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Posted on 05/13/2021
Sutton, MA Real Estate Market Update 5/13/2021
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Posted on 05/13/2021
Another Property Sold - 35 Bernard Rd, Grafton, MA 01536
This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to buy their first home and get help with the mortgage. Neat, clean, wonderfully maintained 2-family in lovely North Grafton neighborhood. All separate utilities. Two sets of laundry hookups in the basement. First floor apartment has an eat-in kitchen with a walk-in pantry, full bath, large bedroom w/2 closets, a living room and an adjacent den/office. Second floor has an eat-in kitchen, full bath, living room, and a large bedroom. Seller had over $4,000 in electrical work done (CB panels, meter socket, new light outlets, new hardwired smoke & CO detectors). Off street parking....
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Posted on 05/10/2021
Want to Sell Your Home as Quickly as Possible? Here's How to Be Proactive About Making That Happen
Image by mynemesis2011 from Pixabay If you're anticipating putting your home on the market soon and want to sell it as quickly as possible, you're probably thinking that the best way to accomplish this is to accept a major drop in price. Although it's true that price points can affect how quickly a property sells, you don't have...
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Posted on 05/04/2021
Another Property Rented - 68 Londonderry 68, Grafton, MA 01519
Beautiful end unit townhome in popular Bruce Hollow. Outstanding layout that offers a vaulted living room w/fireplace on the first floor, as well as a formal dining room, kitchen w/appliances, full bath, master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, and secondary bedroom with sliders to deck. Lower level contains a 3/4 bath with shower stall, bedroom with slider, and a family room. Washer dryer provided. Central air, garage under. Wonderful location that is within walking distance to the Grafton center historic district, and excellent proximity to Pike, 495, 146,...
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Posted on 05/04/2021
Another Property Sold - 247 Greendale Ave, Needham, MA 02494
This well maintained Colonial style home has much to offer any buyer looking to break into the Needham market! The front door welcomes you to a large living room with hardwood floors and a traditional wood burning fireplace. A white cabinet packed kitchen opens up to a cathedral beamed ceiling family room offering an abundance of natural light and beautifully finished hardwood floors. A convenient home office, cozy den, full bath, laundry and large mudroom round out the first floor. The second floor is complete with four corner bedrooms and a second family bath. One car garage and additional flexible space. Large level fenced in yard...
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Posted on 05/03/2021
Open Houses: Which Day is Best?
Photo by Paul Brennan via PixabayThe Open House is just a part of the marketing strategy to effectively sell a home, but it can be an important one. The number of people it attracts can strongly correlate with both the number and quality of the offers you receive. So while you may not have the luxury of selling...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Grafton, MA Real Estate Market Update 5/2/2021
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Posted on 04/26/2021
Best Times of Year to Move for Singles, Families and Retirees
Photo by Aimee Cozza via Pixabay Moving to a new home can disrupt your routine at any time, but some times of the year are better than others for relocating to a new home. You'll get the most from the experience and enjoy a more seamless move if you plan things for the right time of year and...
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Posted on 04/23/2021
Video Tour - 30 Carroll Rd, Grafton, MA 01536
Open House Saturday 4/24 from 12 - 2. Stunning five-year-old split entry with high end finishes and an open layout, with outstanding North Grafton location. The entry was designed to offer a pleasing view of both the main and lower levels when you enter the home. First floor contains the main living area with the living room, dining area and kitchen all flowing together and enhanced by a vaulted ceiling. White cabinet kitchen with granite counters, tile back splash, SS appliances, island and dining area w/sliders to deck. Hardwood flooring throughout liv, din, kit, hallway. Master suite w/double closets and full bath w/shower stall,...
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Posted on 04/23/2021
30 Carroll Rd, Grafton, MA 01536 is now new to the market!
Open House Saturday 4/24 from 12 - 2. Stunning five-year-old split entry with high end finishes and an open layout, with outstanding North Grafton location. The entry was designed to offer a pleasing view of both the main and lower levels when you enter the home. First floor contains the main living area with the living room, dining area and kitchen all flowing together and enhanced by a vaulted ceiling. White cabinet kitchen with granite counters, tile back splash, SS appliances, island and dining area w/sliders to deck. Hardwood flooring throughout liv, din, kit, hallway. Master suite w/double closets and full bath w/shower stall,...
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Posted on 04/21/2021
Northborough, MA Real Estate Market Update 4/21/2021
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Posted on 04/19/2021
Home Financing - PMI and Down Payments
Image by Charles 🇵🇭 from Unsplash Part of buying a home is researching the market and your finances. Most lenders require you to put at least 20 percent down or pay private mortgage insurance (PMI). Since PMI is a cost that does not lower your interest rate or principal, it’s almost always better to save up that hefty...
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