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Real Estate Broker/Owner - ERA Andrew Realty
The real estate market in Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk Counties in Massachusetts is doing great! There are tremendous opportunities for buyers having so much inventory to select their next home! It's a very achievable goal to own your own home or first investment property!
Families Invited to Fun, Free Day of Active Play and Resources for Healthier Living  North Suburban YMCA Celebrates Healthy Kids® Day on Saturday, April 17 On Saturday, April 17 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, the North Suburban YMCA invites families in Woburn and the surrounding communities to participat...
(February 28, 2010) - Burlington, MA - The Pine Glen Elementary School PTO has coordinated with Burlington resident and local Realtor, Carol McDonald Macri of RE/MAX Encore, a very special opportunity... the ability to take a ride in "Big Max", the RE/MAX of New England Hot Air Balloon. Sponsore...
It seems headline after headline keep talking about children being abducted or attempted abductions...  As a parent of a six year old daughter, I can't even begin to think of it happening to me or anyone in my family.  The attached link is a segment from Dr. Phil that outlines what EVERY parent s...
There are currently 57 single family homes on the market today with an average list price of $448,228 with an average days on market of 202 days.  There are currently 22 single family homes under contract to close with an average list price of $348,150 with an averages days on market of 129 days....
EASTERN MIDDLESEX ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS REALTOR® COMMUNITY SERVICE  Fall Food Drive As I'm sure you've heard, the food pantry shelves are bare and the need this year is as great as ever! Your donation  will go directly to your local food pantry! Feel free to bring your donations to my office, R...
Life is crazy as it is with everyone I'm sure!  I'm happy to report that business is finally here again...but never too busy for your referrals!  Let's all hope that the Tax Credit is extended through the spring.  It will help keep the recovery happening!  
With the 4th of July fast approaching, this is just a reminder to show your patronage and put out your American Flag!  Mine is out year round!  We should all be grateful for living in this country and enjoying all the freedoms that we take for granted.  I saw a bumper sticker the other day that s...
I finally completed and passed the test for my New Hampshire Real Estate Broker's License.  The licensing board sent me my license today. It's now official! I had 5 clients in the last year that were looking for homes in both northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.  Ultimately after co...
This morning I met not one, but two FHA appraisers at my listing.  FHA appraisers are tough enough sometimes, never mind two of them at the same property at the same time!  It was a scary thing when they both showed up.  Be aware if it's a high balance loan, they will send two of them. They went ...
Today's closing was one of the few lately where everything went great!  It's been a long time since I had an "easy" transaction.  The buyers were reasonable; the sellers were even more reasonable.  The listing agent was a professional -- as was I, the buyer's agent :)  The Mortgage officer actual...

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