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Posted by North Shore Real Estate Home Team on 1/21/2020

Generally, the length of the homebuying journey depends on the individual. In some instances, a buyer will purchase the first house that he or she views in-person. Or, in other cases, it may take a buyer several weeks or months to find a house that matches his or her expectations.

There is no need to rush the homebuying journey. But if you know what to expect when you pursue your dream house, you may be able to seamlessly navigate the property buying cycle.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you streamline the homebuying journey.

1. Establish Homebuying Criteria

If you know where you want to live and what you want to find in your ideal residence, you can tailor your house search accordingly. And as a result, you may be better equipped than other property buyers to discover a great house at an affordable price.

As you put together homebuying criteria, it is important to consider your long-term plans as well. For instance, if you enjoy city life and want to spend as much time as possible in the city, a house in the city may be the right choice for you. On the other hand, if you want to raise your family in a small town, you may want to hone your search to houses in small towns.

2. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

A home purchase likely will require you to obtain a mortgage. Fortunately, banks and credit unions are available nationwide, and these financial institutions can help you get pre-approved for a mortgage.

Meet with several banks and credit unions so you can learn about all of the mortgage options at your disposal. Then, you can select a mortgage and enter the real estate market with a budget in hand.

3. Hire a Real Estate Agent

If you're on the lookout for your dream home, you may want to hire a real estate agent. This housing market professional can keep you up to date about new residences that become available in your preferred cities and towns and much more.

Typically, a real estate agent will do whatever it takes to help you find and buy your dream home. He or she initially will learn about your homebuying goals and develop a custom homebuying strategy for you. Next, a real estate agent will set up home showings and keep you informed about open house events. And if you discover your ideal residence, a real estate agent will help you craft an aggressive offer to purchase this house.

Let's not forget about a real estate agent's homebuying expertise, either. If you ever have concerns or questions during the homebuying journey, a real estate agent can respond to them. That way, you can gain the insights you need to make an informed home purchase.

Simplify the homebuying journey use the aforementioned tips, and you should have no trouble finding and acquiring your dream house.

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Posted by North Shore Real Estate Home Team on 1/17/2020

This Single-Family in Boxford, MA recently sold for $785,000. This Colonial style home was sold by North Shore Real Estate Home Team - RE/MAX On the River, Inc..

2 Amberwood Lane, Boxford, MA 01921


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Full/Half Baths
Tucked away on a quiet E. Boxford cul-de-sac, this expansive, stately Colonial has it all. Sited on a private, park-like plot surrounded by Boxford's natural scenery. This 4/5 bedroom home built by Boxford's own John Sanidas with the highest quality construction & attention to detail. Wide open floor plan w/EIK (recently updated granite, newer appliances & wood stove) & huge family room w/FP & wall of glass overlooking a sprawling two-tier deck (ideal for outdoor entertaining). Sizable, gracious DR/LR for special occasions. 4 season rm-where you will spend time relaxing & enjoying the beauty of all seasons. Completing the 1st floor is a full laundry rm & TWO half baths. Master Ste will "wow" you: FP, WIC, & sumptuous bath. 2nd flr has 3 additional, generous bedrooms with family bath. Suite over the 3 car garage with full bath and bonus room -Perfect for extended family, private guest ste, office or exercise rm. Finished LL with FP, built-ins w/bar & wine rm. Thinking "man-cave"?

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Posted by North Shore Real Estate Home Team on 1/17/2020

This Single-Family in Topsfield, MA recently sold for $965,000. This Colonial style home was sold by North Shore Real Estate Home Team - RE/MAX On the River, Inc..

17 Hickory Ln, Topsfield, MA 01983


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Full/Half Baths
Absolutely stunning, custom Colonial nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac in desirable Hickory-Beech! This home had nothing spared when built, w/custom add-ons & personal touches that truly make it stand out. The eat-in kitchen boasts a wonderful ctr island, SS aplcs, sub-zero wine cooler & custom-built bar area. The flowing flr plan leads into the formal dining & living rm & a comfortable, spacious family rm w/vaulted ceiling, gas fp, recessed lights - a great place for gatherings. From the welcoming entry foyer you can enter the office or continue to the 2nd flr & find a cozy sitting area that overlooks the beautiful front yard & cul-de-sac. The mstr ste will steal your heart! Graced w/gorgeous hdwd flooring, high ceilings, HUGE walk-in closet & a luxurious bth w/clawfoot tub, tiled shower, & lg double vanity a wonderful spot to unwind. 3 additional, generously sized bdrms & full bth complete the 2nd lvl. Full w/o basement & walk-up attic for future expansion. This home is a must see!!

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Posted by North Shore Real Estate Home Team on 1/14/2020

If you want to find and purchase a great house at a budget-friendly price, it helps to enter the homebuying journey with a plan in hand. Lucky for you, we're here to help you prepare for all stages of the homebuying journey.

Now, let's take a look at three tips so you can set yourself up for success as you search for your dream residence.

1. Make a List of Home Must-Haves

The definition of a dream home varies from buyer to buyer. To define your dream home, you should craft a list of house must-haves and use this list to streamline your quest to acquire your ideal residence.

Think about which home features you need. For instance, if you require a house that boasts multiple bedrooms, you can tailor your house search accordingly. Or, if you need a home that is close to your office, you can search for a residence that provides convenient access to your office.

You may want to make a list of preferred cities and towns, too. This list will enable you to focus on available houses in cities and towns that match your expectations.

2. Create a Homebuying Budget

Learn about different types of mortgages you'll be glad you did. Because if you make an informed mortgage selection, you can begin your home search with a budget at your disposal.

Generally, it is a good idea to meet with banks and credit unions before you launch a house search. Banks and credit unions are happy to teach you about myriad types of home financing. Then, you can select a mortgage that can help you make your homeownership dream come true.

If you are unsure about how various mortgage options work, there is no need to stress. Banks and credit unions employ courteous, knowledgeable mortgage specialists, and these professionals can teach you everything you need to know about home financing.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a homebuying expert who is happy to share his or her housing market insights with you. By doing so, a real estate agent will help you achieve your desired homebuying results as quickly as possible.

Typically, a real estate agent takes an in-depth approach to the homebuying journey. He or she first will learn about you and find out what you want to find in your dream residence. Next, a real estate agent will help you narrow your house search to residences that satisfy your needs and keep you up to date about available homes that may suit you perfectly. If you find a home you want to buy, a real estate agent then will help you craft a competitive offer to purchase this residence. Finally, if your offer to purchase a house is accepted, a real estate agent will help you complete the homebuying journey.

Want to acquire your ideal residence? Take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and you can put yourself in position to succeed as you pursue your dream home.

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Posted by North Shore Real Estate Home Team on 1/7/2020

Although it may seem like the Internet and email have always been an integral part of our daily lives, those modes of modern communication have only been around for the past two decades or so.

With technology like video teleconferencing, online document sharing, and other collaborative tools becoming commonplace in the business arena, more and more companies are allowing (and even encouraging) their employees to work from home -- at least a couple days a week. For better or worse, many employees, managers, and executives are putting in lots of overtime from their home offices.

Whether you're telecommuting for a job or running your own home-based business, having a dedicated work space can make all the difference in your ability to stay focused and productive. Not only can you control distractions by closing the door, but having a separate work space at home makes it easier to stay organized and maintain a professional image. Depending on the layout of your house, the cooperation of your family, and neighborhood zoning regulations, it may even be possible to meet with clients at your home office.

While some people don't have a problem setting up their laptop and working at the kitchen table, in their bedroom, or the living room, problems can arise when your spouse or other members of the family want to use your temporary work space for something else!

Other potential complications are possible, too: When people in your household have easy access to your computer, work files, and research materials, there's also the possibility of accidentally losing unsaved documents, unfinished emails being prematurely sent or closed, and having to deal with spills, sticky surfaces, misplaced work materials, and other miscellaneous mishaps! On the other hand, setting aside a dedicated work space at home for tackling office projects, preparing reports, or creating client proposals can help you avoid losing valuable work, missing deadlines, and looking unprofessional.

Home Offices Are a Selling Point

In addition to making your own life more organized and less chaotic, there's also the advantage of increasing your home's marketability. If you happen to be considering putting your house on the market now or in the near future, having a dedicated office space will help make your home look more appealing to potential buyers.

Today, more than ever, the idea of having a home office is on many people's minds and priority lists -- or at least, their "wish list". When prospective buyers can envision ways in which your home can meet their lifestyle goals, business objectives, and career requirements, they'll be a lot more likely to seriously consider making an offer on your house.

As more and more people pursue work-at-home options, freelancing opportunities, advanced degrees, and home-based businesses, a dedicated office space will continue to be a highly desirable feature for both current and future home owners.