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Once you’re ready to buy a home, you probably have a pretty good idea of what you want. Should you buy a new construction home, or look for an existing one? Builders may refer to existing homes as “used.” This term makes them sound much less appealing. Truthfully, there are many advantages to both new and existing houses. 


Benefits Of New Homes


One of the most visible benefits of buying a new home is that it is untouched. The home is clean, and everything is sparkly new. You know that nothing in the house needs to be repaired. That is one of the most significant incentives to buy a new construction home. Having no repairs offsets some of the typical costs that homeowners incur once they buy. 


Latest Technology And Amenities


One of the other benefits of new homes is that they are not dated. You’ll have access to all of the latest technologies and amenities in a new construction home. The home will be energy efficient which will save you some money on utilities. You’ll have all of the technological comforts that you need in order to keep your devices charged and your in-home entertainment on point.


You May Be Able To Select Features


If you do buy a new construction, often, you’ll have the option to choose the details of the home. Some key features, colors, and styles will be in your control, so you can’t complain about them once you move in! 


Less Competition


There may be less competition for a new home. This is because most new homes are present in neighborhoods that are just being built. All the home on the street are most likely vacant, so people looking for new construction have a lot to choose from in one area.  


The Cons To New Construction 


Although buying new construction sounds fantastic, there are a few drawbacks. First, you’re pretty much relegated to one location- wherever the new homes are being built which is generally on a new street full of new homes. The area is essential especially when it comes to your home’s value increasing over time. Many times, new construction homes are built by the same construction company. All of the houses on the street look the same, and there may be little differentiation between them other than the color. If you’re someone who likes variety, this is something to consider.


Keep in mind that you can always buy an existing home that may be less expensive than new construction and do whatever it takes to make it your own. This is a practical option for many people. Your options may be a bit fewer if you do decide to look for new construction homes, so it’s good to go into the home buying process with an open mind as to all the possibilities that are available.         


This Single-Family in Dover, MA recently sold for $820,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Office Medfield - William Raveis Delta Realtors.


14 Juniper Lane, Dover, MA 02030

Single-Family

$899,000
Price
$820,000
Sale Price

10
Rooms
5
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
Spacious 5 bedroom colonial in Dover neighborhood awaits your personal touches with opportunity to update interior spaces. Move into the acclaimed Dover school system! Just minutes to Wellesley and Natick for shopping! Great floor plan with large mudroom/bath/laundry as you enter from garage. Newer detached barn with storage space, Quiet, cul-de-sac location perfect for a growing family. New septic system. Private one acre wooded lot!

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This Single-Family in Medfield, MA recently sold for $1,295,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Office Medfield - William Raveis Delta Realtors.


6 Quarry Road, Medfield, MA 02052

Single-Family

$1,395,000
Price
$1,295,000
Sale Price

12
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Exceptional custom-built colonial in Medfield's highly desired Woodcliff Estates. Bright and open floor plan encourages togetherness for both everyday living and entertaining. Sophisticated upgrades and subtle finishes throughout. This Scott Colwell home boasts 4 floors of finished space, 5 spacious bedrooms -all on second level, 3 and a half baths, 2 story foyer, dual staircase, and stunning Brazilian Cherry hardwood flooring. Enormous master suite with vaulted ceilings, large walk-in closet, luxurious master spa bath. Eat-in kitchen includes freshly painted custom cabinetry, granite counters, high-end appliances, wet bar with Subzero wine cooler and easy access to the outdoors. Finished walk-up third floor, first floor home office, and walk-out finished basement with ample storage. Home features include Control4 Smart Home, Hunter Douglas shades, central vac, 3car heated garage with custom shelving and professional landscaping. Additional 1,900 sqft in finished basement.

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Making a good first impression on prospective home buyers is the key to getting your house sold within a relatively short period of time. Once your house is on the market, you'll want to make sure any major flaws, aesthetic issues, and potential buyer turnoffs have been fully addressed before the first prospects walk through your front door.

Although serious house hunters often return for a second -- and sometimes third -- walkthrough of your home, first impressions determine whether they'll be back for another look.

Since time is of the essence and you may be on a limited home improvement budget, it's necessary to prioritize the projects that will have the most impact on the image you project. When it comes to making cost-effective decisions on preparing your house for showings, your real estate agent can provide helpful insights and objective advice. Seasoned agents can size up a property within minutes and identify ways to improve the look and feel of your home. Although every homeowner is going to have a different set of priorities and issues to deal with, there are a few focal points that would apply to just about everyone.

Curb appeal: To attract the maximum number of prospects to your home (and to put them in a receptive state of mind when viewing your house), it's essential that your property looks well maintained. In addition to having a manicured lawn and bushes that are neatly trimmed, your curb appeal also depends on the condition of your driveway, walkway, and house foundation. The appearance of weeds, cracked surfaces, and peeling or faded paint are sure to be seen as "red flags" to many people and will detract from the impression your home conveys.

Clutter control: Getting a handle on clutter in and around your house is a vital aspect of enhancing its appearance and marketability. Whether you're dealing with storage areas that are jam-packed to the hilt, too much furniture in your living room, or a front yard that's littered with bicycles, lawn equipment, toys and junk vehicles, clutter is a visual cue to people that "something is wrong here!" Clutter inside your house can cause rooms to look smaller and living space to appear as chaotic and uninviting. Even clutter in garages, basements, closets, and attics can send the wrong message to potential house hunters. On the other hand, uncluttered space is like "a breath of fresh air," and can go a long way toward winning over one or more interested prospects.

General recommendations: While everyone's situation is different and unique, cleanliness, proper room lighting, and basic home staging techniques can help maximize your chances for a successful showing. Applying a fresh coat of paint, where needed, also increases the eye-appeal of everything from your front steps and hallways to bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchen areas. Thoroughly steam-cleaning carpets and refinishing faded hardwood floors can also be cost-effective ways to bring out the full potential of your home



186 Central St, Foxboro, MA 02035

Single-Family

$429,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Wonderfully bright, light Classic Cape, hardwoods and updated paint throughout. First floor features fireplaced living room, open kitchen and dining rooms, bedroom / office and full bath. Upstairs two front to back bedrooms and recently updated full bath. Mudroom entry on first floor opens to oversized garage with extra large walk up studio/storage space. Beautiful, private lot is perfect for entertaining around the stone patio and firepit. Ready for next owners to move in and enjoy!! Showings begin with Open Houses Saturday and Sunday 12-2p.
Open House
Saturday
October 13 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
First Showings at open House Saturday 12-2 / wonderful classic cape; buyer relationships honored.
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