Steve Bracero's Real Estate Blog

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Topics include tips on house hunting, selling homes, investing in real estate as well as finance, and self development. Areas of Worcester County, Massachusetts include: Ashland, Blackstone, Douglas, Franklin, Grafton, Hopkinton, Hopedale, Medway, Milford, Millbury, Northboro, Northbridge, Shrewsbury, Southboro, Sutton, Westboro, Whitinsville, Worcester, Upton and Uxbridge. I hope you find this blog helpful and learn from the posts!
Struggling to pay off your credit cards? Learn how to get your credit in order. Whether your goal is to buy a home, become debt free, or raise your credit, learn these tips to help improve your credit! Pre Purchase1. Talk to a lender - If you plan on buying a property, it is best to become be app...
How can you revamp your home and make it eco friendly as well as cost efficient? Learn these five  tips for the interior of the home. Water Heater Do you know the current age of your water heater? Have you ever considered a tankless water heater? These only heat as much water as in needed. Althou...
If you are in the process of looking for a home it is easy to get overwhelmed by all of the possibilities! Don’t lose sight of the things that you need vs want in a home. This checklist will help decide if the home is the right purchase for you. LocationSchools A good school district is vital whe...
Have your first property under contract or considering buying a rental property? Congrats! If you plan on self managing, what should you do first? Here are some tips to get you started on the right foot.  Treat It At A Business Not A HobbyRemember you are running a business, treat it as one. Keep...
Excuses are unlimited of why you can’t do something. Instead of making excuses, as an investor you need to consider how you will get the deal done. Do you really want to invest in real estate? Why is it not happening now? It may take time to get your next property under contract, but enjoy the jo...
The amenities a landlord can offer can make or break your rental business. Ensure you are keeping your properties rented with these three amenities  Tenant turnover can be a killer when owning rental property. Every time it happens, you have a vacancy, repair the unit, as well as find a new tenan...
What is a home inspection? Although not required, a good home inspector will save you big money long term. You are looking for an inspector who can analyze the home's strengths and repairs/ deferred maintenance. In a competitive market, it is common to see homebuyers waive inspections in hope of ...
Are you just starting out?Real Estate investing for beginners can be tricky and it’s easy to get lost in the terminology. Here are five key real estate terms you must know as you purchase your rental property. AmortizationThis is the decrease of your property's debt. In the beginning of your mort...
Buying a home can be exciting when things go well! Avoid these five major home buying pitfalls. Pre Purchase: Pre Qualification: Make sure you go through a prequalification with your lender! They will look at your current credit, debt to income ratio (DTI), savings, retirement accounts, W2 Income...
Are things becoming too easy? Comfort is a killer and can lead to no growth in all areas of life.. A comfortable routine may be great for many, but take action and try something new to learn more about yourself. The discomfort you get from trying something new is pure growth. It opens up new oppo...

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