Metro West Boston MA Home Buyers FAQ's : Answering Your MetroWest Boston MA Home Buying Questions
Buying a MetroWest Boston MA home is both thrilling and a bit unnerving, especially if you're a first-time home buyer. Both experienced home buyers and first-time buyers alike will benefit from the frequently asked questions below. Before you begin your MetroWest Boston MA home search, it is recommended that you prepare yourself for the journey by educating yourself. This will ensure you are a knowledgeable home buyer prepared to make a confident home buying decision.
Q - I've never purchased a home before. Where should I begin?
A - Actually, you've already started the process. Fact-finding and reading articles is a great way to become a smart consumer. The highest priorities to focus on before you begin searching for specific areas, neighborhoods, or homes would be to:
Carefully review your budget and begin to eliminate as much debt as possible.
Have a down payment and earnest money ready when the time comes to act and make your offer.
Your next step is tocontact us. As your home buying specialists, we'll protect your interest and manage the details of the real estate transaction on your behalf to your complete satisfaction. For more experienced buyers, a little brush up on the real estate process wouldn't be a bad idea. Of course, you'll need a really sharp MetroWest MA real estate team to protect your interests too!
Q - With all the bad news about mortgage products and home foreclosures, how do I avoid making a big mistake when deciding which type of loan to select?
A - Once we meet and review your finances along with your home buying needs, you should select a lending consultant. We can recommend several trusted lending professionals or you can choose your own. Having upmost confidence in your lender is important. Be sure you feel completely at ease with them. They should speak to you in easy to understand terms. Ask lots of questions and never sign any document until you know what you are signing and feel completely at ease signing it. More and more lending professionals are recommending fixed interest rate loans and interest rates are still very attractive. Of course, the type of loan best for you depends on several factors. Here are just a few:
How much money do you have for a down payment?
How long do you plan to live in the home?
Do you qualify for a FHA or VA loan?
Because more homes are on the market here in MetroWest Boston MA, your choices are plentiful and the time is right for you to buy!
Seller Resources : Staging Tips!
These low cost strategies to make your MetroWest Boston MA home more appealing are sure to have your potential buyers saying WOW! Plus these tips are quick and easy.
1. Mow the lawn and trim the bushes - especially the ones that block your windows and diminish sunlight. 2. Purchase a new doormat. 3. Add a bright pot of flowers (or even a small evergreen in winter) on your front porch. 4. Replace any old, tarnished doorknobs on your doors and polish or replace your house numbers. 5. Power-wash your driveway, sidewalk, and the exterior siding of your home. 6. Edge the grass around walks and trees plus add fresh mulch to your planting beds. 7. Purchase a new mailbox. 8. Upgrade the outdoor lighting for a feeling of safety (yes, buyers drive by your home at night too) and to add dramatic effect. 9. Clean your gutters. 10. Place a seasonal wreath on your front door.
MetroWest Boston MA Home Selling Made Easier!While there are many details to be handled during the sale of your MetroWest MA home, from preparing your home for the market, pricing the property correctly, negotiating offers, inspections, and so on, you can breathe easier knowing every detail will be handled on your behalf to your complete satisfaction.Contact us, your MetroWest Boston MA real estate experts for more information about a complimentary pre-listing consultation today!
Request Your Complimentary Home Evaluation.
While many real estate agents still use the old fashion "PFA" (Pulled From the Air) method to determine the fair market value of your MetroWest Boston MA home, we'll remove all the guesswork when your home is evaluated. Your MetroWest Boston MA home will be priced properly using current data to perform a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). In the CMA, we'll collect and compare data for homes that have recently sold in your neighborhood. This system will analyze MetroWest Boston MA homes that are comparable to yours in terms of house size, lot size, improvements, locations, and schools.