Brews for First-Time Buyers

Buying a home is a BIG DEAL. Especially when it’s your first time.

It’s normal to have a million questions. If you find yourself continuing to pay high rent in Salem and Beverly and daydreaming about owning your first condo or house, we want to help! Join us for a FREE Event:

Thursday 3/24 5-7 PM Old Planters Brewery Beverly, MA

The event will feature:

  • Complimentary Old Planters Beer
  • Complimentary food from Butter UR Biscuit
  • North Shore Real Estate Experts to answer all of your first-time buying questions
  • Giveaways & Swag

Space is limited. RSVP by filling out the form.

Are you currently working with a Realtor?

Meet Our North Shore Real Estate Experts

Maura Allard and Company Team

Maura Allard & Company Team

The M.A.& Company Team is ready to assist you with all of your buying and selling needs. We are Realtors licensed in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. We are all residents of the North Shore & know and love the area! We are looking forward to meeting you!

Andrew Deffer Real Estate Mortgage Lender Ryal Side Beverly

Andrew Deffer

Andrew’s main focus is educating his clients, clearly communicating to all parties involved, & guiding clients through the entire mortgage process. He offers mortgages, FHA loans, USDA home loans, VA Home Loans, Re-financing & more!

Amy Garniss Real Estate Lawyer Beverly Ryal Side

Amy Garniss

With over 13 years of experience, Amy offers extensive knowledge in real estate law. She delivers competitive rates and comprehensive legal support whether you are buying, selling, or lending.

FAQs for Buyers

Do I really need to get pre-approved prior to looking at houses?

Simple answer is YES.  In order to submit an offer on a property you must submit an up to date pre-approval letter from a lender with your offer.  The value of getting pre-approved prior to starting the search is invaluable.  For example even though you may be pre-approved for a $500,000 house, you may be more comfortable with the payment of a $425,000 house.  There are also many factors that go into your monthly payment like real estate taxes and homeowners insurance and having that information prior to starting your search is important.

Can I ask for every item on the home inspection to be repaired?

Yes, you can, technically. But more than likely you will come up against resistance from the seller.  When you purchase a house you are purchasing a “used product” unless you are buying new construction.  It is normal that a house will have some wear and tear.  General rule of thumb is to focus on any health, safety or structural issues that come up on the home inspection.

Why Buy a Home with Maura

Full Team

I surround myself with a team of amazing professionals.  Attorneys, lenders, insurance agents, cleaners, stagers, painters, junk removal companies and more.


You will always understand what you are signing and if questions arise I’m here to answer them.  Electronic signing via Dotloop or in-person signing.

1 on 1 Meetings

Let’s meet and get to know each other and discuss all the important steps in purchasing the home.  I’m available to meet in person or through a video conference call.

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