Maureen Harmonay - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage



Posted by Maureen Harmonay on 3/26/2019


65 Vaughn Hill Road, Bolton, MA 01740

Single-Family

$750,000
Price

13
Rooms
4
Beds
3/2
Full/Half Baths
Summer dreaming! Sitting majestically atop a gentle knoll on one of Bolton's prettiest country roads, this warm & welcoming colonial offers a private back yard graced by an inviting heated gunite pool with its own cabana. This home has large, light-filled rooms, with a charming French country kitchen overlooking the pool and enclosed 4-season porch. A distinctive brick archway opens to an expansive great room with a handsome fireplace, built-in bookcases & comfy window seating. The elegant master suite has a fireplace & posh bath with marble floors and jacuzzi. Recent updates include a new 50-year roof, roof-warming wires, gutter replacement, foam insulation, upstairs carpet, central vac, Jenn-Air radiant cooktop, slate kitchen backsplash, interior & exterior painting, and new furnace & A/C unit. Flexible floorplan with a finished lower level offering an inlaw setup with ensuite full bath, sitting room and mirrored exercise room. New 4-bedroom septic system with transferable warranty.
Open House
Sunday
March 31 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 65 Vaughn Hill Road, Bolton, MA 01740    Get Directions

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Posted by Maureen Harmonay on 3/26/2019

If this is your first time buying a home, you might feel a bit intimidated by the purchase contract. Contracts are often filled with industry and legal jargon, making them difficult to understand for the average buyer and seller.

Contingencies in particular give some buyers cause for concern because their contract depends on the contingencies being fulfilled. However, in most cases contingencies are pretty standard and only serve to protect the interests of both the buyer and seller during a real estate transaction.

In todayís post, Iím going to give you an introduction to contingency clauses and break down some of the most common contingencies youíll find in todayís real estate purchase contract.

Contingency clause definition

Simply stated, a contingency clause is a statement within a contract that requires a certain event takes place before the contract is considered legally valid. As a result, contingency clauses are used to cancel or invalidate a contract if certain conditions arenít met before the sale is made final. So, if one party fails to meet the obligation of the contingency, the other party is no longer bound by the contract (or required to buy or sell the house).

Contingencies can get confusing when they are vaguely worded in the contract, making them difficult to interpret. In these cases, a court may decide the specific meaning of the clause or determine that it is too vague to be legally upheld.

The other instance in which contingency clauses can be confusing is when a party includes a contingency that is atypical for a real estate purchase contract. Buyers and sellers alike should be wary of unusual contingencies.

The main contingencies

  • Appraisal contingency. Designed to protect the buyer, appraisal contingencies require that a home is appraised at a minimum amount, which is stated in the contract.

  • Financing contingency. Another contingency geared toward protecting buyers is the financing contingency. It states the number of days that a buyer has to secure financing for the home. This allows the buyer to cancel the contract (and offer) if theyíre unable to secure suitable financing for the home.

  • Inspection contingency. One of the most important and most common contingencies is the inspection contingency. It allows the buyer to have the house inspected by a licensed professional within a certain number of days. This protects the buyer against unforeseen expenses and repairs that will need to be made in the near future.

  • House sale and kick-out contingencies. A house sale contingency gives the buyer a certain number of days to sell their home before financing a new one. However, since this can be a risky clause for sellers, a kick-out clause is often included. This contingency allows the seller to keep the home on the market and entertain other offers while the buyer secures financing and sells their other home or homes.





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Posted by Maureen Harmonay on 3/21/2019

This Condo in Clinton, MA recently sold for $290,000. This Half-Duplex style home was sold by Maureen Harmonay - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


100 West Street, Clinton, MA 01510

Condo

$299,000
Price
$290,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Nearly new half-duplex 3-bedroom condo with high-end fixtures, cabinetry, and features you'd expect to find in a much more expensive home. The deluxe eat-in granite and cherry kitchen has stainless appliances, soft-close cabinets and drawers, a center island, gas range, hardwoods, and sliders to a deck overlooking a private fenced backyard. The full baths are beautifully appointed, with double sinks, linen closets, handsome tile floors, and granite countertops. Conveniently located 2nd floor laundry room. Lots of room to grow; the full basement offers room for possible future expansion.

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Posted by Maureen Harmonay on 3/19/2019

Once you have bought a new house, you may feel lost as to where to start. Thereís a long checklist of things that you should do to get yourself established in a new space. Here, you'll find a plan on what to do next. 


Get Recommendations On Local People You Can Work With 


Your realtor is a good place to start in asking who they recommend for many types of workers including plumbers, electricians, contractors, and more. You may even want to talk to your next door neighbors and see who they have used in the past for these types of handy work jobs. Even if you donít need any kind of work done immediately, itís a good idea to have some names and numbers on hand for future reference.


Donít Paint Right Away


Although it seems much more practical to paint an empty house, once you live in your new home for awhile, youíll get a sense of where the light hits and what colors will complement your furniture. When you pick colors in a rush, you run the risk of choosing shades that you may not love in the long term. Focus on properly lighting your rooms before you even start to paint.


Donít Forget The Housewarming Party!


If you plan a housewarming party for a date thatís not too far after you move in, it will give you motivation to get things done in the house. The housewarming party is your accountability partner to get you to unpack those boxes and get decorating. Try to plan the party somewhere between one and two months after your planned move-in date. This will give you time to get things done, just not too much time!  


Meet The Neighbors


You should take some time very soon after you move in to meet your new neighbors. They can be a great resource for you as to what happens in your new neighborhood. Find out if any of your new neighbors have dogs that your own dog could meet for a friendly walk. Your new friends will even give you information about a neighborhood watch or important community activities as well.


Safety First


Youíll want to check all of your smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and alarm systems. Be sure that they work. Then, change the batteries in each system to start fresh. You should also equip your house with a fire extinguisher or two. You can never be too prepared for an emergency. 


Next, you should check all of the door and window locks. Replace anything that used a key. You never know who had keys to the home before it was sold.

When you start small in a new home, things will begin to come together slowly but surely just like puzzle pieces.




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Posted by Maureen Harmonay on 3/18/2019


65 Vaughn Hill Road, Bolton, MA 01740

Single-Family

$750,000
Price

13
Rooms
4
Beds
3/2
Full/Half Baths
Summer dreaming! Sitting majestically atop a gentle knoll on one of Bolton's prettiest country roads, this warm & welcoming colonial offers a private back yard graced by an inviting heated gunite pool with its own cabana. This home has large, light-filled rooms, with a charming French country kitchen overlooking the pool and enclosed 4-season porch. A distinctive brick archway opens to an expansive great room with a handsome fireplace, built-in bookcases & comfy window seating. The elegant master suite has a fireplace & posh bath with marble floors and jacuzzi. Recent updates include a new 50-year roof, roof-warming wires, gutter replacement, foam insulation, upstairs carpet, central vac, Jenn-Air radiant cooktop, slate kitchen backsplash, interior & exterior painting, and new furnace & A/C unit. Flexible floorplan with a finished lower level offering an inlaw setup with ensuite full bath, sitting room and mirrored exercise room. New 4-bedroom septic system with transferable warranty.
Open House
Saturday
March 23 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 65 Vaughn Hill Road, Bolton, MA 01740    Get Directions

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