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Posted by TEAM Metrowest on 8/16/2018


245 West Main St., Westborough, MA 01581

Single-Family

$899,900
Price

12
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
This extraordinary home seamlessly blends modern amenities w/ the architectural details of an antique home. Abundant fireplaces, rich details, front & back stair cases, gleaming HW floors throughout, lg rooms w/ plenty of ceiling height, state-of-the-art kitchen w/ 48" sub-zero refrig & peninsula seating. 4 gen. sized bedrooms, 2 full baths & laundry room all located on the 2nd floor. Pamper yourself in the huge 3rd floor M. bedroom suite complete w/ over-sized WIC, office & spa-like bath w/ Carrara marble details. The addition allowed for a 2 car garage, proper Great Room, an ever-practical slate-tile mud-room & breezeway which provides access to the deck, beautifully landscaped, private back yard, new brick patio & fire-pit area & in-ground pool. Relax in the screened in porch which allows for views of the back yard. The home is perfect for entertaining family & friends inside & out! Short distance to down-town Westborough, Commuter Rail Station, Rt. 9, Rt.495 and MA Pike.
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Sunday
August 19 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Posted by TEAM Metrowest on 8/16/2018

This Condo in Northborough, MA recently sold for $402,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by TEAM Metrowest - CENTURY 21 Commonwealth.


1 Pond View Way, Northborough, MA 01532

Condo

$399,900
Price
$402,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautiful WATERFRONT townhome located on Solomon Pond! Enjoy the lovely views of Solomon Pond from your living room, dining room, kitchen, loft and second bedroom windows! Feel like you are on vacation every day! Completely updated home with an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings and skylights providing an abundance of natural light! Hardwood floors throughout the first floor. The kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar. Dining room area is adjacent to the kitchen and provides access to an oversized deck. The space also opens to the family room - perfect for entertaining! Second floor has a loft area - a great space for a home office. Master bedroom has hardwood floors, double closets and master bath with a jacuzzi tub and tiled shower with dual shower heads. Second bedroom and full bath also located on the second floor. Conveniently located close to Route 290, the Solomon Pond Mall and shopping and a short drive to Route 495. This home won't last!

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Tags: Real-Estate   Condo   Northborough   01532  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by TEAM Metrowest on 8/15/2018

Is it better to rent or buy? There is no simple answer to the question, yet itís something we all ask ourselves at some point in our adult lives.

When you ask yourself this question, youíre not just determining whether itís more affordable to buy or rent. Rather, youíre answering questions about what your life will look like in the coming years--in terms of both lifestyle and location.

In this article, weíre going to talk about the issue of buying vs renting. Weíll talk about ways you can educate yourself to make the most informed decision possible. After all, whether youíre buying a home or signing a lease, this is a decision that will affect a large amount of your time and dictate at least the next year of your life.

Outside influences

Before you start thinking about mortgages and leases, itís a good idea to get an idea of the market. Specifically, youíll want to look at the cost of living for the area you plan on moving to. It may seem like common sense that the cost of apartments and houses will rise and fall at the same rate, but evidence points to the contrary.

Elements that are out of your control could be things like:

  • Property tax amounts

  • Inflation and cost of living changes (gas, utilities, etc.)

  • Stock market variations, which affect your investments

  • Real estate market changes

  • Income changes (job change or loss)

As you can see already, these outside influences have the potential to make a huge impact on whether it makes more sense to rent or buy.

Letís say you decided to rent a home and put the money you would have used for a down payment into an investment fund. You have a good year and earn 5% on your investments. At the same time, the price of homes as gone down significantly in the area you hope to move.

As you can see, in this scenario it would probably make sense to pay rent for a year before buying a home.

Out-of-pocket expenses and equity

One of the biggest advantages of owning a home is that by definition, if you are making sufficient and timely mortgage payments, you are earning equity. Equity can be used later to make a down payment on a larger home, or for selling to use toward retirement funds later in life.

On the other hand, renting is an out-of-pocket cost that comes at a loss. Once you pay rent, there is no getting it back to use later on.

It may seem like buying is the obvious solution, then. However, there are also many out-of-pocket costs for owning a home. Property taxes, insurance, and interest paid to your lender are all things that you canít recuperate.

Finding out whether itís cheaper to buy or rent will come down to balancing those factors, and weighing them against the odds of the real estate market.





Posted by TEAM Metrowest on 8/8/2018

From clogged toilets to a lack of ample shower time, thereís always an issue of too many people and too little bathrooms in a home. Most people will agree that one bathroom isnít enough in a home. Yet, while youíre on the hunt for a home, should you decide to just settle for a single bathroom or keep hunting for a house with more bathrooms? There is always the additional option of putting in another bathroom as well, although this can be costly.  


 In todayís fast-paced world, we have new bathroom needs that make us look at properties differently. Different cultures are also accustomed to varying standards of bathrooms and home building, and find it a normalcy to have only one bathroom. Also, once upon a time, it was feasible for everyone to have people take their turn in the bathroom-even in America. As the family unit shifted and everyone in the house became accustomed to living on the same exact schedules, it became more necessary to have an extra bathroom. 


Age Of A Home   


While you can survive with one bathroom, the biggest message one bathroom in a home sends is that itís an older property. That may be the underlying factor that steers people away from one bathroom homes. Many realtors even warn of the difficulties in selling a one bathroom home. Ultimately, the decision is up to you. Thereís some things that you should consider when youíre searching for a home and are concerned about the number of bathrooms.


How Many Bathrooms Will You Actually Use?


If youíre a bachelor, living on your own, you may not need more than one full bathroom in a home. For comfort reasons, you could consider places with an additional half-bath, but it may not be necessary. If youíre planning on co-living with your in-laws or friends, youíll definitely need to consider your need for multiple private baths high.


Home Value


If you can afford the upfront cost, it could be well worth it to put a second bathroom into a one bathroom home. It will add a lot of value to the home once it is sold again and your family will have more privacy and space. Not to mention that your home will be more attractive to buyers once the time to sell does come. 


A Luxury


Homes with extra bathrooms are truly seen as a luxury. Have you ever seen celebrity homes advertised that have more bathrooms than there are bedrooms? Thereís probably little reason for that other than the luxury factor. Ultimately, your home search will be a bit harder when you seek out multiple bathrooms. However, if this will increase you and your familyís comfort, the time spent searching is definitely worth it! When youíre on the house hunt, the number and type of bathrooms are just one of many things that youíll need to consider.





Posted by TEAM Metrowest on 8/7/2018


245 West Main St., Westborough, MA 01581

Single-Family

$899,900
Price

12
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
This extraordinary home seamlessly blends modern amenities w/ the architectural details of an antique home. Abundant fireplaces, rich details, front & back stair cases, gleaming HW floors throughout, lg rooms w/ plenty of ceiling height, state-of-the-art kitchen w/ 48" sub-zero refrig & peninsula seating. 4 gen. sized bedrooms, 2 full baths & laundry room all located on the 2nd floor. Pamper yourself in the huge 3rd floor M. bedroom suite complete w/ over-sized WIC, office & spa-like bath w/ Carrara marble details. The addition allowed for a 2 car garage, proper Great Room, an ever-practical slate-tile mud-room & breezeway which provides access to the deck, beautifully landscaped, private back yard, new brick patio & fire-pit area & in-ground pool. Relax in the screened in porch which allows for views of the back yard. The home is perfect for entertaining family & friends inside & out! Short distance to down-town Westborough, Commuter Rail Station, Rt. 9, Rt.495 and MA Pike.
Open House
Sunday
August 12 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 245 West Main St., Westborough, MA 01581    Get Directions

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