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Rental Lease Breaking in Massachusetts Explained Rental Lease Breaking in Massachusetts Explained

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Looking to get out of your apartment or house lease agreement before the lease is over? Read on to find out how breaking a lease in Massachusetts is possible.

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The Advantages of Renting Over Buying The Advantages of Renting Over Buying

By Eleanor Boschert

Despite signs of recovery in the housing and mortgage markets, buying a home isn't the right step for everyone. Inside, we highlight the advantages of renting instead of buying.

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Rental Scams:  The Red Flags and How to Avoid Them Rental Scams: The Red Flags and How to Avoid Them

By Eleanor Boschert

The Internet has become the most commonly used resource for finding out information about specific properties and neighborhoods, but that also makes it a playground for scammers. Inside, we highlight the red flags to look out for.

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Massachusetts Real Estate:  To Rent or to Buy, That is the Question Massachusetts Real Estate: To Rent or to Buy, That is the Question

By Eleanor Boschert

Rent. Buy. Supply. Demand. Oh, and prices. Is it better to rent or to buy now in the Boston metro area? MassRealty offers insight into the pros and cons of buying or renting a home.

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Maintaining a Large Amount of Land Maintaining a Large Amount of Land

By Ben Levy

Tending to a large area of land can be challenging and rewarding. The benefits of owning a large lot of land are found in your ability to do what you wish and to have enough space to do so. However, it is very challenging to maintain a large amount of land.

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Renting to Own: How It Works Renting to Own: How It Works

By Chris Piraino

Renting to own is an interesting concept in real estate. Usually done by sellers who are having trouble selling their house, renting to own comes with its own benefits and disadvantages to both sellers and buyers. The process is fairly similar to a car lease, the buyer and seller enter into a contract stating the rent-to-own agreement, and agreeing on a rental price, time period, and purchase price of the house.

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Getting Along with Your Landlord Getting Along with Your Landlord

By Chris Piraino

Always a major issue when renting an apartment or house, maintaining a good relationship with your landlord is essential for a trouble-free lease. Anyone who has ever had a bad relationship with their landlord can tell you that it makes everything more difficult and just plain frustrating. In the hopes of making your rental period go smoother, here are a few tips for getting along with your landlord.

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The Rights of a Massachusetts Tenant The Rights of a Massachusetts Tenant

By Ben Levy

As a tenant in Massachusetts, there are certain rights that you must be aware of to ensure that your landlord does not take advantage of you.

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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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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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