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Should I use a buyer’s agent?

What is a buyer’s agent and why should I use one? I have noticed that this is a common question on popular real estate forums.  A buyer’s agent is a real estate professional that exclusively represents a home buyer in a real estate transaction.  A buyer’s agent has a legal obligation to keep their buyer […]

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Strategies for buying entry level homes

Lately I have been getting a lot of requests from prospective home buyers for lower priced “entry level” homes in the Boston North Shore and Merrimack Valley area.  Even though home prices are well of the market highs, buying a quality home in the entry level price ranges can be challenging. Some of the challenges […]

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First step of home buying process

A common question from first time home buyers is where do I start?  These days most will start by looking for homes on the internet and why not?  The internet is the best source of information on homes available for sale.  This is such a common question that I prepared an informative brochure for my […]

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Have you considered 203(k) loans for rehab properties?

These days the real estate market is flooded with bank owned foreclosure (a.k.a. REO) and pre-foreclosure properties (a.k.a. short sale listings).  Many potential home buyers are looking for deals and often consider buying a property that needs work prior to moving in.  The challenge is that conventional mortgage financing rules often limit these activities because […]

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