Blog :: 06-2016

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Old American Spy Town For Sale In West Virginia

An entire American town is up for auction. Sugar Grove Station in West Virginia was built as a United States Navy military base to support the National Security Agency’s surveillance operation.

Timeless Texas Mansion

Exceptional, private estate backing to protected greenbelt. Timeless, Texas transitional style with Austin stone exterior. Gorgeous interior finished with 125 yr old reclaimed wood plank floors, Carrara marble, Murano glass, and more.

Stunning Equestrian Estate

Experience exceptional living in this stunning estate graced with an old world style giving into a stately air of sophistication, both warm and regal,with an irresistible European grace. Expansive spaces include a grand foyer with a cascading stairway, formal dining hall with 2-story stone gas fireplace walls of windows and a sumptuous floor to ceiling mahogany library w/ fireplace connected to an executive-style office.

The Best Beaches Near Boston

You don't have to drive all the way to Cape Cod to find a good beach. These North Shore beaches are all around an hour from Boston and all incredibly beautiful.

Massachusetts Named 2nd Safest State In Country

With 6.8 million residents, Massachusetts was named the second-safest state by WalletHub. Here's a breakdown of the stats.

6 Summer Weekend Projects to Tackle

It’s finally summer! With the weather being so great, it’s time to start making a list of weekend projects to complete. While you might not be able to tackle some of the hard, long-term projects -- kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, deck additions -- you can do some easy improvements that will make your house more appealing and functional. Here are some common weekend summer projects to consider!

Insurance 101 for First-Time Homeowners

If you're thinking of becoming a homeowner, you've likely spent time budgeting for additional expenses - property taxes, lawn care, a big-screen TV to fill up that extra space...you get the idea. But have you factored in protection for your new home?
While you're crunching numbers, remember to include homeowners insurance. A standard policy will cover exterior and interior damage from incidents like vandalism, fire, wind and lightning. 

Exceptional Pinnacle Peak Estate

Scottsdale, Arizona - Tucked under Pinnacle Peak and crafted with exceptional attention to detail this estate in Estancia offers every imaginable amenity. The oversized Great Room serves as the focal point of the home and is open to the gourmet kitchen with a wood burning pizza oven.

What to Look for During Final Walk-Throughs

It’s not uncommon, as a buyer, to want to rush closing – you're steps away from owning a new home! – but there’s no such thing as a sure thing! Even if the finish line’s in sight, something can unexpectedly derail the sale during the final walk-through.

8 Home Renovations That Will Pay You Back

When you own a home, it seems like there is almost always something you would like to do to make it more comfortable, attractive, or eco-friendly. But, if you plan to sell your home at some point, put your time and effort into one of more of these renovations proven to pay you back because they increase the value of the property:

Minor Improvements that Increase Home Value

 

Preparing a home for the market can seem like a full-time job — without the paycheck. While upgrades can increase your home’s value and speed up its sale, it’s easy to spend more on home improvement than you will recoup when you sell.

Fortunately, it’s not usually necessary to invest in major projects like a full kitchen remodel to make your house attractive to buyers. Let’s take a look at some minor tweaks you can make to your home that will increase its value when it’s time to sell, without breaking the bank

Yearly Checklist for Homeowners

Owning a home is about a lot more than just making the mortgage payments, paying the property taxes and keeping it clean and tidy. A home requires maintenance too. Trying to take it on all at once can feel downright impossible, so consider breaking down your annual upkeep tasks into seasonal projects. By breaking your projects down into smaller pieces, you will give yourself more peace of mind and more time to save for repairs.