Boston International Real Estate (BIRE)
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  • With careful planning and a little luck, you can shuffle properties without taking on too much financial risk. For a lot of people, the biggest financial transaction of their lives is buying a house -- and it gets even bigger when you already own a home and are trying to buy a new one. Generally, there are three ways to manage this tricky situation. Sell first, then buy This scenario is the most c...

Boston International Real Estate (BIRE)
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  • Believe it or not, spring is just over two weeks away (hooray!) and with the warmer temperatures, of course, comes the heating up of the real estate market. If you're planning on selling, brush up on some of the best advice from our first-ever "Sellers Week," a week's worth of coverage devoted to all things sales-related, which ran in February. Map out every step in the timeline of a sale  Learn w...

Boston International Real Estate (BIRE)
Boston International Real Estate (BIRE)
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  • You plan to sell soon, and you've already chosen your agent. You are in the middle of cleaning, painting and prepping the home. As the listing period approaches, it is time to dig deeper into the final pricing, sales and marketing plan. The ultimate list price or go-to-market strategy may change based on inventory levels and the competition. As you get closer to finalizing the listing, there are s...

Boston International Real Estate (BIRE)
Boston International Real Estate (BIRE)
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  • If you're looking to rent out the top floor of your brownstone or sublet your apartment during a posting abroad, you'll no doubt want to find a respectful, financially stable renter. But where's the best place to lock one down? Take a cue from professional property managers and landlords, who let us know the best ways for smaller owners to locate good tenants. Post an online ad: The easiest way to...

Boston International Real Estate (BIRE)
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  • In previous generations, many people bought 'starter' homes while in their 20s or 30s. The world moved at a much slower pace then. People tended to stay put in the cities where they grew up. They wanted 'roots' and the status that homeownership afforded. But times have definitely changed. In thenext generation of real estate, we're a much more mobile society. Millennials, Generations X and Y don't...

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  • 10. One or More Fireplaces Pct. of home buyers willing to pay more: 40% Amount willing to pay extra: $1,400 Some 40% of homebuyers without a fireplace said they would spend additional money for at least one and cough up an extra $1,400. The fireplace, while always popular, was less necessary when several TVs were going in the house all at once, Samuelson said. But he speculated that having a home ...

Boston International Real Estate (BIRE)
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  • The bidding wars are back. While not every local real-estate market is experiencing bidding wars, some homebuyers find themselves competing for houses because not many are for sale in their markets. The result? Many homes have 10 to 15 offers the day they go on the market, says Susan Paul, owner of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Move Time Realty in Scottsdale, Ariz. To compete in a bidding w...

Boston International Real Estate (BIRE)
Boston International Real Estate (BIRE)
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  •                                   So far, this year the winter in Boston and most of the New England area has not shown its true usual colors. Weather patterns have fluctuated between moderate to cold temperatures, with slight chill factors followed by unusual heat waves, resulting in the constant misleading sensation of uprising spring rather than that of winter in the air. Not to worry, if you ...

Boston International Real Estate (BIRE)
Boston International Real Estate (BIRE)
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  • Whether you want to cut your own tree or purchase a precut tree, BIRE has your covered. The following is list of places to find the perfect holiday decorations and Christmas trees. Cutting your own Christmas at a local farm offers a family activity that can become a tradition spanning decades.   Places to Cut-your-own Christmas Trees 1.     Smolak Farms 315 S Bradford St North Andover, MA 01845 Ph...

Boston International Real Estate (BIRE)
Boston International Real Estate (BIRE)
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  • Avenue of Arts RedesiOne Seaport Square, a giant part of the giant Seaport Square project in the Seaport District (Seaport!), could break ground in the next 30 days, according to an executive with developer WS Development. We've been here before, though, with the groundbreaking originally expected in April 2014. The latest target date, vague as it is, comes via news of a movie theater joining the ...

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