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Posted on 08/03/2020
First-Time Homebuyer Tips: How to Proceed After a Rejected Offer
As a first-time homebuyer, it is easy to feel plenty of optimism as you search for your dream residence. And if you find your ideal house, it may seem likely that a home seller will accept your offer on the residence right away. However, it is important to remember that a home seller might reject a first-time homebuyer's proposal,...
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Posted on 08/03/2020
Common Electrical Problems in the Home
Photo by Steve Johnson from Pexels There are many important maintenance responsibilities that come with owning a home. One comes in the form of household electricity. While many people take the electricity in their homes for granted, there are a number of common problems that could arise. When homeowners are prepared for these common household electrical problems, they...
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Posted on 07/30/2020
Another Property Sold - 42 Lindsay Lane, Reading, MA 01867
Stunning FAMILY HOME in one of Reading's PREMIER NEIGHBORHOODS. This CLASSIC COLONIAL features LARGE LIVING AND DINING ROOMS that open into your SUN FILLED EAT IN KITCHEN. From your kitchen you could relax either in your FIREPLACED FAMILY ROOM or head outside to your DECK overlooking an AMAZING BACKYARD that includes FIRE-PIT, BASKETBALL COURT and room for FAMILY FUN throughout the year. The first floor is completed by a FULL BATH and LARGE BEDROOM. Upstairs you will find FOUR SPACIOUS BEDROOMS, FAMILY BATHROOM and LAUNDRY. THE MASTER SUITE is a PRIVATE OASIS with a WALK IN CLOSET and FULL BATH. The lower level has FULL HEIGHT...
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Posted on 07/28/2020
Another Property Sold - 34 Kurchian Ln, Reading, MA 01867
Located on a quiet CUL-DE-SAC in a prime WOOD END neighborhood, this much loved ONE-OWNER home is ready for the next GENERATION. The OVERSIZED eat-in KITCHEN has a WALK-IN PANTRY and BREAKFAST AREA that opens to a SCREEN PORCH overlooking a PRIVATE BACK YARD bordered by CONSERVATION LAND.The first floor FAMILY ROOM has a CATHEDRAL CEILING and a beautiful BRICK FIREPLACE. A formal DINING ROOM, his and her IN-HOME OFFICES, a separate LAUNDRY ROOM and a POWDER ROOM complete the FIRST FLOOR. The MASTER SUITE, with its VAULTED CEILING, has a WALK-IN CLOSET, a FULL BATH and access to a THIRD FLOOR walk up attic. The remaining THREE BEDROOMS...
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Posted on 07/27/2020
Tips to Help Relieve Stress When Moving Across the Country
Photo by Erika Wittlieb via Pixabay Have you ever made a move across the country? While this is a huge step, it can be extremely rewarding. Whether you’re moving for a job or you just want a fresh start, the whole process can be stressful and very expensive. However, there are some tips to consider that can help...
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Posted on 07/20/2020
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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Posted on 07/17/2020
Another Property Sold - 20 Pratt, Reading, MA 01867
STUNNING & METICULOUSLY maintained West Side VICTORIAN says FOREVER HOME.  This Beautiful home is recognized as one of the true gems of Reading. From the welcoming  FRONT PORCH to the spectacular  DETAIL of the OPEN FOYER, every ROOM is  OPEN, SPACIOUS and Sun Filled.  This home has a versatile floorplan, hardwood floors throughout, renovated baths, fireplace, fabulous light fixtures & architectural details that must be seen... Use the FRONT or BACK STAIR case to access the 4 spacious  BEDROOMS, one OPENING to a covered BALCONY, another with a fireplace; each one with its own special details. A stunning 3rd FLOOR, with its own...
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Posted on 07/13/2020
Pros & Cons of REIT Investing
Image by Mediamodifier from Pixabay Although most people think of real estate investments in terms of real property that they can see and touch, buy and sell, or rent and manage on their own, there is a popular form of real estate investment that is not as personal and interactive. In many ways, it is easier, featuring the...
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Posted on 07/08/2020
60 Center Street #2, Andover, MA 01810 is now new to the market!
NEWLY RENOVATED TOWNHOUSE located on a quiet dead-end street in ANDOVER'S HISTORIC BALLARDVALE DISTRICT. IDEALLY LOCATED for those looking to travel North or South. A SHORT DISTANCE to the COMMUTER RAIL, RT93 and 495. The entire updated first floor features the living room with GENUINE HARDWOOD BAMBOO FLOORING, OAK STAIRS and a CUSTOM BUILT-IN BOOKSHELF. The kitchen has GRANITE COUNTERS, STAINLESS APPLIANCES and access to YOUR PRIVATE DECK. The Bath is STUNNING with a SPACIOUS GLASS ENCLOSED SHOWER and DESIGNER TILESCAPE. The second floor holds 2 BEDROOMS with GREAT SUN EXPOSURE and a SEPARATE HOME OFFICE. A PRIVATE BASEMENT with NEW...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Should You Submit Multiple Offers to Purchase at the Same Time?
If you find lots of great homes are available and cannot decide which residence to buy, there is no need to stress. Rather than submit multiple offers to purchase various houses, you should hone your home search. By doing so, you can discover the right residence, at the right price. Now, let's take a look at three tips to...
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Posted on 06/29/2020
Prepare for Today’s Smart Buyers
Image by wavebreakmedia from Shutterstock If you've owned your house for a long time and are putting it on the market, take time to consider how the buying and selling process has changed. Today’s buyers are both smart and cautious. They have access to more information than was possible a decade ago. Research shows that buyers begin shopping...
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Posted on 06/24/2020
42 Lindsay Lane, Reading, MA 01867 is now new to the market!
Stunning FAMILY HOME in one of Reading's PREMIER NEIGHBORHOODS. This CLASSIC COLONIAL features LARGE LIVING AND DINING ROOMS that open into your SUN FILLED EAT IN KITCHEN. From your kitchen you could relax either in your FIREPLACED FAMILY ROOM or head outside to your DECK overlooking an AMAZING BACKYARD that includes FIRE-PIT, BASKETBALL COURT and room for FAMILY FUN throughout the year. The first floor is completed by a FULL BATH and LARGE BEDROOM. Upstairs you will find FOUR SPACIOUS BEDROOMS, FAMILY BATHROOM and LAUNDRY. THE MASTER SUITE is a PRIVATE OASIS with a WALK IN CLOSET and FULL BATH. The lower level has FULL HEIGHT...
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