Mary Foley Real Estate Inc.
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Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 9/22/2020

Although you might already own a house, now may prove to be a good time to pursue a second residence. For example, if you have always wanted to own a home in the mountains, you can purchase a second residence to make your dream come true. On the other hand, if you want to own a vacation residence on or near the beach, you could enter the housing market to find a beachfront house that suits you perfectly.

Like any home search, finding a second house that matches your expectations may be difficult. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to streamline your quest to find a second home, such as:

1. Evaluate Your Finances

Your finances will play a significant role in your ability to purchase any house, at any time. As you get set to pursue a second home, examine your finances closely. Then, you can map out your home search accordingly.

Generally, it helps to consult with banks and credit unions before you launch the search. If you meet with these institutions, you can gain financial insights that you can use to make an informed purchase.

2. Establish Home Buying Criteria

Think about the features you want to find in a second residence. Next, you can craft home buying criteria.

Once you have home buying criteria in hand, you can narrow your house search, too. By honing your home search to residences in specific cities and towns, you can speed up your quest to find the right home at the right price.

It often helps to maintain flexibility as you conduct a search for a second home as well. If necessary, you can modify your home buying criteria throughout the home buying journey.

3. Hire a Real Estate Agent

There is no reason to enter the housing market on your own. Thankfully, real estate agents are available in cities and towns nationwide, and these housing market experts can help you quickly and effortlessly acquire a second residence.

A real estate agent understands what it takes to navigate the home buying journey. This housing market professional first will learn about you and your home buying goals. He or she next will craft a custom home buying strategy based on your individual needs. Finally, a real estate agent will put this strategy into action and ensure you can discover a terrific home at an affordable price.

Furthermore, a real estate agent takes the guesswork out of buying a second home. If you are unsure about whether to submit an offer to purchase a particular residence, a real estate agent can offer a data-driven recommendation. Or, if you have concerns or questions at any point during the home buying journey, a real estate agent is prepared to respond to them.

If you want to pursue a second house, it helps to plan ahead for the home buying journey. By using these tips, you should have no trouble finding a second home that you can enjoy for years to come.




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Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 9/15/2020

Online courses are gaining popularity as a way to learn new skills and subjects without enrolling in expensive certificate or degree programs. They’re also great for working adults and parents who don’t have time to leave the house every night to go to a class after work. Better yet, many online courses are free (or come with a free trial), so you don’t have to worry about losing money if you don’t like the course.

You might be wondering, “What can I really learn from an online course that will benefit me as a homeowner?” There are a number of courses relevant to homeowners when it comes to things like the home buying process, budgeting, interior design, and more.

In this article, we’re going to introduce you to some of those courses in case you have some free hours in the evenings and want to learn something new. Read on for our list of the best free online courses for homeowners (or soon-to be homeowners).

Buying a home

Unfortunately, many of us go into the home-buying process knowing little about what to expect. This can be cause for stress and anxiety as you navigate the complicated steps of building credit, getting preapproved, and making an offer.

Udemy offers a one-hour course on home buying that can help you with this process. First, A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Your First Home will help you prepare for a down payment, understand the housing market, and teach you about things like home inspections and appraisals.

Personal finance

I often wish that kids were taught more practical finance and budgeting skills in high school so they have an idea of what to expect once they graduate and enter the workforce or apply to college.

Making financial decisions is stressful at any time of your life, whether it’s taking out student loans, buying your first home, or deciding when is the right time to retire. Fortunately, edX has you covered with this free personal finance course from Purdue University.

You’ll learn about retirement savings, the different types of investments, how insurance works, and the role credit plays in your ability to make healthy financial decisions.

Interior design

Decorating and designing the layout of your furniture is often something that we just guess at. Maybe you saw layouts and colors that you liked on Pinterest and tried to emulate them, or perhaps you just buy decorations and furniture just because you like them and not because they fit the style of your home.

If you want to gain a better understanding of basic interior design and decorating, this series of video lectures from Howcast is a great place to start. With 53 short videos you can watch whenever and wherever you want, you can browse and learn at your leisure, then try some of these methods in your own home.





Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 9/8/2020

***GROUP SHOWING SUNDAY 10:30 TO 12:00*** GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR AN INVESTOR OR OWNER OCCUPIED! TWO FAMILY LOCATED ON CORNER LOT WITH LARGE LEVEL YARD AND DETACHED TWO CAR GARAGE. AMPLE AMOUNT OF OFF STREET PARKING. EACH UNIT HAS TWO BEDROOMS, BATH, LIVING ROOM, KITCHEN WITH DINING AREA, WASHER & DRYER HOOKUPS IN BASEMENT AND SEPARATE UTILITIES.

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Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 9/8/2020

***GROUP SHOWING THURSDAY 5PM - 6:30*** LUCRATIVE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! THREE FAMILY LOCATED ON CORNER LOT WITH LARGE LEVEL YARD IN LEOMINSTERS WEST SIDE. EACH UNIT HAS TWO BEDROOMS, BATH, LIVING ROOM, KITCHEN, DINING AREA, WASHER & DRYER HOOKUPS AND SEPARATE UTILITIES. DRIVEWAY IN FRONT OF HOME AND A SECOND ONE ON THE SIDE TO ACCOMMODATE PLENTY OF OFF STREET PARKING.

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Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 9/8/2020

LUCRATIVE LARGE TWO FAMILY! GREAT FOR INVESTOR OR OWNER OCCUPIED. AMPLE AMOUNT OF OFF STREET PARKING AND EQUIPPED WITH A DETACHED TWO CAR GARAGE. HOME IS SITED ON A HALF ACRE OF LAND AND CONVENIENTLY LOCATED CLOSE TO SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, PARKS, CINEMAS, HOSPITAL AND MORE. SECOND UNIT HAS ACCESS TO THE THIRD FLOOR WITH ROOMS THAT COULD EASILY BE CONVERTED TO BEDROOMS, OFFICE AND OTHER POSSIBILITIES. SECOND UNIT IS CURRENTLY VACANT AND CAN BE VIEWED IMMEDIATELY.

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