The Ins and Outs of Homeowners’ Associations

The Ins and Outs of Homeowners’ Associations

These days, new condominiums seem to be popping up everywhere you look, especially in urban areas—and Boston is no exception. You may be tempted to purchase a newer home that’s part of a larger development, but before doing so, make sure you understand the benefits and potential pitfalls of joining the homeowners’ associations that typically govern these types of properties.… more
Do’s and Don’t’s of Home Inspections

Do’s and Don’t’s of Home Inspections

Choosing a home inspector is one of the most important parts of the home buying process. You’ll want to go with someone who’s experienced, credentialed, and trustworthy—your new home is a major investment, so the inspection carries a lot of significance, and it isn’t an ideal time to cut costs.… more
3 Things You Must Do Before Buying a Home

3 Things You Must Do Before Buying a Home

You already know that purchasing a home amounts to a major life decision, and isn’t one to be taken lightly. With that in mind, here are a few of the most important factors you should consider before buying—taking into account the factors that will affect your financial life not just today, but five or ten years down the road, too.… more
5 Things Homeowners Wish They’d Known in Advance

5 Things Homeowners Wish They’d Known in Advance

When buying their first home, many people benefit from the wisdom and experience of their parents, friends, siblings, and even well-meaning strangers. Others find themselves going it alone, excited-yet-advice-less (other than their real estate agent and mortgage broker, of course.) Photo by MarkMoz12 While you can and should take the home purchase plunge without advice, there are things those who’ve gone through it before can tell you that will help you prepare.… more