Feb. 15, 2024

Every Home Seller Should Know These Strategies

Every Home Seller Should Know These Strategies

February 15th, 2024 by Susan Kadilak

 

Navigating the real estate market in 2024? It’s all about understanding the new rules of the game. Selling your home isn’t just about a fresh coat of paint anymore; it’s about being savvy, informed, and ready to connect with potential buyers in meaningful ways. Let’s dive into some top strategies that can help your home shine in today’s market.

 

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Feb. 8, 2024

What Home Buyers Need to Know Before Scheduling Private Showings

What Home Buyers Need to Know Before Scheduling Private Showings

February 8th, 2024 by Susan Kadilak

 

 

If you're in the market for a new home, you've likely wondered what to expect during a private showing. Home showings are a crucial part of the home-buying process and should be considered a part of your overall strategy. While attending an open house is great, a private showing gives you the opportunity to explore an empty home to yourself without feeling rushed or crowded by other open house attendees. Typically, the only agent at a private showing is your own, so you don’t have to filter your comments like you do when the listing agent is present.

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Feb. 1, 2024

Living in Wilmington vs Tewksbury MA

Living in Wilmington vs Tewksbury, MA

 

January 30, 2024, By: Susan Kadilak

 

There are so many factors that go into deciding where to live, so we’re comparing 2 popular suburbs north of Boston: Wilmington and Tewksbury. Read on below for things to consider about each of these towns.

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Jan. 18, 2024

2024 Real Estate Market Predictions

2024 Real Estate Market Predictions

January 18, 2024, By: Susan Kadilak

 

Last year, interest rates bounced around like a basketball, leaving buyers and sellers feeling the wrath of the volatile interest rate swings. When rates are under 7%, we see robust home buyer and seller activity locally, but as they creep up some buyers and sellers sit on the sidelines causing things to slow down.

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Dec. 28, 2023

Over $1800 raised for Burlington Womenade

Over $1,800 Raised for Burlington Womenade!

December 28, 2023, by Susan Kadilak

With the holiday season winding down, we’re grateful to our community who came together to celebrate at our annual Santa Party and Holiday Home Tour events. Through both events, we collected and donated 100% of the funds from the raffle ticket sales to Burlington Womenade.

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Nov. 16, 2023

Realtors Commissions Lawsuit

Realtor Commissions Lawsuit

November 16, 2023, by Susan Kadilak

You may have heard in the news recently that the National Association of Realtors lost a “commissions lawsuit,” known as the Sitzer-Burnett Trial. At the heart of the trial is the question of how buyer agents should be paid, and whether or not sellers should pay an agent who is working for the buyer.

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Oct. 27, 2023

A Visit to Wee Care Burlington

A Visit to Wee Care Burlington

October 27, 2023, By: Susan Kadilak

 

 

We recently had the opportunity to visit Donna Russo, who runs the non-profit Wee Care in Burlington, MA.

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Oct. 11, 2023

What to Expect as Mortgage Rates Hit Highest Levels in over 20 Years

What to Expect as Mortgage Rates Hit Highest Levels in over 20 Years

October 11, 2023, By: Susan Kadilak


Last week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate reached 7.8%. This is their highest level in over 20 years. Recently, my own clients, who have been relentlessly house hunting since August, had to deal with the shock of the promise of seeing a 6.9% interest rate on September 10th only to have the rate skyrocket by almost a full point when we got an offer accepted on October 5th. In just a few weeks, the payment on a $600k loan went up by $409 per month, or nearly $5,000 per year.

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Sept. 29, 2023

When and Why to get Pre-Approved when buying a home

When and Why to get Pre-Approved when buying a home

September 29, 2023, By: Susan Kadilak

 

 

Getting a pre-approval letter is a big step in the home buying process. Your credit gets pulled, financials are closely scrutinized, and it makes it all feel really official. But when exactly do you need to have this in hand and why is it so important?

 

Many home buyers are concerned about applying too early and having their credit pulled too many times by different lenders and the effect it will have on their credit score.

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Sept. 22, 2023

Buying and Selling A Home at the Same Time

Buying and Selling A Home at the Same Time

September 22, 2023, By: Susan Kadilak

 


 

Navigating the real estate market can be a daunting experience, especially when you're both buying and selling a home simultaneously. The idea of "trading up or down" – selling your current house to buy a bigger or smaller one – is a common scenario, but it can be tricky in the current market. If this is something you’ve been thinking about, you're not alone. Below, I’m sharing some of the items we recommend that you consider when deciding whether or not this is the right move for you.

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