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Posted by The Mavroules Team on 5/25/2018

One of the first and most important things that you should do when you buy a home is to be sure that youíre on top of your finances. Before you even begin the home search, youíll need to be sure that you have money in the bank and know your credit score. What you really need is a plan. 


Set Up A Savings Account For Your Future Home


Having a separate account set up just to help you save for your down payment and other home costs can be very helpful. Find a bank with a bit of a higher interest rate. Often, online banks are your best bet. If youíre able, set up automatic transfers from one account to another for a set amount each month. Youíll be saving before you know it! 


Set Goals


If you have no idea of what you want, it will be difficult to understand what you need to do to get there. Typically, itís a good idea to have 20% of a homeís purchase price saved for your down payment. Putting 20% down also helps you to avoid the additional cost of PMI, also known as private mortgage insurance. Once you have a goal, donít look at the big picture. Break down your big goal for savings into smaller bits to make it less overwhelming. 


Make Savings Automatic


Weíve already mentioned the idea of setting up an automatic transfer, but you can do even more. When you are gifted money, instead of spending it, put it in your home savings account. If you get a bonus from work, save it. If you get a raise, live off of your previous income and use the additional income for savings. All of these little actions add up fast. When you make savings habit, itís easier to reach your goals. 


See Where You Can Cut Costs


Thereís probably plenty of places that you can cut costs in your budget. Sit down and see how much your expenses actually are compared to how much you actually do spend. Can you opt out of cable TV? Maybe you can reduce the speed of your internet connection, or find a cheaper cell phone plan. If you take a close look at your expenses, thereís probably plenty of ways for you to  cut back and save.


Sell Your Stuff


Weíre not talking about selling your essentials, but if you have things around your home that youíre not using, thereís a better use for them. You can probably get some extra cash for these items by selling them. Itís so simple to sell things on the Internet these days that you can make some money and get rid of unwanted things pretty easily.  


Focus

With a bit of focus, hard work and diligence, you can save up enough money for a down payment on a home. Donít forget to keep all of the other aspects of your financial life in order such as paying your bills on time and not opening new credit accounts. Good luck with your savings goals!





Posted by The Mavroules Team on 5/20/2018


40 Constance Rd, Boston, MA 02132

West Roxbury

Single-Family

$974,900
Price

10
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Seize this rare opportunity to own a better than new construction, 5 bed/3.5 bath home nestled away in a quiet neighborhood, only mins from Boston & a short stroll to the commuter rail. Built in 2012, this spacious home been lovingly improved & is just waiting for a new family to make it their own. Highlights include an OPEN CONCEPT floor plan, perfect for entertaining & featuring a CHEF'S KITCHEN with GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, custom cabinets & S/S APPLIANCES. The large living room boasts a gas fireplace w/ sliders to the fenced in, professionally landscaped yard. The 2nd floor consists of a large master suite w/ soaring ceilings & spa like master bath, plus 3 additional bedrooms, each w/ its own walk-in closet, a 2nd full bath & separate laundry room. No expense was spared when the third floor family room was finished in 2017, which could also be a 2nd master bedroom. All of this, plus oversized 2 car garage, full basement, central A/C, crown molding & GLEAMING HARDWOOD FLOORS throughout.
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Sunday
May 20 at 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
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Posted by The Mavroules Team on 5/18/2018

Putting your home up for sale can elicit a myriad of emotions from you and your spouse -- everything from excitement and anticipation to fear and sadness. It's only natural to feel a mixture of emotions, especially if your home represents years of memories, countless milestones, and stages of family growth.

A cautionary note to keep in mind is that it's easy to get caught up in emotion-based decisions that could derail your chances for making a fast sale.

A primary example would be pricing your home higher than it might actually be worth. Despite the fact that you've experienced great family memories there and spent tens of thousands of dollars to maintain, upgrade, and beautify your home, those factors usually do not translate into a sale price that exceeds the property's appraised value. Your perspective, which may be based on subjective criteria, such as all the "blood, sweat, and tears" you put into your house -- not to mention the "TLC" that went into it -- does not hold water in the minds of would-be buyers.

What Does Determine a Home's Value?

The unvarnished truth is that the value of your home is mostly based on prevailing market conditions, the price at which comparable homes in your neighborhood recently sold, and what the market will bear. Effectively setting a price that will bring in the most money without driving away qualified and otherwise-interested buyers is a delicate balance. The homeowner rarely has the objectivity or the specialized knowledge to accurately set the right price. That's where real estate agents comes in, and why it's advisable to sell your home through a licensed agent, rather than attempting a "For Sale By Owner" approach.

Minimizing Bumps in the Road

A good real estate agent will work on your behalf to effectively market your home, collaborate with other agents in the area to schedule showings and spread the word about your listing, and advise you on ways to improve both the curb appeal of your home and its interior appearance. Your agent can also provide indispensable negotiating help, as well as guidance about seller disclosure requirements and other government regulations.

The bottom line is that real estate agents are well-versed in the intricate process of listing, marketing, and selling residential property. Since there are a lot of forms to sign, deadlines to meet, agreements to reach, and formalities to handle, those are among the many sound reasons to enlist the help of a professional.

Although the process of selling a residential property often involves delays, setbacks, and obstacles, most real estate agents are quite adept at solving problems and getting past difficulties. In addition to the marketing, networking, and strategizing they're doing on your behalf, a good agent can also be counted on to provide you with regular progress reports and boost your spirits when you're feeling discouraged.





Posted by The Mavroules Team on 5/17/2018


132-134 Holton St, Boston, MA 02135

Brighton

Multi-Family

$1,099,900
Price

3
Units
4,301
Approx. GLA
First showing Sunday 4/15 at OPEN HOUSE CONTRACTORS and INVESTORS - EXCELLENT LOCATION! RARE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY WITH BIG POTENTIAL! Existing building with approved 3 family conversion with plenty of parking. Unit 1 could be HUGE 4-5 bedroom THREE FULL BATH unit with finished lower level, Unit 2 could be 3 bed 2 full bath unit. Both with original mouldings and salvageable hardwood floors throughout. Plans are for open concept kitchen, dining /livingrooms. Unit 3 could be 2 bed 2 bath plus office. Big bright penthouse unit with vaulted ceilings, projected plan has open concept and possibly 2 or 2.5 baths. Description based on attached plans, NOT THE EXISTING BUILDING. Approved parking with some yard/outdoor green space, mature trees. Potential sell out as condos well over 2 Million!
Open House
Sunday
May 20 at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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Posted by The Mavroules Team on 5/17/2018


132-134 Holton St, Boston, MA 02135

Brighton

Multi-Family

$1,099,900
Price

3
Units
4,301
Approx. GLA
First showing Sunday 4/15 at OPEN HOUSE CONTRACTORS and INVESTORS - EXCELLENT LOCATION! RARE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY WITH BIG POTENTIAL! Existing building with approved 3 family conversion with plenty of parking. Unit 1 could be HUGE 4-5 bedroom THREE FULL BATH unit with finished lower level, Unit 2 could be 3 bed 2 full bath unit. Both with original mouldings and salvageable hardwood floors throughout. Plans are for open concept kitchen, dining /livingrooms. Unit 3 could be 2 bed 2 bath plus office. Big bright penthouse unit with vaulted ceilings, projected plan has open concept and possibly 2 or 2.5 baths. Description based on attached plans, NOT THE EXISTING BUILDING. Approved parking with some yard/outdoor green space, mature trees. Potential sell out as condos well over 2 Million!
Open House
Sunday
May 20 at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 132-134 Holton St, Boston, MA 02135    Get Directions

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