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Posted by Waterfront Realty Group on 2/17/2019

You want to buy a house, but you know that you need to save as much money as possible for a down payment. Although you've tried to save money in the past, your best efforts have failed to help you collect the funds that you'll need to make a down payment on your dream residence.

Let's face it – saving for a home can be difficult. Fortunately, we're here to offer creative ways to help you get the money that you'll need to make your homeownership dream come true.

Now, let's take a look at three creative ways to save for a down payment on a house.

1. Start a Friendly Competition

Competition often brings out the best in homebuyers. Much in the same vein, you and your friends may be able to compete against one another to see who can save the most money for a down payment on a home.

If you and your friends intend to buy a home together or separately, a friendly competition can make a world of difference in getting the required funds for a down payment. In fact, you can even award the winner of this competition with an "Ultimate Saver" trophy or other fun prizes.

Ultimately, a friendly competition is a great way to have fun with friends and save money for a down payment on a house at the same time. Regardless of who wins the competition, you'll notice that your down payment savings will increase, moving you one step closer to acquiring your ideal residence.

2. Use a Rewards System

Saving for a down payment on a home may seem like a long, arduous process. However, if you build rewards into your day-to-day savings efforts, you can earn incentives as you reach various milestones.

For instance, you may want to reward yourself with a special dinner every time that you reach a savings milestone. Or, you can always celebrate hitting a savings milestone with a trip to the dog park with your puppy.

3. Trim the Fat from Your Budget

It sometimes can be tough to remove cable TV, takeout meals and other excess items from your budget. But if you consider the long-term benefits of these short-term sacrifices, you may be better equipped than ever before to save significant funds for a down payment on a home.

Look closely at your daily, weekly and monthly budgets. Then, you can determine which budget items are essential and which are not and trim the fat from your budget accordingly. This will allow you to speed up the process of saving for a down payment on a house and ensure that you can achieve your homeownership dream faster than ever before.

Lastly, as you prepare to explore available homes, don't hesitate to reach out to a real estate agent for extra help. By hiring a real estate agent, you can get the assistance that you need to discover a great house that falls within your price range.





Posted by Waterfront Realty Group on 2/14/2019


43 Priscilla Ave, Duxbury, MA 02332

Single-Family

$629,000
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Tastefully renovated Colonial in neighborhood location & walking distance to Landing Beach! Mudroom entry with desk area and storage cabinets. Inviting vaulted living room with stone fireplace and slider to deck overlooking very spacious fenced yard. Open kitchen with white cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances including gas range, wine chiller, glass tile back splash, peninsula seating & eat in dining area. Half bath downstairs and a brand new full bath upstairs with double sinks, tile plank flooring, white subway tile shower/tub. Hardwood floors throughout first floor. 3 bedrooms upstairs. Master bedroom with walk-in storage/closet. Walk out finished lower level family room with slider access to back yard. 4th bedroom is located in lower level plus there is a full bath & laundry. Flat, level back yard with garden, shed & outdoor shower. 5 bedroom septic, title 5 passed. Energy efficient gas heat & hot water. Move right in!
Open House
Sunday
February 17 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 43 Priscilla Ave, Duxbury, MA 02332    Get Directions

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Posted by Waterfront Realty Group on 2/10/2019


294 Washington St, Duxbury, MA 02332

Single-Family

$875,000
Price

11
Rooms
5
Beds
3
Baths
Situated on idyllic Washington Street in the heart of Duxbury, this historic 5 bedroom antique Colonial is where memories are made. Deeded beach rights, a front row seat to the iconic Duxbury fourth of July parade and a grand home bursting with character and charm awaits you at 294 Washington Street. High ceilings, hardwood floors and craftsmanship rarely seen today abound from the moment you walk through the massive front door. Entertain in the gracious living room with two fireplaces and a wall of built-in's, or curl up with a book in the library. The dining room exudes exquisite architectural detail with custom moldings, 2 fireplaces and flows into the kitchen and sunroom. Upstairs showcases 4 spacious bedrooms, 2 full baths and a front and back stairway. Savor summer breezes on the lovely screened in porch. The property is enhanced by a separate barn/garage with ample storage and a second floor full of possibility. This home is a rare find and is ready for a new chapter.
Open House
Sunday
February 10 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 294 Washington St, Duxbury, MA 02332    Get Directions

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Posted by Waterfront Realty Group on 2/10/2019

You’ve never owned your own home and your thinking about buying. Transitioning mentally from renter to owner can be confusing at times. As a renter, you haven't had to deal with the ins and outs of owning your own home, and as you examine the reality of ownership, it can seem like it involves more cons than pros. You have to take care of all maintenance, repairs, insurance, upgrades and more. With all the added work to maintain only to one day resell your home, it might not seem worth it. So why is buying a good idea? Here’s why!

Consistent monthly payments

As a renter, you constantly are subject to rent increases. Depending on your city or neighborhood, this might be a small percentage annually (if your rental unit is under rent control), or an annual increase determined in your rental agreement. In many cases, your rent is subject to your landlord’s discretion at the end of each term of your lease, and if the property value and quality of living go up in your neighborhood (as you hope it does), it could price you out of your favorite living space. When you choose to purchase a home, you make a longer commitment, but your monthly payments are guaranteed to be the same throughout the repayment of your fixed-rate mortgage. Living with no surprise changes allows you to set budgetary and lifestyle goals further into the future, and the certainty to achieve them.

Equity and future cash flow

Yes, you will likely need to take out a loan to purchase your own home. The upside to ownership is that every mortgage payment you make increases the percentage of equity you have in your home. When you rent, you are only paying toward the term of your lease and the owner of the rental property gains all the equity. Investing in your own property helps your financial stability for the future. The more equity you have, the better your net worth and the more you can invest in other properties or goods. The more stake you have in your home, the more valuable it becomes to you when you want to sell your property in the future—to create cash flow, or to invest in a new home, other property, or your retirement lifestyle. 

Apart from the personal value of owning your own home—taking care of it, raising a family there, or starting a new life in your place—the investment can add even more value to your life. If you’re considering your first home purchase and aren’t sure about the commitment or investment value, speak with your local real estate agent for the best advice for you. Review your current means, your interests and abilities, and your life goals and let them help you make the right decision.





Posted by Waterfront Realty Group on 2/3/2019

Ready to add your house to the real estate market? Before you list your residence, it helps to take plenty of high-quality photos both inside and outside your home.

Ultimately, home photos can make or break a homebuyer's first impression of your residence.

For example, if your home listing includes photos that show off the true beauty of your house, a homebuyer may want to check out your residence in-person. Or, if home photos make your house look small and cluttered, a homebuyer may shy away from your residence altogether.

Don't let bad photos affect your ability to sell your house.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get your house ready for a photo session.

1. Clean Your Residence

A beautiful home is likely to stand out to homebuyers. Meanwhile, if you clean your residence from top to bottom, you can get your house photo-ready in no time at all.

Mop the floors, wipe down the walls and ceilings and perform assorted home interior cleaning. Also, don't forget to mow the front lawn and complete various home exterior improvements.

If you need help with home cleaning tasks, you should contact a professional home cleaning company. With a professional home cleaning company at your side, you can receive expert support as you prep your residence for a photo session.

2. Declutter As Much As Possible

Although your home may be filled with assorted artwork, antiques and photographs, now may prove to be the best time to declutter as much as possible.

Too much clutter can make your house appear tiny. However, if you dedicate the necessary time and resources to declutter your house, you can show homebuyers the true size of your house.

If necessary, you can rent a storage unit to hold your excess items. Moreover, you can always reach out to family members and friends to see if they can store your excess items in their residences until you find a new place to live.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to real estate photography, it pays to work with a housing market professional. Lucky for you, many real estate agents are available in cities and towns nationwide who can help you get your house ready for the real estate market.

A real estate agent can assess your residence and offer recommendations to help you improve your house's appearance. Plus, he or she can put you in touch with the best professional real estate photographers in your area.

Let's not forget about the support that a real estate agent can provide throughout the home selling journey too. A real estate agent is happy to set up home showings and open houses, negotiate with homebuyers on your behalf and do everything possible to help you maximize the value of your residence.

Use the aforementioned tips to get your house ready for a photo session – you'll be glad you did. Thanks to these tips, you can move one step closer to getting the best results from the home selling journey.