Have You Outgrown Your Home?

Have You Outgrown Your Home?

It may seem hard to imagine that the home you’re in today – whether it’s your starter home or just one you’ve fallen in love with along the way – might not be your forever home. The good news is, it’s okay to admit if your house no longer fits your needs. According to...

A 365 Day Difference in Homeownership

A 365 Day Difference in Homeownership

Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates provide consumers with some significant benefits. Here’s a look at three of them: Refinance: If you already own a home, you...

Have You Budgeted for Closing Costs?

Have You Budgeted for Closing Costs?

Saving for a down payment is a key step in the homebuying process, and it’s not the only piece you need to include in your budget. Another factor that’s important to plan for is the closing costs required to obtain a mortgage. What Are Closing Costs? According...

CHEESE BALL BITES

CHEESE BALL BITES

INGREDIENTS: 8 slices bacon 1 1/2 oz. (8-oz.) blocks cream cheese, softened 1 c. shredded cheddar 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. paprika Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/3 c. freshly chopped chives 1/3 c. finely chopped pecans 18 pretzels sticks DIRECTIONS: In a...

Is A Bigger House Within Your Budget?

Is A Bigger House Within Your Budget?

At this time of year, many families come together to celebrate the season. It’s also the time when many realize their homes are just not quite big enough to host all of their guests and loved ones. Are you one of those homeowners dreaming for a larger space to call...

It’s ‘National Roof Over Your Head’ Day!

It’s ‘National Roof Over Your Head’ Day!

Did you know that each year in the United States, we celebrate “National Roof Over Your Head Day” on December 3rd? As noted on the National Calendar, it was “created as a day to be thankful for what you have, starting with the roof over your head. There are many...

5 Reasons to Sell This Winter

5 Reasons to Sell This Winter

Below are five compelling reasons to list your house this winter. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are...

Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

When selling your house, there are a few key things you can prioritize to have the greatest impact for a faster sale: 1. Make Buyers Feel at Home Declutter your home! Pack away all personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings. Make buyers feel like...

The True Cost of Not Owning Your Home

The True Cost of Not Owning Your Home

There are great advantages to owning a home, yet many people continue to rent. The financial benefits are just some of the reasons why homeownership has been a part of the long-standing American dream. Realtor.com reported that: “Buying remains the more attractive...

Sold – Single Family – 370 Franklin St Melrose, MA 02176

Sold – Single Family – 370 Franklin St Melrose, MA 02176

SOLD - SINGLE FAMILY $565,000 Price 8 Rooms 4 Beds 2 Full / 1 Half Baths Fall in love with this surprisingly large, terrific antique colonial with lots of detail and charm. Large living room with fine wood molding draws you into the home. Beamed ceilings in kitchen...

7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday Season

7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday Season

Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to list their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until the spring. Let’s unpack the top reasons why listing your house now or...

The Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: With interest rates around 3.66%, now is a great time to look back at where they’ve been over the past few decades. Comparatively, they’re pretty low! According to Freddie Mac, rates are projected to increase to 3.9% by this time next year. The impact...

Single Family – 3 Noreen Dr Bedford, MA 01730

Single Family – 3 Noreen Dr Bedford, MA 01730

SINGLE FAMILY $1,475,000 Price 11 Rooms 5 Beds 4 Full / 0 Half Baths Stunning luxurious colonial being built on a beautiful, near one acre lot on quiet cul-de-sac street. Vast attention to details, including high tray and coffered ceilings, wainscoting and wide crown...

How Long Can This Economic Recovery Last?

How Long Can This Economic Recovery Last?

The economy is currently experiencing the longest recovery in our nation’s history. The stock market has hit record highs, while unemployment rates are at record lows. Home price appreciation is beginning to reaccelerate. This begs the question: How long can this...

Sold – Single Family – 80 Berry Corner Rd Carlisle, MA 01741

Sold – Single Family – 80 Berry Corner Rd Carlisle, MA 01741

SOLD - SINGLE FAMILY $725,000 Price 7 Rooms 3 Beds 2 Full / 0 Half Baths A hidden gem, this mid-century contemporary classic Deck House is privately sited on 2.5+ acres of gorgeous land at the end of a cul-de-sac. This home was built to "let the outside in" boasting...

Single Family – 111 Lawton Rd, Shirley MA, 01464

Single Family – 111 Lawton Rd, Shirley MA, 01464

SINGLE FAMILY $385,000 Price 6 Rooms 3 Beds 2 Full / 0 Half Baths Ready for you to move right in! Many updates by current owners include Deck, Fenced in backyard area, patio and fire pit for your outside entertainment. Indoors you will find Stainless steel Kitchen...

Sold – Single Family – 6 York Street Lexington, MA 02420

Sold – Single Family – 6 York Street Lexington, MA 02420

SINGLE FAMILY $675,000 Price 8 Rooms 4 Beds 2 Full / 0 Half Baths LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! On Merriam Hill with a sidewalk (short walk ) to Lexington Center. Sits this very pretty brick Tudor style cape home. loaded with charm, fireplace living rooms, and a...

Expert Advice: 3 Benefits to Owning a Home

Expert Advice: 3 Benefits to Owning a Home

Success is something often worth repeating, and Brent Sutherland, a Certified Financial Planner and Real Estate Investor, has certainly made his way in a momentum-driving direction. Here are 3 tips he shares from a recent piece in Business Insider on the benefits of...

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

In a recent article, First American shared how millennials are not really any different from previous generations when it comes to the goal of homeownership; it is still a huge part of their American Dream. The piece, however, also reveals,  “Saving for a down payment...

Buyer Demand Growing in Every Region

Buyer Demand Growing in Every Region

Buyers are out in full force this fall, increasing the demand for homebuying in all four regions of the country. According to the latest ShowingTime Showing Index, “Home showing activity was up again nationwide with a 4.6 percent rise in traffic, as the traditionally...

75 Years of VA Home Loan Benefits

75 Years of VA Home Loan Benefits

Today, on Veterans Day, we salute those who have served our country in war or peace, and we thank them for their sacrifice. This year marks the 75th anniversary of VA Home Loan Benefit offerings through the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, also known as the GI Bill....

VA Home Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

VA Home Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The Veterans Administration (VA) Home Loan is a benefit that is available to more than 22 million veterans and 2 million active duty service members to help them achieve the dream of homeownership. In 2018, $161 billion was loaned to veterans and...

Single Family – 91 Carleton Rd, Carlisle MA, 01741

Single Family – 91 Carleton Rd, Carlisle MA, 01741

SINGLE FAMILY $850,000 Price 9 Rooms 4 Beds 3 Full / 1 Half Baths ALL DRAMA! NO STRESS!! This absolute jaw-dropping home is filled with a zen-like design! Cathedral vaulted ceilings throughout. Enjoy the views through a double story wall of glass overlooking serene 2...