Michelle Anne Murphy, Realtor, Top Producer's Blog

Posted on 08/13/2020
What Does It Take to Buy a Home?
The process of finding and purchasing your dream house may prove to be difficult, regardless of whether you are an experienced or first-time homebuyer. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to avoid hurdles as you navigate the homebuying journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you quickly discover a quality home at an...
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Posted on 08/06/2020
Young or Retired, Many Potential Home Sellers Stay Put
Image by Mudassar Iqbal from Pixabay Construction of affordable starter homes is failing to keep pace with the number of first-time house hunters. At the same time, more homeowners are resisting the siren song of selling to these potential buyers in order to move up or downsize. It's a trend called "rising tenure length." Owners are staying put....
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Posted on 07/30/2020
Do You Need a Home Selling Budget?
A home selling budget may prove to be exceedingly valuable. With this budget in hand, an individual will know approximately how much money that he or she will need to complete the home selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three expenses to include in a home selling budget. 1. Home Cleaning If you want to impress buyers,...
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Posted on 07/25/2020
Another Property Sold - 36 Atlantic Ave, Cohasset, MA 02025
Charming Captain's Perch home built by George Newton in 1920, renovated & updated since. Living Rm with wood burning fireplace, ceiling beams, wood floors, closet, built-in curio cabinet and paired door lead to small balcony with steps to the brick floor Sun Rm. Formal Dining Room with built-in cabinet & window seat. Eat-in Kitchen with window seat and beamed ceiling, newer corian counter and sink, gas oven/range. Pantry & Mud Room w/door to the back yard. Half Bath with laundry appliances. Two Bedrooms w/vaulted and beamed ceilings, clerestory windows. Bath with x-large pedestal sink & tub. Family Room Wood Cathedral...
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Posted on 07/23/2020
Hot Luxury Home Markets in the U.S.
Photo by Daniel Salcius on Unsplash If you're looking for that second home in the vacation paradise of your dreams, these five locations have just turned the corner from luxury sellers' market to luxury buyers' market: Maui, Hawaii Tennis clubs, golf resorts and views of white sand beaches and pristine blue water top the reasons why Maui has...
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Posted on 07/16/2020
Recipe: Traditional Italian Macaroni Soup
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 07/09/2020
How Much Time Do You Need to Create a House Listing?
There is no surefire formula to craft the perfect home listing. Instead, a seller must allocate the necessary time and resources to ensure a listing hits the mark with buyers. If a seller fails to do so, this individual may struggle to stir up interest in his or her home. Perhaps worst of all, this seller's home may linger...
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Posted on 07/02/2020
Types of "Subject-to" Real Estate Investments
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay If you're looking for "subject-to" real estate, you know it can be a good investment. This kind of real estate is purchased "subject-to" the existing mortgage. So the buyer owns the property, but the mortgage stays in the seller's name. Payments are made by the buyer, but it's not necessary for that...
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Posted on 06/18/2020
56 Peggotty Beach Rd, Scituate, MA 02066 is now new to the market!
ONE OF THE MOST PHOTOGRAPHED & EXQUISITE SEA CAPTAIN’S HOMES ON THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH SHORE! The original featured HGTV DREAM HOME custom built with stunning exterior & interior architecture to capture the panoramic ocean views! Gracious open entertaining spaces lead to direct waterfront palazzos to soak up the vitamin sea. Double fireplaced chefs kitchen with tiled artwork, two butlers pantries & wetbar. Custom woodwork with tray ceilings, cabinetry and a beautiful two story cherry study, yoga studio, home office with wet bar and private staircase. Stunning fireplace master suite with marble bath & balcony fit for a captain...
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Posted on 12/04/2019
Home Staging: Why You Should Listen to Your Agent
Photo by John Wollwerth via Shutterstock No matter how well-intentioned, when it’s time to sell your home taking the advice of friends and family while disregarding the advice of your agent is a recipe for slowing down your home’s sale. Your professional agent knows the current market and what buyers look for. In fact, they may even have...
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Posted on 12/04/2019
Avoid a Complicated House Selling Experience
Selling a house sometimes can be complicated. But if you understand the home selling journey, you may be better equipped than other sellers to avoid potential pitfalls. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you simplify the home selling journey. 1. Analyze the Local Housing Market The age and condition of your home may have far-flung...
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Posted on 12/04/2019
49B Collier Rd, Scituate, MA 02066 is now new to the market!
ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPURTUNITY TO BUILD A DIRECT WATERFRONT DREAM HOME WITH A WELL ESTABLISHED LOCAL CUSTOM BUILDER! RARE Waterfront Lot with panoramic ocean views, sandy beach, direct access to the famous “ SPIT” and boating on the North River! This stunning Nantucket Craftsman will include wrap around decks with stunning views of the Atlantic ocean,perfect for beachcombing, sunbathing & soaking up the good life! To be built once you choose the custom architectural design & finishes! Master suite with balcony, guest area & infinity spa. Expansive great room with beach stone fireplace, entertaining deck & outdoor kitchen! This Third Cliff...
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