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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty Boston North West - MA-9081217
What is a "buyer's agent" in real estate?  A buyers agent is authorized to act in the best interests of a client and is obligated to place the client's interests before those of any other parties, including the agent's own interests. With increased education among both real estate professionals a...
Posted 3 months ago
2013 has been a very busy year for home sellers in Acton.  236 single family homes sold this past year, which is nearly 10% more than sold in 2012.   Buyers’ market, sellers’ market, and balanced market are real estate terms that are used to define month’s supply of inventory with regard to who h...
Posted 4 months ago
So the market’s recovering, interest rates are low, and you think you’re finally ready to buy a home? Not so fast. Buyers across the country are running into a new roadblock: there don’t seem to be enough homes for sale. Anyone who has looked at entry- to mid-level homes for sale in our Acton nei...
Posted 4 months ago
2-Step Method to Find the Right Acton Home for Sale   It was fascinating reading: especially if you currently have, or are looking for, an Acton home for sale. The New York Times’ headline was “After You Read the Listings, Your Agent Reads You.”  I thought that sounded sort of hokey — especially ...
Posted 10 months ago
Acton Home Buyers May Skip ‘Starter Homes’ Altogether   The concept of “starter homes” cropped up after the end of the Second World War, when millions of young families took advantage of low-cost new developments to gain a foothold in homeownership: the emblematic first step in fulfilling the Ame...
Posted about 1 year ago
  The Next 4 Things No One Tells Area First Time Homebuyers   Of all the things first time homebuyers in our Acton area are told, some that turn out to be pretty important are too often overlooked. Here are four items first time homebuyers will find useful to know:  4. Remodeling costs more than ...
Posted about 1 year ago
7 Things No One Tells Acton First Time Homebuyers   First time homebuyers in Acton are told a lot of things —  “Save your money,” their parents advise. “Location, location, location!” their friend’s friend cautions. Reasonable advice, for certain. But there some important elements of the home buy...
Posted about 1 year ago
Why the Newest listings for Acton Sometimes…Aren’t!   You are doing some serious house-hunting.  You’ve been Googling ‘newest Acton MA listings’, but when you click on the most popular sites, somehow the ‘newest Acton listings’ are the same ones you’ve seen before. Worse, some of them turn out to...
Posted about 1 year ago
Great advice.  Many pet owners have no concept of how the buyer may react to a pet or smells that the selling family may not even be aware of.   Everybody loves to have pets in his house except when it comes to selling your house. Most of the buyers avoid purchasing houses with pets in them for m...
Posted about 1 year ago
  Home Prices Predictions: Reliable for Acton Homeowners?   Who doesn’t want to know what will happen in the future? That’s a very small group, for sure, since good planning is a cornerstone of good management -- for households as well as for organizations of every kind. So, whenever Acton,MA hom...
Posted about 1 year ago

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