Archive for January, 2015

Living Local – Plan your valentine early in Worcester

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Celebrated on February 14th, Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is a holiday observed in many countries around the world. The story states that Saint Valentine of Rome was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were […]

Short sale Queen Anne Victorian in Leominster

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Incredible find of a Short sale Queen Anne Victorian is available now in Leominster. This home was magnificent in it’s youth and can be again. The quality is unmistakable. From the granite accents on the exterior to ornate brick fireplaces inside, this home is a wonder of turn of the century craftsmanship. But the years […]

Top 10 Common Mistakes Buyers Make when buying a home

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Working with buyers over the last two decades, I have learned that there are certain mistakes buyers make consistently. Because buyers make mistakes that can be easily avoided if they know of the pitfalls, I have decided to write this blog. So, I have taken on the job of creating a list of the top […]

Good, Better, Best place to invest your money to get highest value for your home

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Many home owners ask me where should they spend their money to get the highest value for their home. The answer can be as simple as: Your best return on investment is improving your kitchen and baths. Time and time again home owners find that buyers want a move in ready home with updated and […]

Market Monday – Focus on Northbridge Ma

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Created in 1667, Northbridge area was used as pasture land and the three rivers that fed the area, allowed the agricultural community to flourish. These three rivers include the Blackstone River, and two of its major tributaries – the West River which runs through the southeast corner of town, and the Mumford River, which originates […]

Living Local – Free Dance Admission at Poise Style and Motion

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Someone once said “There is nothing sexier than a man who can dance”. Boy, do I agree with that sentiment. A man who can lead a woman in a dance, tell her where to go and what to do with just a move of an arm or a turn of a torso, is so thrilling. […]

Searching for a short sale property in Worcester?

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

If you’re searching for a short sale property in Worcester, you are most likely looking for a home with instant equity. You want something in the best possible condition but understand that the home will be sold as is. There are still plenty of short sale properties in Worcester County and some offer instant equity. […]

From the trenches: How to buy a shorts sale home in Massachusetts

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

First, it is important to understand the difference between a short sale process and a forclosure or a fair market value process. I have created a brief video to explain the difference and the pitfalls of buying a short sale in the video below. This is a general understanding of why a short sale is […]

Good, Better, Best practices of determining value for your home.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Homeowners like to know the value of their real estate holdings. There might be several reasons why they need this information. Many home owners want to refinance the home and take equity out or they are just curious how much the home is worth to gauge their financial position. Sometimes, it’s important to know value […]

Market Monday – Focus on Holden, Ma

Monday, January 19th, 2015

The town of Holden, in Worcester County, was founded in 1741. It encompasses over square miles and is primarily residential local. Over 17,000 people call Holden their home. Holden is one of the 5 towns of the Wachusett regional school system and the high school servicing Holden, Rutland, Sterling, Paxton and Princeton is located on […]