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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 9/24/2017

There are important points that first time homeowners should consider. These points can help homeowners avoid future head and wallet aches. Other advantages embedded in these important points include better understanding of homeowners association rules, house inspection preparation and mortgage repayment expectations.

Don't let homeowner excitement force you into a bad house buying deal

You'd be hard pressed to find an experience that is more exciting or stressful as buying a house. First time homeowners are people who are generally hopeful and ready to go after their dreams. Their backgrounds are broad, diverse. Hopefulness aside, buying a home is a large step. It's the largest purchase that many people make.

If house shoppers aren't careful, they could sign a lousy mortgage contract. The below points are great to consider before buying a house:

  • Credit history - Access your credit history.Check your credit report with all three major credit agencies. The major agencies are Experian, TransUnion and Equifax. Don't stop there. Consider how ready you are to take on more debt.
  • Check the neighborhood - Visit the neighborhood during the day and night. Pay attention to the condition of painting and siding on houses, sidewalks, driveways, community facilities, schools and lawns.
  • Speak with neighbors - While you're walking around the neighborhood, introduce yourself to neighbors. Ask them what they like best and least about the neighborhood.
  • Think about how long you plan on living in your new home - Because lenders build mortgages that require you to pay most of the interest during the early part of your home loan, you could save if you stay at your new home longer than five years. Otherwise, it might be more cost efficient to rent.
  • Familiarize yourself with homeowners association(HOA) fees - Ask your real estate agent what the monthly homeowners association fees are. Go with a HOA that is well funded. Also, choose a home that is managed by a HOA that invests part of fees it receives toward savings.

More ways that first time homeowners can get ahead during the house buying process

  • Understand HOA rules - Some states set HOA rules. Other states do not. Check with your state to see if they have regulations that HOAs must abide by. If the state doesn't have HOA regulations,get a copy of the HOA rules. Take your time reviewing the rules. If you are adamantly against a HOA rule, buying a home in a different neighborhood might be the right decision.
  • Calculate your monthly mortgage payments - Do this before you agree to move forward with buying a home. Don't just factor in the principal. Factor in interest, closing costs and inspection fees.
  • Shop for a fixer upper - Compare the costs of buying a fixer upper versus buying a key-ready house. If you buy a fixer upper,make sure that you can afford to cover repairs. Should you or someone you know be a handy person, buying a fixer upper as first time homeowners could prove smart.
  • Consider other expenses - As first time homeowners, you may need to buy furniture. Think about these costs before you become first time homeowners.
  • Buy a large enough house - Get a house that's large enough to accommodate your family, now and several years into the future.




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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 9/17/2017

A home is more than your castle. It’s the place that may have the greatest impact on you,packing a bigger emotional and psychological wallop than your workplace. Whether you recognize it or not, colors, textures, sounds, designs and scents greet and surround you the entire time that you’re inside your house.

Your house could be bringing your mood up or down

Each room offers a different feeling. Test it out the next time you’re home. Notice if you feel more relaxed and open while sitting on the sofa in your den or family room compared to how you feel in the dining room or living room, especially if your dining room and living room have a more elegant or sophisticated look than your den has.

But, it’s not just colors, textures, designs, sights and sounds that influence your mood.The level of cleanliness and order in your house also impacts the way that you feel. Similar to how a cloudy day can cause you to feel less energetic and hopeful, too much clutter, disorganization and dirtiness can cause you to feel confined and out of sorts.

According to a Psychology Today report, messiness can create stress, anxiety, guilt and frustration in humans. You can feel guilty if your home is messy and you can’t find important documents and are late to meetings. Productivity and creativity also drop when you are in an unclean environment. Struggle to concentrate is another byproduct of a dirty home.

Those are psychological impacts that a dirty or cluttered home can have on you. There are physical outcomes to living in a dirty or cluttered house. Dirt and clutter can agitate allergens. It can invite bacteria into your home, contaminating food and living spaces. Pests, including insects, bed bugs and rodents can find hiding places in your home if your house becomes too dirty or too cluttered.

More benefits of keeping a clean home

These critters can bring a host of contaminants inside your house. If your house is too dirty, you may not notice that you have pests and have a false belief that your house is cleaner than it actually is. Left to themselves, pests can chew holes into your walls, infiltrate bed linen and carpet and crawl on your skin. Cockroaches, ants and bed bugs alone are enough of a nuisance to motivate you to conduct a thorough cleaning of your home.

Get into the habit of cleaning your home from top to bottom at least twice a year. This includes cleaning the attic, basement and garage. During these thorough cleanings, also clean your gutters. It can reduce the amount of time that you devote to weekly house cleanings.

Regular house cleanings also help to keep your home’s value at optimum levels, putting you in a good position should you decide to put your house on the market. After all, people will pay more for a clean house that looks like it has been cared for regularly, than they will a house that looks run down.

If you think back to when you first bought your house, you may easily recall just how you felt as you stood in a certain room. Those emotions are still present. They’re just buried beneath habits and busyness. Give yourself the chance to step into newness. Gift yourself with a new start by giving your home a thorough cleaning. Empower yourself further by removing clutter from your home.




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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 9/15/2017


7 Davenport Rd, Mendon, MA 01756

Single-Family

$609,500
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
4/1
Full/Half Baths
DO NOT DELAY! SELLER HAS FOUND NEW HOME! Custom-built home on large lot situated in established neighborhood***Look at the amazing hardwood flooring throughout 1st and 2nd floors***Over-sized windows, high ceilings & an open floor plan***"Cook's" Kitchen with great eat-in area and cabinet space***Every bedroom features its own private bathFirst-floor laundry room with folding area***Office with wet bar***Walk-out basement "game room" has custom-built bar, full-sized windows & media storage - PLUS BRAND NEW CARPET AND PADDING (9-15-17)***Don't wait on new construction***This home is spacious and great for entertaining, etc., but envelops you in its warmth***MAKE YOUR OFFER TODAY***EASY TO SHOW!
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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 9/15/2017

Great curb appeal! This pristine expanded 48' home is set back on a beautiful level lot in a nice neighborhood setting. The main level offers an open floor plan and has been completely remodeled with all top of the line upgrades. Amazing chef's kitchen w/ custom cherry cabinets & granite, center island with Wolf stovetop & Wolf downdraft, double wall oven with convection, and beverage fridge. The dining room offers a bay window & floor-to-ceiling fieldstone fireplace. The cathedral ceiling living room addition has access to the front farmers porch. New bath w/ whirlpool tub & floor to ceiling tiled shower. New Marvin windows, roof, Buderus 7 zone furnace & hot water heater. The lower level offers lots of possibilities for an in-law or older children returning home. It has its own entrance, is handicap accessible & offers 1200 sf of living space w/ a kitchen, fireplaced living room, cathedral ceiling sunroom, full bath & 2 additional bedrooms. Guaranteed to impress!

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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 9/14/2017


16 Mohawk St, Bellingham, MA 02019

Single-Family

$450,000
Price

11
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Great curb appeal! This pristine expanded 48' home is set back on a beautiful level lot in a nice neighborhood setting. The main level offers an open floor plan and has been completely remodeled with all top of the line upgrades. Amazing chef's kitchen w/ custom cherry cabinets & granite, center island with Wolf stovetop & Wolf downdraft, double wall oven with convection, and beverage fridge. The dining room offers a bay window & floor-to-ceiling fieldstone fireplace. The cathedral ceiling living room addition has access to the front farmers porch. New bath w/ whirlpool tub & floor to ceiling tiled shower. New Marvin windows, roof, Buderus 7 zone furnace & hot water heater. The lower level offers lots of possibilities for an in-law or older children returning home. It has its own entrance, is handicap accessible & offers 1200 sf of living space w/ a kitchen, fireplaced living room, cathedral ceiling sunroom, full bath & 2 additional bedrooms. Guaranteed to impress!
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