The Power of a Mortgage Pre-approval Letter

Looking at houses is fun, but talking about money is not.  Do yourself a favor and before you go to crazy looking at houses, take the time to get pre-approved first.  It will prevent a lot of aggravation and heartache to have a good mortgage pr-approval letter. Tip- Do not under estimate the power of a good mortgage pre-approval letter.  A good mortgage pre-approval letter can save you time money and aggravation. The difference between a pre-qualification letter and a pre-approval … Continue reading...

Making the decision to buy a home

Young couple looking at their new house

Owning a home is part of the American dream.  Most people are attracted to the independence, freedom and the pride of ownership that owning a home brings as an essential part of the American way of life. Deciding to buy a home is a very personal decision for each individual.  Most home owners decide to buy a home for lifestyle/security  or  financial considerations or a combination of both.  Whatever the reasons might be it is important to take some time and make sure you are making a good … Continue reading...

Painting Tips For Home Sellers

matte versus gloss paint

I recently wrote a post 3 Simple Tips for Preparing Your Home to Sell and I talked about how a fresh coat of neutral paint could do wonders in presenting your home to potential  buyers.  As far as return on your dollar in selling your home, fresh paint can recoup you many times the cost spent on painting your home, especially if you do it yourself. Tip: Paint with the flattest finish you can. Unfortunately, I go into many homes, where, yes they have painted their walls but they used a high … Continue reading...

5 Tips to be the Bid the Winning Bid in a Multiple Offer Situations

Young couple looking at their new house

As the local real estate market in Massachusetts heats up, it not unusual for home buyers to be in a Multiple Offer situation.   If you find yourself in a multiple offer situation, at best it is frustrating and many times all reason goes out the window.   As home sale inventory dries up, it may be impossible for you to avoid competing with other home buyers.  Here are 5 tips to make your bid the winning bid! 5 Tips to be the Bid the Winning Bid in a Multiple Offer Situations 1) Get your … Continue reading...