Home Buyer Incentives

Do’s and Don’ts of Homebuyer Incentives By: G. M. Filisko Homebuyer incentives can be smart marketing or a waste of money. Find out when and how to use them. Be sure you’re sending the right message to buyers when you throw in a homebuyer incentive to encourage them to purchase your home. When you’re selling […]

7 Steps to Take Before You Buy a Home

By: G. M. Filisko By doing your homework before you buy, you’ll feel more content about your new home. Most potential homebuyers are a smidge daunted by the fact that they’re about to agree to a hefty mortgage that they’ll be paying for the next few decades. The best way to relieve that anxiety is […]

Preparing for an Appraisal: Agents Perspective

Kris MacDonald from our office contributed an article to this weeks edition of Boston Agent Magazine. The Short List: Kris MacDonald’s Tip For Being Prepared For Property Appraisals Every week, we ask a real estate professional for their Short List, a collection of tips and recommendations on an essential topic in real estate. This week, […]

Making the Decision to Buy a New Home

By Jason Bonarrigo, Mortgage Banker, RMS Mortgage, Braintree, MA Buying a home is one of the soundest financial investments you can make. Beyond accruing equity through the years, home ownership is the realization of the American dream. If you are already a homeowner, you probably remember the excitement of buying your first starter home. Perhaps […]

Sue Brideau: Featured in Boston Agent Magazine

What was your first job in the realty industry? At a very young age I was introduced to the real estate world by my father who was a contractor building many single family homes in Boston and its surrounding towns. There were always architectural plans sitting on our dining room table. This exposure provided me […]

Do You Buy or Sell First?

Homeowners who decide they’re ready to become move-up buyers face a chicken-or-egg dilemma: Should they sell their current home first and then buy another, or buy a new one and then sell? The answer depends on several factors, including your local market conditions, your financing options and your feelings about potentially moving twice if you […]

Spring Maintenance Tips

After a long, dark winter, spring’s bright sun and warm winds are, well, a breath of fresh air. The only downside? All that sunshine spotlights your leaf-filled gutters, cracked sidewalks and the dead plants in last year’s flower beds. Dwight Barnett, a certified master inspector with the American Society of Home Inspectors, shared this checklist […]

Spring Pruning

Trying to get ready for the upcoming outdoor season and need to get some spring clean-up work done?  One of those things is pruning your shrubs and bushes.  Here is some information on handling unruly landscape properly. How to Determine the Best Time to Prune Trees and Garden Shrubs In general, you should prune when […]

Putting Together Your Down Payment

There are many factors your lender will take into account when assessing the type and quantity of a home mortgage loan you will qualify for. Of course, your credit standing is just one such variable. Good credit has never been more important for obtaining a loan. Your broader financial picture, existing debt, debt-to-income ratio, and […]

What’s So Important About Your Credit Score?

You’ve probably seen countless ads and television commercials marketing services that provide free access to your credit score. You may be wondering how this score could possibly be so important. It is, after all, just a number, right? Your credit score is indeed a number, but it’s a very important number that reflects your credit […]