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Posted on 06/09/2021
Real Estate Investment: How Much Debt Is Too Much?
Photo by Alexander Stein via Pixabay Nearly all real estate investment includes some amount of debt. Debt on its own isn’t necessarily a problem but too much debt can create challenges. So, how much debt is too much? We’ll give you some solid answers below. Quick note: If you’re already a seasoned pro, you probably don’t need our...
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Posted on 06/02/2021
Passive Solar Homes: What You Need to Know
Photo by Skylar Kang from Pexels If you're purchasing a new construction, consider the benefits of a passive solar home. Unlike simple solar panels that attach to your roof, architects design passive solar homes from the ground up, taking into consideration such elements as building site, position and materials. True passive solar homes collect heat throughout the day...
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Posted on 05/29/2021
Holden, MA Real Estate Market Update 5/29/2021
Click here to view Holden, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 05/26/2021
What You Should Know Before Buying Raw Land
Image by Pexels from Pixabay Some of the best real estate investments are raw land purchases. The idea is to buy raw land in an up-and-coming neighborhood, sit on it, and then sell it to a developer who will do anything to get their hands on it. But while this sounds great, there are a few caveats that...
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Posted on 05/19/2021
Make an Adirondack Chair
Image by Susan Lowry Hare from Pixabay Adirondack chairs are popular on decks and for outdoor living, though they also look great in a rustic living room or cabin! Rather than being straight-backed and uncomfortable, their design make them a joy to sit in. However, a finished Adirondack chair can up to $700 dollars, whereas materials will run...
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Posted on 05/12/2021
Do You Need a Jumbo Loan?
Photo by Bruce Clark from Pexels The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) limits how much you can borrow to buy a house. If you want to take out a mortgage that is above the limits, you have to apply for a jumbo mortgage. As of mid-2019, the limits were increased to $484,350 for most of the country. Some...
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Posted on 05/05/2021
Why Should You Shop Around for a Smart Home Gadget?
There are many state-of-the-art smart home devices at your disposal. At the same time, there is no shortage of vendors that sell smart home devices in cities and towns nationwide. Ultimately, it is a good idea to shop around for a smart home device. If you evaluate a variety of smart home device vendors, you can boost the likelihood...
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Posted on 05/04/2021
Video Tour - 64 Greenwood Parkway, Holden, MA 01520
SINGLE FAMILY COLONIAL WITH IN-LAW APT.-AU PAIR APT.-HOME OFFICE-REMOTE LEARNING CENTER.All these and more are your choices in this custom built Sundin home with three yr. old addition.The main home has a library, fpcd. family room and eat-in kitchen with ss appliances. First fl. is already plumbed for a laundry room. The second floor has three bedrooms, bath, and an entrance to the apt. which has multiple purposes. A three yr. old third floor master suite with 8'x3' shower was added along with the in-law apt. The in-law bedroom could be a second floor master bedroom and the third floor could be reserved for guests. The quality in...
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Posted on 05/04/2021
Video Tour - 533 Sterling Road, Holden, MA 01520
Ready to leave two story living and settle into an open one story floor plan? Here is a custom built 60'x30' ranch in exceptional condition on 2.66 acs. close to major routes for easy accessibility for all your personal needs.The maple fully applianced kitchen is open with island and dining area that has a view of the private backyard for those early morning quiet moments. The large master bedroom has a dressing room off or computer area for privacy away from the main part of the home,. The cathedral ceilinged living room with fpc is grand in size and comes with a gorgeous wall unit ( large tv) if desired, for all your favorite memorbilia....
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Posted on 05/04/2021
Video Tour - 15 Fairview Ave., Rutland, MA 01543
First time offered is this family cape with eat-in applianced kitchen with deck and sunsetter awning off. Rustic dining room and spacious living room with lots of light. Two bedrooms with closets on the first floor and a very large master on the second floor with walk-in closet. New refrigerator; newer hot water tank and roof. Excalibur windows were installed by Sunshine Window Co. Here is your chance to live close to the center within walking distance to everything you need. This one won't...
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Posted on 05/04/2021
Video Tour - 150 Fireside Lane 150, Holden, MA 01520
Welcome to "The Seasons" and this three bedroom, two and one half bath end unit with fully applianced kitchen and laundry off the open dining/living room with sparkling hardwood floors and cathedral ceiling with enclosed porch off. When you enter there is a library with french doors and lavatory off. The first floor master bedroom is currently being used as a den by current owner with full bath off. The second floor also boasts a very large bedroom with walk-in closet and full bath. Off the large home office overlooking the living room is a third bedroom for your convenience. The full basement has unending possibilities and storage space....
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Posted on 05/04/2021
Video Tour - 142 Blair Drive, Holden, MA 01520
Welcome to this light, bright and impeccable colonial lovingly maintained in "as new" condition. The country maple fully ss applianced kitchen is open and airy with easy access to a grand fireplaced family room with cathedral ceiling, The home office is perfect for business or "remote learning". The extra large dining room is ideal for holiday entertaining, and all three bedrooms are very generous in size.This home has a generator transfer switch to power the boiler, refrigerator and lighting. Home has a sprinkler system with a separate water meter. This one will not last and is being seen by appointment...
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