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Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 5/18/2018

As a homebuyer, entering the real estate market with insights into what it takes to find the perfect house is essential.

Becoming an expert homebuyer, however, may seem impossible at times. Lucky for you, we're here to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to make your homeownership dreams come true.

What does it take to become an expert homebuyer? Here are three tips to help you do just that.

1. Look at Real Estate Market Trends

The housing market ebbs and flows. Therefore, a seller's market today may transform into a buyer's market tomorrow.

Ultimately, the real estate market fluctuates constantly, and you'll want to learn as much as possible about the housing sector to ensure you can map out your homebuying journey accordingly.

In a buyer's market, there are usually more home sellers than buyers. This means homebuyers may be better equipped than ever before to secure a top-notch house at a budget-friendly price.

On the other hand, a seller's market features an abundance of homebuyers and a shortage of sellers. For homebuyers who operate in a seller's market, they may be forced to submit competitive offers on homes quickly, or risk missing out on a dream residence to a rival.

When you study the housing market, don't forget to check out the prices of residences that recently sold. By doing so, you can gain a better understanding of how much you'll likely need to pay to acquire a first-rate house based on the current state of the housing market.

2. Learn How a Mortgage Works

What differentiates a fixed-rate mortgage from an adjustable-rate option? An expert homebuyer will know the ins and outs of assorted mortgage options and select one that corresponds to his or her finances.

To learn about mortgages and how they work, you'll want to meet with credit unions and banks. These lenders can describe the different types of mortgages and the pros and cons associated with them.

Also, an expert homebuyer will get pre-approved for a mortgage. With a mortgage in hand, this homebuyer will be able to stick to a price range as he or she searches for the ideal home.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

Let's face it – no homebuyer can afford to make mistakes. Fortunately, you can work with a real estate agent to receive expert guidance as you navigate the homebuying journey.

A real estate agent boasts the skills and know-how needed to streamline the homebuying process. He or she may have many years of housing market experience and is happy to teach you about the opportunities and challenges associated with buying a house.

Furthermore, a real estate agent will help you accelerate the homebuying cycle. He or she can set up home showings, negotiate with home sellers on your behalf and much more. That way, you can focus on what's important – finding a terrific house at an affordable price.

Take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and you can become an expert homebuyer.




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Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 5/17/2018

This Single-Family in Middleboro, MA recently sold for $250,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Larry Costa REALTOR® - CENTURY 21 Classic Gold.


412 Wareham St, Middleboro, MA 02346

Single-Family

$250,000
Price
$250,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Gem in the rough. One level living in sought after Middleboro. Needs some TLC but ready for occupancy. High and dry basement for future expansion. Easy to show, and Sellers are flexible. Hardwood floors, three bedrooms, and plenty of room storage. Circular driveway, nice sized yard. Best Deal in Town..... Make your best offer! (Note: Property is being sold in as-is, where-is condition).

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Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 5/17/2018


10 Wholan Park, Middleboro, MA 02346

Single-Family

$319,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Dead end street! Move right in to this nicely redone ranch home featuring hardwood floors through out, updated kitchen with Stainless Steel appliances and hardwood cabinets, updated bath, large master bedroom with hardwood floors could be converted back to 2 bedrooms. Lower level is partially finished with family room. there's also a slider to a mahogany deck with hot tub and an above ground pool. Beautifully landscaped yard with walking paths, flowering trees, bushes, planting beds, fire pit and so much more! The exterior has newer cedar siding and architectural shingle roof! Heating system just 1 year old. Hurry won't last!
Open House
Sunday
May 20 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 10 Wholan Park, Middleboro, MA 02346    Get Directions

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Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 5/17/2018


10 Wholan Park, Middleboro, MA 02346

Single-Family

$319,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Dead end street! Move right in to this nicely redone ranch home featuring hardwood floors through out, updated kitchen with Stainless Steel appliances and hardwood cabinets, updated bath, large master bedroom with hardwood floors could be converted back to 2 bedrooms. Lower level is partially finished with family room. there's also a slider to a mahogany deck with hot tub and an above ground pool. Beautifully landscaped yard with walking paths, flowering trees, bushes, planting beds, fire pit and so much more! The exterior has newer cedar siding and architectural shingle roof! Heating system just 1 year old. Hurry won't last!
Open House
Sunday
May 20 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 10 Wholan Park, Middleboro, MA 02346    Get Directions

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Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 5/15/2018


284 Monponsett St., Halifax, MA 02338

Commercial

$1,600
Price

1
Buildings
Office
Type of Comm.
4.32
Lot Size
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Large handicap accessible second floor office space (with elevator) in busy location at intersection of Rts 58 and 106. This former medical office features reception and waiting room, file room, exam rooms, handicap bathrooms, lab and 2 private offices. Room layout can be reconfigured for a variety of uses. See attached floor plan or call list agent for details. Building is modern, well maintained and professionally landscaped.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






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