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Posted by Debra & John Blanchet on 1/25/2018


271 Ward ST, Woonsocket RI, 02895

Single-Family

$235,000
Price

3
Beds Total
6
Numberof Rooms
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Wonderful Young Three Bedroom One and a Half Bath Colonial. Freshly Painted Interior, New Carpets, New Stainless-Steel Appliances, New Kitchen Counters, New Exterior Doors and More. This Home is Truly Move-In Ready! Slider to Back Deck Overlooks Fenced Yard. Close to All Amenities. Taxes DO NOT reflect 25% Homestead Deduction. Dont Wait! Call Today for Private Showing!
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Posted by Debra & John Blanchet on 1/24/2018

As a homebuyer, it is easy to envision finding the perfect house, submitting an offer on it and acquiring it right away. However, it is important for buyers to consider the worst-case scenarios as well.

A buyer who understands the worst-case scenarios that he or she may encounter during the homebuying journey can plan accordingly. That way, this buyer will be better equipped than others to avoid various homebuying worst-case scenarios altogether.

Now, let's take a look at three common homebuying worst-case scenarios, as well as how buyers can avoid these situations.

1. You find your dream home, but it falls outside your price range.

If you enter the housing market without a mortgage in hand, you may need to act quickly to acquire the necessary financing to purchase your dream house. But once you kick off a search for a mortgage, you may find that the cost to acquire your dream home falls outside your budget.

When it comes to getting home financing, it often helps to be proactive. Fortunately, if you meet with banks and credit unions before you launch a home search, you can determine exactly how much money you can spend on a residence.

Banks and credit unions employ friendly, knowledgeable mortgage professionals. With these mortgage experts at your side, you should have no trouble getting pre-approved for a mortgage at your convenience.

2. You discover a wide range of problems during a home inspection.

A home inspection likely will be completed in the days after a seller accepts your offer on a residence. And in some instances, an inspection may force you to reconsider whether you want to purchase a house.

If you encounter problems during a home inspection, you still have lots of options. You can ask a seller to perform assorted home repairs or reduce your offer. Or, you can walk away from a home sale and restart your home search.

For homebuyers who are worried about any problems that they encounter during a home inspection, it is paramount to look closely at all of the aforementioned options. By doing so, you can make an informed decision about whether to proceed with a home purchase or reenter the housing market.

3. You employ a real estate agent who fails to help you achieve your homebuying goals.

Many real estate agents are available in cities and towns nationwide. But if you fail to conduct an extensive search for the right real estate agent, you may struggle to accomplish your homebuying goals.

When choosing a real estate agent, you should learn about this housing market professional's industry experience. It also helps to meet face-to-face with a real estate agent and discuss your homebuying goals with him or her. This will enable you to determine whether you're comfortable working with a particular real estate agent.

Enjoy a quick, stress-free homebuying experience – consider the aforementioned worst-case homebuying scenarios, and you can minimize the risk of potential pitfalls throughout the homebuying journey.




Categories: Buying a Home   buying tips  


Posted by Debra & John Blanchet on 1/17/2018

Being a homeowner comes with a lot of responsibility. You'll need to keep up with your bills, cleaning and maintenance, and have a keen eye for managing your finances. What many people don't tell you when you buy a house is that you could also become the victim of scammers who specifically target homeowners. Like computer viruses, scams are constantly evolving to stay one step ahead of the game. However, many of them rely on behavior that should raise a red flag for homeowners. In this article, we'll cover some common scams that affect homeowners and tell you how to avoid them to keep you, your home, and your wallet safe.

You've won!

Congratulations! By reading this article you've won an all-expenses paid trip to the destination of your dreams. One of the most common scams affecting homeowners come in the form of phone calls, mail, or even door-knockers informing you that you've won some kind of prize. Unless you've specifically entered to win a certain prize, you can almost be certain that this is a scam.

Identity crisis

We've often heard of the dangers of identity theft, but homeowners in particular are an at-risk demographic. Identity thieves attempt to steal your personal information in order to commit fraud or crimes. To avoid identity theft, be responsible with your mail. Always shred mail with personal data and be sure to have someone take care of your mail for you when away from home for extended periods.

I noticed your roof needs to be repaired

Many scams come in the form of people knocking on your door to offer a great deal on a service. People who solicit you and ask to be let into your home or onto your property to "inspect" part of your home should never be allowed in. They may actually be a roofer attempting to convince you to repair your roof (regardless of whether it needs to be repaired). Or, they could be a would-be burglar scoping out your residence. These scammers will attempt to sell you anything from "subsidized" and "energy efficient" home energy products all the way down to fixing imagined water/moisture issues in your basement.

Make $60k a year working from home!

Work-from-home jobs do exist, and they're growing in number as technology makes it easier and more efficient than traveling. However, some job offers are too good to be true. Be wary of job offers that require you to enter personal information like your social security number before ever having met the employer. Many of these "too good to be true" jobs can be spotted when they ask you for money to get started. They may say to need to pay for your own training but then can make thousands, or will ask for a company buy-in that will pay off later. Regardless, never give money to a potential employer.

I came to read the meters

Someone in a safety vest with a name tag and clipboard knocks on your door and says they're from the energy company, water company, etc. They seem legitimate and tell you how important it is to have your meter read. The might even say you're eligible for a refund or subsidy. It's important to always ask representatives to show you their ID or ask them to call and make an appointment before letting them enter your home.




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Posted by Debra & John Blanchet on 1/14/2018

This Single-Family in Pawtucket, RI recently sold for $199,900. This Bungalow,Cottage style home was sold by Debra & John Blanchet - RE/MAX Town & Country.


202 Liberty ST, Pawtucket RI, 02861

Single-Family

$199,900
Price
$199,900
Sale Price

3
Beds Total
6
Numberof Rooms
1
Baths
Located In Darlington, Move In Condition, 3 Bed 1 Car Garage, Updated Kitchen & Bath, Gas Heat, Wood Stove, Enclosed Front Porch, Fenced Yard, Above Ground Pool, Cement Patio, Dry Basement. A Must See. Call Today For A Private Showing.

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Posted by Debra & John Blanchet on 1/12/2018


357 River RD, Uxbridge MA, 01569

Single-Family

$289,995
Price

4
Beds Total
8
Numberof Rooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Check This Property Out, Water View, 4 bedrooms, 3.1 Baths, 4 Car Garage, Possible Apt Above Garage, Cathedral Ceiling, Skylights, Central AC, Wood Burning Stove, Hardwoods, Sun Porch, Above Ground Pool, Solar Panels, All On 3.25 Acres. Brand New 4 Bed Septic.
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