7 Home Remodeling Projects with Top-Dollar Returns

7 Home Remodeling Projects With Top-Dollar Returns Not all home improvements are created equal. These will reward you the most when it comes time to sell. Your home is in the perfect location, came at the perfect price, with the perfect lot. (Yay southern exposure!)   But the home itself? Perfect isn’t the adjective you’d […]

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 […]

Open House and Showing Etiquette

Is It OK to Use the Bathroom When You’re Touring a House? And 4 other questions you’re afraid to ask. It’s a marathon house-hunting day. As you check out listing No. 5’s brand new windows, it suddenly hits you: “Oh man, I have to go to the bathroom.” Should you, or shouldn’t you? Navigating do’s […]

Real Estate tax Advice w/ Ron Mutascio

Ron Mutascio is a Certified Public Accountant. He graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and from Bentley University with a Master of Science in Taxation degree. He has earned the respect and trust of his peers through over 30 years of experience in the field of Public Accounting. He has […]

Buying a Home in the Winter a Cool Idea?

Buying a Home in the Middle of Winter Was the Worst Thing I Ever Did—And I’d Do It Again Where I live in Boston, housing isn’t just challenging—it’s borderline impossible. There’s just not a lot of space to build new units, and much of what’s available are high-end, luxury apartments. I’d call it a bubble, but […]

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 […]

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 […]

Credit During the Buying Process

Here is a very important message Don’t apply for new credit between the time you apply for a home loan and the day the mortgage closes. The price of ignoring this advice: You could be turned down for the loan while you’re sitting at the closing table. Fannie Mae has a simple rule. It requires lenders to check your […]