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Posted by St. Martin Team on 10/13/2018

This Condo in Westford, MA recently sold for $160,000. This Other style home was sold by St. Martin Team - LAER Realty Partners.


5 Lincoln Avenue, Westford, MA 01886

Condo

$175,000
Price
$160,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!!!NOT YOUR COOKIE CUTTER CONDO! This 1889 home was fully renovated in 2002 and made into 4 fabulous condos. With a private deck and beautiful landscaped yard. This second floor beauty is conveniently located to major travel routes 495,225,40,2 and route 3. With an eat in kitchen including a separate pantry/utility closet, A bonus room for a office or study, the living room has fabulous dark hardwood floors.There is designated storage located in the basement, extra storage in the attic and a common laundry area. Less than a 1/2 mile away for Forge Pond public beach.This condo is move in ready. ALL HEAT,HOT WATER,LANDSCAPING AND SNOW REMOVAL ARE INCLUDED IN A LOW CONDO FEE OF $323.00 Don't miss this rare opportunity to move into Westford at such a great price.

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Posted by St. Martin Team on 10/13/2018


230 Concord Road, Westford, MA 01886

Single-Family

$495,000
Price

11
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautiful Cape with Guest suite. Enter through the foyer to the living room with hardwood floors, arched doorways, a cast iron fireplace along with built ins. Two bedrooms on first floor/hardwood floors with small walk in closets, full bath located close by with Pedestal sink. Dining Room has hardwood floors, built in China Cabinet. Eat in kitchen features new granite counters with off white cabinets and half bath. Off the kitchen you will find an enclosed porch with cathedral ceiling, wood stove, ceiling fan and sliders out to the back yard. The second floor has two bedrooms, a full bath with plenty of closet space completes the second floor. Fire placed family room is centrally located between main house and Guest suite with access to outside. The Guest suite features a full kitchen with granite counters electric stove/hood open to family room, bedroom and a full bath with electric washer & dryer hookup. Walkout basement w/washer/dryer hookup, workshop, two car over sized garage.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by St. Martin Team on 10/11/2018

One of the best things that you can add to your home is a solar power system. These can be costly but they save you a lot in the long term on utility costs. While government programs have scaled back for these energy saving improvements over the years, thereís still many benefits to them. You can even get a loan specifically for installing solar power to your home.


Before you take the leap, youíll want to know for sure if solar will really add value to your home. Of course, you want a return on your investment. 


The good news is that thereís no doubt about it that installing solar panels does definitely add value to your home. Thereís one caveat to the value: You should own your   solar power system as opposed to leasing it through a solar company or a power purchase agreement. 


Homes that have solar panels sell for more money simply because they offer a definite return benefit to the future owner. 


Does A Leased Solar System Offer The Same Benefits?


Owning your solar system will save you more money in the long run than leasing your system. When you own a solar power system, the FHA requires that the total value of your solar system be added to the total value of your home when you go to sell it. If you lease the panels, this value cannot be added to the home during an assessment.   


If you have financed the system, the rules may be a bit more lenient. While you technically donít own the system, you are paying towards owning the system yourself. Each lender will have their own standards for this, so check with them for specifics, as your home must meet certain standards and eligibility requirements. 


Securing A Mortgage With A Leased Solar System


If someone is looking to secure a mortgage with a leased or currently unowned solar energy system, there are a few hurdles that you might face through the process. These problems include:


Solar lease payments must be included in the buyerís debt-to-income ratio. 

The panel owners must have a third-party insurance to cover damage to the property thatís being mortgaged in the event of malfunction or faulty installation of the panels.         


Solar Panels Are An Overall Great Investment


Itís really hard to go wrong if you purchase or finance your solar panel system. As long as you own the system, value will be added to your home. Youíll also save on your own utility bills. Your home will undoubtedly become more attractive to buyers if you decide to sell your home in the future.




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Posted by St. Martin Team on 10/4/2018

There are countless reasons a homeowner might want to sell their home and buy another. Some want to move for a change of scenery or to relocate for work. Others are parents with a recently empty nest who want to downsize to something more affordable that meets their needs.

The good news for second time homebuyers is that you already have an idea of what to expect when buying a home. The research, paperwork, disappointments, and delays that come with buying a home can all be prepared for. However, if you have the burden of selling your old home, finding a temporary place to live, and then moving into a new one, your responsibilities can be doubled or tripled.

In this guide, weíll go over how to prepare for selling your old home and moving into the new one. Weíll cover some common mistakes and offer some advice to keep you sane throughout this daunting (but exciting!) process.

Buying or selling first

For most homeowners, selling first makes the most sense financially. Holding onto a second house often means having to make two mortgage payments at once. Similarly, selling first will give you a much clearer idea of your budget for your new home.

Depending on market conditions, your home may or may not sell for as much as you were hoping. Itís important to keep this in mind before signing onto a new mortgage.

Moving logistics

Once you sell your home, youíll have to work out living and storage arrangements until you are ready to move into your new home. It may seem easy at first--just rent for a couple months until your move-in date, right? It isnít always that simple, however, as deals can sometimes fall through and you can find yourself with a move-out date from your own home without having finalized a deal on your new home. Because of this, many homeowners elect to may their current mortgage for an extra month or two until they can move in to their new home. 

Research your options for short-term living and storage in your area. See if you can work with moving companies who will give you a discount for helping you move twice; once to the storage facility and again to your new home.

One way around this is to time your move out and move-in dates so that you donít have to worry about storage. Some homebuyers will even move into the new home before officially closing on the home (i.e., take possession before closing). While this may be convenient, it can also be dangerous for the buyer and the seller.

Plan meticulously

One of the best piece of advice we can give is to stick to your schedule and keep good records during your buying and selling processes. Make sure whoever buys your home is aware of your plans for moving out and that anything that could delay those plans (inspection issues, moving logistics) are taken care of.  

Keeping track of all this information can be difficult, so donít be afraid to keep a daily list or planner of the things you need to take care of, and never be afraid to reach out to your real estate agent who will often be able to advise you on the best way to make your move as smooth a process as possible.





Posted by St. Martin Team on 9/28/2018

This Single-Family in Dunstable, MA recently sold for $575,000. This Colonial style home was sold by St. Martin Team - LAER Realty Partners.


67 Chapman Street, Dunstable, MA 01827

Single-Family

$574,900
Price
$575,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Introducing one of Dunstable's newest subdivisions ~ River's Edge ~ a brand-new 18-lot cul-de-sac neighborhood of quality-built homes by Bentley Building Corporation, beautifully set next to the Nashua River Rail Trail and close to the New Hampshire border for convenience to restaurants, entertainment and tax-free shopping. Groton-Dunstable regional school system. This level will feature the Bentley model with 2 car garage attached. First floor is built with an open floor plan, great for entertaining, large eat-in kitchen and family room with a fireplace. Master bedroom with private bath and walk-in closet plus 3 large bedrooms. Other models could be built on this lot. Still time to make your own selections or choose your lot today and get started with choosing your model and options for customizing. Open house Sunday 12-2 at 46 Chapman Street.

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