Kathy Foran - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West



Posted by Kathy Foran on 12/10/2017

If you want to buy a terrific house at a budget-friendly price, it generally is a good idea to plan ahead as much as you can. In fact, with a homebuying strategy in place, you can boost the likelihood of a fast, seamless homebuying experience.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you craft a successful homebuying strategy.

1. Think About Your Homebuying Goals

Do you want to live in a warm-weather region? Or, would you prefer to buy a house in a city or town where you can experience all four seasons? Regardless of where you want to live, you need to think about your homebuying goals and incorporate them into your homebuying plan.

Make a list of what you want to find in your dream house Ė you'll be glad you did. With this list, you can narrow your home search.

Also, it often helps to review your future plans as you put together a homebuying strategy. For example, if you intend to return to school, you may want to consider houses located near top colleges and universities. On the other hand, if you plan to settle down and start a family, you may want to pursue houses near parks and other family-friendly attractions.

2. Consider Your Financing Options

Buying a house likely will be impossible without home financing. Fortunately, there is no shortage of home financing options available.

Oftentimes, it is beneficial to meet with a variety of banks and credit unions. These financial institutions can teach you about myriad mortgage options and help you get pre-approved for a mortgage.

Once you have your home financing settled, you can incorporate a budget into your homebuying strategy. Then, you can check out available houses and avoid the risk of overspending to acquire your ideal residence.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

Developing a homebuying strategy sometimes can be tough, particularly for those who are crafting a homebuying plan for the first time. Lucky for you, real estate agents are available nationwide who can help you complete a successful homebuying journey.

A real estate agent is happy to meet with you and discuss your homebuying goals. He or she also can review your homebuying strategy and offer expert homebuying recommendations.

Let's not forget about the support that a real estate agent can deliver during the homebuying journey, either. A real estate agent will set up home showings, keep you up to date about new houses as they become available and negotiate with a seller's agent on your behalf. Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent will help you minimize stress throughout the homebuying journey and ensure you can purchase your dream home in no time at all.

If you want to get the most out of the homebuying journey, creating a homebuying strategy is a must. Take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and you can craft a successful homebuying strategy.




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Posted by Kathy Foran on 12/7/2017

This Single-Family in Framingham, MA recently sold for $450,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Kathy Foran - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West.


51 Joseph Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$435,000
Price
$450,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Contemporary and chic describe this updated ranch style home. Don't miss this exceptional house renovated two years ago including a stylish center island kitchen with Maple cabinets, granite countertops, pendant lights and stainless appliances. Enjoy open concept living in the kitchen while friends relax in your family room. Entertain in the spacious fireplaced living room open to the formal dining room w/ a bow window. Spacious master bedroom w/ a full bath. 2015-Renovation included the following: windows, roof, oil burner, updated flooring, bathrooms, kitchen plus lots more. Additional improvements since then include Central air conditioning, heat pump, and enclosing part of the yard with a fence. Enjoy evenings on your screened porch overlooking the private serene yard. Oversized two car garage with storage. Great commuting location. Close to shops, major routes. Nothing to do but move in & enjoy!

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 12/5/2017

This Single-Family in Framingham, MA recently sold for $350,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Kathy Foran - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West.


3 Heather Drive, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$339,900
Price
$350,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Move right into this lovely, bright and updated 7 rm, 3 brm, 1.5 bth ranch in wonderful neighborhood location! Open foyer with cathedral ceiling and French doors lead to bright fireplaced living room w/new recessed lights, new wood look tiled floor and bay window! Formal dining rm w/new tiled floor, eat in kitchen w/new tiled floor, new cooktop & vent, new faucet and new dishwasher opens to large family rm w/cathedral ceiling, brand new carpet, huge walk in storage/closet and slider to patio! Newer updated full bth w/new tiled floor, beadboard and crown molding! Master brm w/ceiling fan and updated half bath, 2 additional brms w/ceiling fans and brand new carpet in one of the bedrooms! More updates include architectural roof, 200 amp electric, replacement windows, replaced oil tank & more! Wonderful convenient neighborhood location, minutes to all majore routes, schools and shopping!

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 12/3/2017

More areas are struggling with droughts today. Conserving water has become a necessity. Even if the area you live in isnít drought-stricken, cutting back on water use has many benefits for you and the environment. Youíll have a lower utility bill for one. Youíll also help to conserve the most precious resource on the planet. Thereís plenty of ways that you can conserve water. Youíll be happy that you implemented some of these tips into your daily routine. Small changes in your life can make a big impact on your water bill and the environment. 


Turn Off Water While You Brush Your Teeth Or Wash Your Hands


Did you know that water comes out of the faucet at an average of 2.5 gallons per minute? Thatís quite a lot of water to waste while youíre merely brushing your teeth or washing your hands. Turn off the tap while you brush (youíre supposed to brush for 2 full minutes!) or scrub your hands. Think of how many gallons of water youíll save over a weekís time if you shut the water off even for those few seconds! Water is a precious resource and we should use it wisely. 


Put A Bucket In The Shower


This sounds like kind of a crazy idea. You know how long it takes the shower to heat up every morning, and now you can save that water which normally heads down the drain. Place a bucket in the tub while the water heats up. You can use that water later for watering plant or keeping the lawn fresh. This way, nothing will go to waste! 


Take A Shorter Shower


We all love to hang out in the shower for a bit, but taking a shower is one of the biggest uses of water in our homes. A shower uses about 2.1 gallons of water per minute. That means the typical 8 minute shower consumes somewhere around 16 gallons of water. If you cut your showers by even one minute, youíd save 14 gallons of water a week! Thatís nothing to sneeze at! 


Flush Less


You know the old saying, ďIf itís yellow let it mellow.Ē Maybe this tip isnít for everyone, but your toilet is the fixture that uses the most water in your home. Higher efficiency toilets use about 1.5 gallons per flush, but older toilets can use anywhere between 3.5 and 7 gallons of water per flush! Consider flushing the toilet a bit less for the sake of water conservation! 


Load The Dishwasher Fully


The dishwasher is a fantastic invention and a necessity in our homes. Every time you run the dishwasher, it uses between 4 and 6 gallons of water. When you run the machine, be sure that itís full of dirty dishes to avoid putting it on too often. 





Posted by Kathy Foran on 11/30/2017

Nothing to do but move right into this gorgeous renovated multi level w/3 brms, 2 full bths & 4 levels of living w/1 car attached garage in wonderful neighborhood location! Lovely new granite kitchen w/recessed lights, stainless steel appliances, gas cooking & new hardwood floor! Bright fireplaced living rm w/picture window, refinished hardwood floor and recessed lights, formal dining rm w/refinished hardwood floor & new slider to lovely sun rm! 3 large brms all w/refinished hardwood floors! Huge family rm in lower level w/berber carpet, recessed lights and laundry rm! Everything is new, Architectural roof, windows, vinyl siding, wall mounted Navien gas heat, Central air, 2 new full bths w/tile, new berber carpet, 200 amp electric, garage door & opener, landscaping, front steps, driveway and more! Private half acre level lot abutting the Aqueduct! Great convenient neighborhood location, close to all major routes, schools and shopping!!

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