July 7, 2016

Short Sale vs. Foreclosure

There are some key differences between a short sale and a foreclosure in today's real estate market. Although the economy is on the up and up, many people are still faced with this decision and we hope this video clarifies some ...

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June 22, 2016

What Is The First Step In The Home Buying Process?

In our next topic of conversation with Elizabeth Newcombe, we asked her what the first step in the home buying process is. Liz is involved in this process on a regular basis so getting her perspective on the topic is very beneficial. For anyone looking to purchase a home in ...

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June 15, 2016

Put A Value On Your Time

We are currently in the process of finishing (hopefully) a 3 family listing in Dorchester, which has had many speed bumps along the way. The owner of the triple-decker decided to convert the property into three separate condos, going against the advice that he received from the listing agent. The ...

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June 3, 2016

What's Happening In Attleboro Real Estate?

Recently we sat down with our very own Elizabeth Newcombe to cover a series of topics. One of these topics was about what is happening currently in her local real estate market, Attleboro. As most of you know, the real estate market for the greater Boston area is very competitive ...

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May 29, 2016

Thinking Of Selling Your Home? 4 Quick Tips To Give Your Home More Curb Appeal

You only get to make one first impression, and that first look can affect buyers in ways that even they don’t fully realize. When you are thinking of selling your home, ensure the exterior is well maintained if you are looking for top dollar. 

While it is not as ...

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May 28, 2016

Home Improvements and PERMITS

In this fast-paced, high demand Boston real estate market, agents have to ensure they are doing their due diligence for everyone. Never assume the other side has completed their checklist of items. I want to share part of a situation that occurred with one of my buyers. We found their ...

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April 28, 2016

Sell for profit or rent

If you’re in the business of rehabilitating old properties, you may find yourself faced with a choice: is it really the best idea to sell the property off immediately, or should you offer it as a rental property instead? Boston is a unique market which offers benefits for both options depending ...

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March 8, 2016

5 Signs Your Home is Outdated (And How to Fix It)

No one wants to REALLY hear the truth! Think about it... do you think you would like someone telling you that your baby isn't the cutest baby in history? A little harsh but sellers treat their homes like their children. When you want to sell your home, it is ...

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March 1, 2016

4 Surprising Predictors of Home Values

In our aggressive market, homeowners and buyers want to know where the market is headed. Are valuations heading up, up, up, making it the perfect time to buy? Or are they beginning a precipitous decline from their peak—making it high time to sell? To read the tea leaves, they might focus on the latest jobs ...

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Jan. 16, 2016

How Do I Sell My Property With Bad Tenants?

Do you have a single or multifamily property in the Boston area with problem tenants? Are your tenants not paying or just causing you a headache? If so, we may have a quick solution for you.

The Mandrell Company works with a long list of local real estate investors and ...

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