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Selling Your Vacation Rental Property? What You Must Know

Thinking of selling your vacation rental property? The decision of whether or not to sell an asset like this is always a tough one – after all, it makes you money. But running any kind of business is never a walk in the park, and for most, a vacation rental property is a side hustle. … Continued

6 Signs it's time to sell your house

6 Signs It’s Time to Sell Your House

Moving is stressful; most of us try to go as long as possible between having to do so. Even if we want to move somewhere new or move to a bigger home, the thought of putting our current home up for sale is daunting. There’s just so much to do! This is probably why, according … Continued

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Can I Give My House Back to the Bank in Massachusetts?

Buying a home is a time full of excitement, and you happily sign your mortgage agreement in the belief that you’ll be living in the home for many years to come. You never imagine there will be a time when you can’t cover the payments or want to free yourself from such a big financial … Continued

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Who Pays Closing Costs in a Real Estate Transaction?

When you first think about buying or selling a house, you think purely of the major transaction of paying for the home or getting paid. It’s only once you really think about the process that you realize just how much buying or selling has the potential to cost you. Closing costs are an area of … Continued

What Happens to Homeowners Insurance During Probate?

Content: When a loved one dies all we can think about initially is our grief, but as time goes on we also have to deal with a significant amount of paperwork regarding their passing. One aspect of dealing with a deceased’s estate that confuses many people is what happens to their homeowners insurance. Today, we’ll … Continued

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Can I Sell a House with Lead-Based Paint in Massachusetts?

If your home was built before 1978, there’s a good chance that there’s some lead-based paint in the home. Lead-based paint was a popular choice for interior and exterior paints in the early 20th century, with its popularity peaking in 1922 and then declining until it started being banned in the 1950s. While old homes … Continued

How to Sell a Home Fast After a Breakup

The end of a relationship is always hard, even if it was your decision or you know that it will be for the best. Finding a new life alone can feel overwhelming, but things become even more difficult when you’ve got shared assets, such as your home. If you were married and are now getting … Continued

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Is It Time to Sell Your Investment Property?

Much about America’s housing situation has changed over the last few years. We’ve seen sharp increases in rent and mortgage prices, the highest general inflation in decades, and the lowest rate of young homeowners in quite some time. In Phoenix, Arizona, the cost of the average home has risen from $264,000 in March 2020 to … Continued

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What is a Cash Offer in Real Estate? [What You Must Know]

If there’s one thing buyers want to offer and sellers want to be offered, it’s a cash offer. The saying “cold hard cash” no longer simply means physical metal coins, it alludes to the fact that nothing makes things happen faster than cash. This is especially true in the world of real estate, where the … Continued

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Should You Buy a House Before or After Having a Baby?

When you plan to have a child or fall pregnant, you start to look at your home in a whole new light. The home that once felt just the right size for you suddenly feels too small. Little features that didn’t bother you now seem impractical or even unsafe for a small child. So, you … Continued

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Alternatives to Foreclosure for Massachusetts Homeowners

Whether you’re struggling to meet your financial obligations and are thinking ahead, or have been threatened with foreclosure by your lender, there’s little else in this world that will send you into a tailspin. In this guide, we aim to equip you with all the knowledge you need to start taking action to regain a … Continued

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5 Tips for Selling Your Duplex Fast in Massachusetts

Selling any residential real estate follows the same basic processes, but duplexes can present some unique challenges. While condos and single-family homes are common in the US, duplexes, especially those with separately owner-occupied units, are more unusual away from the East coast. Here in Massachusetts, duplexes are common, so you shouldn’t have any harder time … Continued

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Massachusetts Probate Forms [Quick Guide]

The death of a loved one is never easy, even when the person passing away was elderly. After the whirlwind of the funeral comes settling the estate which can be an overwhelming process. To help you navigate this difficult time and find the easiest path through all the legalities, this quick guide will show you … Continued