Marjorie Youngren Team - Century 21 Commonwealth | Lynnfield, MA Real Estate, Melrose, MA Real Estat


The homebuying process can be stressful, particularly for those who are purchasing a house for the first time. From the time it takes to find your "dream" home to the final closing, there may be many hurdles that you'll need to overcome to secure your ideal home. As such, it sometimes can be difficult for a first-time homebuyer to maintain a positive outlook during the most challenging times.

Lucky for you, we're here to help you remain calm, cool and collected throughout the entire homebuying cycle.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help first-time homebuyers maintain a positive outlook at each stage of the homebuying journey:

1. Establish Realistic Expectations

Although first-time homebuyers would like to believe the property buying journey will be quick and seamless, it is important to realize that problems can arise without notice. However, homebuyers who understand the ins and outs of purchasing a house should have no trouble identifying potential issues and minimizing their impact.

For example, a homebuyer who defines his or her ideal residence can narrow a home search accordingly. This homebuyer also will be able to check out a variety of houses based on assorted property buying criteria and boost his or her chances of discovering the perfect residence without delay.

A homebuyer who establishes realistic expectations will be ready for the worst-case scenarios too. And if this homebuyer submits an offer to purchase a home that ultimately gets rejected, he or she will remain confident and be ready to restart the homebuying cycle from stage one.

2. Become an Informed Homebuyer

A first-time homebuyer who learns about the housing market can improve his or her chances of getting the best possible results.

Allocating the necessary time and resources to understand the differences between a buyer's market and a seller's market, for instance, can make a world of difference for any homebuyer, at any time.

Furthermore, an informed homebuyer may be more likely than others to get pre-approved for a mortgage. With a mortgage in hand, this property buyer can set a budget for his or her home search and increase the likelihood of securing a terrific house at an affordable price.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to purchasing a home for the first time, why should a homebuyer leave anything to chance? Instead, a homebuyer can work with a real estate agent to reduce the risk of potential pitfalls throughout the homebuying cycle.

A real estate agent is happy to respond to a homebuyer's concerns and questions as the property buying journey progresses. This housing market professional will even help a homebuyer maintain a positive outlook, regardless of what happens. That way, a real estate agent can assist a homebuyer through both good times and bad and ensure a property buyer can purchase a first-rate house that matches or exceeds his or her expectations.

Take advantage of these tips, and any first-time homebuyer can keep things positive at each stage of the homebuying cycle.


real estate shopping onlineSellers beware! Most sellers realize there will be a bit of negotiation once an Offer to Purchase is made on their property. Sellers may receive an offer that is lower than what their property is listed at. In this case it is common for the seller to counter that offer, the counter to be accepted or denied at the discretion of the potential buyer. Due to the anticipated negotiation process, it may seem like it would make sense to put your house into MLS at a value far over the value that you understand your property is worth. Sellers feel that if their end game is receiving X amount of money for their house, if they list it at X+15, and after negotiations accept their originally desired amount of X, it seems like they participated willingly in negotiations and accepted below asking price for the sake of the buyer. This idea is good in theory, but does not actually work to the benefit of the seller for the following reason: Listing your house at the exact price you're looking to receive allows for maximum exposure potential via MLS. In order to search for a listing on MLS, you must enter a minimum and maximum price range. Buyers seeking homes at your desired price of X will not see your listing in their MLS search because of the additional 15 you've added to your listing price. Their search will be cut short at X and as a seller, you will lose potential buyers. For more information on allowing for maximum exposure potential for your property please contact me!

~SHOWINGS START TUESDAY AT BROKER OPEN HOUSE LUNCHEON 11:30-1:30 ~THOSE WHO VALUE PRIVACY WILL APPRECIATE THIS ONE OF A KIND ENGLISH MANOR STYLE HOME SITUATED ON OVER 3.5 ACRES OF LUSHLY MANICURED GROUNDS. ARCHITECHURALLY INTEGROUS, THIS HOME IS ADORNED WITH SLATE ROOFS, CUPOLAS AND MANY OTHER ESTATE ACCENTS.THIS HOME IS COMPLETE W/ GAZEBO, BELL TOWER, IN-GROUND POOL & 4 CAR GARAGE, MAKING IT THE PERFECT RETREAT. THE CURRENT OWNERS HAVE LOVINGLY CARED FOR THEIR HOME, PRESERVING THE ORIGINAL OLD WORLD STYLE, WHILE INCORPORATING TODAY’S AMENITIES FOR MAXIMUM COMFORT. BEGIN YOUR DAY WITH A CUP OF COFFE BY THE WALL OF WINDOWS IN YOUR SPACIOUS EAT IN KITCHEN, WATCHING THE SUN RISE & END IT WITH A GLASS OF WINE IN THE ENGLISH STYLE PUB OVERLOOKING THE POOL. MUCH OF THE LIVING SPACE OVERLOOKS FABULOUS VEIWS OF THE PROPERTY. WITH LOTS OF ENTERTAINING SPACE, LIVING AREA, BEDS, BATHS AND TOTAL PRIVACY ~ YOU ARE BEING OFFERED A ONE OF A KIND LIVING OPPORTUNITY ~

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50 CHESTNUT STREET, Lynnfield, MA 01940

Single-Family

$2,500,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
~SHOWINGS START TUESDAY AT BROKER OPEN HOUSE LUNCHEON 11:30-1:30 ~THOSE WHO VALUE PRIVACY WILL APPRECIATE THIS ONE OF A KIND ENGLISH MANOR STYLE HOME SITUATED ON OVER 3.5 ACRES OF LUSHLY MANICURED GROUNDS. ARCHITECHURALLY INTEGROUS, THIS HOME IS ADORNED WITH SLATE ROOFS, CUPOLAS AND MANY OTHER ESTATE ACCENTS.THIS HOME IS COMPLETE W/ GAZEBO, BELL TOWER, IN-GROUND POOL & 4 CAR GARAGE, MAKING IT THE PERFECT RETREAT. THE CURRENT OWNERS HAVE LOVINGLY CARED FOR THEIR HOME, PRESERVING THE ORIGINAL OLD WORLD STYLE, WHILE INCORPORATING TODAY'S AMENITIES FOR MAXIMUM COMFORT. BEGIN YOUR DAY WITH A CUP OF COFFE BY THE WALL OF WINDOWS IN YOUR SPACIOUS EAT IN KITCHEN, WATCHING THE SUN RISE & END IT WITH A GLASS OF WINE IN THE ENGLISH STYLE PUB OVERLOOKING THE POOL. MUCH OF THE LIVING SPACE OVERLOOKS FABULOUS VEIWS OF THE PROPERTY. WITH LOTS OF ENTERTAINING SPACE, LIVING AREA, BEDS, BATHS AND TOTAL PRIVACY ~ YOU ARE BEING OFFERED A ONE OF A KIND LIVING OPPORTUNITY ~
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This Single-Family in Lynnfield, MA recently sold for $679,900. This Ranch style home was sold by Marjorie Youngren Team - Century 21 Commonwealth.


16 FLETCHER ROAD, Lynnfield, MA 01940

Single-Family

$679,900
Price
$679,900
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
This charming home has been METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED &THOUGHTFULLY UPDATED. Once these owners purchased it in 2004, they began making improvements including TAKING DOWN WALLS TO OPEN UP THE KITCHEN & FABULOUS BACK FAMILY ROOM, adding a NEW ROOF & lots of RECESSED LIGHTING , REPLACING ALL *WINDOWS & INTERIOR DOORS, INSTALLING CENTRAL AIR & details like molding, chair rails & bead board. They didn't stop inside though & continuing TO SPEND THOUSANDS $$ ON LANDSCAPING, irrigation, a new circular driveway, gutters & more. THEY TRANSFORMED THE BACK YARD INTO AN AMAZING "RETREAT" w/ lush plantings, a newer deck & a relaxing jacuzzi tub (which can remain for the next owners). The main area of this home (with direct access to the garage) encourages entertaining. THE FAMILY ROOM BOASTS TONS OF NATURAL LIGHT and spills into the private back yard. 3 BR's are tucked down the hall, far from the main area, allowing for privacy. ONE LEVEL LIVING AT IT'S BEST!!

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