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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 6/16/2019

When you decide to make an offer on a home, your mind may be flooded with dozens of questions and concerns -- several of which may involve money matters, while others are about the condition of the house.

However, if you've had the house professionally inspected and made sure your income is sufficient to absorb monthly expenses, than you've already taken steps to prevent or at least minimize future challenges.

Since buying a home is such a big investment and there are so many emotional factors that could influence your decision, it's essential to stay focused, adhere to a budget, and be aware of what you need in order to be satisfied with your purchase.

The Financial Side of Things: Even though a mortgage broker or loan officer may approve you for a large mortgage, only you can determine whether you'd be comfortable making those monthly payments. In  addition to the cost of your mortgage, property taxes, and school taxes, there are also other expenses to consider and include in the equation. If you're moving into a larger house, for example, the cost of heating and/or cooling your home may be higher than you're used to. Poorly insulated houses can also have a negative impact on home energy costs.

Another key factor to think about when you're figuring out the affordability of a potential new home is property maintenance, the cost of HVAC service, and miscellaneous expenses, such as appliance repairs, plumbing leaks, and electrical services. Some neighborhoods, residential developments, and condos also require a monthly Homeowner Association (HOA) fee, which can potentially put a burden on your cash flow situation. A good rule of thumb, of course, is to avoid spending beyond your means. While nobody would dispute the logic of that advice, it's often a lot easier said than done -- especially on an ongoing, consistent basis.

Non-Financial Priorities: The only way to know what you truly want and need in a new home is to clarify your goals, requirements, and wishes. Making lists, discussing it with your partner, and visiting lots of homes for sale will help give you the ideas, the inspiration, and helpful points of comparison you need. Online real estate listings and home improvement websites can also provide a wealth of practical ideas.

In addition to having enough bedrooms and bathrooms to meet your family's needs, it's also important to feel comfortable with the quality of the school district, the amount of noise in the neighborhood, and the traffic level on nearby streets. Proximity to recreation, shopping, and other amenities can also make the difference between your ideal home and one which doesn't quite make the grade. Privacy (or the lack, thereof) is also a major issue which can impact your satisfaction with a real estate purchase. While it's good to approach home buying with a sense of optimism, the best time to weigh all the pros and cons is before you sign the final papers at the closing table!





Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 6/14/2019

This Single-Family in Kingston, MA recently sold for $345,000. This Multi-Level style home was sold by - Classic Properties REALTORS ®.


5 Meadowbrook Road, Kingston, MA 02364

Single-Family

$365,000
Price
$345,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Enjoy the privacy of this 2.3 acre retreat lot, set at the end of the road, while just minutes away from Rt.3, commuter rail station, shopping and local beaches. This 3 bedroom home sits on one of the two lots included in this sale. You will love the layout and unique charm the home has to offer; Beautiful original woodwork, moldings, large rooms, open floor plan, oversized fireplace, enclosed sunroom overlooking in ground pool, to name a few. Home will need some updating, if you are handy with a creative vision this is the one for you. Potential to gain instant equity! Schedule your private showing today.

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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 6/13/2019


2 Mckinley Rd, Franklin, MA 02038

Single-Family

$700,000
Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Impressive hip roof Colonial at highly desirable Dianna Estates designed for today's living & filled with many amenities featured in new homes. You'll enjoy 9ft ceilings, architectural columns, pristine hardwood floors throughout most of the home, white cabinet kitchen with double ovens, range top & granite, lots of wainscoting, crown molding & chair rails. Crisp freshly painted neutral tones & open floor plan with step down cathedral ceiling family room showcasing a gas fireplace & custom built mantel. 1st floor laundry & study. Master bedroom suite with bonus room & 3 spacious bedrooms. Private park-like setting with mature flowering bushes & trees that is perfect for entertaining- from the salt water inground pool, patio, oversized deck & fire pit area. Lower level playroom with new carpet. All this plus town water, sewer, gas & convenient to Rt 495, train to Boston & Providence. Shows like new! Sellers will entertain offers between $700,000-$748,888.
Open House
Saturday
June 15 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 2 Mckinley Rd, Franklin, MA 02038    Get Directions

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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 6/13/2019


2 Mckinley Rd, Franklin, MA 02038

Single-Family

$748,888
Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Impressive hip roof Colonial at highly desirable Dianna Estates designed for today's living & filled with many amenities featured in new homes. You'll enjoy 9ft ceilings, architectural columns, pristine hardwood floors throughout most of the home, white cabinet kitchen with double ovens, range top & granite, lots of wainscoting, crown molding & chair rails. Crisp freshly painted neutral tones & open floor plan with step down cathedral ceiling family room showcasing a gas fireplace & custom built mantel. 1st floor laundry & study. Master bedroom suite with bonus room & 3 spacious bedrooms. Private park-like setting with mature flowering bushes & trees that is perfect for entertaining- from the salt water inground pool, patio, oversized deck & fire pit area. Lower level playroom with new carpet. Garage has overhead storage & interior access to the basement. All this plus town water, sewer, gas & convenient to Rt 495, train to Boston & Providence. Shows like new!
Open House
Saturday
June 15 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 2 Mckinley Rd, Franklin, MA 02038    Get Directions

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Posted by Classic Properties REALTORS ® on 6/12/2019


50 Jefferson Rd, Franklin, MA 02038

Single-Family

$739,900
Price

14
Rooms
4
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
Distinctive colonial in highly sought after Dianna Estates. This open & very spacious floor plan boasts a new chef's kitchen w/ 4 burner + grill Wolf stove, Bosch convection oven, Sub Zero refrigerator, wine fridge & contrasting center island. Amazing built in pantry off the kitchen with lots of storage. Flanked by columns the kitchen opens to the cathedral ceiling family room. There are 9 ft ceilings & hardwood floors throughout most of the 1st floor as well as wainscoting, crown molding & chair rails. 1st floor study offers 2 built in desks & storage cabinets. The master bedroom features hardwood floors, walk in closet designed by California closet & bonus exercise/ laundry room.Fantastic lower level w/ built in wet bar, home theater room, office & half bath. Newly rebuilt 3/4 season room (heated by gas stove) overlooks the peaceful & serene back yard w/ waterfall, oversized deck & patio w/ firepit. Town water, sewer & gas.
Open House
Saturday
June 15 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 50 Jefferson Rd, Franklin, MA 02038    Get Directions

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