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Posted by Julie Shanks on 11/15/2019

This Single-Family in Braintree, MA recently sold for $535,000. This Split Entry style home was sold by Julie Shanks - Donahue Real Estate Co..


96 McAndrew Road, Braintree, MA 02184

Single-Family

$580,000
Price
$535,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Opportunity awaits in this lovely maintained split - level in an established neighborhood in South Braintree. Beautiful hardwood floors in the spacious and open living and dining room. The updated eat in kitchen boasts beautiful stainless steel appliances and stone counter tops. The kitchen also provides access to the private deck and serene yard. Three large bedrooms upstairs include the lovely master bedroom with full master bathroom. The large guest bathroom has been updated with a beautiful vanity and stone counter top. The finished lower level provides another large family room and laundry room. The bonus to the great property is the completely separate in law apartment. The in law apartment is complete with a full kitchen, open living/dining room bedroom and bathroom. Access to the apartment can be completely separate from the main house.

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Posted by Julie Shanks on 10/20/2019

Before you make the final decision to buy any property, one of the best steps to take is to request a home inspection to be done by an experienced home inspector. You probably don't know how to ascertain the quality of the foundation or the condition the electrical wiring is, so having a home inspector conduct a visit helps you identify things that you should watch out for as well as things to note before you finally purchase the home.

  • Check the property on your own first. It's always helpful if you have had time to check out the house yourself before hiring a home inspector. You will be aware of things to point out to the inspector as likely issues, and the inspector can reassure you about things with which you are unfamiliar. This collaboration enables you to raise the questions when you are checking the property out with the home inspector.
  • Be present in person during the inspection. Being there is equally as important as checking it out on your own first as you will have a chance to check those things you have seen earlier again and this time with a professional. Also, you want to be sure that the home inspector checks out every part of the property as he ought to, this he will do if you are present.
  • Take your camera along with you for pictures. Every process of buying a new house requires getting great pictures for yourself as this helps you check again when you have a clearer head. You might not get an opportunity to go back to the house to have a second look at something you just remembered when talking about the property with your spouse or friends. So, it's always a great choice to have your camera with you during the inspection. Lots of pictures aid a quality decision.
  • Work with a trustworthy inspector. Buying a property often costs a great deal, so it's best you work with folks that come recommended to you and that you can recommend. You donít want to work with a home inspector without any loyalty to you or a credible recommendation from the past. To avoid any form of regret or fraud, you should seek out a trustworthy inspector so you can be sure you are getting a great property.

If you need help finding a reliable home inspector, you should ask your neighborhood real estate professional for recommendations.




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Posted by Julie Shanks on 9/29/2019

Getting a new mortgage can be stressful, whether you are getting it for the first time or not. You have to carry out thorough research to avoid going into a mortgage that drains your pocket through high-interest rates. You can get yourself prepared for the lowest interest rate that is suitable for you by taking good care of your credit history. Do you realize that a difference of 1 percent in the interest rate can save a tremendous amount of money on a mortgage running for 30 years?Consider the following when searching for competitive rates:

Introductory rates:

You should consider loans with discounted initial rates. Be on the lookout for fees and be ready to switch in case the rate goes higher than your budget or plan.

Alternative lenders:

When looking for a low-interest mortgage rate, you should check if a smaller non-banker lender is providing a low-interest mortgage. When you find options, check properly to be sure that there are no additional charges. You must know the final amount before committing.

Variable versus fixed rates:

The difference between a variable and fixed rate is that variable loans usually advertise more flexibility and lower interest rates when compared with the fixed rate. However, the truth is that you can get a fixed-rate mortgage without any possibility of rising rates. Variable rates may tell you the percentage is likely to go down, but it can go up also! 

Negotiating a discount: 

After you have selected a mortgage company, inquire about their unadvertised discounts that can save you money.

Here are some tips to help you qualify for low-interest mortgage rates:

  • Get a loan with low fees. You should know that most mortgages have a separate charge that is different from the repayments and rates. Such fees sometimes are not included in most online loan comparison websites. Contact the company to be sure you have full information about one-time fees like application or origination fee as these may be expensive. Compare with other ongoing fees to be sure it does not cost you more in the long run.
  • Should you avoid fees at all costs? You do not always need to avoid fees. To know the amount that a loan will cost you, you should do the calculations and consider the benefits as well as the charges involved. If you discover that a mortgage loan has features that benefit you, it is justifiable to pay a small ongoing fee.
  • Save up a healthy down payment. It is worth noting that you are likely to borrow less to cover your home's purchase price if you have a substantial down payment. It is better to save enough funds towards your down payment.

Speak to your financial advisor or planner to know how to be pre-approved for the best mortgage rates before you start your house search.




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Posted by Julie Shanks on 9/18/2019


96 McAndrew Road, Braintree, MA 02184

Single-Family

$580,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Opportunity awaits in this lovely maintained split - level in an established neighborhood in South Braintree. Beautiful hardwood floors in the spacious and open living and dining room. The updated eat in kitchen boasts beautiful stainless steel appliances and stone counter tops. The kitchen also provides access to the private deck and serene yard. Three large bedrooms upstairs include the lovely master bedroom with full master bathroom. The large guest bathroom has been updated with a beautiful vanity and stone counter top. The finished lower level provides another large family room and laundry room. The bonus to the great property is the completely separate in law apartment. The in law apartment is complete with a full kitchen, open living/dining room bedroom and bathroom. Access to the apartment can be completely separate from the main house.
Open House
Sunday
September 22 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 96 McAndrew Road, Braintree, MA 02184    Get Directions

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Posted by Julie Shanks on 9/18/2019


96 McAndrew Road, Braintree, MA 02184

Single-Family

$580,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Opportunity awaits in this lovely maintained split - level in an established neighborhood in South Braintree. Beautiful hardwood floors in the spacious and open living and dining room. The updated eat in kitchen boasts beautiful stainless steel appliances and stone counter tops. The kitchen also provides access to the private deck and serene yard. Three large bedrooms upstairs include the lovely master bedroom with full master bathroom. The large guest bathroom has been updated with a beautiful vanity and stone counter top. The finished lower level provides another large family room and laundry room. The bonus to the great property is the completely separate in law apartment. The in law apartment is complete with a full kitchen, open living/dining room bedroom and bathroom. Access to the apartment can be completely separate from the main house.
Open House
Sunday
September 22 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 96 McAndrew Road, Braintree, MA 02184    Get Directions

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