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What are Ice Dams?
Posted on 01/15/2020
What are Ice Dams?
Image by Emilian Robert Vicol from Pixabay Have you ever gone outside after a patch of cold weather to find long icicles hanging from your roof's edge? These spears of ice are usually caused by an ice dam forming along your eaves or roof's edge and can be dangerous when they melt and go flying to the ground....
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The Alphabet of Real Estate Investing: ABS & CDO
Posted on 01/08/2020
The Alphabet of Real Estate Investing: ABS & CDO
Image by Ulrike Mai from Pixabay If you're considering getting into the world of real estate investing, there are some basic terms that are important to understand. Buying and selling property is, of course, one way to invest, but there are other investments that offer favorable returns. However, it can sometimes be difficult to master the confusing alphabet...
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Issues You May Need to Address Before Selling a House
Posted on 01/01/2020
Issues You May Need to Address Before Selling a House
If you're planning to sell your house soon, you should prepare for the property selling journey. This can mean identifying potential home selling obstacles so that you can address these issues right away. Now, let's take a look at three issues that house sellers commonly face, along with tips to address these problems. 1. Exorbitant Initial Asking Price You...
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Can the Property Buying Journey Be Quick and Easy?
Posted on 12/25/2019
Can the Property Buying Journey Be Quick and Easy?
There is no need to struggle as you pursue your dream home. In fact, there are many things you can do to ensure the homebuying journey is quick and easy. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you enjoy a seamless property buying experience. 1. Know Where You Want to Reside It often helps to narrow...
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Is a Galley Kitchen Right for You?
Posted on 12/18/2019
Is a Galley Kitchen Right for You?
Photo by House Method on Unsplash The size of your kitchen does not necessarily determine its functionality. What matters more is how you utilize the space you have. With long aisles and parallel counter spaces, galley kitchens are a great and efficient option. This design provides plenty of room for storage and preparation. Galley kitchens feature a central...
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Tailor Your Home Search to Your Budget
Posted on 12/11/2019
Tailor Your Home Search to Your Budget
For those who want to simplify the homebuying process, crafting a budget is ideal. Because if you tailor your house search to your finances, you can eliminate the risk of spending beyond your means to acquire your dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you budget for the homebuying journey. 1. Analyze Your Financial...
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A Quick Guide to PMI
Posted on 12/04/2019
A Quick Guide to PMI
Photo by Gino Crescoli via Pixabay Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) may be a common term in home buying, but not every home buyer understands exactly what it will mean for their finances. This short guide will give you the basics, so there are fewer surprises down the line. What Is PMI? PMI is a type of insurance that...
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Why You Should Consider a Buying Agent
Posted on 11/27/2019
Why You Should Consider a Buying Agent
Photo by Arka38 via Shutterstock After spending enough time researching real estate online, you probably think you can do just as good a job selling your home as a professional real estate agent. However, it's more difficult than it sounds. Even though you can access many of the same advertising venues as a professional, they have a wide...
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Do You Need a Property Buying Plan?
Posted on 11/20/2019
Do You Need a Property Buying Plan?
If you want to enjoy a seamless homebuying experience, it generally is a good idea to establish a property buying plan. That way, you can take a step-by-step approach to make your homeownership dream come true. As you prepare a homebuying strategy, there are several factors to consider. These factors include: 1. Your Dream Home Definition There is no...
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Is Your Initial Offer to Purchase Competitive?
Posted on 11/13/2019
Is Your Initial Offer to Purchase Competitive?
As a homebuyer, it is important to do everything you can to find your dream residence. Once you discover your ideal house, you should be ready to submit a competitive offer to purchase this home. Ultimately, there are several factors to consider as you try to put together a competitive offer to purchase your dream house. These factors include:...
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31 W Shore Rd, Holbrook, MA 02343 now has a new price of $296,000!
Posted on 11/06/2019
31 W Shore Rd, Holbrook, MA 02343 now has a new price of $296,000!
Cozy Starter home in a great Holbrook neighborhood with great features and recent renovations. New roof and laminate floors installed 7/2019. Has recent siding and new fencing. Above ground swimming pool has a new filter. New Tank-less Gas high efficiency Navien water heater. There is an open living and dining area great for hosting, with a fireplace. 3 in wall AC's Keep you comfortable all summer. Bedrooms provide ample space. Close to commuter rail and major highways. Brand new PreK - 12 School!!! Walking distance to Holbrook lake which has beautiful year-round views of the sunrise/ sunset, foliage and...
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5 Things to Avoid in Your Home Listing's Photos
Posted on 11/06/2019
5 Things to Avoid in Your Home Listing's Photos
Today’s home buyers see hundreds if not thousands of real estate photos when they’re in the market. Odds are that they’ll eliminate a number of homes from their search before ever even setting foot in them. As you can imagine, that makes your home listing’s photographs all the more important to securing solid leads on your house. In spite...
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