Chad Goldstein - Gold Key Realty LLC



Posted by Chad Goldstein on 11/16/2018

This Single-Family in Wareham, MA recently sold for $249,900. This Raised Ranch style home was sold by Chad Goldstein - Gold Key Realty LLC.


21 Rickey Lane, Wareham, MA 02538

Single-Family

$249,900
Price
$249,900
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Home is Where Your Story Begins~What a lovely home for the first time buyer or downsizer~Convenient to major routes,this quiet corner location is set deep in a family-friendly neighborhood & surrounded by natural conservation woodlands~Clean & pretty front curb appeal w/ low-maintenance landscaping~Enter through etsy-style front door & turn left into an open flow dining & lounge area,which leads to a simple,sunlit kitchen w/ upgraded features~stainless fridge,oven/range,dishwasher & modern/rustic light fixture~Pass through kitchen sliders to an oversized deck w/built-in seating,perfect for entertaining guests~Level backyard area is also great for entertaining by the firepit~2 bedrooms & full renovated bath complete the 1st level~Cozy up & watch a movie in the spacious,lower level family room~Laundry area & storage w/walk-out to backyard complete lower level~Up the road 1+ mile you can relax in the sand or catch a fish at Glen Charlie Pond~This is a quality,solid home & won't last long.

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Posted by Chad Goldstein on 11/12/2018

Want to add your house to the real estate market? If you're operating in a seller's market, you may be able to generate plenty of interest in your house as soon as your residence becomes available.

A seller's market commonly features an abundance of homebuyers and a shortage of home sellers. As such, a home seller who lists a high-quality residence in a seller's market could earn a significant profit.

Operating in a seller's market offers many opportunities for home sellers who prepare accordingly. Lucky for you, we're here to ensure you can get the best price for your residence in a seller's market.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you optimize the value of your house in a seller's market.

1. Complete a Home Appraisal

A home appraisal will help you understand your house's strengths and weaknesses. That way, you can perform any home improvement projects before you list your residence. You may be able to boost your chances of a quick property sale too.

Typically, a home appraisal requires just a few hours to complete. A home appraiser will visit your residence and inspect it both inside and out. Then, this appraiser will provide you with a report that details your home's condition.

Review the results of a home appraisal report closely. By doing so, you can prioritize various home improvements and work toward transforming your ordinary residence into one that will stand out in a seller's market.

2. Analyze the Housing Market

How does your residence stack up against comparable houses that are currently available? Examine the housing market to find out.

Evaluate the prices of houses that are similar to your own. This may help you establish a realistic price range for your residence.

Also, look at how long recently sold properties were available before they were purchased. This may help you understand how long it might take for you to get the best price for your residence in a seller's market.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to selling a home, there is no reason to embark on the property selling journey on your own. Thankfully, real estate agents are available in cities and towns nationwide, and these housing market experts are happy to assist you in any way they can.

A real estate agent can provide details about what to expect before you add your residence to a seller's market. He or she will help you plan ahead and ensure your residence features an awe-inspiring exterior and flawless interior that differentiate your property from others.

Moreover, a real estate agent will help you alleviate stress throughout the home selling journey. This housing market professional can respond to your home selling concerns and questions and provide plenty of guidance to help you make informed decisions.

There is no need to leave anything to chance when you list your home in a seller's market. Instead, take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and you should have no trouble stirring up interest in your house.





Posted by Chad Goldstein on 11/5/2018

For most college students and recent grads, the prospect of buying a home seems slim and distant. With the cost of a college education growing each year and the price of houses inflating, it can seem daunting to begin to save for a down payment or build credit.

 However, there are ways to start planning now for buying a home, even if you are burdened with student debt and rising rent.

 In this article, we’re going to do just that. If you’re a recent grad or a current college student, read on for a guide to buying a home.

What do you need to buy a home

Once you graduate college you might be wishing you could have taken an elective called “How to Be an Adult 101.” There are many personal finance problems in life that just aren’t taught in school, from saving for retirement, to borrowing for a house or car, to investing in stocks and bonds.

So, what are the main things you’ll need to buy a home? Before you start applying for mortgages, you should know that just because you can get approved doesn’t mean you should buy a home.

Purchasing a home is a huge investment and one that most homeowners take decades to pay off. With high interest rates and private mortgage insurance (PMI), the cost of owning a home can be immense.

To avoid PMI and get a good interest rate, you’ll need a few things.

Credit score

Your credit score is one thing that lenders take into consideration when determining how risky it is to lend to you. They want to know that they’ll receive a return on their investment and that you won’t stop paying your mortgage. A good way to gauge this is by looking at your financial history.

Your credit score mainly takes into account the following five things:

  1. Payment history - 35%: Do you pay your bills (utilities, loans, etc.) on time each month?

  2. Credit usage - 30%: How much of your maximum credit have you used? If you max out your cards this can reflect poorly on your ability to manage money. However, if you don’t use any accounts you might have a hard time building a payment history.

  3. Length of credit history - 15%: The longer you’ve been paying bills the more trustworthy you are to lenders

  4. New credit - 10%: If you recently opened or attempted to open cards this will temporarily lower your credit score as it could be a sign of financial duress

  5. Types of credit - 10%: store accounts, credit cards, loans, etc. Having a variety of credit types will boost your score.

Having student loans as a college graduate can often give your credit score a leg up on others who don’t have a credit history. However, to boost your score you’ll want to keep making on-time payments and consider using a credit card if you can afford it.

Employment history

Most recent college grads cringe when they hear that their employment history is important to lenders. However, you might be pleased to know that being a full-time student is something lenders take into consideration.

They will, however, need to see employment history from your current employer, and the more you can prove that you have a stable job the better.

Down payment

One of the most important things you can do right now is to save for a down payment. Designate a portion of your paycheck each week to a separate savings account if you need to in order to hold yourself accountable. The bigger down payment you can make, the better your interest rate and the more money you’ll save over the length of your mortgage.

Finally, don’t let increases in your salary change your lifestyle. Staying frugal will help you avoid “lifestyle inflation” or spending more simply because you make more. Decide what you value, and choose purchases wisely.




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Posted by Chad Goldstein on 11/2/2018

This Condo in Rockland, MA recently sold for $329,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Chad Goldstein - Gold Key Realty LLC.


7 Willow Pond Dr, Rockland, MA 02370

Condo

$329,000
Price
$329,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Seeking turn-key easy living? Look no further! This impressive town house features a spacious open concept, with vaulted ceilings and amazing over sized widows that provide an incredible amount of natural light throughout the space! You will LOVE the Super functional fully appliance'd eat-in kitchen featuring gorgeous granite counter-tops, breakfast bar, gas range, and beautiful cabinetry! Two full bathrooms and three spacious bedrooms that each boast large closet space, and an additional room perfect for a guest room or office! Hardwood floors can be found throughout the main level, wall-to-wall carpet in all bedrooms. With a finished basement and an attic crawl space, storage is plentiful in this 2100+ sqft home! This property also features a quaint front porch as well as a private patio that overlooks a spectacular breath taking landscape and one of the best views that Willow Pond has to offer! This move-in ready town home can be yours if you move fast-- schedule your appointment

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Posted by Chad Goldstein on 11/1/2018


27 Old Dam Rd, Bourne, MA 02532

Single-Family

$659,900
Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
4/1
Full/Half Baths
Seeking spacious, peaceful cape living? Welcome home!! This beautiful cape is eager for new & wonderful family memories!! Your new home is set back off the road and features a sweeping front yard w/ stonewall landscaping details & a quaint front porch to welcome you home! Enter into your new spacious living room w/ bright, natural light, hardwood floors, and open floor plan that leads to your new kitchen & dining room! Open concept layout is perfect for gathering family & friends! Large kitchen boasts updated cabinets, beautiful granite counter-tops, & a large center island perfect for entertaining! A dining room slider invites you to an incredible backyard space featuring a deck, hot tub, in-ground pool, and pool house- all perfect for hosting your next summer BBQ! Four spacious bedrooms, two of which are great master en-suite options! In-law aprtmt with own entrance for added income! Partially finished basement also adds for your ideal bonus room! Don't miss out-come by today!
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