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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 2/22/2017

After you accept an offer on your house, what happens next? Ultimately, there are several steps that will need to be completed to finalize a home sale, including:

1. Completing a Home Inspection

A home inspection may be completed only a few days after you accept a homebuyer's offer. This evaluation enables a homebuyer to conduct a thorough examination of all aspects of your home, and if necessary, rescind or renegotiate a proposal.

For home sellers, it is paramount to maintain a direct, upfront approach with homebuyers. If you are honest with homebuyers from the get-go, you may be able to avoid problems when it comes time to complete a home inspection.

With an experienced real estate agent at your disposal, you should have no trouble establishing realistic expectations for your home. Plus, your real estate agent will offer recommendations for home repairs and upgrades, ensuring that you can complete the necessary home improvement tasks before you add your residence to the real estate market.

2. Performing Home Repairs and Upgrades

If a homebuyer discovers major problems with your house during a home inspection, he or she may request home repairs or upgrades. In this scenario, you may be required to perform various home improvement tasks to finalize an agreement.

Home improvement tasks can be expensive and time-consuming, but they sometimes are necessary to ensure that you can reach the finish line of the home selling process. If you ever have concerns or questions about home repairs and upgrades, your real estate agent should be able to respond to your queries at any time.

Furthermore, if you feel like a homebuyer's home repair and upgrade requests are unwarranted, you can always decline these requests. If you choose this option, however, the homebuyer could rescind his or her offer on your home, and you may need to restart the home selling process from stage one.

On the other hand, you can always try to negotiate with a homebuyer. For example, if you offer to lower the price of your house after an inspection, you may be able to speed up the home selling cycle and avoid making a significant time investment to perform property repairs and upgrades.

3. Packing Up Your Belongings

After a homebuyer finishes an inspection and agrees to purchase your home in its current condition, you'll be able to set up a closing date. You'll also need to consider where you'll go next and plan accordingly.

Packing up your belongings is essential, and you may want to put various items in storage if you plan to live in temporary housing in the foreseeable future. In addition, you'll want to set up plans to get all of your belongings out of your residence before the closing date to ensure that the homebuyer can move into the house on schedule.

Selling a home may seem tricky, especially for those who are uncertain about how to navigate the home selling process. Luckily, your real estate agent is happy to support you in any way possible. As a result, you can work with your real estate agent and guarantee that the home selling process is completed quickly and effortlessly.




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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 2/21/2017


159 Stearns Avenue, Mansfield, MA 02048

Single-Family

$579,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
The spring market is here! You will want to jump on this one early! This recently updated colonial brings warmth and style in all the right places. With gleaming hardwood floors throughout, the first floor features a newer kitchen with granite counter-tops, upgraded soft close cabinets, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting and a breakfast bar. From the Eat-In-Kitchen, relax out on the deck overlooking the large, well landscaped yard. The fire-placed living room boasts recessed lighting and ceiling fan. The second floor features a spacious master bedroom with walk-in closet and master bath. There are three other large bedrooms and a second full bath. Updated vanities in all baths. Additional features include a two car garage, basement with high ceilings that could be finished for additional living space, Nest Thermostat, and first floor laundry. Don't wait, call to see this today!
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Saturday
February 25 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 2/21/2017


159 Stearns Avenue, Mansfield, MA 02048

Single-Family

$579,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
The spring market is here! You will want to jump on this one early! This recently updated colonial brings warmth and style in all the right places. With gleaming hardwood floors throughout, the first floor features a newer kitchen with granite counter-tops, upgraded soft close cabinets, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting and a breakfast bar. From the Eat-In-Kitchen, relax out on the deck overlooking the large, well landscaped yard. The fire-placed living room boasts recessed lighting and ceiling fan. The second floor features a spacious master bedroom with walk-in closet and master bath. There are three other large bedrooms and a second full bath. Updated vanities in all baths. Additional features include a two car garage, basement with high ceilings that could be finished for additional living space, Nest Thermostat, and first floor laundry. Don't wait, call to see this today!
Open House
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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 2/15/2017

Reducing your home’s energy consumption not only saves money, but it also increases the value of your home. Installation of a metal roof with a remotely controlled mechanical venting space, solar powered fans to induce attic ventilation, and a properly sized roof overhang that shades exterior walls from hot summer sun can substantially reduce peak of summer air-conditioning requirements by keeping the roof, attic and walls cool with little energy drain. Working with your architect and landscape professional, you can incorporate existing natural features such as embankments, established trees, and boulders presently in place to serve as erosion control, provide shade and serve as a windbreak. To promote energy conservation, the home should be orientated on its site to take advantage or bring abundant sunlight into the home’s interior reduce lighting requirements and to take advantage of prevailing breezes. Skylights, windows, light shelves and light monitors are used to bring daylight into dark interior spaces while outdoors the exterior is fitted with shading devices such as green screens, sunshades, canopies, and trees to block hot summer sun. The use of dual glaze windows reduces heat loss during the cold days of winter and reduces heat gain during the dog days of summer. Installing a lighter colored roof saves money by lowering rooftop temperatures of up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, thus providing an HVAC annual energy use reduction by up to 15 percent. Known in the construction industry as “cool roofs” light-colored roofs reflect twice the amount of sunlight, as does a traditional dark-colored roof, keeping home rooftops substantially cooler. Competitively priced Insulfoam HD Composite Roof Insulation is another strong competitor in the green roof insulation market. Offering strong R-values, sustainable qualities such as no formaldehyde or HCDC, and 100 percent recyclability and available in various densities, Insulfoam HD Composite Roof Insulation is a popular construction material suitable for new construction or refits. Another popular roofing option for green building is Radiant Barrier OSB Roof Sheathing, designed to reflect up to 97 percent of the sun’s radiant heat and to prevent it being from being absorbed into the attic of the home; potentially lowering energy consumption. Although the summer heat is certainly an issue, the winters are cold, and the warm of the sun is valued. This type of roof is most popular in regions where the sun is fierce year-around. Many green home building contractors employ alternative energy sources to cut back on utility bills through the use of natural power. There are innovative systems designed to directly generate electricity, usually through wind power or solar power. Geothermal and solar hot water systems can also be used to heat or pre-heat water for use in showers, sinks, laundry, or even to supplement heating and cooling. Another new advance in technology incorporates passive solar collection with attractive ceramic solar collecting roof tiles. The tiles are installed the same way as conventional roofing tiles but provide a home with supplemental free electricity. Incorporating passive solar design features capture the sun’s energy to keep the home interior warm and toasty while reducing energy costs. Thick interior concrete walls and floors crafted of plaster, brick or concrete soak up the sun’s heat during the day and release it at night when the sun goes down. Employing passive solar helps to stabilize temperature fluctuation and make room, or the entire house, more comfortable.




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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 2/14/2017


59 Bingham Ave, Dedham, MA 02026

Riverdale

Single-Family

$369,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! If you are looking to get into Dedham, this is the home for you! Just a weekends worth of work will have this home sparkling! Enter into the newly tiled front porch/mudroom. The first floor offers a large living room open to the dining room both with hardwood floors. There is an office or 4th bedroom on the first floor along with the kitchen and half-bath. Upstairs you will find 3 bedrooms and updated full bath. SHOWINGS AT OPEN HOUSES ONLY. Open house Sunday February 19th 1230-2
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Sunday
February 19 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 59 Bingham Ave, Dedham, MA 02026    Get Directions

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