Cheryl Pendenza - Realtor®/Broker Associate's Blog

Posted on 10/29/2020
The Myth of 20%
Photo by Gustavo Frazao via Shutterstock Whether you’ve been saving up for a while or you’re just getting started, getting into a home might be easier than you think. If you’re looking to buy a home, but you just aren’t sure about tying all your savings into a house, check out the various loan options with low down...
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Posted on 10/23/2020
Real Estate Investment: How Much Debt Is Too Much?
Photo by Alexander Stein via Pixabay Nearly all real estate investment includes some amount of debt. Debt on its own isn’t necessarily a problem but too much debt can create challenges. So, how much debt is too much? We’ll give you some solid answers below. Quick note: If you’re already a seasoned pro, you probably don’t need our...
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Posted on 10/22/2020
What to Expect During the Homebuying Journey
The homebuying journey may prove to be long and complex, particularly for an individual who fails to plan ahead. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to get ready to pursue your dream house, such as: 1. Make a Homebuying Budget A homebuying budget will give you a good idea about how much money you...
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Posted on 10/21/2020
138 Mitchell Ave, Medford, MA 02155 is now new to the market!
Classic Garrison Colonial in North Medford offering the feel and space of country living just 5 miles north of Boston off Rt 93. This home features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths with a finished lower-level perfect for a home office, kids' hangout, fitness room, place to watch the big game, or additional guest room, the possibilities are endless. Hardwood floors throughout and lots of updates where they count like the upgraded electric, newer roof, newer windows and new hot water heater. Plenty of on street parking on this great tree-lined, dead-end street. Welcome home to 138 Mitchell Avenue, Medford,...
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Posted on 10/15/2020
Sources of Funding for Home Buyers
Photo by TheDigitalWay via Pixabay Looking to buy your first home? Unless you have a couple hundred thousand in the bank, a rich family member or a winning lottery ticket, you’re going to have to borrow money. TV ads suggest it’s as easy as clicking your phone, and in some cases it might be, but you should know...
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Posted on 10/08/2020
How to Use Colors without Overwhelming Your Home
Photo by Ferenc Keresi via Pixabay Color can – and should – be used to decorate your home, but for most of us, too much bright color is more obnoxious than invigorating. Those screaming bright yellow walls may look amazing in the magazine spread, but you may not be prepared to live with that much color in your...
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Posted on 10/01/2020
Why Buy in a Community with an HOA?
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Homeowners associations are common features of new residential subdivisions, condominiums and townhouse developments, planned communities, and vacation resorts throughout the United States and abroad. Typically established by the builder or developer, such associations are most often responsible for maintenance of common facilities. They also frequently oversee the operation of community centers, pools, golf...
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Posted on 09/17/2020
Is Purchasing a Home a Good Idea?
Purchasing a home may prove to be a good idea. In fact, there are many reasons to pursue a house, and these include: 1. You can purchase a home that you can call your own. There is nothing quite like the feeling an individual typically experiences after he or she buys a house. If you conduct a search for...
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Posted on 09/10/2020
Another Property Sold - 3 Wagner Road, Stoneham, MA 02180
BEING SOLD AS IS. Great opportunity to bring your own contractor to gut & design home of your dreams in desirable Robin Hood area. Presently a split-style home in need of complete rehab with one car garage under. Fab location in popular, serene neighborhood situated close to major commuting routes, plus Redstone Plaza, shops, restaurants & more...
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Posted on 09/10/2020
Bring Your Herb Garden Indoors
Herbs make tremendous impact in the home due to their numerous functions. They can be used as spices on food or as air filters. They add fragrance and absorb odors. For best result, growing each of the herbs in their separate pots helps you customize the care they need as individual plants. Here are a few plants to...
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Posted on 09/03/2020
Dos and Don'ts of Investing in Rental Properties
Photo by 1000Photography via Shutterstock Investment in real estate rental properties has many upsides. You can make great money long term. But as with any business, there are risks. Before you turn your condo or townhouse into a rental or invest in a house or duplex, consider the ramifications and consult professionals. Dos and Don’ts: Do set up...
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