Kathy Foran - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West

Posted by Kathy Foran on 11/25/2018

An ambitious homebuyer goes above and beyond the call of duty to find a great residence at an affordable price. As such, this individual is better equipped than others to streamline the homebuying journey.

Anyone can become an ambitious homebuyer. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you seamlessly discover your dream residence.

1. Create Homebuying Criteria

Buying a home can be simple, particularly for those who establish property buying criteria. If you enter the real estate market with homebuying criteria in hand, you can hone your search to residences that match your expectations. Then, if you find a house you want to buy, you can move quickly to acquire this residence.

As you craft homebuying criteria, it often helps to evaluate your short- and long-term aspirations. For example, if you strive to live close to the beach, you may want to pursue residences near top beaches in various cities and towns. On the other hand, if you require a house that includes a central air conditioning system, you can search for residences that boast this feature.

2. Develop a Budget

A homebuying budget is essential, as it will help you search for houses that fall within your price range. Perhaps most important, a budget limits the risk that you will be tempted to spend beyond your means to purchase your ideal house.

Generally, it helps to meet with banks and credit unions before you launch a home search. These financial institutions can teach you about a variety of mortgage options and help you make an informed mortgage selection. Best of all, banks and credit unions can respond to any of your mortgage concerns or questions, at any time.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

If you want to speed up your home search, you may want to hire a real estate agent. Because if you have a real estate agent at your side, you can get the help you need to discover a terrific home that can serve you well for years to come.

A real estate agent understands the importance of conducting a comprehensive home search. Thus, he or she will do whatever it takes to help you find a home that suits you perfectly. From setting up home showings to helping you craft a competitive offer to purchase, a real estate agent is prepared to assist you in any way possible.

Furthermore, a real estate agent will offer plenty of guidance as you get ready to close on a home. The weeks and days leading up to a home closing can be worrisome, but a real estate agent will provide tips to alleviate stress. As a result, a real estate agent will help you enjoy a stress-free homebuying experience.

Want to navigate the homebuying journey like an expert? Take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and you can become an ambitious homebuyer and find and purchase your dream house in no time at all.

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 11/18/2018

Do you keep tabs on your HVAC system regularly? For many people, the heating and cooling system in their homes is an out of sight out of mind item. Only when there is a problem with the system do people think about it. 

The important thing for you to remember is that you don’t need to wait for an issue to arise for you to take continual care of your HVAC system. You can take action to continually have a supply of efficient, uninterrupted heating and cooling. With the right maintenance, your system will also run more efficiently as well. Keep the tips in mind below and show your HVAC system some love. 

Keep Regular Maintenance Appointments

As with most other things that we own, a little tune up from time to time helps to keep things running smoothly. You can keep a checklist of the monthly and annual tasks that you should complete for your HVAC system. You could ask your oil or gas company for some advice on regular tasks that you should complete as well. These could include everything from clearing out leaves and grass to changing air filters. Doing these things will not only help your utility bills and HVAC system performance, but can also help you to ward off allergens that may cause bothersome symptoms right inside your home.

Tame The Trees

While it can be tempting to want to disguise your outdoor units with trees and shrubs, these can do some damage. You should make a habit to trim any nearby bushes to your units as well as clear away debris. Be sure that the system isn’t clogged with pollen, grass clippings, and dust. There should be at least a 2-foot clearing around the unit to prevent damage and airflow restriction.

Inspect Before Each Season

At the end of each season, you should make a point to inspect your HVAC system. See what the system looks like from the outside. Is the system doing its job as far as heating and cooling go on the inside of your home? Does the system sound extra labored while it’s running? If there doesn’t seem to be enough airflow or there is too much noise coming from the system, then you could have a problem with your system. You may need to call in a qualified professional to help you remove debris from your system, as leaves and branches can get into the coils of it, severely impairing the system‘s function. A professional can also help you to learn how to properly clean the HVAC system yourself.

With a little effort, you’ll save big in many ways just by paying close attention to your HVAC system.

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 11/16/2018

Lovely 4 brm, 2 full bth, full basement ranch w/oversized 2 car garage! Bright living rm w/hardwood flr, crown molding, recessed lts & loads of custom built ins! Huge new white e-in Kit w/granite counters, stainless steel appliances, tile flr, tile backsplash & recessed lts opens to dining rm w/recessed lts & door to 3 season porch! Lg master bdrm w/full bth, Lg closet & hardwood flr! 3 additional bdrms all w/hardwood flrs & closets! Gorgeous family rm in lower level w/tray ceiling, rec lts, wood look tile fl & huge walk in closet! Laundry area w/utility sink! Additional huge unfinished walk out basement w/fireplace & great potential to finish more space! Lovely exterior hardscape stonework, newer steps & railings, stone pillars, paver walkways w/cobblestone trim & stonewalls! Level fenced back yard w/huge paver patio, stone grill & playground area! Oversized 2 car garage w/newer garage doors! Great location, close to Hospital, train, Bowditch Field & mins to Rt 9, MA Pike & schools!

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 11/16/2018

Lovely 3 brm full basement ranch w/3 car detached garage in convenient cul de sac neighborhood! Bright fireplaced living room with hardwood floor and picture window! Large kitchen with dining area has slider to maintenance free deck! Cozy step down den w/carpet! 3 bedrooms with hardwood floors & closets! Updated full bath w/tile floor! Huge finished lower level with family rm/play room, an extra room and storage! Lovely private level yard with oversized shed and huge heated 3 car garage w/private 10x10 heated office, workshop and loads of space for cars and storage! Updates over the years include interior paint in 2018, refinished hardwood floors in 2018, new kitchen faucet in 2018, water heater in 2015, basement carpet & painting in 2015, roof in 2005, front steps in 2005, Trex deck in 2005, windows & doors, 200 amp electric and more! Wonderful commuting location, walk to shops and schools! Minutes to all major routes and shopping!

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 11/16/2018

This Condo in Southborough, MA recently sold for $680,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Kathy Foran - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West.

121 Carriage Hill Cir, Southborough, MA 01772


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Full/Half Baths
*OH Sunday 9/23, 12-3.*Stunning end unit in Southborough’s most coveted active adult community! The largest of available floor plans at Carriage Hill, this popular Clarendon model includes a finished lower level with a fireplace and full bath. This exquisite unit features numerous upgrades including a suite of new stainless steel kitchen appliances. Granite countertops, a custom backsplash, lovely architectural details and impeccable decor make this unit stand out from the rest. Spacious open floor plan is light and bright with soaring ceilings and a designer color palette. First floor master suite with a newer oversized tiled shower. Beautiful 4 season sunroom overlooks the private wooded landscape and is complimented by a generous deck for enjoying the tranquil surroundings. Carriage Hill is meticulously maintained and offers a country club type setting including an award-winning clubhouse, tennis courts, gorgeous landscaping and a convenient location near routes 9, 495 and Mass Pike

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