Christopher Byrne | Boston Real Estate MetroWest Real Estate to Cape Cod Real Estate


The process of buying a house may prove to be long and complicated. Fortunately, there are several steps that you can take before you pursue a home to streamline the homebuying cycle, and these include:

1. Create a Homebuying Checklist

It helps to start the homebuying process with a homebuying checklist in hand. This checklist will enable you to differentiate between home must-haves and wants, resulting in a fast, efficient homebuying journey.

Think about what you require from a home. For example, if you need a house that is located close to your office in the city, you should include this information in your checklist.

Also, if you want a house that features a built-in swimming pool, you can include this information in your homebuying checklist. But keep in mind that a swimming pool likely is a non-essential item. And if you find a home that is virtually perfect but lacks a swimming pool, it may still be a good idea to pursue this house.

2. Establish a Budget

How much can you afford to spend on a house? This question frequently plagues buyers as they proceed along the homebuying journey. Luckily, you can determine how much money is at your disposal if you develop a budget.

To budget effectively, it helps to meet with local lenders. Banks and credit unions generally offer a wide range of mortgage options and can help you make an informed mortgage decision.

In addition, it often helps to get pre-approved for a mortgage prior to entering the real estate market. Because if you have a mortgage, you can pursue houses that fall within a specific price range and reduce the risk of overspending to acquire your dream house.

3. Hire a Real Estate Agent

If you want to enjoy a quick, seamless homebuying experience, it is beneficial to have a homebuying expert at your side. Thankfully, real estate agents are available nationwide, and these housing market professionals will do what it takes to help you discover a great house at an affordable price.

A real estate agent understands housing market patterns and trends and can help you plan ahead for a buyer's or seller's market. He or she will teach you about the real estate market and respond to your homebuying queries as well.

Furthermore, a real estate agent acts as a guide throughout the homebuying journey. This housing market professional will set up home showings, negotiate with a seller's agent on your behalf and help you finalize a home purchase. By doing so, a real estate agent will take the guesswork out of buying a house, regardless of the current housing market's conditions.

When it comes to purchasing a house, it helps to prepare. If you employ a real estate agent today, you can get the support you need to plan ahead for the best- and worst-case homebuying scenarios. That way, you'll be able to identify and address potential homebuying hurdles before they escalate.

Ready to buy a house? Follow the aforementioned steps, and you can move closer to pursuing your dream residence.



12 Valleywood Rd, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Single-Family

$679,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Motivated Sellers w new price drop! Charming 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath Colonial in Valleywood Estates a sidewalk lined quiet neighborhood. New Granite Kitchen with New stove, sink and dishwasher. New hardwood floors and gas fireplace in family room. New Master bath with double sink, marble, glass door and tiled shower. New walk in closet. New second full bath. New water pump, filter and system. New patio entertaining deck with pillars and pergola off a huge screened in room. Central A/C! Roof is young. New stone walk way in front and new stone walls in rear yard. Huge opened yard for playing. New pool liner in above ground pool to enjoy the hot summer days! All rooms recently painted. A wonderful opportunity to live in this neighborhood, close to 495, shopping and amenities. Nothing to do but t move in and enjoy!!!
Open House
Sunday
September 16 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Price Drop w motivated sellers. Quiet neighborhod w 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath colonial with huge yard and entertaining deck, screened in porch and pergola. New Kitchen, New Master Bath, New Guest Bath! New hardwood floors and gas insert fireplace in family room!
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Location: 12 Valleywood Rd, Hopkinton, MA 01748    Get Directions

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110 Ash Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Single-Family

$779,900
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Price Drop!!! Beautiful Colonial w 5 acres set back off a country road. Large newer kitchen w multiple work areas & islands: prep areas w 3 sinks, multiple counter areas, 2 islands, dishwasher, new wine refrigerator, walk in pantry & eating area. Access to exterior deck. Cathedral ceiling Master bedroom w fireplace. Brand New Master Bath with heated floors. New guest bathroom. Large step down great room w electric fireplace & built ins. Formal dining room w French Doors for privacy. Living room w fireplace and access to covered front porch and gazebo. Cathedral ceiling family room w 3rd wood burning fireplace. Laundry room and craft work area. Large deck overlooking landscaped fenced in yard & gunite pool. Entire interior freshly painted. Close to downtown Hopkinton.
Open House
Saturday
September 15 at 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
Price Drop! Wonderfully renovated colonial set back off the street w 5 acres of privacy. New master bath, new guest bath, new hardwood floors, newly interior painting. Huge entertaining kitchen with 2 islands! Wonderful addition to the house with a large step down family room. 4 bedrooms 2 1/2 baths. Central A/C. large deck overlooking fenced in yard w gunite pool.
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Location: 110 Ash Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748    Get Directions

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110 Ash Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Single-Family

$779,900
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Price Drop!!! Beautiful Colonial w 5 acres set back off a country road. Large newer kitchen w multiple work areas & islands: prep areas w 3 sinks, multiple counter areas, 2 islands, dishwasher, new wine refrigerator, walk in pantry & eating area. Access to exterior deck. Cathedral ceiling Master bedroom w fireplace. Brand New Master Bath with heated floors. New guest bathroom. Large step down great room w electric fireplace & built ins. Formal dining room w French Doors for privacy. Living room w fireplace and access to covered front porch and gazebo. Cathedral ceiling family room w 3rd wood burning fireplace. Laundry room and craft work area. Large deck overlooking landscaped fenced in yard & gunite pool. Entire interior freshly painted. Close to downtown Hopkinton.
Open House
Saturday
September 15 at 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
Price Drop! Wonderfully renovated colonial set back off the street w 5 acres of privacy. New master bath, new guest bath, new hardwood floors, newly interior painting. Huge entertaining kitchen with 2 islands! Wonderful addition to the house with a large step down family room. 4 bedrooms 2 1/2 baths. Central A/C. large deck overlooking fenced in yard w gunite pool.
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 110 Ash Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748    Get Directions

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12 Valleywood Rd, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Single-Family

$679,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Motivated Sellers w new price drop! Charming 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath Colonial in Valleywood Estates a sidewalk lined quiet neighborhood. New Granite Kitchen with New stove, sink and dishwasher. New hardwood floors and gas fireplace in family room. New Master bath with double sink, marble, glass door and tiled shower. New walk in closet. New second full bath. New water pump, filter and system. New patio entertaining deck with pillars and pergola off a huge screened in room. Central A/C! Roof is young. New stone walk way in front and new stone walls in rear yard. Huge opened yard for playing. New pool liner in above ground pool to enjoy the hot summer days! All rooms recently painted. A wonderful opportunity to live in this neighborhood, close to 495, shopping and amenities. Nothing to do but t move in and enjoy!!!
Open House
Sunday
September 16 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Price Drop w motivated sellers. Quiet neighborhod w 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath colonial with huge yard and entertaining deck, screened in porch and pergola. New Kitchen, New Master Bath, New Guest Bath! New hardwood floors and gas insert fireplace in family room!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 12 Valleywood Rd, Hopkinton, MA 01748    Get Directions

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