Attleboro, MA:

This Single-Family in Attleboro, MA recently sold for $280,000.

This is a Cape style home and features 6 total rooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths, 3 bedrooms, 2.03 acres, and was sold by
Meyer & Boss Team – Sankey Real Estate

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Plainville, MA:

This Single-Family in Plainville, MA recently sold for $251,000.

This is a Cape style home and features 7 total rooms, 2 full baths, 4 bedrooms, 1.40 acres, and was sold by
Meyer & Boss Team – Sankey Real Estate

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When searching for your dream house a lot of emphasis is typically placed on the location, size, and style of the house; ensuring everything you desire is perfectly in place.  When buying a home you can’t let your emotions cloud your sense of reason.  You need to carefully examine all factors closely and perform the due diligence necessary to ensure you are making the right decision.

Read Through Recent Newspapers and Archived Articles:

Local news papers and other publications are a great resource for the most current information.  Archived news articles on the other hand may alert you to past issues or on going controversy in the area.  A little extra time spent reading will pay off in a long run when compiling your pros and cons list.

Talk To The neighbors:

The residents of the neighborhood are the best source of first hand information.  Getting a feel for the neighborhood’s demographic will help determine if it is the correct environment for your family. Confirm there is a neighborhood association or alternative platform to discuss the welfare of the neighborhood.

Get Details On Recent Home Improvements:

Home inspections will provide you with information on where improvements may be needed.  Determining the quality of the improvements that have already been completed is also important.  Ask to review receipts from previous renovations to help gauge the quality of the materials used and the longevity of the improvement.  For example, if the house was painted a year ago, and the receipt reveals a lesser quality paint was used, you can expect to re-paint in a year or so.

Review Tax Records:

A review of the past and present real estate tax records will provide you with a better understanding of the area’s tax rate, and property evaluation.  It’s good to know how regularly homes are evaluated and how often property taxes are increased.

There is so much to consider when buying a home.  Be certain to take all factors into consideration when making your decision.

It is summer and for many that means it is time for a little rest and relaxation. Summer is prime time for a vacation. Today’s economy doesn’t always allow for long trips away from home but with a little creativity you can have an at-home getaway that is just as fun and cost-conscious. Here are some tips for planning a staycation:

Plan

You will need to plan and budget for your staycation just like any other vacation. Take the time to research events, activities and places to visit. Make a list of activities, make any reservations, purchase tickets and plan for any advance activities.

Take a Vacation

Just because you are close to home doesn’t mean you are not on vacation.  Don’t use your time off to do work, chores or errands remember you are on vacation.  Make sure to look at the places you visit like a tourist. View your city like a visitor, take photos, visit local attractions, museums, new restaurants, people watch and take in the architecture.

Stay Overnight

To make it feel more like you are on vacation you may decide to check in to a hotel for a night or two. Try booking a weeknight for a less expensive rate. Finding a hotel room that works within your budget may be just the thing to give your staycation that extra special feel.

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