Kathy Foran - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West



Posted by Kathy Foran on 12/24/2017

Even a first-time homebuyer can become an informed shopper, i.e. someone who understands the ins and outs of the housing market. In fact, some of the best ways to become informed as you move along the homebuying process include: 1. Determine How Much Money You'll Need. How much money do you have to spend on a home? Find out by getting pre-approved for a mortgage and establishing a homebuying budget. Pre-approval for a mortgage may help you speed up your journey from homebuyer to homeowner. And with the right homebuying budget, you'll be able to narrow your home search to residences that fall within a set price range. Plus, you'll be able to avoid the dangers associated with overspending for a home, along with the risk of falling behind on mortgage payments down the line. In addition, try to determine how much you'll need to cover the down payment, closing costs and other fees you may encounter during the homebuying process. By doing so, you'll be prepared to manage your expenses and ensure you have enough money to purchase your dream home. 2. Evaluate a Wide Range of Houses. Although you might fall in love with the first house you view, it is important to keep in mind that the real estate market is filled with a variety of exceptional residences. Therefore, if you spend some time attending open houses and home showings, you may be better equipped to find the right home quickly. For homebuyers, it usually is a great idea to create a list of must-haves for your house. This list will allow you to search for residences that fit specific criteria. Furthermore, don't forget that an informed homebuyer frequently asks questions as he or she assesses a residence. There is no such thing as a bad question to ask during an open house or home showing, and ensuring all of your concerns and queries are addressed is paramount in your quest to find the right home at the right price. 3. Collaborate with a Friendly, Experienced Real Estate Agent. When it comes to finding your dream home, who says you need to navigate the homebuying process alone? Instead, find a friendly, experienced real estate agent to guide you along the homebuying journey, and you can reap the benefits provided by a housing market expert. Your real estate agent will serve as a key contributor in your efforts to discover your ideal home quickly and effortlessly and will help take guesswork out of the homebuying process, too. Moreover, your real estate agent will be able to set up home showings, keep you up to date about new real estate listings in various cities and towns and provide comprehensive insights and resources into the housing market. As a result, this professional will make it simple for you to move along the homebuying process and guarantee you're satisfied with the end results. Be an informed homebuyer use the aforementioned tips, and you should have no trouble purchasing your dream residence.





Posted by Kathy Foran on 12/22/2017

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


107-109 Water Street, Framingham, MA 01701

Multi-Family

$499,900
Price
$450,000
Sale Price

2
Units
2,520
Approx. GLA
Great investment opportunity in this lovely 2 family in wonderful North Framingham location! Both units have 2 levels! Unit 1 has front farmers porch, Lg eat in kit w/loads of cabinets, tile flr & built in seating in dining area! Fireplaced living rm w/French drs & hardwood flrs, updated full bth w/tile flr, lovely staircase to lg brm w/huge double closet & 2nd smaller brm/nursery! Unit 1 has access to basement for loads of storage! Unit 2 has Lg cabinet packed kit w/dining area w/hardwood flr & living rm w/hardwood flr! 2nd flr has 2 large brms w/large closet space, huge full bth & walk up attic for loads of storage! Back mudroom is common area w/storage rm w/2 dryer hook ups! Loads of parking spaces! Huge level 3/4 acre lot! Great location, mins to all major routes & walk to schools, Pinefield Shopping Center & more! Many updates include Architectural roof & gutters in 2011, new oil tank in 2012, Furnace in Dec 2012, all new windows in 2012, one water heater in 2012 & more!

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 12/19/2017

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


18 Clearview Drive, Framingham, MA 01701

Framingham Center

Single-Family

$360,000
Price
$350,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
A diamond in the rough. This full basement brick front home has 3 bedrooms, a study and a 18X24 family room addition. The main house has wood flooring under carpet. Convenient to everything, Millwood street park/walking trails, major routes, shopping, etc. Large private lot. Walking distance to Brophy School and parks. A lot of home for the price.

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 12/17/2017

Buying a condo requires hard work and patience, particularly for property buyers who are searching for a condo that they can enjoy for years to come. Thus, there are many questions that condo buyers need to ask before they purchase a property, including:

1. What Does the Condo Include?

Although a condo will feature home essentials like bedrooms and bathrooms, there are other factors that condo buyers need to consider as well.

For example, does a condo offer reserved parking? If not, where will you park your car day after day? And if you invite guests to visit, where can they park their vehicles? These are just some of the questions you'll want to consider about a condo before you submit an offer. Ultimately, you'll want to ensure that you are comfortable with everything that a condo has to offer. And if a condo fails to meet your expectations, keep in mind that other properties may be available that satisfy your needs.

2. How Much Are the Homeowners Association (HOA) Fees?

Condo owners usually are responsible for their monthly mortgage costs, along with HOA fees.

HOA fees are used to cover property maintenance costs throughout a condo community. The costs ensure that your neighborhood will feature fresh-cut lawns, clear walkways and other great features that help it stand out from other neighborhoods. At the same time, HOA fees must be considered before you purchase a condo, as these costs can add up quickly.

In many instances, HOA fees may add several hundred dollars to your monthly expenses. As such, you should find out exactly how much your HOA fees will be prior to buying a condo.

Consult with your real estate agent to learn more about a condo community's HOA fees. By doing so, you can budget accordingly.

3. What Are the HOA Rules?

HOA rules may vary from community to community, and you should get a copy of these rules to determine whether they correspond to your lifestyle.

For example, some condo communities feature quiet hours. On the other hand, various condo communities may have rules in place to prevent condo owners from renting out their properties.

Your real estate agent should have no trouble providing you with a copy of the HOA rules for a particular condo community. Examine these requirements closely before you make your purchase decision, and you can understand how the HOA rules will impact your day-to-day life in a condo community.

No one should be forced to settle for an inferior condo. Fortunately, employing a real estate agent with condo experience can help you speed up the process of finding a terrific condo.

With support from an experienced real estate agent, you can browse a broad array of condos in any city or town. Plus, your real estate agent can offer details about HOA fees and rules, along with provide expert tips to help you secure the perfect condo at a great price.

Collaborate with a real estate agent, and you can improve your chances of discovering your ideal condo.




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Posted by Kathy Foran on 12/15/2017

Move right into this lovely bright & updated 2 brm, 1.5 bth, 2 level Deluxe style townhouse in sought after Windsor Green! Updated kitchen with tile floor, gas cooking, stainless steel appliances, loads of cabinets and breakfast bar! Bright dining rm opens to living rm w/newer slider to private paver patio! Large master brm w/double closet, 2nd brm w/large closet! Convenient 2nd floor laundry, Gas heat, Central Air! New roof! Newer windows, front door and slider! Nice private location in complex! Convenient parking at front door! Gorgeous landscaped grounds w/gunite pool, tennis courts, playground & basketball court! Convenient location, walk to shops, schools & minutes to all major routes!!

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