Monday, September 27, 2010

Open House Sunday, October 3rd

October is the perfect time of year for Open Houses....just an extra excuse to drive around and take in all of the beautiful foliage that Vermont is so well-known for! This Sunday, October 3rd, I will be hosting an Open House at this 3 bedroom ranch home at 335 Plains Road in Westford. This house is situated on an acre lot complete with fire pit and a veggie garden. The meticulously maintained home boasts a remodeled kitchen, finished basement with 3/4 bath, open floor plan, oversized 2-car garage & more! Stop by this Sunday anytime from 1:00- 3:00 and see this terrific property for yourself!

If you can't make it to the Open House, but would still like to see the home, feel free to contact me to schedule a showing. You can always take the visual tour for this home just by clicking here....but trust me, you WANT to see this one in person!

-Jamie Wright, Realtor

Thursday, September 16, 2010

How to obtain the best mortgage rate

I am sure you have heard over and over how incredibly low mortgage interest rates are right now. (In fact, you have probably heard this more than once from yours truly. Remember a couple of months ago when I highlighted how much a change of one point in your interest rate can save/cost you [in this blog post]?)

At any rate (no pun intended), some buyers are surprised to find that when they speak with their lender about getting pre-approved to purchase a home, they are quoted a higher interest rate than they expected (or that they have been hearing in the news). The reason for this? The interest rate that a buyer qualifies for is dependent on a number of factors. Therefore, interest rates aren't a "one size fits all" type of thing. However, there are actions that you can take to ensure that you get the lowest interest rate possible.

I found this great article from Inman News, "Meet 4 criteria for best interest rates" that outlines the most crucial factors that lenders are looking for in order to quote you the best possible interest rate! Even if you aren't in the market for a home at the moment, this article is still worth taking a look at, as the financial actions you take now can impact your purchasing power for quite a while!

If you are thinking of purchasing a home, and haven't yet spoken with a lender about getting pre-approved, feel free to contact me and I would be more than happy to put you in touch with a fabuous local lender!

-Jamie Wright, Realtor