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Posted on 10/19/2020
Analyze Your Home Selling Options
When it comes to selling a house, there is no need to make rash decisions. Instead, you should review your home selling options closely so you can make informed choices time and time again. There are many factors to consider as you review your home selling plans, and these include: 1. Your Home's Condition How your home looks to...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Cotuit, MA Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view Cotuit, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 10/12/2020
Why You Should Create an Estate Plan When You Own a Home
Photo by Aymane Jdidi via Pixabay Most people do not think of creating an estate plan before they are in their 40s or even their 50s. However, if you own a home, regardless of the cost of the home and regardless of your age, you should create an estate plan. Even if you are in your 20s, your...
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Posted on 10/08/2020
Another Property Sold - 72 Cromesett Road, Wareham, MA 02571
Welcome home to Cromesett Road. You wont mind being quarantined at this amazing 4 bedroom home. The family will love the spacious floorplan of this split level ranch. This incredibly maintained home features 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, an amazing family room, spacious kitchen with plenty of counter and cabinets, wait, theres more. A fireplace upstairs, pellet stove area downstairs, 3 heat zones, roof is 1 year old, Harvey tilt in windows 2 years old, a whole house fan. Outside is where you will want to be with walkout access from the family room to the extra spacious screened in room, multilevel decking that leads to the jacuzzi and sparking...
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Posted on 10/08/2020
Another Property Sold - 72 Cromesett Road, Wareham, MA 02571
Welcome home to Cromesett Road. You won't mind being quarantined at this amazing 4 bedroom home. The family will love the spacious floorplan of this split-level ranch. This incredibly maintained home features 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, an amazing family room, spacious kitchen with plenty of counter and cabinets, wait, there's more. A fireplace upstairs, pellet stove area downstairs, 3 heat zones, roof is 1 year old, Harvey tilt in windows 2 years old, a whole house fan. Outside is where you will want to be with walkout access from the family room to the extra spacious screened in room, multilevel decking that leads to the Jacuzzi and sparking...
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Posted on 10/05/2020
The Benefits of Using a Buyer's Agent
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay It may be tempting to purchase your first home without the help of a real estate agent. If you want to risk not having professional help to buy your first house, you can, but you’ll be leaving a lot of benefits on the table and assuming all the risks. The Benefits of...
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Posted on 10/01/2020
Another Property Sold - 62 Bourne Neck Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
Move right into this totally renovated home on desirable Taylors Point! This is not a ''flip'' you will notice the attention to detail and meticulous work done on this home to make it shine. All new kitchen, including cabinets, quartzite counters, flooring, lighting, and stainless-steel appliances. Both full bathrooms have new fixtures and flooring. The entire upstairs has new flooring throughout and a fresh coat of paint. the walk out lower level is the perfect place to hang out and extra space for your overnight guests. Brand new roof and electrical service. Newer heating system and hot water tank. Nothing to do but relax on the deck and...
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Posted on 09/29/2020
Another Property Sold - 62 Bourne Neck Dr, Bourne, MA 02532
Move right into this totally renovated home on desirable Taylors Point! This is not a "flip" you will notice the attention to detail and meticulous work done on this home to make it shine. All new kitchen, including cabinets, quartzite counters, flooring, lighting, and stainless-steel appliances. Both full bathrooms have new fixtures and flooring. The entire upstairs has new flooring throughout and a fresh coat of paint. the walk out lower level is the perfect place to hang out and extra space for your overnight guests. Brand new roof and electrical service. Newer heating system and hot water tank. Nothing to do but relax on the deck and...
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Posted on 09/28/2020
What Does It Really Cost to Purchase a Home?
The cost of buying a house extends beyond a seller's initial asking price. In fact, there are many "hidden" costs that buyers need to consider as they decide whether to purchase a house, such as: 1. Closing Costs There are various closing costs that a buyer may encounter before he or she finalizes a house purchase, including survey, appraisal...
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Posted on 09/21/2020
How Conforming Loan Limit Increase Affects the Jumbo Market
Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay If you bought a house that was over $484,350 prior to 2020, you had to get a jumbo loan, which is a non-conforming loan. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) increased the limit on conforming loans to $510,400 in most areas. The FHFA also increased the loan limit to $765,600 in some...
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Posted on 09/17/2020
Cotuit, MA Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view Cotuit, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 09/14/2020
Conclude a Successful House Selling Journey
The home selling journey may seem endless at times. Fortunately, once you accept a buyer's offer to purchase your home, the finish line of this journey may be in sight. There are many things that a house seller can do to streamline the process of reaching a home closing date, and these include: 1. Establish Realistic Expectations Although accepting...
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