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Mary-Lou McDonough, Barrett Sotheby's International RealtyPhone: (617) 947-9279
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Posted on 05/25/2022
Sweat Equity: What It Is & How to Calculate It
Sweat equity is a term used in real estate and in the business world. For real estate, sweat equity refers to the amount of effort a homeowner or investor puts into improving a property. For those interested in flipping homes, this concept is crucial to determining the home's value. Here is some more info about sweat equity to...
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Posted on 05/23/2022
Belmont, MA Real Estate Market Update 5/23/2022
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Posted on 05/19/2022
Lexington, MA Real Estate Market Update 5/19/2022
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Posted on 05/18/2022
Why build an addition to your home?
Have you ever considered building an addition to your home? Whether it’s to add square footage or increase the functionality of your living space, a home addition can boost your home value while also improving your quality of life. But why build an addition? Here are some of the most common reasons to consider: Adding space for a...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Carlisle, MA Real Estate Market Update 5/15/2022
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Posted on 05/12/2022
Winchester, MA Real Estate Market Update 5/12/2022
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Posted on 05/11/2022
Expenses to Plan When Buying Your First Home
Buying your first home can be an exciting process, but with so many different expenses to account and plan for, it can also be overwhelming. Not sure where to begin with it comes to saving for your first home? There are a few expenses you won't want to overlook. Down Payment First, make sure you have enough money...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Concord, MA Real Estate Market Update 5/8/2022
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Posted on 05/04/2022
Waltham, MA Real Estate Market Update 5/4/2022
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Posted on 05/04/2022
Residential projects requiring a build permit: What you need to know
Before you make any major changes to your property, investigate what type of build permit you need. Even if you’re just remodeling your home, construction permits are required for most projects. Here is a basic guide to the types of major home remodeling projects requiring a permit: Demolition If you’re demolishing any outdoor or indoor structure, you’ll need...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Bedford, MA Real Estate Market Update 5/1/2022
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Another Property Sold - 12 Hancock Street, Lexington, MA 02420
Leave your car at home and arrive at the bus stop, town center, library, LHS, grocery store, and coffee shops in no time at all. Move right into this charmingly renovated Colonial with a sun-filled living room with wall of custom shelving. The modern kitchen offers inset cabinetry, stainless appliances, granite counters and a peninsula for informal meals. Three second level bedrooms include a sunny primary with a remodeled bath, fireplace and built-ins. Relax or dine in the Beacon Hill-style fenced yard, featuring a brick patio, and colorful flower gardens, accessed through an architect-designed mudroom with cubbies, a closet and radiant...
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