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Posted on 01/17/2021
Types of VA Loans
Photo by Brett Sayles from Pexels Before you can get a VA loan or a VA-backed loan through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, you'll first apply for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). You must have served a certain number of days, depending on when you served, and you must have an honorable discharge if you are a veteran....
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Posted on 01/15/2021
Another Property Sold - 5 Granite Drive, Millis, MA 02054
Welcome Home to this Beautiful Better than New 10 Room Custom Colonial with over 3000 sq ft of living area situated on a 1.4 Acre Lot! An Entertainers Dream. Gorgeous Open Floor Plan Kitchen with Granite Counter tops and Slider to Oversized Deck. Open to Dining Room and a Cathedral Ceiling Family Room with Floor to Ceiling Stone Fireplace. Gleaming Hardwood Flooring. Flexible Floor Plan. First Floor Master Suite Retreat with Walk in Closet. Other amenities include a first floor Living Room/Office. First Floor Laundry Room, Open Two Story Foyer with Hardwood Flooring & Palladian Window. Bonus Family Room on the Second Floor. Central A/C,...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Tips for Home Sellers: How to Capture Buyers' Attention
Home sellers sometimes struggle to stir up interest in their residences. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to help your residence capture buyers' attention, such as: 1. Craft an Engaging Home Listing A home listing should engage and inform buyers. Otherwise, an ineffective listing may make it tough for a seller to effectively promote his or...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Recipe: Pecan, Coconut & Date Bars
Photo by Polina Tankilevitch from Pexels Looking for a healthful treat? One that will keep you energized when you need a boost? Or a treat for the kids to replace sweets or cookies? These scrumptious Pecan, Coconut & Date Bars might be just what you're looking for. Great for travel, camping or giving to friends and co-workers, they...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Is Now a Good Time to Buy a Second Home?
Although you might already own a house, now may prove to be a good time to pursue a second residence. For example, if you have always wanted to own a home in the mountains, you can purchase a second residence to make your dream come true. On the other hand, if you want to own a vacation residence on...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Selling Your Vacation Home? 5 Marketing Suggestions to Help
Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay Selling a vacation home is a lot like selling any other property, but for a few key differences. One, most vacation homes are far from the people who want to purchase them. Two, most vacation homes are far away from their owners, as well. This distance between owners, sellers, and...
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Posted on 12/17/2020
Another Property Sold - 14 Sanford Street #61, Medway, MA 02053
Beautiful Spacious Corner End Unit in Desirable Sanford Mill. One Level Living with Open Floor Plan. Enjoy the Spectacular Water Views of all Four New England Seasons while relaxing to the sound of the waterfall. The original Post Beams and Brick Walls add to the Charm. Too many upgrades to list. Over $50K in renovations. Kitchen remodel includes, new cabinetry, granite counter tops and tile backsplash. Gorgeous Custom Built In Bookshelf and window seats in the Living Room. Cork Flooring installed in the Dining Room, Hallway, and Two Bedrooms. Renovated Full Bath with decorative tiled shower and new tile flooring. Added Insulation...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Keep Your Home More Secure With These Tactics
While there's a lot to be said for the value of high-tech home security systems, there are many basic, inexpensive things you can do to safeguard your home from intruders. Keeping your home secure begins with awareness, good communication, and positive habits. Where does good communication come into play? One example is the need to have a trusted neighbor...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
How to Generate Steady Income from Real Estate
Image by Alexsander-777 from Pixabay With the rapid rebound in the real estate market over the past few years, there has been a tremendous increase in the financial potential of this industry. Therefore, many people are looking for ways to generate a steady income in real estate. In order to take advantage of the numerous available opportunities, there...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
How to Decide if an HOA Right for You
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay In many communities, homeowner’s associations, or HOAs, provide services to residents of the neighborhood. In fact, as many as 26 million homes are under the guidance of an HOA across the country. These community organizations can help ensure the neighborhood’s homes stay in good repair, residents treat each other respectfully, and agreed-upon rules...
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Posted on 11/24/2020
Another Property Sold - 161 Lovering, Medway, MA 02053
Welcome Home to this Spacious Oversized 10 Room Split Entry Home. Set on a Beautiful Corner Acre Lot. Flexible Floor Plan. Relax in the Generous Sized Cathedral Ceiling Family Room. Updated Kitchen with Gorgeous Custom Backsplash and Granite Counter tops Open to the Dining Room and Living Room with Wood Burning Fireplace. Lower Level Offers an Office and Game/Bonus Room. Enjoy the Serenity of the Two Room Screened In Porch. Other Features include updated Bathrooms, 3 Car Garage, New Water Softener System (2019), New Tankless Hot Water Furnace (2018), Balcony, Natural Gas, Town Sewer and Private Well Water. Come see why Boston Magazine...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Luxury Homes: Five Extreme Features
Photo by Tom Pottiger on Unsplash As home technology becomes more advanced and affordable, the extreme features of yesterday's luxury homes are becoming more and more standard. Here's an assembled a top-five features in today's luxury homes that will still take your breath away. Some are tech-based, others are designed more with ultimate homeowner comfort in mind. Regardless,...
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