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Archive Monthly Archives: April 2015

Characteristics the Best Agents Share

Local knowledge  It is incredibly important for the person selling a home to have recent sales experience and success at selling homes in the area. Someone new in town or who has never sold a home in a particular part of town is, in many ways, a beginner. Sellers have a right to pick a […]

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Most Common Home Repairs and Cost

Ever wonder if the same things break in everyone’s house? Here is a lost of the most common repairs homes regularly need. 1.  Replace Toilet Fill ValvesThat annoying sound of water continually filling and draining from your toilet tank is often caused by leaky fill valve, which a plumber can replace, stopping water waste and restoring quiet. […]

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Homeowner’s Insurance for Newbies

Homeowner’s Insurance, castled “hazard Insurance” by mortgage lenders, is rehired if you are borrowing money to purchase your home. Besides, you just bought your home because you love it-it only makes sense to protect it.  Here’s what a Homeowners’ Policy should Provide: The elements of a standard homeowners’ insurance policy provide that the insurer will cover costs […]

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Lower your mortgage payment

Here is some simple information to lower your mortgage payment. Find out whether you’re overpaying your mortgage lender If the amount you borrowed was more than 80% of the appraised value of your home, you’re probably paying PMI, or private mortgage insurance. PMI payments are not trivial. Depending on the size of your down payment and […]

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How to choose your real estate attorney

When you’re buying a home you need the experience of a real estate attorney to help you through all the stages of the purchase. Here are a few tips to help you pick an attorney. Start early Start your hunt for a good real estate attorney about the same time you seriously begin your search […]

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Tips to Sell Your Home Fast

You’ve decided that it’s time to sell. Summer and fall are the busiest home buying times so noes is the time to get your home ready for sale. Here are some top tips on how to prepare your house so it sells fast.   Price it right from the start. Agents and buyers know when they […]

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What style home is right for you?

So you’ve decided to buy. Now the next big decision is what to buy? There are many different style homes available. New England has a varied market of styles. Here are just a few examples of what New England has in store for buyers. Cape Cod:  In the past, this style featured shutters to protect windows […]

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Are you Ready to become an Owner?

There are many reasons people opt to purchase a home instead of renting living space. Investment, tax breaks, security. Whatever your reasons for considering this big step, first decide whether you are ready. Why Do You Want to Buy a Home? The emotional part of the decision comes into play when you think about why […]

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Why You Need an Attorney at Closing

Many people wonder why they need an attorney to buy a home. After all they have the people at the bank helping them and their real estate agent, what more do they need? An attorney. The attorney’s job is to make sure you are getting exactly what you ask for. Think of it this war-your real estate […]

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Common Problems Found During Home Inspections

You’ve decided on the house, signed the papers and now you are waiting for the home inspection report. Here is a list of some of the more common problems found during inspections and what each one means to you. Grade sloping (or draining) back toward the home. This could lead to damp or wet crawlspaces, foundation […]

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