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!

January 20, 2022

Home buyers save time and money with Google Maps

Have you ever had the following happen to you?  You see a home listing online.  You like the way the photos look, and the asking price […]
January 6, 2022

Million-dollar homes shock no more in Franklin, MA

Million-dollar price tags on homes used to be quite a rarity in Franklin, MA. That suddenly changed in 2021! Seven-figure home sales now no longer raise […]
December 18, 2021

How you can beat rising mortgage rates in 2022

At a glance: The Federal Reserve is expected to raise short-term interest rates a total of 75 basis points (0.75%) in 2022. The rate rise may […]
May 29, 2021
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MA home prices primed to head higher: Boston Globe

Record-high home prices in Massachusetts have further room to rise, according to The Boston Globe. In a recent article, the Globe pointed to the Bay State’s […]
May 15, 2021

How to Avoid Making a Serious Mistake When You Buy a Home

Find the Right Home for Your Next Stage of Life It’s OK to make mistakes. That’s how you learn and grow. Some mistakes are painful, like […]
April 12, 2021
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Warren Reynolds sets the pace for home sales in 2021

Warren Reynolds is proud to have placed in the Top 25 of all 814 sales professionals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate for home sales […]
March 14, 2021
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How to win a bidding war

SOLD | $657,000 | 531 Paine Road, North Attleboro, MA I just sold this beautiful antique home in North Attleboro. The property had been in the […]
March 2, 2021

When buying a condo, size matters

This is the first in a series of six articles written by attorney and real estate broker Warren Reynolds to guide you, the prospective condo buyer, […]
January 27, 2021
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When a duplex home is not a condo

This is the second in a series of articles on buying a condominium in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts written by attorney and real estate broker Warren […]
December 10, 2020

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

This is the third of six articles written by attorney and real estate broker Warren Reynolds designed to help condo buyers make better purchase decisions. You […]
October 26, 2020
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Condo repairs: Who takes care of what

This the fourth of six articles on how to buy a condo in Massachusetts. Written by attorney and real estate broker Warren Reynolds, these posts aim […]
September 15, 2020

How to save money on home inspections

This is the fifth in a series of six articles on what to watch out for when buying a condominium in Massachusetts. Written by attorney and […]
August 31, 2020

Condos, Wastewater and You: A Buying Guide

This is the last of six articles written by attorney and real estate broker Warren Reynolds to help people in the market to buy a condominium […]
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 […]