Carol Snider & Laura Snider Cooperman, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Metrowest Real Estate


Ready to acquire your dream house? Before you embark on a home search, it often helps to establish a homebuying wish list. That way, you can narrow your house search and discover your dream home without delay.

Now, let's take a look at three factors to consider as you craft your homebuying wish list.

1. Home Size

Home sizes vary. As such, you'll want to consider your living situation closely to ensure you can find a house in a size that suits you perfectly.

Remember, a three-bedroom house may be too big for a single person. Much in the same vein, a one-bedroom home is unlikely to meet the needs of a family of five. But if you consider your living situation ahead of time, you can determine what size home to buy.

2. Home Location

Do you want to own a house that is located just minutes from your office in the city? Or, would you prefer a home in a small town? Think about where you want to live, and you can tailor your home search accordingly.

Keep in mind that home prices will vary based on location. Oftentimes, houses in or near major cities are more expensive than similar homes in small towns. At the same time, homes close to top schools or attractions may prove to be more expensive than others.

3. Home Exterior and Interior Features

Consider the home exterior and interior features that you want – you'll be glad you did. If you evaluate home exterior and interior must-haves, you can create priorities as you search for your dream house.

For instance, buying a house that features a central air unit may be a top priority if you plan to relocate to a warm-weather region. On the other hand, you might want to purchase a house that features an in-ground swimming pool, but you can live without this outdoor amenity if necessary.

A homebuying wish list is essential, regardless of where you choose to pursue houses. In addition, if you require extra help as you get ready to enter the housing market, you may want to employ a real estate agent.

With a real estate agent at your side, you can boost your chances of acquiring a top-notch house at a budget-friendly price. A real estate agent will allocate the necessary time and resources to learn about your homebuying goals. Then, this housing market professional can help you streamline your home search.

Furthermore, a real estate agent will provide expert assistance throughout the homebuying journey. He or she will set up home showings, help you submit offers on homes and handle homebuying negotiations. And if you ever have homebuying questions, a real estate agent is happy to respond to them at any time.

Make your dream of purchasing a home come true – consider the aforementioned factors, and you can create a wish list to help you accomplish your homebuying goals.



38 Southwood Dr, Southborough, MA 01772

Single-Family

$674,000
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Cul-de-sac colonial located on level, half-acre lot in sought-after Wedgewood neighborhood! Impressive two-story foyer w/ palladian window to let southern exposure shine in! Hardwood floors in front-to-back adjacent Living & Dining Rooms. Open concept Kitchen to step-down Family Rm with cathedral ceiling, fireplace and picture window. Eat-In Kitchen boasts center island breakfast bar and granite countertops. Slider to two-level composite deck w/ bench seating. First floor Office. 4 Bedrooms and 2 Full Baths upstairs, including Master Suite. Master Bed has abundant closets incl walk-in, and large Master Bath with dual sinks, shower and jetted tub. Finished lower level with full bath, and areas for exercise, play, entertaining and storage. Two-zone warm air by propane heating/cooling. High efficiency Navien tankless water heater 2015. Security system. Lovely landscaping & walkway to covered entry. HOA fee for sewage. Could be your dream home next! OPEN HOUSE Saturday, Feb 17 1:00-3:00.
Open House
Saturday
February 17 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
New to market! First open house. Don't miss out on this lovely neighborhood, cul-de-sac colonial! Fabulous floor plan and space for everyone.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 38 Southwood Dr, Southborough, MA 01772    Get Directions





38 Southwood Dr, Southborough, MA 01772

Single-Family

$674,000
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Cul-de-sac colonial located on level, half-acre lot in sought-after Wedgewood neighborhood! Impressive two-story foyer w/ palladian window to let southern exposure shine in! Hardwood floors in front-to-back adjacent Living & Dining Rooms. Open concept Kitchen to step-down Family Rm with cathedral ceiling, fireplace and picture window. Eat-In Kitchen boasts center island breakfast bar and granite countertops. Slider to two-level composite deck w/ bench seating. First floor Office. 4 Bedrooms and 2 Full Baths upstairs, including Master Suite. Master Bed has abundant closets incl walk-in, and large Master Bath with dual sinks, shower and jetted tub. Finished lower level with full bath, and areas for exercise, play, entertaining and storage. Two-zone warm air by propane heating/cooling. High efficiency Navien tankless water heater 2015. Security system. Lovely landscaping & walkway to covered entry. HOA fee for sewage. Could be your dream home next! OPEN HOUSE Saturday, Feb 17 1:00-3:00.
Open House
Saturday
February 17 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
New to market! First open house. Don't miss out on this lovely neighborhood, cul-de-sac colonial! Fabulous floor plan and space for everyone.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 38 Southwood Dr, Southborough, MA 01772    Get Directions




Moving to a new home quite literally uproots your entire life. From moving day on, you’ll be learning to navigate your new home and rebuilding your daily routines.

The first week in your new home is both the most excited and the most chaotic. Boxes are likely still scattered around the house, you’re constantly forgetting where the light switches are, and trying to figure out how to arrange your furniture.

With all of these changes going on it can be easy to get overwhelmed in your new home. That’s why we’ve put together this list of things you should do in your first week at your new house to get settled in and prepared for your new life.

On Moving Day

Day one of your move can only run so smoothly. As a result, it’s important to try and relax throughout the day. Remind yourself that you don’t need to unpack and arrange everything today. It’s also a good idea to keep a checklist of everything you need to accomplish on moving day, whether that’s paying movers, handing over keys, or turning on utilities.

Since the majority of your belongings will likely be in disarray for the next few days, you should make sure you have a box of your daily essentials clearly labeled that you can unpack first. We’re talking about toothbrushes, toiletries, and anything else you’ll absolutely need to get your day started.

The First Week in Your New Home

Once you’ve made it past the first day the hardest part is over. It will soon be easier to get a good night’s sleep in your new bedroom, and your morning routine will run more smoothly.

To be best prepared for the first week in your new home, we’ve prepared a checklist of important items to tackle so that you’re fully settled in as soon as possible.

  • Familiarize yourself with the home. Safety should always be your first priority, even at home. Take the time to find out where your circuit breaker is, your water main valve, light switches, fire extinguishers, and so on. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, or just change the batteries so you know the exact date they were changed.
    It’s also a good idea to develop a fire escape route. Since you and your family aren’t as familiar with the layout of your new home as your old one, it’s important to understand where the best exits are in case of an emergency. Pick a landmark outside that you’ll meet at in case of a fire.

  • Change your locks. A top priority for your first week should be changing out your locks. Not everyone is careful with their keys and discriminate in who they give them to. Whether you choose to hire a locksmith or buy and replace the locks yourself, it’s better to get this task accomplished sooner rather than later.

  • Deep clean. You won’t soon have another opportunity to clean a house that isn’t filled with meticulously arranged furniture. The first week in your new home is a good time to clean the carpets, scrub the corners of each room, and do a thorough cleaning of your refrigerator and cabinets. It’s tempting to start putting items where they’ll go as soon as you arrive, but cleaning first will save you time later. The same principle applies for painting your walls.



18 Parkman St, Natick, MA 01760

Single-Family

$539,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Picture perfect Cape set back from Parkman St on a prime level half-acre lot in coveted Walnut Hill! 1-mile to Natick Center! Hardwood floors on 1st and 2nd levels. Entertain in the front-to-back Living Rm with young wood pellet stove, decorative niche and crown molding. Front-to-back Kitchen with breakfast nook. Oversized Master Bedroom with 3 closets! 2 Fujitsu heat pump/ac units in the Master & 2nd Bedrooms to cool the the house in the summer. First floor 3rd Bedroom functions as a cozy den. 1st Floor Full Bath renovated in 2010. Second full bath with walk-in shower on bedroom level. The Yard blooms with flowering trees, bushes & perennials. Fenced-in area off screened porch/deck for children/pets. Plenty of space for outdoor recreation. Town Water/Sewer. Large Shed 2014.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






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