Elaine Cole, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Cohasset | Scituate MA Real Estate


Buying a house is a life-changing decision. As such, you should perform extensive home evaluations before you make your final purchase decision.

There are many questions to consider as you review houses, and these questions include:

1. Does a home match my expectations?

Entering the housing market with homebuying criteria usually is a good idea. If you know what you want to find in your dream house, you can tailor your home search accordingly. As a result, you can speed up the homebuying journey.

When it comes to establishing homebuying criteria, it helps to consider your short- and long-term goals. For example, if you want a house that is close to your current office in the city, you can search for residences in towns and cities near your workplace. Or, if you are willing to upgrade a house on your own, you may want to focus on "fixer-upper" properties.

2. Can I afford a house?

Home prices vary based on many factors. Fortunately, if you create a homebuying budget, you can narrow your house search and review properties that fall within your price range.

Oftentimes, it helps to get pre-approved for a mortgage. Banks and credit unions are happy to provide you with a wide assortment of mortgage options. Once you assess the different types of mortgages, you can choose one that will ensure you can acquire your dream home in no time at all.

3. Will a home require in-depth repairs in the near future?

How a home looks today may not match how this residence looks in the years to come. As you evaluate residences, it may be beneficial to consider potential repairs.

For instance, if a house likely will require a new roof in the next few years, you may need to budget for this expense. Conversely, if a home is brand new or recently has been upgraded, you may be able to avoid costly, time-consuming repairs in the foreseeable future.

If you want to streamline your home search, you can hire a real estate agent too. In fact, if you employ a real estate agent, you can receive comprehensive support throughout the homebuying journey.

A real estate agent has a simple goal: to help you find a great house at a budget-friendly price. To accomplish this goal, a real estate agent will learn about you and your homebuying criteria and craft a personalized homebuying strategy. Plus, a real estate agent will set up home showings, offer expert homebuying recommendations and help you submit an offer to purchase your dream residence. And if you have homebuying concerns or questions, a real estate agent is available to respond to them at your convenience.

Lastly, be careful as you evaluate available homes in your preferred cities and towns. Keep in mind that no house is perfect, and any residence you buy may increase or decrease in value over time. And if you find a home that you want to buy, prepare a competitive offer, and you can boost the likelihood of receiving an instant "Yes" from a property seller.



475 Main St, Hingham, MA 02043

Single-Family

$649,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to this captivating & beautifully RENOVATED Cape style home.The OPEN FLOOR PLAN concept offers an array of natural sunlight & is ideal for entertaining.This home boasts many upgrades including a granite kitchen with ss appliances,updated baths & a fabulous finished lower level with NEW 1/2 bath.Relax in the fireplace living room with beautiful tray ceiling or soak up the sun in the cathedral ceiling family room with direct access to the private patio. The spacious master suite adorns a new carpet & numerous built ins & to compliment there are 2 other elegant bedrooms.Step outside onto the patio and enjoy the abundance of wildlife in the expansive & perfectly landscaped backyard or take a front row seat on the 4th July parade.Additional enhancements include a NEW state of the art furnace system,new hot water heater & freshly painted interior.This home resides in a highly DESIRABLE location close to all the local amenities,train, boat & highway.Picture perfect.
Open House
Saturday
May 19 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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475 Main St, Hingham, MA 02043

Single-Family

$649,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to this captivating & beautifully RENOVATED Cape style home.The OPEN FLOOR PLAN concept offers an array of natural sunlight & is ideal for entertaining.This home boasts many upgrades including a granite kitchen with ss appliances,updated baths & a fabulous finished lower level with NEW 1/2 bath.Relax in the fireplace living room with beautiful tray ceiling or soak up the sun in the cathedral ceiling family room with direct access to the private patio. The spacious master suite adorns a new carpet & numerous built ins & to compliment there are 2 other elegant bedrooms.Step outside onto the patio and enjoy the abundance of wildlife in the expansive & perfectly landscaped backyard or take a front row seat on the 4th July parade.Additional enhancements include a NEW state of the art furnace system,new hot water heater & freshly painted interior.This home resides in a highly DESIRABLE location close to all the local amenities,train, boat & highway.Picture perfect.
Open House
Saturday
May 19 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 475 Main St, Hingham, MA 02043    Get Directions

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475 Main St, Hingham, MA 02043

Single-Family

$649,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to this captivating & beautifully RENOVATED Cape style home.The OPEN FLOOR PLAN concept offers an array of natural sunlight & is ideal for entertaining.This home boasts many upgrades including a granite kitchen with ss appliances,updated baths & a fabulous finished lower level with NEW 1/2 bath.Relax in the fireplace living room with beautiful tray ceiling or soak up the sun in the cathedral ceiling family room with direct access to the private patio. The spacious master suite adorns a new carpet & numerous built ins & to compliment there are 2 other elegant bedrooms.Step outside onto the patio and enjoy the abundance of wildlife in the expansive & perfectly landscaped backyard or take a front row seat on the 4th July parade.Additional enhancements include a NEW state of the art furnace system,new hot water heater & freshly painted interior.This home resides in a highly DESIRABLE location close to all the local amenities,train, boat & highway.Picture perfect.
Open House
Saturday
May 19 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 475 Main St, Hingham, MA 02043    Get Directions

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303 Old Oaken Bucket Rd, Scituate, MA 02066

Single-Family

$599,900
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
Welcome to this beautiful farmhouse/ expanded cape with a fabulous 2 story multi purpose barn ideal for in home business.Showing pride of ownership throughout this home has been meticulously maintained.Offering a RENOVATED kitchen with eat in area, granite counters, new tile floor and ss appliances. Beautiful formal living room or cozy family room this home has great flow with a good size dining room adjacent to the kitchen. Looking for office space, this home fits the bill or utilize the space as an in house gym.The second floor boasts a beautiful master bedroom with full bath and three additional spacious bedrooms.To compliment there is a multi functional open floor plan area directly off the 4th bedroom for either supplemental office space,play area or gym.Step outside onto the enormous entertainment deck and enjoy the beautiful flat large back yard. Numerous upgrades have been done to the home including NEW furnace, water tank, interior freshly painted throughout. Amazing VALUE.
Open House
Sunday
May 20 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Location: 303 Old Oaken Bucket Rd, Scituate, MA 02066    Get Directions

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