Lorraine Herbert, CRB, CRS, GRI, ABR, ABRM, CLHMS, CDPE, CIAS, HAFA certified, LMS.


This Single-Family in Brookfield, MA recently sold for $425,000. This Contemporary,Ranch style home was sold by Lorraine Herbert - RE/MAX Professional Associates.


37 Molasses Hill Rd, Brookfield, MA 01506

Single-Family

$410,000
Price
$425,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Multiple offers, best and final with attached signed multiple offer form by 6 pm 1-13-2020. Get ready to experience luxury one level living on 2.5 Acres in convenient country location! Wonderful custom home with striking stone entry detail features 9 ft ceilings throughout, hardwood floors, crown moldings and central air! Contemporary open floor plan showcases a large Great Room with slider to Sun Deck, Formal Dining Area and upscale Cook's Kitchen with granite counters, eye catching recessed and pendant lighting and "over the top" huge centerpiece central island! Private Master Bedroom suite has amazing Bath featuring dual his and her vanity cabinetry and real walk in closet room! Second Bedroom wing has two additional Bedrooms, 2nd Full Bath, also with beautiful cabinetry, and convenient Laundry Room. For future potential living, full daylight lower level with high ceilings, rough in for 3rd Bath and slider to finished patio. Bonus 3 car Garage with lots of driveway parking!




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While "the perfect neighborhood" means different things to different people, everyone can use the same process for narrowing down their options. Choosing the right neighborhood is an integral aspect of the buying process. You want an area that matches your needs for community, lifestyle, price range and more. If you're planning to rent or sell the house in the future, you should also consider the resale value of the neighborhood. Even though areas change over time, some areas can be relied on to maintain their value. Often this is due to other longer-term location features such as a university or access to a city's main shopping or services. Current price range and property values will always vary by neighborhood.

Getting from Place to Place

You’ve probably considered how long of a work commute you’re willing to make. While this is helpful as a starting point, it's vital to consider everywhere else you'll need to go on a regular basis. If you eat out or order in, how close are restaurants? Do you have choices within walking, biking or jogging distance? What are the alternatives for delivery? Find the nearest grocery store options and check to make sure they carry the kinds of food you want to buy. Be certain that their parking or public transportation access works for your shopping needs. Don't forget the business hours. If you get off work at 5 pm, then have an hour commute home, and the grocery store closes at 6:30 pm, your shopping will always be stressful, and the timing will inevitably be tight. Speaking of commutes, where is the nearest gas station? Find it and visit a view times to figure out how busy it is during rush hour or when you expect to need it in a hurry.

Schools and Healthcare

If you have or are planning to have children while living in this house, schools are an essential neighborhood feature. Visit schools for different ages and find out how the school district works in the community. Talk to administrators about dress codes, honor policies, class availability and how your kids will get there. Some schools have dedicated buses or walking routes. Some offer free or discounted public transportation passes. Others have strict rules about driving and drop-off times, so ask all these questions upfront.

Access to healthcare is a vital feature of any neighborhood. If your insurance requires your doctors and hospitals to be part of a particular health network, do your research. Find all the doctors, dentists, hospitals and pharmacies, and map them out. Use this map to ensure your favorite neighborhood isn't a considerable distance away from your emergency room, just in case.

Finding the perfect neighborhood can seem like a chore, but it is mandatory that you put the right amount of time into it if you want to get the most out of your new home purchase. Talk to your professional real estate agent about your specific needs and use their inside knowledge to help eliminate or favorite the areas on your list before searching for your forever home.



53 Laurel Hill Rd, Southbridge, MA 01550

Single-Family

$286,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Additional photos and video tour to be added soon. Showings available now-Seller all ready to go! Fun for all (young and young at heart!) Sweet cul de sac location with large totally fenced in yard for lots of space to play! Over-sized AG pool with composite decks-and for the young at heart or serious hobbyist-escape to the great two car free standing garage with 2nd floor! Charming 3 BR home is easy to enjoy when it has all been done for you- must see updated Kitchen, Bath, heating system, roof, siding, windows, electric and more! Appealing open layout with stylish laminate flooring, ceiling fans and striking wood detailed vaulted Family Room addition with deck and view of pool and yard. Plus additional living space in the finished and heated walk-out lower level with Play/Game Room and Bonus Room! Lots of parking and storage shed included. Ready now-call for a showing! Don't miss this gem.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses




Anytime that you move it can be both physically and financially draining. Moving with children is no exception to this rule. There are certain things that you can do in order to make the transition easier when you move with kids. Children can feel a special sort of attachment to a place, especially their home. It’s important that you help them make a smooth transition. 


Tell Your Kids About The Move


While it may seem convenient to hide the fact that you’re making a big move from your little ones, it’s not a good idea. Children are pretty intuitive. Sit down and have a conversation with them explaining where you’re going. You can even throw in the why if the move is due to the fact that you need more space or need to be closer to work. It may even be in your best interest to do this over your child’s favorite meal or at their favorite pizza place in town. 


Donate Anything You’re Not Using


This can be a great teachable moment for kids in the moving process. Teach them about giving things to people who are less fortunate than they are by going through their toys and clothes. Show them that you are donating items from your own collection as well. 


Let The Kids Be Involved


Kids can be involved with the move in many ways. Older kids can pack their own belongings in boxes and suitcases. Younger kids may need a bit more help. You can let them decorate the boxes as they are labeled. This will be a help for staying organized throughout the move. 


Emphasize The Cool Things About The New Place


If your new house has some neat features that you know the kids will love, definitely share it with them. Some things to talk about with kids about the new place you’re moving to:


  • New school
  • Great neighborhood park
  • Bigger bedroom
  • Having their own rooms
  • Playroom/ game room
  • Great ice cream stand


Anything that you know will be a highlight for your child in the process of moving can help them to cope with the changes ahead.  



Make Your Move Less Stressful By Staying Organized


It can be easy to snap at kids when you’re stressed out. Keep all of your important documents and papers in one place. Make sure you leave ample time for packing and moving. Hire a moving company if you need to as well. If you’re selling any of your belongings from your old house, make sure that you do so well in advance of the move to avoid any undue last minute stressors. With a bit of planning, moving with kids can go quite smoothly.



217 Brookfield Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01518

Land

$54,900
Price

1.00
Acres
Residential
Land Type
Builder Opportunity!!! Owner will consider participating with Builder for spec or custom home and be paid at closing of finished house! Build your custom home on great, level open one acre building lot in Sturbridge. This lot has sewer stub in place. Lot is on town sewer reserve list, so may be able to connect to town water and sewer for ease of construction. Engineer's site plan attached to the listing. Buyer responsible for all their own due diligence with the town.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






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