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House Hunters Blog

Bragging on Our Agent, Anna Matveychuk-Culmone

The National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA) is a professional organization of real estate buyer agents and buyer brokers who only represent home buyers. Members of NAEBA do not accept listings, advertise properties for sale or represent sellers at any time. Our agent, Anna Matveychuk-Culmone is running to be on their Board of Directors.

By |2019-12-05T15:12:15-05:00December 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Avoidable Problems: How a Walkthrough Protects Buyers

Sometimes, we hear stories from people who planned on using our services but then wandered into an open house and found themselves represented by the person at the open house. This happened to someone Dave knew, recently. By the time Dave found out about it, it was too late. The agent who “represented” these buyers

By |2019-11-11T11:28:58-05:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: buying process, Dave|Tags: , , , |

What is the new Condominium Conversion Ordinance (CCO)?

A tried and true Somerville, MA political move is to publish something damning on the weekend before the election, so that the target of the slander doesn’t have time to get a rebuttal out. It’s tried and true, and it was tried again this year. But.It.Didn’t.Work. The current City Council was reelected in its entirety.

By |2019-11-20T12:31:12-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: condo issues|Tags: , , , , , |

Financial Tips for Veterans Who Might Buy a House

Are you or have you been in the U.S. military? Would you like to buy a house someday but you're not sure whether you have the finances to do it? Veterans' Legal Rights Anyone on active duty in the military is protected by the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). According to military.com, f you are

By |2019-11-03T11:21:52-05:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Money and finance|

Do This Today! Winter House Care

Tuesday, November 12 will be the first very cold night of the season! What does your house need from you? If you are off today for Veteran’s Day, do yourselves a favor and do these things: Close and lock all your windows. They seal better that way. Last chance to turn off your outdoor spigot.

By |2019-11-11T13:04:00-05:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Energy efficiency, Problems and repair|

Aging in Place

When my clients say “forever home,” they usually mean this: the biggest and best placed house until their children are raised and gone. It’s not really forever. The generational tide used to turn when children went off to college. That has changed a bit. The Boomer generation is not moving to smaller quarters at the

By |2019-10-16T12:55:50-04:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: Senior living|Tags: , , , , |

Renovated Houses and Condos: Advice For Buyers and Sellers

Hello buyers! The National Association of Realtors® studies which renovations will excite you into spending more for your next house or condo. What will buyers pay a lot for, and what falls in the “nice to have” but does not add cash to the seller’s pockets? The defense, for you as buyers, is to keep

By |2019-10-07T11:47:04-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: buying process, Problems and repair|Tags: , , , , , |

Watching for a recession. What are the indicators?

What should you look for as an indication that the seller’s market is on the decline? How can you watch for a turn in uneven supply and demand balance in favor of buyers? As exclusive buyer’s agents, we’ve seen this before. But, because we are a small company who work with a small number of