Renee Prunier


Posted by Renee Prunier on 4/16/2018

If you've been pre-approved for a mortgage, you can enter the housing market with a budget in hand. In fact, this mortgage will enable you to spend up to a certain amount on a house. But in many instances, it pays to buy less house than what you can actually afford.

Ultimately, there are many reasons to consider purchasing a house below your means, such as:

1. You might not have to worry about significant home maintenance.

A small house likely means less home maintenance than would be required in a large house. Therefore, you may be able to spend less time worrying about keeping your residence looking great if you acquire less home that what you can afford.

Of course, let's not forget about the money that you might save by purchasing an affordable residence. If you buy an inexpensive home, you may be able to use the money that you save to hire professional home cleaners, landscapers and others to help you enhance your residence's appearance.

2. You'll be better prepared than ever before for unexpected expenses.

There is no telling when a family emergency, natural disaster or other dangerous situations may arise. Fortunately, if you spend less on a house now, you may be better equipped than ever before to handle the expenses commonly associated with these unforeseen events.

Purchasing a cheap house may prove to be valuable if you encounter costly, time-intensive home repairs down the line too.

For example, your home's roof won't last forever, and you likely will need to fix or replace it at some point. But if you purchase a budget-friendly home, you may be able to save extra money that you can use to cover the costs associated with various home repairs.

3. You'll have more money that you can use to personalize your house.

The money that you save on a house today may be used to upgrade your home both now and in the future.

For instance, if you want to install a deluxe swimming pool or fire pit in your backyard, spending less on a house now may provide you with the financial resources that you need to fund these projects. And if you complete a broad range of home renovations, you may be able to increase your house's value as well.

Deciding how much to spend on a house can be a tough decision for any homebuyer, at any time. If you collaborate with a real estate agent, you can explore a vast array of residences that fall within your price range.

A real estate agent will learn about your homebuying goals and tailor your home search accordingly. He or she also will set up home showings, keep you informed about new residences that become available and ensure that you can discover a home that matches or exceeds your expectations.

Consider your budget closely as you prepare to kick off a home search. By doing so, you should have no trouble finding a terrific house at an affordable price.





Posted by Renee Prunier on 4/12/2018

This Single-Family in Worcester, MA recently sold for $215,000. This Bungalow style home was sold by Renee Prunier - RE/MAX Acclaim.


28 Delawanda Drive, Worcester, MA 01603

Single-Family

$219,900
Price
$215,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Recently renovated 7 room, 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath Bungalow / Cottage in neighborhood setting. Exterior renovations include freshly painted exterior, new roof shingles (second layer), many new windows and new front hand rails. Interior features include a heated front porch, open Living and Dining area with so much natural sunlight, beautful wood stairway, fresh paint, refinished gleaming Hardwood floors, new propane heating system & new lally columns in basement. Cabinet packed Kitchen with breakfast nook and wood laminate floors. Master bedroom offers a walk-in closet and new windows. 2nd Bedroom also has a walk-in closet and large attic area access. Manageable back yard with large wooden deck great for seasonal entertaining.

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Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Renee Prunier on 4/11/2018

This Single-Family in Auburn, MA recently sold for $426,000. This Colonial,Farmhouse style home was sold by Renee Prunier - RE/MAX Acclaim.


25 Hilltop Farm Rd, Auburn, MA 01501

Single-Family

$424,900
Price
$426,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
*****OPEN HOUSE FOR 2/25/2018 has been CANCELLED***** Beautifully appointed Colonial with Farmers Porch in sought after Hilltop Farm Estates cul-de-sac. Meticulously maintained home with open Cabinet Packed Kitchen / Breakfast nook, Center Island, Sliders to Deck & level back yard. Cathedral Ceiling Family room with Brick Fireplace. Hardwood floors in Foyer and Dining room. French doors in Dining and Living room. Oak Stairway. Many rooms thru-out the home have updated flooring. 2nd level offers 3 Bedrooms with the Master bedroom offering a private bath & walk-in closet. 1st flr laundry, 2 car side entry garage, Brick paver walkway, Bluestone treaded stairway leading to inviting Front Farmers Porch with maintenance free railings. Front Lawn Sprinkler system. Absolutely nothing to do, but move in.

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Posted by Renee Prunier on 4/9/2018

If you've lived in your house for more than five years, there's a good chance that clutter and disorganization is gradually taking over your basement.

While you probably had the best of intentions when you first moved in, that valuable storage space may now have deteriorated into a hodgepodge of scattered furniture, holiday supplies, old toys, boxes, and miscellaneous junk.

If you're considering selling your house in the near future, straightening your basement will soon become a high priority item. Not only is an organized basement an important aspect of staging a home, but it's a key step in preparing to pack your belongings and move to your next location.

As you'll discover when you start sorting through your old belongings, there will also be opportunities to make money, save money, and help other people.

  • Finding old treasures: One result of tackling a basement organization project is that you'll find usable, lost, and valuable things you forgot you even had. Whether something is valuable or pure junk, stored belongings have a way of getting buried and hidden away for years in basements. Once you start grouping things together and throwing away stuff nobody needs, it won't take long before a semblance of order begins taking shape! The longer it's been since you've organized your basement, the more satisfying it will feel to get it underway and done!
  • Money-making options: A well-organized garage sale can be a profitable way to get rid of things you no longer use or want. If you haven't taken the time to pull out belongings that are buried, hidden, or boxed up, then it's difficult to find what's available to sell. When your stuff is already organized and ready to be carried outside, preparing for a garage sale is generally easier, faster, and more efficient. If you just have a few items you want to sell and don't want to be bothered with a garage sale, there's also the alternative of publicizing it on social media, classified ads, flyers, or word of mouth.
  • Donating to worthy causes: If you happen to have furniture, clothing, toys, electronics, working appliances, or kitchen supplies you no longer need, there's also the option of donating it to charitable organizations, such as the Salvation Army, homeless shelters, or other community service groups. If you keep good records or get a detailed receipt from the charity, there may be the chance to deduct the donation on your tax returns. The best source of information on tax-related matters, of course, would be your accountant.

Whether you're planning on moving soon or staying put for a while, taking a few hours to straighten out your basement will not only be personally satisfying, but you could make some money on the side or help underprivileged families in your community.





Posted by Renee Prunier on 4/6/2018

Rare find! Sprawling Custom 3 Bedroom Ranch with a 4 Car Garage in neighborhood setting. This is the home you have been waiting for. Beautiful open floor plan with Cathedral Ceilings in Living, Dining and Family rooms. Master bedroom lends itself to some great privacy as the other two bedrooms are on the opposite side of the house. 1st floor office & Laundry. Kitchen is Cabinet packed with plenty of counter space and large Center Island. So much natural sunlight. Many updates including Andersen Windows, Tyvek Deck, Newer Well Tank, Updated Master Bedroom and Bath. Not enough space on the 1st floor? The Walk-out Lower Level is finished with 3 rooms and access to the 4th car bay. The yard is open and ready for your entertainment needs. Great location with easy access to Oxford Center & Charlton / Dudley Schools.

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