Sell House with Open Permit

Can I Sell My House With an Open Permit in Massachusetts?

Discovering an open permit on your home can pose additional costs and delay the original timeline of your sale. Title searches don’t always catch open permits on a property, leading to further delays throughout the closing process. Below, we’ll cover what an open permit is, how it may impact your home sale and your options … Continued

Sell Townhouse

How Hard is it to Sell a Townhouse in Massachusetts?

Thinking of moving? Perhaps you need to relocate because of an employment change, need more space than your current home offers, or your kids have left home and you want to downsize. Whatever the reason for your decision, you’re likely ready to move on to greener pastures as soon as possible. So, exactly how difficult … Continued

Renovate Bathroom Before Selling House

Should I Renovate My Bathroom Before Selling My House?

Renovating your bathroom can add significant value to your home (in some cases, as much as 4 or 5%). But like all home improvement projects, updating your bathroom isn’t guaranteed to pay off. So, should you refresh your bathroom before selling? Let’s find out. Should I renovate my bathroom? If you’re thinking of renovating your … Continued

Sell Condo in Poor Condition

How to Sell a Condo in Poor Condition in Massachusetts

The decision to sell a condo when it’s in less-than-ideal condition can be stressful at best and embarrassing at worst. No one likes for us, or a loved one, to be portrayed as struggling or living “less-than”. In some cases, if you have the time and money, it may be worth giving the condo a … Continued

Sell House Leaky Basement

How to Sell a House with a Leaky Basement in Massachusetts

According to the Washington Post, over 40% of standalone houses in the US have a basement. That’s around 38 million basements, so it’s no surprise that they’ll develop a problem at one time or another. Basements vary from being dark, damp storage areas to providing comfortable, well-appointed extra living space. We’d all hope that our … Continued

How To Sell an Abandoned House in Massachusetts

If you own an abandoned house in Massachusetts and are looking to sell, you likely feel overwhelmed by the process. Abandoned homes are more common than one might think — according to one estimate, one in 63 residential properties in the U.S. is vacant. But what exactly counts as abandoned property, and what’s the best … Continued

Can HOA force you to sell your condo?

Can a Condo Association Force an Owner to Sell in Massachusetts?

Living in a condo may not be as common as owner-occupied houses, but over five million American households call a condo home. A condominium is a collection of attached properties where each owner owns their unit, part of the land that it sits on, and a share of the condo’s amenities. A condo is “governed” … Continued

How To Sell Commercial Real Estate Without a Realtor

If you’re wondering how to sell commercial real estate without a realtor, we’ve got you covered. If you’re in this position, your goals are simple: sell your property for the highest price and have a fast and smooth closing process. This guide will help you do just that.  What is commercial real estate? While residential … Continued

Finding an Investor to Buy Your Home

How To Find an Investor To Buy Your Home in Massachusetts

Are you looking to sell your house to an investor in Massachusetts? This one’s for you.  Traditionally, if you wanted to sell your house, you needed to work with a real estate agent to handle the process for you. The agent would help you qualify buyers and negotiate offers — then take a 5 or … Continued

Documents Needed To Sell a House in Massachusetts

Moving can be an exciting but stressful time in our lives. Not only do you need to look for another property that meets your requirements, but you also need to sell your property in an increasingly volatile market.  The process of selling a house can be long and grueling. Many sellers experience significant delays due … Continued

How long probate takes?

How long does probate take in Massachusetts?

Probate is the legal process of transferring the ownership of a deceased’s estate to its rightful heir. In Massachusetts, probate can take anywhere from 2 months to 2 years (sometimes longer), depending on the exact circumstances.  In this article, we’ll explore what the probate process looks like, what causes delays, how long it takes, and … Continued

Estate when No Will

How Is an Estate Settled if There’s No Will in Massachusetts?

Dying without a will is more common than you may think, but it can be problematic for your loved ones as it often causes delays in the distribution of your assets. Most notably, the process can delay the disbursement of financial accounts and physical assets, including real estate. Currently, there are state laws in place … Continued

Inherited house with repairs

What Can I Do if I Inherit a House That Is in Bad Shape?

Did you inherit a fixer-upper house and feel overwhelmed at the amount of work it needs? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered! Though inheriting a property in bad shape is far from ideal, there are ways to help the process go much smoother.  According to a recent survey from Coldwell Banker, 80% of Americans said … Continued

Selling a Condo vs Selling a House

5 Reasons Selling a Condo Is Different From Selling a House

Selling real estate — whether a condo, single-family home, or other property comes with its own set of challenges. Selling a condo is similar to selling a house; however, there are a few key differences to be aware of. If you’re wondering how to sell your condo, we’ve got you covered. Before listing your condo, … Continued