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Everything you need to know about buying a home - Step by Step!

Your home will shape your future. The type of home you buy, its location, and your monthly mortgage payment will shape your future and that of your family. The Realtors at Armstrong Field Real Estate want to empower you with the knowledge to, along with the help of our buyer agents, make an informed decision about your first home (or 2nd home for that matter). This is one of the reasons the we wrote this Home Buying Guide. You are unique, and your home needs to fit your own individual requirements and desires. We understand that, and have the patience to work with you until we find that perfect property (or at least as close to perfect as we can get).

Technology that keeps you informed. We have the latest technology to keep you up-to-date on everything that is happening in the real estate market. Receive updates via email whenever a new listing comes on the market that matches your criteria. We use email extensively, but are available by phone 7 days a week. You can also contact us via Text Messages, Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in, Foursquare, and IM. You probably have a smart phone, and we do, also. Connect to us wherever we are... and wherever you are.

You have a life, and we want you to live it. Your time is valuable. You have other things to do other than to spend it on worrying about all the details of a real estate transaction. Like spending time with your family, skiing, going to the beach - whatever you like to do with your free time. Real estate is our life. Let us take the stress. You take some time off.

We're here when you need us, but we won't harass you.  We believe in giving you the tools to get the information you need, then taking a step back, giving you the freedom to search for homes on your own. We understand that many people prefer to look on their own at first. But remember that we will always be here when you are ready to have us start making showing appointments, or need a question answered.

Have fun! Buying your first home is one of the most joyful moments of your life! When you have a professional Buyer Agent representing you, buying a home is a breeze. Our clients not only trust us, but after everything is said and done, they consider us their friends.

This guide will take you through the entire home buying process. There will be links to various resources to help you become a more informed home buyer. We will make recommendations to different service providers such as mortgage professionals, attorneys and home inspectors. Theses recommendation are based solely on our positive experiences with them, and by law we cannot and do not receive any compensation from them.

Please remember that once you go through this guide, we will still be here to answer any questions you may have. Just send us an email or give us a call at 978-740-8700. Thank you, and we look forward to working with you.

   Jim Armstrong

Important Notice: Some of the articles on this web site may deal with tax, financial and/or legal issues. Publication of the information contained on this web site does not create an attorney-client relationship and is not a substitute for consultation with a qualified real estate attorney or tax professional. In any transaction there may be other obligations you may have and measures you may wish to take to protect your interests. Armstrong Field Real Estate always recommends that you should consult an attorney for legal advice and/or a tax professional or accountant for financial advice concerning any particular transaction.

Home Buying Steps
CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED or choose one of the steps below.

  1. Why should you buy a home?

  2. Arranging your financing - getting pre-approved for a mortgage.

  3. Choosing the type of home you want - condo, single family or multifamily.

  4. Searching for your new home.

  5. Making an offer and negotiating.

  6. The Home Inspection - The 10 day period.

  7. The 10 day period continued - Purchase & Sale Agreement.

  8. On your way closing.


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