Central Mass Real Estate



44 Brookview Terrace, Lunenburg, MA 01462

Single-Family

$799,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
This view is unbeatable! There are no wish list boxes unchecked, from a fully renovated, single-level home, to one of the most idyllic views on the lake, to a stunning private beach! The house was totally rebuilt from the foundation up 3 years ago. The seller's attention to detail shows through in every room. Walk up the granite steps & into the open concept living room. The floor-to-ceiling windows show off the stunning view in the kitchen & living room. The kitchen is bright & open with stylish counters, cabinets, and lighting. An oversized slider allows plenty of natural light into the living space. The master bedroom has cathedral ceilings & a water view. A bright bathroom features built-in storage and tasteful selections. The finished walk-out basement has another bedroom with built-in murphy bed plus a half bath with laundry. Step outside and enter your personal oasis. Custom patios, a sandy beach, and dock are the perfect place to enjoy everything Hickory Hills has to offer!
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For many prospective homebuyers, the thought of waiting for a forever home instead of a starter home can be tempting. After all, there are plenty of advantages to patience and careful saving until you can afford or find the house that’s perfect for you and your future plans. However, there are downsides to consider. Here we’ll go over the major pros and cons of skipping to your forever home rather than getting a starter home first.

Pro: Big Enough to Meet Your Needs Now & Later

A forever home is the home you spend the rest of your life in. Whether that be on your own, with family, friends or any other situation, the idea is to find a place you’ll be satisfied living for the long term. This typically means you’ll wait until you can get your dream home with all the features you want as well as extra square footage to expand in a variety of ways. A forever home is a home with plenty of potential and square footage so you won’t grow out of it anytime soon.

Con: More Expensive to Buy & Maintain

Larger homes come with larger price tags. The purchase price based on square footage alone is much higher for larger homes and that price can skyrocket when you add in other factors. If the home is in a highly desirable neighborhood or popular school district, the market can be competitive and the property values very high. A bigger purchase price means you’ll need to borrow more from your mortgage lender and spend longer paying it back.

Larger homes are also more expensive to maintain. Your utility bills will be higher simply by nature of having more space to heat and cool as well as provide energy and water. Even brand new forever homes will have expensive maintenance needs in the future and some, such as roof repair, can be astronomically expensive for larger properties.

Pro: Excellent Investment

Buying a home is one of the best large investments you can make and buying a forever home will be a better investment long-term. If your home is in an up-and-coming area with rising property values, a large and well-maintained forever home can fetch a high selling price if you decide to move in the future. Not only is the inherent resale value higher because of the size, but you might also have more opportunity for customizations and added features that boost the desirability of the home. Examples of this might include landscaping, building additions or even something as simple as pouring a new patio.

Con: Slow Returns

Unfortunately, you will not see returns on this investment for a long time. You will probably pay your mortgage back for much of the time you’re living in the home and that’s after you’ve saved enough to buy it. A larger down payment in the beginning can make it harder to break into the market at an opportune time. You might find that your dream home is worth more than you planned for and you can no longer afford it.

Another thing to consider is that many states have tax laws regarding the amount of time spent in a residence. If you move out of a forever home earlier than that minimum amount of time, you might be subject to hefty taxes. Depending on your mortgage terms you may also face penalties on moving early. A forever home is an excellent investment if you have patience. Otherwise, you might end up feeling stuck.

These are only a few factors to consider in the choice between a starter home and a forever home. For many buyers, skipping right to the forever home makes more financial and practical sense. Weigh your options carefully alongside your future goals to determine the best choice for your situation.


For home sellers, renting a storage unit may prove to be a great idea, and perhaps it is easy to understand why.

A storage unit will make it simple to keep personal belongings like artwork and photographs out of sight while you sell your house. Plus, a storage unit offers a secure space for your personal belongings, one that you can quickly and effortlessly access at any time.

Although there are many wonderful reasons to rent a storage unit, choosing the right-size unit can be difficult, particularly for a first-time home seller. Lucky for you, we're here to help take the guesswork out of selecting a storage unit that suits you perfectly.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help a home seller choose the right-size storage unit.

1. Take a Look at the Items That You Need to Store

A home seller must do everything possible to remove clutter before listing a house. And with a storage unit at your disposal, you should have no trouble keeping excess items outside your residence.

Ultimately, it is important to make a list of the items that you want to place in storage before you rent a storage unit. This will help you determine exactly how much space you'll need based on the items on your list.

For example, if you need to store a bicycle, treadmill or other large items, you may want to choose a 10' x 15' storage unit. Or, if you need to store boxes of kitchen utensils, bathroom supplies and various small items, a 5' x 5' storage unit may prove to be the ideal choice.

2. Consider How Long You'll Need a Storage Unit

With the right-size storage unit, you can protect various personal belongings until a homebuyer purchases your residence.

As you explore your storage unit options, it often helps to create a budget. That way, you can ensure that you'll have sufficient finances available to cover the costs of a storage unit for an extended period of time.

If you are unsure about your long-term finances, you may want to rent a small storage unit, thereby resulting in affordable monthly storage unit rental costs. On the other hand, if you feel comfortable with your financial situation, you may be better equipped than others to select a large storage unit.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

Determining how much space you'll need in a storage unit can challenge even the most diligent home seller. Thankfully, a real estate agent can help you prepare your residence for the housing market as well as make it easy to decide how much storage space you'll need.

A real estate agent can put you in touch with storage unit providers in your city or town. In addition, he or she can offer home decluttering tips and help you get excess items into the right-size storage unit in no time at all.

Ready to rent a storage unit? With the aforementioned tips, you can select the right-size storage unit to safeguard myriad personal belongings while you sell your house.



290 Hardwick Road, Petersham, MA 01366

Single-Family

$364,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Nicely remodeled ranch situated on over 2.5 acres set back from the road on a level private lot. Features new kitchen with Corian counters, pantry and eating area which flows into wide open living room. Deck off kitchen overlooks private back yard. All 4 bedrooms have new carpeting and are located on main level. Convenient main floor laundry. The lower level features approximately 750 square feet of newly finished carpeted area which is heated, has recessed lighting and walk out to back yard. Boiler runs off of oil or wood, your choice. New vinyl window and sliding door. A must see!
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45 Martha Street, Leominster, MA 01453

Single-Family

$389,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
This appealing tri-level home has lots to offer its new owners! The family has been carefully maintaining this home for years and their attention to detail shows. The large kitchen has custom-built cabinetry with an oversized window overlooking the yard. There is a nicely sized dining area with hardwood flooring. The hardwood continues into the large living room with a bay window and huge brick fireplace. Down a few steps is a great bonus room that could be a nice home office, playroom, or family room. Upstairs are three bedrooms, all with hardwood flooring, and a full bathroom. The basement has room for extra storage or potential finishing in the future. Now it's time for a new owner to put their personal touches and make it home!
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