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Posted by Dino Rossi on 8/9/2020

As you go on the house hunt, youíre likely to attend many different open houses. After awhile you can get confused as to what you have seen and where you saw it. Each open house or home showing is only a short window of time. As a buyer, youíre trying to get the feel for a house. Being an observant home shopper can help you to avoid a lot of problems down the road. Check out some of the biggest red flags that you need to look out for when you attend an open house.


The Candles Are Burning Bright


You walk into an open house and see a lovely candle lit on the kitchen table. While it may make you feel all warm and fuzzy, itís not always a good sign. Candles are a great way to mask odors. There could possibly be a musty odor coming from the sink, the basement, or another part of the house. This spells hidden damage and possible danger for you as a homebuyer. While the home inspection should pick up on things like this, you donít necessarily want to get that far in the process. The art of masking odors could be a sign that the sellers are trying to hide something.


Be Your Own Inspector


As you walk through the home do you notice squeaky floor boards, cracks in the walls, cracks in the ceilings, or a drippy faucet? Maybe you see some patches on the walls or mirrors and paintings that seem out of place? These are all issues that could be signs of a greater problem. Keep in mind that no house is perfect, but you should do a little investigating on your own while walking through the house at showings.


The Home Doesnít Appear Cared For


Curb appeal is one thing, but a home that looks unkept is a sign of a larger problem for you. Has the lawn been mowed? Is the fence in disrepair? How does the home appear from the outside at first glance? There are plenty of ways that you can fix up a home to make it your own once you buy it, but the question is just how much of a challenge are you up for? There is always a chance that youíll have large maintenance costs when a home hasnít been properly maintained by the previous owners.


Searching for homes and going to open houses can be fun. It can also be an educational experience to help you narrow down what youíre looking for and what you can handle as a homeowner.            





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Posted by Dino Rossi on 9/5/2019


150 UPTON STREET, Grafton, MA 01519

Single-Family

$399,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
MOVE IN READY!! Set back from the road, this 3-bedroom, 1.5 bath home offers a large welcoming living room with a wood burning fireplace and a picture window to bring in lush green views. The wide open kitchen can accommodate all of your guests, has stainless appliances, plenty of storage in the two sets of cabinets, granite and butcher block countertops, lots of windows and an abundance of natural light. Master includes walk-in closet and half bath. Pass through the bright and sunny three season room on the way to the back deck. Enjoy the hummingbirds on nearly three acres of quiet privacy. Many fruit trees are starting to bloom. BONUS: Use the large barn for animals or your other hobbies. Electrical has been updated including 200-amp service and wired for generator. This home is ready to go, just move in and enjoy the summer and all this home has to offer!
Open House
Sunday
September 08 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Celebrate the holidays in your new home! Open Sunday 1-3, this home has plenty of room, inside and out!
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Posted by Dino Rossi on 9/5/2019


150 UPTON STREET, Grafton, MA 01519

Single-Family

$399,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
MOVE IN READY!! Set back from the road, this 3-bedroom, 1.5 bath home offers a large welcoming living room with a wood burning fireplace and a picture window to bring in lush green views. The wide open kitchen can accommodate all of your guests, has stainless appliances, plenty of storage in the two sets of cabinets, granite and butcher block countertops, lots of windows and an abundance of natural light. Master includes walk-in closet and half bath. Pass through the bright and sunny three season room on the way to the back deck. Enjoy the hummingbirds on nearly three acres of quiet privacy. Many fruit trees are starting to bloom. BONUS: Use the large barn for animals or your other hobbies. Electrical has been updated including 200-amp service and wired for generator. This home is ready to go, just move in and enjoy the summer and all this home has to offer!
Open House
Monday
September 09 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Celebrate the holidays in your new home! Open Sunday 1-3, this home has plenty of room, inside and out!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 150 UPTON STREET, Grafton, MA 01519    Get Directions

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Posted by Dino Rossi on 6/19/2019


150 UPTON STREET, Grafton, MA 01519

Single-Family

$415,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Set back from the road, this 3-bedroom, 1.5 bath home (and hobby farm), offers a large welcoming living room with a woodburning fireplace and a picture window to bring in lush green views. The kitchen has stainless appliances, plenty of storage in the two sets of cabinets, granite and butcher block countertops, lots of windows bringing in an abundance of natural light. Master includes walk-in closet and half bath. Pass through the bright and sunny three season room on the way to the back deck. Enjoy the hummingbirds on nearly three acres of quiet privacy. Many fruit trees are starting to bloom. Use the large barn for animals or your other hobbies. Electrical has been updated including 200-amp service and wired for generator. This home is ready to go, just move in and enjoy the summer and all this home has to offer!
Open House
Sunday
June 23 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Set back from the road, this 3-bedroom, 1.5 bath home (and hobby farm), offers a large welcoming living room with a woodburning fireplace and a picture window to bring in lush green views. The kitchen has stainless appliances, plenty of storage in the two sets of cabinets, granite and butcher block countertops, lots of windows bringing in an abundance of natural light. Master includes walk-in closet and half bath. Pass through the bright and sunny three season room on the way to the back deck. E
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Posted by Dino Rossi on 6/18/2019


160-162 CHAPEL STREET, Newton, MA 02458

Multi-Family

$1,595,000
Price

2
Units
4,188
Approx. GLA
Rare opportunity to own a 2007 two-family (duplex style) property in Newton. This two family home is in pristine condition, both units are almost identical: 8 total bedrooms, 6.5 total bathrooms, two "master bedrooms" in each unit (third floor master is perfect for an au pair suite), formal dining & living room(s) space, wood kitchen cabinets, open floor layout, garage parking, finish-able "lower level" space, front & back porch(s), professional landscaping, lawn irrigation, and more! Located in close proximity to schools, restaurants, shopping, public transportation, and walking trails. Do not miss out on this great investment property! Leases are in effect and tenants have right to stay till approximately June & July 2020 with proper notification. Ask agent for more details.
Open House
Saturday
June 22 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Rare opportunity to own a 2007 two-family (duplex style) property in Newton. This two family home is in pristine condition, both units are almost identical: 8 total bedrooms, 6.5 total bathrooms, two "master bedrooms" in each unit (third floor master is perfect for an au pair suite), formal dining & living room(s) space, wood kitchen cabinets, open floor layout, garage parking, finish-able "lower level" space, front & back porch(s), professional landscaping, lawn irrigation, and more! Located in
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