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Posted by Sandi Boucini & Michelle Granger on 9/16/2017

Providence Road Commons - Grafton's newest luxury town homes! Spectacular condos built with quality craftsmanship and materials*High end amenities including site finished hardwood floors, beautiful cabinets, granite counter and vanity tops, stainless steel appliances, custom moldings and wainscoting - all standard!*Open first floor plan offers large family room with fireplace*Formal dining room*This design offers master suite on it's own level, (only 3 steps to access)*Kitchen open to Breakfast Room and access to deck*Loft area wonderful for additional family room or office*Exceptional value and design*Pets are welcomed!*Some photos are virtually staged. Quick close!

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Posted by Sandi Boucini & Michelle Granger on 9/16/2017

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 9/13/2017

American workers commute about 50 minutes a day to and from work. Millions of Americans are on the road more than an hour a day just to travel from home to work. That’s two hours round trip each workday. This amount of time spent on the road makes it easy to understand why anyone would focus their home buying choice on how close a new house is to their job.

Short commutes may not get you all the savings you want

But, making the distance between your home and job the primary factor that will determine where you live may end up costing you more than you think. Buy a house in a major city like Philadelphia, New York or Chicago and you’re going to pay city income tax. Property taxes in these areas may also be higher than what you’d pay if you move further away from the heart of the city. Other costs that you might face include:

Move to a major metropolis and you’ll see lots of power lines. The good thing is that you’ll have lots of juice. The downside is that power could go out frequently because those power lines are feeding energy into lots of houses. If this happens, power outages could force you to buy a backup generator.

Construction could become an issue if you buy a house that’s in a developing area. The fact that a lot of large companies are located near busy hubs could increase your chances of having to deal with construction. Although construction may not lengthen your commute distance, it will likely extend your commute time.

Other costs that you may incur

You’re not the only one who would love to live and spend time close to major business hubs. People who choose to steal also frequent these areas. This single factor alone could cause you to need a home security system, and not just any home security system. You may have to pay for a security system that lets you view your house while you’re away. The type of home security system that’s sold at housewares stores may not deliver all the security services that you need.

Home owner’s insurance fees might be higher, again depending on where your new house is located. Shop around and compare homeowner’s insurance prices before you buy a new house.

Houses in new developments may come with homeowner’s association fees. These fees range from $100 to several hundred dollars a month. Although you’ll have some services like landscaping and community recreation included in your homeowner’s association fees, you’ll be responsible for repairs that are made to your actual house.

Concerning,repairs, if your new house that’s closer to your job site is on a busy street,you could pay for sidewalk, driveway and mailbox repairs. The mailbox repairs could come if drivers bang into your mailbox while they speed down the street.People also might back in and out of your driveway if they take a wrong turn or get lost.

A house that’s 10 or fewer miles from your job saves you gas money. That’s for sure.But, depending on the residential areas that surround your workplace, buying a house close to your job could end up devouring those fuel savings. If the residential area is declining, you could end up owning a house that cost more than it’s worth. You could also be forced to take on other costs that you hadn’t previously thought about or budgeted for.

Posted by Sandi Boucini & Michelle Granger on 9/6/2017

Spacious Garrison Colonial in a desirable neighborhood! This homes sits at the end of a cul-sac which offers privacy, flat backyard and a pool! Upon entering you are greeted with a front to back, hardwood family room complete with wood stove. The spacious foyer leads you to the formal dining room which is open to the eat in kitchen. Kitchen offers updated appliances, slider to rear deck, pantry and first floor laundry area along with the half bathroom. The second floor boasts a great master suite with dark wood flooring and an updated master bathroom out of a magazine! The 3 guest bedrooms are all a good size and await your finishing touches! Great commuter location with the T and MA Pike just minutes away!

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Posted by Sandi Boucini & Michelle Granger on 9/6/2017

Want to list your house? Ultimately, you'll want to work with an expert listing agent, i.e. a housing market professional who knows what it takes to get the best price for a residence.

Let's face it – hiring a listing agent can be tough, particularly for a first-time home seller. Lucky for you, we're here to help you streamline your search for the perfect listing agent.

Now, let's take a look at three tips that you can use to find the right listing agent for your house.

1. Learn About a Listing Agent's Background

Evaluating a listing agent's background often serves as a great first step in the home selling process. It allows you to better understand how long a listing agent has worked in the real estate sector and learn about his or her industry expertise.

In most cases, you should have no trouble finding information about a listing agent online. Or, you can always call a listing agent's office for more information.

Allocate the necessary time and resources to learn about listing agent's background. That way, you can understand this housing market professional's experience, education, networking skills and much more and plan accordingly.

2. Conduct a Face-to-Face Meeting with a Listing Agent

If a listing agent looks good on paper, invite him or her to meet with you. By doing so, you can gain first-hand insights from this housing market professional and find out what separates him or her from other listing agents.

Prepare a list of interview questions before a face-to-face meeting with a listing agent. This will enable you to get the insights you need to make an informed decision.

Also, evaluate a listing agent's communication skills and personality. If you feel comfortable with a listing agent after a face-to-face meeting, don't hesitate to hire this individual to help you sell your residence.

3. Get Client Referrals

How has a listing agent helped past home sellers optimize the value of their properties? Request client referrals from a listing agent, and you can receive additional insights into how this real estate professional has supported home sellers over the years.

A top-notch listing agent should be able to provide you with multiple client referrals. Meanwhile, it only takes a few minutes to reach out to a listing agent's past clients and learn about their home selling experiences.

Client referrals can help you accelerate the process of finding the right listing agent. Moreover, they can provide insights into what it is like to work with a listing agent throughout the home selling cycle.

Lastly, be sure to ask past clients how a listing agent approached challenges throughout the home selling process. If a listing agent went above and beyond the call of duty to help past clients overcome myriad home selling challenges, he or she probably will be able to help you do the same.

Selecting the right listing agent may seem impossible at first. But with the aforementioned tips, you can choose a listing agent that will promote your residence to the right groups of homebuyers consistently.

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