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8 questions buyers should ask when considering a condominium

May 8th, 2014

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By Vicki Aubry, Realtor, ABR, SRES, Prudential Prime Properties
There is much to know when considering the purchase of a condominium. Research up front will make for happy unit owners after closing.

Real estate ads, May 2 edition

May 5th, 2014

Real Estate

Real estate ads for the May 2 edition: Open publication – Free publishing

Home sellers: what a great agent can do for you

May 1st, 2014

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

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

You already know the smart way to sell your home is through a real estate professional, but you may not realize how much your agent really does for you.

Real estate ads, April 25 edition

April 29th, 2014

Real Estate

Here are the real estate ads for the April 25 edition: Open publication – Free publishing

Can's thank you all enough…

April 24th, 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
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, April 18 edition

April 17th, 2014

Real Estate

Here are the real estate ads for the April 18 edition: Open publication – Free publishing

Considering selling your home? Five tips to make your bathroom stand out

April 17th, 2014

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

By Michelle Gillespie, Realtor, Prudential Prime Properties

Every home buyer has a vision of their perfect house and the rooms inside that are most important to them. Because of their relatively small size in comparison to the rest of a home, bathrooms are often overlooked in the staging process, but for many buyers, it could be the most important room of all.

Listing your condominium? Be sure you have the right agent!

April 10th, 2014

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

By Vicki Aubry, Realtor, ABR, SRES, Prudential Prime Properties
When selling a condominium you are selling two things – your unit and your percentage of ownership of common area usually called “common interest.” Buyers will be asking about the budget, special assessments, repairs to common area and how much money is in reserve to cover these repairs. They will be asking about Rules and Regulations, the management company and the Board of Trustees.

Real estate ads, April 4 edition

April 7th, 2014

Real Estate

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.

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