Posted by Peggy Farber on 3/7/2018

When it comes to buying a home, there is no reason to let negotiations get the best of you. Fortunately, we're here to help you become an expert negotiator, i.e. someone who understands the ins and outs of obtaining a high-quality residence at a budget-friendly price.

What does it take to become an expert homebuying negotiator? Here are three negotiating tips that every homebuyer needs to know:

1. Act Quickly on a Home That You Like

If you fall in love with a home and are ready to make an offer on it, don't hesitate to put your best foot forward. Submit a competitive offer, and you may be able to avoid stressful negotiations with a home seller.

Understanding the true value of a residence is paramount for homebuyers. Conduct plenty of housing market research before you submit an offer, and you can better understand the prices of comparable houses in your area.

Also, if a home seller counters your initial offer, don't be afraid to negotiate. Be flexible, and you can boost your chances of securing your dream residence.

2. Do the Math

How much can you afford for a new home? You'll want to establish a homebuying budget before you enter negotiations with a home seller. Otherwise, you risk spending too much to acquire a residence.

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage may make it easy for you to avoid the temptation to overspend. With a mortgage in hand, you can search for houses that fit your price range.

In addition, be sure to account for closing costs and other fees that you may encounter down the line. If you fail to do so, you may wind up overspending on a residence.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

Homebuying negotiations can be time-consuming and expensive if you're not careful. Thankfully, real estate agents are available who can negotiate with a home seller on your behalf.

Hiring an experienced real estate agent usually is a good idea, particularly for first-time homebuyers. Stress and anxiety can be problematic during homebuying negotiations, but a real estate agent will ensure that you won't have to deal with these issues.

Your real estate agent has a simple goal: to ensure that you can purchase the best house at the best price. He or she will go above and beyond the call of duty to accomplish this goal. As such, employing a real estate agent to handle homebuying negotiations can make a world of difference for homebuyers nationwide.

Furthermore, your real estate agent will keep you informed throughout negotiations. This real estate professional will offer expert tips and recommendations and will never make a move without consulting with you. Perhaps best of all, your real estate agent will be happy to answer any of your homebuying concerns and queries, guaranteeing that you can make informed decisions throughout the homebuying process.

Work with a real estate agent as you prepare to enter negotiations to purchase a residence. By doing so, you can simplify the process of going from homebuyer to homeowner.




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Posted by Peggy Farber on 3/2/2018


43 North Pond Drive , Brewster, MA 02631

Brewster (village)

Single-Family

$589,000
Price

8
Total Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
What a gem nestled into the landscape and fronting on beautiful Blueberry Pond, a spring fed 25 acre great pond having an average depth of 10 feet and maximum depth of 24 feet and an unlimited depth of fun! The house is a treasure with open living concept, big bright windows and sliders opening to a wrap around deck a first floor bedroom with bath, den and half bath and wood floors.The garden walkout level has a sitting room, three additional bedrooms, bath and big laundry room. Sliding glass doors open straight to the path to the pond. Paved driveway, brick path, covered entry porch and exterior storage shed. Title V septic inspection completed and passed. You are ready to go for summer of 2018. Rental history.
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Posted by Peggy Farber on 3/1/2018


287 Wauquanesit Drive , Brewster, MA 02631

Brewster (village)

Condo

$699,000
Price

5
Total Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Water water everywhere! You have the sun in the morning and the moon at night! A dramatic two story entry foyer welcomes you to a beautiful open floor plan with kitchen, dining and living all open to the other yet uniquely their own space; high ceilings, transom windows above the sliders The kitchen has been beautifully re-done; the living room features a fireplace and sliders that open to a private deck. The master bedroom is en suite and enjoys a peek of the bay from its' private deck. The guest bedroom is lovely and enjoys a peek of Cobb's Pond. A center hall bath serves the guest bedroom and the laundry. Enjoy the private bay beach & walking trail along the edge of Cobb's Pond. Clubhouse, tennis and gorgeous new pool opening May 1. 2018. New Year, new limited time pricing, new you!
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Saturday
March 03 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Ready for you for this summer!! Be on the beach; Be at the grand pool opening May 1!! schedule your tennis games and walk on the beach. Ready to move your furniture in!
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Posted by Peggy Farber on 3/1/2018


11 Blueberry Lane , Harwich, MA 02645

Harwich (village)

Single-Family

$429,000
Price

6
Total Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
The definition of ''Home Sweet Home''! Whether your plans are for year round living or second home Cape escape, you are sure to find this single floor home just the right fit! Located in the very desirable and established ''Headwaters'' neighborhood it is Convenient to the mid Cape highway for easy travel and the bike trail is so convenient. Wood floors, kitchen/dining combo that open to a roomy 3 season porch. A heated and enclosed breezeway plus a full walkout basement gives you lots of extra space. One car attached garage, laundry on 1st floor and master en suite. Freshly paved drive and beautifully landscaped. Patio, outdoor shower. The slight elevation above the street ads to the overall beautiful curb appeal. YOURS in time for summer.
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Posted by Peggy Farber on 2/28/2018

Anyone who’s ever been in an outdated house or hotel room can tell you that the way we decorate can have an effect on our mood. Certain colors, lack of lighting, and cluttered rooms are all things that, whether we realize it or not, can have a negative effect on our mood and productivity.

These concepts aren’t recent realizations. In ancient China and India, concepts of architecture and decorating have been teaching proper design techniques for thousands of years. Today, these schools of thought are often lumped into the field of environmental psychology.

In today’s post, I’m going to talk about a few design techniques that will help you and your houseguests feel more welcome in your home and create a tone that matches your desires, whether that’s relaxed or energized.

The effects of color

With a quick Google search, you’ll find hundreds of articles discussing the psychological effects of colors. What many fail to mention is the way these effects are based on things like the culture and time period we grow up in.

However, you may find that guests to your home will feel more comfortable in light, neutral- colored rooms than they will in a room that’s painted bold colors.

On a room-by-room basis, there tend to be certain colors that Americans associate with the “right” colors for the occasion.

However, this is often influenced by the architectural style of the house more than an internalized idea about specific colors.

How much is too much?

It’s easy to accumulate home decor and find your walls and surface becoming a little too cluttered. However, bare walls and sparsely decorated rooms can feel a bit too sterile and unlivable. Is there a balance between the two?

Oftentimes the best solution is to follow one simple decorating principle:

Rather than using several small items to decorate a room, choose just a few larger items. This will prevent the room from appearing cluttered but still give it a sense of character.

Taking advantage of the full area of a room

So far, we’ve been talking about how colors and decor can make a room feel more spacious and welcoming. But, even if you have a small room, you can still often achieve this effect.

One solution is to add brighter lighting to the room. Increasing the light makes to room feel more open. And, if possible, natural lighting is the best option, as it can reduce any feelings of claustrophobia.

If better lighting or windows aren’t an option, many homeowners turn to mirrors to make a room feel larger. Larger, wall-hanging mirrors are an excellent way to give the illusion of spaciousness in a small room.


Using the psychology behind these three decorating principles, you’ll be able to make you and your houseguests feel more at ease within your home.