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Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 9/24/2017

Bad housing contractors have a conscience. It's just that they don't behave as if they have a conscience. A big reason for this has to do with the contractors' focus. Instead of putting you, your family and your house first, bad housing contractors focus on how much money they can make after you give them access to your property.

What happens when you're not your housing contractor's top priority

Money is so important to bad housing contractors that these workers publish ads and seek out customers right after a hurricane, tornado or another natural disaster. Instead of seeing the suffering caused by a severe storm, bad housing contractors see opportunity.

To safeguard yourself from bad housing contractors, you have to be alert. And you can't just be alert right after a severe storm, the type of storm that causes millions of dollars of damage in a town over the matter of a few days.

You have to be alert year round and in all situations. Specific safeguards from bad housing contractors starts with a simple search. You can conduct this search online.Simply log into your local licensing department's website.

Confirm that housing contractors you want to work with have an active license. Look to see if there are any complaints against the contractor. Also, check to see if the contractor has had a lapse in her contract.

More safeguards from bad housing contractors

Make sure that housing contractors have a license for the type of work that they will be performing at your house. For example, contractors who you pay to repair or replace plumbing fixtures should have an active plumbing license. Before performing electrical or wiring work, electricians should have an active electrician's license.

Other safeguards from bad housing contractors include:

  • Thoroughly reviewing legal agreements before contractors start working on your property
  • Speaking up on points in legal agreements that you don't feel comfortable adhering to (Don't be intimidated by strong willed housing contractors. Remember that housing contractors are working for you.)
  • Seeking referrals on licensed contractors. Don't rely on the fact that contractors are licensed. Check to see how satisfied customers are with contractors' work.
  • Asking contractors about the process that they follow when preparing to perform work and while they work. Also, find out about the process that housing contractors use to clean up after they finish making renovations or repairs at a property.
  • Putting valuables in a safe place to avoid having the valuables get damaged by paint or other materials or equipment.
  • Ensuring that contractors stick to work schedules so that you don't end up paying more for a job than you had budgeted for.

Safeguards from bad housing contractors come with far reaching effects. Not only do the safeguards protect you from overpaying for repairs or renovations, these safeguards protect you during other business situations. The first step alone teaches you how to review legal documents, experience that you can use in other work negotiations.





Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 9/23/2017


252 Everett St, Quincy, MA 02170

Wollaston Heights

Single-Family

$519,000
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Enchanting "Quincy Cape" Located on Historic Wollaston Heights. Built in 1925, this charming two-plus bedroom home offers a nicely proportioned floor plan, and abounds with classic detail throughout; including decorative multi-paned windows, welcoming foyer, french doors, handcrafted radiator covers, window seats, and built-in bookcases. Other highlights include oak hardwood flooring, full basement with good ceiling height, and ample storage. The kitchen and bath await your personal touch. Set on a gently sloping lot, perfect for entertaining and grilling in the warmer months, while fireplaced living room offers an inviting ambiance in the cold of New England winters. Detached over-sized one bay garage, The roof was replaced in 2015, as well as the heating system and 80 gallon hot water tank. Located a short distance away is the well-regarded Wollaston Elementary School. Major highways, I-93/ NS, and public transportation are easily accessible.
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Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 9/20/2017

This Mobile Home in Holbrook, MA recently sold for $185,000. This style home was sold by - Granite Group Realtors.


24 Chesapeake Road, Holbrook, MA 02343

Mobile Home

$210,000
Price
$185,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Young Double Wide in Mogan Park, No age restrictions and pet friendly, Wooded Setting, Park Fee includes Water , Sewer, Trash Removal, Snow Removal of the Roads and there are no Real Estate Taxes. Check out the photos of this sensible floor plan. Large Eat in Kitchen, Master Bath with walk in Shower and Soaking Tub, Three Walk In closets, Laundry Room, Living Room with Fireplace, Pull down attic stair access to the Attic Storage area, Central Air, on Demand Rinnai Hot water, Lots of Storage, Newer Carpeting, and for even more space the porch is enclosed. Come check it out. Buyer's Please have financing/cash in place for Mobile/Manufactured homes. (Conventional Mortgages can not be used for Mobile/Manufactured Homes) Monthly Park fee of $520.






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Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 9/19/2017

This Single-Family in Quincy, MA recently sold for $342,000. This Bungalow style home was sold by - Granite Group Realtors.


70 Sixth Avenue, Quincy, MA 02169

Quincy Point

Single-Family

$339,900
Price
$342,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Come see this charming expanded bungalow-style home in convenient Quincy Point location. Close to Braintree, Weymouth, and bus line. Home features two bedrooms on the first floor with an additional bedroom in the basement. Walk-up attic for storage or future expansion possibilities. Additional space off of eat-in kitchen for den/office/tv room. Hardwood floors under wall to wall carpeting. Additional features include large front porch, rear wood deck, and fenced-in yard with shed. Great starter home or condo alternative. Don't miss out on this great opportunity!!

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Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 9/19/2017

This Single-Family in Weymouth, MA recently sold for $355,000. This Ranch style home was sold by - Granite Group Realtors.


20 Peter Rd, Weymouth, MA 02191

North Weymouth

Single-Family

$369,000
Price
$355,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Look no further, this is the home you have been waiting for! Beautiful, well maintained ranch located on a dead end street in a sought after neighborhood. Walk up the brand new granite steps and open the front door into your new home. New Harvey windows, hardwood floors throughout, updated 200 amp electrical service. Fireplace for those cozy nights, but wait there is more... . Plenty of storage and a useful mudroom. Large fenced in backyard, 1 car garage and deck. This outstanding Weymouth home is calling your name. BONUS ROOM IN BASEMENT NOT INCLUDED IN GLA AND TV INCLUDED IN SALE

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