Shorter days and tired buyers are cooling the housing market. Low inventory is the new normal. Smart buyers should seize the opportunity because the buyer pool is decreasing as their competition takes a break to retire for the holidays. The latest 12 months sales of single-family homes in the RE/MAX Leading Edge service area increased […]
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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 […]
If you’re replacing your old oil heating equipment, you may want to crunch the numbers on switching to cheaper, cleaner gas heating. How Much Will the Equipment Cost? Gas-fired equipment costs less than oil-fired gear. For a basic furnace (for a forced air heating system) or boiler (for hot-water heat), you’ll pay around $1,500 to […]
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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The Board of Fire Prevention Regulations (BFPR) adopted revised smoke alarm regulations that go into effect December 1, 2016. The changes apply only to one- and two-family residences built before January 1, 1975 that have not been substantially altered. If built or altered after that date, the smoke alarm requirements are established by the State […]
While the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) changed the mortgage disclosure rules substantially last year, it did not change the APR, which continues as the disclosure centerpiece. Whenever lenders disclose a rate quote, they must also disclose the APR. The reason for the central role of the APR is that it pulls together the interest […]
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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!