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January 23rd, 2017

Wage Equality Matters When It Comes to Homeownership

Written by Steve McDonald

One of the reasons behind Saturday's historic Womxn's March is wage equality. Equal pay for equal work has escaped the female workers in the United States since before the 19th Amendment. Not only does it translate to lower wages and less opportunity it also undermines homeownership. Today, while single women exceed the …

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January 22nd, 2017

Preparing Your Home To Sell Is Not What You Think It Is

Written by Steve McDonald

Often I am asked "What do I need to do to my house before I list?"  And you might be surprised that my response is often, "Not much." By the time you're listing your home it's almost too late to make any improvements that are worth the money. Generally I focus on the things that need attention and repair long before …

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January 20th, 2017

The Big Reveal or Maybe Not

Written by Steve McDonald

You might imagine that I often work with buyers whose preconceived notions of home buying are not exactly in tune with real life experiences. Shows like House Hunters, Flip or Flop and Fixer Upper only provide the bare essence of any process when it comes to purchase negotiations, renovation timelines and even home selection. …

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January 18th, 2017

Remodel with an Eye on ROI

Written by Steve McDonald

ROI or Return on Investment is one thing to keep in mind when deciding what and how to do a home improvement project. Who would believe insulating your attic would give a better return than a kitchen remodel but it's true. Meanwhile a new deck in New England may not be as highly valued as one in the Pacific NW. And this …

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January 14th, 2017

Do You have the Right Home Insurance?

Written by Steve McDonald

One step of buying a house or condo means selecting a home insurance provider. And while most standard policies are similar there's a good chance it lacks protection against specific events. Whether you need an additional policy or endorsement depends on where you live and what you own. Some you probably know about like …

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