WHAT, WHERE, AND HOW - these are the three key words when you're buying your next Massachusetts home.
WHAT - style home do I want? Make a wish list of all thats important to you in a new home, keeping in mind that you may not get absolutely everything you want... but it helps to have a plan.
WHERE? You need to decide what city or town you would like to live in. A good idea is to go online, collect pertinent data about the areas youre interested inmaybe visit a few open houses. This will help you decide whether you like the location and also you can check out the different style of homes. You can check out homes by town here.
HOW? Most important question! You want to know how much you can affordbest way to do this is to get in touch with a reputable lenderfind out about the different types of loans, first-time buyer opportunities, etc. The lender will also provide you with a pre-approval letter (recommended when submitting an offer on a home).
And this is where a good real estate agent is necessary!
Choose an agent youre comfortable withthis agent will quickly learn your likes, dislikes, enroll you in a Multiple listing program where you will get a list of all properties coming on the market on a daily basis, and can also put you in touch with a few lenders to obtain your pre-approval. Contact Century 21 Advance today to find the agent for you!
By: Jeannie McClean