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Posted by Monica Kavanaugh on 4/26/2019

This Single-Family in Swansea, MA recently sold for $255,000. This Cape style home was sold by Monica Kavanaugh - Uptown Realtors, LLC.

20 Eastern Ave, Swansea, MA 02777


Sale Price

Completely renovated Cape on double lot! The entire home was renovated in 2013 with new kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, lighting, roof, vinyl siding and windows. This home features an open floor plan, granite eat in kitchen with stainless appliances and first floor master bedroom. Family room open to living room with exterior access to rear yard. 2 upper level bedrooms with skylights, built in drawers and new wall-to-wall carpeting. Partially finished basement ideal for office or playroom. Property is a short walk away from local beach. Private Rear Patio. New heating system in 2006, new hot water tank in 2012. Passed Title V inspection. Move in ready

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Posted by Monica Kavanaugh on 4/23/2019

Buying a house should be a fast, simple process. However, problems sometimes can arise that prevent a homebuyer from discovering his or her dream residence.

Ultimately, there are many factors to consider before you purchase a house to ensure you can avoid myriad homebuying hurdles, and these factors include:

1. Your Home Needs

No two houses are identical, and much in the same vein, no two homebuyers have the same definition of the perfect residence. As such, a homebuyer should consider his or her dream home demands prior to kicking off a home search.

Making a checklist of home "must-haves" and "wants" is paramount. With this checklist in hand, a homebuyer will be able to refine his or her home search and map out the property buying journey accordingly.

It may be helpful to consider your day-to-day activities as you evaluate where you want to live too.

For example, if you work in the city, you may want to find a house that is located near public transportation. Comparatively, if you have kids, you may want to consider houses that are located close to top schools.

2. Your Budget

You know that you want to buy a house. On the other hand, you still have no idea how much money is available to ensure you can make your homeownership dreams come true.

When it comes to buying a house, it pays to meet with banks and credit unions. With pre-approval for a mortgage, you'll know precisely how much you can spend on a house.

To get pre-approved for a mortgage, set up consultations with several potential lenders. Then, you can learn about all of your mortgage options and select a mortgage lender that matches or surpasses your expectations.

3. Your Homebuying Timeline

Are you looking to buy a home as soon as possible? Or, can you afford to take a wait-and-see approach throughout the homebuying journey?

Examine your homebuying timeline and plan ahead as much as possible. By doing so, you can boost your chances of finding a terrific house and minimize stress as you browse the real estate market.

Regardless of your homebuying timeline, it always helps to work with a real estate agent. This housing market professional can take the guesswork out of searching for a residence and ensure you can discover a stellar house at a budget-friendly price.

Typically, a real estate agent will keep you up to date about new residences as they become available. He or she also will provide honest, unbiased homebuying recommendations and respond to any homebuying concerns and questions.

Let's not forget about the support that a real estate agent can provide during homebuying negotiations, either.

A real estate agent is happy to negotiate with a home seller on your behalf. That way, he or she can help you secure a great house without having to worry about paying too much.

Streamline the process of acquiring your ideal residence. Consider the aforementioned factors, and you can keep things simple as you proceed along the homebuying journey.

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Posted by Monica Kavanaugh on 4/18/2019

This Single-Family in Berkley, MA recently sold for $429,700. This Colonial style home was sold by Monica Kavanaugh - Uptown Realtors, LLC.

17 42nd Street, Berkley, MA 02779


Sale Price

Full/Half Baths
Welcome to Berkley! House Beautiful! Just like NEW without the Wait! This young colonial built in 2015 has it all! Main level features custom designed kitchen with island, granite, appliances and lighting (magazine ready!) Just the right size Living room with the welcoming warmth and a home office, plenty of closet space, half bath with washer and dryer hookup. The second level:, has Master Suite (own full bath) and two additional oversized bedrooms and a full bath. Hardwood flooring main level and second level. The third level (attic) just waiting to be finished full stair case leads to this level. Mechanics of the home are FHA by propane gas heating, central air, electric hot water tank, 200 amp electric, private septic, well water, irrigation in front and back yard. Fabulous Farmers Porch, two car under garage. Located on a quiet private way!

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Posted by Monica Kavanaugh on 4/16/2019

Buying a home as a single individual comes with its own set of unique experiences and challenges. Some are to be expected, like financing with a single income. While others not so much, like a more competitive market.

You know that financing will be based on your sole income. However, the vast majority of homeowners are couples who have dual incomes. Your eligibility is going to be very different than that of a couple and for some home buyers when they receive a lower number this comes as a shock. Expect to see numbers that are on the lower side of those who apply as couples.

Since you are on a sole income you may want to look into various loan types such as those that offer low-interest rates and lower down payments. Two to look at are first-time buyers programs and FHA loans.

When comparing options watch the lenders fee in comparison to the interest rate. Where you may have low-interest rate it might come with a higher lender fee. Do the math on these ratios to get a true value of each.

Before applying for mortgage approval, clean up your budget and handle any existing debts, especially expensive ones. Pay off card balances, refinance student loans, and swap out expensive monthly car payments for one that is more reasonable.

Draw up a budget and get really clear on just how much house you can afford month to month. Include the cost of house ownership and maintenance in your budget in addition to the cost of future monthly mortgage payments.

As a sole earner having savings is incredibly important as you donít have a second income to rely on. In addition to setting aside your down payment (as close to the recommended 20% as you can), build up a nest egg of three to six months worth income should anything misfortune arise.

Start the buying process well prepared with the right mindset. Smaller houses make up a lower percentage of the housing market and cheaper homes are competitive when it comes to the buying process. Be ready for a search that might go a little longer and a buying process that needs you to move a little faster than traditional ones.

Bring a trusted friend or family member with you to home viewings to have a sounding board for your decision process. Itís easier to get swept away emotionally when you donít have a partner to hash out the gritty details with. Find someone who can come to each viewing with you so that you can compare the different homes proís and conís together.

Buying a home as an individual is a unique process but it doesnít have to be a difficult or lonely one. Ask for feedback from your realtor, bring a trusted friend and know what to expect from the buying process as a sole income earner.

Posted by Monica Kavanaugh on 4/10/2019

Welcome to Middleboro! Here it is! This home offers 4 levels of living space. Home was completely remodeled in 2016. Main level features large eat in kitchen with granite and hardwood all appliances to stay. Dining room with hardwood and Living room with hardwood full bath with washer and dryer to stay. Second level features: Master bedroom with walk in closet and two additional bedrooms with a small office that gives you access to the third level which is completely finished (perfect family room 36x19). 2 car garage under with finished basement that is a walk out. Set back off the road on a picturesque 2.56 acre lot with professional landscaping, underground sprinklers, and large storage shed, plenty of parking. Cul de Sac neighborhood. Move in Ready!

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