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Downsizing effectively means making a plan

July 10th, 2014

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By Vicki Aubry, Realtor, ABR, SRES, Prudential Prime Properties Downsizing buyers invariably go through an exercise whereby they visualize themselves in this new lifestyle yet envision bringing all their worldly possessions to this new lifestyle location. They consistently verbalize how small townhomes look to them but they are picturing all their current belongings and furniture [...]

Survey finds that kids may be the new ‘chief purchasing officers’ of the family

July 3rd, 2014

Elaine Quigley, Realtor. Prudential Prime Properties. (Photo/submitted)

By Elaine Quigley, Realtor, CBR, CRS, GRI, Prudential Prime Properties

Do kids rule the roost? A new study finds that children may be the “Chief Purchasing Officers” of the family. The survey, which was conducted among 2,800 parents across three generations, revealed that 79 percent of Millennial parents (parents age 18-34) and 70 percent of Generation X parents (parents age 35-49) said most of their major purchasing decisions revolve around their children, including home purchases.

The value of attorney representation

June 19th, 2014

Michelle Gillespie, Realtor, Prudential Prime Properties. 508-934-9818

By Michelle Gillespie, Realtor, Prudential Prime Properties
Summer is a busy season in the real estate market. Many people who have been thinking about buying or selling a home are ready to take action. If you are thinking about making that move, whether as a buyer or seller, as your Realtor, I can provide access to a network of professionals who can help you with every step. Here, we'sl discuss one key professional: the real estate attorney.

Anthony Joseph Real Estate grand opening in Westborough

June 19th, 2014

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Westborough – Anthony Joseph Real Estate held its grand opening ceremony at the Westborough Rotary June 10. The family-owned business, located at 6 E. Main St., is run by former Westborough Planning Board member Joanne Mallozzi and her son, Anthony Joseph Mallozzi IV. The event, sponsored by Commerce Bank, was held in honor of Anthony [...]

Navigating around the “Fatal Flaw”

June 12th, 2014

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

Why are so many homes selling the minute they hit the market – and some over the asking price? And, others sit on the market for months even in the spring market? One reason is the ability to see the flaws in your home and price it accordingly.

The critical first two weeks of marketing your home for sale

June 5th, 2014

Elaine Quigley, Realtor. Prudential Prime Properties. (Photo/submitted)

By Elaine Quigley, Realtor, CBR, CRS, GRI, Prudential Prime Properties
Brokers share their listings with other brokers in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) under certain rules of cooperation and compensation. One of the rules of cooperation is that each broker and agent makes new listings available to other MLS members within 24 or 48 hours of signing the listing agreement with the seller.

Real estate ads, June 6 edition

June 4th, 2014

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Here are the real estate ads for the June 6 edition: Open publication – Free publishing

Home renovation – Do it yourself or hire a pro?

May 29th, 2014

Karen Scopetski, Vice President, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 508-380-0112
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By Karen Scopetski, V.P. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Do you find yourself watching HGTV and feeling empowered to take on home improvement projects on your own? If so, you'se not the only one. According to Bankrate (www.bankrate.com/finance/money-guides/hire-a-pro-or-play-the-pro-a-diy-dilemma-1.aspx), “the do-it-yourself, or DIY, trend has been fueled by the ease in finding project information. With home improvement television shows, home store seminars and the Internet bringing how-to's right to the workbench, opportunities to learn abound.”

Can's thank you all enough…

May 22nd, 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

The outpouring of calls and emails over the last two months has been quite shocking, to say the least…and I must say it was very, very appreciated. The one lingering fear that any writer has is wondering whether people are reading any of their material. So thanks to those who reached out; I know for sure that my column isn's winding up at the bottom of a birdcage!

Real estate ads, May 15 edition

May 16th, 2014

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Here are the real estate ads for the May 15 edition: Open publication – Free publishing

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