Disclose or Not to Disclose…. That is the Question

Sellers statement of property condition - dislcosure

Massachusetts is what is called a Caveat Emptor or Buyer Beware state for home buyers.  Meaning buyers you are basically on your own and your due diligence falls directly on you.  Don't do your homework or ask the right questions and your basically out of luck.  The question for home sellers is do you choose to disclose or not to disclose any issues with a Sellers Statement of Property Condition. Sample of Seller's Statement of Property Condition (MAR 700) Sellers Obligation … Continue reading...

5 Wood Siding Care and Maintenance Tips

Wood siding care and maintenance tips

When it comes time to sell your home having your homes siding in tip top shape goes a long way in increasing curb appeal.  Wood siding is certainly a very desirable finish for many home buyers if you show it off looking its best. Allura, a manufacturer of fiber cement products for your home has written a guest post on how to care for your natural wood siding.  Regular care and maintenance will go a long way in maintaining the beautiful look of your wood siding. 5 Wood Siding Care … Continue reading...

How Do You Calculate the Square Footage of Your Home?

Calculate square footage on your home accurately

The square footage of your home plays a large role in how to market your home and the buyers that will be attracted to your home as well. In this article we will be discussing How Do You Calculate the Square Footage of Your Home? Obviously, a 1200 square foot home will function much differently than a 4000 square foot home.  The cost of construction alone will be quite significant. The square footage of your home plays a fairly large role in determining the correct price of your home … Continue reading...

How Do You Determine Your Homes Value?

How to Determine Your Homes Value

When it come time to list your home the first question your going to ask "how do you determine your homes value?" There is nothing more critical than determining the correct price on your home.  There are serious consequences to overpricing your home and letting it linger on the market unsold. Three Ways NOT to Determine Your Homes Value First lets take a look at three ways that home sellers use to try and determine their homes value.  But, in no way are these three methods … Continue reading...

How Much House Can I Afford?

How much mortgage can I afford Infographic

When the thought enters your head that maybe its time to stop renting and buy your first home you are going to wonder "how much house can I afford?"  This article will cover the basics so you can get a rough idea of how much of what a bank will lend you for your first home.  At the end of the day, take the time to sit down and get a proper mortgage pre-approval letter from your lender.  There are too many variables to estimate a mortgage payment accurately without doing … Continue reading...

What to do When Your Buyer Requests Home Inspection Repairs

what to do when your home buyer makes home inspection repair requests

You have prepared your house for the market as best as you can, priced it accordingly and have your property under agreement.  Now you are nervously waiting the home inspections results.  The buyers have a long list of repair requests.  You are wondering what to do when your buyer requests home inspections repairs. Prevent Buyers From Requesting Repairs After A Home Inspection The best defense is a good offense.  When your preparing your home for the market go through … Continue reading...

Selling and Buying a Home at the Same Time- Lessening the Stress

lessen the stress when buying and selling a home at the same time

Ahhhh, to be a first time home buyer again, and only having to worry about buying a home.  Now as a move up buyer or a someone downsizing their home, now you need to worry about selling and buying a home at the same time.  It certainly can be stressful to balance the two simultaneous real estate transactions. When you are selling and buying a home at the same time there is certainly a balancing act to be achieved.  Ideally it would be perfect to sell your home and move into … Continue reading...

Should I Have an Open House to Sell My Home?

do open houses sell homes

Every home seller at some point wonders "do open houses sell homes"? For some sellers open houses are just an inconvenience.  The house needs to be cleaned, the kids and dog need to be packed up and they need to find something to do for a couple of hours for a few, potentially unqualified buyers to maybe come thru their home. For other home sellers, especially as their house sits on the market with few to no showings, it is the chance of selling their home and be able to move on to a … Continue reading...

The Home Buyer’s Ultimate Guide to Multiple Offers

The home buyers ultimate guide to multiple offers

I recently wrote an article for sellers on handling competing contracts on their home.  So now this article will focus on multiple offers for a home buyer. The pre-spring real estate market has heated up.  Inventory is ultra low and prices seem to be on the rise in many Massachusetts communities as you get closer and closer to the Boston.  If the property is in good condition, in a desirable location and priced properly, many times you will see open houses packed and multiple … Continue reading...

35 Patrick Road, Tewksbury MA 01876- Tewksbury Townhouse for Sale

35 Patrick Road, Tewksbury MA 01876

  35 Patrick Road, Tewksbury MA 01876 MLS# 72123751 Townhouse 2 Bedroom 1.5 Bath 1200 sq feet 1 Car Garage, 1 Parking Spot Condo Fee $290.00 Taxes $3543 a year 35 Patrick Road in Tewksbury MA is located in the popular Carter Green Condominium. It puts you close to many of the schools, shopping restaurants and library, some of which is in walking distance  Located approx. 28 miles from downtown Boston this townhouse unit provides affordable living with-in a … Continue reading...