acton ma homes: Trouble Saying Yes? Here's How to Commit to Homeownership - 06/27/14 11:20 AM
You’ve saved for a down payment. You’ve pored over the local listings for months. Touring open houses has become part of your weekend ritual. But months, perhaps years, have passed and you are still in your rental.

For many first-time homebuyers, pulling the trigger on a purchase can be a frightening experience. Will you be happy there? Will you like your neighbors? Will you be tied down—house rich and cash poor? What if you lose your job? Will you hate your commute? In short, your fears stem from the unknown.
Meanwhile, your current home is familiar. You’ve … (1 comments)

acton ma homes: Buyer Costs to Keep in Mind - 06/11/14 10:07 PM
Don’t Forget These Costs When Buying an Acton Area Home You’ve crunched the mortgage calculators, estimated your tax payments, and taken a realistic look at how much house you can afford. You’ve stuck within your range when scouring the listings, being careful not to bust your budget.

But there are more expenses involved in home buying than just the property costs. And those additional payments, if you don’t factor them in, can be high enough to derail your conscientious planning.
Here’s what to keep in mind:
Buying Costs
You’ve got your mortgage pre-approved, but that’s not all you will need … (0 comments)

acton ma homes: Acton Home Buyers May Skip ‘Starter Homes’ Altogether - 03/28/13 10:21 PM
Acton Home Buyers May Skip ‘Starter Homes’ Altogether
The concept of “starter homes” cropped up after the end of the Second World War, when millions of young families took advantage of low-cost new developments to gain a foothold in homeownership: the emblematic first step in fulfilling the American Dream.
Today’s first-time Acton area home buyers are a lot less predictable—just as the market itself is altogether different. As we recover from the previous years’ economic declines, which temporarily suppressed the number of Acton home buyers, the combination of low interest rates and historically affordable home prices allows many to aim for … (9 comments)

acton ma homes: WHY THE NEWEST LISTINGS FOR ACTON SOMETIMES...AREN'T!! - 02/24/13 08:22 PM
Why the Newest listings for Acton Sometimes…Aren’t!
You are doing some serious house-hunting. 
You’ve been Googling ‘newest Acton MA listings’, but when you click on the most popular sites, somehow the ‘newest Acton listings’ are the same ones you’ve seen before. Worse, some of them turn out to have been sold! Or the price was wrong! Or the agent isn’t even the agent anymore!
What is going on? Doesn’t Google (or Bing, or Yahoo!) promise to show you sites with the newest listings in Acton? How can the most popular sites (at the top of their results page: Zillow,, Trulia) be … (1 comments)

Betsy Purcell, Realtor (Keller Williams Realty Boston North West)

Betsy Purcell


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