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Posted by RE/MAX Journey on 3/10/2019

This Commercial in Clinton, MA recently sold for $380,000. This style home was sold by - RE/MAX Journey.


185 High St, Clinton, MA 01510

Commercial

$399,900
Price
$380,000
Sale Price

1
Buildings
Commercial
Type of Comm.
8,501.00
Lot Size
Professional Office building presently divided into 4 units with separate utilities. Remodeled and in excellent condition, this building will be an asset to help promote your business. Presently three units rented for a total of $3,425 with one vacant. Many updates included. Gas heat. Membrane roof. Great investor or owner occupied building. Come see!






Tags: Real Estate   Commercial   Clinton   01510  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by RE/MAX Journey on 3/5/2019

You found the perfect home. It has everything you want from location to bedrooms to that art studio in the back, AND the mortgage payment will be lower than or the same as your current rent. You got qualified for the loan and the agent has all the paperwork ready to go. So that’s it, right? Time to buy!

In all the excitement of finding that new home, it’s easy to ignore the warning signs of “overspending” and forget that there are more costs than just the mortgage payment. This can be a dangerous game because once those papers are signed, you are stuck with your purchase. 

Additional Monthly Costs
For the best home-buying experience, calculate ALL your monthly costs and try to budget that into your life before you make any final decisions. Determine what you are willing to give up in order to get that extra bedroom or live in that perfect neighborhood. Some additional monthly charges include:

  • PMI “Private Mortgage Insurance”: Pay attention to the mortgage you qualify for and make sure to calculate for PMI in your new monthly budget if it applies. PMI exists to protect your lender in case you default on your mortgage loan. It’s usually included when you have a lower credit score or a smaller down payment and can range from $75 to $300 per month or more.
  • Homeowners Insurance: You’ve been paying renters insurance for a while now probably, but homeowners’ insurance is a completely different ball game. Your insurance cost will be based on the estimated cost to fix or rebuild your home after a catastrophic event, NOT its market value. That means any special features with historic value, specialty windows, etc. will increase the price. Also check out if the home is in a weather damage area, somewhere prone to tornadoes, flooding, hail, etc. It also covers everything inside your home from furnishings to clothes and electronics. The more stuff you have, the greater the cost to insure it.
  • Property Tax: Unlike tenants, owners pay taxes to local governments for schools, roads, city governments, etc. These vary greatly from area to area, so be sure to find a good local property tax calculator to help estimate what those charges will be. If you’re buying a home in a new neighborhood or a gentrifying one, there may be additional taxes to cover the cost of roads, streetlights, parks, and other new area features.
  • Association Fees/Dues: Nearly all condos belong to Home Owners Associations (HOAs). Depending on the neighborhood you choose, your single-family home may belong to one as well. HOAs handle neighborhood maintenance including streetlights, pool upkeep, exterior maintenance, parks, and even security. HOA dues can range from $50ish per month up into the hundreds of dollars or even more.
  • Services: You know all those utilities and local services currently included in your rent? As an owner, you must pay for all of them separately. That means water, power, trash, sewage, recycling, internet, cable, and phone bills all get added on top of your monthly payments as well. Some cities such as Austin, Texas, also have local monthly fees separate from property taxes, usually to cover extra city features like parks.

Other Costs
The most difficult costs to calculate or plan for are maintenance costs. If your landlord currently covers bug treatments, light bulbs, paint, carpeting, landscaping and generally all other maintenance, you will need to try and estimate how much of that you’ll need to pay for in your new home. There is no one else to pitch in, so this can end up being a huge additional cost.

So, How Do I Buy a Home Safely?
First, find yourself a good agent. A well-qualified agent who is familiar with your area and property needs can help you figure most of these costs. All you must do is ask. If your agent is unable or unwilling to help you plan for these, find yourself a new agent.

Ask your agent today if they can help you put together a true cost budget for each of the homes you’re interested in, that way you can make the best-informed decision. 





Posted by RE/MAX Journey on 2/26/2019

Trying to get your house ready for the real estate market? Ultimately, a home appraisal can help you set a fair price for your residence, thereby boosting your chances of a quick home sale.

During a home appraisal, a property inspector will evaluate your residence both inside and out. Then, this inspector will provide you with a report that details his or her findings, along with an estimated value of your residence.

With a home appraisal report in hand, you can establish home improvement priorities. Plus, you can enter the housing market with a good idea about your house's value and price your residence accordingly.

Clearly, there are many reasons to complete a home appraisal. But it also is important to do everything possible to get your house appraisal-ready to increase your chances of getting a high appraisal.

For those who are struggling to get their homes appraisal-ready, we're here to help.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prep your residence for an appraisal.

1. Take an Objective View of Your Residence

Consider how a homebuyer may see your house – you'll be glad you did. If you take an objective approach to selling your residence, you may be able to identify various problem areas before you list your house.

For example, cracked or chipped home siding may seem like a minor issue to you, but this problem can affect how homebuyers perceive your house. Conversely, if you fix cracked or chipped siding before a home appraisal, you can increase the likelihood of a favorable appraisal.

2. Spend Some Time Cleaning Your House

A tidy house is a pristine residence, one that will surely stand out to homebuyers. Meanwhile, if you allocate some time to clean your residence, you may be able to identify potential home problems that otherwise could hurt your residence's value.

If you need extra help with home cleaning, it certainly pays to hire a professional cleaning company. This business hires friendly, experienced staff members who will help you enhance your house's interior and exterior in no time at all.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

Getting a house appraisal-ready may prove to be costly and time-consuming. Fortunately, if you hire a real estate agent, you can receive extensive support as you prep your residence for an appraisal.

A real estate agent will examine your residence before an appraisal and offer honest, unbiased home improvement recommendations. In addition, he or she can put you in touch with the top property inspectors in your area to guarantee that you can receive a comprehensive appraisal.

Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent acts as a home selling guide. This housing market professional is ready to respond to your home selling concerns and questions and will do whatever it takes to ensure you can maximize the value of your residence.

Move one step closer to selling your house – use the aforementioned tips, and you can streamline the process of getting your home ready for an appraisal.




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Posted by RE/MAX Journey on 2/24/2019


237 Main St, Clinton, MA 01510

Single-Family

$299,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Great value for this charming 4 bedroom colonial located in a desirable neighborhood in very close distance to schools and Wachusett Reservoir! Handsome hardwoods throughout the main living space, first floor office/den, large formal dining with built-ins, and stunning kitchen with cherry cabinets, corian countertops, stainless appliances and sunny eat-in area. Beautiful enclosed porch is a lovely spot to enjoy morning coffee! Four spacious bedrooms on the upper level, including a full bath, front & back staircases and access to the 3rd level walk-up attic. Unique to this home is a detached two car garage with a perfect "man cave" bonus room. Large fenced in yard boasts an in-ground swimming pool, stone patio, firepit, garden area, and kids play area. **OPEN HOUSE Tues Feb 26th, 4:30pm-6:00pm** **Any offers will be reviewed Wed Feb 27th, 11 am**
Open House
Tuesday
February 26 at 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 237 Main St, Clinton, MA 01510    Get Directions

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Posted by RE/MAX Journey on 2/24/2019


237 Main St, Clinton, MA 01510

Single-Family

$299,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Great value for this charming 4 bedroom colonial located in a desirable neighborhood in very close distance to schools and Wachusett Reservoir! Handsome hardwoods throughout the main living space, first floor office/den, large formal dining with built-ins, and stunning kitchen with cherry cabinets, corian countertops, stainless appliances and sunny eat-in area. Beautiful enclosed porch is a lovely spot to enjoy morning coffee! Four spacious bedrooms on the upper level, including a full bath, front & back staircases and access to the 3rd level walk-up attic. Unique to this home is a detached two car garage with a perfect "man cave" bonus room. Large fenced in yard boasts an in-ground swimming pool, stone patio, firepit, garden area, and kids play area. **OPEN HOUSE Tues Feb 26th, 4:30pm-6:00pm** **Any offers will be reviewed Wed Feb 27th, 11 am**
Open House
Tuesday
February 26 at 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 237 Main St, Clinton, MA 01510    Get Directions

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