Cindy Gordon
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Posted by Cindy Gordon on 5/21/2017

If you're searching for a new home open houses can present many learning opportunities. It's your chance to gather information--not only about the particular home you're touring, but also about buying homes in general. It's also your chance to get used to working with real estate agents to learn what they can offer you. Many people arrive at an open house with an open mind. This isn't a bad thing, but it is good to be prepared with some questions for the agent. In this article, we'll talk about some important questions that will help you make the most informed real estate decisions as possible. But first, let's talk open house preparation in general.

Open House Etiquette

Many people expect to be pounced upon by an agent at an open house like a salesman in a furniture store. However, you'll most likely find that the agent is hands-off at the open house, letting you take a look around unbothered. Here are some tips for good open house etiquette to leave a good impression as a potential buyer.
  • Sign in to the guestbook. Or, if you do decline, do it politely
  • Ask for permission before you take photos
  • Ask the real estate agent your questions casually and give them time to speak with other guests--interrogating the agent will make it an uncomfortable meeting for everyone
  • Save probing questions or criticism until you leave. You'll get a chance to speak with the agent again, but don't want to seem rude at your first meeting.

Top Five Questions

  1. Why are the owners selling the home? This one question will give you several details about the home. If they are selling because of the neighbors or problems with the home this question will give you insight into those important buying factors.
  2. Has the listing price changed?  Fluctuation in the price of the home can mean the seller is on a timeline or that the house isn't receiving any offers at the original price. This information could mean that there is some flexibility in the price of the home.
  3. Are there any problems with the home? Most states require the seller to disclose problems with the house. There are many issues that could affect the value of a home that aren't in plain sight, such as plumbing and electrical work. Don't be afraid to ask when the last time the roof was repaired or when any other major work was done on the house.
  4. What is the neighborhood like?  If you aren't familiar with the area you're moving into this is a very important question to ask. Real estate agents should be experts on the area they work in and will be able to give you information about noise levels, schools, traffic, and so on.
  5. What is the cost of utilities?  Everyone uses different amounts of electricity and water. That being said, each home also has its own level of efficiency. If the home has outdated lighting and appliances or if the faucets let out a high volume of water, you might be surprised at how much your future utility bills will be.





Posted by Cindy Gordon on 5/17/2017


8 Gately Avenue, Hudson, MA 01749

Single-Family

$395,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Just in time for a summer on Lake Boon! Boating, fishing,swimming,paddle boarding and more are steps away with private lake access! This wonderful contemporary home is in a lovely established neighborhood setting. This home will delight you with soothing colors/decor, hardwood floors, plenty of natural light! The fully windowed dining room with a beautiful cathedral wood ceiling is open to kitchen with new decorator touches. Relax in the fireplaced living room with outdoor access to wrap around deck and patio! Master bedrm has sweet balcony and "peek a boo" lake view. You'll love the new spa-like bath! Newly finished walk-out lower level adds 700+ sq feet of extra living space including a legal 3rd bedroom! With a separate entrance, this space would be perfect for family, guests, teens, in-laws! Close to Sudbury/Stow line. Hudson with it's revitalized downtown has many choices for dining +entertainment,and the Rail Trail for recreation! Don't miss your chance to make this your home!
Open House
Sunday
May 21 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 8 Gately Avenue, Hudson, MA 01749    Get Directions

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Posted by Cindy Gordon on 3/29/2017


3 Stonehouse Lane, Worcester, MA 01609

West Side

Single-Family

$325,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
This beautifully remodeled, move-in ready home with a contemporary flair is located in Worcester's desirable west side! The open floor plan, high ceilings and lots of natural light in kitchen, living, and dining room, make this a most delightful and welcoming home! Entertain while cooking in this fabulous fully remodeled kitchen with granite counters, Bosch appliances, and center island. Savor the views and sunsets from your four season sunroom and large deck. You'll love the 3 totally remodeled tiled full bathrooms including a master spa like bath. A nicely finished lower level with windows provides different options for use. Unwind in the private yard/corner lot with a koi pond, perennial gardens & plenty of room to play. So convenient to all Worcester has to offer, yet you'll feel miles away in this quiet neighborhood. Central AC, irrigation system, security system plus a powerful hard wired whole house gas generator to keep power on in NE winters. Make this your home!
Open House
Sunday
April 02 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 3 Stonehouse Lane, Worcester, MA 01609    Get Directions

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Posted by Cindy Gordon on 3/1/2017


174 Chace Hill Rd, Sterling, MA 01564

Single-Family

$549,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This gorgeous home on a scenic country road is perched on a hill with views! A move-in ready spacious custom cape has been lovingly transformed with high end finishes throughout. Relax with family/friends in the enormous great room with cathedral ceilings and stunning granite fireplace surround flanked by french doors leading to a substantial deck. Cook in beautiful kitchen has a tiered granite center island, new ss appliances, pantry; while you chat with guests in adjacent great/family room. Office/living area lets the light stream in with sliders to stone patio and back yard. Your first floor master suite is complete with walk-in closet and a spa like bath with soaking/jet tub, shower, water closet, granite vanity. Second floor has open media/playroom with hardwood, full bath and 3 newly carpeted bedrooms. Gleaming hardwoods throughout first floor! Just in time to be in this enjoy the outdoors with professionally landscaped grounds, perennial flowers,and views! Don't miss this gem!
Open House
Sunday
March 05 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 174 Chace Hill Rd, Sterling, MA 01564    Get Directions

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Posted by Cindy Gordon on 2/8/2017


11A Bigelow Road, Southborough, MA 01772

Single-Family

$575,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Tranquility and privacy are yours! This wonderful 2500+ sq.ft. ranch home is surrounded by 5 acres. The natural wooded setting w/ landscaped grounds, grass lawn, in-ground pool, & spa make it an oasis from all, yet so close to town, highways, train. Step inside this open concept, light filled home with it's spacious living areas, you may not want to leave! The kitchen boasts a large peninsula island with ample seating and granite countertops, abundance of cabinetry and countertop space, in this "heart of the home" area w/ cathedral ceilings. Off the kitchen is a great room with cathedral ceilings, beautiful stone/brick fireplace/pellet stove, built-ins, sliders & views. The heated sunroom addition w/ handy bathroom/laundry is perfect for entering the pool/patio/spa, relaxing, viewing nature. Finished 700sq ft LL for hobbies, play, office. Tons of storage. This is a great value in desirable Southborough with top rated schools! Don't miss out!
Open House
Sunday
February 12 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 11A Bigelow Road, Southborough, MA 01772    Get Directions

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