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March 24, 2023

Everything You Need to Know about Slab Basement for Houses

When a listing says the basement is a Slab, what does that mean?

I get asked often about what a "slab basement" is when it appears in search listings.  A Slab basement is another way to say that there is no basement.  The home was built on a "slab" of ...

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March 9, 2023

Property Tax History and Organization Links





I have quite a lot of tax history on the blog, and it tends to be popular!  Here's an effort to organize that information.


Alphabetical Rankings (easiest to find your town).


2017 Property Tax Rates

2018 Property Tax Rates

2019 Property Tax ...

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April 6, 2022

Should I Buy A Home Next to Powerlines, or A Railroad, or a Highway?


Today's Buyers Ought to Know series is, “Should I buy a house next to power lines?” You’ll probably be surprised at the answer, but not really once we discuss how we sorta get there. It's pretty common in real estate that the house you want is ...

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April 1, 2022

Buying a Home in an Ultra Tight Market when Selling a Home too!



As part of my  seller’s ought to know series, we’re going to talk about how to buy in an ultra tight market. Even though interest rates are going up, the market remains ultra tight and it's ultra tight, because there's just not enough inventory. Having said ...

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March 23, 2022

Buying Foreclosures in Today's Market

Quick Overview to Explain How Foreclosure (REO's) Are bought and sold TODAY


Hey everybody. I appreciate you clicking on this video. And I know you're here because you want a deal on a foreclosure. I've got some good news and some bad news on that front ...

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March 20, 2022

Title V Overivew Massachusetts Septic System Reports Explained


Today in this video, we’re going to cover Title V. It's really about septic systems, and Title V is  the Massachusetts law that covers septic systems installation, and inspections and basically respond to stuff that I like to go over whenever someone's buying a Title 5 property ...

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March 8, 2022

Septic System Component Overview Video

Septic System Component Overview Video



Video Transcript

Hey, how are you today? I am going to go over septic systems In today's example, we’re going to go over the most common type of system that we see in residential real estate in this area. It's all ...

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March 4, 2022

What Counts as Square Footage when looking at a home for sale?



Transcript of Video

Okay. So in this video we're going to help out buyers and a lot of sellers in understanding what counts for square footage. That's the question I usually get asked, “what counts”. The answer is it all counts, but it doesn't count ...

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Jan. 18, 2022

Quick Home Buyer Quiz!


Below is a quick video from our expanding video library.  If you're a first time buyer, (or even a second time), see how comfortable you are with these common issues that we're often helping buyers with.  We discuss:

1) Mortgage costs

2) Betterments

3) Easements ...

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Jan. 4, 2022

2020 Real Estate Report for Massachusetts



Here is the pod cast of my latest forecast for the year!  Great tips here for sellers and buyers.  For more information for your specific situation, give us a shout!