The New England Housing Report shows the regional housing market remained steady through November 2015 with all six states showing an increase in sales over 2014. Looking to make a move in 2016? Start your Andover home search here.
According to the National Association of Realtors, mortgage rates are still at yearly lows. The chart shows the average monthly principal plus interest payment for a $200,000, 30 year fixed loan rate. The holiday season can be a great time to purchase a home. Many sellers of homes on the market during this season of the year are anxious to sell before the New Year. It’s quite possible, too, that you may qualify for monthly mortgage payment that is less than your current rent payments. Contact me at Re/Max Partners in Andover if I can answer any questions you might have about the real estate market here in Andover and the Merrimack Valley and start your Andover home search here.
With interest rates so low, it’s still a great time to purchase a home. If you need help finding a mortgage to suit your personal and financial goals, contact me at RE/MAX Partners, I’d be happy to introduce you to a qualified professional loan officer who will take great care of you. In the meantime start your Andover or North Andover home search here. …and oh, by the way…..HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Halloween has certainly become a major treat for kids and grown ups alike. We’re fortunate to live in a community where it’s fun to celebrate with friends and family.
Here are some tips for staying safe this Halloween as well the local Trick or Treat Hours for Friday,
October 31. Have a “spooktacular Halloween!”
Andover 5-7 PM
North Andover 5:30 to 7:30 PM
This is great news for home buyers. With mortgage rates at new lows now may be the perfect time to make a move. Could waiting until spring cost you money? Search all homes for sale in Massachusetts and New Hampshire here.
Still renting? Consider this recent survey of consumer finances which shows that the net worth of homeowners is, on average, 36X greater than that of renters.
At the top of the list of real estate questions I’m most frequently asked is which home improvement projects add the most value to a home. Each year real estate professionals and home building contractors tackle this question by analyzing market data across the country. This is never an easy question to answer because the data varies from region to region as well as from city to city and style and price of the home. Never the less, the information in the COST VS VALUE REPORT is a great resource and includes a wealth of information to help you increase the value of your Andover home.
Some of the top remodeling projects which add value to your home include:
- Entry door replacement
- Siding replacement
- Garage door replacement
- Deck addition or replacement
- Window replacement
- Roof replacement
- Minor bath and kitchen remodels
- Bathroom addition
- Roof replacement
- Basement remodel
Contact me, Paulette Zuena at Re/Max Partners for questions about your Andover home improvement project and download your COSTvsVALUE Report for New England and the Boston Area here: COSTVSVALUEbostonma