Brian O'Neil - RE/MAX Advantage I



Posted by Brian O誰eil on 5/17/2019


3 Oakview St, Worcester, MA 01604

Single-Family

$200,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
6 room, 3 bedroom, 1 bath ranch with level, manicured yard, large patio with granite steps, and new shed. Recent updates include furnace, oil tank, water heater, and many more inside and out. Great commuter location with access to routes 290 and 9, and minutes from UMass Medical School. ***Showings start at Open House on Sunday 12-2pm***
Open House
Sunday
May 19 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Brian O誰eil on 5/12/2019

The homebuying process may prove to be challenging, particularly for individuals who fail to anticipate potential problems. Lucky for you, we're here to help you identify and address homebuying hurdles before they escalate.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to ensure you can seamlessly anticipate and overcome homebuying hurdles.

1. Learn About the Housing Market

The real estate market can be complex. Fortunately, an informed homebuyer should have no trouble resolving potential problems early in the property buying journey.

Examine a wide range of housing market data you'll be glad you did. Look at the prices of recently sold houses as well as the prices of available residences in your preferred cities and towns. With this housing market information, you'll be better equipped than ever before to differentiate a buyer's market from a seller's one and plan your homebuying journey accordingly.

2. Get Home Financing

If you intend to pursue a house, you likely will need a mortgage. Thankfully, banks and credit unions are available to help you obtain a mortgage in no time at all.

Ultimately, it helps to get pre-approved for a mortgage. If you enter the housing market with a mortgage in hand, you can narrow your house search to properties that fall within your price range. And as a result, you could speed up the process of finding and buying your dream house.

When you meet with lenders, don't hesitate to ask lots of questions, either. If you allocate time and resources to learn about all of your home financing options, you can determine exactly which option is right for you.

3. Employ a Real Estate Agent

There is no need to pursue a house on your own, regardless of whether you're an experienced or first-time property buyer. But if you employ a real estate agent, you can work with a homebuying expert who can help you make your homeownership dream come true.

A real estate agent understands what it takes to find a great house at an affordable price. He or she can teach you about the housing market and help you make informed decisions at each stage of the property buying journey. Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent can prepare you for potential homebuying hurdles and ensure you can quickly address these issues.

Let's not forget about the assistance that a real estate agent provides as the homebuying journey progresses as well. A real estate agent will set up home showings, help you weigh the pros and cons of different houses and ensure you can submit an offer to purchase your dream residence. And as you approach the date of your home closing, a real estate agent will offer tips and recommendations to ensure you can finalize your house purchase without delay.

Want to avoid homebuying hurdles? You're not alone. But with the aforementioned tips, you can identify and overcome various homebuying hurdles and effortlessly navigate the property buying journey.




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Posted by Brian O誰eil on 5/5/2019

When you think of your real estate budget, you should know that the more you spend on a home, the more overhead costs you値l face. You値l need to pay for things like real estate agent fees, attorneys fees, and other closing costs. The more you pay for a house, the higher all of these fees will be since they are usually percentage based. So, the overarching question is how do you budget and find a reasonable amount of money to spend on a home? 


Prioritize


Your real estate agent may show you a myriad of homes across many different price ranges. Each property will have pros and cons. You can look at seeing these homes as an educational experience. Viewing properties could even help you hone in on what you want in a home. There are a few good reasons to look at homes above your budget range. 


Housing Prices Could Rise Or Drop


When housing prices begin to rise, people tend to believe that they値l keep climbing. The panic couldn稚 be further from the truth. Eventually, the prices need to drop. The idea of buying a property and adding value is to make a bit of a profit back when you go to sell. You need to be prepared for anything when you head out to buy a home. Price changes will apply to you if you plan on living in your new home only for a specified period. If you don稚 have plans in your future to move, you may not worry about home value changes quite as much when shopping for a property. 


Mortgages End Eventually


If you plan ahead, you don稚 have to pay mortgages for the rest of your life. If you keep moving and taking out 30-year mortgages, you could be making mortgage payments forever. If the average family stays in their home for around a decade, that's not a significant amount of time. Here, you値l find a great reason not to max out your budget on a home. If you buy a less expensive house, you can get the mortgage paid off faster. You may even be able to take the mortgage out for a shorter term. Paying your home off more quickly allows your financial freedom. It痴 simple, yet many people opt for a bigger house that they aren稚 planning on staying in, causing a bit of a financial headache.


You Need A Rainy Day Fund


If you avoid maxing out your budget to buy a home, you値l be able to save a bit for any emergencies that come up. You will be under less stress knowing that you have a little bit of money set aside in case your home needs major repairs, or you face a job loss or illness. In conclusion, it痴 never a good idea to max out your budget on a home purchase.                    





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Posted by Brian O誰eil on 5/2/2019

This Condo in Worcester, MA recently sold for $212,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Brian O誰eil - RE/MAX Advantage I.


53 Pointe Rok Dr, Worcester, MA 01604

Condo

$214,900
Price
$212,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Pointe Rok Estates WATERVIEW unit! Bright and airy unit that offers an open floor plan and has many recent updates. New hardwood floors, fresh paint, new windows and skylights, recessed led lighting, smart technology NEST thermostat, new hot water tank and new AC condenser top the list! Add to this that the complex has just completed an "envelope" project replacing and updating roofs, decks, siding and more! Be a part of the this waterfront community in Worcester reaping all the benefits of culture with the Hanover Theatre/Art Museum/Mechanics Hall, with education offering 10 colleges and universities including UMASS, and with sports with the Railers hockey, Bravehearts baseball and the Woo Sox coming!

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Posted by Brian O誰eil on 4/28/2019

The home selling journey is an exciting time, and for good reason. Ultimately, the home selling journey represents a period of endless possibilities. And for those who start planning ahead for the home selling journey today, they may be able to enjoy immense profits down the line.

What does it take to reap the benefits of a profitable home selling journey? Here are three tips to help you do just that.

1. Understand the Real Estate Market

The housing market may seem like a moving target at times. However, home sellers who analyze the real estate sector closely can identify patterns and trends and plan accordingly.

Home sellers can look at the prices of recently sold houses in their cities and towns to better understand the current state of the housing market. Then, these home sellers may be able to differentiate between a seller's market and a buyer's market.

Also, home sellers can assess the prices of available homes that appear similar to their own. This housing market data enables a home seller to understand how his or her residence stacks up against the competition.

2. Assess Your Home Both Inside and Out

It never hurts to upgrade your residence, especially if you want to optimize your house's value. Fortunately, a home appraisal makes it simple to assess your house's interior and exterior so you can determine a competitive price for your residence.

A home appraisal requires a property inspector to look at a house's interior and exterior. Following the appraisal, a property inspector will provide a home seller with a report that details the condition of a house.

For home sellers, it is important to review all of a property inspector's findings. This will enable home sellers to identify opportunities to enhance their residences and prioritize various home improvement projects.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to enjoying a profitable home selling journey, it pays to go above and beyond the call of duty. With a real estate agent at your side, you can take the guesswork out of selling your home and move closer to getting the best price for your residence.

A real estate agent is committed to client satisfaction, and as such, will go the extra mile to promote your residence to the right groups of homebuyers. That way, you can boost your chances of receiving multiple offers on your home as soon as it hits the market.

Plus, a real estate agent will set up home showings and open houses and negotiate with homebuyers on your behalf. He or she will even provide expert home selling recommendations at each stage of the home selling journey. As a result, a real estate agent will help you streamline the process of selling your house and maximizing your residence's value.

Don't miss out on an opportunity to enjoy a profitable home selling journey. Instead, use these tips, and you can improve your chances of selling your home at a price that matches or exceeds your expectations.




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