Shop Small Business Everyday Series #2 4A Coffee

Shop Small Business Everyday Series #2 4A Coffee

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One of the latest additions to the area coffee landscape is the brainchild of Alan Draper, who started a cafe in Kazakhstan in 2005. Draper, who has a background working in restaurants, was traveling and eventually landed in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where he met his wife,...

Shop Small Business Everyday Series #1 South End Buttery

Shop Small Business Everyday Series #1 South End Buttery

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South End Buttery314 Shawmut Ave. - 617-482-1015 The South End Buttery started their business on April 1, 2005. Celebrating 10 Years in the South End. They have turned what was a small destination coffee shop into a South End Destination coffee shop, restaurant and...

Realtor vs FSBO

Realtor vs FSBO

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 With the recent appreciation in home prices in the Boston area, this fall might be a good time to sell your home. The big question for many home owners is - "What is the smarter way to do it, hire a Realtor* or sell it yourself (aka FSBO or For Sale By Owner)?"...

Dealing with Financing

Dealing with Financing

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As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are a few tips for dealing with the dollar signs so that you can take down that “for sale”...

Preparing to Sell

Preparing to Sell

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Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time.Repair. Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls and...

Relocating to the Big City

Relocating to the Big City

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Moving from a small town or suburb to a large city can be an intimidating proposition. Here are a few tips to help make your move as painless as possible.Research before you move. It’s important to understand the culture you’re joining. Do research online and find...

5 Tips for Buying a Home

5 Tips for Buying a Home

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Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible.Get your finances in order.Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your credit report. Make sure the facts are correct, and fix any problems you...