Investing

April 2, 2020

Negotiating Home Repairs with a Seller

Buying a home is rarely a simple and entirely stress-free process, and one piece of the process that potential buyers agonize over is the home inspection.

Unless a buyer is agreeing to buy a home “as-is,” many will want to have a home inspection completed prior to making ...

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March 19, 2020

What does 'Pre-Approval' Entail?

Finding a mortgage became easier when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau began mandating that lenders provide a new, simplified disclosure form to help consumers compare home loans, but the process is still no walk in the park!  Before you offer on a home, a seller will want to have certain ...

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Nov. 14, 2019

How to Tell if a Home Has Good Bones

The term “good bones” has become synonymous with opportunity when it comes to buying a home in Greater Boston. A house with good bones is a solid structure with good systems that allows a buyer to renovate the interiors and make improvements to create the ideal living space. However, the ...

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Nov. 7, 2019

Get to Know your Local Bookstores

     With holiday shopping upon us in Boston and the surrounding areas, I thought I'd take the opportunity to bring a little more local cheer to my blog.  One of my favorite things about living in the Greater Boston area is the commitment to local shops, artists ...

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Oct. 10, 2019

Featured Listing: 1 Rockland Place

Pristine Upper Falls Home with 8 Off-Street Parking Spaces

If you're one of the many buyers looking for a turn-key property in Newton, you have surely seen the lack of inventory.  With this listing coming to market, brought to you exclusively by Krystyn Elek & Margie Kern of ...

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Oct. 3, 2019

Featured Listing: 73 Beecher Place

Spacious Newton Centre Condo with 2 Off-Street Parking & Laundry

If you're one of the many buyers looking for a turn-key property in Newton, you have surely seen the lack of inventory.  With this listing coming to market, brought to you exclusively by Krystyn Elek & Chris Masterman ...

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Sept. 26, 2019

Featured Listing: 18 Hale Street

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Spacious Upper Falls Condo with Off-Street Parking & In-Unit Laundry

If you're one of the many buyers looking for a turn-key property in Boston, you have surely seen the lack of inventory.  With this listing returning to market, brought to you exclusively by Krystyn Elek & Chris Masterman ...

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June 20, 2019

Beginner's Guide to Selling Your Home

Selling your home should not just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front, even in an areas as low on inventory as Boston, Brookline, and Newton.  Sure, it's a seller's market and just putting the home on MLS and waiting will eventually lead to something ...

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June 13, 2019

Featured Listing: 45 The Ledges Road

Grand Mediterranean Colonial in the Heart of Newton Centre

If you're one of the many buyers looking for a turn-key property in Newton, you have surely seen the lack of inventory.  With this listing, brought to you exclusively by Krystyn Elek & Chris Masterman of Unlimited Sotheby's ...

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June 6, 2019

5 Reasons to Live in Newton

1. Amazing Public Schools - At the end of August, Boston Magazine published a list of the "Best Public School Districts in Boston".  Newton came in at #7 of the ranking of 125 districts in Greater Boston. With some of the highest enrollment numbers in the state, the city still ...

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