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Posted on 01/15/2021
Another Property Sold - 11 Treeland Dr, Framingham, MA 01701
Wonderful opportunity to own a lovely Cape style home tucked into a sought after neighborhood with nearly 1/3 acre of level grounds on the Sudbury line*Some TLC will go a long way and reward the lucky new owner of this 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath property*Inviting fireplaced Living Room*Second floor is dormered, creating 2 very large bedrooms upstairs plus the 1/2 bath*Home is definitely livable and some major improvements over the years have been made including the roof, replacement windows and the furnace*There is a wonderful over-sized deck off the kitchen perfect for grilling*Preferable gas cooking is made possible by propane*Hardwood floors...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
What’s the Best Home Improvement for ROI
Photo by Sue Smith via Shutterstock Choosing what to upgrade or fix in, on or around your home can be a complicated process. Changes fall into two categories – things that increase or decrease value (or sale price) and things that increase or decrease salability (or how willing people are to pay full price for it). Before you...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
5 Mortgage Options to Consider
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay One of the most important factors of the home buying experience is the mortgage loan you undertake. With at least eight different types, there are five that are the most common. The following types of mortgage loans are the ones held by most homeowners in the United States. 1. Conventional Mortgage A conventional...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Why Should a Buyer View Your Home?
If you plan to sell your home, you should consider how you can stir up interest in your residence. Because if you know how to promote your house to buyers, there may be no shortage of home showing requests as soon as your residence becomes available. Ultimately, it is important to give buyers lots of reasons to view your...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
3 Reasons to Hire a Home Inspector
If you intend to buy a house, you may want to employ a home inspector. In fact, there are many reasons why a buyer may hire a house inspector, such as: 1. You want to identify any underlying home problems. Although you may have walked through a house a few times before you submitted an offer to purchase, a...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Before you Flip: Building a Team You Trust
Photo by TruthSeeker08 via Pixabay Want to flip a property? You need a team of rock stars on your side. This isn't a one-man show; in general, real estate investors only prosper when they've made connections with real estate agents, lenders, contractors, and other investors at the top of their game, and it's even more crucial when you're...
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Posted on 12/11/2020
Another Property Sold - 670 Edgell Rd, Framingham, MA 01701
Opportunity knocks for a contractor or hardcore handyman looking for their next project or even a home of their own*Not for the faint of heart but will certainly reward the savvy, experienced visionary with the means to turn this estate sale home around. This farmhouse style home has wonderful curb appeal and sits on a lovely, half acre plus, level lot*The roof is only 5 years old and the chimney was rebuilt*Preferred gas heating and easy care vinyl siding*Huge Country Kitchen*Master on 1st floor with full bath and 3 bedrooms upstairs*2nd full bath on 1st floor*Walk-up attic*Sunny enclosed porch*Attached 2 car garage*Price reflects condition...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
DIY Home Security - Is It Right for You?
Photo by Pixaline via PixabayThe right home security system can make a profound difference for your peace of mind and make your home an unappealing target -- but do you have to go with a conventional (and expensive) alarm service? In the past, homeowners had few choices, but now, if you own a home and like to DIY...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Three Quick and Easy Ways to Design Your New Home
Photo by Khiem Tran via Pixabay Designing a home can be intimidating, especially if it's your first time. Maybe you were a design aficionado with the perfect dorm room, but designing a whole house seems intimidating. Maybe you're worried you have no feel for design at all and will leave your room an empty canvas with one, central...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
What is a Bi-Weekly Mortgage Plan?
Photo by Designer491 via Shutterstock The term “bi-weekly” means every other week. If you get paid bi-weekly, you usually get your check every other Friday. When it comes to a mortgage, typical amortization plans (payments of principal and interest) use a 30-year/360-month calculation. But many lenders offer a bi-weekly plan too. In this case, you would make 26...
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Posted on 11/19/2020
11 Treeland Dr, Framingham, MA 01701 is now new to the market!
Wonderful opportunity to own a lovely Cape style home tucked into a sought after neighborhood with nearly 1/3 acre of level grounds on the Sudbury line*Some TLC will go a long way and reward the lucky new owner of this 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath property*The second floor is dormered, creating 2 very large bedrooms upstairs plus the 1/2 bath*Home is definitely livable and some major improvements over the years have been made including the roof, replacement windows and the furnace. There is a wonderful over-sized deck off the kitchen perfect for grilling. Preferable gas cooking is made possible by propane*Hardwood floors throughout*Kitchen and...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Tips for Budgeting for a Fixer Upper
Image by Annie Gray from Unsplash If you are handy with home repair, you could buy a more expensive house if you are willing to put some work into it. Many foreclosures are often sold “as is,” and require some work. The seller may also be more open to negotiating a lower price based on the number of...
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