Lisa Bradley - Re/Max Vision



Posted by Lisa Bradley on 7/17/2018

Let's face it Ė there are many risks that you may face during the homebuying journey. From submitting an offer on a house that ultimately proves to be a poor investment to failing to obtain a mortgage due to a bad credit score, there are various issues that may prevent you from achieving your desired results. Lucky for you, we're here to help you focus on the task at hand and eliminate potential risks as you search for your ideal residence.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you avoid risks throughout the homebuying journey.

1. Set Realistic Homebuying Expectations

How you search for a home may determine whether you are successful or unsuccessful. For example, if you evaluate houses that fall outside your price range, you may struggle to find a home that you can actually afford. On the other hand, if you establish realistic homebuying expectations from the get-go, you may be able to streamline your house search.

Think about where you want to live and how much you can afford to pay for a home. Also, you should consider home must-haves and wants. With this information at your disposal, you can avoid the risk of missing out on an opportunity to acquire a residence that matches your expectations.

2. Get a Mortgage

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage is pivotal. Because if you obtain a mortgage today, you can enter the housing market with a budget and narrow your house search accordingly. Perhaps most important, a mortgage enables you to avoid the temptation to pursue homes that be priced beyond your budget.

Consult with banks and credit unions, and you can learn about a broad array of mortgage options. Then, you can select a mortgage and kick off your search for your dream residence.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

Problems may arise at any point during the homebuying journey. And if you're unsure about how to address these issues, it may be tough for you to acquire your ideal residence. Fortunately, if you hire a real estate agent, you may be able to identify and address homebuying problems before they escalate.

A real estate agent understands the housing market and is happy to share his or her expertise with you. This housing market professional can teach you about the differences between a buyer's and seller's market, help you prepare a homebuying strategy and much more.

Let's not forget about the assistance that a real estate agent can provide as you get ready to submit an offer on your dream home, either. A real estate agent will help you craft a competitive homebuying proposal. Furthermore, he or she will negotiate with a seller's agent on your behalf and do everything possible to ensure you can acquire your dream residence at a budget-friendly price.

Take control of the homebuying journey Ė use the aforementioned tips, and you can limit risk as you search for your ideal house.




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Posted by Lisa Bradley on 7/16/2018


151 Providence Rd, Grafton, MA 01519

Condo

$124,900
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Downsizers, professionals, students: Welcome to Unit 18, R, at 151 Providence Road in Countryside Condominiums. This top corner unit located on the second floor has a fabulous newer trex balcony with PVC railings. The view sitting out here for sunsets is spectacular. Meticulous care and pride of ownership shine in this 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath unit. Freshly carpeted family room and bedrooms, newer vinyl windows/ slider, and a great sized hall closet that could easily be converted to a space for this unit's own washer and dryer with some ductwork prevail. The seller loves the convenience of this complex located near major routes, Tufts Veterinary School, T-Station, UMASS Medical, retail, shopping. The association recently did the parking lot over and also has included one handicap parking space for any guests or an owner/ renter that may need it, No current assessments, three convenient entrances into the building with intercom feature and coin laundry in the lower level.
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Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Lisa Bradley on 7/12/2018


59 School St, Northborough, MA 01532

Rental

$1,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Fabulous location, Parliament Court complex, great schools in town and freshly painted condo with loads of light that shows like a house with its two story, spacious floorplan that includes: 1,260 square feet with 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bath(s), kitchen with newly applianced range, microwave and all new gorgeous gleaming hardwood and tile flooring throughout the unit. Washer and dryer in this unit conveniently located in closet across from bath on the first floor. This unit comes with two parking spots right out the front door and a private little patio that is currently being landscaped. The owner has also ordered all new windows that will be being replaced during the month of August. Lots of attention has gone into improving this unit. The pictures do not do this quaint property justice. Please set up a showing today. Lessor or owner is looking for a 12 month lease. Available to rent, August 1st, you could be in for fall school year.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






Tags: Northborough   Real Estate   Rental   01532  
Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Lisa Bradley on 7/11/2018

This Single-Family in Worcester, MA recently sold for $381,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Lisa Bradley - Re/Max Vision.


10 Howatson Way, Worcester, MA 01609

West Side

Single-Family

$399,900
Price
$381,000
Sale Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
The solid construction and workmanship of this fine 4 BR, 2.5 BA, and two car attached colonial home being located in the desirable West Side on a quiet dead end street will delight you! It is loaded with hardwoods, charm, and character throughout. The many built in's, closets, and wide open concept living areas allow for a large family to spread out. Current owners have added quartz countertops to this large kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances, pantry and eat in area. Huge family room off the kitchen with French Doors leading to a private patio for entertaining. Formal Dining Room showcases built in cabinets. The expansive living room has a new efficient woodstove, hardwoods and door to screened porch area with beautiful wooded views. See attached MASS SAVE Certificate from 2018 attached to listing. Other recent upgrades include 5 yr old heating system,newer water tank, some newer windows and interior paint.

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Posted by Lisa Bradley on 7/10/2018

When youíre trying to sell your home, there are a few mistakes that could make or break completing the sale of the home in a timely manner. While some things like a tough market or a home with a lot of extra-special features are out of your immediate control, there are plenty of things that you can do when it comes to selling your home. Read on for expert selling tips on what to avoid when your home is going on the market.


Your Home Is Overpriced


Overpriced homes tend to sit on the market for a longer period of time. This is because buyers can see that the price isnít right and are waiting for a price drop. Itís so easy to overestimate the value of your home as well. 


When a home sits on the market for a longer period of time, buyers also wonder if thereís something wrong with the home. Was there a botched inspection? Does the home need major work thatís not visible to the naked eye? An idle home sale leaves buyers wondering, and your home still left on the market.


As far as price goes, if your home has been sitting on the market, youíll need to consider dropping the price in a timely fashion if the price isnít right. You also should be open to bargaining with buyers. In the grand scheme of selling a home sometimes being stubborn with $5,000 doesnít pay off in the end. 


You Didnít Clean Before A Showing


When your home goes on the market, youíll need to do a deep clean of the home. This could mean shelling out some money for a professional cleaning service. Buyers want to see homes that are in pretty good condition. Itís hard to picture living in a place where thereís a lot of dirt and clutter. If you need to, put some of your stuff in storage for the showing. Buyers need some vision to help them decide on the home thatís right for them. You can help them to find that vision with a spotless house.


Using Subpar Photographs


When it comes to selling your home, you want the best possible photographs to depict your property. Most home buyers start their search online these days and high-quality photographs are the best first impression of your property that you can give. A few cell phone pictures just wonít cut it. If you canít get professional photographs done to sell your home, you might want to find someone with a more professional camera or a bit of amateur photography skills. Buyers are focusing on the pictures way more than they are the words in descriptions for online listings. Find the best way to give buyers an overview of your property in images with a good impression.