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The process of buying a home is anything but cut and dry. There will undoubtedly be some twists and turns along the way. First, you need to be pre-approved for a mortgage. Then, you’ll need to find a home that fits both your needs and your budget. Finally, you’ll put in an offer on a place and hope for the best throughout the rest of the process.


There are plenty of things that you can do as a buyer to make buying a home both easier and more streamlined. Below, you’ll find some of the best tips that are specifically for those seeking to buy a home. 


Give Them An Offer They Can’t Refuse


When there is a low quantity of homes and a high number of buyers, competition can get fierce. When the market is like this, you’re not guaranteed to get a property that you put an offer on. It may take making several offers on homes in order for you to finally get the keys to your dream house. 


You never want your offer to be too low. A low offer could be insulting to sellers and instead of being countered, could just be outright refused. Make an offer too high and you still have a problem. A high offer may be accepted, however, it’s not going to be approved by your mortgage company for you to borrow that much for the purchase. If an offer is accepted and a home appraises for less, you may be left with thousands of dollars that you need to pay on the spot in order to secure the home. 


The best way to present an attractive offer is to work with an expert realtor who can do the appropriate research and let you know what a good offer on the home would be.           


Know Your Contingencies


After an offer on a home has been accepted, you need to get to work on the contingencies that you’re going to want on the home. Your realtor will also be a huge advocate in this area. Contingencies will include things like the right to do a home inspection, the appraisal contingency, and the contingency that you’ll only be able to move forward with buying the home if you have appropriate financing. These protect you as a buyer so that if something falls through, you’ll be able to back out of the deal without a penalty.


Don’t Go Credit Happy


Once your offer is accepted and your financing is in place, don’t head out to buy tons of new furniture and appliances for your new home. Your credit matters until you get the keys to the house. Opening new credit cards or adding significant debt can affect your credit score negatively, possibly putting a damper on your home purchase. Hold off on making purchases until after you move into the house.    



This Multi-Family in Fitchburg, MA recently sold for $280,000. This style home was sold by Office Fitchburg - Tammy Morrison Real Estate Inc.


18 Foster St, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Multi-Family

$265,000
Price
$280,000
Sale Price

2
Units
2,651
Approx. GLA
This 2-Family is a "MUST SEE"! It was beautifully updated from top to bottom in 2017. Simply move in and enjoy the luxury of a new home while renting the other unit for income. Units are practically identical. 1st unit has 2 bedrooms. 2nd unit has 2 levels with 4 bedrooms (2 on 2nd floor and 2 on 3rd floor). Front bedrooms (especially on the 3rd floor) boast beautiful views of the City! Each unit has a about a year and half old range, refrigerator, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. They also have "gleaming" hardwood floors in living room/dining room, and neutral colors throughout! New furnaces, hot water tanks, roof, and electrical boxes (for each unit including common areas). Partially fenced-in side yard. Would be great for owner occupied or investment. Don't let your Buyers miss out on this great find! Pictures do not do it justice and are not of both units. Plan your showing now! (More pictures to follow).

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Beds
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46 Old City Rd, Townsend, MA 01474

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