Digital estate plan

What Is a Digital Estate Plan and Why Do You Need One?

So much of our lives take place online today. We run businesses, social media accounts, and more. We store our photos, important files and more on our computers. Even though all of this is true, most people are not doing enough to protect their digital assets — that’s where your digital estate plan comes in.  … Continued

Inherit Real Estate Hidden Fees

Top 6 Hidden Costs When You Inherit Real Estate

It’s hard enough to manage the grief of losing a loved one without dealing with the costs of inheriting their house. We understand how confusing the financial aspect of inheriting real estate can be. We hope to make this challenging time a little easier by bringing awareness to the hidden expenses that may arise. So, … Continued

Selling Home: Senior Care

Selling a Home to Pay for Senior Care

Selling one’s home to pay for long-term care is one of the biggest decisions seniors and their families will have to make. Unfortunately, it’s a reality currently being faced by millions of people across the country. In fact, a report prepared by the National Association of Realtors found that more than half of home sellers … Continued

How to Reduce & Deal With the Stress of Selling Your House

Selling a house is no walk in the park. You have to find a listing agent, price your home competitively, get your house ready for showings, review and negotiate offers – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. A recent survey found that 77% of homeowners found the process of selling their home stressful … Continued

Selling House with Bed Bugs

Is It Illegal To Sell A House With Bed Bugs?

The mere mention of bed bugs is enough to send any homeowner into a full-blown panic. To make matters worse, bed bugs have become more prevalent – mainly due to the rise of global travel and second-hand shopping. Not only do bed bugs invade your home and cause painful bites, but they also make it … Continued

Inheriting Parent's House

What To Do When You Inherit Your Parent’s House

Inheriting a house is a stressful and emotionally draining process- especially when the inheritance came from a recently deceased loved one. Deciding what to do with your parent’s house while still in the early stages of grief is difficult, to say the least. However, having access to the right information can help.

Selling Home

How Much Money Should I Put In My House Before I Sell It?

If you’ve decided to sell your home, you might be wondering if you need to invest in renovations before selling. You’re not alone – according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, Americans spend more than $400 billion a year on home renovations and repairs. But how much money do you really … Continued

Sell a House with Unpermitted Work

How to Sell a Home with Unpermitted Work

Have you decided to put your house on the market, only to realize that you have done unpermitted work to the home? Believe it or not, this is something that many people have dealt with and will continue to deal with.

How To Find A Great Listing Agent In Massachusetts

Do you want to hire a listing agent to help you sell your home? You’re in good company. An overwhelming number of people hire a listing agent to assist them in the home selling process. According to a National Association of Realtors survey, 90% of home sellers use a listing agent to help them navigate … Continued

Reverse Mortgages After Passing Away

How Does A Reverse Mortgage Work When You Die?

If you are the borrower of a reverse mortgage loan or are considering applying for one, you are probably curious about the rules and requirements for this type of loan. Reverse mortgage rules can be complicated, but we’re here to simplify them for you– so you can feel confident in your decision. What Is a … Continued

Selling a House with a Failed Septic System

How To Sell A House With A Failed Septic System

Suppose you put your house on the market and have received several great offers. There’s one problem: you just found out your septic system failed its Title 5 inspection. If you’ve ever been in this situation, you know how overwhelming it can be.

Sell Home As-Is

Can You Sell a House As Is Without an Inspection in Massachusetts?

If you put your house on the market with a realtor, you’ll in all likelihood attract buyers looking for a new home for their family, often with a limited budget and the need for a mortgage. While the market boom post-pandemic has led to many a bidding war, and in some cases, waiving an inspection, there’s no way to avoid an inspection entirely if you’re selling to everyday people.