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Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 11/11/2018

Whether you're looking for your first house, a vacation home, or a retirement condo, there's always an element of excitement in finding a new place you can call your own!

Although buying and selling real estate can be stressful, especially if you've never done it before, being prepared and knowing what to expect can help keep things on an even keel.

Similar to planning a vacation or a cross-country trip, you'll want to avoid missed connections, frustrating delays, and wasted time. When it comes to buying a home, a little research, planning, and expert advice can go a long way toward ensuring a smooth journey. Here are a few specifics:

Check your credit score: Your credit rating has a major impact on your ability to successfully apply for a mortgage and be offered a relatively low interest rate. Knowing your credit rating can help you understand your options, avoid unexpected surprises, and take action to correct errors in your credit report or improve your credit profile.

Prepare a wish list: One of the keys to getting what you want in a new home is to clarify and prioritize the features that matter the most to you. Your checklist can include everything from lot size and architectural style to the reputation of the school district and proximity to stores. Some house hunters also place a high value on features like a fireplace, screened-in porch, and an open floor plan.

Find a good real estate agent: A buyers' agent can provide you with an immense amount of help in finding properties for sale that meet your specifications. They can also provide assistance, advice, and guidance on the many steps involved in going from loan applicant to new home owner. An experienced agent can also negotiate the best possible deal, in terms of price, seller concessions, and other advantages.

Meet with mortgage lenders: A crucial step in preparing to become a homeowner is understanding the mortgage application process, knowing how much banks would be willing to lend you, and determining an affordable price range. Meeting with lenders is also the first step to comparing interest rates and choosing a financial institution that would best suit your needs. Here's a helpful tip from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: "Getting a preapproval letter helps you show sellers that you are a serious buyer – but it doesn’t commit you to a lender."

When it comes to searching for and buying a house, probably the best advice anyone could give you is "stay the course!" Let's face it: It's easy to give up, get discouraged, or settle for a home that's less than what you really want. However, when you adopt a "stay the course" mindset, you'll do a better job of staying motivated, focused, and well organized until you find just the right home for you, your family, and your future!





Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 11/10/2018

This Condo in Cohasset, MA recently sold for $1,395,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by - Granite Group Realtors.


589 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset, MA 02025

Condo

$1,395,000
Price
$1,395,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
5/1
Full/Half Baths
Sea-ing is believing! 4 level Town Home perched high above Straits Pond. Dramatic open floor plan with soaring first floor ceiling and walls of glass. Direct Harbor and Boston skyline views. Flexible open floor plan allows for 2 master suites. 1st level opens to patio + there is additional bonus space(22x25) with multiple options. Large private decks for entertaining. 2 car heated garage and This is a very unique offering. Chef's kitchen and quality finishes finished throughout. This is a unique offering.






Tags: Real Estate   Condo   Cohasset   02025  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 11/9/2018


473 East Fifth St., Boston, MA 02127

Rental

$2,300
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Available for an October 1st Occupancy, is this Lovely Two Bedroom Penthouse Unit for Lease. Conveniently located on South Boston's East Side, the unit features two large bedrooms, an updated oak cabinet eat-in kitchen, bright and airy living room with an afternoon exposure, large study/den. Non-Smokers, No Pets. Minutes to the bus line. Quiet building. Strong Credit (FICO Score of 720 or greater), References, and Documented Income Required. Tenant to Pay Rental Brokerage Fee Equal to One Month's Rent.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Tags: Real Estate   Rental   Boston   02127  
Categories: Price Change  


Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 11/7/2018

This Condo in Quincy, MA recently sold for $452,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by - Granite Group Realtors.


50 Desmoines Rd, Quincy, MA 02169

Condo

$457,500
Price
$452,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Rare offering at the Village at Bay Point. Set off the street, this 6 room 2 bedroom END unit has an open & airy floor plan. Well appointed kitchen offers cherry cabinets, breakfast island, granite counters and stainless appliances. Full size washer/dryer on upper level. Flexible room could be a nursery or for guest. You will appreciate & make good use of the separate 220+ sf storage room in lower level. Generous size 2 car heated garage will fit 2 SUVs. Small complex built in 2007 close to transportation and shopping. There is good value here!

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Tags: Real Estate   Quincy   Condo   02169  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 11/6/2018

This Condo in Quincy, MA recently sold for $555,043. This Townhouse style home was sold by - Granite Group Realtors.


27 Mill Street, Quincy, MA 02169

Condo

$539,900
Price
$555,043
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Historic Quincy's Newest Offering - TIDE MILLS LANDING. Under construction, Nine Luxury Town Homes being built by a well-regarded Newton Developer. Thoughtfully & meticulously designed, Tide Mills Landing is situated in an established residential neighborhood within minutes to the vibrant & flourishing New Quincy Center. Each unit boasts an open-living concept; chef's kitchen complete with Schrock Entra cabinetry, granite counters & Frigidaire stainless steel appliances, designated dining area, large living room, & half bath. The upper level consists of a large Master Suite, a generously sized second bedroom, bathroom, & laundry area. All feature a two car garage, plus a heated all purpose room, ideal for a home office. Highlights include 4" Red Oak flooring, Bryant brand HVAC systems, private decks, professionally landscaped grounds & secluded common garden. Late-Summer 2018 completion. Major highways, I-93/NS & public bus/train transportation are easily accessible.

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Tags: Real Estate   Quincy   Condo   02169  
Categories: Sold Homes