Peter Tzannos - REALTY EXECUTIVES



Posted by Peter Tzannos on 9/16/2019

If youíre trying to sell your home, there are many things you need to think about. One of the reasons that itís wise to hire a realtor is that they can handle a lot of the difficult stuff for you. From home showings to phone calls to sealing the deal, your realtor will be with you every step of the way. 


One thing that you can do to help your realtor out is trying to avoid things that will scare off buyers in your home. While some things are out of your control (weíre looking at you radon), you can check and remedy a lot of problems before a buyer even sets foot in your home.


Leaky, Aging Roof


Roofs last around 20-25 years. If itís been forever since you have paid attention to your roof, youíll need to take a second look before selling. Your buyer is going to either ask for some kind of rebate or go for a home with a newer roof. Roofs are one of the things that home inspectors often see the most problems with.  



Outdated Gutters


If your gutters are in disrepair, you might want to have them cleaned or replace them altogether. Faulty gutters are often what causes problems with the roof. If rain water or snow melt canít properly drain from the gutters, more leaks may be found in the home.  


Old Appliances


If your appliances are outdated, consider replacing them. Buyers donít want to move into a new home only to need to head out to buy a new refrigerator, range, or dryer. Buyers like things to be ready for them, and theyíre willing to pay for it. Youíll definitely get a return on your investment when you buy new appliances.    


Outdated Or Neglected HVAC System


Itís important to keep up with regular maintenance when it comes to your heating and cooling system. Keep it clean and keep regular maintenance appointments. These systems are costly to repair and buyers do not want to deal with these issues immediately (or ever if they could avoid them!) Get the HVAC system serviced before you put a for sale sign out front to keep your buyers happy throughout the inspection and sale process.   


High Price


Your realtor will be a big help in assisting you to price your home right. They will perform a CMA (comparative market analysis) in order to help you find the sweet spot for pricing your home. An overpriced listing will make buyers wonder. A property must be priced right in order to get buyers through the door to even look at the home.




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Posted by Peter Tzannos on 9/13/2019


198 Summer, Watertown, MA 02472

Rental

$2,500
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
All new renovated 2 level townhouse in a super location near Watertown Square. Hardwood floors throughout, granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances, laundry in unit and off street parking. Walking distance to shops, restaurants and park.
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Posted by Peter Tzannos on 9/13/2019


346-348 Belmont, Watertown, MA 02472

Rental

$2,800
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Spectacular views of the Oakley Country Club! enjoy living in this updated 2-level apartment on the 2nd & 3rd floor of a well maintained 2 family home abbuting the Country Club.Featuring 4 bedrooms with 2 full baths, three season porch, and Beautiful master suit with its own deck overlooking golf course.Washer & dryer, lots of storage in basement. Nicest rental in Watertown/Cambridge/Belmont area,a must see
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Posted by Peter Tzannos on 9/11/2019


198 Summer, Watertown, MA 02472

Rental

$3,400
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Conveniently located is this gut renovated 3 level townhouse with 2 master suites, roof deck, 3 total bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, laundry room, granite kitchen with island and hardwood floors throughout. This is a brand new , super rental within walking distance to Watertown Square, shops and restaurants , within minutes to Mass Pike and Storrow Drive.
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Posted by Peter Tzannos on 9/9/2019

Do you dream of buying a home? If your answer is yes, then VA home loan can make it a reality. A VA home loan differs from the traditional mortgage home loan. It is essential to know if you are eligible to apply for a VA home loan and how it can help you purchase your own home.

What is VA Home Loan?  

A VA home loan is a loan for which veterans, active-duty service members, and some surviving spouses are eligible. Generally, VA loans feature better terms than a traditional mortgage, and it is easy to qualify. For many military borrowers, the flexibility and no-down payment nature of VA Home loan have made it the most reliable lending plan in the market. You may find it interesting that from 1944 until today, VA home loans have made over 20 million service members homeowners.

VA Home Loan- Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a VA Home Loan, a person must meet one or more of the following criteria:

- You must have served 90 straight days of active service at the time of war.

- You must have served 181 days of active service. 

- You have accumulated six or more years of service in the Reserves or National Guards.

- Your spouse, who is a service member, becomes disabled or dies during service.

How Does VA Home Loan Work?

The first step to homeownership through VA home loan is to get pre-qualified. You will need to meet up with a VA lender to help you get an estimate of the price of the home you can afford based on your credit, income, and other financial factors.

After getting pre-qualified, the next thing to do is to pre-approve your loan. This will give you the power to take action when you see a home you love. When the preapproval process is complete, you will need to hire a knowledgeable VA agent to help you place an offer and negotiate with the seller.

If you and the seller have agreed concerning the price for the house, your lender will order a VA appraisal of the home. Also, underwriters will analyze your income, finance, and related documents. Next, get ready to sign several kinds of legal documents at your loan closing. After this, you will get the keys to your new home.

Here are some of the most important things to know about a VA home loan;

- It is reusable as long as you pay off the loan every time.

- You can only use it for specific homes.

- You can use it for a primary residence.

- It does not require mortgage insurance.

- It comes with a VA funding fee.

Even if you qualify for a VA home loan, take your time to think if owning a home is right for you. Consider the maintenance, property taxes, and Home upkeep. Renting may seem cheap. Before you go for a VA home loan, consult a home loan specialist.





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