Home Selling

Oct. 15, 2017

Why you need to be cautious when purchasing 1 bedrooms for investment or personal

One Bedroom Apartments

Ah, the one bedroom.  When you're on a budget, as an investor or just for yourself, the one bedroom looks like an attractive place to go.  It's cheap!  Sure, it's not big, but you don't need a lot of space ...

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Sept. 24, 2017

Decluttering Your Home for a Future Sale

Decluttering Your Home for a Future Sale

As you get ready to sell your home, there are a couple of big projects that await you.  No, I'm not talking about replacing the carpet in the living room, and I'm not talking about the mismatched appliances that reside in ...

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May 22, 2017

Freakonomics Revisted - One Agents Take On Realty Data Explored

The Freakonomics Summary

 

I'll pass along this link, currently active without paywall at the NYTimes.  I think it presents a short, but balanced summary of Stephen Levitt's study on the behavior of real estate agents selling their own homes vs. the homes they represent.  In short ...

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May 27, 2016

Tips for Interviewing a Realtor

Research

Most people put more research into buying a TV or Refrigerator than they do looking for a Realtor. Hello! Your home is pretty expensive. Perhaps, long ago, housing was a very simple industry, but those days are long gone. When you sell a home, you have a few goals ...

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March 20, 2016

Investing in Real Estate: How Market Cycles Affect Strategy

Real Estate Strategy Overview

There are many ways to invest in Real Estate. But the profitable ways (for the little guys) are different, depending on where we are in the real estate cycle. To help identify the cycles, I've broken them down with the following nomenclature. It should be ...

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Feb. 25, 2016

Top 10 Reasons Your Home Didn't Sell Last Season

Top 10 Reasons your Home Didn't Sell in Good Real Estate Market

Hey, the real estate market around here is good for home sellers, haven't you heard? In fact, it's not just good - it's great.

 

Still, each season there are home owners that are on ...

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Nov. 3, 2015

Who's Hot? The Real Estate Markets where Buyers Acted the Craziest this Spring, 2015

Hot Markets - Not Hot Markets

It's the story of real estate: Markets get hot, prices go up, and eventually - markets cool. Natick has been on a long run - and had fallen to the #2 hot market in the last report. It's now fallen to fifth, as the higher ...

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Oct. 23, 2015

Downloadable Cleaning List - Get Organized, Get Clean!

Cleaning is not always fun, but with the right list, it can be less of a chore

One of the real tough parts about moving is the work that goes into cleaning your home before putting in on the market. Families and work leave little time for cleaning, so it ...

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Oct. 5, 2015

TRID is here: What do Buyers and Sellers Need To Know?

What is TRID

TRID is the latest fallout from the Mortgage and banking crisis. I know much of that seems like a long time ago, and it was, but the wheels of government turn pretty slowly. TRID is an "updated" version of documents that have been used to get mortgages ...

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Sept. 20, 2015

Selling your home: What's included when the offer is signed, and best practices for exclusions!

What is included when I sell my house?

Just a quick reminder that I am licensed in Massachusetts, so if you've found this page from another state, your state may have different rules.

 

When you sell a house, what's included? This sounds like an easy question, but ...

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