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Posted by Lisa Santilli on 11/20/2017

Shopping for a new home is difficult and time-consuming. With all of the homes listed for sale, itís tempting to want to visit all of them. However, if youíre juggling house-hunting with your work and personal life, then you likely wonít have time to set aside many hours to visit several homes.

 This is where you can use technology to your advantage. With free, modern tools online you can find out plenty about a house and the neighborhood itís in without ever having to go and visit it. Better yet, you can do so in just a few minutes right from home.

 In this article, weíre going to teach you how to become a real estate investigator from the comfort of your own couch, helping you save time while hunting for the perfect home for you. 

 Know what youíre looking for

While itís okay to browse homes for pleasure, when it comes to getting serious about buying a home youíll want to keep your search as specific as possible. Think about what you or your family need in a house and neighborhood, rather than focusing on idealized versions of those things.

A good way to do this is to sit down and make a list of your budget and the five most important things youíre looking for in a home. These could be things like distance to work, being in a certain school district, or having a certain number of bedrooms. Once you have these details in mind you can begin your search.

Search tools

There are a number of search tools for locating homes near you. The key to searching, however, isnít the tool you use but how you search. Refer to your list for things like room numbers, square footage, and location.

If you donít come up with as many hits as youíd like, try setting up email or text alerts so you can be made aware of the new results for your area.

Once you have a list of about ten properties, youíre ready to start researching them further to see which sellers you want to contact to view the home.

Researching a potential home

Many people are surprised at the number of things you can learn about a home just from a Google search. However, Google will be an indispensable tool in your search for the perfect home.

Letís start our search on Google Maps. Type in the address for the house youíre researching and see if there are any photos of the home that arenít on the listing page. Next, enter the satellite view of the home to get an idea of the layout of the home and property.

While youíre in Google Maps, itís a good idea to browse the local area for businesses, hospitals, schools, parks, and other services that might affect your decision. Then, set a driving route between the house and your place of work to find out how long it would take you to get to work if you moved there.

Once youíre done in Google Maps, head back to the Google search page and browse the results for the address. This could show you information on previous owners, prices, and crime statistics. All of this will be useful information in your search.

Repeat this search method for the rest of your homes on your list and youíll be narrowing down potential homes to visit in no time.





Posted by Lisa Santilli on 11/16/2017


2 COSMOS STREET, North Reading, MA 01864

Condo

$579,900
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
Youíll love this inviting, new construction detached/townhouse-style colonial with spectacular panoramic views of Martins Pond. This 2-3 bedroom, 2 full, 2 half bathroom home will give you 2,400 sf of generous space to move about (without losing that quaint, cozy atmosphere when it's time to cuddle up by the fireplace with a good book). Wake up each morning to awe-inspiring sunrises and drift off to sleep each night with the tranquil sounds of nature. Features include an open floor plan, generous room sizes, plenty of storage and three finished levels, including a sunny, finished walk out lower level with slider to a patio and small back yard. House has docking rights and can accommodate a 45 x 8 foot dock. This house is situated in a friendly community with an award-winning school system, just thirty minutes from Boston. Call today to see this special offering with an exceptional view!
Open House
Sunday
November 19 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 2 COSMOS STREET, North Reading, MA 01864    Get Directions

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Posted by Lisa Santilli on 11/13/2017

Dealing with a lot of stress as you try to sell your house? You're not alone. Fortunately, there are many great ways to minimize stress during the home selling process, including: 1. Prepare Before You List Your Home on the Real Estate Market A diligent home seller will prepare for the best and worst case scenarios, ensuring he or she is ready to deal with any challenges that may arise. For instance, you should conduct extensive research before you list your house on the real estate market. By doing so, you can determine a fair price for your residence and may be able to reduce the need for potentially stressful negotiations with prospective homebuyers. Don't forget to get your home appraised, too. A home appraisal will enable you to find out what your home is worth and discover ways to boost the value of your house as well. 2. Try to Focus on the Positives Unfortunately, when it comes to selling your home, it's often easy to see lots of negatives. From homebuyers who seemingly demand the world from you to the stress associated with keeping your home pristine in the event that you need to host a home showing on short notice, these negatives can add up quickly. And as such, they can cause a tremendous amount of stress. As a home seller, it's important to focus on the positives of your day-to-day life and use these positives to outweigh the negatives frequently associated with selling a home. Whether it's spending time with family members and friends or simply going for a walk on your own, there are many stress-relieving activities that you can enjoy any time you choose. Try to find stress-relieving activities that make you smile, and you should have no trouble maintaining a positive outlook as you try to sell your residence. 3. Work with a Dependable Real Estate Professional Why should you leave your home sale to chance? Instead, work with a reliable real estate agent, and you can minimize stress throughout the home selling process. Many real estate agents are available, and you should try to find one who will collaborate with you during every stage of the home selling journey. Ideally, the perfect real estate agent will possess extensive industry knowledge that makes him or her qualified to sell your residence. You also should strive to find a real estate professional who understands your wants and needs and will stand by your side in both good times and bad. Perhaps most important, your real estate agent should be ready to answer any concerns or questions that you may have at any time. Thus, this professional will be able to help you relieve stress and streamline the process of selling your house. There's no reason to let stress get the best of you as you try to generate interest in your home. But with the aforementioned tips, you'll be able to alleviate stress throughout the home selling process.





Posted by Lisa Santilli on 11/8/2017


2 COSMOS STREET, North Reading, MA 01864

Condo

$579,900
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
Youíll love this inviting, new construction detached/townhouse-style colonial with spectacular panoramic views of Martins Pond. This 2-3 bedroom, 2 full, 2 half bathroom home will give you 2,400 sf of generous space to move about (without losing that quaint, cozy atmosphere when it's time to cuddle up by the fireplace with a good book). Wake up each morning to awe-inspiring sunrises and drift off to sleep each night with the tranquil sounds of nature. Features include an open floor plan, generous room sizes, plenty of storage and three finished levels, including a sunny, finished walk out lower level with slider to a patio and small back yard. House has docking rights and can accommodate a 45 x 8 foot dock. This house is situated in a friendly community with an award-winning school system, just thirty minutes from Boston. Call today to see this special offering with an exceptional view!
Open House
Sunday
November 12 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 2 COSMOS STREET, North Reading, MA 01864    Get Directions

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Posted by Lisa Santilli on 11/8/2017


2 COSMOS STREET, North Reading, MA 01864

Single-Family

$579,900
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
You'll love this inviting, new construction colonial with spectacular panoramic views of Martins Pond. This 2-3 bedroom, 2 full, 2 half bathroom home will give you 2,400 sf of generous space to move about (without losing that quaint, cozy atmosphere when it's time to cuddle up by the fireplace with a good book). Wake up each morning to awe-inspiring sunrises and drift off to sleep each night with the tranquil sounds of nature. Features include an open floor plan, generous room sizes, plenty of storage and three finished levels, including a sunny, finished walk out lower level with slider to a patio and small back yard. House has docking rights and can accommodate a 45 x 8 foot dock. This house is situated in a friendly community with an award-winning school system, just thirty minutes from Boston. Call today to see this special offering with an exceptional view!
Open House
Sunday
November 12 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 2 COSMOS STREET, North Reading, MA 01864    Get Directions

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