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As incredible the act of purchasing a home is, many buyers end up regretting their purchase. There’s a variety of reasons for this. It all comes down to being ill-informed about buying a home and the type of home needed for the most liable situation. Read on to find out some of the biggest regrets home buyers face and how to avoid them. 


Buying Too Small Of A Home


The most prominent regret that many buyers face is not buying a larger property. Many people want to live in a specific location or type of home that they overlook the size altogether. One reason that people end up buying a home that’s the wrong size is that they rush to find a property in a particular area. If you branch out on your search, you’ll have a better shot at finding the right size home. The area might not matter as much as the space you’re living in, s keep that in mind. 


Not Doing Your Research


People tend to skip out on the research phase of buying a home. It’s critical that buyers understand things like mortgage rates, fees, credit reports, how much needs to be saved, and more. There are so many things that go into buying a home that you could easily miss out on something if you don’t know what you’re in for ahead of time.


Not Saving Enough


Your home will be one of the largest purchases you make in your entire life. There is a lot more to the cost than just the monthly mortgage payment. You’ll need a lot of money upfront when you buy a home including a downpayment along with other closing costs and fees. Plus, you’ll need to set some money aside for any repairs or replacements you need to do in the home once you move in. It’s also a good idea to have an emergency fund available just in case. Life happens, and you don’t want your savings to be depleted because you bought a house. 


Keep in mind that the bigger of a downpayment you make, the better off you’ll be. Even if you can buy a home with a low downpayment, you want to put down as much as possible. A higher downpayment will keep your mortgage payments lower, get you a better rate, and you may even be able to avoid paying for PMI (private mortgage insurance.) Aim to save a 20 percent down payment for the most optimal mortgage situation.      

   



30 Granville Rd, Cambridge, MA 02138

West Cambridge

Condo

$649,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Highly desirable Huron Village location. This well-maintained condo features 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. The kitchen has been updated, there are hardwood floors throughout , a dining room w/built-in china cabinet, and private rear porch overlooking small yard. There is updated electrical, newer furnace & replacement windows. There is also basement storage & private laundry. Very low condo fee paid quarterly . Great for those looking for first floor living. Short distance to many retail shops, Fresh Pond Recreation area, and transportation to Harvard Sq., Red Line T Station and Boston. Showings begin at open houses 5/19 & 5/20 from 12-1:30 p.m
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May 19 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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30 Granville Rd, Cambridge, MA 02138

West Cambridge

Condo

$649,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Highly desirable Huron Village location. This well-maintained condo features 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. The kitchen has been updated, there are hardwood floors throughout , a dining room w/built-in china cabinet, and private rear porch overlooking small yard. There is updated electrical, newer furnace & replacement windows. There is also basement storage & private laundry. Very low condo fee paid quarterly . Great for those looking for first floor living. Short distance to many retail shops, Fresh Pond Recreation area, and transportation to Harvard Sq., Red Line T Station and Boston. Showings begin at open houses 5/19 & 5/20 from 12-1:30 p.m
Open House
Saturday
May 19 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 30 Granville Rd, Cambridge, MA 02138    Get Directions

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30 Granville Rd, Cambridge, MA 02138

West Cambridge

Condo

$649,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Highly desirable Huron Village location. This well-maintained condo features 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. The kitchen has been updated, there are hardwood floors throughout , a dining room w/built-in china cabinet, and private rear porch overlooking small yard. There is updated electrical, newer furnace & replacement windows. There is also basement storage & private laundry. Very low condo fee paid quarterly . Great for those looking for first floor living. Short distance to many retail shops, Fresh Pond Recreation area, and transportation to Harvard Sq., Red Line T Station and Boston. Showings begin at open houses 5/19 & 5/20 from 12-1:30 p.m
Open House
Saturday
May 19 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 30 Granville Rd, Cambridge, MA 02138    Get Directions

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One of the most used rooms in the house is the bathroom. You do spend a lot of time in there. You want your bathroom to be an oasis of sorts. Making changes and renovations to your bathroom will not only make you happy but make potential buyers for your home happy as well. Below, you’ll find some trends to keep your bathroom stylish and a place that everyone wants to spend (at least some) time in. 


Beware Of Design Trends


There’s a lot of trendy designs that just aren’t timeless. They don’t look very good in a bathroom after the initial install and tend to give the bathroom a drab feeling after awhile. Whether it’s a crazy color scheme or something bland that lacks texture, you need to think about the longevity of a look before you go after it in your bathroom. Some trends to look out for:


  • Too much white
  • Too little in the bathroom
  • Funky color schemes
  • Gigantic bathtubs
  • Certain kinds of tile and finishes
  • Hardware accents

Really, the bathroom needs to be about balance. There are trends that come and go. Some people are more receptive to certain designs than others. This is because their needs are suited. Take the his and her sink as an example. Many designers are shying away from this trend. For your routines and needs, this could be exactly what your bathroom needs. No hotlist can tell you what’s best for you.


Storage Is A Necessity


If you do only one thing in your bathroom, make sure that you have enough storage. There’s quite a bit that needs to go in the bathroom like toilet paper, towels, cleaners, medicines, as well as bath products like soap and shampoo. 


Add Pops Of Color


If your bathroom has all white tile and you don’t have the time or the resources to actually change the tile, you should try and add pops of color where you can. It’s simple to do this with towels, floral rugs, curtains, and even bath accessories. You can really vary the color in the room and make it special. This is one renovation that doesn’t cost much to do but can make a big difference.       

 

Remember What Sells


More neutral colors tend to sell better no matter what room of the house we’re talking about. It’s fine to mix neutral colors with pops of something bolder, but don’t go overboard. Remember that when someone goes to buy your home, they want to make it their own as well. They probably can’t achieve that with a lime green bathroom.




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