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Posted by Kathy Portway on 2/18/2019

Establishing a homebuying budget can be tough. But for those who want to secure a terrific home at an affordable price, entering the housing market with a budget in hand can make it easy to accelerate the homebuying cycle.

Now, let's take a look at three questions to consider about a homebuying budget.

1. How much money have I saved for a home?

Examine your finances and see how much money is readily available for a home purchase.

Remember, the more money that is at your disposal, the more likely it becomes that you'll be able to secure your dream residence in no time at all.

Although savings are important, it is essential to note that those who have little to no money saved still have plenty of time to get ready for the homebuying journey. And if you start saving a little bit each day, you can move closer to accomplishing your homeownership dreams.

2. Do I need to get a home loan?

In most instances, a homebuyer will need to obtain a home loan so he or she can purchase a residence. Luckily, many lenders are available to help you discover a home loan that matches or surpasses your expectations.

Meet with a variety of lenders in your area you'll be glad you did. Each lender can provide insights into assorted home loan options, explain how each home loan works and respond to your home loan concerns and questions.

Also, it often helps to get pre-approved for a mortgage. If you have a mortgage available when you enter the real estate market, you'll know exactly how much you can spend on a residence, thereby reducing or eliminating the temptation to overspend on a house.

3. How will my monthly expenses change after I buy a house?

Owning a home is different from renting an apartment. As such, you'll want to account for all potential expenses as you create a homebuying budget.

For example, a homeowner will be responsible for any home cable, internet and phone bills. This property owner also will need to consider any home maintenance costs like those associated with mowing the lawn in summer or removing snow from the driveway in winter.

Crafting a homebuying budget that accounts for your personal finances can be tricky. If you need additional support along the way, lenders may be able to provide expert tips to ensure you can acquire a wonderful house without exceeding your financial limitations.

Lastly, don't forget to reach out to a real estate agent for help along the homebuying journey. A real estate agent is a housing market professional who will go above and beyond the call of duty to assist you in any way possible. From setting up home showings to negotiating with home sellers on your behalf, a real estate agent will make it easy for you to secure a superior home at a budget-friendly price.

Consider the aforementioned homebuying budget questions, and you can speed up the homebuying process.




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Posted by Kathy Portway on 2/16/2019

Pride of ownership! Come see this wonderful 3 bedroom style raised ranch impeccably maintained both inside and out. Tile stairs lead you up into the cozy living room which boasts a pretty picture window, lots of natural light and Pergo flooring. The kitchen has plenty of cabinetry, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and tile flooring. Enjoy your morning coffee in your beautiful four season sunroom looking out to an amazing, private backyard. Walk out lower level has a family room with brick fireplace, an office or guest room, laundry area and a full bath. Over the past several years all the windows have been updated. The furnace and roof were replaced in 2004. Upstairs was just painted. Outside was landscaped and a new septic is being installed. Washer, dryer and refrigerator will remain as gifts. Enjoy the outdoors with a large deck with built in seating and fenced yard- perfect for kids and pets to play and roam. Location is perfect for commuters-close to 495.

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Posted by Kathy Portway on 2/13/2019


21 Milk Street, Attleboro, MA 02703

Condo

$210,000
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Come and see this conveniently located 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath condo it is a great starter home for the busy professional or to the family that's looking to downsize. Walk to the train, and mere minutes to downtown, shopping and access to highways. Step inside this lovely end unit and you will find fresh paint through out, a living room with gleaming, hardwood flooring, a kitchen with plenty of cabinetry and a half bath. Go upstairs and there are two spacious bedrooms with great closet space and wall to wall carpeting and a full bath! Third floor can be easily used as a master bedroom, office, TV room or anything you see fit. Basement has plenty of storage and could easily be finished. Newer windows and siding are bonuses to this wonderful town home. Call today to make it your new address! This condo is FHA approved!
Open House
Sunday
February 17 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Open House Sunday, 11-12:30!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 21 Milk Street, Attleboro, MA 02703    Get Directions

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Posted by Kathy Portway on 2/13/2019


5 Patlena Drive, Norton, MA 02766

Single-Family

$384,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Pride of ownership! Come see this wonderful 3 bedroom style raised ranch impeccably maintained both inside and out. Tile stairs lead you up into the cozy living room which boasts a pretty picture window, lots of natural light and Pergo flooring. The kitchen has plenty of cabinetry, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and tile flooring. Enjoy your morning coffee in your beautiful four season sunroom looking out to an amazing, private backyard. Walk out lower level has a family room with brick fireplace, an office or guest room, laundry area and a full bath. Over the past several years all the windows have been updated. The furnace and roof were replaced in 2004. Upstairs was just painted. Outside was landscaped and a new septic is being installed. Washer, dryer and refrigerator will remain as gifts. Enjoy the outdoors with a large deck with built in seating and fenced yard- perfect for kids and pets to play and roam. Location is perfect for commuters-close to 495.
Open House
Sunday
February 17 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Showings start at the open house on Sunday!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 5 Patlena Drive, Norton, MA 02766    Get Directions

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Posted by Kathy Portway on 2/13/2019


5 Patlena Drive, Norton, MA 02766

Single-Family

$384,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Pride of ownership! Come see this wonderful 3 bedroom style raised ranch impeccably maintained both inside and out. Tile stairs lead you up into the cozy living room which boasts a pretty picture window, lots of natural light and Pergo flooring. The kitchen has plenty of cabinetry, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and tile flooring. Enjoy your morning coffee in your beautiful four season sunroom looking out to an amazing, private backyard. Walk out lower level has a family room with brick fireplace, an office or guest room, laundry area and a full bath. Over the past several years all the windows have been updated. The furnace and roof were replaced in 2004. Upstairs was just painted. Outside was landscaped and a new septic is being installed. Washer, dryer and refrigerator will remain as gifts. Enjoy the outdoors with a large deck with built in seating and fenced yard- perfect for kids and pets to play and roam. Location is perfect for commuters-close to 495.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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