Real Estate | Boston, MA - Realtor Marcia Pessanha


Purchasing a home should be fun, memorable process. However, many homebuyers struggle with fears as they embark on the process of acquiring their dream homes.

Some of the most common homebuying fears include:

1. I will pay too much for a house.

Overspending on a house is a common fear among homebuyers nationwide.

If you pay too much for a house, you may struggle to afford the monthly payments for the duration of your mortgage. Perhaps even worse, your house may lose value over time. And if you eventually decide to sell your home, you may be forced to accept less than what you initially paid for it.

Ultimately, an informed homebuyer will understand the differences between a buyer's market and a seller's one. He or she will be able to determine whether a home is affordably priced and proceed accordingly.

An informed homebuyer also will know the importance of getting pre-approved for a mortgage. With a mortgage in hand, this homebuyer will understand exactly how much that he or she can spend on a house.

2. I'll wait too long to submit an offer on a residence.

If a homebuyer is uncertain about buying a particular house and waits too long to submit an offer, he or she risks missing out on this residence altogether.

Fortunately, there is a simple way to avoid this problem.

A homebuyer who knows what he or she wants to find in a dream home can narrow a home search. Then, if the homebuyer discovers a home that matches or exceeds his or her expectations, this individual can submit an offer right away.

Don't forget to submit a competitive offer, i.e. one that accounts for the needs of both a homebuyer and home seller, as well. A competitive offer will stand out from other proposals and increase a property buyer's chances of securing his or her dream residence.

3. I'll buy a home that will fail to maintain its long-term value.

What you pay for a home today is unlikely to remain the same over the course of several weeks, months or years. But a homebuyer who employs an expert home inspector can learn about a house's strengths and weaknesses and ensure a property is a viable long-term investment.

A home inspector will conduct an assessment of a house after a property seller accepts a buyer's proposal. At this point, an inspector will examine a house's interior and exterior and identify any potential issues. Lastly, a home inspector will issue a report with his or her findings, and a homebuyer will have a final opportunity to modify or rescind an offer on a house.

For homebuyers, it is important to work with a trusted home inspector – you'll be glad you did. This home inspector will go above and beyond the call of duty to evaluate a house before you finalize a home purchase.

Working with an experienced real estate agent may benefit a homebuyer too. With a top-notch real estate agent at your side, you can get the support you need to acquire a first-rate home that will maintain its value both now and in the future.


This Single-Family in Worcester, MA recently sold for $240,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Marcia Pessanha - RE/MAX Best Choice.


6 Oakview St, Worcester, MA 01605

Single-Family

$249,900
Price
$240,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Welcome home! This Colonial features 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Open concept kitchen/Dinning room. Good size Master bedroom will accommodate the largest of bedroom furniture. Private backyard. Seller says bring an offer and lets make a deal!

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Whether your adult children have left the nest or you recently decided to "upsize" to a larger house, you're now faced with the minor "problem" of what to do with that extra space.

While some homeowners just use it for storage or guest bedrooms, there are plenty of other possibilities that are well worth considering.

Exercise room: In spite of the many proven benefits of regular exercise -- ranging from increased strength and endurance to weight control and slowing down the aging process, many people have trouble getting started and staying motivated. It's a lot easier to come up with a laundry list of excuses than join a gym and stick with an exercise program. It's surprising how many people actually join a health club, but then stop going after the novelty (and their enthusiasm) wears off.

However, when you create a dedicated fitness space at home, most of your former excuses no longer hold water! With a home gym or exercise room, you not only have convenience, privacy, and 24/7 availability, but there are no parking issues, traffic problems, membership fees, or noisy weightlifters. If you prefer a regimen that's less vigorous, there's always the option to use the room for yoga, tai chi, and meditation.

Home office: With more homeowners telecommuting, consulting, freelancing, blogging, and starting ecommerce stores, it makes sense to set aside a dedicated space in your home for business and career development. A home office is also a quieter place to go for other tasks, such as paying bills, applying for jobs, social networking, catching up on your email correspondence, or planning your next vacation.

Home library: If you or any of your family are avid readers, a room with lots of built-in shelving, comfortable furniture, and adjustable lighting would be the perfect place to curl up with a good book and a hot cup of tea. Not only would a home library be the ideal environment for reading, studying, or doing research, but it might even encourage your children to cultivate more of an appreciation for reading and learning.

Craft room: Whether there are artists, embroiderers, or jewelry makers in your household, a special room for artistic endeavors lends itself to creativity, while helping to keep craft supplies and projects confined to one area of the house! A craft room can also be ideal for storing gift-wrapping supplies and holiday cards.

Music room: If your family is musically inclined, a separate room for practicing instruments is beneficial to both budding musicians and those who want to watch TV, do homework, or have quiet conversations elsewhere in the house. A dedicated music room can also be a good spot for making music videos, recording music, and having jam sessions.

As you can imagine, extra space in your house gives you and your family the opportunity for more physical, intellectual, and creative development. Designating a spare room, a finished basement, or an attic area for artistic expression or personal development may even encourage others in your family to discover and cultivate their hidden and emerging talents!


This Multi-Family in Leominster, MA recently sold for $280,000. This style home was sold by Marcia Pessanha - RE/MAX Best Choice.


162 11Th St, Leominster, MA 01453

Multi-Family

$279,900
Price
$280,000
Sale Price

2
Units
1,760
Approx. GLA
Two family home located in a quiet and friendly neighborhood. Easy access to route 2, 1-90, the mall and downtown. Very spacious front yard with plenty of parking space. Most of the updates were done in 2014 and it’s lead paint certified. Great opportunity for investors or a first time homeowner to live on one unit and have the other one as an income source. Both units have great tenants and are currently occupied at will.

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This Single-Family in Leominster, MA recently sold for $357,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Marcia Pessanha - RE/MAX Best Choice.


30 Foster Ct, Leominster, MA 01453

Single-Family

$359,000
Price
$357,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Single family home located in highly desirable area in Leominster. Three bedroom, two full bathroom, large living room with fireplace and cathedral ceiling. Master bedroom with walk-in closet and cathedral ceiling. Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Separate laundry room with washer/dryer hook-up. Hardwood floors throughout the home. Freshly painted inside. Large two car garage and additional 600 square ft in large walk-out basement with full size windows. Great floorplan and layout.

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