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Purchasing a home may prove to be a good idea. In fact, there are many reasons to pursue a house, and these include:

1. You can purchase a home that you can call your own.

There is nothing quite like the feeling an individual typically experiences after he or she buys a house. If you conduct a search for your dream residence, you can enjoy this one-of-a-kind feeling in the near future.

Of course, if you decide to purchase a home, you may want to establish property buying criteria. This will allow you to hone your home search and accelerate the property buying journey.

As you put together homebuying criteria, think about where you want to reside and what features you want to find in your ideal residence. Then, you can begin the homebuying journey with a plan to achieve the best-possible results.

2. You could save money over the long haul.

Let's face it – the costs of renting an apartment, condo or house can add up over time. On the other hand, a home is a long-term investment that may help you save money in comparison to renting a property.

If you decide to launch a home search, you may want to get pre-approved for a mortgage too. Banks and credit unions are available in cities and towns nationwide, and these financial institutions can teach you everything you need to know about home financing. As a result, if you meet with banks and credit unions in your area, you can find a mortgage that complements your finances perfectly.

3. You can personalize your residence however you choose.

A house is more than just a place where you eat, sleep and store all of your personal belongings. And if you acquire a residence, you can transform an ordinary house into a personalized home.

As a homeowner, you can paint your home any color you choose, perform assorted house upgrades and much more. Therefore, homeowners enjoy unprecedented flexibility and can customize a house so it matches or exceeds their expectations.

For those who are ready to pursue a house, it often helps to hire a real estate agent. This housing market professional can offer plenty of guidance throughout the property buying journey and ensure you can quickly discover your dream house.

A real estate agent will keep you up to date about houses that fall within your price range, set up home showings and help you submit an offer to purchase your ideal residence. Plus, a real estate agent will negotiate with a seller's agent on your behalf to help you pay the lowest price for your dream home. And if you ever have concerns or questions during your home search, a real estate agent is ready to respond to them right away.

Ultimately, buying a home is a good idea for many people. If you hire a real estate agent today, you can instantly start a home search and move one step closer to acquiring your dream residence.


Home maintenance plays a key role in ensuring your house will impress both now and in the future. If you establish a home maintenance budget today, you can reduce the risk of spending too much to find ways to keep your residence looking neat and tidy.

Ultimately, creating a home maintenance budget can be simple – here are three tips to help you craft an effective home maintenance budget.

1. Assess Your Home Maintenance Needs

Home maintenance generally varies from house to house. Thus, the home maintenance needs of a mansion owner are unlikely to match those of a condo owner.

Think about what types of home maintenance that you need to perform. That way, you can determine exactly what you'll need to do to maintain your residence for years to come.

It often helps to examine each room of your house, as well as your home's exterior. Then, you can better understand different aspects of your home and what you'll need to do to achieve the optimal home care results.

2. Make a Home Maintenance Checklist

A checklist is a terrific option for any homeowner who wants to limit his or her home maintenance expenses. This checklist will enable you to determine the home maintenance tasks that you'll need to complete and the expenses associated with them.

For example, if you want to maintain a lush garden in your backyard, you may need to purchase assorted gardening supplies. Conversely, if your bedroom has carpet, you'll want to pick up a vacuum that you can use to keep the carpet dirt- and dust-free.

It also may be a good idea to update your home maintenance checklist regularly. If you perform home upgrades, your home maintenance needs may change. As such, you'll want to revise your home maintenance checklist to account for various home upgrades over time.

3. Establish Home Maintenance Priorities

Whereas cleaning your swimming pool may need to be done periodically during summertime, mowing the front lawn likely needs to be done much more frequently. Fortunately, if you have home maintenance priorities in place, you can budget your time and resources appropriately.

As you craft your home maintenance budget, you should consider your home care expertise as well. If you don't feel comfortable performing certain home maintenance projects, it may be worthwhile to hire professionals to complete these tasks for you. And if you decide to hire professionals, you probably will need to account for additional costs in your home maintenance budget.

With a home maintenance budget, you'll be better equipped than ever before to ensure your house dazzles day after day. Plus, if you decide to sell your house, you'll be in a great position to maximize its value.

Lastly, if you plan to list your home, you may want to contact a real estate agent sooner rather than later. This real estate professional can help you prepare your residence for the housing market and provide expert home selling tips. As a result, a real estate agent will make it easy for you to list your house and enjoy a quick, profitable home selling experience.


This Condo in Salem, MA recently sold for $386,900. This Townhouse style home was sold by Hilary Foutes - Sagan Harborside Sotheby's International Realty.


14 Flying Cloud Lane, Salem, MA 01970

Condo

$384,900
Price
$386,900
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to the Sanctuary condominium surrounded by nature, conservation land and the walking/hiking trails of Salem woods .This unit has been extensively renovated including a new Kitchen, bathrooms, ceilings in main living areas, painting, flooring & more! The open concept eat-in kitchen has Quartz countertops & peninsula, contemporary new custom cabinetry with under-the-counter lighting, Moen faucet, sink and disposal, stainless steel appliances, crystal flush-mount lighting, porcelain tile flooring, glass tile backsplash and walk-out sliding glass doors to the deck. Adjacent dining room, open concept living room w Fireplace with custom back drop of mini stone & metal tile plus new glass & wrought iron doors. New half bath featuring a two-tier Granite-top vanity with Moen hardware. Upstairs features two vaulted ceiling bedrooms with sliders to a shared balcony. Renovated full bath with walk-in double-head shower and pitched tiled floor. Garage, C-Air, & the best lawn of any unit!

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2 Captains Lane, Salem, MA 01970

Condo

$425,000
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
You will live comfortably and feel confident you have made a great choice when you choose this perfectly sited welcoming condo at the favored Mariner's Village. It offers an Open floor plan,Lovely updated kitchen,hardwood flooring in the dining room and a spacious living room. Oversized windows make it bright and sunny . The Master bedroom features cathedral ceilings, a 2-sided gas fireplace, custom designed walk-in closet, en suite bath and whirlpool tub The second bedroom also boasts cathedral ceilings with separate full bath. A generous lower level consists of large family /office/exercise room, laundry, and 1 car garage (plus 2 exterior parking spaces). Updates galore. Nothing to do.It's all done, just move right in, and enjoy the carefree lifestyle. It's so convenient to shopping, quick commuter rail to Boston, ferry to Logan, gourmet restaurants and our world class Peabody Essex Museum. The fees are reasonable and the management terrific! It's a home run for sure!!! Must see.
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