Cathy Lomasney - Specializing in the Real Estate Market in Billerica and Eastern Massachusetts


For most homeowners, a home is not just a property with four walls and a roof over their head. Over time, it becomes a place that reminds them of sweet memories spent with family and friends. Buying a home is expensive, and as a result, it is essential that you relegate any form of emotions and apply business-minded strategies in making good decisions. With this in mind, here are some costly emotional mistakes home buyers make and how you can avoid making them.

Falling in love too quickly

Buying a home can play with your emotions. But you must balance your dreams with the realities of your budget. Turn a deaf ear when the agent tells you "Oh, this house was made for you," or "It suits you perfectly," Focus on what you want in terms of space, location, maintenance, and the price. If you are buying a house, buy the one you need rather than what you want.

Allowing others to "steer" the process 

Agents and family members can be assertive in attempting to "tell" you what home to buy. What's more, friends who won't even live in the house will aggressively offer opinions about the subject. In an attempt to please others, some homeowners get highly emotional and buy a house they never liked. It is your house, and you will be the one living in it. Friends and loved ones only visit. So put yourself in charge of the buying process. 

Overpaying for a property 

Another common emotional mistake homebuyers make is paying too much for a property. Buyers—especially new ones—always tend to become desperate to buy a house or buy a house in a popular area, and most time, they end up paying far too much for the property. To avoid overpaying for a home, keep your emotional side locked and check the prices of similar houses in the area to avoid being ripped off. 

Putting the pen on paper too soon 

Generally, before you purchase a house, you need to sign a contract and pay a deposit. However, don't get too excited and sign the contract immediately you make the decision. Take your time to read through every line of the agreement. Also, get a seasoned lawyer or property professional to guide you, to ensure your interest comes first and insert any needed clauses. It is tough to make changes once you sign a contract.

Although buying a house can be an emotional experience, it is also an exciting time. Avoiding emotional mistakes, doing your research and keeping a calm head should help you to get a good home that meets all your needs.



180 Summer St, Malden, MA 02148

Condo

$495,000
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Upon entering your townhouse style condo in a remodeled West Malden Victorian Style home, you’ll notice the sun filled, open concept main living level featuring living, dining, & kitchen with hardwood floors, gas fireplace, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances including new refrigerator. As you ascend the hardwood staircase to the second level you’ll notice the large master bedroom with additional living space with skylight that could be an office, sitting room, or a large walk in closet. The second floor is complete with a second bedroom, full bath and laundry. The large storage room in the basement is perfect for your seasonal items. You new home is in an ideal commuter location; a short distance to the subway at Oak Grove, Commuter Rail in Malden Ctr, bus line at Summer & Clifton, or Route 93. Convenient to Malden Center, shopping, YMCA, & restaurants. Enjoy the outdoors? Enjoy the several nearby parks and the Fells Reservation is a short ride away.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses




If you recently bought or sold a house, you may need to vacate your residence sooner rather than later. This probably means that you'll need to prepare a wide range of large items for moving day, including your furniture.

Ultimately, moving furniture from Point A to Point B can be quick and simple – here are three tips to help you transport chairs, couches and other furniture to your new address.

1. Pick Up Furniture Sliders

When it comes to moving furniture, it pays to work smart – not hard. If you purchase furniture sliders prior to moving day, you should have no trouble moving furniture over carpet, grass or other rough surfaces.

Furniture sliders usually are inexpensive and easy to find at any hardware or home goods store. Plus, these sliders can be placed under the legs of any chair or couch to make it simple for you to glide your furniture across rough surfaces.

To install furniture sliders, you'll need to lift each corner of a piece of furniture and move the sliders underneath. By doing so, you can use these sliders to reduce friction when you push furniture across a rough surface, resulting in a faster, more efficient move.

2. Consider Lifting Straps and a Hand Truck

Let's face it – furniture can be tough to move on your own. Fortunately, if you purchase lifting straps and a hand truck, you can avoid putting too much pressure on your body while you move furniture.

Lifting straps are designed to help minimize weight on your back, making them ideal for moving furniture and other heavy objects. They require two people to use and help these individuals share the weight of heavy items. However, you should not use lifting straps if you plan to move furniture up or down stairs, as the weight of a piece of furniture will shift to the person on the bottom.

Also, a hand truck represents a worthwhile moving day investment, particularly for those who need to move lots of furniture quickly. Hand trucks are available in a variety of sizes and enable you to wheel furniture in and out of a home.

3. Hire a Moving Company

If you need to move furniture and have no idea what to do, there is no need to worry. Many moving companies are available in cities and towns nationwide, and each of these businesses employs friendly, knowledgeable moving professionals.

Moving furniture can be time-consuming and physically demanding. On the other hand, if you hire a moving company, you can avoid the challenges commonly associated with moving furniture from one location to another.

Lastly, if you need extra help to move furniture or other heavy items, you should consult with a real estate agent. In addition to helping you buy or sell a house, a real estate agent can connect you with the top moving companies in any area.

Enjoy a quick, seamless transition to a new address – use the aforementioned tips, and you can simplify the process of getting your furniture to your new address.



180 Summer St, Malden, MA 02148

Condo

$515,000
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Upon entering your townhouse style condo in a remodeled West Malden Victorian Style home, you’ll notice the sun filled, open concept main living level featuring living, dining, & kitchen with hardwood floors, gas fireplace, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances including new refrigerator. As you ascend the hardwood staircase to the second level you’ll notice the large master bedroom with additional living space with skylight that could be an office, sitting room, or a large walk in closet. The second floor is complete with a second bedroom, full bath and laundry. The large storage room in the basement is perfect for your seasonal items. You new home is in an ideal commuter location; a short distance to the subway at Oak Grove, Commuter Rail in Malden Ctr, bus line at Summer & Clifton, or Route 93. Convenient to Malden Center, shopping, YMCA, & restaurants. Enjoy the outdoors? Enjoy the several nearby parks and the Fells Reservation is a short ride away.
Open House
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September 08 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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180 Summer St, Malden, MA 02148

Condo

$515,000
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Upon entering your townhouse style condo in a remodeled West Malden Victorian Style home, you’ll notice the sun filled, open concept main living level featuring living, dining, & kitchen with hardwood floors, gas fireplace, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances including new refrigerator. As you ascend the hardwood staircase to the second level you’ll notice the large master bedroom with additional living space with skylight that could be an office, sitting room, or a large walk in closet. The second floor is complete with a second bedroom, full bath and laundry. The large storage room in the basement is perfect for your seasonal items. You new home is in an ideal commuter location; a short distance to the subway at Oak Grove, Commuter Rail in Malden Ctr, bus line at Summer & Clifton, or Route 93. Convenient to Malden Center, shopping, YMCA, & restaurants. Enjoy the outdoors? Enjoy the several nearby parks and the Fells Reservation is a short ride away.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






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