selling your house: Change In Tax Laws That Can Save You Big Money! - 05/23/11 04:39 AM
There have been a few key changes to tax laws that positively affect both sellers and buyers!  I had not heard anything about any of these 3 until I saw this YouTube video on Suze Orman.
If you are a homeowner who is in the position of having to have your home as a short-sale, did you know there is now a law that will allow you to do so without tax consequences?   If you are a homeowner who is considering selling due to the death of your spouse or life partner, there is a change in the capital gains law … (0 comments)

selling your house: It appears that the 2011 spring market is more robust - 04/11/11 02:46 AM
After not seeing a spring market in 2006, the real estate market west of Boston and into Central MA has struggled to rebound.  It appears as though 2011 has us turning the corner.  With what I'm seeing and what many of my Realtor colleagues are saying...buyers are not only out looking, they are prepared to buy. 
This is the first year in many that the "M" word is being heard over and over.  That would be Multiple Offers!  The key is price.  Price for location...Price for condition...Price for market conditions.  There is no room to experiment or push the envelope with … (0 comments)

selling your house: Spring Market - 02/10/11 04:33 AM
Even though it will be 5 degrees tonight and there is still feet of snow on the ground, the spring real estate market is already beginning to heat up in Middlesex and Worcester Counties. 
Here are a few tips on how to prepare your home for sale.
First impression are everything so don't forget curb appeal.  I know it seems like a dream that we will actually be in a place soon to undertake these items, but before you know it, we will hear the robins chirping and see the lawn.  Make sure your front door is in good shape, repair … (4 comments)

selling your house: 2011 Home Gain Survey Shows Home Staging Returns 299% ROI - 01/21/11 12:54 AM
 
As a real estate professional, I thought I knew the value of staging a home.  I had no idea that the ROI was this high!  WOW! 
Tessa Skeens of Hampton ReDesign has brought to light the power of this critical component to getting your house SOLD by providing us with the  2011 Home Gain Survey Shows Home Staging Returns 299% ROI.
As the homeowner, if you have not yet been convinced of the power of staging, this alone should provided you with the information you need to make the investment.
 
If you haven't seen the new 2011 Home Gain … (0 comments)

selling your house: Rustlings of the spring market - 01/18/11 09:44 AM
Despite the winter weather we are in the midst of in MA over the past few days, we are beginning to see some activity that is the beginning of the spring market.  When supply exceeds demand, buyers have the upper hand.  When we talk about a "seller's market" or "buyer's market", what does that really mean?A seller's market is when the supply, or commonly referred to as "inventory" is less than 6 months.A buyer's market is when the inventory is more than 6 months.So how is this determined?  It's called an absorption rate and it is calculated by the dividing the … (1 comments)

selling your house: 7 C's of Staging - 12/30/10 04:12 AM
There has been much said about staging a home before getting it on the market.
"Why stage?"   "What's the big deal?"   "What's wrong with the way I have it decorated?" are some of the questions sellers have. I had a conversation with a colleague recently who had gone on a listing appointment.  She is a very  experienced agent, is a good communicator and has had the staging conversation many, many times with prospective clients in the past.  This particular seller took great offense to her suggesting staging the property to sell...to the point the home owner stood and pointed in my … (0 comments)

 
Carole Helwig, Servicing Acton, Sudbury and Hudson, MA (Keller Williams Realty)

Carole Helwig

Servicing Acton, Sudbury and Hudson, MA

Concord, MA

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