Mark Healey

mark-healeyMark is a content development specialist who enjoys researching and writing about various topics. He is passionate about the digital space and is involved with promoting and distributing beneficial content throughout internet communities.

 

 

 

 

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Interview: Local Agent Thoughts On Housing Market Downturns

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Mark Healey | 0 comments

Interview: Local Agent Thoughts On Housing Market Downturns

We wanted to find out how real estate agents cope with market downturns or even seasonal market changes so we went out and interviewed a Realtor that has been in the business for quite a long time. Bill Gassett, a top Franklin Massachusetts real estate agent has been selling homes for nearly thirty years. He is a RE/MAX agent located out West of Boston that has been through both up and down markets and everything in between. We thought Bill would be the perfect candidate to answer some of our questions. What type of challenges do realty...

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Moving Soon? Declutter Beforehand

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Mark Healey | 0 comments

Moving Soon? Declutter Beforehand

Flicking on a light switch you notice a stack of month-old newspapers sitting in the living room corner surrounded by a pile of last week’s clothes, and that seven partially-full coffee mugs are haphazardly resting around the room, one nudge away from spilling their contents on the new carpet. Moving boxes are scattered around the area; some are full of random, dust-covered possessions that were tucked away in nooks and crannies for the last five years. You didn’t think moving would be this hard. You forgot how much junk you actually own, or...

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10 Household Leaks You Can Prevent

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Mark Healey | 0 comments

10 Household Leaks You Can Prevent

Nobody likes to hear the sound of a leaking faucet,  and USAA recently shared an article detailing the 10 most common leaks and what homeowners can do to address them.. 1. Washing Machines Since the clothes washer is the biggest leak hazard you have to make sure you place it in a room with a floor drain. This helps minimize damage if there is a flood if it is on the top floor near the bedrooms, and floods, everything below it will be soaked and destroyed. To be extra safe replace old hoses every five years,check the connections every year,...

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Do Deaths In Homes Affect Their Sale Price?

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Mark Healey | Comments Off

Do Deaths In Homes Affect Their Sale Price?

So here is a situation that you may find yourself in one day. Your real estate agent shows you a home, and you fall in love with it. Seriously fall in love with it. It has the right size, great design, perfect neighborhood, and a surprisingly reasonable price. That is when your realtor shatters the moment and tells you that someone died in the house. But is the dream really over?Does it matter if someone died in the house? If someone dies in a house does it affect the sale price? First you have to understand the kind of tragedy that took...

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Warm Investments… Home Heating Alternatives

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Mark Healey | Comments Off

Warm Investments… Home Heating Alternatives

Maybe you’re looking for ways to simultaneously green up your home while reducing heating monthly heat costs during cold winter months. Especially if you’re building a new home or moving to a new home in a cold city like Vancouver, it could be helpful to plan for the future by investing in a nontraditional heating system. By and large, most American households are heated by consuming natural gas, following close behind is electricity. In fact, over 50% of US homes are heated using some type of gas-powered heating system and the...

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How to Balance Out Your Compromises When Purchasing Real Estate

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Mark Healey | Comments Off

How to Balance Out Your Compromises When Purchasing Real Estate

When you decide to start shopping around for a home, there will be a lot of things to take into consideration in order to find the one that’s just right for you. Before your house hunt even begins, you’ll probably have a long list of must-have features and other elements that you deem important to your search. While having a good idea of what you want will help give you somewhere to start, home buyers seem to be the most successful with their real estate purchases when they understand how to practice a good balance of give and take on certain...

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Six Must-Haves for Your Next Bathroom Remodel

Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in Mark Healey | Comments Off

Six Must-Haves for Your Next Bathroom Remodel

  Goodbye, plain old utilitarian bathrooms. Today’s bathroom trends emphasize luxurious comfort, turning these once-basic rooms into relaxing getaways that give homeowners a space to escape from a hectic world. Bathrooms are incorporating elements that make them more beautiful, more comfortable and more functional. Here are six must-haves to include when you decide to tackle that bathroom remodel.   1. Floors with Radiant Heat   This is a great touch for bathrooms, which always seem to be chilly because of the...

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Moving with Kids? Take These Tips

Posted by on Dec 26, 2013 in Mark Healey | Comments Off

Moving with Kids? Take These Tips

Let’s face it – moving is difficult for all involved parties. It’s a financial and time consuming burden for adults and physically taxing for the movers. Yet the sheer impact of such a life transition is regularly felt most forcefully by children. They’re often comfortable in their current environment, and the prospect of moving somewhere new is an utterly terrifying one at best. These are some tips to help improve your kids’ outlook on the moving process and get them excited about this new chapter in their lives. Hold a Family Meeting...

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Quick Guide: Protecting Garden Furniture

Posted by on Dec 26, 2013 in Mark Healey | Comments Off

Quick Guide: Protecting Garden Furniture

Outdoor furniture has swiftly grown in popularity as more and more materials are refined and re-designed to match the quality of indoor furniture. Oftentimes, they are more costly, a reason why they should be properly maintained so that they serve generations rather than years. Some damage and wear is utterly inevitable, especially if you live in areas experiencing extreme weather conditions. However, there are simple ways of preserving and protecting outdoor furniture regardless of the weather elements that it has to endure. Teak furniture...

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Renting A Home? Screen Your Tenants

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in Mark Healey | Comments Off

Renting A Home? Screen Your Tenants

Finding the right tenant is an adventure in itself. Keeping that tenant can be difficult, as well. Knowing if a tenant will work out in the long run is impossible. The truth is that landlords and property owners really don’t know anything about a tenant when they first get in contact with them. Performing a tenant screening on potential tenants can help out greatly. In the last few years real estate properties have been on the rise. This is true for all properties, from one bedrooms up to homes with five plus bedrooms.  With properties on the...

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