Sherry Bourque - RE/MAX Main Street Associates



Posted by Sherry Bourque on 2/23/2020

For those who want to enjoy a quick, seamless homebuying experience, it helps to prepare as much as possible. In fact, those who plan ahead may be better equipped than others to avoid various challenges throughout the homebuying cycle.

From struggling to obtain home financing after a seller accepts your offer to purchase to struggling to find the right home in one of your preferred cities and towns, myriad issues may make it tough for you to achieve your desired results on the homebuying journey. Fortunately, we're here to help you minimize risk as you pursue your dream residence.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you avoid a homebuying fiasco.

1. Establish Homebuying Criteria

If you enter the housing market with criteria in hand, you can narrow your house search. As a result, you may be able to accelerate your journey from homebuyer to homeowner.

Think about where you want to live. Then, you can hone your home search and focus exclusively on houses in specific cities and towns.

It also may be beneficial to establish a list of home must-haves and wants. This list can help you determine exactly what you want to find in your dream house so you can map out your home search accordingly.

2. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

There is no need to wait to get a mortgage. Thankfully, lenders are available that can help you get approved for a mortgage before you kick off your home search.

Meet with a variety of banks and credit unions you'll be glad you did. This will allow you to learn about the ins and outs of different mortgage options.

Furthermore, don't hesitate to ask questions about all of the mortgage options at your disposal. Because if you understand exactly how a mortgage works, you can make an informed mortgage decision.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to avoiding problems during the homebuying journey, it generally is a good idea to hire a real estate agent. This housing market professional will offer comprehensive support at each stage of the homebuying journey. By doing so, a real estate agent will ensure you can quickly and effortlessly navigate the housing market.

For example, if you want to find a house in a small town, a real estate agent will help you explore residences that match your expectations. He or she will set up home showings and keep you informed about open house events. Plus, if you identify your dream house, a real estate agent will help you submit a competitive offer to purchase.

Let's not forget about the housing market expertise that a real estate agent possesses, either. If you ever have concerns or questions as you pursue your dream house, a real estate agent is happy to address them at any time.

Want to discover your dream residence? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can reduce the risk of encountering problems as you search for your ideal residence.




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Posted by Sherry Bourque on 2/21/2020

This Single-Family in Sandown, NH recently sold for $405,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Sherry Bourque - RE/MAX Main Street Associates.


45 School House Rd, Sandown, NH 03873

Single-Family

$399,900
Price
$405,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
New listing! Opportunity knocks, just in time for the holidays! 2004 colonial featuring 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths, and over 2400 sq ft. Situated on a private 12.12 acre lot! Cabinet packed Cherry kitchen with granite counters stainless steel, and hardwood floors. Floor to ceiling stone, wood-burning fire place in family room... bring your Pinterest ideas! Showings start Sunday 12/15 at Open House 11am-1pm

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Posted by Sherry Bourque on 2/18/2020


85 Lakeview Ave, Haverhill, MA 01830

Single-Family

$479,900
Price

10
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Quality, space and character abound in this classic immaculate colonial featuring 11 rooms, 3-4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage , over 2700 sq. ft. on tree lined street in beautiful Walnut Square. The first floor features gleaming hardwood throughout, custom millwork and moldings, large fireplaced living room with built-ins, large dining room with crown molding, spacious kitchen with quartz counter tops and SS appliances., a large 4 season sunroom, and an inviting screen porch, 1/2 bath. The second floor offers 3 generous bedrooms, (hardwood under carpet), large master suite with walk in closet and updated high end bath. The walk out lower level features more living space, a family room, bedroom, full bath, work shop, and laundry room. Walk up attic mud room, nicely landscaped, corner lot, mini splits. This is an immaculate home features all the character of yesteryear but the amenities and updates of today! First showing Sunday open house Feb 23rd 12-2 pm.
Open House
Sunday
February 23 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 85 Lakeview Ave, Haverhill, MA 01830    Get Directions

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Posted by Sherry Bourque on 2/18/2020


85 Lakeview Ave, Haverhill, MA 01830

Single-Family

$479,900
Price

10
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Quality, space and character abound in this classic immaculate colonial featuring 11 rooms, 3-4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage , over 2700 sq. ft. on tree lined street in beautiful Walnut Square. The first floor features gleaming hardwood throughout, custom millwork and moldings, large fireplaced living room with built-ins, large dining room with crown molding, spacious kitchen with quartz counter tops and SS appliances., a large 4 season sunroom, and an inviting screen porch, 1/2 bath. The second floor offers 3 generous bedrooms, (hardwood under carpet), large master suite with walk in closet and updated high end bath. The walk out lower level features more living space, a family room, bedroom, full bath, work shop, and laundry room. Walk up attic mud room, nicely landscaped, corner lot, mini splits. This is an immaculate home features all the character of yesteryear but the amenities and updates of today! First showing Sunday open house Feb 23rd 12-2 pm.
Open House
Sunday
February 23 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 85 Lakeview Ave, Haverhill, MA 01830    Get Directions

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Posted by Sherry Bourque on 2/18/2020


15 Waters Edge, Atkinson, NH 03811

Single-Family

$525,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
4
Baths
Are you looking for privacy? A large home? Start packing , this gorgeous colonial situated in sought after Atkinson has it all! 8 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, with over 3900 sq. ft. , plus a 3 car garage nestled on 2.76 acres.... Open concept white cabinet packed kitchen with center island is perfect for entertaining ! The large dining room can accomodate a large gathering , living room with pellet stove, family room, and first floor bedroom, or office, 2 full baths, complete the first floor. The second floor features 3 bedrooms, master suite with walk in closet and full bath, the second bedroom also has an adjoining full bath. Large oversized deck,custom first floor modern spa shower with river rocks and glass tiles , central air, open two story foyer. This home is not a drive by , and is not a cookie cutter colonial!
Open House
Sunday
February 23 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 15 Waters Edge, Atkinson, NH 03811    Get Directions

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