Open house on 9/24/2017 at 97 Bogastow Brook Road Sherborn, MA 01770


Date: 09/24/2017 Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM  
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Elegant & stately five bedroom Colonial surrounded by lush landscaping, brick patios, gorgeous pool & cabana area. Living areas are graciously proportioned and include large marble foyer, first floor study, four season sunroom with cathedral ceilings just off the dining room and family room areas. Classic living and dining areas are great for entertaining. Open kitchen with stainless ovens, wide pine floors and cherry cabinets that open to large breakfast nook and family room. Mudroom entrance to the side/rear with tiled floors offer ample storage and back staircase to second floor. A generous sized landing on the second floor has expansive hall with four sunny bedrooms & stairs leading up to third floor which has fifth bedroom/bonus area. Finished lower level with both carpet and tiled areas with large laundry room. Three-car detached garage with storage above. Enjoy sailing and swimming in Sherborn’s own Farm Pond and Dover-Sherborn top schools.

Open house on 9/24/2017 at 54 Nason Hill Road Sherborn, MA 01770


Date: 09/24/2017 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM  
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Enjoy the bucolic peace and quiet of a Vermont country retreat just 23 miles from downtown Boston. This Acadian farmhouse, nestled in 7 spectacular acres, is approached by a long winding private drive through lightly wooded fields. Surrounded by old stone walls, the property abuts the meadows of Leland fields (conservation land) and has direct access to miles of hiking and equestrian trails. The post and beam home features an open floor plan with sunlight streaming through window walls offering vistas of woodlands and meadows. Kitchen features a chefs gas stove and quartz countertops. The step-down great room could serve as a formal living room or large library. A central open staircase leads to 3 spacious bedrooms on the 2nd floor and a 4th bedroom on the 3rd floor. Ample storage in the unfinished basement. This very private property has plenty of room for expansion or outbuildings – the addition of a pool, tennis court, or perhaps a barn and paddocks for the equestrian.

5 Common First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes to Avoid

The prospect of buying your first home is both exciting and nerve-wracking. On one hand, owning your own house is the final step of financial independence. You’re no longer accountable to a landlord and their rental agreement. On the other hand, buying a home is a huge financial decision that will determine where you live for the next several years.

As a first-time buyer, there’s a lot to learn about buying a house. You’ll often hear homeowners say, “I wish I knew that before buying this house.” So, in this article, we’re going to give you some common mistakes that first-time buyers make so you can have the best possible experience in the home buying process.  

1. Underestimating the costs

When first-time buyers get preapproved for a mortgage, they sometimes see this as permission to spend whatever amount they’re approved for. However, even after closing costs, there are a number of other expenses you’ll need to account for in your budget.

You’ll be responsible for maintenance, utilities, taxes, and repairing things when they get old. If all of your money is tied up just paying your mortgage and other bills, you won’t have anything left over to maintain your house.

Furthermore, living your life just to make your mortgage payments is draining. Instead, buy a house that gives you enough room to save for retirement, vacations, a family, or whatever else you see in your future.

2. Prequalify first

Before you start shopping for homes, make sure you meet some basic prerequisites. You’ll need a solid credit score, steady income history, and money saved for a down payment. You might set yourself up for disappointment looking at homes that are outside of your spending limit if you don’t get prequalified first.

3. This probably isn’t your last home

While it’s okay to dream about the future, don’t set unrealistic expectations for your first home. You can always upgrade later on, and building equity in your first home is a good way to help you do that.

4. Don’t get too attached to your “dream home”

So, you’ve been shopping around for a few weeks and finally found the perfect house. If everything goes well your offer could get accepted. But if it doesn’t, don’t worry about it. There are constantly new houses appearing on the market, and there’s a good chance you’ll like one even more than this one.

5. Don’t waive contingencies without good reason

Contingencies are there to protect you. They might seem like a way to needlessly complicate a contract. Or, you might think that waiving them makes you look better in the eyes of the seller. However, both sellers and their agents know that contingencies serve an important purpose.

The three main contingencies you’ll want when buying a home are an appraisal contingency, financing contingency, and an inspection contingency. Unless you’re buying under special circumstances, you’ll want to keep all three in your contract. 

Open house on 9/17/2017 at 54 Nason Hill Road Sherborn, MA 01770


Date: 09/17/2017 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM  
For Directions: feel free to contact me.  
For more information: click here for the full details  

Enjoy the bucolic peace and quiet of a Vermont country retreat just 23 miles from downtown Boston. This Acadian farmhouse, nestled in 7 spectacular acres, is approached by a long winding private drive through lightly wooded fields. Surrounded by old stone walls, the property abuts the meadows of Leland fields (conservation land) and has direct access to miles of hiking and equestrian trails. The post and beam home features an open floor plan with sunlight streaming through window walls offering vistas of woodlands and meadows. Kitchen features a chefs gas stove and quartz countertops. The step-down great room could serve as a formal living room or large library. A central open staircase leads to 3 spacious bedrooms on the 2nd floor and a 4th bedroom on the 3rd floor. Ample storage in the unfinished basement. This very private property has plenty of room for expansion or outbuildings – the addition of a pool, tennis court, or perhaps a barn and paddocks for the equestrian.