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Buying a home is one of those things in life that requires you to take a certain order of steps to complete the process. First, you’ll need to save up some money for a down payment and all of the other costs that go along with buying a home. Next, you’ll take a look at what you can afford and perhaps get pre-qualified. Then, you’ll hire a realtor and begin searching for properties. Finally, you’ll make an offer, sign for the mortgage and close on the home. After that, you’ll probably buy some furniture and paint the walls to make yourself feel at home. 


Would you ever dream of making that big home purchase without actually seeing the property first? One of the most time-consuming parts of the home buying process is that of viewing homes and visiting property after property. 


There are actually many reasons that a buyer might buy a property without seeing it first. With the Internet, it’s fairly easy to get an idea of what a house might be like. Too, if you’re an investor, it’s sometimes worth the gamble to scoop up a property at the right price in order to score a great deal. 


It’s also usually not detrimental to buyers who are trying to get a home in a high competition market to go after places they really love immediately. The early bird does get the worm, right?


Foreclosed Properties 


Properties in distress may be in poor condition, but for the right buyer can be a great deal. Banks want to get rid of these places as soon as possible due to the expenses incurred by keeping them. 


Pre-Construction Properties


Not all properties that are bought sight unseen are fixer uppers. Some properties can be bought in the pre-construction phase. These homes haven’t been built but are already on the market available for purchase. Many times, buying properties this way can be cheaper than buying the new construction home after it’s built. 


The Risks


There are obviously many risks to buying a home sight unseen. First, pictures can be deceiving. You never really know what you’re walking into until you see it. Photographs can easily hide major damage. Until a home is physically inspected, you may not know what the costs will be to repair it. 


The same risks apply to new construction homes. The layout of the home may not be what you’re looking for, or the home may not include the features that you want.


When you do decide to buy a home sight unseen you need to weigh the risk versus the reward in the transaction. It can be a valuable decision, in the long run, to take a chance on buying a home that you haven’t been able to physically inspect.       

 




155 Main St, Northfield, MA 01360

Single-Family

$259,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
This 4 bedroom, 2 full bath Northfield home offers large living spaces with classic mouldings, beautiful wood floors, and gorgeous built-ins. The grand living room with its large fireplace is perfect for either cozy quiet evenings or large gatherings. The kitchen opens out to a roomy screened-in porch that is private and relaxing—perfect for entertaining friends and family all summer long. The serene outdoor setting with large backyard accented by mature plantings shade trees offers so much privacy and so many possibilities. Get your garden started in your own greenhouse. The 1 car garage is connected to a large barn perfect for storage or your hobbies. Minutes from the center of town and 91 makes this location excellent for commuting. Don't miss this one!
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July 18 at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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This 4 bedroom, 2 full bath Northfield home offers large living spaces with classic mouldings, beautiful wood floors, and gorgeous built-ins. The grand living room with its large fireplace is perfect for either cozy quiet evenings or large gatherings. The kitchen opens out to a roomy screened-in porch that is private and relaxing—perfect for entertaining friends and family all summer long. The serene outdoor setting with large backyard accented by mature plantings shade trees offers so much privacy and so many possibilities. Get your garden started in your own greenhouse. The 1 car garage is connected to a large barn perfect for storage or your hobbies. Minutes from the center of town and 91 makes this location excellent for commuting. Don’t miss this one!

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155 Main St, Northfield, MA 01360

Single-Family

$259,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
This 4 bedroom, 2 full bath Northfield home offers large living spaces with classic mouldings, beautiful wood floors, and gorgeous built-ins. The grand living room with its large fireplace is perfect for either cozy quiet evenings or large gatherings. The kitchen opens out to a roomy screened-in porch that is private and relaxing—perfect for entertaining friends and family all summer long. The serene outdoor setting with large backyard accented by mature plantings shade trees offers so much privacy and so many possibilities. Get your garden started in your own greenhouse. The 1 car garage is connected to a large barn perfect for storage or your hobbies. Minutes from the center of town and 91 makes this location excellent for commuting. Don't miss this one!
Open House
Thursday
July 18 at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 155 Main St, Northfield, MA 01360    Get Directions

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69 Barton Heights, Bernardston, MA 01337

Single-Family

$287,500
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
A private oasis in a park-like setting for this spacious, beautifully maintained home. Open concept for the living room featuring a beautiful corner fireplace, kitchen and dining areas, then out the slider to a deck overlooking the beautiful land. Lower level with a fireplaced family room, den, storage and half bath. Great space. The 2 car garage with extra covered storage for yard equipment, storage shed, a barn with electric and water, snowmobile trails, seasonal stream, all on 7 fabulous acres. Ideal for raising animals, gardening.and just plain enjoyment! A wonderful home to own!
Open House
Thursday
July 18 at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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Location: 69 Barton Heights, Bernardston, MA 01337    Get Directions






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