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Posted by Jane Cheetham on 8/6/2019

Buying a home will likely be the most important and expensive purchase you ever make. And, although that might seem like a scary commitment, it’s one well worth it. It’s an investment in your future. There are many benefits or perks that come with owning a home.

Equity: Owning your own home typically comes with gaining equity. Every month that you pay your mortgage, you are increasing your equity. And as long as the market continue upwards, your home and the equity you’ve gained will hold significant value.

Privacy: Privacy is a large perk of owning your own home. This is more so possible when owning a single-family home in a rural location, but many duplexes and condos also provide opportunities for privacy. And in many cases, since you own the home,you can put up your own privacy such as planting arborvitae trees along your properties edge.

Tax Advantages: One of the biggest perks when owning a home is the ability to deduct mortgage interest on your federal income taxes. This will be a significant amount for the first few years of your mortgage, making this a huge benefit. Although, the amount of interest paid decreases over the years, there will still be deductible interest paid in the last few years of your mortgage.

Space: Houses will almost always provide you with more space than an apartment—and it will certainly have more space than your childhood bedroom. The space will be all yours, which means not having to share with other renters or your parents. Of course, home location and the market come into play here, but for the most part you will get more square footage for your money—as landlords charge high rents to cover things like water, electricity, snow removal, or still charge high rent prices and do not cover any of those other expenses.

No restrictions: There are many restrictions that come with renting or living in a condominium. These restrictions could include no pets, parking restrictions, outdoor updating restrictions and many other different types of constraints. When you own your own home, you make the rules. If you want to put up a fence, you can. And if you want to put an addition on your house, you can do that too. Just be sure to check with your town before beginning any construction projects.

Establishment: Buying a home provides you the ability to set down roots, to be established. Although, not a benefit to some, it is to many. Buying a home provides you with ownership and a sense of freedom. You now have the opportunity to invest in something that is yours. You can make updates to the bathrooms, add a pool in the backyard, and paint the front door any color you want—because it’s yours.

A home is often the foundation of one’s life and who can deny its appeal with these perks discussed above? So, what are you waiting for? Start your search today!




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Posted by Jane Cheetham on 7/30/2019

Purchasing a house may prove to be a long, complex process, particularly for a first-time buyer. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to streamline the process of going from homebuyer to homeowner.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you enjoy a quick, easy homebuying journey.

1. Narrow Your Search for Your Dream Home

It often helps to enter the real estate market with a checklist of home must-haves and wants. With this checklist, you will be better equipped than ever before to perform a deep evaluation of any house, at any time.

Think about what you want to find in your dream home and include these criteria in your checklist. For instance, if you want to own a house near your office, you can search for houses that are just a few miles from your workplace. Or, if you want to purchase a house with a big backyard, you should look at houses that offer the space that you need.

2. Submit a Competitive Offer

If you find a house that you want to buy, there is no need to wait to submit an offer. However, it is important to differentiate between a "lowball" offer and a competitive one beforehand.

A lowball offer generally fails to account for the state of a house, as well as the current real estate market's conditions. It is likely to fall short of a home seller's expectations, and as a result, lead to an immediate "No."

Conversely, a competitive offer is based on housing market data, along with the condition and age of a house. And if you submit a competitive offer on a residence, you may receive an instant "Yes" from a home seller.

3. Conduct an In-Depth Home Inspection

After you and a home seller agree to terms, you will want to conduct a comprehensive home inspection. This will enable you to fully examine a house's interior and exterior and identify any potential home problems before you finalize your purchase.

When it comes to buying a home, there is no need to forego a home inspection. In fact, if you bypass a home inspection, you risk encountering costly, time-intensive home problems in the near future.

To hire an expert home inspector, perform a search of the available inspectors in your city or town. Then, meet with several home inspectors, ask for client referrals and allocate the necessary time and resources to perform an in-depth assessment. Because if you hire the right home inspector, you can get the support that you need to make an informed home purchase.

Lastly, if you need help finding a home inspector or completing other homebuying tasks, it usually is a good idea to employ a real estate agent. This housing market professional will learn about your homebuying goals and tailor your home search accordingly. As a result, working with a real estate agent will increase the likelihood that you can enjoy a quick, easy homebuying journey.




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Posted by Jane Cheetham on 7/23/2019


184 Burbank Rd, Sutton, MA 01590

Single-Family

$399,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Spacious contemporary home set on nearly 2 ac retreat lot on scenic Burbank Rd. This wooded, private oasis is close to all highways and conveniences, The home offers an open living first floor plan- a Great room with 19' vaulted ceiling, pendant lighting and French doors- completely open to the kitchen. The Great room area opens to a lovely 4 season room, which has a multitude of uses. This room offers a wood, vaulted ceiling, skylights and walls of glass.Two bedrooms are on the 1st floor while master bedroom and loft are on the 2nd. Finished room in LL provides add'l space. Heat was converted to HWBB/oil from electric heat 13 yrs ago. Ductless AC/heat units on both floors (4 total), roof (6 yrs ago) and replacement windows (exception 4 season rm and garage) were done under current ownership. All appliances remain, including washer/dryer. Wrap around deck off 4 season room. Propane generator remains. Security system. Title V in hand.
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Posted by Jane Cheetham on 7/23/2019


184 Burbank Rd, Sutton, MA 01590

Single-Family

$399,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Spacious contemporary home set on nearly 2 ac retreat lot on scenic Burbank Rd. This wooded, private oasis is close to all highways and conveniences, The home offers an open living first floor plan- a Great room with 19' vaulted ceiling, pendant lighting and French doors- completely open to the kitchen. The Great room area opens to a lovely 4 season room, which has a multitude of uses. This room offers a wood, vaulted ceiling, skylights and walls of glass.Two bedrooms are on the 1st floor while master bedroom and loft are on the 2nd. Finished room in LL provides add'l space. Heat was converted to HWBB/oil from electric heat 13 yrs ago. Ductless AC/heat units on both floors (4 total), roof (6 yrs ago) and replacement windows (exception 4 season rm and garage) were done under current ownership. All appliances remain, including washer/dryer. Wrap around deck off 4 season room. Propane generator remains. Security system. Title V in hand.
Open House
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Posted by Jane Cheetham on 7/23/2019


184 Burbank Rd, Sutton, MA 01590

Single-Family

$399,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Spacious contemporary home set on nearly 2 ac retreat lot on scenic Burbank Rd. This wooded, private oasis is close to all highways and conveniences, The home offers an open living first floor plan- a Great room with 19' vaulted ceiling, pendant lighting and French doors- completely open to the kitchen. The Great room area opens to a lovely 4 season room, which has a multitude of uses. This room offers a wood, vaulted ceiling, skylights and walls of glass.Two bedrooms are on the 1st floor while master bedroom and loft are on the 2nd. Finished room in LL provides add'l space. Heat was converted to HWBB/oil from electric heat 13 yrs ago. Ductless AC/heat units on both floors (4 total), roof (6 yrs ago) and replacement windows (exception 4 season rm and garage) were done under current ownership. All appliances remain, including washer/dryer. Wrap around deck off 4 season room. Propane generator remains. Security system. Title V in hand.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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