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Posted by Julie D'Arcangelo on 9/4/2018

What does it take to acquire a top-notch home in a seller's market? Ultimately, it may prove to be a lot of work, especially for first-time homebuyers.

In a seller's market, there is an abundance of homebuyers and a shortage of home sellers. As a result, high-quality houses sell quickly, and homebuyers who lack real estate insights may miss out on an opportunity to purchase their dream residence.

Lucky for you, we're here to teach you about the ins and outs of a seller's market and ensure you can secure a first-rate house in any housing market, at any time.

Now, let's take a look at three tips for homebuyers who want to purchase a house in a seller's market.

1. Understand Your Homebuying Needs

Know what you want to find in a dream home before you start checking out properties. That way, you can narrow your home search and pounce on new homebuying opportunities as soon as they become available.

Creating a list of must-haves for your dream home may prove to be a great idea. This list will enable you to refine your home search and accelerate the homebuying process.

Also, consider your immediate and long-term home needs. If you plan to raise a family in a new home, you may want to consider exploring houses that are close to schools. Or, if you don't own a car but work in a major city, you may want to assess properties near public transportation.

2. Examine Your Finances Closely

Let's face it the temptation to outbid rival homebuyers can be overwhelming in a seller's market. However, homebuyers who understand what they can afford can map out their home search accordingly.

Get pre-approved for a mortgage before you start looking at homes in a seller's market you'll be glad you did. With a mortgage in hand, you'll know what you can spend on a new house and tailor your home search based on your budget.

Don't forget to meet with several banks and credit unions to explore all of your mortgage options as well. By doing so, you can learn about different mortgage options and select the right one based on your finances.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent understands that buying a home in a seller's market can be exceedingly difficult. As such, he or she will do everything possible to help you purchase a great residence at an affordable price.

Collaborating with a real estate agent is a must, especially for homebuyers who are operating in a seller's market. A real estate agent can set up home showings and negotiate with home sellers on your behalf. Plus, he or she can keep you up to date about new houses that will meet or surpass your expectations.

Buying a home should be a fast, easy process, even for homebuyers who are searching for a residence in a seller's market. Thanks to the aforementioned tips, you should have no trouble navigating a seller's market and acquiring a superb residence.




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Posted by Julie D'Arcangelo on 8/30/2018


65 Pine Street, Wakefield, MA 01880

Greenwood

Single-Family

$489,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/2
Full/Half Baths
Here's your chance to own this WELL MAINTAINED 3 bedroom Colonial located in one of Greenwood's most loved neighborhoods! Featuring a gorgeous Farmers Porch, welcoming foyer, living room that opens to the formal dining room, kitchen with granite counters, custom tile back splash and stainless steel appliances, mudroom/home office that leads out to the deck, and half bath. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and an updated full bath.The lower level is finished with a half bath and pellet stove. You have to see this yard to truly appreciate it - your own PRIVATE OASIS complete with patio, mature landscaping, garage with screened in pool house, and an in ground salt water pool. Lots of recent updates including newer roof, driveway, vinyl siding, windows, A/C, blown in insulation, gas hot water tank, pool liner, and filter. About a 1/2 mile to the commuter rail, walk to the 136/137 bus, close to shopping, restaurants, schools, and downtown Melrose. OPEN HOUSES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 12-2.
Open House
Saturday
September 01 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Julie D'Arcangelo on 8/30/2018


65 Pine Street, Wakefield, MA 01880

Greenwood

Single-Family

$489,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/2
Full/Half Baths
Here's your chance to own this WELL MAINTAINED 3 bedroom Colonial located in one of Greenwood's most loved neighborhoods! Featuring a gorgeous Farmers Porch, welcoming foyer, living room that opens to the formal dining room, kitchen with granite counters, custom tile back splash and stainless steel appliances, mudroom/home office that leads out to the deck, and half bath. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and an updated full bath.The lower level is finished with a half bath and pellet stove. You have to see this yard to truly appreciate it - your own PRIVATE OASIS complete with patio, mature landscaping, garage with screened in pool house, and an in ground salt water pool. Lots of recent updates including newer roof, driveway, vinyl siding, windows, A/C, blown in insulation, gas hot water tank, pool liner, and filter. About a 1/2 mile to the commuter rail, walk to the 136/137 bus, close to shopping, restaurants, schools, and downtown Melrose. OPEN HOUSES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 12-2.
Open House
Saturday
September 01 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 65 Pine Street, Wakefield, MA 01880    Get Directions






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Posted by Julie D'Arcangelo on 8/28/2018

This Single-Family in Londonderry, NH recently sold for $434,900. This Colonial style home was sold by Julie D'Arcangelo - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


1 Isabella Drive, Londonderry, NH 03053

Single-Family

$434,900
Price
$434,900
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Showings start Saturday, June 9. This premium post & beam home, built by Maine Post & Beam, offers the unique chance to live every day in a country inn setting. It's on a very private, wooded lot in a sought after neighborhood and features beautiful exposed beams, wide pine floors, solid six panel pine doors, cathedral ceilings, granite counter tops, floor to ceiling brick hearth with Vermont Casting's wood stove, lots of south-facing windows, 3 sets of French doors and skylights. The yard has extensive perennial flower gardens, wild blackberries and raspberries, and a large fenced-in organic vegetable garden. It also has a secluded in-ground pool and shed, custom stone retaining walls, outdoor fire-pit, and 1.77 acres of beautiful land. A large 54 foot deck extends the entire length of the house to accommodate family gatherings. It's a well-maintained home and the heating system, roof and appliances have all recently been replaced. It's also close to schools and an apple orchard with

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Posted by Julie D'Arcangelo on 8/28/2018

This Single-Family in Londonderry, NH recently sold for $434,900. This Colonial style home was sold by Julie D'Arcangelo - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


1 Isabella Drive, Londonderry, NH 03053

Single-Family

$434,900
Price
$434,900
Sale Price

3
Bedrooms
7
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This premium post & beam home, built by Maine Post & Beam, offers the unique chance to live every day in a country inn setting. Its on a very private, wooded lot in a sought after neighborhood and features beautiful exposed beams, wide pine floors, solid six panel pine doors, cathedral ceilings, granite counter tops, floor to ceiling brick hearth with Vermont Casting's wood stove, lots of south-facing windows, 3 sets of French doors and skylights. The yard has extensive perennial flower gardens, wild blackberries and raspberries, and a large fenced-in organic vegetable garden. It also has a secluded in-ground pool and shed, custom stone retaining walls, outdoor fire-pit, and 1.77 acres of beautiful land. A large 54 foot deck extends the entire length of the house to accommodate family gatherings. It's a well-maintained home and the heating system, roof and appliances have all recently been replaced. Its also close to schools and an apple orchard with trails for walking and x-country skiing. This is a truly unique home in a private, wooded setting that will make you feel like you're on vacation every day!






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