Kim Duke - WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briarwood Real Estate



Posted by Kim Duke on 2/18/2019

Once you have found the home that you want to live in, put in the offer, and start the process of closing on a home, you may feel like you’re “home free.” The hard part may technically be over, but there’s one more important thing that you need to think about before you get the keys to your place: Closing costs. 

A few days before you head to sign all of your paperwork to close on the home, your lender will send you a detailed report of different closing costs that you need to pay upon the settlement of the property. 


Closing Costs Defined


Closing costs are what you pay to the lender and third parties. These are due at the time of closing on the property and must be paid up front. You should estimate that your closing costs will be between 2 and 5 percent of the purchase price of the home.


Everything Included In Closing Costs


Closing costs cover both one-time and recurring fees that are a part of your home purchase. The one-time fees are things that are generally associated with buying the home. These would include attorneys fees, lender fees, home inspection fees, document prep fees, underwriting fees, credit report fees, and realtor fees. You’ll also need a bank issued check for your down payment at this time.  


At closing, an escrow account will be set up. This is like a forced savings account that will be drawn from to cover things like taxes, insurance, loan interest, and title insurance. These are all very important costs that are a part of buying a home.     


Do Your Homework Ahead Of Time


The best way to deal with closing costs is to be prepared ahead of time. Talk to your lender in order to get an estimate of the closing costs. From there, you’ll need to decide if you need to finance your closing costs or simply pay them up front. There are advantages to both approaches. Sometimes, lenders will look at you as less favorable if you need to finance all of your closing costs. It all depends on the terms of your loan. This is why research is vital.


Compare Rates And Lenders


It’s important not to go with the first lender you talk to. Get some recommendations from your realtor and friends to see who might be a good fit for you. Every lender specializes in something different, so you want to be sure that who you chose is a good fit for you. 


The most important thing that you can do with closing costs and the financing of your home is to get educated!     





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Posted by Kim Duke on 2/12/2019


278 Blue Hills Parkway, Milton, MA 02186

Single-Family

$769,000
Price

8
Rooms
5
Beds
3
Baths
HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!!!! You will fall in Love with this Beautifully renovated Colonial that has Modern Amenities & Old World Charm! 5 bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, 9ft ceilings, Mudroom, 1ST Floor Laundry. Gorgeous Kitchen with White Shaker Cabinets,Stainless Steel Appliances, Gas Stove, Quartz Counters, Breakfast Bar and Hardwood Floors. Open Concept Living Room / Dining Room w/ Hardwood Floors and Recessed Lighting. On the 2nd floor there is a Large Master Suite with Walk in Closet, Sitting Area and Master Bath with Over sized Modern Shower, 2 additional Bedrooms, additional New Full Bathroom & Hardwood Floors. On the 3rd Level there are 2 additional Bedrooms with Hardwood Floors and Generous closets. New Windows, Roof, Gas Heating Systems, Central Air, New Electrical, Plumbing and Unfinished Basement. No need to worry about the Snow this winter with 2 detached One Car Garages. Enjoy your Morning coffee or evening Sunset on the front Porch. Make your Appointment today before it's Gone!
Open House
Saturday
February 16 at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 278 Blue Hills Parkway, Milton, MA 02186    Get Directions

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Posted by Kim Duke on 2/11/2019

This Condo in Boston, MA recently sold for $310,000. This 2/3 Family style home was sold by Kim Duke - WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briarwood Real Estate.


27 Ellington St, Boston, MA 02121

Condo

$319,000
Price
$310,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!!!!!!! This Spacious 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo is Located by Franklin Park Zoo, within Walking distance to Train and TWO Deeded Off Street Parking Spaces is a Must See! Most of the Unit has been Freshly Painted. Eat in Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances and Spacious Deck. Master Bedroom has Master Bath with Tub/Shower and Private Balcony. Large Living Room with lots of Natural light, Two additional Large Bedrooms with Great closet space and In Unit Laundry Room for Side by Side Washer and Dryer. There is also Additional Storage Space in Basement.

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Posted by Kim Duke on 2/11/2019

Moving into a new home is an exciting time. As you look at each potential house you imagine yourself living your life there. Eating pancakes at the breakfast bar with your spouse, watching you children run around the large backyard, turning a spare bedroom into your own personal space. The expenses that come with a move, however, aren’t quite as exciting. If you’ve stretched your dollar a little further than you would have liked but still want to turn your house into a home try these renovations that can fit any budget.

In the kitchen

Pick up some peel and stick vinyl from your home improvement store to add a new backsplash to your kitchen walls without the fuss of tiling. Upgrade your kitchen faucet to something sleek and modern or to a different finish that suits your taste. Install new drawer pulls to cabinets to add your own style to the room.

The Front Door

When you move you’ll have lots of people stopping by to visit and admire your new abode. Make a great first impression by updating the front of your home. Paint the front door a bright, friendly color; yellow and red are two classic options. Installing a kick plate to the bottom of your door not only protects your door from everyday wear but also gives your door a more luxe look. Placing vibrant greenery and blooms by the front door, both inside and outside, makes any home feel more welcoming.

Bring new life to old furniture.

You don’t need to rush out and buy all new furniture for your new home. Instead, alter pieces you already own. Give your worn-out sofa and arm chairs a modern update with slipcovers. Buy a colorful ottoman and some throw pillows to give your living room a whole new feel. Adding wallpaper or an accent color to the back of a bookcase gives the piece some flair for little effort. Artfully arrange books and knick knacks without overcrowding to bring a designer’s touch to the room.

Tiny Changes, Big Impact

Sometimes it’s the small things that make the biggest difference when updating a home. Swap out old, basic switch and outlet plates for ones with more style. With options spanning the ornate to imitation stone, you’re guaranteed to find a style that suits your decor. Add bold new house numbers in a bright color or arranged in a unique way. The more creative you get, the bigger an impact you’ll make. Install new light bulbs designed to bring a bright but friendly warm light to make each room feel more inviting.

Even if your budget is tighter than you would like there are still small home improvements you can make your new house feel a lot more like your home. Sometimes all it takes is a dose of your favorite color or the simple act of putting your own personal stamp on the place.




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Posted by Kim Duke on 2/9/2019


278 Blue Hills Parkway, Milton, MA 02186

Single-Family

$769,000
Price

8
Rooms
5
Beds
3
Baths
HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!!!! You will fall in Love with this Beautifully renovated Colonial that has Modern Amenities & Old World Charm! 5 bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, 9ft ceilings, Mudroom, 1ST Floor Laundry. Gorgeous Kitchen with White Shaker Cabinets,Stainless Steel Appliances, Gas Stove, Quartz Counters, Breakfast Bar and Hardwood Floors. Open Concept Living Room / Dining Room w/ Hardwood Floors and Recessed Lighting. On the 2nd floor there is a Large Master Suite with Walk in Closet, Sitting Area and Master Bath with Over sized Modern Shower, 2 additional Bedrooms, additional New Full Bathroom & Hardwood Floors. On the 3rd Level there are 2 additional Bedrooms with Hardwood Floors and Generous closets. New Windows, Roof, Gas Heating Systems, Central Air, New Electrical, Plumbing and Unfinished Basement. No need to worry about the Snow this winter with 2 detached One Car Garages. Enjoy your Morning coffee or evening Sunset on the front Porch. Make your Appointment today before it's Gone!
Open House
Saturday
February 09 at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 278 Blue Hills Parkway, Milton, MA 02186    Get Directions

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