Donna Coffin - ERA Key Realty Services - Distinctive Group



Posted by Donna Coffin on 8/16/2019

This Single-Family in Northborough, MA recently sold for $475,000. This Contemporary style home was sold by Donna Coffin - ERA Key Realty Services - Distinctive Group.


26 Franklin Circle, Northborough, MA 01532

Single-Family

$499,900
Price
$475,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Stunning contemporary picturesquely set on large wooded lot overlooking shallow pond affording the pleasure of enjoying nature and tranquility! Light and airy open floor plan with gleaming hardwood flooring, skylights and soaring ceilings. Fully applianced kitchen with upgraded cabinetry and granite countertops and under cabinet lighting. Fireplaced family room with wood stove insert. Three sets of sliders on main level leading to multi level deck with hot tub. Spacious master with private bath and walk in closet with organizers. Two car detached with with spacious loft offering office with built in cabinetry and family room. Updates include vinyl siding and new driveway 2015, mostly all new Andersen windows, young septic and boiler. Interior freshly painted in 2019. New wool carpet installed on second level. A private oasis yet part of a wonderful neighborhood. Minutes to Rt 290 and Northborough Center. A true gem! A must see!

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Posted by Donna Coffin on 8/16/2019

Having to buy or sell a house is a tiring and stressful process that takes weeks, months and sometimes years to finalize. If you have been in the position of buying or selling a property before, you might have had an experience with terrible real estate agents. 

Sometimes, your instincts pick up these signs, but because you are too excited to get a new home or too anxious to sell the one you have, you ignore these warnings. 

Dealing with a wrong real estate guy might cause you problems on the long run – so much you might have to end your contract and get a better agent. Below are tell-tale signs you are about to hire a wrong guy as your real estate agent.

Bad First Impression

The first impression you make or receive goes a long way in creating trust in the real estate industry. Working with a real estate agent requires a level of confidence. A real estate agent who ignores your call the first time or asks you to meet up with them somewhere and arrives late doesn’t seem to take their job seriously. They just showed you that they unreliable and the wrong choice for the role. 

Little or No Knowledge About the Environment

Nothing else screams ‘incompetent’ than a real estate agent with no experience about your choice of area. A professional agent is quite knowledgeable about areas they cover and they should be well-versed about the characteristics of the neighborhood. 

Inflexible Schedule

An excellent real estate agent always tries to make time for clients regardless of how busy or tight a schedule. A real estate agent that allows other priorities impede clients (buyer or seller) from seeing a property or finalizing a previous negotiation may be the wrong one for the job. 

Lack of Communication and Reliability

Timely communication is essential in the real estate business; it’s what makes the difference between getting any property and getting one you like. An agent who can’t respond to your queries or return your calls in good time is the wrong choice for a real house agent. 

Not Listen to Your Demands

An agent who is not listening to your requests and need is the wrong choice. There are basic wants and needs a buyer might require from a home they want to purchase. Enlisting a real estate agent who is not ready to listen or meet your requests to attain this dream would be a mistake. 

When giving your home to a real estate to sell or when seeking for houses to buy, pay attention to these warning signs and save yourself a lot of stress.





Posted by Donna Coffin on 8/9/2019

If a seller approves your offer to purchase his or her house, conducting a home inspection likely will be the next step of the property buying cycle. Although you may have the option to forgo a house inspection, you should not avoid this evaluation. Because if you forgo a home inspection, you may wind up purchasing a house that fails to meet your expectations.

Ultimately, there are many reasons to perform a house inspection before you finalize a home purchase, and these reasons include:

1. You can gain deep insights into a house's condition.

A home showing enables you to get an up-close look at a residence so you can determine if a residence is right for you. Meanwhile, an inspection goes one step beyond a showing, as it allows you to work with a property expert to analyze all aspects of a house.

During a home inspection, a property expert will walk through a house and analyze the residence's underlying condition. Then, this property expert will provide an inspection report that details his or her findings.

It is important to assess an inspection report closely. That way, you can learn about a home's condition and decide whether to continue with a house purchase.

2. You can review potential property repairs.

If you want to identify potential house repairs, a home inspection is key. If you conduct a home inspection, you can find out about possible property repairs, review the costs associated with them and plan accordingly.

Of course, if the costs of home repairs are significant, you may want to request a price reduction from a house seller. On the other hand, if various home repairs are simple to complete on your own, you may want to proceed with a home purchase.

3. You can make the best-possible homebuying decision.

Let's face it – buying a home may be one of the biggest decisions you will make in your lifetime. If you make a poor decision, you may suffer the consequences of your choice for an extended period of time.

Thanks to a home inspection, you can gain the insights you need to make a data-driven home purchase. Best of all, you can use a home inspection to perform a full analysis of a house and feel good about your decision to buy a residence.

As you get ready to pursue a house, you should hire a real estate agent as well. This housing market professional can help you prepare for a house inspection and complete other homebuying tasks.

For example, a real estate agent will attend a home inspection with you. And after a home inspection is finished, you and your real estate agent can review the inspection results together. Finally, your real estate agent can offer an honest, unbiased recommendation about how to proceed following a house inspection.

Ready to find and acquire your dream home? Conduct an inspection as part of the homebuying process, and you can learn about a house and determine whether a residence matches your expectations.




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Posted by Donna Coffin on 8/2/2019

If you spend more time at home and wish to have a more expansive area for both your kids and their friends to hang out, then you need to consider a sunroom. You can turn your deck into a fantastic sunroom addition. Follow the tips below for choosing the right sunroom: 

Compare the price and value of a sunroom 

Make sure you get the exact cost of the project from your dealer. Also, consultants can give you tips on how to make use of your patio or deck for the foundation of your sunroom addition. Try to schedule an appointment with the consultant rather than asking for the cost over the phone. You cannot get the real price over the phone. It is essential that you compare the value of each product before considering a sunroom company.

Make an inquiry about the electrical raceways

To avoid living in a place where the electrical system is not up to code, you must be confident that the sunroom has an electrical system that meets the area’s coding laws.  The electrical raceways should not interfere with the sunroom décor. 

Check the roller wheels on the doors and windows 

The doors and windows are critical when building a sunroom. Apart from providing the outdoor feel, for complete insulation during the four seasons of the year, the windows and doors are required. The roller maintains the smooth operation of the regular-sized doors and windows while the big windows and doors need a steel wheel on heavy wheel tracks. 

Consider the Energy Star 

Energy star is a national program that is involved in the rating of energy products. The term "four season sunroom” means that the sunroom is suitable for use throughout the year. Some sunroom designs can earn the energy star. If thinking of buying a four-season sunroom, make sure the roof system is energy star qualified. 

The screen should be glare free 

Many screen companies will show you photographs of a screened porch and sunrooms that possess fiberglass screens. You should note that black aluminum enhances your outdoor view. When compared with fiberglass screens, black aluminum screens are stronger. 

Take note of the handles 

The handle of the sunroom's door should be durable and easy to use. Furthermore, the screen handles should be adequately sized and tightly fastened.

Get the right permits and inspection 

It is necessary you know the licenses that will be needed and how you will get them processed. Also, know who will schedule the inspection as laid down by your local building department. 

If you plan to add a sunroom to your home, follow the above tips for the best sunroom that will give you the value for your money.




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Posted by Donna Coffin on 7/28/2019

This Single-Family in Grafton, MA recently sold for $284,900. This Cape,Bungalow style home was sold by Donna Coffin - ERA Key Realty Services - Distinctive Group.


10 Waterville St, Grafton, MA 01536

Single-Family

$284,900
Price
$284,900
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Showings begin at the open house this Sunday, May 26th from 12:00 - 2:00 for the adorable shabby chic cape with great curb appeal. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, enclosed porch and garage. Hardwood floors in dining area, living room, den and sitting room. This home has so much charm with built ins, a window seat, a french door, etc. Garage was once a 2 car garage and could be converted back, if desired. Heating system and roof both replaced 7 years ago. Convenient location to Tufts, train station, route 140, route 20 and the MA Pike.

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