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IT’S SHOWTIME

IN NEW ENGLAND With winter well entrenched and the holidays now behind us, we begin a New Year with a fresh pallet for new ideas and plans for the year ahead. At this time of year, the weather in the northeast limits us in many ways as outdoor living moves indoors. It is this time that we all immerse ourselves in plans for making our homes an individual expression of who we are and how we want to live. There is something about sitting by a warm fire and imagining that a new kitchen, bath or new addition just seems right. Today information technology allows us to visually review thousands of possibilities for home improvement and designs. We can tour virtual kitchens & baths and review color schemes, designs and unlimited options for our home improvement projects. Unfortunately, that same technology does not allow us to touch or examine the product. While online shopping may be perfect for many things, home improvement projects are not one of them. Each year from February through April, New England Home Shows, the producers of the biggest and best home shows in the region since 1950 brings us “Showtime”. Five great shows and five great reasons to get off the couch and take the family for a day of fun in Boston, Foxboro, Marlboro, Topsfield, or Lincoln (RI). There’s plenty to see and do for everyone in your family, but most importantly an opportunity to see and talk with the experts that can make your next home improvement project a success. Let me think, do I want to spend days and days driving around from town to town to visit home improvement businesses for my next home project? Or, do I visit New England’s most comprehensive Home Show marketplace all under one roof where they come to meet me! It’s a no-brainer. So join us at a New England Home Show near you in 2019.

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con When Norm Stowell built his first set of cabinets in his garage in 1978, he never imagined he was creating a company that would grow to be a nationally recognized custom cabinetmaker. He would tell you he wasn’t really trying to start anything. He was just doing what he knew best. Working with his hands. He would also tell you his goal was to contribute to the household finances so he and his wife Deanna could feed and clothe their seven kids.

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The truth is Norm didn’t realize that his approach to cabinetmaking would create more work than he could ever imagine. He built quality because that is what his Dad taught him. He kept his promises to his clients because his word was the foundation of his character. And if there was ever an issue, he was quick to make sure his customer was happy with the outcome. Those were the pillars of his success.

Fast forward to 2019. Crown Point, now a proud second-generation family business, is still handcrafting beautiful custom cabinetry that will be enjoyed for generations.

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If you are looking for furniture-quality cabinetry, Crown Point Cabinetry has the styles, the details and the oven baked finishes for your special project. Available direct from the cabinetmaker. Call and speak to one of their in-house designers. Make an appointment to visit their spectacular showroom and to get a tour of their amazing 100,000 square foot shop. Crown Point Cabinetry 462 River Road, Claremont, NH, 03743 800-999-4994 • www.crown-point.com

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Crown Point Cabinetry has always been known to craft the finest quality custom cabinetry. This reputation has allowed them to be found in some of the nicest homes in America.

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With the introduction of Crown Select, they continue this tradition by providing the same hand-selected materials, the same craftsmanship of their dedicated artisans and the same oven baked finish. All in a more cost-effective line. How do they build such beautiful custom cabinetry for less? First, they limit the endless spectrum of customization to allow for a more efficient cabinetmaking process. While still providing clients with the most desirable styles, finishes, details and options. Second, they value engineer the cabinetry to allow clients to invest their dollars where they matter the most. And, as in their Crown Point line, they only sell direct. This allows clients to acquire custom inset cabinetry at a budget-friendly price.

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Home Improvements Never Looked So Good

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Frank Webb Home

Come See the Beauty in Motion Mobile Experience at Home Show Boston & Foxboro

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replaced by stunning furniture

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kitchen and lighting showrooms

pieces that set the style for a very

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showroom consultants, who are

of F.W. Webb, it’s a pleasure when

personalized room. The interiors

ucts benefits every member of the

never on commission, and working

our passion for quality products

include flexible storage compart-

family, adds value to your house,

displays that help make selecting

becomes part of the home design

ments, electrical outlets, and more.

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process. Our team is seeing sever-

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to help homeowners transform

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Live Healthy, Wealthy and Smart at Any Age!

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Convenience items

Energy and Safety

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• Smart Watering systems

• Motion Sensors

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Voice and access control devices • Samsung 10.5 tablet

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KITCHEN & BATH

Top Trends for Kitchen & Baths in 2019 Color, Textures, and Lighting Abound

Kitchen and bath design trends have traditionally embraced conservative styles and textures for the two most used rooms in our homes. In the kitchen natural wood tones, natural colors, white, black, and stainless steel appliances have pretty much dominated the market. In most bath remodels and new home designs, white and off-white represent most of the offerings. This year a number of new trends are being

pallet of possibilities for new creative kitchen and

countertop appliances will now have to share

introduced throughout the country at Home

bath designs. After two decades of stainless steel

their glamour. Manufacturers of stainless steel

Shows from coast to coast. The most prevalent

and neutral colors, large kitchen appliances are

appliances such as stoves are now adding color

change is color and it is driving a whole new

now taking on some color. Small, multi-colored,

options for burner knobs and colored panels

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for oven doors. There are now options for all kitchen appliances in a rainbow of color schemes and new design styles that offer a vast array of choices. In addition to color, textures have made their way into flooring surfaces, countertops and backsplash areas. The new textures and styles are using ceramics, stone, wood, and glass to create new exciting tones and surfaces. Flooring systems are now offering tile created to look like wood that offers very durable maintenance-free surfaces. Even colored and textured concrete is now available for countertops and flooring with unlimited stamping and design options. Textured surfaces, countertops, and wall systems provide a stark contrast to traditional smooth shiny surfaces. Lighting in both kitchen and baths is changing the feel and expression of these living spaces and focuses more on highlighting design styles and overall function. Recessed, under and over the counter lighting, and cabinet lighting in both kitchens and baths provide more direct lighting solutions to working spaces and soft efficient night lighting effects. New designs in fixtures, bulbs, and motion activity sensors also mean cleaner more cost-effective energy solutions for homeowners. Kitchen and bathroom remodels are the top home

Lighting in both kitchen and baths is changing the feel and expression of these living spaces and focuses more on highlighting design styles and overall function.

improvement projects done by homeowners each year. Both remodels can represent a substantial return on investment to the homeowner by increasing a home’s value, improving the marketability of the home, and most importantly improving the living experience. On average the typical return on investment is 100% for kitchen improvements and 120% for bathroom renovations. Both increase a home’s chances of a quick sale and represent a major selling feature to potential buyers. The kitchen, known as the heart and soul of the home, is one of the most important rooms in any house and is of keen interest to potential buyers. A clean, well-designed, properly installed kitchen with modern appliances and quality elements can set the potential buyer’s perception of the home. In the buyer’s eyes, “a quality kitchen is a quality home”. Realtors know an impressive kitchen can sell a house quicker than nearly any other aspect of the home.

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Bathrooms are another big selling point; the

more likely to give the homeowner a return on

number of bathrooms as well as the quality of

the investment and improve the living experi-

the rooms both count. Homes that have two or

ence in the home.

more bathrooms sell faster than homes with only one bathroom. Needless to say, a luxurious

Some Important Rules to Follow Use a design consultant or Industry

master or main bathroom that demonstrates

professional and include fixture updates

quality design and craftsmanship adds value to

in the design. Think long-term, you or the

and enjoyment of the home.

next home buyer will enjoy this kitchen for

Kitchen and bathroom remodels can repre-

another 25 years. Keep your design, materi-

sent a significant investment for homeowners,

als, and installation with one company. Know

but when the remodel is done with quality ma-

your project timelines and complete schedule

terials, design, and workmanship it is also far

before beginning.

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Countertops Get beyond the brand names and your countertop options

really just come down to a handful of materials. Here’s a look at a few of the most popular. Kitchen & bath countertops are the centerpiece of the room. If it’s time for a remodel, keep in mind countertops should be practical, as well as, aesthetically pleasing, and they should complement and enhance the overall style of the room.

Granite This is probably the most popular among kitchen countertops. The primary advantage, outstanding durability, potential drawback is staining that occurs with cheaper grades that have not been sealed properly. Cost range from $50-$60 per square foot. Quartz These countertops are also known as “engineered stone” and they consist of 90-93% natural Quartz along with a resin mixture. Quartz has outstanding durability and superior beauty consistent with high-end kitchens and baths. Average cost $75 per square foot. Marble Countertops This style is simply timeless and always seems to be in style. Marble is extremely durable and has been used for centuries. However, marble stone is softer than granite and can scratch and stain easily. The average cost of Marble is $60 per square foot. Concrete Countertops This is one of the newest types of countertops offered. Concrete is very durable, hard and not easily chipped. You can create a one-of-a-kind countertop by adding pigments, stains and dyes to the concrete. Average cost around $100-$150 per square foot. Wood Kitchen Counters Butcher block can create a stunning, long-lasting countertop. After years of use, the countertops can be sanded and resealed, making them look new again. Depending upon the type of wood, prices range from $30-$85 per square foot. Corian, Cambria or Swanstone These are manufactured composite countertops that are very hard and durable. The surface is solid, tough and non-porous, making them very easy to clean and maintain. Cost is around $42-$65 per square foot installed

Flooring Your floors are usually the first surfaces to reflect wear–they take the brunt of your everyday activities. As such it’s important to invest in the best floors which will keep pace with your daily life and add value while, at the same time, adding a touch of class to your home. The all carpet home and all hardwood home have given way to more diverse choices that focus on function and style. Today a home may have as many as 3-4 different types of flooring materials. Hardwood Flooring creates a warm décor and is a classic. It is a great insulator that retains heat, it’s easy to clean and maintain and offers a wide variety of color and textures. Cost from $25.00 per square foot installed. Engineered Wood is real wood flooring that’s built in layers and bonded together, whereas, hardwoods are solid. Unlike hardwood, it is resistant to changes in temperatures and humidity. Cost from $10.00 per square foot installed. Porcelain & Tile flooring combines the beauty and hardness of stone, but costs considerably less and is much easier to maintain than marble. Glazed porcelain tile is also durable enough to handle heavy traffic. Cost from $12.00 per square foot installed. Marble Flooring makes an elegant foyer and comes in a wide range of colors and variations. Marble must be sealed and cleaned regularly with a product specially designed for marble. Cost from $15.00 per square foot installed Laminate Flooring, also called a “floating floor,” imitates wood flooring and is one of the cheapest flooring types available. It is easy to maintain and it is an excellent solution for high traffic areas. Cost from $7.00 per square foot installed Concrete Flooring holds up like no other flooring. With the wide range of sealers and specialty stains, plain and gray concrete can be stamped and stained to any look and is great for radiant heat. Cost from $5.00 per square foot installed.

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Custom Closet Geeks has the Solution and it works!

Organization is the art of having things in the right places in life so we may have easy access to them. A simple premise but in reality, the lack of organization accounts

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LEGAL CORNER

Owner’s Title Insurance:

Protecting Against Existing Defects By Lima Law Offices

Purchasing a home is among the biggest investments that a person will make in their lifetime. After spending months searching for the perfect location, possibly signing a mortgage for a significant amount of money, and starting a life in a new home, homeowners can agree that they have committed a lot to their property. Protecting an investment of this size is intuitive. Homeowners insurance is required with most mortgages, and special insurances like flood or windstorm are a given in certain areas. We know that we need to protect our home against things to come, but what about things that have already happened? This is where Owner’s Title Insurance comes into play.

About Owner’s Title Insurance

ry that comes along with it. This

these pre-existing hazards or de-

likely that the lender has required

Owner’s Title Insurance protects

means that anything concerning

fects within the title for as long as

Lender’s Title Insurance. This type

the financial investment made

the property’s title, or a previous

the homeowner, or his or her heirs,

of title insurance protects the

when purchasing a home. At clos-

owner’s outstanding claims, is now

have an interest in the property.

lender for the amount of its loan,

ing, the homebuyer acquires the

assumed by the new homeowner.

title, or deed, to the property. With

How Much Owner’s Title In-

and the cost of this insurance is

Owner’s Title Insurance relieves

surance Costs If the homebuyer is

dependent upon the loan sum.

that title comes the right to occupy

this burden by protecting the

lending any money for the home’s

Lender’s Title Insurance does not

the property, but also the histo-

homeowner against loss due to

purchase, such as a mortgage, it is

protect the homeowner.

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Specializing in: • Real Estate • Landlord-Tenant • Personal Injury • Civil Litigation Owner’s Title Insurance is separate, and can be purchased to cover the homeown-

• The discovery of a will is made that affects property ownership.

er’s interest in the property. The cost of

Having Owner’s Title Insurance ena-

this is calculated based on the purchase

bles the homeowner to submit a claim to

price of the home, covering the homeown-

their insurance company when endless

er for as long as he or she holds an interest

possibilities of pre-existing home title

in the title to the home. The coverage au-

issues surface. The insurance company will

tomatically continues for the benefit of the

then absorb the legal costs of disputing

homeowner’s heirs as well. Unlike other

the claim, as well as the costs to resolve

types of insurance, Owner’s Title Insurance

the issue, if necessary. In the absence of

is a one-time expense. It is mainly intend-

Owner’s Title Insurance, the homeowner

ed to cover a detailed title search that the

can lose the money that has been invested

insurance company will complete prior to

into their home, as well as the associated

closing to prevent issues down the road.

legal costs.

Situations Where Owner’s Title Insur-

title coverage may be purchased; covered

where Owner’s Title Insurance will have

matters include:

• T he deed, mortgage, trust or other related document was forged; • T he deed was signed by mistake or given under fraud;

• Post-policy encroachments by neighbors • Post-policy adverse possession • Building permit and zoning violations • Subdivision violations

•A  n unknown heir of the property pre-

To learn more about Owner’s

owner did not sign off on the home sale;

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Your Mortgage BY Peter DeFusco

Annual Mortgage Review is Good for You and Your Financial Health Think of your annual mortgage review as an annual checkup for your financial health. To stay healthy, you pay your doctor a visit once a year. While you’re there, he or she does an overall physical to make sure you’re in working order. They also run labs to take a closer look at what’s going on behind the scenes. A mortgage review works the same way for you and your home. REAL ESTATE

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What’s a Mortgage Review?

A mortgage review is exactly what it sounds like. Our mortgage experts will work with you to look over your monthly payment in detail. We will review your credit, mortgage insurance and your income. Based on those factors, and whether or not it’s beneficial, we’ll discuss the options available to provide you a healthier and more financially sound mortgage to meet your family’s needs.

Shorten Your Term

Let’s say you’re paying $1000 a month at 5.6% and you have 15 years left on your mortgage. What if you could pay the same amount in mortgage payments, lower your interest rate and cut years off the remainder of your term. Shortening the term of your mortgage can get you closer to living life without a mortgage payment that much quicker.

Equity Cash Out

If you have more than 20% equity in your home, you might be a good candidate for a cash out loan. If you have a child going to college, a wedding to pay for, you want to update your home, or even if you want to pay off high-interest credit cards, the equity cash out option is a great way to get a low interest loan to pay off expenses.

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Mortgage Insurance

For years, you could have been paying for mortgage insurance not knowing it is no longer required because of your earned equity in your home over time. Through a current appraisal you may learn that your property value increased enough to move the loan-tovalue ratio below 80%. This would eliminate your PMI insurance often saving hundreds of dollars in your payment monthly.

Stay on Top of It All

Your health is one of the most important things you can manage. And, with the help of a doctor, it can be one of the easiest. They can help you stay on track for a healthy lifestyle, and if you’ve got any issues, they can help remedy them. They want to see you succeed and live a long and healthy life. The same is true for your mortgage, it should be checked on a yearly basis. Your mortgage is your largest monthly expense, don’t overlook the importance of its yearly checkup. Peter DeFusco is a mortgage professional at Envision Bank & Mortgage. For over two decades he has served customers with all their mortgage needs. Peter is a lifelong resident of the Southcoast and lives in Dartmouth, MA. Call or send me an email so I can show you what truly outstanding customer service is! 508.678.1166 pdefusco@envisionbank.com

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“Your health is one of the most important things you can manage. And, with the help of a doctor, it can be one of the easiest. They can help you stay on track for a healthy lifestyle, and if you’ve got any issues, they can help remedy them. They want to see you succeed and live a long and healthy life. The same is true for your mortgage, it should be checked on a yearly basis.”

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Tony Alberto

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Westport, MA 3 beds 1.5 baths, on ¾-acre lot. Many updates throughout, new full bath, hardwoods, ceramic tile, granite counters, laundry room, 2 car garage. Asking $384,500

Fall River, MA 3 bedroom completely renovated and fully restored top to bottom. New Kitchen, baths, siding, windows, floors and all exterior and new driveway. Living room, dining room, eat in kitchen, 3 large bedrooms and center island new kitchen with new cabinets. Asking $339,000

Somerset, MA - This “Raised Ranch” style home was built in 1976 by the owner himself, and there is pride in the workmanship throughout. The home has a total of 2334 sq feet of living space, featuring 2 fireplaces, 4-bedroom,2 full bath,2 kitchens, carpeting and ceramic tile floors, throughout the home The large size yard has an oversized shed to store all of the yard equipment. Asking $359,900

New Bedford MA Large Cottage in quiet section on New Bedford with Off street parking and fenced-in yard. This 3- 4 bedroom and 1.5 bath home is perfect for a first -time buyer. Historical charm and character Circa 1882. $219,900

Swansea, MA 4 beds 3 baths 3,711 sq. ft. and full attached apartment. large living room with a fireplace and has a pellet stove insert, eat in kitchen, in-ground pool. 2 bedroom apartment with separate entrance. Asking $449,900

New Bedford, MA 4 - bedroom cottage with 2 full baths, living room, dining room, eat in kitchen, off street parking $129,900

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Jeffrey DeFusco

(508) 341-6141

508-678-1166

pdefusco@envisionbank.com

jdefusco@envisionbank.com

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Anne Meczywar Elected 2019 President of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors®   WALTHAM, Mass Anne Meczywor, broker/associate at Roberts & Associates Realty Inc., in Lenox, has been elected and installed as president of the 24,000-member Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) for 2019. Prior her election, Meczywor served as the 2018 MAR President-Elect, and was the 2016 and 2017 MAR Secretary/Treasurer.

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Dean deTonnancourt Elected 2019 President of RI Association of Realtors® Warwick, RI Dean deTonnancourt of HomeSmart Professionals Real Estate in Warwick, RI has been installed as the 2019 President of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors (RIAR). In addition to chairing numerous committees, deTonnancourt has served in many roles in the association over the years.

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Kurt Johnson Elected President-Elect of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors® WALTHAM, Mass Kurt Thompson, Templeton resident and broker with Keller Williams Realty - North Central in Leominster will serve as president-elect of the 24,000-member Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) for 2019. Prior to his election, Thompson served as the 2018 MAR Treasurer.

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RI Realtors Elect Christopher Fascione 2018 RI REALTOR of the Year Warwick, RI (RIAR) has announced that Christopher Fascione, GRI was chosen by his peers as the 2018 Rhode Island Realtor of the Year. The award recognizes one of more than 5000 Realtors throughout Rhode Island for their dedication to the Realtor organization and their local communities. Fascione currently works at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Gammons Realty in East Greenwich, R.I. NEHOMELIFE.COM


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Single women are a driving force in the housing market and buying homes at twice the rate of single men, according to the National Association of Realtors. Single women accounted for 18 percent of all home purchases last year compared with just 7 percent by single men, according to survey data from the National Association of Realtors. This makes single women the second-largest segment in the home-purchase marketplace, behind married couples. Citing data from the most recent U.S. Census Current Population Survey, which covered 60,000 households, Ralph McLaughlin, chief economist for consulting firm Veritas Urbis Economics, found that the share of home purchases

by single women in 2017 — including never-married individuals, widows and divorcées — hit 22.8 percent, the highest on record. According to its 2018 report “Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends,” the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) found that single women account for the second-largest group of home buyers, behind married couples. There’s not really a concrete explanation for why such a wide gap exists between men and women or why men don’t seem to be as interested in participating in the housing market. NAR’s 2017 “Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers” survey credits better job prospects, higher incomes and improving credit conditions as reasons for why.

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The Amazing Journey of Home Mortgage Rates: 1971-2018

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The interest rate market is hard to forecast and even harder to time. Some say it is even more difficult to predict than the stock market. There are a host of factors that control interest rates beside the discount rate from the Federal Reserve, with is the rate banks & financial firms pay to borrow money. The current 2.25% rate is expected to rise in 2019 to 2.5%. Consumer mortgage rates are normally 2 times the discounted Federal Reserve rate. The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding to start your home search. Below is a chart reflecting the mortgage rates over a 48-year period from 19712018. What is remarkable about this chart is that during a 20-year period from 1971 through 1991, rates

fluctuated from 10% - 18%. In 1991 a 100,000 mortgage for 25-years at 18%, cost borrowers $1500.00 a month. At today’s rates that same mortgage is just $539.00 a month. It is amazing that anyone could afford to buy a home in the early 90’s with the average home price at $200,000 in Massachusetts. A $200,000 home with a 20% down payment, carried a $2500.00 a month mortgage payment. With median after tax household income in Massachusetts in 1991 of less than $40,000, almost no one qualified for a home refinance or purchase. Interest rates are still at the lowest levels in history. You can still get a better interest rate than your older brother or sister did ten years ago, a lower rate than your parents did twenty years ago, and a better rate than your grandparents did fifty years ago. Let’s take a look at a historical view of interest rates over the last 45 years.

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The list of Cities Paying People to Move There Continues to Grow Some of America’s cities have taken on a new angle getting paid to live there! While many cities offer companies everything from tax incentives to free property to move their business there, there’s a new trend catching fire that offers workers cash and perks to move themselves and their skill sets to these cities as well. Baltimore is rolling out all the red carpet with Its “Buying into Baltimore Program” offering first-time homebuyers $5,000 toward buying a home. Add to that, its Live “Near Your Work Program”, they are offering grants capping out at $5,000 that can be used toward down payments and closing assistance. And if you’re handy, Baltimore’s “Vacant to Value Program” will give you $10,000 to move in and rehab one of the city’s vacant houses. Other locales willing to pony up for relocaters include the

states of Washington, Alaska, Kansas, and Maine, as well as metros like New Haven, Connecticut. Even rural America is getting in the game. Small towns like Curtis, Nebraska, and Marne, Iowa will give you

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a free lot of land to build on if you’ll move there. Tribune, Kansas, for example, offers to pay down student debt in exchange for moving there. On top of the cash incentives, cities are selling the “experiences” they offer over others. In Tulsa, grantees are given a co-working space at a local “entrepreneur basecamp,” 36 Degrees North -- a $149 a month savings. Tulsa also promotes its pluses like

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an emerging beer scene to millennials, not to mention a perfect place to raise a family. Places like Louisville, Kentucky are popping up on millennials’ radar with lures like major college sports, a growing bourbon industry, a culture-rich arts community, and a geo-location that’s a short hop to major cities like Chicago, St. Louis, Nashville, and Cincinnati.

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Massachusetts is the 5th wealthiest state in the United States and much of that wealth is concentrated along coastal regions north and south of Boston. It is the largest city in New England with over 4.7 million residents living in the greater Boston metro region. While Boston has very limited and exclusive options for private country club living, it is surrounded by some of the finest and most historic country clubs in some of the most affluent communities in the Northeast.

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PGA National Resort & Spa - West Palm Beach, FL The Mar-a-Lago Club - Palm Beach, FL

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North of Boston is home to some of the first planned private country club communities in the United States. The courses are spectacular, the homes exquisite and the amenities are plentiful. For almost 100 years Bostonians have flocked to Palm Beach in the winter months. The perfect north/ south connection carried on through generations of families from old money to new. Palm Beach was the place to be in the winter and there was no shortage of stately homes, high end yacht clubs and exclusive

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private country clubs to mingle for business and pleasure. The Breakers, Trumps Mas-a-Largo, PGA National, Palm Beach Country Club all have become centers for social and charitable endeavors and huge parties for the in-crowd for decades. Forbes, “Billionaire List” has over 50 of the wealthiest people in the country having addresses in Palm Beach which has shared the top spot as the zip code with the highest per capita average income in the U.S. with Fisher Island, Florida. Palm Beach today is

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a fully developed community, world-renowned for its beauty, quality of life and small-town character. It is home to “Captains of Industry” and the world famous Worth Avenue. Approximately 9,000 citizens make Palm Beach their year-round home, and about 20,000 more have a seasonal home in Palm Beach where they enjoy the winter months. Together, these residents of Palm Beach donate more money per capita to charities than any other community in America, much like the residents of the clubs in the North Shore of Boston.

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Fairways North - North Shore & Boston - Massachusetts Renaissance is an elegant golf and country club located in Haverhill, Massachusetts. It’s situated on 230 beautiful acres, adjacent to the Merrimack River. Southworth Development has reimagined this Brian Silva 18-hole championship signature golf course located in the Merrimack Valley with a spectacular 30,000 sq. ft. clubhouse that also has Club Rooms with luxurious accommodations where members and guest can stay overnight right at the club. The Overlook is an exclusive enclave of 63 home sites resting on 65 acres of New England countryside in Haverhill, Mass. Yet, despite all the privacy and natural beauty this exclusive neighborhood provides, it’s just minutes from city conveniences and close to everything you could want—including all the amenities at Renaissance. Homes from the $700’s www.renaissancema.com

The Renaissance Club – Haverhill, MA Beautifully integrated into the community, the Ipswich Country Club offers a range of outstanding membership-based recreational options to residents. The club features include a wide spectrum of sports, fitness, and entertainment activities. Club Corp facilities include outdoor swimming, HAR-TRU surface tennis, casual gourmet dining, state-of-the-art fitness center, and abundant socializing opportunities in addition to a magnificent PGA-caliber golf facility with top-flight amenities. Ipswich Club Homes consist of over 100 standalone single-family homes and 100 single-family attached homes (two private residences in one structure), therefore providing a rich variety of living situations and options. Ipswich Club Homes are recognized for delivering a superior combination of quality, security, living standard and value in a desirable North Shore setting. Homes from the $600’s www.livingaticc.com

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Turner Hill offers unparalleled living and playing in a contemporary setting deeply intertwined with the majestic history of the Rice Estate in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The Golf Club at Turner Hill is the exclusive golf course, which ranks among the top golf courses in the country. Spanning 7,021 yards, this awardwinning, 18-hole championship golf course was designed by Hurdzan/Fry, the acclaimed team that designed Erin Hills, site of the 2017 U.S. Open. The Residences at Turner Hill, located on Massachusetts’ North Shore, offers a unique lifestyle of uncompromising quality and service. A stunning collection of new homes nestled on the grounds of a historic mansion offers enviable entertaining of friends and family in grand style. Mansion Clubhouse offers members lounge, ballroom, library & study, historic gardens, 2 restaurants and health & fitness facility. Homes from the 900’s www.turnerhill.com

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Fairways South - The Palm Beaches – Florida Inspired by the elegant influences of British West Indies architecture, the Residences at Banyan Cay will feature 94 executive homes. This pristine gated community resides within the exclusive Noble House Hotel & Resort in West Palm Beach. Rooted in meticulous attention to detail and unparalleled craftsmanship, every island-inspired home portrays graceful living spaces highlighted by luxe features and finishes. Every home at the Residences will come complete with a 3-year Access Program to the Banyan Cay Resort & Club, featuring a resort lake-side swimming pool, cabanas, poolside Tiki hut, state-ofthe-art fitness center, relaxing spa, dining, tennis pavilions and much more! Residents will also have the option to join the renowned Noble House Golf Club. The Club features a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course with extensive elevation, allowing for gentle moving fairways, sod-wall bunkers and various water features inspired by the finest courses in the world. New Homes from the $500’s www.banyancayhomes.com

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Ibis is a private West Palm Beach Country Club conveniently located within the high-energy lifestyle communities of the Palm Beaches. Behind the secure gates of this West Palm Beach community are 33 neighborhoods with over 1850 homes. The centerpiece of the community is the three Nicklaus golf courses, which all play out of the same Clubhouse and seem to draw people together. As a Member, there is no need to get in your car and drive off property to play golf. Just hop in your own private golf cart, drive to the Clubhouse and play. The Club at Ibis also has a world-class tennis operation specifically designed for senior players with comfort and playability in mind. The club also features one of the best fitness, wellness and spa facilities in Florida. Homes from the $200’s www.clubatibis.com

The Club & Community at Ibis - West Palm Beach, FL The PGA National Community is home to over 43 individual neighborhoods on 2000 + acres with condominiums and custom homes. The club features 5 championship golf courses, a world-class racquet club, Spa, wellness and health & fitness facilities and is considered one of Florida’s most luxurious resort lifestyle communities. PGA National is home to the Honda Classic PGA Tour event each year and is also home to the PGA of America. This facility also offers vacation weekly or seasonal rentals for those who wish to experience life at PGA National prior to purchasing a home. With over 5000 residences there are literally endless options with home styles, neighborhoods, and both condominiums and single-family residences. The community has become very popular with New England families looking for the perfect home away from home. www.pgaresort.com/experiences

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Why Florida is Still the Top State For Retirees By NEHL Staff

The weather is Spectacular for 6+ months of the year Let’s face it, Florida is one of the only places in the continental US that has great weather all winter long. For that matter, it is great in the spring and the fall as well. If you are the outdoor type or just like sunny warm weather, then 9 months out the year Florida is the place for you. Florida Doesn’t Collect an Individual Income Tax Florida is one of only seven states that don’t collect an individual income tax. The other six are Alaska, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. Moving to Florida

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from the Northeast can save you thousands of dollars in taxes each year. Florida Doesn’t Collect a Death Tax Florida used to collect a state estate tax in the form of a “pick-up tax,” but changes in federal law phased it out in 2005. Many states took steps to keep the state death tax revenues flowing, a process known as “decoupling”, but not Florida. The state’s constitution also prohibits the imposition of a state death tax. Florida Offers Many Asset Protection Benefits You shouldn’t have to worry about losing your

assets to a creditor or in a lawsuit if you live in Florida. The state offers many asset protection benefits including: Homestead creditor protection, tenancy by the entirety for real property as well as personal property, protection of the cash value of life insurance and protection for IRAs and annuities. Florida Offers Property Tax Benefits for Primary Residences You’ll also receive property tax breaks if you buy a home in Florida and declare that it’s your primary “homestead” residence. First, you’ll receive an exemption for the first $50,000 of your home’s

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value for property tax purposes, except for school district taxes which only receive a $25,000 exemption. Florida Is Home to Top Wealth Strategists Florida is such an attractive state for the wealthy to call home that it’s also home to many top wealth strategists, tax advisors, and estate planning attorneys. These advisors are creative and proactive in assisting their clients with growing wealth, minimizing taxes, avoiding probate, keeping clients’ final wishes private, and creating an ongoing legacy.

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Maureen Gobbi 239-850-0448

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200 ft wide GULF ACCESS! Super quality, style & location, 3,639 sq ft, 4 bd/4 bth, built 2000. 2 story w/2 master suites, loft, den/office, heated pool/spa & dock w/99’ decking, tiki & 16,000lb boat lift. 5303 SW 25th Pl Cape Coral, FL 33991 Listed at $875,000 MLS# 216008817

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Live on Vacation All Year! Cape Harbour 2nd fl unit with HARBOUR & MARINA views. 2 bd/2 bth, built 2004. Updated, wood cabinets, New stainless apps. All tile floors. Marina View residents enjoy their own heated pool/spa, grilling & entertainment area. 5706 Cape Harbour Dr #210 Cape Coral, FL 33914 Listed at $414,210 MLS# 216016476

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6081 Silver King Blvd #703 Cape Coral, FL 33914—$722,500

The Cape Coral region of Florida is one of the most popular destinations for retirees and vacation home buyers from the Northeast who love boating and beachside living. Cape Coral is a large Peninsula and is bordered on the west by Matlacha Pass and south and east by the Caloosahatchee River. Across the Caloosahatchee River to the east is the city of Fort Myers. The city has over 400 miles of canals, more than any other city in the world. Most of the canals are navigable and many provide access to the Gulf of Mexico. The canal system makes for protected waterfront marine living for tens of thousands of boating enthusiast. Cape Coral’s temperate climate, abundant forests, and access to the Gulf of Mexico make

it an ideal destination for boating, fishing, hiking, and many other outdoor activities. Cape Coral is the perfect destination for any outdoor enthusiast and from hiking one of the many trails at the Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park to fishing at the Cape Coral Yacht Club there are activities for just about everyone. Coral Oaks Golf Course is a great place to work on your game. Sirenia Vista Park has kayak routes to Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve where birds wade amid mangroves. The region offers gulf coast living at its best with spectacular year-round weather and some of the most picturesque sunsets in Florida. Contact Maureen Gobbi, RE/ MAX Realty Partners, at 239.850.0448 or go to morecapecoral.com for Information on Cape Coral Homes.

Tarpon Pointe Marina Condo—Captivating 3/3.5—Over 2,800 sqft —FURNISHED— Private &3 bd/2 enclosed Desirableelevator SW Cape Beauty! bth, 2003 “Good2Cents” built, 1,940 sq ft GULF ACCESS home w/Heated pool & spa car garage—2 master suites. Details abound: crown molding, on 56’ long screen enclosure & 37’ lanai w/Canal views. All City Granite counters, Wood cabinets Utilities & Marble accents. In & Paid. 2232 SW 17th AveIncludes Cape Coral, FL 33991 Listed at $355,000overlooking MLS# 216015778 Private 1st Pool Cabana. 2 balconies River, & Shops. Text Marina, P569619 toRestaurants 85377 Text P926479 to 85377

Country Club Charmer! 2nd fl corner unit, Furnished 2 bd/2bth, updated kitchen & baths, Wood floors, cathedral ceiling, screened patio w/views of lawn & gardens. 55 & over community w/large heated pool & clubhouse. 4213 Palm Tree Blvd #7 Cape Coral, FL 33904 Listed at $84,900 MLS# 216018231

Quiet, Tucked Away SE Location! Sunny SOUTHERN Exposure, GOLF COURSE Views of Hunters Run Executive Golf Course. 1,719 sq ft, 3 bd/2 bth, built 1998. Large Solar Heated Pool on 60’ patio. 312 SE 8th Ter Cape Coral, FL 33990 Listed at $249,312 MLS# 216005683

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Hidden Gem—South Ft Myers! Desirable 1st fl corner unit, furnished 2 bd/2 bth. Rare assignable small Wooden Dock. Park like w/large community pool,/spa, club room & tennis along winding GULF ACCESS Creek. 15177 Park Side Dr #101 Ft Myers, FL 33908 Listed at $135,000 MLS# 216002278

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15947 Tropical Breeze Drive Fort Myers, FL 33908—$1,175,000

Move Right in! 1st fl corner unit, 2 bd/2 bth, “TURNKEY” Furnished. Faux Granite counters & added kitchen cabinets. Views of lawn & pool from patio. 55 & over community w/large heated pool & clubhouse. 403 SE 43rd Ter #6 Cape Coral, FL 33904 Listed at $81,900 MLS# 216016876

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Savona Bay—Coastal Dream 2nd home 2016. Quick, fl unit, 1,725built sq ft, 3 bd/3 bth (all in suite). Resort style community w/2 heated pools (one is lap pool) & spa, BBQ & UNRESTRICTED boating access to the beaches. Bright, Open design cabana area. Under bldg parking. 4235 SE 20th Pl #C203 floor plan with 1st & 2nd floor familyCape rooms, stove & hotMLS# water Coral, FLGas 33904 Listed at $369,203 216015452 heater plus 20KW generator, 4 bedrooms + Den, 4 baths Plus (2 1/2 baths). THREE car garage, Heated pool/spa and dock. 3,462 sqft of casual sophistication, 4,600 sqft total. 10601.26.4.Gobbi.indd 1 3/21/16 3:37 PM

5703 Kensington Lp Fort Myers, FL 33912—$349,000 Bell Tower Park — Totally UPDATED & UPGRADED Courtyard home. 3 beds, 3 baths, 2 car attached garage Lake front w/Maple cabinetry w/self-closers, Natural Quartzite counters & LED lighting in kitchen & baths. Updated large paved & screened courtyard & patio. Two New A/C units, Rheem Split System w/Ultra violet light, crown molding, plantation shutters & Private cabana suite w/ French doors & efficiency kitchen.

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Within walking distance of the State House, Emmets is one of the most authentic Irish pubs in Boston, serving up true Irish fare, a perfectly poured pint of Guinness and an experience to remember! Emmets is the ideal spot to bring friends, family or your better half for an original Irish pub experience. We suggest the Guinness Beef Strew!

Yes, you have your waiters in white jackets, towers of fresh seafood, and a top-notch wine list, but no one in town cooks a better steak than Grill 23. It’s salty, crusty, buttery—an unmistakable carnivore’s delight. If the 10-ounce American Kobe cap seems a tad too small, the 18-ounce 100-day-aged prime rib-eye will be more than happy to oblige.

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BOSTON GENERL STORE 305 Harvard St., Brookline

STAPLETON FLORAL DESIGN 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA

Opened three years ago, the Boston General Store is bringing back the type of shop the owner April remembers from her childhood: one that sells simple items made to last. Pass along the nostalgia with high-quality, well-made gifts crafted by artisans both near and far—think pocket knives from Japan, a wool picnic blanket from the U.K., and shave oil made in New England.

Everyone loves flowers! Stapleton Floral has been a family tradition in Boston and the surrounding areas for over 25 years. Their team of floral designers work very closely together to provide exceptional service with inventory shipped directly from the growers, insuring freshness and selection. Located conveniently near the Boston Flower Exchange, which enables any last minute special requests or needs.


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NADIA ESTATES FOXBOROUGH, MA Luxurious condos located in the beautiful suburban town of Foxborough, close to all local amenities. Multiple floor designs varying from garden style to town houses, from 1400-2400 sf. Starting at $419,000 Nancy Schiff | (617)-549-4331 Nancy.schiff@redfin.com Redfin | www.redfin.com

THE ESTATES AT LEBARON HILLS LAKEVILLE, MA 77 upscale single family homes across from Lebaron Hills Country Club. Custom house designs range from colonials to ranches, including single level homes and optional first floor master suite. Ranging from 1600-2700 sf. Starting at $434,000 Carey Flynn | (508)-944-8217 Carey.Flynn@NEMoves.com Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage www.nemoves.com

TANGLEWOOD ESTATES EASTON, MA Fantastic neighborhood featuring over 80 homes. On-staff architect available to you, at no cost, to design and customize your home. You are able to build one of our models or we can use your own personal plans. Starting around $799,000 John Allaire | (508) 230-8600 JohnAllaire@EastonRealEstate.com Easton Real Estate | www.eastonrealestate.com


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TIFFANY HILL - NORWELL, MA High-end new construction single family homes located minutes away from local beaches and only 18 miles south of Boston. Tiffany Hill offers multiple floor plans including some single level homes, from 1600-2700 sf. Starting in $600k’s Nancy Kleber (781)-718-4468 | Nancy.Kleber@NEMoves.com Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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