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Posted by Costello Realty on 1/16/2020

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 Costello Realty on 1/11/2020


69 Milliken Avenue, Franklin, MA 02038

Condo

$179,900
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
This well kept condo unit at Milliken Hills has 2 bedrooms, living room/dining room with updated carpeting. Kitchen will have new stove, and refrigerator. This unit is in great condition. Easy Access to 495, Dean College, commuter rail, shopping and down town area. Bathtub being refinished. Please give 24 hour notice for tenant.
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Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Costello Realty on 1/11/2020

This Single-Family in Bellingham, MA recently sold for $190,000. This Ranch style home was sold by - Costello Realty.


11 S Center St, Bellingham, MA 02019

Single-Family

$209,900
Price
$190,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Great opportunity home owner or investors take notice! This ranch style home has 4 Bedrooms, 2 full baths and a 1 car garage. Commuter friendly location to 495, 95, 90 and commuter rail! Property is livable but will not qualify for FHA or VA Financing. Bring your visions for this Diamond in the rough. Title 5 is buyers responsibility. Sold as is.

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Posted by Costello Realty on 1/10/2020

This Condo in Boston, MA recently sold for $504,000. This 2/3 Family style home was sold by - Costello Realty.


18 Harrison Street, Boston, MA 02131

Roslindale

Condo

$500,000
Price
$504,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Stunning, 2 bed, 2 bath condo in Roslindale Village built in 2016 with high end custom features, like new & ready for you to move in! The open floor plan features a living/dining room & chefs kitchen with white shaker cabinets, quartz counters, tasteful glass tiled backsplash, stainless appliances, gas range & large island. Spacious master features bay windows, walk-in closet & impressive master bath with double vanity and large shower with rainfall, hand sprayer & full body sprays. The second, sizable bedroom has a large closet & second full bathroom features a soaking tub. Additional high end features include central HVAC, on-demand hot water, hardwood floors throughout, Pella windows, custom trim, crown moulding wainscoting, in-ceiling surround sound throughout & video intercom system. Also included are 2 off-street parking spaces, exclusive storage space in walk out basement and great rear patio! Close proximity to multiple commuting options, farmers market and shops in Rozzie

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Tags: Real Estate   Condo   Boston   02131  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Costello Realty on 1/9/2020

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Have you ever made a move across the country? While this is a huge step, it can be extremely rewarding. Whether you’re moving for a job or you just want a fresh start, the whole process can be stressful and very expensive. However, there are some tips to consider that can help to ease the stress and simplify the process.

Timing is Key

While you may think that you can move at any time, you should be strategic on when you move—if you want to save the most money. Holidays, weekends and at the end of the month are the busiest — and most expensive — times to move, so choose wisely in this regard. To score the best savings, try to move during the week and before the month of May or after the month of September. These are the times when moving is extremely common, so the moving industry will ramp up costs during these times. You want to also ensure that you are 100% ready by the time of your move. Try to think about everything that needs to be done, then set a time for your departure.

Lighten Your Load

When preparing for your cross-country move, it’s also very beneficial to get rid of junk that you don’t need. Consider your necessities and throw away things that you never use. This step can be the deciding factor between renting a truck or taking your own car across the country. Renting a vehicle for a long-distance move can cost over $1,000, so it’s important to cut costs if possible. Be sure to go through boxes, throw away junk, and compact your belongings as much as possible.

Pack Your Own Food

Driving across the states for your move can take days. And if you’re driving a moving truck with all of your belongings, then this journey can take even longer. That being said, you’ll need to make eating and sleeping arrangements. Unfortunately, these expenses can really add up quickly, especially since you’ll need money for multiple meals and multiple nights on the road. Therefore, to save a little cash, be sure to pack food for the drive. Not only can this help you save as you’re adventuring from state to state, but it can also help you save on time. Rather than stopping every few hours to get a quick bite, you can conveniently eat while you drive or pull off the road for a few minutes.

Moving across the country can take a toll emotionally, mentally and physically. And if you’re doing it alone, this journey can be even more stressful. But by focusing on the three tips mentioned above, you can rest easy knowing that you’re well-prepared for this life-changing adventure.




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