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Posted on 10/19/2020
Legal: Hiring a Real Estate Attorney for Retainer
Photo by Succo via PixabayWhen you need a real estate attorney, be sure to do your research. Don’t just hire an attorney because your friend or a relative sings the attorney’s praises. The referred attorney may be great in the practice area they helped your friend or relative in, but they may not have the experience needed for...
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Posted on 10/12/2020
Bleach: Getting Stains Out of Hardwood
Post Photo by Pixabay via Pexels One of the benefits of hardwood floors is their durability. When they start to look worn, refinishing takes time, but is much less of a hassle than replacement. Yet sometimes, stains won't simply buff out of the surface of your hardwoods. If you’re dealing with tough stains, like juice or wine spills or...
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Posted on 10/05/2020
Simple Ways to Keep Your Home in Great Condition
In many ways, the quality of your life is determined by the condition of your home. If it feels like your home is in disrepair, messy, or cluttered, you're not going to feel comfortable or satisfied with your living situation. While perfection is an unattainable standard, there are a lot of simple things you can do to keep your...
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Posted on 10/02/2020
Another Property Sold - 386 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930
Final showings Tuesday 8/11 5:30-6:30 by appointment. Offers due Wednesday 8/12 @5pm. Great family home! Updated Colonial in West Gloucester features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths plus bonus room. Drop your gear in the tiled mud room and head in to the spacious renovated kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances, tile flooring, pantry and granite counter tops. Light and bright dining room boasts hardwood flooring and ceiling beams. Hardwood floors continues into the oversized living room, offering ample space for family and friends. Updated half bathroom & tiled laundry on main floor. Fully fenced yard with gardens and custom "Catio" great...
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Posted on 09/28/2020
Will Your House Impress Buyers?
As a home seller, it is important to do everything possible to ensure your house impresses buyers. If your residence makes a positive impression on buyers, you could speed up the house selling process. Plus, you may be better equipped than ever before to maximize your house sale earnings. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help...
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Posted on 09/24/2020
Another Property Sold - 363 Pleasant Street, Melrose, MA 02176
Beautiful cape-style home in Melrose available right on Pleasant Street. Less than 1 mile to Oak Grove Station and a few blocks to Middlesex Fells Reservation and hiking trails! Light and bright fireplaced living room with hardwood floors. Large eat-in kitchen with room for potential expansion/addition into yard. Two large bedrooms each on first and second floors. Finished basement with half bath and laundry room - perfect as a family room, office or fifth bedroom. Large rear yard with peach tree and seller-built shed. New-ish roof, AC, and water heater. Most windows updated to Anderson UV blocking windows with 25 year warranty. Already...
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Posted on 09/21/2020
Tips for Successfully Searching for a New Home
Since there are so many things to keep in mind when searching for the right home, it can be very helpful to create a priority list. If you're at the beginning of the house-hunting process, one of the best ways to clarify your thoughts is by organizing them in a notebook or on a computer screen. As is the...
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Posted on 09/19/2020
278 Manning St #601, Hudson, MA 01749 is now new to the market!
Extensively renovated townhome located in Indian Rock Condominium complex. Located on the Bolton town line yet close to shopping and major routes. The kitchen was renovated in 2017 with new cabinetry, granite counters, tile backsplash, ceramic tile flooring, recessed lighting, fixtures and built-in wine cooler. Both bathrooms have been recently renovated with new vanities, toilets and ceramic tile floors. Most windows have been replaced, the heating system boasts a new humidifier and air filtration system. Most rooms have received a fresh coat of paint. Carpets were just professionally cleaned. A pull down attic access in the 2nd floor...
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Posted on 09/14/2020
What are the Basics of Real Estate Investing?
Image by 3D Animation Production Company from Pixabay You may hear someone say that you should get into real estate, but truthfully, it isn’t for everyone. While real estate investing can be a lucrative opportunity, if you don’t know what you’re facing, things can quickly get out of hand. Why Real Estate Investing? Ultimately, the goal is to...
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Posted on 09/07/2020
Tips to Make a Local Move Easier
Photo by bruce mars from Pexels Moving locally might not seem as stressful as a long-distance move, but it can still be hectic if you’re not well-prepared for it. Whether your local move is just down the street or to another part of town, make sure you start getting ready for it early. The following tips can help...
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Posted on 08/31/2020
Bi-Weekly Mortgage: Could It Help You?
Photo by Designer491 via Shutterstock The term “bi-weekly” means every other week. If you get paid bi-weekly, you usually get your check every other Friday. When it comes to a mortgage, typical amortization plans (payments of principal and interest) use a 30-year/360-month calculation. But many lenders offer a bi-weekly plan too. In this case, you would make 26...
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Posted on 08/24/2020
How to Keep Your Bathroom Showing Ready
Photo by La Belle Galerie via Pixabay When your home is on the market, you can’t always anticipate when you’ll get a call from your real estate agent that a buyer wants to see it. Trying to keep your home in perfect condition can add stress to an already complex time, but if you practice these tips, your...
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