Laurie Cappuccio, CBR specializing in MA Real Estate | Veterans Way Development in Reading


If you’re in the market to buy a home, you have a lot of options. Do you want to buy a fixer-upper? Should you get a home close to the city or nestled in the suburbs? How much can you spend on a home to get the amount of space you’ll need for you and your family. There are so many variables that exist in the decision to buy a house.


One thing that many buyers want but aren’t sure of is the concept of a “move-in-ready” home. Sometimes, move-in-ready means that a home is brand spanking new. There should be no work in the house that needs to be done because everything is installed new during construction. As soon as construction is completed, you should be able to move right into the home. 


Other homes that are deemed ready to move right in are those that are relatively new and have very little work to do. If a home has a roof that’s caving in, it’s not move-in-ready. If a home needs paint, it’s a sure bet that you can move right in. You may just need a bit of elbow grease in some of these situations. It’s your job to let your real estate agent know what you are looking for and what your budget is. Read on to discover the benefits of buying a move-in-ready home. 


You Can Enjoy It ASAP


It takes a lot of work and a lot of cash up front to buy a home. You want to enjoy the fruits of your labor sooner rather than later. If you buy a home that needs little to no work, you’ll be able to enjoy it sooner. There’s no waiting period to move in when you buy a house that’s in excellent condition. You can just start living.


New Upgrades


If you buy a home that you can move right into, you will often get things that are trending at the moment. The best of appliances, technology, and security are just some of the benefits that you’ll be able to enjoy when you buy a home that doesn’t need a lot of work. 


Good Location


Many times, you’ll find move-in-ready homes in great locations. These homes will also give you a great resale value once you head to sell the house in the future.


Motivated Sellers


Whether you buy a brand new home or a home that has been upgraded, these sellers are often very motivated. Builders want to get paid for the work they have done. Sellers of upgraded homes wish to get their homes off of their hands and get a return on their investment.


Finding a move-in-ready home may take some time, but the benefits are definitely worth it.          


For those who want to enjoy a quick, seamless homebuying experience, it helps to prepare as much as possible. In fact, those who plan ahead may be better equipped than others to avoid various challenges throughout the homebuying cycle.

From struggling to obtain home financing after a seller accepts your offer to purchase to struggling to find the right home in one of your preferred cities and towns, myriad issues may make it tough for you to achieve your desired results on the homebuying journey. Fortunately, we're here to help you minimize risk as you pursue your dream residence.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you avoid a homebuying fiasco.

1. Establish Homebuying Criteria

If you enter the housing market with criteria in hand, you can narrow your house search. As a result, you may be able to accelerate your journey from homebuyer to homeowner.

Think about where you want to live. Then, you can hone your home search and focus exclusively on houses in specific cities and towns.

It also may be beneficial to establish a list of home must-haves and wants. This list can help you determine exactly what you want to find in your dream house so you can map out your home search accordingly.

2. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

There is no need to wait to get a mortgage. Thankfully, lenders are available that can help you get approved for a mortgage before you kick off your home search.

Meet with a variety of banks and credit unions – you'll be glad you did. This will allow you to learn about the ins and outs of different mortgage options.

Furthermore, don't hesitate to ask questions about all of the mortgage options at your disposal. Because if you understand exactly how a mortgage works, you can make an informed mortgage decision.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to avoiding problems during the homebuying journey, it generally is a good idea to hire a real estate agent. This housing market professional will offer comprehensive support at each stage of the homebuying journey. By doing so, a real estate agent will ensure you can quickly and effortlessly navigate the housing market.

For example, if you want to find a house in a small town, a real estate agent will help you explore residences that match your expectations. He or she will set up home showings and keep you informed about open house events. Plus, if you identify your dream house, a real estate agent will help you submit a competitive offer to purchase.

Let's not forget about the housing market expertise that a real estate agent possesses, either. If you ever have concerns or questions as you pursue your dream house, a real estate agent is happy to address them at any time.

Want to discover your dream residence? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can reduce the risk of encountering problems as you search for your ideal residence.


This Single-Family in Reading, MA recently sold for $700,000. This Colonial,Victorian style home was sold by Laurie Cappuccio - Classified Realty Group.


43 Prospect St, Reading, MA 01867

Single-Family

$769,900
Price
$700,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
If a nice, large lot in a great neighborhood is a high priority, this is it!l Summer is just around the corner & this outdoor paradise is waiting! Spacious 3/4 +-acre lot, well maintained in-ground pool, bocce court , 24' x 31' carriage house. This Victorian Colonial features 3 or 4 spacious bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 2 enclosed porches(one heated), large entry foyer, large formal dining room, fireplaced living room, hardwood flooring, Both exterior and interior finish has tremendous character & charm!

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Pack your bags, METICULOUSLY CARED for and ready for you to MOVE RIGHT IN! Good old fashion neighborhood, where homes do not come on the market often. Gorgeous UPDATED KITCHEN with well-appointed cabinets including an oversize BREAKFAST BAR, pull out spice rack and a MUDROOM area to welcome you as you enter this home from the side. A total of 4 bedrooms w/ 2 FIRST FLOOR BEDROOMS designed for single level living! Perfect home for DOWN SIZERS or FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS. UPDATED BATHROOM! Plenty of hardwood flooring and CENTRAL AIR. Need more space? Fully finished lower level! Lush GREEN LANDSCAPE offers plenty of plantings and mature blossoms that will delight you as you welcome warmer days. Entertain in your EXPANSIVE BACKYARD, ready for lots of summer entertaining. Maintenance free exterior and NEW ROOF. Welcome to the way of life that brings you back to those hammock and lemonade stand simpler days! All this and close to all Chelmsford has to offer; great downtown, dining & schools!

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2 STEVENS STREET, Chelmsford, MA 01824

Single-Family

$419,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
1
Baths
Pack your bags, METICULOUSLY CARED for and ready for you to MOVE RIGHT IN! Good old fashion neighborhood, where homes do not come on the market often. Gorgeous UPDATED KITCHEN with well-appointed cabinets including an oversize BREAKFAST BAR, pull out spice rack and a MUDROOM area to welcome you as you enter this home from the side. A total of 4 bedrooms w/ 2 FIRST FLOOR BEDROOMS designed for single level living! Perfect home for DOWN SIZERS or FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS. UPDATED BATHROOM! Plenty of hardwood flooring and CENTRAL AIR. Need more space? Fully finished lower level! Lush GREEN LANDSCAPE offers plenty of plantings and mature blossoms that will delight you as you welcome warmer days. Entertain in your EXPANSIVE BACKYARD, ready for lots of summer entertaining. Maintenance free exterior and NEW ROOF. Welcome to the way of life that brings you back to those hammock and lemonade stand simpler days! All this and close to all Chelmsford has to offer; great downtown, dining & schools!
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