Tag Archives: buying a home

Helping Young Families Find the Perfect Home

Young families in search of a starter home are a large part of the market where I work as a real estate agent. Newlyweds and couples with small children find they are outgrowing their space very quickly and want to move to a more suitable home as soon as possible. But young families have specific needs, usually coupled with tight budgets.

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Should I Do a Condo Conversion for my Multi-Family House?

Ruth Lerner is a Brookline REALTOR specializing in Brookline, Chestnut Hill, Brighton and West Roxbury, Mass. real estate. Since 2002 she’s represented both buyers and sellers with a post-transaction satisfaction rate of 97%. You can contact her on her website, and find her on Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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July 2, 2014

5 Tips for Buying this Spring

This post is a follow-up to last week’s “5 Tips for Selling this Spring.”

The spring market is in full-swing, which means good things for buyers and sellers alike. If you’re planning to buy this season, there are some tips you can utilize to make the most of your home buying process.

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May 19, 2014

Let Our Family Show Your Family the Way Home

Buying a home is a life altering decision, and it’s full of moving parts. It isn’t easy, and we understand that. But, we can help make it simpler. On a daily basis, we help our clients find their dream homes but we also help them figure out how they’re going to pay for and insure those homes. William Raveis is in the unique position to offer our clients a full team of experts to help them through the process—from their first search to getting them pre-approved to closing on time.

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October 15, 2013

Better with Age

The atmosphere we might think of when we talk about wine cellars is underground, dark and damp. That’s because long ago the only way to keep wine cool enough was to store it underground away from heat or sunlight. Today wine storage has changed greatly.  Why spend money creating this beautiful space just to hide it in the basement.

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January 18, 2013

Powerful Social Marketing

At William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, we are a sales company that markets homes and provides all of the services involved with the real estate transaction.  Marketing a home needs an  aggressive campaign.

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January 14, 2013

The Ultimate Home-buying Guide

Phyllis Lerner of William Raveis Legends in Tarrytown, New York, provided this guest post detailing the homebuying process.  We couldn’t have done a better job ourselves!  Lerner addresses issues that face homebuyers with a fine-tooth comb.  Whether this is your first time purchasing a home, you’re downsizing, or moving into a mega-mansion, there is a list of essentials you must check off before calling a U-Haul.  And don’t let the big book intimidate you.  Ms. Lerner clearly breaks down the most important items in just 1,200 words.   Let’s see what she has to say.

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August 1, 2012

5 Questions You Must Ask a Buyer's Agent Before You Hire

Savvy buyers know they must hire a buyer’s agent to help them make the best decisions possible.  I am meeting more and more buyers who are demanding a buyer agency contract because they understand it is in their best interest.

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June 14, 2012

10 Commandments to Follow Before Buying a Home

Buying a home can be alot like when you were learning to ride a bike as a kid (or an adult, if you happened to wait that long!)-pretty unsteady at first and tough to predict bumps in the road.  However, the key is to have the right guidance to make sure the learning process is as smooth as possible.  The same applies when making a home purchase.  And you can start by reading the 10 must-follow-commandments below before buying a home!  This post by Fairfield, CT agent, Veronica Iseppi, was written about one year ago, but the lessons are timeless.  Take a look at her wonderful pre-home purchase advice.  And check out her blog, where she talks all things real estate http://veronicaiseppi.raveisblog.com/.

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January 10, 2012

What’s a Home Worth? Depends Who You Ask

Every month I sit down and try to put together an interesting and educational picture of the Greenwich, CT real estate market.  I look over the monthly data, read articles, review blogs (even those of other realtors), search the web and recall what I have been seeing throughout the month.  Having come from a finance/business background, I am used to looking at numbers and researching markets.  I’ve been analyzing information on real estate my entire career.  I know all the excel shortcuts.  Continue reading

July 26, 2011