Sandi Boucini & Michelle Granger - RE/MAX Executive Realty



Posted by Sandi Boucini & Michelle Granger on 11/15/2017

Entering the housing market may be difficult for a buyer. In many instances, buyers worry about paying too much for a house. On the other hand, the temptation to overspend on a house sometimes can be overwhelming for a homebuyer who is concerned about losing his or her dream residence to a rival buyer.

Fortunately, we're here to help you determine exactly what you can afford to pay for a house, thereby reducing the risk of spending too much on a residence.

Let's take a look at three tips to ensure a buyer can purchase a great house at the right price.

1. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

A mortgage generally is a must-have for a homebuyer. If you get pre-approved for a mortgage, you can start searching for houses that fall within your financial limits.

To learn about your mortgage options, you should meet with a variety of banks and credit unions. These financial institutions employ friendly, knowledgeable mortgage specialists who can teach you about myriad mortgage options.

Also, don't hesitate to ask questions as you search for a mortgage. If you understand all of the mortgage options at your disposal, you can make an informed mortgage decision. Then, you'll be able to start pursuing houses with a budget in hand.

2. Assess the Housing Market

The real estate market frequently fluctuates. As such, you should look closely at housing market data to find out whether you're preparing to search for a house in a buyer's or seller's market.

Oftentimes, it helps to look at the prices of recently sold houses in your area. This will allow you to see how much sellers received for their homes, as well as how long these houses were available before they sold. That way, you can use this housing market data to narrow your price range and establish realistic expectations for your home search.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a housing market expert. Therefore, a real estate agent can make it simple for you to pay the right price for your ideal house.

Typically, a real estate agent will want to meet with you before you start your home search. He or she then can learn about you and your homebuying goals and help you craft a homebuying budget. As a result, a real estate agent will allow you to refine your home search, ensuring you can check out high-quality houses at budget-friendly prices.

Let's not forget about the support that a real estate agent delivers throughout the homebuying journey, either. A real estate agent will set up home showings and keep you up to date about new houses that fall within your price range. And if you'd like to submit an offer on a house, a real estate agent will help you put together a competitive proposal as well.

Pay the right price for your dream house use the aforementioned tips, and you can boost the likelihood of discovering the right home, at the right price.




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Posted by Sandi Boucini & Michelle Granger on 11/13/2017


166 8 Lots Rd, Sutton, MA 01590

Single-Family

$524,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
Absolutely stunning reproduction antique that sits proudly on a 4.5 acres lot atop of one of the most coveted streets in Sutton. The character abounds both outside & inside this unique home! The lot offers scenic views, a detached barn/garage, inground pool w/ cabana & gardens that include antique apple trees, pear trees, blueberry & raspberry bushes, a colonial herb garden & abundant perennial flowers. The cozy interior welcomes you w/ pine floors through out,vintage hardware & locally salvaged woodwork. The remodeled country kitchen is the heart of the 1st floor and boasts custom cabinets, granite counters, tile backsplash,ss appliances, pantry & a 1905 wood cooking/heating stove. The family room is quintessential NE and has a wood burning masonry fireplace and leads to both the office and kitchen. The 2nd level offers amazing views off the deck, a large bonus room plus 3 bedrooms & a spacious master suite that offers a wood stove & private bathroom. Great schools & commuter access!
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Posted by Sandi Boucini & Michelle Granger on 11/8/2017

This Single-Family in Shrewsbury, MA recently sold for $539,900. This Colonial style home was sold by Sandi Boucini & Michelle Granger - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


243-245 S Quinsigamond Ave, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Single-Family

$549,900
Price
$539,900
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Opportunity is knocking for breath taking new construction with views of Lake Quinsigamond! BRAND new colonial is beckoning its new owner! This is a quality built home by a local, quality builder. Circular driveway & paver walkway greet you and draw you to the partially fenced in, flat backyard complete with a 32 x 15 paver patio! Inside boasts a great eat-in kitchen with center island, family room with half vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace & decorative columns. A great mudroom, laundry & half bath make this home so easy to live in! The second floor offers 3 guest bedrooms as well as a private master suite which includes a double vanity, tiled shower & large walk-in closet. Gas utilities, central air & particular attention to detail make this a MUST SEE!!! Home is complete and ready for you to move in!

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Posted by Sandi Boucini & Michelle Granger on 11/8/2017

This Single-Family in Sutton, MA recently sold for $429,900. This Cape,Contemporary style home was sold by Sandi Boucini & Michelle Granger - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


66 Dodge Hill Rd, Sutton, MA 01590

Single-Family

$429,900
Price
$429,900
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
If you are looking for a special home with over the top curb appeal, this is it! Contemporary Cape w/versatile floor plan offers something special for everyone. Warm & inviting living rm with cathedral ceiling, fireplace and skylite. Directly off the formal dining rm is the eat-in kitchen w/stainless steel appliances. Two large bedrooms & a full bath complete the first floor. The second level has it's own huge family rm perfect for a your private get away. Huge master bedroom has vaulted ceiling, skylite & it's own newly remodeled master bath. Plus, a balcony which overlooks the private backyard. The finished area in the basement is wonderful for a playroom or an office. A lovely three season porch is a pleasant surprise! Two tiered composite deck leads to the heated saltwater inground pool. This home has been lovingly cared for with Hardy Plank siding, boiler only one year old, hot water tank only three years old. Newer vinyl windows excluding basement and garage. Great family home!!!

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Posted by Sandi Boucini & Michelle Granger on 11/8/2017

Your home might look amazing after a contractor finishes the renovation or repair job that you gave  her. But, that doesn't mean that your house is safe. Watch one episode of a popular home television repair show and you'll quickly see how much danger is concealed behind house walls.

Stop getting ripped off by your house contractor

An attempt to hide shoddy work is just one sign that a house contractor is ripping you off. The wrong house contractor doesn't need to have bad intentions when it comes to working on your house. Lack of construction experience leads to poor wiring and improper material installation.

A fall is another thing that can happen when you work with an inexperienced house contractor. Inexperienced contractors may not know how to safely prep a work area, causing you and your family to get tangled in equipment and slip and fall.

Unintentional drawbacks aren't the only ways that your home contractor could prove harmful. As hard as it is to accept, some house contractors deliberately do things that leave you at a disadvantage. Although this list is not inclusive, following are important signs that a house contractor is ripping you off:

  • Ask you to let her start working on your house with no more than a handshake (Get work that contractors perform written and signed by you and the contractor in a legally binding document.)
  • Gets upset if you remain in the area where he is working (This could be a sign that the contractor doesn't want you to spot the bad work that he is doing.)
  • The house contractor is not open to your suggestions.
  • Fees that the house contractor charges either keep changing or are higher than average prices for the same or similar work.
  • If the contractor runs out of material or doesn't know what she's doing, she leaves your house, running off without finishing the job.
  • Workers who the house contractor hires are unlicensed. It's definitely not a good thing if the lead house contractor also doesn't have a license.

Set yourself up for home repair and renovation success

Many construction workers are experienced and well qualified, performing the type of work that fixes damages to your home. A large number of construction workers start and finish home renovation jobs on time, some completing projects ahead of schedule which saves you money.

Other construction works keep themselves as the top priority. Taking advantage of you is at the front of these workers' thoughts. Don't get pulled into schemes that a bad house contractor operates. Doing so could cost you big.

If you know what to look for in a good house contractor, you won't get suckered by a strong personality. You'll keep your family safe and avoid spending more money than necessary to repair or upgrade your house. In addition, you'll send a message to shady house contractors that you're on to them and not open to being taken advantage of.




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