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Posted by The Hunte Group Realtors® on 1/23/2018

When you’re ready to buy a house, it would be easy to just pick a house and sign the papers, right? Too bad it doesn’t work anything like that! Besides getting your finances in order, there are plenty of things that you should do ahead of time to get yourself ready to buy a home. Choosing a relator should be high on that list of priorities.  


Do Your Research


There’s plenty of ways for you to search for a home before you even start in order to decide what you might like before you even set out with a realtor. Once you start working with a realtor, they’ll be able to set up alerts for you to get via e-mail where you’ll be able to see new properties that have just been listed and price changes to previously listed properties. 


Let Your Realtor Do Their Job 


Realtors are experts in homes. It is in their job description! Your realtor will do the research on prices and property details. An important aspect of the housing search is finding the price of similar homes in the area. This is key to making your offer. Your real estate agent has all of the information that you need.


Hang Out With Your Realtor During The House Hunt


When we say that you’ll have a close relationship with your realtor during the home search process, we mean it. Coordinate with your realtor to go to open houses. Your agent will either accompany you to the open house or make appointments for private showings of properties. Even if you have to bring your child and a carseat, your agent will be more than happy to accommodate you! 


Mention Properties You See When You’re Out And About


The realtor has your criteria of what you’re looking for in a home. However, if you’re out and see a home for sale that intrigues you, write down the address and contact your agent about it. They can either arrange a private showing of the property or advise you otherwise. Many times, a property may be out of your price range or have strange circumstances. However, occasionally, agents and computer software miss things! It’s always good to be on the lookout and seek more information.      


Don’t Hesitate To Really Look Around A Property


Although you may feel that you’re being a bit invasive by opening drawers, closets and doors in a home, it’s very important to! You need to see how you can make the best use of the storage space within the home for yourself. You’ll also want to make sure there’s no significant damage or hidden features that you’re missing out on.


Most importantly, remember that your realtor will be your ally throughout the house hunting process.  You want to make the best use of the great resource that your realtor is!  




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Posted by The Hunte Group Realtors® on 12/12/2017


128 & 128A Elm Street, Southbridge, MA 01550

Multi-Family

$90,000
Price

4
Units
4,022
Approx. GLA
Here is an opportunity to own or invest in a four unit building offering two homes on one lot. Off street parking is available with a one car detached garage. This building is in need of some repair and sprucing up but well worth the investment. Email broker for showing instructions.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Categories: Price Change  


Posted by The Hunte Group Realtors® on 9/18/2017


128 & 128A Elm Street, Southbridge, MA 01550

Multi-Family

$110,000
Price

4
Units
4,022
Approx. GLA
Here is an opportunity to own or invest in a four unit building offering two homes on one lot. Off street parking is available with a one car detached garage. This building is in need of some repair and sprucing up but well worth the investment. Email broker for showing instructions.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by The Hunte Group Realtors® on 8/15/2017

Could one of these fears be stopping you from creating new, rewarding memories in a home you can truly call your own? If so, you might be forfeiting more than you think.

Home is an incubator of great memories

Memories color your life with emotion. Memories serve as signposts to your most endearing and life changing experiences. They get you through the toughest times. When you recall your sweetest memories, you might discover that many of them were created inside a home.

Picture it;hot apple cider, festive music and gifts beneath the Christmas tree as you and your family dine and laugh at your grandparents' house during winter. Summer barbecues shared with 30 of your closest relatives and friends at your parents', the house spacious enough to easily accommodate all guests.

Fears that hold you back

You appreciate having a place to create loving memories year after year. Over the last several years, you've been thinking about buying a house of your own. But, you keep putting buying a house off. Despite your desire to own your own place, these fears could halt your progress.

Lack of finances - Do you keep telling yourself that you don't have enough money to buy a house? Do you imagine yourself getting laid off and being unable to keep up your mortgage payments, all this before you buy even a small, affordable house? See if you also worry that you won't be able to afford a new car, to start a business, invest in an improved wardrobe or move into a better apartment. If so, you could be afraid that you'll never have enough money to do what you really want to do. 

Weak DIY skills - Maintenance skills aren't required to own a home. Lenders don't ask borrowers if they have plumbing, electrical, roofing or construction experience. But, that doesn't stop you from trying to figure out what could go wrong with any house that you want. Every time you think about it, you imagine something breaking at the house that you can't afford to fix.

Security guarantee - Living in a house alone scares you. It's reached the point where sundown triggers fears of being victim of a home invasion. There aren't enough locks and alarms in the world to pacify your fears. You demand a written guarantee from the universe that affirms that your house will never, ever get robbed.

Unknown future - Change, including the birth of more children, a breakup or a new job, scare you. You need to know that you'll be prepared to meet any impending change without having to move again. For you, a starter home won't do. You're seeking permanence.

You're right. Owning a home is about more than finding a house that meets your family's dwelling needs. Owning a home is about more than paying a mortgage. There are maintenance and repairs to be made. If your family expands, you may have to add on a room. There will be a lot of changes from the moment you move in.

Many of these changes will involve family and friends, people who you'll create endearing memories with. When that happens, your home will be more than a residence. It will be a centerpiece of some of your life's greatest memories. If you truly want to own a home, don't let fears block you from enjoying these experiences.




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Posted by The Hunte Group Realtors® on 7/4/2017

It can take time to adjust to life in a big city even if close family members live in the city. People tend to walk and drive faster in a big city. Corporate executives and business managers stretch you, pushing you for more sales or support work. It's easy to get caught up in the pace of big city living.

Before you know it, months have passed and you haven't kept in touch with friend where  you formerly lived as you promised that you would. You also might have started to worry that you won't be able to keep up with the speed that events occur in the town you moved to.

Tips to become more comfortable with your big city home

Be patient with yourself. A lot of people who buy a house in a large town feel out of sorts until they get adjusted to the change. You can adjust to your move and enjoy a deeper appreciation for your new home. Following are a few actions that can help you to make the adjustment.

  • Research the city, not just housing, months before you make the move. Learn about restaurants, hospitals, shopping centers and entertainment venues. Find out how far your house is from these and other facilities.
  • Join online discussion forums that are led by people who have lived in the city for years. Ask questions and pay attention to key topics that forum members raise.
  • Consider becoming a member of book clubs,professional networking groups and arts organizations in the big city that you recently bought a house in.
  • Tune into online radio and television stations that are headquartered in the town your new home is located in.
  • Visit the city several weeks before your scheduled move. Spend a weekend or longer exploring the city. Take public transportation to tourists venues and other major locations. It's a good way to learn about a city.
  • Schedule events that you'll attend after you move. The sooner you get involved in local events, the sooner you can start getting adjusted to a big city.
  • Look at the move as a positive choice instead of as a loss.
  • Enroll your children in schools early. This could help your children to adjust to the move.
  • Introduce yourself to neighbors after you move.If you're moving to a rental property, get out and attend community events.It's a great way to meet more people who share the same community that you do.
  • Sign up to mentor youth.
  • Volunteer with community and local charitable organizations. It feels good to give back. It's also a good way to feel a part of a town. You could even get involved with charitable events through your employer.

Moving to anew home can get you closer to fulfilling your personal goals. If your new home is located in a big city, the move can create uncertainty. Knowing what to expect before you move, can remove some uncertainties and strengthen your confidence that you will spot and take advantage of rewarding  opportunities as you continue to explore and settle into your new community.




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