February 27, 2012 Mara Bushari

When looking to buy, rent, or invest, it’s important to remember to stay within your budget and not “break the bank.” After all, no one wants a nightmare real estate experience. Here is an easy way to look at your finances and your next step.

Calculate your annual income, then break the income into monthly amounts. Deduct all the usual costs from your monthly amount. What you have leftover is discretionary income, and it is best that you leave a reasonable amount of that money unclaimed for savings and potential emergencies.  If you can sacrifice that extra amount towards upping your rent and mortgage limit, you could open up the possibility of a new home.

It’s important to take these financial matters into consideration, especially since rents in the Metro-Boston area have been on the steady increase. Buying a home also serves as a long-term investment when your home appreciates in value. Of course, only you know when you’re ready to move, but should any questions arrive, please don’t hesitate to ask us at Bushari Group Real Estate. Our professionally trained agents are equipped with references and tools to help you make the best decision possible.

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Mara Bushari

Mara is a creative thinker and strategic marketer. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston University’s College of Communication and worked in international finance before joining The Bushari Team. Mara strives to exceed expectations. As Client Relations Specialist, she is a key facilitator in all team transactions, making the buying or selling process as stress-free as possible for the client. Mara learned many of her extraordinary organizational and problem-solving skills during her service in the Israeli Defense Forces, where she earned the “President’s Award” for exceptional service. In the military, Mara solidified her abilities to achieve top results in high pressure and time sensitive situations. In her spare time, Mara enjoys skiing, photography and writing.

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