Tom Ruble - EXIT New Options Real Estate

Posted by Tom Ruble on 2/1/2019

Shopping for a new home is difficult and time-consuming. With all of the homes listed for sale, itís tempting to want to visit all of them. However, if youíre juggling house-hunting with your work and personal life, then you likely wonít have time to set aside many hours to visit several homes.

 This is where you can use technology to your advantage. With free, modern tools online you can find out plenty about a house and the neighborhood itís in without ever having to go and visit it. Better yet, you can do so in just a few minutes right from home.

 In this article, weíre going to teach you how to become a real estate investigator from the comfort of your own couch, helping you save time while hunting for the perfect home for you. 

 Know what youíre looking for

While itís okay to browse homes for pleasure, when it comes to getting serious about buying a home youíll want to keep your search as specific as possible. Think about what you or your family need in a house and neighborhood, rather than focusing on idealized versions of those things.

A good way to do this is to sit down and make a list of your budget and the five most important things youíre looking for in a home. These could be things like distance to work, being in a certain school district, or having a certain number of bedrooms. Once you have these details in mind you can begin your search.

Search tools

There are a number of search tools for locating homes near you. The key to searching, however, isnít the tool you use but how you search. Refer to your list for things like room numbers, square footage, and location.

If you donít come up with as many hits as youíd like, try setting up email or text alerts so you can be made aware of the new results for your area.

Once you have a list of about ten properties, youíre ready to start researching them further to see which sellers you want to contact to view the home.

Researching a potential home

Many people are surprised at the number of things you can learn about a home just from a Google search. However, Google will be an indispensable tool in your search for the perfect home.

Letís start our search on Google Maps. Type in the address for the house youíre researching and see if there are any photos of the home that arenít on the listing page. Next, enter the satellite view of the home to get an idea of the layout of the home and property.

While youíre in Google Maps, itís a good idea to browse the local area for businesses, hospitals, schools, parks, and other services that might affect your decision. Then, set a driving route between the house and your place of work to find out how long it would take you to get to work if you moved there.

Once youíre done in Google Maps, head back to the Google search page and browse the results for the address. This could show you information on previous owners, prices, and crime statistics. All of this will be useful information in your search.

Repeat this search method for the rest of your homes on your list and youíll be narrowing down potential homes to visit in no time.

Posted by Tom Ruble on 1/31/2019

This Multi-Family in Gardner, MA recently sold for $160,000. This style home was sold by Tom Ruble - EXIT New Options Real Estate.

118 Marquette Street, Gardner, MA 01440


Sale Price

Approx. GLA
Well-maintained property in a convenient location. Each unit offers 2 bedrooms, spacious eat-in kitchen, and large living room. Updated first floor unit with new carpet, fresh paint and newer style cabinets. Second floor unit is a little more dated but still features ceiling fans, lovely original bead board cabinets and woodwork. Separate utilities, upgraded circuit breaker boxes and landlord meter, and coin op laundry. Enclosed porches on each level. Walk up attic provides excellent storage. 2 car garage and storage shed with electricity.

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Posted by Tom Ruble on 1/30/2019

This Land in Templeton, MA recently sold for $38,000. This style home was sold by Tom Ruble - EXIT New Options Real Estate.

0 Pail Factory Rd L:F, Templeton, MA 01468


Sale Price

Land Type
ATTENTION CONTRACTORS AND HOME OWNERS! BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME ON THIS BEAUTIFUL 10+ ACRE LOT. Enjoy the quiet of a dead end street but the convenient location to shopping and major routes!

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Posted by Tom Ruble on 1/30/2019

391 W Broadway, Gardner, MA 01440



Full/Half Baths
Just Reduced. New Construction Just Completed. Beautiful Executive Split Level with lots of Gleaming Hardwood and Slate Floors on upper level. Granite and Solid counters throughout. Kitchen Island. Open Concept. Large yard. Nice Stone walls. Slider off Kitchen/Living Room leads to large Composite 12 x 16 Rear Deck. Home is set back from road. Top Quality Materials and built by Very Reputable, Well Known Long term Builder. Low Maintenance. 2 Car garage under.
Open House
February 02 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Join us for an Open House Tour Saturday 2/2 from 12:30 - 2 in Conjunction with 451 Clark St. Gardner from 10:30 - 12. Hope to see you there. Brokers - Agency Honored - send your Buyers.
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Posted by Tom Ruble on 1/26/2019

This Single-Family in Templeton, MA recently sold for $85,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Tom Ruble - EXIT New Options Real Estate.

332 Otter River Rd, Templeton, MA 01468


Sale Price

Ranch Style home on Corner Lot surrounded by Fruit Trees. Former Home Based Winery in need of Major TLC. Condition of Septic is Unknown and is Buyer's Responsibility. Property Being Sold "as is". Will not qualify for most types of financing. Cash is Best, but may qualify for Rehab loan.

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