Bill Gassett is a thirty-two year veteran to the real estate industry. He enjoys writing helpful articles for buyers, sellers and fellow real estate agents to make sound decisions. His work has been featured on RIS Media, National Association of Realtors, Inman News, Placester, RESAAS, Credit Sesame and here at Realty Biz News. He was the #1 RE/MAX agent in Massachusetts for 2018.

Bill Gassett

About Bill Gassett

Bill Gassett is a thirty-two year veteran to the real estate industry. He enjoys writing helpful articles for buyers, sellers and fellow real estate agents to make sound decisions. His work has been featured on RIS Media, National Association of Realtors, Inman News, Placester, RESAAS, Credit Sesame and here at Realty Biz News. He was the #1 RE/MAX agent in Massachusetts for 2018.

Tips For Researching a Home’s History



Purchasing a new house is a complicated process, which requires time and a lot of care. To make it a safe and carefree process, there are several elements to consider before signing the actual contract. Although the immediate attention of any buyer goes towards the financial aspects, like loans and credit history, it is instrumental […]

What Do Property Encroachments Mean?



Have you heard about encroachments in real estate and wondered what exactly that meant? You might think that you’ve found your perfect home, but a dispute with your neighbors can ruin the dream. Neighbor problems can occur for many reasons, but one source of problems can be encroachments. Perhaps you have a neighbor that either […]

The Meaning of Active Under Contract Explained



What is Active Under Contract? In some places, active under contract indicates that a contract has been signed but is contingent on certain conditions being met before the sale is finalized. In other locations, the sale may be referred to as being contingent in the multiple listing service (MLS). You need to know some things […]

Understanding Credit Score Requirements For a Home Purchase



Credit Score Requirements When Buying a House Buying a house is a big life decision and a complex operation with many important steps. Your credit score is one of the essential elements needing consideration during this process and before deciding to purchase a house. We have gathered here the essentials about credit score, what credit […]

What to Know About a 203k Rehab Loan



203k FHA Loans Explained Are you considering buying a home that needs work? When buying a fixer-upper, one of your primary considerations should be how you will finance the project. One of the better options is what’s known as an FHA 203k loan. FHA 203K Mortgage is the term that designates funding dedicated to purchasing […]

How to Avoid Real Estate Capital Gains Taxes



If you have decided to sell a house or are in the process of selling it, you need to keep in mind that usually, there are taxes on real estate capital gains. Generally speaking, the higher the price you sell at, the bigger your tax bill from Uncle Sam. Sometimes when you sell your home […]

Does it Make Sense to Refinance My Mortgage?



If you are asking yourself, “should I refinance?” there are many things to consider. Homes are normally the largest expense people ever commit to and one that can have far-reaching consequences on their financial future. Looking at refinance mortgage options should provide you a way to deal with unexpected expenses, better plan your retirement, or […]

Seller Concessions in Real Estate Explained



What to Know About a Seller Concession Many terms get bantered around in real estate that either a buyer or seller may not know the meaning of. One such term is seller’s concessions. It is not uncommon at all for a client to ask what are seller concessions. Seller concessions are monies that a homeowner […]

How Long it Takes to Close on a House



What Is The Time Frame For Closing on a Home? One of the more popular questions asked from buyers and sellers is how long it will take to close on a house. When buying or selling a home, you feel relieved once the process closes and you have the home keys handed over to you. […]

What to Know About a Property Survey: See Why They’re Important



How Do Land Surveys Work? Are you in need of getting a land survey done? You might have never thought about ever needing a land survey until recently. Is this something people need to go through? No, this is not a compulsory step. However, it is a beneficial, even money-saving, step. Sometimes people get a […]