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Posted by Cindy Gleichauf on 4/22/2018

Entering the real estate market and buying your dream home may seem simple at first. However, problems may arise that make it tough to secure your ideal house at a price that matches your budget.

When it comes to finding the right home at the right price, it helps to prepare. Fortunately, we're here to help you get ready to enter the housing market and ensure you can quickly and effortlessly discover your dream residence.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to simplify the homebuying process.

1. Create Homebuying Criteria

Purchasing a house is rarely easy, particularly for a property buyer who has no idea how to kick off a home search. But if you establish homebuying criteria, you can speed up the process of going from homebuyer to homeowner.

Allocating time and resources to create homebuying criteria is essential because it forces you to consider where you want to live and what amenities you want to find in your dream residence. Plus, once you have homebuying criteria at your disposal, you can start your home search and move one step closer to acquiring your ideal residence.

2. Obtain Home Financing

Home financing is paramount, particularly for property buyers who want to avoid the risk of spending too much to purchase a house. Thankfully, banks and credit unions can teach you about a variety of mortgage options and help you secure the financing you need to buy a home.

Typically, a lender will meet with you and outline your mortgage options. It also will explain the differences between fixed- and adjustable-rate mortgages and respond to any of your mortgage concerns and questions. Then, after you review your mortgage options, a lender will help you make an informed home financing decision.

Don't wait to get home financing, either. If you have home financing in hand when you launch a home search, you may be better equipped than other buyers to quickly submit an offer to purchase a home.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

For those who want to avoid challenges throughout the homebuying journey, it generally is a good idea to collaborate with a real estate agent. In fact, a real estate agent will do everything possible to help you identify and resolve homebuying problems before they escalate.

A real estate agent is a housing market expert and is happy to assist you as you proceed along the homebuying journey. If you are interested in houses in specific cities and towns, a real estate agent will keep you up to date about residences that become available in these areas. Or, if you want to submit an offer to purchase a house, a real estate agent will help you put together a competitive homebuying proposal. Best of all, if you have homebuying concerns, a real estate agent will address them right away.

Ultimately, buying a house can be easy. Use the aforementioned tips, and you can streamline the homebuying cycle.




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Posted by Cindy Gleichauf on 4/15/2018

Buying a house may prove to be a long, complex journey, especially for a first-time homebuyer who decides to pursue a residence on his or her own. Fortunately, many real estate agents are available to help first-time homebuyers make their homeownership dreams come true.

Now, let's take a look at three tips that first-time homebuyers can use to find the right real estate agent in any housing market, at any time.

1. Go Beyond a Web Search

In many instances, it is easy to conduct a web search of real estate agents in a city or town. However, a diligent first-time homebuyer will know to look beyond a simple web search to discover the ideal real estate agent.

Take a look at a real estate agent's website. By doing so, a homebuyer can learn about a real estate agent's industry accomplishments and experience.

Also, don't hesitate to contact a real estate agent's office directly. This enables a homebuyer to have a brief conversation with a real estate agent and find out exactly what this housing market professional is all about.

2. Host a Face-to-Face Meeting

A face-to-face meeting may prove to be exceedingly valuable for both a first-time homebuyer and a real estate agent, and for good reason.

During a face-to-face meeting, a homebuyer can ask questions and learn about a real estate agent's industry expertise. Plus, a homebuyer can receive comprehensive insights into what it will take to acquire a top-notch residence at a budget-friendly price.

Meanwhile, a face-to-face meeting helps a real estate agent learn about a homebuyer's goals. A homebuyer can provide information about what he or she wants in a dream home, and a real estate agent can offer details about what a homebuyer should expect at each stage of the property buying journey.

3. Receive Client Referrals

Although a first-time homebuyer may feel comfortable with hiring a real estate agent after a face-to-face meeting, it is always better to err on the side of caution. Thus, a homebuyer who requests client referrals from a real estate agent ensures that he or she can make the best possible decision.

A real estate agent should have no trouble providing you with multiple client referrals. Then, you can reach out to this housing professional's past clients to find out how he or she has helped homebuyers achieve their desired results.

Spend some time reaching out to a real estate agent's past clients – you'll be happy you did. With additional client insights at your disposal, you can improve your chances of choosing the perfect real estate agent.

Lastly, it is important to remember that a real estate agent should be available to guide you along the homebuying journey. This housing market professional boasts in-depth industry experience, and as such, can share deep insights to help you make informed decisions as you go from homebuyer to homeowner.

Take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and a first-time homebuyer can employ a first-rate real estate agent and gain unparalleled support throughout the homebuying cycle.




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Posted by Cindy Gleichauf on 4/8/2018

You may be thinking to yourself that it’s time to get your hands dirty. The sun is shining and the warm weather has arrived. But, you’re at a crossroad of what to do first. Should you mow? Should you start weeding? Or should you start with the gutters? If these thoughts are a bit too familiar,you should consider hiring a professional. Oftentimes, we become elated that spring is finally here and we can finally turn our home into the beautiful oasis it once was. Take a look at the tips below for why you should hire a professional.

1. Spring and fall clean ups are essential

There are two things that are crucial to the health of your lawn and yard—spring and fall cleanups. A spring clean up entails the rejuvenating of your yard and bringing life back into your lawn and plants—and your home. A fall clean up preps your yard and home for the winter ahead, ensuring that your home will quickly come to life once spring arrives. Together, these deeds will keep your yard in tip-top shape and the envy of the neighborhood. And you didn’t have to lay a finger on it.

2. One less thing on the to do list

You work, have a social life and/or have children, work some more, sleep, and so much more. Simply put, you’re busy. There’s never enough time in a day to do everything you wanted. Now add on the home care demands that come with the warmer weather. So, if you’d rather enjoy the spring and summer months instead of worrying about planting those flowerbeds and mowing your lawn each weekend, hire the professional. The outdoor labor your home requires does not need to be another facet of your demanding life. Go out and enjoy life and leave your lawn care to the professionals.

3. They know what they’re doing

Last, but certainly not least—they know what they’re doing. They’re professionals. They perform this type of work day-in and day-out. Professionals will get the job done right and in a timely manner. And that’s really what counts, right?

Finding a professional is easy. As you drove down the street this morning, I’ll bet you saw at least two landscaping companies already at work. Next time, take note of the companies’ names and check out the work they’ve done. Oftentimes, they are small business and there’s not a lot of information online for you to determine their reputation. The best ways to find out their reputation and work they execute is through word of mouth and inspecting the homes they’ve done work for. But, it is the age of technology and it’s very likely they at least list a phone number and their services online so be sure to check there too.





Posted by Cindy Gleichauf on 4/8/2018

This Single-Family in Weymouth, MA recently sold for $412,500. This Cape style home was sold by Cindy Gleichauf - RE/MAX Real Estate Center.


252 Broad St, Weymouth, MA 02188

Single-Family

$399,900
Price
$412,500
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome home this wonderful family home is just waiting for you. Truly a spacious Cape open and airy. Fireplace living room and dining room with beautiful built in china cabinets. Gleaming hardwood floors in Dr., LR and Master Bedroom and three bedrooms and half bath upstairs. The kitchen has a new stove and dishwasher with lots of cabinets and eating area. There is a breezeway off the kitchen that leads to a new Trex deck in 2017. Beautiful large level yard for those outdoor barbecue's. Seller has planted many bulbs that you will enjoy come spring. Yard abuts to Town skating rink and indoor swimming pool. Newly updated 200 amp electric service. Great closet space throughout and storage in basement. Convenient to all major routes and commuter rail. (Showings to start at first open house this weekend times to be announced.)

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Posted by Cindy Gleichauf on 4/7/2018

This Single-Family in Weymouth, MA recently sold for $412,500. This Cape style home was sold by Cindy Gleichauf - RE/MAX Real Estate Center.


252 Broad St, Weymouth, MA 02188

Single-Family

$399,900
Price
$412,500
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome home this wonderful family home is just waiting for you. Truly a spacious Cape open and airy. Fireplace living room and dining room with beautiful built in china cabinets. Gleaming hardwood floors in Dr., LR and Master Bedroom and three bedrooms and half bath upstairs. The kitchen has a new stove and dishwasher with lots of cabinets and eating area. There is a breezeway off the kitchen that leads to a new Trex deck in 2017. Beautiful large level yard for those outdoor barbecue's. Seller has planted many bulbs that you will enjoy come spring. Yard abuts to Town skating rink and indoor swimming pool. Newly updated 200 amp electric service. Great closet space throughout and storage in basement. Convenient to all major routes and commuter rail. (Showings to start at first open house this weekend times to be announced.)

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