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Posted on 04/12/2021
Should I Invest in a REIT?
Photo by Nattanan Kanchanaprat via PixabayWould you like to invest in real estate? To buy thousands of income-producing properties, from apartments to office buildings to industrial parks, all over the country or the world? It you’re wealthy, you might dispatch someone to travel far and wide and do just that, but even if you’re not rich you can...
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Posted on 04/05/2021
153 Holten Street 3, Danvers, MA 01923 now has a new price of $1,400!
Excellent condition 3 room, 1 bedroom second floor apartment in residential location conveniently located to major routes and town. Shiny hardwood floors, newer stove and refrigerator. Updated FHW heating system. Light filled living room and good sized bedroom. Modern full bath. Excellent closet space. Off street parking and yard. $1,450 monthly plus heat and utilities paid by tenant. First, last and security deposit equal to one months rent required. NO SMOKING, NO PETS. Typical tenant stays long term in this well maintained 5 unit apartment house. Current and satisfactory credit report required to be provided by tenant with...
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Posted on 04/05/2021
Tips for Moving Across Town
Image by skeeze from Pixabay Moving across town should be a little less stressful than moving from one state to another, but it does require some thinking ahead and careful planning. If you’re tackling a cross-town move, the better you plan, the easier the move will go. Here are some tips to make your move as easy as...
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Posted on 03/30/2021
Danvers, MA Real Estate Market Update 3/30/2021
Click here to view Danvers, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 03/29/2021
What to Look for in a New Home Construction Builder
Photo by Andrew Wilus from Pexels When you're looking for a home builder, you might be tempted to base your decision largely on bids. While price is important, there are a few more factors to take into consideration. Number of Homes Built A new home builder should have plenty of projects in their credit, though they don't necessarily...
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Posted on 03/24/2021
Video Tour - 16 Beaver Pond Road, Beverly, MA 01915
Majestically set on a 1.5 acre private lot in the prestigious Beaver Pond Estates, this 6 plus room Colonial/Cape has so much to offer, with 2.5 baths and 2 large second floor bedrooms, the master bedroom with an en-suite bath. A formal fireplaced living room with vaulted ceiling and huge floor to ceiling windows is bright and sunny. The unique 2nd floor balcony overlooks this 24’ X 13'9" grand space that is ideal for entertaining. Off the very spacious 22' applianced kitchen is a beautiful glass surrounded dining room on one side, and a huge fireplaced family room on the other side. Completing the 1st floor is a half bath and welcoming...
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Posted on 03/24/2021
16 Beaver Pond Road, Beverly, MA 01915 is now new to the market!
Majestically set on a 1.5 acre private lot in the prestigious Beaver Pond Estates, this 6 plus room Colonial/Cape has so much to offer, with 2.5 baths and 2 large second floor bedrooms, the master bedroom with an en-suite bath. A formal fireplaced living room with vaulted ceiling and huge floor to ceiling windows is bright and sunny. The unique 2nd floor balcony overlooks this 24’ X 13'9" grand space that is ideal for entertaining. Off the very spacious 22' applianced kitchen is a beautiful glass surrounded dining room on one side, and a huge fireplaced family room on the other side. Completing the 1st floor is a half bath and welcoming...
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Posted on 03/22/2021
Allotments & Community Gardens: What You Should Know
Photo by Zen Chung from Pexels Despite the more recent interest in sustainable lifestyles, the practice and concept of urban agriculture has been around for centuries. Two of the most common forms of urban agriculture are allotments and community gardens. The term allotment is a term originating in Britain that refers to a piece of land cultivated by...
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Posted on 03/15/2021
Do You Need a Property Buying Plan?
If you want to enjoy a seamless homebuying experience, it generally is a good idea to establish a property buying plan. That way, you can take a step-by-step approach to make your homeownership dream come true. As you prepare a homebuying strategy, there are several factors to consider. These factors include: 1. Your Dream Home Definition There is no...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Beverly, MA Real Estate Market Update 3/14/2021
Click here to view Beverly, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 03/08/2021
How to Verify a Property Allows You to Raise Livestock
Image by William Dais from Pixabay If you have your heart set on raising livestock at your new home, you have to check local laws and other rules to ensure that activity will be permitted. Everything from zoning laws to HOA rules influence whether you can have even the smallest farm animals on your land, including mini-goats, rabbits...
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Posted on 03/01/2021
Financial Assistance Programs for Your New Home
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay If you’re in the market for a new home, chances are you’ve been evaluating your finances. As a first-time homebuyer, there are programs in place to help with the down payment. According to the December 2019 Realtor Index Confidence Survey, first-time homebuyers accounted for 31% of all sales, and 77% put down less...
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