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Posted by Costello Realty on 2/20/2020

A home showing represents a valuable opportunity for a property buyer. However, there may be instances in which a buyer is unsure about whether to attend a house showing. Lucky for you, we're here to help you weigh the pros and cons of scheduling a home showing.

Now, let's take a look at three questions to consider before you attend a house showing.

1. Is a home the right size for me?

Take a look at a home listing and find out the square footage and number of rooms in a house. That way, you'll be able to determine whether a house is the right size for you without setting foot inside the residence itself.

Of course, you should consider your immediate and long-term plans as you evaluate a home's size. If you plan to start a family soon, for example, you may want to search for a home that offers sufficient space for you, your spouse and your children. Or, if you intend to retire in the foreseeable future, you may want to pursue a small home that requires minimal maintenance.

2. Is a home located in one of my preferred cities and towns?

Think about where you want to reside. Oftentimes, it helps to make a list of preferred cities and towns and narrow your home search to these areas. And if you find a home you want to check out in one of these cities or towns, you then can schedule a property showing.

In addition, it is important to remember that a big city home may prove to be more expensive than a comparable residence in a small town. If you decide to pursue a house in a big city, you may face increased competition for city homes in comparison to small town residences too.

3. Could a home be my dream residence?

Ultimately, if there is even a small chance that a home could be your dream residence, it may be beneficial to set up a showing. If you attend a showing and find a residence is your ideal house, you can submit an offer to purchase this home. On the other hand, if you attend a showing and find a residence falls short of your expectations, you can simply continue your pursuit of your dream house.

As you conduct your search for your ideal residence, it generally is a good idea to hire a real estate agent. This housing market professional will set up home showings, keep you informed about new residences that become available in your preferred cities and towns and much more. Plus, if you ever have concerns or questions during the homebuying journey, a real estate agent is ready to respond to them.

Consider the aforementioned questions before you schedule a home showing you will be glad you did. And if you decide to attend a house showing, you will be better equipped than ever before to determine whether a particular home is right for you.




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Posted by Costello Realty on 2/16/2020

This Single-Family in Sutton, MA recently sold for $195,000. This Antique style home was sold by - Costello Realty.


7 Cole Avenue, Sutton, MA 01590

Single-Family

$208,900
Price
$195,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Great location dead end street, great lot. This home has 3-4 bedrooms, two baths. Living room with fireplace/insert, dining room, and first floor bedroom all have wide pine floors. Laundry in first floor bath has ceramic tile floor. Upstairs bedrooms have wide pine floors, Master with Large closet, 2nd bedroom has skylight, 2nd floor bath has ceramic tile floor. Nice size home that needs work. Roof was replaced October 2018. Eat in area off kitchen has fireplace and insert. Ceramic tile needs replacing, outside of home needs work, but great price to get into Sutton.

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Posted by Costello Realty on 2/14/2020

This Single-Family in Mendon, MA recently sold for $711,250. This Colonial style home was sold by - Costello Realty.


18 Thayer Rd, Mendon, MA 01756

Single-Family

$739,999
Price
$711,250
Sale Price

8
Rooms
5
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This is the one you've been waiting for! This stunning colonial is set back on a scenic road in one of Mendon's most desirable areas. Be prepared to fall in love with this unbelievable 5 bedroom home with an outdoor paradise perfect for entertaining. Sit back, relax & enjoy the beautiful shaded pergola, heated inground pool with custom patio surrounded by beautiful nature, gardens & a tranquil water feature. This home is truly an entertainers dream with the home centered by the spacious gourmet kitchen featuring quartz countertops, oversized center island, gas cooktop, stainless steel appliances. Upstairs you'll find 5 ample bedrooms including an expansive master suite with sitting area, cathedral ceilings, walk-in closet & master bath w/separate shower & jetted tub. Laundry on 2nd fl. Walk-up attic has private office/teen suite. Finished basement with home theater & play area. Newer furnace, Irrigation, central air, alarm system & central vacuum. Great commuter location. Welcome home!

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Posted by Costello Realty on 2/13/2020

Ready to submit an offer on a house? Not so fast. First, you'll want to consider a few key questions, including:

1. Can I afford to buy a house?

If you find a house you like, make sure you can afford the monthly mortgage payments. By doing so, you may be able to avoid costly, time-consuming problems down the line.

Ultimately, getting pre-approved for a mortgage can make a world of difference, particularly for a homebuyer who is ready to submit an offer on a home.

With pre-approval for a mortgage, a homebuyer will understand exactly how much money is at his or her disposal. As a result, this homebuyer can avoid the temptation to overspend on a house.

2. Should I submit a "lowball" offer?

For many homebuyers, it may seem like a good idea to submit a "lowball" offer on a house. But doing so may be problematic for a number of reasons.

If you submit a lowball proposal, a home seller is unlikely to take your bid seriously. As such, this home seller may dismiss your offer and move on to other proposals quickly.

In addition, a lowball offer may cause you to miss out on the opportunity to acquire your dream residence.

When you locate the perfect residence, there is no need to leave anything to chance. If you submit a fair proposal that meets or exceeds a home seller's expectations, you can avoid the risk of losing your dream house to a rival homebuyer.

3. How much should I offer for a residence?

We've already established that a lowball offer is rarely, if ever, a good idea. Now, you'll just need to determine what differentiates a fair proposal from a lowball one.

A fair proposal accounts for the needs of both a homebuyer and home seller. It should be based on the current state of the housing market as well as the condition of a home.

For instance, if you're operating in a buyer's market, there is likely to be a broad assortment of homes available. This means a home seller may need to lower his or her expectations due to the sheer volume of quality residences currently on the market.

Don't forget to study the prices of recently sold homes in a particular city or town too. This housing market data will help you better understand how a residence you're considering stacks up against comparable houses so you can submit an appropriate offer.

4. Do I need a real estate agent?

A real estate agent will take the guesswork out of buying a home, and for good reason. This real estate professional can help you prepare an offer and will negotiate with a home seller on your behalf. That way, you can streamline the process of going from homebuyer to homeowner.

Hire a real estate agent before you submit an offer on a house you'll be glad you did. A real estate agent will guide you along the homebuying journey and ensure you can secure a great house at a price that fits your budget.




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Posted by Costello Realty on 2/12/2020


13 Coventry Rd., Grafton, MA 01519

Condo

$225,000
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Welcome to Bruce Hollow! Rare end unit features new exterior, new roof, new retractable skylights and new fridge. Has 2 spacious BR, 2 baths, fireplace, central air and 2 additional finished rooms in the lower level. Within walking distance to the beautiful Grafton common and minutes to the T-Station! These units don't last long, so come and take a look!
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