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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - 92593
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.
24 years ago, on Mother's Day, my mother passed away after a many year struggle with cancer. There's an old saying "The hand the rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world."A mother's place in this world is one of significance. She is the nurturer, the healer, the listener, the primary mov...
Buying or Selling a home is supposed to be easy, right? Not necessarily. Sellers and Buyers can help themselves, greatly, by teaming up with a qualified professional Realtor®. An experienced Realtor® can remove much of the stress and emotion associated with the entire process. My son just made a ...
19 April 1775 is considered the official beginning of the Revolutionary War. "The Shot Heard Around the World". Patriot's Day is now celebrated on the 3rd Monday of April each year. The Boston Marathon has been incorporated into the activities and ceremonies for the day.Take the time to listen to...
This is a question that many first-time buyers have when they begin their search for a home. It's also what ANY buyer should do no matter how many times they've purchased a home. In our area, seller agents expect a prequalification or preapproval letter, from the lender, to be attached to our Con...
I'll bet you've had this question dozens of times, especially when a buyer is receiving a mortgage through the FHA (Federal Housing Authority). I was brought up with the notion that you had to have a 20% down payment when purchasing a home. That and, 1 weeks pay = 1 months rent/mortgage. Those da...
...is the Veterans Home Loan Guaranty Program.I recently received the AWREP (American Warrior Real Estate Professional) designation by attending a boot camp around serving Real Estate buyers from the Veteran community. Many times veterans are not truly aware of the benefit of a VA loan. KCM puts ...
One of the residents of our community, Mr. Robert Ring, has been going around town taking random pictures of the community. The picture I am sharing was taken, 2-days ago, from the Pond Street side of Pentucket Pond.This picture shows the neighborhood where Pam & I have lived for the last 33 year...
This is my entry into the March "Referrals Matter" contest being offered by Debbie Reynolds The majority of my referrals come from friends and past clients local to my market BUT occasionally I will participate in an outgoing referral.When our 2nd son moved to the D.C. area I wanted to make sure ...
It is here! Spring!!! I still have a bunch of snow at our house and neighborhood. BUT Spring is in the air and if you are considering placing your home on the active Real Estate market this Spring it is time to get to work preparing your home to present itself in all it's glory. The KCM team has ...
As I sit here at my desk watching the snow fall from the 4th storm in as many weeks I'm beginning to wonder if we're going to get a Spring season this year...lol.  I think ole Punxsutawney Phil needs straightening out, so I've assembled a furry team of expert negotiators to speak with him. =:o) 

Doug Dawes

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