Posted by Pamela Crawford on 6/18/2017

After you complete a condo inspection, you'll need to make a major decision: Should you move forward with your condo purchase or rescind your offer?

Ultimately, there are several important questions to assess before you finalize your decision on a condo, including:

1. What was discovered during the property inspection?

Study the results of a condo inspection closely. By doing so, you'll be able to learn about a condo's strengths and weaknesses and plan accordingly.

A property inspector will evaluate a condo both inside and out. He or she also will provide honest, unbiased feedback, enabling you to make an informed decision about how to proceed with a condo.

Take into account major and minor condo problems that a property inspector discovers. And if this inspector finds minor flaws associated with a condo, you may want to stay the course and move forward with your initial proposal.

On the other hand, if a property inspector finds significant problems with a condo, i.e. issues that may prove to be costly and time-consuming, you may want to consider rescinding your offer. Or, in this case, you can always ask the condo owner to complete property repairs before you finalize a condo purchase.

2. How much will it cost to perform assorted condo repairs?

The costs associated with condo repairs will vary. However, if you allocate the time and resources to learn about condo problems and the costs associated to fix these issues, you may be able to avoid expensive, time-intensive mistakes.

For example, consider what might happen if a property inspector discovers a defective kitchen light switch in a condo. Although this light switch is a problem, the time and costs needed to repair or replace the faulty light switch likely are minimal. As such, a condo buyer may choose to ignore this problem, or a condo owner may be willing to complete the fix quickly.

Conversely, consider what could happen if a property inspector finds that a condo's furnace is defective. It may cost thousands of dollars to fix or replace a faulty furnace. As a result, a condo buyer may ask the property seller to repair or replace the defective furnace. And if the condo owner fails to do so, a buyer may choose to walk away from the condo purchase altogether.

3. Can I enjoy this condo both now and in the future?

It is essential to consider both the short- and long-term ramifications of a condo purchase. That way, a condo buyer can determine whether a property can serve him or her well for years to come.

A property inspection offers valuable information that a buyer can use to assess the pros and cons of purchasing a condo. Furthermore, a condo buyer who works with an experienced real estate agent can get the support needed to make the best decision possible.

Consider the aforementioned questions as you evaluate your options following a condo inspection, and you should have no trouble deciding whether a particular condo is right for you.




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Posted by Pamela Crawford on 6/17/2017

This Single-Family in Oakham, MA recently sold for $270,900. This Cape style home was sold by Pamela Crawford - RE/MAX Professional Associates.


390 Coldbrook Rd, Oakham, MA 01068

Single-Family

$269,900
Price
$270,900
Sale Price

6
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Amazing young cape, open concept kitchen living room dining room. Three bedrooms upstairs with an additional bedroom and office downstairs. Plenty of room for the entire family. Kitchen has been updated with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, open to the dining room that leads to a large deck that overlooks the backyard with 6 acres of privacy. All new carpeting in the bedrooms ready for the new owner.

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Posted by Pamela Crawford on 6/17/2017


11 King Rd, North Brookfield, MA 01535

Single-Family

$299,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
Don't miss this spacious 4 bedroom split on 2 country acres. First floor features bright open floor plan, large living room with fireplace and cathedral ceiling, open fully appliance cabinet packed kitchen with full appliances, open dining room, master bedroom with walk in closet and upgraded master bathroom, 2 more spacious bedroom and another full bath. Finished basement features bright family room with surround sound, 4th bedroom with full bath. Lots of storage, oversize 2 car heated garage and more. upgraded 3 zone heating and air with humidifier/air cleaner. Imagine sitting on you back deck enjoying your favorite music on your outdoor speakers while overlooking your 2 acre yard.
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Posted by Pamela Crawford on 6/11/2017

The home selling journey is an exciting time, and for good reason. Ultimately, the home selling journey represents a period of endless possibilities. And for those who start planning ahead for the home selling journey today, they may be able to enjoy immense profits down the line.

What does it take to reap the benefits of a profitable home selling journey? Here are three tips to help you do just that.

1. Understand the Real Estate Market

The housing market may seem like a moving target at times. However, home sellers who analyze the real estate sector closely can identify patterns and trends and plan accordingly.

Home sellers can look at the prices of recently sold houses in their cities and towns to better understand the current state of the housing market. Then, these home sellers may be able to differentiate between a seller's market and a buyer's market.

Also, home sellers can assess the prices of available homes that appear similar to their own. This housing market data enables a home seller to understand how his or her residence stacks up against the competition.

2. Assess Your Home Both Inside and Out

It never hurts to upgrade your residence, especially if you want to optimize your house's value. Fortunately, a home appraisal makes it simple to assess your house's interior and exterior so you can determine a competitive price for your residence.

A home appraisal requires a property inspector to look at a house's interior and exterior. Following the appraisal, a property inspector will provide a home seller with a report that details the condition of a house.

For home sellers, it is important to review all of a property inspector's findings. This will enable home sellers to identify opportunities to enhance their residences and prioritize various home improvement projects.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to enjoying a profitable home selling journey, it pays to go above and beyond the call of duty. With a real estate agent at your side, you can take the guesswork out of selling your home and move closer to getting the best price for your residence.

A real estate agent is committed to client satisfaction, and as such, will go the extra mile to promote your residence to the right groups of homebuyers. That way, you can boost your chances of receiving multiple offers on your home as soon as it hits the market.

Plus, a real estate agent will set up home showings and open houses and negotiate with homebuyers on your behalf. He or she will even provide expert home selling recommendations at each stage of the home selling journey. As a result, a real estate agent will help you streamline the process of selling your house and maximizing your residence's value.

Don't miss out on an opportunity to enjoy a profitable home selling journey. Instead, use these tips, and you can improve your chances of selling your home at a price that matches or exceeds your expectations.




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Posted by Pamela Crawford on 5/31/2017

This Single-Family in North Brookfield, MA recently sold for $250,000. This Cape style home was sold by Pamela Crawford - RE/MAX Professional Associates.


38 Mount Guyot St, North Brookfield, MA 01535

Single-Family

$249,000
Price
$250,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
Contemporary cape nestled on a quiet country lot for sale in North Brookfield. The first floor of this spacious house features a large cathedral ceiling living room with beautiful fireplace with pellet stove insert, huge cabinet packed eat in kitchen with large island, formal dining room, 1st floor full bath with laundry. Second floor features large master bedroom with cathedral ceiling, large 2nd bedroom, loft bedroom currently used as office and an amazing bathroom with jetted tub and separate shower. The basement is partially finished and currently used as a teen suite, but is a family room, office and summer kitchen would also make a great craft area. Over sized 2 car garage, and central vac. are a few bonuses. Imagine sitting on your front porch enjoying a quiet evening, or the great picnics on the spacious deck over looking the views.

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