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Buying a House With Solar Panels: What Home Buyers Need to Know

Jun 13, 2023 8:02:38 PM

As more homeowners look for ways to protect the environment and save money on energy costs, more prospective home buyers in Massachusetts will consider buying a house with solar panels installed.

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, Real Estate Misc.

What is Title Insurance in Massachusetts?

May 9, 2023 6:43:48 AM

When purchasing a home in Massachusetts, title insurance is one of the many expenses buyers are likely to incur at closing.

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

How Much Does Homeowners Insurance in Massachusetts Cost?

Apr 7, 2023 7:29:44 AM

The cost of homeowners insurance in Massachusetts varies depending on several factors, including the value of your home, the coverage, the deductible, and the insurance company you choose. The average cost of homeowners insurance in Massachusetts is $1,320 per year, according to NerdWallet. That's 27 percent less than the national average of $1,820.

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, Real Estate Misc.

11 Things Massachusetts Home Buyers Should Know in Spring 2023

Mar 28, 2023 8:19:19 AM

Whether you're a first-time home buyer, moving to Massachusetts, or you last purchased a home several years ago, you will want to educate yourself on the current state of the Massachusetts real estate market. 

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Home-buying Tips, Massachusetts Home Prices

6 Expensive Issues a Home Inspection in Massachusetts Might Uncover

Feb 27, 2023 8:26:10 AM

When purchasing a home, it's essential to ensure that the property is in acceptable condition and free from any unexpected defects that could cost you significant money after closing. 

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Seller's Home Inspection Doesn't Replace a Homebuyer's Need for One

Feb 15, 2023 9:07:30 AM

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal suggested that home sellers might want to have their homes inspected before listing them for sale because knowing the property's condition might help with the sale. 

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Is Buying a Condo a Good Investment in Massachusetts

Jan 19, 2023 8:42:32 AM

Whether or not buying a condo is a good investment or a good idea depends on your personal circumstances and your preferences in a home. There are several factors to consider. 

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, Condominium

What Homebuyers Need to Know About a Plot Plan in Real Estate

Jan 17, 2023 10:33:49 PM

A plot plan is a detailed drawing of a piece of real estate that shows the property's boundaries, any structures on the property, and the property's location in relation to the surrounding area.

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, Real Estate Misc.

Your Contractor is not a Massachusetts Home Inspector

Jan 15, 2023 6:35:00 PM

At a home inspection, a listing agent commented that home inspectors just scare homebuyers, and he said he was recommending to his homebuyer clients that they just hire a contractor. Don't do it! That's terrible advice.

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Topics: Home-buying Tips

Home-buying Contingencies Massachusetts Homebuyers Should Know About

Dec 21, 2022 3:27:18 PM

Homebuyers must protect themselves and their investment – specifically, their earnest money deposits – by including contingencies in their real estate contracts. 

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What's an Exclusive Buyer Agent in Real Estate?

Dec 15, 2022 9:08:05 AM

An exclusive buyer agent is a real estate agent who represents only buyers' interests in real estate transactions. 

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5 Ways Buying a Home in New Hampshire is Different From Massachusetts

Aug 15, 2022 2:10:00 PM

There is a popular saying in real estate: "All real estate is local." To a large extent, that is true. Demand, which largely dictates median sale price, inventory, and other market conditions - varies from community to community.

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, Real Estate Misc., New Hampshire

   

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