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  • How-to
    1 day ago
    by massrealty
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    What Does Functional Obsolescence Mean in Real Estate

    When buying a home it is important to make the right choice. People make bad mistakes when it comes to purchasing homes all the time. It could be a significant flaw with the home itself or something in the general area that makes the buying decision a poor one. As a buyer you'll want to avoid doing that if you can!

  • How-to
    13 days ago
    by massrealty
    +1 +1

    Researching The History of a Property and Its Surroundings is Vital

    When you are going to be purchasing a home one of the most vital things you can do is due diligence. Real Estate due diligence includes quite a few things besides just the house itself. How is the neighborhood? Are there any boundary violations? Is there anything in the area that could negatively impact the home's value? How are the local schools? These are just a few of the essential considerations.

  • How-to
    13 days ago
    by massrealty
    +1 +1

    What is An Encroachment on a Home

    Have you heard the term "encroachment" and wondered what it meant as it pertains to real estate. Sometimes it is discovered that a neighbor has constructed something that crosses the property lines into an adjoining property. This is what's referred to as an encroachment.

  • Analysis
    1 month ago
    by lukeskar
    +1 +1

    Love Them Or Hate Them: HOAs Explained

    Regardless of which side you are currently on, this article will dive into some of the advantages and disadvantages of a homeowner association and give you information to help you make a good decision for your next home purchase.

  • How-to
    1 month ago
    by massrealty
    +2 +2

    What Storage Method is Best When Moving

    Are you going to be moving soon? If you are selling your home, you may discover that in order to make your property look its best you'll need temporary storage. Fortunately, there are a few storage options worth your consideration. Let's take a look at what might work best.

  • Review
    1 month ago
    by massrealty
    +2 +2

    Get Your Home Ready to Sell With Junk Hauling

    Ask any real estate agent and they will tell you the importance of having a presentable home. There are very few things that are more essential in home sales than a good first impression. Having a bunch of junk thrown around the inside and outside of your home will not do you any favors.

  • Analysis
    1 month ago
    by lukeskar
    +2 +1

    Positive and Negative Points of USDA Mortgage Loans

    A USDA home loan has several pros that make it appealing to a variety of homebuyers and also some cons.

  • How-to
    1 month ago
    by massrealty
    +2 +2

    Do You Pay Taxes on A Second Home Sale

    One of the questions that many folks have who don't stay completely up to date on the current tax laws is if they will need to pay taxes on the sale of a second home they own. We will take a look at what you need to know about your finances from a tax standpoint.

  • Analysis
    1 month ago
    by lukeskar
    +2 +1

    14 Common Home Inspection Repairs

    This article covers some of the most common issues that appear on home inspection reports and what they can mean in terms of either repairing the problem or choosing to look for a different home.

  • How-to
    1 month ago
    by massrealty
    +10 +2

    How to Find Homes That Are Not Actively For Sale

    Are you trying to find a home to purchase but have found the going to be difficult? Right now there is a housing inventory shortage across the country which has created an environment that is challenging to say the least to get a home. One of the options you may want to consider is an off-market property.

  • How-to
    2 months ago
    by massrealty
    +3 +2

    What to Know About Rehab Loans When Buying a House

    Are you planning on buying a home that needs work? If you are a first-time buyer or have a limited spending budget it is not uncommon to be looking at fixer-upper properties. Fixer-upper homes of course come with the task of making them more functional and sometimes livable as well.

  • Analysis
    2 months ago
    by lukeskar
    +2 +1

    Home Maintenance Suggestions for New Homeowners

    The following article provides a summary of the top home maintenance items for new homeowners.

  • Review
    2 months ago
    by massrealty
    +3 +2

    How Expensive is it to Rent a POD

    When you buy or sell a home there is a distinct possibility you may find out you need storage space. There are a few reasons why this could happen but the most likely is the timing for closing on a house. Sometimes schedules just don't align and temporary storage may be needed. There are of course multiple options for storing your possessions.

  • How-to
    2 months ago
    by massrealty
    +3 +2

    Buying a House When You Don't Have Great Credit

    Do you have a strong desire to purchase a home but don't have the greatest credit in the world? If you are renting a home, you may be tired of making your landlord rich. Wanting to own a house is not an uncommon feeling. After all, they don't call homeownership the American dream for anything.

  • How-to
    2 months ago
    by massrealty
    +3 +2

    What Are Condominiums?

    If you have never purchased a home before, you're probably giving some thought to either buying a condo or a single-family home. Without a doubt, there are pros and cons to each housing choice. Buying a house is pretty straightforward. Buying a condo, however, can be a bit more complicated.

  • Analysis
    3 months ago
    by massrealty
    +3 +2

    What to Know About Capital Gains With House Sales

    Are you planning on selling your home in the near future? Have you been contemplating if there are any tax consequences that you need to know about? Selling a house today brings with it the increased chance of capital gains tax. Why? Real Estate markets all across the country have exploded!

  • Expression
    3 months ago
    by Temineth
    +3 +2

    The Home Inspection: Paying Someone for Bad News

    Who would pay for bad news? Real estate buyers. Now, I get it; no one wants the bad news and most, if not all, are looking for the good news. But you pay the home inspector to tell you as much about a home as possible, regardless of the sometimes shocking truth of it. But that news is what prompts the next step in a real estate transaction. If it's good news, you're likely to move forward in the deal; bad news and you may rescind the offer altogether.

  • How-to
    3 months ago
    by massrealty
    +3 +2

    Real Estate Listing Statuses Can Be Confusing to Buyers and Sellers

    When you are buying or selling a home it is not unusual for real estate agents to take for granted some of the lingoes they use on a daily basis. At times agents just think that all consumers should know every real estate term. Once such term is the word "pending".

  • How-to
    3 months ago
    by massrealty
    +3 +2

    What Is The Definition of an En Suite Bedroom

    Have you heard the term en suite bedroom or bathroom and wondered what the heck it meant? You are not alone as many people have no idea what en suite means. We will take a deep dive so you know the exact meaning of an en suite bedroom and bath.

  • How-to
    3 months ago
    by massrealty
    +3 +2

    Things to Know About Moving a Home From One Location to Another

    Are you considering physically moving the house you own? If so, you are not alone. There are many folks who research the possibility of relocating their home either to a different spot on their property or another lot altogether.