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Posted by Sandi Boucini & Michelle Granger on 10/10/2018

When you decide that you want to buy a home, you probably hope it will all happen overnight for you. There’s some bad news though. It can take between 6 weeks and 6 months to buy a home! It could take even longer if you face a few roadblocks or inventory happens to be low in your area. There’s so many variables when it comes to getting a place to live that everyone has a different experience during their home buying process. 


A Long Road


Even if you decide to buy a home today, and find a home you love tomorrow, there’s a bit of a “grace” period before you actually get to own the home. There’s many different steps that you’ll need to complete in order to successfully secure a home.  


Pre-Approval


The first step that you need to complete when you want to buy a home is that of getting pre-approved. The lender will look at your debts, income, and credit history in order to get a complete financial snapshot of you. With this information, the lender will be able to tell you just how much house you can afford. This will be given to you in the form of a maximum loan amount. If your loan amount is $300,000, you can’t be shopping for $400,000 homes. The pre-approval process generally only takes a few days, but everyone’s circumstances are different.


Get An Agent


Before you even start on the house search, you’ll need to find a real estate agent who can help you on your home search and knows how to secure the home transaction. Do a little research on agents in your area. You can also ask around amongst your family and fiends to see if they have recommendations. Who you pick for your agent can have an impact on how smooth your home search process and transaction will be. 


Start Searching For A Home


Start your home search online. With today’s technology, online home searches save those shopping for a home a lot of time. By simply looking at details and listing descriptions, you can narrow down the number of homes you‘d like to see in person. The online home search is a way to screen homes and eliminate the ones that you have no interest in. 


It never hurts if you are driving around and see a “for sale” sign. You can take down the address and look it up later. If you’re interested, you can always set up an in-person showing with your realtor.               


How Much Time Should You Expect To Spend? 


When it comes to how long you’ll be searching for a home, you’ll need to be realistic. If you’re only doing casual weekend searches, it could take a bit more time than if you have a bit more flexibility in your schedule. Then, you have the final steps to look forward to which include:


  • Negotiations
  • Mortgage underwriting
  • Escrow
  • Closing


All of these final steps can take varying amounts of time from a few weeks to a few months to complete. Patience and diligence are indeed requirements when it comes to buying a home.





Posted by Sandi Boucini & Michelle Granger on 10/9/2018


7 Overlook Dr, Sutton, MA 01590

Single-Family

$464,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
A rare offering on Overlook Drive! This one owner home sits perfectly on a flat sprawling lot on cul-de-sac that offers privacy yet convenience to highways and very easy access schools which are only a few minutes down the street! The grounds are impressive and would be a gardeners delight with all the mature plantings. The rear mahogany deck overlooks the patio complete with a hot tub. There is also a large screened in porch to maximize your outdoor time. Inside welcomes you with a versatile open floor plan complete with a remodeled kitchen which is accented by abundant windows and slider to allow plenty of natural light.The kitchen is intertwined with the cozy family room which offers a propane stove for ambiance. The second level boasts 3 large bedrooms and main bath plus a master suite with a great walk-in closet! The basement offers both finished (550 sf +/-) and unfinished space for storage and the garage is extra deep for maximum storage space.
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Posted by Sandi Boucini & Michelle Granger on 10/4/2018


67 Hartness Rd, Sutton, MA 01590

Single-Family

$589,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
MOTIVATED SELLER & SAYS BRING OFFERS! RELOCATING. This property has it all and has been remodeled and decorated to meet today's standards. Enjoy all the details and upgrades that this home offers. Formal living rm & dining rooms. Newly remodeled white kitchen w/custom cabinets & guartzite counter tops, stainless steel appl, center island & breakfast bar. Casual dining area w/skylights & opens to resort like backyard.The family room is light & bright w/large windows, fireplace & bar area. Perfect for entertaining! Master suite is located on the 1st fl w/private balcony for those private times. Master bath has radiant heat fl, whirlpool tub, tile shower, lovely double bowl vanity & large walk-in closet. Office located on first floor overlooking backyard. Powder room w/laundry area. Second level offers three bedrooms and a full bath. Outdoor area has heated, salt water ingrd pool, outdoor kitchen & firepit. Plank flooring, shiplap, kitchen & skylights all new additions.Andersen windows!!
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Posted by Sandi Boucini & Michelle Granger on 10/3/2018


217 Manchaug Rd, Sutton, MA 01590

Single-Family

$659,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
New construction with seasonal views of Lake Manchaug from your front porch! The rare opportunity for a NEW home in Sutton awaits you! Quality home in an idyllic country setting! Standard features in the homes include: economic propane heat, central air, propane fireplace, hardwood flooring, granite kitchen, crown moldings, open floor plan and generous allowances! The spacious first floor offers an expansive kitchen with center island & walk-out bay eating area! 15 x 25 family room with abundant natural light is perfect for entertaining! The second level boasts a large master suite complete private bath that has double vanity, tiled shower & separate soaking tub. 3 other good sized bedrooms & family bath with double sinks. PLUS a bonus room on the second floor that can be an office etc. Convenient second floor laundry. Build your dream home on your dream lot!
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Posted by Sandi Boucini & Michelle Granger on 10/3/2018


11 Acorn St, Bellingham, MA 02019

Single-Family

$514,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Custom colonial on a cul-de-sac! This young home was a custom build & offers plenty of space for all! The charming farmer's porch invites you in & leads to a large gathering foyer which is planked by the living room/office (w/ closet) & formal dining room both of which offer french doors. The expansive country kitchen has an over-sized pantry as well as a mudroom entrance which includes plenty of closet space & separate laundry w/ access to the private, rear deck. The kitchen was designed w/ space for all & has a center island w/ second sink, plenty of counter space, separate desk area & eating w/ slider. The family room completes the first floor & is the heart of the home w/ soaring ceilings, floor to ceiling stone fireplace & open staircase that leads to the second floor. The well thought out floor plan has three great sized bedrooms w/ great closet space! The master suite has a private bath w/ dbl vanity, soaking tub, separate shower & massive walk-in. Great flat lot!
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Thursday
October 04 at 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
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