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A home is one of the biggest purchases that an individual can make in his or her lifetime. It also may prove to be expensive, particularly for those who fail to plan ahead for the property buying journey.

There is no need to break your budget to acquire your dream residence. In fact, there are many quick, easy ways to guarantee you can keep you finances in check and avoid the risk of spending too much to purchase your ideal house.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to ensure you can buy a quality house at a budget-friendly price.

1. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

You want to buy a home, but you still have no idea how much you can spend on a residence. Thankfully, if you get pre-approved for a mortgage, you can enter the real estate market with a budget in hand. As a result, you will know exactly how much you can spend on a house and can plan accordingly.

Banks and credit unions employ friendly, knowledgeable mortgage specialists who are happy to meet with you. These mortgage specialists can review your income, credit score and other relevant financial data. Then, they can provide you with mortgage options based on your finances.

2. Narrow Your Home Search

Although most people want to buy a mansion, it is important to establish realistic homebuying expectations. Because if you narrow your home search to properties that fall within your price range, you can speed up the property buying journey. Perhaps most important, you can shop around to find a terrific home that corresponds to your budget.

Don't forget to consider homes in a variety of cities and towns too. In some instances, it may prove to be more cost-effective to purchase a house in a small town than a residence in a big city.

3. Evaluate Your Short- and Long-Term Plans

Think about your short- and long-term plans, and you may be better equipped than ever before to map out your home finances for the foreseeable future.

For instance, if you plan to raise a family in the years to come, you may want to consider the costs associated with childcare and other child expenses. This will allow you to budget properly as you search for your dream home.

On the other hand, if you recently accepted a work promotion, your income soon may rise. In this situation, you may be able to increase your homebuying budget due to the fact that extra income will be coming your way.

Lastly, as you get ready to search for a house, you may want to hire a real estate agent. In addition to helping you find a home that matches your budget, a real estate agent will offer expert guidance throughout the property buying journey. He or she will help you prepare for a home inspection, closing and other important steps during the homebuying process. By doing so, a real estate agent will help you seamlessly navigate the homebuying journey and achieve the optimal results.


This Single-Family in Carver, MA recently sold for $320,000. This Contemporary,Other style home was sold by Debbie Glass REALTOR® Broker/Owner - CENTURY 21 Classic Gold.


250 Tremont St, Carver, MA 02330

Single-Family

$299,900
Price
$320,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
A True GEM! As soon as you walk into this property you'll be amazed at the charm and " Like New" feel this property offers. Situated in a great location which is walking distance to Sampsons Pond is this 3 bedroom home with a brand new kitchen, freshly painted interior, hardwood floors, large bedrooms, new carpet and a home riddled with charm and character that you don't see everyday. Great Location & Priced to Sell. Please see firm remarks for offer submission and showing instructions for showings. Will not last! ** HIGHEST AND BEST DUE 4/12 BY 1PM ***

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This Single-Family in Kingston, MA recently sold for $390,000. This Garrison style home was sold by Debbie Glass REALTOR® Broker/Owner - CENTURY 21 Classic Gold.


2 Kingston St., Kingston, MA 02364

Single-Family

$389,000
Price
$390,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Buyers will be drawn to this home for the REMODELED KITCHEN and the 3 add'l rooms in the WALK UP ATTIC. Complete line of JENNAIR stainless appliances incl wine cooler and recessed fridge w/dispensers. Oversized deck runs entire length of home accessed by kitchen or livroom offers HOT TUB. Updated baths. 50 yr Warranty on newer roof and windows. This home is tucked away on a corner lot in area noted for easy highway access yet convenient to beach, playground and tennis courts.

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A home bar is one thing that most adults should have in their homes. Even if you’re not a drinker yourself, you should have something on hand to offer guests when they come over for an evening of food and conversation. You’ll need the right setup, the right tools, and the right recipes handy to have the perfect home bar. Whether you have a bar already or are looking to build your own, we have all the tips that you’ll need as a rookie bartender.  


The Essentials


You’ll need quite a few essentials in your home bar including but not limited to:


  • Glasses
  • Bitters
  • Bar tools
  • Recipe books
  • Spirits
  • Mixers
  • Garnishes

Find The Right Surface To Transform Into A Bar


You can easily transform any table, sideboard, or cart into a bar. If the vessel that you’re using has a drawer, that’s even better. You can keep all of your bottles, glasses, decanters, and openers in one convenient place. It’s not bad if you can’t fit all of your supplies in one place. Less used items can be stored in the pantry. 


You can even use a simple bookshelf to store all of your bar supplies. Transform any bookcase from “boring bookshelf” to home bar in no time. You can arrange the shelving by category, giving each shelf a purpose. You can keep spirits on one shelf, glasses on another shelf, tools on another, and recipe books on another shelf. 


Does Your Home Have An Actual Bar Built-In?


Many homes actually have bars built in, but people rarely use them because they feel inexperienced in using the bar tools of the trade. Whether you have a full wet bar or a simpler dry bar, keep all of the essentials there. You’ll need:


  • Bar towel
  • Trash can
  •  Glasses
  • Decanter
  • Bar spoon
  • Strainer
  • Shaker
  • Access to ice
  • Juice
  • Sodas
  • Juicer
  • Limes
  • Lemons
  • Jigger
  • Simple Syrup
  • Old fashioned glass
  • Peeler
  • Mesh strainer

Location Of The Bar


If you’re setting up a brand new bar, there’s a variety of places that you can put the bar. If you have space in the kitchen, you can add it to a corner right there. Other great places for your bar could be a den or a man cave. Wherever you’ll spend time hanging out with company is a good place to keep your bar. If you have children, you might even consider getting a locking cabinet system for your liquor. You don’t want little hands getting into what they’re not supposed to.  


Setting up your own home bar is something to be proud of. It will be quite the conversation piece when guests come over. You’ll be able to discuss your collection of liquors and see if friends have any recommendations as to what you might add to your selection of liquors. A home bar is an entertaining essential.



7 South Main St., Carver, MA 02330

Single-Family

$379,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
A brand new septic makes this property a real VALUE. Conveniently located, set back from the street and in TURN KEY condition. Enjoy private rear yard from oversized deck. Pretty colonial offers those touches buyers are looking for ...Open floor plan, formal din/rm, first floor laundry, fireplace, ceiling fans, gleaming wood floors and tile. Lower level has two fin rooms for family/play, exercise, office, media. Master bed/rm is a WOW with dble closets and cath ceiling. Home is generator ready! All this comes in a tastefully decorated package and could be the greatest gift you will ever buy.
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June 10 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 7 South Main St., Carver, MA 02330    Get Directions

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