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How Insurance Works How Insurance Works

By Ben Levy

Today there is insurance for almost anything that you could think of: auto, home, life, health, malpractice, etc. All insurances operate in more or less the same way. This article will provide a general explanation of how the insurance industry works.

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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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Mortgages: Terms to Know Mortgages: Terms to Know

By Ben Levy

Almost everybody has had a mortgage at some point in their lives and could tell you that the whole process can be very confusing at times. Knowing the basic terms that can be found in a mortgage can help ease the stress and uncertainty that can be associated with the complex mortgage process.

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How to Become a Real Estate Broker in Massachusetts How to Become a Real Estate Broker in Massachusetts

By Ben Levy

Being a real estate broker in Massachusetts gives you the opportunity to further your career in the real estate market and increase your reputation...

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The Right Homeowners Insurance for You The Right Homeowners Insurance for You

By Ben Levy

Homeowners insurance policies can cover a wide range of disasters and accidents, however, there are many things that your insurance will not cover. For this reason it is important to carefully read over a policy before signing in to it.

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Different Home Styles in New England Different Home Styles in New England

By Ben Levy

An overview of some common home styles in New England:

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Transferring your Agent or Broker License to Different States Transferring your Agent or Broker License to Different States

By Ben Levy

Learn how to transfer your real estate license to a different state.

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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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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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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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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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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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Benefits of Having a Compost Heap Benefits of Having a Compost Heap

By Ben Levy

A compost heap has a ton of benefits that not only extend to the environment, but also help you financially. Such an easy method of taking care of garbage is strikingly simple and has almost no costs.

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Cleaning the Vinyl Siding on Your Home Cleaning the Vinyl Siding on Your Home

By Ben Levy

The summer is here and the vinyl siding on your home needs some cleaning. How do you handle this task to ensure that you do a proper job and make your home look great again? Follow these easy steps and in a few hours your home will be the best looking on the block!

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Preparing your Home for Sale: Inspections Preparing your Home for Sale: Inspections

By Ben Levy

Selling a home is a big decision that requires a lot of thought and planning. From building codes to deed transfers, a lot of paper work has to be filled out and submitted to the appropriate city departments. However, before even thinking about putting the house on the market, there are a few maintenance-related tasks that need to be done.

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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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Ben Levy is a Staff Writer at Mass Realty.