Deb Richards' Blog

Posted on 04/18/2021
Mortgage Perks for First Time Homebuyers
Image by Aline Oliveira from Pixabay If you've been dreaming of buying a home or have started looking at houses and mortgages, you've likely seen ads and information that directly targets the first time home buyer. Buying your first home is a significant milestone and one of the most financially beneficial things you'll ever do, and there are...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
The Alphabet of Real Estate Investing: ABS & CDO
Image by Ulrike Mai from Pixabay If you're considering getting into the world of real estate investing, there are some basic terms that are important to understand. Buying and selling property is, of course, one way to invest, but there are other investments that offer favorable returns. However, it can sometimes be difficult to master the confusing alphabet...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Healthy & Simple Chicken Recipes
Photo by Mark DeYoung on Unsplash Chicken is a great source of protein and other nutrients, and you can make it even healthier with the right recipes. Instead of having fried chicken, for example, make grilled or baked chicken with some healthy ingredients added to it. If you’re looking for simple ways to prepare a chicken dinner, keep...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Reasons to Use a Buyer's Agent
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay It may be tempting to purchase your first home without the help of a real estate agent. If you want to risk not having professional help to buy your first house, you can, but you’ll be leaving a lot of benefits on the table and assuming all the risks. The Benefits of...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Understanding Closing Costs
Image by Ryan R Fox from Shutterstock It can be a stressful endeavor to purchase a home. As one of the most significant investments in life, it is important to understand the steps and fees you may encounter beyond the sale price. When you are searching for a property, keep the expense of closing in mind. What Are...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Is Crowdfunding a Viable Source for Down-Payments?
Photo by Tumisu via Pixabay In an age where collaboration is on the rise, it’s not surprising that some are looking to find an alternative source of funding for their home or business purchase. Crowdfunding has been a successful way to fund various projects and business propositions, but it seems that some have found a way to make...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Things You Can and Cannot Control as a Home Seller
If you've decided to put your home on the market, one important thing to keep in mind is that perception is everything -- or close to it, anyway! The impression you make on prospective buyers can either help seal the deal or break it, depending on whether that impression is positive or negative. The visual aspects of your home...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Creative Benefits of Clutter
Photo by Zhanzat Mamytova via Pexels Many of today's fashionable life coaches tell us that cluttered environments mess with our sense of peace and calm, our focus, and our productivity. Plenty of gurus and television hosts urge us to declutter our desks and homes. And overall, they're right. Research does support the concept that a having a tidy...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Pros & Cons of "Subject-to" Real Estate
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay When you're considering buying real estate as an investment, it's a good idea to weigh the pros and cons. That's especially important with "subject-to" real estate, because there can be risks and rewards with this type of property that are different from traditional purchases. Here's what you should be considering, before you...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
What Influences Your Buying Timeline?
Photo by Doubletree Studio via Shutterstock Interest rates rise in correlation to inflation and other economic activity. When that happens, it can increase housing costs. But the question is, should it prompt you to buy sooner than you’re ready? The Right Time Is Now In real estate, the right time is always now for someone. Is it the...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
Recipe: Pasta e Fagioli
Image by Valter Cirillo from Pixabay In Italy, it's long been a cherished tradition to harvest beans, place the pods over the ground under the autumn sun, then store the sun-dried beans for wintertime. On brisk days, beans would be cooked up with a medley of vegetables and pasta. When the cook tossed dry pasta tossed into the...
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Posted on 02/01/2021
Another Property Sold - 15 Westbrook Rd, Worcester, MA 01602
Location, Condition, and Quality!!....This is it! Wonderfully maintained and updated.... This 1934 Cape home is an amazing opportunity . The full front covered porch is ready for your rocking chairs!.....Hardwood floors throughout,. front to back living room with fireplace and built in bookcases; dining room with corner china closet. Kitchen with plenty of cupboards; and counters; 2010 addition extended for.full bath and laundry/ storage room on first floor. FIrst floor Master bedroom was added (2012)..multiple closets, hardwood floors, ..great natural light Second floor has two good size bedrooms and ...
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