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Fireplaces provide a warm glow

November 20th, 2014

Michelle Gillespie, Realtor, 508-934-9818 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Michelle Gillespie, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
With winter fast approaching the fireplace takes on greater importance in the sale of a home. The warm glow of a fire on a cold winter night can be magical. Many people love the ambiance a blaze provides, while others rely on their fireplaces to keep them warm and cozy during freezing temperatures.

The budget process and determining your condo fee

November 13th, 2014

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By Vicki Aubry, Realtor, ABR, SRES, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

The condominium budget is planned annually to cover both operational expenses and payment to a reserve fund for future capital projects.

Five home improvements to avoid for resale

November 6th, 2014

Elaine Quigley, Realtor. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (Photo/submitted)

By Elaine Quigley, Realtor, CBR, CRS, GRI, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

It’s only natural to make the home you bought more comfortable and functional for your household. But before you put in a hot tub or convert the garage into a bedroom, think about whether or not these improvements will add or subtract perceived value from your home someday.

Real estate ads, October 31 edition

October 31st, 2014

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Here are the real estate ads for the October 31 edition: Open publication – Free publishing

Common seller mistakes

October 30th, 2014

Karen Scopetski, Vice President, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 508-380-0112
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www.karenscopetski.com.

By Karen Scopetski, V.P. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

1. Basing the asking price on needs or emotion rather than market value. Many times sellers base their pricing on how much they paid for or invested in their home. This can be an expensive mistake. If your home is not priced competitively, buyers will reject it in favor of other larger homes for the same price. At the same time, the buyers who should be looking at your house will not see it because it is priced over their heads.

Free Report #6 makes its debut – home preparation tips

October 23rd, 2014

Steve Levine, President of Steve Levine Inc. and an agent at REMAX Professional Associates. 508-735-4663. www.stevelevine.com

By Steve Levine, President of Steve Levine Inc., and an agent for REMAX Professional Associates
What if I could only give you one series of tips, to get top dollar for your home? Well, I would have to say that the best piece of advice I have always given my clients has been not to “rush” the home onto the market, instead of taking the time to prepare a property. For this, a pre-marketing team is an essential value-added service for an agent to bring to the table, and is the second thing you should ask a potential listing broker (right after the obvious question of how many homes he or she has sold.)

Real estate ads, October 17 edition

October 16th, 2014

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Here are the real estate ads for the October 17 edition: Open publication – Free publishing

Winter is approaching … is your home ready?

October 16th, 2014

Michelle Gillespie, Realtor, 508-934-9818 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Michelle Gillespie, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Autumn winds blow a chilly reminder that winter is fast approaching. Perform the following maintenance tips each fall to protect your property’s value and prevent major repairs.

The budget process and determining your condo fee

October 9th, 2014

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By Vicki Aubry, Realtor, ABR, SRES, Prudential Prime Properties

I often hear buyers proclaim that a condo fee is “too high” yet these same buyers don’t seem to know exactly what determines a condo fee. It is impossible to assess if the fee is “too high” without knowing the history of any “special assessments”. A community that defers maintenance and keeps the fee artificially low will eventually have a large special assessment.

Real estate ads, October 3 edition

October 5th, 2014

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Here are the real estate ads for the October 3 edition: Open publication – Free publishing

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