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Entering the housing market may be difficult for a buyer. In many instances, buyers worry about paying too much for a house. On the other hand, the temptation to overspend on a house sometimes can be overwhelming for a homebuyer who is concerned about losing his or her dream residence to a rival buyer.

Fortunately, we're here to help you determine exactly what you can afford to pay for a house, thereby reducing the risk of spending too much on a residence.

Let's take a look at three tips to ensure a buyer can purchase a great house at the right price.

1. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

A mortgage generally is a must-have for a homebuyer. If you get pre-approved for a mortgage, you can start searching for houses that fall within your financial limits.

To learn about your mortgage options, you should meet with a variety of banks and credit unions. These financial institutions employ friendly, knowledgeable mortgage specialists who can teach you about myriad mortgage options.

Also, don't hesitate to ask questions as you search for a mortgage. If you understand all of the mortgage options at your disposal, you can make an informed mortgage decision. Then, you'll be able to start pursuing houses with a budget in hand.

2. Assess the Housing Market

The real estate market frequently fluctuates. As such, you should look closely at housing market data to find out whether you're preparing to search for a house in a buyer's or seller's market.

Oftentimes, it helps to look at the prices of recently sold houses in your area. This will allow you to see how much sellers received for their homes, as well as how long these houses were available before they sold. That way, you can use this housing market data to narrow your price range and establish realistic expectations for your home search.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a housing market expert. Therefore, a real estate agent can make it simple for you to pay the right price for your ideal house.

Typically, a real estate agent will want to meet with you before you start your home search. He or she then can learn about you and your homebuying goals and help you craft a homebuying budget. As a result, a real estate agent will allow you to refine your home search, ensuring you can check out high-quality houses at budget-friendly prices.

Let's not forget about the support that a real estate agent delivers throughout the homebuying journey, either. A real estate agent will set up home showings and keep you up to date about new houses that fall within your price range. And if you'd like to submit an offer on a house, a real estate agent will help you put together a competitive proposal as well.

Pay the right price for your dream house – use the aforementioned tips, and you can boost the likelihood of discovering the right home, at the right price.



15 Ferdinand Street, Worcester, MA 01603

Multi-Family

$345,000
Price

3
Units
2,682
Approx. GLA
OH: SUNDAY, DEC 15TH, 11:00 TO 1:00. WONDERFUL 3 FAMILY LOCATED IN A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT IS CLOSE TO ALL AREA AMENITIES! Property is fully rented~perfect for the savvy investor. Could be a great choice for an owner occupant, too. Live in 1 floor and have mortgage help! The 1st floor unit has 2 bedrooms, some hardwood floors, fireplace, eat-in kitchen w/ dishwasher, washer/dryer hook-ups, & a mudroom that opens out to the brand new back deck. 2nd floor has 2 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, & washer/dryer hook-ups. 3rd floor is bright & sunny w/ beamed ceilings,1 bedroom, pantry, forced air gas unit, & washer/dryer hook-ups. All the units have replacement windows, 100 amp CB w/ landlord panel, some newer HW heaters, 8 year old boiler (heats 1st & 2nd floor), paved driveway for 4 cars, nice backyard with new deck. Exterior has some peeling paint which may limit some types of financing. Photos supplied by seller when apartments were vacant. More photos to come!
Open House
Sunday
December 15 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
COME & VIEW THIS WONDERFUL 3 FAMILY IN A NEIGHBORHOOD~CLOSE TO ALL AMENITIES!! SEND YOUR BUYERS~ALL CO-BROKES HONORED.
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Location: 15 Ferdinand Street, Worcester, MA 01603    Get Directions

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15 Ferdinand Street, Worcester, MA 01603

Multi-Family

$345,000
Price

3
Units
2,682
Approx. GLA
WONDERFUL 3 FAMILY LOCATED IN A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT IS CLOSE TO ALL AREA AMENITIES! Property is fully rented~perfect for the savvy investor. Could be a great choice for an owner occupant, too. Live in 1 floor and have mortgage help! The 1st floor unit has 2 bedrooms, some hardwood floors, fireplace, eat-in kitchen w/ dishwasher, washer/dryer hook-ups, & a mudroom that opens out to the brand new back deck. 2nd floor has 2 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, & washer/dryer hook-ups. 3rd floor is bright & sunny w/ beamed ceilings,1 bedroom, pantry, forced air gas unit, & washer/dryer hook-ups. All the units have replacement windows, 100 amp CB w/ landlord panel, some newer HW heaters, 8 year old boiler (heats 1st & 2nd floor), paved driveway for 4 cars, nice backyard with new deck. Exterior has some peeling paint which may limit some types of financing. WORKING ON SETTING UP A 1ST SHOWING FOR SATURDAY, DEC. 14TH~TIME TBD. More photos to come!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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20 Hartwell Terrace, Southbridge, MA 01550

Single-Family

$239,900
Price

6
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
BACK ON MARKET DUE TO BUYER'S INABILITY TO BUY! Motivated Seller! The impeccably well maintained Cape Cod Style House sits on the top of the dead end street. Cozy living room with wood burning fireplace. Bright eat in kitchen with recess lighting. Favorite room of the house is off the kitchen, A HEATED SUN ROOM with a deck for barbecuing. Two bedrooms on the first floor. Washer and dryer are located on the main level. Good size master bedroom upstairs with an en suite, large closet and storage space. There is an additional bedroom upstairs with large closet and storage space. Beautiful hardwood floors in all bedrooms & living room. Lots of storage. Large industrial fan to circulate the air. Updated boiler & brand new hot water heater off furnace. Water softening system & a reverse osmosis system. Central Air. Private second deck located in the back of the house which is wired for YOUR NEW hot tub! Yard is professionally landscaped.. The house easy accessible to I84 & the Mass Pike
Open House
Saturday
December 14 at 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
AGENTS!!!! Please bring your potential buyers to see this well maintained Cape House that sits on top of a dead end street. It is walking distance to the center of town and is close to I84 and the Mass Pike which makes this home attractive for the commuter.
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Location: 20 Hartwell Terrace, Southbridge, MA 01550    Get Directions

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483 Alpine Dr, Southbridge, MA 01550

Single-Family

$269,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Back on Market due to Buyer not table to get financing! Great opportunity to start 2020 in your new home!! Motivated Seller! This home is in a beautiful country setting located close to the Connecticut Line. Large Kitchen/dining room combo with tile floor and stainless steel appliances, 1/2 bath w/laundry on first floor, Master bedroom with large walk-in closet and full bath. 2 more bedrooms upstairs along with another full bathroom. Cozy three season sun room which leads to patio/deck and a large flat yard. Partially finished basement for your "man" or "woman" cave. New Roof 2019, New Water Heater 2019, Central Air Condenser 2018, Pellet Stove 2017, Septic System - 5 years young. Generator hook up located outside. Well Water filtration system.
Open House
Saturday
December 14 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Back on the market due to Buyer not able to get financing. Buyer’s loss is your gain! Come see this home in a great country setting.
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Location: 483 Alpine Dr, Southbridge, MA 01550    Get Directions

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