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Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 12/17/2017

Ready to purchase your dream home? Before you finalize a home purchase, it may be worthwhile to schedule a home appraisal.

With a home appraisal, a property expert will examine a residence both inside and out. The home appraiser then will offer a property valuation.

In some instances, a home offer may be appraisal-contingent. And if the home appraisal valuation falls below the amount of a buyer's offer, the buyer may request a renegotiated price.

A home appraisal may prove to be an important part of the homebuying process. As such, it is paramount for homebuyers to understand what an appraisal is all about and determine whether to conduct an appraisal.

To better understand home appraisals, let's take a look at three home appraisal facts that every homebuyer needs to consider.

1. An appraiser's valuation is his or her opinion of what a residence is worth.

Typically, a home appraiser will use a broad assortment of housing market data as part of a home assessment. The appraiser also will look closely at a residence as part of the home evaluation process.

Although a home appraisal is based on housing market data and a home assessment, it is essential to note that a home valuation is an appraiser's opinion. Therefore, two home appraisers may examine the same housing market data and the same house and come up with two different home valuations.

2. The homes in a neighborhood may affect the valuation of a residence.

Believe it or not, a home's value may be impacted by those around it. Thus, if you intend to buy a home, it often pays to evaluate the neighborhood to better understand whether a house's value will decline, stay the same or increase over time.

Furthermore, what you spend to improve a house is unlikely to raise a house's value proportionately. And if you spend $20,000 on home improvements, there are no guarantees that these home improvements will add $20,000 to a home's valuation.

3. A home appraisal and a home inspection are two very different things.

A home inspection often is considered a must-have during the homebuying process, and perhaps it is easy to understand why.

During a home inspection, a property expert will ensure there are no structural issues with a home and identify any problem areas. Then, a homebuyer can move forward with a home purchase, rescind a home offer or submit a counter proposal based on a home inspection report.

On the other hand, a home appraisal enables a property expert to evaluate the house in its current state. A home appraiser will compare and contrast a home in relation to others in the area and offer a valuation.

If you need help determining whether to conduct a home appraisal, a real estate agent is happy to assist you. With a real estate agent at your side, you can determine whether to set up a home appraisal prior to finalizing a home purchase.




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Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 12/15/2017

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS! Come see this wonderful 2 bedroom 2 bath condominium in the well located Natick Village complex! This is a much desired second floor unit with a balcony! Newer hot water heater, central air, windows and slider! Granite updated kitchen with refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and range. The master bedroom has a full bath and a custom walk-in closet. There is another full bath directly across from the second bedroom. The complex offers many amenities including an inground pool, health club, tennis courts, professional on site management, a picnic and barbeque area. Well located, with easy access to all major highways and the Natick Mall, this condominium is also walking distance to local shopping and especially the commuter rail! First showings at the Open House on Sunday, December 17th, 1-3PM.

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Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 12/15/2017


3 Village Way, Natick, MA 01760

Condo

$269,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS! Come see this wonderful 2 bedroom 2 bath condominium in the well located Natick Village complex! This is a much desired second floor unit with a balcony! Newer hot water heater, central air, windows and slider! Granite updated kitchen with refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and range. The master bedroom has a full bath and a custom walk-in closet. There is another full bath directly across from the second bedroom. The complex offers many amenities including an inground pool, health club, tennis courts, professional on site management, a picnic and barbeque area. Well located, with easy access to all major highways and the Natick Mall, this condominium is also walking distance to local shopping and especially the commuter rail! First showings at the Open House on Sunday, December 17th, 1-3PM.
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December 17 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 12/15/2017


3 Village Way, Natick, MA 01760

Condo

$269,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS! Come see this wonderful 2 bedroom 2 bath condominium in the well located Natick Village complex! This is a much desired second floor unit with a balcony! Newer hot water heater, central air, windows and slider! Granite updated kitchen with refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and range. The master bedroom has a full bath and a custom walk-in closet. There is another full bath directly across from the second bedroom. The complex offers many amenities including an inground pool, health club, tennis courts, professional on site management, a picnic and barbeque area. Well located, with easy access to all major highways and the Natick Mall, this condominium is also walking distance to local shopping and especially the commuter rail! First showings at the Open House on Sunday, December 17th, 1-3PM.
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No scheduled Open Houses






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Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 12/10/2017

The real estate market is fierce, particularly for home sellers of all experienced levels. Thus, it may take you weeks, months or years to sell your residence if you don't prepare accordingly. So what does it take to ensure your home will sell quickly? Here are three tips for first-time and experienced home sellers: 1. Conduct Plenty of Research Before You Price Your Home. Your home may seem priceless, but ultimately, you'll need to establish a fair market price for your residence to generate interest among homebuyers. To determine the right price for your home, consider the pros and cons of your residence. For instance, if you recently had new energy-efficient windows installed in your home or set up an above-ground pool in your backyard, these features may help boost the value of your residence. Conversely, an old furnace or a defective central air conditioning system may lead you to lower your asking price, as these items may need to be replaced in the foreseeable future. Before you price your home, don't forget to look at what similar houses in your area have sold for over the past few months and years, too. And if you hire a professional appraiser to assess your home's value, you'll be able to set an initial asking price that could help your residence stand out in a competitive real estate market. 2. Clean Up Your Home's Exterior and Interior. Typically, you'll want to enhance your home's curb appeal before you add your residence to the real estate market. By doing so, you can improve your house's chances of making a positive first impression on prospective homebuyers. You also may want to commit significant time and resources to bolster your residence's interior. From de-cluttering your home to revamping the interior of your house's kitchen and bathroom, there is a lot that you can do to give your residence a distinct look and feel. Therefore, if you spend some time cleaning up your home's exterior and interior, you may be able to make it easier for homebuyers to fall in love with your residence instantly. 3. Partner with an Experienced Real Estate Agent. Hiring an experienced real estate agent should be a top priority, regardless of whether you're a first-time or experienced home seller. Because with an expert real estate professional at your side, you can simplify the process of adding your residence to the real estate market and ensure your house garners plenty of interest from prospective homebuyers. A real estate agent will offer guidance and support throughout the home selling process, enabling you to optimize the appearance of your home. Plus, this professional will help you handle negotiations with homebuyers and empower you with the knowledge and insights needed to maximize the value of your house. Employ an experienced real estate agent to assist you during the home selling process you'll be glad you did. This real estate professional will make it simple for you to promote your house to large groups of homebuyers and finalize a sale without delay.