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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 2/12/2018

Privacy abounds with this beautiful 5 bedroom Colonial in Country Club Estates. This home offers the best of both worlds-private and serene wooded lot at the end of a cul de sac and a great neighborhood setting. The open floor plan offers a cabinet packed kitchen with an island and stainless steel appliances, formal dining room with hardwood and a front to back living room/ family room combination with a fireplace. The second floor features a master bedroom with walk in closet and bath with double vanity plus 4 additional bedrooms and guest bath. The 5th bedroom is over the garage, measures 20'x19' and can also double as a second floor family room. The walkout lower level is partially finished. Additional amenities include town water and sewer, beautiful farmers porch, maintenance free vinyl siding, air conditioning, second floor laundry and security system.

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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 2/12/2018


19 Acorn St, Bellingham, MA 02019

Single-Family

$448,000
Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Privacy abounds with this beautiful 5 bedroom Colonial in Country Club Estates. This home offers the best of both worlds-private and serene wooded lot at the end of a cul de sac and a great neighborhood setting. The open floor plan offers a cabinet packed kitchen with an island and stainless steel appliances, formal dining room with hardwood and a front to back living room/ family room combination with a fireplace. The second floor features a master bedroom with walk in closet and bath with double vanity plus 4 additional bedrooms and guest bath. The 5th bedroom is over the garage, measures 20'x19' and can also double as a second floor family room. The walkout lower level is partially finished. Additional amenities include town water and sewer, beautiful farmers porch, maintenance free vinyl siding, air conditioning, second floor laundry and security system.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 2/11/2018

There are so many factors that go into finding and securing the financing to buy a home.   While lenders require quite a bit of information for you to get a loan, you still need to be aware of your own financial picture. Even if you’re pre-approved for a certain amount of money to buy a home, you still need to dig into your finances a bit deeper than a lender would. The bottom line is that you can't rely solely on a lender to tell you how much you can afford for a monthly payment on a home. Even if you’re approved to borrow the maximum amount of money for your finances to buy a home, it doesn’t mean that you actually should use that amount. There are so many other real world things that you need to consider outside of the basic numbers that are plugged into a mortgage formula.   


Run Your Own Numbers


It’s important to sit down and do your own budget when you’re getting ready to buy a home. You have plenty of monthly expenses including student loan debt, car payments, utility bills, and more. Don’t forget that you need to eat too! Think about what your lifestyle is like. How much do you spend on food? Do you go out to the movies often or spend a regular amount of cash on clothing? Even if you plan to make adjustments to these habits when buying a home, you’ll want to think honestly about all of your needs and spending habits before signing on to buy a home. 


Now, you’ll know what your true monthly costs are. Be sure to include things like home insurance, property taxes, monthly utilities, and any other personal monthly expenses in this budget. If you plan to put down a lower amount on the home, you’ll also need to include additional insurance costs like private mortgage insurance (PMI).


The magic number that you should remember when it comes to housing costs is 30%. This is the percentage of your monthly income that you should plan to spend on housing. Realistically, this could make your budget tight so this is often thought of as a maximum percentage. By law, a lender can’t approve a mortgage that would take up more than 35% of your monthly income. Some lenders have even stricter requirements such as not allowing a borrower to have a mortgage that would be more than 28% of monthly income. This is where the debt-to-income ratio comes into play.


As you can see, it’s important to take an earnest look at your finances to avoid larger money issues when you buy a home.  





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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 2/4/2018

If you've ever read a self-improvement book or attended a motivational seminar, you probably felt charged up for about a week or so, but then slipped back into old, self-defeating habits.

Why does that happen? Is it because we're all born a certain way and have no control over the cards we're dealt? While it may sometimes appear that destiny plays a role in the direction of our lives, habits are often the underlying cause of both problems and accomplishments.

Zig Ziglar, a well-known sales trainer and personal development author summed it up perfectly: “People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing – that's why we recommend it daily.”

Here are a few ways that good habits can improve everything from family relationships and health to time management and stress reduction.
  1. Either before you go to bed or the first thing the next morning, write down your objectives for the day. When you commit something to writing and have a visual reminder of what you need to accomplish, there's a much stronger chance it will get done. Whether you prefer to use your iPhone or just old-fashioned written lists, everyone needs some kind of daily system for staying organized and remembering tasks and priorities. As Benjamin Franklin said more than 200 years ago, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”
  2. Your attitudes and expectations often become self-fulfilling prophesies. It's easy to fall into the trap of complaining about things like how messy the house always looks or what a daily struggle it is to get the kids to do their homework. If you find yourself going down this negative path, keep in mind a quote from Oprah Winfrey: "What you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it." The opposite is also true, so it pays to choose your thoughts and words carefully.
  3. Establishing good, consistent habits in children makes life easier, more productive, and less stressful for the entire family. That can include everything from doing homework and chores to personal hygiene and keeping their bedrooms looking civilized.
  4. Learning to be patient with yourself, your spouse, and your children is easier for some people than others, but when you think of yourself as a "work in progress," you'll have more of a tendency to keep trying and not get discouraged.
Many books, websites, and seminars are based on the premise of improving the conditions of your life by improving the quality of your habits and thoughts. A good starting point for many people is to do a self assessment, write down a list of achievable goals, and then come up with a realistic action plan.





Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 1/31/2018

This Single-Family in Millbury, MA recently sold for $262,500. This Ranch style home was sold by - Classic Properties REALTORS ®.


26 Alpine St, Millbury, MA 01527

Single-Family

$269,900
Price
$262,500
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Open House Sunday December 17,Time 1-3. Move right into this beautiful remodeled ranch ~New white kitchen cabinets and granite~ stainless steel appliances ~designer back splash~new lights and floors through out first floor! Living room has great natural light with triple windows. Gorgeous bright full bath with tile floors! The whole house has been freshly painted inside and out! Finish the walkout basement and double your SQ FT ~ Newer roof ~1 Car garage ~2 Driveways~ Great neighborhood! Gorgeous backyard has stone walls and professionally landscaped~ New walkway and front stairs!

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