Posted by Marie Presti on 9/23/2018

Before you even start the home search, research is key. There are a few areas that you should look closely at in every home that youíre touring in order to make an informed decision about each property and your future in it. 


Check The Foundation


When youíre walking around the home, note creaky floors, cracks in the walls, and water drainage issues. Maybe you wonít even be able to see if the foundation has any cracks in it or not with your own two eyes. A certified home inspector will, however, be able to tell you what is happening on the property. Cracks in the foundation or major foundational damage can be incredibly costly to you as a homeowner. Youíre going to want to know about these issues ahead of time. 


Do Some Investigating


Taking a walk around your desired neighborhood can give you a lot of valuable information. You may be able to talk to neighbors who will give you a bit of information about a property. Even wandering around the neighborhood or attending yard sales can help you to see whatís going on, if you can see yourself living there, and if there are any major issues that you should be aware of. 


Be Likable


Sellers prefer to sell a home to a buyer who they like. if you see that you have something in common with the seller like the fact that youíre both veterans, you should send a letter along with your offer to let the seller know your connection. Itís also helpful to send an offer letter that lets the seller know how much you love the house and that you can see yourself living in the home. It never hurts to add a personal touch to a home offer.  


Keep Your Options Open


Just because a home doesnít consist of the modern decor you picture yourself living in, doesnít mean it canít be changed. If a home happens to be older with less present-day decor in it, be sure to keep an open mind as to the potential that the home has for you.


Make A Strategic Offer


We know that prices that end in 9 are a bit more attractive to the psyche than prices that end in a flat zero. If the asking price for a home is $310,000, you may be tempted to offer $320,000 to shell out the competition, but you may be better off offering an odd number like $312,000. Sometimes a small difference makes a big impact in the eyes of the buyer. Work with your realtor to see if a home youíre interested in has any other offers. Your agent can help you to find a good price point for your offer as well.





Posted by Marie Presti on 9/17/2018

This Condo in Newton, MA recently sold for $479,000. This 2/3 Family style home was sold by Marie Presti - The Presti Group, Inc..


321 Waltham St, Newton, MA 02465

West Newton

Condo

$479,000
Price
$479,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Incredible opportunity in desirable West Newton. Located just outside of West Newton Square, this charming and bright two-bedroom condo sits on the first floor above street level. Beautiful level fenced-in yard. Recently painted. A newly painted deck perfect for a BBQ or al fresco dining. This unit features hardwood floors throughout, a working wood-burning fireplace, and a kitchen (with stainless steel appliances and a brand new dishwasher) that flows into a sun-filled dining room with a built-in china cabinet. Built-in closet in hallway provides extra storage. 2 built-in utility closets. Basement storage. Master bedroom has attached sunroom and large closet. The second bedroom has beautiful bay windows with bench overlooking the yard.Window seats in large living room and large walk-in closet at front entrance. Laundry; and two parking spaces, including garage space. Within walking distance of top-rated Franklin and Fessenden schools,close to commuter rail and popular supermarkets!

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Posted by Marie Presti on 9/16/2018

Ready to enter the real estate market for the first time? As a first-time homebuyer, you may encounter many challenges as you kick off your search for the perfect house. However, property buyers who understand these challenges will be better equipped than others to overcome such difficulties quickly and effortlessly.

Now, let's take a look at three common challenges that first-time homebuyers may face:

1. You don't know what to look for in a house.

You know you want to own a house, but how do you define your "dream" residence? Ultimately, you'll want to consider what you'd like to find in your perfect house so you can map out your real estate search accordingly.

Creating a checklist of things you'd like to have in your dream home usually represents a great starting point for first-time homebuyers. This checklist should include both "must-haves" and "wants" and can help you narrow your search for the ideal residence.

2. You aren't sure how much money you have available to purchase a home.

How much can you spend to acquire a residence? Without a budget, you may struggle to begin your real estate search.

Lucky for you, many banks and credit unions make it simple to get pre-approved for a mortgage.

Set up meetings with a few lenders in your city or town Ė you'll be glad you did. These lenders can help you assess your current financial situation, outline all of your mortgage options and ensure you can gain pre-approval for a mortgage.

With a mortgage in hand, you may be better equipped than other homebuyers to secure your ideal residence. This mortgage will help you determine exactly how much you can spend on a home. Plus, getting pre-approved for a mortgage can help you avoid the temptation to spend beyond your financial means to acquire your dream house.

3. You don't know what it takes to go from homebuyer to homeowner.

The homebuying process can be long and complicated, especially if you have no idea about what to expect from it. Fortunately, real estate agents are available to help you take the guesswork out of going from homebuyer to homeowner.

A real estate agent is a housing market professional who is happy to share his or her insights with you. He or she will respond to your homebuying concerns and queries and teach you about all stages of the homebuying cycle.

Furthermore, a real estate agent will set up home showings, keep you up to date about new houses as they become available and negotiate with property sellers on your behalf. This housing market professional will even go above and beyond the call of duty to guarantee you can purchase a home that you'll be able to enjoy for years to come.

When it comes to buying a home for the first time, there is no need to navigate the homebuying journey alone. Instead, collaborate with a real estate agent, and you can accelerate the process of acquiring a top-notch house at a budget-friendly price.




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Posted by Marie Presti on 9/15/2018

This Single-Family in Hamilton, MA recently sold for $644,900. This Colonial style home was sold by Marie Presti - The Presti Group, Inc..


91 Asbury St, Hamilton, MA 01982

Single-Family

$649,900
Price
$644,900
Sale Price

10
Rooms
5
Beds
3
Baths
Large and well cared for colonial within easy close distance to parks, shopping, commuter rail, Hamilton Community House, tennis, municipal pool and more. Featuring 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 4 fireplaces, pool and an over-sized 2-car garage with playroom loft. All this on a lovely landscaped lot in a private, yet convenient location in desirable Hamilton. Last purchased in 2001, this special home has been lovingly maintained and cared for, including newer clapboard siding, roof and furnace. Gorgeous eat-in kitchen with granite. Formal Living and Dining rooms. Second, lower level Family/Playroom. This is a rare opportunity for a prospective buyer who needs the extra space and bedrooms. This is the home you have been waiting for. Don't hesitate.

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Posted by Marie Presti on 9/15/2018


29 Foster St, Danvers, MA 01923

Single-Family

$509,900
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Meticulously maintained ranch with 2-3br's, two full baths, living room, newer dining room and an open layout. A custom built full finished basement with guest room, office, bar, full high end bath and large family room with a custom entertainment center and a walkout to the side yard. French drain around house. Central air throughout first floor. A very private patio area, including a hot tub, is surrounded by trees and a night lighted landscaped garden. Two driveways for plenty of parking. Heated sunroom offers large windows and skylights. Connected to town sewer/water. Owner converted to efficient gas heating. Close to route 128 (<3 minutes), Danversport Marina (< 3 minutes), and shopping. Beverly beaches less than 3 miles away. House was originally a 3br but prior owner combined two bedrooms making a master.
Open House
Sunday
September 16 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Check out this meticulously maintained property that includes a one level ranch with a custom finished basement and 1 car garage. Originally built as a 3 bedroom but two rooms combined now as a large master and a guest bedroom. Downstairs has a guest room that could be used as a 3rd bedroom. Central Air, newer roof, newer sunroom, new dining room addition, are some of the many amenities in this beautiful home. Quiet street on the Beverly line.
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