Are Home Sellers REQUIRED to Disclose Condition in Massachusetts? – Video

If you’ve been out shopping for a home, or even trying to sell one, you’ve probably come across a multiple page form known as a Sellers Disclosure Statement. It’s been our experience that most sellers do fill these out to provide some insight on the homes condition. However there are some sellers who refuse to […]

How Buyers Can Win a Multiple Offer Situation – Video

You’ve likely heard about homes selling with multiple offers. This happens when either (or both) of the following conditions are met; First, when there’s a shortage of inventory available to meet buyer demand, or second when a home is strategically priced for its condition and market place to generate multiple offers quickly. No matter what […]

How to Get Snow Off the Roof Safely

We’ve just been slammed by ANOTHER Blizzard here in New England, and it’s left quite a mess. With more snow in the forecast we seriously need to consider how to get snow off the roof safely and avoid the risk of a roof collapse and ice damming. To help we’re sharing these tips for homeowners […]

Update Your Home or Buy a New One – Part 2

In our previous post we discussed the Life Concerns and Questions you need to explore when considering if its best to update your home and stay or sell and buy a new home. In this segment we’ll go over the Economic concerns and questions to consider. Answering the economic concerns will take much more effort, […]

Update Your Home or Buy a New One? Part 1

We are often asked this question: “How do we decide if we should update our current home or spend the money buying a new one?” We received such a call from Kelly and Keith who have been in their 1500 square foot home for 12 years raising their 2 children. They were interested in learning […]

Holiday Events 2012- The Andovers, Haverhill & Surrounding Towns

2012 holiday season in the Andovers, Haverhill and surrounding towns is a great time of year to see what our communities have to offer in a fun, festive atmosphere. We’ll be adding to this list throughout the season, and please let us know about any upcoming holiday events in the Merrimack Valley area to share […]

Why are Home Prices Heading Higher?

What’s Really Driving the Rise in Home Prices? The Wall Street Journal recently cited five significant factors behind the rise in home prices, as numerous markets see significant year-over-year gains. The big price drives are: 1. The rise in housing affordability – which is drawing more buyers out into the market who are looking to […]

Money Assistance to buy Andover Homes

Andover’s Homebuyer Assistance Program holds informational meeting Looking for money to help you purchase your first home in Andover, MA? On Thursday, October 25 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, an informational meeting will be held to discuss Andover’s newly expanded Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance Program. The program, created by the Andover Housing Trust Fund Board, […]

Andover Day 2012 – September 15th, 2012

Andover Day 2012 is coming Saturday September 15th, 2012 from 10am to 5pm featuring Ron Carpenito local Realtor and civic volunteer and Ted Teichert former long time Andover town selectmen as co-emcees. Each year the Andover Business Center Association (ABCA) organizes Andover Day with a collection of volunteers and sponsors to orchestrate an event of […]

Prices UP – Inventory down – Housing Rebound?

  August 2012 Market Update   The national housing market continues to recover, indicated by a balanced supply of inventory and increasing home prices across the country. NAR President Moe Veissi states, “The very favorable market conditions are helping to unleash a pent-up demand, which is why housing supplies have tightened and are supporting growth […]