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If you intend to buy a house, you probably will check out a lot of home listings over the next few days and weeks. However, it is important to note that not all home listings are created equal, and how you analyze home listings may dictate your homebuying success.

Ultimately, there are several factors that homebuyers need to consider as they assess home listings, and these factors include:

1. Price

The price of a home is one of the key factors – if not the most important factor – that a homebuyer needs to consider in a home listing. Because if you ignore a home's price, you risk wasting precious time and resources as you pursue a home that falls outside your price range.

When it comes to buying a home, it pays to develop a budget ahead of time. That way, you'll know how much you can spend on a residence and can tailor your home search to fit your budget.

You may want to get pre-approved for a mortgage prior to looking at home listings as well. By doing so, you can enter the housing market with a budget in hand and explore available residences that won't force you to spend beyond your means.

2. Condition

Are you looking for a fixer-upper or a brand-new residence? Take a look at a home's condition, and you can determine whether a particular residence is right for you.

Oftentimes, a decades-old residence may require myriad upgrades. This means you may need to allocate significant time and resources to enhance the condition of an old house after you finalize your home purchase.

On the other hand, it is essential to remember that a new house may prove to be more expensive than an old residence. And if you're on the lookout for a bargain, you may want to shy away from listings for brand-new houses.

3. Features

Creating a list of must-have home features is ideal, as this will enable you to narrow your search for your dream residence.

For instance, if you want a home that has a big swimming pool, you can browse home listings accordingly. Or, if you would like to buy a house that is located near some of the nation's best schools, you can focus on home listings in cities and towns that feature top-rated schools.

If you want to streamline your home search, it usually helps to look beyond home listings. Fortunately, real estate agents are available to help you accelerate your search for the perfect residence.

A real estate agent understands the ins and outs of the housing market. He or she will learn about your homebuying goals and provide you with the latest home listings. Then, a real estate agent will work with you to simplify your home search and ensure that you can discover a terrific residence at an unbeatable price.

Take the guesswork out of reviewing home listings – use the aforementioned tips, and you can quickly evaluate a wide range of home listings and find your dream house.


Here it is the best of both worlds! Sprawling 4 Bedroom Ranch in desirable West Side neighborhood offers suburban living with access to restaurants, arts/entertainment, shops, and schools/colleges. This home features Fireplaced Living Room, cabinet packed Kitchen, Dining Room with access to Sun Room for casual gatherings and peaceful moments, Home Office/Library with hardwood floors and built in book cases and desk for much needed space. The Master Suite is an ideal escape with private deck and Full Bath, 2 additional Bedrooms complete this level. Enjoy additional living space in the finished walk out Lower Level, 2-car garage with direct access into your home - just ideal with New England weather. Updates include windows (2018), 3 exterior doors (2018) roof (2006) and oil tank. What a great opportunity to make this your home. Welcome Home!

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16 Oak Hill Rd., Worcester, MA 01609

Single-Family

$379,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
Here it is the best of both worlds! Sprawling 4 Bedroom Ranch in desirable West Side neighborhood offers suburban living with access to restaurants, arts/entertainment, shops, and schools/colleges. This home features Fireplaced Living Room, cabinet packed Kitchen, Dining Room with access to Sun Room for casual gatherings and peaceful moments, Home Office/Library with hardwood floors and built in book cases and desk for much needed space. The Master Suite is an ideal escape with private deck and Full Bath, 2 additional Bedrooms complete this level. Enjoy additional living space in the finished walk out Lower Level, 2-car garage with direct access into your home - just ideal with New England weather. Updates include windows (2018), 3 exterior doors (2018) roof (2006) and oil tank. What a great opportunity to make this your home. Welcome Home!
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This 4BR Colonial is ready NOW with many updates including NEW Kitchen, Freshly Painted Interior, Crisp White Woodwork, and Hardwoods. The Kitchen features new cabinets, quartz counter top with custom edge finish, glass subway tile backsplash, stainless appliances, and access to the oversized composite deck for hours of enjoyment in your inground pool with ultimate privacy. Flowing from the kitchen is the family room, dining room with a large bay window and living room both with hardwood floors, crown molding and custom trims. The master suite includes an updated bathroom with tiled shower and glass door and walk in closet. Three spacious bedrooms and a full bath with a dual vanity add to this home. Bonus finished lower level also includes an in home office, oversized 2-car attached garage, lush gardens and lawn, young roof and Marvin windows – just move in. Welcome Home!

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169 Mason Road, Holden, MA 01520

Single-Family

$539,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This 4BR Colonial is ready NOW with many updates including NEW Kitchen, Freshly Painted Interior, Crisp White Woodwork, and Hardwoods. The Kitchen features new cabinets, quartz counter top with custom edge finish, glass subway tile backsplash, stainless appliances, and access to the oversized composite deck for hours of enjoyment in your inground pool with ultimate privacy. Flowing from the kitchen is the family room, dining room with a large bay window and living room both with hardwood floors, crown molding and custom trims. The master suite includes an updated bathroom with tiled shower and glass door and walk in closet. Three spacious bedrooms and a full bath with a dual vanity add to this home. Bonus finished lower level also includes an in home office, oversized 2-car attached garage, lush gardens and lawn, young roof and Marvin windows – just move in. Welcome Home!
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