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There is more to life than Real Estate. My intention is to provide not only Real Estate information but items that we all face and experience in our daily journey through life.
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When I was in the corporate world we experimented with remote working. It made management uncomfortable but they were looking for ways to increase productivity and cut costs but it didn't really catch on.  Fast forward 2 decades... You-know-what changed the face of business. Technology had made s...
04/06/2022
Spring has Sprung in many parts of the nation. There are still some areas in the northern reaches and higher elevations of the country where it is cold and snowy still, but nonetheless, Spring is here and the Spring Market for Real Estate is preparing to enter into high gear. I've noticed increas...
03/31/2022
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War is not glorious. No one really wins. War can divide a nation and cause that division to fall upon the soldier who simply did their duty.Wars usually come about from government dealings/tinkerings with other governments. A push here a shove there an alliance with another... Politics. Sometimes...
03/29/2022
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What is it with politicians? How many times do we have to tell them NO? In Massachusetts, the State Legislature is, once again,  attempting to place another surcharge on Real Estate sales. Massachusetts already has a sales tax on real estate sales. It's called tax stamps.Currently, MA sellers mus...
03/23/2022
Is mortgage pre-approval/pre-qualification important?Simply answered...Yes.Rates are rising, inventory is continuously low, both buyers and sellers are experiencing challenging times finding new homes to purchase. That being the case, do you want your financing to be an added challenge to an alre...
03/14/2022
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Good Morning. Aside from a freak Spring snowstorm, we've made it to the precipice of Spring. I consider Daylight Saving Time as the inauguration of Spring, that time of year nature comes out of its winter resting period. I've noticed the local garden centers are gearing up. All the gardening and ...
03/12/2022
Today is 2 February 2022 (side note 2/2/22) and is more popularly known as Groundhog Day. Well, it seems there is a former Mrs. of our favorite weather-predicting groundhog and she has something to say about Phil's ability to predict an early Spring or 6 more weeks of winter. Today, Phil saw his ...
02/02/2022
This is an interesting article from KCM regarding interest rates. It is my opinion there's always some demand for Real Estate and people will buy no matter what the rates may be. The proof can be found, (let's all hop into Mr. Peabody's Way Back Machine) in the middle 1980's Real Estate market wh...
01/24/2022
This is a 5-year look at the Georgetown, MA Single-Family Real Estate Market. We are a small New England town & our population is growing (8700) and we are in short supply. We all know what low supply v. high demand equals...That's right higher prices. The average sales price as a percentage of l...
01/16/2022
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It SNOWED last night! Just a couple of inches. Since yesterday was freezing rain and the roads were treacherous (Our town's sander truck even slid off the road) we asked our expected guests if they could come today. Pam & I had a very relaxing day and, believe it or not...in the 48 years we've kn...
12/26/2021
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There is more to life than Real Estate. My intention is to provide not only Real Estate information but items that we all face and experience in our daily journey through life.