List Items Online Before You Buy a Home

If you own lots of items and plan to buy a house in the foreseeable future, now may be a good time to list any unwanted items online. That way, you can simultaneously eliminate clutter and earn extra cash for your excess items.

Ultimately, selling items online before you pursue a home can be simple – here are three tips to help you showcase your unwanted items online to dozens of potential buyers.

1. Provide Relevant Information in Your Item Listings

Find out as much as you can about any items you decide to list online. Because the more information you can provide to prospective buyers, the easier it becomes for a buyer to determine whether a particular item is the right choice.

There is no need to stretch the truth in your online item listings, either. If you provide accurate, relevant information, you can help a buyer make an informed decision.

2. Add High-Quality Photos

A picture is worth a thousand words, particularly for those who list items online. Thus, if you add high-quality photos to complement your online listings, you can instantly show off your items to large groups of prospective buyers.

You don’t need to be an expert photographer to take high-quality photographs of your items. If you use a smartphone, tablet or digital camera, you should have no trouble capturing top-notch images that you can upload onto a computer without delay. Then, you can add these photos to your item listings and help buyers see exactly what you have to offer.

3. Be Ready to Respond to Concerns and Questions

If a buyer has a concern or question about an online item listing, you should be ready to quickly connect with this individual and provide him or her with the requested information. By doing so, you may be able to speed up the process of getting rid of unwanted items.

As you start selling items online and get ready to search for a house, you may want to find a real estate agent as well. If you hire a real estate agent, you can receive expert housing market assistance as you prepare to pursue your dream residence.

A real estate agent is happy to guide you along each stage of the homebuying journey. First, he or she will help you craft an effective homebuying strategy. A real estate agent next will keep you up to date about houses that fall within your price range and meet your desired criteria. Furthermore, if you find a home you want to buy, a real estate agent will help you craft a competitive offer to purchase. And if your offer is approved, a real estate agent will do everything possible to ensure you can finalize your home purchase as soon as possible.

Don’t wait to get started on the homebuying journey – reach out to a real estate agent today, and you can begin your quest for your dream house.

Planning To Buy Your First Home? Here’s Where to Start

Buying your first home is a huge financial accomplishment and life milestone. The process is long, and can seem complicated at times. However, if you do your research and manage your money carefully, buying a house can be an excellent financial asset that will serve you for decades to come. 

Many people who hope to own a home in the near future aren’t sure of the best way to start off on their path toward homeownership. This uncertainty leads them to put off their preparations. If you want to stop renting and start building equity, this is time wasted.

In today’s post, I’m going to give you some advice on how to start planning for homeownership, regardless of your current circumstances.

Build credit responsibly

One thing that will help you on nearly all mortgage applications is a good credit score. For those of us who had a difficult time paying off bills or had loans go into default, it can seem like a daunting task to ever raise your credit score into good standing.

However, when your score is low, it is actually easier and faster to raise than if it is already in high standing.

To boost your credit score, make sure your current debt is paid on time each month. If you’re thinking about taking on a new line of credit, consider setting it to auto-pay each month for the full statement balance. This way, you’ll still improve your credit score but can also avoid costly interest payments.

Read up on mortgages and fees

There are many different types of mortgages available to borrowers in the United States. Some, such as USDA and VA loans, are guaranteed by the U.S. government. This means they often have less stringent credit and down payment requirements.

Don’t be afraid to shop around between lenders. You may see different interest rates from similar lenders in your area.

Finally, make sure you’re familiar with the type of closing costs and property taxes you’ll be responsible for. It’s one thing to be able to afford your monthly mortgage payments, but there are other costs to consider when it comes to being a homeowner.

Budget and save

Budgeting and saving are both skills that need to be learned and developed over time. None of us are born with the knowledge of how to best budget their expenses and earnings. However, there are some free tools available in most app stores.

When it comes to saving, remember that the more you save for a down payment, the lower your interest rate can be. The difference may seem small now, but over the lifetime of your mortgage can save you tens of thousands of dollars. Wouldn’t you rather that money end up in your retirement fund than in your lender’s pocket?

Before you apply for a mortgage

If you’ve saved for your down payment and built credit and are ready to take the next step and get preapproved, be aware that opening new lines of credit will temporarily decrease your score.

Another Property Sold – 15 Burg Avenue Sandwich, MA

This Single-Family in Sandwich, MA recently sold for $465,000. This Cape style home was sold by Tom Mahedy – Oceanside Realty Group.

15 Burg Avenue ,

Sandwich, MA 02563

Sandwich (village)



Sale Price

Total Rooms


Full/Half Baths

Summertime! This charming Cape has just has a redo from top (Roof) to Bottom (Septic) and everything in between! Updated Kitchen with Stainless Appliances, Granite and lots of white cabinets, updated baths. Large Deck off Kitchen with great views of the Tidal Marsh. 4/10ths of a mile brings you to Town Neck Beach for summer fun…Freshly painted inside/out, hardwood floors redone, new carpet, most siding replaced. Great walk out lower level (extra 741 sq ft) with Bedroom, full bath and Family Room. Full service Marina and great restaurants nearby. Charming downtown Sandwich minutes away and easy commute off Cape. Turn Key and quick close possible. All info/dimensions to be verified by buyer/buyer agent…

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12 Shannon Court , Yarmouth, MA 02664 has an Open House on Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM

12 Shannon Court ,

Yarmouth, MA 02664

Bass River



Total Rooms



Here is your Opportunity for a great Cape Getaway! This Charming cottage is only 3/10's of a mile to Beautiful Parker's River Beach and Skippers Restaurant for great food and Ice Cream! Many updates over the years including 2 Mini Split Heat/AC units to keep you cool all summer! Bonus room for overflow guests…Nice sized yard with a screened Gazebo, perfect spot to relax and read… located on a quiet side lane but close to all the Cape has to offer. 3 Bedroom Septic design offers potential rebuilding/adding on possibilities. Come see now as it will not last! All dimensions/info to verified by Buyer/Buyer Agent.

Open House


July 21
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Dramatic Price Drop! Uber Charming Cottage TRULY a walk to the beach, great shape, AC and a 3 bedroom septic…will not last!

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