essex county: How to DIY your taxes - 02/09/17 10:21 AM
By: Alaina Tweddale
Tips on choosing tax preparation software to help get all the homeowner benefits. 
Ready or not, the tax man’s coming. Filing your taxes yourself may not be your idea of a fun night at home, but even so, it doesn’t really have to be that bad. Yes, even if you own a home. Even if you itemize your deductions. Even if you’re scared of making a mistake.
We turned to the tax pros and nailed down their top tips to make DIY tax filing as easy and painless as possible — as well as how to ensure you don’t miss any … (3 comments)

essex county: These Massachusetts Cities Are Among America's Safest! - 01/18/17 12:48 PM
By: Alexander Newman
Neighborhood Scout recently ranked the 100 safest cities in the country in 2017.MASSACHUSETTS – The website Neighborhood Scout recently released its list of the "100 Safest Cities in America" for 2017, and 21 Massachusetts communities made the cut.
The site ranked cities with populations of 25,000 or more based on the total number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Crimes include burglary, larceny/theft, motor vehicle theft, murder, rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault, and are based on the total number of crimes reported to the FBI and the population of each city.
According to Neighborhood Scout, the statewide rate … (0 comments)

essex county: 5 New Year's Resolutions that will result in buying a home in 2017! - 01/01/17 06:26 PM
1. Add It Up -- Take a moment to see where your money goes. Make a budget and look closely at your spending habits. Everyone has a secret splurge… Have you taken a moment to look at your coffee habit? Or those subscriptions you signed up for and never use?
 
2. Cut It Out -- Thought you’d never take Joey Gladstone seriously? Now is the time to start. Sit down and see what you can do without and start saving!
 
3. Think Positive -- It’s easier to save when you feel your dream is within your reach. Make a dream board so you … (0 comments)

essex county: The internet vs. real estate: The truth is out there! - 12/12/16 06:43 AM
With so much knowledge at our fingertips, why pay for a professional? The internet is a wealth of information. Most of us are connected to it all day!
 “What is that actors name? I’ll google it…”
 “Did you see what she posted on Facebook? Hold on, I’ll show you…”
 “Can I afford this? Let me check my account… Heck, I even deposit checks through an app on my phone and now I can make purchases right through my phone!”
 All this info can be great, and I do love having all of the info at my fingertips, but what about the info that we take … (4 comments)

essex county: There is plenty to be scared of... - 11/07/16 09:18 AM
...But the real estate process doesn't have to be one of those things! Check out the video blog!
 
Buying a home doesn't have to be scary!
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essex county: Back on the market in Haverhill! - 11/03/16 06:04 AM
Great location for your growing business! Amazing potential for a store-front, office or additional off-site storage! Bring your ideas and create a space just right for your business! Located in a mix-use complex, next to a busy laundromat, this 800 sq foot (approx.) Space includes a kitchen and bathroom. Space can be subdivided or rented as a whole, owner open to ideas for commercial lease. Need additional storage? There are 2 garage spots on site that can be included for an additional fee. Priced at $850/month!
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essex county: Check out the new video blog! - 08/16/16 01:24 AM

Why should I be your realtor? Check out the new video blog to see why!
Check out the new promotional video blog!
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essex county: Additional price reduction on 12 Winter Street in Saugus! - 07/18/16 04:57 AM

***Additional price reduction***! Beautiful 5+ room cape, with pellet stove, 2 full baths and great outdoor space! Convenient to Routes 1, 93 and 95, with bus stop just minutes away. Partially finished basement includes 2 rooms, kitchenette and full bath. First floor master with fill kitchen, bath and living room with pellet stove, Second floor has 2 additional bedrooms. Enjoy the spacious back yard area and ample parking in the front. Price adjusted to just $309,000!
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essex county: From Buyer to Agent: My perspective - 07/17/16 02:58 AM
Personal experience shapes so much of how we treat and interact with people, from friends to clients. I’d like to share a very personal experience, one that changed my life and continues to shape my business.
 
I became a wife and homeowner at the age of 24. It was 2003, and my mother owned a three-family home (the home that I grew up in). She offered to convert to condos and sell me one so I would have equity. I quickly found a mortgage broker and started the process. I knew nothing, and I didn’t have, want or need an agent. I … (26 comments)

essex county: New commercial space for lease in Haverhill! - 07/13/16 08:12 AM

Great location for your growing business! Amazing potential for a store front, office or additional off-site storage! Bring your ideas and create a space just right for your business! Located in a mix-use complex, next to a busy laundromat, this 800 sq foot (approx.) Space includes a kitchen and bathroom. Space can be subdivided or rented as a whole, owner open to ideas for commercial lease. Need additional storage? There are 2 garage spots on site that can be included for an additional fee. Listed at just $850.00/month!
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essex county: Buying a home doesn't have to be so scary! - 07/11/16 03:12 AM
Check out the new video blog!
Buying a home doesn't have to be so scary!
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essex county: Price drop, cash back at closing and open house! - 07/08/16 06:08 AM

Beautiful 5+ room cape, with pellet stove, 2 full baths and great outdoor space! Convenient to Routes 1, 93 and 95, with bus stop just minutes away. Partially finished basement includes 2 rooms, kitchenette and full bath. First floor master with fill kitchen, bath and living room with pellet stove, Second floor has 2 additional bedrooms. Enjoy the spacious back yard area and ample parking in the front. Price adjusted to just $322,500 with $2500.00 cash back at closing! There will be an open house on Sunday July 10th from 11am-1pm!
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essex county: Is it time to invest? - 07/04/16 01:44 AM
By: Ari Taylor
 
With the current rent prices climbing higher and higher, you may have asked yourself, “Why don’t I buy a multi-family and reap the benefits?”
 
Here are some things to consider when planning to become a landlord:
 
Are you in the know? Have you done your research on local laws for landlords and tenants? Do you know the market rents in your area?
Is the property you are considering already rented? Are there leases? Do the tenants pay on time and in full? What conditions are in the lease such as rules around pets, visitors, shared outdoor space and parking?
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essex county: New to the market in Saugus! Open house on Thursday 6/30! - 06/27/16 06:00 AM

Beautiful 5+ room cape, with pellet stove, 2 full baths and great outdoor space! Convenient to Routes 1, 93 and 95, with bus stop just minutes away. Partially finished basement includes 2 rooms, kitchenette and full bath. First floor master with fill kitchen, bath and living room with pellet stove, Second floor has 2 additional bedrooms. Enjoy the spacious back yard area and ample parking in the front. Open house on Thursday June 30th from 5pm-7pm! Listed at just $324,999!
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essex county: Coming soon in Saugus! - 06/24/16 07:12 AM

This is an excellent starter-house opportunity located on Winter Street in Saugus! This three bed, one bath is move-in ready with so much potential! Coming soon!
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essex county: Get to know Malden! - 06/20/16 11:47 AM
Get To Know Malden!
(A video blog by Ari Taylor).
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essex county: Open house on Vermont Avenue in Somerville tomorrow 11am-1pm! - 06/17/16 09:46 AM

Attention Investors! Grab this quick! Fully rented 3 family in the hot market of East Somerville! Just steps to Sullivan Square T, Assembly Square Shops, Restaurants & Route 93 you will always have tenants! First floor has individual entrance with central air and basement access. All units have separately metered gas heat. Maintenance free vinyl siding and newer roof. Great private fenced back yard. Each level has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom with great details such as hardwood floors and built-ins. Realize over a 5% cap rate with market rate rents! Showings during the market entrance open house on Saturday, 6/18 11am-1pm … (2 comments)

essex county: The cost of renovating vs. value! - 06/06/16 12:55 AM
Pam K. in Stoneham asks: “Does my house really need to look like something from Property Brothers in order to get a good price?”
 
Since its launch as Home, Garden and Lawn channel in the 1990’s, HGTV has become a household name. Whether you are looking to sell, buy or renovate, you look to HGTV for answers and advice.
 
There is a lot to the Real Estate process that HGTV does not show you -- those behind the scenes aspects that end up on the cutting room floor.
 
The cost of renovating vs. value -- Yes, you will get more money if your house … (3 comments)

essex county: Commercial space in Peabody! - 05/31/16 11:43 AM

Make this the new home of your business! Large suite available right outside Peabody center. Your business will truly stand out in this prime downtown location, with a great professional atmosphere, surrounded by local businesses on Lowell street. This office is located on the first floor of professionally managed and newly renovated building. Suite can be customized to better fit your business. Minimum 2 year lease. Some of the photos with listing show a similar unit that was recently renovated. Great location for Law, Accounting, or Real Estate office. Call to Lease today! Modified Gross Commercial Lease -- Tenant to pay … (2 comments)

essex county: “Whose initials are PMI and why do I have to deal with them for a house?” - 05/31/16 03:30 AM
Frank W. from Boston asks: “Whose initials are PMI and why do I have to deal with them for a house?”
 
What is PMI? It stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. Simply put, PMI is an insurance policy on your loan. You pay the premium, typically in monthly installments, which are added to your mortgage. With this, the lender is covered if you default on your mortgage.
 
Why does PMI happen? We have always heard that you need 20% down to get a loan. In a perfect world, 20% down is the best way to go. BUT, it’s not always feasible. Say you live … (2 comments)

 
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