Author Archives: Sara Correa, William Raveis Real Estate

Top 10 Blog Posts from the Year That Was

The William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance blog boomed in 2012.  As we usher in ‘lucky’ 2013, a look back at the previous year shows readers flocking to posts about major national news and how to get houses sold in the current market.  Here is the top 10: Continue reading

Celebrating The Holidays In New England

The holidays are a time for family, community and fun. It’s a time of year when giving back is customary, whether its donating time and/or money. For those moving to a new town or neighborhood, getting involved in a holiday fair is a great way to learn about the town and meet new people. Continue reading

Social Media: Where The Home Search Gets Real

Let’s face it; finding your dream home can be stressful. It’s always a good idea to get an opinion from someone who’s been there, done that – from providing feedback on a certain neighborhood to helping determine which firm will be best to represent you. Enter social media. Continue reading

All The Colors of Fall

Nothing says fall quite like New England. Changing colors, falling leaves and a chill in the air that makes you want to curl up with a blanket and a cup of hot chocolate.

Of all the homes on the market nowadays, there are some that stand out this time of year. From the color of the exterior to the color of shutters, to the home’s surroundings – lakeside, up on a hill or surrounded by trees – all of this adds to the seasonal appeal. Shades of red, brown and yellow remind many of fall. Continue reading

The Art of The Pick: Plucking the Perfect Pumpkin From the Patch

It’s orange, it’s round(ish) and it’s full of seeds.  Its texture is mostly smooth, yet somewhat bumpy.  It may have its imperfections, but it conjures the idea of Halloween and is sure to brighten up any front steps at any home this fall season. It’s a pumpkin! Continue reading

The Best Recipes For A Fall State Of Mind

Nothing says fall like breaking out the sweaters, grabbing a warm cup of hot chocolate and preparing those home-cooked meals and treats that make you feel all warm inside. Whether you’re in a new home or an old one, making the kitchen your oasis from the fall winds, rains and cold weather is a great way to feel at ease.

Check out these great fall recipes and make your house a home this season: Continue reading

Should It Stay or Should It Go?

Autumn is here. Leaves will soon change colors, the air is already starting to feel cooler, and more and more signs will soon fill telephone poles around town, advertising tag sales bound to be chock full of household goodness. But it doesn’t always have to take a pending tag sale to attract the cleaning bug. Continue reading

Where to Go & What to Do in & Around New England

Moving to a new town can mean big changes – a new home, a new job, new friends. When deciding where to put down roots, it may be helpful to know what’s around – where to go to eat, shop, hang out and enjoy yourself.

Like in any area of the country, too much of the same can get old real fast. Here’s a compilation of some of the best of what’s around, so mix it up next time you’re out and about! Don’t forget to check out and plan your purchase or rental around some of these hotspots! Continue reading

Out With a Bang! End of Summer Guide to a Beach Blowout at Your Home

Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon made beach parties cool in movies like “Beach Blanket Bingo” and “Back To The Beach,” and now with the unofficial end of summer here this weekend, you too can party ’til the sun comes up and hang out with the Big Kahuna, even in your own back yard. Continue reading

Always Be Closing…With A Gift

Aesop, the Greek fable writer, wrote: “No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” This is so true in real estate!

In a world where experts make a living helping others start anew, it’s the little things that count… and are remembered. When all the T’s have been crossed and all the I’s dotted at the end of a real estate transaction, more than just a simple “thank you” or “congratulations” is often in order. Continue reading