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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

FHA Mortgages Getting Easier to Manage, October 2019

The Federal Housing Authority, or FHA, provides mortgage insurance for people who purchase properties with less than twenty percent down. Some borrowers can only get their low down-payment loans through FHA, because no other institutional lender will qualify them. There is a difference with FHA loans. They weigh the condition of the property more than

By |2019-10-02T08:31:04-04:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Mortgage matters|Tags: , , , , |

The end of bidding wars?

The Boston Globe published an article about the possibility of a slow-down in local real estate. “... houses are taking longer to sell, and when they do, they’re more likely to sell below listing price than they did a year ago. Also, the number of homes on the market, particularly condominiums, is up. The market