Groton MA Real Estate Agent, EXIT Assurance Realty


Maybe you have always dreamed of a big yard with lots of space. With a big yard comes significant responsibilities. Are you prepared to care for a large yard? Do you know the disadvantages of having a big outdoor space for your home? Take a look at the advantages and disadvantages to having a big yard below. If you’re shopping for a home or getting ready to sell and find a new place, this information will be beneficial to you. 


Positives


A Place To Play


One of the biggest reasons for wanting a big yard is kids. It’s nice to have a large area for kids to play in. It’s a safe space for your kids to be if you want to send them out to play. 


Another great reason to have a large yard is for pets- dogs in particular. They love to run around and will be much happier if they have a bigger domain to roam.


More Space Between You And Your Neighbors


If you have a large yard, you probably also aren’t right on top of your neighbor. There’s less of an invasion of privacy when your neighbors can’t see into your windows from their kitchen. A large yard gives you that sense of privacy. You can freely have gatherings in your backyard, so the whole neighborhood doesn't have a view of what you’re doing.


It Looks Nice


A big yard just has a bit more appeal than a smaller property. Your home will have definite curb appeal. The key is to keep your yard looking healthy and lush throughout the year.


The Negatives


The Upkeep Can Be Tough


Many homeowners who have a large property pay landscapers to pay for the property. It can be challenging to keep up with all the needs a large yard brings. From mowing to fertilizing and mulching, it can take a professional to keep the yard looking nice. Landscaping is an added expense to owning your property. If the previous owner had an intricate landscape, you might need to cut back on the complexity. Do you need that fish pond? Should you hire a person to care for the pool? 


Pro And A Con


At the core, a large yard can be a pro or a con when it comes to selling your home. Some buyers want a large yard for various reasons. Other buyers are deterred by large yard since they don’t want the responsibility of caring for these high maintenance properties. It’s understandable that different people will have different tastes.       



This Single-Family in Nashua, NH recently sold for $277,000. This Cape style home was sold by Office Groton - EXIT Assurance Realty.


60 Pine Hill Road, Nashua, NH 03063

Single-Family

$265,900
Price
$277,000
Sale Price

2
Bedrooms
5
Rooms
1
Baths
Freshly remodeled Cape in fantastic commuter location minutes from Rt.3, shopping, restaurants and more. The remodeled Kitchen includes all new soft close shaker cabinets, Granite counters, stainless steel appliances and LVT plank flooring. Bathroom has been completely refinished with a new vanity, shower and flooring. The Living and dinning rooms have freshly refinished gleaming hardwood floors and tons of natural light. Bedrooms have been recarpeted and the whole house has been freshly painted. The walk up second floor includes over 700 square feet of space for future expansion of additional bedrooms, bathroom or office. Brand new roof with architectural shingles. The large clean basement includes a separate workshop area, walk up staircase and bulkhead for larger items. enjoy the large level back yard, attached garage and large storage shed. This one will not last long. Listing agent has financial interest in the property.




This Single-Family in Ayer, MA recently sold for $239,000. This Contemporary style home was sold by Office Groton - EXIT Assurance Realty.


176 W Main St, Ayer, MA 01432

Single-Family

$239,000
Price
$239,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
MOVE IN READY 3 Br / 1 Bath Contemporary Open Concept home in the Best Commuter Location the area has to offer. Professionally Remodeled and Upgraded in 2013 w/ Granite Counters, Stainless Appliances & Much More, has been lovingly maintained. First floor hosts Eat-In Kitchen, Dining Room, Office, Covered Porch, and Living Room with Hardwood Floor, Fire Place, and Cathedral Ceilings. Second level offers 3 BR's, with TONS of Closet space, and a Modern Full Bath with Double Vanity and Tile finishes. Tucked away off the road and only a short distance to the Nashua Rail Trail for walking and biking, Disc golf, stores and shops, and the "T" Commuter Rail. Minutes to RT 2 & nearby RT 495.

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This Single-Family in Boylston, MA recently sold for $260,000. This Bungalow style home was sold by Office Groton - EXIT Assurance Realty.


395 Cross St, Boylston, MA 01505

Single-Family

$249,900
Price
$260,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Location Location Location! Wow what a great home for the money. 4 bedrooms 2 full baths. Needs some work a real diamond in rough. All the major systems are working and are in good shape. Bring your tape measure and your contractor if you like. There are two heating systems. Closed in porch. One car garage.




There are a number of steps involved in buying a home. One of the many important things you should do before closing on a new home is to get the house properly inspected.

Buyers sometimes avoid getting a professional inspection for a number of reasons. Some are on a tight budget and want to save a few dollars. Others have time constraints and want to close as soon as possible. And, many buyers believe that omitting an inspection is a way to show trust in the previous owner.

In this article, we’ll talk about why getting a home inspection is such an important part before closing on a real estate deal.

Inspection costs

Closing on a home comes with a number of expenses. Application fees, origination fees, underwriting fees… the list goes on. If you’re buying a home, you might be tempted to opt out of getting the property inspected to save money.

The cost of an inspection ranges anywhere from $200 for smaller homes, to $400 or more for large homes. However, the cost of not getting your home inspected can be much greater. Even if you’re knowledgeable when it comes to houses, there are a number of things that only the experts can diagnose.

Having a professional inspect the home is the only way to ensure that there aren’t any issues that will come back to haunt you (and your wallet) in the months and years to come.

Saving time

Many buyers are eager to close the deal and begin moving into their new home as soon as possible. Sometimes buyers need to vacate their old home before a certain date, others try to time their move around holidays or school vacations.

There are other ways, however, to make sure you get the house inspected in time. First, make sure you’ve included a home inspection in your purchase agreement. This will avoid wasted times debating whether or not you are entitled to inspect the home.

Next, call multiple inspectors in your area for quotes and availability. Delaying this step can make you lose time, and inspectors might charge you more if they have to squeeze you into their schedule.

The best time to schedule an inspection is as soon as your offer is accepted.

Maintaining a good relationship with the seller

It may seem like an act of diplomacy to waive a home inspection. In reality, however, nearly all sellers will understand that you are simply doing due diligence to make sure the process runs smoothly for both of you.

Sellers might sometimes offer you the findings of a previous inspection that they had done. In this case, it’s still important to have your own inspection done so that you can walk through the home with the inspector and listen to their feedback. You can’t be sure of the accuracy of any old reports, and the previous inspector is only accountable to the seller.


Having a home professionally inspected is almost always a good idea. It can save you time and money in repairs that could have been avoided.





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