Open house on 8/30/2015 at 51 Karen Rd Framingham, MA 01701


Date: 08/30/2015 Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM  
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Spacious, expanded 4 bedroom 2.5 bath ranch with private master suite! Convenient and wonderful neighborhood setting. Flagstone floor in gracious family room with lots of storage closets located off kitchen plus 3 additional bedrooms, one with a private, newly renovated half-bath. Gleaming new white tub/surround in full hall bath. Brand new carpet in living room. Private ~400 SF master suite has a full bath, an enormous walk-in closet and plenty of space for your furniture. Relax on your private patio or by the in-ground pool surrounded by trees. Close to all major routes, schools, shops, restaurants and more! Easy to show- call or email for appointment. Open house on Sunday 11:30-1.

Open house on 8/30/2015 at 8 Dartmouth Drive Framingham, MA 01701


Date: 08/30/2015 Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM  
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Easy to show! Open floor plan in this very gracious & spacious home. Cathedral ceiling, skylight, beautiful brick hearth, hardwood floors and wood stove in family room that overlooks the 20 x 40′ in-ground pool. Enormous living room with hardwood flooring, fenced-in back yard & large side yard, screened-in porch plus deck. Roomy master suite with access to bright and airy loft area that’s perfect for a gym, studio, library, office and/or play space! Inviting cul-de-sac neighborhood with easy access to Rt 20 for shopping & restaurants as well as hiking and biking trails. Private cedar planked spa room with hot tub. Updates include: hardwood flooring in family room & master bedroom, refinished hardwoods in living & dining rooms, state of the art Buderus high efficiency heat & high efficiency air conditioning. NEW: irrigation, front door, driveway, gutters, dishwasher, all tub tiles, counters, sinks & more!

Why You Should Buy a House NOW

It’s time to buy a home! That is right you heard it here, no more doom and gloom for the real estate market. The time has come to go out and buy some real estate. The only thing holding buyers back has been consumer emotion but a look at the facts should help buyer feel more confident in opening up their wallets for a great opportunity in today’s housing market.

JP Morgan’s Market Insights report has outlined why people looking to buy a home have never been in a better position. Here are just three important points from the JP Morgan report.

The Price is Right

One measure the report looked at was the ratio of personal income to home prices.

“Since 1966, the median price of an existing single family home in the U.S. has varied between 150% and 251% of personal income per household. However, roughly three-quarters of the time it has been in a relatively narrow band between 185% and 230%. In September 2011, the ratio was just 153%, implying that to get back to an average price to income ratio, home prices would have to rise by about 27%.”

Mortgage Rates are Right

Mortgage interest rates are at historic lows as compared to personal income.  The report notes, “During the week of October 7, Freddie Mac reported that mortgage rates had fallen to an average annual level of 3.94%. Assuming the use of a fixed rate mortgage with 20% down, this would make the median mortgage payment on a single family existing home just 6.9% of per household personal income, compared with an average of 14.4% since 1966.”

What this means is that it is a buyers perfect storm. Buyers who buy now will likely reap a long term financial gain by buying a home at a lower than average cost and financing it for a lower than average cost. It is a win-win situation.

Home Ownership Beats Renting

The report goes on to look at the cost of renting versus owning. JP Morgan predicts that by the “third quarter of this year, we estimate that the implied median mortgage payment had fallen to just 78% of the median asking rent. In other words, at current mortgage rates, home prices would have to rise by 35% just to get back to their average relationship to rents.”


Home buying is now more affordable than it has been in decades. Home prices are at all time lows, mortgage rates are at rock bottom and income levels remain steady. Despite what you may hear on the nightly news home ownership has never been more affordable.

Open house on 8/22/2015 at 8 Dartmouth Drive Framingham, MA 01701


Date: 08/22/2015 Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM  
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OPEN SAT 1:30-3 and SUN 3:30-4:30! Open floor plan in this very gracious & spacious home. Cathedral ceiling, skylight, beautiful brick hearth, hardwood floors and wood stove in family room that overlooks the 20 x 40′ in-ground pool. Enormous living room with hardwood flooring, fenced-in back yard & large side yard, screened-in porch plus deck. Roomy master suite with access to bright and airy loft area that’s perfect for a gym, studio, library, office and/or play space! Inviting cul-de-sac neighborhood with easy access to Rt 20 for shopping & restaurants as well as hiking and biking trails. Private cedar planked spa room with hot tub. Updates include: hardwood flooring in family room & master bedroom, refinished hardwoods in living & dining rooms, state of the art Buderus high efficiency heat & high efficiency air conditioning. NEW: irrigation, front door, driveway, gutters, dishwasher, all tub tiles, counters, sinks & more!

Open house on 8/23/2015 at 51 Karen Rd Framingham, MA 01701


Date: 08/23/2015 Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM  
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Spacious, expanded 4 bedroom 2.5 bath ranch with private master suite! Convenient and wonderful neighborhood setting. Flagstone floor in gracious family room with lots of storage closets located off kitchen plus 3 additional bedrooms, one with a private, newly renovated half-bath. Gleaming new white tub/surround in full hall bath. Brand new carpet in living room. Private ~400 SF master suite has a full bath, an enormous walk-in closet and plenty of space for your furniture. Relax on your private patio or by the in-ground pool surrounded by trees. Close to all major routes, schools, shops, restaurants and more! Easy to show- call or email for appointment. Open house on Sunday 11:30-1.

Single-Family – 51 Karen Rd Framingham, MA 01701 is now new to the market!

Spacious, expanded 4 bedroom 2.5 bath ranch with private master suite! Convenient and wonderful neighborhood setting. Flagstone floor in gracious family room with lots of storage closets located off kitchen plus 3 additional bedrooms, one with a private, newly renovated half-bath. Gleaming new white tub/surround in full hall bath. Brand new carpet in living room. Private ~400 SF master suite has a full bath, an enormous walk-in closet and plenty of space for your furniture. Relax on your private patio or by the in-ground pool surrounded by trees. Close to all major routes, schools, shops, restaurants and more! Easy to show- call or email for appointment. Open house on Sunday 11:30-1.

This is a Ranch style home and features 8 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, 0.48 Acres, and is currently available for $369,897.

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Single-Family – 8 Dartmouth Drive Framingham, MA 01701 now has a new price of $548,900!

OPEN SAT 1:30-3 and SUN 3:30-4:30! Open floor plan in this very gracious & spacious home. Cathedral ceiling, skylight, beautiful brick hearth, hardwood floors and wood stove in family room that overlooks the 20 x 40′ in-ground pool. Enormous living room with hardwood flooring, fenced-in back yard & large side yard, screened-in porch plus deck. Roomy master suite with access to bright and airy loft area that’s perfect for a gym, studio, library, office and/or play space! Inviting cul-de-sac neighborhood with easy access to Rt 20 for shopping & restaurants as well as hiking and biking trails. Private cedar planked spa room with hot tub. Updates include: hardwood flooring in family room & master bedroom, refinished hardwoods in living & dining rooms, state of the art Buderus high efficiency heat & high efficiency air conditioning. NEW: irrigation, front door, driveway, gutters, dishwasher, all tub tiles, counters, sinks & more!

This is a Colonial/Garrison style home and features 10 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, 1.20 Acres, and is currently available for $548,900.

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Seniors: Is it Time to Move?

There comes a time when families start to think about senior members moving. Factors such as retirement, finances, lifestyle, health or the distance between family members are just a few of the reasons why seniors may decide to relocate.

Moving is a big decision especially when a senior has lived in one place for a very long time. Many things must be considered, including access to health care, recreation, social activities and practical concerns, such as grocery stores, libraries, climate, etc.

Access to Quality Care

For many seniors access to health care or options for health care assistance is the primary reason for moving. When considering options it is important look at the short-term solutions, but also consider long term scenarios. Options may include drop-in help, moving closer to a family member that can assist when needed or retirement communities that offer fully independent living to supportive assistance as required.

Community Services

It is also important to research the area community services. You will want to make note of services such as homecare, cleaning services, snow removal, transportation and home repair. Some individuals may want access to volunteer organizations or senior centers where they can be involved in the community.

Support

As an older adult, moving is an especially difficult transition. Finding the support the senior needs in the new community is imperative. Groups that seniors can connect with will help the transition go smoother. Connect with church groups, home visit solutions or perhaps meetings that would be conducted in a home setting.

Here are some websites that may help you in your transition:

Eldercare Locator
AARP
Elder Web: Online Eldercare Sourcebook
American Society on Aging (ASA)
Senior Resource Housing: Information on Housing Options