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Put your money to good use with these house buying secrets. First of the secrets to house buying deals could have a positive impact on your overall financial health. As a first step, avoid taking on large one-time or recurring expenses six to eight months before you purchase your home. Clean up your credit Review your credit reports with the top three credit bureaus, Experian, TransUnion and Equifax. Notice any inaccurate items on your report? Write the credit bureau that posted the items. Also, contact relevant vendors, altering both the bureau and vendor of the errors. Provide evidence that confirms that the postings are incorrect. Follow-up with bureaus and vendors, as needed until all erroneous items are removed from your credit reports. Also, pay off any outstanding debts that aren’t on your credit reports. At the least, become current with all of your bills. Good credit scores could save you thousands over the life of a mortgage. Size matters Look for a house that’s large enough to meet your current and future needs. But, don’t buy a house that’s too big. For example, if you plan on having two children but are currently childless, look for house buying deals on a three bedroom home versus a four or five bedroom house. Age could yield savings If you or your partner has repair skills, be open to buying an older home. You may get the space that you need for a lower price, especially if an older house passes thorough inspections. Check out the neighborhood Research crime history, schools, community events, economic development and businesses in neighborhoods where you want to buy a house. No need in buying a house in a high crime neighborhood or in an area that has a poor school district. Money that you save with smart house negotiating bids could evaporate with one to two home invasions. Steer clear of impulse house buying deals Don’t let your emotions determine which house you buy. You may feel warm when you step into the expansive back yard or check out a stylish master bedroom and the spacious en suite, but that feeling won’t hold if you can’t afford to buy furniture after you close on the house. Instead, be honest when identifying how much house you can afford. Include interest and repairs when you consider the total amount of money you can spend on a house. Leave enough money in your paycheck to pay all of your expenses and pay for entertainment. Don’t put the squeeze on yourself. New furniture can wait If you currently live in an apartment or another house, keep your furniture. Spruce your new house up with accessories like silk flowers, baskets and rugs. You can buy new furniture, a piece at a time, after you get accustomed to paying the new mortgage.


17 Apache Way, Westford, MA 01886

Graniteville

Rental

$3,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Like new beautiful end unit condo at Graniteville Woods with great exposure to the sun for lots of natural light. This unit offers the convenience of condo living with easy access to major routes and the highly ranked Westford school system. The unit features a beautiful modern kitchen with all stainless steel appliances, a hood that is vented to the outside, granite countertops, breakfast bar, dining area leading to open deck and walk in pantry. A large formal dining room/living room combination offers plenty of space for entertaining. On the top floor you will find a main bath, laundry room, guest room and the master bedroom with private bath and walk in closet. In addition to all this is a finished room in the basement which is well suited for a play room, family room or storage. The two car garage allows easy access to the unit in inclement weather. First, last and security deposit required. No pets. No smokers.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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40 Windemere Circle, Tyngsborough, MA 01879

Condo

$470,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Better than new single level unit in "Wyndbrook at Tyngsborough" Condo complex. This Pine Valley Model one level unit offers many upgrades including upgraded kitchen cabinets with granite, stainless appliances, under counter lighting, two pantry closets & hardwood flooring. The dining area has hardwood flooring & opens onto a 10' x 10' deck which has gas piping for an outdoor grille & overlooks a large side yard. This two bedroom, two bath unit with custom window treatments has oversized living room with cathedral ceiling & fan. The master bedroom offers 10 foot ceilings with fan, walk in closet & private bath with soaking tub, shower, double sinks & abundant cabinetry. The second bedroom offers a high ceiling, large window & large closet. There is currently a bench where a future staircase could be added for access to a 2nd floor living space/loft if needed. The home also offers a whole house generator, unfinished basement perfect for finishing or storage & radon mitigation system.
Open House
Sunday
July 30 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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This Land in Groton, MA recently sold for $675,000. This style home was sold by Twila E. Palmer - Westford Real Estate.


372 Townsend Rd, Groton, MA 01450

West Groton

Land

$749,900
Price
$675,000
Sale Price

35.70
Acres
Residential
Land Type
***NEW PRICE REDUCTION***. Enjoy the serenity and beauty of nature on 35.7 acres of land. Ideal for developers/builders. This property has a house, 2 carports and 2 vacant poultry houses that must be razed prior to construction. Gas is at the street in front of 380 Townsend Rd. Buyers responsibility/expense to perform due diligence. See attached documents for more info. Property sold "as is".




Hardwood floors are generally easier to clean than carpeted floors, particularly on a weekly basis. On the other hand, they are more expensive to install than carpet. Hardwood floors can also increase the value of your home in the eyes of buyers. In fact, some buyers will only consider a house that has hardwood flooring.

But, you’re not going to get the soft comfort, especially while walking barefoot at home,that you can enjoy with carpeted floors. It comes down to a matter of price,taste and lifestyle. Which flooring type you go with will affect your home’s appearance, cleanliness and again, value.

Carpeted Flooring Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Foot protection is a real plus with carpeted floors. Sink your feet and toes into a plush shag carpet and you may not want to put your shoes back on. Carpeted floors are especially welcomed if you have sensitive, tired or injured feet.
  • Carpet insulates the rooms of your house,lowering noise levels. This benefit is most realized if you're walking on the second or third floor of your house. Walking on carpet keeps your family on lower levels of your home from hearing your feet echo across the floor.
  • Go barefoot on carpeted floors and you probably won’t get a splinter.
  • Young children will have padding to crawl on. Toddlers who are learning to walk will also have padding when they tumble to the floor.
  • Cold air won’t nip as hard at your feet during cold months.

Cons:

  • Despite your best cleaning efforts, after several months, your carpet may get stained. You could scrub the stains on your hands and knees and not get all of the spots out.
  • Carpet fibers hold dirt and allergens. Deep cleaners and regular vacuuming are needed to keep fibers free of allergens.
  • Let snags develop in your carpet and you could see a run stretch several feet across the floor.
  • You’ll have to eventually replace your carpet to keep your home in stop condition.

Pros and Cons of Going with Hardwood Floors

Pros:

  • A broom and a mop can keep hardwood floors clean for months.
  • If hardwood floor tiles get damaged, you can sand or refinish them instead of replacing them, saving money.
  • Allergens and dirt have less places to hide.
  • Should you track mud in the house, you can clean it up in seconds with a wet rag.

Cons:

  • Similar to tile floors, hardwood floors can buckle, especially if it gets humid.
  • Polish is required to keep hardwood floors looking good over time. This may not be so bad if you don’t mind operating a buffing machine a couple of times a year. As a tip, only buff floors that are not made with refinished wood.
  • Termites can get in hardwood floors.

Both carpeted and hardwood floors get spots on them. Your floors can get spots from water, grease and other harsh cleaners. To reduce flooring damage, consider using environmentally friendly cleaners. Also, protect carpet and hardwood floors from too much sun exposure, as too much sun exposure can take the shine out of carpet and hardwood coloring.




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