Home Buyer Tips and Advice

Through the Internet, home buyers can access a nearly infinite amount of home buying guides and how-to-buy-a-home advice.  The sheer volume of home buyer tips and advice can be overwhelming!  And all that information may not really help you in your particular situation and sometimes is downright contradictory.

What most Massachusetts home buyers need is a good Massachusetts Realtor® to guide them through the home buying process and put the all the variables of home buying into the context of their own individual needs as purchasers.

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer, are selling your current home and buying another, or are a relocation buyer moving to Massachusetts, you’ll benefit greatly from having a trusted real estate advisor on your side who has a sound understanding of the steps ahead of you.

Having a good Massachusetts Realtor® for professional guidance and expertise will help you make the right home buying decisions.

The following posts will give you an overview of current “hot topics” in the Massachusetts real estate market from the point of view of the home buyer.

You can get answers to any questions you have free for the asking  . . . simply use the “ask a question” widget in the column at left or click the “Contact” button in the top navigation bar.

Happy Home Hunting!

December 10, 2020

Why condo buyers should take a close look at the condo docs

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of finding a condominium unit you love and want to buy.  But before you make an offer, […]
October 26, 2020
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Condo repairs: Who takes care of what

Many people assume that when they buy a home in a condominium community, their exterior maintenance and repair costs will be essentially nil. After all, a […]
September 15, 2020

How to save money on home inspections

There’s an expensive mistake with home inspections that some home buyers in Massachusetts needlessly fall prey to. Fortunately, prospective purchasers can easily avoid this inspection pitfall […]
August 31, 2020

Condos, Wastewater and You: A Buying Guide

Condominiums, like all residences, produce wastewater. Determining how that wastewater is handled at the association is an important part of your condo pre-purchase due diligence. Video […]
July 6, 2020
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Buying and Selling Homes in the Era of COVID-19

Even though shutdown mandates have been easing in Massachusetts since June and many Bay State residents are eager to get back to something approaching their normal […]
May 26, 2020

Franklin, MA a perennial Safest City

Franklin, MA has been named one of the nation’s safest cities in every annual Top 100 Safest Cities report published by NeighborhoodScout, the demographics and crime-trends […]
December 8, 2019

Title 5 regulations in MA

Because so many Massachusetts residents encounter the arcane realm of septic systems and MA’s Title 5 regulations only when buying or selling a home, it’s helpful […]
August 22, 2019

How to spot kitchen cabinet quality

Many homes for sale in Massachusetts come with kitchens that feature beautiful granite countertops perched on low-quality cabinets.  You might be surprised to know that even […]
January 27, 2019

Franklin, MA in elite group of safest US cities

NeighborhoodScout, a nationally recognized compiler of crime data, school ratings, and demographic trends for states, cities, and neighborhoods in the US, recently announced that Franklin, MA […]
September 14, 2018

Do you need an attorney to buy or sell a home in MA?

Real estate attorneys remain integral to the transfer of title to real property in Massachusetts.  By statute, an attorney must conduct the real estate closing in […]
February 5, 2018

Top Ten Town for Families

Way back in 2007, Family Circle Magazine started what became a remarkable run of “Top Ten” and “Best Of” awards over the next ten years for […]
February 7, 2016

CNN/Money.com Loves Franklin, MA!

Franklin, MA enjoys a rare combination of an attractive business environment, reasonable property taxes, great schools and a high quality of life with ample access to […]
July 2, 2015

Franklin the safest city in MA

Among all Massachusetts cities and towns with populations exceeding 20,000, Franklin is the safest place to live according to a report published in 2015 by ValuePenguin, […]
February 10, 2015

Low property taxes, top high school make Franklin stand out

Home buyers take note! A new chart, exclusively available on 02038.com, documents the unbeatable advantage that low property taxes and a top performing high school give  the […]
March 12, 2012

Franklin best in MA for kids: BloombergBusinessweek

The Town of Franklin, MA was named the the best community in Massachusetts in which to raise children in a national survey released back in 2012 […]