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Posted by Maria Acuna Real Estate on 6/21/2018

If you’re searching for a home and are looking for a deal, you may turn to homes that are listed as “For Sale By Owner.” These homes tend to be a great deal for the sellers, but not necessarily the buyer. This makes it all the more important that you hire a buyer’s agent for yourself. Your agent can check a bit of the work that the owner is doing without hiring a real estate agent for himself. When buying a for sale by owner property you’ll want to do all of the same things that you would do if you were buying a property that was for sale through a realtor including:


  • Check the asking price through comps
  • Get a property inspection
  • Make an offer and complete contract negotiations
  •  Check how long the home has been on the market


Just because a home is for sale by an owner, there’s no need to give up on the normal procedures that one goes through in buying a home. You have the right to have a buyer’s agent represent you in the transaction. Beware though as some for sale by owners are not willing to pay commission to any agents including buyers‘ agents. Be sure that the contracts are clear in this area so that you don’t fall in love with a home only to find out that you can’t use your agent in the transaction.


Other Points To Consider In A For Sale By Owner Transaction


You may need to hire an attorney, especially for an estate sale or short sale. 


You still need a home inspection and have the right to back out of the sale if something isn’t satisfactory about the home. The home inspection is important because it can reveal serious problems with a home such as high levels of radon, issues with the furnace, or a possible plumbing disaster waiting to happen.           


You may want a C.L.U.E. Report 


This type of report tells you what kind, if any, insurance claims have been made on the property in the past 5 years. The report will detail the date of the claim, the cause (if a natural disaster) and the amount that was paid to fix the damage. 


You should still get pre-approved


Getting pre-approved before buying a home is just something that should be automatic for buyers. It really lets the seller know that you’re serious about purchasing a property.


Buying a for sale by owner home is the same as purchasing any other property. You’ll just need to be an informed buyer through the process in order to make sure you’re doing what’s right for you.        





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Posted by Maria Acuna Real Estate on 6/19/2018


501 Hancock St, Springfield, MA 01105

So End Central

Single-Family

$50,000
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Hola! Why rent when you can own. Affordable vinyl sided home with newer roof. Large eat-kitchen, good size living room, bedroom and bath on first floor . Two tandem bedrooms on second floor. Basement with hatchway exit and washer dryer hook-ups. PLus nice size yard.
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Posted by Maria Acuna Real Estate on 6/19/2018


48 Ivanhoe St, Springfield, MA 01109

Pine Pt Bstn Rd

Single-Family

$112,000
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Ready to move in. You will love this charming and captivating Cape. Its original vintage hardwood floors and kitchen cabinets, are impeccable. Your family and loved ones will enjoy the spacious backyard, perfect for family gatherings! The house offers two spacious partially finish room in the second floor, that it could be easily turned into a master bedroom suite. This home is well maintained, it is also located in friendly community, close distance to public transportation and Springfield Public Schools High and Elementary Schools Come and take a look at this beauty….Don't miss out!"
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June 24 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Posted by Maria Acuna Real Estate on 6/19/2018


65 Harkness Ave, Springfield, MA 01118

East Forest Park

Single-Family

$154,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to East Forest Park! This three bedroom cape has lots of updates for a new buyer to enjoy. NEW circuit breakers in 2014! NEW heat and hot water in 2015! Replacement windows! Lots of hardwood flooring! NEW flooring in second floor bedrooms! Second floor also features a half bath, extra large closets in the bedrooms and additional storage area. Enclosed 3 season porch overlooking a beautiful flat yard that's already fenced in. Storage shed off back of garage. Convenient Forest Park location with easy access to shopping.
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Sunday
June 24 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Welcome to East Forest Park! This three bedroom cape has lots of updates for a new buyer to enjoy. NEW circuit breakers in 2014! NEW heat and hot water in 2015! Replacement windows! Lots of hardwood flooring! NEW flooring in second floor bedrooms! Second floor also features a half bath, extra large closets in the bedrooms and additional storage area. Enclosed 3 season porch overlooking a beautiful flat yard that’s already fenced in. Storage shed off back of garage.
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Posted by Maria Acuna Real Estate on 6/19/2018


111 Inglewood Ave, Springfield, MA 01119

Single-Family

$218,000
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
FRESH COAT OF EXTERIOR PAINT ON THE WAY!!!! This spacious four bedroom cape on a corner lot has all you need. Enter into a large open space with high ceilings, lots of natural light and a sea of freshly finished hardwood floors. Kitchen features wood cabinets, granite counters and eating area with large picture window. Living area off kitchen has two glass sliders, one leading to intimate dining area in rear deck. Front living has a fireplace as well. Two full baths and four total bedrooms gives plenty of room to grow and the location is a wonderful area to take a walk and even explore the neighborhood pond. Property also has replacement windows, gas heat, central air and some new fencing. New coat of paint will be applied to exterior of home prior to closing.
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June 23 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
FRESH COAT OF EXTERIOR PAINT JUST ADDED!!! This spacious four bedroom cape on a corner lot has all you need. Enter into a large open space with high ceilings, lots of natural light and a sea of freshly finished hardwood floors. Kitchen features wood cabinets, granite counters and eating area with large picture window. Living area off kitchen has two glass sliders, one leading to intimate dining area in rear deck. Front living has a fireplace as well. Two full baths and four total bedroom
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