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Posted by Cindy Gordon on 6/17/2018

An open house allows a homebuyer to explore a residence. And ultimately, this event may help a homebuyer determine whether to submit an offer on a home. For homebuyers, there are many terrific reasons to attend an open house, including: 1. You Can Learn About a Home from a Home Seller's Real Estate Agent. Although you may spend time reviewing home listings online, there may be information about a house that is unavailable on the web. Fortunately, an open house enables you to speak directly to a home seller's real estate agent and find out more information about a residence. From learning whether a home seller is motivated to sell quickly to finding out which internet services providers are available in the area, a home seller's real estate agent should be able to answer any questions you may have during an open house. As a result, you can receive plenty of insights that can help you make an informed decision about whether a particular residence is right for you. 2. You Can Check Out the Overall Condition of the Home. Online photos sometimes can be deceiving, but an open house allows you to get an up-close look at a residence and find out if it fulfills your personal needs. For instance, an open house will enable you to check out the size of each room as well as the overall condition of the home's exterior and interior. Plus, you may be able to review the performance of a home's air conditioning and heating systems and find out if these units will need to be repaired or replaced in the near future. Perhaps best of all, an open house gives you the chance to envision what life could be like if you bought a residence. Because you can walk around the home and explore it at your leisure during an open house, this event provides you with the freedom to evaluate a residence in a pressure-free situation. 3. You Can Find Out if There Is Significant Interest in a Home. Typically, a home seller's real estate agent will set up a sign-in sheet for attendees who visit an open house. This sheet enables a home seller to see how many people attended an open house and may provide you with a good indication about whether there is substantial interest in a residence. It is important to remember that the housing market is competitive, regardless of whether you're searching for a residence in a buyers' or sellers' market. As such, if an open house is filled with people, there likely is significant interest in a house. And if only a few people attend the event, there may be a greater chance that a home seller would accept an offer below his or her initial asking price. Ask your real estate agent for information about open houses in your area you'll be glad you did! This real estate professional will be able to keep you up to date about open houses and help you find your dream home quickly and efficiently.





Posted by Cindy Gordon on 6/10/2018

Motivating yourself to be more frugal and manage your money more effectively can be very challenging!

One strategy that may help is to focus on multiple benefits, rather that just the most obvious or immediate one. A prime example is using your car less often. Although the price of gasoline isn't as steep as it used to be, daily use of your automobile could easily result in less money in your pocket (or bank account) at the end of the month. While many of us are in the habit of jumping in our car every time we need to pick up a few odds and ends at the corner drugstore or neighborhood supermarket, you'll invariably save money --and often enjoy other benefits-- if you consider alternatives to automobile use.

  1. Walk instead of drive. If you're fortunate enough to live relatively close to stores that you frequent, you could save money on gas and automobile maintenance by putting on your walking shoes more often and hoofing it. As a secondary benefit, you'd also be getting exercise, burning calories, getting fresh air, and taking in some essential vitamin D from the sun. By taking steps to maintain your health, you'll also have more energy, be more productive, and tend to miss fewer days of work. Not everyone lives close enough to local stores to be able to walk there on a regular basis (or at all), but for those who do, there are many advantages.
  2. Carpool to work. This option doesn't occur to everyone because, among other things, we're creatures of habit. We get in the well-worn habit of driving back and forth to work by ourselves, every day, and we don't stop to think that there is a money-saving alternative. When you share the cost and responsibility of driving, you're literally cutting your commuting expenses in half. You're also getting a break from the stress and tedium of commuting in rush-hour traffic. Having someone to talk to during the drive can also make the trip go by much faster -- assuming you enjoy the company of your carpooling companion(s)!
  3. Public transportation may be a viable alternative. If you happen to live and work in an urban environment, you may already be availing yourself of the benefits of public transportation. In addition to saving money on gas and avoiding driving-related stress, there's the added benefit of being able to read a book, listen to relaxing music, or prepare for a presentation on your way in.
  4. Telecommute whenever possible. More and more employers are helping themselves and their employees save money by offering work-from-home options. If you have the opportunity to telecommute a couple days a week, the savings in gas, wear-and-tear on your car, and the cost of lunches out can add up quickly!

If it looks like you're filling up your gas tank every time you turn around, not to mention burning through your paycheck too fast, then finding ways to reduce gas consumption may be one way to stretch your dollar farther.





Posted by Cindy Gordon on 6/8/2018

This 4-5 bedroom home can be lovely with some cosmetic TLC! Paint the interior, pull up the carpets to expose hardwood floors as hardwood in every room (except baths) and bring your ideas for a possible kitchen remodel and this home can shine. All the character of an older home with built-ins, wide trim AND modern updates as electrical with circuit breakers, gas heat. Upgrades done include Harvey windows, new roof, vinyl siding, gas furnace. Flexible floor plan with first floor bedroom (or other use) and first floor full bath. On second floor, use the largest bedroom or a bedroom with en suite bath as master. Appealing features include seasonal water views from the house, three season porch, a full length front farmers porch, and a back yard. Nice location and walking distance to downtown and scenic Wachusett Reservoir! Priced to sell. Showings start on Sunday 6/10 with Open House 12-2pm.

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Posted by Cindy Gordon on 6/6/2018


109 Oak Street, Clinton, MA 01510

Single-Family

$169,000
Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
2
Baths
This 4-5 bedroom home can be lovely with some cosmetic TLC! Paint the interior, pull up the carpets to expose hardwood floors as hardwood in every room (except baths) and bring your ideas for a possible kitchen remodel and this home can shine. All the character of an older home with built-ins, wide trim AND modern updates as electrical with circuit breakers, gas heat. Upgrades done include Harvey windows, new roof, vinyl siding, gas furnace. Flexible floor plan with first floor bedroom (or other use) and first floor full bath. On second floor, use the largest bedroom or a bedroom with en suite bath as master. Appealing features include seasonal water views from the house, three season porch, a full length front farmers porch, and a back yard. Nice location and walking distance to downtown and scenic Wachusett Reservoir! Priced to sell. Showings start on Sunday 6/10 with Open House 12-2pm.
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Posted by Cindy Gordon on 6/6/2018

This Single-Family in Shrewsbury, MA recently sold for $2,275,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Cindy Gordon - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


32 Bridle Path, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Single-Family

$2,490,000
Price
$2,275,000
Sale Price

16
Rooms
5
Beds
7/2
Full/Half Baths
Stately 10,000 sf manor home offers unrivaled design plus a multitude of highly customized amenities. 16 exquisite rms on 1.6 acres of lush, rolling grounds offer thoughtful blend of modern design elements highlighted by architectural details, stunning finishes, & resort-like environment. A soaring 20' foyer w/ marble floor opens to great rm w/ floor-to-ceiling granite fireplace. Formal living & dining rooms w/ hdwds, crown moldings, tray ceilings w/ accent lighting. Gourmet kitchen equipped with 13+ ft, two-tiered island, Anigre wood cabinets, granite counters, Sub 0 refrigerator & freezer, Wolf cook top & grill, butler's pantry plus a 2nd prep kitchen. First- and 2nd-level master suites w/ walk-in closets, private baths, large tile showers, & custom vanities. Other features include hot tub room, whirlpool tub & steam shower. Indoor basketball court w/ maple floor/walls. Finished lower level: game, media, exercise rooms, kitchen, 2 full baths and office. Patio, pool & cabana access.






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