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Real Estate Sales Representative - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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2011 

Home search in Massachusetts: Would you buy a house with a swimming pool? If you are a buyer, now on a market for a home here in MA, you have come across these listings: a house with a swimming pool. Is this a good deal or not? If you always wanted a pool, or were planning to put one in, it will ...
05/31/2011
Save gas, save money, save planet, save on your gym membership - get on a bike! I wish roads were designed in a more bicycle friendly way. There is seldom a separate bike path, and some roads here in Boston Metro West are really narrow, at times a car can hardly pass a bicyclist (I'm thinking...
05/28/2011
Do not paint your porch white, it will get dingy looking in a couple of years here in Massachusetts. Rain, snow, sun, then rain again, ice melting and building up and melting again - it all takes its toll, especially since we are talking about horizontal surfaces. Now, a house painted white is  a...
05/27/2011
Where to live in MA with good schools? That is one of the most frequent questions people ask themselves or their agents when starting the search process for their new home. And rightfully so. If you have children, or are planning to have them in the near future qualty of schools becomes a focal p...
05/25/2011
Why are you so mad?  And why can't I google YOU? I recently got a call from a company that was selling google placement and websites to real estate agents. Actually, I started getting these calls only a couple of months ago, and I link this fact to my online presence through ActiveRain. Which...
05/24/2011
Best Bakery in Boston - Canto 6 Cafe in JP If you've never been there - you are seriously missing on best sandwiches, croissants, baguettes and pastry you can get in Boston. If you've ever stepped in this place just once - you know what I'm talking about. Canto 6 is a small bakery tuc...
05/23/2011
Walnut Hill playground in Natick, MA In the heart of Walnut Hill in Natick, MA, next to Walnut Hill school of Arts there's a beautiful playground, a local gem for kids and parents. In between Bacon, street, Walnut Street and Belvedere street, a magical triangle appears - that's the playgr...
05/22/2011
Let's walk a day in someone else's shoes.  Apparently, this is originally a Native American Proverb, that went something like "you have to walk in someone's moccasins for a week to really understand that person." I met with some people today and we were talking about real es...
05/21/2011
Too much on your plate? Here is a little tweak that helps me! First, I'm not talking about weight loss or dieting, but rather being overwhelmed by all the tasks that one has to accomplish during a given day. What do we tend to do? Some of us have lists in notebooks, or mobile devices, others ...
05/20/2011
People are scared to buy a house these days. They ask themselves these questions: What if market reaches even deeper and prices fall further down? My investment will be null.  What about all these districts with great schools - prices are too high for me to buy there, but I can get in if I rent ?...
05/19/2011
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