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7 Watson St, Braintree, MA

$299,900 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom

DIY dream home! Ranch-style single-family house on a dead end street. Fireplace and newer roof and boiler. Formal dining room with built-in china cabinet.  

Be Prepared: 3 Things You Can Do Now to Land Your Dream Home

Looking to make a home purchase in 2015?  Even if you are not planning on purchasing right now, it’s never too early to begin getting ready.  As with a lot of life’s big milestones, buying a home comes with a lot of paperwork.  By getting organized now, you will be able to act fast when you find a property you want to buy.  

Check Your Credit Score

If your credit score is already high, good for you!  If it’s not where you want it to be, now is the time to work toward raising it.  Consult with a certified financial advisor to see what you can do to raise your credit score before applying for a loan.  

Find a Reputable Realtor

Working with a realtor can turn the daunting task of buying a home into a productive experience.  Find a realtor that comes with great recommendations and that you connect with personally.  It’s truly important that you like your realtor.  You’ll be spending a lot of time with them and sharing details of both your personal and financial life.  A trusted realtor becomes your ally in the home buying process and will work tirelessly to help you find your dream home.  

Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Mortgage pre-approval is a necessity these days.  Pre-approval not only gives you a budget to work within, it also gives your offer credibility as the process to get pre-approved requires verification by a bank or other lending institution.  While they are not binding, pre-approval letters can show that you are a serious buyer. 

With just a little bit of planning, you will find that the home buying process a lot easier to navigate.  Feel free to give me a call with any questions as you begin your search.  

Ski Areas Within An Hour of Boston

Want to get to some slopeside exercise without driving to New Hampshire?  Check out the local ski scene at these ski areas that are within an hour’s drive of Boston.  

Blue Hills Ski Area, Canton

25 minutes- www.bluehillsboston.com

Nashoba Valley, Westford

40 minutes- www.skinashoba.com

Bradford Ski Area, Bradford

45 minutes- www.skibradford.com

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, Princeton

1 hour- www.wachusett.com

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Happy New Year!  Wishing you good health and prosperity in 2015.

And remember, I'm never too busy for your referrals!  

Dick Phinney, Realtor

Granite Group Realtors

7 Beale Street

Quincy, MA 02170

(617) 921-0373

rcphinney@aol.com

 

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