Christine Reilly
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Posted by Christine Reilly on 12/3/2019

Purchasing a home is a life-changing decision, and as such, should not be taken lightly. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to prepare for the homebuying journey, such as:

1. Determine Where You Want to Live

There is no shortage of high-quality houses available across the United States. Now, you just need to determine where you want to reside, and you can hone your house search accordingly.

Think about your long-term plans as you consider where you want to live. For instance, if you enjoy life in the big city, you may want to search for houses in or near the city of your choice. On the other hand, if you want to start a family in the near future, you may want to explore residences near parks and other family-friendly attractions.

Ultimately, it helps to narrow your home search to a few cities and towns. Because if you know where you want to live, you can quickly navigate the homebuying journey.

2. Establish a Budget

A budget is a must-have for any homebuyer, at any time. If you know how much you can spend on a house, you can search for residences that fall within your price range.

Oftentimes, it helps to meet with banks and credit unions before you launch a home search. These financial institutions can teach you about different types of mortgages. Then, you can select a mortgage that suits you perfectly.

Don't forget about home inspection, closing and other property buying fees, either. If you account for these property buying costs, you can ensure you have the necessary funds available to cover them.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a difference-maker for a homebuyer. He or she is happy to teach a homebuyer about the ins and outs of the real estate market. As a result, a real estate agent will help you become a homebuying expert.

Typically, a real estate agent offers recommendations and insights throughout the homebuying journey. He or she first will learn about you and help you establish homebuying expectations. Next, a real estate agent will help you kick off a search for homes in your preferred cities and towns. When you find your dream residence, a real estate agent will help you craft a competitive offer to purchase this home. And if your offer to purchase is approved, a real estate agent will help you navigate the final stages of the homebuying journey.

Furthermore, a real estate agent can provide assistance any time a homebuyer has concerns or questions. A real estate agent strives to help you make informed homebuying decisions. Thus, he or she will do whatever it takes to educate you about the homebuying cycle and ensure you are ready to find and buy your ideal residence.

Simplify the process of finding your dream home – use the aforementioned tips, and you can prep for the homebuying journey.




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Posted by Christine Reilly on 11/27/2019

This Single-Family in Worcester, MA recently sold for $225,000. This Cottage style home was sold by Christine Reilly - ERA Key Realty Services.


3 Gould Hill Rd, Worcester, MA 01603

Single-Family

$230,000
Price
$225,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
FALL IN LOVE with your new home!! Cherished family home featuring 3 large bedrooms, dining room, living room, one full bath, wood floors, first floor laundry, two exterior decks, plus a young above-ground pool and huge, private backyard. So much house and yard for the $$$! This is a must see! Updates over the years include: Replacement Windows approx '94,Electrical 100 Amp Circuit Breakers, Oil Tank 2018,Tub 2014,Vanity 2019,Furnace 2006,Roof Stripped and Chimney re-built 2014, Kitchen appliances within 5 years, Above-ground Pool 2015, and 10x12 storage shed. Plenty of off-street parking. Some cosmetic updates to complete will make this home a perfect place for you to enjoy for many years to come. Available for quick closing means you can be a homeowner and celebrate the holidays at your new address!

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Posted by Christine Reilly on 11/26/2019

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If you choose to live in a city, you’ll find a number of benefits to your location. 

Community: Most cities are densely populated and home to people from many different backgrounds. When you live in a location like this, you’re likely to find a community of folks who share similar interests and find more organized opportunities to interact with them. People tend to live closer together within an urban setting so it’s easier to get together without introducing commute time.

Job Opportunities: Businesses are often based within cities because they thrive where human activity is present. As a result, an abundance of employment opportunities are available in urban locations. You’ll find service jobs like baristas and restaurant servers as well as opportunities for doctors, lawyers and independent business owners. 

Shopping and Restaurants: Because of the high concentration of people within cities, you’ll find more access to shopping and restaurants. These opportunities will often be more diverse and specialized than those found in more rural locations because they have increased foot traffic to support them.

Public Transportation: Bus and subway systems within cities create simple ways to get around without having to own a car. Not only can you avoid the cost of maintaining a vehicle, you also save on gas, parking costs and commute time.

Culture Opportunities:

You will find museums, galleries and music venues within a city setting that provide opportunities to experience cultural events first-hand. Well known musicians and high profile art exhibits often schedule shows in urban settings so you’ll be closer to the action if you want to participate.




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Posted by Christine Reilly on 11/23/2019

This Condo in Worcester, MA recently sold for $189,900. This Garden style home was sold by Christine Reilly - ERA Key Realty Services.


330 Sunderland Road, Worcester, MA 01604

Condo

$189,900
Price
$189,900
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Sunderland Woods Condo!! Garden style ground level with a patio and storage. The fully renovated two bed two full bath unit is not going to last in this market. Fully updated master and second bath, central ac, washer and dryer in the unit can stay. Dishwasher, stove and frig in cabinet packed eat in kitchen. The open concept dining room and living room make for easy flow entertaining. Enjoy the tennis courts, or the in ground pool on the hot summer days. This complex offers use of club house for parties and friendly get together. as well as an exercise room for plenty of cardio workout!! Don't miss out on this great condo as they sell fast in this complex!!

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Posted by Christine Reilly on 11/22/2019

This Single-Family in Paxton, MA recently sold for $430,000. This Cape,Contemporary style home was sold by Christine Reilly - ERA Key Realty Services.


39 Nanigian Rd, Paxton, MA 01612

Single-Family

$425,700
Price
$430,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This Remarkable Updated Contemporary Cape was built for Happy Memories! Enter the beautifully landscaped grounds via the newly paved driveway up to the 3 Bay Garage. The 10+ acre grounds feature an inground gunite pool surrounded by lush mature plantings, a beautiful wrought iron fence plus a pool house complete with 1/2 bath, bar area,storage, hot/cold water! Two exterior decks-one for the pool and one for the main house which overlooks the extensive lawn area. Your pet(s) will love the fenced in area at the back! Filled with natural light, the two story floor to ceiling stone fireplaced living room is your window to 4 seasons of incredible views.The kitchen/dining area w/ fire place has brand new granite & all new appliances. Half bath, laundry room, plus 2 bedrooms incl a Master w Private Bath & Walk in Closet complete the first floor. 2nd story features two additional bedrooms, loft, and full bath. The basement has endless space & potential for Man-town, She-city, or? A Must See!

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