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Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri & Al Mussi on 5/17/2018

This Single-Family in Taunton, MA recently sold for $310,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Carol-Ann Palmieri & Al Mussi - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


34 Jonathan Way, Taunton, MA 02780

Single-Family

$299,900
Price
$310,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
The appeal of this sparkling 3 bedroom ranch does not stop at the curb. The front door welcomes you to a to a sun filled cathedral ceiling family room complete with skylights and wood floors. This opens and flows easily into the kitchen making it a perfect floor plan for entertaining. Renovated bath. 3 season glass room off kitchen is a wonderful setting for extended gatherings, or is just the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the birds and butterflies that love the flower gardens and plantings in this yard. This home is equipped with gas heat, central air, w fi thermostat, replacement windows, a brick patio, and an oversize garage and brand new roof. This excellent opportunity for one floor living is conveniently located to commuter routes but sits quietly in a cul de sac neighborhood. Showings start at open house Saturday 11-1. I'm guessing you will fall in love!

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Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri & Al Mussi on 5/15/2018

When it comes to buying a home, there is no reason to let negotiations get the best of you. Fortunately, we're here to help you become an expert negotiator, i.e. someone who understands the ins and outs of obtaining a high-quality residence at a budget-friendly price.

What does it take to become an expert homebuying negotiator? Here are three negotiating tips that every homebuyer needs to know:

1. Act Quickly on a Home That You Like

If you fall in love with a home and are ready to make an offer on it, don't hesitate to put your best foot forward. Submit a competitive offer, and you may be able to avoid stressful negotiations with a home seller.

Understanding the true value of a residence is paramount for homebuyers. Conduct plenty of housing market research before you submit an offer, and you can better understand the prices of comparable houses in your area.

Also, if a home seller counters your initial offer, don't be afraid to negotiate. Be flexible, and you can boost your chances of securing your dream residence.

2. Do the Math

How much can you afford for a new home? You'll want to establish a homebuying budget before you enter negotiations with a home seller. Otherwise, you risk spending too much to acquire a residence.

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage may make it easy for you to avoid the temptation to overspend. With a mortgage in hand, you can search for houses that fit your price range.

In addition, be sure to account for closing costs and other fees that you may encounter down the line. If you fail to do so, you may wind up overspending on a residence.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

Homebuying negotiations can be time-consuming and expensive if you're not careful. Thankfully, real estate agents are available who can negotiate with a home seller on your behalf.

Hiring an experienced real estate agent usually is a good idea, particularly for first-time homebuyers. Stress and anxiety can be problematic during homebuying negotiations, but a real estate agent will ensure that you won't have to deal with these issues.

Your real estate agent has a simple goal: to ensure that you can purchase the best house at the best price. He or she will go above and beyond the call of duty to accomplish this goal. As such, employing a real estate agent to handle homebuying negotiations can make a world of difference for homebuyers nationwide.

Furthermore, your real estate agent will keep you informed throughout negotiations. This real estate professional will offer expert tips and recommendations and will never make a move without consulting with you. Perhaps best of all, your real estate agent will be happy to answer any of your homebuying concerns and queries, guaranteeing that you can make informed decisions throughout the homebuying process.

Work with a real estate agent as you prepare to enter negotiations to purchase a residence. By doing so, you can simplify the process of going from homebuyer to homeowner.




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Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri & Al Mussi on 5/14/2018

This Single-Family in Rehoboth, MA recently sold for $470,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Carol-Ann Palmieri & Al Mussi - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


99 Broad Street, Rehoboth, MA 02769

Single-Family

$479,900
Price
$470,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Plenty of room for your family to grow in this 2000+ Sq.Ft. Colonial featuring all the must haves! Situated behind a custom stonewall & secluded from the road, this charming country home offers 3 large bedrooms,2.5 baths & features many tasteful upgrades that you will desire including a large open layout, gleaming hardwood floors, recessed lighting, wood fireplace, gorgeous custom woodwork, crown& chair rail molding, wainscoting, oversized 2 car garage& large master suite. The gourmet eat-in kitchen features an island, granite counters, S/S appliances, custom cherry cabinets, tile back splash & slider to the spacious mahogany deck overlooking your private backyard situated on 2 acres. Still in need of more space? The full basement & spacious attic are ready for your finishing touches & creativity! This beautiful back yard makes this a perfect place for the kids to run around or even host BBQ's just in time for spring! Enjoy this country living within mins to Providence & commuter rail!

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Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri & Al Mussi on 5/8/2018

“Short sales” may have one of the most deceiving names in real estate. Any client who is undertaking the purchase of a short sale property will ask, “Why is this taking so long?” Short sales generally happen due to lapsed payments on a mortgage. In the short sale, the owners take a loss on the property, but it saves them from being foreclosed on by the bank. Many of these sales are circumstantial by divorce, or a sudden change in job. The seller asks the bank to take less money than the amount owed on the house in a short sale transaction. 


If You’re Buying A Short Sale Property


If you have made an offer and the seller accepts it, your dealings are far from over in a short sale. The seller’s bank needs to approve the sale. Since the bank is losing money in the deal, this is where the hold up can be in the entire transaction.


The First Step


The seller’s bank must review the short sale package first. The seller needs to submit a complete picture of their finances to the lender. The seller’s credit score will also be reviewed. A bank would not approve a short sale if, let’s say, the seller happened to have a lot of extra cash just sitting in a bank account. The lender needs to protect themselves.


The listing agent should be on top of all of the paperwork that should be done in order to have the transaction approved. As a buyer, you’ll appreciate a good short sale listing agent. 


Make Sure Everything Is In Order


There’s a lot of paperwork to sign in order to get a house. There’s even more paperwork to sign in order to secure the purchase of a short sale. If just one page of the documents are missing or one signature is left unsigned, the entire process can be slowed down even more. As a buyer, you should confirm that all the required documents have been signed and received. 


Another problem that can occur is that documents quickly become outdated. Bank and other financial statements are a good example of this. By the time paperwork is ready to go through the lender, last month’s bank statement could be completely outdated. The lender will then need an updated statement, holding up the process even more. The seller and agent need to be ready for these circumstances. The faster the lender is responded to, the smoother the process will go.          

 

Remember You’re Working With Two Banks


When you’re purchasing a home that’s a short sale, you’ll need to deal with two banks- your lender and the bank handling the short sale. Be mindful of the timelines that each bank has. If you aren’t, you could be approved hours too late to buy the property, leaving you and the seller to start from scratch. 


Buying a short sale is risky because there is always a greater chance the sale will fall through or succumb to foreclosure due to some kind of circumstances beyond the buyer or the seller’s control. If you have the right realtors on both sides of the table, the process of buying a short sale should go as smoothly as can be expected.      





Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri & Al Mussi on 5/2/2018

This Single-Family in Cumberland, RI recently sold for $199,900. This Cape style home was sold by Carol-Ann Palmieri & Al Mussi - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


51 Hewes St, Cumberland, RI 02864

Single-Family

$199,900
Price
$199,900
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Sun drenched story book Cape Cod style home is filled with charm and character. The bright galley style kitchen opens with a pass through to spacious dining area. Hardwood floors in living room & 1st floor bedroom. Hide-away loft style 2nd floor bedroom with it's own full bath adds space & provides for flexibility for use and floor plan. Replacement windows, updated heating system, storage shed. Easy to maintain fenced yard is perfect for pets! Conveniently located for both MA and RI commutes. If you have a busy lifestyle, this is the home for you.






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