Posted by Andrew Abu Realtors on 12/18/2017

Applying for a mortgage is one of the biggest decision that an individual can make in his or her lifetime. As such, it is important for a first-time homebuyer to dedicate the necessary time and resources to employ the best mortgage lender without exception.

So what does it take to hire the ideal mortgage lender? Here are three tips to help a first-time homebuyer quickly and effortlessly choose the right mortgage lender.

1. Consider a Variety of Lenders

There is no shortage of top-notch lenders in cities and towns across the United States. Thus, a first-time homebuyer can meet with a variety of credit unions and banks to explore all of the mortgage options at his or her disposal.

Spend some time learning about lenders in your area. Look at each lender's experience and reputation, and you may be better equipped than other homebuyers to select the ideal lender based on your individual needs.

Furthermore, conduct face-to-face meetings with lenders. These meetings will allow you to learn about a wide range of mortgage options and will make it easy for you to make an informed decision.

2. Ask Plenty of Questions

When it comes to getting a mortgage for the first time, there is no need to leave anything to chance. Instead, ask plenty of questions as you consult with assorted lenders, and you can gain the insights you need to pick a lender that matches or exceeds your expectations.

Remember, there is no such thing as a "bad" question, particularly when it comes to mortgages. If you meet with various lenders, you can get all of your mortgage concerns and queries addressed without delay.

A first-time homebuyer who asks lots of questions may be able to avoid potential financial pitfalls down the line too. In fact, this homebuyer should have no trouble selecting a great lender who can fulfill his or her mortgage needs for years to come.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

Let's face it selecting a lender may prove to be exceedingly difficult. Fortunately, a real estate agent is happy to provide honest, unbiased advice to help you find the right lender in no time at all.

A real estate agent understands the challenges of obtaining a terrific mortgage, and as a result, will do everything possible to help a homebuyer discover a lender that can provide outstanding support day after day. Plus, a real estate agent can even help a homebuyer alleviate stress as he or she searches for the right lender.

Let's not forget about the support that a real estate agent can provide throughout the entire homebuying journey, either. Typically, a real estate agent can keep a homebuyer informed about new residences as they become available, set up home showings, negotiate with a home seller on buyer's behalf and much more.

Get the right mortgage any time you choose use the aforementioned tips, and a first-time homebuyer can streamline the process of selecting the ideal lender.




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Posted by Andrew Abu Realtors on 12/17/2017


27 Sachem Ave, Worcester, MA 01606

Single-Family

$249,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Delightful Cape Cod home sitting proudly on an outstanding lot with gentle knoll with all of those classic elements you've been dreaming of! Terrific open staircase with balustrade, charming Fireplace with classic colonial mantle*Arched doorways*Sunny Kitchen with white cabinets opens to generous Dining Rm/Eating Area*4-season Sunroom off the rear of the house with windows on 3 sides, and window seats with storage, is that perfect extra space you need for an office or sitting room*Updated Andersen slider off Dining Room to younger pressure treated stained deck overlooking terrific flatter, open rear yard*1st floor or 2nd floor master - one full bath on each level*2nd level has two really large bedrooms & ample storage*Hardwood floor under the DinRm & LivRm carpeting*Nice storage shed is included*Newer driveway*Awesome open basement for your future space needs or storage!
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Posted by Andrew Abu Realtors on 12/12/2017


285 West St, Northborough, MA 01532

Single-Family

$895,000
Price

11
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
MANY RECENT IMPROVEMENTS to an already PRISTINE PROPERTY*Impressive/Open/Welcoming/Spacious Traditional w/Modern elements sited beautifully on an exceptional, highly coveted, over-sized Estate prop in the Pomme Verger neighborhood w/treed backdrop & southern exposure* Mint Condition*New Hardwood in Kitch*Newly painted Foyer, 2nd flr hall & all of 3rd flr*Newer Richly stained Kitchen w/granite counters, pantry, SS upscale appliances including Sub-Zero*Brand New Carpet in Big FamRm w/Arched Brick FP, skylights & partial cathedral*Incredible 1st flr Office/Study*Big 1st flr Laundry Rm*Superb moldings*Mstr Suite w/Large Walk-in closets*Stunning Master Bath w/Tiled shower, double vanity + whirlpool tub beneath amazing window*3rd Flr Bonus Rm w/dormers & skylights plus guest area w/full Bth could be perfect area for 2 offices*All new carpet on 3rd flr*Storage galore*Awesome Mudroom*Beyond belief Mahogany deck w/Screened Gazebo overlooks drop dead Gunite Pool*Large 3 car gar*NEW 5 bdr SEPTIC
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Sunday
December 17 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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Posted by Andrew Abu Realtors on 12/12/2017


11 Washburn St, Northborough, MA 01532

Single-Family

$750,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Gorgeous lot on country road*This is a gathering of four homes being built by Renowned local builder*One home is already Under Agreement and 2 others to be built with flexibility on floor plans*Attention to detail & tremendous focus on layout & features to deliver the best new home for you!*Terrific layout offers sense-of-arrival Foyer*Spacious front-to-back LR/DR combo or make one that perfect in-home office*Open concept Kitchen with bright white cabinets, granite & stainless appliances opens to large window-packed FamRm - a great gathering space made cozy w/Gas FP*Hardwood on the entire 1st flr - finished in place w/rich stain*Sophisticated molding package w/Two-panel doors & slick black hardware*Powder Room w/pedestal sink or vanity*2nd flr offers 4 bdrms & 2.5 baths*Master has 9'6" ceilings & generous windowed walk-in closet & glamorous bath with 5ft tiled shower, free-standing soaking tub & double vanity*Granite in both baths*Stately yet welcoming home ready for you soon
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Sunday
December 17 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Andrew Abu Realtors on 12/11/2017

Do you know the history of your home? How you respond to this question may dictate whether you're equipped to maximize the value of your residence. As a home seller, you'll want to know when your home was built and other facts about the condition of your residence before you add it to the real estate market. And with the right amount of research, you should be able to find out plenty about your residence and share this information with prospective homebuyers. Some of the key home history questions that every home seller should consider include: 1. How Old Is Your Home's Roof? An old roof could become a costly repair that no homeowner wants to encounter. However, home sellers who understand when their roof has been repaired or replaced can share this information with homebuyers and empower these buyers with additional details to help them make an informed decision. Remember, an old roof won't necessarily deter homebuyers from checking out your house. At the same time, you'll want to account for your roof's condition when you price your residence. Also, you may consider completing roof renovations before you list your home on the real estate market, as these repairs may help differentiate your residence from similar homes that are available. 2. When Was Your Hot Water Heater and/or Furnace Replaced? A homebuyer surely wants a home that is easy to heat. And if you've replaced your home's hot water heater or furnace recently, you likely will be better equipped to optimize the value of your residence. If you're uncertain about the age of your home's hot water heater or furnace, you'll want to have these items tested by professionals to ensure their quality. Typically, an average hot water heater will last between eight and 12 years; comparatively, an oil furnace usually will last up to 10 years, while a gas furnace may perform well for up to 20 years. And if it's been some time since these products have been repaired or replaced, you may want to consider installing new ones before you add your home to the real estate market. 3. What Is the Age of Your Air Conditioning System? While the hot water heater and furnace are likely to generate concerns from homebuyers, the condition of your home's air conditioning system probably will do the same. Like many appliances, your home's A/C system will start to break down over an extended period of time. This commonly happens after 10 to 15 years, but home sellers who have maintained and repaired their A/C system regularly may be able to reduce the need to replace this unit. Focus on finding out as much information as possible about your home and sharing this information with homebuyers. By doing so, you are able to be fully transparent about what your residence offers homebuyers. Thus, you may be able to speed up the process of selling your home. Dedicate the time and resources needed to learn about the history of your home, and ultimately, you'll be better equipped to find homebuyers who are interested in your residence.