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Posted on 01/25/2021
Guidance for First-Time Homebuyers
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Buying your first home is an exciting experience, but it can also be overwhelming when you don't know what to expect. Below are some tips to help first-time homebuyers navigate this process successfully. 1. Get pre-approved before you start shopping. Nothing is more upsetting than finding the home of your dreams, only to...
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Posted on 01/20/2021
153 Holten Street #3, Danvers, MA 01923 now has a new price of $1,425!
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 01/18/2021
Severe Weather Damage & Homeowners Insurance
Photo by Peter from Pexels When everyday people take out a homeowners' insurance policy, there is an expectation that you enjoy secure coverage in the event of a loss. That sigh of relief many people experience when signing off on a policy may be an illusion, to some extent. That’s because not every severe weather event is covered...
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Posted on 01/12/2021
Beverly, MA Real Estate Market Update
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Posted on 01/11/2021
Is Your House's Initial Asking Price Realistic?
A home seller must consider the initial asking price of his or her residence closely. Because if a home seller sets an unrealistic initial asking price, he or she risks alienating potential buyers. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you set a realistic initial asking price for your house. 1. Review the Local Housing Market...
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Posted on 01/04/2021
Tips for Replacing the Mechanism in Your Toilet Tank
Photo by House Method on Unsplash Some home maintenance projects definitely require a professional. But given just how fast homeownership costs can add up, it's nice to know that other home projects are DIY for the average person. Replacing your toilet fill valve and the flapper is one such project. The toilet is one of the few items...
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Posted on 12/28/2020
Feeling Cramped? Top Tips to Make a Small Living Space Feel Larger
Photo by Harry Strauss via Pixabay Whether it’s one room in your home that’s a little too small for your needs, or you’re living in a more cozy space than you’d prefer, sometimes you just want your space to feel larger than it is. This is particularly true if you are getting ready to list a home for...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Danvers, MA Real Estate Market Update
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Posted on 12/21/2020
Should You Develop Homebuying Goals?
As a homebuyer, it may be beneficial to establish goals. Because once you know what you want to accomplish during the homebuying journey, you can take the necessary steps to achieve your homebuying aspirations. Now, let's take a look at three factors to consider as you develop homebuying goals. 1. Your Dream Home Define your dream house – you...
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Posted on 12/18/2020
Another Property Sold - 373 Elliott Street, Beverly, MA 01915
Absolutely charming Colonial Cottage with inviting wrap around sitting porch. This special home offers 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, plus period architectural details with many recent updates. The first floor offers a living room open to the very spacious dining room plus fully applianced kitchen and adjacent 14'X10' sun filled family room accented with a gently peaked cathedral ceiling and many windows. Finally the 3/4 bath and laundry completes the first level. The 2nd fl. boasts a spa full bath and the good sized master bedroom plus second bedroom. The expansive yard is highlighted by the large shed and spacious patio for entertaining. A huge...
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Posted on 12/14/2020
Build-to-Rent Properties: A Quick Investor Lesson
Image by Виктория Бородинова from Pixabay Build-to-rent is a major term right now for investors. The industry has seen a serious leap in interest in just the past year, making nearly everyone in the real estate space sit up and take notice. We'll look at the special nature of these properties and which attributes make a property more...
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Posted on 12/12/2020
Beverly, MA Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view Beverly, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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