Home Buyer Hot Topics

Nov. 12, 2018

Looking for the Top - Rental Data and What it Tells Us Today

Why Look at Rental Market Data?

Most people who look at the real estate market know that prices have been going up for some time, (8-9 years approximately), and that sooner or later, there will be a pull back.  While I expect that the pull back will be relatively ...

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Dec. 29, 2017

Best Way to Use This Website

Best Way to Use This Property Search Website

Hello!  Thanks for checking out property on the Heisler & Mattson Properties website.  Here are some great tips for getting the most out of your property search. 

 

The most frequently used feature is a town and price search ...

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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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April 28, 2017

How can you buy a property in auction when you don't have the cash?

How can you buy a property in auction when you don't have the cash?

 

In real estate, like other industries, sometimes the vocabulary gets in the way.  It is not uncommon for many real estate advertisements to say "cash only".  Sometimes, that means what it says, but most ...

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March 7, 2017

How do I file an Abatement in Massachusetts

The Abatement Process in Massachusetts isn't overly complicated.  Let's talk about what they are, and what to do if you're thinking the town is asking a bit too much from your wallet.  As always, this is not legal advice about what to do, as I am not ...

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Feb. 20, 2017

When Should I drop Contingencies in my Home Purchase Offer

It's a Competitive Marketplace - Is dropping a Contingency a Way Get My Home Offer Accepted?

In a competitive market, buyers are always looking for an edge.  It's not uncommon for the most popular properties to have multiple offers, with 2-5 bidders.  That's great for the seller, but ...

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Oct. 10, 2016

Top Five Tips for Attending an Open House - Without Your Agent

Top Five Tips for Attending an Open House

I try very hard to be at as many open houses with my clients as possible.  But sometimes, it's not possible - after all, there's only one of me!  In that case, you'll be at the open house with the ...

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Sept. 6, 2016

Top 10 Things To Know About Condos

What you should Know Before Making an Offer on that Condominium.

Here's my top 10 list for what you should know when researching condos.

The fee isn't all bad! Here's what you might get:

I know, I know, everyone hates condo fees.  But much of the fee ...

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July 9, 2016

The Rise of the Heat Pump in Residential Homes, A/C and Heat all in one!

What is a Heat Pump?

A heat pump is a mechanical-compression cycle refrigeration system that can heat a controlled space, or be reversed and cool the same space. Typically, there are two components to a heat pump system: an indoor unit called an air handler (which circulates air in the ...

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June 25, 2016

Should I Buy A Home with Knob and Tube Wiring?

Is Knob and Tube Wiring a Reason Not to Buy a Home?

 

If you're looking at antique homes, you may come across Knob & Tube wiring, which is something not many of us are familiar with. An excellent Wiki is here. But as far as purchasing a home ...

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