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Do You Need a Realtor® if You Are Buying New Construction?

My answer is always “yes.” You definitely want someone on your side of the table that understands the process and is looking out for your best interests at all times. This fireplace may be a prime example of miscommunication. Did the buyer ask for a corner fireplace, and the builder put a standard fireplace in […]

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Brand New or “Seven Years New?”

…you will have a hard time knowing. When the seller can be described as “meticulous, conscientious, detailed, perfectionist, fastidious and particular,” you know their house will be wonderful. Townhouses with two-car garages are a nice size; however, when they have three levels of “bump outs” they are even nicer. This extra space allows the master […]

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How Well Do You Know Your Furnace Filter(s)?

Take this quiz and find out: The manufacturer recommends changing every 90 days or sooner. When was this last changed? 1. 60 days ago. 2. 90 days ago. 3. 91 days ago. 4. A really long time ago. 5. Anyone’s guess? (See answer below) This Filtrete “Healthy Living Advanced Allergen” filter, that is designed to […]

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Congratulations, Joshua and Fabricio!

From a SOLD sticker on a site map to “here are your keys” took only 179 days. While that is a big number, the days can seem to fly by. Once the hole in the ground is dug, I always recommend that my buyers stop by at least once a week. It’s amazing how much […]

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Scarier Than Halloween… or a Movie

They come out of nowhere. They stand by the roadside and stare as you approach. They are unpredictable. That’s right, it’s mating season for our local deer population. We have just entered the three months of biggest concerns; October, November and December. Nearly 55% of the deer-vehicle crashes in the Commonwealth occur in these months […]

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From Sensitive Documents to 1,100 Lb Bales of Shredded Paper

A big thank you to everyone that came out and made our eighth shredding event another success. The improved traffic flow and attention to acceptable paper for shredding, produced a smooth flow of cars. The turn around time from emptying a car full of documents, filling the dumpster and feeding it to the shredding truck […]

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Don’t Miss – Eighth Shred Event on September 23rd

Need to get rid of old, sensitive paperwork? It’s time for our EIGHTH on-site, while-you-watch shredding day! Come by the Re/Max Premier parking lot on Saturday, September 23rd from 9 AM to Noon, and help us fill the truck! Dunkin Donuts coffee, hot chocolate and donuts will be provided. A $5 minimum donation is requested. […]

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No Matter When You’re Selling – Check Your Stairwell!

I can’t tell you how many times I see the lonely stairwell that has been neglected. The whole house has been decluttered, cleaned and staged while the stairwell has been forgotten. The immediate problem with a dirty stairwell is that it’s a giant funnel that directs rainwater to the drain that’s connected to the sump […]

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Pool Party at [Your Name Here]’s Place?!

 The owner’s goal when getting the house ready to sell was to make it “turn key” and I think they succeeded. Please consider – there is fresh paint both inside and outside, new laminate flooring and carpet, light fixtures, bathroom updates, top-end kitchen appliances, granite counter tops, landscaping and much more. With 5 bedrooms and […]

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The First Word That Came to Mind Was ‘Putrid’

It was that bad. Paula came and got me. I needed to go in one of our bathrooms, as it didn’t smell right. For the love of fresh air, she was right. It was awful. The nasty smell was coming from the exhaust fan in the ceiling. With some quick deductions I was able to […]

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