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Posted by Ada Cimpeanu on 12/1/2019

When youíre searching for a home to buy, youíll probably attend many different open houses. The open house is meant to help you get a feel for different properties. While you canít get to know all the ins and outs of a home in a short time, you can get an understanding of some of the best things (and not so great things) about a property. Below, youíll find some of the biggest warning signs that a property may not be all that it appears to be. 


Thereís A Lot Of Odor Masking Elements In Place


When you walk into an open house, you may get the smell of freshly baked cookies or a lovely candle. While these are great marketing techniques, they also can be a tactic to hide things. Perhaps there are some offensive odors in the house from mold, leaks, smoke, or mildew. You may not be prepared to deal with these kinds of problems once you move into a home. 


You Notice Glaring Issues


While the home inspection will reveal many problems that may be invisible to the casual observer, you should still be on the lookout for issues on the surface of the home during the open house. These issues can include cracks in the ceiling or walls, cracks in the floor, or even squeaky floor boards. If you happen to see patchy walls in the home, that could indicate that repairs have been made several times. Be alert for these potential problems.


Does The Home Look Well-Kept?


When you pull up in front of the home is the lawn trim? Does the home appear clean? While everyone would hope that a homeowner would clean up their property before an open house, small and big things like this can indicate a bigger problem. If the home is not cared for on the surface, how many other underlying maintenance issues are there in the home? Neglected regular maintenance can cause larger problems of all kinds in a home.


Strange Cosmetic Fixes


A freshly painted wall could be suspect of a big problem. Under the paint could be mold, cracks, or other issues. Some homeowners do put fresh paint on their walls before selling in order to give the home a neutral feel. However, you should be on the lookout for other signs of problems in the home.          


Channel Your Inner Detective


While you donít need to dig as deep into a home as a home inspector does, you should be on the lookout as you scan a home for the potential livability for you. Things like glaring cracks in the ceiling, or a strong odor of cigarette smoke could be signs of future problems living in the home. The open house is your time to find a home that fits you and your life, so make the most of the opportunity.  





Posted by Ada Cimpeanu on 5/29/2019


10 Collette Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01518

Fiskdale

Single-Family

$229,990
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Search No More! Owner's pride shows throughout this immaculate 2 bedroom antique colonial in the desirable Fiskdale area. Ground level features an open plan, kitchen/dining room/living room with gorgeously maintained wood flooring; a modern and efficient kitchen with island, a formal dining room, and a large family/living room with skylight and picture window. An elegant staircase leads to the second floor study (could be used as a bedroom), a full bathroom, a practical walk in closet and two meticulously remodeled bedrooms. The back yard invites you to relax on an elaborate two level composite deck or warm-up in front of a built in fire pit. Excellent commuter location, minutes to 20/84/Pike, close to exceptional dining, shopping and nature activities. Freshly painted and tastefully decorated inside and carefully landscaped outside, this home awaits you!
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June 01 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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Posted by Ada Cimpeanu on 5/29/2019


10 Collette Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01518

Fiskdale

Single-Family

$229,990
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Search No More! Owner's pride shows throughout this immaculate 2 bedroom antique colonial in the desirable Fiskdale area. Ground level features an open plan, kitchen/dining room/living room with gorgeously maintained wood flooring; a modern and efficient kitchen with island, a formal dining room, and a large family/living room with skylight and picture window. An elegant staircase leads to the second floor study (could be used as a bedroom), a full bathroom, a practical walk in closet and two meticulously remodeled bedrooms. The back yard invites you to relax on an elaborate two level composite deck or warm-up in front of a built in fire pit. Excellent commuter location, minutes to 20/84/Pike, close to exceptional dining, shopping and nature activities. Freshly painted and tastefully decorated inside and carefully landscaped outside, this home awaits you!
Open House
Saturday
June 01 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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Location: 10 Collette Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01518    Get Directions

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Posted by Ada Cimpeanu on 5/1/2019


25 Glendale Street, Worcester, MA 01602

Tatnuck

Single-Family

$199,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
**First showings starts at the Open House on May 4th at 11am** Prepared to be impressed! This inviting home offers all the conveniences of modern living, while retaining some of the yesteryear charm. From a completely updated kitchen with granite countertops and new stove (2018) you enter the sun bathed living room and the first floor bedroom/office. To the right, one can see the beautifully remodeled bathroom with marbled countertop and tiled floors. The second floor features two generous bedrooms with plenty of storage space. The completely updated electrical and plumbing systems (2017), the gleaming hardwood floors, the newly painted rooms, natural gas heating & cooking, are only some of the many attractive features. The backyard is an oasis of relaxation, with a small creek and the pond nearby. Close to everything the city has to offer, yet on a quiet side street. Great condo alternative. Why rent if you can BUY!
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Saturday
May 04 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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Posted by Ada Cimpeanu on 5/1/2019


25 Glendale Street, Worcester, MA 01602

Tatnuck

Single-Family

$199,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
**First showings starts at the Open House on May 4th at 11am** Prepared to be impressed! This inviting home offers all the conveniences of modern living, while retaining some of the yesteryear charm. From a completely updated kitchen with granite countertops and new stove (2018) you enter the sun bathed living room and the first floor bedroom/office. To the right, one can see the beautifully remodeled bathroom with marbled countertop and tiled floors. The second floor features two generous bedrooms with plenty of storage space. The completely updated electrical and plumbing systems (2017), the gleaming hardwood floors, the newly painted rooms, natural gas heating & cooking, are only some of the many attractive features. The backyard is an oasis of relaxation, with a small creek and the pond nearby. Close to everything the city has to offer, yet on a quiet side street. Great condo alternative. Why rent if you can BUY!
Open House
Saturday
May 04 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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Location: 25 Glendale Street, Worcester, MA 01602    Get Directions

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