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Posted by Judy Moore on 10/10/2018


8 Foster Road, Burlington, MA 01803

Single-Family

$519,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
A terrific value in Burlington! Don't miss out on this charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath Cape with an attached two car garage in a desirable neighborhood not far from Wildwood Park and 3rd Avenue restaurants and shopping. Enhanced by several improvements that include an updated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, newer roof, vinyl sided exterior, spacious tri-level composite deck, replacement windows, insulation and so much more. You'll love the gleaming hardwood floors, built-ins, fireplaced living room, oversized upstairs bedrooms with double closets and most of all the enclosed porch with numerous windows and slider overlooking a peaceful, serene backyard oasis with numerous plantings and garden areas. As an added bonus, the lower level game room and offices are heated by a wood burning stove and create additional options for potential living space. Welcome Home!
Open House
Saturday
October 13 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Posted by Judy Moore on 10/10/2018


8 Foster Road, Burlington, MA 01803

Single-Family

$519,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
A terrific value in Burlington! Don't miss out on this charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath Cape with an attached two car garage in a desirable neighborhood not far from Wildwood Park and 3rd Avenue restaurants and shopping. Enhanced by several improvements that include an updated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, newer roof, vinyl sided exterior, spacious tri-level composite deck, replacement windows, insulation and so much more. You'll love the gleaming hardwood floors, built-ins, fireplaced living room, oversized upstairs bedrooms with double closets and most of all the enclosed porch with numerous windows and slider overlooking a peaceful, serene backyard oasis with numerous plantings and garden areas. As an added bonus, the lower level game room and offices are heated by a wood burning stove and create additional options for potential living space. Welcome Home!
Open House
Saturday
October 13 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
More Open Houses
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Location: 8 Foster Road, Burlington, MA 01803    Get Directions

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Posted by Judy Moore on 10/7/2018

If this is your first time buying a home, you might be worried that you arenít asking enough questions. Or maybe youíre concerned youíre not asking the right questions--the things that matter the most when making a financial decision as important and life-changing as buying a home.  

While everyoneís situation is unique when buying a home, there are some questions that all buyers could benefit from asking. These questions will help you learn more about the home, how competitive the house is, and how much work youíll need to put into it.

Since time is usually of the essence for people buying a home, it makes sense to ask questions early on so that you donít waste too much time exploring an option that isnít ideal for your situation.

In this article, weíre going to give you 5 important questions to ask when you talk to a seller and their agent so that you can be prepared to make the best decision for you or your family.

1. How flexible is the asking price?

While few sellers or agents will outright tell you if theyíd accept a lower offer, itís still a good idea to ask this question, as it will open up a conversation about the sellerís feelings toward the home and whether theyíre pricing high with the hopes of receiving slightly lower offers.

2. How many offers has the home received?

It may seem counterintuitive, but most agents and sellers will be quite happy to tell you if theyíve received other offers. They know that once you know the current offer youíll have to either come up with a higher offer or move on. Itís a win-win for you and the seller, as it equips both of you with information you need to make the best choice.

3. Why are the sellers moving away?

This question can be personal, so if you receive an answer that suggests itís a family matter, donít press for too many details. However, some sellers and agents will let you know exactly why the house is for sale. From this simple question, you can learn the sellerís timeline for making the sale, details about the schools or neighborhoods, and any other reason that might drive someone to move out of the neighborhood.

4. Are there any problems with the house that you know of?

Although youíll have an inspection contingency in your contract if you do decide to make an offer on the home, itís better to know if there are any issues with the home before going through the bidding process.

Most sellers understand this and will be upfront about any problems with the home, including repairs that need to be made now or will need to be made soon after you move in.

5. What is the average cost of utilities?

Buying a home comes with a lot of added costs and fees. However, many people forget about the changes in the cost of utilities that comes with buying a home--especially if youíre moving from an apartment where some utilities may have been included.

The seller will be able to give you a good estimate on the cost of electricity, garbage removal, internet, heat, and more.




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Posted by Judy Moore on 10/4/2018


337 Bedford Street, Lexington, MA 02420

Single-Family

$979,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
New Colonial! Terrific opportunity to live in a new home in Lexington at an affordable price! Enjoy an open concept kitchen with a pretty granite covered island and counter tops, breakfast area, two story family room with streaming sunlight, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1st floor laundry, 2 car garage and room for expansion in the unfinished lower level. This charming new home with custom millwork features a private backyard, a convenient location abutting the Manor neighborhood, steps to public transportation, walking distance to bike path, conservation land, park and so much more. Enjoy all that Lexington has to offer just move in and enjoy!
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Sunday
October 07 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Affordable new construction in Lexington!
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Posted by Judy Moore on 9/30/2018

If youíre hoping to buy a home in the near future there are several financial prerequisites that you should aim to meet. Ideally, youíll want a sizable down payment, a verifiable income history, and a good credit score.

It takes time to build credit. For most people, it can be several months or even years before they see a double-digit change in their credit score. However, if you have a low credit score and want to give it a quick boost, there are ways you can make a big difference.

But first, why should you focus on your credit score?

Credit scores and mortgages

When you apply for a mortgage there are several factors that your lender will take into consideration. One of their top concerns will be your credit score. This score is like a snapshot of your financial reliability. It tells lenders how much risk is involved in lending to you.

As a result, lenders will increase your interest rate if you are high risk and lower it if you are lower risk. To be a low risk homeowner, youíll want your score to be in the high range, (usually 700 or above).

Credit change potential

Depending on your financial history, it can be more difficult to raise your score in a shorter period of time. If you are young, donít have a long credit history, or havenít had many bills to pay in your lifetime, your score will be more malleable than someone who has had low credit for years due to late payments.

In the United States, you have to be eighteen to open up a credit card or take out a loan by yourself (this is different from getting a loan co-signed by a parent or guardian).  You can also ask your parents or guardians to add you as an authorized user of their credit cards. This will let you build credit without having to settle for the high interest rate credit cards you would be eligible for.

If you happen to have a low score (anywhere between 300 - 600), the good news is you can achieve a larger change over a shorter amount of time than someone who already has a high score.

So, how do you achieve that change?

Credit errors

One of the easiest ways to quickly improve your score is to check for errors in your credit report. You can get a free report each year from the three main credit bureaus--Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian.

Look out for bills that have been mistakenly put under your name and for collections that shouldnít be on your account.

Avoid new credit

One thing that can do short-term harm to your credit score is opening or attempting to open new lines of credit. That can be a store card, a loan, or getting your credit checked by a lender.

If you want to build credit quickly, making several inquiries could land you with a lower score than where you started.

Pay your regular expenses with credit

A good way to gain credit points in a few months is to pick a monthly expense to use your credit card for. Pay off your full balance at the end of each billing cycle to earn the most points while avoiding building up too much interest.





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