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Posted on 09/23/2020
Should You Cosign on a Mortgage?
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Should you cosign on a mortgage loan to help someone else buy a house? Hopeful home buyers who lack the necessary credit history, W-2 income or overall income versus their debt can face problems getting a mortgage lender to approve a loan. Borrowers with a 43% or higher debt-to-income ratio may learn...
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Posted on 09/18/2020
COMING SOON TO SHIRLEY!! 32 Catacunemaug Rd!!! 4 Beds 2.5 Baths Colonial 2 Car Garage
Coming Soon to Shirley!! Showings start Sept 30th. Come Visit the Open House Sat/Sun, Oct 3/4, 10:30 to 12:30! This 4 Bed, 2.5 Bath, Colonial with lovely Farmer's Porch has been well-maintained. Tiled Entry with Half Bath leads you to Living Rm, Dining Rm w/Hard Wood, & Tiled Kitchen with Bright Eating Area. Venture up Hard Wood stairs &...
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Posted on 09/16/2020
What are the Advantages of a Buyer Agent
Photo by Christina Morillo from Pexels If you're a first-time homebuyer and you've already started exploring available properties, you might think to yourself, "Why do I even need a buyer agent?" After all, you've been looking at homes for sale and the realtors who showed you the properties were very nice and helpful. But here's the deal: Those...
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Posted on 09/09/2020
Tips for Keeping Your Home Looking Great
Image by fede13 from Pixabay Just as your car needs regular maintenance, so does your home. It may not be the highlight of your weekend, but home maintenance is crucial. Keeping your home in tip-top shape will help prevent problems down the road and give you an edge when you decide to sell. Check Your HVAC System A...
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Posted on 09/02/2020
Which Is Better: Preapproval or Prequalified Letter?
Photo by Lukas from Pexels If you're ready to get serious about your home buying journey, one of the first steps is seeing various lenders. As you become more familiar with the process, you'll likely hear the terms preapproval and prequalified mentioned again and again. We'll look at how each letter works and what you should know before...
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Posted on 08/27/2020
Is Your Listing Appealing to Pet Owners?
Image by Pexels from Pixabay Does it seem like the world has really gone to the dogs lately? If you've answered yes, you're right. It has gone to the dogs -- and to the cats. According to a survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association, approximately 68 percent of American households have a pet. Millennials are especially...
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Posted on 08/27/2020
5 Houseplants that Purify the Air        
Photo by Tristan Gevaux on Unsplash Houseplants are the ideal choice for functional decorations. The presence of plants in your spaces may brighten up your home, de-stress it, and purify the air. Houseplants can create a relaxed and restful ambiance. Below are some of the best houseplants to purify the air in your home and de-stress. 1. The...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
The Closing Process: What to Expect
Image by S K from Pixabay Buying a new home can be an exciting experience. Unfortunately, the closing can seem a little daunting if you are unsure about what to expect during the closing process. Below is a simple guide as to what you can expect during the closing of your first home. Knowing How Long the Process...
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Posted on 08/20/2020
Another Property Sold - 34 Pershing St, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Single level living in this fantastic ranch! So much charm, in this home, with its woodwork, 2 sided brick fireplace and a pot filler over the stove! Open living, dining and kitchen with a marble counter island. An expansive sunroom off the back of the house connecting and surrounded by the back yard! Beautiful stamped concrete walkways and patio off the front & side of the...
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