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Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 8/2/2018


97 S Prospect St, Haverhill, MA 01835

Single-Family

$329,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
What a location! Walk to trains, downtown restaurants and shops, schools and the Bradford Rail Trail which is literally steps from your front door where you can walk, bike, inline skate and cross country ski. This home was built in 2010 and has great light, hardwood floors and lots of storage PLUS an attached garage. Fenced yard is a great spot for cookouts and games. Oversized mudroom has great space. Owners have added over $20,000 in upgrades including new windows (2018), hardwood floors (2016), finished bonus room (2018), fence (2016) plus updated baths. This is a great dead end street and won't last.
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Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 8/2/2018


97 S Prospect St, Haverhill, MA 01835

Single-Family

$329,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
What a location! Walk to trains, downtown restaurants and shops, schools and the Bradford Rail Trail which is literally steps from your front door where you can walk, bike, inline skate and cross country ski. This home was built in 2010 and has great light, hardwood floors and lots of storage PLUS an attached garage. Fenced yard is a great spot for cookouts and games. Oversized mudroom has great space. Owners have added over $20,000 in upgrades including new windows (2018), hardwood floors (2016), finished bonus room (2018), fence (2016) plus updated baths. This is a great dead end street and won't last.
Open House
Saturday
August 04 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
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Location: 97 S Prospect St, Haverhill, MA 01835    Get Directions

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Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 8/2/2018


97 S Prospect St, Haverhill, MA 01835

Single-Family

$329,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
What a location! Walk to trains, downtown restaurants and shops, schools and the Bradford Rail Trail which is literally steps from your front door where you can walk, bike, inline skate and cross country ski. This home was built in 2010 and has great light, hardwood floors and lots of storage PLUS an attached garage. Fenced yard is a great spot for cookouts and games. Oversized mudroom has great space. Owners have added over $20,000 in upgrades including new windows (2018), hardwood floors (2016), finished bonus room (2018), fence (2016) plus updated baths. This is a great dead end street and won't last.
Open House
Saturday
August 04 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 97 S Prospect St, Haverhill, MA 01835    Get Directions

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Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 7/27/2018

For home sellers, accepting a homebuyer's offer represents one of many steps you'll need to complete to finalize your home sale. In fact, accepting a homebuyer's proposal provides no guarantees, and a homebuyer likely will conduct a home inspection that may determine whether he or she moves forward with a home purchase.

Ultimately, a home inspection may make or break your home sale. But if you spend some time preparing for a home inspection, you can improve your chances of accelerating the home selling process.

Here are three tips to help home sellers get ready for a home inspection.

1. Clean Up Your Home's Interior and Exterior

A home inspector will investigate every nook and cranny of your house. As such, you'll want to ensure your residence dazzles when a home inspector visits, as any flaw could damage your chances of finalizing your home sale.

Conduct an extensive clean-up of your house's interior and exterior Ė you'll be happy you did. With a neat, tidy home, you'll be able to improve your chances of making a positive impression on a home inspector.

Plus, evaluating your residence before a home inspection ensures you can identify and address any minor flaws before the evaluation. That way, you'll be able to eliminate any problems and improve your chances of a fast, seamless home inspection that won't jeopardize your home sale.

2. Ensure All Areas of Your Home Are Easily Accessible

A home inspector will want to examine your hot water heater, your home's siding and more, so you'll want to make every area of your home easily accessible to a home inspector to guarantee he or she can perform the assessment properly.

Although a home inspector may uncover a variety of problems with your residence, the assessment represents a valuable learning opportunity for both you and the homebuyer. Thus, if all areas of your home are easily accessible, you may be able to make the most of this opportunity, learn about hidden problems with your residence and work to resolve these issues accordingly.

3. Consult with Your Real Estate Agent

Let's face it Ė a home inspection can be stressful, particularly for home sellers who want to finalize a home sale as soon as possible. Luckily, your real estate agent can help you minimize stress and ensure you know exactly what to expect before, during and after a home inspection.

Your real estate agent can answer any of your home inspection questions and ensure you are fully prepared for the assessment. In addition, your real estate agent will collaborate with you and the homebuyer. And if problems are discovered during a home inspection, your real estate agent will help you determine the best course of action.

When it comes to a home inspection, there is no need to worry. If you use the aforementioned tips to prepare for a home inspection, you'll be able to improve your chances of speeding up the home selling process.





Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 7/20/2018

You already know that closing costs on a home can come at a hefty price. There are a few ways that you can actually cut down on the amount of closing costs that you may have on a home. 


Compare The Costs


You have the right to shop around for a lender who offers the lowest closing costs. You can even ask your lender to match the closing costs of another lender that may have them for a lower fee. Certain fees that are included in the closing are negotiable and flexible. Youíre allowed to shop around for inspections, title searches, surveys, and the like. Thereís nothing that says you have to go with the company recommended by your lender for each. There should be a list of services that is included in the closing costs on your estimate that you receive form the lender.


Question What Each Fee Covers


When you get the loan estimate, donít just accept it. Take a look at each item and inquire what the fee includes. See why each item costs as much as it does. Be on the lookout for fees with similar names. The lender could be double charging you without your knowledge. Itís always good to be informed especially where large investments are involved.        


 

Negotiate


You have the right to negotiate with your lender on the closing costs. You can ask for obscure and unnecessary costs to be taken off from the closing. Getting the closing disclosure form as soon as you can will also help you to settle any discrepancies before itís too late. 


Ask The Seller


Some sellers will even be willing to sweeten the deal for you by either lowering the sale price of the home or covering some or all of the closing costs. Depending on the market, you may be able to get the seller to help reduce your burden of the closing costs. 


If Youíre Refinancing 


Every time that you refinance your home, youíll need to pay closing costs. There are a couple of ways that you can save in this situation. One is to waive the appraisal altogether. If the home has recently been appraised, you may be able to waive the appraisal completely. You can also request an automatic appraisal rather than a full appraisal in order to save some money.

The other option that you have when refinancing to save money is to save on the title insurance. You can ask for whatís called a re-issue date, which is a less expensive rate for the title insurance for refinancers.


Closing costs are a part of the process when you buy a home. If youíre careful, you might be able to save some money on these mandatory fees.




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