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Posted by ERA Key Realty Services on 11/18/2017

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 ERA Key Realty Services on 11/17/2017


89 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA 01569

Multi-Family

$329,900
Price

2
Units
2,918
Approx. GLA
Great opportunity to own this lovely duplex in a great location. There are three good size bedrooms on both sides. Beautiful hardwood in both units, flooring,refinished in one side, built-in cabinets, new carpet runner on stairs. Updated counters, cabinets, backsplash and appliances. First floor in both units offers living room, dining room, kitchen and den/office. half baths. Nice sun porches and mudroom. Full walkout basement with washer/dryer hook-ups. Opens to a large paved driveway for parking, 2 carports and a 1 car garage. You must see this well maintained home. First showings are at Open House Sunday November 19th 11 a.m to 1 p.m
Open House
Sunday
November 19 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 89 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA 01569    Get Directions

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Posted by ERA Key Realty Services on 11/16/2017


1005 Franklin Crossing, Franklin, MA 02038

Rental

$1,300
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
2 bedroom, 1 bath room, in desirable Franklin Crossing. Both bedrooms have large closets, wall to wall carpeting, bath room has full shower/tub with tile flooring, Cabinet packed galley kitchen, with adjacent dining area, central air conditioning, new carpets, plenty of closet space, fresh and clean, close to shopping, great commuter location with the T near by, easy highway access to 495.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by ERA Key Realty Services on 11/16/2017


20 Worcester Street, Grafton, MA 01519

Single-Family

$499,900
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Great Location just steps away from the Grafton Common. Come fall in love with this beautifully restored home with past and present combined and beautifully maintained! A fantastic location, just a short walk from the shops and restaurants. This home has an abundance of charm throughout w/period detail, moldings, built-in's & high ceilings. Exposed Brick & Mahogany stained Wide-Pine Floors thruout. Huge first floor space and wonderful floor plan. Original Grand Entry Foyer with French Doors & Pull Chain Doorbell, front & rear staircase, Master Suite w/private bath, large bedrooms, 2nd floor laundry & Space Galore! Gorgeous Kitchen w/granite, stainless app, gas stove & Center Island with a large window overlooking the well landscaped back yard space. Newer windows, roof and a high efficiency gas heating system. There is a 4-room walk-up attic that could easily be finished for additional space and a first floor office/den with a private entrance! There are so many Possibilities Here!!
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Posted by ERA Key Realty Services on 11/15/2017

This Single-Family in Fall River, MA recently sold for $255,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Office - Milford - ERA Key Realty Services.


315 Chavenson St, Fall River, MA 02723

Single-Family

$264,000
Price
$255,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome Home to This Meticulously Maintained Young Colonial. This Home Features 3 Large Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths and Is In Move-In Ready Condition. Downstairs Features An Open Floor Plan That is Great for Entertaining. Cabinet Packed Kitchen Has Plenty of Storage, Large Pantry which is Open To the Dining Room. Large Front to Back Living Room and Family Room with A Slider That Leads to A Spacious Deck and Beautiful Fenced in Yard. Gleaming Hardwoods in Dining, Living and Family Room. Oversized Half Bath Finishes Off The Downstairs. Upstairs Features A Large Master Bedroom, With Crown Molding and Walk In Closet. Full Bath Features Double Sinks and Laundry Hookups. Upstairs Also Features Two Additional Good Size Bedrooms w/Closet Organizers. Close to Highways!

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