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Posted by John Boey on 10/14/2018

There’s many theories about when the best time of year to buy a home is. It’s spring, right? Not necessarily. Spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate but it’s not always the best time of year to buy a home. The emphasis on home buying in spring tends to be rooted in the fact that spring is associated with all things “new.” However, these misperceptions about the housing market can be detrimental to homebuyers. 


Spring And Summer Are Top Times To Sell


Many people get the urge to sell their properties in the spring and summer simply because they get new perspective after being cooped up in the house all winter long. People are ready for a change after the long winter. Moving close to the summertime works well with traditional school calendars. For some people, selling in the warmer months of the year is the best time, but it doesn’t hold true for everyone. 


Seasons Change


Others suggest that the best time to sell a home is in fall or winter. People who are looking to buy in the end of the year are often buying for a purpose. Their need to move is much greater. It could be due to family issues, home repair needs or other crucial factors, but these buyers are motivated. On the flip side, there’s less homes to look at since inventory tends to be lower at this time of the year.


In the spring, while many people are looking, their need to buy is much less urgent, so the demand is less. There’s a potential for more competition in the spring if you are a serious buyer just because of the high volume of shoppers. 


Remember one key fact: spring starts in January when we talk about real estate! The number of listings will continue to ramp up until about mid-May. Buyers will be looking throughout the summer months. Then, the number of buyers starts to drop off in September. 


The Bottom Line


There is really no “right” time to buy or sell real estate. The right time has to do with what works best for you. If you’re starting your search, it’s best to begin in the spring, but you may very well land the best deal in the fall when there’s less competition. When you start a serious home search, you get a better idea of what you want. You also don’t want to let the perfect house pass you by because you were waiting for “just the right time.” 


Some Additional Tips:


  • Avoid Closing Around Christmastime 
  • Know Your Moving Timetable
  • Consider How Long It May Take You To Find A Home
  • Remember That Closings Take At Least 30 Days


Whenever you buy a home, choosing a knowledgeable real estate agent can help you to close a great deal on your home whether you’re buying or selling. By planning ahead, the process will go much smoother.  




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Posted by John Boey on 10/11/2018


414 John Mahar Hwy, Braintree, MA 02184

Condo

$459,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Luxurious and spacious "Hinsdale style condo at Jonathan's Landing. 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths, Eat-in kitchen with granite counter top, backsplash and stainless steel appliances, Formal dining room with wainscoting molding, Living room with slider to private balcony, Spacious master bedroom with master bath include soaking tub, stand up shower, double granite vanity and custom built walk-in closet, 9' ceilings, Crown moldings, Gleaming hardwood floors, Spacious laundry room with additional storage,The complex offers a private clubhouse with a theater room, fitness room, in-ground pool, tennis courts, putting green and walking trails throughout the beautifully landscaped grounds, This is the perfect commuter location, close to the highway, short distance to public transportation(Red line), restaurants, and shopping.
Open House
Sunday
October 14 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 414 John Mahar Hwy, Braintree, MA 02184    Get Directions

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Posted by John Boey on 10/9/2018


284 Lynn St, Peabody, MA 01960

Single-Family

$425,000
Price

6
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
Welcome home to this beautiful house in the wonderful neighborhood. 4-5 bedrooms with 3 full bathrooms. Located close to major highways, Very beautiful water view. right cross Browns Pond. Completely renovated from top to bottom. First floor has an open concept kitchen, granite counter top with good material cabinet. spaces dining room and living area. Upstairs, you will find three good-sized bedrooms, including a master bedroom with full bathroom. Blank new central A/C as well as new heating system and new roof. Don't miss this one, won't last.
Open House
Saturday
October 13 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Posted by John Boey on 10/7/2018

If you want to own a home, it may be a good idea to enter the housing market sooner rather than later. That way, you can go from homebuyer to homeowner in no time at all.

Ultimately, there are three steps to buy a home:

1. Conduct an Extensive Home Search

The home search, aka "the fun part" of the homebuying journey, enables you to select a residence that matches or exceeds your expectations.

During a home search, you'll want to attend open houses and home showings. These events will allow you to take an up-close look at a variety of residences.

Of course, don't forget to check out many home listings as well. These listings offer lots of details about a home and can help you differentiate an ordinary residence from your "dream" house.

You also may want to get pre-approved for a mortgage before you kick off your home search. If you receive pre-approval for a mortgage, you can enter the real estate market with a budget in hand and narrow your home search accordingly.

2. Submit an Offer

If you find a house that you want to own, there is no need to wait to submit an offer. Because the longer that you hesitate to make a proposal, the more likely it becomes that a rival homebuyer will swoop in and acquire your dream house.

Prior to submitting a home offer, it often helps to conduct plenty of housing market research. Look at the prices of recently sold houses that are comparable to the residence that you'd like to buy. Then, you can put together a competitive offer that accounts for a house's condition as well as the current state of the housing market.

It is important to note that a seller has the right to accept, reject or counter your home offer. But if you submit a competitive initial offer on a house, you can increase the likelihood of an instant "Yes."

3. Finalize Your Purchase

After a home seller accepts your offer, it may be only a few weeks until you finalize your home purchase. At this time, you'll want to conduct a home inspection to identify any potential problem areas and address such issues as soon as possible.

When it comes to buying a home, there is no need to forgo a home inspection. If you fail to complete an inspection, you risk buying a house that has underlying issues that you may need to mitigate down the line.

In the weeks leading up to closing day, you will want to have a trusted real estate advisor at your disposal. Fortunately, real estate agents are available who can help you discover a great home and streamline the process of getting to closing day.

A real estate agent is happy to keep you up to date throughout the homebuying cycle. And if you ever have homebuying concerns or questions, this housing market professional is happy to address them.

Purchase your perfect home – use the aforementioned steps, and you can make your homeownership dreams come true.




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Posted by John Boey on 10/6/2018


414 John Mahar Hwy, Braintree, MA 02184

Condo

$459,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Luxurious and spacious "Hinsdale style condo at Jonathan's Landing. 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths, Eat-in kitchen with granite counter top, backsplash and stainless steel appliances, Formal dining room with wainscoting molding, Living room with slider to private balcony, Spacious master bedroom with master bath include soaking tub, stand up shower, double granite vanity and custom built walk-in closet, 9' ceilings, Crown moldings, Gleaming hardwood floors, Spacious laundry room with additional storage,The complex offers a private clubhouse with a theater room, fitness room, in-ground pool, tennis courts, putting green and walking trails throughout the beautifully landscaped grounds, This is the perfect commuter location, close to the highway, short distance to public transportation(Red line), restaurants, and shopping.
Open House
Sunday
October 07 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 414 John Mahar Hwy, Braintree, MA 02184    Get Directions

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