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Posted on 11/29/2020
Host a Yard Sale Before You List Your Residence
If you intend to sell your home, you may want to host a yard sale. Thanks to a yard sale, you can eliminate clutter from your residence. Furthermore, a yard sale enables you to connect with your local community and inform community members about your plans to list your house. Ultimately, there are many ways to ensure a yard...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Condo vs. Townhouse: What's the Difference?
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels When it comes to home ownership, you have many options beyond buying a single-family home. A condominium and a townhouse are two such options. Before you consider making one of these your permanent home, it's important to understand the differences between them. Condo Ownership When you purchase a condo, you own the entire...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Are You Ready to Hire a Property Appraiser?
A home appraisal is paramount for a house seller. If a seller enters the real estate market with an appraisal report in hand, he or she can use the report's property valuation to determine the optimal price for a residence. Then, this individual can set an aggressive price for his or her house from day one of the home...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Savory Carrot & Black Bean Soup
Photo by Bence Balla-Schottner on Unsplash Herbs, onions, celery and garlic infuse the carrots and beans in this soup with remarkable richness and character. This soup can be made with canned black beans, but we highly recommend using dry beans, cooked up with a clove of garlic and a dash of tamari. The beans will be splendid, filling...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
How to Clear Clogged Pipes
Photo by Kaboompics .com from Pexels When the toilet's stopped up, you grab the plunger. If it's the sink, you might run some unclogging solution down with hot water. But some clogged piped won't clear. They get stopped up with gunk and debris that, over time, may work its way deep in the pipes. How do you power...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
3 Ways Buyers Can Secure the Best Mortgage Terms
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay The perfect home is not the only thing you'll need to shop for when you want to become a homeowner. In order to get the best terms, the lowest monthly payment and a reasonable interest rate, start doing some homework now -- before you even attend your first open house. 1. Check Your...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Don’t Fall Prey to Budget Busters
Image by Monster Ztudio from Shutterstock It's time to find the perfect place of your own but becoming a property investor has one significant roadblock: a down payment. It’s something that can stop potential home buyers in their tracks. While winning the lottery or inheriting a windfall would be fabulous, you don’t need those luxuries before you can...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Selling Your Vacation Home?
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 10/04/2020
How Much Time Should You Spend Searching for a House?
Generally, the length of the homebuying journey depends on the individual. In some instances, a buyer will purchase the first house that he or she views in-person. Or, in other cases, it may take a buyer several weeks or months to find a house that matches his or her expectations. There is no need to rush the homebuying journey....
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Posted on 09/27/2020
HOAs: Could They Truly Benefit a Neighborhood?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock An HOA — or Homeowners' Association — is an organization in your subdivision or community that creates and enforces regulations and rules for the properties and residents. If a property is part of an HOA's jurisdiction, buying it automatically makes you a member. Therefore, you are required to pay HOA dues that cover...
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Posted on 09/26/2020
Another Property Sold - 1 Snowbell Ln #1, Worcester, MA 01606
Charming, well maintained, end-unit townhouse in the desirable Oak Ridge Estates has much to offer! Sun-soaked dining room with hardwood flooring flows directly into the kitchen. The kitchen features stainless appliances and seating area around the peninsula counter-top. Spilling out into the fire-placed living room you'll find the floor plan both highly functional and perfect for entertaining guests. The generously sized living room overlooks the spacious back deck and well manicured outdoor space. A half bath rounds out the first level. Upstairs the bedrooms are well-proportioned with the master including two closets and direct access to...
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Posted on 09/23/2020
Another Property Sold - 92 Moreland Green Dr, Worcester, MA 01609
Beautiful well maintained Colonial in desirable Tatnuck neighborhood. First floor completely open floor plan with a sun drenched four season sunroom. Laundry on first floor! Living room has a natural gas fireplace to curl up by on those cold winter nights. Upstairs hosts three bedrooms with an additional sitting room or office if needed. Huge master bedroom, Large walk-in closet and attached hollywood bathroom. Basement is partially finished with half bathroom. Could be a perfect game room or movie theater. Nice flat back yard for entertaining with shed that has electrical. Make your appointments and see what your new home has to offer!...
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