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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 6/5/2019

If a seller accepts your offer to purchase his or her residence, it now may be time to schedule a house inspection. And if you have an expert home inspector at your side, you can get the information you need to determine whether to proceed with a house purchase.

Ultimately, there are several factors to consider as you evaluate a home inspector, and these include:

1. Industry Experience

It generally is a good idea to hire a home inspector who boasts plenty of industry experience. That way, you can work with an inspector who knows what it takes to analyze a house. And as a result, you may be better equipped than ever before to identify underlying house problems before you finalize a home purchase.

Ask a home inspector about his or her industry experience Ė you will be happy you did. If you dedicate time and resources to learn about a home inspector's industry experience, you can determine if this individual can help you assess all areas of a house.

2. Client Referrals

A home inspector should have no trouble providing client referrals upon request. With client referrals in hand, you can reach out to a home inspector's past clients and learn about their experiences working with this professional.

As you search for the right home inspector, you may want to contact several inspectors in your area as well. If you reach out to multiple inspectors and receive client referrals from them, you can boost the likelihood of making an informed hiring decision.

3. Your Homebuying Timeline

There is no guarantee that a home inspector will be available at your convenience. If you need to conduct a home inspection as soon as possible, you should search diligently for an inspector who can fulfill your request.

For those who want to quickly find a top-notch home inspector, there is no need to take shortcuts, either. Remember, a home purchase likely is one of the biggest transactions you will complete in your lifetime. If you fail to hire a highly trained inspector to evaluate a residence, you may struggle to identify potential home problems.

If you need extra help as you search for a house inspector, you may want to collaborate with a real estate agent, too. This housing market professional will guide you along the homebuying journey and ensure you can avoid costly, time-intensive mistakes.

A real estate agent can help you get in touch with the top-rated home inspectors in your area. Plus, he or she will provide plenty of guidance throughout the homebuying journey. If you ever have concerns or questions as you decide whether to purchase a house, a real estate agent can respond to them right away.

If you want to enjoy a successful homebuying experience, it helps to employ a first-rate house inspector. By considering the aforementioned factors, you can hire a superb home inspector to review all areas of a house. Then, you can obtain a home inspection report to help you make the best-possible decision about a house purchase.

Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 6/4/2019

31 Washington Avenue, Natick, MA 01760



Donít miss this great opportunity to rent a single family Colonial with front porch located near Natick Center. This 3 bed 2 bath home has hardwood floors throughout. The updated kitchen offers granite countertops, an island and a built in bar with access to the roof deck. There is a living room, full bath and bedroom perfect for a guest room or home office to complete the first floor. Upstairs there is a large linen closet, 2 bedrooms, and the second full bath. There is plenty of outdoor space to enjoy the nice weather. Plenty of storage in basement and additional storage in garage. Enjoy nearby restaurants, shops, and parks (3.0miles to Cochituate State Park & Beach) with convenient access to the commuter rail (Natick Center Station) and RT9.
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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 5/31/2019

This Single-Family in Northborough, MA recently sold for $490,000. This Colonial style home was sold by - Donahue Real Estate Company.

18 Coolidge Cir, Northborough, MA 01532


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Full/Half Baths
Beautiful Colonial in one of Northborough's most established neighborhoods Pine Knoll. A community of side streets, cul-de-sacs and mature landscape. Well maintained home with many recent updates. Renovate kitchen with hardwood flooring, granite counters & tiled back splash is open to separate dining area. Spacious sunny cathedral family room with wide pine flooring, bump out picture window, window seat & french door to deck. Front to back living room with hardwood flooring, crown molding & brick fireplace. Formal dining with crown molding & chair rail. 1st floor laundry. 4 Generous size bedrooms all with hardwood & 2.5 baths. Refreshed freshly painted finished lower level playroom, den/office w/bead board & new carpet. Windows replaced with Harvey. Sit and relax on your recently rebuilt deck overlooking gorgeous private nearly one acre lot! Enjoy all that Northborough has to offer including top rated schools, shops, restaurants and access to commuting routes. Natural Gas in street!

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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 5/29/2019

One decorating principle thatís a huge help for any homeowner is that of layered lighting. This is the different aspects of lighting that youíll use in different rooms of your home to complete your lighting needs. The layers of light create a basis for the design of the room. These three main aspects of lighting also have a practical purpose which is nice as well. Below, youíll learn more about the three main components of lighting for any room of the house and how to best use them. 

Ambient Lighting

Ambient lighting is often the base of where people start with their lighting design in a room. This type of lighting allows you to get the overall feel for a space. The brightness level should be good enough for anyone to walk through the room without walking into things. The illumination may not be bright enough for activities that require a lot of focus like reading or chopping vegetables.

Accent Lighting 

If you think of a retail store and how the shiniest things have the brightest lights focused on them, youíll discover that you can use this type of lighting right in your home. Think of a chandelier hanging over a massive dining table. Accent lighting is usually for decorative purposes. The lumens that are given off are typically not enough for any other purpose than to attract attention to the item the light is shining on. This type of lighting is best used for things like display cabinets, statues, and china closets. The bottom line is that the accent light will add some drama without actually adding much practical use. 

Task Lighting

This type of lighting is important because itís what ensures that you wonít chop your hand off while youíre chopping up vegetables in the kitchen. Task lighting varies widely from room to room and can be anything from a desk lamp to a reading lamp to lights on the vanity for shaving and putting on makeup. Task lighting is all about being functional. When youíre trying to decide where to put your task lights think of everything from safety to convenience. The last thing you should worry about with task lighting is the look. While these lights are great under cabinets, for example, so the more creative you get with where to place your task lighting the better the look will be.  

Using this simple yet useful design principle can help you to light your entire home correctly. The right lighting can truly transform a space and give it the depth that it needs.            

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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 5/28/2019

163 Bullard St, Walpole, MA 02081



Full/Half Baths
Enjoy your lake home right here in Walpole! Spacious Cape featuring 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths, first floor Master bedroom with recently remodeled master bathroom sitting on stunning Willet pond. This meticulously maintained home boasts a 2 car attached garage, hard wood floors and 6 panel doors throughout, fire placed living room and conveniently located first floor laundry. Relax in the hot tub or by sitting on the deck over looking your wooded lot with direct access to the private pond. Walk down to your private dock to enjoy stunning sunsets, boating, fishing or swimming just steps from your back door. Title V in hand. Open house this Sunday June 2, 2019 Noon- to 2:00 PM
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June 02 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Stop by and take a look at how much fun a warm spring day can be on Willett pond!
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