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Posted by N.B.Taylor & Co., Inc. Realtors on 6/17/2019

If you intend to find your dream house, it helps to establish a homebuying strategy. That way, you can enter the real estate market with a plan in place to accomplish your desired goals.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you craft an effective homebuying strategy.

1. Create Homebuying Criteria

If you know where you want to reside, you can narrow your house search. As a result, you may be better equipped than other buyers to accelerate the homebuying journey.

Creating a list of home must-haves and wants usually is a great starting point for homebuyers. This list typically forces homebuyers to think about what separates an ordinary residence from a dream house. And once a homebuyer crafts a list of home must-haves and wants, this buyer can search for residences that meet his or her expectations.

2. Budget for a Home

In most instances, homebuyers lack the necessary financing to buy a house. Luckily, lenders are available that can help a homebuyer assess mortgage options and get pre-approved for home financing.

Budgeting for a home is a major part of the homebuying process. Because if you know exactly how much you can spend on a residence, you could speed up your house search.

To get pre-approved for a mortgage, you should meet with a variety of banks and credit unions. Then, when you find the right mortgage, you can enter the real estate market with a budget at your disposal.

3. Hire a Real Estate Agent

There is no requirement to hire a real estate agent before you pursue your dream house. Yet the advantages of hiring a real estate agent can be significant, and perhaps it is easy to understand why.

For homebuyers, a real estate agent takes the guesswork out of finding the right house at the right price. A real estate agent also collaborates with a homebuyer and will go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure a buyer can achieve the optimal results.

If you want to purchase a house as quickly as possible, it may be a good idea to hire a real estate agent sooner rather than later. Oftentimes, a real estate agent will meet with you and learn about your homebuying aspirations. He or she next will work with you to craft a homebuying strategy and launch a successful house search.

Furthermore, a real estate agent is a housing market expert who will help you overcome any potential homebuying hurdles. A real estate agent understands the challenges associated with purchasing a house and will help you identify and address such issues before they escalate. And if you ever have concerns or questions as you search for your ideal residence, a real estate agent will respond to them.

Enter the real estate market with a plan in hand – take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and you can create an effective strategy to streamline your search for your dream residence.




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Posted by N.B.Taylor & Co., Inc. Realtors on 6/10/2019

Changing your furnace air filter at the right time is vital when it comes to the quality of your indoor air. However, choosing the right furnace filter might be confusing because there are lots of options in the market. Therefore, consider the factors below before you purchase a furnace air filter.

Consider the type of HVAC unit 

The first step towards getting the right furnace air filter is that you need to know the kind of your HVAC unit. You should note that high-efficiency HVAC unit that is modern will require an air filter size that is different from that of the older ones. Before shopping for a new air filter, note the model number as well as the size of the old one. 

Take note of the medical requirement and specific allergy

You may need an air filter with a higher level of filtration if you or your family members suffer from asthma or allergies. So, look for an air filter that posses this level of superior performance to safeguard your health and that of your family.

Consider the climate 

Mold and mildew problems are common in humid weather. When you live in an area that is hot or cold, you are likely to run your HVAC unit more than those in a temperate region, and there will be a need to replace your air filter regularly. All these factors should influence your choice when picking the right air filter. 

Local air condition 

The quality of outdoor air is essential when choosing an air filter. It has a significant impact on the efficiency rating requirement of your furnace air filter. Those living in a heavily polluted area or those that do not live close to a city where the air is fresh and less polluted need to consider this factor. These categories of people must make think about the quality of their indoor air when next they are replacing their air filter.

Presence of pets

Pets are friendly and a source of joy to many, but they can contaminate the air in the home with hair and pet dander. If you have pets at home, look for air filters that are ideal for homes having pets.

Once you consider the following factors, it will be straightforward to choose the right air filter from the overwhelming options available. By so doing, you are making sure that you and your family members are safe from any cough, asthma, allergies and any other health issues that an old or incorrect air filter can cause.





Posted by N.B.Taylor & Co., Inc. Realtors on 6/4/2019


34 Orchard Ave, Newton, MA 02465

Condo

$484,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Price Adjustment~Opportunity Knocks! West Newton Condo ~ Walk to Train & SQ. Yes it needs updating but what a GREAT LOCATION ! Solid and sophisticated with hardwood floors, gumwood beams & woodwork. Across the front is a fireplaced living room ,French doors close off the office/ sunroom at one end. The eat- in kitchen w/gas cooking & breakfast nook, although original is quite large, as is the Dining room . The 3 good-sized bedrooms & bath (re-done 2014) are located at the rear of the home overlooking the backyard common area. There are decks on either side of the unit, morning coffee or evening cocktails - you decide! Unit 2 has plenty of storage both in the attic & basement..+ the garage under makes a perfect bike or winter sports car storage! New Roof was done prior to Condo conversion. Parking,Yard, Nice treelined Neighborhood Come see for Yourself!
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Posted by N.B.Taylor & Co., Inc. Realtors on 6/3/2019

When buying a house, especially your first home, it's all too easy to make impulsive decisions and fail to "see the forest for the trees."

Although it's impossible to ignore your emotional reactions to a house for sale, it's vital to look at the big picture and make sure there are no red flags being ignored or glossed over.

For example, if the foundation of the house looks unstable or the surrounding neighborhood is showing signs of deterioration, it's ultimately not going to matter how much you love the layout of the kitchen or the convenience of a first floor laundry room. Major problems can overshadow the desirable features of a home and have long-term implications on your finances (and sanity).

Even though the future marketability of a house may be the last thing on your mind when you're searching for your next home, it's a factor worth giving some serious thought to. When that aspect of home ownership is overlooked, it could result in headaches and possible financial loss down the road. While real estate generally has a tendency to appreciate in value over time, there are exceptions.

The good news is that many potential problems can be prevented by combining common sense with the advice of qualified professionals, such as an experienced, certified property inspector. If you're wondering what's covered in a typical home inspection, the American Society of Home Inspectors offers this overview: "The standard home inspector’s report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and structural components."

So while inspectors can't look behind every wall or accurately predict the remaining lifespan of an existing HVAC system, they can provide you with a lot of valuable tips, recommendations, and insights into the condition of a house for sale. Working with a top-notch real estate (buyer's) agent will also help you avoid many of the potential pitfalls of buying a home.

While nobody wants to move into a "money pit," the likelihood of finding a home that's absolutely perfect and doesn't need any repairs, updates, or improvements is extremely low. Home buyers who are too focused on perfection may eventually realize that their standards are unattainable. A successful search for a new home hinges on the ability to distinguish between a minor cosmetic problem, such as an unappealing paint color, and a major problem, like a basement that floods regularly or a roof that's been compromised by storms, falling branches, or long-term neglect.

Although home buyers have differing expectations when it comes to repairs, remodeling, decorating, and renovations, one thing's for sure: Everyone wants to add their own personal touches to a new home and make it feel and look like their own!





Posted by N.B.Taylor & Co., Inc. Realtors on 5/30/2019


58 Dean Road, Marlborough, MA 01752

Single-Family

$709,900
Price

12
Rooms
5
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Buyers Loss is Your Gain!! Stunning Expanded 5 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Colonial Boasting Charming Front Porch with Pillars and Trex Floor, awaiting for you to enjoy the Summer Evenings. Magnificent Sun Filled Kitchen with an Abundance of Maple Cabinetry, Granite Countertops, Tile Backsplash, Stainless Appliances ,Oversized Island and Vast Eat In Area. Spacious Living and Dining Rooms . Cathedral Ceiling Family Room with Gorgeous Stone Fireplace, Pillars & Plush W/W Carpet. 1st Floor Office. Fabulous Laundry/ Mud Room with Built Ins and Tile Floor. Cathedral Ceiling Master with Supersize Closet with Built Ins & Luxurious En-Suite Bathroom with Soaking Tub, Tile Shower, 2 Vanities Make Up Area and Tile Floor. 4 Other Good size Bedrooms with Excellent Closet Space and Family Bath Complete the 2nd Flr. Finished Lower Level with Gas Fireplaced Family Room, Craft Room and Exercise Room plus an abundance of storage. Beautiful Professionally Landscaped Grounds with Many Flowering Bushes and Trees
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June 02 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Delightful Expanded Colonial in sought after neighborhood. 5 bedrooms, 2.5 Baths and a 2 Car garage. Magnificent Kitchen which opens to Fireplaced Family Room. Formal Living and Dining Rooms. Finished Lower Level with 2nd family Room, Craft room and Exercise room. Come View , you will not be disappointed!!
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