Colleen Griffin - RE/MAX Vision

Posted by Colleen Griffin on 8/7/2019

lot 4 Rte 15 Mashapaug Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01518



~ Open House this Sunday August 11th, 11:30 - 1 pm ~ New Construction ~ 9 Lots Available ~ This Incredible Home is just Minutes to Rte 84, Mass Pike 90 and Rte 20 ~ Amazing layout for this Four Bedroom Colonial Featuring an Open Concept Floor plan ~ Beautiful Kitchen leading to Large Family Room with Gas Fireplace and Lots of Windows and Natural Light ~ Formal Dining Room with Crown Molding, Wainscoting and Chair Rail ~ First Floor Bedroom and a First Floor Full Bathroom ~ Upstairs you will find 3 Good Sized Bedrooms with a Master Suite that is Fabulous!! Large Walk in Closet and Full Bath~ Numerous Upgrades Included in Price Including Central Air, Walk Up Third Floor, Hardwood Floors and Hardwood Stair Treads ~ High Ceilings, Upgraded Molding, and Generous, Appliance, Cabinet and Granite Allowance ~ Front Porch with Treks Decking and Vinyl Rails ~ Still time to pick out Flooring, Tile and Colors Selections!
Open House
August 11 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: lot 4 Rte 15 Mashapaug Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01518    Get Directions

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Posted by Colleen Griffin on 8/5/2019

Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases that you’ll ever make in your lifetime. You’ll spend decades of your life making mortgage payments to pay off your home loan. Buying a home is more than just simply finding a place to live. It’s also a financial decision. Your home helps you to build equity, gives you tax deductions, and helps you to have some security in your financial future. 

One of the biggest questions that you’ll have when you buy a home is “How much can I spend?” To answer this question, you’ll need to dig a little deeper. 

Do You Have Money For A Down Payment?

The standard amount of money that you’ll need for a down payment is 20 percent of the purchase price of a home. If you don’t have the money for a full down payment, you’ll need to pay for private mortgage insurance (PMI). This could add up to be an extra cost of hundreds of dollars per month in additional insurance payments on top of your mortgage and every other kind of expense that goes along with buying a home. You’ll need to take the time to save up for a down payment if you’re a first time homebuyer. If you already own a home, the equity that you have in that home can help you with the down payment.

What Are Your Other Financial Responsibilities?

There’s more to buying a home than just the monthly mortgage payment. You’ll need to get insurance, pay taxes, and have some money set aside for repair and decorating costs. You’ll need to look at your monthly income to find out just how much you can afford on a home. You should take an honest look at your lifestyle and existing expenses in order to determine a comfortable monthly mortgage payment for you.    

Know Your Credit Score

Your credit score will be a major factor in how much house you’ll be able to afford. Your lender will use your credit score and credit history to help determine what type of interest rate you’ll get and how much they’re willing to lend you in order to buy a home.

Understanding what you can afford for a home purchase is crucial before you even start shopping. It’s a good idea to meet with a lender to get pre-qualified. This is different than getting pre-approved. Your lender will give you a general idea of how much you can spend on a home without digging too deep into your finances. Getting pre-qualified is a great place to start when you’re looking at the numbers of being a homeowner.

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Posted by Colleen Griffin on 8/2/2019

This Single-Family in Worcester, MA recently sold for $236,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Colleen Griffin - RE/MAX Vision.

6 Jenkins St, Worcester, MA 01602


Sale Price

***New Listing***OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY 12:00-1:30***Fabulous West Side Ranch!! This Home Features a Large Sun Filled Living Room with Hardwood Flooring and Front Hall Closet***Full Appliance Eat-In Kitchen, Ceramic Tile, Counter Island with Additional Storage***Oversize Master with Large Closet and Beautiful Hardwood Floors***Update Full Bath with Ceramic Tile***Bonus Finished Lower Level with Additional Storage, Laundry and Fireplace****The Covered Deck Offers Additional Living Space and Looks Out to a Large Wonderful Back Yard***This Incredible Home is Just Minutes to All Major Routes and the Commuter Rail****

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Posted by Colleen Griffin on 7/29/2019

If you've recently put your home on the market -- or are considering doing so in the near future -- home staging is a priority which will soon take front and center!

Since "presentation is everything" when trying to catch the interest of prospective buyers, it's crucial to be able to see things through their eyes.

Unfortunately, being able to accomplish that objective is next to impossible because, as a homeowner, you're looking at your home and property through a completely different lens than the rest of the world. The longer you've lived in your home, the more your objectivity is compromised.

Here are a few reasons why it's really difficult to "see the forest for the trees" when it comes to home staging:

First of all, there's the emotional aspect of owning a home and seeing your life unfold there over a period of years. That's especially true for first-time homeowners, parents of growing children, and people who have sunk a lot of money, time, and energy into improvements and customization. Once you've added personal touches to your home to reflect your own tastes, personality, and lifestyle, you're viewing your home through a unique perspective that may cloud your objectivity as a home seller.

Solution: Think Like a Business Owner

For the same reason business owners and executives hire outside consultants to tell them how to improve management efficiency or profitability, home sellers often need professional marketing guidance from a real estate agent or home staging consultant. Getting input from home decorators, landscapers, or home improvement contractors may also provide you with helpful ideas, but their recommendations may not always be the most economical and cost effective.

When staging your home to enhance eye appeal and attract the most potential buyers, a good guiding principle to keep in mind is ROI or "return on investment." While you don't want to sink more money into sprucing up and staging your home than necessary, you do want to cast it in its best possible light. Depending on how recently your home has been updated or improved, your investment in home staging may be relatively inexpensive. On the other hand, if you haven't updated, repaired, or made improvements for more years than you care to remember, the cost of making your home irresistible to buyers may be a lot higher!

One More Scenario

If your tastes could be described as eclectic, "off the wall", or otherwise out of the mainstream, you might need to consider a major overall in the look and feel of your property. Unless you're lucky enough to have it be a "sellers' market" at the time you're putting your house up for sale, it's generally advisable to make your home appealing to as wide a range of potential buyers as possible. An experienced real estate professional is usually in the best position to provide the guidance you need to accomplish that key objective.

Posted by Colleen Griffin on 7/23/2019

33 Ascadilla Rd, Worcester, MA 01606



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***NEW LISTING**GROUP SHOWING TIMES, THURSDAY JULY 25TH 3-5PM, FRIDAY JULY 26TH 10AM-NOON, SAT JULY 27TH 10AM-NOON**Contractors and Investors Take Note***Rare Upper Burncoat Two Family in Need Total Rehab!!! Cash or Rehab Only ~ Dry Inspections Only ~ This Once Grand Dame Offers High Ceilings ~ Large Spacious Rooms ~ Many Original Built-Ins ~ Original Wainscoting ~ Lots of Hardwoods Ready to be Refinished ~ Open Floor Plan ~ First Floor Has a Private Enclosed Front Porch for Additional Living Space and the 2nd Floor Offers Finished Space on the Third Floor ~ Two Car Garage ~ Lots of Off Street Parking ~ Quaint Flat Rear Yard Perfect for Outdoor Activities ~ Located just Minutes to UMASS Medical, Bio Tech Park, All Major Routes and the Commuter Rail
Open House
July 25 at 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
***Group Showings this Thursday July 25th 3-5pm, Friday July 26th 10am-noon, Saturday July 27th 10am-noon****BRING A FLASH LIGHT FOR VIEWING***
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Location: 33 Ascadilla Rd, Worcester, MA 01606    Get Directions

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