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Massachusetts Home Buyer Guide

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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

Home Buyers Relocation Guide to Commuting in Boston

Sep 21, 2015 5:20:11 PM

Boston is frequently listed as one of the city's in the U.S. with the worst traffic and toughest commute, but there are several commuting alternatives to consider other than driving solo into the city. The Greater Boston area has one of the most sophisticated public transportation systems in the country, so home buyers relocating to the area don't need to panic about commuting to work.

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

Newton, MA Real Estate and Community Guide

Jul 30, 2015 2:45:00 PM

Coming in at number four in Money magazine's 2012 list of America's Best Places to Live, Newton appears to be the ideal New England community.

With highly-rated public schools and close proximity to Boston College and MIT, education is paramount to this community, its residents and the many Massachusetts home buyers that consider buying a home there. Those who opt to purchase Newton, MA real estate find themselves in a community that highly values education.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Community Information, Massachusetts Relocation, Newton MA

Norwood, MA Real Estate and Community Guide

Jul 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Norwood, Massachusetts Town CommonNorwood Massachusetts is a suburb located southwest of Boston, with a population of just over 28,000 people. Bordered by Dedham, Canton and Walpole, Norwood has easy access to Routes 95 and 128, making it a short commuting distance by car to Boston, Providence or the Waltham area.

There are also a couple of MBTA commuter rail stations located in Norwood that have trains that run into Boston, making it a convenient for residents to commute in to Boston by train. Norwood is governed by a Board of Selectmen, with day-to-day operations being handled by a general manager. It has a representative form of Town Meeting, which is the legislative body for the town. First settled in the late 1600’s, Norwood was originally part of Dedham, but split off into its own town in the early 1870’s. Much like most of the towns in the area, Norwood played a role in the American Revolution, with a company of Minutemen who were organized in town.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Community Information, Massachusetts Relocation, Norwood MA

Home Buyers Looking For a Green City May Want to Choose Boston

Apr 20, 2015 8:30:17 AM

Who doesn't want to breath fresher air?

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Massachusetts Relocation, Boston

Milton, MA Real Estate and Community Guide

Dec 22, 2014 6:54:53 AM

Milton, Massachusetts is a suburb located about 10 miles south of Downtown Boston, with a population of a little more than 27,000, as of the 2010 Census.  It is bordered by Boston to the North and West, Quincy, MA and Randolph, MA to the South and Canton, MA to the West.  On the East there is water access to Boston Harbor.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Community Information, Massachusetts Home Prices, Massachusetts Relocation, Milton MA

Amesbury, MA Real Estate and Community Guide

Nov 26, 2014 8:10:00 PM

Amesbury, Massachusetts is an idyllic little city situated in state’s northernmost region, along the New Hampshire border. Although it was originally settled as a farming town in 1645 and grew to be a busy industrial center during the 1800s and early 1900s – shipbuilding, shipping and fishing were important industries – today it is a small, mainly residential city that embodies all the intimate charm of a small New England town.

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Topics: Community Information, Massachusetts Relocation, Amesbury MA

How Can Home Buyers Prepare a Child with Autism for Moving?

Sep 18, 2014 8:58:00 PM

Are you preparing for an upcoming move to a new home? Do you have concerns about how the transition will go for your child with autism? How will you prepare your autistic child for such a transition?

Home buying can be a stressful process for some families, even under the best circumstances. It is natural for people to struggle with change. For many children with autism, these issues are tenfold. Children don't have a lot of experience dealing with change, and children with autism often have great difficulty dealing with unanticipated changes or transitions, even small daily occurrences.

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, Massachusetts Relocation

Sharon, MA Real Estate & Community Guide

Aug 20, 2014 7:33:00 AM

Sharon, Massachusetts, named in 2013 by Money Magazine as the best place to live in America, is a suburban community located southwest of Boston, with a population of approximately 17,000 people. 

Situated along Interstate 95, Providence, Rhode Island is about 26 miles to the south and Boston is about 17 miles to the north of Sharon. The MBTA commuter rail's Providence/Stoughton line stops in Sharon, providing easy access to Boston's South Station by train. There are not any subway or bus lines in the community. In addition, Massachusetts Route 27 runs through the town. 

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Community Information, Massachusetts Home Prices, Massachusetts Relocation, Sharon MA

What Massachusetts Home Buyers Need to Know About Days on the Market

Aug 5, 2014 8:30:00 PM

If homes are selling so fast, why were Massachusetts single-family homes on the market an average 89 days in June 2014, according to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors?

On the one hand, homes are not selling that fast in all Massachusetts cities and towns. On the other hand, many communities within 30 to 45 minutes of Boston are seeing homes in certain price ranges go under agreement is less then a week, but the way the number of days on the market is tracked gives the impression homes are on the market much longer. 

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

   

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