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By Betsy Purcell, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Boston North West)
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2-Step Method to Find the Right Acton Home for Sale   It was fascinating reading: especially if you currently have, or are looking for, an Acton home for sale. The New York Times’ headline was “After You Read the Listings, Your Agent Reads You.”  I thought that sounded sort of hokey — especially ...

By Betsy Purcell, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Boston North West)
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Acton Home Buyers May Skip ‘Starter Homes’ Altogether   The concept of “starter homes” cropped up after the end of the Second World War, when millions of young families took advantage of low-cost new developments to gain a foothold in homeownership: the emblematic first step in fulfilling the Ame...

By Betsy Purcell, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Boston North West)
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  The Next 4 Things No One Tells Area First Time Homebuyers   Of all the things first time homebuyers in our Acton area are told, some that turn out to be pretty important are too often overlooked. Here are four items first time homebuyers will find useful to know:  4. Remodeling costs more than ...

By Betsy Purcell, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Boston North West)
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7 Things No One Tells Acton First Time Homebuyers   First time homebuyers in Acton are told a lot of things —  “Save your money,” their parents advise. “Location, location, location!” their friend’s friend cautions. Reasonable advice, for certain. But there some important elements of the home buy...

By Betsy Purcell, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Boston North West)
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Why the Newest listings for Acton Sometimes…Aren’t!   You are doing some serious house-hunting.  You’ve been Googling ‘newest Acton MA listings’, but when you click on the most popular sites, somehow the ‘newest Acton listings’ are the same ones you’ve seen before. Worse, some of them turn out to...

By Betsy Purcell, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Boston North West)
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  Home Prices Predictions: Reliable for Acton Homeowners?   Who doesn’t want to know what will happen in the future? That’s a very small group, for sure, since good planning is a cornerstone of good management -- for households as well as for organizations of every kind. So, whenever Acton,MA hom...

By Betsy Purcell, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Boston North West)
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    The Best Day for Listing Your Acton Home is…   “Mansion” is the Wall Street Journal’s entry into the high-end real estate magazine world. Well, not quite a magazine -- it’s an extra section they run on Fridays. It’s a nice diversion for those who want to read about really rich people selling ...

By Betsy Purcell, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Boston North West)
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  Clearing the Way to Decluttered Local Open Houses    Why so many open houses in Acton? The reason is because they are so effective -- not only by instantly spreading notice that a property is seriously entering the market, but also by creating a firm target date for the seller – a day when all ...

By Betsy Purcell, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Boston North West)
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  Acton Bathroom Remodels Can Boost Sale Value   Though things are looking up in real estate these days, selling a home in Acton is as demanding as ever. As in any serious business proposition, looking for ways to increase the value of your offering will always pay dividends.  One of the major wa...

By Betsy Purcell, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Boston North West)
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Selling a Local House Starts with Some Basics   According to a recent survey, nine out of ten REALTORS® believe that clients who make improvements before selling a house are more likely to secure a successful sale. Why, you may wonder, would anyone take the trouble to run a survey to discover any...

By Betsy Purcell, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Boston North West)
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  Buyer Beware: Strategies That Get You Nowhere   Anyone who is buying a house in Acton -- or even just checking up on the market -- is likely to find that some of the rules of the game seem to have shifted. Particularly anyone expecting to be deluged by the kind of amazing deals being offered in...

By Betsy Purcell, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Boston North West)
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Long Planning Sets Homeowners Ahead of the Pack   “Longevity planning” is not something most youthful or middle-aged Acton residents spend a lot of time thinking about. “Getting old?” Who wants to dwell on that? Joseph Coughlin, the director of the AgeLab at MIT, pushes for changing that attitude...

By Betsy Purcell, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Boston North West)
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  Real Estate Sales in Acton MA, December 2012 Sales in December are typically slow, but this December, Acton sales were strong.  Another sign that the market continues to improve is that the average Days on Market for homes in Acton, compared to December of 2011 was 156 compared to 208 a year ag...

By Jim Mushinsky
(Centsable Inspection)
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An Acton MA home buyer should receive a brochure, Home Inspectors Consumer Fact Sheet, at the time of the signing of the first written contract to purchase from the Seller or Seller's agent. Since MA Home Inspector licensing in 2001, a consumer must have a signed exclusive buyer's agent agreement...

By Betsy Purcell, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Boston North West)
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Acton Open Houses Need Staging (Not Upstaging)   Open houses are one of any agent’s most effective tools when it comes to selling houses. The 2011 National Association of Realtors® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers found that 45% of buyers use open houses as a research tool when they are serious...

By Betsy Purcell, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Boston North West)
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As moving time approaches, most internal stress meters start twitching around the time we have to figure out how many cartons it’s going to take. A cross-town move is one thing -- sometimes you can even handle it yourself (with the help of bribable friends and relatives, of course).   But suppose...

By Betsy Purcell, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Boston North West)
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For quite a while, Acton MA residential real estate holders – that is, homeowners  – haven’t had to work very hard to come up with a description for the U.S. real estate market. ‘Lousy’ certainly came to mind. ‘Bleak’ was a strong contender. ‘Cautiously optimistic,’ at best a distant third.   So ...

By Betsy Purcell, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Boston North West)
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    There’s nothing like being able to bask in the warm glow of well-being an Acton homeowner gets after finishing a thorough spring cleaning. It's especially true when you realize how important the annual ritual can be in protecting your greatest asset: your Acton property.   That warm glow resu...

By Jim Mushinsky
(Centsable Inspection)
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A home inspector working in Acton MA is required to perform a home inspection to the Massachusetts Home Inspector Standards of Practice. A copy of the standard will be provided to the client by the home inspector.The MA Home Inspector Standards of Practice is written for the professional home ins...

By Betsy Purcell, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Boston North West)
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By admin posted September 25th, 2011   Octoberfest in Acton, MA Acton likes to ring in October the right way. If you’re around next Saturday, October 1st, stop by and join the community to celebrate Acton’s annual Octoberfest. The fun starts with a 5K run or walk and a kids’ fun run sponsored by...

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