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Karen Scopetski

Home-buying tips in a low inventory market

Even with March blizzards hammering the east coast, the spring housing market is in full swing. During the month of February, which is traditionally...
KAREN SCOPETSKI Premier Agent Coldwell Banker Residential 508-380-0112 Cell scopet@aol.com

Housing forecast for the second half of the year

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.’

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

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

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?

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...
Elaine Quigley

Renovation tips for a classic, not trendy, home

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

A new alternative to stainless steel

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

What to do when your house is dated

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...