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Buyers can achieve success in a sellers’ market

March 13th, 2014

Vicki Aubry, Realtor, ABR, SRES, Prudential Prime Properties. 508-868-3625 (mobile)

By Vicki Aubry, Realtor, ABR, SRES, Prudential Prime Properties

In a reversal of fortune from just a year or two ago, we are now experiencing a market again that has low inventory – its back to a sellers’ market! If you understand how to be the buyer that every seller wants to deal with you will have success in this market. Here are some tips:

Real estate ads, March 7 edition

March 10th, 2014

Real Estate

Here are the real estate ads for the March 7 edition: Open publication – Free publishing

For Generation Y: the road to homeownership starts with saving

March 6th, 2014

Elaine Quigley, Realtor. Prudential Prime Properties. (Photo/submitted)

By Elaine Quigley, Realtor, CBR, CRS, GRI, Prudential Prime Properties

For many people, the American dream of owning a home is exactly that: a dream. The housing crisis, the high unemployment rate, increasing debt, and tougher restrictions on mortgage qualifications, make it seem like Mission Impossible, especially for generations like Gen Y. The “millennials,” as they’re also often called, are referred to as the group born between the mid-1970s to the late 1990s.

Real estate ads, February 28 edition

February 28th, 2014

Real Estate

Here are the real estate ads for the February 28 edition: Open publication – Free publishing

So last month’s real estate column set a new record!

February 27th, 2014

Steve Levine, President of Steve Levine Inc. and an agent at REMAX Professional Associates. 508-735-4663. www.stevelevine.com

By Steve Levine, President of Steve Levine Inc., and an agent for REMAX Prestige

I’ve been writing these articles for as long as I can remember, but in all these years, I’ve NEVER seen a response like the one we had to my last column (Community Advocate, Jan. 24, 2014). I mean I knew people read my things, because they tell me all the time, but this response blew me away.

Real estate ads, February21 edition

February 23rd, 2014

Real Estate

Here are the real estate ads for the February 21 edition: Open publication – Free publishing

Real estate ads, February 14 edition

February 17th, 2014

Real Estate

Here are the real estate ads for the February 14 edition: Open publication – Free publishing

Fair market value versus town assessment

February 13th, 2014

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By Vicki Aubry, ABR, SRES, Prudential Prime Properties

Many buyers lose out on great properties because they mistakenly equate the town’s assessed value of a particular property to fair market value of that property. There are a number of reasons why this is so.

Real estate ads, February 7 edition

February 7th, 2014

Real Estate

Here are the real estate ads for the February 7 edition: Open publication – Free publishing

Kitchens sell a house

February 6th, 2014

Elaine Quigley, Realtor. Prudential Prime Properties. (Photo/submitted)

By Elaine Quigley, Realtor, CBR, CRS, GRI, Prudential Prime Properties

It’s a tool used by house flippers all across the nation. Stagers know its power. Real estate agents push its importance. What is this not-so-well-kept secret of real estate? A kitchen can sell a house.

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