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Posted on 04/11/2021
Why Upstart House Flippers Should Stay Away From Structural Renovations
Image by timotavi from Pixabay The basic premise of house flipping seems like a simple enough business model. Buy an inexpensive house that requires renovations, make them, and sell it for more than you invested. However, it's important to remember that house upgrades and structural repairs are worlds apart. A savvy house flipper would be wise to understand...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
How Do HOA Laws Work?
Photo by LinkedIn Sales Navigator from Pexels Homeowners Associations (HOAs) were originally created to give everyone a larger say in their community. The rules and regulations are there to provide structure, preserve property values, and increase a sense of unity within the neighborhood boundaries. But not all HOAs function in the same way, and some can lead homeowners...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Town House or Single Family Home, Which is Right for Your Family ?
Photo by Ricarda Molck via Pixabay More and more communities are creating spaces for both individual homes and multifamily townhomes. Both styles offer lots of space, comfortable living and access to a neighborhood's amenities -- but there are some key differences that might make one style more suitable for you than another. Learning more about the differences between...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Finish a Successful Home Selling Journey
The home selling journey may seem endless at times. Fortunately, once you accept a buyer's offer to purchase your home, the finish line of this journey may be in sight. There are many things that a house seller can do to streamline the process of reaching a home closing date, and these include: 1. Establish Realistic Expectations Although accepting...
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Posted on 03/17/2021
Another Property Sold - 47 East Broadway, Haverhill, MA 01830
Wonderful Riverside location... This 3 bdrm home has been in the family for almost 70 years. It has been well cared for and has good bones, but is in need of updating. So bring your home improvement ideas and make it your own. Oh, and bring the in-laws too, as there is a cozy in-law suite (due diligence required). There's plenty of parking and a large fenced-in yard with a newer above ground pool. There is near-by shopping and a medical facility. This won't last long at this...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Entreprenuers: What You Need to Know Flipping vs. Renting
Photo by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay To an upstart house flipper, the difference between renting a property or selling it quickly may seem inconsequential. After all, entrepreneurs get into the real estate game to make money. Why should it matter? Truth be told, owning rental properties and fix-and-flip business models are like comparing apples and oranges. Although apples and...
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Posted on 03/12/2021
Another Property Sold - 239 Elm St, Amesbury, MA 01913
Welcome home! This tastefully redone single-family home is looking for its owner. This former daycare center is now an awesome single-level of living residence. The beautiful new kitchen boasts stainless appliances and granite countertops. The open concept living-dining area allows for all your creative design ideas. The large master bedroom can handle all your bedroom furniture and there is still room to roam. Oh, and the new heating system, hot water tank, and A/C are a huge plus. All of this on one level of living adds up to one special place! The full basement allows for plenty of storage and can offer so much more… potential...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Weekend Project: Repaint Patio Furniture
Image by MikesPhotos from Pixabay The bistro table and chairs or patio set that welcomed your guests to gather outdoors and gave your porch a pop of color is now less than beautiful with its peeling paint and orange-brown crust. Your outdoor space deserves a freshening up and the best way to go about it for both your...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
What is a Reverse Mortgage?
Photo by Alexander Mils from Pexels If your wealth is tied up in your home, how can you free up some cash? A reverse mortgage is available to homeowners with mostly or fully paid-off mortgages. The monthly payments, which come from the lender to you, are not counted as taxable income. But there are mortgage taxes, and interest...
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Posted on 02/26/2021
Another Property Sold - 4 Harvest Drive #213, North Andover, MA 01845
Welcome home! This fantastic unit offers 1,304 sf of open floor plan living space with plenty of natural sunlight! The open dining and living area has a gas fireplace and access to the balcony which overlooks the wooded area on the backside of Building 4. The kitchen boasts SS appliances and granite countertops and is open to the dining-living area, which is convenient when entertaining. The spacious Master Suite with a larger bedroom area, a walk-in closet, and a Master Bathroom with a jetted tub is a plus. The 2nd bedroom is also spacious and has a large closet. The other full bathroom is across the hall and convenient to the bedroom and...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Tips for Creating Unique & Memorable Magnets
Photo by Squared.one on Unsplash Is it time to get more organized? If you want to start keeping important reminders on your refrigerator or your New Year's resolution was to get organized with a magnetic calendar, then the first thing you need are magnets. Sure, you can buy pre-made magnets that operate just fine, but why not unleash...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
Assess the Seller's Perspective
A homebuyer who considers the seller's perspective may be better equipped than others to enjoy a successful property buying experience. In fact, this buyer should have no trouble submitting a competitive offer to purchase – something that may lead to a fast home purchase. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you analyze the seller's perspective....
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