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What you need to know about the New England real estate and lending market.

VA Home Loans: Giving Back to Our Veterans

March 12, 2018

In this video, Richard M. Bettencourt, Jr., loan officer for Mortgage Network, gives great information about the government guarantee loan known as a Veteran Loan (V.A. Loan). Created near the end of World War II, the United States Government created a program that give World War II vets help in realizing the dream of home ownership. Applying the government logic for the program, it would allow vets to transition from wartime activity to the dream of purchasing a home. According to Mr. Bettencourt, it was a brilliant idea to provide our vets with this type of opportunity.

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What is a Title V?

March 05, 2018

Septic Systems in Massachusetts are regulated by Title V through the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP).   The regulations set forth govern all aspects of septic systems, from initial inspection to operation of septic systems, as a way to protect our environment.

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Why Hire a Home Inspector

February 19, 2018

If you’re buying a home, you’re probably being told by your realtor to pay for a home inspection. But you’re probably asking yourself, why should I have a home inspection? Is it really necessary? The answer, in short, is yes. Here are five reasons why hiring a home inspector is a good idea.

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What is a Purchase and Sale Agreement?

February 12, 2018

A P&S, as it’s called, is a legal document that is put together and agreed to by attorneys. These attorneys represent both sellers and buyers in any real estate transaction. Depending on where you live, the P&S must be signed by both a seller and a buyer once both sides have come to an agreement. A real estate attorney will be primarily responsible for drafting your purchase and sale agreement.

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Checklist for First Time Homebuyers

February 09, 2018
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