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Posted by Maria Acuna Real Estate on 12/13/2018

Whether you're looking for your first house, a vacation home, or a retirement condo, there's always an element of excitement in finding a new place you can call your own!

Although buying and selling real estate can be stressful, especially if you've never done it before, being prepared and knowing what to expect can help keep things on an even keel.

Similar to planning a vacation or a cross-country trip, you'll want to avoid missed connections, frustrating delays, and wasted time. When it comes to buying a home, a little research, planning, and expert advice can go a long way toward ensuring a smooth journey. Here are a few specifics:

Check your credit score: Your credit rating has a major impact on your ability to successfully apply for a mortgage and be offered a relatively low interest rate. Knowing your credit rating can help you understand your options, avoid unexpected surprises, and take action to correct errors in your credit report or improve your credit profile.

Prepare a wish list: One of the keys to getting what you want in a new home is to clarify and prioritize the features that matter the most to you. Your checklist can include everything from lot size and architectural style to the reputation of the school district and proximity to stores. Some house hunters also place a high value on features like a fireplace, screened-in porch, and an open floor plan.

Find a good real estate agent: A buyers' agent can provide you with an immense amount of help in finding properties for sale that meet your specifications. They can also provide assistance, advice, and guidance on the many steps involved in going from loan applicant to new home owner. An experienced agent can also negotiate the best possible deal, in terms of price, seller concessions, and other advantages.

Meet with mortgage lenders: A crucial step in preparing to become a homeowner is understanding the mortgage application process, knowing how much banks would be willing to lend you, and determining an affordable price range. Meeting with lenders is also the first step to comparing interest rates and choosing a financial institution that would best suit your needs. Here's a helpful tip from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: "Getting a preapproval letter helps you show sellers that you are a serious buyer Ė but it doesnít commit you to a lender."

When it comes to searching for and buying a house, probably the best advice anyone could give you is "stay the course!" Let's face it: It's easy to give up, get discouraged, or settle for a home that's less than what you really want. However, when you adopt a "stay the course" mindset, you'll do a better job of staying motivated, focused, and well organized until you find just the right home for you, your family, and your future!





Posted by Maria Acuna Real Estate on 12/12/2018

This Single-Family in Springfield, MA recently sold for $160,000. This Cape style home was sold by - Maria Acuna Real Estate.


31 Strathmore St, Springfield, MA 01109

Pine Pt Bstn Rd

Single-Family

$159,900
Price
$160,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
6 room, three bedroom cape located at the end of quiet street in a convenient location. This well cared for home features a first floor with eat-in kitchen that opens to the dining room and wraps around to the living room. The first floor also showcases a master bedroom and full bath. The second floor features two bedrooms with some built-ins. The garage is attached by a breezeway that comes in handy on those bad weather days. The large backyard is the icing on the cake. Make your appointment today. The dining room could be converted into a 4th bedroom as it has a closet if you so choose.

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Posted by Maria Acuna Real Estate on 12/11/2018

This Single-Family in Springfield, MA recently sold for $145,900. This Ranch style home was sold by - Maria Acuna Real Estate.


128 Elijah St, Springfield, MA 01109

Single-Family

$144,900
Price
$145,900
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Move right in. This Three Bedroom ranch has a wonderful yard and a detached garage with an enclosed porch area. The large fenced in yard is a great place to hang out and unwind or plant your own garden. Plenty of space for pets to run around as well. This is certainly a great home to start out in or downsize to. Over a thousand square feet of living space with a large living room and dining area. The basement is wide open and ready for expansion plans. The windows have beed replaced and the roof was recently replaced as well. Come make this home yours today and stop wasting money on rent.

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Posted by Maria Acuna Real Estate on 12/10/2018

This Multi-Family in Springfield, MA recently sold for $165,000. This style home was sold by - Maria Acuna Real Estate.


45 Gail St, Springfield, MA 01108

Multi-Family

$175,000
Price
$165,000
Sale Price

2
Units
1,612
Approx. GLA
Hidden away on the fringe of the city is this charming four bedroom two bath Duplex set on a large lot. Located in a beautiful secluded neighborhood and only moments to shops, eateries and transport. This home provides all the elements for relaxing, comfortable and easycare living. Duplexes like this do not hit the market very often. Donít miss out on your chance! Wonít last long! No showings until open house.

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Posted by Maria Acuna Real Estate on 12/8/2018


81 Haskin St, Springfield, MA 01109

Single-Family

$70,000
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
INVESTORS TAKE NOTICE! Come check out this opportunity and turn this gem back to it's former glory. Newer roof (8 years APO). New furnace. Needs work but has solid bones. Cash or rehab loans only.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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