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What Buyers Should Look for During a Home Tour

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Buying a home is one of the biggest and most important financial decisions you’ll make. That’s why it’s essential to do your research and know what to look for when touring potential homes. Here are some things to keep in mind during your next home [...]

Housing Market Update - February 2023 Sales

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With the beginning of March we are seeing the beginnings of a spring market. As of March 1st the number of homes for sale in Concord, Carlisle, Lexington and Lincoln had doubled since the same point last year. A combination of mild weather and a drop in the interest rates has encouraged both sellers and buyers into action. This follows a [...]

Renovations That May Actually Decrease Your Home's Value

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When making home improvements a wise homeowner looks toward the future. You will certainly want to personalize your home with the creature comforts most important to you. But some of those creature comforts may actually decrease the value of your home. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t spend your time and money on renovations that decrease the [...]

February Vacation Fun in Boston and Beyond

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It's February vacation next week and if you are stay-cationing in the Boston area we are here to help!  Our agents are experts on the towns they live and work in and many of them have raised families here, so who better to ask for suggestions to keep both kids and parents entertained?  Here are some of their recommendations for activities [...]

Make a Move - Preparing Your Home for Sale

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Punxsutawney Phil predicted another 6 weeks of winter, but aside from last weekend’s brutal cold snap this winter has been mild so far. With no snow on the ground and daytime temps staying above freezing for a while, we can see the beginnings of an early spring market for home sales. So if a move is on the cards for you this spring, it pays [...]

Housing Market Update - January 2023 Sales

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January is usually a quiet month for home sales and this year was no exception.  In fact, the past two years have been the exception and this January is far more typical in terms of levels of activity. Days on market have increased since the crazy days of last spring, and that, coupled with the slow time of year, leads to some rather large [...]

Home Buying Tips for First-Time Buyers

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The home buying process is fairly straightforward for all generations, though each segment of the population comes with unique attributes. Millennials (Generation Y) are generally identified as people born from 1981 to 1996 (aged 27-42 in 2023). This group is the first to grow up in the internet age and is very comfortable with technology. [...]

Thanks to You, We're #1!

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The 2022 sales numbers have been finalized and we are delighted to report that Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty was the number one real estate firm in Concord and Lincoln! In total, our agents listed 66 homes in Concord and sold 57 for a total of 123 transactions, 44% more than our nearest competitor. Our Lincoln office listed 16 homes [...]

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