Groton MA Real Estate Agent, EXIT Assurance Realty


First-time homebuyers are prone to making a lot of mistakes when it comes to picking a home, due to many reasons—one of which is just plain old inexperience. If you plan to buy your first home soon, these are a few things you want to avoid.

  1. Not having a budget. It might surprise you to know but a lot of first time home buyers don’t have a spending budget before they start looking. Or sometimes, they look at houses that are way over what they can afford and end up spelling more money than they ought to. It's always better to clearly define what you are willing to spend on the new house and stick with it. That way you have a more comprehensive search scope that you can share with your realtor.
  2. Being overly emotional. Sometimes you see a house that looks like the builder intentionally had you in mind. But sometimes it's better to put your emotions in check because it might reduce your bargaining power with the seller. Being too excited might even make you oblivious to specific reasons why the home may not be a good fit for you.
  3. Not factoring additional costs of renovations and home improvements. Having a budget and firmly sticking to it is not enough, you also have to take into consideration the costs of any home additions or repair work you think of doing. You want to change the lamp fixtures or faucets in the showers? Be prepared to spend a little more.
  4. Underestimating the costs of maintaining the home. Sure, you get to buy the house at a giveaway price but have you stopped to consider what it will cost you to keep the house in that condition? Lots of first time home buyers don't do this. Electricity bill, gas bill cable bills, and even homeowner association fees are things that any home buyer should consider before concluding on any deal.
  5. Not hiring an agent. Winging it on your own is probably the most common mistake first-time buyers make. In a bid to save some money, they neglect to hire an agent of their own and choose to work directly with the seller or even worse, the seller’s agent themselves. More likely than not, what’s going to happen is a novice buyer who finds himself outclassed by an experienced salesperson.

Whatever you do, avoid these mistakes by contacting a real estate professional in your area.



170 W Main St, Groton, MA 01450

Single-Family

$350,000
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Cozy house on over 3.7 acres! Approx. 1400 sq ft with 2 bedrooms, a full bathroom, Kitchen, and living room with working fireplace on the first floor. Large basement with bulkhead access laundry room and a bonus half bath. Finished attic. There is a small mudroom off the kitchen that exits to the driveway. Immediately behind is town conservation land. Great pace for walks, running, biking, in the woods or horseback riding. Small fenced area at present, no barn. 3.7 acres of good usable land. Next door has horses and nice barn. Close to Ayer commuter station and within 15 minutes of 495. Nice quiet friendly neighbors, great town, great high high school. Also known for topped ranked Groton-Dunstable Regional School District! - Seller doesn't mind leaving washer/dryer behind!
Open House
Sunday
October 13 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 170 W Main St, Groton, MA 01450    Get Directions





170 W Main St, Groton, MA 01450

Single-Family

$350,000
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Cozy house on over 3.7 acres! Approx. 1400 sq ft with 2 bedrooms, a full bathroom, Kitchen, and living room with working fireplace on the first floor. Large basement with bulkhead access laundry room and a bonus half bath. Finished attic. There is a small mudroom off the kitchen that exits to the driveway. Immediately behind is town conservation land. Great pace for walks, running, biking, in the woods or horseback riding. Small fenced area at present, no barn. 3.7 acres of good usable land. Next door has horses and nice barn. Close to Ayer commuter station and within 15 minutes of 495. Nice quiet friendly neighbors, great town, great high high school. Also known for topped ranked Groton-Dunstable Regional School District! - Seller doesn't mind leaving washer/dryer behind!
Open House
Sunday
October 13 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 170 W Main St, Groton, MA 01450    Get Directions




This Multi-Family in Spencer, MA recently sold for $284,000. This style home was sold by Office Groton - EXIT Assurance Realty.


23 Elm St, Spencer, MA 01562

Multi-Family

$269,900
Price
$284,000
Sale Price

2
Units
2,704
Approx. GLA
This up-and-down two-family home is ready to move in! Live in one unit and have tenants pay your mortgage, or rent both! Both units feature three bedrooms, two baths, dining room, living room, & washer dryer hookups. New roof installed, updated B vent, finished room in the walkout basement. Large walk up attic. Large backyard with a gardening area. Plenty of off-street parking. Town services include natural gas, town sewer & water. Both units are in great shape and are fully applianced. The first floor offers stainless steel appliances, wood ceiling and barn door in one of the bedrooms & tiles baths. The second floor has white appliances, stylish kitchen, & tiled baths. Second-floor tenant would like to stay. Nothing to do here except maybe some personal changes. Call now to schedule your private viewing.

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As a senior citizen, selling a home and moving to a new location may prove to be difficult. Fortunately, we're here to help you take the guesswork out of packing up your belongings and getting settled into a new address.

Now, let's take a look at three essential moving tips for senior citizens.

1. Plan Ahead

Moving day can be long and stressful, particularly for seniors who don't plan ahead. If you start planning for your move today, you can increase the likelihood of a seamless transition from one address to another.

Think about your belongings and what you'd like to bring to your new address. If you have a wide assortment of items that you won't need at your new home, you can sell, donate or dispose of these items prior to moving day.

Also, if you need to hire a moving company, don't wait until the last minute to do so. Because the longer that you wait to hire a moving company, the less likely it becomes that this company will be available on the date of your move.

2. Secure Your Treasured Belongings

Although you've collected a large assortment of items over the years, you may be unable to bring all of these items to your new address. However, if you sort through your belongings, you can determine which items to keep.

Treasured belongings like antiques, artwork and jewelry generally are keepers. Pack and store these items properly to ensure they won't deteriorate before moving day.

Let's not forget about treasured belongings that have sentimental value, either. Photographs and other treasured possessions should be packed in a safe place and labeled correctly. That way, you'll have no trouble unpacking these precious belongings once you arrive at your new address.

3. Ask Friends and Family Members for Help

When it comes to getting ready for moving day, there is no need to work alone. Senior citizens who reach out to friends and family members for help can streamline the process of preparing for a move and enjoy a one-of-a-kind moving experience.

Friends and family members are loved ones who strive to help you in any way they can. Thus, if you contact friends and family members before moving day, you can work with loved ones to boost the chances of a fast, easy move.

Lastly, if you need extra assistance before you relocate, it never hurts to contact a real estate agent. This housing market professional understands the challenges associated with moving and is happy to help any senior citizen enjoy a stress-free move.

A real estate agent can put you in touch with local moving professionals. Plus, if you need help selling a house, a real estate agent can make it easy to list your residence, host home showings and much more.

Keep things simple as you get ready to move – use the aforementioned moving tips, and any senior can quickly and effortlessly prep for moving day.




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