Robin V. Wish - Real Living Suburban Lifestyle Real Estate

Posted by Robin V. Wish on 8/12/2020

This Multi-Family in Mansfield, MA recently sold for $455,000. This style home was sold by Robin V. Wish - Real Living Suburban Lifestyle Real Estate.

290 Ware Street, Mansfield, MA 02048


Sale Price

Approx. GLA
Spacious 24 x 46 x 26 Split Entry 2 FAMILY home on 3/4 acre lot. NEW Septic system (2014) Exterior painted (2019) Roof (2013) , newer kitchen countertops, New hot water tank for upper unit (2020), Lower level has LR, Kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Upper level has Fireplace LR, Diningarea, kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Common laundry room on lower level. 2 heating systems, 2 hot water tanks, separate electric services. Double width driveway for 4 cars.

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Posted by Robin V. Wish on 8/10/2020

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The last step of any home sale is the closing. This is the time when the buyer and seller sign all the documents surrounding the sale, including the documents for the buyer’s mortgage. This is when money changes hands and, in most cases, the buyer gets the keys to the home. If you’ve never attended a closing before, or it’s been a while, here’s what you can expect.

Before the Closing

Before the closing takes place, the buyer and seller will meet at the property for a final walkthrough. This gives the buyer the chance to inspect the home to make sure nothing changed in its condition between the inspection and the closing date. Buyers will look for damage to the property or items that aren’t working properly.

Who Attends the Closing

The closing is the next step. Both the buyer and seller with their respective real estate agents will be there. If anyone used a real estate attorney, that attorney will attend. A closing agent will conduct the meeting, and the lender may send a representative. Finally, someone from the title company will be in attendance.

Presenting & Signing the Documents

The main task that takes place at closing is the signing of documents. The buyers will go through about 50 to 100 pages of documents, many of which require a signature. Many of the documents are related to the buyer’s mortgage. The buyer will need to show proof of insurance, pay the closing costs, which are typically 2 to 5 percent of the home’s value, and fund the escrow, unless the seller offered to cover closing costs. Some of the documents relating to the mortgage that the buyer will need to sign include:

  • Final loan application

  • Mortgage agreement

  • Mortgage note

  • Loan estimate and closing disclosure

  • In addition to the mortgage documents, both the seller and buyer will need to sign several things, including:

  • The property’s deed

  • Bill of sale

  • Transfer tax declarations

  • At this point, any necessary payments are made, and the closing agent will write checks for the real estate agents' commissions. As long as there are no delays for funding, the keys change hands and the buyer becomes the home’s new owner.

    Potential Problems at Closing

    Most closings happen without any issues, but there are some problems that can arise on that day. It’s on the closing day that the final approval of the mortgage takes place. If the lender finds something surprising, like a change in employment or credit history, they could deny the loan. Also, title problems can pop up at closing that went undetected during negotiations. Finally, problems found during the final walkthrough could lead to delays at closing.

    Being well prepared for closing can help both buyers and sellers avoid these types of problems. With the right knowledge ahead of time, you can walk into closing confidently, knowing your real estate transaction will be completed in just a few hours.

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    Posted by Robin V. Wish on 8/3/2020

    When you are ready to buy a house, it pays to plan ahead to conduct a successful house search. That way, you can quickly and effortlessly navigate the real estate market and make your homeownership dream come true in no time at all.

    Ultimately, you don't need to be a real estate expert to navigate the housing market like a pro. To better understand what it takes to complete a successful house search, let's take a look at three tips to ensure you can seamlessly go from homebuyer to homeowner.

    1. Create Homebuying Criteria

    If you plan to purchase a house in the foreseeable future, it helps to establish homebuying criteria. By doing so, you can enter the real estate market with a plan.

    Think about where you want to reside. For example, if your goal is to live in the same small town as your family members and friends, you may want to hone your house search to properties in this town. Or, if you want to own a house that is close to your office in the city, you may want to pursue residences in or around the city itself.

    Consider what differentiates your dream house from an ordinary home too. Thus, if you want to own a home that boasts an in-ground pool, dazzling garden or other distinct features, you should include these criteria in your homebuying strategy.

    2. Get Pre-Approved for Home Financing

    Lenders can help you get pre-approved for a mortgage prior to launching a home search. Then, you can establish a budget for the homebuying journey.

    There is no shortage of mortgage options available, regardless of your credit score, income and outstanding debt. If you meet with banks and credit unions, you can learn about different mortgage options and select a mortgage that is sure to serve you well.

    Of course, when you meet with lenders, don't hesitate to ask questions. Lenders employ friendly, knowledgeable mortgage specialists, and these professionals are happy to help you make an informed mortgage selection.

    3. Hire a Real Estate Agent

    A real estate agent can help you simplify your home search. In fact, with a real estate agent at your side, you can boost the likelihood of finding a terrific house at a budget-friendly price.

    Generally, a real estate agent understands what it takes to pursue a home in any city or town, at any time. If you employ a real estate agent, you can get the help you need to accelerate your quest for your dream residence.

    A real estate agent usually learns about a homebuyer's goals and maps out a homebuying plan. He or she sets up home showings and keeps a homebuyer up to date about new residences that fit a buyer's criteria. And if a homebuyer wants to submit an offer to purchase a residence, a real estate agent will help this buyer craft a competitive proposal.

    Ready to buy a house? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can streamline your search for your ideal residence.

    Posted by Robin V. Wish on 8/1/2020

    401 East St, Walpole, MA 02081

    East Walpole



    Exposed brick, thoughtful renovation - enjoy the feel of Beacon Hill in East Walpole! This bright and sunny townhouse offers three levels with charm of the antique and embraces a city loft style with stunning updates and a well designed floor plan.. Large rooms open concept, stainless and granite kitchen, hardwoods, pretty views of the 4 acres for owner use. Office/ Library offers that "quiet space" and master bedroom is generous with beautiful bath, built-ins, and large places for gathering with friends and family.. East Walpole offers shops, restaurants, recreation and near Bird Park. Quick access to Boston via 3 train stations, close to 95/128 and Patriot's Place. Recent updates include Bosch heating system (2016) recessed lighting, updated electrical, new granite counters, stainless appliances and two new baths. Beautiful floors some old, some new! All units have separate entrances and front and rear parking. Take a look - soon you could be swimming in the in-ground pool
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    Posted by Robin V. Wish on 7/30/2020

    This Condo in Lexington, MA recently sold for $1,050,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Robin V. Wish - Real Living Suburban Lifestyle Real Estate.

    60 Woburn St, Lexington, MA 02420


    Sale Price

    Full/Half Baths
    Here is your chance to live in a brand new custom built townhome just a short walk to Lexington Center & bike path! Features 3 beds & 3.5 baths of luxury sun filled living! Gorgeous oak floors, high ceilings & beautiful wainscoting & crown moldings. The open concept 1st floor is ideal for entertaining. Beautiful living room w/custom built-ins & gas fireplace flows into luxury kitchen w/Quartz counters, beautiful cabinetry & backsplash, stainless appliances, oversized island w/seating & storage. Dining area & slider leads to private yard & patio. 2nd fl features 3 well appointed bdrms w/custom closets. Master suite w/walk in closet & gorgeous bath & custom shower. Lower level features mudroom w/bench & cubbies conveniently off garage & bonus space w/full bathroom & private entrance perfect for family room, playroom or guests.This home has all the bells & whistles; irrigation,alarm, speaker & smart home ready, central air & vac, energy efficient systems, maintenance free exterior & more!

    Tags: Real Estate   Condo   Lexington   02420  
    Categories: Sold Homes