Posted by JoAnn M. Drabble on 8/21/2018

For many people, summertime represents an ideal time to buy a residence. Ultimately, there are many terrific reasons to purchase a house in summer, including:

1. You can move after the school year ends.

When the school year draws to a close, you and your child can focus on relocating to a new residence.

Purchasing a house in summer guarantees that you can avoid the challenges commonly associated with relocating to a new residence during the school year. Instead, you and your child can spend summer looking for the perfect residence and buy a house before the new school year commences.

Furthermore, don't forget to consider the quality of schools near a residence before you finalize a purchase agreement. By doing so, you'll be able to find a home that is located near a great school for your son or daughter and ensure that your child can receive the best education possible.

2. You can complete many outdoor home improvement projects in summer.

Typically, purchasing a fixer-upper, i.e. a home in need of advanced repairs, may prove to be a viable option in summer.

If you buy a fixer-upper, you'll likely want to complete a broad array of home repairs immediately. Meanwhile, a summer home purchase ensures that you can enjoy warm temperatures for outdoor property improvement projects. As a result, you can perform roof repairs, home exterior maintenance and other outdoor home improvement tasks without having to worry about cold temperatures.

For those who are interested in finding a fixer-upper, there should be no shortage of properties available in summertime as well. Many home sellers add their properties to the real estate market in summer, guaranteeing that you can browse a large assortment of houses and find one that suits you perfectly.

3. You can work with an experienced real estate agent.

Buying a home in summer can be difficult, particularly for those who are exploring the real estate market for the first time. Lucky for you, many experienced real estate agents are available to guide you through the homebuying process.

An experienced real estate agent will help you find your dream home in no time at all. This professional understands the ins and outs of the summer housing market, and as such, will do whatever he or she can to help you discover the right house.

For example, if you are uncertain about how to obtain a mortgage, an experienced real estate agent can point you in the right direction. He or she may be able to put you in touch with nearby credit unions and banks, ensuring that you can secure a mortgage. Plus, your real estate agent might even be able to offer tips to help you boost your credit score before you apply for a mortgage.

This summer, collaborate with an experienced real estate agent to get the support you need to purchase a home. With an experienced real estate agent at your side, you can transform your homeownership dream into a reality.




Tags: Buying a home   summer  
Categories: Buying a Home   buying tips  


Posted by JoAnn M. Drabble on 8/17/2018


495 West Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379

Single-Family

$339,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Welcome to West Bridgewater, a very popular and desirable town, and a commuter's dream with quick highway access to all major highway routes! This home is a "diamond in the rough" and needs the right buyer to "make it shine" again! This gambrel home sits back on an attractive, level lot with endless possibilities! The interior is very spacious and perfect for entertaining family and friends offering a large kitchen open to a dining room, a large family room with fireplace, a large master bedroom with cathedral ceiling, two additional bedrooms, and two full baths. The septic has failed, and the sellers are installing a new septic system prior to close (currently in process). Owners are otherwise selling this home in "as-is" condition! PLEASE DO NOT WALK THE PROPERTY WITHOUT A CONFIRMED APPOINTMENT.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

Similar Properties





Categories: Price Change  


Posted by JoAnn M. Drabble on 8/15/2018

House beautiful! Step inside this stunning contemporary home minutes to all highway access routes. This home is amazing! Enter the grande foyer with elegant staircase and catwalk above stretching across to a "butler's staircase" to kitchen. Enjoy the wonderful open floor plan w/formal living & dining rooms leading to a soaring cathedral family room, dining area & expansive designer kitchen w/atrium doors leading to a two-tier private rear deck, patio & yard w/above ground pool. The first floor also offers a full bath w/laundry & large sitting room (perfect set up for in-law). The second level offers an impressive master suite w/beautiful bath & large walk-in custom closet, a second bedroom w/full bath & two additional bedrooms that share a "Jack and Jill" bath. Enjoy beautiful hardwood & marble flooring, a plenitude of recessed lighting, 3-zone heat/central air, and so much more all situated on beautiful manicured grounds. First viewing at our OH Sunday, 8/19 from 11:30 am to 1 pm.

More Info on this Property | New Listing Alerts




Categories: Uncategorized  


Posted by JoAnn M. Drabble on 8/15/2018


1003 Sharps Lot Road, Swansea, MA 02777

Single-Family

$649,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
4
Baths
House beautiful! Step inside this stunning contemporary home minutes to all highway access routes. This home is amazing! Enter the grande foyer with elegant staircase and catwalk above stretching across to a "butler's staircase" to kitchen. Enjoy the wonderful open floor plan w/formal living & dining rooms leading to a soaring cathedral family room, dining area & expansive designer kitchen w/atrium doors leading to a two-tier private rear deck, patio & yard w/above ground pool. The first floor also offers a full bath w/laundry & large sitting room (perfect set up for in-law). The second level offers an impressive master suite w/beautiful bath & large walk-in custom closet, a second bedroom w/full bath & two additional bedrooms that share a "Jack and Jill" bath. Enjoy beautiful hardwood & marble flooring, a plenitude of recessed lighting, 3-zone heat/central air, and so much more all situated on beautiful manicured grounds. First viewing at our OH Sunday, 8/19 from 11:30 am to 1 pm.
Open House
Sunday
August 19 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Just Listed! Spectacular home...a must see! Stop by our first viewing at our open house.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 1003 Sharps Lot Road, Swansea, MA 02777    Get Directions

Similar Properties





Categories: New Homes  


Posted by JoAnn M. Drabble on 8/14/2018

It may be a great initiative for you and your family to do what you can to become more environmentally friendly. Saving the planet starts at home! There’s so many different ways that you can make your home more eco-friendly. We’ll give you a few ideas here. Even if you commit to making one change each month, you’ll notice a big impact over time. 


Replace Your Lightbulbs


CFLs are known as compact fluorescent lightbulbs. These come in many different sizes and colors. Incandescent bulbs are now obsolete, because CFLs are much more energy efficient. Keep in mind that CFLs must be disposed of in a recycling center because they do have a trace of mercury in them. They are overall much better for the environment.


Get An Energy Audit


You can arrange to have an energy audit through your utility company or an independent contractor. This can help you to find areas of your home where insulation is lacking. You may even be able to get a rebate form your utility company for completing something like this.  


Turn Down The Heat


You can keep the temperature of your water heater down to 120 degrees. You should wrap an insulating blanket around your water heater in the winter if it’s not insulated. If the heater is gas, be sure there’s room for ventilation. To help keep pipes form freezing in winter, you need to keep your heat running, but make sure it’s around 64 degrees. 

The same principles go for cooling devices and air conditioning units in the summer months. In this case though, you’ll need to make the temperature higher. 


Turn Off What’s Not In Use


Everyone in the house should be in the habit of turning things off when they’re not in the room, or not using the item. Leaving televisions and lights on wastes an immense amount of energy. Also, when you buy appliances, make sure that they are Energy Star rated.  

 

Conserve Water


Water is another type of energy we often take for granted and waste. When water needs to be warmed for showers, dishes and laundry it’s often running for long periods of time. You can take shorter showers to help with this. You may even consider shutting the water off while you’re soaping up. You’ll even want to shut the water off when you’re brushing your teeth. These little changes can make a big impact on the environment.  


Use Power Strips


If you use power strips and turn them off when they’re not in use, you can save up to 10% on your power bill. You’ll also want to take the time to shut down computers and office supplies like printers in order to save more energy. These items use power even when they’re in a “power saver” mode.







JoAnn M. Drabble