Jack McPartlen's Blog Posts

Homeowners - Contemplating Selling Now or Waiting Until Spring?

As you plan out your goals for the year, moving up to your dream home may top the list. But, how do you know when to make your move? You want to time it just right so you can get the most out

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Seven Things All First-Time Homeowners Get Wrong—and How To Avoid Those Big Mistakes

 By Larissa Runkle from Realtor.comLike most major milestones in life, becoming a first-time homeowner comes with quite a few learning curves. Even after you close on the house and it

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Home Equity Rising

Homeownership is still a crucial part of the American dream. For those people who own a home (and those looking to buy one), it’s clear that being a homeowner has considerable benefits

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Hope Is on the Horizon for the recent Housing Shortage

The major challenge in today’s housing market is that there are more buyers looking to purchase than there are homes available to buy. Simply put, supply can’t keep up with demand. A

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Where do the Experts say the Market is Heading?

As we enter the middle of 2021, many are wondering if we’ll see big changes in the housing market during the second half of this year. Here’s a look at what some experts have to say

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Earth Day Activity

eXp Agent Trevor Bigg - EXP Realty and his team are gearing up for a community garbage pick up on #EarthDay, April 22. As a former mentor in Big Brothers Big Sisters, Bigg is a fan of the

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What Will Real Estate Look Like In 2021? 3 Homebuying Trends You’ll See This Year

Chances are, you or someone you know has bought or sold a house in the last 10 months. No matter if you are moving across the street or across the country, it’s all part of a record-setting

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45 Fascinating Real Estate Facts & Stats

Just like evaluating a property, one of the keys to understanding your market and your industry is knowing your numbers.An understanding of real estate facts and statistics helps you to identify

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Take Advantage of Home Buying Affordability in Today’s Market

Everyone is ready to buy a home at different times in their lives, and despite the health crisis, today is no exception. Understanding how affordability works and the main market factors that impact

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What the Experts Are Saying - Looking to the Future

As our lives, our businesses, and the world we live in change day by day, we’re all left wondering how long this will last. How long will we feel the effects of the coronavirus? How deep will

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Working virtually for work and home connections

As news of COVID-19 continues to develop, precautions are being taken throughout the world. And since real estate is a people business, eXp is able to move business forward while keeping agents and

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Mortgage Rates Hit Three-Year Low; Housing Inventory Bottoms Out

Mortgage rates continued their downward slide this week, hitting their lowest point in three years. According to Freddie Mac, the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages clocked in at 3.45%

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Homes Are Actually More Affordable Now

There’s a current narrative that owning a home today is less affordable than it has been in the past. The reason some are making this claim is because house prices have substantially increased

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Mass. cities and towns with the highest tax rates for 2020

Residential property tax rates in cities and towns around Massachusetts continued to decline this year as commercial rates edged upward, indicating that more communities are shifting the burden of

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MA Single-Family Sales Volume Experiences Double-Digit Decline in November

PEABODY, December 26, 2019 – Massachusetts single-family home sales declined in November as the median sales price continued to trend higher, according to a new report from The Warren Group,

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Warmest of Holidays Wish

Wishing you and your family the warmest holiday season!;

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Check Out Cool Accent Walls

An accent wall can totally transform a room, taking it from boring and drab to bold and exciting. Accent walls create a new focal point for your space, add liveliness and contrast, and are typically

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Money Saving Sustainable Upgrades

Going green is great for the environment, but that’s not the only benefit. When you make green upgrades in your home, it can also lead to some major savings.Solar panels: The upfront cost

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Helpful Tasks For Your Move In

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you

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