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Can You Find A Home In Greater Boston For Less Than 400k

If you have been watching the real estate market over the past several years, you know that the median price of single-family homes in Greater Boston keeps climbing.Affordability, not to

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In October 2019 Massachusetts Home Sales Flat

In October 2019 Massachusetts Home Sales FlatMassachusetts single-family home sales were flat in October on a year-over-year basis, while median home prices did increase slightly, the Massachusetts

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Just Listed 54 Woodlawn Ave Chelsea MA 02150

Just ListedContact me for more information or to schedule a showing54 Woodlawn Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150New home for the new year! Welcome to 54 Woodlawn Ave located in the Prattville neighborhood of

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Some Quick Links That Could Help You Find A Great Deal In Your Area

Down below are some "Quick Links" that shows you specific lists of "Propertunities" in your area!If you're looking for a great deal on a home or investment property in your area. Be sure to bookmark

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Preparing To Sell Top 10 Tips To Maximize Your Sales Price

Preparing to Sell: Top 10 Tips to Maximize Your Sales PriceSelling your house for top dollar is no easy feat.  There are many details and moving parts; Some tasks might just get left off the

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10 BestKept Secrets For Selling Your Home

10 Best-Kept Secrets for Selling Your Home Tricks of the trade to help you get top dollar when selling your  home.Selling Secret #10: Pricing it rightFind out what your home is worth, then

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Just Listed 61 Woodlawn Ave Chelsea MA 02150

Just ListedContact me for more information or to schedule a showing.61 Woodlawn Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150Welcome to home to 61 Woodlawn Ave, Chelsea. Located in the Prattville neighborhood right on the

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Coming Soon 61 Woodlawn Ave Chelsea MA 02150

Coming Soon!!This 2-Family home in the desirable Prattville Neighborhood. 4 Bed 2 Bath home with a large backyard for entertaining family and friends. 1,878 Sq. Ft. located right on the 111 bus line

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Some Quick Links That Can Help You Find A Great Deal In Boston

Down below are some 'Quick Links' that shows you a specific list of Propertunities in Boston.If you're looking for a great deal on a home or investment property in or around Metro Boston area be

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7 Things To Avoid After Applying For A Mortgage

7 Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage!Congratulations! You’ve found your Boston home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You are undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to

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Want To Increase Your Familys Wealth Heres How

Want To Increase Your Family’s Wealth? Here’s How!Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s.

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What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House

What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House?There are many misconceptions about the credit score needed to buy a house. Recently, it was reported that 24% of renters believe they need a

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Conventional Real Estate Investing Buy And Hold

Don't Get Rich, Quick. Get Rich, Actually.Real Estate investing is the most available, easy to understand technique for financial freedom available today. This page is dedicated to

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House Hacking Start Building Wealth Now

Start Building Wealth, Now!Real Estate investing is the most available, easy to understand technique for financial freedom available today. This page is dedicated to a more work based,

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Traditional Home Ownership

Home Ownership is an Escalator to WealthUnless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage - either yours or your landlord’s. Entrepreneur Magazine, a

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Home Ownership Is An Escalator To Wealth

Owner OccupyHome Ownership is an Escalator to WealthPurchasing a home is usually the best move for most families, not just any house will do.  Fresh Look takes pride in guiding buyers toward a

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Property Inspections What To Expect

Property Inspections: What to ExpectA property inspection typically takes place after mutual acceptance, when both parties have agreed to initial terms of the Purchase and Sale Agreement.  Read

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Access Is Key To Selling Your House Open Houses Buyer Showings

Access is Key to Selling Your House: Open Houses & Buyer ShowingsWhen selling your house, ensuring clear & consistent access to the property is vital to your success. Buyers need to view the,

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Preparing To Sell Your House Final Staging

Preparing to Sell Your House: Final StagingThe final step in preparing your house for buyer showings and open houses is Final Staging.  In this article, we'll describe ways to arrange furniture

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Preparing Your House For Sale Curb Appeal

Preparing Your House for Sale: Curb AppealOne of the final steps to preparing your house for sale is Curb Appeal. The exterior, front of the house is the first impression every buyer will get. If

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Preparing To Sell Your House Sparkle And Shine

Preparing to Sell Your House: Sparkle and ShineOf course, the final elbow grease cleaning really seals the deal to sell your house for the highest price. Windows, floors, all cabinets, closets,,

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Preparing To Sell Your House Repairs And Replacements

Preparing to Sell Your House: Repairs and ReplacementsCommon repairs and replacements include painting both exterior and interior, light fixtures, installing new faucets, cabinet hardware, outlets

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Preparing To Sell Your House Lighten Up

Preparing to Sell Your House: Lighten Up!A light and bright house attracts the most buyers. The walls, the windows and the light fixtures all make a huge difference; Taking the time to paint, clean

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Timing The Transition How To Sell Your House While Buying Your Next

Timing the Transition: How to Sell Your House while Buying Your NextSelling your house usually comes in one of three typical Selling scenarios, either you are looking "Upsize"  from a

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Preparing To Sell Your House DeClutter And DePersonalize

Preparing to Sell Your House: De-Clutter and De-PersonalizeRemove all clutter and personal items from the house; Buyer's need to be able to visualize their furniture and their personal items in the

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Anatomy Of A Real Estate Transaction

Anatomy of a Real Estate Transaction Once you’ve set your criteria and toured a few properties, you’ll know when the time is right.  The next step will be actually

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Preparing To Sell Your House Mentally Emotionally

Preparing to Sell Your House: Mentally & EmotionallyIf you are thinking about selling your property, your absolute first step is making the firm decision to sell. Often people get carried away with

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5 Reasons To Sell Before Spring

5 Reasons to Sell Before SpringIs spring closer than we think? Depending on which groundhog you listen to, you may have less time than you think to get your home on the market before the busy spring

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When To Sell My House Timing The Market

When to Sell My House: Timing the Market?Timing the market is one of our most popular questions.  There are arguments across the board ranging from "you should list in winter to beat the rush"

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6 Interview Questions To Ask Your Real Estate Broker When Buying

6 Interview Questions to Ask Your Real Estate Broker when Buying A broker is a professional like any other. They are working for you, representing your interests at all times. It makes sense to

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PreApproved What Does It Mean Why Is It Important

Pre-Approved: What Does it Mean & Why is it important Pre-approved means you are approved for a mortgage loan up to a certain amount.  This is sometimes confused with with Pre-qualified.

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Appraisal What Is It Why Does It Matter

Appraisal: What is it? Why does it matter?A common quesiton we hear is "Just exactly what is an appraisal and why does everyone make such a big deal about the apprasial An appraisal is an

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Meet Your Real Estate Team Who Are The Players

Meet Your Real Estate Team: Who are the Players?In every real estate transaction, there are a lot of moving parts and a lot of people working on the transaction. This article explains each member of

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Free Buyer Checklist

Download the Free Buyer Checklist for an outline of the entire buying process in one handy page.  7 Steps Broken down into individual tasks for easy to follow guide through the process.

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Hiring A Broker To Sell Your House

Hiring a Broker to Sell Your HouseA broker is a professional like any other. They are working for you, representing your interests to sell your house. It makes sense to interview a few brokers to

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Residential Property Types

Residential Property TypesThere are multiple residential property types that are available with a typical residential mortgage loan.  When setting your buying criteria, you'll need to

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Location Diligence How To Research Potential Neighborhoods

Location Diligence: How to Research Potential Neighborhoods   Hopefully, you’ve read our article Setting Buying Criteria which outlines the broad strokes of determining what house you

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Buying Criteria Worksheet

Download the Free Buying Criteria WorksheetUse as many copies of the buying criteria worksheet to brainstorm, cross off, tear in half, crumple, re-evaluate, and debate your original inputs

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Why Rent When You Can Buy

Why Rent When You Can Buy?Deciding to purchase your first home is major decision (obviously). The question you're asking is, should I buy a house or keep renting?  And the answer

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Setting Buying Criteria

Setting Buying Criteria Knowing your purchasing criteria is a vital step in the home buying process.  Taking the time now and clarify the finer details of your ideal home will help you

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Why Interest Rates Matter

Why Interest Rates MatterInterest Rates influence your purchasing power.  In short, the lower your interest rate, the higher price you can afford to pay for the house.   According to

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Mortgage Loans Basics

Mortgage Loans BasicsA mortgage is a long term loan. Like all loans, a bank or other institution loans you money with the agreement that you will pay them back over time at an agreed upon interest

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Whats Going On With Bidding Wars

In a strong seller’s market, like the one we have experienced over the past few years, bidding wars are common and expected. This makes sense! A seller’s market is defined as a market

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Why Working With A Local Real Estate Professional Makes All The Difference

Why Working with a Local Real Estate Professional Makes All the DifferenceIf you’ve entered the real estate market, as a buyer or a seller, you’ve inevitably heard the real estate mantra,;“

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Should Boomers Buy Or Rent After Selling

Should Boomers Buy or Rent after Selling?In a recent CNBC article, it was reported that many baby boomers are selling their current homes and moving into rentals, rather than purchasing

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7 Factors To Consider When Choosing A Home To Retire In

7 Factors to Consider When Choosing A Home to Retire InAs more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether or not to sell their homes and move will become a hot topic. In

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How To Have A Unique Open House

How to Have a Unique Open HouseAccording to the National Association of Realtors, total inventory has been growing for six months straight, as has the number of buyers

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Somerville Real Estate Find Your Perfect Home For Sale

#SOMERVILLEHOUSES  #HOUSESINSOMERVILLE #MIDDLESEXCOUNTYHOUSESHere is a glimpse of the Somerville Real Estate Market Health snapshot from the MLS this week. Feel free to

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OPEN HOUSES BOSTON THIS WEEKEND

#OPENHOUSE  #OPENHOUSEINBOSTON #SUFFOLKCOUNTYOPENHOUSEHere is a list of all Open Houses from the MLS this weekend. Feel free to check out our Featured home tool! Location for the featured

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The First Step In Buying A Home

The First Step in Buying a HomeAre you planning on buying a home this year? Show homeowners that you are serious about buying by getting pre-approved for a mortgage! Let's get together to help you

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Millionaire To Millennials Dont Get Stuck Renting A Home Buy One

Millionaire To Millennials: Don’t Get Stuck Renting A Home… Buy One!In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “The biggest mistake millennials are making is

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2019 Will Be A Great Year For Buyers AND Sellers

2019 Will Be a Great Year for Buyers AND SellersMany homeowners believe that rising interest rates and home prices have scared away buyers and therefore have not listed their

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3 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing CrashWith home prices softening, some are concerned that we may be headed toward the next housing crash. However, it is important to remember

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Make Your Dream Of Buying A Home Come True

3 Tips for Making Your Dream of Buying A Home Come True [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check is one of the best ways to save

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What Are The Benefits Of Becoming A Homeowner

What are the Benefits of Becoming a Homeowner?Every family has a list of important dates. We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, pet adoptions…and the list goes on. For 64.4 percent of

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MUST HAVE TOOLS FOR HOMEOWNERS

When you own your home, things are going to break and, unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you’re going to need to fix them yourself. Luckily, you don’t

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CONSIDER THIS WHEN TIME TO REFINANCE

Refinancing your mortgage is something most homeowners consider at least once throughout the lifespan of their home loan. It allows you to pay off your previous loan by applying for a new one that

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BEST TIME TO UPSIZING YOUR HOME

Unfortunately, our homes don’t always grow with us. What may have initially worked fine for a single person, a young couple’s starter home, or a family with a newborn can quickly become too

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WHAT TO NEGOTIATE WHEN BUYING A HOUSE

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran, the negotiation part of the transaction can be a little daunting and stressful. However, it is necessary to ensure you are getting the

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How To Refinance Your Mortgage And Get Money For Repairs

Meet Your Loan Officer | Andrew SobersGMH Mortgage ServicesClick Here or Text Andrew @ 617.792.8753 For more details about refinancing your home for home.

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HOMES FOR SALE IN HYDE PARK JANUARY 2019

#HOMESFORSALEINHYDEPARK  #HYDEPARKREALESTATE Here is a list of all Just Listed Single Family and Multi-Family Houses from the MLS this weekend. Feel free to check out our Featured home!

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JUST LISTED HOMES FOR SALE IN BOSTON 2019

#JUSTLISTEDBOSTON  #BOSTONREALESTATE #BOSTONREALESTATEHere is a list of all Just Listed Single Family and Multi-Family Houses from the MLS this weekend. Feel free to check out our Featured home

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CALL Marco Murad Vital Source Realty 6174477317

Call Marco Murad 617-447-7317Author: Marco MuradPhone: 617-447-7317About Marco: I have been a full-time Realtor in the Greater Boston Area for over 5 years, in my book ...Free Real

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5 Reasons To List Your Home

5 Reasons to List Your Home This Holiday SeasonEvery year at this time there are several homeowners who will decide to hold off until after the holidays to list their homes. Watch 5 powerful

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Santas Home Is Back On Zillow

Santa's Home Is Back on ZillowCome take a look where Saint Nick and his elves spend the other 364 days a year. Get in the holiday spirit and share the joy of this ho-ho-Home.Tour the North Pole

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Time To Fire Your Real Estate Agent With Ease

Buyers have a lot of reasons for wanting to change agents. Maybe they can't adequately answer your questions, they don't respond promptly to inquiries, or appear more interested in their own needs

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Think You Need A Big Down Payment To Buy A Home

Still Think You Need 15-20% Down to Buy a Home? Think Again!According to a new study from Urban Institute, there are over 19 million millennials in 31 cities who are not only ready

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How Long Does The Seller Have To Accept Or Decline

Waiting for a response once you submit an offer can be stressful. Calm your nerves by understanding how it all works.Know what happens after you submit an offer on a house.You finally found the

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3 Color Palettes For A Sophisticated Home

Shades of white, crisp navy and earthy neutrals create a calming and versatile backdrop.Trendy color pairings  are not for everyone. But even if you prefer timeless paint palettes, the decision

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How Is The Market Doing

Are you curious about the BOSTON Real Estate Market? Find out which homes are being listed each week when you join our exclusive list of clients getting these new listings every.

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Down Payment Assistance Money Is Available

Did you know the average down payment assistance benefit is more than $8,000? That could be a major jump start to buying your first (or next!) home. And, who wouldn’t want a boost to their down

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3 Ways To Create Your Bedroom Getaway

We’ve all heard that getting a good night’s sleep is essential for our health. Getting that good sleep goes beyond the hours you’re actually sleeping; it’s creating a relaxing environment in

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3 Money Making Tips For A Summer Sale

Summer is just a few short months away. Are you making plans? You could be planning a vacation, visiting family, or maybe you’re thinking about a move and selling your home. If that’s the case,

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It Pays To Know So Whats Your Homes Value

Most people don’t think much about their home’s value until they start thinking about selling it. But it always pays to know!For example, having an accurate value helps you make smarter home

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Cost Vs Value Which Projects Bring The Highest ROI In 2018

Investment vs. ROI Have you thought about remodeling your home this year? If so, you’re not alone. It’s the middle of,

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Rock Your Block Party

Great food, drinks, and neighbors. There's nothing like a summer block party to connect with the neighbors after a long winter. Check out a few tips I found to throw a great block party. How do you

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