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Posted by Hillman Homes on 4/3/2019


Please welcome our newest agent, Tom! Tom is a family man and father of two with a business degree from Bentley University and a masters degree in Criminal Justice. He's worked several years in sales and most recently, the better part of the last two decades, in law enforcement. He takes great pride and satisfaction in helping people and is excited about the opportunity to help you with your real estate needs. Give him a call at 617-893-4393 or send him an email at TomFlemingRealEstate@gmail.com so he can help you with your next move!




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Posted by Hillman Homes on 1/28/2019

If you recently bought or sold a house and plan to move out of state, now is the time to start planning for moving day. By doing so, you can ensure that you're fully prepared to take all of your belongings to your new address.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prep for an out-of-state move.

1. Create a Moving Calendar and Budget

Determine how much time is available before moving day. Then, you can put together a list of items that you will need to pack, along with various pre-moving day tasks that must be completed. With this plan in place, you'll be better equipped than ever before to seamlessly navigate the moving process.

Also, don't forget to budget for your out-of-state move. If you craft a budget today, you can avoid the risk of overspending on moving boxes and other moving supplies.

2. Don't Wait to Start Packing

Moving day will be here soon enough, and as such, there is no reason to wait to start packing your belongings.

Enlist friends and family members to help you pack you'll be glad you did. With loved ones at your side, you can get plenty of assistance as you prep your belongings for your out-of-state move.

In addition, you may want to contact a moving company that specializes in out-of-state moves. If you hire a moving company, you can receive comprehensive support throughout the moving cycle.

3. Cancel Various Services

Reach out to your current utilities providers, along with cable, internet and phone services providers. This will allow you to find out exactly what you'll need to do to cancel various services prior to moving day.

Remember to connect with services providers in your new city or town too. If you contact these services providers today, you can guarantee that all of your essential services can be set up as soon as you reach your new address.

Lastly, if you need help getting ready for an out-of-state move, you may want to reach out to a real estate agent. By collaborating with a housing market professional, you may be able to simplify the moving cycle.

A real estate agent is happy to help you buy or sell a house, as well as connect you with the best moving companies in your area. That way, you can receive plenty of assistance as you count down the days to your out-of-state move.

Furthermore, a real estate agent is happy to provide expert insights into the housing market. If you need to find a new house out of state, this housing market professional can help you discover a great residence at a budget-friendly price. Or, if you need to sell your current residence, a real estate agent will help you find the best ways to optimize the value of your house.

When it comes to moving out of state, why should you be forced to leave anything to chance? Instead, use the aforementioned tips, and you can streamline the out-of-state moving process.




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Posted by Hillman Homes on 1/16/2019

When moving and searching for your next home, many factors play a role in where you choose to live. Safety is usually somewhere on the top of that list. In the article below, out of the 100 cities listed, research revealed nineteen of the safest cities are in the Boston metro area, with our own city of Newton ranking number 28 and many other MA towns ranking in the top 25! Feel free to use this article as your guide for your next move!

https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/blog/top100safest

When you're ready to make the move to one of our great surrounding cities, give us a call so we can help!





Posted by Hillman Homes on 1/9/2019

You read in our blog last week about how the Boston real estate market is looking pretty good for 2019, but how will other cities in our country fare? While Boston (and Massachusetts in general) brings in residents from all over, due to our wide array of great colleges, growing tech companies and advanced medical facilities, check out this article about what some unexpected US cities have to offer as well...we ranked number 10!

https://www.realtor.com/news/trends/2019-housing-markets-poised-to-take-off/

If you're ready to make a move to this great area, our office is located in Newton, right outside the city- Whether you're looking for a rental or are getting ready to buy or sell, feel free to give us a call or stop by!





Posted by Hillman Homes on 12/19/2018

When buying a new home, we know coming up with a 20% down payment can seem daunting and it's no surprise that Massachusetts is on the more expensive side when it comes to cost of living, but don't let this deter you from purchasing your new home! In many cases, only 3%-10% is required, which can make the process a little less scary. We found a great article with some tips on how to save for your down payment, regardless of how much you put down. You can check it out here: https://www.moving.com/tips/11-ways-to-save-for-a-down-payment/

We also work with many great lenders that can help you as well! Feel free to reach out to us for lender recommendations!