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6 Key Steps to Outbidding the Competition

After scoping out a few houses, you’ve settled on the one you want to call your own. Under the current market conditions, it’s safe to assume a bidding war is likely, especially in Massachusetts. To get a better idea of how scarce the market it is now, consider that single-family home sales in Boston dropped almost 10 percent compared to sales from the year before. (more…)In the world of real estate, some home listings are classified as for-sale-by-owner (FSBO), in which the homeowner handles all of the duties of an agent and/or lawyer. Unfortunately, there are several risks involved for both sellers and buyers who engage in FSBO transactions. If you’re considering either side of this equation, take note of the following pitfalls associated with these deals. (more…)If you’re looking to buy a home in the greater Boston area, be prepared to face a lot of competition. That’s because there are very few home listings compared to recent years.

(more…)Once you’ve decided to list your home for sale, it’s natural to wonder what you can do to make it look more appealing in order to reel in potential buyers. The good news is that there are different improvements you can make at little to no cost.

Here are a few solid ideas for staging your house. (more…)Having a great time, wish you were here…

We all know how much fun it is to post and share pictures of our many travels for all our friends and family to see, and drool over. Followed by comments like, “It’s so beautiful there…” and, “How long are you there for?” and “When do you come back?” It’s all just so innocent and fun, isn’t it?

(more…)When you purchase a home, there’s a temptation to unpack everything as soon as possible to enjoy your new surroundings, but there are several important tasks you should complete first.

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