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The Best Window to Sell Your Home Faster and for the Highest Price

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Choosing the right time to put your home on the market is a big decision. Timing can influence the final sales price significantly. Here is the best window to list your home.


Everything You Should Know About Installing Solar Panels

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It’s basically common knowledge these days what a bonus green energy-saing items are. Most people are aiming to maximize their energy efficiency, both to save costs and minimize environmental impact. Adding solar energy to your home will do both.


How Climate Change is Changing the Real Estate Landscape

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A new report published in Nature Climate Change postulates rising sea levels could displace millions of Americans, projecting figures substantially higher than previous estimates. The report submits that 4.2 million Americans may be affected if seas rise three feet; that number swells to 13.1 million if seas rise six feet.

The Five Boston Neighborhoods Everyone Should Be Watching


There's so much winning going on in Boston right now, what with fresh development adding?thousands?of?apartments,?condos,?hotel rooms, and?dorms city-wide; passionate debate about the future of neighborhoods; fabulous new architecture,?public art, and parkland; and just a general acknowledgment that all the change afoot seems as manageable as much as it seems inevitable. Some Boston neighborhoods are changing faster and more than others, with five in particular that may be?unrecognizable?a few years out.

The Best Guide for First-Time Homebuyers

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For some buyers, the unpredictability of the experience is the most exciting part. Others prefer to go in armed with knowledge. Whichever you fall under, this simple nine-step guide will help you succeed in buying your first home.



12 "Extras" That Add Value to Your Home

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The first projects you think will ad value to your home are usually kitchen and bathroom remodels. Sometimes you just don?t have the time or money to do a complete overhaul, especially if you are planning on selling in the near future. If you don?t have a modern kitchen or master bathroom, don?t fret! Your home might already have some features than can increase your home?s price tag.

If You Cant See it, You Cant Sell it

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Homes with certain traits command higher prices and take less time to sell. We?re not talking about replacing vinyl siding with redwood siding; we?re talking about maintenance and beautifying tasks you?d like to live with anyway.

Among other things, the way your house looks from the street ? attractively landscaped and well maintained ? can add thousands to its value and cut the time it takes to sell. It is not about putting the house on the market, but rather marketing your house. What can you do to increase your selling appeal? Some spit and polish goes a long way, and so does a dose of color. Here are some points to help your home put its best face forward.


How To Save For A Downpayment on Your First Home

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Paying high rent and making student loan payments can make saving for a home seem nearly impossible.  For some, it may well be. However, for most it’s a matter of buckling down and setting aside money rather than spend it. The biggest obstacle for most young homebuyers to overcome is the down payment. Here, we give you the run down on what it is, how to prepare for it, and where to find the extra cash.

How To Restore a Historic Home

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Restoring a historic house is no small task. However, it’s definitely a worthwhile endeavor. Untouched fixer-uppers usually include period detail unscathed by previous renovations. However, special care must be taken when dealing with old structures and keep in mind that old houses are full of surprises and costs can start adding up. So here are a few tips and tricks on what to expect and what to look for when restoring a historic house.


Outdoor Trends That Attract Buyers

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Often times when people are planning to sell, they focus on indoor improvement. A home's exterior and backyard are just as important and shouldn't be neglected. You want to make your home as appealing as possible for potential buyers. Here are some of today's trends in outdoor living to help you bring in the buyers

7 Questions You Have To Ask Before Buying a Home

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Before you make an offer on a house, it's important to make sure all your questions are answered. But, more importantly, you need to be asking the right questions. Though the answers may surprise you or scare you off, they can also help you feel confident in your decision to move in on the right home.


How To Redo Your Kitchen for Under $1000

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Kitchen renovations are expensive but luckily there are small, inexpensive tweaks you can make to emulate the same “new space” effect. Here are five changes you can make that will freshen up your kitchen without breaking the bank.