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Posted by RE/MAX Executive Realty on 6/25/2017

Many first time home buyers go into the market looking for the home of their dreams. They picture a house filled with their favorite furniture, illuminated by plenty of natural lighting, and highlighted by bright and cheery wall colors. While it's good to have aspirations for your new home, it's also important to remember that the house you're buying is essentially a box. Sure, you'll put plenty of nice things in that box, but ultimately you want to make sure it's a sturdy box that's in good shape before thinking about the contents. When shopping for a new home, here are some things you shouldn't let influence your decision.

Walls and carpets

It can be off-putting when you go and view a home and the walls are covered in antiquated wallpaper or painted a color you can't stomach. It can also be hard to ignore, since the walls make up such a large, visible portion of the house. Instead, try to envision the room with the walls painted the colors you would use. If a home has a carpet that looks straight out of the 70s it can definitely be a distraction and give you trepidations about the house. However, just like walls, this is a relatively simple fix if you have the budget for it. Imagine how the room would look with hardwood floors, tile, or a carpet that's more to your liking.

An unkempt yard

The first thing you see when arriving at a house is the yard and driveway. Maybe the grass hasn't been mown in a while, the mulch is looking faded and there are weeds growing up along the walkway. These are all aesthetic problems that can be easily and, if planned correctly, inexpensively fixed. A good rule is to determine if the parts of the yard you dislike can be cleaned up in a few afternoons or if they would require a lot of time and money.

It feels like someone else's home

Viewing a home can be awkward. If the seller still lives in the home you might feel like you're intruding. In some cases, they could even be at home while you're viewing the house. As you walk through the home, be sure to remind yourself that if you lived here the picture frames would have your family photos in them instead. Similarly, if the seller has (to put it nicely) a "different" taste in decoration it can seem distracting and off putting. Fortunately, they'll have to take all their decorations with them when they move--even that wall mounted deer head in the living room.

Decide based on these factors instead

Now that we've talked about the things to ignore, here are the details you should look for when shopping for a new home.
  • Size. The size of the home, the rooms, the yard, and the driveway will all be a huge factor in your decision.
  • Architecture. Take note of how the home was built and if there are certain architectural aspects that you love or hate.
  • Windows and lighting. Natural lighting is an oft overlooked feature that really enhances the atmosphere of a home.
  • Plumbing and electrical. Make sure you're happy with the condition of the home's HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems because these will be time consuming and expensive upgrades.
  • Kitchen and bathroom features. Look for a home that has the kitchen and bathroom design elements you love, the space you need, and the features you desire (appliances, shower type, sink type, etc.)




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Posted by RE/MAX Executive Realty on 6/25/2017


45 Lakeside Ave, Marlborough, MA 01752

Rental

$1,875
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
One of the best locations in the complex, this END UNIT boasts great waterviews and yard area. Fully renovated and MOVE IN READY! The kitchen was gutted and all brand new few years ago. Great new cabinets, countertops, black appliances. "Pergo type" laminate flooring give style to the space. Dining room features bay window. Living room has wood burning fireplace and NEW slider to deck (Sunsets are amazing from here). Half Bath on this level too. Upstairs to Master bedroom with two closets and NEW slider to deck here too. Good size second bedroom features walk in closet/lots of storage. Full bathroom. One level up to loft/ third bedroom. There is a full basement with another finished room plus unfinished room for storage. It's a walkout. Sliders lead to yard area. Unit features newer water heater, gas heat, central AC and a location that is a commuter's dream. Hop down to Rt. 20, Two minutes to RT. 495! Easy access to MA Pike/ Rt. 9. Good credit/references required. No smoking, no pets.
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Posted by RE/MAX Executive Realty on 6/24/2017

Meticulously maintained 12-room colonial in sought-after neighborhood w/extremely low turnover | Desirably sited on 1.06 acres of pristine, landscaped grounds nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac | Exquisite & expansive multi-level screened porch is the beating heart of this home | This phenomenal space boasts tiled floors, cathedral ceilings, absolutely massive arched floor-to-ceiling windows, full wet bar, surround sound, & hot tub on lower level | Woodwork is IPE Brazilian Walnut, renowned for its natural durability & profound beauty | Kitchen totally remodeled w/granite counters, custom soft-close cherry cabinets w/undermount lighting, & storage on each side of the peninsula | Expanded informal dining space with access to deck comfortably seats 6-8 | Master bedroom suite has walk-in closet & updated bath w/jetted tub & over-sized tiled shower | Laundry off Master | Finished walkout lower level with rec room & separate office space | Driveway just sealcoated | Title V Done

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Posted by RE/MAX Executive Realty on 6/23/2017


102 Rumonoski Drive, Northbridge, MA 01534

Single-Family

$299,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
You'll feel right at home when you pull into the driveway of this beautiful, 3 BR multi level situated in a fantastic neighborhood. Meticulously cared for and maintained, this home is full of updates including a NEW water heat, windows, garage doors, engineered hardwood throughout the kitchen, family & dining room. Eat in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and oak cabinets, living room has custom built ins including a desk. Walk through the slider from the formal dining room to a NEW composite deck that overlooks a fantastic 1/2 acre, level lot with NEW vinyl fencing. Guest bath and master suite (with private bath) both have updated vanities. Partially finished basement in lower level offers a huge optional space to hang out. Ceiling fans in most rooms. 2 pellet stoves (family room and finished basement) provide additional, efficient heat source in colder seasons. See attached for full list of upgrades.
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Posted by RE/MAX Executive Realty on 6/23/2017

Now is you chance to become part of the desirable Cooks Farm neighborhood....This lovingly maintained & updated, one owner home is situated on a professionally landscaped corner lot. The eat-in kitchen was remodeled in 2007 w/ beautiful cherry cabinets, granite, newer slider (10) & high end SS appliances -Miele DW & Samsung range. The adjacent FR has wood burning fireplace & new custom cabinets to each side. Front LR opens to the DR w/ bump out bay. Master suite w/ remodeld bath (07), Dbl closets & finished bonus room (07) currently used as office. Enjoy the outdoors on the deck w/ retractable awning. Full, unfinished walk out LL w/ plenty of storage ready is for your finishing touches. Added bonuses: gleaming hardwoods, newer triple windows in FR/LR (07), irrigation, new heating system (10), town water, town sewer, natural gas, upgraded front door (07), and fresh exterior paint (16). Cooks Farm abuts the FCC and is conveniently located to just about everything...Hurry!

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