Lorraine Kuney - Franklin, MA, Real Estate, Medway, MA Real Estate.


Ultimately, there is no surefire amount that you should spend on a house. The real estate market varies in cities and towns nationwide, and as such, the prices of houses fall across a broad range. Also, the condition and age of a house – as well as a homebuyer's budget – may dictate how much an individual is willing to spend on a particular residence.

As you search for your dream house, it helps to plan ahead as much as you can. Because if you have a homebuying strategy in place, you can determine exactly how much you can spend to acquire your ideal residence.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get your finances in order before you kick off a house search.

1. Check Your Credit Score

Believe it or not, your credit score may have far-flung effects on your homebuying budget. And if you fail to review your credit score before you embark on a house search, you may miss out on an opportunity to purchase your dream house.

A low credit score may make it tough to get the mortgage you need to acquire your ideal residence. Thus, you may want to check your credit score and find ways to improve it before you begin a house search.

You won't have to break your budget to get a copy of your credit report from the three credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion). In fact, you are entitled to a free copy of your credit report annually from each of the aforementioned credit bureaus. Request a copy of your credit report, and you can learn your credit score.

Of course, if your credit score is low, you can always improve it by paying off outstanding debt. Or, if you find errors on your credit report, contact the credit bureau that provided the report so that you can get these issues corrected.

2. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Pre-approval for a mortgage makes it easy to enter the housing market with a budget at your disposal. If you meet with a variety of banks and credit unions, you can get pre-approved for a mortgage sooner rather than later.

Remember, banks and credit unions employ friendly, knowledgeable mortgage specialists. Don't hesitate to ask these specialists about assorted mortgage options, and you can select a mortgage that perfectly matches your finances.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent can make it simple to pursue your dream house. This housing market professional will help you narrow the price range for your dream house and ensure you can discover the perfect house without delay. Perhaps most important, a real estate agent is happy to negotiate with a seller's agent on your behalf, ensuring you can get the best price on any home.

Ready to start a home search? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can simultaneously look for your dream house and avoid the risk of paying too much to purchase your dream residence.



11 Sunken Meadow Rd, Franklin, MA 02038

Single-Family

$578,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Pride of Ownership Shows in this Lovely Kennedy District Colonial! Located on the Cul De Sac, in a Gorgeous Setting, this home is Framed by a Beautiful & Private Manicured Yard-Perfect for Entertaining! Inside find Awesome Updates like the Kitchen remodel, completely Open for Todays Lifestyle. Hardwood Floors & Custom Maple cabinetry w/ pantry & Pullouts. Ge Profile Stainless Appliances, Two 6 Ft Islands! Custom Lighting w/ many recessed, under cabinet & uplighting above the cabinets! Two Built In work Stations, Window Seat & Three more Storage closets! A Large Living Room w/ hardwoods. Fireplaced Family Room w/ New Carpet & Updated Half Bath w/ Laundry completes 1st Flr. Second Floor has three generous bedrooms, a Beautiful Updated Main Bath, A Nice Master w/ walk in Closet and Fantastic Master Bath w/ Double Sinks, & a Heavenly Tiled Shower w/6 shower heads & Heated Floor! Huge Finished Basement w/Large Open Area plus an Office. New Roof, Town water/sewer & Nat Gas! OH 9/9 11:30-2
Open House
Sunday
November 18 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Location: 11 Sunken Meadow Rd, Franklin, MA 02038    Get Directions

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6 Jacks Way, Franklin, MA 02038

Single-Family

$505,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
What a Deal on this Home! Seller is Motivated! Easy to Show, Call Agent today for an appointment! A BEAUTIFUL OVERSIZED COLONIAL IN CUL DE SAC NEIGH! If Space is what you need this is it! This move in ready colonial has an Awesome 2 story 21x16 addition ready for you to make it your own. Main house has a lovely Formal Dining room w/ Hardwoods, Fireplaced Living Room w/ Hardwoods, an Updated Kitchen w/ Large Eating Area. HUGE Entertaining 21x16 Family Room w/ Laminate Flooring! The 2nd floor has Full Bath & 4 Large Bedrooms all w/ New Paint & Carpet. Beautiful New Master Bedroom w/ Cathedral Ceiling, Plumbed for a Master Bath! Tons of closet space. Nicely finished lower level could be Spare Bedroom, Playroom or Office-has a separate exit to unfinished basement area & garage. Beautiful stack stone retaining walls. Driveway to be top coated after new septic is installed, newer HW Tank, equipped w/ Portable 6000 amp Westinghouse Generator, New Exterior Paint. Gas Heat & Central Air!
Open House
Sunday
November 18 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 6 Jacks Way, Franklin, MA 02038    Get Directions

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422 Eagles Nest Way, Franklin, MA 02038

Condo

$575,000
Price

7
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
One Level Luxury Living at its Finest! A RARE 55+ Penthouse Unit is now Available! 1 of only 2 and with a Gorgeous West facing View! This Gorgeously appointed home w/ a Wide Open Floor plan includes High End Trim details thru out, like: 9-15 ft ceilings, crown moldings, wainscoting, & columns. A Grand, Entertaining Living Room w/ a gas fireplace & Custom Wet Bar! Opens to a Stunning Formal Dining Room & Huge Chef's Kitchen w/quality Stainless Wall & Convection/Microwave ovens, Gas Cooktop w/ Hood that Vents out & Oversized Counter Depth Refrigerator. Also, a Large Island w/Breakfast bar, Two Pantry Closets & Eating Area! The flowing floor plan continues to the Sun Drenched Solarium overlooking rear balcony w/lovely views of the woods! Adjacent is an Awesome Media Room w/French Doors & Coffered Ceiling. Guest bedroom w/ walk in closet & Full Bath. Master, w/ French Doors, w/ gigantic walk in closet, sitting area & Upscale Master Bath. So Many Amenities-See Attache
Open House
Sunday
November 18 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 422 Eagles Nest Way, Franklin, MA 02038    Get Directions

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6 Jacks Way, Franklin, MA 02038

Single-Family

$515,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
What a Deal on this Home! Seller is Motivated! Easy to Show, Call Agent today for an appointment! A BEAUTIFUL OVERSIZED COLONIAL IN CUL DE SAC NEIGH! If Space is what you need this is it! This move in ready colonial has an Awesome 2 story 21x16 addition ready for you to make it your own. Main house has a lovely Formal Dining room w/ Hardwoods, Fireplaced Living Room w/ Hardwoods, an Updated Kitchen w/ Large Eating Area. HUGE Entertaining 21x16 Family Room w/ Laminate Flooring! The 2nd floor has Full Bath & 4 Large Bedrooms all w/ New Paint & Carpet. Beautiful New Master Bedroom w/ Cathedral Ceiling, Plumbed for a Master Bath! Tons of closet space. Nicely finished lower level could be Spare Bedroom, Playroom or Office-has a separate exit to unfinished basement area & garage. Beautiful stack stone retaining walls. Driveway to be top coated after new septic is installed, newer HW Tank, equipped w/ Portable 6000 amp Westinghouse Generator, New Exterior Paint. Gas Heat & Central Air!
Open House
Sunday
November 18 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 6 Jacks Way, Franklin, MA 02038    Get Directions

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