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Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 12/14/2018


4 Shamrock Lane, Lakeville, MA 02347

Single-Family

$499,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Ready now! Move right in to this colonial in brand new subdivision just a few minutes from RTs 495 and 24. Nice large lot backs up to woods and home is set well back off street. large country style kitchen with center island Stainless steel appliances and sliders to deck. There's even a walk in pantry with etched glass door! Formal dining and living room with hardwood floors and lots of natural light. # large bedrooms upstairs and master with 2 walk in closets. Second floor laundry room! Home is a must see!
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Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 12/14/2018

This Single-Family in Middleboro, MA recently sold for $444,900. This Cape style home was sold by Larry Costa REALTOR® - CENTURY 21 Classic Gold.


5 Soule St., Middleboro, MA 02346

Single-Family

$444,900
Price
$444,900
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
This oversized Cape sets upon a beautiful dry lot of rich soils from an old farm of yesteryear. It has been constructed to some of the strictest energy codes in Massachusetts meaning it will be very economical. It also includes all energy star appliances. Other extras include hardwood floors, white shaker style kitchen cabinets with dining island and granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, formal dining and living rooms plus a den or office. A 3/4 bath on the first floor includes laundry with energy star reated washer and dryer included. Upstairs there's 3 nice sized bedrooms and another full bath with his and her sinks. High efficiency FHA heat with instant tankless hot water. and central air. Nice lot for horses! Builder anticipates approximate November delivery.

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Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 12/14/2018

After you receive an offer to purchase your residence, determining the best course of action often can be difficult. Because if you make the wrong decision, you risk missing out on an opportunity to sell your house and maximize its value.

Ultimately, it may prove to be beneficial for a home seller to submit a counter-offer. There are many reasons why a seller may choose to provide a counter-proposal, and these include:

1. A homebuyer's initial offer to purchase fails to match your expectations.

Although a homebuyer's initial offer to purchase your residence fell below your expectations, you can always submit a counter-offer to find out if a buyer is negotiable. That way, you may be able to work with a buyer to find a common price that is suitable for all parties.

When it comes to selling a house, there is no harm in submitting a counter-offer. Remember, the worst response a home seller will receive to a counter-proposal is a simple "No." And even in the worst-case scenario, a seller can move forward with the property selling journey and await an offer to purchase that matches his or her expectations.

2. You are flexible about the price of your house.

As a home seller, you probably realize that what you originally paid for your house is unlikely to match your residence's current value. But even if you set a competitive initial asking price for your home, you may still want to negotiate a counter-offer if a buyer's initial proposal falls short.

The housing market constantly fluctuates, and a sector that favors sellers today may favor buyers tomorrow. Thus, if you are flexible about the price of your house, you can always negotiate a price with a buyer that accounts for the present state of the real estate sector.

3. You want to get the best-possible price for your residence.

The goal of the home selling journey is to obtain the best price for your home, regardless of the real estate market's conditions. Therefore, rather than accept or reject an offer to purchase, it may be beneficial to see if you can receive a better proposal from a buyer.

As you move along the home selling journey and review an offer to purchase, you should not hesitate to collaborate with a real estate agent. With a real estate agent at your side, you can receive plenty of guidance throughout the home selling journey.

Typically, a real estate agent will help you list your residence and promote it to prospective buyers. He or she will set up home showings and open house events and keep you up to date about any offers to purchase your residence. Then, when you receive an offer to purchase, you and your real estate agent can work together to determine how to proceed.

Hire a real estate agent – you'll be glad you did. By employing a real estate agent, you can get the help you need to fully analyze an offer to purchase your residence.





Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 12/7/2018

This Single-Family in Middleboro, MA recently sold for $320,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Larry Costa REALTOR® - CENTURY 21 Classic Gold.


132 Highland St., Middleboro, MA 02346

Single-Family

$319,900
Price
$320,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Truly a magical getaway style home in the country! Situated on a beautiful 2.61 acre lot with towering pine trees, expansive lawn and stone walls. This stone built home has been completely renovated but still features some original features like stone interior accent walls, wood ceilings and a fieldstone fireplace in living room. Brand New Hickory cabinet kitchen with granite counters and updated bath. All new carpet and tile, paint and more! New Tankless hot water, FHA heat and central air! Comes completely applianced with washer and dryer. Come see this Beautiful setting with tons of PRIVACY, room for gardens and even a horse! Minutes to highway and MBTA.

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Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 12/7/2018

Moving is stressful at the best of times. But when you’re moving across the country rather than across town, it adds to the number of preparations you’ll need to make.

In this article, we’ll give you some tips on how to best prepare for your long-distance move, whether it’s across the state, across the country, or to another country altogether.

Packing and moving

One of the biggest concerns you’ll have during a long distance move is the condition of your belongings.

If you’re using a moving company, you’ll want to make sure you trust them to handle your belongings with care. To ensure that they’re responsible movers, read over their reviews online. It’s also a good idea to review their contracts and to make sure you have enough insurance to cover any costly damages or losses. Speaking of moving companies, be sure to shop around to find out which one offers the best prices and delivery windows.

When it comes to packing your items, air on the side of caution and start boxing items well in advance of your move. Not only is it a good idea to label your boxes by room, but you should put your name and contact information on your boxes if they’re being shipped by a large moving company.

Remember that not everything needs to be in boxes. Soft items like clothing and towels can easily be packed in trash bags, suitcases, and duffel bags. You’ll be able to squeeze in more items and they’ll take up less space in the moving truck.

When filling the moving truck, be sure your fragile items aren’t the top box on a stack of boxes. Similarly, you don’t want fragile belongings underneath too many heavy boxes. Your movers likely have their own way of securing boxes, so be sure to indicate to them which boxes are the most fragile with labels.

Downsize your belongings

The month leading up to your move is a good time to sell or donate items you no longer use. It could save you space on the moving truck, and you could earn a few extra dollars before your big move.

Larger items should be your top priority. Bicycles, lawnmowers, and other big items that you’ve been thinking of replacing can be sold now and you can buy new ones at your future home. However, don’t discount the weight and size of things like DVD and book collections. Many people lug around bookcases from house to house and hardly ever touch the books on them. Furthermore, technology like Kindle and Netflix are making owning physical copies of your media less of a necessity.

Before you start packing the rest of your items into moving boxes, make sure you set aside a “survival kit” filled with your daily use items. Things like cell phone chargers, glasses and contacts, and sanitary items should be in your vehicle or carry on, not in the moving truck.

Saving money

Moving is expensive, but there are a number of ways you can squeeze some savings out of the experience. First, take advantage of free boxes from local stores and restaurants. Then, ask for friends and family to help you pack rather than hiring professionals, offer them lunch in exchange for their help.

When it comes to getting to your new home, don’t rule out flying as being the most expensive option. Hotels, gas, and eating out add up quickly if you’re making a road trip out of your move.

Finally, see if your move is tax-deductible. If you’re relocating for work, there’s a chance some of your moving expenses will be. If so, be sure to keep all of your receipts along the way.




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