Sherry Bourque - RE/MAX Main Street Associates



Posted by Sherry Bourque on 9/15/2019

The ultimate goal of a home search is to find a residence that matches or exceeds your expectations. To enjoy a rewarding homebuying experience, you need to prepare accordingly.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you reap the benefits of a successful homebuying experience.

1. Narrow Your House Search

Think about where you want to live. By doing so, you can refine your home search and look for houses in your preferred cities and towns.

Also, creating a list of homebuying criteria usually is a good idea. This list can include home must-haves and wants, and ultimately, will help you further narrow your house search.

2. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Purchasing a house can be simple, particularly for those who get pre-approved for a mortgage. With a mortgage in hand, you can enter the real estate market with a budget. Then, you can pursue houses that fall within your price range and speed up your search for your dream home.

To get pre-approved for a mortgage, it is important to review all of the mortgage options at your disposal. Meet with banks and credit unions and discuss various mortgage options. This will allow you to learn about the differences between adjustable- and fixed-rate mortgages and find a mortgage that corresponds to your finances.

In addition, don't hesitate to ask mortgage questions when you meet with banks and credit unions. Lenders employ friendly, knowledgeable mortgage specialists, and these professionals will do everything possible to help you make an informed mortgage decision.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

A rewarding homebuying experience may be tough to achieve if you decide to pursue a house on your own. Thankfully, real estate agents are available who can provide plenty of guidance along the homebuying journey and ensure you can accomplish your desired results.

If you work with a real estate agent, you can take the guesswork out of purchasing a house. First, a real estate agent will meet with you and learn about you and your homebuying goals. This housing market professional then will craft a homebuying strategy to help you achieve the best-possible results as quickly as possible.

In addition, a real estate agent will keep you up to date about open house events, set up home showings and help you analyze the housing market. If you discover your dream house, a real estate agent will help you put together a competitive offer to purchase this home. Plus, if you have concerns or questions at any point during the homebuying journey, a real estate agent can respond to them.

When it comes to simplifying the homebuying experience, hiring a real estate agent is essential. Because if you have a top-notch real estate agent at your side, you can get the help you need to seamlessly navigate the homebuying journey.

Ready to find your dream house? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can enjoy a rewarding homebuying experience.




Categories: Buying a Home   buying tips  


Posted by Sherry Bourque on 9/11/2019

This Single-Family in Gloucester, MA recently sold for $540,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Sherry Bourque - RE/MAX Main Street Associates.


3 Cabot Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930

Single-Family

$549,900
Price
$540,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Set on a knoll, on a private drive tucked away on a secluded corner of Essex Bay. A stunning 2 bedroom newly constructed craftsman style colonial is just the ticket for someone looking for easy carefree living. The living area is petite and compact yet the gourmet kitchen complete with marble countertops, center island, 5 burner gas stove and walk in pantry is perfect for the aspiring gourmet cook.  Ample windows provide picturesque views or surrounding nature from every corner of the open floorpan living/kitchen and dining room combination. French doors lead to a good sized deck expanding the living area in the summer months.The 2 full bathrooms, one on each level have magnificent tile work. Cathedral ceilings in the master, with an oversized stall shower bath also connecting to a second ample bedroom. Hallway access to attic for storage and the laundry. Basement crawl is exterior access. House has all the benefits of new high efficiency systems and appliances. Great commuter location

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Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Sherry Bourque on 9/10/2019


64 Aspen, Atkinson, NH 03811

Condo

$324,900
Price

8
Rooms
2
Beds
3
Baths
Welcome to Atkinsons Bryant woods! Are you ready to get rid of the shovels and lawn mower? Enjoy the club house and pool? Immaculate duplex style townhouse style offers 3 generous levels of living with over 2400 sq. ft of living space. 2 bedrooms, 3 full baths, one car attached garage with additional second car space and large deck in a private wooded setting. Updated eat in kitchen with granite counters, dining room with sliders to generous size deck with steps leading to the yard, gas fireplaced living room, family room, and full bath with walk-in shower complete the first floor. The second-floor features 2 spacious bedrooms, master bedroom with walk in closet with California style shelving, master bath, with granite vanity, and sky light. Also, on the 2nd floor is a pull down access to the stand-up attic and built in storage. The lower level offers more living space with an office, workshop, game room and exercise room. Updated furnace, A/C and plumbing. 16K WHOLE HOUSE GENERATOR!
Open House
Sunday
September 15 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 64 Aspen, Atkinson, NH 03811    Get Directions

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Tags: Atkinson   Real Estate   Open House   Condo   03811  
Categories: Open House  


Posted by Sherry Bourque on 9/10/2019


64 Aspen Drive, Atkinson, NH 03811

Condo

$324,900
Price

2
Bedrooms
8
Rooms
3
Baths
Welcome to Atkinsons sought after Bryant woods! Are you ready to get rid of the shovels and lawn mower? Enjoy the club house and pool? This immaculate duplex style townhouse style offers 3 generous levels of living with over 2400 sq. ft of living space. 2 bedrooms, 3 full baths, one car attached garage with additional second car space and large deck, all this set in a private wooded setting. Updated eat in kitchen with granite counters, dining room with sliders to generous size deck with steps leading to the yard, gas fireplaced living room, family room, and full bath with walk-in shower complete the first floor. The second-floor features 2 spacious bedrooms, master bedroom with walk in closet with California style shelving, master bath, with granite vanity, and sky light. Also, on the 2nd floor is a pull down access to the stand-up attic and built in storage. The lower level offers more living space with an office, workshop, game room and exercise room.... Updated furnace and AC, updated plumbing, 16K WHOLE HOUSE GENERATOR, oak flooring in hall and stairs.
Open House
Sunday
September 15 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 64 Aspen Drive, Atkinson, NH 03811    Get Directions






Tags: Atkinson   Real Estate   Open House   Condo   03811  
Categories: Open House  


Posted by Sherry Bourque on 9/8/2019

As a homebuyer, it is important to do everything you can to find your dream residence. Once you discover your ideal house, you should be ready to submit a competitive offer to purchase this home.

Ultimately, there are several factors to consider as you try to put together a competitive offer to purchase your dream house. These factors include:

1. A Home's Age and Condition

Examine a house closely before you craft an offer to purchase you will be glad you did. Because if you leave no stone unturned in your quest to learn about a residence, you can create an offer to purchase that accounts for a house's age and condition.

If you have questions about a house, you should reach out to a seller's agent. That way, you can address these questions before you submit an offer to purchase.

Also, it is important to remember that there is no such thing as a "bad" question to ask about a house. A home purchase may be one of the biggest transactions you will complete in your lifetime. And if you devote time and energy to learn about all aspects of a house, you can ensure you are ready to purchase this home. Perhaps best of all, you can identify potential home problems that otherwise may prove to be costly and time-intensive down the line.

2. The Current State of the Housing Market

Differentiating between a buyer's market and seller's market is key, particularly for those who are ready to submit an offer to purchase a house. If you assess the local housing sector, you can find out whether a buyer's or seller's market is in place and submit an appropriate offer to purchase your dream residence.

In a buyer's market, homes may remain available for many weeks or months after they are listed. Thus, a seller may be willing to accept an offer to purchase, even if it falls below his or her initial home asking price.

Comparatively, in a seller's market, there is a shortage of quality houses available. And in this market, the best houses sell quickly, which means you likely will need to submit a competitive offer to purchase to secure your ideal home.

To determine if a buyer's or seller's market is in effect, take a look at how quickly houses are selling in your city or town. You also should find out if homes are selling at or above their initial asking prices. With this information in hand, you will be better equipped than ever before to submit a competitive offer to purchase your dream house.

3. Your Homebuying Budget

There is no need to overspend to buy your ideal house. Therefore, you should try to submit an offer to purchase that accounts for your homebuying budget.

Oftentimes, it helps to meet with banks and credit unions before you embark on a home search. This will allow you to get pre-approved for a mortgage and enter the homebuying journey with a budget at your disposal.

As you navigate the homebuying journey, you may want to hire a real estate agent, too. Because if you have a real estate agent at your side, you should have no trouble crafting a competitive offer to acquire your dream residence.







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