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Brookline, MA Real Estate and Community Guide

Feb 6, 2017 8:45:00 AM

Originally settled as a hamlet of Boston in 1638, the Town of Brookline was incorporated in 1706. The town was once a part of the Algonquin territory and was settled by European colonists as the hamlet of Muddy River. Throughout its history, Brookline has resisted being annexed by Boston and remains an independent town to this day.

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Topics: Community Information, Massachusetts Home Prices, Massachusetts Relocation, Brookline MA

Plymouth, MA Real Estate and Community Guide

Nov 2, 2016 7:01:18 PM

Plymouth, Massachusetts, fondly nicknamed "America's Hometown," is a town with a historical culture and folklore that arguably is unmatched anywhere else in the United States. In fact, it is one of the most historically prominent towns in the country overall.  Plymouth, located in Plymouth County, also is the largest municipality in Massachusetts at approximately 103 square miles. From the thriving economy to the never-ending collection of attractions and events that take place all year long, Plymouth is a great American town to visit and especially to call home.

 

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Topics: Community Information, Massachusetts Relocation, Plymouth MA

Public Transportation 101 For Homebuyers Moving to Boston

Oct 27, 2016 9:32:05 AM

Whether you are new to the city or planning a move to Boston, you need to know how to get around.  This means having knowledge of Boston public transportation, the Massachusetts mass transit system, and its various options.  Homebuyers moving to Boston and considering which city or town to live in are going to want to learn the letters MBTA.

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, Massachusetts Relocation, Boston Relocation

Tips for Choosing a City When Moving to Massachusetts

Sep 5, 2016 3:00:00 PM

So you’ve already made the decision to move to Massachusetts, but where in Massachusetts? There are a number of things to consider when relocating, and there is place for every lifestyle. Massachusetts arguably is split into six main areas:

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, Massachusetts Relocation, Boston Relocation

Braintree, MA Real Estate and Community Guide

Sep 5, 2016 2:30:00 PM

The Town of Braintree, Massachusetts is a suburban community with a strong residential makeup positioned in what is known as Boston’s South Shore. Located in Norfolk County, Braintree is bordered by Randolph on the west, Quincy on the north, and Weymouth on the east. Rich in historical roots, Braintree has a reputation for a strong sense of community that offers a prosperous business sector, convenient location, and plenty of recreation and activities.

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Topics: Community Information, Massachusetts Relocation, Braintree MA

Do Massachusetts Home Buyers Pay Taxes When Buying a Home?

Mar 5, 2016 4:28:44 PM

No, Massachusetts home buyers do not pay taxes on the purchase of real estate; however, homes sellers do pay something called tax stamps.

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, Real Estate Misc., Massachusetts Relocation, Real Estate Law, Boston Relocation

Newburyport, MA Real Estate and Community Guide

Mar 4, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Newburyport is a beautiful seaside community full of cobblestone streets and architecture that predates America’s birth. The city, which was first settled in 1635, is one of the smallest cities in Massachusetts. Despite its size Newburyport is a central part of New England history and has a lot to offer its residents and homebuyers. It was once the center of maritime trade, shipbuilding and fishing and boasts connections to Paul Revere, William Lloyd Garrison and George Whitefield. Alongside a rich history, Newburyport offers its 17,000 residents a lively downtown of shops, restaurants and museums; a collection of relaxing parks, waterfront areas and wildlife reservations; and an active social schedule.

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Topics: Community Information, Massachusetts Relocation, Newburyport MA

Salem, MA Real Estate and Community Guide

Feb 1, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Salem, Massachusetts is much more than the location of the infamous Witch Trials.

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Topics: Community Information, Massachusetts Relocation, Salem MA

5 Taxes Homebuyers Should Know About When Moving to Massachusetts

Nov 3, 2015 6:54:08 PM

Homebuyers moving to the Boston area should familiarize themselves not only with real estate property taxes, but also several other taxes that will impact the overall cost of relocating to Massachusetts. Besides real estate property taxes, Massachusetts has an income tax, a sales tax, an excise tax and tax related to the failure to obtain health insurance. 

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Topics: Real Estate Misc., Massachusetts Relocation, Boston Relocation

What are Closing Costs When Buying a Home in Massachusetts?

Oct 17, 2015 4:08:57 PM

In addition to the down payment, homebuyers need to pay closing costs. Closing costs are the collection of fees, expenses and charges associated with purchasing a home with a mortgage loan. 

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, Mortgages 101, Real Estate Misc., Massachusetts Relocation

Quincy, MA Real Estate and Community Guide

Oct 2, 2015 8:11:50 AM

Quincy, Massachusetts is a coastal city located immediately south of Boston in Norfolk County. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because it is. The city is the birthplace of U.S. Presidents John Quincy Adams and his dad, John Adams, thus it bears the nickname, "The City of Presidents." First settled in 1625, Quincy was once part of neighboring town Braintree. Quincy also borders Milton, Weymouth, Randolph, and Hull.

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Topics: Community Information, Massachusetts Relocation, Quincy MA

Three Tips Before You Move to Massachusetts

Oct 1, 2015 7:26:57 PM

While researching houses for your Massachusetts relocation it is also a good idea to get information on cost of living, moving expenses and school districts.  Cost of living varies greatly from state to state and even from one city or town to another. It is in your best interest to find out realistically what cities and towns you can afford to live in.  Moving expenses need to be taken into consideration while you are looking for a place to live as well. Even if your company provides you with a relocation package, moving expenses can escalate quickly. Many people assume to only look at school districts, if they have children or are expecting. Living in an area of a desirable school district is beneficial for many reasons, including resale value of your home and possibly more desirable neighborhoods.

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Topics: Massachusetts Relocation, Boston Relocation

    

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