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!



Buying a home can be a very difficult experience! It is most likely the biggest purchase of your life but less daunting when you know the real estate lingo and what to expect during the purchase process.1. Start saving earlyYou will need to be putting between 3.5% and 20% down of the purchase pri...
If you are looking to invest in residential multifamily (2-4 units) There are duplexes and triplexes everywhere in Worcester County! With a huge supply, it is possible to get a property under contract for a great price.Before you begin looking for your next deal, it is essential to speak with you...
Are you interested in learning real estate investing?If you are new to real estate investing, it is smart to invest in your education for real estate investments. There is some upfront knowledge that can benefit you to prevent you from making mistakes on your purchase.Real Estate investing in the...
What makes a good rental property? Your goal should be to distinguish between a good and bad investment. You can make an in state out out of state investment and become an absentee landlord. First you want to determine your area. Here are three key elements in finding a rental property.   Risk Fi...
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 ...

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