Cindy Gordon
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Posted by Cindy Gordon on 8/19/2018

It must have been frightening, in the days before the internet, to move to a new place that you knew little about. The culture, the people, the things to do--all of these things are now at our fingertips thanks to Google and others.

However, it can still be difficult to get used to a new town, especially if youíre moving far away from your previous home. So, in this article, Iím going to give you some tips on how to investigate your new town. That way, youíll have a good idea of what kind of things you can do for fun, where to eat, and countless other things you might want to know about the place youíll soon call home.

The lay of the land

A good place to start your search is on Google Maps. From here you can explore your future neighborhood; find out how close you are to grocery stores, parks, hospitals, and even get an estimate on how long your work commute will take each day.

Since many of these places will have ratings and reviews, you can also take some time to read the reviews for popular places around town.

Eating around town

It can seem like youíre always flipping a coin when you eat at a new restaurant. When you move to a new town, youíll have to discover new favorite places to eat. However, you donít have to do these experiments on your own.

Check out Yelp reviews for local restaurants and cafes to get a sense of the pricing and atmosphere. This way youíll give yourself the best possible chance of enjoying the experience.

Meeting new people

Making friends is hard enough as an adult. In todayís world, many people meet their friends online or through other connections, rather than simply hanging around with their neighbors.

Luckily, sites like Facebook and Meetup make it easier to introduce yourself to like-minded people.

Browse local meetups that youíre interested in, and donít be afraid to try out a new activity or attend a paint night--you might meet new people and discover a new hobby all at once.

Most towns have a strong presence on Facebook in terms of things like groups and events. Joining local groups will give you an idea of the type of things people do for fun around town and give you a way to introduce yourself to new people.

Read the news

Many towns are covered by a local or regional newspaper. They can often be found online or at a local library or cafe. These newspapers are often the key to discovering the good and the bad about your new home, tipping you off to the things youíll want to pay attention to when you move.





Posted by Cindy Gordon on 8/12/2018

Welcome to this lovely, expansive and updated home in desirable Ashford Meadows! This 10 rm Colonial has plenty of room for all your family and entertaining needs. A spacious cabinet packed cherry & granite kitchen with large center island opens to family room with cathedral ceiling, built-ins and fireplace. Plenty of time to enjoy the private three season porch. The second floor boasts Master BR w/beautiful newer master bath, 3 additional bedrooms, and full bath. A full LL in-law unit with it's own private entrance offers 5th BR, living area, full bath- perfect for in-laws or guests/teens. Need more room: huge walk up attic ready to finish and large unfinished w/o basement with workshop. And for your convenience a mud room, storage galore, vinyl siding. Hudson is very hip community with it's revitalized downtown with many choices for dining +entertainment + shopping! Use the nearby Rail Trail to walk & bicycle. Showings begin OPEN HOUSE 8/12 12-2. This could be your dream home!

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Posted by Cindy Gordon on 8/12/2018

Buying a home should be a problem-free experience. Yet issues may arise that make it tough to acquire the perfect house at an affordable price.

Common problems that come up during the homebuying journey include:

1. Lack of Home Financing

Before you search for a home, it generally is a good idea to get pre-approved for a mortgage. That way, you can kick off a house search with a budget in hand.

To get pre-approved for a mortgage, you should meet with banks and credit unions. These financial institutions can teach you about a variety of mortgage options and help you get approved for home financing in no time at all.

Of course, if you have questions as you pursue a mortgage, don't hesitate to ask a lender for assistance. Lenders employ courteous, knowledgeable mortgage specialists who are happy to respond to your queries without delay.

2. Temptation to Submit a Lowball Offer to Purchase

Once you find your ideal residence, you may be tempted to submit an offer to purchase at or below a house seller's initial asking price. But doing so may be problematic, particularly for a homebuyer who wants to acquire his or her dream residence as quickly as possible.

If you submit a lowball offer to purchase a house, a seller likely will reject the proposal. Worst of all, a rival homebuyer may swoop in with a competitive offer to purchase this residence Ė something that may cause you to miss out on the opportunity to buy your ideal home.

Ultimately, it is beneficial to submit a competitive homebuying proposal. If you allocate time and resources to learn about a home's condition and how a residence stacks up against comparable houses in the same city or town, you can craft a competitive offer to purchase. And as a result, a competitive offer to purchase may receive an instant "Yes" from a home seller, leading to a fast, successful homebuying experience.

3. Failure to Identify Problems During a Home Inspection

A home inspection is paramount because it gives you the opportunity to walk through a residence with a property expert and learn about any underlying house issues. Then, if you discover major problems with a house, you can ask a seller to complete property repairs, reduce your initial offer to purchase or walk away from a residence altogether.

Hire a home inspector who possesses comprehensive expertise Ė you'll be glad you did. With the right house inspector at your side, you can get the help you need to identify problems during a property inspection.

Lastly, as you get ready to search for a house, you may want to hire a real estate agent as well. This housing market professional can provide extensive guidance throughout the property buying journey and ensure you can mitigate homebuying problems before they escalate.

Reach out to a real estate agent today, and you can receive plenty of support as you navigate the homebuying journey.




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Posted by Cindy Gordon on 8/8/2018


14 Abigail Drive, Hudson, MA 01749

Single-Family

$569,000
Price

10
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to this lovely, expansive and updated home in desirable Ashford Meadows! This 10 rm Colonial has plenty of room for all your family and entertaining needs. A spacious cabinet packed cherry & granite kitchen with large center island opens to family room with cathedral ceiling, built-ins and fireplace. Plenty of time to enjoy the private three season porch. The second floor boasts Master BR w/beautiful newer master bath, 3 additional bedrooms, and full bath. A full LL in-law unit with it's own private entrance offers 5th BR, living area, full bath- perfect for in-laws or guests/teens. Need more room: huge walk up attic ready to finish and large unfinished w/o basement with workshop. And for your convenience a mud room, storage galore, vinyl siding. Hudson is very hip community with it's revitalized downtown with many choices for dining +entertainment + shopping! Use the nearby Rail Trail to walk & bicycle. Showings begin OPEN HOUSE 8/12 12-2. This could be your dream home!
Open House
Sunday
August 12 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 14 Abigail Drive, Hudson, MA 01749    Get Directions

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Posted by Cindy Gordon on 8/8/2018


14 Abigail Drive, Hudson, MA 01749

Single-Family

$569,000
Price

10
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to this lovely, expansive and updated home in desirable Ashford Meadows! This 10 rm Colonial has plenty of room for all your family and entertaining needs. A spacious cabinet packed cherry & granite kitchen with large center island opens to family room with cathedral ceiling, built-ins and fireplace. Plenty of time to enjoy the private three season porch. The second floor boasts Master BR w/beautiful newer master bath, 3 additional bedrooms, and full bath. A full LL in-law unit with it's own private entrance offers 5th BR, living area, full bath- perfect for in-laws or guests/teens. Need more room: huge walk up attic ready to finish and large unfinished w/o basement with workshop. And for your convenience a mud room, storage galore, vinyl siding. Hudson is very hip community with it's revitalized downtown with many choices for dining +entertainment + shopping! Use the nearby Rail Trail to walk & bicycle. Showings begin OPEN HOUSE 8/12 12-2. This could be your dream home!
Open House
Sunday
August 12 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 14 Abigail Drive, Hudson, MA 01749    Get Directions

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