Common Homebuying Concerns, and How to Resolve Them

If you plan to buy a home in the immediate future, there are several concerns that you should address before you embark on your house search. In fact, some of the most common homebuying concerns include:

1. Lack of Home Financing

You know you want to purchase a house, but obtaining financing sometimes is difficult. Fortunately, if you meet with various banks and credit unions, you can review all of the home financing options at your disposal and map out your home search accordingly.

Remember, there is no such thing as a “bad” question to ask a bank or credit union relative to home financing. Banks and credit unions employ courteous, knowledgeable home financing specialists who are happy to assist you in any way possible. These specialists can respond to your home financing concerns, and as a result, help you make an informed mortgage selection.

2. Tight Homebuying Timeline

If you are tasked with relocating to a new home as quickly as possible, you may have to conduct a fast house search. But if you explore ways to maximize your time and resources, you could boost the likelihood of conducting a successful home search, regardless of your homebuying timeline.

Oftentimes, it helps to make a list of homebuying tasks that you need to complete. You then can establish goals designed to help you stay on track with your homebuying timeline.

You also should keep a close eye on the housing sector in your preferred cities and towns. That way, if a great home at a budget-friendly price becomes available, you can instantly pounce at this homebuying opportunity.

3. Establishing Realistic Homebuying Expectations

The homebuying journey offers no guarantees. If you enter the housing market with realistic expectations, however, you can avoid potential disappointments during your home search.

To establish realistic homebuying expectations, it generally is a good idea to make a list of home must-haves and wants. This list will allow you to hone your house search to residences that meet your criteria. It also can help focus on available residences that fall within your price range.

In addition, it often helps to hire a real estate agent before you conduct a house search. A real estate agent can teach you everything you need to know about finding and purchasing a house. Plus, he or she can provide expert insights at each stage of the homebuying journey.

Let’s not forget about the assistance that a real estate agent provides when you are ready to submit an offer to purchase a home, either. At this point, a real estate agent will help you craft a competitive homebuying proposal and submit it to a seller. If a seller accepts your offer, a real estate agent then will help you finalize your house purchase.

Ready to embark on the homebuying journey? Address your homebuying concerns, and you can minimize risk as you begin your search for your ideal residence.

Open house on 4/20/2019 at 4 Garrison Rd Dracut, MA 01826


Date: 04/20/2019 Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
For Directions: feel free to contact me.  
For more information: click here for the full details  

You will be impressed when you see this beautiful home in East Dracut. Just 2 Miles from RT 93. The home has many features not seen in the cookie cutter sub divisions. Starting with a large level corner lot on a 6 home cul-de-sac. A huge master suite with a custom dream closet and fabulous master bath featuring a soaker tub, and large custom glass and imported tile shower with his and hers vanities. Just refinished 3/4 red oak hardwood floors thru out the first floor. New carpet thru out the balance of the home. New granite counters and stainless steel appliances are all included. Fenced in back yard. Professionally landscaped. Irrigation system. Large basement for storage or to be finished into extra living space. Vaulted ceilings in master and living room. Crown molding in the formal dinning room. Custom cherry and granite cabinets in the dinning room. Built in desk in the eat in kitchen. But wait, there’s more. A car lovers dream garage that holds 4-6 cars. Showings start on 4/11/19

Simplify Life When Choosing Your Next Home

 If you’re in the process of searching for the ideal home for you and your family, there are many things to think about and evaluate.

While factors like the quality of neighborhoods and school districts may top your list, another important feature worth prioritizing is convenience. Since life is already complicated enough, it makes sense to simplify your daily routines whenever possible! The perfect time to set the stage for a simpler, easier lifestyle is when you’re shopping for your next home. Here are a few thoughts to keep in mind when looking for ways to help make life easier

Short commutes: When you consider all the advantages of living close to your job or business, the benefits are undeniable! A relatively short daily commute not only helps you manage your stress level, but it also enables you to spend more time with your family… and less time dealing with rush hour traffic! A shorter commute can also save you money on gasoline, wear and tear on your car, and highway tolls.

A first-floor laundry: Unless you find ways to streamline and simplify your weekly laundry tasks, it quickly becomes a burdensome chore! Having to carry loads of laundry up and down basement stairs can definitely be tiring — both physically and mentally. (It can be even more unpleasant if you buy a house with an unfinished basement.) The solution, of course, is to tell your real estate agent that you’d strongly prefer a home with first floor (or even second-floor) laundry hookups. Persuading your family to cooperate with organizing and sorting their own laundry items is also a good goal, but is easier said than done!

Two-car garage with remote control: After a hectic day at the office (or wherever you happen to work), there’s nothing like the convenience of an automatic garage door and a spacious, private parking area waiting for you at home. In addition to the convenience, it’s nice knowing your cars will be much more secure in an enclosed garage. It’s also a great way to stay dry and warm when unpleasant weather is around.

Proximity to stores: The ideal location for your next home is close to grocery stores, pharmacies, and other services you and your family use on a regular basis. As is the case with job commuting distances, if you can live within a half an hour of places you need to drive to frequently, it makes day-to-day life much easier. While few neighborhoods are “a stone’s throw” from everywhere you’ll want to go, being close to supermarkets and other essential conveniences can save you time and provide you with a quick solution to having no milk, bread, or dinner food in the house!

So if you are getting ready to buy, or currently in the market, connect with your agent on the essentials you would like in your new home today.

Open house on 4/14/2019 at 4 Garrison Rd Dracut, MA 01826


Date: 04/14/2019 Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM  
For Directions: feel free to contact me.  
For more information: click here for the full details  

You will be impressed when you see this beautiful home in East Dracut. Just 2 Miles from RT 93. The home has many features not seen in the cookie cutter sub divisions. Starting with a large level corner lot on a 6 home cul-de-sac. A huge master suite with a custom dream closet and fabulous master bath featuring a soaker tub, and large custom glass and imported tile shower with his and hers vanities. Just refinished 3/4 red oak hardwood floors thru out the first floor. New carpet thru out the balance of the home. New granite counters and stainless steel appliances are all included. Fenced in back yard. Professionally landscaped. Irrigation system. Large basement for storage or to be finished into extra living space. Vaulted ceilings in master and living room. Crown molding in the formal dinning room. Custom cherry and granite cabinets in the dinning room. Built in desk in the eat in kitchen. But wait, there’s more. A car lovers dream garage that holds 4-6 cars. Showings start on 4/11/19