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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 11/18/2018

You’ve closed on your new house, moved all your boxes, and started planning how to arrange your furniture. Your family can’t wait to settle in and regain a sense of normalcy after the chaos of moving. But before you get back to your normal routine be sure to add these tasks for new homeowners to your to do list. Each takes just an hour of your time and will help you to stay on top of maintenance as well as familiarize yourself with your new domain.

Start by finding out where your main water shutoff valve is located. This is not something you want to have to find when you are in an emergency. In colder climates, it’s most likely to be found in your basement and if you are in a warmer climate you should find it outside. If you keep a binder for home updates add a note of the location within.

Make sure your attic insulation is the correct depth. You want at least 6 inches and even more in northern states. Ensuring that your insulation is the correct depth will help you to save money throughout the year on heating and cooling costs. If you’re attic doesn’t have the correct depth or is damaged be sure to have it replaced as soon as possible. Oftentimes you can get incentives for improving your insulation and thus creating a more energy efficient home.

Check the temperature of your hot water heater and be sure it is set at 120 degrees tops. If you have an older model add a hot water heater blanket to help retain heat. If you find that your heater leaks you want to replace it immediately. A small leak can quickly lead to a major one, flood your home and cause serious damage. Again, be sure to keep note of the month and year you replaced your heater or which year your current model is.

Replace air filters right away so that you will know when they’ve last been replaced. Add monthly reminders to your calendar to stay on top of this quick maintenance task. You can make this task even easier by buying them in bulk. If you love to be organized label them for each month so you know exactly when you’ll next need to replace them.

Change all of the locks on your home. This is simple enough to do on your own and is an easy proactive safety measure for your family. While one hopes there are no lingering keys out in the world of your home, you can’t be sure of who may have a spare key.  

Take note of any cracks in your basement. If you find any mark their length with a piece of masking tape and mark with the current date. Watch closely to see if the crack spreads beyond the mark. If you find that the cracks are lengthening be sure to get them taken care of by a professional. This is a serious repair you don’t want to wait on.

Buying a new home is an exciting time. Especially after you’ve closed on the house, can begin to move in and start settling into your routine. Before you get too comfortable be sure to add a few tasks to your to do list. Familiarizing yourself with your new home right away will help you stay on top of maintenance and have peace of mind.





Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 11/17/2018

This Single-Family in Medway, MA recently sold for $325,000. This Ranch style home was sold by - Classic Properties REALTORS ®.


57 West Street, Medway, MA 02053

Single-Family

$325,000
Price
$325,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Aattractive Ranch ! Enjoy the cool central air for upcoming summer heat. Imagine your week-end cook-outs & relaxation privacy, w/ fenced-in backyard. Interior gleaming throughout, a charming living room features sunny bright Bow-window & genuine brick fireplace w/ gas log insert for fireside enjoyment in autumn & winter. Natural gas heat! Living rm. opens to attractive dining rm for family or entertaining dinner guests. Hardwd floors under wall to wall carpeting in this charming home. Updated windows.Two lovely bedrooms , sparkling tiled bath w/ tub & shower . Efficient kitchen , cabinets & counter top approx 10 yrs old, easy to maintain ceramic tile flooring. Electric wall oven & electric cook top , refrigerator included & washer/dryer. Basement w/ finished room as TV room or game room . Plenty of storage area in unfinished portion of basemt. Handy to rte 495/MA Pike, shopping, restaurant

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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 11/15/2018


2 Clarendon, Franklin, MA 02038

Rental

$2,100
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Ready to rent! Enjoy this spacious, desirable Forge Hill Condo. Handy washer/dryer in unit. Updated kit range, dishwasher, microw. in SS, & former SS refrigerator in good working order. Hardwd fls in Dining & LR area , with sliders to sunny decks. 3 yr old carpeting in bedrms. Fireplce LR to enjoy in winter , A/C cooling for summers. Finished playrm in basement. 1 Car garage, paved driveway for extra car, guest parking area nearby. Easy access to major rtes, shopping plazas, golf course,YMCA, commuter rail to Boston.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 11/15/2018

This Single-Family in Franklin, MA recently sold for $825,000. This Colonial style home was sold by - Classic Properties REALTORS ®.


11 Cotton Tail, Franklin, MA 02038

Single-Family

$849,900
Price
$825,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautiful Sandy Knoll Estates, a magnificent custom built home, 3 Car garage, 3.5 baths, 9ft first floor ceilings, impressive two story foyer. Gracious open floor plan, kitchen w/huge island, double wall oven, stainless gas cooktop, breakfast area all opens to cathedral family room with elegant wall of windows, even a balcony from second floor, gas fireplace, so light and bright. Grand formal dining room with tray ceiling flows to formal living room all with crown moldings, wainscoting and gleaming hardwoods. French doors to study off foyer. Master with sitting area, massive walk-in closet, jet tub, walk in shower, double sinks. Spacious bedrooms with double sink main bath. Also a second bedroom suite with private bath. Second floor laundry room a plus. Walk out basement/ 9ft ceilings. State of the art efficient hydroair heating system. Enjoy private composite deck overlooking lush landscaped yard w/irrigation. Access to major routes and train station.

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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 11/11/2018

Let's face it – stress can be problematic, particularly for a homebuyer who is competing with others to find the best house at the lowest price. Lucky for you, we're here to help you minimize the guesswork associated with purchasing a house, increasing the likelihood of a stress-free homebuying experience.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you enjoy a stress-free homebuying journey.

1. Study the Housing Market

The housing market conditions in one city or town may vary from the real estate conditions in another. As such, you'll want to assess the local housing market closely to identify patterns and trends. This will allow you to obtain comprehensive real estate market insights that can help you become a diligent homebuyer.

Of course, don't forget to analyze the prices of recently sold houses in your city or town too. This housing market information can help you differentiate a seller's market from a buyer's one so you can tailor your homebuying journey accordingly.

2. Prep Your Finances

Although you know that you want to buy a house as soon as possible, you still have no idea how you'll pay for a residence. Fortunately, if you prepare your finances today, you'll be better equipped than ever before to enjoy a stress-free homebuying experience.

Consult with a variety of banks and credit unions to learn about all of the mortgage options at your disposal. That way, you can explore a wide range of mortgage options and select one that matches your finances perfectly.

Also, be sure to ask lots of questions when you meet with lenders. These financial institutions employ friendly, knowledgeable mortgage specialists who can help you evaluate all of your home financing options. And if you ask plenty of mortgage questions, you can gain the insights that you need to make the best-possible mortgage decision.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

If you want to avoid stress throughout the homebuying journey, it helps to hire a real estate agent. In fact, with a real estate agent at your side, you can get the support that you need to thrive.

A real estate agent will learn about your homebuying goals and help you map out a successful homebuying journey. As a result, a real estate agent will make it easy to identify potential homebuying hurdles and ensure that you can avoid such issues.

Furthermore, a real estate agent delivers extensive assistance at each stage of the homebuying journey. He or she will help you examine a broad array of houses and find a home that is right for you. Plus, after you discover your dream house, a real estate agent will help you submit a competitive homebuying proposal.

As you get ready to enter the real estate market, it helps to plan ahead as much as you can. Take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and ultimately, you can minimize stress as you proceed along the homebuying journey.




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