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Posted by Alferes Realty, Inc on 12/18/2018

Buying a home is an extensive process that comes with a bit of a learning curve. For first time buyers, this process involves making mistakes and learning from them.

While we can never be 100% sure of our home buying decisions, there is a way to increase your chances of making the best choices when it comes to buying and maintaining your first home.

In today’s post, we’re going to do just that. We’ll take a look at some of the biggest things that homeowners wish they knew before buying their first house.

1. Forgetting to research the neighborhood

It’s easy to become so enamored with your dream home that you barely look beyond its fence. However, the neighborhood your home is in can have a huge effect on your daily life. Having local parks, safe sidewalks to walk on, and road infrastructure that doesn’t drive you crazy on your daily commute are all important aspects of choosing the right home.

2. Getting pressured into making a decision

Many times, a seller will want to portray their home as being highly sought after to encourage higher and more frequent offers. Similarly, you may find that your own family has time constraints and want to make a quick decision to buy a home.

It’s when we’re under pressure that we can make choices that we aren’t happy with in the long run. So, in these situations, make sure you don’t make any snap judgments on a home. If it seems like you’re being pressured into making a decision without enough time to consider all of the possibilities, there’s a good chance you should pass on this opportunity.

3. Forgetting that you might someday have to sell this home

Sometimes homes can be difficult to sell due to things like their location and surroundings. For instance, a home that is remote or one that is located in low-scoring school districts may not matter to you if you don’t plan on having children. But, they likely will be important to a lot of your potential buyers when it comes time to sell the home.

This lesson also holds true for what you do with your home once you buy it. Making renovations or design choices that won’t appeal to the average buyer can make your home more difficult to sell and harder to get top dollar for.

4. Didn’t consider all financing options

There are several steps and several options when it comes to financing a home. Not only are the several mortgage lenders to choose from, but there are also many different types of loans available.

While there may not be one “right” decision when it comes to financing your home, it’s a good idea to do your homework and browse carefully all of the lenders and mortgage types.

Consider ways to increase your credit score or save for a higher down payment before buying if possible, so that you can secure the lowest interest rate possible.




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Posted by Alferes Realty, Inc on 12/15/2018

This Single-Family in Fairhaven, MA recently sold for $267,000. This Colonial style home was sold by - Alferes Realty, Inc.


34 Elm Ave, Fairhaven, MA 02719

Single-Family

$279,400
Price
$267,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Move right into this freshly painted 3 bedroom Colonial with gleaming hardwood floors. Pellet stove, fenced in yard, off street parking and more. Conveniently located just blocks from Hastings Middle School and Fairhaven High School.

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Posted by Alferes Realty, Inc on 12/14/2018


99 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719

Single-Family

$279,900
Price

4
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Move in ready home in desirable center of Fairhaven close to the bike path! Home has new roof, new vinyl siding; new kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. First floor has a bedroom, bathroom, and laundry room as well as kitchen and living area. Second floor hosts 2 bedrooms and a bonus game room/office area. Move in before the holidays! $279,900 (R196)
Open House
Sunday
December 16 at 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Alferes Realty, Inc on 12/12/2018


125 Brandt Island Road, Mattapoisett, MA 02739

Single-Family

$399,000
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Mattapoisett Raised Ranch home with deeded beach rights and two car garage sitting on just over 1 acre of land. This home is set back just enough for privacy with a circular drive way. Downstairs can be finished for additional space in your home. Home has great open floor plan with centralized living area with fireplace to keep extra warm with this winter. More pictures coming soon! (R218) $399,000
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Alferes Realty, Inc on 12/12/2018


474 Summer Street, New Bedford, MA 02740

Multi-Family

$212,900
Price

3
Units
3,426
Approx. GLA
Well maintained 3 Family home. Great for owner to occupy. Good size backyard (corner lot) with a car detached garage and driveway that can fit up to 5 cars. $212,900 (R315)
Open House
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