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Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 12/7/2018

??Finding the house of your dreams is a process that requires a lot of clarity, diligence, and patience. While it is possible for the first house you look at to be the ideal choice, it's a lot more likely you'll have to look at a dozen or more houses before finding the one that matches your requirements and feels like home.

Whether you're searching for your first home or your tenth, your decision will primarily be based on four factors: affordability, practicality, emotional appeal, and prevailing market conditions.

Affordability is a vital element in the mix because it's difficult to enjoy a beautiful new home if you're always stressed out about whether you'll be able to make the next mortgage payment! Developing a realistic and well thought-out budget is one of the first preliminary steps involved in launching a full-fledged search for your next home. In addition to being able to cover your current expenses and the cost of mortgage payments, you'll also want to ensure that there's a cushion in your budget for things like home maintenance, repairs, improvements, HOA fees (if applicable), property taxes, school taxes, and homeowner's insurance.

As far as practicality goes, your new home should -- at the very least -- live up to your basic needs and expectations. Ideally, all systems should work properly and be in good condition. Proximity to key locations, such as your job, shopping, and essential services can also have a direct impact on your quality of life. Long commutes, cramped quarters, or being buried by an avalanche of repair bills can definitely take some of the pleasure out of home ownership!

The majority of houses you'll look at will probably need some degree of updating, decorating, or repairs, but ideally, you'll want to tackle those projects over the next couple of years, rather than the immediate future! Having an experienced home inspector do a thorough inspection of the home you're interested in will help ensure you're not buying a home riddled with flaws, headaches waiting to happen, and other problems.

Although cost and practicality are vital aspects of buying a new home, you can't (and wouldn't want to) ignore factors such as aesthetics and emotional appeal. If you can't imagine you and your family living in and enjoying a house you're considering buying, it might be time to continue your search elsewhere! The house you ultimately choose should support your lifestyle, provide sufficient space for your family to grow and thrive, and be situated in a neighborhood in which you feel comfortable and safe.

To make the most of your available time and money, find an experienced real estate agent who's responsive to your needs and knowledgeable about the local real estate market. They will help you streamline your search, find houses that meet your criteria and negotiate the best possible price on your behalf.





Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 12/6/2018

This Condo in North Reading, MA recently sold for $216,000. This Mid-Rise style home was sold by Maureen Giuliano - Classified Realty Group.


28 MAIN STREET, North Reading, MA 01864

Condo

$219,900
Price
$216,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Fantastic location for this 2 bedroom unit with great layout. FEATURES include: HARDWOOD floors throughout, NEWER 14000 BTU AC unit and an updated bathroom with WHITE SUBWAY TILE tub, beadboard and new vanity with GRANITE counter top. Low condo fee of $265/month includes heat and hot water.

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Tags: North Reading   Real estate   Condo   01864  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 12/1/2018

This Condo in North Reading, MA recently sold for $178,000. This Mid-Rise style home was sold by Maureen Giuliano - Classified Realty Group.


28 MAIN STREET, North Reading, MA 01864

Condo

$177,500
Price
$178,000
Sale Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
FIRST FLOOR 1 BEDROOM UNIT. Convenient location close to Route 93 and shopping as well as Ipswich River Park and Hillview Country Club. Great value with DIRECT exterior access to the unit and DEEDED PARKING SPOT. Laundry on same floor as unit. Beautiful HARDWOOD floors with inlay. Low condo fee of $225/month includes heat and hot water.

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Tags: North Reading   Real estate   Condo   01864  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 11/30/2018

After a seller accepts your offer to purchase his or her house, it likely will be only a few weeks before you can wrap up your home purchase. And if you understand exactly what to expect during the homebuying process, you should have no trouble eliminating potential hurdles along the way.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you accelerate your journey from homebuyer to homeowner.

1. Conduct a Home Inspection

A home inspection is paramount for a buyer. Because if you encounter home problems during an inspection, you still have an opportunity to back out of a house purchase.

Hire an expert home inspector you'll be glad you did. This inspector will assess a house both inside and out and offer comprehensive insights into a residence's condition.

Of course, you should always review a home inspection report closely too. This will enable you to analyze a house and determine whether to move forward with a home purchase or reconsider your options.

2. Perform an In-Depth Home Appraisal

Oftentimes, a lender will require an appraisal before you can close on a house. Lucky for you, there are many home appraisers available in cities and towns nationwide, and these property experts can perform an appraisal at your convenience.

Spend some time looking for the top appraisers in your area. By doing so, you can find a home appraiser who will go above and beyond the call of duty to provide an accurate appraisal.

3. Prepare for Closing Day

As closing day approaches, your stress levels may rise accordingly. However, a homebuyer who plans for closing day can stay calm, cool and collected as the homebuying journey reaches its conclusion.

Generally, it is a good idea to prepare any documentation that you'll need for a home closing. If you have all of the necessary documents ready in advance, you can avoid the risk of potential delays when you close on a house.

If you need additional assistance in the weeks or days leading up to a house closing, you may want to collaborate with a real estate agent as well. In fact, a real estate agent can offer extensive support as you navigate the homebuying journey.

Initially, a real estate agent will help you narrow your house search and ensure you can find your ideal residence. He or she then will help you prepare a competitive offer for this home. And once your offer is accepted by a seller, a real estate agent will provide plenty of guidance as you get ready to finalize a house purchase.

A real estate agent also will respond to any concerns or questions that you may have throughout the homebuying journey. That way, you can make informed decisions as you pursue your ideal residence.

Get the help you need to wrap up a home purchase collaborate with a real estate agent, and you can streamline the homebuying journey.




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Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 11/29/2018

This Single-Family in North Reading, MA recently sold for $1,501,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Maureen Giuliano - Classified Realty Group.


5 LADYSLIPPER LANE, North Reading, MA 01864

Single-Family

$1,575,000
Price
$1,501,000
Sale Price

12
Rooms
4
Beds
4/2
Full/Half Baths
STUNNNING 6,000+ SF CUSTOM COLONIAL in very desirable EXCLUSIVE neighborhood situated on 5+ GORGEOUS acres of rolling lawn, fruit trees, and other jaw dropping landscape features nestled among the trees protecting you from the noise and distractions of the outside world. Relax or entertain your friends and family sitting outside by the swimming pool, the large back deck, front steps or a myriad of other great places inside and outside. This one of kind home is equipped with all of the latest FEATURES OF LUXURY LIVING combining sophistication and style with superb craftsmanship. Whether it's the 1st floor MASTER BEDROOM SUITE with its SPA-like bathroom and his and hers walk-in closets, one of the three 2nd floor EN-SUITE BEDROOMS with full baths and walk-in closets, the lower level GYM area, or oversized GAME ROOM this fine home oozes elegance and comfort throughout! Just 19 miles north of Boston this is truly a must see to believe home.






Categories: Sold Homes