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What to Expect from a Professional Energy Audit

An energy audit is conducted by public utility companies or independent private-sector specialists. Make sure you choose an auditor who's been certified by the Association of Energy Engineers, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, or the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Note that there are different accreditation requirements for auditors specializing in single family homes versus multi-family [...]

By |2018-08-22T13:53:06+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Home, Maintenance|Tags: , , , |

Fast Facts About the Housing Market: June 2018

In June, the National Association of Realtors saw the median existing-home price for all housing types hit a new all-time high. Sales, however, continued to decline — they're down 2.2% from a year ago. This discrepancy between prices and sales is a clear reminder that we're in the midst of an inventory shortage and affordability [...]

By |2018-08-08T15:20:08+00:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Loan Officers, Mortgage, Real Estate Agents|Tags: , , , , , |

5 Gifts for Your Administrative Assistant’s Home

Is there someone in your office who handles your appointments, answers your phone, or just all in all makes your job easier and more manageable? Then you’ll want to mark April 25 in your calendar. Officially dubbed Administrative Professionals’ Day, April 25 is when we honor all those great support staffers who lift us up, [...]

By |2018-04-24T16:11:51+00:00April 25th, 2018|Categories: Business, Misc|Tags: , |

Looking to Buy a Brand New Home?

If you have your eye on a brand new home and want to be the first person to ever cross that threshold, we have some tips for you. Learn what to look for when buying a newly constructed home. Get a Buyer's Agent Your Builder's team will be more than happy to help you buy [...]

By |2018-08-10T06:40:26+00:00April 15th, 2018|Categories: Purchase|Tags: , |

Thinking of Buying an Older Property?

Older homes tend to have distinctive design features and small details that usually can't be found in new properties today. You may, however, notice that older homes require more maintenance and might have outdated systems that need to be replaced. Here are some things to look for in an older home. First and foremost, get [...]

By |2018-08-10T07:30:33+00:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Home, Purchase|Tags: , , |

Apply for a Home Loan Online: A Beginner’s Guide

The mortgage application process has traditionally been a cumbersome, time-consuming, and paperwork-heavy one—one that required lots of printing, signing, and meeting in person. But now, thanks to the online home loan, the process has become infinitely easier. Today, applying for a mortgage has the potential to be an easy, pain-free process that can be done [...]

By |2018-11-14T03:33:23+00:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: Mortgage|Tags: , , |

Giving Your Fireplace a Facelift

Inspiration, Enthusiasm, Energy, Creativity Who doesn’t love a warm fire on a damp New England night? I've always loved my fireplace, but the stone was too rustic and yellow for my taste—and what I really wanted was to upgrade from wood burning to a gas insert. The insert would require purchasing the unit and lining [...]

By |2018-03-07T13:25:11+00:00March 9th, 2018|Categories: DIY|Tags: , , , , |

Fast Facts About the Housing Market: January 2018

At the end of 2017, we were able to look at the past year and see that existing-home sales were up 1.1% from 2016—and it was the best year for sales since 2006. January 2018 looked a little bit different, though. Existing-home sales are 4.8% below levels from a year ago and are at the [...]

By |2018-08-09T03:07:10+00:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Mortgage|Tags: , , , , , |

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