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This Single-Family in Franklin, MA recently sold for $312,000. This Antique style home was sold by Katie McBride - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


71 Cross St, Franklin, MA 02038

Single-Family

$339,900
Price
$312,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Charming antique home in a spectacular location near downtown shops, restaurants and train station. Recently updated walkway welcomes you to the farmers porch. Take a seat on the swing. You will not want to leave. This three bedroom, two bath home has an abundance of character and endless potential. First floor features a spacious cabinet filled kitchen with breakfast bar, spacious family room, dining room and den. Second floor features three bedrooms with 2nd floor laundry for your convenience. This property could use a little TLC but well worth the effort at this price, Easy show. Being sold As Is.

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This Single-Family in Westborough, MA recently sold for $214,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Katie McBride - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


28 Elm Street, Westborough, MA 01581

Single-Family

$240,000
Price
$214,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Builders and contractors - don't miss this opportunity! Also great for a person who would like to put in some work to make this their own home. Quaint antique colonial on side street in downtown Westborough. Open and great flow to this floor plan. Ample sized kitchen with good quality wood cabinetry, opens into dining room, then to fireplaced living room with beautiful stained glass window. First floor also has full bath and room which would work perfectly for in home office or a small play room. Hardwood under carpets (condition unknown). Walking distance to shops and restaurants as well as Roche Brothers grocery store. This home needs work, however, has so much potential and is priced to be able to put that work in and end up with very nice home in a nice neighborhood. Price reflects work needed.




Once you’re ready to buy a home, you probably have a pretty good idea of what you want. Should you buy a new construction home, or look for an existing one? Builders may refer to existing homes as “used.” This term makes them sound much less appealing. Truthfully, there are many advantages to both new and existing houses. 


Benefits Of New Homes


One of the most visible benefits of buying a new home is that it is untouched. The home is clean, and everything is sparkly new. You know that nothing in the house needs to be repaired. That is one of the most significant incentives to buy a new construction home. Having no repairs offsets some of the typical costs that homeowners incur once they buy. 


Latest Technology And Amenities


One of the other benefits of new homes is that they are not dated. You’ll have access to all of the latest technologies and amenities in a new construction home. The home will be energy efficient which will save you some money on utilities. You’ll have all of the technological comforts that you need in order to keep your devices charged and your in-home entertainment on point.


You May Be Able To Select Features


If you do buy a new construction, often, you’ll have the option to choose the details of the home. Some key features, colors, and styles will be in your control, so you can’t complain about them once you move in! 


Less Competition


There may be less competition for a new home. This is because most new homes are present in neighborhoods that are just being built. All the home on the street are most likely vacant, so people looking for new construction have a lot to choose from in one area.  


The Cons To New Construction 


Although buying new construction sounds fantastic, there are a few drawbacks. First, you’re pretty much relegated to one location- wherever the new homes are being built which is generally on a new street full of new homes. The area is essential especially when it comes to your home’s value increasing over time. Many times, new construction homes are built by the same construction company. All of the houses on the street look the same, and there may be little differentiation between them other than the color. If you’re someone who likes variety, this is something to consider.


Keep in mind that you can always buy an existing home that may be less expensive than new construction and do whatever it takes to make it your own. This is a practical option for many people. Your options may be a bit fewer if you do decide to look for new construction homes, so it’s good to go into the home buying process with an open mind as to all the possibilities that are available.         




 

In the community of Holliston, MA in the past month there have been 12 homes sold.  The average sale price of these homes was $547,167 and the homes were on the market an average of 55 days.  There have been 5 homes listed for sale during the past month Holliston, MA.
 
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Smart tech is quickly taking over the home landscape. From thermostats to flooding detection technology is being designed to create a safer home and lower bills. But in a world where everything can be controlled from your cell phone, your home screen becomes cluttered with icons… and fast.

Wemo from Belkin has created a solution that allows you to control multiple devices from one app so your phone can be as efficient as your home. In addition to issuing commands from your cell phone, Wemo also works with Amazon Echo and Google Home. You’ll literally have your very own home assistant to take care of your every whim.

Monitor your electricity usage with Wemo Instant Smart Plug. You can run reports to drill down on how much energy each device in your home uses and even how much total energy a room uses. With the Smart Plug, you can also schedule lights to turn on and off to fit your schedule. Come home to a bright welcoming home and schedule everything to turn off while your family is out for the day.  

The Smart Dimmer replaces your light switch to give you ultimate control of your home's lighting. Create schedules for your home that automatically dims lighting when it’s time to start unwinding at the end of the day or use night mode when you get up in the middle of the night but don’t want to be blinded by harsh lighting.

Wemo’s NetCam can give you peace of mind with its wide-angle view. Keep an eye on the kids in the other room, a parent with mobility impairment or the overall safety of your home from intruders. The push-to-talk capability allows you to give a disobedient pet a command whether you’re just a room or town away.

Indulge you're inner techy with IFTT commands. For the uninitiated, IFTT stands for If This, Then That. It’s an automation service that allows you to create commands, or “recipes”, that are triggered when a specified action occurs. Setup specific cues for when to turn lights and devices on or off. Whether you want to do so by email, text or simply set up a schedule. You can also set up a series of events so that when you turn one device on or off others in the room will do the same.

Wemo works with your Nest thermostat through a mutual partnership. This means that Nest can trigger your Wemo devices to turn on or off and you can use the Wemo app to control your Nest thermostat. Which means one less app on your phone and one more available space on your home screen for the latest addition to the Candy Crush Saga.




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