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Posted on 12/04/2022
Flipping a House With Low Credit Score: 3 Funding Sources to Consider
If you’ve ever shopped for a loan or mortgage, you know how much of a difference your credit score can make. Higher scores can help qualify you for better terms, lower interest rates and special funding only offered to low-risk borrowers. However, nobody’s credit is perfect, and bad credit can take a long time to improve. If you’re...
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Posted on 11/29/2022
Another Property Sold - 00 Munson Rd, Chesterfield, MA 01012
2+ acres of spectacular rolling land with amazing unobstructed views to the West and South. It is a true gem with nearby hiking trails, snowmobile trails and plenty of cross country...
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Posted on 11/27/2022
How to Prepare Your Home for an Inspection
Preparing your home for sale is a complicated process. Home inspections are a key part of that process, and many buyers and sellers aren't sure what to expect. As a seller, it can be your best chance to negotiate pricing and terms with your potential buyer as well as identify any major issues that could be deal-breakers. Here's...
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Posted on 11/20/2022
Seaside gardens: Coastal landscape design ideas
For homeowners living in a coastal landscape, it might seem difficult to plan and maintain a garden. With the salty air, strong winds and variable humidity, the conditions prove difficult for many popular plants. However, there are more options for coastal gardens than you might realize. Whether you’re on the west coast, east coast or somewhere in between,...
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Posted on 11/18/2022
Another Property Sold - 34 Main Rd, Westhampton, MA 01027
This attractive 2400 sq ft Cape style home is nicely set back off the road on an approx 3.26-acre lot and has an appealing exterior, with its horseshoe driveway, metal shake roof and stone walkway that leads to the cozy front porch. Recent updates to this 4 bed, 2.5 bath home include a freshly painted interior, most floors are brand new or refinished hardwoods, new rear slider and replacement windows (4 are brand new). All rooms are VERY nice size, there is a living room w/fireplace & large picture window, formal dining, 1st floor laundry, modern kitchen w/breakfast bar looking into the living room, 2 first floor bedrooms (1 with...
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Posted on 11/16/2022
Video Tour - 18 Noreen Dr, Southampton, MA 01073
This lovingly maintained, updated, and move-in ready Ranch style home is ready for the next homeowner. The kitchen and bath were updated and remodeled; this includes all new appliances and the front-load washer/gas dryer (appls in 2020). Property sits on almost an acre of land, the backyard is completely fenced in, has an above-ground pool with deck (2 years old apo), an oversized utility shed, and an attached two-car garage with workspace. A new roof was just installed this month (11/2022), the heating system was converted from electric to gas, hot water heater is newer, and blown-in insulation was added to the attic. There are hardwood...
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Posted on 11/16/2022
18 Noreen Dr, Southampton, MA 01073 is now new to the market!
This lovingly maintained, updated, and move-in ready Ranch style home is ready for the next homeowner. The kitchen and bath were updated and remodeled; this includes all new appliances and the front-load washer/gas dryer (appls in 2020). Property sits on almost an acre of land, the backyard is completely fenced in, has an above-ground pool with deck (2 years old apo), an oversized utility shed, and an attached two-car garage with workspace. A new roof was just installed this month (11/2022), the heating system was converted from electric to gas, hot water heater is newer, and blown-in insulation was added to the attic. There are hardwood...
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Posted on 11/13/2022
Quick Safety Tips to Deter Intruders
No matter how safe your neighborhood is, it's still important to protect it from break-ins. How can you deter intruders from coming into your yard and attempting to break into your home? The following safety tips can help you discourage intruders from targeting your home. Keep Valuable Items Out of View Intruders sometimes target houses when they can...
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Posted on 11/06/2022
Buy a house with bad credit: Options to consider
While getting approved for a mortgage does require a good credit score, it’s not impossible to buy a house with bad credit. Even if you’re denied by conventional mortgage lenders due to not meeting a minimum credit score, there are options for financing to help you buy your dream home. Here is a basic guide to some ways...
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Posted on 11/02/2022
Another Property Sold - 916 S East St, Amherst, MA 01002
Highest and best offers due Monday Sept., 19th at 5 PM. Take in stunning pastoral, mountain, & sunrise views from almost every room in your new home, including the new 27' X 16' composite deck, just off the back! This move-in-ready home is nestled on nearly 2 acres of open lawn, enjoys 3,261 sqft, 3-4 bedroom/3.5 bath, & has seen several updates and improvements. Open concept 1st floor includes; living room w/ fireplace; elevated & remodeled eat-in kitchen w/ granite counters, center island w/induction stove, SS appliances; a formal dining room, powder room, a& 2nd living room w/ fireplace. 2nd-floor primary w/ en suite, two...
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Posted on 11/01/2022
Video Tour - 60 Westfield Rd, Holyoke, MA 01040
Move-in ready American Foursquare home on a sunny corner lot. This charming home has been updated & remodeled to meet today's demands. Kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and soft close cabinets. The heating system was converted from oil to gas in 2018 and insulated vinyl windows make this home energy efficient. First-floor full bath w/walk-in shower, open floor plan w/dining room, living room, French doors, large front entryway, mudroom, 1st-floor laundry, and sunny 3-season front porch. The second floor features a large primary bedroom w/a walk-in closet and room for a home office or flex space, 2nd corner bedroom,...
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Posted on 11/01/2022
60 Westfield Rd, Holyoke, MA 01040 is now new to the market!
Move-in ready American Foursquare home on a sunny corner lot. This charming home has been updated & remodeled to meet today's demands. Kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and soft close cabinets. The heating system was converted from oil to gas in 2018 and insulated vinyl windows make this home energy efficient. First-floor full bath w/walk-in shower, open floor plan w/dining room, living room, French doors, large front entryway, mudroom, 1st-floor laundry, and sunny 3-season front porch. The second floor features a large primary bedroom w/a walk-in closet and room for a home office or flex space, 2nd corner bedroom,...
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