Darlene Alferes - New Bedford, MA Real Estate, Fairhaven, MA Real Estate, Dartmouth, MA Real Estate


If you have been looking for that convenient, cozy Fairhaven ranch, here it is: 3 bedrooms, attached garage, recent roof, siding, granite kitchen & bath. Open floor plan, hardwood floors, fenced yard and more!! $349,900 (R197)

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14 Saratoga Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719

Single-Family

$349,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
If you have been looking for that convenient, cozy Fairhaven ranch, here it is: 3 bedrooms, attached garage, recent roof, siding, granite kitchen & bath. Open floor plan, hardwood floors, fenced yard and more!! $349,900 (R197)
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Although being a first-time buyer can seem overwhelming, there was one advantage to the entire process: You didn’t need to sell another property. If you would like to move out of the home that you’re currently living in and are in the process of buying a new place, your life is about the get complicated! Hold tight to your realtor and get ready for quite the ride. 


Since it’s often unrealistic to pay two mortgages at once, there’s a certain way that you must complete the transactions so as not to cause a huge financial headache when moving from one place to another. Unfortunately, you’re going to have to deal with buying a new home and selling your current one simultaneously in most cases.    


The good news is that it can be done! Read on for tips to find out how you can make the process go as smoothly as possible. 


First, you’ll want to understand the housing market that you’re in. You’ll know what strategies you need to employ if you understand the type of market that you’re dealing with. If the two homes are in completely different areas, this research will be even more important to you. 


Buying


While you’re searching for a new home and selling your current one, you’ll want to leave your options open. That means not locking yourself down to just one home. Of course, you’ll only put in one offer at a time, but knowing what’s out there for you to buy is important in case the purchase falls through on the first prospective home. This way you won’t have much chance of being “stranded” once your old home sells. 


Selling


You want your home to be sold in a timely manner. This means that your old home should be well-priced and ready to sell. Work with your realtor on staging, pricing, and holding open houses. The more effort that is put into marketing your home, the better chance you’ll have of selling it. Extra time on the market means that you’ll have a bigger headache when it comes to buying your new home. Selling quickly is not a bad thing so long as you have some other place to live. You can also put a contingency in the sale stating that you need to find suitable housing before you can move. Realtors can do a lot when their sellers are cooperative and proactive.           


Should You Buy First?


If you sell your home first, you’ll have an easier time getting a mortgage on a new home. The problem here is that you’ll need to find some sort of temporary housing before you even head out on the house hunt.


If you buy a home fist, your buying power may be less than if you sold your current home. Your debt-to-income ratio will be higher, giving you less money to spend on a new home.


While buying and selling a home simultaneously can be complicated, if you strategize correctly, you’ll be able to go through the entire process with ease.   

 




166 North Street, New Bedford, MA 02740

Multi-Family

$229,900
Price

2
Units
1,716
Approx. GLA
Excellent condition in and out West End 2 family ! Nice yard, 1 car garage, off street parking, updated kitchen and baths, vinyl sided. Cottage set up on 2nd and 3rd floor. Master Bedroom with 1/2 bath. Great for owner occupied home with large driveway, garage and yard. $235,000. (R314)
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14 Fairway Drive, Acushnet, MA 02743

Single-Family

$459,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Desirable Acushnet location! 4-5 bedroom meticulously maintained Colonial w/attached breezeway, laundry room & 2 car garage. Over an acre beautiful manicured lot. 1st floor master bedroom & 3 bedrooms & den on 2nd. floor. Beautiful family room, game room! Connected to large deck with hot tub. Cathedral ceilings, sklights, baseboard heat, cent. air, woodstove & finished playroom in basement. Won't last $459,900 (R204)
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