real estate north of boston

Full Time RV Living vs. Homeownership

downsizing north of boston north shore real estateThe roads less travelled...thinking about full-time RV living? Imagine yourself downsizing, purging, selling it all and hitting the road? Here's an interesting perspective on which costs more, full-time RV living or home living by Cindy Belt. Here in the Northeast, more specifically the North Shore, the average home cost is double what this article quotes, which suggests RV living would be overall, less expensive, but there's more to consider that just the dollar. Here's 21 questions everyone asks about living in an RV by Heath Padgett. Either way, we are here to help you sort it out. Whether you're dreaming of going mobile and retiring on the road or just simplifying life and downsizing from the empty nest, we can provide you with the accurate sales data and current real estate market conditions & trends to prepare you. Happy trails!

The Most Desirable Home Feature of 2020-2021?

You may have guessed a bigger, more updated kitchen or a pool. I was a bit surprised myself. I knew a home office was our rising star due to the pandemic but I didn't think it would be at the top of the list. The top 3 most desired features tell the story of much needed interior space. Interesting. Thinking about making a move? Need more square footage? We can tell you today's market value of your current home; it's complimentary, and help you find your new home (office)! 

 

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Marriage or Mortgage - Which Would You Choose?

Have you seen Netflix's new show yet? "Marriage or Mortgage"? Being in the biz, we love the concept! No surprise that millennials lean towards putting off buying a home, which is especially understandable in the current market. The really interesting component of the show is for the guests who choose mortgage, the negotiating powers of an experienced real estate professional are on full display. The entire industry is cheering because for every seasoned full-time pro, there's someone out there with a newly acquired real estate license who just came on the scene. These are the moments that put us to the test! We thrive in these familiar waters! Going to bat for our clients is what we've been doing for years. It takes experience to work your way around 33 offers in bidding war, whether you are representing the buyer or the seller! It's a skill set that ends up being priceless... for both buyers and sellers. In my 30+ years, this is the riskiest market for a FSBO (for-sale-by-owner) and for unrepresented buyers. Thank you NAR for pointing out Marriage or Mortgage and the critical role of real estate professionals!  And I quote, "Find yourself a good agent that you trust - a good negotiator, find an agent who has lots of experience." We agree! 

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