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There is more to life than Real Estate. My intention is to provide not only Real Estate information but items that we all face and experience in our daily journey through life.
It's that time of year again. Yup, Halloween or All Hallows Eve, is right around the corner. October 31st is the night in our community. So, just what is All Hallows Eve? I did some research and this is a synopsis of what I found.Christian Holy Days are November 1, All Saints Day, and November 2,...
 There are many reasons people can cite for renting vs buying, BUT, the article below from KCM does a good job outlining...          The True Cost Of NOT Owning Your Home   Please take note of a link showing 5 benefits of owning     Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to...
Why? Rents are skyrocketing! For many, renting is more expensive than owning!Interest rates are still low.Owning a home builds wealth AND I read someplace homeowners are healthier.This is not a post to convince you to buy or rent BUT if you are considering taking the plunge...Your Someday has arr...
This is Part 2 and the final blog post on Capitalization Rate, How to calculate and use them wisely. I hope you enjoy and find it useful, especially if you are a budding investor. Using Cap Rates Wisely  1 Use cap rates to quickly compare similar investment opportunities. The cap rate basically r...
I found the following discussion on how to determine the Capitalization Rate for a piece of investment property to be helpful for new investors in Real Estate. I hope you enjoy the explanation. I was looking at this information to refresh my knowledge and maybe pick up some new knowledge.  Real e...
This is the LAST weekend in September! Somehow my mind is still stuck at the beginning of the month. How'd that happen? Well, anywho, It's proving to be a busy weekend. Last evening Pam & I attended the North Shore Music Theater's presentation of Robert Lewis Stevenson's classic "Jekyll & Hyde" s...
Today, 22 September 2018 at 9:54 P.M. Autumn or Fall begins. Fall will end on 21 December 2018.For me, the Autumn is my top season. The harvest is in, the Mums are ready, the State and local Fairs all kick into gear, the air is cooler and has a crispness and it's football season, I've even seen t...
I didn't post about 9/11 yesterday as it was a busy day. Much of my time was spent reflecting on that fateful day 17 years ago and attending 9/11 ceremonies. 11 September 2011 is a day that still angers me and evokes the same sadness I feel about the assassination of JFK.On that day, 11 September...
Here's a safety tip when showing houses or holding Open Houses our local Keller Williams Realty Topsfield/Newburyport office presented us with. PLEASE stay safe. Things can be crazy out there.   Preview neighborhoods before you list a property there. Check for cell phone reception and get a feel ...
Where are Real Estate prices headed in the future? Your guess is as good as mine. Here in Massachusetts, we have seen nearly a 6% average gain year over year. Of course, there are pockets within the State that have experience higher and lower gains. A couple of the other states like Nevada and Id...

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