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Real Estate Agent - Century 21 Commonwealth
Ok. So selling or buying a property is not a matter of life and death. But real estate is most likely one of your largest assets. Going to a discount broker in today's challenging market is not a smart idea. Here are my reasons why. If you are a home owner who is considering being a For Sale By O...
People who are 65+ believe that home ownership is a good investment much more than the younger generations, according to a Wall St. Journal article that published findings from a survey just released by the Pew Research Center. This and a heated discussion with a fellow Active Rain blogger got me...
Yesterday I was sitting in an open house at a new listing in a great location and in fabulous condition for less than $200,000. That is a real deal in my market area. I remember thinking that a few years back this place would be mobbed. It is perfect for a first-time buyer or a professional coupl...
If you are considering downsizing like many people are these days, you have kept a few too many mementos of happy times around the house - the kids' artwork from kindergarten, homemade holiday ornaments, family photos and so much more. One day it is time to downsize and you realize all of the "st...
When I am driving around I can't help but notice fabulous front doors that give a home personality. In the small town where I live one of my favorite front doors has an American flag painted on it showing the national pride of the owners inside the charming white village colonial. Another of my f...
After an especially snowy and cold winter there are so many things I look forward to doing this spring in Boston. I recently told my dear friend in Florida that I wonder how many pounds us northerners gained this winter since we have been cooped up for so long. It is time to get out & about. It's...
Buying your first home is a very emotional experience. A home represents security, accomplishment, a new place to create lasting memories with those you love and a sanctuary from the busy world. Knowing a first home may meet your needs for a limited period of time, it is wise to shop with several...
St. Joseph is the new superhero in my life. Not long ago I called on him to help my mother & I finish the job of selling a property that felt "stuck." The first buyer interested in the property couldn't buy the home because he couldn't sell his home. The second buyer kept getting cold feet before...
There are still multiple offers on some properties. But by and large it is remains a buyer's market. If you want to make an offer on a seller's home but are concerned about being rejected there are some tips that can keep you moving closer to having your offer accepted. Here are my thoughts:1.) W...

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