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When you make the decision to buy your first home, you should be certain that you’re ready to make the leap into homeownership. There’s many different things that you should do as a buyer to get ready before you even set out on the search of a perfect home.


Choose An Agent


You may think that one real estate agent is the same as any real estate agent that you’ll find. This is far from the truth. Some agents have certain specialties. The knowledge that an agent will bring to your house hunt is often invaluable. You are making one of the biggest purchases that you’ll ever make in your lifetime. While many buyers think that they can simply do an online search themselves to find a home, your realtor will have many more resources to assist you in finding exactly what you’re looking for.


Figure Out The Financial Portion Of Buying A Home


While knowing how many bedrooms you need and where you hope to live is important, understanding your finances is even more important. You’ll need to talk to a lender to get the process started. After looking at your own personal budget, you should get pre-qualified. Getting pre-qualified allows you to see a general number of how much house you can afford. That can help you start the process, however, there’s still a few more steps. 


From here, you can do what needs to be done to get your entire financial picture ready to buy a home. This includes saving for a downpayment, improving your credit score, and continuing to keep up bill payments and consistent work history. 


Next, you’ll want to get pre-approved. This allows your lender to dig into your financial picture. Everything from your credit score to your income and employment history will be considered. Your lender will then give you a more definitive number of how much you’ll actually be able to get for a loan when you buy a home. To get pre-approved, be prepared with 1099 forms, pay stubs, tax returns, and bank statements. You’ll then have the concrete amount that you’re approved for along with the interest rate that you qualify for. 


Once You Have Applied For A Home Loan


Once you find the realtor to assist you and secure the home of your dreams, you’re not free to head out and buy all the furniture that you need to fill up your house. The home loan must go through the underwriting process and until that is complete, your finances are essentially on lockdown. If you start opening new credit cards, decide to buy a car, or fall behind on payments, you could end up in a lot of trouble. You want to keep your credit score stable throughout the process of buying a home for smooth sailing.



Lot 5 Faith's Way, Falmouth, MA 02536

East Falmouth

Single-Family

$625,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Who wants a master bedroom with a 10x10 walking closet? Well this 3 bedroom new home with a 2 car garage has it. Gleaming oak floors throughout the first floor. Gas fireplace in the spacious open living room with cathedral ceilings. Our design features first floor living with a private Master Bedroom with a private bath. The master bath has a tiled 5'x 3' shower, and features a cathedral ceiling with a double vanity. The laundry is located on the first floor, and a large pantry closet as well. There is even more space with the 4 season Sun-room off the Kitchen with cathedral ceiling and Oak flooring. This home has a full walkout basement, that could be finished with either a family room or 4th bedroomfor additional cost. With views of cranberry bogs, and no one can build behind you. A short bike ride or a 5 minute drive to Menahaunt Beach, one of Falmouth's Premier Beaches! Ready for occupancy early July in this new Subdivision! First showings 6/1/19 open house 3pm-5pm
Open House
Friday
July 12 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Brand New Home !
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Location: Lot 5 Faith's Way, Falmouth, MA 02536    Get Directions

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Do you hate running late for work in the morning, late to a meeting, late to dinner with friends? Who doesn’t? Maybe you can’t find your keys, your outfit wasn’t clean or pressed, or it just took you a long time to get ready because all the tools you need got strewn about the house. There easy ways your lifestyle and habits at home might be driving you crazy and adding more stress to your life. What are some simple steps you can take to help keep your sanity? Here are some ideas. 

Stop Losing Your Keys — Hands down one of the most significant stressors before work in the morning is misplaced keys. It might seem like a simple solution, and it is, but by merely designating a specific area to leave your keys every time you come home you can significantly reduce your stress and save time. Your designated space could be a hanging key rack by the door, a bowl on the entry-way table or tray on the breakfast bar. Designate a spot and practice getting in the habit of placing your keys there every time you come home, and you’ll find you save a lot of time and headache when you head out somewhere. 

Keep Your Phone Charged — A dead or dying phone can also keep you always running late. You’re ready for work or to go to the movies when you see your phone is at 1% and you’ll need to wait ten minutes to leave so you can charge it. The first step is to make sure you have fully functioning chargers. The second is to designate the primary place to charge your phone but also to have additional locations to plug-in around the house. Maybe you always charge on your nightstand at night but need a place in the kitchen or living room to plug-in so you can easily connect your phone when you get home from work. If you only have one place, you might end up moving the cord around the home and forget where it is, or you’ll give up on charging because the cable is all the way upstairs.

Stay on Top of Laundry — Not having the right clothes throws another wrench in your day. Instead of designating one day each week to knock out all your laundry try doing a little each day or every other day, so you always have most of your clothing clean. Daily washing will make you less likely not to have the outfit you need or want, for that important meeting or date.

Keep your tools organized — Not your hobby tools, the tools you need to get ready to go out each day. Whether it’s in your bathroom, at a vanity or on top of your dresser try to make sure everything you need daily is in one place. Keep your comb and hair products, perfume or cologne, makeup and brushes and accessories where you can easily find and use them. Don’t take your makeup or hair products to a different room or get ready on the couch instead of at the mirror. Create the habit of getting prepared in the same place in your home each day, so you always know everything you need will be there when you need it. 

These are just a few simple steps to reduce some of the stressors in your daily life. Start with these basics to gain a bit more time and peace of mind. If you can manage your regular stressors, you’ll have more head-space to worry about the big stuff like that next promotion or your new home search.


This Condo in Boston, MA recently sold for $559,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Office East Falmouth - Putnam Realty.


83-85 Brookside Ave, Boston, MA 02130

Jamaica Plain

Condo

$559,000
Price
$559,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
1
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
HIGHLY DESIRABLE JAMAICA PLAIN LOCATION NEAR ORANGE LINE AND SOUTHWEST CORRIDOR PARK IN THE BREWERY/ARTISTS LOFT NEIGHBORHOOD!! Originally built as studio work/live spaces for artists, this spacious 1 bedroom plus study loft features an open floor plan with soaring ceilings and a wall of windows overlooking the courtyard and a new 2017 kitchen!! The master bedroom level features a half bath, walk in closet and access to a private patio and in unit laundry. The main level boasts 12 ft ceilings, open living room/dining room, kitchen, full baht and flexible use of bonus study/den/extra bedroom. This younger construction town home has its own private entrance and a deeded parking space. This home has central air, hardwood, and gas cooking. Just a few blocks away from coffee shops, restaurants and Green Street & Stony Brook Orange line T stops. Condo fee includes heat!

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7 Sharon Ave, Falmouth, MA 02536

Teaticket

Single-Family

$325,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Spectacular home located in town. This home has a new roof , refinished hardwood floors and the bathroom updated. The bat now features a tiled shower, and new counters. It is a walk to shopping and dining. With only a few homes this a truly a country setting in town. Lots of privacy, with conservation walking trails close by. This is a great opportunity. All bedrooms have hardwood floors and the living room as well. Large open living room with a lovely brick hearth. Don't pass this 3 bedroom home up!!!
Open House
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