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Short sales are often misunderstood in today's market.  Here is a good explanation of short sales, and a concise summary of what to expect if you are considering buying this type of property.As a buyer watching the real estate market, you are undoubtedly aware that there are more "short sale" pro...
It is pretty typical to meet buyers at open houses, but I wonder how many agents realize that these encounters are really job interviews?  Next week my buyers will close on their new home, and I think their story is worth telling. I met my buyers at an open house back in February.  I could tell b...
Listed at $349,900!  Set back from the street with a stone wall in front, this cape has been renewed, restored, and renovated!  Master Bedroom on either 1st or 2nd floor!  Fabulous summer-playhouse in back yard has new roof, windows, and electricity!  Come take a look this Saturday at the 1st ope...
Photo GalleryDescriptionOnce in a lifetime opportunity! Peace and tranquility are yours in this jewel crowning a gentle knoll! Custom-designed, this home offers a traditional center-entrance plan, enhanced by an office (or in-law) wing. The second floor has generously sized bedrooms. The master i...
If you have a house in mind and you are going to use FHA financing, the incentive is there to do it before Sept 7th!  Click the video - very entertaining and full of useful facts!New Homebuyer Tax Starts September 2010 - 08.09.10 And yet another change to FHA. This new "tax" will increase the buy...
A very accurate summary of the difference between a motivated buyer who is ready/willing/able to close a deal, and the rest of the "buying" public (most of whom we see at open houses...).  The issue in this re-blog is similar to my blog "It's a Chicken or Egg Situation"...Chances are that if you ...
I sold a home recently that had a finished basement floor covered in linoleum squares.  The home inspector informed the buyer that the tiles might have asbestos.  It became an issue in the sale, but was resolved with the help of a professional contractor.  Here is some useful information in the e...
Here is a revelation...there is no perfect house!  It wouldn't matter if you were the architect, builder, and interior the end of the day there would be something you would change. House-hunting can be fun, but it can turn frustrating if you expect to find the perfect house.  Here's...
Having recently moved after 20 years in the same home, I have renewed empathy for my sellers and the struggle that is MOVING!  Here is a pretty nice timeline and reminder list of what you need to do to prepare...Coutndown to Moving Day ! A Useful Guide to Planning Your Move   Moving Day Moving da...
31 Overlook Drive, Westboro NEW PRICE!Location: Westboro, MAGreat neighborhood setting for this well-maintained colonial home! New kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, formal rooms with hardwood floors, family room with fireplace and sliders to oversized deck. Master with priva...


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