Posted by Competitive Edge Real Estate Services on 1/16/2018

This Single-Family in Haverhill, MA recently sold for $225,000. This Other style home was sold by - Competitive Edge Real Estate Services.


154 South Pleasant Street, Haverhill, MA 01835

Single-Family

$217,000
Price
$225,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
A fantastic price for Bradford. Spacious with 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms, and 2 newer bathrooms. Assortment of wood floors - hardwood and pine. New carpeting on the 2nd floor. Large laundry and storage room on the 1st floor. Bright and sunny with lots of natural sunlight. Newer roof, vinyl sided and great front porch. Great location. Convenient to major roads, train station, and shopping.

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Posted by Competitive Edge Real Estate Services on 1/16/2018

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or someone who has previously owned a home at some point in their life, you most likely know how expensive buying a house can be.

Fortunately, there are many organizations who would agree and who seek to help qualified buyers. There are a number of programs available at the state, local, and federal level designed to help certain buyers purchase a home.

There are also a number of myths around these programs, such as what the term “first-time homebuyer” really means.

In this article, we’ll talk about some of the programs you can look into to get help paying for a home.

Who Qualifies as a First-Time homebuyer?

Contrary to what it sounds like, you can still qualify as a first-time homebuyer if you’ve owned a home in the past. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has been helping people achieve their goal of homeownership since the 1930s. The FHA connects first-time homebuyers with lenders if the buyer meets certain criteria. Those criteria are:

  • Someone who hasn’t owned a home in the time previous three years. This includes spouses.

  • A single parent who previously owned a home with a former spouse, or a “displaced homemaker” who has only owned a home a former spouse.

  • People who have only owned homes that didn’t meet building code or a residence not fixed to a foundation.

The way the FHA helps buyers secure an affordable home loan is by insuring the mortgage. This makes it safer for lenders to approve you for a better rate for your home loan.

Veteran, Rural, and Native American Loan Programs

Aside from FHA loans, you might also qualify for a VA loan, a USDA program, or the Section 184 Indian Home Loan program.

VA loans from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs help veterans secure low-interest loans with affordable down payments. They will also help repeat veteran home buyers who have had financial difficulties in the past such as foreclosure and bankruptcy.

The Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program works similarly to an FHA loan in that the federal government insures the loan so that the buyer can receive a better rate and lower down payment.

This program is designed for American Indian and Alaska Native families. However, not every state is eligible for the loan.

The United States Department of Agriculture is another federal department that offers mortgage assistance. You don’t need to be a farmer or have agricultural aspirations to be approved for a USDA loan. Rather, these loans are designed to help develop rural areas by offering loans with no down payments.

State, Local, and Private Programs

Each state in the United States offers various buyer’s assistance and incentive programs. Be on the lookout for programs specific to your area to find low-interest rates and affordable down payments.

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and other companies work with lenders to create affordable lending programs throughout the country. Remember to shop carefully when dealing with private lenders and look out for hidden costs.





Posted by Competitive Edge Real Estate Services on 1/11/2018


7 Pinewood Road, Wilmington, MA 01887

Single-Family

$739,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Location! Location! Location, close to highways and commuter rail. Very desirable and oversized custom colonial featuring quality construction and high end finishes throughout. Open floor plan featuring spacious "Cook's" kitchen, cabinets galore, granite counters, center island, slider to deck and more. Entertainment sized family room with gas fireplace. Oak hardwood flooring through 1st level, stairs and hallway. 2nd floor offers master bedroom suite, double vanity, tiled shower and walk in closet. All four bedrooms are good sized. 2nd floor laundry. Walk up attic for future expansion potential. Generous allowances. 30 year asphalt shingles and Harvey windows.
Open House
Sunday
January 14 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Very first open house. Awesome floor plan with large rooms. Gas fireplace with custom mantle, entertainment sized living room and dining room. Walls have been painted in modern custom colors. Hope to see you!
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Location: 7 Pinewood Road, Wilmington, MA 01887    Get Directions

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Posted by Competitive Edge Real Estate Services on 1/9/2018

Although a home seller might commit significant time and resources to stage the interior of his or her home, it also is important to remember that homebuyers will want to check out your residence's exterior. As a result, you may want to consider staging your home's exterior in addition to your residence's interior. Staging your home's exterior can be simple – here are three tips for home sellers to stage a house's exterior effectively: 1. Spruce Up Your Front Lawn. A front lawn that is loaded with crabgrass and weeds is unlikely to help your house garner attention from homebuyers. Fortunately, there are many fast, efficient ways to spruce up your front lawn's appearance. For instance, mowing and watering your front lawn regularly is sure to help improve its appearance. Don't forget to use fertilizer and weed control products to further enhance your front lawn's appearance, either. When in doubt, hire professional landscapers to help you spruce up your front lawn. These landscaping experts will be able to bolster your front lawn's appearance instantly, and ultimately, boost your chances of generating substantial interest in your residence. 2. Improve Your Exterior Lighting. Ideally, you'll want to make your front entrance warm and inviting. And with the right lighting, you'll be able to impress homebuyers any time they check out your house. Pendant lighting, for example, can be hung with ease and will help you boost your home's curb appeal. This lighting will allow you to illuminate the front of your residence at night, ensuring homebuyers who drive by will be able to get a good look at your home. Furthermore, wall lighting can be placed near exterior doorways and will look and perform great day after day. Like pendant lighting, wall lighting often is easy to install and can make a world of difference in the eyes of homebuyers. 3. Clean Up Your Driveway. A driveway that is filled with chips and cracks may do more harm than good, particularly for a home seller who wants to generate plenty of interest in his or her residence. However, a home seller who spends some time improving the appearance of his or her house's driveway is sure to transform the driveway from a home selling liability into an asset. Repaving your driveway always represents a valuable option, as this will enable you to enhance your driveway's appearance immediately. Also, installing interlocking stones or stamped concrete may prove to be a viable option, especially if you want your driveway to stand out to homebuyers. Staging your house's exterior is worthwhile, and a home seller who devotes the time and resources to improve his or her home's exterior may be able to reap the benefits of a quick sale. Do what it takes to transform your home's ordinary exterior into one that will sparkle consistently. By doing so, you can boost your house's curb appeal and differentiate your residence in a highly competitive real estate market.





Posted by Competitive Edge Real Estate Services on 1/5/2018


885 Main Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876

Commercial

$230,000
Price

1
Buildings
Industrial
Type of Comm.
Fantastic & rare opportunity for this first floor commercial space. Two units combined as one offering over 3300+ sq. ft of space. Being sold together, potential for buyer to separate back to two units. Four baths, one handicap accessible, Two carpeted wide open "classrooms" approx. 35x30 and 36x22, pantry styled full kitchen, double door entry for weather break, built in reception area, large storage area, common parking lot. Check with building department as for allowed use.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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