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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 2/13/2019

No matter what your age, buying a new home symbolizes the beginning of a new chapter in your life. It's an exciting event, whether you're a first-time home buyer or a retiree looking to downsize. When you stumble upon a house in your price range that has the features and characteristics you've been searching for, it can be a life-changing moment!

Unfortunately, it's at this point that many people cast their good judgment to the wind! Although it's difficult to separate your emotions from the rational part of your brain, it's crucial that you try to make a balanced decision -- one that's based on your budget, your short-term needs, and your long-term goals.

Sometimes buyers can develop "tunnel vision" when they see a house with a white picket fence, a big backyard, or a cozy-looking eat-in kitchen. In some cases, people are irresistibly drawn to a house that reminds them of where they grew up. While all those elements can enhance a home's ambiance and charm, the most satisfying home-buying choices usually come from being able to look at "the big picture."

One vital step in the house-buying process that helps eliminate a lot of the risk is having the property carefully looked over by a certified house inspector. That way, even if your judgement is a little skewed by your emotional attachment to the house's architectural style or its resemblance to the house you grew up in, you can be reasonably sure it is structurally sound and free from any major defects. Although home inspectors can't look behind walls or accurately predict how long an HVAC system will last, they can provide you with valuable insights into the condition of the house, the stability of the foundation, and other aspects of the property. When you know the strengths and weaknesses of a house you're considering buying, you can make an informed decision that will be based, in large part, on a professional, objective opinion.

Other factors worth bringing into your decision might include the commuting distance to your job or business, the amount of privacy the property affords, the overall character of the neighborhood, and the proximity of the property to grocery stores, drug stores, other retail shops, entertainment, recreation, childcare, medical services, family, friends, and other necessities. When choosing a place to call home, you may also want to take note of how quiet (or noisy) the neighborhood is, its access to highways and transportation services, and the reputation and ranking of the local school district.

Additional information about desirable places to live can be gleaned from websites like Livability, U.S. News and World Report, Niche, Money Magazine, and the National Association of Realtors. To get expert guidance that relates to your specific circumstances and wish list, consider working with an experienced real estate agent. They'll help you navigate the market, negotiate on your behalf, and find the home that best suits your needs and lifestyle.





Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 2/12/2019


24 Wilson Ave, Dedham, MA 02026

Single-Family

$399,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to 24 Wilson Ave! This move in ready historic home is the one you've been waiting for. Enter into the spacious living room with refinished hardwood floors. The kitchen has been completely updated with granite countertops and tile backsplash. A first floor half bath was also added. There is a private deck that overlooks the large backyard. Upstairs is the master bedroom with 3 closets and recently refinished hardwood floors. There is a second bedroom and updated full bath as well. This home is the perfect condo alternative and is situated between RT 1 and Washington St. for easy access to major routes and highways. Enjoy dining and entertainment at Legacy place which is less than 1/2 mile away! Don't miss the open house on Sunday February 17th 12-2
Open House
Sunday
February 17 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 24 Wilson Ave, Dedham, MA 02026    Get Directions

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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 2/12/2019


24 Wilson Ave, Dedham, MA 02026

Single-Family

$399,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to 24 Wilson Ave! This move in ready historic home is the one you've been waiting for. Enter into the spacious living room with refinished hardwood floors. The kitchen has been completely updated with granite countertops and tile backsplash. A first floor half bath was also added. There is a private deck that overlooks the large backyard. Upstairs is the master bedroom with 3 closets and recently refinished hardwood floors. There is a second bedroom and updated full bath as well. This home is the perfect condo alternative and is situated between RT 1 and Washington St. for easy access to major routes and highways. Enjoy dining and entertainment at Legacy place which is less than 1/2 mile away! Don't miss the open house on Sunday February 17th 12-2
Open House
Sunday
February 17 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 24 Wilson Ave, Dedham, MA 02026    Get Directions

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Categories: Open House  


Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 2/6/2019

Anyone can buy a home all it takes is hard work and diligence to evaluate your home financing options. Fortunately, we're here to help you streamline the process of finding the financing that you'll need to pay for a residence.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you determine how you will afford a house.

1. Take a Look at Your Current Financial Situation

Put together a monthly budget that outlines your current spending patterns. This will enable you to review how much you earn, what you're paying for housing and other pertinent financial information.

After an in-depth review of your current financial situation, you'll be better equipped than ever before to determine how much you can pay for a house. Then, you can create a homebuying budget to help you move closer to acquiring your dream residence.

2. Get a Copy of Your Credit Report

In all likelihood, a lender will receive your credit score to determine whether you are a viable candidate for a mortgage. If you request a copy of your credit report today, you can learn about your credit score and take steps to improve it before you apply for a mortgage.

The three major credit reporting bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) provide one free copy of a credit report annually. If you submit a request for your credit report, you can gain unprecedented credit insights in no time at all.

Furthermore, if you find errors on a credit report, don't hesitate to contact the reporting bureau. This will enable you to fix any credit report mistakes prior to applying for a mortgage.

3. Reach Out to Local Lenders

Banks and credit unions are happy to meet with you and discuss a variety of mortgage options. These lenders are available in cities and towns nationwide and can teach you everything you need to know about home financing.

Ultimately, lenders can explain the home financing process and ensure you can avoid any potential pitfalls along the way. And if you ever have mortgage concerns or questions, lenders are available to respond to them at any time.

If you need extra help prior to kicking off a home search, you may want to contact a real estate agent as well. This housing market professional understands the ins and outs of purchasing a house and can help you plan accordingly.

Oftentimes, a real estate agent will meet with you and learn about your homebuying goals. This housing market professional then can ensure you won't have to break your budget to afford a terrific residence.

If you want to buy a home but have limited finances at your disposal, a real estate agent is happy to assist you. Or, if you are searching for a mortgage but don't know where to begin, a real estate agent can put you in touch with top lenders.

Work with a real estate agent, and you can improve your chances of acquiring a first-rate house at an affordable price.





Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 2/4/2019

This Single-Family in Boston, MA recently sold for $385,000. This Multi-Level style home was sold by - Donahue Real Estate Company.


13 Rev. Robt. M. Costello Pl, Boston, MA 02122

Dorchester's Neponset

Single-Family

$409,900
Price
$385,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Lucky #13! Lucky you to buy the coveted end unit at Rev Costello Place! Built in 1985, these single family townhouse style homes are an excellent buy. This 2 beds, 1.5 bath home is freshly painted, clean, and ready for your design ideas. The new bay window overlooks a large yard with shed. Large Full height basement is ready for you to finish - Home theater or exercise room or both? Tons of closet space! Super convenient to the expressway, shops & restaurants, and Pope John Paul II Park! Even the parking spot is #13. First showings at OH Sat 12-1:30.

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