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Karen Scopetski

Home-buying tips in a low inventory market

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Even with March blizzards hammering the east coast, the spring housing market is in full swing. During the month of February, which is traditionally...
Judy Boyle, Realtor® Proudly serving the Borough’s and Beyond with honesty and integrity since 2003 www.judyboylecares.com JudyBoyleRealtor@gmail.com 508-561-7164

My predictions for 2022 – What bubble?

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Judy Boyle, Realtor® As  we prepare to say goodbye to 2021 — another crazy year in so many ways — it is only human nature...
Elaine Quigley, CBR, CRS, GRI Elaine.Quigley@commonmoves.com Cell: (508) 735-5161 www.EQRE.com

What Does the Future Hold for Home Prices?

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If you’re looking to buy or sell a house, chances are you’ve heard talk about today’s rising home prices. And while this increase in home...
KAREN SCOPETSKI Premier Agent Coldwell Banker Residential 508-380-0112 Cell scopet@aol.com

Housing forecast for the second half of the year

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By Karen Scopetski   While the housing market forecast for the second half of the year remains positive, there may not be a better time to sell than...
Re/Max Executive Realty Lisa Y. Shaw, Broker Associate 508-826-7661 lisasells@remaxexec.com www.lisashawsells.com

Perfect storm for buyers and sellers

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Home market surge continues amid pandemic concerns By Lisa Shaw The pandemic has caused more than health concerns for most people. Home buyers and sellers are...

Can you trust Zillow’s home price ‘Zestimate’? In a word: ‘No.’

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Elaine Quigley, CBR, CRS, GRI I got an email from Zillow last week. Seems my house has gone up in value another $2,000-plus dollars in the past 30 days. And it's going to rise another 3.5 percent in the next year, according to their “Zestimate.” Fab!

I am so done with COVID-19

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By Gary Kelley Before you petition the Community Advocate saying I’ve lost my mind….or am disrespecting those lost to this virus…hear me out. In this column,...
Elaine Quigley

Eight hot kitchen trends for 2018

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By Jaymi Naciri Kitchen design has been about three things for the past few years: white cabinets, quartz or marble countertops, and subway tile backsplashes....
Elaine Quigley

What’s the deal with those ‘We Buy Houses for Cash’ companies?

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By Ben Mizes It takes 68 days on average to sell a home. That’s far better than back in 2010 when homes were averaging 140 days to...

What to do when your house is dated

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By Gary Kelley, Realtor® You want to sell your house and you’ve been told it’s dated… What does this mean? Does it mean you were...
Elaine Quigley

A new alternative to stainless steel

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Stainless steel has ruled the appliance world for many years, with no serious contenders on its heels. But now, here comes black stainless steel,...
Michelle Gillespie

Best wishes for a prosperous 2019

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Michelle Gillespie, Realtor®   I want to wish you all a happy holiday season and prosperous New Year. As I look back, 2018 was a great...
Elaine Quigley

Renovation tips for a classic, not trendy, home

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By Jaymi Nacir Here's the dilemma. You're getting ready to redo your kitchen and you want it to be stylish and modern, but not trendy....
Elaine Quigley

Forbearance News: Borrowers can now defer payments until the end of their loan

By Jaymi Naciri Have a forbearance agreement with Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac? You can breathe a big sigh of relief. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)...
Elaine Quigley, CBR, CRS, GRI Elaine.Quigley@commonmoves.com Cell: (508) 735-5161 www.EQRE.com

Staging vs. Decorating: What’s the Difference?

Written By Kristie Barnett Selling your home means selling a lifestyle, but not necessarily your own. In home staging, you're striving for a look that...
Michelle Gillespie

Happy holidays and wishing you a prosperous 2018!

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Michelle Gillespie, Realtor, Leading Edge Agent   I want to wish you all a happy holiday season and prosperous New Year. As I look back, the...

Buyer – and seller – beware of dual agency

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As if buying or selling a house isn’t complicated enough, having to figure out who a real estate agent represents…or if an agent represents...

Joseph receives Coldwell Banker International President’s Premier Award

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Region - Lee Joseph was recently honored by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England with the Coldwell Banker® International President’s Premier award. This...
Judy Boyle, Realtor® www.judyboylecares.com JudyBoyleRealtor@gmail.com 508-561-7164

Why a local real estate agent is the right choice

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  By Judy Boyle, Realtor® This article will be published right between two of my favorite holidays…Saint Patrick’s Day and April Fool’s Day. I’m Irish and...
Elaine Quigley

10 places that will pay you to move there

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By Jaymi Nacir Close to job. Great schools. Projected growth. They're all reasons why someone might consider buying a home in a certain area. But...