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Ice Dam Safety!

Ice dams are all the rage this winter. With the incredible amount of cold and snow we have had this winter we are experiences endless amounts of ice damming on homes. There are countless number of articles and blogs on how to fix these ice dams and to be honest it tempting for the DIYer in you!  However, fixing an ice dam is a TWO PERSON job!  Hopefully, you will learn from my experience and always remember to put safety first!

 

antnew1Anthony Giglio is a Realtor and one of the broker/owners of RE/MAX Legacy. His clients enjoy working with him because of his easy going approach. You can contact him directly on his website www.myhomeMA.com or read his blog at www.mytownline.com

 

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Why Do You Need Home Insurance?

home-insurance-quotes-3Are you a prospective or new homeowner wondering why you need insurance for your home? Unaware of the policy details? Here is a brief overview of home insurance.

Most people need home insurance for two major reasons:

To secure your assets:
A Homeowners insurance policy covers the house as your asset and any personal property that is part of the house. Homeowners insurance also covers your responsibility for injuries to other or their property while on your property.

To satisfy the requirements of your mortgage company:
Most mortgage lenders require you to have home insurance as long as you have a mortgage agreement with them. Even if you do not insure your home, the lender will insure the home. The disadvantage being that the premium may be higher with limited coverage. The company may require you to pay the premium until you make for the insurance on your own.

What do Homeowner insurance policies cover?
Many Homeowner insurance policies come in different packages. With some covering everything form Medical insurance for people on your property to others with only dwelling insurance.

Dwelling insurance: This type of insurance covers the damage to the structure of your house. This may include plumbing, wiring and heating and air conditioning systems as well.

Miscellaneous structures: This cover the damages to adjoining structures to your house like fences, guest cottages and structure not directly connected or attached to your house.

Your personal property: This insurance covers any form of personal property you own. The damage to the property should not only occur within the premises, but the policy also covers any harm to the property outside the house.

Loss of use of the property: This pays some of the additional living expenses when the house is under repair.

Personal liability for injury: This covers the financial loss due to damage to someone or his or her property when inside your property.

Medical payments: This type of insurance covers the medical expenses of people hurt on your property due to any reason.

Professional advice should be considered when looking for the right insurance policy for your home.

 

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    Anthony Giglio                       Patricia Lovett
anthonygiglio@remax.net               plovett@remax.net
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Posted by on February 18, 2015 in Home Buying, Home Insurance

 

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Thinking Spring to sell your Home?…Think again!

wintersaleMany homeowners think that winter is bad time to list their home for sale. Historically,this may have been true but in today’s booming real estate market home sellers might want to rethink waiting until the spring to put their home on the market.   Here’s why…

Selling a home in the winter presents a much better opportunity than spring.  The biggest advantage to listing your home in the winter is lack of competition.  Savvy homeowners listing their house for sale in the winter will find less inventory to compete with thus putting their property in a prime position for multiple offers and higher sale price.

Some homeowners may be skeptical,especially here in Massachusetts where we see lots of snow. However, this year we have seen a near record snow fall and they two properties I have listed during this crazy weather sold in less than a week and both had multiple offers! I even held an open house during one of these snow storms and we had a great turnout. What that shows is that serious buyers will do whatever it takes to find and buy a home no matter how much snow is falling!

Thinking about waiting until the spring to list your home…think again!

 

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    Anthony Giglio                       Patricia Lovett
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Homes for Sale: 13 Locust St, Woburn, MA

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Welcome home to this beautiful westside home where pride of ownership shines throughout. This meticulous maintained Cape boasts a stunning kitchen with ceiling high cabinets, granite countertops and recessed lighting. Step out of your kitchen into a spacious family room with vaulted ceilings. Enter the sunlight dining room which continues into your cozy living room with a handsome picture window. First floor also showcases gleaming hardwood floors throughout and a rare master bedroom with a luxurious master bath with laundry. Walk up your beautiful oak tread staircase where you will find two generous sized bedrooms and abundance of storage space. Continue down to the basement to enjoy 3 additional rooms including the 4th bedroom, living room, play area and half bath! This energy efficient home as 6 heat zones! The mudroom, large patio for entertaining, nice size yard and ample driveway space complete this amazing home. Walking distance to the Joyce and Hurld.  Check out the virtual tour here http://www.circlepix.com/home/AGFR7Y

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    Anthony Giglio                       Patricia Lovett
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Posted by on February 6, 2015 in Home Buying, Home Selling

 

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Difficult Neighbors!

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You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your neighbors. I have a true story for you. In order for you to understand, I have to give you the background. In 2000, ten or so homes were built in a new development and my family and I were the last to move in.

I came out of my house to get in my car which was parked out front, to drive my son to soccer practice. I was approached by a neighbor, with not a “welcome to the neighborhood” or a “hi, how are ‘you”.   He just a shoved a petition for me to sign against my immediate neighbor on my right. It seems no one cared for my immediate neighbor’s constant and alarming additions to their backyard. First they installed an above ground pool, then a hot tub, then an enormous three tier deck to incase the pool and hot tub. Then came the pond and the fish, not to mention her over the top gardening. Did I mention the first thing that went in was the storage shed?  These were weekend projects!  All were completed at an alarming rate with the husband and father in law seemingly on speed. I can understand my neighbor with the petition’s concern, but no one has control over what someone does in their own backyard.

Meanwhile I was still unpacking and deciding on my first upgrade which was a sprinkler system.  I politely declined signing the petition.  My reluctance to get involved was the best decision.  It would be different if there was a problem with my safety or my children’s safety.

Apparently, all the other neighbors were ganging up on my immediate neighbor, the one with the pool.  So my other neighbor decided that the best solution would be to put up a fence. That should have been the end of it, but at one point the police were called to my quiet cul-de-sac.  It turned into a neighborhood discussion.  After the police intervened, both families were told to take the matter up legally.

The two neighbors ended up in court, and needless to say, you can’t make someone adjust to the way you think things should be and what their backyard paradise should encompass.

Meanwhile both neighbors no longer live on my street. Bad neighbors can’t be avoided sometimes, it is best to ignore them!
About the author: Patty Lovett is a Realtor at RE/MAX Legacy and part of the AllianceHomeTeam

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    Anthony Giglio                       Patricia Lovett
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Posted by on February 3, 2015 in Home Buying

 

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How to get your house ready for the sale

 

Are you a homeowner ready to move on? Worried about a prospect’s opinion about your house? Hundreds of homeowners ready to sell their house are unaware of these tips to prepare their home for the perfect sale.

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Tip No. 1: Finding the right price of your house

Many buyers are unaware of the market conditions and looking to close a sale at too high a price for their home. Our service helps clients find the exact price of your home. Being aware of the range of price your real estate is worth, will help you a lot when looking to close a sale.

Tip No. 2: Having the right lighting around the house

Buyers get excited about a new house if it is worth the money. Having the perfect lights and a clean outlook can be worth a lot. A spacious home with good lighting is more attractive than the same home with a dark and shadowy look. After all, when was the last time you went to a cheery, well lit up place, and did not enjoy your stay?

Tip No.3: Fix the flaws

Do not be lazy about this. A well-maintained house is worth a million in sales. A surprise turn by the highly critical buyer in the wrong place can blow the whole gig for you. Having done the quick fixes here and there will not only pay off, but also help you impress any potential buyer by the perfect condition of your house. This may even help you negotiate a better price for the house.

Tip No. 4: Making the best possible first impression

First impressions are the last impressions. Having the entrance prepared and the curb cleaned will not cost you a life! A future home is a heaven on earth for many. Having a few fragrant flowers on the entrance and a polished doorway can close the sale right at the doorstep.

Tip No. 5: Finding the right broker

This is the most essential part of the sale. Choosing the right broker is not only necessary for a better price on your home, but can go miles in your successfully closing a perfect sale. A good real estate broker should have a good record of accomplishment of sales and a good amount of experience under the belt to handle the sale of your house.

Thinking of selling?

Call us today for a FREE, NO Obligation market analysis of your home’s value.

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    Anthony Giglio                       Patricia Lovett
anthonygiglio@remax.net               plovett@remax.net
781-789-3940                          781-910-8950

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2015 in Home Selling, Home Stagging

 

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Look what the Alliance Home Team Sold in West Medford in 2014!

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Thinking of selling?

Why not call the team of Realtors familiar  with your neighborhood with PROVEN
success?   The Alliance Home Team is your neighborhood REALTOR.
Call us today for a FREE, NO Obligation market analysis
of your home’s value.

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Anthony Giglio             Patricia Lovett
anthonygiglio@remax.net    plovett@remax.net
781-789-3940                      781-910-8950

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2015 in Uncategorized

 
 
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