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Posted by RE/MAX Preferred Properties on 3/17/2019

Refinancing your home can have many benefits. First, youíll be able to take out money to address immediate needs in your home like improvement projects. These things can only benefit your homeís value in the long term. Before you take the leap to refinance your home, you should be sure that youíre actually ready to take this step. Knowing what youíre in for allows the entire process to go more smoothly. Read on for tip to understand more about the refinancing process and what youíll need.


Know Your Finances


Just like when you initially purchase a home, refinancing your home will require you to have your finances in order. Take a look at your budget and needs and determine if it makes sense for you to refinance your home. For example, your employment status or distance from life goals like retirement could have a factor on the term of the loan youíre willing to take out. A 15-year mortgage may make more sense than a 30-year mortgage, but your monthly payments will also be a bit higher. You need to take all of this into consideration before you refinance. 


Your credit score will also be a factor in refinancing your home just as it was when you initially bought your house. Check your score and see if any red flags pop up. Getting these corrected earlier rather than later can help you to get a better rate on the loan. There are plenty of free services that exist online that allow you to check your credit score.   


Know The Value Of Your Home


If you know the value of your home and understand how much equity youíve built up in the house, it will give you a better idea of your refinancing options. You canít get more than 70% of what your home is currently worth as a cash-out refinance. If you owe more than your home is worth, you might be in a tighter financial situation than you realize. You can do plenty of things to increase the value of your home; it will just take some time. You may even consider selling your house, making a move, and starting from scratch. Financially, this could be the best option, and you could also end up with a better interest rate.


Getting your finances in order and the simple act of preparing for a home refinance could give you some insight into your financial picture after being a homeowner for some time.


Stay out of debt. Donít open new accounts. Pay down any debt you may have. That is the standard advice for people who are trying to get in good financial standing before buying a home or refinancing a home. 


Do some research and find the best home loan refinance rates around. Then, look into your own finances and decide whatís best for you regarding refinancing your home loan.      





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Posted by RE/MAX Preferred Properties on 3/13/2019


470 WARREN STREET, Boston, MA 02121

Condo

$357,900
Price

7
Rooms
5
Beds
1
Baths
Come see this large 5 bed home close to Franklin Park Zoo and Laviscount Park. Easy access to Roxbury Crossing, Dudley Square, I-93 and major transportation routes. This is a very large and sunny unit with high ceilings and hardwood floors throughout. Updated kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and large pantry area. 4-5 bedrooms plus a large kitchen and living area. Now rented for $2675 per month.
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Posted by RE/MAX Preferred Properties on 3/11/2019


125 AUBURNDALE AVE, Newton, MA 02465

Rental

$2,250
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
This stunning two bedroom rental in West Newton has it all: fully updated (never been used) gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, new spacious bathroom, hardwood floors, new gas heating system, new windows, formal dining & living rooms, sunny office, and a washer & dryer (available for a low cost purchase OR bring you own!) in the lower level. In close proximity to West Newton square, Auburndale commuter rail, express bus(s), and major highways, a perfect location for any commuter(s)! Sorry no pets.
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Posted by RE/MAX Preferred Properties on 3/10/2019

If your budget allows for it, hiring a good housekeeper is well worth the money. If you're like most professional couples, you probably already feel "maxed out" after you've put in 40 to 60 hours at your jobs . When you add parenting responsibilities into the mix, there's not too much time and energy left for cleaning the house! While certain basic house cleaning tasks are unavoidable on a daily basis, it's a relief to know that a paid house cleaner will be coming in to do a thorough job soon.

Finding a reliable housekeeper with whom you feel comfortable can be a bit of a challenge, but if you can get referrals from family, friends, and others you know, then your search should put you on the right track.

The Selection Process

Since the main reason you're hiring a cleaning person is to make your life easier, the last thing you want to deal with is dependability problems or substandard work. That's why it's important to get referrals from people you know and trust. It often pays to interview more than one prospective cleaning person because you want to find someone who is the best match for your budget and needs. When you have two or three prospects to choose from, you'll be in a better position to choose the one with the best attitude, top references, and the most agreeable personality.

Unless a cleaning person was referred to you by someone you know well, it's a good idea to request references and contact a couple of them before making any final decisions. Calling at least two of their current customers (or past bosses) should give you some helpful insights into their work habits, punctuality, and willingness to follow directions.

Although most customers will probably try to be complimentary, if you ask the right questions and look for "red flags" in their answers, you'll be surprised at what you can learn. While it may be too blunt to ask if their cleaning person is honest, a lot can be inferred from their responses to other questions. For example, if a housekeeper has been working for the same customer for several years and cleans their house while the costumer is at their office or other place of employment, then there's a good chance the cleaner does excellent (or at least satisfactory) work and can be trusted. One direct question that generally needs to be asked when talking with references is "Would you personally recommend this person?" Asking how their housekeeper responds to special requests, suggestions, or constructive criticism may also provide revealing answers.

When getting a quote from a cleaning person or house cleaning service, it's useful to get an itemized list of what chores or services would be covered in the price. There are two advantages to this. First of all, you'll be able to compare "apples to apples". Secondly, you'll be able to gauge your expectations to what was initially promised and agreed to. While there may be other issues to consider, like possible background checks and insurance coverages they carry, once you've found a house cleaner you like and trust, you've cleared the biggest hurdle in your search!





Posted by RE/MAX Preferred Properties on 3/9/2019

This Single-Family in Worcester, MA recently sold for $205,000. This Ranch style home was sold by - RE/MAX Preferred Properties.


497 Massasoit Rd, Worcester, MA 01604

Single-Family

$209,900
Price
$205,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Charming ranch in Worcester near Millbury off Rt. 20. Good size bedrooms , master bedroom is huge. Large eat in kitchen with a built in china cabinet.- Good size living room with hardwood flooring - 1 1/2 baths. Hardwood floors, lots of closet space and storage ! How water heater 2015. Recent gas meter. Wonderful level yard,.Great commuter location, Ready for a new owner to make their own..Audubon's Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center is around the corner !!! Great commuter location Rt. 20, Rt 395, Rt 495 and Mass Pike, Commuter rail !! Quick closing possible !!

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