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Posted by George P. Goulas on 10/11/2018


Lot-1 Old Southbridge Rd, Dudley, MA 01571

Quinebaug

Land

$59,900
Price

1.00
Acres
Residential
Land Type
HAVE YOU BEEN THINKING OF BUILDING YOUR DREAM HOME ON A BEAUTIFUL LOT IN A DESIRABLE NEIGHBORHOOD & IN THE WONDERFUL TOWN OF DUDLEY? WELL, HERE IT IS. DON'T WALK, RUN TO YOUR CAR & COME TO SEE THIS MAGNIFICENT PROPERTY. THIS IS 1 OF 4 LOTS AVAILABLE FROM WHAT USED TO BE A FAMILY FARM, WHICH HAS BEEN SUBDIVIDED INTO BUILDABLE LOTS. THIS DESIRABLE LOT IS EXACTLY 1 ACRE, HAS 150 FEET OF ROAD FRONTAGE ON OLD SOUTHBRIDGE RD & GOES BACK ABOUT 350 FEET. THE LOT IS FLAT & DRY AND COMES WITH A PERC TEST & A FULLY-APPROVED SEPTIC DESIGN. NEW HOME IS BEING BUILT RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET. YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE IN A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD WITH BIG, BEAUTIFUL HOMES. LOT IS LOCATED BETWEEN 83 & 93 OLD SOUTHBRIDGE RD IN DUDLEY. THE NEW HOUSE NUMBER WOULD PROBABLY BE 87 OLD SOUTHBRIDGE RD. MUST SEE! PRICED FOR A QUICK SALE. DO YOU HAVE A HOUSE TO SELL? WE CAN HELP YOU MAKE THE TRANSITION FROM YOUR CURRENT HOME TO YOUR NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME. CALL NOW FOR DETAILS!
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Posted by George P. Goulas on 10/10/2018

There are countless reasons a homeowner might want to sell their home and buy another. Some want to move for a change of scenery or to relocate for work. Others are parents with a recently empty nest who want to downsize to something more affordable that meets their needs.

The good news for second time homebuyers is that you already have an idea of what to expect when buying a home. The research, paperwork, disappointments, and delays that come with buying a home can all be prepared for. However, if you have the burden of selling your old home, finding a temporary place to live, and then moving into a new one, your responsibilities can be doubled or tripled.

In this guide, weíll go over how to prepare for selling your old home and moving into the new one. Weíll cover some common mistakes and offer some advice to keep you sane throughout this daunting (but exciting!) process.

Buying or selling first

For most homeowners, selling first makes the most sense financially. Holding onto a second house often means having to make two mortgage payments at once. Similarly, selling first will give you a much clearer idea of your budget for your new home.

Depending on market conditions, your home may or may not sell for as much as you were hoping. Itís important to keep this in mind before signing onto a new mortgage.

Moving logistics

Once you sell your home, youíll have to work out living and storage arrangements until you are ready to move into your new home. It may seem easy at first--just rent for a couple months until your move-in date, right? It isnít always that simple, however, as deals can sometimes fall through and you can find yourself with a move-out date from your own home without having finalized a deal on your new home. Because of this, many homeowners elect to may their current mortgage for an extra month or two until they can move in to their new home. 

Research your options for short-term living and storage in your area. See if you can work with moving companies who will give you a discount for helping you move twice; once to the storage facility and again to your new home.

One way around this is to time your move out and move-in dates so that you donít have to worry about storage. Some homebuyers will even move into the new home before officially closing on the home (i.e., take possession before closing). While this may be convenient, it can also be dangerous for the buyer and the seller.

Plan meticulously

One of the best piece of advice we can give is to stick to your schedule and keep good records during your buying and selling processes. Make sure whoever buys your home is aware of your plans for moving out and that anything that could delay those plans (inspection issues, moving logistics) are taken care of.  

Keeping track of all this information can be difficult, so donít be afraid to keep a daily list or planner of the things you need to take care of, and never be afraid to reach out to your real estate agent who will often be able to advise you on the best way to make your move as smooth a process as possible.





Posted by George P. Goulas on 10/8/2018


22 Morton Station Road, Charlton, MA 01507

Single-Family

$499,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
HERE'S YOUR NEW DREAM HOME YOU'VE BEEN WISHING & WAITING FOR. THIS HIGH-END HOME COMES WITH HARDWOOD FLRS THROUGHOUT ALL THE ROOMS EXCEPT THE BATHROOMS, WHICH HAVE BEAUTIFUL CERAMIC TILE FLRS. BUILDER HAS GIVEN GREAT ATTENTION TO DETAILS WITH STATELY CROWN MOLDING & DECORATIVE WAINSCOTING. YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH THE GRANITE KITCHEN, ALL THE HIGH-END APPLIANCES & OPEN FLOOR PLAN THAT IS PERFECT FOR YOUR FAMILY GATHERINGS & DINNER PARTIES WITH YOUR FRIENDS. THE MASTER SUITE WAS DESIGNED FOR A KING & QUEEN WITH A CATHEDRAL CEILING, A GORGEOUS PICTURE WINDOW & A HUGE MASTER BATHROOM WHICH INCLUDES A CLAWFOOT TUB, A DOUBLE-WIDE SHOWER & A DOUBLE SINK. THE LAUNDRY CLOSET IS RIGHT OUTSIDE ALL THE BEDROOMS ON THE 2nd FL FOYER. NO MORE CARRYING THE LAUNDRY UP & DOWN THE STAIRS. THE WALK-OUT BASEMENT HAS PLENTY OF SUNSHINE WITH FULL-SIZE DOORS & WINDOWS. IT HAS BEEN PLUMBED FOR ANOTHER BATHROOM & KITCHENETTE IN YOUR FUTURE IN-LAW OR GAMEROOM. CALL!
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Posted by George P. Goulas on 10/4/2018


114 Ramshorn Rd, Charlton, MA 01507

Single-Family

$329,900
Price

6
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
MAGNIFICENT CAPE NEAR DUDLEY TOWN LINE! HERE'S YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY THE COUNTRY LIVING IN THIS BIG, BEAUTIFUL HOME WITH ALL THE FABULOUS FEATURES YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR. NEW GRANITE KITCHEN WITH STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, NEW GRANITE BATHS WITH HIGH-ELEVATION VANITIES, HARDWOOD FLOORS, & HEATED GARAGE WITH PLENTY OF ROOM FOR STORAGE. PARTIALLY FINISHED WALK-OUT BASEMENT WITH HEAT, MANY BRIGHT LIGHTS & PLENTY OF ELECTRICAL OUTLETS WOULD MAKE A GREAT EXERCISE ROOF OR GAME ROOM. YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS WILL ENJOY THE HUGE WRAP-AROUND DECK CONNECTED TO THE FRONT PORCH, WHERE YOU CAN SIT & ENJOY NATURE IN YOUR PRIVATE BACKYARD WITH WATER-FRONTAGE ON BAKER POND INLET WHERE YOU CAN LAUNCH YOUR CANOE OR PADDLE BOAT FOR DIRECT ACCESS TO BAKER POND FISHING. THE HOUSE IS SET BACK FROM THE ROAD FOR YOUR FAMILY'S PRIVACY & SAFETY, WITH A LONG PAVED DRIVEWAY ON 1.78 ACRES SURROUNDED BY NATURE. MANY UPDATES YOU MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE! CALL NOW FOR INFO!
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Posted by George P. Goulas on 10/3/2018

Sometimes, being in the hunt for a home feels like being in a race you canít win. You should craft an offer that they cant refuse in order to get ahead on the house hunt. The real estate market can be hot or cold. No matter what the market is like, having a solid offer can be very beneficial to you as a buyer. Hereís some tips for you to get the offer you make accepted:


Get Preapproved


When you get preapproved, youíre showing the seller that youíre a serious buyer. Being preapproved gives you a shorter closing time and helps you to clear any financing hurdles before you get to them.


Avoid Lowball Offers


Make sure that you check out the prices of other homes in the neighborhood. Your real estate agent can help you to do this research. Often, youíll need to offer the asking price or above if itís a sellerís market. If all the research leads you to offer somewhere in the neighborhood of the asking price for a home, youíll want to abide with that.


Too Many Contingencies Turn A Seller Off


The financing contingency is the agreement that is put forth to help a buyer get out of the deal if financing falls through. Youíll need to be sure that you actually have the cash on hand to help you if the appraisal falls short, however. While this isnít recommended, it can give you a leg up in the buying process if you know what youíre doing. 

Another thing that you might consider is waiving the inspection. This does however, remove the ability to be sure that a home is in livable condition. This is another way to give yourself an advantage in the home search process, but itís not recommended. A better way to keep the inspection and streamline the process is to shorten the inspection time by having the inspector ready to go immediately.  


Add A Clause To Increase Your Amount


You are able to add an escalation clause into a deal. This will automatically increase your deal by a predetermined amount if the seller gets more than one offer on the home. Thereís a cap on these deals, so it doesnít work like an auction. Itís a good option and it causes sellers to have to disclose the competing offers. Typically, this wouldnít be the case. The only way youíd be out of the deal is if other offers exceed your cap.


Be Smart With Negotiations


You can offer to pay closing costs and home warranties instead of the seller having to pay them. Costs associated with the closing can be extensive, so offering to pay these fees can be very appealing to the seller. 


Get Personal


Itís difficult for sellers to part with the home that they love. If you get a bit personal and write a letter or send a video message to the sellers, you may often appeal to them on another level. In the letter, you may want to address how well the sellers have taken care of the home and express your desire to continue your life in the home in the same fashion. Many times, this is really a great way to connect with your seller and give you a better chance of getting your offer accepted.




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