Is Property Ownership in MA on your mind this Summer?
Neither the humidity of this summer or the constant desire to escape the heat should dictate your spirts if you're a pre-approved first-time home buyer.
You shouldn't feel dragged through the home buying process if you've followed the right steps: Take care of business by getting a credit check and mortgage application done (Step 1 "credit check" and Step 2 "mortgage application") and then proceed with confidence, roam from town to town and decide where it is you'd like to spend your hard-earned money and settle down.... at least for the next 5 years.
Your approval letter will determine your buying power, and your buying power will determine the location, style and size of your new dwelling.
You could begin by logging in to our web site to start your search. Click on your town (towns) of interest, plug in your price range and see what shows up. The results may not be what you hoped for or you may be pleasantly surprised.....just keep doing this exercise until you find the towns that best suit your needs -- from price range, location, possibly schools and public transportation. Map out a route and take a spin around these towns. The Google maps on our site will provide you with your route! Once you find the places that fit the bill for you, you can even search for scheduled open houses and plan your weekend accordingly.
Visit some open houses, ask questions and spend some time around town. Visit the town website, i.e. Cambridge MA as well as the community news sites on our Community Pages. The additional resources listed will be helpful in helping you form an opinion of a town or city.
Ask friends for referrals for local, knowledgeable realtors. Sign-up for daily market updates. Each day you'll receive new listings and price changes for property in your price range, a great way to stay on top of your search!
You'll know when it's right and when you're ready to make it happen. Depending on your buying power and your stamina it could take a while, but it will be rewarding!
Why not register with Avenue 3 Real Estate to get timely updates on the areas you're focusing on and sold property prices in those towns?