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Posted by Cathy Stewart on 7/19/2018


13 Long Rd, Westford, MA 01886

Single-Family

$599,900
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Gorgeous views and beach access from this spacious colonial home on a private road. Plenty of space for hosting friends and family in this 9 room,1900sf home on a double lot with fenced backyard. Updated kitchen features granite counters and island with breakfast bar. Hardwood floors throughout first floor, large windows offer gorgeous views of Long Sought for Pond. Bonus- septic, roof & furnace are all new! Cool summer breezes and beautiful sunsets over the water await you in your new lake home!
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July 21 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Posted by Cathy Stewart on 7/19/2018


13 Long Rd, Westford, MA 01886

Single-Family

$599,900
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Gorgeous views and beach access from this spacious colonial home on a private road. Plenty of space for hosting friends and family in this 9 room,1900sf home on a double lot with fenced backyard. Updated kitchen features granite counters and island with breakfast bar. Hardwood floors throughout first floor, large windows offer gorgeous views of Long Sought for Pond. Bonus- septic, roof & furnace are all new! Cool summer breezes and beautiful sunsets over the water await you in your new lake home!
Open House
Saturday
July 21 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 13 Long Rd, Westford, MA 01886    Get Directions

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Posted by Cathy Stewart on 7/18/2018


13 Long Rd, Westford, MA 01886

Single-Family

$599,900
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Gorgeous views and beach access from this spacious colonial home on a private road. Plenty of space for hosting friends and family in this 9 room,1900sf home on a double lot with fenced backyard. Updated kitchen features granite counters and island with breakfast bar. Hardwood floors throughout first floor, large windows offer gorgeous views of Long Sought for Pond. Bonus- septic, roof & furnace are all new! Cool summer breezes and beautiful sunsets over the water await you in your new lake home!
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Posted by Cathy Stewart on 7/17/2018

Closing costs are usually an unavoidable part of buying a home. While there are ways to reduce some closing costs and fees, they are an expense you will likely have to consider when it comes time to save for a home.

On average, buyers can expect to pay between 2 and 5 percent of the purchase price in closing costs and fees.

In this article, we’re going to break down those costs and talk about some ways to plan for, or limit, the fees associated with closing on a home.

A breakdown of closing costs

Most closing costs in a real estate transaction are paid for by the buyer. When getting approved for a mortgage, your lender is required to provide you with an estimate of the closing costs. This is called a “Closing Disclosure statement” which overviews the details of your loan.

Different lenders will charge varying amounts in fees. Some are even willing to waive certain fees. But, we’ll discuss that later.

For now, let’s focus on the closing costs buyers typically have to pay:

  • Attorney fees - a flat-fee or hourly rate depending on the attorney

  • Origination fees - an upfront fee charged by the lender for processing your mortgage application

  • Prepaid interest or discount points - a payment for the interest that will accrue on your mortgage from the time you close until your first mortgage payment is due

  • Home inspection fee - the fee that a professional home inspector charges to inspect a home

  • Escrow deposits - Usually split with the seller, this is the fee charged by an escrow agent

  • Recording fees - fees for legally recording the new deed and mortgage

  • Underwriting fees - fees paid to the lender for researching your mortgage case and determining whether or not to approve your application

These are just some of the many fees that can be due upon closing on a home. Depending on where you live, which lender you choose, and the type of mortgage you secure, your closing costs will vary, so it’s a good idea to shop around for a lender and mortgage type with reasonable closing costs.

Reducing closing costs

Some lenders offer no-cost, or low-cost mortgages. However, these savings often come with a higher interest rate which, over the lifespan of your loan, can cost you more in the long run.

You should also be aware of the different loan types that you may be eligible for. FHA loans, USDA loans, and VA loans are all designed for buyers hoping to make lower down payments on their home.

Each loan type provides different amounts due at closing. Fortunately, your mortgage lender will be able to give you an estimate of costs for each loan type.

Want to get an estimate of the closing costs you’ll have to pay when you buy a home? You can use this online calculator to see an average.




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Posted by Cathy Stewart on 7/10/2018

If you intend to list your house, it may be beneficial to perform home upgrades. That way, you can enhance your residence and increase the likelihood of generating plenty of interest in your house as soon as it becomes available.

Oftentimes, a home's roof will deteriorate over time. And if a home seller is not careful, he or she may be forced to repair or replace a house's roof prior to listing a residence. Because failure to update this home's roof may force a home seller to miss out on opportunities to maximize his or her home sale earnings.

For those who need help upgrading a home's roof, there is no need to worry. Many roofing contractors are available in cities and towns nationwide, and these professionals can help you update a home's roof in no time at all.

Differentiating a top-notch roofing contractor from an ordinary roofing contractor, however, sometimes can be difficult. Lucky for you, we're here to help you streamline the process of hiring the best-available roofing contractor in your city or town to update your house's roof.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you select the ideal roofing contractor.

1. Get Multiple Quotes

There is no shortage of roofing contractors at your disposal. Thus, you should receive quotes from multiple roofing contractors in your area.

Reach out to a variety of local roofing contractors – you'll be glad you did. In most instance, roofing contractors will offer free roof evaluations and estimates. Then, you can use the information provided by various roofing contractors to help you make an informed decision.

2. Ask Plenty of Questions

When it comes to selecting a roofing contractor, there is no such thing as a "bad" question. Therefore, you should ask a roofing contractor lots of questions to ensure you can make the best-possible choice.

Remember, roof repairs or updates may prove to be costly. But if you ask a roofing contractor for full details about a roof project, this professional can provide you with the insights you need to maximize the value of your investment.

3. Request Client Referrals

Generally, a roofing contractor can provide client referrals at a moment's notice. These referrals may prove to be exceedingly valuable, as they can help you understand what it's like to work with a roofing contractor before you make your final decision.

If you need extra help finding the right roofing contractor, you may want to reach out to a real estate agent as well. This housing market professional can put you in touch with the top roofing contractors in your city or town, ensuring you can get the home improvement support that you need.

Of course, a real estate agent can provide you with expert guidance throughout the home selling journey too. He or she can help you list your residence, promote it to the right groups of buyers and ensure you can enjoy a quick, profitable home selling experience.

Take the necessary steps to upgrade your home's roof – use the aforementioned tips, and you can hire a terrific roofing contractor before you add your residence to the housing market.




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