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Real estate ads, April 4 edition

April 7th, 2014

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Here are the real estate ads for the April 4 edition: Open publication – Free publishing

The pros and cons of borrowing from your 401(K) to finance a home purchase

April 3rd, 2014

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

By Elaine Quigley, Realtor, CBR, CRS, GRI, Prudential Prime Properties
According to the National Association of REALTORS? 2013 Profile of Home Buyer and Sellers, 8 percent of first-time buyers borrowed from their 401(k) retirement accounts as a source of down payment money. It's a good bet that a significant number of potential first-time buyers, as well as others, are not acquainted with how this works. It's also a good bet that, among those with the ability to use 401(k) funds, many are not familiar with the pros and cons of doing so.

Real estate ads, March 28 edition

March 28th, 2014

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Here are the real estate ads for the March 28 edition: Open publication – Free publishing

Thanks to each and every one of you who read my column…

March 27th, 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 Prestige

After what must be 15 years of writing my column here, I always knew that I had quite a few loyal readers. This is not limited to merely the buyers and sellers out there, over 2,000 of whom I'se had the pleasure of working with, but also prominent members of the local real estate industry. After all, nothing puts a smile on my face more, than a call from one of the other top agents letting me know they loved my column.

Real estate ads, March 21 edition

March 20th, 2014

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Here are the real estate ads for the March 21 edition: Open publication – Free publishing

No McMansion for me…

March 20th, 2014

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

By Michelle Gillespie, Realtor, Prudential Prime Properties
Most of today's new construction boasts large, McMansion style homes. While this style home offers large over-sized, exciting floor plans along with designs tailored for specific lifestyles, complete with a huge array of features, the majority of buyers in today's market cannot afford these properties.

Buyers can achieve success in a sellers” market

March 13th, 2014

Vicki Aubry, Realtor, ABR, SRES, Prudential Prime Properties. 508-868-3625 (mobile)

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

In a reversal of fortune from just a year or two ago, we are now experiencing a market again that has low inventory – its back to a sellers” market! If you understand how to be the buyer that every seller wants to deal with you will have success in this market. Here are some tips:

Real estate ads, March 7 edition

March 10th, 2014

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Here are the real estate ads for the March 7 edition: Open publication – Free publishing

For Generation Y: the road to homeownership starts with saving

March 6th, 2014

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

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

For many people, the American dream of owning a home is exactly that: a dream. The housing crisis, the high unemployment rate, increasing debt, and tougher restrictions on mortgage qualifications, make it seem like Mission Impossible, especially for generations like Gen Y. The “millennials,” as they’re also often called, are referred to as the group born between the mid-1970s to the late 1990s.

Real estate ads, February 28 edition

February 28th, 2014

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Here are the real estate ads for the February 28 edition: Open publication – Free publishing

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