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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 1/17/2017

Ready to buy a home? Ultimately, you'll want to prepare for the homebuying process. By doing so, you can avoid many costly mistakes.

Believe it or not, it is easy to make mistakes as you browse the housing market. Some of the expensive mistakes that homebuyers frequently make include:

1. Overspending on a Residence

No one should be forced to overspend on a home. Unfortunately, if you fail to study the real estate market, you risk paying too much to acquire your dream house.

Remember, an informed homebuyer will be better equipped to optimize the value of his or her real estate investment than others. And if you understand the costs of properties in your area, you can avoid the temptation to overspend.

Explore the real estate market closely and assess the prices of similar houses. By doing so, you can understand the price range of homes that fall within your budget and plan accordingly.

Also, work with an experienced real estate agent. This real estate professional will help you determine how much you can spend on a home and can provide you with details about properties that match your budget.

2. Failure to Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

After you find your dream home, you'll need to figure out how to pay for it. And if you struggle to obtain a mortgage before you start your home search, you might miss out on the opportunity to purchase your dream residence.

Meeting with banks and credit unions prior to checking out properties is ideal. This will allow you to obtain a mortgage and search for houses that fit your price range.

Moreover, getting pre-approved for a mortgage may help you stand out in the eyes of a home seller, as he or she won't have to wait for you to secure financing to finalize a purchase agreement.

3. Lack of Realistic Expectations

As a homebuyer, it is important to understand that every house has its pros and cons. But if you fail to establish realistic expectations for the homebuying process, it may be impossible for you to find the right property at the right price.

Separating your homebuying wants from your homebuying needs is vital. If you determine exactly what you'd like to find in your dream home before you explore the real estate market, you can narrow your search and streamline the process of acquiring the perfect residence.

Furthermore, hiring a real estate agent can make a world of difference for homebuyers. Your real estate agent can keep you up to date about new homes as they become available, set up home showings and help you submit offers on residences. This real estate professional also can offer homebuying recommendations, ensuring that you can minimize the risk of homebuying mistakes.

With a real estate agent at your side, you can accelerate the process of going from homebuyer to homeowner. Collaborate with a real estate agent today, and you should have no trouble securing your ideal residence.




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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 1/13/2017

This Single-Family in Westwood, MA recently sold for $760,000. This Cape,Split Entry style home was sold by - Donahue Real Estate Company.


49 Woodridge Rd, Westwood, MA 02090

Single-Family

$799,000
Price
$760,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
Sitting Pretty! Situated on almost an acre lot this oversized cape\style home offers incredible space inside and out! The first floor features a beautiful fire placed living room, formal dining room, large eat in kitchen with gas cooking, first floor bedroom, full tiled bath and den (or 5th bedrooms). The second floor has three generous bedrooms including the master suite and family bath. Incredible closet space, oversized two car garage, new roof, central air and hardwoods throughout! The basement space measuring 23x25 is perfect for a family room area while still allowing plenty of space for a work shop and storage room. Fantastic Westwood neighborhood and Martha Jones School District. Easy to show! See it Sunday 11/20 12-1:30pm.

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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 1/13/2017

This Single-Family in Westwood, MA recently sold for $611,500. This Colonial style home was sold by - Donahue Real Estate Company.


42 Lakeshore Dr, Westwood, MA 02090

Single-Family

$629,900
Price
$611,500
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Home for the holidays! Four bedroom colonial featuring a welcoming entry hall, living room with fireplace and bay window, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen with stainless appliances, half bath on main level, plus a nice bonus - a first floor family room with deck overlooking the expansive backyard. The second floor has 4 good-sized bedrooms and a full bath. Playroom, laundry and storage on lower level, along with direct access to the one car garage. Updates include new roof (2014), new high efficiency gas furnace, windows, electrical, fresh paint inside and out. All the big ticket items are done! Great space and great location. Easy to show so call today!

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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 1/12/2017

This Single-Family in Dedham, MA recently sold for $405,000. This Multi-Level style home was sold by - Donahue Real Estate Company.


182 Fairbanks Road, Dedham, MA 02026

Single-Family

$399,900
Price
$405,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Back on the market...don't miss out! Buyer could not get their financing....their loss is your gain!!! Beautiful home, beautiful location! 3 bedroom 1.5 bath multi-style home located on a quiet street in the desirable Endicott area. There is a large living room with fireplace and a pretty dining room with a slider leading to a brand-new deck. The eat-in kitchen is awaiting your personal touches. Upstairs you will find 3 good-size bedrooms and a full bath. Hardwood floors and tasteful paint colors throughout! On the lower level there is a great office, a half bath and a laundry room. On the lowest level you will find ample storage and room for additional living space. Beautifully landscaped lot and the private backyard abuts conservation land! A one car garage completes this wonderful home! O.H. Sat., 12/17 12:00-1:30PM and Sun., 12/18 12:00-1:30PM

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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 1/12/2017

This Condo in Dedham, MA recently sold for $355,000. This Half-Duplex style home was sold by - Donahue Real Estate Company.


76 Colburn St, Dedham, MA 02026

Condo

$358,900
Price
$355,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
* MOTIVATED SELLER * OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 11/12/16 11:00 to 1:00 PM * BEAUTIFUL SUN SPLASHED CONDEX * 6+ ROOMS * LIVING ROOM * DINING ROOM * EAT IN KITCHEN * 1&1/2 BATHS * 3 BEDROOMS * OFFICE * ENCLOSED FRONT PORCH * LARGE REAR DECK OVERLOOKING LARGE BEAUTIFUL LAWN & GARDEN * DEAD END STREET * FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD * WILL NOT LAST *

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