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Top Five Cities for Young Couples in Greater Boston Top Five Cities for Young Couples in Greater Boston

By Eleanor Boschert

Greater Boston is a hotbed of activities and opportunities for young people. Inside, we spotlight five cities in the area that stand out from the rest!

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Top Five Family Friendly Cities in the Greater Boston Area Top Five Family Friendly Cities in the Greater Boston Area

By Eleanor Boschert

Looking to raise a family in Greater Boston? While many cities fit the bill, these five are ideal communities for raising a family while enjoying a high quality standard of living.

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Micro-Apartments:  Bain or Bonanza for Boston? Micro-Apartments: Bain or Bonanza for Boston?

By Eleanor Boschert

Micro-apartment development has surged lately in the Boston real estate rental market. Is this a good or bad thing? Depends on who you ask. Inside, we analyze the pros and cons

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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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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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What's Going on with the Massachusetts High End Real Estate Market? What's Going on with the Massachusetts High End Real Estate Market?

By Eleanor Boschert

High-end real estate is on the rise in Massachusetts, especially in Greater Boston. Inside, we provide an overview of some recent big deals, and what may be causing the increase in jumbo-sized price tags

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Refinancing:   Time it Right and Make it Work for You and Your Money Refinancing: Time it Right and Make it Work for You and Your Money

By Eleanor Boschert

Rising home values and lower interest rates mean many homeowners might be thinking about refinancing. Inside, we offer three points to consider while evaluating your options.

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How to Woo Buyers with Tips for Staging Your Home for a Showing How to Woo Buyers with Tips for Staging Your Home for a Showing

By Eleanor Boschert

Staging your home in an appealing way may lead to a quicker sale, and perhaps draw better offers. Inside, we offer some advice on sprucing up your home and raising the "WOW" factor.

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MassRealty Tips for Re-Building Your Credit MassRealty Tips for Re-Building Your Credit

By Eleanor Boschert

Rebuilding your credit after a major financial event isn't impossible, but it does require time, effort and patience. Inside, we offer tips that will help your credit get back on its feet.

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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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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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What You'll Need to Bring to Your Real Estate Closing What You'll Need to Bring to Your Real Estate Closing

By Eleanor Boschert

It's time to close on your new home! Inside, we highlight the details and paperwork you need to address prior to taking the keys to your new digs.

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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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A Handy Checklist for Relocation A Handy Checklist for Relocation

By Eleanor Boschert

You've decided to make a big move to a new home in Massachusetts. Your home search is well underway and you are ready to get on the ground. We offer some tips to help you navigate the relocation process with this handy checklist, to keep you on the right track for a smooth transition.

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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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Appraisal.  Assessment.  What's the Difference?  Why Does it Matter? Appraisal. Assessment. What's the Difference? Why Does it Matter?

By Eleanor Boschert

Appraisal. Assessment. They're both crucial to determining the value of your home, but how are they different? We highlight the usefulness and distinction of each, and when you should expect to receive them.

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Time to Trade Up: Tips on Sprucing Up Your Home for the Spring Real Estate Market Time to Trade Up: Tips on Sprucing Up Your Home for the Spring Real Estate Market

By Eleanor Boschert

Snow or no snow, spring has sprung and home buyers are coming out of hibernation. Inside, we offer some tips on what to do to clean up, fix up, and scale down before you put your home on the market.

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Open Houses: It's One of the Most Important Hours of Your Life, So Use It Wisely to Gather Information Open Houses: It's One of the Most Important Hours of Your Life, So Use It Wisely to Gather Information

By Eleanor Boschert

It's amazing that you could likely make one of the most expensive decisions of your life after spending under an hour wandering through an open house. So, make the most that time. While you explore home after home, follow these tips from MassRealty to help you focus on what to look for and how to get the information you need before you decide to make an offer to purchase.

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Getting the Home Buying Scoop on Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods Getting the Home Buying Scoop on Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods

By Eleanor Boschert

When you buy a home, you also buy the trash collection, bus route, grocery store, and the neighbors. So, before you decide on a city to live, research and explore. A home and its community go hand-in-hand and its smart to find the right fit for you.

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You Know the Hype about the Massachusetts Real Estate Market, Now Here's the Facts You Know the Hype about the Massachusetts Real Estate Market, Now Here's the Facts

By Eleanor Boschert

Get the scoop on how the real estate market in Boston, and Massachusetts in general, is faring with this overview of the latest home sale trends

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The Ups and Downs of Buying a Multi-Family Home in Massachusetts Real Estate The Ups and Downs of Buying a Multi-Family Home in Massachusetts Real Estate

By Eleanor Boschert

So, you think you're ready to be a landlord? Buying a multi-family home can be wise investment, if you do it right. Let MassRealty guide you with facts and smart strategies to help you determine if owning a multi-family home is right for you.

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Your Real Estate Agent:  How to Pick Your New Best Friend Your Real Estate Agent: How to Pick Your New Best Friend

By Eleanor Boschert

Picking a real estate agent is one of the most important parts of the home buying process. They will help strategically advise you, guide you, and negotiate for you while you are in the throes of the most expensive transaction of your life. Let MassRealty help you locate an agent

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It's Becoming a Seller's Market:  So, Where are the Sellers? It's Becoming a Seller's Market: So, Where are the Sellers?

By Eleanor Boschert

Prices are ticking upward. Housing inventory is lagging. Buyers are looking. So, where are the sellers? Sitting on the fence. While you sigh with frustration over the scarcity of housing inventory, take a peek into the minds and pockets of sellers and be ready to act when they finally take the leap and enter the market.

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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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Tips on Getting Your Finances In Order Tips on Getting Your Finances In Order

By Eleanor Boschert

The dream of home ownership becomes a reality through smart money management and a strong credit background. Here's some tips to help you get closer to the dream.

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Top Five Places to Live In Massachusetts Top Five Places to Live In Massachusetts

By Eleanor Boschert

Planning on moving to the Bay State but undecided on where to focus your search? Let us help you with these profiles of the top five places to live in Massachusetts!

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Info on Massachusetts Homeowner's Insurance and Storm Damage Info on Massachusetts Homeowner's Insurance and Storm Damage

By Eleanor Boschert

Hurricane Sandy and Winter Storms Nemo and Plato have wreaked havoc throughout Massachusetts, leaving extensive damages to homes in their wake....

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Eleanor Boschert is a Staff Writer at Mass Realty.