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Bill Gassett
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Is It Smart to Sell in the Fall or Winter?
Depending on where you are located, selling in the fall or winter could be a great time!

Real Estate markets across the country can be seasonal - some more so than others.

Here in the Northeast without question, the spring is the best time to sell a home. That does not mean, however, that we don't sell homes in the fall and winter.

In his latest article +Kyle Hiscock explains what you need to know about selling in the fall and winter months.

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Many sellers wonder if they should sell their home in the fall or winter. Homes sell all year, period! Find out if fall or winter is the right time for you!
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Of course +Kyle Hiscock!
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Are Solar Panels Worth The Cost
The average solar panel system on a home can vary but a good ballpark estimate is between 20,000 -30,000 dollars.

Is this a good investment? The answer to this question really depends on a lot of factors but the most important one is how long you expect to remain in your home.

Some sellers unfortunately are mislead by solar power companies into believing you can just tack on the cost of the system to your home asking price and you will be all set - WRONG!

In most circumstances this is not the case. In my latest article over at +RISMedia I discuss the cost of adding solar power to your home.

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A solar power system is appealing to a lot of homeowners for obvious reason. Environmentally friendly, lowered electricity costs and a more energy efficient home, solar panels have a lot of pluses to...
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We installed a net metered system on our home two years ago when we downsized into this house. Our electricity usage was calculated and the appropriate number of panels were installed. The electric bill in our previous home was in the vicinity of $300/mo. Our current bill is under $22/mo and it is all administrative fees. Once a year the excess we've generated is paid back by credits to our monthly bill (this year we got 2 1/2 months of fees). It was costly, but federal and state tax credits took away some of the pain. Knowing that we're not burning fossil fuels for our total consumption is very satisfying.
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Pros and Cons of a New Condo vs. Resale Condo
Do you know the difference between buying a new condo and a resale condo?

In his latest article +Paul St. Aubin takes a look at each scenario to give you something to think about when comparing the two.

There are also articles from +Kyle Hiscock and myself that takes a look at the pros and cons of buying a home vs a condo.

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Complete list of Pros and Cons of New condos vs Resale condos. Everything you need to consider when you are looking at new and resale condos for sale
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How Much Value Does a Finished Basement Add to My Home
Does a finished basement really add value to my home? If so how much value?

This is a question that lots of homeowners want to know. Over my thirty years of working in the business, I have run into numerous sellers who think that the square footage in the basement is worth the same as the above grade living area.

This is absolutely not the case no matter how nice the space happens to be. Below grade living area is not valued the same as above grade space.

In the article, you well see a comprehensive description of the types of basement space and their corresponding value.

There are also excellent articles from +Tom Horn an appraiser, +Kyle Hiscock via +Behance +houzz and +HGTV.

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Does a finished basement add value to my home and if so how much value? See different types of basements and their corresponding value.
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The Stress of Buying and Selling a Home

Buying and selling a home can be stressful for sure especially when the parties have differing expectations!

You know the story.....the buyer finds their dream home, submits an offer and later in the day finds out the seller is away on vacation out in the woods with no cell service - can you say ARGH.

Then there is the buyer that has a home inspection and submits a 3 page punch list of every nit picky item under the sun wanting the home to be perfect - they even have on their list to make sure the owner cuts the lawn before closing.

Sounds like just another day and the life of a real estate agent as +Conor MacEvilly explains in his latest article.

Take a look along with some other excellent references from +Luke Skar +Lynn Pineda and +Xavier De Buck.

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Whether you are a home buyer or home seller, the whole process can be a little stressful. Particularly all that anxious waiting. Learn how to stay sane.
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Renting to Own A Home

is renting to own a home a good idea? What is the upside? What is the downside?

In her latest article +Teresa Cowart does a great job explaining what you need to know about renting to own a home.

It is certainly not for everyone but can hold some terrific advantages for getting closer to home ownership.

Take a look along with excellent resources from +Debbie Drummond +Kyle Hiscock +Just Close and +Dustin Brohm - Salt Lake's Favorite Realtor.

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Owning a home is a dream for many. Often when prospective buyers and current renters start considering home ownership, start number crunching and analyzing the ups and downs of this life changing chapter, they ponder the rent-to-own option. This particular method of home buying can be a wonderful option. Below are some situations where renting...
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Pros and Cons of Co-Signing a Mortgage
Do you know someone who would really like to own a home at the present time who needs a co-signer?

Are you considering co-signing the mortgage for them? Before signing with another person you should know the pros and cons for doing so!

In her latest article +Teresa Cowart goes over what you need to know about co-signing on a mortgage.

Be sure to check out the helpful mortgage and real estate references in the article from +Paul Sian +Ryan Fitzgerald and +Total Mortgage Services.

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Taking out a mortgage is a big financial commitment whether going it alone or with a spouse or significant other. In some mortgage situations, the topic of co-signing may come up. Should you co-sign or not? This article will go over the pros and cons of both sides in order to help a buyer (applicant...
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What Are The Tax Benefits of Being a Home Owner in 2016
Here is a very timely topic from +Wendy Weir on the taxes you can save from being a home owner in 2016.

Before you know it we will be filing our taxes again for the 2016 calendar year.

If you are smart you will take all the tax deductions afforded to you by law.

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In the rush to file taxes each year, many homeowners are more focused on meeting the deadline than understanding their deductions — especially if it’s their first year as a homeowner. There are many specific home buying tax deductions via Bill Gassett, for all homeowners and first time home buyers. Now that this year’s tax deadline …
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What Are The Best Green Features to Add to Your Home
We now live in a world where it makes sense to save energy while also saving the environment!

In her latest article +Debbie Drummond has put together six excellent green features you may want to add to your next home.

One of those features is solar panels. Just be sure you realize you may not get an instant return on your investment. Many home owners think they can tack the cost of solar systems onto the asking price of their home when it is time to sell.

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Looking for a energy efficient, environmentally friendly home? A quick check for these 6 features will give you an idea of how green a home really is.
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It sure is +Debbie Drummond. I did not see this until this morning otherwise I would have shared this last week!
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How FHA Mortgage Loans Can Create Problems For Sellers
Without a doubt an FHA mortgage is a great loan product.

Without FHA loans thousands upon thousands of borrowers would not be able to purchase a home!

The biggest benefit to an FHA loan of course is the low down payment. This gives buyers will solid jobs and incomes to be able to purchase a home without having to come up with a larger down payment associated with conventional loans.

There can be some problems, however, in some circumstances for sellers when buyers are using FHA financing.

As a home owner it is important to know the issues that could arise in your sale due to an FHA mortgage.

Take a look as I share my latest compilation of sources at +Storify on FHA loans.

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You have just put your home up for sale and a buyer has put in a good offer that you are thinking of accepting. The real estate agent mentions the buyer is using FHA financing. Are there any problems for a seller with a buyer using FHA financing? It is important to understand FHA loans!
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Are You a Home Renovation Addict?

Are you looking to brighten your day? My man +Xavier De Buck has come up with yet another entertaining article!

Maybe you will find some common similarities with home renovation addicts the X Man refers to in his latest article.

You will also find less amusing content from myself, +Anita Clark +Kyle Hiscock and +Ryan Fitzgerald as well.

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6 Warning Signs You’re Addicted To Home Renovations
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I think with so many DIY shows many people start taking up the hobby because it looks so easy!
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What Are The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Reverse Mortgage?

A reverse mortgage certainly has it pros and cons! In the Story put together over at +Storify you will see a number of resources that explain both the advantages and disadvantages of a reverse mortgage.

I love using Storify for the ease in which you are able to collect excellent resources on the topics in which you are explaining.

Reverse mortgages can be a great financial tool for seniors. They can also get folks into a lot of financial hot water as well.

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Do you know the pros and cons for a reverse mortgage? Many older homeowners often ask how do reverse mortgages work. This kind of loan product allows seniors to own a home and draw a payment each month from their equity. In order to qualify for a reverse mortgage you need to be sixty two years old.
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Hopkinton, MA
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Top producing Realtor building lasting relationships through Real Estate
Metrowest Massachusetts Realtor

Top RE/MAX Realtor with 25 years experience selling Real Estate in all of Metrowest Massachusetts and surrounding areas. I specialize in representing home sellers by providing exceptional Real Estate marketing that allows for their homes to sell quicker and closer to asking price.

My Real Estate services are provided primarily in the following Massachusetts towns: Ashland, Bellingham, Blackstone, Douglas, Framingham, Franklin, Grafton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hopedale, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Northboro, Northbridge, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Sutton, Wayland, Westborough, Whitinsville, Worcester, Upton and Uxbridge Massachusetts.

You can see my Real Estate sites at Maximum Real Estate Exposure and Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate.

I also have a blog called Massachusetts Real Estate News where I discuss Real Estate topics I am passionate about.

I am very proud of the fact I have been one of the top 5 RE/MAX agents in Massachusetts for twelve out of the last thirteen years. In 2012 I was the #1 RE/MAX agent in all of New England with involvement in 116 Real Estate transactions. As a top producing Realtor, I strive to give my clients the type of experience that will make them want to recommend me to friends and relatives.

I am big fan of SEO and social media and often share my knowledge with those that need help.

I work for RE/MAX Executive Realty which has offices in Hopkinton, Franklin, Holliston, Grafton and Medfield.

You can reach me at 508-435-5356 or email at

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Buying and selling a home and the joys of waiting. How to stay sane.

Whether you are a home buyer or home seller, the whole process can be a little stressful. Particularly all that anxious waiting. Learn how t

7 Avoidable Mistakes When Buying New Construction | Michael Roberts Cons...

As a home buyer, choosing to purchase a new construction home may seem like the easiest way to get everything you want. While you can pick o

What’s to Love About Medway Massachusetts Real Estate

From its small size to its quaint downtown, Medway stands out for so many reasons. It is a great place to start a family and enjoy all small

Let Us Help You Discover the Pros and Cons of Condos | Bob Chambers

Trying to decide what type of house to buy? Thinking about a condo? Let us show you the pros and cons of condos!

Are you thinking of buying or selling a home in Raleigh NC? If so then I would highly recommend speaking with Ryan Fitzgerald of Raleigh Realty. While Ryan is not long in the tooth when it comes to years in the business, he is one of the hardest workers I know. He really cares about doing an exceptional job for his clients. Ryan is well respected when it comes to making a marketing plan when selling a home as well as a expert resource for those who are purchasing a home. I have know Ryan for a few years and would highly recommend him to any of my clients transferring into the area.
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Michael George is one of the few people I will trust when it comes to SEO. He is down to earth and knows his stuff. Unlike some SEO's, who like to give you unrealistic expectations or do crooked things in order to obtain short term rankings, Michael plays by the book. If you have a Wordpress blog and need any kind of help either with implementing or running a site, I would highly recommend him! Over the years Michael has fixed a number of Wordpress issues I have run into for a very reasonable amount of money. You can't go wrong when you hire the Guru Effect!
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As a Realtor myself, I know what to look for in a top notch real estate agent. Lynn has all of those qualities including drive, honesty and knowledge. Having known Lynn for the last few years it has been great to work with her on a couple of referrals. In fact one recent referral is still in the process of working with her right now and has nothing but good things to say. If you are looking for an excellent real estate agent in the Coral Springs area make sure you give her a call.
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Fresh Water Farm is a great place to grab lunch. They have a great deli that serves outstanding food. They are also a specialty market that has a wide selection of tasty snacks and fruits. The atmosphere is terrific and the people who work there are very helpful.
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I have known Andrew for the last few years. As a fellow Realtor it is easy to see his drive as a real estate professional. Andrew has all the tools a client should be looking for when selling a home including an outstanding website with great marketing and exceptional photography. If you are looking for a quality agent Andrew is definitely someone you should consider interviewing!
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I have been going to Janet Goguen for the last 15 years or so for all my dentistry needs. She and her staff do an excellent job. I would recommend them to anyone who needs a good dentist.
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You will be surprised when going into Hopkinton Drug if you are expecting a typical drugstore. It is far from that! I would call it a specialty store that has a wide variety of items including a great selection of greeting cards, nick nacks, magazines, as well as snack items.
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