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Posted on 11/20/2022
Loan Options for Financing a Home Flip
Financing a new home purchase is a common subject among potential homebuyers and lenders. However, if you want to flip a home by enhancing an existing property and selling it for a profit, you may also require funding. Luckily, there are financing options for flipping homes if you know where to look. Here are some basic tips for...
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Posted on 11/17/2022
Another Property Sold - 20-22 Merrill Ave, Belmont, MA 02478
Classic New England Two Family ideally located on the Cambridge Line by the brand new High School & Claypit Pond! This 5-7 room 2-4 bedroom 1-2 bath home has been lovingly maintained & updated by the current owners. The Owners unit features 25x12.5 Livingroom with ornamental fireplace, oak floors, 3 seasons porch; 13x13 formal dining room with oak floors, built in hutch, chair rail & wainscoting; large semi-mod kitchen with pantry & laundry 3 seasons back porch; 2 bedrooms 13x10, 13x12; modern bath. 3rd floor has 21x10 master bedroom & 4th bedroom or home office; front & back stairway; full modern bath. well...
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Posted on 11/13/2022
Understanding the term of a mortgage
A major aspect of financing a home is choosing the “term”...
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Posted on 11/06/2022
How Homeowners Can Reduce the Risk of a Chimney Fire
Homeowners sometimes visualize a chimney fire as an event that involves flames shooting out of the top like a flare. While that type certainly happens too often, slow-burning chimney fires tend to go undetected and place unsuspecting household members in harm's way. The good news for homeowners with fireplaces is reducing the risk of a chimney fire ranks...
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Posted on 11/05/2022
Another Property Sold - 31 Edward Rd, Watertown, MA 02472
Picture Perfect, West End Cape nestled on a quiet side street abutting the magnificent-scenic Gore Estate. This 1,546 sq ft 7 room 3-bedroom 2 bath home has a 28 x 12 full length addition. 1st floor features fireplaced living room, open floor plan dining room, semi-modern oak cabinet kitchen w/ tons of counter space leading to a vaulted ceiling family room w/ skylight & picture window overlooking the Gore Estate grounds.Expanded 1st floor main bedroom w/ great closet space & full bath. 2nd floor offers 2 vaulted ceiling bedrooms with front A frame dormers & rear skylights & a full bathroom. Updated utilities include Gas Heat,...
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Posted on 10/30/2022
3 Ways to Weatherproof Your Next Outdoor Gathering
With the right preparation, you can host a comfortable outdoor gathering any time of year. Whether you live somewhere that gets a lot of rain or just cold temperatures, there are many ways you can adjust your porch and patio to accommodate guests. Here are some simple tips for weatherproofing your next outdoor gathering: Invest in Heat Lamps...
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Posted on 10/28/2022
45 Birch Hill Rd, Belmont, MA 02478 is now new to the market!
Sited atop Belmont Hill, this brick & stone front home is a masterpiece of design, details & layout. Offering 3,775 sq ft 12 rm 5 bed 3 bath 3 fireplaces w/ open floor plan, but still offering distinct rooms, superior millwork, hardwood floors throughout. 1st level features large entry foyer; living room w/ bay window, fireplace, recessed lights; opens to cathedral ceiling formal dining room w/ beamed ceilings, chair rail, slider to deck; state of the art white shaker island kitchen w/ quartz counters opens to a cathedral ceiling, skylit Great Room w/ fireplace, slider to deck; 2nd level offers main bedroom w/ primary bath w/ walk in...
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Posted on 10/26/2022
Another Property Sold - 15 Bowker St Lot 1 And 2, Waltham, MA 02453
Developable land in established residential neighborhood near Belmont/Watertown line. If you were to live in this Warrendale community, you'll be able to walk to the grocery store or commuter rail at Waverly Sq. Minutes to so many amenities, including schools, Arsenal Yards, Beaver Brook Reservation, parks and playgrounds. Two parcels of land are sold together OR separately. Double lot consists of 10,001 square feet of land. Potential to build two single family homes in this prime location. Buyers are required to do their own due diligence. No representations are being made. Sold as...
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Posted on 10/23/2022
The best times to sell a house: How to find the perfect market moment
While real estate never rests, it's important to know the...
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Posted on 10/21/2022
Another Property Sold - 41 French Street 41, Watertown, MA 02472
1st of Two New Luxury Town-Homes by Local Master Builder! This sun drenched 3,112 sq ft 9 rm 4 bedroom 3 full 2 half bath unit features exquisite millwork & detailing, gas fireplace, hardwood floors, high ceilings, lots of recessed lighting, open concept on 1st floor living room-dining room-kitchen w/slider to deck, 1/2bath. 2nd flr master suite with walk in closet, master bath with oversized tiled glass shower, 2 additional bedrooms with double closets, hall full bath with double vanity & full size hall laundry closet. 3rd floor bedroom & home office, full bath with oversized glass shower. Lovely lower level family room with...
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Posted on 10/16/2022
Assuming a VA Loan: What You Should Know
Assuming a VA loan can be a convenient and cost-effective way for veterans to finance a new home. By assuming a loan, the buyer can take over an existing mortgage when buying a home. Loan assumption can have numerous advantages for the buyer and seller, and is considered an often overlooked VA benefit. Here are some major reasons...
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Posted on 10/16/2022
Home entertaining ideas & tips for a perfect party
Hosting a party can be a joyful and satisfying...
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