Timothy Lumnah's Blog Posts

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ACCELERATEUse the ACCELERATE button to stay in the airHow long can you stay?

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Norfolk Video Market Update | September 2022

Absorption rate has decreased fast in Norfolk, Massachusetts, but sellers should remain.

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5 Ways To Make Your House A Home

Making your house feel like a home is difficult at first, especially if you’re living away from your family for the first time or moving into a smaller space than you’re used to. While

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April Real Estate Trends

FINANCE, HOMEOWNERS, HOMEBUYERSAbout Earnest Money DepositsWhen a buyer and seller agree on a purchase price and terms, the buyer shows the seller a sign of good faith in the form of earnest money.

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March 2022 Real Estate News

LUXURY, SMART TECHNOLOGIES, HOMEOWNERS, HOMEBUYERS, LIFESTYLEFive Home Décor Trends for 2022The way Americans use their homes has changed since the advent of the pandemic and has encouraged

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Ukraine Crisis | Real Estate Market Update

With the crisis abroad between Ukraine and Russia and other foreign affairs, it’s important that those active in the real estate market keep a vigilant eye on new developments.  Heading

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February 2022 Real Estate News

TRANSACTION ADVICE, MARKETING, HOMEOWNERS, HOME SELLERSThe Most Critical Period for New ListingsYour home’s marketing begins when your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network professional

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January 2022 Real Estate News

HOME DÉCOR, HOMEOWNERS, HOME SELLERS, HOMEBUYERS, HOME IMPROVEMENT, LIFESTYLE, LUXURYAdd Pizazz to Your Bland KitchenNeutral kitchens are supposed to complement any décor, but they can

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5 Tips for Sellers in 2022

The housing market is a complicated beast, and there are many factors that go into selling a home. It can be a difficult process—especially if it’s your first time trying. As the years

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The Documentation You Need to Purchase a Home.

The Documentation You Need to Purchase a Home.Buying a home is one of the most exciting and important decisions you can make in your lifetime.  Although most paperwork is online these days, it

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Your Guide to 1031 Exchanges: What They Are, Why They Matter, and How to Effectively Use Them

Your Guide to 1031 Exchanges: What They Are, Why They Matter, and How to Effectively Use ThemA 1031 Exchange is a technique that allows you to postpone paying taxes on the sale of your property. It

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December Real Estate News

HOMEBUYERS, HOME SELLERS, MARKET CONDITIONS, FINANCESlowing Sales Create OpportunityAfter an astonishing 114 consecutive months of year-over-year home price gains, existing home sales eased two

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10 Great REIT Investments That Will Provide You With a Stream of Income for Years to Come

7 Great REIT Investments That Will Provide You With a Stream of Income for Years to ComeIn today’s economy, many people are looking to add a stream of income to their retirement portfolio.

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4 Must-Read Books on Real Estate Investing

The ABCs of Real Estate Investing–Ken McElroyReal estate investing is a great way to make money at first and to build a fortune. The first thing you need to do is find the right deal. You don

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How to Flip a House: A Guide for New Flippers

How to Flip a House: A Guide for New FlippersThe housing market is on the rise and so are house flipping rates. Flipping a home can be a lucrative investment when done correctly. But for many, it

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3 Steps To Buying a Home: The Easiest, Simplest Way To Get Started

3 Steps To Buying a Home: The Easiest, Simplest Way To Get StartedIf you've ever dreamed of owning your own home, now is the time! The housing market has never been more affordable than it is right

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November Real Estate News

HOMEBUYERS, FINANCECompare Interest Rates and APRsWhen you apply for a mortgage, you may not pay the advertised rate. The best rates are for those homebuyers with the best credit scores. However,

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Real Music | How To Set Up An Affordable Home Studio

Real MusicHow to set up an affordable home studioDuring the past decade, technology has increased the utilization of home recording studios because they’re cheaper, quicker, and more.

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7 Common Issues Landlords Face And How To Avoid Them

7 Common Issues Landlords Face And How to Avoid ThemFinding tenantsWith the rental market more competitive than ever, landlords are faced with all sorts of challenges. That may include how to find

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What are carrying costs?

Carrying Costs Carrying costs can be defined as the cost of maintaining a house before it is sold. Carrying costs are generally calculated by using the annual holding costs associated with the

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October Real Estate News

HOME MAINTENANCETree Trimming BasicsIf you’ve got dead limbs, branches growing into power lines, branches overhanging your house, or tree growth that obstruct visibility for vehicles and

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Boston Real Estate Market: 2010-Now

The Boston real estate market has been booming for the last decade.  Despite new development housing being built constantly, the market has had a hard time keeping up with demand as the

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Architecture from 1950-2000

Architecture from 1950-2000Residential architecture between the years 1950-2000 was affected by significant social and economic change in the United States.  In the midst of the Postwar Era,

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US Housing Market: What's The S&P Case Schiller Index?

US Housing Market: What's The S&P Case Schiller Index?The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index is the leading measure of residential real estate across the United States. The index

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September Real Estate News

S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 1 Whether you own a home or are looking to buy or sell one, here are some useful tips, ideas and advice. When you’re ready to make your move, give me a call or

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Architecture 1900-1950: 6 Styles

Architecture from 1900-1950: 6 StylesTwentieth century architecture was designed for "modern man". It was relatively, if not wholly, devoid of historical associations, and made full use of the

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The Dangers of Lead Paint

Lead paint can have serious health risks. Exposure to lead can have harmful effects on intellectual and behavioral development in children. Medical and scientific research shows that even very low

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Boston Real Estate Market: 2000-2010

 Boston Real Estate Market: 2000-2010On January 1st of 2000, single family homes in the Metro Boston market (including Quincy), were valued at $177,000 and condos were $340,412. By 2005, single

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Architecture from 1800-1900

Architecture from 1800-1900The 19th century was a time of great change in architecture. The revivals of Greek, Gothic, and Renaissance designs were fused with contemporary engineering methods and

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August Real Estate News

Is It Time to Build Your Luxury Home?The April 2021 market report from the National Association of REALTORS had a seeming contradiction. It was the third month in a row that existing home

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Boston's Real Estate Market: 1940-2000

Boston's Real Estate Market: 1940-2000In 1940, the median home value in the U.S. was just $2,938. In 1980, it had risen to $47,200; and by 2000, it had increased to $119,600. Whether you're looking

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