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June 19, 2019

June 2019 - Real Estate Door Podcast

Listen to "Real Estate Door Podcast" on Spreaker.
RED Realty TeamIn this edition of the Real Estate Door podcast our realty expert team will be talking about “Smooth Sailing” with Your Home Sale and Simplifying Your Home Life and then Flexible Dumpsters for Home Rehabs, followed by How to Decide on a Discretionary Move and then The Problem With "Stuff", and our final segment... Worrying about market fluctuations. Podcast hosted Peter Kenney and Real Estate Door experts Sue Shiels, Jay Crowley, Kelly Johnston, Catherine Kenney & Michelle Mouradian... and special podcast guest, Vinh Ly of CrossCountry Mortgage.

Thanks for tuning-in to our Real Estate Door Podcast.

Peter Kenney – Podcast Host
President, Broker, Realtor

Call/Text Your Questions: (781) 499-6634
Expert Team: SouthShoreSearch.com/agents

June 4, 2019

Latest Bank-Owned Homes 06-04-2019

The Latest Bank-Owned property Listings

June 3, 2019

Luxury Home - 8 Christopher Ln, Hanson, MA - $779,000

8 Christopher Ln, Hanson, MA

June 3, 2019

New Listing - 39 Fairwood Dr Prembroke MA

New Listing - 39 Fairwood Dr Prembroke MA - $489,900

May 7, 2019

May 2019 - Real Estate Door Podcast

Listen to "Real Estate Door Podcast" on Spreaker.
RED Realty TeamIn this edition of the Real Estate Door podcast our realty expert team will be talking about Pack Your Memories Away and Drive the Neighborhood and then a Less Than Perfect Home plus Creating Quiet In a Sometimes Noisy Home and for our final segment, Putting a Price on life stories. Podcast hosted Peter Kenney and Real Estate Door experts Sue Shiels, Jay Crowley, Kelly Johnston, Catherine Kenney & Michelle Mouradian.

Thanks for tuning-in to our Real Estate Door Podcast.

Peter Kenney – Podcast Host
President, Broker, Realtor

Call/Text Your Questions: (781) 499-6634
Expert Team: SouthShoreSearch.com/agents

April 17, 2019

Mr Blauss & Murder at Town Meeting!

Mark your calendars; you don't want to miss this!

Mr. Blauss' Book Signing Event
Date: Thursday, April 25th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: *The Olde Hitching Post - 48 Spring St, Hanson, MA
SPONSOR: REAL ESTATE DOOR - Full-Service Real Estate Brokerage

The Real Estate Door is proud to Sponsor a Book Signing Event of "Murder at Town Meeting" written by non other than Wes Blauss, one of Hanson's all-time favorite teachers, citizen, and selectman.  

*THIS EVENT will be hosted at The Olde Hitching Post in Hanson. Offering complimentary light Appetizers at the start of the Event (Bruschetta, Buffalo & Plain Chicken Tenders, Cheese, Crackers and Fruit Tray, Baked Macaroni and Cheese). Cash-Bar available.

Wes BlaussThis book is a twist on all the drama that has gone on in small town meetings over the years; from race to real estate, from Vietnam to school bullying, from ducks to sex. It runs the full gamut for sure.  Is this a book about our own little town or is it a tangled web of total fiction?  Where is South Quagmire?  Who is Hundred Acre Wood? (Yes, that is a name.)  Where is Little Quagmire Swamp?  Who works at TouchDown Realty?  Are they people and places that we know?  Why don't you read it and decide for yourself!? 

There will be a reading of my favorite part of the book by Wes Blauss and two local actors, Hal Marshmand and Laura Dunkum, in costume. Let's just say that nobody saw what happened coming, least of all the newt itself!!

We look forward to seeing you at the Real Estate Door on Thursday, April 25th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Come and enjoy drinks and light refreshments.  At the same time, congratulate Wes Blauss or if you have not already, meet him.  Either way, have your book signed. 

Purchase a book at the signing from Wes Blauss. Event Book Price $20, includes autograph (limited 1 per customer). $5 for a voucher for an autograph on your pre-ordered book (when your book arrives, just drop it off at Real Estate Door & Wes will sign it on one of our weekly Coffee Thursday gatherings). 

A portion of every book sold at the Wes Blauss Book Signing event will be donated to the Hanson PTO.  

Mr. Blauss' Book Signing Event
Date: Thursday, April 25th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: *The Olde Hitching Post - 48 Spring St, Hanson, MA
SPONSOR: REAL ESTATE DOOR - Full-Service Real Estate Brokerage

Please contact Sue Shiels, Event Coordinator and Real Estate Agent for any questions at (781) 499-6225 x119. 

Posted in Announcements
April 2, 2019

April 2019 - Real Estate Door Podcast

Listen to "Real Estate Door Podcast" on Spreaker.
RED Realty TeamIn this 4th edition of the Real Estate Door podcast our realty expert team will be talking about A Bird’s Eye View of Selling Your Home and Making Your Kitchen More Attractive to Buyers and then Shopping for the Right Neighborhood plus Hiring the Right Moving Company and for our final segment, Your Home at a Glance. Podcast hosted Peter Kenney and Real Estate Door experts Sue Shiels, Jay Crowley, Kelly Johnston, Catherine Kenney & Michelle Mouradian.

Thanks for tuning-in to our Real Estate Door Podcast.

Peter Kenney – Podcast Host
President, Broker, Realtor

Call/Text Your Questions: (781) 499-6634
Expert Team: SouthShoreSearch.com/agents

March 27, 2019

Spring Cleaning The Right Way

Spring is finally here! We have warmer longer days ahead and a little more motivation than we had in the colder darker Winter months. From this new burst of motivation, I usually start with switching out my Winter clothes for my Spring clothes. As I start sorting through my room and my closet I start noticing things I haven’t used in a while or maybe things I never plan on wearing. During this process I sort threw all the things I don’t wish to keep anymore in three different piles:

1.      Donation

2.      Consignment

3.      Trash

I always find that I maximize my Spring-cleaning experience by doing this because it gives an opportunity to donate gently used items to places like Savers, Good Will, and Big Brother Big Sister. Also, if I have items that are of value I can choose to sell them and make some extra money. Some of the ways I look to sell my clothes are through local consignment shops, Posh Mark App, or Facebook Marketplace.

In the end I have a decluttered space, Seasonal clothes organized, extra money in my pocket and good feeling that I was able to donate Items to someone else who could actually use them. All reasons to be motivated for Spring cleaning!

 

Written By:

Catherine Kenney

Real Estate Door

Office:502 Liberty Street, Hanson, MA

Phone: 781-733-4598

 

 

 

 

Posted in Home Tips
March 25, 2019

Why Buy vs. Rent?: For those who are getting ready to leave the nest

I’m sure you have heard many debates over buying vs. renting. For those of you who are getting ready to leave the nest and in the process of figuring out where to move, here are some reasons why buying is a better long-term investment as opposed to renting.

  •   If you have lived at home for a while and have worked on building up some savings, this would be a great opportunity to use those funds as a down payment on a home. Now a days if you apply for a conventional loan you are only required to put down a minimum of 5%. If you are a first-time home buyer, you can apply for an FHA loan (first time home buyer loan) which requires a minimum of 3% down.
  •   The average rent you would pay if you were to live alone would more or less range from $1000k-$2000k. This monthly payment could be put toward a mortgage instead which would be adding equity to your home. Why not invest in property instead of throwing your money into a fire figuratively with monthly rent.
  •   With rentals you either have a month to month lease or a yearly lease. Both leases have there own pros and cons but collectively they both don’t guarantee the amount of time you can reside at the property. Most times if something happens like the landlord sells the property they will give you a heads up so you can find another property but why would you want to worry about that? When you buy you are signing on to a mortgage and you are paying towards owning your own home. The amount of time you wish to reside at your property is on your terms alone. It’s nice having that peace of mind.

The bottom line is buying a home is a great way to invest in yourself and allowing you to build equity. You have potential to sell your property and earn a profit.  Now if you are in a position where renting is the most realistic option right now, I would recommend talking to a financial analyst or lender and discuss options of how you can work toward saving so you can buy in the future.  

 

Written by:

Catherine Kenney

Email: Catherine@realestatedoor.com

Phone: 781-733-4598

Office: Real Estate Door

Posted in buyers
March 22, 2019

Getting Pre-approved before you start House Hunting

Before you set out to look for houses it is important to connect with a loan officer and get pre-approved. Today’s market for buyers is very competitive and you want to be ready to put an offer on a home you love as quickly as possible, so you don’t miss out on the opportunity. Many times, buyers start shopping around, they stumble upon a home they see themselves in but they don’t know how they qualify or how strong of an offer they can submit. From my experience when a home is priced right in a desirable area there will be multiple offers after the first open house. This is where it can be come frustrating for buyers when they have a lot of competition.  Whether you are a first-time home buyer, looking to upgrade to a newer home, or looking to rehab they’re specific loans you may qualify for. You can go into your home search with a realistic outlook, so you can take advantage of the opportunities that fit you best.

Call Real Estate Door for recommendations for Loan Officers! We have a list of trusted and credible lenders we have had great experience working with over several transactions in the south shore and greater Boston area.

Written By:

 

Catherine Kenney

Realtor at Real Estate Door

Office: 502 Liberty St

Phone: 781-733-4598

Posted in buyers