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I use the approved Massachusetts Association of Realtors Contract to Purchase, Form 501, for my offer form. Contained in that form are 2 checkboxes. One is checked if you are attaching a "Good Faith" check and the other checkbox says A Good Faith check will be provided when the offer is accepted....
This is an interesting article/report from the folks at KCM. Our town, Georgetown, MA, inventory is way down. New construction is not as robust as it used to be and the homes the builders are building are, mostly, in the $700K - $800K price range. I do have a concern about the shrinking natural l...
Every State is different BUT there are States where your dollar goes further OR the ole Bag for your Buck theory. Find out where your state ranks. Some Highlights: The majority of states in the Midwest and South offer a lower cost of living than states in the Northeast and West. The ‘biggest ba...
...that the Feds & each State in the Union maintains an **UNCLAIMED MONEY** list? It doesn't take a whole lot of time to find out if you have unclaimed money being held by the Federal or State government AND it can be fun looking. I put in my last name and all the people named Dawes in Massachuse...
"What's a Starter Home," I was asked? I like to ask first-time buyers what type of home they're looking for and I'll go through a list and add Starter Home on the end. That's when the question comes. Sometimes I think the concept of a Starter Home has been removed from the Real Estate Lexicon. BU...
...For the Fall and Winter months! I know it's still Summer, which makes it the most opportune time to prepare your home for the upcoming seasons. Besides fixing all those outside things Summer is a great time to receive an Energy Assessment. Many in Massachusetts can receive the energy assessmen...
There are so many misperceptions about the purchase of real estate that actually prevent people from realizing their dream of homeownership. The Infographic below shows the actual history of the last 4 - 5 years regarding some mistaken beliefs of purchasing a home. Home Buying Myths Slayed Som...