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Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 1/21/2018

If you recently submitted an offer on a house and received a "Yes" from the seller, you likely will need to schedule a home inspection in the next few days or weeks. Ultimately, an inspection can make or break a house sale, so you'll want to plan for this evaluation accordingly.

Fortunately, there are several steps that a homebuyer can follow to plan for an inspection, and these are:

1. Find an Expert Home Inspector

All home inspectors are not created equal. And if you make a poor selection, you risk missing out on potential home problems that could prove to be costly and time-intensive down the line.

Before you schedule a home inspection, evaluate the home inspectors in your area. That way, you can find an expert home inspector who will go above and beyond the call of duty to assess a residence.

Reach out to a variety of home inspectors and ask for client referrals. Then, you can contact home inspectors' past clients to better understand whether a home inspector can match or exceed your expectations.

Furthermore, a real estate agent can help you find a qualified home inspector. In addition to helping you buy a home, this housing market professional can put you in touch with top-rated home inspectors in your city or town.

2. Make a Home Inspection Checklist

When it comes to preparing for a home inspection, it usually pays to be diligent. Thus, you'll want to put together a checklist beforehand to ensure that you know exactly which areas of a house that you want to examine.

A home inspection checklist may emphasize looking at a house's roof, heating and cooling system and much more. Also, it may be worthwhile to include questions to ask a home inspector in your checklist. This will ensure that you can receive comprehensive support from a home inspector throughout your house evaluation.

3. Consider the Best- and Worst-Case Home Inspection Scenarios

Although you'd like to believe that a home that you want to buy is in perfect or near-perfect condition, an inspection may reveal a wide range of problems. However, if you prepare for the best- and worst-case home inspection situations, you can increase the likelihood of staying calm, cool and collected in even the most stressful post-home inspection scenario.

If a home inspection reveals that there are no major issues with a house, you're likely good to go with your home purchase. Next, a home appraisal may need to be completed, and you'll be on your way to finalizing your transaction.

Conversely, if various problems are discovered during a home inspection, you may need to reconsider your home purchase. In this scenario, you may want to ask a seller to perform home repairs or request a price reduction. Or, you can always walk away from a home purchase as well.

If you need extra help preparing for a home inspection, you can always reach out to a real estate agent too. In fact, with a real estate agent at your side, you can get the assistance that you need to conduct a successful home inspection.




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Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 1/18/2018


343 Quarry St, Quincy, MA 02169

Quincy Center

Condo

$565,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This is a unique property located conveniently to both Quincy Center and Public Transportation (Redline close/Bus Stop at door) plus highway access to Boston etc. The interior is immaculate and spotless with freshly painted walls, gleaming hardwood flooring and kitchen counter tops, track and recessed lighting ready to move in immediately upon purchase. There is an open floor plan on the first floor with kitchen, dining and living room space with private yard space access, via slider. The second floor has three bedrooms with large Master Suite and two ample size bedrooms with full bath. There is pull down attic space. The lower level is fully finished with an large open family room, gas fireplace and storage. There is an attached garage with direct access to home.
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Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 1/16/2018

This Single-Family in Quincy, MA recently sold for $623,000. This Colonial,Bungalow style home was sold by - Granite Group Realtors.


24 Penns Hill Rd, Quincy, MA 02169

Single-Family

$649,900
Price
$623,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Remarkable craftsman bungalow "colonial" w/ 2nd floor addition. The front porch warmly greets you and invites you in to this beautiful home. Set at the very top of desirable Penns Hill. This impressive home offers a stunning and massive master suite w/ juliet balcony, vaulted ceilings, sitting area and master bath w/ jacuzzi & shower stall. Modern granite kitchen w/ Island and dining area, has a wine cedar, SS appliances, French doors lead to a Fireplace LR, Hardwood floors throughout, finished room in LL w/ bar & cedar closet. Although it doesn't have central air, but it has a cozy ambiance with fenced back yard, close to X-way, and many of Quincy's exciting new restaurants. Better hurry on this one!

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Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 1/14/2018

Buying a home is a process that can seem daunting and even a little scary to most first-time buyers. After all, being a homeowner is a huge financial and personal responsibility.

To make this lengthy process a bit more approachable, weíre going to break it down into five steps. While these five steps may be somewhat different for each person, depending on their own unique situation, they do comprise most home buyerís experience.

If youíre interested in learning the steps youíll need to take before owning your first home, read on.

Step 1: Know your long-term goals

Before you buy a home, youíll want to have a clear understanding of what you, your spouse, and your family want from the next five or more years. Youíll want to make sure the area youíre moving to can provide things like career advancement and opportunity, good schools for your children, and so on.

These questions may seem obvious, but itís an important conversation to have before making the long-term commitment of owning a home.

Step 2: Your budget and your needs

It might be tempting to hop online and start shopping for houses, but first you should get a clear idea of the size and cost of the house youíre looking for. This involves determining your budget, thinking about your credit and planning for your down payment.

Step 3: Mortgage pre-approval

Getting preapproved for a mortgage can be a great way to gauge the interest late and loan amount youíll be approved for. Youíll need to gather paperwork, including income information (pay stubs), tax returns, and W-2 forms.

Be aware that lenders will run a detailed credit report. Since credit reports count as an inquiry, they can temporarily lower your credit score by a few points.

Applying to several lenders within a short period of time can make a significant impact on your score. However, it will start to rise again within a few months if you donít open any new credit accounts or take out other loans.

Step 4: Get an agent

Real estate agents know the ins and outs of the home buying process better than anyone else. Theyíll be able to guide you through the process and provide you with information that you canít get anywhere else.

Step 5: Pick the right home for you

Now itís time to start home shopping. However, before you begin, remember that getting approved for a loan doesnít mean you must or should seek to spend the full amount on a home.

Plan for your needs, and keep the future in mind. Someday you might decide to upgrade, but in the meantime you can be building your credit and building equity in a smaller or more frugal home.





Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 1/12/2018

This Multi-Family in Medford, MA recently sold for $810,000. This style home was sold by - Granite Group Realtors.


66 Marshall St, Medford, MA 02155

Multi-Family

$819,900
Price
$810,000
Sale Price

2
Units
2,928
Approx. GLA
Hard to find large 3 story 2 family in the Tufts area with extensive updates in last couple of years including roof, siding with insulation board, 50 plus new windows and gutters. 2nd floor heating system 2 years old, 1st floor heating system 7 years old both gas. New electric panels and lots of wiring updates. 1 new water heater. Newer storm and front doors. Porches reinforced and enclosed. Hardwood floors, nice layouts. Electric heat on 3rd floor. Fenced yard and large driveway. Refrigerators stay. Property to be delivered vacant at closing.

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