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

Buying a home is the mark of an important milestone in your life. While you’re very excited, you need to be prepared for all of the costs that are associated with buying a home. There are a few different costs that go into buying a home that are often overlooked. Before you dive into the home buying process, you’ll want to be prepared.



The Closing Costs


Many homebuyers have gone smoothly through the process of buying a home until they get to the closing table. They suddenly realize that they need a bit more cash than they anticipated. You probably were more than prepared with your down payment, but there’s other costs that are associated with buying a home. Some costs that you should be prepared for include:


  • The home appraisal
  • Attorney’s fees
  • lender’s fees
  • Underwriting fee
  • Processing fees
  • Inspection fees



You’ll receive a disclosure up front to help you understand all of the charges and cash that you must present when your signing the final documents for the purchase of the house. Keep in mind that many of these fees can be negotiable. 


Decorating Your New Home


Once you move into a new home, you’re going to want to decorate the space. You may need a some new furniture. Perhaps you own no furniture and need to furnish the entire house. You’ll want to budget for this. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to fill up your home with items that won’t break the bank yet look good in the home. Places that you can shop include online sources like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. You can even check out local second hand stores for some great deals on furniture and decor that is in good condition. The important thing is that you understand how much you’ll need to buy as you move into the home.   



Escrow Accounts


The escrow account typically holds the insurance and taxes for the home. Funds are withdrawn as premiums and payments are due. Not every lender has these set up, but you should be prepared to have the money up front for the home insurance and even the taxes at the closing table.  


Improvements Around The Home


There will be plenty of things that you’ll want to do around your new home to spruce up the place and make it your own. From planting bushes in the front to flower gardens outside to fresh coats of paint, you’ll quickly discover how expensive it is to be a homeowner. 

     

If you’re preparing to buy a home, now you understand why saving is so important! Investigate all the costs that you’ll need to pay up front while you’re in the midst of buying a home to avoid any surprises.





Posted by St. Martin Team on 7/11/2018


38 Whispering Pines Rd, Westford, MA 01886

Condo

$204,900
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Start making summer memories with your own cottage at Summer Village! This Dogwood model was built with several upgrades and is nicely sited "off the beaten path" near the end of the road, affording a bit more privacy, wooded views and a peaceful retreat at the end of a fun day. This unit features an open floor plan with high-end furnishings and custom Hunter Douglas window treatments and a fully-applianced kitchen with ceramic tile flooring. Hardwood flooring in the living area & bedrooms. Panasonic AC/heat wall unit with individual thermostats in the open living area and in each bedroom. Ample storage space in the custom bedroom closets, attic space with flooring & exterior shed. Enjoy the beautiful beach, two heated pools, putting green, tennis, basketball, bocce, private restaurant & bar, the pavillion & general store. GOLF CART, GRILL, PICNIC TABLE, WASHER & DRYER & MOST FURNISHINGS INCLUDED WITH SALE (ask to see complete list of inclusions).
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Posted by St. Martin Team on 7/6/2018


72 Grant Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478

Condo

$799,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Fantastic well maintained 3 bedroom home located within walking distance to Waverley Square, public transportation and many wonderful local amenities. Gleaming hardwood flooring throughout, SS appliances, oversized granite peninsula, and a sun filled open concept first floor plan great for entertaining and gatherings. The 3 bedrooms on the second floor offer plenty of closet space, 2 generous bathrooms and a convenient second floor laundry area. An unfinished LL leaves endless possibilities for further expansion. Showings start at open houses Saturday the 7th of July 11-12:30 and Sunday the 8th of July also 11-12:30.
Open House
Saturday
July 07 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
First Open House 11-12:30 !!
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Location: 72 Grant Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478    Get Directions

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Posted by St. Martin Team on 7/6/2018


72 Grant Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478

Condo

$799,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Fantastic well maintained 3 bedroom home located within walking distance to Waverley Square, public transportation and many wonderful local amenities. Gleaming hardwood flooring throughout, SS appliances, oversized granite peninsula, and a sun filled open concept first floor plan great for entertaining and gatherings. The 3 bedrooms on the second floor offer plenty of closet space, 2 generous bathrooms and a convenient second floor laundry area. An unfinished LL leaves endless possibilities for further expansion. Showings start at open houses Saturday the 7th of July 11-12:30 and Sunday the 8th of July also 11-12:30.
Open House
Saturday
July 07 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
First Open House 11-12:30 !!
More Open Houses
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Location: 72 Grant Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478    Get Directions

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Posted by St. Martin Team on 7/5/2018


230 Concord Road, Westford, MA 01886

Single-Family

$525,000
Price

11
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautiful Cape with Guest suite. Enter through the foyer to the living room with hardwood floors, arched doorways, a cast iron fireplace along with built ins. Two bedrooms on first floor/hardwood floors with small walk in closets, full bath located close by with Pedestal sink. Dining Room has hardwood floors, built in China Cabinet. Eat in kitchen features new granite counters with off white cabinets and half bath. Off the kitchen you will find an enclosed porch with cathedral ceiling, wood stove, ceiling fan and sliders out to the back yard. The second floor has two bedrooms, a full bath with plenty of closet space completes the second floor. Fire placed family room is centrally located between main house and Guest suite with access to outside. The Guest suite features a full kitchen with granite counters electric stove/hood open to family room, bedroom and a full bath with electric washer & dryer hookup. Walkout basement w/washer/dryer hookup, workshop, two car over sized garage.
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Sunday
July 08 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
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