Michelle Gillespie - Keller Williams Realty



Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 8/19/2019


5 Tip Pond Road, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Single-Family

$1,150,000
Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Custom built Colonial w/quality craftsmanship 4 bedrooms/3.5 bathrooms located in cul-de-sac neighborhood. Welcoming foyer w/vaulted ceiling leads to formal study w/custom built-in desk & bookcases.Open concept first floor w/gleaming hardwood floors include formal living room, beautiful half bathroom, stunning dining room w/bay window, coffered ceiling & recessed lighting. Gourmet kitchen w/custom cabinets, gas cooktop, double ovens, counter-depth refrigerator, granite countertops & dining area w/alabaster lighting, access to patio. First floor office. Family room w/vaulted ceiling & custom built floor to ceiling fireplace & built-in bookcases. Media room w/transom windows & surround sound. First floor bedroom w/closets & full bathroom w/shower. Second floor bedrooms w/hardwood floors & closets. Laundry room & Cedar Closet, Master suite w/sitting room, walk-in closet & master bath w/custom built cabinetry, jacuzzi tub & tile shower. CA. Gas Heat. 3 Car Garage. Professionally Landscaped
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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 8/18/2019

Shopping for a house is a high-stakes game. If you’re a first-time buyer, it can be difficult to gauge the value of various components and features of a home. Appraisals are designed for just this reason.

However, an appraisal is a subjective tool to determine a rough estimate. Furthermore, there are a number of things you can’t learn from an appraisal--such as how convenient the home would be for your work commute.

In this article, we’re going to help you, the homebuyer, determine the true value of a home as it would mean to you in your everyday life. Read on for tips on finding out the value of that home you’ve been dreaming of and deciding whether it’s really the best home for your budget.  

Appraisals are a baseline

When lenders are in the process of approving your home loan, they’ll want to decide whether the home you’re buying is worth the amount you’re paying. To achieve this, they’ll typically hire a third-party appraiser.

Find out from your lender which appraiser they use and read their online reviews. This will ensure that they’re a trustworthy source of information. Also be sure to check that the appraiser is certified and that they work with a diverse range of clientele (not just your lender!).

Since you’ll likely be paying the appraisal fee as part of your closing costs, make sure you’re happy with the appraisal and appraiser.

Key appraisal factors

After the appraisal, consider getting a second opinion or inspection of any of the key components of your home that may impact the appraisal. Some of these factors include:

  • The roof, HVAC system, and septic systems

  • The energy-efficiency of the home

  • The current market value in the area

  • The general upkeep of the home--a few cosmetic problems shouldn’t affect the home value much, but serious neglect can cause long-lasting and expensive issues like mold, water damage, pest invasion, and more

What an appraisal can’t tell you

Now that we’ve discussed the nuts and bolts of home value, we have to venture into what value means to you and your family. You’ll need to ask yourself a series of questions, and some of them won’t have a cut-and-dry answer.

First, how well does this home fit into the work life of you and your spouse? Will it mean a shorter commute, and therefore lower transportation costs and more free time? Putting a dollar value on an extra thirty minutes not spent in traffic can be difficult, but it’s a worthwhile exercise to take part in.

Furthermore, does the house have features that will make it a better asset in years to come? Energy-efficiency, proximity to in-demand schools, businesses, etc., can all be selling points for future buyers that are willing to pay more for your home.


Using a combination of a certified appraisal and some introspection, you should be able to come to a confident conclusion as to the value of the home as it means to you and your family.




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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 8/17/2019

This Single-Family in Marlborough, MA recently sold for $430,000. This Split Entry style home was sold by Michelle Gillespie - Keller Williams Realty.


66 Denoncourt Street, Marlborough, MA 01752

Single-Family

$399,900
Price
$430,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Updated 4 bedroom split-level home with fenced in backyard which is located in a neighborhood setting near the Jaworek Elementary School. Updated eat-in kitchen with new stainless appliances, granite counters, updated cabinets, newly painted and hardwood floors. Living and Dining Room with refinished hardwood floors. Three bedrooms all newly painted with closets and refinished hardwood floors. Full bathroom with tiled wall and floor, tub/shower. Lower level has a family room with fireplace and slider to backyard. Half bathroom with tile floor, granite counter top for vanity and washer/dryer hook-up. Lower level bedroom with closet and wood floor. Garage. Exterior recently painted. Deck overlooking fenced in backyard. Perennial gardens. Close to shops, restaurants and major highways.

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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 8/13/2019


438 Howard Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Single-Family

$774,999
Price

12
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
An elegant foyer welcomes you where you'll find updates & luxurious details throughout this custom home. The formal dining room w/crown molding, chair rail, & transom window. Living room has hardwood floors with inlay provide great space for entertaining. The updated kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, double ovens & island with cooktop. Relax & entertain in the family room w/fireplace & access to the deck. A half bathroom & study complete the first floor. Upstairs, you'll find the privacy with 4 spacious bedrooms. Escape to the master suite w/cathedral ceiling, walk-in closets & sitting area. The master bath w/jacuzzi tub. The lower level offers a game room, office, storage space & walkout to patio or possible in-law suite. Outside with low maintenance yard, enjoy your time on the multi-level deck & patio. Many updates throughout. Located on ~6 acres w/walking trails near Mt Pisgah, w/easy access to 290, this is the property you're waiting to call "home.
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Sunday
August 18 at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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Location: 438 Howard Street, Northborough, MA 01532    Get Directions

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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 8/13/2019


71 Wesson Terrace, Northborough, MA 01532

Single-Family

$689,900
Price

10
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Outstanding Colonial, 5 bedrooms/3.5 bathrooms located in sought after Wesson Terrace neighborhood. Foyer w/marble floor leads to open concept kitchen & family room. Gorgeous updated kitchen w/granite counters & island, s.s. appliances, convection oven, wine cooler, pantry, tile floor & backsplash. Slider leading to trek deck for gatherings. Family room w/cathedral ceiling, hardwood floors & wood stove. Formal dining room w/crown molding, hardwood floors & chair rail. Front to back living room w/hardwood floors & fireplace. Unique first floor in-law or Au-pair suite w/separate entrance, bedroom & full bathroom. Second floor w/hardwood floors, master suite, three bedrooms, full bathroom & laundry. Updated master suite w/walk-in closet & new bathroom w/tile floor, dual sinks, granite counters & new tiled shower. Finished basement w/storage & gaming room w/built-in bar. Two car garage. Hardwired w/generator. Landscaped yard w/fun-filled children's area. Great cul-de-sac neighborhood.
Open House
Sunday
August 18 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Location: 71 Wesson Terrace, Northborough, MA 01532    Get Directions

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