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Posted on 05/03/2020
What is an REIT?
Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a specialty corporate entity that owns and operates real estate to generate a profit. Several types exist. An Equity REIT typically generates income by leasing and managing income-producing property. The type of property makes no difference -- commercial, multi-family residential, retail, office, industrial, or a mix...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
5 Types of Real Estate Zoning
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay A neighborhood is a neighborhood. And a business district is a business district, right? Unfortunately, it's not so cut and dry. There are actually nine major zoning types in most areas. And these can impact things like home use, home value, and property taxes. Zoning can change over time. Let's explore the five...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Tips for Saving on Electricity Costs While you Travel
Photo by Clint Patterson via Unsplash It sounds like a great idea -- turn off your electricity entirely when you go on vacation and you'll dramatically slash your electric bills. While this works in theory, there are some considerations that make shutting everything down problematic for homeowners. Learning more about your options allows you to conserve energy wisely,...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Refresh Your Pedestal Sink With a Colorful Skirt
Photo by Hédi Benyounes on Unsplash Dressing up your bathroom can not only make your house have more sales appeal but also can make your morning routine a little more cheerful. One way to dress up a pedestal sink and even add a pop of color to your bathroom pallet is by adding a colorful skirt. 1. Take...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Moving Day Safety Will Ensure You Have a Smooth Move
Moving day; you’ve waited months for this day to arrive, working hard to make sure you, your family, pets, and belongings are ready for the big move. With all of the preparations and various people involved, it’s easy for moving day to become dangerous. To ensure that you and your family have a safe and smooth moving day, I’ve...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Increase Your Home's Value with Flooring
Flooring is a significant part of your home interior decor. It bears the brunt of your daily activities and is always the first surface to reflect wear and tear. With that in mind, consider installing high-end flooring that is durable, lasts longer, and of course, makes your home more appealing. Luxurious flooring can boost your home value tremendously...
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Posted on 03/22/2020
Tips on Determining the "Must Have" Amenities in Your Private Community
Photo by Engin Akyurt via Pixabay When you choose a private community, you likely do so because of some of the more visible amenities -- the pool, tennis courts and clubhouse are difficult to miss. Which amenities matter most to you -- and which are just nice additions? A look at some of the potential private community amenities...
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Posted on 03/16/2020
35 High Street, Newton, MA 02464 now has a new price of $1,449,000!
Lovingly restored spectacular 1880's Victorian with a wrap around porch in the Newton Upper Falls Historical District. Situated on over 16,000 square feet of land with landscaped perennial beds, including a pond with a water feature. The main house has period detail including stained glass windows, two working fireplaces, beautifully inlaid hardwood floors, and several bay windows. It has an open kitchen leading to a formal dining room, living room with working pocket doors, family room, and a sun room. It also has 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, including a master with jacuzzi. All utilities have been updated, including central air conditioning...
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Posted on 03/16/2020
Another Property Sold - 225 Oak St, Randolph, MA 02368
This spacious ranch has 3 bedrooms, a family room and 2 full bathrooms on the 1st level. Large master suite with skylight and deck. In-law unit in the lower level that is in need of work. Do some updates and this house can be your dream...
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Posted on 03/15/2020
Understanding Closing Costs
Image by Ryan R Fox from Shutterstock It can be a stressful endeavor to purchase a home. As one of the most significant investments in life, it is important to understand the steps and fees you may encounter beyond the sale price. When you are searching for a property, keep the expense of closing in mind. What Are...
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Posted on 03/08/2020
What Are Conforming Loans?
Image by InspiredImages from Pixabay When you plan on getting a mortgage, you have some choices. There are conventional, FHA, VA and other options. One term you'll likely hear is a conforming or a non-conforming loan. If you aren't sure what that means, you could end up confused about the kind of loan you're actually getting for your...
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Posted on 03/01/2020
What to Expect During the House Selling Journey
Selling a home rarely proves to be a simple, straightforward process. However, if you plan ahead for the house selling journey, you may be better equipped than other sellers to identify and address potential hurdles. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you plan for the home selling journey. 1. Identify Your Home's Strengths and Weaknesses...
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