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Same-sex marriages create new questions in property laws

On Jan. 1, residents in Maryland joined those in the District, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York in the ability to have same-sex marriages. While laws in the District and those states may have settled the big question on who can get married, they raise a number of practical real estate questions. One question arises ...
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The 15 Most Expensive Cities For Prospective Homebuyers

          #15 Boston, Mass. Median home price: $322,000 2009 rank: 23 Median home prices listed are for the third quarter of 2011. 2009 rankings are based on median home prices for the fourth quarter of 2009. The National Housing Conference based its data on new and existing home sales figures provided by the National ...
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Water and Homeowners Insurance

by Susanne Romo When most people think of home insurance and claims, fire or burglary is usually the first thing that concerns people.  But what might surprise you is that neither of those claims is the most common.  Water is. And your homeowner’s policy may or not cover the damage.  The bottom line your claims adjuster will need to know is —- ...

Condo owners should buy secondary insurance

BY BARBARA HOLLAND Posted: Aug. 11, 2012 | 2:04 a.m. Q: I currently own a condominium that I rent to my granddaughter. Last Sunday, the girl who lives in the condo above mine called me and said she heard running water, and asked if would come over and see if we could figure out where it was coming from. I went over and we looked in all the storage ...
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Rona Fischman

Rona Fischman Rona is a founding member of the National Association of Exclusive Buyers Agents, a Director for the Massachusetts Association of Buyer’s Agents. She holds the following degrees and credentials: M.S. in Counseling, C.E.B.A (Certified Exclusive Buyer’s Agent), Green Certified Real Estate Professional/Green Leadership, LMC (Loss Mitigation ...

Typical home buying timeline in the Boston area

Bill Kuhlman Typical home buying timeline in the Boston area Bill Kuhlman CRS, who is the broker/owner of Kuhlman Residentil gets down to basics. How long does it take to buy a house in the Boston area? I’m often asked how long the process of buying a home takes. The answer is that there is no one set-in-stone timeline that fits everyone’s ...

How To Get The Best Home Insurance Quote

Guest author How To Get The Best Home Insurance Quote While it might seem like a lot of stress and paperwork, the complete opposite of what you want to do after moving into your home, getting a comprehensive home insurance policy can be one of the smartest things you do in your new home. This article details tips that may save you some money ...

Madelene Cheney

Madelene Cheney Massachusetts Relocation and Homebuying Information Insider tips Broker/Owner Red Door Real Estate, LLC Quincy, MA 02169 Office: (617) 553-1880 Website: www.RedDoor-RE.com From the bustling hub of Boston to the rural regions of the west, Massachusetts has more to offer its residents than a unique accent. Although people do talk ...

Massachusetts Relocation and Homebuying Information

Madelene Cheney Madelene Cheney Broker/Owner Red Door Real Estate, LLC Quincy, MA 02169 Office: (617) 553-1880 www.RedDoor-RE.com Tweet Massachusetts Tips From the bustling hub of Boston to the rural regions of the west, Massachusetts has more to offer its residents than a unique accent. Although people do talk differently here, Massachusetts ...

Rona Fischman

Rona Fischman Massachusetts Tips Insider tips 86a Sherman Street Cambridge, MA 02140 Tel: 781 583 4045 Email: 4buyersre@gmail.com Website: http://4buyersre.com/ Never buy without a thorough home inspection. The housing stock is old. Here in Massachusetts, the wildcard is condition. Knowing how to evaluate the condition of a property is key ...