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Posted by Robin V. Wish on 6/26/2020


401 East St, Walpole, MA 02081

East Walpole

Condo

$449,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Exposed brick, thoughtful renovation - enjoy the feel of Beacon Hill in East Walpole! This bright and sunny townhouse offers three levels with charm of the antique and embraces a city loft style with stunning updates and a well designed floor plan.. Large rooms open concept, stainless and granite kitchen, hardwoods, pretty views of the 4 acres for owner use. Office/ Library offers that "quiet space" and master bedroom is generous with beautiful bath, built-ins, and large places for gathering with friends and family.. East Walpole offers shops, restaurants, recreation and near Bird Park. Quick access to Boston via 3 train stations, close to 95/128 and Patriot's Place. Recent updates include Bosch heating system (2016) recessed lighting, updated electrical, new granite counters, stainless appliances and two new baths. Beautiful floors some old, some new! All units have separate entrances and front and rear parking. Take a look - soon you could be swimming in the in-ground pool
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June 27 at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Posted by Robin V. Wish on 6/25/2020

This Condo in Norfolk, MA recently sold for $587,700. This Detached,Townhouse style home was sold by Robin V. Wish - Real Living Suburban Lifestyle Real Estate.


12 Cleary Circle, Norfolk, MA 02056

Condo

$559,900
Price
$587,700
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
WELCOME Home to Lakeland Farms- High-Quality Detached Single Family Condominiums built by a local builder having developed numerous subdivisions with a long standing track record of well built homes. The STONEYBROOK MODEL offers 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths. Open floor plan with 9ft ceilings on the 1st floor, is perfect for entertaining family & friends!, Kitchen includes SS Appliances & Granite Countertops. Master Ensuite has large WI closets. Enjoy the view of the pond and nature from your back deck or relax in your private fenced-in patio. Easy maintenance and Care Free living. Four Models Available. Customize the home of your dreams! Conveniently located near the Town Center, Coffee shops, Library & Public transportation with access to major routes. Come see what LAKELAND FARMS has to offer!

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Posted by Robin V. Wish on 6/23/2020


401 East St, Walpole, MA 02081

East Walpole

Condo

$449,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Exposed brick, thoughtful renovation - enjoy the feel of Beacon Hill in East Walpole! This bright and sunny townhouse offers three levels with charm of the antique and embraces a city loft style with stunning updates and a well designed floor plan.. Large rooms open concept, stainless and granite kitchen, hardwoods, pretty views of the 4 acres for owner use. Office/ Library offers that "quiet space" and master bedroom is generous with beautiful bath, built-ins, and large places for gathering with friends and family.. East Walpole offers shops, restaurants, recreation and near Bird Park. Quick access to Boston via 3 train stations, close to 95/128 and Patriot's Place. Recent updates include Bosch heating system (2016) recessed lighting, updated electrical, new granite counters, stainless appliances and two new baths. Beautiful floors some old, some new! All units have separate entrances and front and rear parking. Take a look - soon you could be swimming in the in-ground pool
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Robin V. Wish on 6/22/2020

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People have different notions about living in an HOA community. As much as there is a bright side to living in such an environment, you also need to consider the potential disadvantages. Some HOAs have an organized and well-maintained neighborhood, while others may have lackluster management and community issues. Before you make your decision to move to an HOA community, understand the pros and cons of living in that environment. 

What is an HOA?

An HOA (homeowners association) is an organization that oversees maintenance and enforcing rules within a group of homes. HOAs are quite common in planned condominium complexes and townhouses, but they also are found in planned communities of single-family houses. The HOA is made up of the owners who reside within or own property in that community. 

Advantages of Living in an HOA Community

Typically, the association has jurisdiction over and maintains all common areas. These include pools, clubhouses, playgrounds, park areas, and all the adjoining landscaping. In many HOAs the association also maintains landscaping in the front of the home while the owner maintains their private backyard area. Some advantages

  • You Don’t Have to Mow the Lawn: For people who do not enjoy the tedious job of maintaining their landscape – you are in luck. The HOA community takes full responsibility for maintaining the landscape within the shared areas. You might be allowed to personalize your backyard or patio – but typically, the HOA covers all other maintenance, including pest control and tree pruning. 

  • You Pay Monthly Fees That Include Utilities: In most HOA communities, homeowners are expected to make a monthly payment that covers all their expenses for that month. For some people having a defined estimate every month that covers utilities and other housing expenses makes it easy for them to have a financial plan. 

  • You Have Access to Amenities: Living in an HOA environment gives you access to various recreational amenities like golf, table tennis, swimming pool, a gym, and clubhouse. You do not have to worry about cleaning or management as your association does all of these from your monthly funds. 

Disadvantages of HOA Community Living

Just as there are advantages to living within an association, a homebuyer needs to be prepared for challenges that come with areas in common.

  • Fees: The fees charged by most HOA communities factor in expenses like maintenance of recreational facilities and cleaning of the shared spaces. Be sure you can make these monthly payments before moving to an HOA community. 

  • No Personal Touch to Your Home Exterior: Most HOA communities restrict homeowners from adding unique touches to the outside of their homes. If you like a brightly colored front door or interesting yard decorations, an HOA community may not be the right environment for you. 

  • Poorly Managed Community: Not all HOA communities operate smoothly. There can be various challenges within the system. When you find a community you’re interested in, speak to established owners. Ask how their particular HOA functions to get a better idea of what to expect as an incoming resident.

  • Less privacy: Most homeowners living in HOA homes share walls or buildings with other homeowners. If you love privacy, this might be challenging for you. 

  • You live by the rules: There are always rules to adhere to when living in an HOA community. Be sure this idea works for you as most regulations are non-negotiable.

Depending on your lifestyle and what you want in a home an HOA community might be perfect for you. Carefully consider the pros and cons of living in such a community before committing. Ask your realtor about the HOAs in your area to better target your property search.





Posted by Robin V. Wish on 6/15/2020

A home appraisal enables a seller to learn about the value of his or her house relative to the current housing market. As such, an appraisal represents an important opportunity, particularly for a seller who wants to maximize the profits from his or her home sale.

Ultimately, it helps to plan ahead for a home appraisal. If you prepare for an appraisal, you can use the appraisal results to achieve your home selling goals in no time at all.

Let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready to perform a home appraisal.

1. Learn About Your Home's Strengths and Weaknesses

What you initially paid for your house is unlikely to match the current value of your residence. Fortunately, if you understand your house's strengths and weaknesses, you can prioritize home improvements and complete these upgrades. As a result, you may be able to boost your chances of receiving a favorable property valuation during a home appraisal.

Also, it may be beneficial to conduct a home inspection before you schedule an appraisal. That way, you can use the inspection results to determine which areas of your house need to be upgraded.

2. Assess the Housing Market

The present real estate sector will impact the valuation of your house. To establish realistic expectations for a home appraisal, it often helps to analyze the current housing market.

If homes are selling quickly, this likely indicates that a seller's market is in place. This market favors sellers and may enable you to receive plenty of offers if you establish a competitive price for your home.

Comparatively, if homes linger on the real estate market for many days, weeks or months, a buyer's market may be in place. In this market, you may need to set an aggressive price to help your residence stand out to potential buyers.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

A home appraisal is an important part of the home selling journey. And if you collaborate with a real estate agent, you can work with a home selling expert who can help you maximize your property valuation during an appraisal.

With a real estate agent at your side, you can receive comprehensive support throughout the home selling journey. A real estate agent can put you in touch with the top home appraisers in your city or town. Furthermore, a real estate agent can help you determine how to price your house to ensure you can stir up significant interest in your residence.

A real estate agent also is happy to help you review any offers on your home. If you're unsure about whether to accept, reject or counter a homebuying proposal, a real estate agent can help you weigh the pros and cons of each option.

Ready to conduct a home appraisal? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can perform a home appraisal before you add your residence to the housing market.




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