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Buying Real Estate

Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you will probably ever make. It can also be one of the most stressful. As your neighborhood experts, we can facilitate guiding you through this.

To get you started, here are some steps in the home buying process for you to get familiar with.

  • Get Pre-approved: Once you have a grasp on your personal finances, contact a mortgage broker to see exactly how much you qualify for. We have several proven mortgage brokers that we can recommend if needed. Once you have been pre-approved, your mortgage broker will provide you with a letter that is a crucial part of making your offer.
  • Familiarize yourself with where you want to live and your housing needs: Now that you know what you can spend on a home – this is the time to research the neighborhoods you would like to live in. We will send you a daily update of all new properties as they come on the market in those areas. Consider things you need like bed/bath count, square footage size as well as exactly where you want to be looking. Every area offers different amenities and accessibility. Let us be another resource in assisting you with which towns may fit your criteria best based on our local knowledge and experience.
  • Touring Properties for Sale: This is the most fun part of the home buying process. Looking at properties that fit your criteria either by appointment or at Open Houses.  This is where working with a local Realtor is crucial – we have the inside track on places coming on the market and local knowledge of value as well as the experience to negotiate the best deal for you.
  • The offer process: This can take 4-8 weeks from start to finish. Once you have an accepted offer, we can guide you through the whole process from home inspection to loan commitment and closing.

Have other questions? Let us be your resource for everything. Always feel free to ask any questions about any part of the process and let our expertise work for you.  We are just a phone call away 617.817.6602.

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