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  Acton Bathroom Remodels Can Boost Sale Value   Though things are looking up in real estate these days, selling a home in Acton is as demanding as ever. As in any serious business proposition, looking for ways to increase the value of your offering will always pay dividends.  One of the major wa...
01/31/2013
Selling a Local House Starts with Some Basics   According to a recent survey, nine out of ten REALTORS® believe that clients who make improvements before selling a house are more likely to secure a successful sale. Why, you may wonder, would anyone take the trouble to run a survey to discover any...
01/31/2013
  Buyer Beware: Strategies That Get You Nowhere   Anyone who is buying a house in Acton -- or even just checking up on the market -- is likely to find that some of the rules of the game seem to have shifted. Particularly anyone expecting to be deluged by the kind of amazing deals being offered in...
01/28/2013
Long Planning Sets Homeowners Ahead of the Pack   “Longevity planning” is not something most youthful or middle-aged Acton residents spend a lot of time thinking about. “Getting old?” Who wants to dwell on that? Joseph Coughlin, the director of the AgeLab at MIT, pushes for changing that attitude...
01/27/2013
  Real Estate Sales in Acton MA, December 2012 Sales in December are typically slow, but this December, Acton sales were strong.  Another sign that the market continues to improve is that the average Days on Market for homes in Acton, compared to December of 2011 was 156 compared to 208 a year ag...
01/22/2013
Acton Open Houses Need Staging (Not Upstaging)   Open houses are one of any agent’s most effective tools when it comes to selling houses. The 2011 National Association of Realtors® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers found that 45% of buyers use open houses as a research tool when they are serious...
08/04/2012
  I asked my friend the other day why she has chosen to live in Boxborough MA all these years… this was her reply, without taking a second to think about it:   “It is majestic on fall days watching the leaves gently fall from the tree-lined streets.   The night skies seem more filled with brillia...
08/04/2012
“Luxury” is one of those hot/cold words. Although in some connections, it can bring images of excess and self-indulgence, for the most part, it’s an appealing term. It makes you think of being pampered, treated with courtesy and respect – all in all: the way we all deserve! In real estate, it mea...
07/15/2012
8 Tips for Adding Curb Appeal and Value to Your Home Here are eight ways to help your home put its best face forward. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2012 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
07/15/2012
As moving time approaches, most internal stress meters start twitching around the time we have to figure out how many cartons it’s going to take. A cross-town move is one thing -- sometimes you can even handle it yourself (with the help of bribable friends and relatives, of course).   But suppose...
07/02/2012
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