Alison Brown, Realtor, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage President’s Elite, CRS, CBR


When you’re buying a home, it’s important to offer a good price to be able to land the property of your dreams. You also don’t want to overpay for the house you’re buying. If you want to know for sure that you’re paying a good price for a home, you’re going to need to do some price comparisons. Take a look at recently sold homes in your neighborhood of choice and see what the going rate is. If all of the homes are similar in the area, it will be easy to find out how much the home you’re buying is worth. There are a few ways that you can do comparisons to make it easier for you to determine the right price for the home you want to buy. 


Take A Look At The Neighborhood


There are certain features that attract nearly everyone to certain neighborhoods. From the safety and friendliness of an area to the schools that are nearby, to the stores, and public transportation access, people are attracted to what makes their lives easier and more enjoyable. The bottom line is the more desirable the neighborhood, the higher the price of the homes in it. 



Check Out Public Records


With the Internet, it’s pretty easy to access public records these days. You can take a look at what properties have been bought and sold for in recent times int the area of the homes that you’re looking at. You can even take a peek at some historic information to help you see if the area is up-and-coming.


Is The Neighborhood Going To Become Trendy?


Sometimes, you can find a great property for less in a neighborhood that hasn’t quite reached it’s full potential yet. If there’s a slot of new construction going on, that’s a good sign that the neighborhood is moving on up! Especially attractive features in a neighborhood are new schools, new shopping centers, or new parks.                


There Is A Tipping Point To Growth


If it seems that a neighborhood is growing a bit too much, it may actually decrease the value of your home. Huge commercial developments can actually be detrimental to the value of a property. Where there’s a lot of people, there’s also a lot of noise and traffic. That’s usually not a desirable factor in a neighborhood.    


Meet In The Middle


When you’re looking at the price of properties, the best bet is to meet somewhere in the middle for what is reasonable. While you don’t want to buy the highest priced home in the neighborhood, you probably don’t want to lowest price for that neighborhood either. Working with a more average number is a good option because your home helps any home lower priced than yours, while any higher priced homes help to increase the value of your home. It’s a win-win situation when you choose a property based on price and keep this strategy in mind.    



35 Merganser Way, Walpole, MA 02081

Condo

$390,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to this striking 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath unit with a one car attached garage at the Village of Swan Pond. This home boasts of updated kitchen and baths. Here you find a great open concept with sun filled living room, wood burning fire place, sliders to outside patio and tranquil back yard. The kitchen is updated with cream colored cabinetry, neutral tiled back splash, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances opening to the dining room with a breakfast bar. On the second floor you have your laundry, 2 updated baths and 3 great sized bedrooms. Master has its own bath with jetted tub and the main bath with shower stall has been nicely updated with top of the line finishes. Both the master bedroom and front bedroom have a cathedral ceiling with half moon window allowing great natural light. The complex has pools, tennis courts and club house. This is a great complex close to commuter train - just minutes away! Includes Home Warranty!
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55 FARM ROAD, Sherborn, MA 01770

Single-Family

$1,274,400
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
3/2
Full/Half Baths
Striking elegant contemporary set on 8+ acres on prestigious Farm Road. Step into the living room with its soaring ceiling and beautiful marble fire place! A perfect home for entertaining - this well known owner has been written up in many culinary reviews for his entertaining in this beautiful home. The fire placed dining area opens to an 19 x 12 area which can be a great gathering point or kick up your heels and dance the night away! Off this area is a screened porch where you can open up your dining to the great outdoors. Off the family room behind french doors is an office/ tv viewing room. The kitchen with propane gas cook top offers tons of cabinetry and dining area. All four bedrooms are over-sized with hardwood flooring. The master suite with marble bathroom is exquisite. The loft area connects the 4th bedroom with en suite bath is perfect for guests. Basement is finished a Horse Trail Map attached -
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Fabulous contemporary set on over 8 acres.
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24 Evergreen, Medfield, MA 02052

Single-Family

$699,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome home to Harding Estates! This lovingly cared for 4 bedroom center entrance colonial has been nicely updated and is move-in ready. The welcoming foyer leads to a formal front-to-back living room. The cook's kitchen features cherry cabinetry, new stainless appliances, and granite counter tops. The cathedral family room with gas fireplace is the perfect spot for social gatherings. This home has hardwood floors, replacement windows throughout as well as a new state of the art heating system and direct entry 2 car garage with ample off-street parking. Fabulous north side location promotes easy access to train, Mass Pike, and shopping.
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October 19 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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24 Evergreen, Medfield, MA 02052

Single-Family

$699,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome home to Harding Estates! This lovingly cared for 4 bedroom center entrance colonial has been nicely updated and is move-in ready. The welcoming foyer leads to a formal front-to-back living room. The cook's kitchen features cherry cabinetry, new stainless appliances, and granite counter tops. The cathedral family room with gas fireplace is the perfect spot for social gatherings. This home has hardwood floors, replacement windows throughout as well as a new state of the art heating system and direct entry 2 car garage with ample off-street parking. Fabulous north side location promotes easy access to train, Mass Pike, and shopping.
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October 19 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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