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Posted by RE/MAX Main Street Associates on 4/21/2019

If you're on the lookout for your dream house, it helps to be persistent. In fact, there are many reasons to take a persistent approach to the real estate market, and these include:

1. You can pounce on the opportunity to acquire your ideal residence.

A persistent homebuyer should have no trouble finding lots of homes that match or exceed his or her expectations. Then, this buyer can take the necessary steps to submit an offer on his or her dream house and finalize a home purchase.

As a persistent homebuyer, it is essential to submit a competitive offer on any residence that you want to acquire. By providing a competitive offer, you can increase the likelihood of receiving an immediate "Yes" from a seller.

2. You can stay ahead of the competition.

When it comes to buying the best house at the lowest price, the early bird catches the worm. Thus, a persistent homebuyer may be better equipped than others to find and purchase his or her dream residence as soon as this house becomes available.

To stay ahead of the homebuying competition, it helps to assess the real estate sector closely. This will enable a homebuyer to identify his or her dream house in no time at all.

Furthermore, a homebuyer should create a checklist of dream home wants and must-haves. This list will allow a homebuyer to narrow his or her home search, making it easier than ever before to discover a great house.

3. You can boost the likelihood of a seamless homebuying experience.

No one should be forced to deal with a long, arduous homebuying experience. Fortunately, a persistent homebuyer can act quickly on available houses, ensuring this buyer can accelerate the homebuying journey.

For a persistent homebuyer, it often is a good idea to get extra help from a housing market professional as well. Thankfully, real estate agents are available who can provide comprehensive support to persistent homebuyers in any city or town.

A real estate agent understands the ins and outs of purchasing a house in a buyer's or seller's market and is happy to share his or her industry expertise with a homebuyer. By doing so, a real estate agent can provide valuable insights to help a homebuyer accomplish his or her goals.

In addition, a real estate agent offers plenty of support at each stage of the homebuying journey. He or she will learn about your homebuying aspirations, set up home showings and keep you up to date about new residences that become available. Plus, once you find your dream house, a real estate agent will help you submit a competitive offer right away.

If you want to pursue your dream house, it may be beneficial to take a persistent approach to the housing market. With the aforementioned tips, you can enter the real estate market as a persistent homebuyer who knows exactly what he or she wants to find. Take advantage of these homebuying tips, and you can move closer to acquiring your ideal house.




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Posted by RE/MAX Main Street Associates on 4/21/2019

It can be difficult to find the extra savings to put towards your first home as a renter. With rent and utility prices rising, most people’s paychecks are leaving them with less and less savings at the end of the month.

Buying your first home, however, can be a great long-term financial decision. It will help you build equity, and, eventually, you’ll be able to use that equity toward another home or toward retiring.

In today’s post, we’ll talk about some of the ways to save for a down payment while renting an apartment.

How much to save

In order to make the most of your first home purchase, you’ll want to save up as much of a down payment as possible. This will help you receive the lowest interest rate and reduce the amount you’ll pay toward interest.

If you can manage to save 20% of the loan, you’ll also be able to waive private mortgage insurance (PMI), that would otherwise set you back around $100 per month or more.

Smart ways to save while renting

If you’re ready to get serious about saving for your first down payment, let’s talk about the best way to approach your savings plan.

Pay off small debts

If you’ve had that lingering credit card debt that you’ve never quite paid off, now is the time. Take a look at your current debts. Pay off the smaller balances first and focus on debt with the highest interest rate.

This will enable you to start making larger deposits toward your down payment savings sooner and can help you avoid needlessly paying interest on small loans and credit card debt.

Open a dedicated account or CD

The best way to make sure you contribute to your down payment savings plan is to open a savings account or take out a CD (certificate of deposit).

A savings account with a high-interest return is a good option for people who are worried that they may need to access their funds before they’re ready to buy a home.

If you’re comfortable with not being able to access your funds until a set date, then a CD could help you save more money.

Since CDs are a one-time payment, many people choose to combine both CDs and high-interest savings accounts to achieve their savings goals.

Regardless of which option you choose, be sure to shop around for the highest interest rate. Online banks tend to have higher rates than traditional banks and are also easy to sign up for.

Direct deposit a portion of your pay

Opening a bank account or CD won’t do you any good if you don’t commit to contributing to it. If you are paid via direct deposit, visit your HR office and ask them to reassign a portion of your weekly pay to your new account.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to better prepare for your down payment. Don’t  wait! The sooner you start saving, the sooner you’ll be able to purchase your first home.





Posted by RE/MAX Main Street Associates on 4/19/2019

This Condo in Haverhill, MA recently sold for $170. This Garden style home was sold by - RE/MAX Main Street Associates.


5 Myles Standish Drive, Haverhill, MA 01835

Bradford

Condo

$165,000
Price
$170
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Immaculately updated 2 bedroom partial wood floors, new cabinets, tile backsplash, quartz counter. First floor end unit. Private basement laundry. Storage. Condo fee includes, gas, heat and hot water. Recent boiler and range. Over counter micro, dishwasher and fridge included. Great starter home or easy downsize. Convenient access to highway and Bradford train station. Sunny eat in kitchen. Front to back unit provides nice light and air. Common pool. Quick access to grill area. Well maintained grounds. Special Broker/Buyer viewing Friday March 29 9:30-10:30. Open House: Sat March 30 12-1:30

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Posted by RE/MAX Main Street Associates on 4/19/2019


6 Kimball St, Haverhill, MA 01830

Multi-Family

$299,900
Price

2
Units
1,852
Approx. GLA
Two Family Home has a town house style owner's unit with 4 bedroom new hot water tank and 3 yr old boiler set back off the street for privacy. Group Showing Saturday April 20th from 11am to Noon
Open House
Saturday
April 20 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Posted by RE/MAX Main Street Associates on 4/18/2019


6 Kimball St, Haverhill, MA 01830

Multi-Family

$299,900
Price

2
Units
1,852
Approx. GLA
Two Family Home has a town house style owner's unit with 4 bedroom new hot water tank and 3 yr old boiler set back off the street for privacy. Group Showing Saturday April 20th from 11am to Noon
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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