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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Sept. 6, 2023

Are Bidding Wars Still Happening?

Are Bidding Wars Still Happening?

 

September 6, 2023, By: Susan Kadilak

The real estate market is ever-evolving, and it’s tough to keep up with what’s happening in the marketplace. As a seasoned Massachusetts real estate agent with over two decades in the business, I've witnessed many market shifts. Over the past few years we’ve seen prices skyrocket followed by soaring interest rates, putting homeownership out of reach for many.  Given this changing climate many buyers and sellers assume that bidding wars are no longer happening, but that’s not always the case.

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Aug. 28, 2023

What to Expect During Home Showings: A Guide for Sellers

What to Expect During Home Showings: A Guide for Sellers

August 28, 2023, By: Susan Kadilak

 

 

 

If your home is on the market, you're likely eager to showcase it to potential buyers.  Buyers who schedule a private home tour are typically more serious than open house attendees, so making the home available is a very important part of the process. But what exactly happens during a home showing? Many home sellers become anxious about showings and wonder what exactly is going on in their home. As a seasoned real estate agent, let me provide you with a detailed roadmap so you know exactly what to expect.

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Aug. 22, 2023

Things to know before Shopping for a New Construction Home

Things to know before Shopping for a New Construction Home

 

August 22, 2023, By: Susan Kadilak

Embarking on the journey of shopping for a new construction home can be exciting, but there are often essential components that tend to get overlooked. From gauging room dimensions for furniture fit to demystifying the purpose of a radon pipe, these considerations empower you to navigate this process with confidence.

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Aug. 15, 2023

A Visit to the Common Craft in Burlington

A Visit to the Common Craft in Burlington 

 

August 15, 2023, By: Susan Kadilak

We had the opportunity to sit down with Larry Leibowitz, founder of Common Craft Located in the new open air lifestyle center at the Burlington Mall. We discussed the backstory and ideas that led to the creation of this local hotspot where you can experience unique creations from local craft producers in a variety of settings to suit your mood as well as delicious offerings from the scratch kitchen.

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Aug. 10, 2023

Easy Ways to Make Your Home A Smart Home

Easy Ways to Make Your Home A Smart Home

 

August 10, 2023, By: Susan Kadilak

Your cell phone is the remote control to your entire life, including your home! Everyday, technology improves and makes it increasingly easier to incorporate smart home devices in different areas of your home. Below are 5 easy technologies you can add to your home right away.

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