Real Estate Cambridge MA

Whether you’re a real estate agent or looking to buy or rent, the real estate market can be overwhelming if you do not have a basic understanding of the aspects of real estate. In the articles that follow, you’ll learn real estate terms, basics, and fundamentals.
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Understanding the Language of Real Estate Cambridge MA

Real estate is full of specific terms that are not used in any other field or aspect of life. When looking at real estate ads or speaking with a real estate agent, we often hear these terms and don’t know what they mean. This is a helpful glossary of some common real estate terms to help you better understand in the event that you want to buy or sell a home in Cambridge.

Understanding Living Trusts Cambridge MA

A Living Trust, also called an Inter-vivos Trust, is a trust created during the lifetime of the person who establishes it and transfers property into it and usually ends when they die, transferring the property to the trust’s beneficiaries. The creators of the trust are called either Settlors or Trustors.

Understanding Closing and Title Costs Cambridge MA

When buying a new home in Cambridge, many owners think only of the check they will have to write to pay for the home itself. In doing this, they forget about the often substantial closing costs associated with real estate purchases. There are also title costs to consider and we’ll discuss both in the following article.

The Steps of Buying a Home Cambridge MA

Do you love making your own space a reflection of you and your interests? Then you should consider home ownership. The steps to home ownership may be daunting, especially if you have never owned a home in Cambridge before, but it is possible.

The Best Home for You Cambridge MA

The perfect home in Cambridge, the one that you imagine in your mind, is a great image. However, it is an image that is not all that simple to create. There is no perfect home because all homebuyers have different wants and needs. Some people have families, others are single; some want to have a swimming pool, others do not.

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30 Ways to Buy Real Estate Cambridge MA

This article provides you with a list of 30 ways to close a deal on a home in Cambridge. Find out what you need to know about purchasing real estate right here. These tips will help you get a good deal and get the property you want.

Buying a Home After Bankruptcy Cambridge MA

It may seem as though you cannot buy a home in Cambridge after you have gone bankrupt, but this is not true. You can buy a home. In fact it may be to your best interest to buy a home because those who have experienced bankruptcy are actually encouraged to build credit by taking on debt.

Choosing the Right House Cambridge MA

Experienced buyers in Cambridge recognize that there is a difference between a house that need structural fixing up and a house that needs a little cosmetic work. There is a big difference between needing to replace the carpet in the dining room and paint a few rooms and having to rip out all of the pipes to replace them with new plumbing. If you cannot tell the difference between structural and cosmetic, then it is in your best interest to consult someone.

Deciding Where to Move Cambridge MA

So you have found out how much you can afford and how much you will have to pay back. Now it is time to find out where to spend your loan. If you’re looking to buy a home in Cambridge, make sure you look into the future to ensure that the community you choose to live in will remain as good as you feel it is today.

Finding your Maximum House Price Cambridge MA

When deciding to buy a home in Cambridge, your first mission should be to consult a lender and find out the maximum loan you can get. This loan will establish the ceiling on real estate prices for the buyer. There are plenty of calculators that can help figure this out.

Hassle-Free Home Closing Experience Cambridge MA

After going through all the work needed to buy or sell property in Cambridge, there is one final step: closing. Closing can be an arduous process, so it’s best to be prepared going in. Unfortunately, no amount of preparation can guarantee you an easy closing experience.

Home Down Payment Options Cambridge MA

Your greatest challenge, like many home owners, is coming up with the down payment for that new home in Cambridge from the mere scraps of a savings account. It is not necessary to be a CEO, but with the normal down being between 20k and 60k, almost. Here you will get an idea of some of the options open to you for getting money together for a home down payment.

Home Warranty Cambridge MA

A warranty is a kind of insurance in case there are flaws in your home after it is sold. When it comes to buying homes, you get what you pay for.

Home Warranty Insurance Cambridge MA

Homeowner’s insurance covers most major problems you will have with your home, but it does not cover mechanical systems or built in appliances, essential items for everyday life. To close this gap in coverage and provide you with security, you can purchase home warranty insurance.

Homes for Nothing Down...or Not Cambridge MA

Many people have the misconception that they can purchase a home with no money. Buyers must pay for the home inspection, out of their own pocket, and lenders want fees for credit reports and appraisals before they will lend out their money. Find out more about all the costs associated with buying a home in Cambridge by reading this article.

Housing Location Checklist Cambridge MA

When buying a new home in Cambridge, you want to keep your eyes and your ears open. One major part of choosing where your new home should be is looking at the community that surrounds it. The tips that follow aim to help you learn what to look out for when moving into a new home.

Housing Wants and Needs Cambridge MA

Have you ever heard the expression, “Don’t do your grocery shopping while you are hungry?” The same principle applies when you are looking to buy a house. You are much less likely to make mistakes if you make your lists of things that you want in a home in Cambridge ahead of time instead of “shopping while you are hungry.”

Insuring Living Trusts Cambridge MA

Living trusts have become more and more common in recent years as a way to avoid the arduous probate process. Trusts can hold real property like individuals do, but there are a few differences in the way title companies insure trusts, as opposed to individuals.

Mortgage Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval Cambridge MA

In buying a house in Cambridge, it is good to know your borrowing power, in other words, how expensive of a house you can afford. There are two ways to figure out what your borrowing power is: pre-qualification and pre-approval. Learn more about these processes and find out what you should know about home buying before you get yourself into it.

Negotiation Techniques for Buying a Home Cambridge MA

Strategizing to purchase a home in Cambridge is based on facts- the real estate market, the seller’s needs, and the property at hand- rather than your own personal style of negotiating. The best thing that you can do to negotiate well is to find a good real estate agent. They will know the market and they already have a good method of negotiating.

Pest/Termite Inspections Cambridge MA

One of the myriad steps in a real estate closing process is a Pest/Termite Inspection. After a purchase agreement has been signed, the escrow agent will normally order a standard termite inspection in order to allow time for any problems to be repaired before the transaction is closed. Make sure you opt for a termite inspection before you decide to buy a home in Cambridge.

The Best Home for You Cambridge MA

The perfect home in Cambridge, the one that you imagine in your mind, is a great image. However, it is an image that is not all that simple to create. There is no perfect home because all homebuyers have different wants and needs. Some people have families, others are single; some want to have a swimming pool, others do not.

The Steps of Buying a Home Cambridge MA

Do you love making your own space a reflection of you and your interests? Then you should consider home ownership. The steps to home ownership may be daunting, especially if you have never owned a home in Cambridge before, but it is possible.

Understanding Closing and Title Costs Cambridge MA

When buying a new home in Cambridge, many owners think only of the check they will have to write to pay for the home itself. In doing this, they forget about the often substantial closing costs associated with real estate purchases. There are also title costs to consider and we’ll discuss both in the following article.

Understanding Living Trusts Cambridge MA

A Living Trust, also called an Inter-vivos Trust, is a trust created during the lifetime of the person who establishes it and transfers property into it and usually ends when they die, transferring the property to the trust’s beneficiaries. The creators of the trust are called either Settlors or Trustors.

Understanding the Language of Real Estate Cambridge MA

Real estate is full of specific terms that are not used in any other field or aspect of life. When looking at real estate ads or speaking with a real estate agent, we often hear these terms and don’t know what they mean. This is a helpful glossary of some common real estate terms to help you better understand in the event that you want to buy or sell a home in Cambridge.