Attention Sellers and Buyer

Oct. 15, 2019

7 Signs It's Time for You to Downsize

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7 Signs It's Time for You to Downsize

As they get older or circumstances change, some homeowners realize what was once the perfect home for them might now be too big, impractical or expensive. Moving into a smaller home typically means less ...

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Oct. 7, 2019

Which Type of Siding Is Right for Your House?

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Which Type of Siding Is Right for Your House?

Siding is a critical component of a home that protects it from extreme temperatures, rain, snow and wind. Although siding is designed to last many years, it can become damaged over time by repeated ...

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Oct. 7, 2019

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bay Street Realty Group Staying Put? How to Prepare to Age-in-Place ?Many older homeowners are set on staying in their homes as they age—“aging-in-place.” To stay pu

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Staying Put? How to Prepare to Age-in-Place

​Many older homeowners are set on staying in their homes as they age—“aging-in-place.”

To stay put successfully, preparation is key, according to Corey Carlisle, executive director of the American Bankers Association (ABA) Foundation.

“Older Americans ...
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Oct. 7, 2019

Home Equity Levels Out. What Does It Mean?

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Home Equity Levels Out. What Does It Mean?

Home equity levels have been steadily returning since the recession years, however, the latest findings from ATTOM Data Solutions show that while equity is still on the positive side, the most recent gains are not ...
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Oct. 3, 2019

The 4 Ds of a Successful Open House

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The 4 Ds of a Successful Open House

If you recently listed your home for sale, your real estate agent might be planning to host an open house in the near future. Here are some ways you can help your home put its ...
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Oct. 3, 2019

Money That Can Be Better Spent on a Down Payment

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Money That Can Be Better Spent on a Down Payment

One of the biggest obstacles for first-time homebuyers is saving for a down payment - it’s a nut that seems insurmountable to many. The first mistake new homebuyers make is believing that they must ...
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Oct. 3, 2019

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Kitchen Upgrades Worth Their Weight in Resale Value

If a kitchen renovation is on your radar screen, and you plan to stay in your home long-term, you can figure on spending $20,000 or more – especially if you plan to rip out ...

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Sept. 26, 2019

Quick Tips to Avoid Phone Scams

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Quick Tips to Avoid Phone Scams

We’ve all experienced it: The phone rings and you don’t recognize the number, but you answer anyway. The voice on the other end of the line is cheerful, knows your name, and starts asking personal or financial ...

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Sept. 26, 2019

Differences Between Jumbo and Conforming Loans

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Differences Between Jumbo and Conforming Loans

If you’re thinking about purchasing an expensive home, it’s important to understand how jumbo and conforming loans differ, and the pros and cons of each. Choosing carefully could help you save a lot of money over the ...

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Sept. 13, 2019

6 Ways to Inexpensively Stage a Home for Sale

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6 Ways to Inexpensively Stage a Home for Sale

A vacant home needs a lot more than furniture to make it market ready.

TV renovation shows have pushed up home buyers’ expectations, giving sellers a template that may be difficult to reproduce if ...

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