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Posted by Dana Claflin on 10/1/2020

An open house enables a buyer to check out a residence in-person and determine if this home matches or exceeds his or her expectations. However, a buyer who fails to plan ahead for an open house may struggle to make the most of this opportunity.

Ultimately, there are several things you need to consider before you attend an open house, such as:

1. Your Home Must-Haves

Make a list of must-have home features – you will be glad you did. With this list in hand, you can check out a house in-person and determine if it has the features you require.

You also may want to put together a list of preferred cities and towns prior to launching a house search. This list will allow you to hone your home search – and your search for open house events – to a small group of cities and towns.

2. Your Homebuying Budget

As a homebuyer, it is crucial to optimize your time and resources as you search for your dream residence. If you enter the housing market with a budget at your disposal, you can avoid the risk of attending an open house for a residence you may be unable to afford.

To establish a homebuying budget, you should review your current finances. You may want to meet with banks and credit unions as well. And if you get pre-approved for a mortgage, you will know exactly how much you can spend on a residence when you start your house search.

3. Your Homebuying Timeline

There is no guarantee that attending one open house will help you find your dream residence. But if you maintain flexibility, you can attend a variety of open house events and boost the likelihood of discovering a residence that falls in line with your expectations.

Furthermore, you should be ready to act quickly if you attend an open house and want to buy a residence following the event. In this scenario, you should be prepared to work diligently to put together a competitive offer to purchase the home.

As you get set to attend an open house, you may want to employ a real estate agent, too. A real estate agent can keep you up to date about open house events in cities and towns where you want to reside. Plus, a real estate agent can attend an open house with you and provide plenty of homebuying tips and insights.

Let's not forget about the support a real estate agent provides once you find a house you want to purchase, either. At this point, a real estate agent will help you put together a competitive homebuying proposal. And if your offer to purchase is accepted, a real estate agent will help you finalize your house purchase.

Consider the aforementioned factors closely before you attend an open house. By doing so, you can prepare for an open house and use the opportunity to determine if a residence is right for you.





Posted by Dana Claflin on 9/24/2020

If you intend to sell your home, you should develop a plan. That way, you can identify any potential home selling hurdles and take steps to address such issues before they escalate.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you execute a house selling plan to perfection.

1. Establish a Timeline

You know you want to sell your home, but it is important to understand that it may take several days, weeks or months to complete the house selling cycle. Fortunately, if you establish a home selling timeline, you can set realistic expectations for the property selling journey.

Think about how long you will need to relocate from your current residence to a new one. For instance, if you need to pack up your personal belongings, you should account for this factor as you develop your home selling timeline.

When it comes to selling a house, it generally is a good idea to give yourself as much time as you can. Remember, if you have sufficient time to clean your residence and upgrade your house's curb appeal, you may be able to speed up the property selling cycle.

2. Remain Flexible

Although you may devote significant time and resources to craft an effective home selling strategy, you need to keep in mind that problems may arise during the property selling journey. In some instances, these issues may be unavoidable. However, if you maintain flexibility, you can address any home selling issues and prevent them from slowing down or stopping a house sale.

If you encounter a problem during the home selling journey, try not to stress about it. Conversely, tackle a home selling issue head-on, and you can overcome this problem without delay.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

If you are unsure about how to plan for the home selling journey, you can always hire a real estate agent. Because if you have a real estate agent at your side, you can receive expert guidance at each stage of the house selling cycle.

A real estate agent knows what it takes to sell a residence, regardless of the current housing market's conditions. First, he or she will meet with you, learn about your home selling goals and help you plan accordingly. And when you have a home selling strategy in place, your real estate agent will help you put this plan into action.

As you execute a home selling plan, a real estate agent is ready to provide tips and recommendations as well. If you ever have concerns or questions as you navigate the home selling journey, a real estate agent will respond to them immediately.

For those want to streamline the home selling journey, it helps to craft a plan. Thanks to the aforementioned tips, you can create a first-rate home selling strategy. And as a result, you can use a home selling plan to promote your residence to buyers and maximize your house sale earnings.





Posted by Dana Claflin on 9/18/2020

Beautifully appointed - at end of cul-de-sac - in Harmony Estates is where you’ll find this stunning home boasting high (9’ & 8’!) ceilings & offering you a layout not often found. Starting w/Farmers porch, an inviting living room & large DR, both w/hardwoods & crown moulding. The hall leads to the true heart of the home. Expansive, bright kitchen, w/eat-in area in front of bay window, maple cabinetry, Corian, multi-level counter, & an extra counter w/cabinetry that works great for buffet style meals – open to the family room w/floor to ceiling stone fireplace! Slider opens to deck w/awning overlooking wooded backdrop. 2nd Floor w/new carpeting throughout, provides a Master w/2 walk in closets, en suite w/double vanity plus a make-up vanity, jacuzzi & shower - plus three additional nice sized bedrooms. Finished w/o basement w/game rm, exercise rm, storage rm, cedar closet & full size windows. Desirable side facing garage w/extra storage & workspace. Central air & more. Gorgeous!

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Posted by Dana Claflin on 9/18/2020

Welcome home! This beautiful Colonial is the perfect place for you to fall - in love, that is! The first floor, w/hardwoods throughout, provides a naturally circular & unique floor plan. The Living room, w/rustic wood burning fireplace, is a great place to gather. Dining room - currently used as an office/sitting area – w/sun-filled bay window, is perfect for reading or family dinners. The Kitchen is light, bright & offers endless workspace, countless cabinets, pantry, double sink & Stainless Steel appliances. The eating area opens to BRAND NEW oversized deck w/composite railings where you can BBQ or relax & enjoy the flat, private, fenced backyard! Upstairs you’ll find the Master with en suite & TWO WALK-IN closets, plus two additional bedrooms & full updated bathroom. LOCATION: enjoy the best of both worlds! This property abuts Woodbury Pond offering backyard, tranquil fishing – yet is minutes from shopping, restaurants & easy access to Rte 146, 290, 20 & the MA Pike. It’s a win-win!

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Posted by Dana Claflin on 9/18/2020


4 Country Club Ln, Hopedale, MA 01747

Single-Family

$585,900
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautifully appointed - at end of cul-de-sac - in Harmony Estates is where you'll find this stunning home boasting high (9' & 8'!) ceilings & offering you a layout not often found. Starting w/Farmers porch, an inviting living room & large DR, both w/hardwoods & crown moulding. The hall leads to the true heart of the home. Expansive, bright kitchen, w/eat-in area in front of bay window, maple cabinetry, Corian, multi-level counter, & an extra counter w/cabinetry that works great for buffet style meals – open to the family room w/floor to ceiling stone fireplace! Slider opens to deck w/awning overlooking wooded backdrop. 2nd Floor w/new carpeting throughout, provides a Master w/2 walk in closets, en suite w/double vanity plus a make-up vanity, jacuzzi & shower - plus three additional nice sized bedrooms. Finished w/o basement w/game rm, exercise rm, storage rm, cedar closet & full size windows. Desirable side facing garage w/extra storage & workspace. Central air & more. Gorgeous!
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No scheduled Open Houses






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