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Posted by Julie Shanks on 4/26/2019


406 Neponset, Canton, MA 02021

Canton Junction

Rental

$2,350
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Commuters dream location! Minutes to 95! .3 miles to Canton Junction train station. Clean and refreshed three bedroom rental available immediately. Enter from the 3 season porch to your updated eat in kitchen with granite counter tops. A spacious living room and renovated bathroom complete your first floor. The second floor provides for 3 spacious bedrooms. There is a shared driveway with off street parking. You do not want to miss this opportunity!
Open House
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Posted by Julie Shanks on 4/23/2019

This Single-Family in Franklin, MA recently sold for $500,000. This Colonial,Garrison style home was sold by Julie Shanks - Donahue Real Estate Co..


409 Oakland Pkwy, Franklin, MA 02038

Single-Family

$499,900
Price
$500,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Your search is over! Come see this spacious and bright 4 bedroom colonial in the Kennedy School district! Updated kitchen (2018) includes gas range, new granite countertops and new flooring. Large, sunny family room with bay window offers plenty of space for relaxing or play. Looking for a cozier space? You can find it in a bright living room with wood stove insert. Second floor features generously sized bedrooms - all with hardwood floors. Spacious master bedroom includes renovated master bath (2010) and partially finished basement offers extra space for playroom or an office. This home also features brand new roof (2018), newer water heater (2014) and furnace, updated lighting, large fenced in yard, screened in deck, gas heat, town water/sewer, vinyl siding and windows for easy maintenance and a 2-car garage. All appliances included! Don't let this one pass you by!! Priced for quick sale!

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Posted by Julie Shanks on 3/31/2019

Called “common-interest housing” condos, co-ops, flats, townhomes, and apartments have different meanings to different buyers and even have different colloquial meanings than the official real estate industry meanings. Below you'll find a breakdown of the differences between these housing types along with the advantages and disadvantages of each. 

What is “Common Interest Housing”?

Before going too deep, it is essential to understand just what "common-interest housing" actually is. This type of real estate involves a combination of individually owned areas and shared areas in a single property. Shared areas often include pools, parking, and clubhouses, but it can also mean shared landscaping, exteriors, fences and roofs depending on the type of property. A property manager, homeowners association (HOA) or a combination of the two maintains common areas.

Condos and Co-Ops

Condominiums, more commonly called condos, are single home units in a shared property. A homeowner separately owns each unit. The shared property types range from high rise buildings, also called apartments or flats, to conjoined homes townhouse-style. A single family home in a planned community or a mobile home in a community or park can also be condos. Instead of a specific type of home style, "condominium" is a legal term in the United States that refers to the ownership status, so homes of any form, connected or not, can qualify if they are part of a shared property community. 

A co-op, short for cooperative housing development, is another thing entirely. While similarly structured with private and shared areas, co-op owners purchase and own shares in the real estate development instead of their specific portion of the property. All the shareholders have a voice in the real estate corporation, and their investment includes the right to live in a unit. Usually, the monthly expenses of the real estate corporation split between shareholders, so this can be an extra expense you need to plan for. Similarly to condominium, "co-op" is a legal term that refers to the ownership style of the building or neighborhood instead of the building's structure. Depending on your area, you can find co-ops in apartment-style buildings, single family home neighborhoods and townhome style shared wall housing. 

Flats, Townhomes, and Apartments

You’ve noticed the words flat, apartment and townhome in the descriptions of condos and co-ops above. This is because apartments, flats, and townhomes don't have such specific legal meanings. The term "apartment" most often refers to rental units, usually in a single building or set of structures. These are generally not owned, but instead leased or rented from the owner of the entire building or complex. However, since apartments are just a building style with several units that have shared walkways and entryways, apartments can be rentals, condos or co-ops depending on the situation. 

Townhomes refer to a specific building style where the house connects to another house on at least one side. Just like apartments, townhomes could be rentals, co-ops, condos or single-family homes. The true townhome design requires both homes to have separate side-walls even though they touch. However, a lot of condo, co-op and apartment designs look like townhomes without actually meeting the construction requirements. Do this by styling the front or backs of each unit differently, even if constructed as part of a single building. 

Are you thinking of buying a condominium or co-op? Talk to your real estate agent about what's available in your area!




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Posted by Julie Shanks on 3/24/2019

While buying a home is an exciting time, many buyers actually regret their home purchase. One of the biggest regrets that people have is the size of the house they purchased. People either pick a home that’s too large or too small. It may be hard to imagine that you can make a mistake on the size of the home that your purchase. You go into the home buying process knowing how many bedrooms you need and what type of home you might like. Once you begin living in the house, you could find a different story. You may not have enough space for all of your family’s belongings. On the flip side, you could find the amount of space in your home as overwhelming. 

Buying a home isn’t like buying most other things. You can’t easily return it, and there’s quite a bit of an upfront investment that must be made in order to make the purchase. It’s not simple to make a change if you buy the wrong house. The wrong purchase could set you back in making a move for years to come. 

Shop Smart

The best thing to do when shopping for a home is not only to see the home in its current state but what type of potential the house has. Can you add on to the home? Would you be able to make use of all the space the home has? Is there enough storage in the house? Are there ways to quickly add storage? These are a lot of things to consider when shopping for a home but they’re all important questions. Once you move into the home, other than doing a complete overhaul, you may be out of options to improve it without looking for these areas. Of course, the ideal situation is to find a home that already has everything you’re looking for in it.      

Don’t Buy Until You’re Ready

Another mistake that people make is they try to go from renting to owning before they’re ready. Living in an apartment or rental allows for a bunch of advantages that owning a home may not afford you. Owning a home takes commitment, and some people just aren’t ready. Just because it’s widely known knowledge that buying a home is a smart financial decision, doesn’t mean it’s always the best decision for you. You may not be able to afford a house that’s the right size for your family. You may not even know what the right size home will be for you. When these questions remain, you could end up buying a property that’s the wrong size. Don’t worry if you need to take a few more years to save up for a house. On the contrary, don’t worry if you don’t think buying a home is the right decision for you at all.     






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Posted by Julie Shanks on 8/28/2018

This Single-Family in Franklin, MA recently sold for $551,500. This Colonial style home was sold by Julie Shanks - Donahue Real Estate Co..


3 Brookfield Road, Franklin, MA 02038

Single-Family

$519,900
Price
$551,500
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
Welcome Home To This Meticulously Maintained Colonial on a Quiet Cul-de-Sac! The Sprawling Front Porch Offers a Uniquely Charming Exterior, While The Interior Features a Warm & Open Concept Floor Plan Complete with Slider and Box Window Offering All Day Brightness! Brand New Custom Kitchen (2018) Includes Center Island, Stainless Appliances, Quartz Counters & Modern Tile Back-Splash. Quaint Main Level Bath Has Been Updated with a Glass Shower & Subway Tile. Large Home Office & Gym. Second Floor Boasts Four Spacious Bedrooms with Convenient Upstairs Laundry Room; All With Hardwood Floors & Central A/C. Full Master Suite Offers a Sizable Walk–In Closet & Private Bath Featuring Custom Double Vanity, Marble Flooring & Custom Shower with Rain Shower Head. Lower Level Offers a Finished Bonus Room with Tiled Floors and 104" Home Theater Set-Up! Sit & Enjoy a Cool Drink on the Spacious Back Deck, or Take a Dip In The Heated Salt Water In-Ground Swimming Pool! Showings Start At Open House 7/14.

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