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Posted by Janet Cramb on 9/16/2020

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It may be tempting to purchase your first home without the help of a real estate agent. If you want to risk not having professional help to buy your first house, you can, but you’ll be leaving a lot of benefits on the table and assuming all the risks.

The Benefits of Using a Buyer's Agent

A buyer’s agent works entirely on behalf of the buyer in the purchase process. The benefits of using one include:
  • Expert negotiations – Professional agents know the market, costs and what you’re looking for. They can combine the three, plus other variables, to create a formula for negotiating within both your price and comfort levels.
  • Full disclosure – A real estate expert knows what to ask regarding disclosures about the property. They’ll ask for items you may not even think of because of their experience. It’s not that the seller is intent on deceiving you, often they don’t know what to disclose either.
  • Neighborhood specialist – Some agents choose to represent buyers in specific neighborhoods and can tell them about local facts such as planned road construction or rezoning issues that might have an impact on your decision to buy there (both for and against).
  • Closing costs – Your buyer’s agent fights for the best deal for you, the buyer. Relying solely on the seller’s agent could end up costing thousands in extra charges.
  • Lender recommendations – An experienced buyer’s agent knows which lenders tend to close on time and which ones might drag out the process. If you’re closely timing a move, your agent can help you avoid being bogged down with a slow underwriting process. They’ll have recent experience with rates, terms, appraisals and comparable sales.
  • Making the offer – Real estate purchase offers have a lot of forms and papers that cover all sorts of things from contingencies to mold and asbestos mitigation. Your agent knows the right forms and what needs to go into your offer to both protect you and give you the best chance of having your offer accepted.
  • Inspection referrals – having a home inspection protects buyers from unexpected repairs and required renovations once the deal completes. Your agent knows reliable inspectors that look for basement seepage, dry rot, hidden mold, damaged roofs, sewer line issues and a host of other things. You might not think to check the chimney, but your inspector will, saving you from a potential house fire or other issues down the line. A failure in a major system such as electrical wiring, HVAC, or plumbing can wreck your budget if you don’t know about it.
Bottom line is that purchasing directly from the seller without the protection of a knowledgeable agent puts you at risk for all kinds of issues. Remember that the seller pays both agents from the proceeds of the sale. 





Posted by Janet Cramb on 9/14/2020


17 Park Street, Pepperell, MA 01463

Rental

$850
Price

12
Rooms
1
Beds
2
Baths
Park Manor a distinctive Inn located in historical district offers short and long term room rentals. All rooms are furnished and include a/c, heat, hot water, Wifi, internet, cable and housekeeping. No pets or smokers. Business travels access to Manchester Airport, Logan Airport and 20 minutes to Devens, MA. Enjoy all the amenities and comforts of home.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






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Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Janet Cramb on 9/9/2020

This Mobile Home in Pepperell, MA recently sold for $65,000. This style home was sold by Janet Cramb - Janet Cramb & Company/LAER Realty Partners.


6 Mason Street, Pepperell, MA 01463

Mobile Home

$72,000
Price
$65,000
Sale Price

3
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
It only takes a few steps to find your home at Clark's Retirement Park a 55+ retirement community. A picturesque setting with 38 acres of land. Ideal community to meet new friends and enjoy the nature that surrounds you. Park rent is $515.00 includes taxes, trash removal, road maintenance, water and sewer. This 1988 Burlington Greenville 14X72 single wide mobile home is located on the lower level of the park. Spacious living room with cathedral ceiling, large windows and plenty of natural light. Kitchen has a center island, dining area and large pantry/closet. Master bedroom has a full bath. Second bedroom has a full bath with stand up shower. Attached family room is heated and has access to the deck. Level lot, storage shed and parking for two cars. Pets are allowed with permission.






Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Janet Cramb on 9/9/2020

This Single-Family in Pepperell, MA recently sold for $590,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Janet Cramb - Janet Cramb & Company/LAER Realty Partners.


Lot 3 Powhatan Road, Pepperell, MA 01463

Single-Family

$580,000
Price
$590,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
NEW Construction to be built. Premier builder offers 4 bedroom Colonial home sophisticated and thoughtfully designed with farmers porch. Located in an established neighborhood on 1.90 acres of land on a culdasac. Discover exceptional craftsmanship featuring 2 story open foyer, elegant mill work, wainscoting, large windows, crown moldings, hardwood flooring, gas fireplace with custom mantel. At the heart of this home is the generous kitchen open to the dining room, family room and breakfast dining nook with access to the outside deck. Main level also offers a mudroom area with built ins, living and dining rooms, office and half bath. The second floor offers a master suite with generous walk in closet and full bath along with three additional bedrooms and laundry room. Professionally landscaped with brick walkway. Foundation is in.... still time to customize your dream home.

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Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Janet Cramb on 9/9/2020

Photo by Christian Heitz via Pexels

Sometimes, small town life is just what you crave. If you’re considering a move and want a community with that feel, there are several in the East Coast that deliver it beautifully. From New York to Pennsylvania, here are some of the top small towns that you need to see for yourself.

1. Thomas, West Virginia

The beautiful Main Street of Thomas, West Virginia, is the highlight of life here. With a population of just around 600, this is the essence of a small town. Its location in the Allegheny Mountains means beautiful views from nearly every corner. You’ll love the vintage record store, coffeehouse, brewery, and many antique shops, as well as the quiet that comes from living in a historic mountain community.

2. High Falls, New York

If life is taking you a bit farther north, consider this town of 627 people. High Falls has the vintage stores you expect in a small town, and also has a growing list of attractions for foodies. Get your fill of comfort food at Kitchenette, a popular local restaurant, and enjoy life in a town where you can truly know all of your neighbors, and know them well.

3. North Adams, Massachusetts

If you’re looking for small-town living but want something a little larger than 600 people, consider North Adams, Massachusetts. With a population of over 13,000, it offers quite a bit more in terms of amenities, but it still maintains a small-town feel. This community is home to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and since the museum’s opening it has grown into a cultural center in the state. Artists feel right at home, and art lovers will appreciate the many galleries that showcase the work of local talent.

4. Lititz, Pennsylvania

Home to just over 9,000 people, Lititz, Pennsylvania, calls itself the coolest small town in the country. Residents appreciate the mature trees that line its streets, and visitors come to shop at antique shops and boutiques while dining at exceptional restaurants. Only in Lititz can you cozy up to an old soda counter and order your latte in old-fashioned style.

5. Stowe, Vermont

If you’re going to visit Stowe to check it out, visit in the fall. Brilliant colors make this small community in the Green Mountains transform into an artist’s paradise. You’ll also appreciate the boutiques for shopping and the locally-owned restaurants. Stowe has a population of around 4,400 people, so it’s not a tiny town, but not overly large either.

Whether you’re looking for a tiny, tranquil community or one that’s on the smaller side, but still large enough to offer some amenities, you’ll find something to fit your needs along the East Coast. Check out these five, and figure out where you feel at home.




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