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Posted by St. Martin Team on 7/19/2018

If you’re searching for a home and are looking for a deal, you may turn to homes that are listed as “For Sale By Owner.” These homes tend to be a great deal for the sellers, but not necessarily the buyer. This makes it all the more important that you hire a buyer’s agent for yourself. Your agent can check a bit of the work that the owner is doing without hiring a real estate agent for himself. When buying a for sale by owner property you’ll want to do all of the same things that you would do if you were buying a property that was for sale through a realtor including:


  • Check the asking price through comps
  • Get a property inspection
  • Make an offer and complete contract negotiations
  •  Check how long the home has been on the market


Just because a home is for sale by an owner, there’s no need to give up on the normal procedures that one goes through in buying a home. You have the right to have a buyer’s agent represent you in the transaction. Beware though as some for sale by owners are not willing to pay commission to any agents including buyers‘ agents. Be sure that the contracts are clear in this area so that you don’t fall in love with a home only to find out that you can’t use your agent in the transaction.


Other Points To Consider In A For Sale By Owner Transaction


You may need to hire an attorney, especially for an estate sale or short sale. 


You still need a home inspection and have the right to back out of the sale if something isn’t satisfactory about the home. The home inspection is important because it can reveal serious problems with a home such as high levels of radon, issues with the furnace, or a possible plumbing disaster waiting to happen.           


You may want a C.L.U.E. Report 


This type of report tells you what kind, if any, insurance claims have been made on the property in the past 5 years. The report will detail the date of the claim, the cause (if a natural disaster) and the amount that was paid to fix the damage. 


You should still get pre-approved


Getting pre-approved before buying a home is just something that should be automatic for buyers. It really lets the seller know that you’re serious about purchasing a property.


Buying a for sale by owner home is the same as purchasing any other property. You’ll just need to be an informed buyer through the process in order to make sure you’re doing what’s right for you.        





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Posted by St. Martin Team on 7/17/2018


50 Sky Top Lane, Dunstable, MA 01827

Single-Family

$559,900
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
This gorgeous Dunstable home is ready for new owners...Conveniently located near tax-free NH shopping, yet nicely set on a cul-de-sac in Meadow View Hills. Four levels of living space with lots of nice upgrades! Open floor plan which is great for entertaining. Key stand out features of this lovely home include a new granite kitchen with a spacious island and breakfast bar, plenty of cabinets, tile floor and stainless steel appliances and 4 remodeled bathrooms with tile and granite. You'll find hardwood floors and tile throughout the first and second floors. Large master bedroom has a walk-in closet and private bath. Three spacious bedrooms and a full bath complete the second floor. Finished walk up attic, perfect for a home office. Plenty of space to spread out in the finished lower level. Large deck over looks the above ground pool and rear yard. Get ready to move right in to this light, bright and crisp home.
Open House
Sunday
July 22 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Location: 50 Sky Top Lane, Dunstable, MA 01827    Get Directions

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Posted by St. Martin Team on 7/16/2018

This Single-Family in Acton, MA recently sold for $665,000. This Cape style home was sold by St. Martin Team - LAER Realty Partners.


3 Coolidge Dr, Acton, MA 01720

Single-Family

$675,000
Price
$665,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Fabulous Patriot's Hill expanded cape, with brand new propane gas burner, new kitchen cabinetry, counters, appliances and floor tile, recently repaved driveway, exterior and interior paint, and more! The two sided brick fireplace between the dining room and family room create a gorgeous focal point. This is a home where you can relax and enjoy the comfortable 3 season sunroom, a deck overlooking the in-ground heated pool and beautiful landscaping in your private yard. The master bedroom can be either on the first floor, or on the 2nd floor, along with the 3 additional bedrooms. The location is stellar, near Acton Center, schools and easy access to commuter routes. This home is in pristine move-in condition! Enjoy the summer in this unique and fun home!

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Posted by St. Martin Team on 7/12/2018


95 Russells Way, Westford, MA 01886

Single-Family

$700,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Spectacular colonial in highly desirable Greystone Estates, close to the elementary school, recreation fields, commuter routes and tax-free New Hampshire shopping. There's plenty of room for everyone in this beautifully maintained home... formal living and dining rooms, a cozy family room with corner gas fireplace, a terrific bonus room over the two car garage with vaulted ceiling and wall-to-wall carpeting, and extra living space in the finished basement. Spacious eat-in kitchen with gas cooking, granite counters, breakfast bar and sliders to the composite deck. Four bedrooms and two full baths (including private master bath) complete the second floor. Enjoy the private fenced in back yard from your patio. Other features include large attic with plenty of storage, cedar closet in the lower level, Reeds Ferry shed, ADT security system, and irrigation system. Open Sunday, 7/15, from 1-2:30.
Open House
Sunday
July 15 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 95 Russells Way, Westford, MA 01886    Get Directions

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Posted by St. Martin Team on 7/12/2018


95 Russells Way, Westford, MA 01886

Single-Family

$700,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Spectacular colonial in highly desirable Greystone Estates, close to the elementary school, recreation fields, commuter routes and tax-free New Hampshire shopping. There's plenty of room for everyone in this beautifully maintained home... formal living and dining rooms, a cozy family room with corner gas fireplace, a terrific bonus room over the two car garage with vaulted ceiling and wall-to-wall carpeting, and extra living space in the finished basement. Spacious eat-in kitchen with gas cooking, granite counters, breakfast bar and sliders to the composite deck. Four bedrooms and two full baths (including private master bath) complete the second floor. Enjoy the private fenced in back yard from your patio. Other features include large attic with plenty of storage, cedar closet in the lower level, Reeds Ferry shed, ADT security system, and irrigation system. Open Sunday, 7/15, from 1-2:30.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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