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Posted by N.B.Taylor & Co., Inc. Realtors on 7/23/2018

Whether new or old, many homes can have issues that aren’t obvious from photos. Many of the most common problems in a home have to do with the plumbing system. Since water can be so damaging, it’s especially important to get these issues out in the open prior to sale.

Some sellers might be aware of their plumbing issues, others may have no clue at all. Oftentimes, if a home was previously occupied by only one or two people who didn’t entertain many guests, they may not be aware of the strain that a larger family could have on things like the septic system.

In this article, we’ll cover some of the most common plumbing issues that a home has and help you identify these issues before you buy a new home.

The small fixes

Let’s start with some problems that are common and simple to address. When touring a home or performing an inspection, test all of the home’s faucets. Dripping faucets might not seem like a big issue, but the cost of wasted water can add up on your utility bill.

Leaking pipes are another issue that is seemingly harmless, but can lead to bigger problems that could cost thousands of dollars to repair. Check ceilings, floors, and underneath cabinets for signs of water damage.

Flush the toilets in the house to see if they continue running. Toilets that continue running water is often a simple fix, like replacing the chain or flapper in the tank. However, a leaking toilet could be symptomatic of a bigger problem that could include having to replace the toilet.

Sewer line and septic systems

Ask the owner about the history of the sewer or septic system. Find out if they’ve had problems recently and when the last time they were taken care of. If there is a septic tank or field on the property, look for signs of issues such as the grass having been dug out, water pooling in the yard, or foul smells in the area.

When it comes to septic and sewer issues, always reach out to a professional. They will be able to give you an accurate assessment and estimate of costs.

Inspect the pipes

Spot-checking the pipes in the home will tell you a lot about the state of the plumbing. Pipes that are old, worn, and lacking insulation are signs that plumbing issues could be coming. Rust is a major red flag. The water lines that lead out of the house for lawn faucets should also be wrapped to avoid freezing in the winter months.

Hot water heater

Just like the septic system, you’ll want to ask about the history of the home’s hot water heater. If it’s over ten years old, you might have to replace it soon after purchase.

You should also consider the size of the hot water heater. You’ll want to be sure it can accommodate your expected water usage. If children are in your future, having a bigger hot water heater might be something you want to plan for to avoid cold showers in the morning.





Posted by N.B.Taylor & Co., Inc. Realtors on 7/16/2018

Let's face it – you're tired of your current living situation and are ready for a change. Luckily, there are many homes available in your area – you just need to find a residence that fits your needs and budget. The homebuying process sometimes can become time-consuming and exhausting, but we're here to help you take the guesswork out of finding a residence and ensure you can discover your dream home quickly and effortlessly. Here are three tips that you can use to speed up the homebuying process: 1. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage. Why should you look at homes you cannot afford? Instead, you can get pre-approved for a mortgage and search for residences that suit your budget perfectly. Many lenders are available that offer financing for homebuyers nationwide. As a result, you may be able to evaluate a variety of lenders to ensure you're able to get the lowest interest rate on your mortgage. Before you begin your home search, get pre-approved for a mortgage – you'll be happy you did! And remember, if you are pre-approved for a mortgage, you may be able to improve your chances of a home seller accepting your offer over others (i.e. from homebuyers who still need to get financing) as well. 2. Employ a Home Inspector. After you submit an offer for a residence, you'll want to hire a home inspector who can evaluate this property to the fullest extent. A home inspector serves as an unbiased third-party who possesses the experience and know-how needed to evaluate a residence. Therefore, this inspector will be able to identify any problem areas before you buy a house. With the right home inspector at your side, you can boost your chances of finding the right home without delay. This inspector will empower you with the insights you need to make an informed homebuying decision, one that could deliver significant benefits both now and in the future. 3. Work with a Real Estate Agent. Although you'd like to find a home as quickly as possible, you may lack the time and resources needed to fully review the real estate market. By hiring a real estate agent, however, you can streamline the process of exploring the real estate market in your area. A real estate agent will collaborate with you, learn about your wants and needs and provide information about residences that match your preferences. This professional can even set up home showings and keep you up to date about open houses in your area. Thus, your real estate agent serves as a dedicated housing market resource and will do everything possible to ensure you can find the perfect home. You'll likely discover a broad assortment of real estate agents available in cities and towns across the United States. And to find the right real estate agent, you'll want to meet with this professional and make sure you're comfortable working with him or her as you embark on your search for your dream residence. Take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and you should have no trouble accelerating the homebuying process.




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Posted by N.B.Taylor & Co., Inc. Realtors on 7/9/2018


207 Pratts Mill Road, Sudbury, MA 01776

Single-Family

$1,099,900
Price

8
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Stunning Thoughtfully Designed 5 bedrm 3.5 Bath Colonial with Farmhouse Charm. Grand Front Entry with Custom Built-Ins, Sun filled Family Room features Gas Fireplace, Dramatic 15ft Coffered Ceiling & Oversized Windows offering Views of Level Back Yard. Magnificent Kitchen with 10ft Island, Custom Cabinets, Granite Counters, Farmhouse Sink, Stainless Appliances and Walk Thru Pantry.Open Plan Dining Rm has French Doors to Covered Landing and Large Patio, perfect for Entertaining. Spacious First Flr Suite with Bathrm and Walk-In Closet, could be Bedrm or Office. Hardwd Floors, 9ft Ceilings and Rich Architectural Detailing complete First Level. Second Flr boasts 13ft Cathedral Ceiling Master Bedrm with Luxurious Bathrm featuring Soaking Tub, Double Vanity, and Oversized Tile Shower plus His & Her Walk-In Closets. Other 3 Bedrms are Generously sized with good Closet Space. Large Laundry Rm with Sink, Cabinets and Tile Flr. 24 x 14 Unfinished Bonus Rm may be customized.Fabulous Farmers Porch
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Posted by N.B.Taylor & Co., Inc. Realtors on 7/9/2018

If you want to enjoy a successful homebuying experience, it may be beneficial to hone your house search to residences in a select group of cities and towns. That way, you can speed up the process of finding and buying your dream residence.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you narrow your house search.

1. Review Your Short and Long-Term Goals

Consider your immediate and long-term goals. By doing so, you can focus on finding a home that falls in line with your aspirations.

For instance, if you want to work in the big city, you may want to search for residences in or near the city itself. On the other hand, if you have children, you may want to explore houses near top schools and parks.

Be flexible as you consider homes in assorted cities and towns, too. If you are open to homebuying opportunities in different areas, you may be able to quickly find a great residence at a budget-friendly price.

2. Obtain a Mortgage

With a mortgage in hand, you'll know exactly how much you can spend on a house. Then, you can narrow your home search to residences that correspond to your budget.

Meet with a variety of banks and credit unions, and you can get pre-approved for a mortgage. Banks and credit unions employ friendly, knowledgeable home financing specialists, and these professionals can help you determine which type of mortgage will suit you perfectly.

Also, you may want to ask questions as you review your mortgage options. Home financing specialists at banks and credit unions are happy to reply to your mortgage questions, and ultimately, help you make an informed mortgage selection.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

Finding a home in a particular city or town may be tough, especially if you try to navigate the real estate market on your own. Conversely, if you hire an real estate agent, you can get the help you need to discover your dream house.

A real estate agent is a homebuying expert who will go above and beyond the call of duty to transform your homeownership dream into a reality. He or she first will learn about your homebuying goals and budget. Next, a real estate agent will provide you with details about available homes in myriad cities and towns. A real estate agent then will help you kick off a home search so you can locate your ideal house.

Of course, once you discover your dream home, a real estate agent will help you submit a competitive offer to purchase this residence as well. And if your homebuying proposal is accepted, a real estate agent will devote the necessary time and resources to ensure you can immediately finalize your home purchase.

Take the guesswork out of finding your dream residence – use the aforementioned tips, and you can boost the likelihood of acquiring a terrific house that you can enjoy both now and in the future.




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Posted by N.B.Taylor & Co., Inc. Realtors on 7/6/2018


25 Woodrow St, Hudson, MA 01749

Single-Family

$799,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
Live, Work, Play ....over 4 acres of very private grounds This special property has it all ….Custom Home featuring 3 bedrooms 2 full baths & 2 half baths with its own 2 car garage. Large Master Bedroom w/full bath and walk-in closet complete with balcony overlooking gorgeous lawn & plantings. Livingroom with Pellet stove, brick hearth, and slate floor. Kitchen has Granite & big pantry closet Enjoy summer BBQs on the Circular Patio & in the Brady Built Sunroom. Off to the right is the 30'X60' attached double insulated MONSTER GARAGE ( new boiler ready to be installed for radiant heat in floor ) 14 ft Garage door... 10 foot garage door & 6 garage spaces + mezzanine ~parking for 20+ vehicles on pavement Walk to Elementary school & vibrant Downtown Hudson with many restaurants, shops & rail trail bike/walking path. 30'x60' pad for future building or RV parking. Separate "Storage and Staging area" with 5 - 8'x30' containers and loading dock so many possibilities!
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July 08 at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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