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As a homebuyer, entering the real estate market with insights into what it takes to find the perfect house is essential.

Becoming an expert homebuyer, however, may seem impossible at times. Lucky for you, we're here to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to make your homeownership dreams come true.

What does it take to become an expert homebuyer? Here are three tips to help you do just that.

1. Look at Real Estate Market Trends

The housing market ebbs and flows. Therefore, a seller's market today may transform into a buyer's market tomorrow.

Ultimately, the real estate market fluctuates constantly, and you'll want to learn as much as possible about the housing sector to ensure you can map out your homebuying journey accordingly.

In a buyer's market, there are usually more home sellers than buyers. This means homebuyers may be better equipped than ever before to secure a top-notch house at a budget-friendly price.

On the other hand, a seller's market features an abundance of homebuyers and a shortage of sellers. For homebuyers who operate in a seller's market, they may be forced to submit competitive offers on homes quickly, or risk missing out on a dream residence to a rival.

When you study the housing market, don't forget to check out the prices of residences that recently sold. By doing so, you can gain a better understanding of how much you'll likely need to pay to acquire a first-rate house based on the current state of the housing market.

2. Learn How a Mortgage Works

What differentiates a fixed-rate mortgage from an adjustable-rate option? An expert homebuyer will know the ins and outs of assorted mortgage options and select one that corresponds to his or her finances.

To learn about mortgages and how they work, you'll want to meet with credit unions and banks. These lenders can describe the different types of mortgages and the pros and cons associated with them.

Also, an expert homebuyer will get pre-approved for a mortgage. With a mortgage in hand, this homebuyer will be able to stick to a price range as he or she searches for the ideal home.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

Let's face it – no homebuyer can afford to make mistakes. Fortunately, you can work with a real estate agent to receive expert guidance as you navigate the homebuying journey.

A real estate agent boasts the skills and know-how needed to streamline the homebuying process. He or she may have many years of housing market experience and is happy to teach you about the opportunities and challenges associated with buying a house.

Furthermore, a real estate agent will help you accelerate the homebuying cycle. He or she can set up home showings, negotiate with home sellers on your behalf and much more. That way, you can focus on what's important – finding a terrific house at an affordable price.

Take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and you can become an expert homebuyer.



210 Highland Street, Milford, MA 01757

Single-Family

$439,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
NEW PRICE!!! This extra large Cape has room for the whole family. It sits on a half acre, corner lot with a private backyard that offers gardens, 2 sheds, green space and a large deck. Inside, there are hardwood floors throughout, a newly renovated kitchen with quartz counters and stainless steel appliances, a walk-in pantry, large 3 season porch w/ a wood burning stove off the dining room. It has a formal living room space, family room with fireplace insert and half bath on the main floor. Upstairs offers 4 generously sized bedrooms, 2 of the bedrooms share a Jack & Jill bathroom and there's another full bath on this level. In addition, it offers lots of extra space that can be a master suite, guest space or converted to an in-law. Smaller, extra kitchen and family room in this space. The partially finished basement offers even more space with another fireplace, laundry room, den and additional sleeping area. It has a 1 car attached garage right off the huge mudroom.
Open House
Sunday
November 18 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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492 Fall River ave, Seekonk, MA 02771

Single-Family

$328,500
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Beautiful 1890 Primitive New England Colonial 3 bedroom 2 full bath home. This unique home has 3 out building, mature landscaping and a beautiful pergola for the warm spring ,summer and fall nights. Driveway is partially paved with parking for up to 6 cars. all this leading into a great home with a good size mud room with lots of space for coats hats and snow boots. Dining room has lots of windows for sunny Holiday dinners and a custom built in cabinet. beamed ceilings in both the large living room and dinning room. Down stairs bathroom has washer dryer hook-up. 2 good size bed rooms and a large master suite with walk in closet and soaking tub in the master bath. New roof, new electric service and rebuilt furnace. Don't miss an opportunity to live close to Highways, golf course & shopping. private showings until 1st open house on Nov.11th 11-1pm
Open House
Saturday
November 17 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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492 Fall River ave, Seekonk, MA 02771

Single-Family

$328,500
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Beautiful 1890 Primitive New England Colonial 3 bedroom 2 full bath home. This unique home has 3 out building, mature landscaping and a beautiful pergola for the warm spring ,summer and fall nights. Driveway is partially paved with parking for up to 6 cars. all this leading into a great home with a good size mud room with lots of space for coats hats and snow boots. Dining room has lots of windows for sunny Holiday dinners and a custom built in cabinet. beamed ceilings in both the large living room and dinning room. Down stairs bathroom has washer dryer hook-up. 2 good size bed rooms and a large master suite with walk in closet and soaking tub in the master bath. New roof, new electric service and rebuilt furnace. Don't miss an opportunity to live close to Highways, golf course & shopping. private showings until 1st open house on Nov.11th 11-1pm
Open House
Saturday
November 17 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 492 Fall River ave, Seekonk, MA 02771    Get Directions

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For those who intend to list a house, it helps to establish realistic expectations. That way, you'll have a good idea about what to expect during the home selling journey.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you manage your expectations as you attempt to sell your house.

1. Understand the Housing Market

You may own a great home, but even a top-notch residence may be difficult to sell based on the current housing market's conditions. If you allocate time and resources to study the real estate market, however, you can differentiate a buyer's market from a seller's market. Then, you can map out your home selling journey accordingly.

In a buyer's market, there may be an abundance of houses and a shortage of buyers. Therefore, sellers may need to price their houses competitively to stir up interest from buyers.

Comparatively, in a seller's market, there likely is an abundance of buyers and a shortage of first-rate houses. This means a seller probably won't have to wait long to receive offers to purchase after he or she lists a high-quality residence.

To distinguish a buyer's market from a seller's one, you should look at the prices of recently sold houses in your area and find out how long these properties were listed before they sold. This information enables you to review the level of interest in properties in your city or town and can help you determine whether you're preparing to enter a buyer's or seller's market.

2. Know Your Home's Strengths and Weaknesses

You may believe your home is flawless, but buyers may quickly identify problems with your house. Fortunately, a seller who conducts a house inspection can address any potential issues before listing his or her residence. Home inspection results may help a seller establish realistic pricing expectations for his or her house too.

During a house inspection, a property expert will examine a residence both inside and out. This property expert next will provide a homeowner with an inspection report that details his or her findings. With an inspection report in hand, a homeowner can correct underlying house issues before he or she adds a residence to the real estate market.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent understands the opportunities and challenges of the home selling journey. As such, he or she will help you set expectations for this journey, as well as help you make the most of available home selling opportunities and resolve property selling challenges.

Typically, a real estate agent will meet with you and find out what you want to accomplish by selling your home. He or she next will craft a personalized home selling strategy for you, promote your residence to potential buyers and do everything possible to help you maximize your home sale earnings.

Manage your expectations as you proceed along the home selling journey. By doing so, you can limit the risk of encountering home selling problems and boost the likelihood of a successful property selling experience.




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