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When you’re searching for a home, perhaps the price of the house isn’t as important as the overall affordability of the neighborhood itself. While you have a long wish list of what you want for your property, if you search by neighborhood in order to help you fit your budget, your search may be much easier and help you turn up with a more affordable house.


Look At The Price


This seems obvious, but we mean that you should go a bit deeper. The list price of a home and reality could be two very different things. A house could be underpriced or overpriced based on the surrounding properties in the neighborhood. If you do a little research, you’ll be able to see what the going price for similar style homes is in the area and make a judgement based on that information. 


Don’t Stick To One Neighborhood


You should take a peek around and look outside of the certain neighborhood that you find to be the most desirable. If you look just a few streets away, you could find out that the prices are better and the benefits of the area are the same. 


You’ll choose your neighborhood based on what you’re looking for in your lifestyle. If you prefer to go out to eat, you’ll need to know what types of restaurants are nearby. If you like to walk in the park, being close to parks and recreation is of course important to you. 


Know The Phrase Up-And-Coming


This description of a neighborhood can sometimes seem like a bit of a reach, but many times it turns out to be true. Once undesirable neighborhoods may become the place people want to be after a certain amount of time. The problem with this is that no one can be sure as to exactly how long this will take. Potential warnings for properties described as being in an up-and-coming neighborhood would be:


  • There’s low sales in the area
  • The value of the properties has actually been decreasing
  • There’s little access to grocery stores, restaurants, and entertainment


Overall, use your judgement when it comes to what’s described as a neighborhood waiting to be gentrified. You could buy your own piece of gold, or you could be on the search for a dud.


Check Your Commute Times


Match the cost of different homes that you’re looking at with the reality of the commute times that you and your family are facing. How far are the kids from school? Will you be closer to work? Will it cost you more to get to and from work in the new location? While your commute costs aren’t exactly directly correlated with real estate, it’s definitely a part of your regular budget. You also don’t want to add a lot of time to your work commute if you can help it. 


These tips should help you to make an informed decision about what neighborhood to buy a home in that will be the most cost-effective for you.


Charming New England farmhouse completely restored and lovingly cared for. 559 acre farm with open fields, pastures, forest, pond, Walnut Hill (Highest point in Blandford) and views of Long Pond. Classic country kitchen, enclosed porch, Beautiful cherry flooring, doors and trim, barn board. 2nd floor has original flooring, Front to back living room with lots of large windows and wood stove. walk up attic. Views from every room. Wrap around deck to enjoy the scenery. Extensive Post & Beam barns, 20+ horse stalls, hay barn, 4 bays for autos, tractors and equipment. Part of barn has a workshop and caretakers apartment. Barns have recent metal roofs, Barns need work but worth the effort. A long history of large scale farming. In the early 1900's motion pictures were filmed on the property. Recent 5 bedroom septic.

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506 Sandy Circle, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Mobile Home

$135,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Come live in a great Retirement Community with recreational and activity center. Double Wide Manufactured Home with Semi- Private back yard abutting woods. Farmers porch. Gas fireplace in living room, Master bedroom with master bath and 6x8 walk in closet. All appliances including flat screen TV and washer/dryer. Home has Central Air and Hard Wired generator. Large 10x16 shed in back yard. Homeowners fee includes Water/Sewer/Rubbish Removal/Plowing and Sanding Roads/Taxes and Expanded Basic Cable Television. Minutes to Major Highways. Park co-op share of $25,000.00 not included. Pet friendly. Dogs under 40lbs.
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0 Wales Road, Brimfield, MA 01010

Land

$88,000
Price

16.25
Acres
Residential
Land Type
Enough frontage for 3 developable lots. Seller has a survey plan. Minutes to major routes. Seller will perc upon accepted offer. Buyer is responsible for obtaining all required and applicable permits and approvals. Buyer to due diligence.
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41&42 Sutcliffe Rd., Holland, MA 01521

Land

$10,000
Price

0.92
Acres
Residential
Land Type
Nice wooded lot, almost 1 acre. Brook on property. There is road frontage on 3 sides and the perc has been done. This is A great place to build your year round home or a cosy get away. Privacy and a babbling brook. What could better! Also within walking distance to Hamilton Lake and the boat ramp. 2 separate lots being sold together. Town of Holland owns abutting lot 40. Perc done in 2006.
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