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Posted by Bob Falter, CRS, GRI on 4/10/2019

First-time homebuyers are prone to making a lot of mistakes when it comes to picking a home, due to many reasonsóone of which is just plain old inexperience. If you plan to buy your first home soon, these are a few things you want to avoid.

  1. Not having a budget. It might surprise you to know but a lot of first time home buyers donít have a spending budget before they start looking. Or sometimes, they look at houses that are way over what they can afford and end up spelling more money than they ought to. It's always better to clearly define what you are willing to spend on the new house and stick with it. That way you have a more comprehensive search scope that you can share with your realtor.
  2. Being overly emotional. Sometimes you see a house that looks like the builder intentionally had you in mind. But sometimes it's better to put your emotions in check because it might reduce your bargaining power with the seller. Being too excited might even make you oblivious to specific reasons why the home may not be a good fit for you.
  3. Not factoring additional costs of renovations and home improvements. Having a budget and firmly sticking to it is not enough, you also have to take into consideration the costs of any home additions or repair work you think of doing. You want to change the lamp fixtures or faucets in the showers? Be prepared to spend a little more.
  4. Underestimating the costs of maintaining the home. Sure, you get to buy the house at a giveaway price but have you stopped to consider what it will cost you to keep the house in that condition? Lots of first time home buyers don't do this. Electricity bill, gas bill cable bills, and even homeowner association fees are things that any home buyer should consider before concluding on any deal.
  5. Not hiring an agent. Winging it on your own is probably the most common mistake first-time buyers make. In a bid to save some money, they neglect to hire an agent of their own and choose to work directly with the seller or even worse, the sellerís agent themselves. More likely than not, whatís going to happen is a novice buyer who finds himself outclassed by an experienced salesperson.

Whatever you do, avoid these mistakes by contacting a real estate professional in your area.





Posted by Bob Falter, CRS, GRI on 1/18/2019


10 Ashland St, Worcester, MA 01609

Downtown

Rental

$1,250
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Enjoy the comforts of the Eldorado Condominium complex, close to WPI and Becker College, downtown, Elm Park, and a short jaunt to the train station to commute in and out of the city. This 3rd floor (no elevator) condo has a spacious floor plan, hardwood floors, and two large bedrooms. Washer/Dryer inside unit. New GE electric stove and Amana Dishwasher. Window A/C. Extra storage in the basement.. The deed garage parking space is a great bonus to get through the New England Winter. Well maintained courtyard. Rent includes heat and hot water. Tenant responsible for electricity and cable Rent is $1,250/month. First & Last Month's rent required. No dogs. Come make this your new home. Immediate availability.
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Posted by Bob Falter, CRS, GRI on 11/23/2018


10 Ashland St, Worcester, MA 01609

Downtown

Rental

$1,250
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Enjoy the comforts of the Eldorado condominium complex, close to WPI and Becker College, downtown, Elm Park, and a short jaunt to the train station to commute in and out of the City. This condo has a spacious floor plan, hardwood floors, and two large bedrooms. Washer/Dryer inside unit. Extra storage in basement. The deeded garage parking spot is a great bonus to get through the New England Winter. Well maintained gated courtyard. Rent includes heat and hot water. Tenant responsible for electricity and cable. Come make this your new home.,
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Bob Falter, CRS, GRI on 7/2/2018

This Commercial in North Brookfield, MA recently sold for $109,000. This style home was sold by Bob Falter, CRS, GRI - Exit Real Estate Executives.


24 Summer St, North Brookfield, MA 01535

Commercial

$129,000
Price
$109,000
Sale Price

1
Buildings
Commercial
Type of Comm.
3,049.00
Lot Size
If you dream of being your own boss and embarking on an adventure of opening your own business then this is the one for you! A legal conforming mixed use property, beautifully remodeled residential space directly above your modern street level commercial gallery! An urban, central to downtown location will make visiting your business easy and convenient for your customers. Utilize the entire building yourself or rent out 1 or both units for investment. Units are separately metered for electric and gas. Upstairs has every amenity of a single family home. Plenty of storage with ample closet space-bonus storage/work room on the 3rd floor and in unit laundry hookups in your oversized bathroom! Your retail space is fitted with a laundry hookup/area for your business needs (smocks, linens, towels, drop clothes....) and a bathroom for your customers! Built in shelving for stunning product displays!Enjoy a work/life balance with your "commute" in a property that truly Welcomes You HOME!






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Posted by Bob Falter, CRS, GRI on 6/24/2018

This Single-Family in Holden, MA recently sold for $405,000. This Multi-Level style home was sold by Bob Falter, CRS, GRI - Exit Real Estate Executives.


5 Wendover Rd, Holden, MA 01520

Single-Family

$399,900
Price
$405,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Quick close available!! Custom multi-level contemporary on a slow private road near Worcester line. It doesn't get more convenient than this. This home has been fully renovated and shines with an interior designers touch. Not a thing to do but move in. With 3 large bedrooms in the main house and a large open concept plus 3 baths, there is plenty of space. There is a separate living area ADJACENT to main home for your family or your in-laws to stay featuring a private entrance, two additional bedrooms, a full kitchen and multi level living room and another full bath and its own deck. If you are not looking for this additional set up, the home can easily be converted back to utilize space as a large master suite. This gorgeous home opens to a huge private level lot with deck, pergola and custom shed. Two pellet stoves keep the space warm all winter.

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