Tips & Tricks

Dec. 29, 2021

Buying vs. Renting: How to Know Which is Right for You

A wooden house surrounded by a huge yard.

The question of whether to buy a home or continue renting, is a decision that requires care. No option is wrong, but they both come with their respective lists of pros and cons. It's difficult to decide whether to rent or buy in the Boston area. The rental fees ...

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Oct. 11, 2021

What is soft staging, and how can it help sell your house?

Every home seller wants to make the most of the property sale. From different levels of home improvements to ways of presenting, there are many strategies for attracting potential buyers. Usually, houses are put to market empty, traditionally staged, or soft staged. As one of the most common steps in ...

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Posted in Selling, Tips & Tricks
Sept. 3, 2021

6 Signs It's Time to Downsize

A small house surrounded by trees

Do you feel that what was sometimes an ideal home for you and your family doesn't seem to fit your needs anymore? Does it seem bigger or emptier now? Perhaps you can no longer keep up with all those chores or utilities that are becoming more expensive? Bigger is ...

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June 17, 2021

How to Choose the Right Neighborhood for Your Family

 

 A mother and daughter walking in a family-friendly neighborhood

When searching for a place to call home for you and your family, choosing the right neighborhood is undoubtedly as important as the property itself. The perfect house will be futile unless the area it's in satisfies your family's needs and preferences. With that said, it's ...

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June 3, 2021

Downsizing Doesn’t Have to Mean Downgrading

Downsizing Doesn’t Have to Mean Downgrading

Thinking about downsizing? It’s not a bad idea, especially if your kids have moved out, the lawn and garden have become a chore to keep up, and your long-time neighbors have already moved away. Perhaps you want to travel more and need a place ...

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April 7, 2021

How to Make Sure Your New Home is Smart Tech Ready

Let’s say you bought a new home – or you’re considering one – and you wish to upgrade some devices to smart ones. It’s not just a matter of having your smart tech delivered and then installing it; the process is more complex than that. 

First, you have to ...

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Posted in Buying, Tips & Tricks
Dec. 1, 2020

Buying a Home in the Winter

If you've lived in the Greater Boston area, or done research on the housing market here, you will notice that it is incredibly seasonal in nature.  The conventional wisdom is that you shouldn’t buy your home in the winter because no one wants to buy a home and ...

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Posted in Buying, Tips & Tricks
April 9, 2020

Forbearance is Not Forgiveness: Navigating Your Mortgage

The COVID-19 virus has appeared to have infected us in many more areas of our lives these days, other than as a profound illness. The economics of the virus has led to millions of layoffs, company shutdowns, and therefore the loss of immeasurable jobs. This burden is requiring many homeowners ...

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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 26, 2020

Seniors: Here's How to Make Downsizing a Breeze

If you’re in your retirement years, downsizing can be both exhilarating and stressful. It can be an exciting time because you’ve decided to move on to a new chapter — you’ll meet new people, settle into a new place, and spice up your daily routine. It’s also a huge undertaking ...

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