New England Real Estate Center, Inc. Blog

Posted on 06/20/2021
Find a Type of Glamping Perfect for You
Photo by Anastasia Shuraeva from Pexels Glamping is one of the best ways to escape to the great outdoors without leaving too much of home behind. While traditional camping encourages utility and packing light, glamping is all about modern luxuries. So how do you go glamping? There are several options that go beyond your basic tent and campfire....
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Should I rent or buy my next home?
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay For years home ownership has been the American dream, but, according to the Pew Research Center, a higher percentage of us are renters than at any other time in the last 50 years. Is that a bad thing? Not necessarily. For many people renting may be the right choice. Every individual and...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
How an Attorney Helps Guide You Through a Real Estate Closing
Photo by Rafa Bordes via Pixabay Real estate closings could be quite simple at one end of the spectrum or very difficult at the other end. In most cases, you will need to understand the legal ramifications of signing several documents, including the note, mortgage, transfer of title, mineral rights, title insurance and tax documents. If your closing...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
The Pros & Cons of Condo Living for First-Time Homebuyers
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Condominiums can be an excellent option for first-time homebuyers. With lower upfront costs and great perks, a condo can definitely outshine a traditional detached home in many respects. However, even for new buyers a condo might not be the best choice. Here we will go over the main pros & cons of purchasing...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
What to do with Moving Boxes
Image by khathar ranglak from Shutterstock Most times, after moving your property into your new home, you have stacks of empty cardboard boxes to put away. After taking out the contents, you might be wondering what to do with that pile of cardboard. Thankfully, cardboard moving boxes are easy to reuse and can serve other purposes. Break Down...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Outdoor DIY: Entertaining With a Pergola
Photo by marcdenning via Pixabay Adding square footage of living space to your home is always a sound investment. Not only does it give you and your family more space to play, but it adds resale value, too -- even if the square footage you add is outdoors. A well-designed and constructed pergola does both. It provides shade...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Pros & Cons of Buying a Zombie Property
Photo by Daniel Tuttle on Unsplash Buying a home, especially for the first time, might feel a little scary—notably if you've learned the home you’re considering for purchase is a zombie property. Even a pro at buying property may flinch when they initially hear this term. No worries, a zombie property is not as frightening as it sounds....
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Don't Forget These 4 Unexpected Home Building Expenses
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels While many people planning to build rather than buy are well-prepared for the overall expense, there are some important costs that can be easy to forget. Here are some additional costs of building a home to consider: Land Preparation Buying the land for your new build is a key expense in a...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Open House: Home Staging Mistakes to Avoid
Photo by Mark McCammon via Pexels Anyone who has ever gone out on a job interview or a date knows how important a good first impression is. First impressions can color the entire way we approach a person and environment. When it comes to your home, you want to create a positive setting that draws people in on...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
What to Look for in a New Home Construction Builder
Photo by Andrew Wilus from Pexels When you're looking for a home builder, you might be tempted to base your decision largely on bids. While price is important, there are a few more factors to take into consideration. Number of Homes Built A new home builder should have plenty of projects in their credit, though they don't necessarily...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
The Best ROI for Resale
Photo by Fotocraft via Shutterstock Many homeowners spend thousands of dollars on improvements and upgrades only to find out that the return on their investment (ROI) is less than $1 to $1. That means that for every dollar spent, the selling price of their home does not go up a corresponding dollar. In fact, very few home improvements...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Creating a Simpler Life
Image by Chinnapong from Shutterstock The “simple life” is a common phrase but is there such a thing? When defining the words, it’s easy to understand the challenge that comes with pairing them together. Simple (easily understood and presenting no difficulty) + life (existence, being, living). Let's rephrase the quote to say, "The simpler life." Creating a simpler...
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