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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 3/28/2017

Have you found the home of your dreams but are overwhelmed by the price tag? This is a no-win situation that challenges even the most patient, resourceful homebuyer, and perhaps for good reason. Finding the perfect home may take days, weeks, months or years. And if you discover a residence that meets all of your needs but falls outside your budget, you're likely to be tempted to overspend to acquire this residence. However, you'll want to take a step back and think carefully about your decision, and those who weigh the short- and long-term ramifications of their decision ultimately will be able to make the right choice. Furthermore, you should consider the following factors as you try to resist the urge to overspend on a house: 1. Your monthly mortgage payments Although you may be able to handle a higher monthly mortgage payment in the short-term, you'll want to think about your long-term plans before you finalize your purchase. For example, do you plan to raise children? Or do you anticipate a career change over the next few years? You'll want to consider any plans that could impact your budget and determine whether you're ready to handle your monthly mortgage payments both now and in the future. 2. The quality of the home Although your dream home likely is of the highest quality, you'll want to ensure this residence won't require any immediate improvements. The quality of the home will dictate whether this residence will require substantial short- and long-term maintenance and repairs. And if you find there are many home improvement projects that may need to be completed soon, you may be better off considering other homes on the real estate market. 3. Your wants and needs Ideally, you'll want to find a home that fulfills all of your wants and needs instantly. But in today's highly competitive real estate market, only a fraction of houses may come close to meeting all of your demands. Differentiating between your wants and needs, however, is critical, as this will allow you to distinguish what you need to enjoy your home versus what you'd like your home to include in a dream scenario. For instance, your home needs electricity, running water and other everyday essentials. On the other hand, you may want a home with a pool, a spacious back yard and other distinct features, but you should not rule out homes due to the fact that they lack some of these non-essential amenities. Take a close look at your priorities and your budget, and you'll be able to make the right compromises to find a home that won't require you to break your budget altogether. Remember, your home is what you make it, and overspending to acquire a house may leave you satisfied in the short-term but struggling to pay your bills over an extended period of time. Make the right compromises as you explore the real estate market and set realistic expectations for the houses you check out. By doing so, you can improve your chances of finding a high-quality residence that meets your personal and budgetary needs.




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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 3/24/2017


556 East Street, Dedham, MA 02026

Single-Family

$579,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
This handsome Endicott Colonial offers 2500+ square footage and a great floor plan! The first floor has a lovely fire placed front to back living room, formal dining room with beautiful moldings and built in china cabinet, a pretty family room with large bay window looking out to yard, full tiled bath and a large eat in kitchen! The second floor boasts four large bedrooms including the master with stunning custom designed and built dressing room and one full tiled bath. Situated on an large lot with a one car detached garage this home is a short walk to all schools, Memorial Park, Endicott Estate, Dedham Square and the Commuter Rail! BRAND NEW high efficiency furnace and hot water system, 200 AMP electric, young roof, hardwood floors, playroom, incredible storage in walk up attic and more! This home awaits your personal touch! Open House Sunday 1-3PM!
Open House
Sunday
March 26 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 556 East Street, Dedham, MA 02026    Get Directions

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Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 3/24/2017


63 Colonial Dr, Dedham, MA 02026

Land

$149,000
Price

0.14
Acres
Residential
Land Type
This is a non conforming buildable lot. The seller has opinion letter in hand for buyer. New home comps make this a winner. Call today and be building for robust Spring/early Summer market.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 3/24/2017


556 East Street, Dedham, MA 02026

Single-Family

$579,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
This handsome Endicott Colonial offers 2500+ square footage and a great floor plan! The first floor has a lovely fire placed front to back living room, formal dining room with beautiful moldings and built in china cabinet, a pretty family room with large bay window looking out to yard, full tiled bath and a large eat in kitchen! The second floor boasts four large bedrooms including the master with stunning custom designed and built dressing room and one full tiled bath. Situated on an large lot with a one car detached garage this home is a short walk to all schools, Memorial Park, Endicott Estate, Dedham Square and the Commuter Rail! BRAND NEW high efficiency furnace and hot water system, 200 AMP electric, young roof, hardwood floors, playroom, incredible storage in walk up attic and more! This home awaits your personal touch! Open House Sunday 1-3PM!
Open House
Sunday
March 26 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 556 East Street, Dedham, MA 02026    Get Directions

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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 3/21/2017


46 Hazelnut Place, Dedham, MA 02026

East Dedham

Single-Family

$399,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Charming Colonial on quiet side street with plenty of room inside! This home features vinyl siding, a large family room with access to deck for all your summer entertaining, level and fenced in yard for kids and/or pets, as well as newer windows, furnace, hot water heater and a pellet stove to help reduce heating bills in winter. There is a first floor office and 3 good sized bedrooms on the second floor. A convenient location that is within walking distance to shopping, schools, public parks and trails as well as being close to nearby Legacy Place, public transportation and major routes. Enjoy the charms of an era gone by, while reaping the rewards of thoughtful upgrades. A must see property. First showing at Open House on Sunday, March 26th from 12:00 - 1:30.
Open House
Sunday
March 26 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 46 Hazelnut Place, Dedham, MA 02026    Get Directions

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