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This Single-Family in Dudley, MA recently sold for $289,500. This Cape style home was sold by Carol Snider and Laura Snider Cooperman - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


95 Dudley Oxford Road, Dudley, MA 01571

Single-Family

$299,900
Price
$289,500
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
A charming cape on 1 acre with town water and sewer. Open floor plan offers formal dining room with a fireplace or a combination living room/dining room. The kitchen has a breakfast nook overlooking the sprawling back yard. An opportunity for a first floor bedroom or den. .Second level has two large bedrooms. Windows have been updated along with the electrical service. The hardwood floors and warm colors throughout make this feel like an authentic cape from Colonial Times. Crown molding adds more detail and charm to this home. The lower level has a recreation room a perfect escape for play or study. Great location for schools, shopping, golf, town beach and highway access.




Robert Frost's poem, Mending Wall, poses an interesting question about whether "good fences make good neighbors."

On one hand, there are several advantages to having your property surrounded by a fence, especially if you or your neighbors have dogs or small children running around.

If you happen to have a vegetable garden or fruit trees in your backyard, a well-constructed fence can also help keep out ravenous deer, rabbits, raccoons, skunks, foxes, and other wildlife.

There's no doubt that fences can serve a variety of useful purposes, ranging from privacy and safety to wildlife control and home security. While it can be beneficial to mark off your property boundaries and keep your backyard private, a question to consider is whether a large fence -- especially a new one -- sends the wrong message to your neighbors.  Striking the perfect balance between privacy and friendly neighbor relations can be tricky at times, but there are compelling reasons to stay on good terms.

  1. Security reasons: If you take the time to chat with your neighbors every now and then, they'll have more of a tendency to keep an eye on your property when you're on vacation or just away for the day -- especially if you ask them.  People tend to be more helpful, observant, and protective of others with whom they share a bond or have a sense of community. In contrast to that, if they don't even know your name and haven't exchanged more than a few words with you in years, they'll be less inclined to pay attention to who's on your property and whether they belong there or not.
  2. Sharing resources: Keeping the lines of communication open with your neighbors is beneficial on many levels. When you have a friendly, ongoing relationship, you won't feel reluctant to ask them for help when your car battery's dead and you're running late for work. Trusted neighbors can also provide you with valuable information, such the names of dependable home improvement contractors or how to arrange a free pickup of household clutter that you want to donate to the Salvation Army.
  3. Quality of life: When you're regularly greeted by friendly neighbors, your neighborhood will feel like more of a welcoming and upbeat place to live. It may be necessary for you to set the example or make the first move, but once a friendly atmosphere has been created in a neighborhood, it's relatively easy to keep it going.

So while you may not want your neighbors to get in the habit of stopping by your home to chew the fat, every day, it can be worth your while to greet them by name, offer help whenever possible, and be the kind of good neighbor you'd like them to be. Setting a positive example may be all that's needed to establish a cooperative relationship and possibly even a life-long friendship. And, if all else fails, keep in mind the words of Benjamin Franklin: "Love thy neighbor, but don't pull down your hedge!"


This Single-Family in Framingham, MA recently sold for $350,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Carol Snider and Laura Snider Cooperman - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


14 Cahill Park Dr, Framingham, MA 01702

Single-Family

$475,000
Price
$350,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
Subject to third party lien holder approval and the seller's acceptance of approval terms. **SHORT SALE** and sold in "AS-IS CONDITION" without repairs or warranty. Offers dated after 7 days from list date will be reviewed. Great opportunity for a contractor or investor to bring this expanded Woodcrest Acres neighborhood colonial back into good repair. Expanded kitchen with cathedral ceiling. Great Room addition over garage with cathedral, wood ceiling. Four large bedrooms and two large full baths on second floor. Brick driveway. C/A on second floor. Easy access to Routes 9 & 90/Mass Pike/Commuter Train. Obtaining the smoke certificate of compliance is the buyer's responsibility and expense. Obtaining the final water bill is the buyer's responsibility and expense. See disclosure remarks as known defects have been disclosed but there could be additional needed repairs. Buyers to do their due diligence.




This Condo in Framingham, MA recently sold for $186,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Carol Snider and Laura Snider Cooperman - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


575 Union Ave, Framingham, MA 01702

Condo

$184,690
Price
$186,000
Sale Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Renovated One-bedroom Prescott Gardens townhouse with oak hardwood floors on the first level. The Kitchen, renovated in 2013, boasts a dark-stained wood countertop which contrasts nicely with the white bead-board cabinetry, with decorative glass door-fronts and white elongated subway tile backsplash. Under-cabinet lighting and a ceiling light brighten the space. The full bathroom was beautifully renovated (2013) with walls of tile accented with a mosaic stripe, complemented by antiqued bronze hardware. The tiled tub has built-in niche for soaps. Large Master Bedroom with two windows, recent berber wall-to-wall carpet (~2013), ceiling light and extra-deep double-closet. Unfinished Lower level for laundry and storage. Windows replaced (~2011). Conveniently located near Bowditch Field, Metrowest Medical Center, library, Commuter Rail with easy access to Routes 9, 30, 126, 135. One assigned off-street parking spot + guest parking. Refrig, Washer/Dryer, 2 window a/c units incl




A home selling negotiation may seem like a major hassle, particularly for property sellers who want to find a buyer as soon as possible. Fortunately, a prepared home seller will be able to streamline the property selling cycle as well as get the best price for his or her residence.

What does it take to complete a successful home selling negotiation? Here are three must-haves that will ensure any home seller can finalize a successful negotiation quickly and effortlessly.

1. Housing Market Data

Understanding the ins and outs of the housing market can help an ordinary home seller become an exceptional one. As such, if you allocate the necessary time and resources to collect housing market data, you may be better equipped to enter a negotiation as an informed home seller.

Housing market data is readily available – you just need to know where to look for it.

For example, home sellers can examine the prices of recently sold houses that are similar to their own. By doing so, home sellers can see how their house stacks up against the competition – and whether the price a homebuyer wants for a residence is in line with similar properties.

2. Realistic Expectations

Let's face it – as much as a home seller would like to enjoy a fast, seamless negotiation with a property buyer, many hurdles may delay a home sale. But a home seller who establishes realistic expectations before a negotiation begins may be able to minimize stress.

For home sellers, it is important to understand that a negotiation must meet the needs of both a property buyer and seller. And if you consider the homebuyer's perspective, you may be able to enter a negotiation with an open mind.

Furthermore, a home seller should be unafraid to walk away from a negotiation if necessary. Although exiting a negotiation is far from ideal, it is important to remember that it is always an option. Thus, if a negotiation reaches a point where you start to feel uncomfortable, you can always walk away and relaunch your efforts to sell your house.

3. An Expert Real Estate Agent

No one should be forced to enter a home selling negotiation without expert assistance. Luckily, real estate agents are available in cities and towns nationwide, and these housing market professionals possess the skills and know-how to assist home sellers during negotiations.

An expert real estate agent will serve as a liaison between a home seller and homebuyer. He or she will provide honest, unbiased recommendations throughout each stage of a home selling negotiation, ensuring you can make informed decisions along the way. Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent is happy to respond to any home selling concerns and queries – without exception.

Want to take the guesswork out of negotiating a home sale? Consider the aforementioned factors before you begin a home selling negotiation, and you can improve your chances of securing the best price for your residence.




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