Janet Cramb & Company Real Estate



Posted by Janet Cramb on 6/13/2018

Shopping for a new house can seem like an overwhelming experience because there are so many factors to consider.

The top priorities for the majority of house hunters include the quality of the school district, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and the overall condition of the house. Price is also a major consideration, as is square footage, commuting distance, and the character of the neighborhood.

In many cases, house hunters have specific requirements in mind, ranging from privacy to the layout of the rooms.

Although your search will be much more efficient if you know exactly what you want, the process of looking at houses will help you clarify your preferences, needs, and design ideas for your next home. Touring houses online and browsing home decorating websites can give you a lot of useful ideas, but nothing compares to actually visiting houses and taking a close look at everything the property has to offer.

Working with an experienced real estate agent is often the best way to find a home that checks off most of your priority items and meets your expectations. Searching the real estate market on your own is like going on a self-guided tour of a large historical site or tourist attraction. Without expert guidance, you could easily overlook some of the best aspects of the property, and you could also miss some "red flags" and negotiating opportunities that only a trained real estate professional could recognize.

Other than price, location, size, and property condition, what are other key features you might want to keep your eye out for? Everyone has different priorities and "wish lists," but when you know what you want, you'll be a lot more likely to be satisfied with the outcome! While there is no shortage of house hunting checklists online, here's a quick overview of some of the features and property characteristics you'll want to keep in mind.

Although you'll generally want to have a home inspector take a close look at any home you've made an offer on, there are a few key things you can notice before you even get to that stage. The condition of interior walls, the roof, and basement are three areas worth paying close attention to. Wet basements are not uncommon, but they can cause damage to your foundation and many things you might want to store there. Wet basements are also breeding grounds for mold spores, so a chronically wet basement can potentially be hazardous to your health, too -- especially if you or your family is prone to allergies, asthma, and other respiratory conditions. The Environmental Protection Agency is a good source of information on indoor air quality issues.

There are literally dozens of other details you'll want to pay attention to in prospective homes, including amount of storage space, the size of the back yard, privacy -- or the lack, thereof -- the house's distance from the street and other houses, the neighborhood noise level, the amount of street traffic, the reputation of nearby schools, and convenience to shopping centers, medical facilities, transportation, recreation, and entertainment. Other desirable features include a nice patio or deck, a garage, a fully functional HVAC system, updates to bathrooms and the kitchen, and enough room in the house for your growing family, overnight guests, and the occasional holiday party.





Posted by Janet Cramb on 6/12/2018


950 Chase Rd, Lunenburg, MA 01462

Single-Family

$335,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Just in Tme! Oversized 3 bedroom Colonial with 2000+ sqft of living space on almost 2 acres of open land. Bring your horse, garden or just enjoy the open space. Abuts Lunenburg Forest and hundreds of acres of conservation land. First floor open floor plan includes kitchen with center island. Dining room with fireplace and open stair case. Front to back living room has a slider to open deck. First floor bath with laundry. Master bedroom has a 2nd floor loft accessible for storage or future expansion. The remaining two bedrooms have wall to wall carpet and expanded closet space. One car garage. House sites at the end of a shared driveway.
Open House
Sunday
June 17 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 950 Chase Rd, Lunenburg, MA 01462    Get Directions

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Posted by Janet Cramb on 6/12/2018


950 Chase Rd, Lunenburg, MA 01462

Single-Family

$335,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Just in Tme! Oversized 3 bedroom Colonial with 2000+ sqft of living space on almost 2 acres of open land. Bring your horse, garden or just enjoy the open space. Abuts Lunenburg Forest and hundreds of acres of conservation land. First floor open floor plan includes kitchen with center island. Dining room with fireplace and open stair case. Front to back living room has a slider to open deck. First floor bath with laundry. Master bedroom has a 2nd floor loft accessible for storage or future expansion. The remaining two bedrooms have wall to wall carpet and expanded closet space. One car garage. House sites at the end of a shared driveway.
Open House
Sunday
June 17 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 950 Chase Rd, Lunenburg, MA 01462    Get Directions

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Posted by Janet Cramb on 6/12/2018


1 Aries Lane, Townsend, MA 01469

Single-Family

$359,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Spectacular 4 bedroom Contemporary offers attention to details on every level. Love to cook? Newly designed kitchen with quartz counter tops and stainless steel appliances created for the chef in you and entertaining. Family room addition with private second floor master bedroom suite. Full bath with Jacuzzi tub and maximum closet space. Open concept living room and dining area with cathedral ceiling, fireplace, hardwood flooring, and french doors. Open two story foyer. 3 additional bedrooms and full bath on the main floor. Finished lower level creates additional living space and access to one car garage. Central A/C. 2nd basement for storage and exercise room. With the arrival of summer enjoy your outdoor 26x24 living room with stone patio enclosed with ornamental steel fence and gate. Granite walkways and professional landscaping show pride of ownership . Exception style and meticulously maintained for the most sophisticated buyers.
Open House
Saturday
June 16 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 1 Aries Lane, Townsend, MA 01469    Get Directions

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Posted by Janet Cramb on 6/12/2018


1 Aries Lane, Townsend, MA 01469

Single-Family

$359,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Spectacular 4 bedroom Contemporary offers attention to details on every level. Love to cook? Newly designed kitchen with quartz counter tops and stainless steel appliances created for the chef in you and entertaining. Family room addition with private second floor master bedroom suite. Full bath with Jacuzzi tub and maximum closet space. Open concept living room and dining area with cathedral ceiling, fireplace, hardwood flooring, and french doors. Open two story foyer. 3 additional bedrooms and full bath on the main floor. Finished lower level creates additional living space and access to one car garage. Central A/C. 2nd basement for storage and exercise room. With the arrival of summer enjoy your outdoor 26x24 living room with stone patio enclosed with ornamental steel fence and gate. Granite walkways and professional landscaping show pride of ownership . Exception style and meticulously maintained for the most sophisticated buyers.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Categories: New Homes