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Making your Home More Appealing for Resale Making your Home More Appealing for Resale

By Ben Levy

Now is the time to buy a home. Unfortunately, there are plenty of homes on the market for house hunters to choose from. If you are looking to sell your home, it is important to actively attract buyers rather than sit and wait for them to come to you. This can be done in many ways, some of which include clean landscaping, an attractive exterior, and an appealing interior.

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Why You Should Hire a Real Estate Agent Why You Should Hire a Real Estate Agent

By Valerie Dorer

Buying or selling a home isn't easy. The tiresome process includes stacks of paperwork, inquiries that never lead to sales, advertising fees, and a whole lot of your time. Some people think they can expedite the process and lower the costs by cutting out the middleman ? the real estate agent. However, this strategy doesn't always work according to plan; there are many benefits to hiring an agent that may make it worth the extra bucks.

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Weird Pronunciations of Massachusetts Towns Weird Pronunciations of Massachusetts Towns

By Christina Kelley

Worcester. Peabody. Norfolk. Leominster.

If you're from the Boston area, those words will roll right off your tongue. If you're not -- well, good luck.

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We Found the Perfect Home... Now How Do We Pay For It? We Found the Perfect Home... Now How Do We Pay For It?

By Jeffrey Segal

Congratulations! You have found The One and are ready to make an offer. But hold on a minute... the seller and their realtor want to know that you are a "real" buyer. What does that mean? It means that you've been pre-approved by a lender. Now in reality, a pre-approval is not worth much, because a mortgage underwriter has not seen any documentation.

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Mortgage Basics for First-Time Homebuyers: The First Time is the Scariest Mortgage Basics for First-Time Homebuyers: The First Time is the Scariest

By Jeffrey Segal

"Should we do this?" "I don't know, what do you think?" "It's up to you. Do you think we should?" "Is it the right time?" Everyone knows what I'm talking about, right? Of course you do: is it the right time for you to begin house shopping? As a first time home buyer there is never a more exciting or frightening time of your life.

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Not Ready to Buy? Some Benefits of Renting. Not Ready to Buy? Some Benefits of Renting.

By Ben Levy

In the current economy, low home prices provide significant incentive to buy a home. Today though, many banks are being more strict with checking applicants' credit and employment status, making it harder than it was 10 years ago for people to get mortgages. However, renting a home does not often require financing and is still possible with below average credit.

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Understanding Loans: An Interview with Frank Romano of Harbour Equity Partners Understanding Loans: An Interview with Frank Romano of Harbour Equity Partners

Harbour Equity Partners is a private equity fund. Our resources in investment banking and private banking make it possible for us to offer loans to high net worth borrowers. Harbour Equity Partners has seen the opportunity to help borrowers that do not conform with traditional lending options. Utilizing our private banking resources, Harbour Equity Partners will structure finance options that meet a borrower's end goal.

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 Home Insurance: Do Home Insurance Costs Vary Between States? Home Insurance: Do Home Insurance Costs Vary Between States?

Buying homeowners' insurance is an important part of owning your own home. It is the financial security blanket that protects your most valuable asset - your home. Many mortgage brokers, cities, counties and states require that any homeowner carry at least a liability policy, protecting you from lawsuits if someone is injured on your property.

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Q&A With Tim Sherman Q&A With Tim Sherman

We speak with Tim Sherman, an experienced real estate attorney for over 8 years. He gives us valuable insight into the real estate market, and navigating through the maze of buying your own property.

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Top 10 Most Useful Websites for Homeowners Top 10 Most Useful Websites for Homeowners

By Sandra Belakonis

Here are what we've found to be the top 10 Most Useful Websites for Homeowners, new and old.

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