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Posted by Cori Oehley on 3/24/2020

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If you're looking for that second home in the vacation paradise of your dreams, these five locations have just turned the corner from luxury sellers' market to luxury buyers' market: 

Maui, Hawaii

Tennis clubs, golf resorts and views of white sand beaches and pristine blue water top the reasons why Maui has become a top-five hot luxury market. After experiencing a surge in vacation home prices over the past few years, the market here is now beginning to level out. This is good news for homebuyers seeking refuge on Hawaii's second-largest island. If you're in the mood for a tropical island paradise that won't cost a millionaire's fortune, Maui could be the solution. 

Palm Beach, Fla.

Forty-seven miles of beaches and the absence of state income tax are only two of the draws for those looking to buy a luxury home in Palm Beach. Now becoming a strong market for buyers, this highly populated area of the United States features exotic nightlife and culture for days. There's always something to do and someone to do it with in Palm Beach, including buying a luxury home. 

Washington, D.C.

It's mostly young millennial couples who are buying up the luxury homes in and around Washington, D.C., including the area of Arlington, VA. High-paying jobs enjoyed by highly educated workers make this a hot spot for the upwardly mobile among us and the hottest commodities right now are new constructions or homes that have been renovated in the last five years. 

Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai, the northern-most island of the Hawaiian chain, has always been a magnet for the wealthiest home seekers. Privacy, lush green spaces and a quiet, unconventional lifestyle factor among the reasons for Kauai's popularity. Not known for it's sizzling nightlife, this area is prized for just the opposite -- as a private, respectful place to settle in and kick-back on vacation, spectacular views included. 

Brooklyn, N.Y

Surprisingly, Brooklyn -- with its population of over 2.5 million people -- has recently become a luxury buyer's paradise. Once all but forgotten in the shadow of nearby Manhattan, the new construction of luxury condos, coupled with the old-time charm of the traditional brownstone, has rocketed Brooklyn to the forefront of choice places to live in the U.S. For luxury home buyers who enjoy the hustle and glamour of city living, Brooklyn is holding its own. 

If you're looking to buy a luxury home in an area that may have been previously unaffordable, make one of these five luxury hot spots your new jumping-off point. 




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Posted by Cori Oehley on 3/17/2020

Selling a home can be a major hassle. Lucky for you, family members and friends may be able to lend a helping hand as you prep your house for the real estate market.

There are many reasons why you should include loved ones in the home selling journey, including:

1. Loved ones can help you promote your house to potential property buyers.

Family members and friends can share details about your home with large groups of potential homebuyers. That way, you can boost your chances of stirring up interest in your home as soon as your residence hits the real estate market.

Encourage family members and friends to promote your home via social media and word of mouth. If loved ones allocate plenty of time and resources to share information about your home with others, they may be able to help you get the optimal results during the home selling journey.

2. Loved ones can help you complete assorted home improvement projects.

Although your home may look great both inside and out, there may be minor property improvement tasks that you need to complete before you add your house to the real estate market. Fortunately, loved ones may be able to help you finish assorted home improvement tasks.

Family members and friends may be able to assist you as you clean your house. They might even be able to take excess items off your hands so you can declutter your residence quickly and effectively.

Furthermore, loved ones may be able to offer expert recommendations for various home repair projects. And if you need major home repairs like roof maintenance or a complete backyard overhaul, family members and friends may be able to help you get in touch with the right home repair professionals.

3. Loved ones can help you minimize stress at each stage of the homebuying journey.

The process of selling a home can be long and arduous, especially for those who choose to embark on the home selling journey alone. However, loved ones can help you stay calm, cool and collected throughout this journey, regardless of what happens.

Family members and friends are happy to support you in any way possible. As such, they will listen to your home selling concerns and queries and ensure you can minimize stress time and time again.

Also, loved ones may be able to provide home selling insights that you might struggle to receive elsewhere. If family members or friends have sold homes in the past, they can offer guidance to help you streamline the home selling journey.

If you need extra help with selling your home, don't hesitate to reach out to a real estate agent, either. This housing market professional understands the ins and outs of the real estate sector and will help you generate substantial interest in your property.

Ready to add your house to the real estate market? Get your loved ones involved in the home selling process, and you can move one step closer to optimizing the value of your residence.




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Posted by Cori Oehley on 3/13/2020


127 East St, Upton, MA 01568

Single-Family

$670,000
Price

13
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
A STUNNING CLASSIC CUSTOM CAPE WITH A BRILLIANT MULTI GENERATIONAL DESIGN. 4000 sq ft of Simple Elegant touches like oversized windows, stain glass inserts, Crown molding and functional built in cabinetry that give each room a custom feel. Even the finished walk out basement is a sun filled and inviting multipurpose space. Deck, Patio and 2 acre yard for all your summer entertaining. The In Law addition offers the perfect degree of separation from the main house. The soaring ceilings and glistening Hardwood floors will please your sense of space. Fully appliances eat in kitchen, laundry and it's own 3 season porch make this space feel like home sweet home . Oversize climate controlled 3 car garage has additional storage space . . Beautifully landscaped 2 acre lot surrounded by farmland yet minutees to 495 and 90. Upton is the perfect combination of small town charm , highly rated schools, and convenient commuter location. Showings start Saturday . OH Sunday 1-
Open House
Sunday
March 15 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
This is a one of kind for buyers looking for that extra in law space .
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Posted by Cori Oehley on 3/13/2020


127 East St, Upton, MA 01568

Single-Family

$670,000
Price

13
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
A STUNNING CLASSIC CUSTOM CAPE WITH A BRILLIANT MULTI GENERATIONAL DESIGN. 4000 sq ft of Simple Elegant touches like oversized windows, stain glass inserts, Crown molding and functional built in cabinetry that give each room a custom feel. Even the finished walk out basement is a sun filled and inviting multipurpose space. Deck, Patio and 2 acre yard for all your summer entertaining. The In Law addition offers the perfect degree of separation from the main house. The soaring ceilings and glistening Hardwood floors will please your sense of space. Fully appliances eat in kitchen, laundry and it's own 3 season porch make this space feel like home sweet home . Oversize climate controlled 3 car garage has additional storage space . . Beautifully landscaped 2 acre lot surrounded by farmland yet minutees to 495 and 90. Upton is the perfect combination of small town charm , highly rated schools, and convenient commuter location. Showings start Saturday . OH Sunday 1-
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Cori Oehley on 3/10/2020

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Thinking of buying a home in the near future? You're going to need a preapproval. This tells real estate agents that you're serious about the home-buying process, and it alerts sellers that you're a solid, low-risk candidate. Preapprovals aren't always easy to score, however. And if you're someone who's had a few credit issues in the past, you may need to improve your credit score before your dream of home-ownership becomes reality. 

Here's a checklist of best practices for prepping your credit to gain a preapproval:

Check Your Credit Reports

Before you ever approach a lender for a home loan preapproval, make sure you know what's on your credit reports. You're entitled to one free credit report each year from each of the three different reporting agencies:

Order credit reports for yourself and for anyone who will be a co-applicant on your home loan, and then scour your reports for inaccuracies. 

File Immediate Disputes Over Inaccuracies

Any discrepancies you find should be reported immediately. It's an easy process of reporting the issue to the credit bureau and waiting while they go back to the creditor to verify what you've claimed. In most instances, the inaccuracy will be removed within a week or two, though you may have to produce receipts as proof of payment. 

Contact Creditors to Offer Settlements

Make a list of old, unpaid debts that are valid and set aside the funds to pay them off, one by one. If you have cash-in-hand, call creditors and ask them to settle for a portion of the balance in cash. Some may be willing to work with you, others may not. But it never hurts to ask. 

Pay Current Bills On Time

Stay current on existing accounts. Make sure everything is paid on time, from credit cards to car payments, to ensure you don't lose points on your overall score while you're working toward credit restoration. 

Pay Down Your Debt-to-Income Ratio

Your debt-to-income ratio is an indicator of how responsibly you use your credit. The lower your ratio, the easier it will be to obtain a preapproval. Pay down big balances. The more credit you're able to free up, the more attractive you'll look to potential lenders. Prepping your credit to gain a preapproval is surprisingly easy, but it requires the funds necessary to pay off outstanding debts and to pay down current balances. 

Start early if you suspect there are items on your credit report that require fixing, and be patient as things circle back around. Credit repair is not an overnight fix, but with steady progress, it won't be long until you have a preapproval for your new dream home.




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