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First Time Home Buyers MA

First Time Home Buyers in Massachusetts

If you are considering buying a home for the first time, congratulations! This exciting time in your life will be a memorable event.

While it's exciting, the reality is that purchasing a home can be stressful, time-consuming and frustrating. While the real estate trends in Massachusetts fluctuate, the constant is that buying a home is one of life's biggest stressors.

Listen to "Risks to Avoid"

MABA Buyer Agents help first time home buyers alleviate the stress and frustration often associated with buying a home – especially for first time home buyers. As a non-profit member organization, we focus on helping you navigate the complexities of a real estate transaction, including financing options, understanding first time home buyer programs such as grants, evaluating properties, and negotiating. As MABA buyer agents, we are committed to saving you time and money.

We have seen an increase in the risks that first time home buyers are taking on - unnecessarily. Listen to the MABA audio, "Risks to Avoid."

Benefits to a 1st Time Home Buyer in MA of a MABA Buyer Agent

  • Commitment - MABA buyer agents are committed to getting you the best value for your investment and identifying the home that you will be happy with for many years to come.
  • Loyalty - We are 100% dedicated to you, the first time home buyer in Massachusetts.
  • Peace of mind - We will help you navigate the market, identify the inventory of homes for sale, and - more importantly - research and point out the pros and cons of properties so you can make an informed decision.
  • 100% Conflict Free - The market definition of a buyer’s agent has become blurred. It is especially confusing to a first time home buyer. With a MABA agent, there is NO potential conflict of interest. Guaranteed. Less than 1% of all buyers’ agents in MA can make this statement, however, MABA buyer agents can. Learn more.
  • Access and information - You deserve all the available information about properties (including public records) that exists to help you in your decision making. Other Realtors are not always obligated to disclose all of the information all of the time. MABA buyer agents take an oath to always be on their buyer’s side. We take that oath very seriously.
  • A professional guide - We work with you every step of the way. From financing, appraisals, property rights, presenting compelling offers, negotiation, scheduling, monitoring closing details, to moving, we will be on your side and by your side as you buy your first home!
  • Education - We are professionals and we only select brokers who meet the high standards of being a MABA buyer agent. Fewer than 1% of all agents in Massachusetts meet MABA’s high standards for buyer agency. You deserve to work with the best buyer’s agents. With that expertise, we develop and deliver educational programs to guide you throughout the buying process and will introduce you to experts we work with regularly, including architects, engineers, builders, mortgage professionals.

Latest from the Blog

  • Pending Sales for Massachusetts Homebuyers Maintain Steady Year-Over-Year Increases for Almost Four Years This February

    WALTHAM, Mass. – March 14, 2017 – The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that ongoing buyer demand pushed pending sales up three percent over last year. Pending sales have been up 47 of the last 48 months, marking almost four years of positive gains in single family homes put under agreement. Realtors® confidence both in the market and in home prices was positive in February. 

     February Pending Sales:  

    Single Family February 2017 February 2016 % Change
    Sales 3,967 3,852 3.0%
    Median Price $330,000 $309,000 6.8%
    • Pending sales have been up 47 of the last 48 months  
    Condominium February 2017 February 2016 % Change
    Sales 1,558 1,566 -0.5%
    Median Price $313,000 $290,000 7.9%
    • Pending sales have been up or flat 17 of the last 18 months  

    “Buyers have been tireless these past four years, showing that the desire to live and work in Massachusetts is strong despite dwindling inventory and rising prices,” said 2017 MAR President Paul Yorkis, president of Patriot Real Estate in Medway.  

     Realtor® Market and Price Confidence Indexes:  

    Confidence Index February 2017 February 2016 %Change
    Market 75.20 68.66 10%
    Price 77.00 75.70 2%
    • The Realtor® Market Confidence Index was up for the 11th straight month
    • Measured on a 100-point scale, a score of 50 is the midpoint between a “strong” (100 points) and a “weak” (0 points) market condition  

    “This is the highest recording Market Confidence Index for the month of February since we began recording the data in 2008,” said Yorkis. “This speaks to the strength of the market this past year, as well as looking ahead to the spring market of 2017."