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Posted on 04/11/2021
Easy Lifestyle Changes that Can Lead to an Energy-Efficient Home
Image by Colin Behrens from Pixabay Sometimes, the idea of living a sustainable life can be overwhelming. It often feels like a major overhaul is required in order to make an impact on the size of your ecological footprint. However, in reality, there are many simple lifestyle changes that you can make in order to increase the efficiency...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
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 03/28/2021
Financial Assistance Programs for Your New Home
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay If you’re in the market for a new home, chances are you’ve been evaluating your finances. As a first-time homebuyer, there are programs in place to help with the down payment. According to the December 2019 Realtor Index Confidence Survey, first-time homebuyers accounted for 31% of all sales, and 77% put down less...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Tips for Negotiating Reduced HOA Fees
Image by Brady Pevehouse from Pixabay When purchasing a home, there are many issues to keep in mind. These often include items such as the interest rate on the mortgage, real estate taxes, and homeowner's insurance. If you've purchased a home governed by a Homeowner's Association and have not lived within a similar community before you may find...
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Posted on 03/15/2021
Another Property Rented - 44 Chevy Chase Road, Worcester, MA 01606
Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath Ranch on 1/3 acre available for rent! NO PETS OR SMOKERS PLEASE! Hardwoods in all rooms except for the kitchen & baths which have ceramic tile floors. Kitchen has vaulted ceilings with a skylight, Corian counters, stainless appliances & a center island. The living room has a fireplace (that can not be used for lighting a fire - candles ok!) and built-ins, family room has a full bath off with a skylight, Jacuzzi & shower. Full basement, 1 car garage & carport. Located in a neighborhood setting - close to 190. Credit score of 650 or above required, 1-year minimum lease, references, 1st, last &...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Managing Your Car Insurance During a Move
Image by Suphaksorn Thongwongboot from Shutterstock When relocating to a new home, you’ll need to plan to pack, hire movers, and to change your address with the post office but don’t forget to update your car insurance. If you’re moving to a new state or just to a new zip code, you will have to make some changes to...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Affordable Ways to Boost Your Home's Security
Photo by PhotoMIX Ltd. via Pexels Worried about package theft, break-ins and other crime? Even if you have a home security system, there are still steps you can take to make your home less appealing to thieves and criminals. From installing some high tech (but surprisingly affordable) gadgets to caring for your home’s exterior, you can help make...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Are Buyers Reluctant to View Your Home?
If you list your home and fail to stir up interest in it, there is no reason to panic. In fact, there are many quick, easy ways to ensure your house consistently garners homebuyers' attention. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you showcase your home to dozens of prospective buyers. 1. Bolster Your House's Curb...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Homeowners' Insurance: Key Components Every Homeowner Should Know
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Often used interchangeably, the terms “property insurance” and “homeowners’ insurance” sometimes confuse new homebuyers. Homeowners’ insurance is a specialized form of property insurance. By “property” the insurance industry means anything that you own. Under that category come homeowners’ insurance and even renters’ insurance. These products cover single-family houses, condominiums and a renter’s...
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Posted on 02/18/2021
Video Tour - 44 Chevy Chase Road, Worcester, MA 01606
Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath Ranch on 1/3 acre available for rent! NO PETS OR SMOKERS PLEASE! Hardwoods in all rooms except for the kitchen & baths which have ceramic tile floors. Kitchen has vaulted ceilings with a skylight, Corian counters, stainless appliances & a center island. The living room has a fireplace (that can not be used for lighting a fire - candles ok!) and built-ins, family room has a full bath off with a skylight, Jacuzzi & shower. Full basement, 1 car garage & carport. Located in a neighborhood setting - close to 190. Credit score of 650 or above required, 1-year minimum lease, references, 1st, last &...
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Posted on 02/18/2021
44 Chevy Chase Road, Worcester, MA 01606 is now new to the market!
Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath Ranch on 1/3 acre available for rent! NO PETS OR SMOKERS PLEASE! Hardwoods in all rooms except for the kitchen & baths which have ceramic tile floors. Kitchen has vaulted ceilings with a skylight, Corian counters, stainless appliances & a center island. The living room has a fireplace (that can not be used for lighting a fire - candles ok!) and built-ins, family room has a full bath off with a skylight, Jacuzzi & shower. Full basement, 1 car garage & carport. Located in a neighborhood setting - close to 190. Credit score of 650 or above required, 1-year minimum lease, references, 1st, last &...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
Home Selling Costs You Need to Know About
Selling a home usually requires various investments along the way. In fact, some of the most common house selling costs include: 1. Lawn Care Maintaining a neat, tidy lawn is crucial, particularly for a seller who wants to stir up significant interest in his or her residence. As such, it generally is a good idea to account for lawn...
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