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Posted on 11/19/2021
Home Sales About To Surge? We May See a Winter Like Never Before.
Home Sales About To Surge? We May See a Winter Like Never Before. Like most industries, residential real estate has a seasonality to it. For example, toy stores sell more toys in October, November, and December than they do in any other three-month span throughout the year. More cars are sold in the U.S. during the second quarter (April,...
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Posted on 11/19/2021
Retirement May Be Changing What You Need in a Home
Retirement May Be Changing What You Need in a Home The past year and a half brought about significant life changes for many of us. For some, it meant entering retirement earlier than expected. Recent data shows more people retired this year than anticipated. According to the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, 2021 saw a retirement boom: “At...
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Posted on 11/17/2021
Sellers: You’ll Likely Get Multiple Strong Offers This Season
Sellers: You’ll Likely Get Multiple Strong Offers This Season Are you thinking about selling your house right now, but you’re not sure you’ll have the time to do so as the holidays draw near? If so, consider this: even as the holiday season approaches, there are plenty of buyers out there, and they really want your house. Here’s why...
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Posted on 11/17/2021
Disinfectant Basics: When to Use What at Home
Disinfectants are an integral part of every home’s arsenal. Whether you opt for more traditional disinfectants or prefer less abrasive versions, there are a few key points to remember. Here are the basic dos and don’ts of two of the most common disinfectants. Chlorine Bleach Most homeowners, renters and residents know that bleach has a plethora of uses....
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Posted on 11/16/2021
4 Things Every Renter Needs To Consider
4 Things Every Renter Needs To Consider As a renter, you’re constantly faced with the same dilemma: keep renting for another year or purchase a home? Your answer depends on your current situation and future plans, but there are a number of benefits to homeownership every renter needs to consider. Here are a few things you should think about...
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Posted on 11/13/2021
Dedham, MA Real Estate Market Update 11/13/2021
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Posted on 11/12/2021
VA Loans: Helping Veterans Achieve Their Homeownership Dreams
VA Loans: Helping Veterans Achieve Their Homeownership Dreams The purpose of Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans is to provide a pathway to homeownership for those who have sacrificed so much by serving our nation. As the Veterans Administration says of the program: “The objective of the VA Home Loan Guaranty program is to help eligible Veterans, active-duty personnel, surviving...
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Posted on 11/10/2021
Leave the Dirty Work to Your Robotic Mop
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Mopping the floors is a thankless job that seems to get undone a second after you finish up – and it doesn’t take much. A small spill while cooking dinner. Kids and dogs running in from outside. You name it. And with that, you’re back to square one, pulling out the mop and...
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Posted on 11/09/2021
Two Graphs That Show Why You Shouldn’t Be Upset About 3% Mortgage Rates
Two Graphs That Show Why You Shouldn’t Be Upset About 3% Mortgage Rates With the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac climbing above 3%, rising rates are one of the topics dominating the discussion in the housing market today. And since experts project rates will rise further in the coming months, that conversation isn’t going away any...
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Posted on 11/06/2021
Norwood, MA Real Estate Market Update 11/6/2021
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Posted on 11/05/2021
Numbers Don’t Lie – It’s Still a Great Time To Sell 
Numbers Don’t Lie – It’s Still a Great Time To Sell Some Highlights Heading into the end of the year, you might wonder if it’s still a good time to sell your house. Here’s what the latest data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) says. Housing supply is lower than last year, and home prices are up nationwide....
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Posted on 11/04/2021
Why a Wave of Foreclosures Is Not on the Way
Why a Wave of Foreclosures Is Not on the Way With forbearance plans coming to an end, many are concerned the housing market will experience a wave of foreclosures similar to what happened after the housing bubble 15 years ago. Here are a few reasons why that won’t happen. There are fewer homeowners in trouble this time After the...
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