Wendy Johnson - RE/MAX Professional Associates



Posted by Wendy Johnson on 4/9/2021


21 Whittemore Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Single-Family

$240,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Diamond in the rough! Looking for a House to put your personal stamp on and do some work? This is the house for you. This Gambrel home is located in a desirable area of Sturbridge with 1.8 acres of land. You will love the privacy this home has to offer. House sits back from the road and has a spacious deck overlooking the level backyard. 3 Bedrooms (upstairs bedroom is tandem) with 1 bedroom on the first floor. Living room is open to dining room which provides great space for entertaining. Spacious kitchen with exterior access. Front porch, and shed add additional storage. Young roof 2013; town water and sewer. "As is" sale; seller will make no repairs. Quick close possible. Property line extends beyond stone wall.
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Posted by Wendy Johnson on 4/7/2021

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Designing your dream kitchen is a fun and exciting step in your home build or remodel. You’ll want to find the perfect cabinets, countertops, and sink for your new space. In addition to the aesthetic of the pieces you select, be sure to consider their functional value. Here are some smart ideas to keep in mind when designing your space. 

Intentional Storage Solutions

You’ll want to have functional spaces that store your belongings in a well organized, easily accessible way. Consider pull out cabinets that have built-in racks for your pantry stock or food storage containers. Kitchen items can get lost in deep cabinets, select medium depth to shallow cabinets with shelves to keep things within reach. Introduce lazy susan cabinets to activate otherwise wasted space. Look for options with shelves that rotate out when the door is open. Hidden trash drawers are perfect for keeping your space tidy, closing up food smells and opening up floor space.

Space for Appliances

One of the more difficult things to account for is space for smaller appliances like food processors, blenders and mixers. You need to store them but you also need space to use them. Building your kitchen from scratch allows you to make smart decisions about where and how you will use appliances. Instead of creating two spaces for your appliances, consider creating cabinet space or shelving that has built-in electrical outlets. This allows you to use the appliances in the same place that you store them.

Workspace

You may be concerned about having ample space for meal preparation. Consider adding an island or introducing workspace through pull-out counter spaces or cutting boards. Including vertical storage solutions like pegboards, hooks, and shelving will help to keep counters clutter-free.

Before you work through the design aspects of your kitchen remodel, think about how you’ll use the space and design it meet the unique needs of your household.





Posted by Wendy Johnson on 3/31/2021

If you intend to buy a house in the foreseeable future, it pays to prepare. That way, you can enter the real estate market as an "extraordinary" homebuyer, i.e. someone who knows exactly what it takes to find a great house at an outstanding price.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help any homebuyer go from ordinary to extraordinary.

1. Learn the Ins and Outs of the Housing Sector

The real estate market is complex, particularly for someone who is pursuing a house for the first time. Fortunately, plenty of housing market data is available that can help you gain the insights that you need to make an informed home purchase.

Take a look at homes that are currently available in your city or town. By doing so, you can better understand the prices of houses that match your expectations. Then, you can tailor your home search accordingly.

Furthermore, don't forget to assess the prices of recently sold residences in your area. This housing market data will help you determine whether you're about to enter a real estate market that favors buyers or sellers.

2. Get Your Finances in Order

Meet with banks and credit unions to learn about your mortgage options – you'll be glad you did. If you get pre-approved for a mortgage, you can begin your home search with a budget in hand, thereby reducing the temptation to spend too much on a house.

Lenders are happy to provide you with information about a broad range of mortgage options. Also, if you ever have mortgage questions, lenders employ friendly, professionally trained mortgage specialists who are ready to respond to your queries.

In addition, it usually is a good idea to evaluate your credit score prior to applying for a mortgage.

You can obtain a free annual copy of your credit report from each of the three credit reporting bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion). If you review your credit report closely, you can identify and resolve any potential credit problems and increase the likelihood that you can obtain a favorable mortgage.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to becoming an extraordinary homebuyer, it is important to note that it can be difficult for even the most diligent homebuyer to succeed on his or her own. However, if you employ an expert real estate agent, you can streamline the process of acquiring your dream residence.

A real estate agent is committed to your homebuying success, and as such, will do everything possible to help you find the perfect residence.

Typically, a real estate agent will set up home showings, negotiate with a seller's agent on your behalf and provide honest, unbiased homebuying recommendations. This housing market professional will even help you alleviate homebuying stress and ensure that you can quickly go from homebuyer to homeowner.

Ready to embark on the homebuying journey? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can become an extraordinary homebuyer in no time at all.




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Posted by Wendy Johnson on 3/30/2021


21 Whittemore Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Single-Family

$245,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Diamond in the rough! Looking for a House to put your personal stamp on and do some work? This is the house for you. This Gambrel home is located in a desirable area of Sturbridge with 1.8 acres of land. You will love the privacy this home has to offer. House sits back from the road and has a spacious deck overlooking the level backyard. 3 Bedrooms (upstairs bedroom is tandem) with 1 bedroom on the first floor. Living room is open to dining room which provides great space for entertaining. Spacious kitchen with exterior access. Front porch, and shed add additional storage. Young roof; town water and sewer. "As is" sale; seller will make no repairs. Quick close possible. Property line extends beyond stone wall.
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Posted by Wendy Johnson on 3/30/2021

This Single-Family in Ware, MA recently sold for $255,000. This Ranch,Split Entry style home was sold by Wendy Johnson - RE/MAX Professional Associates.


347 Monson Turnpike Rd, Ware, MA 01082

Single-Family

$249,000
Price
$255,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome home! Situated right near Beaver Lake, this house is set back from the road and surrounded by woods on a 1.43 acre lot. This past summer, the owners added a huge 16x30 ft deck on the back of the house. The inside of the home itself is loaded with natural light and offers a semi-open floor plan! Several cosmetic updates were done by the current owners, but the next buyer still has a chance to add their own finishing touches. There are 3 bedrooms including the master bedroom with its own half bathroom. An efficient Bosch boiler unit was installed in 2015. The basement are has the potential to add even more living space if someone chose to finish it. This is a great home - schedule a private showing today! Open House Sunday, Jan 24th from 12-1pm

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