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.
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
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.
Do we offer fee for service contracts? Well, yes we do. But in 28 years of offering this service, almost no one has taken us up on the offer. Paying fee for service means paying. Therein lies the problem. Consumers don’t want to pay up front if they may not end up buying. Not one
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
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
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
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
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
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