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Posted by Real Living Realty Group on 10/23/2017

This Single-Family in Norfolk, MA recently sold for $520,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Office Walpole - Real Living Realty Group.


12 Medway Br, Norfolk, MA 02056

Single-Family

$500,000
Price
$520,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
STOP your search! This is the home you've been waiting for to come onto the market. This 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath has updates galore! Truly just move in and enjoy. Great flexible floor plan that includes a large family room, living room and dining room with updated eat in kitchen. Hardwoods throughout the first floor. Upstairs you'll find 4 bedrooms, master suite with updated (2015) bath that includes a luxury tiled shower. Bamboo hardwood floors under the 2nd floor carpets. The finished basement adds extra living space that's suitable for any of your needs. Step outside to your own private oasis that includes a deck, walkway to a patio with fire pit and new shed with electricity! Young roof (completed by previous owners), siding and replacement windows 2012, furnace and A/C 2016. All this within minutes to the Norfolk T station and Norfolk center. Don't miss out on this opportunity. This is the best deal in town in this price range. Seller will entertain offers between 500,000 and 550,000

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Posted by Real Living Realty Group on 10/22/2017

Owning a house is a mark of reaching adulthood for some people. It's a sign of financial independence. Having a house to call your own also alerts people to the fact that you trust yourself. After all, you don't know what's going to happen in the future.

Just because you want a house badly doesn't mean you'll get one

And a lot could happen. Job changes, relationship additions and subtractions and personal goal changes are just a few shifts that could occur after you buy a house. You really do need to trust yourself to take on the type of expense that can easily take 30 years to pay off.

It takes courage to own and care for a house, to keep a house in good functioning condition. Another thing that it takes courage to do is to walk away from the chance to own a house. If your finances aren't in good condition, it may very well be hard for you to own a house.

Find a lender who will approve your mortgage and you might struggle to make your loan payments each month. Worse, you might pay your mortgage for five to seven years only to lose the house, tossing away the money that you invested in closing costs, mortgage insurance and homeowner's association fees.

Why paying mortgages could be hard

Risks of losing your house or struggling every month to make mortgage payments is one of the leading reasons why poor finances is the top thing that could make it hard to own a house. Emotion is another major thing that could make it hard to own a house. Besides emotion, there are other key factors that could cause you to struggle with a mortgage. These factors are:

  • Divorce - A contentious divorce could easily leave you in a financial bind. You might be responsible for paying your ex-spouse's housing expenses, making it hard to own a house of your own.
  • Lifestyle - Frequent travel, a love for loud music and a strong social appetite could make it hard to own a house. Your lifestyle could make it hard to comply with homeowner's association rules. It could also create problems with people you live near.
  • Neighbors - Although money is the leading thing that could make it hard to own a house, neighbors might be the second thing that could keep you from home ownership. Disruptive neighbors, hateful neighbors and contentious neighbors could drag you in and out of court so much that you spend years paying legal fees. Because you're dealing with the legal issues, you might not pass a lender's mortgage qualification guidelines.

Money isn't the only thing that makes owning a house hard

Money, emotion, social habits and relationships could make it hard to own a house. They could cause you to hold onto bad habits. These four things could also cause you to develop destructive relationships with neighbors.

Develop destructive relationships with neighbors and you could be forced out of your house even if you make your mortgage payments on time. Upset neighbors won't hesitate to pick up the telephone and call law enforcement. They also can make living next to them so uncomfortable that you choose to move just so you can have peace.




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Posted by Real Living Realty Group on 10/21/2017

This Single-Family in Norfolk, MA recently sold for $683,500. This Colonial style home was sold by Office Walpole - Real Living Realty Group.


48 Barnstable Rd, Norfolk, MA 02056

Single-Family

$699,900
Price
$683,500
Sale Price

12
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
You usually don't get a 2nd chance in real estate! YET, here's your opportunity! You see "popular neighborhood" a lot.This truly is "sought after" for many reasons! Sunshine filled home features the Open fl plan that's on buyer's "must have" list that's perfect for all life's special gatherings. Kitchen filled cabs, dbl ovens & SS appl & island surely make this the heart of your home! Upgraded to be more energy efficient with spray foam insul where needed, new, wi-fi program thermostats,all 1st fl lite fixtures, LED & newly refinished hardwood floors!The Bridal staircase in 2 story foyer leads to all bedrooms. The Master Suite is most definitely delux! So much, you feel like you are in a 5 star hotel. Lg enough to incl a sitting room, 2 walk in closets fit for a KING & a Queen and high ceilings! The generous ensuite Master Bath complete the 5 star Hotel feel.If this is not enough space; just IMAGINE what you can do in the finished LL. Big, level ft/back yards will host many games.

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Posted by Real Living Realty Group on 10/20/2017


53 Lake St, Norfolk, MA 02056

Single-Family

$550,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Have you been looking for a beautiful country home, yet still be within minutes of the town center, commuter rail to Boston and major routes? LOOK NO FURTHER!! As soon as you enter this 4 bedroom Colonial it just feels like home. You'll fall in love with the charm as you make your way through the open kitchen and HUGE great room that's perfect for entertaining with the wet bar or relaxing alone in front of the cozy fireplace. Upstairs offers a large master suite with master bath, a fireplace to snuggle up in front of on those cold New England nights, 3 more spacious bedrooms, all with gleaming hardwood floors, and another large bath. Outside you'll find a private fenced in, tranquil back yard to enjoy quite nights or mornings on the deck or 3 season porch OR you can enjoy views of Cress Brook Pond from the front yard. This home truly has it all and is just waiting for its new owners to love all of its amazing features.
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Posted by Real Living Realty Group on 10/15/2017

Many new homeowners are eager to begin renovations on their home to make it fit the beautiful picture they have in their mind. Unfortunately the aesthetic improvements, while important, are often prioritized over important structural and functional repairs that should be made first. The key to making smart financial decisions for renovating your home is to have a good budget and to stick to it. Home improvements are one of the few expenses that people often forget to budget for, alongside car repairs and emergency medical expenses. If done properly, however, a budget will help you prioritize your repairs so you'll spend your time and money wisely. In this article, we'll explain how to budget for home repairs in a way that works for you and your family.

Understanding your money

To budget for home improvements, you first need to budget for other things in your life. Use an app or website like Mint or You Need a Budget to get a better understanding of how you spend your money. For some, budgeting for home improvements may mean cutting back on other spending areas. Fortunately, these apps break down all of your purchases by categories and help you spend less each month.

Ranking your renovations

If you're dying to update the bathroom but the roof needs to be redone, you should call the roofers first. Some home improvements are a ticking time bomb: deteriorating roofs, poor insulation, HVAC issues, water damage, and safety concerns like fire hazards are all problems that need to be addressed first on your budget. Some will save you money, others could save your life, but all of them are more important than adding closet space in your bathroom.

Estimating costs

Do your research when it comes to the the cost of repairs and home improvements. Once you have a ballpark figure, add it into your budgeting app as a new item on your budget. There is a general rule, when budgeting for home repairs, that you should set aside 1% of the cost of your home for maintenance and repairs each year. However, there are many other factors involved in how much it will cost to upkeep your home like the age of the house, the weather in your area, and how well-maintained the home was before you bought it.

Sticking to your budget

Everyone starts with good intentions, but keeping a budget isn't easy. Thankfully, it has been made much more manageable with the help of apps and websites that link right to your bank accounts. To stick to your home repair budget, make sure you sign up for reminders on your spending and progress. If you're keeping a budget the old fashioned way (pen and paper), put reminders on your calendar each month to check if you're spending too much on home repairs. Another key to successful budgeting it to make sure everyone in the house is on the same page. If your significant other plays a role in home repairs, go over your budget together. This will help you keep one another accountable and set priorities that work for everyone.







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