Lisa Bradley - Re/Max Vision



Posted by Lisa Bradley on 6/21/2018

This Single-Family in Shrewsbury, MA recently sold for $685,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Lisa Bradley - Re/Max Vision.


106 Holman St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Single-Family

$709,900
Price
$685,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
A meticulously cared for home in desirable Shrewsbury Spring Street School District. First floor open floor plan boasts 9+ foot ceilings with gleaming hardwood floors and too many windows to count. French doors open into a 4 season room which reveals the secluded landscaped yard and paver patios. The unique layout of the kitchen includes large L-shaped island and plenty of storage with granite and stainless steel appliances, double ovens, high-end cabinets, travertine backsplash and large pantry. Custom built-in cabinets surround the fireplace at the center of the family room. Very large second floor master with walk-in closet, dual vanity sinks, soaking tub and travertine tiled shower. Large second bedroom can be used for guests/second great room and has private full bath. Spacious 3rd and 4th bedrooms share full Jack-and-Jill bath. Home was converted from oil to gas and state-of-the-art HVAC with whole-home humidifier and wi-fi control was added.

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Posted by Lisa Bradley on 6/19/2018

Buying a retirement home is a big decision. And doing so before you retire is a smart decision. However, youíre also in a completely different place than you will be when youíre retired or as you age. You donít know what the future holds. Itís easy to take our mobility for granted until we lost it. There are a few things you should look for in a home to plan for the future and whatever it may hold.

Many empty-nesters look to downsize when buying their next home. And this very well might be the perfect option for you. But first, consider how often and how many guests you may want to have over at a time. Will you host holiday dinners or want to have room for grandchildren to stay for the night? If you have a large family or one that is growing many couples find they want the room to host dinners or have a pull-out couch.

Youíll also want to plan ahead for the future when choosing the size and layout of your new home. Even if you downsize itís wise to put wide hallways and a single floor plan on your wishlist as you house hunt. If either of you has mobility limitations in the future youíll be glad to have such an accessible home.

The lower your monthly payments on your new mortgage, the better. But more ideally youíll want to consider homes in a price range that allow you to pay in full. Again, keeping retirement in mind keeping bills to a minimum so that either one of you can cover all costs on one sole income could save you from hardship down the line. Retirement is very different from what it used to be, often many people find themselves needing to take on part-time work to get by. Keeping expenses well below your monthly income can help to ensure you can spend your retirement years enjoying life in the way you want to.

In general, when planning retirement itís best to live below your means. Not only do you want to account for inflation costs but also for any unexpected large expenses that could crop up such as home repairs, emergency care, or car maintenance. Having an idea of what your future budget will be as well as your current one will help you make the best decisions for the years ahead now.

Buying a retirement home can save you money in the long run on bills like heating and electric. However, house hunting for the perfect home entails a lot more decisions that many couples realize. Remember to plan for your life both now and later when putting together your must have features for your new home.





Posted by Lisa Bradley on 6/12/2018

Once you discover your dream house, you probably want to do everything possible to acquire this residence. However, it is important to remain calm, cool and collected as you navigate the homebuying journey. Because if you act too hastily, you risk overspending to purchase your ideal residence.

Let's face it Ė the temptation to submit an offer to purchase your dream home that may require you to break your homebuying budget can be overwhelming. Lucky for you, we're here to help you consider your offer to purchase closely and ensure you provide a competitive homebuying proposal that won't force you to exceed your budget.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you craft a competitive offer to purchase your dream house.

1. Analyze the Housing Market

The real estate market may have major ramifications on the offer you submit to acquire your dream residence, and perhaps it is easy to understand why.

For example, if you are operating in a buyer's market, there likely is an abundance of sellers and a limited number of buyers. If you find your dream house in a buyer's market, you may be able to acquire this residence by submitting an offer to purchase at or near a seller's initial home asking price.

On the other hand, navigating a seller's market may prove to be tricky. In a seller's market, there is a shortage of high-quality houses available and an abundance of buyers. Therefore, if you want to purchase your dream residence in a seller's market, you may need to submit an offer to purchase at or above a seller's initial home asking price.

Consider the housing market closely as you prepare an offer to purchase. If you can differentiate a buyer's market from a seller's one, you can submit an offer to purchase your dream house that falls in line with the current housing market's conditions.

2. Weigh a Home's Strengths and Weaknesses

When it comes to putting together a competitive offer to purchase, it helps to consider a house's strengths and weaknesses. That way, you can account for the costs of any potential home repairs or improvements in your homebuying proposal.

You should consider a home's location as well. For instance, a home in a remote town may prove to be more affordable than a comparable house near a big city. And when you craft an offer to purchase, you should always account for a house's location.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent can help you submit a competitive offer to purchase at any time. This housing market expert is happy to provide a recommendation about how much to offer to acquire your dream home. And if you have homebuying concerns or questions, a real estate agent is ready to respond to them at your convenience.

Want to buy your dream residence? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can avoid the risk of spending too much to acquire your ideal house.




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Posted by Lisa Bradley on 6/6/2018

This Single-Family in West Boylston, MA recently sold for $500,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Lisa Bradley - Re/Max Vision.


299 Goodale St, West Boylston, MA 01583

Single-Family

$520,000
Price
$500,000
Sale Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Do you want a lovely and impeccably maintained home where there is plenty of room to roam for a growing family and one that is also set on a private, 1.45 acre parcel of land with a huge 10 X 28' deck overlooking a large yard that abuts conservation land,and is conveniently located to UMASS Medical, Worcester Colleges, retail, and major commuting routes including I-190,I-290 and 495? Look no further, this special property is being offered by its original owners. This home has undergone two major renovations/ expansions and offers 3,320 square feet including 4 BRs, 2.5 BAs and 2 car garage. Recent improvements include: expanded master suite with sitting room, California closets in all BRs, updated and open concept Corian kitchen with maple cabinets and travertine backsplash; mudroom to exterior; sweeping 19' X 25' foot family room; some newer windows; refinished hardwood floors; improved deck; new interior paint, move in condition and title V has been completed. Come see it today.

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Posted by Lisa Bradley on 6/5/2018

There are plenty of ways to make your home more organized. Whether you have a large house or some problems with cramped spaces, your home has plenty of room to give. The key is that you just need to know how to use it. Read on for some tips on how to make the most of the space your home has to offer. 


Make Everything Easy To Find


The more accessible the things in your home are, the easier it will be to stay organized. If you have kids, this accessibility will be even more critical. Make sure that the items everyone uses daily have a place. Toy boxes, dressers for clothes, and places for coats and shoes are crucial for smooth organization. 


Find The Right Storage Container


You need to make sure that you have the right containers for the right things. Without these tools, organization becomes increasingly difficult. Shop around and do some research before you decide on exactly what you want to use to store things in. 


Organization Doesnít Have To Be Ugly


Itís much easier to stay organized if you donít mind looking at your home. The whole reason you want to stay organized is that the less chaos there is, the less stressed you feel. Organizers donít need to be cold and regimented. Make sure that any organizing units match your color scheme and themes. 


Electronics Get In The Way


All of the gadgets we have these days can overtake our homes. Cords, phones, chargers, video game systems, and more can really take up space in a home. Anything that you frequently use should be in open top containers, so everything can be easily spotted. Anything that you use less often can be hidden behind closed doors or in a drawer. 


Think By Function


The easiest way to organize anything is to think about the functionality of items. If you make coffee every morning, for example, you may want to keep a coffee corner. You can keep coffee in the cabinet along with sugar or other essentials. In the drawer below where the coffee pot is placed on the counter, you can keep filters, stirrers, and more coffee essentials. If things are functional and flowing in your home, youíre getting close to organization nirvana!  


Declutter Often


If you have a daily routine to put things back where they came from, clutter will never overtake you! Simple things can help you to stay ahead of a big mess. Some idea for your routine can include:


Straightening furniture

Clearing countertops

Throwing away junk mail

Putting away shoes


All of these quick tasks can make a big difference on a daily basis over time! 




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