Robin V. Wish - Real Living Realty Group

Posted by Robin V. Wish on 12/11/2017

Do you know home selling lingo? If not, miscommunications may arise that prevent you from maximizing the value of your house. Perhaps even worse, you risk making poor home selling decisions due to the fact that you don't fully understand the real estate terms included in a home sale agreement.

Fortunately, we're here to bring clarity to assorted home selling terms that you may encounter as you proceed along the home selling journey.

Let's take a look at three common home selling terms that every property seller needs to know.

1. Depreciation

Over time, the value of your home may deteriorate due to age, wear and tear and other problems. This is referred to as "depreciation," and depreciation ultimately may impact your ability to get the best price for your house.

To find out how much your house's value has depreciated, it may be worthwhile to conduct a home appraisal before you list your residence. That way, you can analyze your house's strengths and weaknesses. You also can uncover innovative ways to boost your home's appearance both inside and out, thereby ensuring you can set the optimal initial asking price for your residence.

2. House Closing

A house closing refers to the final transfer of ownership from home seller to homebuyer. Thus, once you and a homebuyer are ready to dot the I's and cross the T's on a home sale agreement, you'll complete the house closing process.

During a house closing, all terms of a contract between a home seller and homebuyer must be met. Moreover, the home deed will be recorded, and the house will finally be sold.

The house closing is a key part of the home selling cycle. At this point, a home seller will receive final payment for a house and transfer ownership of the property to the buyer.

3. Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent plays a pivotal role in the home selling process, and for good reason. If you hire an expert real estate agent, you should have no trouble navigating the home selling journey.

Typically, a real estate agent handles all of the tasks associated with listing and selling a house. This housing market professional will help you promote your residence to potential homebuyers, host open houses and home showings and even negotiate with homebuyers on your behalf. Plus, if you receive an offer on a home, a real estate agent can offer honest, unbiased recommendations about whether to accept or reject the proposal.

You don't need to look far to find a qualified real estate agent in your area, either.

Real estate agents are employed across the United States. In fact, if you interview multiple real estate agents in your area, you can find a real estate agent who makes you feel comfortable and confident about selling your house.

Allocate the necessary time and resources to learn various home selling terms. With a clear understanding of home selling terms, you can avoid potential pitfalls throughout the home selling journey.

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Posted by Robin V. Wish on 12/4/2017

Everyone knows it's a bad idea to go grocery shopping when you're hungry, but we all do it occasionally!

Going to the supermarket on an empty stomach not only causes you to spend more, but it weakens your resolve to avoid foods with empty calories and unhealthy ingredients. When hunger pangs undermine your self discipline, you may also be more likely to buy a jumbo bag of potato chips, pick up a block of cheese and some crackers along the way, and maybe order a pound of Genoa salami while at the deli counter.

Then, of course, there are all those chocolatey temptations at the checkout counter -- peanut butter cups, for example! Maybe you're stronger willed than that, but I know plenty of people who are not!

Although I haven't read any scientific studies on the topic, I'd make an educated guess that when you go grocery shopping hungry, there's a tendency to buy more food than you ordinarily would -- probably to compensate for your hunger. So perhaps having a healthy snack first or going grocery shopping after breakfast or lunch would be a good strategy for avoiding the pitfalls of food shopping on an empty stomach.

Here are a few more ideas for saving money and limiting junk food purchases:

  • Create a grocery list and stick to it! That's often easier said than done, but it can make a big difference in the quantity and quality of food you buy. Impulse purchases may provide immediate gratification, but they can wreak havoc on your waistline and your budget.
  • Avoid bringing your children grocery shopping, whenever possible. When childcare is not available, there's no way around it. However, with kids in tow, expect to be buying "a few" additional items that you hadn't planned on. Try as we might to resist the requests, suggestions, and demands our kids make at the grocery store, it's not unusual for a parent's resolve to weaken -- especially if they happen to be tired or stressed out. A lot depends on the age of your children, how persistent they are, and whether they're hungry when you're out food shopping. Many factors come into play!
  • Using coupons and taking advantage of discounts, special promotions, and two-for-one sales can noticeably reduce your grocery bill and, consequently, leave more money in your wallet. It may require that you pore over weekly newspaper inserts, clip coupons, and keep them organized, but getting in that habit can help reduce the strain on your household budget. It also pays to shop at supermarkets that offer double coupons. They're often the ones that are the most competitive and willing to help you stretch your dollar.

So if you've been noticing more junk food appearing in your kitchen cabinets, and your grocery bill seems to be taking on a life of its own, consider some of these economical ideas to help reign things in.

Posted by Robin V. Wish on 12/1/2017

This Condo in Weymouth, MA recently sold for $207,000. This Mid-Rise,Courtyard style home was sold by Robin V. Wish - Real Living Realty Group.

10 Chapman St, Weymouth, MA 02189


Sale Price

Welcome to Birchwood Condominiums conveniently located off rt 53 with easy access to BOSTON w/ MBTA, highways, shopping, restaurants, even Nantasket beach! This year Money magazine has named the town of Weymouth as one of their best places to live in the United States! This meticulously maintained property offers a well designed floor plan and spacious living areas with plenty of natural light. Many sought after features are here to enjoy: hardwood floors, granite countertops, tile backsplash, new hot water heater, and new fixtures throughout the property. In addition, the interior is freshly painted in neutral designer colors. Exterior storage closet on the deck. This condo association is FHA approved! Make your move this fall - don't miss this gem!

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Posted by Robin V. Wish on 11/30/2017

This Single-Family in North Attleboro, MA recently sold for $405,000. This Colonial,Garrison style home was sold by Robin V. Wish - Real Living Realty Group.

10 Linden St., North Attleboro, MA 02760


Sale Price

Full/Half Baths
Paradise found. Compelling, spacious single family is nestled in "Old Town" section of North Attleboro. "Zen-like" yard is fenced-in with koi pond, inground pool, hot tub with motarized awning, 2 sheds, and privacy to enjoy all! Enter thru the breezeway into large open family room with fireplace and wall of sliders to private yard. You will love the hardwood floors in all bedrooms, LR, DR and stairs. Second fireplace in front to back LR. Kitchen is updated with corian counters, undermount sink, cooktop and built-in wall oven and microwave. Storage galore. House is clean with recent updates and designer paint. Feels like home. Expansion space in Lower level. It's a must see property that is waiting for you to add your final touches. Value range pricing - Seller will negotiate offers between $399,000 and $429,000.

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Posted by Robin V. Wish on 11/28/2017

23 Kingsbury Dr, Holliston, MA 01746



Full/Half Baths
Stunning young resale in Kingsbury Landing! Sited on a three acres in premier neighborhood, this colonial offers maintenance-free living, stone walls, paver walkways, prof landscaping and lighting. Post lanterns lead up to a covered portico at the front entrance. The foyer has high ceilings, detailed crown molding, hardwood floors & front turned stairway. The open floor plan offers formal and casual living on this level. In the kitchen: 6 burner wolf gas range w/ infrared grill & vent hood, built in refrigerator, wine chiller, an oversized island, and dining area. The family room offers built-in cabinetry, space for a large flat screen TV with large windows & scenic view. Upstairs 4 bedrooms, each with an adjacent bath and custom laundry. A master sanctuary offers an elegant bath w/ soaking tub & marble shower, two large walk-in closets & sitting room. Whole house water filtration system and plantation shutters! Sought after school system - easy access to pike, 495, Boston/Provide
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December 03 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Open House Sunday 12/3 11:00-12:30pm Spectacular young colonial- all the amenities you dream about in a new home. Thoughtful design and upscale appointments- just move in- what a wonderful way to celebrate The new year!!
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Location: 23 Kingsbury Dr, Holliston, MA 01746    Get Directions

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