The ins and outs of the homebuying process from offer to closing can seem overwhelming.  A good buyer's agent is someone who will be working on behalf of your best interests to make it as straightforward and smooth as possible, so you can look back on this time in your life fondly.  My trusted lender, Christina Trethewey, and I have broken it down into 5 simple steps for you:

  1. Narrow Down Your Budget: Figure out how much your monthly payment and down payment should be.  This way, you won't waste time browsing and touring homes that are outside of those parameters.

  2. Talk With Our Preferred Lender: now, you will know for sure what your budget is and you can start the search in earnest.

  3. Identify Properties: contact me to start scheduling…

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If you're waiting for rates to come down, it will be too late.  Many buyers have been taking this approach and by the time rates are closer to where they were the past few years, the competition in the homebuying market will only increase - and prices will skyrocket along with it.  Now is the time to buy!  It's important to remember you're buying a home, not a rate.  Land your dream home when there is less competition, and refinance once it's yours.

Thinking of buying in 2024?  With the Super Bowl over, we are officially in the spring market so now is the time to make a plan.  Contact me to get started!

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Perfectly situated with both Harbor, outer islands, & marina views, this premier 2 bedroom/2.5 bathroom condo at Flagship Wharf has one of the most sought after & rarely available floor plans in the building. Located on the Penthouse level, it has a soaring cathedral ceiling w/skylights offering amazing light & views of Boston Harbor & Flagship Park. Two exclusive-use balconies offering perfect venues for sunrise morning coffee, al-fresco dining or sunset over Bunker Hill Monument. Bedrooms have beautifully renovated en-suite bathrooms & sliding glass doors to balconies. Sparkling hardwood floors throughout, the living room features a wood burning fireplace. Renovated kitchen has granite & stainless and updated wood cabinetry. 2 deeded self-park…

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42 8TH STREET #2101

Are you ready for summer? One of the most unique homes at Parris Landing, this well -designed duplex has exposed brick & stone walls, an open kitchen with tumbled backsplash, granite counters, breakfast bar, attractive lighting, California closets & the pièce de résistance - an amazing FENCED IN PATIO that allows for outdoor entertaining & GRILLING year round! Just steps from the well manicured gardens and outdoor pool, the patio is a great extension to this very special home. Conveniently located on the 1st and 2nd floor of building 2, access is easy for walking through with groceries, packages, strollers or pets. Impeccable finishes throughout. New HVAC with…

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3 of the Best Locations Outside of Boston to Invest In

It probably doesn’t surprise anyone that the Real Estate market in Massachusetts is one of the top performing markets in the country. It consistently shows year over year growth, even when other areas of the country seem to be struggling. It goes without saying that the primary market in Massachusetts is Boston, and is a key component to why Massachusetts performs so well on a year to year basis. It makes a lot of sense. Boston is a nationwide leader in healthcare, higher education, biotech, and the rental market is one of the strongest in the country, making Boston a prime location for Investment. However, If you take Boston out of it, the Massachusetts market still performs very well and there…

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When searching for apartments to rent online, be sure to be careful of potential scams - we've seen an increase in those specifically targeted at Boston renters.  Often on Facebook Marketplace or some other social media website, someone pretending to be the landlord, or an agent or a property manager will post pictures of an amazing-looking home at a great price in a desirable neighborhood - they'll ask for money up front and promise to give you the keys so you can move in right away, and then disappear completely.  

Another common pitfall is the bail-and-switch: a certain apartment will be advertised that isn't actually available or possibly not even real, with the intent of steering a potential tenant towards something else.  These scams make the…

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Boston always prides itself on being #1 in everything, but in the most rapid growth in startup funding, Somerville is #1 not just in Massachusetts, but all of America.  According to York IE, Somerville startups raised the most venture capital funding during Q4 of 2022.   This ranking is all the more impressive when considering VC funding was down across the nation in 2022.

Four Somerville-based startups raised a combined $638,400,000 in the last quarter of 2022: Form Energy, Cellarity, LineVision and Owl Labs.  You can read more about it here in Bostinno.

As a Somerville resident myself, I have a deep appreciation for what makes the city so special and an innate understanding of the market.  Thinking of buying, selling or renting in Somerville? …

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