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Posted by Hope Real Estate Group, Inc on 7/3/2019

One of the worst mistakes you can make when looking for a new home is to allow yourself to become discouraged. Once that happens, your energy level drops, your optimism wavers, and your standards slide.

Searching for just the right house for you and your family may take longer than you expect, but success is often right around the corner! In the mean time, persistence and mental focus will help you get past the rough spots and detours. If you decide to work with a real estate buyers' agent, they will help keep you motivated, encouraged, and updated on new listings.

Although a certain amount of flexibility is necessary when you're in the market for a new home, there are advantages to having a clear picture in your mind of what you're looking for. There are a lot of factors that can play a role in your degree of happiness and comfort in a new home, and it's vital to recognize exactly what those key features and characteristics would be.

Here are a few things to mull over as you visit homes for sale and compare the pluses and minuses of each.

  • Location: In addition to seeking out a neighborhood that's convenient for shopping, commuting, and meeting your family's needs, it also pays to keep investment value in mind. While nobody can look into a crystal ball and say with absolute certainty that property values will increase in the foreseeable future, there are educated guesses and projections that can be made based on trends and available data. An experienced real estate agent can be one of your best resources in determining whether a neighborhood is growing or declining. Very often there are telltale signs that are worth paying close attention to when evaluating different homes for sale.
  • Architectural style: While many house hunters are only interested in features like square footage, lot size, and the quality of the school district, you may have preferences for specific architectural styles. Finding a house that conforms to your architectural preferences can make a big difference in your level of satisfaction. Although there are more than thirty different styles from which to choose, many people lean toward Colonial houses, Craftsman style homes, Contemporaries, Ranch houses, Tudors, Victorians (Queen Anne, for example), Cape Cods, Art Deco houses, Split Levels, and Bungalows. Other style possibilities include Dutch Colonials, Georgian-style houses, and Spanish-influenced architectures , such as the Monterey, Spanish Eclectic, and Pueblo. While some styles tend to be mostly confined to certain areas of the country, most communities have a wide array of architectural styles available to home buyers.
  • Condition of the Home: Some of a house's flaws are easy to spot, while others may require the expertise of a certified house inspector. The extent to which you're willing to make repairs, updates, and renovations to a new home will be one key factor that will determine which house is best for your needs, goals, and budget.
There are literally dozens of features, characteristics, and quality standards to keep in mind when shopping for a new home, but location, structural condition, and style are three factors that are well worth including on your priority list.





Posted by Hope Real Estate Group, Inc on 6/26/2019


79 N Woodstock Rd, Southbridge, MA 01550

Single-Family

$228,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
DEFERRED SHOWINGS UNTIL OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY, JUNE 27TH 5:30- 7PM WONDERFUL FRESHLY PAINTED 3BEDROOM RANCH HAS SO MUCH TO OFFER!! THIS LOVELY RANCH HAS ALL HARDWOODS THROUGHOUT WITH RECENTLY REMODELED BATHROOM AND FULLY REDONE 3 SEASON ENCLOSED PORCH WHICH COULD ALSO BE A GREAT BREAKFAST NOOK OR TV ROOM! KITCHEN/ DINING AREA HAS A VERY SPACIOUS OPEN LAYOUT! BEDROOMS ARE ALL GOOD SIZES WITH DOUBLE CLOSETS.! CORNER LOT WITH SIDE GARAGE UNDER AND GREAT LOCATION CLOSE TO SHOPPING AREA AND MAJOR AMENITIES. DONT LET THIS ONE PASS YOU BY!!
Open House
Thursday
June 27 at 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
OPEN HOUSE! COME VIEW THIS CHARMING 3 BEDROOM RANCH ON A CORNER LOT CLOSE TO EVEERYTHING! GREAT ONE FLOOR LIVING! SEND YOUR BUYERS!!!
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Location: 79 N Woodstock Rd, Southbridge, MA 01550    Get Directions

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Posted by Hope Real Estate Group, Inc on 6/26/2019

Have you been unhappy with your garage floor since you moved in? Maybe there are all kinds of grease spots and blotches in all sorts of colors, or maybe it just feels grungy. You have tried to clean it, but it seems that the stains have been deeply embedded in the concrete. There is a simple solution and it only takes a little time.

Garage floor paint.

Youíve seen it in magazines, and you love the look, but you donít believe it will really work. If you do it yourself the cost is actually is very reasonable. You will spend more on a good 10x15 area rug than you will on the floor in your garage. It will run between $100-$250 depending on the size of your garage, and if you have to buy some additional paint rollers or brushes..

First, gather supplies: You want to make sure that you get the garage floor paint that comes as two parts. What that means is that you must mix two liquids together to form the paint. Also, measure your garageís square footage so that you get enough to cover. Read the instructions for pre-cleaning. Of the recommended products, muriatic acid works the best because it cleans and etches the concrete. In addition, get a small one-gallon container of gasoline. You will need a floor squeegee, heavy bristle brush, and the recommended paint roller and extension stick.

Note: This is a project that needs to be done above 60 degrees F.

Second, prepare the space: Remove everything from the garage that is sitting on the floor. You need to plan for your cars to be parked outside for at least 48 hours after you have finished. Cleaning the floor is not about getting the stains removed, the floor paint will cover them. It is about using the gasoline to make sure to remove the oil and grease residue. The paint will not stick to an oily surface. Also scrape up any lumps of dirt, paint, glue, or anything else that is on the floor that would make it not smooth.

Third, etch the floor. Use the muriatic acid to etch the concrete. Create a mixture of one-part acid into ten parts water. Carefully pour the mixture into a plastic garden watering can and then onto the floor. Spread it around using the squeegee making sure to cover all of the concrete. Allow it to sit on the floor until it stops bubbling. Then carefully rinse the floor with water. The concrete floor must completely dry before continuing, so depending on the outside temperature you may not be able to apply the paint until the next day.

Fourth, paint the floor: Following the instructions on the garage paint package, roll it onto the floor just like painting the wall. Caution! Do not spread it too thin. Also, remember not to paint yourself into a corner. Once you have finished, you need to lock all doors leading to the garage. If you can secure your garage door opener, that would be advisable as well.

Just wait the time shown on the paint instructions for it to dry. Remember you are going to drive a heavy car onto this paint, so do not get in a hurry to drive on it. The better it has dried, the longer the floor will last. Once it is dry and usable, it looks so beautiful you almost don't want to drive on it. But now, cleaning oil drips and any other drippings from your car or work you do in the garage is, and the floor still looks great.

A beautiful, clean, painted garage floor adds value to your home. When you list your home with a professional real estate agent, be sure to highlight your upgraded garage.




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Posted by Hope Real Estate Group, Inc on 6/25/2019


6 Lillian Avenue, Thompson, CT 06277

Single-Family

$309,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
There is No Place Like Home ~ especially when it is a beautiful newly constructed home! This split level style home has an attractive modern flare with twin peaks and a rectangular window lighter above the front entry door! You'll be delighted with the natural light that will brighten the interior of this home! The main level features an open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, tile floored baths, & wall to wall carpeted Bedrooms. The plan calls for white kitchen cabinets, granite counter tops, center island & dining rm w/sliders to a 12'x 12' rear deck, a fabulous master BR, private master full bath w/extra wide shower & walk in closet, plus 2 more spacious BRs & a full hallway bath. The LL features a 10' to 13' wide x 24' family room, half bath w/laundry hookups & utility closet, Large 24' x 25' two car garage under. Central AC. This home is framed & underway. Still time to customize to your liking! Interior pictures are from a similar home the builder constructed.
Open House
Saturday
June 29 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
New Construction! Time left to Taylor the home the way you would like it.
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Location: 6 Lillian Avenue, Thompson, CT 06277    Get Directions

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Posted by Hope Real Estate Group, Inc on 6/24/2019


79 N Woodstock Rd, Southbridge, MA 01550

Single-Family

$228,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
DEFERRED SHOWINGS UNTIL OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY, JUNE 27TH 5:30- 7PM WONDERFUL FRESHLY PAINTED 3BEDROOM RANCH HAS SO MUCH TO OFFER!! THIS LOVELY RANCH HAS ALL HARDWOODS THROUGHOUT WITH RECENTLY REMODELED BATHROOM AND FULLY REDONE 3 SEASON ENCLOSED PORCH WHICH COULD ALSO BE A GREAT BREAKFAST NOOK OR TV ROOM! KITCHEN/ DINING AREA HAS A VERY SPACIOUS OPEN LAYOUT! BEDROOMS ARE ALL GOOD SIZES WITH DOUBLE CLOSETS.! CORNER LOT WITH SIDE GARAGE UNDER AND GREAT LOCATION CLOSE TO SHOPPING AREA AND MAJOR AMENITIES. DONT LET THIS ONE PASS YOU BY!!
Open House
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