowest level in decade...
10/15/2010
What you should know before you replace your windows...this is a GREAT article!  Mostly because of the ending comment..."You can buy the best window in the world, but if it isn't put in correctly, you're throwing away your money" Replacement - or repaired - windows could save you in energy costs ...
10/14/2010
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