Susan McPherson - CENTURY 21 Commonwealth | Natick, MA Realty, Sherborn, MA Realty, Dover, MA Realty


Want to transform your homeownership dream into a reality? Understanding what it takes to enter the real estate market successfully is paramount for homebuyers. With the necessary preparation, you should have no trouble purchasing your dream residence.

Ultimately, there are several steps that a homebuyer should take before he or she conducts a home search, including:

1. Perform Plenty of Housing Market Research

The housing market fluctuates regularly, and a buyer's market can change into a seller's market quickly. As such, you'll want to conduct sufficient real estate market research before you start your home search so you can streamline the process of finding the perfect house.

Consider where you want to live and whether you'd like to reside close to family members and friends. Also, consider how much space you'll need from a new home, along with whether you'd like to live near schools, playgrounds and other local hot spots.

Don't forget to check out the prices of a wide range of homes, either. By doing so, you may be able to determine the price range for houses that match your needs.

2. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

With pre-approval for a mortgage, you'll know exactly what you can afford as soon as you're ready to buy a house.

Banks and credit unions frequently offer a vast array of home financing options, making it simple for you to choose a mortgage that fits your budget. Fixed- and adjustable-rate mortgages are among the most popular choices for homebuyers nationwide. Meanwhile, you may be eligible for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) or U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) loans as well.

Reach out to multiple banks and credit unions to pursue all of the home financing options at your disposal. This will enable you to find the best mortgage based on your individual needs and enter the housing market with financing in hand to secure your dream home.

3. Hire an Experienced Real Estate Agent

There is no reason to enter the housing market alone. Lucky for you, experienced real estate agents are happy to help you find the perfect house.

An experienced real estate agent understands the ins and outs of the housing market and will share his or her real estate expertise with you. This professional will educate you about the real estate market and ensure that you know what to look for when you attend an open house.

Also, an experienced real estate agent will guide you along the homebuying journey. From the moment you spot your dream home to the day you finalize a purchase agreement, your real estate agent will offer the support that you need to go from homebuyer to homeowner.

Perhaps best of all, an experienced real estate agent will help alleviate your homebuying concerns. And if you ever have homebuying questions, your real estate agent will provide responses at any time.

Don't settle for a subpar home – follow the aforementioned steps, and you can move closer to discovering your ideal residence.



23 Hunting Lane, Sherborn, MA 01770

Single-Family

$925,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
Privately sited on a beautifully landscaped 2 acre parcel off a scenic country road, this large sunny & bright home offers an OPEN FLOOR PLAN w/ a traditional flair. Perfect for entertaining, there is an UPDATED EAT-IN CHEFS KITCHEN, large living room w/ vaulted ceilings and two story stone fireplace making it a perfect gathering spot. A sunken family room w/ gas fireplace and sliders leads to a 14x23 deck. Screened porch leads to 2nd deck area with hot tub overlooking private grounds. The flexible floorplan allows for an office or 1st floor master suite. The oversized 2nd floor master suite features FP, large picture window & skylights, dressing area, bath w/ double sink vanity and jacuzzi tub. 2 additional bedrooms are connected by a Jack-n-Jill bath. Basement features recreation room and large mud room w/ built in cubbies. Furnace & AC compressor - 2016, roof-2007, newer windows. Close to W. Natick commuter rail, TOP RATED SCHOOLS, miles of conservation land & Farm Pond. A MUST SEE!
Open House
Saturday
December 09 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 23 Hunting Lane, Sherborn, MA 01770    Get Directions

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10 Coolidge Street, Sherborn, MA 01770

Single-Family

$895,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Spectacular post & beam craft home designed by Hickox Williams Architects, utilizing "This Old House " craftsmen. Exceptional open floor plan features light-filled Great Room with stunning custom windows, vaulted ceiling, French doors, reclaimed antique wood flooring, and magnificent floor-to-ceiling stone & granite fireplace. Chef's  kitchen features custom cabinetry, Sub-Zero fridge, 6 burner gas stove w/ double oven, Saltillo tile, and Vermont Soapstone countertops. Master retreat boasts cathedral ceilings, fireplace, spa-like bathroom, walk-thru closet, inspiring loft & private mahogany deck overlooking secluded backyard. Other features: central AC, 4 mahogany decks, 3 working fireplaces, large screened-in porch, radiant heat, high efficiency furnace, custom lighting & much more. Abuts conservation land. Large flat backyard (ideal for kids & sports).  Minutes to town, top-rated schools, commuter rail & major routes. Don't miss this exquisite custom-crafted home!
Open House
Saturday
December 09 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Tastefully decorated for the holidays....This Beautiful home with it's Post & Beam Great Room and Master suite addition is extraordinary. A must see!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 10 Coolidge Street, Sherborn, MA 01770    Get Directions

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Although some families are more organized than others, most homes are plagued by at least a moderate amount of clutter.

While it may seem like only a minor annoyance, household clutter can have a major "ripple effect" on several aspects of your life. Disorganization and clutter can be insidious problems for homeowners to deal with because its impact is not always obvious.

When you stop and think about it, having a cluttered home can take a heavy toll on everything from your finances to your family relationships. Here are a few reasons to set aside some time, this month, to begin decluttering your home.

Time and Money: One of the most frustrating experiences in life is to try to find a misplaced tool, an important document, or anything you might need to complete a task, solve a problem, or meet a deadline. When you add up the hours you and your family spend on searching for items that are stuffed in drawers or buried in closets, it becomes increasing clear why everyone's productivity is down and stress levels are up. You may have also noticed that you're spending money on personal and household supplies that you already have somewhere in the house.

If you've lived in your home for more than a few years, you've probably accumulated stacks of clutter in every imaginable storage space. Three ways to drastically reduce the amount of clutter in your home in a relatively short period of time is to either sell, donate, or throw away things you no longer need. The first step, of course, is to sort through your belongings to separate what's useful from what's just taking up valuable space.

Although organizing a garage sale can be a time-consuming activity, the benefits can far outweigh the time and effort involved. Preparing for a garage sale not only results in finding valuable things you forgot you even had, but your home will end up feeling cleaner, more spacious, and more welcoming. As long as you don't hold a garage sale every year, it can be a fun and profitable family activity.

Another alternative to storing things at home that you no longer need or want is to donate them to a charitable organization, such as The Salvation Army. Churches, veterans groups, and other community organizations often accept donations of clothing, furniture, electronics, appliances, and other household items. Making a few trips to nearby clothing collection bins is another way to unclutter your closets and pass along useful things you no longer need.

One type of clutter you can neither sell nor give away is "junk." If you have enough of it, you might consider renting a dumpster or calling a reputable, reasonably priced junk hauling service. Regardless of the method you use to get rid of things you no longer want, you'll be amazed at how energizing it can be to restore order, cleanliness, and a sense of pride to your living space!


This Single-Family in Sudbury, MA recently sold for $885,000. This Contemporary style home was sold by Susan McPherson - CENTURY 21 Commonwealth.


71 Newbridge Road, Sudbury, MA 01776

Single-Family

$925,000
Price
$885,000
Sale Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
3/2
Full/Half Baths
This dynamic Contemporary offers walls of glass,vaulted ceilings,skylights,-gorgeous panoramic views of the grounds.Set back from the road on 3.84A,this home is the perfect combination of living in a neighborhood while enjoying privacy.The versatile floor plan offers something special for everyone. Top Chef Kitchen w/breakfast bar,stainless steel appliances, granite countertops,numerous food prep areas-walk in pantry,separate desk area.Open to the 17' Dining Room+w/direct access to the deck.This Kitchen is a must have.The Great Room features a floor to ceiling stone fireplace +a full wall of glass overlooking the deck,pool,+yard.Spacious first flr Master, First floor Office.Each of the 3 additional Brs is unique with lofts,window seats.The LL offers a Game Rm,Play Room, Spa Room w/Sauna+Hot Tub,Bathroom. And then there is the separate studio/office/guest area w/575 SF living area w/full bath, kitchenette. Koi Pond. Fabulous central location in a beautiful natural setting.

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