Elements of Great Starter Homes

Investing in a starter home is a great way to become a first time homeowner. Although starter homes generally don’t have as many amenities as more traditional homes,they give you the chance to learn what’s involved in owning a house. You’ll experience the house shopping as well as the closing and financing process firsthand without taking on too much debt.

Amenities you get with starter homes

With a starter home, you’ll also understand the types of repairs that are needed to maintain a house. Rather than guessing at how much you need to budget for house repairs and general maintenance, you’ll see those numbers firsthand. This gives you the knowledge to know if you truly are ready to take on a bigger house investment several years from now.

Amenities and features that generally are built into starter homes offer convenience. Modern starter homes are designed with open floor plans. You’ll have the option to choose hard wood or carpeted flooring. Vaulted ceilings can help your house appear larger. So too can kitchens that have long counters along one side of the kitchen.

Through homeowners associations, you can have someone else mow your lawn, shovel snow and cut away dead trees. You won’t have to clean the community pool or worry about calling to have your garbage removed. Fees that you pay your homeowners association will cover these services. Depending on where you buy your starter home, you may have to share a back yard with a neighbor.

Older homes as starter homes

Older homes that work well as starter homes are built with two to three bedrooms, an unattached garage, basement and a dining room. Bathrooms in these starter homes may be small. Additionally, older starter homes can yield costs savings upfront but require a larger maintenance investment.

Think about your personal needs and wants before you buy a starter home. Avoid buying a starter home because a lender tells you that a down payment is not needed. This step will get you a higher monthly mortgage. Approach buying a starter home similar to how you start out in secondary school before heading straight to college.

Look at the investment as a learning opportunity. You can get the skills to negotiate a great deal on an upscale house down the road. You can also learn what to look for in a neighborhood and community without signing a pricey mortgage.

As a new home buyer, it may make sense to begin with a starter home. If you fall in love with the house, you can invest in upgrades and renovations when your budget allows. Choose a starter home that’s centrally located and you could take shorten your commute to work or even take public transportation. Starter homes are also located near major shopping, business and entertainment hubs. It’s a reason why starter homes are a great way to transition from apartment living to home ownership.

Puppy Vs. Dog

You may be considering adding a new member to your family: a dog. But you may also be struggling with whether or not to get a puppy or adopt an adult dog. Both a puppy and a dog are a large responsibility and an adjustment to your life. Let’s take a look at what to consider before you make that decision.

Rescue or Full-Bred: Rescuing an animal is one of the most amazing things that you can do in life. You are saving a life. If you are someone who wants to change a dog’s life then rescuing is the way to go. Most of the time though, shelters do not have puppies. Depending on the shelters you are looking into adopting from there could be puppies or there could be dogs of all ages. No matter the age, adoption is making a difference in that dog’s life. But be prepared to likely adopt an older dog. But also be prepared to put in work. Often times these dogs have been tormented. They may be sad, skittish, and standoffish. Or they may be perfectly happy. Either way, its important to be prepared.

If you really want a puppy then you will likely be interested in full-bred. But be ready to pay the price, as full-bred puppies don’t come cheap. You may have to search the U.S. for a breeder that breeds the type of puppy you want. It’s important that you look into any and all breeders that you are considering and find out their reputation. Only buy a puppy from a breeder that is reputable.

Time: Both puppies and dogs require your time, effort and attention, but puppies require much more. If you really want a puppy then it’s essential to make sure that you have the time to give. Puppies require more vet visits, more love, more attention, and more work. They require training by either you or a professional— which are both time consuming. When adopting an older dog these things have already been dealt with (most of the time). If you are looking for a little less work to begin with then adopting an older dog is the best option for you. But, regardless of age, your dog will always require your time. If you don’t have an adequate amount of time to give then a dog may not be the best option for you.

Regardless of whether you get a puppy or a dog, it’s vital that you are prepared for what’s in store. A dog is a member of your family and should be treated as such. Being prepared will make the transition to having a dog that much easier.

Open house on 8/6/2017 at 7 Seneca Drive Hudson, MA 01749


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A WONDERFUL & SPACIOUS GARRISON Colonial with Contemporary flair, and some UPDATES in desirable FORT MEADOW! Yes..you can walk to Centennial Beach! Enjoy the Open Floor Plan, Cathedral Ceilings, C-AC, Hardwood Flrs., 2.5 Bathrms, 2 Car Garage! Front to Back White Cabinet Kitchen with Soft Gray Top, 5-Burner Gas Range, Gooseneck Faucet, Brushed Pulls, Stainless Refrig. & Dishwasher,.CATHEDRAL Front to Back Eating area/Hardwood Flr./Bay Window & FR. style Doors to Deck/ Cement Patio and backyard (backs up to woods). SKYLIT Cathedral Fam. Rm. w/Picture Window. FRONT TO BACK Living Room with decorative Fireplace and HW flr. FORMAL DINING RM..Hardwood Flr. & Picture Window too! California KING MASTER Bedroom with Ceil.Fan, Walk-In Closet, & 3/4 Tiled Shower/Solid Surface Vanity, Kohler Toilet, & Marble floor. Roomy secondary Bedrms / Ceil. Fans..Pedestal 2nd.Full Bthrm. Prof. Landscaped/Cement Walkway/Shopping/Major Rts. & Restaurants near. OPEN HOUSE SUN. 8/6 12-1:30.

Single-Family – 7 Seneca Drive Hudson, MA 01749 is now new to the market!

A WONDERFUL & SPACIOUS GARRISON Colonial with Contemporary flair, and some UPDATES in desirable FORT MEADOW! Yes..you can walk to Centennial Beach! Enjoy the Open Floor Plan, Cathedral Ceilings, C-AC, Hardwood Flrs., 2.5 Bathrms, 2 Car Garage! Front to Back White Cabinet Kitchen with Soft Gray Top, 5-Burner Gas Range, Gooseneck Faucet, Brushed Pulls, Stainless Refrig. & Dishwasher,.step to Front to Back Eating area/Hardwood Flr./Bay Window & FR. style Doors to Deck/ Cement Patio and backyard (backs up to woods). SKYLIT Cathedral Fam. Rm. w/Picture Window. FRONT TO BACK Living Room with decorative Fireplace and HW flr. FORMAL DINING ROOM with Hardwood Flr. & Picture Window too! California KING MASTER Bedroom with Ceil.Fan, Walk-In Closet, & 3/4 Tiled Shower/Solid Surface Vanity, Kohler Toilet, & Marble floor. Roomy secondary Bedrms / Ceil. Fans..Pedestal 2nd.Full Bthrm. Prof. Landscaped/Cement Walkway/Shopping/Major Rts. & Restaurants near. OPEN HOUSE SUN. 8/6 12-1:30.

This is a Colonial/Garrison/Contemporary style home and features 8 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, 0.74 Acres, and is currently available for $424,900.

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