These selected Homes for Sale in Thomaston CT are Eligible for up to 100% USDA Financing with a Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan.
The USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan offers many benefits to qualified buyers:
• Up to 100% Financing of the home’s Appraised Value – No Down PaymentRequired
• Ability to Finance the Closing Costs in the loan when the Appraised Value is higher than the negotiated sales price
• One 30 year fixed rate mortgage at low-interest rates
• Reduced Mortgage Insurance beats FHA and increases buying power.
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With USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan you just might be able to move in to a new home this New Year with a minimal down payment and low to no closing costs.
It’s so much larger than it appears. Plenty of room to stretch out in this well cared for cape style home boasting 4 BRs with a full bath on each floor. Many possibilities for small. large or extended families. Ideal for Millennial First Home Buyers.
Charming 4 BR ranch with many extras. Reduced price for New Year sale
Please Note; Most single-family properties for sale in Thomaston, CT are eligible for the USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan program. Condos too, as long as the HOA meets FNMA and FHA guidelines. The program has liberal income limits and DTI ratios that might enable buyers of other high-end homes to qualify for this program. Call me for details.
Let me be the first to welcome you to 479 Mount Fair Drive in our desirable neighborhood in Watertown CT.
Formal living room and dining room, large country kitchen leads to large deck with mountain views. Family room with wood-burning fireplace and vaulted ceilings. 3 BRs including master Suite. Finished lower level for office or exercise/play area. Hardwood, carpet and tile floors. 2 car garage. Private back yard.
Preparing To Own Your First Home
As a First Time Homebuyer, you’re about to make one of the biggest financial decisions of your life. For Millennials, a new home represents the most expensive purchase they’ll ever make. One of the best things you can do is read, research and learn about the mortgage application process. The more you prepare, the more confident you’ll feel about purchasing the home you want.
Mortgage Pre-Approval Being pre-approved by a lender gives you the confidence to shop for a new house, knowing exactly how much you can afford. You can avoid looking at properties that don’t fit your budget. The pre-approval helps you know exactly what is possible right from the start. In fact, most realtors expect you to be pre-approved.
How Much Can You Afford? A good place to start is to look at your current expenses. You probably have both “fixed” expenses… i.e. car payments, taxes, or day care … and “discretionary” expenses… i.e. things like travel, clothing, entertainment, or other areas where you can decide how much to spend.
Then, make up a budget. You’ll see how much of your monthly income is already committed to “fixed” expenses, as well as how much you have to spend on a mortgage payment, taxes, and insurance for a home.
Of course, how much you can afford also depends on how much debt you have. Long-term debt – i.e. debt that will take more than 10 months to pay off – is what lenders are most concerned about. If you have long-term debt that is considered “excessive” for your income, it will probably limit how much you can borrow. If you have a lot of long-term debt, you may want to pay off some of it before you apply for a mortgage.
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Are you a Millennial? Are you a First Home Buyer? Are you thinking about moving up of downsizing? Is 2016 the year you’ve decided to get off the fence and buy that dream home?
Real estate professionals are always optimistic about the Spring Buying Season. Sellers have finished staging their home for sale; the grass is green, flowers are blooming and curb appeal is at its peak. The Super Bowl is over; buyers are out of hibernation and doing their on-line research to get prepared to make the biggest investment of their lives.
Spring is almost over, but it’s Not Too Late To Buy in 2016. Here are some facts to consider:
♠ Internet searches for real estate listings consistently peak in July.
♠ About half of all home sales occur between May and August making the summer months the busiest season nationally.
♠ About half of home sales occur in the “off” months of September through April. That’s a lot of traffic.
♠ Studies show that prices tend to peak in the busy Spring season. For Buyers, now is the time to buy..
The bottom line is this: The best time to buy is when it’s best for your scenario. But, please don’t think your opportunity has passed. Low interest rates make now a great time for millennials to be in the market for their First Home. Low financing costs make higher price points more affordable. Get Pre-Approved Now. Now is the time to buy!
In the real estate market today, there is little chance that as a prospective buyer you are entering a house before you’ve seen pictures of it online. While these shots can give you a good idea of whether or not you like a house, visiting it is still a primary requirement. An Open House can be a great opportunity to see a property in a more informal setting, letting you explore a bit on your own.
Check Out the Neighborhood The first thing you should look into intently doesn’t even concern the house at all. Explore the streets surrounding the house and take note of those who live there. Well-kept yards and kids playing outside can be signs of a great neighborhood while overgrown lawns and a lack of activity may be bad signs. Especially if a family is part of your plans, the neighborhood could be a crucial factor and is something that is difficult to get a feel for without visiting.
Check out the Curb Appeal Once you arrive at the house, take a look at the outside before you head in. Does anything need repair or new paint? Does the roof look sturdy and intact? Chances are most things you notice will be cosmetic fixes, but if anything does jump out at you, you’ll be happy you took a look. Further, taking a lap around the house will let you know what level of privacy you have. Some people like to be able to always chat with their neighbors while some want to be left alone. Whatever your preference, it is good to know what you are getting into beforehand.
Check Out the House Finally you should enter the house. Do a full tour and explore everywhere you are permitted. From the basement to the attic, you should look everywhere. It is always a great idea to take a tape measure with you to look at sizes of specific areas and the dimensions of drawers and cabinets. While you do not want to be overly pessimistic, it is vital to examine the home with a critical eye. Even the smallest spot of mold, for example, could be a sign of a bigger problem. Structural shortcomings can be tricky to spot as well, but are extremely important. foundation cracks, leaky walls and windows, and uneven floors can all easily go unnoticed, especially in darker areas like the basement. Besides crucial issues, there are some other factors to consider, many of them intangible. Things like the flow of the house and the way light enters are virtually impossible to tell through pictures, but can make a difference in person.
Check Out the Competition Another great area to focus on is the people around you: the sellers, their agent, and other potential buyers. While you always want to remain extremely polite, you are certainly entitled to ask questions of the sellers and their agent. While they will put a positive spin on things, getting them talking about their reasons for moving can provide extremely valuable insight. Ask their opinion on the neighborhood, schools, etc. Also, keep your ears open to other buyers. They may know more about certain aspects of the area or point out something you may have missed. You should take advantage of every potential information source at your disposal.
Look At the Big Picture While we focus on a lot of small things here, it is still very important to consider the bigger picture. Things like layout, number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and square footage are all extremely important. However, chances are you are aware of all of these things before you visit the property. Even so, verify all of the details listed online to be sure there are no surprises later on. Between what can be discovered online and what you’ll see in an Open House, you should be able to get a great idea of whether or not you are ready to proceed with an offer.
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