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Real Estate in Marion MA 2012 vs 2013

To create this infographic I downloaded sales for both years, imported into a spreadsheet and performed the calculations. I am happy to email a copy of the actual spreadsheet to anyone who asks. Send your request to Robin.RagleDavis@nemoves.com Keep in mind that these are averages. Listing and sale prices can range from the $200,000’s to…

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How to Sell Your Home

Selling your home within a reasonable time boils down to a few tried and true practices. What to do (in order) Price it right. Declutter, Clean, Stage Look at your home the way an inspector will, Fix as much as you can. Look forward -plan where you will go. Don’t leave yourself in the position…

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Important Home Features That Get Little Press

You want to buy a home. You may be upsizing, downsizing, getting your first home or even a vacation home. The number of bedrooms you are hoping for, whether you want an open floor plan, whether you prefer antique or new, condo or a freestanding single family home are decisions you have likely already made. Some of…

Usually on my blog I feature images of current or past property listings. This time I thought I'd share a photo from my recent visit to Mt. Vernon.

Multiple Offer Situations

Things have changed a lot in one year. Last year if my buyers found a house they liked they could put in an offer and if the seller turned it down they could resubmit a higher offer or if the seller countered they could re-counter until a price agreeable to everyone was reached. If the…

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What Is The Best Real Estate Selling Season?

It should come as no surprise that most people consider Spring and Summer the best seasons for selling their home. People who don’t have to move within a certain time usually wait until then to put their home on the market. Its also not unusual to take it off the market in the Fall. Is…

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In the Trenches – VA Loans

Recently there was a situation where a buyer was making an offer on a property using VA financing. During negotiations it was made clear that the price the seller would accept would take into account the fact that VA and FHA loans frequently hold properties to higher standards and there would very likely need to…

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Calculating Square Feet in a Home

In the last few days I have been to two listing appointments where it was obvious that the actual square feet was much more than the assessors office had in its record. In one case the property was listed at about 900 square feet and my measurements brought it to over 1300 square feet. That’s…