Category Archives: Buying a Home

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Over 55 Condos: What’s right for you. Open House This Fri. 9/3 & Sat 9/4 – 1-3 PM

You’re retired or planning to in the next few years. You have a nest egg tied up in the house you’ve built your life and family in, possibly more in various savings/investment vehicles. With the leash of an office either … Continue reading

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Now, I know Ma. Real Estate Agency, so what now?

Basically, as a potential real estate client, you need to know who you’re real estate agent is, what duties they owe you and what duties they don’t owe you. An experienced real estate agent can fill a variety of roles: … Continue reading

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The Facilitator/Transaction Broker

According to Massachusetts Real Estate Rules, an agent can also be a facilitator. Basically, This is a real estate agent’s playground. Many of the duties and the restrictions place on the buyer’s agent, the seller’s agent and especially the dual … Continue reading

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The Dual Agent

Acting as a dual agent, representing the buyer and the seller within the same transaction, is a tough one and requires a lot of thought and dialog, from both the agent and both the clients, before firing up this agreement. … Continue reading

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The Buyer’s Agent

“A buyer can engage the services of a real estate agent to purchase property and the real estate agent is then the agent for the buyer, who becomes the agent’s client. This means that the real estate agent represents the … Continue reading

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The Home Seller’s Agent

Someone planning on selling a home has a couple of options. The can hire a real estate agent to be their point man(or listing agent) in the process. Normally the agent is called by the seller to come to their … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Real Estate Agents: Who represents who?

While perusing the internet blogs last weekend, I came across a few questions that surprised me. “Why are there two agents at my closing, one for me (Buyer) and one for the seller?” Another lady, selling a house, wondered why … Continue reading

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Knowledge is power to a buyer! Know your Real Estate Market

The web is one of the best sources of learning and research today. There are websites out there that can send you daily emails with new and updated listings from the towns and price range of your choice. Some will … Continue reading

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Preparing an Offer to Purchase

There’s a few points that every offer needs to have: 1. The Basics – legal name of the buyer, legal name of the seller, and the address of the property. 2. The accounting details, regarding the deposit, interest accrued and … Continue reading

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South Shore First Time Home buyers

It is the best time to become a homeowner,why rent when you can own. Sign up today for your free list of properties in the South Shore towns that you are interested in Check out us  Lew McConkey Realtor on … Continue reading

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