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Buyers, Avoid These Mistakes!

AVOID THESE COMMON MISTAKES When Buying A Home Being an Accredited Buyer Representative, I take my job looking out for my buyer clients very seriously. If I am going to find the right home in the right area at the … Continue reading

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Landlords, Tenants, and Snow Removal

Who’s Responsible for Snow Removal? You own a rental property and insist that you have no responsibility for removal of snow except for clearing the sidewalks as required by a municipal ordinance.  Are you correct?  No. The usual rule is … Continue reading

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Government’s Heavy Hand on Landlords

Just Cause Eviction Bill Re-Introduced Again in 2017 If you’re a landlord or planning on becoming one in Boston, you have to keep informed of what you can and cannot do when your property is within the city limits of … Continue reading

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What’s a FICO score?

My Credit Score is Decent. or is it?! How many times do we REALTORS hear buyers say, “My credit is good” when it really it isn’t? Constantly. Some buyers think that their credit is in great shape when it isn’t … Continue reading

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FHA Conforming Loan Limits Raised

Getting a mortgage for a home can be a challenge for many buyers for a variety of reasons. However, high-cost-of-living states such as Massachusetts pose an additional challenge – higher down-payment requirements. Fortunately, the Feds understand this and try to … Continue reading

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Tenants, Landlords, and Marijuana

 Yes, it is legal to use marijuana products in Massachusetts; but that does not give you the right to smoke it wherever you want. Wherever smoking cigarettes is restricted, marijuana, too, is restricted. Therefore, if your landlord does not allow … Continue reading

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Boston Increases Residential Exemption for 2017

The mayor and the Boston City Council have chosen to increase the residential exemption from 30% to 35% of the average of all residential parcels. This means that some homeowners might see their property tax bill go lower. The current … Continue reading

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Do Something for Yourself and Your Neighbors

There are two important things everyone should be on top of in the winter time and which inure to one’s own benefit! 1. Have Shovel, Clear Walkways – It is easy to ignore everything but your own driveway and sidewalk … Continue reading

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For Smokers and Tokers

So, you like to smoke. Thankfully, we can do most anything we like to within the confines of our home. However, if smoking cigarettes or joints or even harmless incense, you should consider doing one of two things: 1. Don’t … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Rising Interest Rates?

Can’t say I didn’t warn you… Several months ago I was warning buyers and sellers to make a move ASAP before interest rates move up. The ridiculously low interest rates that the Feds have kept artificially low to make the … Continue reading

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