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Greening Your Home To Sell Greening Your Home To Sell

By Tabitha Jean Naylor

The "Green" movement has arguably had its strongest influence in the real estate market. Inside, we offer tips on updating your home to reflect the energy-saving sensibilities of today's home buyers

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Power Purchase Agreements And Selling Your Home Power Purchase Agreements And Selling Your Home

By Tabitha Jean Naylor

In November 2012, Massachusetts approved a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between Cape Wind and NStar. Find out more about this innovative way of receiving solar power inside.

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What is a FHA Mortgage Loan and Does it Fit Your Home Buying Needs? What is a FHA Mortgage Loan and Does it Fit Your Home Buying Needs?

By Eleanor Boschert

An FHA loan may be the ideal mortgage product for many first time home buyers. Inside, we highlight the specifics of this government-backed loan.

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Unveiling the Mysteries of a Real Estate Closing Unveiling the Mysteries of a Real Estate Closing

By Eleanor Boschert

It's closing time. You're about to become a homeowner. MassRealty pulls back the curtain to reveal what goes on in a closing to help prepare you for your big day. Take the day off, make sure your prepared and get ready to sign here...here...and here....

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Real Estate Spotlight:  Western Massachusetts, Where Have You Been All My Life? Real Estate Spotlight: Western Massachusetts, Where Have You Been All My Life?

By Eleanor Boschert

There is so much more to Massachusetts than just Boston. We highlight some of the scenic and history-rich towns that make Western Massachusetts an ideal escape from the hustle of Beantown

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Home Down Payment Made Easy Home Down Payment Made Easy

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

The days of no-money-down home loans have given way to an era of foreclosures. Use these tips to save for your down payment and closing costs and build equity in your home as soon as you close the deal.

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The Art and Science of Making a Real Estate Purchase Offer The Art and Science of Making a Real Estate Purchase Offer

By Eleanor Boschert

You've finally found the home of your dreams. Now what? Here are some tips on how to make an offer that is a fair price and hopefully facilitates a smooth real estate transaction

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A MassRealty Tour of Buying Real Estate on the Cape and Islands A MassRealty Tour of Buying Real Estate on the Cape and Islands

By Eleanor Boschert

You've always wanted to do it and now, finally, you're ready to purchase that vacation home on the Cape or Islands. We highlight some of the quaint towns on the Cape and Islands that are perfect for your vacation home escape.

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Think Before You Buy:  Tips on Being Smart about Boston Real Estate in a Changing Market Think Before You Buy: Tips on Being Smart about Boston Real Estate in a Changing Market

By Eleanor Boschert

The Boston Real Estate market can be awfully fickle. Prospective home buyers are advised to take their time and consider the changing market. We offer tips on what look out for during your search

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Tax Day is Fast Approaching:  How to Get Homeowner Tax Breaks Tax Day is Fast Approaching: How to Get Homeowner Tax Breaks

By Eleanor Boschert

Would you ever think you'd be saving money by buying a home? It's true. Inside, we highlight some of the tax breaks you can receive as a homeowner.

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