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For those who want to enjoy a seamless homebuying experience, it helps to prepare accordingly. That way, you will be ready to identify and address any hurdles that come your way during the homebuying journey.

Ultimately, there are lots of things you can do to avoid a complex homebuying journey, such as:

1. Establish Homebuying Criteria

If you enter the housing market with homebuying criteria in hand, you can search for residences that match your expectations. Best of all, you may be better equipped than ever before to streamline your quest to find and acquire your dream home.

To craft homebuying criteria, think about what you require from a house. For instance, if you need a home that is located near your office in the city, you can hone your house search to residences in or near the city itself. On the other hand, if you want a home that offers two or more bedrooms, you can search for a house that provides the space you need.

You may want to create a list of home must-haves, too. This list may help you simultaneously narrow your home search and speed up the homebuying journey.

2. Know Your Homebuying Budget

There is no need to focus on homes that fall outside your price range. Instead, develop a homebuying budget, and you can avoid the risk of wasting time pursuing a house that you are unable to afford.

Oftentimes, it helps to meet with banks and credit unions before you launch a home search. These financial institutions can teach you about different home financing options so you can develop an effective property buying budget.

Banks and credit unions can help you get pre-approved for a mortgage as well. Once you have a mortgage in hand, you will know precisely how much you can spend to acquire your ideal residence.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

Let's face it – no one wants to encounter roadblocks during the homebuying journey. Fortunately, real estate agents are available in cities and towns nationwide, and these homebuying experts are happy to help you achieve your desired results.

A real estate agent can offer comprehensive insights into the homebuying journey. He or she also can help you conduct an in-depth home search, set up house showings and much more.

In addition, a real estate agent understands the challenges associated with buying a house. He or she will help you alleviate stress throughout the homebuying journey and ensure you can make informed decisions along the way. Plus, a real estate agent is ready to provide homebuying recommendations and suggestions at your request.

When it comes to navigating the homebuying journey, you may want to start planning today. Thanks to the aforementioned tips, you can map out a successful homebuying journey. And as a result, you can boost the likelihood of purchasing a house that will serve you well both now and in the future.


This Single-Family in Winchester, MA recently sold for $950,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Anne Spry - Waterfield Sotheby's International Realty.


12 Everell Rd, Winchester, MA 01890

Single-Family

$775,000
Price
$950,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
1
Baths
Timeless center entrance colonial in the Symmes neighborhood. This wonderful home awaits its caregiver for the next century. The gracious foyer leads to a fireplace front to back living room with window seat and French doors to a side porch. The square shaped dining room with bow window leads to the butler's pantry and kitchen. Spacious combination of mudroom, kitchen and pantry can be transformed into a large kitchen or updated in its present configuration. The second floor includes four sunny, corner bedrooms with hardwood floors and a full bath. Expansion possibilities exist with the full staircase to the unfinished attic. Wonderful yard with detached garage makes outdoor living easy. Its tree lined setting being a short distance to both train stations and town center make this a perfect choice for those seeking a downtown energy in a suburban setting. Home sold in as is condition. Buyer encouraged to have inspection prior to offer due date of Thurs. April 11 by 10:00am

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This Single-Family in Winchester, MA recently sold for $960,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Anne Spry - Waterfield Sotheby's International Realty.


8 Eugene Dr, Winchester, MA 01890

Single-Family

$939,900
Price
$960,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to this bright and sunny, center entrance colonial. From the moment you enter the large foyer, you will enjoy the circular flow of an easy floorplan. Formal living room with built-in shelving expands easily into the dining room for excellent entertaining.The eat-in kitchen opens to the spacious wood burning fireplaced family room, all with views of the backyard. The first floor is complete with laundry, half bath. Second floor boasts private front to back master suite with large walk-in closet and full master bath with jacuzzi tub privately separated from other bedrooms. Three additional ample bedrooms and family bath complete this floor. The spacious finished lower level offers great flexibility and easy entry into the 2 car under garage. Updates include granite counters, new carpeting, hardwood floors and interior painting. The expansive deck and back yard play structure allows for great outdoor entertainment. Move in time to enjoy the central a/c this summer!

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Trying to understand what that home description is all about? Whether you're new to the housing market or newly returned, you'll find terms used to describe homes that you might not recognize. Or, you may not understand what they truly mean in context. The word walkable, for instance, shouldn't apply to a home at all, should it? After all, houses can't just get up and walk away.

Defining the real [estate] meaning

In real estate and urban parlance, a walkable neighborhood might refer to a community where services such as grocery and other shops, restaurants, bars, parks, and other recreation areas are reachable on foot within a 10-to-15 minute timeframe.

In another area, walkable might mean that public transportation to urban areas is within walking distance. In this case, the neighborhood itself may not hold the services but does support its being in reach via bus or train access.

Still, other definitions of walkable mean that the community has lighted footpaths, sidewalks, urban (or suburban) trails and other means by which residents may walk for exercise or recreation. Or, that the community provides opportunities and programs for residents to walk.

Breaking down “walkable” themes

With all the various definitions in use, a Harvard study published these themes as most important to walkability.

Environmental dimensions adding to walkability:

  • Traversable: environments with the physical conditions—sidewalks, trails, footpaths—to allow traverse from one place to another without difficulty.
  • Compact: where the distance between places is relatively short.
  • Safe: lower crime rates, lighted pathways, marked and controlled crosswalks, and additional safety features add to the safe walkability of a neighborhood.
  • Physically enticing: settings with full accessibility to pedestrians that include landscaping, signage, benches, shade trees, pathways, street lights, and views.

Outcome dimensions of walkability

  • Social: a location with lively shopping and dining areas, typically mixed-use live/work situations and the friendly people that live, work, or visit there.
  • Transportation: is the perception that both social equality (age, income, disability) and environmental preservation are sustainable via public transit.
  • Exercise-inducing: forced exercise due to proximity to work, transportation, or services, or the lack of suitable parking that goes with living in a more urban area.

Designing for walkability

  • Measurable: the neighborhood design or redevelopment includes walkability as a quantifiable outcome based on specific indicators.
  • Holistic: in this case, walkability references communities of improved urban living with slower pace built in, scaled for human health and happiness, devised to promote interaction.

None of these is definitive, but if you’re looking for a neighborhood that defines “walkable” for you, check the walk score website, which measures over 100 aspects of walkability, and talk to your local real estate professional about what works for you.



29 Nelson St, Winchester, MA 01890

Single-Family

$825,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to 29 Nelson St: a beautifully renovated 3 bedroom colonial in a coveted, in-town neighborhood. This sweet home has been completely re-modeled inside and out. Featuring a beautiful, spacious open kitchen/dining room with high-end cabinetry, granite counters, Bosch appliances, all new hardwood floors, and 3 bedrooms with an en-suite master bath. Enjoy the newly landscaped, enclosed back yard with patio, or relax on the front porch. New siding, windows, systems and a one car garage complete this perfect package. Easy distance to Winchester Center, Lincoln Elementary and train to Boston.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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