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Posted by Lauren Davis on 5/24/2017

This Single-Family in Holliston, MA recently sold for $439,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Lauren Davis - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West.


94 Westfield Dr, Holliston, MA 01746

Single-Family

$449,900
Price
$439,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautifully renovated, open concept, spacious colonial on corner lot in sought after neighborhood. This home boasts an incredible high-end kitchen w granite counters, gorgeous backsplash, new ss appliances including double ovens, refrigerator w water/ice dispenser, custom cabinetry and an island looking onto the dining room. A wonderful layout for entertaining, the kitchen also opens to the sizeable family room w fireplace, skylights, windows & sliders leading to a patio w built-in benches and a fenced-in yard. Also, off the family room is an inviting three season porch. Upstairs are four bedrooms all with hardwoods and closets and a tastefully, renovated full bath with tiled tub/shower. Other features include: Laundry & half bath conveniently located on first floor, garage w direct entry into home, new electrical, updated plumbing & septic, plus central vac, security system and shed. Holliston offers highly ranked schools, a lovely downtown, bike/walking trails, Lake Winthrop & more!

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Posted by Lauren Davis on 5/24/2017

Saving money is on everyoneís mind, and rightfully so. One of the easiest ways to save money when shopping is by using your phone. There are many apps offered in the App Store and Google Play Store that are amazing at saving you money through discounts, coupons and even money back. All you have to do is download the app and create an account and your on your ways to savings. Check out the apps below: Cartwheel: This is Targetís app. It features deals that are based on items youíve purchased before or are likely to purchase in the future (based on shopping patterns it learns from using the app). But the best part about this app is the scan feature. While shopping scan all of your items that you put in your shopping cart to find additional offers, saving you even more money. Savings Catcher: This is Wal-Martís app. With the Savings Catcher app you scan your Wal-Mart receipts and it then scans for competitorís prices on items that you purchased. You will receive money back for any item that was priced lower at a competitorís store. You can turn this money into a gift card at any time and redeem it at your local Wal-Mart. Shopular: Shopular is a very popular shopping app. It has coupons, deals, and sales for almost every store imaginable. They include Express, Famous Footwear, Michaels, Old Navy, Target, Kohlís, factory stores, and so many more. The best part about this app is that stores actually accept the coupons. Groupon: Groupon is very popular. It offers deals on restaurants, goods, hotels, vacation packages, activities, and much more. Beyond the offers that are offered, Groupon also runs specials where you can receive an additional amount off the already discounted amount. These are perfect times to purchase the Groupon youíve been holding out on. Now get to downloading and happy saving!




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Posted by Lauren Davis on 5/19/2017

This Single-Family in Franklin, MA recently sold for $409,500. This Colonial,Victorian style home was sold by Lauren Davis - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West.


106 Pleasant St, Franklin, MA 02038

Single-Family

$369,900
Price
$409,500
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
This majestic victorian home has been beautifully updated while maintaining its antique charm & fine architectural details. The eat-in-kitchen boasts quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, new base cabinets & a built-in bench. Conveniently located off the kitchen is a large laundry room w new cabinetry & flooring. The elegant dining room is enhanced by a decorative fireplace and built-in hutch. The large family room is open to the living room which has built-in bookcases. Completing the first floor is a lovely mudroom w storage & built-in bench.All three bedrooms are upstairs & have closets (the master has two). Both bathrooms have been beautifully updated. The basement offers plenty of storage & cedar closet. Plus there is a one car garage & lovely, flat yard. Updates since 2011 include:Renovations of kitchen & both bathrooms/new exterior/interior paint/garage painted & new roof & door installed/2015:new boiler & water heater/9 new windows and more! Minutes from center & train!

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Posted by Lauren Davis on 5/17/2017

Is it better to rent or buy? There is no simple answer to the question, yet itís something we all ask ourselves at some point in our adult lives.

When you ask yourself this question, youíre not just determining whether itís more affordable to buy or rent. Rather, youíre answering questions about what your life will look like in the coming years--in terms of both lifestyle and location.

In this article, weíre going to talk about the issue of buying vs renting. Weíll talk about ways you can educate yourself to make the most informed decision possible. After all, whether youíre buying a home or signing a lease, this is a decision that will affect a large amount of your time and dictate at least the next year of your life.

Outside influences

Before you start thinking about mortgages and leases, itís a good idea to get an idea of the market. Specifically, youíll want to look at the cost of living for the area you plan on moving to. It may seem like common sense that the cost of apartments and houses will rise and fall at the same rate, but evidence points to the contrary.

Elements that are out of your control could be things like:

  • Property tax amounts

  • Inflation and cost of living changes (gas, utilities, etc.)

  • Stock market variations, which affect your investments

  • Real estate market changes

  • Income changes (job change or loss)

As you can see already, these outside influences have the potential to make a huge impact on whether it makes more sense to rent or buy.

Letís say you decided to rent a home and put the money you would have used for a down payment into an investment fund. You have a good year and earn 5% on your investments. At the same time, the price of homes as gone down significantly in the area you hope to move.

As you can see, in this scenario it would probably make sense to pay rent for a year before buying a home.

Out-of-pocket expenses and equity

One of the biggest advantages of owning a home is that by definition, if you are making sufficient and timely mortgage payments, you are earning equity. Equity can be used later to make a down payment on a larger home, or for selling to use toward retirement funds later in life.

On the other hand, renting is an out-of-pocket cost that comes at a loss. Once you pay rent, there is no getting it back to use later on.

It may seem like buying is the obvious solution, then. However, there are also many out-of-pocket costs for owning a home. Property taxes, insurance, and interest paid to your lender are all things that you canít recuperate.

Finding out whether itís cheaper to buy or rent will come down to balancing those factors, and weighing them against the odds of the real estate market.





Posted by Lauren Davis on 5/11/2017

This charming antique home in the heart of the beloved Mudville neighborhood of Holliston is simply storybook perfect! Enjoy walking to shops, cafes, playground and lovely Lake Winthrop from this pristine home. Tastefully updated, eat-in kitchen with wood flooring and stainless appliances; stunning bathroom with vaulted ceiling and laundry; inviting living room with built-ins and gas stove; lovely dining room with slider to large deck; all bedrooms are on the second floor, including the spacious master bedroom with its large closet. Beautiful flat backyard is fenced, with mature, flowering trees and plantings. Updates include stone wall, newer roof, boiler, HW heater, windows, kitchen appliances, backyard fencing and electrical. This home has expansion possibilities, and owners will share renderings which were created for them. Be part of Holliston's award winning school system, which features French Immersion and Montessori programs as part of its offerings. This is a true gem!

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