It's no secret that selling a home is stressful. You feel pressured to sell your home fast and get top dollar for it. You'll have a lot of decisions to make, and there are so many uncertainties that you're likely to turn to anybody who's sold a home before for their opinions and advice.
While this is common practice, it can often do more harm than good. That's because the real estate market changes quickly. What might have been great advice just a few months ago could be the completely wrong thing for you now. Unless you're dealing with a real estate professional you trust, it's best to take most of the advice you hear with a grain of salt.
Our real estate agents are constantly helping sellers sort through misinformation and make smart decisions. Here are some of the most common home selling myths you really should ignore.
With the total amount of student loan debt in the United States topping out at over $1.53 trillion, it's no surprise that many college graduates are concerned with how their debts will impact their ability to achieve their other financial goals.
After finishing college and landing a great job, purchasing a home of your own is often the next logical step, but will you be able to do it if you're debt-strapped?
The answer is yes! Our real estate agents help new college graduates find their dream homes all the time. It will take some planning and preparation, but it's entirely possible. Start by following these five tips.
We all tend to accumulate too much "stuff," especially when we've lived in the same place for a while. If you are gearing up for a move to a newly purchased New England home, now is the perfect time to start decluttering. Why waste the time and money packing and moving things you don't need? If you aren't sure just where to start, our real estate agents have some ideas for you. Here are tips on decluttering to lighten the load before you move to your new home.
Start early, and with a plan
Decluttering usually takes longer than we expect, so if possible, start at least 6 weeks before your moving date. Make a solid plan to devote an hour or two a day to thin out your stuff, and stick to it. Even if you start small, just clearing a couple of cabinets or drawers each day, a little daily progress will add up to a lot less clutter by the time you move.
For many years now it has been a tradition to share with our TMG/Great East family, our business partners and friends the largely forgotten history surrounding our founding fathers and the meaning of July 4th.
Courage is not glamorous in the moment when all is being wagered on an uncertain outcome, only with hindsight does it get appreciated. We owe much to a small number people who had the leadership and vision to see a different world.
This is a wonderful piece to share with the kids so that they can appreciate what was consecrated on their behalf so many years ago.
Have a safe and fun holiday!
Christopher J. Masiello, President and CEO
Price of Freedom- 56 Men Who Signed
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? They gave us a free and independent America. The history books never told you a lot of what happened in the Revolutionary War. We didn't just fight the British. We were British subjects at that time and we fought our own government! Some of us take these liberties so much for granted...We shouldn't!!! So, take a couple of minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they paid....
"For the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of the divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."
"MAY ALL WHO COME BEHIND US FIND US FAITHFUL"