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Posted by Rachel Hillman Foy on 7/11/2018

A home inspection is one of the final stages of the property buying journey. If an inspection goes according to plan, a buyer may be able to seamlessly close on his or her dream residence. On the other hand, if problems are discovered during a house inspection, these issues may slow down or stop a home sale.

For property buyers, it helps to plan ahead for a home inspection as much as possible. Thankfully, we're here to help you do just that.

Now, let's take a look at three things that every buyer needs to know about home inspections.

1. A home inspection typically is performed after a seller accepts a buyer's offer to purchase.

With a home inspection, a buyer can review a house with a property expert and identify any underlying problems. If a buyer finds problems during an inspection, this individual can rescind his or her offer to purchase, modify the offer or move forward with a home purchase.

It typically helps to hire a highly qualified and experienced home inspector. By having a skilled home inspector at your side, you can gain the insights you need to determine whether a house is right for you.

2. A buyer is not required to go to a home inspection, but it generally is a good idea to attend.

Usually, a buyer, his or her real estate agent and a home inspector will walk through a house together during an inspection. It also is important to note that a buyer is not required to go to an inspection, but in most cases, it is a good idea for a buyer to attend.

A buyer who attends a home inspection may be able to receive home insights that he or she won't necessarily find in a house inspection report. As such, this buyer can obtain the house insights that he or she needs to make an informed homebuying decision.

3. A home inspection may require several hours to complete.

There is no time limit for a house inspection, but an average home inspection takes several hours to complete. After the inspection is finished, a property inspector will prepare a report that details his or her findings and provide it to a buyer within a few days. Then, a buyer will need to review the report and determine how to proceed.

As a buyer gets ready to enter the housing market, and eventually, perform a home inspection, it helps to hire a friendly, knowledgeable real estate agent. This housing market professional can help a buyer find the right home, submit a competitive offer to purchase and conduct an in-depth home inspection. And after a buyer completes a successful home inspection, a real estate agent will help this individual navigate the final stages of the property buying journey.

Simplify the homebuying process Ė employ a real estate agent, and you can get the help you need to locate and purchase your ideal residence.




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Posted by Rachel Hillman Foy on 7/9/2018


8 Roy St, Westborough, MA 01581

Rental

$4,500
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Gorgeous home on a private cul-de-sac in desirable Westborough Chase. Open floor plan is perfect for entertaining. Modern eat- in kitchen includes granite counters & stainless appliances. Beautiful sunroom with views of the spacious and private yard. The master suite offers a separate dressing area, sitting room & full bath with Jacuzzi. A huge 837 sq. ft. finished walkout basement has a full bath & kitchenette. Enjoy 3 gas fireplaces in the wintertime or central air in the summer. Available after June 18th. Tenant responsible for all utilities including water and snow removal. Landlord will take care of landscaping. No smoking, no cats, dogs will be considered. One month fee to be paid by the tenant.
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Posted by Rachel Hillman Foy on 7/6/2018

This Single-Family in Reading, MA recently sold for $475,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Rachel Hillman Foy - Hillman Homes.


28 Wilson Street, Reading, MA 01867

Single-Family

$474,900
Price
$475,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE! Welcome to 28 Wilson Road, a MOVE-IN READY RANCH IN READING! Featuring an open layout, gleaming hardwood floors and bright white kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. The flat, fenced in yard is perfect for barbecues! Comforting CENTRAL AIR! Convenient Storage Shed! and GAS HEAT! This home also offers POTENTIAL FOR MORE SPACE, with the ability to finish the basement! Located down the street from Hunt park and playground and convenient to shopping and restaurants downtown! This home has many updates and has been very well cared for providing efficient and low-maintenance living. Ideal for those downsizing, those looking for single level living, or anyone looking for a starter home in a great location!

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Posted by Rachel Hillman Foy on 7/4/2018

Many people consider building some type of outdoor space to add to their home. Thereís nothing better than being able to enjoy nature right from the comfort of your own home. The outdoors become an extension of your home when you build these spaces. A deck is one of the simplest ways that you can add something to the house and be able to make use of outdoor spaces at the same time. The important thing to know is that a deck is an investment. Before you decide to add a deck to your home, youíll need a budget in place as you donít want any home improvement project to become financially overwhelming. With that budget, keep the returns you could make along the way in mind


Curb Appeal


Really, adding a deck to a home is about buyer appeal. It probably goes without saying that a deck is something that can add a lot to a home and add to the overall value of your home in the case that you are looking to sell it in the near future. The best improvements that you can make to a home are in fact those that add value. Itís estimated that the return youíll get on building a deck is about 65-90%. The bottom line is that the investment of building a deck does add to both the monetary value and the pleasure of a owning home.    


Consider The Area You Live In


Obviously the region or state that you live in has a big impact on just how much value a deck can add to a home. Especially in nicer climates, a deck will be great for just about any neighborhood. In regards to area, you should also think of the construction costs. Some areas will be more expensive than others to build in, but the overall investment could be worth it for the region.


How Will You Build It


The amount of return that you get from a deck depends upon how you build it. If youíre a DIY homeowner, youíll get the most return by far. If you hire a contractor, the return will be less, but you may avoid hiccups in the building of the deck itself. The more complicated you make the deck, the more it will cost. These extras donít necessarily mean that youíll get as much of a return as youíd expect. 


Focus On Your Needs


No matter what you decide, building a deck has to match your own personal preferences. You want to make the most use out of your new space with you and your family. Build a deck that works for you. Even if your goal is to add value to your home, you donít want to undertake a project that you donít love in the end. Keep all of this in mind when you build your deck, or any other outdoor space in your home and youíll be able to enjoy your home in bliss.              







Posted by Rachel Hillman Foy on 6/30/2018

OPEN HOUSE Sunday July 1st, 11:30-1:30. Gorgeous and modern 2005 townhouse set back from street with over 2300 sq ft of living space. The first floor features 9 foot ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors and an open floor plan that is perfect for entertaining. Pretty gas fireplace in the living room opens to the dining area, with access to a private & fenced outdoor space that was professionally designed in 2016 with blue stone patio. The modern kitchen features maple cabinets, granite counters and 2017 stainless Kitchenaid appliances. Large bedrooms with plenty of closets. The master bedrooms contains a private bathroom with jacuzzi tub. Huge finished basement with custom Elfa office area. Additional amenities: new 2017 high efficiency Carrier gas furnaces, 2 zones of heat/central air, 2nd floor laundry, and garage parking. Amazing location walking distance to public schools, great restaurants and shops.

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