Kim D'Elia - EXIT Real Estate Executives



Posted by Kim D’Elia on 10/27/2019

If you’re hunting for a new home, it can be tempting to make an appointment to view as many as possible. However, it can be a better use of your time to narrow down the search beforehand and eliminate houses from your list based on some at-home research. That way you can use those extra hours for fine-tuning your home search and make sure you visit only the houses that will suit your every need.

In this article, we’ll teach you some ways to research a home, neighborhood and town before you take the time to visit.

Things to Research about Your Potential New Neighborhood

So you’ve found a listing that looks nice. Your next step should be to find out as much as possible about the area the home is in to make sure it suits your needs.

A good first step is to head over to Google Maps to find out which amenities are in the area. Schools, banks, grocery stores, restaurants, hospitals, parks… the list goes on. This is also a good time to map out how long it will take you on average to drive to work from this house and to see if it will lead you through any high-traffic areas that might affect your daily schedule.

You can also research other homes in the area to see if the house is selling higher or lower than average. This will give you a question to ask the real estate agent if you choose to reach out for further information.

Town statistics

Another step to take on Google for this home is to look up statistics for things like neighborhood crime, ratings for the school district, and the state of local businesses.

Is the area up-and-coming with healthy businesses and low crime? If so, it could be worth pursuing further.

If you’re planning on having children or already do, the quality of the education could be of importance to you.

Finally, get an idea of the local tax rates so you know how much you’ll owe the government for your property and excise taxes.

Researching the house itself

If you’re comfortable with the town and neighborhood, there’s still some research you can do online before you schedule a showing.

See if you can find out if the house belongs to a homeowner’s association. Look up their rules and fees to see if they’re agreeable to you and your family’s lifestyle and plans for the future.

Look up the sale history for the home. If there are several recent sales, this could be a sign of problems with the home or neighborhood. Similarly, if the price has increased or decreased dramatically more than nearby houses, consider asking the real estate agent why this is.

Finally, see if you can view the number of days the home has been on on the market, commonly abbreviated as “DOM.” This will give you some insight as to how desirable the home and neighborhood are.


Once you have all of the information at your disposal, you’ll be in a position to decide whether or not to schedule an appointment to view the home.





Posted by Kim D’Elia on 10/21/2019


330 Sunderland Rd, Worcester, MA 01604

Rental

$1,590
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Welcome to beautiful Sunderland Woods! Looking for the perfect low maintenance commuter location? Then look no further!!! This recently updated 2 bedroom 2 full bath unit is perfect. You will love the eat in kitchen, open to the living room perfect for entertaining. The kitchen boast a large pantry closet as well as ample cabinet space. The large living room is perfect for relaxing after a long day or watching the big game. The large slider in the living gives you ton of natural light and leads you to a deck perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or evening glass of wine while you admire the changing foliage. The bedrooms are both great size with tons of closet space. The master bedroom boasts a double closet along with an additional linen closet and its own private bath. To add to this exceptional unit, washer/dryer hook ups are in the unit! Hurry this unit will not last long!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

Similar Properties





Tags: Real Estate   Worcester   01604   Rental  
Categories: Price Change  


Posted by Kim D’Elia on 10/20/2019

Before you make the final decision to buy any property, one of the best steps to take is to request a home inspection to be done by an experienced home inspector. You probably don't know how to ascertain the quality of the foundation or the condition the electrical wiring is, so having a home inspector conduct a visit helps you identify things that you should watch out for as well as things to note before you finally purchase the home.

  • Check the property on your own first. It's always helpful if you have had time to check out the house yourself before hiring a home inspector. You will be aware of things to point out to the inspector as likely issues, and the inspector can reassure you about things with which you are unfamiliar. This collaboration enables you to raise the questions when you are checking the property out with the home inspector.
  • Be present in person during the inspection. Being there is equally as important as checking it out on your own first as you will have a chance to check those things you have seen earlier again and this time with a professional. Also, you want to be sure that the home inspector checks out every part of the property as he ought to, this he will do if you are present.
  • Take your camera along with you for pictures. Every process of buying a new house requires getting great pictures for yourself as this helps you check again when you have a clearer head. You might not get an opportunity to go back to the house to have a second look at something you just remembered when talking about the property with your spouse or friends. So, it's always a great choice to have your camera with you during the inspection. Lots of pictures aid a quality decision.
  • Work with a trustworthy inspector. Buying a property often costs a great deal, so it's best you work with folks that come recommended to you and that you can recommend. You don’t want to work with a home inspector without any loyalty to you or a credible recommendation from the past. To avoid any form of regret or fraud, you should seek out a trustworthy inspector so you can be sure you are getting a great property.

If you need help finding a reliable home inspector, you should ask your neighborhood real estate professional for recommendations.




Categories: Uncategorized  


Posted by Kim D’Elia on 10/17/2019

This Single-Family in Leominster, MA recently sold for $224,000. This Cape,Bungalow style home was sold by Kim D’Elia - EXIT Real Estate Executives .


60 Ellen St, Leominster, MA 01453

Single-Family

$225,000
Price
$224,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
GREAT COMMUTER LOCATION WITH TONS OF POTENTIAL!!!!! THIS CUTE CAPE SITS ON A LARGE FLAT LOT WITH TON OF ROOM FOR OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING! AS YOU ENTER FROM THE SIDE DECK YOU ARE GREETED BY A BRIGHT SPACIOUS KITCHEN WITH BREAKFAST BAR PERFECT FOR ENJOYING YOUR MORNING COFFEE AND NEWSPAPER. THROUGH THE KITCHEN IS A LARGE DINING/LIVING ROOM COMBINATION. THIS AREA BOASTS GLEAMING HARDWOOD FLOORS AND BUILT IN CABINETS. THE FIRST FLOOR ALSO FEATURES THE FULL BATHROOM, A LARGE BEDROOM AND BONUS SPACE PERFECT FOR A HOME OFFICE OR ADDITIONAL LIVING ROOM, COMPLETE WITH BUILT IN BOOKCASE, DESK AND LARGE SLIDER OVERLOOKING THE SPACIOUS FLAT BACKYARD. AN ADDITIONAL TWO ROOMS CAN FOUND ON THE SECOND FLOOR. THE BASEMENT IS LARGE WITH TONS OF ROOM FOR STORAGE OR TO FINISH AND ADD ADDITIONAL LIVING SPACE, MAN CAVE OR PLAYROOM. WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO SHOPPING PLAZA.....THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS!!!!

Similar Properties





Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Kim D’Elia on 10/16/2019


621 Main St, Sturbridge, MA 01518

Fiskdale

Multi-Family

$88,900
Price

2
Units
1,743
Approx. GLA
GREAT COMMUTER LOCATION! EASY ACCESS TO ROUTE 20 AND MASS PIKE! ENJOY THIS TWO FAMILY, LIVE ON ONE SIDE AND RENT THE OTHER!! PROPERTY HAS A GREAT OUTDOOR AREA TO ENJOY ALL SUMMER LONG AND HAS A STORAGE SHED FOR ALL THE LAWN TOOLS! BOTH UNITS OFF TONS OF LIVING SPACE WITH ADDITIONAL SPACE IN THE BASEMENT! WASHER AND DRYER HOOK UPS IN BOTH UNITS AS WELL. OFF STREET PARKING!!! BRING YOUR VISION AND MAKE THIS PROPERTY SHINE AGAIN!!!! TONS OF POTENTIAL! THIS IS A MUST SEE!!!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






Categories: Price Change  




Tags