Marcie Gingle, Roberta Lerman, Kristin Binder
"Your GPS in Real Estate"

Gingle Lerman Realty Group

RE/MAX 360
Marcie Gingle: 617.838.3102
Roberta Lerman: 781.983.2882
Kristin Binder: 860.503.0896

12 Atlantic Ave
Marblehead, MA 01945

Our Real Estate Blog

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My Brother's Table - Helping Out

We continue to support My Brother’s Table, the largest soup kitchen on the North Shore, in their effort to stamp out hunger. Since the pandemic began in early 2020, My Brother's Table has served over a million meals in the Greater Lynn area.

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RE/MAX National Housing Report For October 2021

Pinched between a steep median sales price of $336,000 and record low inventory, October home sales tumbled 6.4% from September – almost double the typical seasonal decline.

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Can you define these terms?

The language of buying and selling a home may sound scary at first, but knowing how key terms relate to today’s market can help you. Terms like "appraisal" and "contingencies" can be tricky but we can help you navigate the language of real estate.

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4 Ways Homeowners Can Use Their Equity

Your equity is a powerful tool that can help you achieve your goals as a homeowner. And chances are, your equity grew substantially over the past year. If you’re looking for the best ways to use your growing equity, read on:

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8 Things You Really Should Do Before The First Frost

An early snowfall can cause a panic if you haven't finished cleaning up outside yet. We were lucky with our Halloween snow and there is still time. Hurry though - these items should be at the top of your to-do list to tackle before the forecast turns to ice and snow.

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16 Questions To Ask a Home Inspector Before, During, and After a Home Inspection

If you're buying a house, you know that your home inspector will check it out and make sure it's in decent shape. But if you want to get to know your home beyond its pretty facade, you should pepper your inspector with questions—a whole lot of them, in fact!

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Germs, Be Gone! 7 Simple Renovations To Coronavirus-Proof Your Home

One consequence of the pandemic is that our collective concern over cleanliness remains at an all-time high. Here are a few ideas on how to enhance your home and reduce the transfer of germs during the era of COVID-19.

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Do You Have Enough Money Saved for a Down Payment?

Unfortunately, the lack of knowledge about the home buying process is keeping many motivated first-time buyers on the sidelines. Be careful not to let big myths about home buying keep you and your family out of the housing market.

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RE/MAX National Housing Report For August 2021

The RE/MAX National Housing Report is distributed each month on or about the 15th. The first Report was distributed in August 2008. For August 2021, Dips in Home Sales and Prices Mirror Traditional Late-Summer Moves.

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Six Common Mistakes Made When Selling A Home

Selling a home can be a complex process. Sellers who avoid these preventable mistakes could close a home sale following a smooth and worry-free process. Learn how to keep it hassle-free from for-sale to sold!

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Reasons You Should Consider Selling This Fall

Fall is a beautiful time to sell your home! If you’re thinking of making a move, here are four reasons to put your house up for sale sooner rather than later.

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What You Can Do Right Now To Prepare for Homeownership

Rising rental costs may make it seem impossible to prepare for homeownership if you’re a renter. The truth is, there are ways you can – and should – prepare to purchase your first home. Here’s some expert advice on what to do.

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RE/MAX National Housing Report for July 2021

July home sales were the third largest total in the report’s 13-year history, although they declined 8.4% from June – a seasonal norm. We've seen a gain in inventory even though the shortage of listings remains a major challenge.

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The Best Use of Time (and Money) When It Comes to Renovations

In the current sellers’ market, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be remodeled before they list their house. That’s where a trusted real estate professional comes in.

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More Young People Are Buying Homes

If you’re a member of a younger generation and interested in purchasing a home, you’re not alone. Many of your peers are on their path to homeownership, too.

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Construction of New Homes Improves

Construction of New Homes Improves but the construction industry continues to face serious shortages of labor and materials, driving the costs of building higher — though the cost of lumber has stabilized after months of resting at or near record highs.

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Does Your Kitchen Sink Stink?

It happens! Do you have an odor coming from your kitchen sink? Here are 4 Reasons Your Kitchen Sink Smells Awful — and How To Fix It.

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A Simple "Recipe" for Managing Your Credit Score

A good credit score allows you to unlock many savings and benefits, including access to loans and credit cards with the most favorable terms. You can see why this would be important if you want to buy a home.

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Demand for Vacation Homes Is Still Strong

If you’re one of the many people who purchased a vacation home during the pandemic, you’re likely wondering what this means for you. If you’re considering selling that home as life returns to normal, you have options.

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Pros and Cons of Buying a Historic Home

Learn the upsides and downsides from historic property experts. When purchasing a historic home, buyers should be aware of unique parameters and responsibilities that come with living in a timeless residence.

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National Housing Report - May 2021

The typical May ramp-up in home sales didn't happen last month, as sales dipped 0.2% from April and home prices were uncharacteristically flat in the report's 53 metro areas.

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Hot Spring Selling Season

Leading Housing Indicators Point to a Hot Spring Selling Season for 2021 but limited inventory remains an issue.

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Don’t Forget to Budget for Closing Costs

Saving for a down payment is the main cost that comes to mind for many, but budgeting for the closing costs required to get a mortgage is just as important.

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4 Benefits of Buying a New Construction Home

For buyers struggling to find their dream home in the current low inventory market, RE/MAX real estate agents share the top benefits of a new construction home.