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The Mystery Behind Boston Residential New Construction Sq. Ft. Costs.

Massachusetts New Construction Homes For Sale.

  Many buyers like to break things down into simple equations they can use to compare properties. The most popular comparision we see is the cost per sq.ft. The basic formula is to divide the price of the house by the number of sq.ft. to determine your cost per sq.ft.  We are all for a fair and accurate way to compare costs but this basic formula doesn't necessarily work...Continue Reading!

Want To Know What Your Property’s Development Potential Is?

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  The answer to this question is actually quite simple.  The best way to get a professional assessment of a property's development potential is to ask a developer like, Commonwealth Estates Residential Brokerage.  Most sellers initially consult with a realtor.  But realtors in general don't know all the local and state building and zoning codes, possible conservation restrictions, septic design and implementation, floor area ratios, lot coverage issues,...Continue Reading!

How To Incorporate Green Technologies In Massachusetts Without Totally Going Green.

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     For people who are new to green building products and techniques you will find there is a whole new maturing industry out there that is creating some pretty cool products and building techniques. What a lot of people don't understand is you can incorporate some of these green products into your everyday life without having to go totally green or fully embracing the LEED certification process. LEED stands...Continue Reading!

Will Floor Layouts Help Me Sell My Massachusetts Home?

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  That depends.  Floor layouts are a great visual for buyers and more and more realtors are using them every day.   In fact, today we are seeing more and more of these interactive floor layouts where you can actually place furniture in the room or you can click on a small camera icon to see a certain angled view of the room.  In our professional opinion there are times...Continue Reading!

Is Your Massachusetts Home Not Selling? Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For A Second Opinion.

Why Is my Metro West Massachusetts Home Not Selling? Time for a second opinion.

Sellers ask us all the time to provide them with a second opinion. Whe the market is  challenging, sellers search for reasons why their home isn't selling.    Since selling happens on average only two or three times in a lifetime you need to consult with experts who have been selling homes for years.  Here's a recent example highlighting a common problem for sellers: We were referred to a prospect in Weston by...Continue Reading!

How To Avoid Missing Out On The Best Real Estate Properties In Massachusetts.

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Five Essential Tips To Avoid First Time Home Buyer Rookie Mistakes.

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  After thirty years in the business, we've seen our share of "rookie mistakes".  This post will reveal some typical "rookie mistakes" that homebuyers make and give you some tips on how to avoid them. 1.  Research first, representation second.  What do we mean by this?  Most first-time homebuyers don't research who they are going to be working with.  They start the process by attending open houses and eventually meeting a broker...Continue Reading!

How Do You Spot A Decent Kitchen Cabinet?

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56 Winding River Rd, Needham MA Frontage On The Charles River. $900,000

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Stop Throwing Money Out Your Homes Old Windows.

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