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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty Boston North West - MA-9081217
Buying a previously-owned customized home can open up some attractive and unusual options for a homebuyer. You may love everything the former owner incorporated into the house and appreciate the extra amenities. If the features aren’t to your liking, however, you’ll need to factor in the additio...
Consumers considering a home purchase often want to get a handle on how it takes to actually buy a home. The problem is this: it’s a surprisingly subjective and multilayered question. Answers tend to focus on the typical time it takes to close a home loan once you’re under contract, which is usua...
Buying a home in Acton, or anywhere, can be exciting, but you don’t want to rush into it. Making simple errors while going about the home-buying process can cause a lot of stress—both emotional and financial—for years to come. So, take some time to educate yourself about the common mistakes homeb...
All lovebirds need a nest, and nowadays you and your significant other don’t need to wait to tie the knot before you purchase a place to roost together. About one in four married couples between the ages of 18 and 34 purchase their first home together before their wedding date. Yet, not all coupl...
You’ve saved for a down payment. You’ve pored over the local listings for months. Touring open houses has become part of your weekend ritual. But months, perhaps years, have passed and you are still in your rental.     For many first-time homebuyers, pulling the trigger on a purchase can be a fri...
Don’t Forget These Costs When Buying an Acton Area Home You’ve crunched the mortgage calculators, estimated your tax payments, and taken a realistic look at how much house you can afford. You’ve stuck within your range when scouring the listings, being careful not to bust your budget. But there ...
THE HOME-BUYING PITFALLS FOR UNWED PARTNERS Married couples have a large body of law to protect their rights if their unions dissolve. For unwed or domestic partners who want to own property but who don’t want to (or can’t) get married, the law is less clear. This includes same-sex couples, who f...
AFFORDABILITY OPTIONS FOR FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS Prospective first-time homebuyers face several challenges, including the need for a down payment and the financial stability to qualify for a home loan. While home prices and affordability vary from one market to another, individual buyers must find...
What is a "buyer's agent" in real estate?  A buyers agent is authorized to act in the best interests of a client and is obligated to place the client's interests before those of any other parties, including the agent's own interests. With increased education among both real estate professionals a...
2013 has been a very busy year for home sellers in Acton.  236 single family homes sold this past year, which is nearly 10% more than sold in 2012.   Buyers’ market, sellers’ market, and balanced market are real estate terms that are used to define month’s supply of inventory with regard to who h...

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