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Why should I care about schools when buying real estate in New England?

Have you noticed that a lot of people ask about school rankings and statistics related to a city or town they are looking to buy a home in?  You might ask, hey I don’t have any kids why should I care about the school system.  The short answer of it is resale value.  Even if […]

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Methuen, MA Open Houses 7/17/2010 and 7/18/2010

Here is a list of Open Houses in Methuen, MA for this weekend of 7/17/2010 and 7/18/2010 There are 37 to choose from! If you like any of the homes, I would be glad to find out additional information for you or work for you as your buyer’s agent. Chris Lefebvre Realtor ® eXp Realty […]

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Top 10 Most Expensive Single Family Home Listings in Massachusetts July 2010

Humans are by nature curious.  Today, while working and going about my business I asked myself, what is the most expensive home listed in the Massachusetts MLS is right now?  I figured it would be in the millions, but the top 10 list is actually quite interesting.  So here it goes, Letterman style.  Drum role […]

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Buying Bank Owned Homes

People often ask about the differences between buying a bank owned home and a “regular” home purchase. In many ways the process is similar to buying a home from an individual, except the owner is a financial institution.  However, there are some major differences to be aware of with the process of buying a property […]

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What do Dad’s REALLY WANT in a new home?

Families looking for a new home have many requirements.  Number of bedrooms are dictated by the number of family members.  Area schools are important for the kids.  Are there enough bathrooms (need more than one with a big family)?  A nice kitchen large enough to feed the entire family, but what do the Dad’s out […]

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Finding a new home, the easy way

After deciding to look for a new home, almost everyone starts their home search online these days. With so many websites to choose from to search for homes it can almost be overwhelming for home buyers.  Where do you turn first?  Does one site have information that another site doesn’t have?  Which information is the […]

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Consider Buyer’s Title Insurance Policy

If you have bought a home before and financed it through a mortgage lender, then you most likely have purchased title insurance before.  Lender’s require title insurance to cover them in the event of any title issues that come up after closing.  For an example, a long lost relative of a previous deceased owner surfaces […]

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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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