home buying: Don't go solo -- Bring an agent! - 05/04/17 06:22 AM
Whether you are a member of the rebellion or the galactic empire, there are some things you can count on when buying a home. Here are the top 5 home buying lessons I have learned from the Star Wars franchise:
 
1. Know your planet! You wouldn’t buy lakefront property on Hoth. Do your research on where you want to live. If you are planning to move to a new area, find the Facebook group for that city and ask to join. Ask questions and ask your agent!
 
2. Don’t go solo, build a team! The Rebellion couldn’t do it alone, you shouldn’t either. … (1 comments)

home buying: 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)

home buying: 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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home buying: Video blog for 127 Grover Street in Everett! - 09/24/16 03:34 AM
Check out the new video blog for 127 Grover Street in Everett HERE! Listed at just $449,000!
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home buying: Open house tomorrow in Everett! - 09/17/16 12:14 AM

Welcome home! Beautiful single family home in great neighborhood! Move right in and make it yours. Kitchen has been recently updated, 3 large bedrooms upstairs. Master fits king sized bed and has double closets. 1/2 bath on first floor, opportunity for basement expansion and a 3 season porch! Close to parks, T, shopping and more. This house has been maintained throughout the years with updates to heating, electrical and plumbing. Listed at just $449,000! Open house on Sunday 9/18 from 11am-1pm!
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home buying: New to the market in Everett! - 09/15/16 08:00 AM

Welcome home! Beautiful single family home in great neighborhood! Move right in and make it yours. Kitchen has been recently updated, 3 large bedrooms upstairs. Master fits king sized bed and has double closets. 1/2 bath on first floor, opportunity for basement expansion and a 3 season porch! Close to parks, T, shopping and more. This house has been maintained throughout the years with updates to heating, electrical and plumbing. Listed at just $449,000! Open house on Sunday 9/18 from 11am-1pm!
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home buying: Coming this week in Everett! - 09/13/16 07:11 AM

Beautiful single family home in a quiet Everett neighborhood! Hitting the market September 15, 2016! Come check it out on Sunday 9/18/16 from 11am-1pm!
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home buying: Coming soon in Everett! - 08/30/16 01:01 PM
 
Beautiful family home in quiet Everett neighborhood with 3 beds and 1.5 baths. Updated kitchen and more! Coming to the market mid-September 2016!
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home buying: 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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home buying: 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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home buying: 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)

home buying: 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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home buying: 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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home buying: 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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home buying: 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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home buying: Get to know Malden! - 06/20/16 11:47 AM
Get To Know Malden!
(A video blog by Ari Taylor).
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home buying: 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)

home buying: New to the market on Vermont Avenue in Somerville! - 06/13/16 11:18 PM

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 … (2 comments)

home buying: 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)

home buying: “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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