Don’t let the word amortization scare you. Understanding amortization is the key to understanding how a mortgage works. Amortization is the term that basically means your unpaid balance is re-calculated every month based on payments to the principal and interest. By the end of your mortgage period, usually 30 years, your loan is paid off. Mortgage Interest Is Paid in Arrears Arrears means money owed […]
If you’re selling a home for the first time, it’s quite a different ballgame from what you experienced as a first-time buyer. Ultimately, you’re in control of the process. You call the shots on prepping your home for sale, deciding on a listing price, accepting (or rejecting) offers, and a host of other factors. But […]
2017 has brought some very exciting changes for home buyers. For the first time since 2006, the maximum loan limits for conforming loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been increased. This change will have a positive impact by giving buyers the opportunity to break in the the market with a smaller down […]
The median home value in Arlington is $636,600. Arlington home values have gone up 6.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.7% within the next year. What is your home worth in today’s market? If you are thinking of selling your home, we can help you establish your home’s current market […]
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In markets like these, where inventory is still tight and all-cash buyers are plentiful, it’s not uncommon for sellers to request non-cash buyers to waive their mortgage contingency to be able to just have their offer considered. The million dollar question is, should you? Here is a great analysis on this topic. What do you […]
The Friends of Robbins Farm Park will be celebrating at Robbins Farm Park on July 4 starting at 6 p.m. There will be music and refreshments, as well as the Boston Pops Orchestra and fireworks on the giant screen. The event is free and open to the public. For further information, click here.
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Here is the housing report skinny from Linda O’Koniewski, CEO of RE/MAX Leading Edge. “The lack of inventory is feeding on itself. Folks are reluctant to put their house on the market to trade up or down if they are fearful a quality and worthy house won’t come along, or if it does, that they […]
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When we say we are “redefining service in real estate,” we mean it! Our clients come first. We will educate you on what needs to be done to have a successful sale of your home. There are many components to a successful real estate transaction; you can count on us to be there every step of the process and make sure no detail is overlooked. With a proven track record, the right skill set, and years of experience, the Homes North of Boston Team has the right tools to successfully sell your home. If you’re serious about selling your home, we’re serious about getting the job done!