New England Real Estate Center, Inc. Blog

Posted on 05/03/2020
Craft a Home Selling Blueprint
Selling a home can be quick and seamless, particularly for an individual who crafts a property selling blueprint. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you create a successful plan to sell your house. 1. Analyze the Local Housing Market A seller who understands the housing market in his or her city or town may be...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Outdoor DIY: Resurface Your Deck Like a Pro
Photo by Jay Mantri via Pixabay A deck adds valuable outdoor living space to your home's square footage, but to be an asset, it needs to be well-maintained. If your deck has missed a few annual cleanings or is showing popped nails, splintered boards or water damage, consider resurfacing it instead of replacing it. The money you save...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
5 Types of Mortgage Loans Explained
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay One of the most important factors of the home buying experience is the mortgage loan you undertake. With at least eight different types, there are five that are the most common. The following types of mortgage loans are the ones held by most homeowners in the United States. 1. Conventional Mortgage A conventional...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Tips for Buyers: Set Yourself Up for Success
If you want to find and purchase a great house at a budget-friendly price, it helps to enter the homebuying journey with a plan in hand. Lucky for you, we're here to help you prepare for all stages of the homebuying journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips so you can set yourself up for success as...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Services to Set Up Before You Move Into Your New Home
If you recently bought a house, congratulations! Now, you just need to pack up your belongings, finalize your home purchase and relocate to your new address. You also may want to set up the following services prior to completing your move: 1. Electric What good is a new house that lacks electricity? Fortunately, if you contact the electric company...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
3 Reasons to Sell a Small Town Home
A small town home initially may have proven to be ideal. But if your current small town house fails to meet your needs, there is no need to worry. In fact, you can add your small town residence to the local housing market and relocate to a new city or town at your convenience. Ultimately, there are many reasons...
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Posted on 03/22/2020
Should I Buy a Foreclosure?
Photo by Alexander Stein via PixabayIf a home is in foreclosure, you can buy it for less. Great deal, right? It can be, but there are pitfalls, and you need even more caution than in a regular real estate transaction. Stages of Foreclosure Foreclosure can take months or even years depending on the regulations of the specific state,...
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Posted on 03/15/2020
Tips on Title Insurance
Photo by Mona Tootoonchinia via Pixabay When you purchase a home, your lender charges you for a title insurance policy. You are also given the option to buy your own title insurance policy. Depending on your agreement with the seller, the seller might purchase the buyer’s title insurance policy. Before a seller can sell his or her property,...
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Posted on 03/08/2020
The Importance of Conducting a Title Search Prior to Purchase
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There are many title companies available to complete a title search for you. However, if you’re trying to reduce some of the costs associated with buying a property, you can complete a title search on your own and potentially save hundreds of dollars. 1. Identify the Property Start by gathering as much...
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Posted on 03/01/2020
Good Real Estate Photos Help Attract Potential Buyers
There's a misconception many home sellers have that may be causing them to miss out on opportunities to have their house sell more quickly. Perhaps you're among them. If you believe your home does not need to be staged, neatly organized, and thoroughly cleaned well in advance of the first scheduled showing, then you're overlooking one crucial step in...
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Posted on 02/23/2020
A Breakdown of the Buyer's Closing Costs
If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you might be wondering what all of the expenses you can expect to have when it comes time to close on your home. Ideally, you’ll want to understand all of the closing costs months in advance so that you can plan accordingly. However, even if you’re close to purchasing your first home, it’s still...
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Posted on 02/16/2020
Steps to Buying Your First Home
Photo by Roman Samborskyi via Shutterstock Buying your first home is exciting! And scary! But you don’t have to fear the process if you take the time to become fully prepared for homeownership. Below are the seven primary keys to preparing yourself and smoothing the process. How to Know You’re Ready Determine how much you can afford. The...
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