Donna Coffin - ERA Key Realty Services - Distinctive Group



Posted by Donna Coffin on 10/12/2018

This Single-Family in Holden, MA recently sold for $380,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Donna Coffin - ERA Key Realty Services - Distinctive Group.


36 Holden St, Holden, MA 01520

Single-Family

$389,999
Price
$380,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Incredible 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch picturesquely set on 1.3 acres. Open and airy floor plan boasting cabinet packed kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops open to skylit great room with soaring ceiling. Gorgeous hardwood floors throughout. Entertainment sized dining room with butler's pantry complete with stove, white cabinetry, granite counter and built in sink. Walls of glass surround huge family room with sliders to wrap around composite deck overlooking park like setting and stone walls. Master suite with with cathedral ceiling, skylight, walk in closet and sliders to deck. Private master bath with tiled floor and granite counter. Main full bath with vanity make up area. Two generous sized bedrooms both with great closet space and organizers. Office in basement with separate entrance. New furnace, central air and stainless steel hot water heater/2017. Don't waste any time...come view! Showings begin at noon on Saturday 7/21!

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Posted by Donna Coffin on 10/12/2018

After a home seller accepts your offer on a home, the next step usually involves a home inspection.

At this point, you'll hire a home inspector who will walk through the home you'd like to buy and offer expert insights into the residence's strengths and weaknesses. Then, you'll be able to assess potential issues with a home and determine whether to move forward with a home purchase.

A home inspection can be stressful, particularly for a first-time homebuyer. Lucky for you, we're here to help you take the guesswork out of home inspections.

Ultimately, there are many questions to consider after a home inspection is completed, including:

1. What did the home inspection reveal?

A home inspection offers unparalleled insights into a residence. It enables you to look beyond a house's surface and find out whether major repairs will be required both now and in the future.

Hiring an experienced home inspector is paramount for homebuyers. With an experienced home inspector at your disposal, you'll be better equipped than others to identify "hidden" problems within a house.

Also, don't forget to review a home inspection report closely. With this information at your disposal, you'll be able to understand whether a residence meets your expectations.

Be sure to consider the long-term value of a property as well. Remember, a home that you plan to purchase should be able to serve you well for years to come. But if you encounter myriad home issues during a property inspection, you may want to consider rescinding your offer on a residence and restarting your search for the ideal house.

2. Are there major home issues?

As a homebuyer, it is important to be able to identify the differences between major and minor home issues.

For example, if there are tiny cracks and chips in the paint on a kitchen's walls, these issues are minor. In fact, you may be able to repair such issues quickly and effortlessly.

On the other hand, an old, inefficient furnace can cause major headaches. Without a properly functioning furnace, you may struggle to heat your home in winter. Meanwhile, it may cost several thousand dollars to replace this furnace.

If you encounter problems with a residence during a home inspection, consider the costs associated with these issues. By doing so, you'll be able to determine how much you may need to spend to correct such problems and can proceed with a home purchase accordingly.

3. What should I do next?

An informed homebuyer will be equipped with the knowledge and insights needed to make a great decision.

Consider the problems that were discovered during a home inspection. If you can fix home issues without having to commit substantial time and resources to complete various home maintenance projects, you may want to consider moving forward with a home purchase.

If you encounter major home issues, you can always ask a home seller to perform home repairs. Or, you may want to remove your offer on a home altogether.

Working with a real estate agent is ideal, especially for homebuyers who want help with home seller negotiations. With assistance from a real estate agent, you should have no trouble determining how to proceed after a home inspection.




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Posted by Donna Coffin on 10/6/2018

This Single-Family in Marlborough, MA recently sold for $492,500. This Colonial style home was sold by Donna Coffin - ERA Key Realty Services - Distinctive Group.


58 Collins Dr, Marlborough, MA 01752

Single-Family

$499,900
Price
$492,500
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This pristine east side colonial set on quiet street which ends in a cul de sac is ready to move into! Tiled entry brings you to entertainment sized living room with bay window and birch flooring. Formal dining room with lovely molding and stunning Brazilian cherry floor. Cabinet packed kitchen with island, corian counters,stainless steel appliances opens to fireplaced skylit family room with cathedral ceiling. Nice open feeling which is perfect for today's living and both rooms have wide pine floors which have just been refinished. Hardwood flooring throughout second floor. Large master bedroom with separate dressing room and tons of closet space leads to Juliet balcony which overlooks the family room. Master bath with granite counter and flooring as well as a jetted tub wrapped in granite. Spacious second floor nook perfect for sitting or office area. Enjoy outdoors on 20X14 cedar deck with bench seating & 12X10 screened sunroom. Exterior painted and new garage doors in 201

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Posted by Donna Coffin on 10/5/2018

A home inspection is a valuable opportunity for a property buyer. If a homebuyer knows how to plan for an inspection, he or she should have no trouble getting the most out of this opportunity.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready for a home inspection.

1. Hire an Expert Home Inspector

Not all home inspectors are created equal. And if you make a poor home inspector selection, you risk missing out on potential problems that may result in costly, time-intensive home repairs down the line.

When it comes to finding the right home inspector, it pays to be diligent. As such, it is crucial to allocate time and resources to conduct an extensive search for an expert house inspector. Because if you have a qualified home inspector at your side, you can get the support you need to perform an in-depth property evaluation.

Ask a home inspector for client referrals before you make your final decision. That way, you can find out what past clients have to say about a home inspector and determine if this professional is the right choice for you.

2. Attend Your Home Inspection

Although you are not required to attend your home inspection, it generally is a good idea to walk through a property with a professional inspector. By doing so, you may be able to gain insights that won't necessarily appear in your house inspection report.

You may want to take notes during your home inspection as well. If you remain diligent throughout your home inspection, you can understand a house's strengths and weaknesses. And as a result, you'll be better equipped than ever before to decide whether to move forward with a home purchase.

3. Ask Questions

There is no need to leave anything to chance, especially when you buy a house. Thus, if you have concerns or questions during a home inspection, address them immediately.

Remember, a home inspector is happy to respond to any of your property concerns or questions. He or she can provide honest, unbiased responses to your queries and help you make an informed decision about a house purchase.

As you prepare for a home inspection, you may want to consult with a real estate agent too. This housing market professional can offer recommendations and suggestions to help you get ready for a home inspection and put you in touch with the top home inspectors in your area. Plus, a real estate agent will help you review a house inspection report so you can determine whether to proceed with a home purchase.

For those who want to get the most out of a house inspection, you may want to prepare as much as possible. Thanks to the aforementioned tips, you can streamline the home inspection preparation process. Then, you can enter a home inspection with a plan in hand and use this evaluation to decide if a house will be able to serve you well both now and in the future.




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Posted by Donna Coffin on 9/28/2018

This Single-Family in Hudson, MA recently sold for $344,500. This Raised Ranch style home was sold by Donna Coffin - ERA Key Realty Services - Distinctive Group.


6 Richardson Rd, Hudson, MA 01749

Single-Family

$360,000
Price
$344,500
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Wonderful location for this lovely split entry set on large wooded lot. Updates include maple cabinet packed kitchen fully applianced with tiled floor and dining area with hardwood flooring and sliders to entertainment sized deck. Full bath with double pedestal sinks and quaint beadboard decor. Spacious fireplaced living room with hardwood flooring. Additional bedroom and half bath in lower level along with large family room and office which could be used as an additional bedroom. Central air/8 years old and compressor/2018. Anderson windows/ 6 years old and furnace is 10 years old. Walkout basement to large level backyard. Exterior just painted in July.

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