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Landscaping Tips for your Home Landscaping Tips for your Home

By Ben Levy

The most important landscaping anyone with a yard can do is to keep your grass healthy. Having dead or browning grass detracts from your home and creates a lifeless aura around your property.

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What is a Multiple Listing Service What is a Multiple Listing Service

By Ben Levy

Multiple Listing Services are databases of homes for sale put together by real estate brokers. The primary purpose of an MLS is to make buying and selling a home as quick and easy as possible.

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Selling a House on the Internet Selling a House on the Internet

By Chris Piraino

Over the past decade, the internet has come to dominate many aspects of our lives, and buying or selling a house is no exception to that. Both buyers and sellers are increasingly turning to the internet to either find a house to buy or to market their house for sale.

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Housing and Apartment Listings: Decoding the Lingo Housing and Apartment Listings: Decoding the Lingo

By Jessica Tan

Listings for apartments or houses can be daunting: they often seem like nothing but short descriptions packed with strange abbreviations and cryptic phrases. If you're new at the game of homebuying or apartment renting, then you may not be familiar with the catchphrases and "codes" that people commonly use when advertising their homes. Here are some resources to help you out!

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Moving with a Pet Moving with a Pet

By Jessica Hajjar

When you move to a new area you want to make it a smooth and pleasant transition for your whole family- including your pet!

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Why Everyone Should have Homeowners Insurance Why Everyone Should have Homeowners Insurance

By Ben Levy

Homeowners insurance, though costly, has the potential to save you millions of dollars over your lifetime. Many people think that they do not need home insurance because they are careful and responsible owners. Unfortunately, there are many bad things that can happen to your home that are completely out of your control.

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Knowing when to Sell your Home Knowing when to Sell your Home

By Ben Levy

Should you still move if you have to sell at a price below what you bought at or should you just wait for the market to improve? The answer is to sell.

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Massachusetts Mold Questions Massachusetts Mold Questions

By Joe Tomaselli

I speak to many residents of Massachusetts about mold in their homes. There are three almost universal questions that they ask. I will address both those questions and their answers here:

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Use a Dog to Detect Mold? Really! Use a Dog to Detect Mold? Really!

By Joe Tomaselli

Dogs have been man's best friend forever, it seems. Quite trainable and quite willing to "work", they are a tool used in many commercial and legal endeavors today. To name just a few: tracking human bodies, drug detection, arson investigation, bomb and weapons detection, and mold inspection. They are now even being used to find bedbugs and termites hidden away from sight.

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How Foreclosure Works How Foreclosure Works

By Chris Piraino

Foreclosures have become a hot topic among Americans since the crash of the housing bubble and the subsequent flood of foreclosures. However, while most people understand the fact that foreclosure means they are probably going to lose their house, they are not aware of the entire process that foreclosure entails and any alternatives or defenses that they might be entitled to.

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