Annemarie Torcivia - RE/MAX  Trinity

Posted by Annemarie Torcivia on 10/15/2018

What should you expect after you make an offer on a residence? There are several steps that will take place between the time you submit an offer on a house to the date you finalize a purchase agreement, including:

1. Acceptance or Rejection of Your Initial Proposal

A home seller will have a short period of time to accept or reject your initial offer.

If a home seller accepts your proposal, you'll be able to move forward in the homebuying process. Conversely, if he or she rejects your offer, you may be forced to restart your home search.

On the other hand, a home seller may counter your offer as well. In this scenario, you likely will be given a set amount of time to accept or reject the counter-proposal. Or, you may be able to further negotiate with a home seller in the hopes of finding common ground.

The time between when you submit an offer on a home and receive a home seller's response to your proposal can be stressful. Fortunately, working with an experienced real estate agent ensures that you'll be able to stay up to date. This real estate professional will even help you put together a competitive offer on any home, ensuring that you can boost your chances of getting an instant "Yes" from a home seller.

2. Completion of a Home Inspection

Although a home seller has accepted your initial proposal, you'll still want to conduct a thorough home inspection to identify any major property issues.

For example, if a house has a faulty roof or defective hot water heater, an expert home inspector will be able to uncover such problems immediately. That way, you can learn about issues that may impact the long-term value of a home as part of an inspection.

If you find out about major issues with a home during a property inspection, you can rescind your initial offer and walk away from a house. Comparatively, if you still want to buy a home in spite of problems that were discover during an inspection, you can ask the home seller to complete home repairs or upgrades. You also may want to consider asking for a price reduction if major home repairs or upgrades are needed.

Ultimately, a home inspection will help you make an informed homebuying decision. After a home inspection, the ball is in your court, and you can choose to move forward with the purchase of a home, revise your initial offer or remove your proposal altogether.

3. Relocation to Your New Address

The final step of the home selling process involves closing on a home and relocating to your new address. At this point, all you'll need to do is pack up your belongings from your current location and move them to your new home.

Purchasing a home may seem impossible at times, but the homebuying process often gets easier as it progresses. Plus, homebuyers who collaborate with an experienced real estate agent can receive plenty of support as they navigate each stage of the homebuying journey.

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Posted by Annemarie Torcivia on 10/8/2018

Believe it or not, fall may prove to be an ideal time to buy a home. Many homebuyers exit the real estate market after summer, which means the number of home sellers may surpass the number of homebuyers in autumn. Thus, homebuyers who are ready to pounce may be able to browse many high-quality houses at budget-friendly prices this fall.

What does it take to explore the fall housing market effectively? Here are three tips to discover the ideal home in fall:

1. Check Out a Wide Range of Houses

Fall often serves as a buyer's market, and as such, there is no shortage of first-rate residences available. Therefore, homebuyers should check out a wide range of houses to find the right residence at the right price.

Remember, you can always set up a home showing to view a home at your convenience. You also can visit open houses, which commonly are held on weekends and provide pressure-free opportunities to take a close look at a home's interior and exterior.

If you find a home that you like, don't wait to make an offer, either. The longer that you wait to submit a proposal, the more likely that it becomes that another homebuyer may swoop in and buy your dream residence.

2. Consider Your Finances

Getting pre-approval for a mortgage is a great idea, particularly for those who plan to buy a house in fall.

Purchasing a home before the end of the year may enable you to capitalize on various tax benefits. Meanwhile, many banks and credit unions are available to help you evaluate all of your mortgage options and map out your finances accordingly.

Ultimately, you'll want to purchase a home that you know you'll be able to afford both now and in the future. If you examine your finances closely, you'll be able to browse properties without having to worry about exceeding your budget down the line.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent understands what it takes to purchase a residence in fall. As a result, he or she will go the extra mile to ensure that you can buy your dream residence without delay.

Working with a real estate agent provides you with expert support throughout each stage of the homebuying journey. Your real estate agent will keep you up to date about new properties as they become available, set up home showings and negotiate with home sellers on your behalf. Plus, your real estate agent will respond to your homebuying concerns and queries, ensuring that you can make informed decisions at every step of the homebuying process.

Employing a real estate agent is a must for homebuyers, and for good reason. With this real estate professional at your side, you can navigate the autumn housing market quickly and effortlessly and streamline the process of obtaining your ideal residence.

Take advantage of the aforementioned homebuying tips, and you can make your homeownership dreams come true this fall.

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Posted by Annemarie Torcivia on 10/1/2018

If you've set a goal of buying your first home within the next year, there are several things you can begin doing now to set the stage for a positive experience.

While it pays to familiarize yourself with everything from your credit score to mortgage options, choosing a good real estate agent will prove to be an invaluable advantage when navigating through the process of buying a home. An experienced, knowledgeable agent will help keep you on track, prepare necessary documents for you, and answer the myriad of questions that will occur to you.

Should you choose the first real estate agent you talk to? People occasionally find a perfect fit right off the bat, but it's often a good idea to interview a couple agents before you make your final decision. Having one or two points of comparison can provide you with a wider perspective of available choices.

Not only would you want to work with a professional who has a successful track record in helping first-time home buyers, but you also want to make sure your personality is compatible with your agent's communication style and energy level. Unless you stumble on the home of your dreams on the first day, you're probably going to be spending a lot of time with them. Most real estate agents do tend to be knowledgeable, resourceful, and service oriented, but your journey will be a lot smoother and more satisfying if you sign on with an agent who's a good match for your individual needs and personality.

One of the most effective ways to prepare yourself for a real estate search is to create lists of things you need to do, have, and schedule. It's also helpful to prioritize what you want in your ideal house. By identifying and reminding yourself of the features that are most important to you, you'll have a greater tendency to recognize what you want when you see it. You'll also find yourself communicating your needs and wants more clearly to your real estate agent. As is the case with any professional or personal relationship, good quality communication usually yields the best possible results.

As a home buyer, there are many property features and priorities you'll want to ponder and discuss with your significant other. In addition to your future home's square footage, bedroom space, and number of bathrooms, you may also be interested in the reputation of school districts, the character of neighborhoods you're considering, and the amount of privacy each property affords.

Another list worth compiling before you get too far into the house hunting process is a personal budget. By seeing how your income stacks up against your monthly expenses, you'll be in a stronger position to determine a realistic price range for your next home.

Posted by Annemarie Torcivia on 9/28/2018

This Multi-Family in Medford, MA recently sold for $735,000. This style home was sold by Annemarie Torcivia - RE/MAX Trinity.

122-124 Myrtle St, Medford, MA 02155


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Approx. GLA
Location ! Location! Large two family home located in desirable Fellsway area. 1st floor some updates. Wood floors and tile in kitchen. Dishwasher, refrigerator and window A/C stay in 1st floor..Awaiting your personal touch ! Front to back walk up attic with huge potential. 2nd floor central A/C . Partial finished basement with full bath. Steam gas furnaces older. 2 newer gas HW. tanks.220 Circuit breaker electric. Asphalt roof approximately 18 years. Exterior is 1/2 vinyl and 1/2 redwood. Huge side yard . Shed stays. 2 car garage. Close to everything ! Rtes 93, 28 and 16. Wellington T station and major shopping nearby. 5 minutes to Assembly Row and 7 miles to downtown Boston ! Will not pass FHA. Great condo conversion !

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Posted by Annemarie Torcivia on 9/26/2018

15 Staples Ave, Everett, MA 02149



Lower level front unit in well established building in Everett. Some updates including laminate floors. Laundry on same floor. Pet friendly. Quiet street with convenience to shopping, transportation and other amenities. 1 car assigned parking. Perfect for young professional not wanting to rent or investor ! Unit is leased till 12/31/18. Sellers request closing on or after 12/31/18. Building is not FHA approved
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