Tom Ruble - EXIT New Options Real Estate



Posted by Tom Ruble on 9/17/2018


56 Pearl St, Gardner, MA 01440

Single-Family

$35,000
Price

15
Rooms
5
Beds
3
Baths
Contractors - Looking for a Project ? This Grand Old Lady is looking to be restored to her original grandeur. This is a project for experienced builders, contractors and/or craftspeople. Many unique features remain throughout property, but much restoration or repairs are needed. Former M/F has lost use status and is being sold as a Single Family with In-law potential. Approvals required by Gardner ZBA. Lots of potential for the right Buyer. CASH SALE OR REHAB LOAN ONLY. Being Sold "as is". Not Bank Owned or Short Sale. Buyer or Buyer Agent to do due diligence. Bring your Talents and Tools - you'll need them :)
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






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Posted by Tom Ruble on 9/14/2018

Being in the market for a new home can be both an exciting experience and a scary one! It not only represents a huge financial commitment, but it also forces you to step out of your "comfort zone."

That's especially true if you're a first-time home buyer. When you make the switch from being a renter to a home owner, you no longer have the "luxury" of depending on your landlord for repairs, yard maintenance, or help with plumbing emergencies. Now, when the AC quits or the furnace conks out, the responsibility (and cost) of getting it fixed rests squarely on your shoulders!

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to minimize the possibility of incurring major expenses during the first couple years of owning a home. While there are (usually) no guarantees that household mechanical systems won't fail or that other crises won't befall you as a new homeowner, there are choices you can make that will reduce the chances of being saddled with unexpected expenses.

Buying a home with a newer roof, energy-efficient appliances, updated HVAC system, and a dry basement are four ways you can sidestep many predictable problems down the road. Wear and tear will eventually take its toll on everything from hot water heaters to microwave ovens, but if you can postpone having to replace appliances, roofs, and climate-control systems for several years or more, it will be a lot easier on you and your budget!

So all things being equal, home ownership will be more pleasurable and affordable if you choose a home with recent upgrades, replacements, and improvements -- preferably, those done within the past five or ten years. Besides comparing the maintenance history of houses you're considering, there's also the essential step of hiring an experienced structural inspector. When you've narrowed down your house-buying possibilities to one preferred home, a property inspector can help you identify "red flags" and potential problems before you close on that house.

As your real estate agent will probably tell you, if any major problems are identified in the home inspection process, you may be in a position to renegotiate the agreement or withdraw your offer, entirely. Since legalities are often complex and every real estate transaction is different, however, it's always essential to consult with an experienced real estate attorney whenever questions, problems, or complications arise in a real estate purchase or sale.

While it's a good idea to "expect the unexpected" when purchasing and moving into a new home, it pays to work with a team of trusted advisors. Working with a seasoned real estate agent, a knowledgeable real estate attorney, and a reputable property inspector will help make sure that your experience is both satisfying and relatively problem free! Knowing what you want and being adamant about what matters most to you should also serve you well in the house buying process.





Posted by Tom Ruble on 9/13/2018


Lot 2 Otter River Rd., Templeton, MA 01468

Land

$60,000
Price

12.15
Acres
Residential
Land Type
Large, mostly level 12.15 acre lot. Abuts Route 2 Westbound. Water and Electric at Street. Private Septic. Very Private Setting. Could have potential of numerous lots. Buyers responsible for all tests, permits and surveys. Buyer / Buyer Agent to perform due diligence as to highest and best use.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Tom Ruble on 9/7/2018

This Single-Family in Gardner, MA recently sold for $205,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Tom Ruble - EXIT New Options Real Estate.


55 Betty Spring Rd, Gardner, MA 01440

Single-Family

$224,900
Price
$205,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Are you looking for 1 Level Living ? This could be your chance. Well Maintained Ranch Style Home overlooking Dunn Pond State Park. Set on a slight rise & surrounded by trees, this is a very private yet accessible home. Featuring a large Kitchen with lots of cabinet space, this Open Concept Home has very nice flow. From your Kitchen or Dining Room you have access to the Fireplaced Living Room & the Gorgeous 4 Season Porch. The Porch has loads of Natural light streaming through it's large windows & skylights. Exit the Porch to a very secluded Patio in the Backyard. If you prefer to sit out front, relax on the Large Flagstone Patio with Stone Walls overlooking your Waterview of Dunn's Pond. There are 3 Bedrooms & 1 1/2 baths. Each Bedroom has ample closet space. Electric Heat allows you to have numerous heat zones. A large 2 Car Garage under keeps you out of the weather when you return home. There is a full basement off the garage with workshop & Fireplace. Laundry & a 1/2 bath also here

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Posted by Tom Ruble on 9/7/2018

If you plan to attend an open house, it usually pays to be prepared. That way, you'll know exactly which questions to ask during an open house and can ensure that you can gain the insights that you need to determine whether a residence is right for you.

Now, let's take a look at three key questions to ask a listing agent during an open house.

1. Why is this home for sale?

Although a home listing provides plenty of information about a residence, it is unlikely to explain why a homeowner is selling his or her house. Thus, you should use an open house to find out exactly why a home is for sale.

In many instances, a listing agent will be honest and forthright about why a homeowner has decided to add his or her residence to the real estate market. Once you receive an answer to your query, you can better understand whether a house matches your expectations.

On the other hand, if a listing agent hesitates or shies away from your question, you should be skeptical. At this point, you should continue to dig for more information about a residence to learn about any potential flaws.

2. Are there any home problems that I need to know about?

An open house enables you to get an up-close look at a residence. Furthermore, the event allows you to find out about a residence's pros and cons from a listing agent.

Ask a listing agent about any home problems you'll be glad you did. The listing agent should be able to provide you with plenty of insights into a home's condition, ensuring you can make an informed decision about whether to submit an offer.

A listing agent is likely to be honest with you about any problems with a house. By doing so, this agent will reduce the risk of a homebuyer later rescinding an offer after a home inspection.

3. Have there been any offers on the house?

It is important to find out if there is any competition for a house, especially if you discover your dream residence. Thus, during an open house, you should ask a listing agent if any offers have been submitted on a residence.

If a listing agent responds "Yes" to your query, you may want to act fast to submit a competitive offer on a house. Because if you wait too long to make an offer on your dream residence, you risk losing this house to a rival homebuyer.

Lastly, if you need help getting ready for an open house, you should collaborate with a real estate agent. This housing market professional can provide deep insights into a residence before you attend an open house. Therefore, a real estate agent will help you take the guesswork out of getting the most out of any open house, at any time.

Want to optimize the value of an open house? Ask the aforementioned questions, and you can get the information that you need to fully evaluate a residence.




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