Patricia McCorry | Bourne Real Estate, Carver Real Estate, Kingston Real Estate


Whether you're looking for your first house, a vacation home, or a retirement condo, there's always an element of excitement in finding a new place you can call your own!

Although buying and selling real estate can be stressful, especially if you've never done it before, being prepared and knowing what to expect can help keep things on an even keel.

Similar to planning a vacation or a cross-country trip, you'll want to avoid missed connections, frustrating delays, and wasted time. When it comes to buying a home, a little research, planning, and expert advice can go a long way toward ensuring a smooth journey. Here are a few specifics:

Check your credit score: Your credit rating has a major impact on your ability to successfully apply for a mortgage and be offered a relatively low interest rate. Knowing your credit rating can help you understand your options, avoid unexpected surprises, and take action to correct errors in your credit report or improve your credit profile.

Prepare a wish list: One of the keys to getting what you want in a new home is to clarify and prioritize the features that matter the most to you. Your checklist can include everything from lot size and architectural style to the reputation of the school district and proximity to stores. Some house hunters also place a high value on features like a fireplace, screened-in porch, and an open floor plan.

Find a good real estate agent: A buyers' agent can provide you with an immense amount of help in finding properties for sale that meet your specifications. They can also provide assistance, advice, and guidance on the many steps involved in going from loan applicant to new home owner. An experienced agent can also negotiate the best possible deal, in terms of price, seller concessions, and other advantages.

Meet with mortgage lenders: A crucial step in preparing to become a homeowner is understanding the mortgage application process, knowing how much banks would be willing to lend you, and determining an affordable price range. Meeting with lenders is also the first step to comparing interest rates and choosing a financial institution that would best suit your needs. Here's a helpful tip from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: "Getting a preapproval letter helps you show sellers that you are a serious buyer – but it doesn’t commit you to a lender."

When it comes to searching for and buying a house, probably the best advice anyone could give you is "stay the course!" Let's face it: It's easy to give up, get discouraged, or settle for a home that's less than what you really want. However, when you adopt a "stay the course" mindset, you'll do a better job of staying motivated, focused, and well organized until you find just the right home for you, your family, and your future!



18 Sea Cliff Dr, Plymouth, MA 02360

Condo

$395,000
Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
OCEAN VIEW unit overlooking the 17th hole and Cape Cod Bay with one of the best views in White Cliffs Country Club! Rare opportunity to own one of only 2 units in this community that features 1st floor living with one bedroom and enclosed courtyard. Completely renovated, just move right in. New bathrooms, flooring and additional baseboard heating just added in the past year. Watch the SUNRISE from your patio/deck or the master bedroom every morning. Enjoy Resort living in this Oceanfront Gated Community offering its Members an ACTIVE LIFESTYLE with unlimited golf, tennis on state of the art HAR-TRU Courts, exercise facility, indoor mineral water swimming pool and Beach Tram to beautiful white sandy BEACH! Place your order in the restaurant and have it delivered to the beach! It's time to ENJOY the Life you DESERVE! Convenient location only 1 mile to Route 3, 3 miles to Cape Cod and an hour from Boston or Providence.
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74 Westcliff Dr, Plymouth, MA 02360

Cedarville

Condo

$189,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Spacious oversized END unit in White Cliffs Country Club. Quiet & private location with large patio area. 1st level features tile floors, step saver Kitchen with tile counter tops, Living Area with California Closets built in cabinets and separate Dining Room. 2nd level includes Master Bedroom with walk-in closet, Guest Bedroom, Full Bath and Loft area (ideal for setting up your office). Windows & heat pump condenser have been replaced. Enjoy resort living with amenities including: unlimited golf, tennis, beach with tram access, indoor heated mineral water pool, exercise rm, steam rm, hot tub & restaurant. Convenient to Cape Cod, Boston & Providence.
Open House
Sunday
April 14 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Contemporary Cape located in the Pinehills area of Plymouth in the well established neighborhood of Clark Estates. Set on approx. 1 acre of land at the end of a cul de sac. Hardwood floors thru out except for 2nd flr. Loft and Family Room/4th Bedroom. The entire of the inside was recently painted. Spacious LR features fireplace, cathedral ceiling, skylights & built in bookcases. Spacious Kitch has stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, center island, wood ceiling, walk-in pantry and BR has cath. clg., skylights & en-suite bath with shower & jacuzzi. Central air, 4 zone heating system, alarm system, water filtration system and irrigation system as well as rough plumbing in unfinished basement add to the many features this property has to offer. Outside shed with generator included. Convenient to Route 3 & Pinehills Community shops & amenities Won't last! 1st showings at OPEN HOUSE on SAT. 1-3.

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29 Ouimet Ln, Plymouth, MA 02360

Pinehills

Single-Family

$495,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Contemporary Cape located in the Pinehills area of Plymouth in the well established neighborhood of Clark Estates. Set on approx. 1 acre of land at the end of a cul de sac. Hardwood floors thru out except for 2nd flr. Loft and Family Room/4th Bedroom. The entire of the inside was recently painted. Spacious LR features fireplace, cathedral ceiling, skylights & built in bookcases. Spacious Kitch has stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, center island, wood ceiling, walk-in pantry and BR has cath. clg., skylights & en-suite bath with shower & jacuzzi. Central air, 4 zone heating system, alarm system, water filtration system and irrigation system as well as rough plumbing in unfinished basement add to the many features this property has to offer. Outside shed with generator included. Convenient to Route 3 & Pinehills Community shops & amenities Won't last! 1st showings at OPEN HOUSE on SAT. 1-3.
Open House
Saturday
April 13 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 29 Ouimet Ln, Plymouth, MA 02360    Get Directions

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