Some communities in Massachusetts, like Melrose, actually saw sales and median home prices climb in July. (Boston.com)
If you’re seeking a second home, follow these tips to get the best property at the best price. (By Elizabeth Gehrman, Boston Globe)
Following these tips some of them evergreen, but particularly relevant in the current economy will not only make the process go more smoothly, but perhaps your stay, too.
The first step to ownership is to determine your budget and how much you can spend.
Its important to know what the state of your credit is before you apply for a mortgage since the report and score plays an important role in how much money youll be able to borrow.
Monthly gross income, credit, credit history, and the down payment amount are all factors in how much you will qualify for from a lender.
Links to help you figure out your price range.
First you want to rank your priorities and what you're looking for in a town. Then see what town fits your needs and price range.
Choosing the right agent can save you time, effort and aggravation in finding the perfect home at a price you can afford.
You have some ideas about where you want to look, now is the time to see what is on the market.
More links to help you choose where to buy.
Whether it's a buyers or sellers market, it's sometimes difficult to know just how much a house is worth and how much to offer on a home.
A home inspection is a vital part of the home-buying process. Here are 10 things you should know about getting a Mass. inspection.
Negotiating the right price may be the hard part, but the deal is not entirely done even when the sellers sign on the dotted line.
Additional useful links for a homebuyer.
First-time homebuyer tax credit
The tax credit for isn't so much a credit, but a loan. Know the rules before you claim it.
Tax considerations for first-time home buyers.
Insurance provides coverage in the event of damage to the property, as well as liability for injuries and damage that might have been caused to other people.
It's time to pack up your things and move. Here are all the things you'll need to remember during the moving process.
Frustrated buyer turns to mass mailing
Here's a new twist on that old idea of writing to the seller. A Topsfield couple recently hit the jackpot after sending out a mass...
See the Realtors® who were recently honored for their outstanding leadership abilities and volunteer efforts in both the Association and their local communities.