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Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 7/15/2018

Looking to buy a house? Ultimately, you'll want to attend at least a few open houses in your city or town. By doing so, you'll be able to understand exactly what you'd like to find in your dream house.

Before you attend an open house, there are several factors to consider, and these include:

1. Your Homebuying Budget

With a budget in hand, you can narrow your search for the ideal home. That way, you can avoid the temptation to attend open houses for residences that fall outside your price range.

To establish a homebuying budget, take a look at your current financial situation. Then, consider your future expenses like those related to student loans or children and plan accordingly.

In addition, it never hurts to get pre-approved for a home loan. If you gain pre-approval, you can enter the housing market with a budget in hand and review a broad array of houses that match your budget.

2. Your Homebuying Checklist

If you're living to a warm-weather climate, you may want to own a home with a swimming pool. Or, if you plan to reside near the ocean, you may consider houses where you can dock your boat nearby.

Create a homebuying checklist before you visit open houses. This will allow you to streamline your home search and accelerate the homebuying journey.

Also, it may help to separate your homebuying checklist into "wants" and "must-haves." Although your dream house may not include all of your homebuying checklist "wants," you can use these categories to determine exactly what you'd like to find in your ideal residence.

3. Your Homebuying Timeline

Are you planning to move next week or in the next several weeks? Some homebuying journeys are faster than others, and you'll want to map out your property buying journey based on when you need to move.

For example, if you've accepted a new job in the city, you may need to move quickly to relocate. This may require you to act so you can get settled in a new home before you begin your new job.

Comparatively, if you're in no rush to relocate, you can take a wait-and-see approach to the housing market. And if you attend an open house and like what you see, then you can submit an offer to acquire a residence.

If you're unsure about how to approach open houses, there is no need to worry. In fact, many real estate agents are available in cities and towns nationwide to assist homebuyers.

A real estate agent can offer expert insights into a home before a homebuyer attends an open house. Plus, this housing market professional can provide honest, unbiased homebuying recommendations and will even negotiate with a home seller on a buyer's behalf.

Get ready for an open house consider the aforementioned factors, and a homebuyer should have no trouble exploring a broad array of residences and finding one that he or she can enjoy for years to come.




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Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 7/13/2018


31 Rose Meadow Ln, Falmouth, MA 02356

Single-Family

$519,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
You'll fall in love with this pristine Cape Codder on quiet cut de sac in East Falmouth. Open floor plan offers living room with fireplace, expansive kitchen/dining area and cozy den or office. First floor half bath has side by side full size laundry. First floor Master Bedroom with cathedral ceiling and master bath. Enclosed porch off dining area for those Summer time Snoozes. Deck overlooking manicured grounds with lovely perennial plantings. Second level offers three good size bedrooms and full bath. Full walk out basement which has been "roughed" for additional bath. If you've thought about retirement at the Cape, you need to see this house. Showing start at the Open House Sunday 12-2:00.
Open House
Sunday
July 15 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Remarkable Cape Codder on culture de sac in East Falmouth. Don't miss this one!
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Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 7/12/2018


28 Waban Rd, Quincy, MA 02169

Merrymount

Single-Family

$519,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
This handsome Merrymount Garrison Colonial is located on a pretty side street. Just a 5 minute walk to 2.5 miles of shoreline and beautiful walking trails A terrific locale for outdoor activities. Recent updates: New walk way, stairs & railings 2017. New roof 2015. Heating system 2007. Good size yard with nice play set. Freshly painted interior with neutral decor. You will appreciate the cooling whole house fan. Lower level offers semi-finished TV room. Bosch washer/dryer to stay. Become a member of the active Merrymount community association. NO FLOOD INSURANCE needed.
Open House
Sunday
July 15 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 7/11/2018


3 Piermont St, Quincy, MA 02170

Single-Family

$534,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Pristine Cape/Colonial just .9 miles to the North Quincy T. Sun drenched front porch leads to lovely living room with fireplace. Formal dining room with built in china cabinet closet. Eat-in kitchen with custom cabinets. Finished basement heated by electric baseboard and has full bath with shower stall. Lovely fenced rear yard with plenty of room for swing set. Roof seven years and windows three years per owner. This home has been meticulously cared for by long term owners. Don't miss out! Offers, if any will be presented at noon on Tuesday July 17, 2018.
Open House
Sunday
July 15 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
First Open House Sunday 12-2:00. Pristine home will catch your eye. Park on Harriet Ave.
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Location: 3 Piermont St, Quincy, MA 02170    Get Directions

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Posted by Granite Group Realtors on 7/6/2018


170 E Squantum St, Quincy, MA 02171

North Quincy

Single-Family

$799,000
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
This landmark property is uniquely attractive and appealing, located proximate to a long list of amenities including transportation, banking, restaurants, shopping, schools and the list goes on and on. The property is situated on an ample size lot with two car heated garage adjacent plus off street parking. There are all sorts of unique features to this home requiring a visit to fully appreciate, Hand-carved ornate fireplace enclosure (one of a kind), huge arched window in third floor bedroom with cathedral ceilings providing character to spare. Other third floor bed has expansive unique window arrangement bringing in abundant light.
Open House
Sunday
July 08 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
This is a most unique property with all sorts of nooks and crannies, character, charm not often seen. You cannot evaluate this home without seeing it. If you are shopping in the area don't miss walking through and see for yourself.
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Location: 170 E Squantum St, Quincy, MA 02171    Get Directions

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