Posted by Liberty Real Estate on 11/21/2018

We all want our homes to be secure, but do we really take the steps that are necessary to make security a priority in our homes? Between home security and neighborhood security, youíll want to do whatever you can to keep both your home and your neighborhood safe. Below, youíll find some tips to help you select and maintain a safe home an neighborhood. From the moment you move into a new home, you should have your eyes peeled for ways to make your home and neighborhood a safer place to live. Some often overlooked parts of home security are:


  • Door locks
  • alarm systems
  • Smoke detectors
  • Neighborhood visibility
  • Window locks
  • Home entrances and exits


Make Safety A Part Of Your Search Criteria


If you do research before you even buy a home, you can avoid living in an area where you will regret moving to. There are plenty of online resources to help you see where crime is prevalent as opposed to where safer neighborhoods are. Doing this research can be extremely valuable to your home search. Some search engines even provide a certain amount of data thatís available by street as to when and where incidents have happened. Although you may not want to get that detailed, you can use the data you find to help you in your home search. A neighborhood with a large number of incidents may not be where you want to start your home search.   


Find The Holes In Your Homeís Security


Once you close on a home, one of the first things that you should do is asses the security inside the home. This means changing the locks, checking the windows, looking for entrances such as a basement door, and more. Check the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as well. This can really help to ensure that your new space is safe in a few simple steps. To get more heavily into security, install a security system. You can get a system thatís professionally monitored or a simple home alarm to ward off thieves. 


Get To Know The Neighbors


If you take the time to get to know your neighbors, your neighborhood is more likely to be secure. If you are acquainted with the people next door, theyíre apt to keep an eye out on your property and vice versa. You may even want to get involved or begin a neighborhood watch program to help keep the neighborhood safe.


The key to home and neighborhood security is vigilance. The more observant you are, the better chances you have of preventing crime from striking your area.   






Posted by Liberty Real Estate on 11/14/2018


480 W Broadway, Gardner, MA 01440

Single-Family

$174,900
Price

6
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Loads of potential for this spacious 4 bedroom colonial with 2 full bathrooms situated on good sized lot. Set off road, with privacy fence on one side, quick commute to Rt.2 ! First floor features large eat in kitchen, living room, den/office or bedroom, and full bathroom. Second floor boasts 3 bedrooms, one with private office or sitting room, and full bathroom. Hardwood flooring throughout, crown molding & wainscoting downstairs. Some upgrades & TLC needed.
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Posted by Liberty Real Estate on 11/14/2018


12 Main St, Royalston, MA 01368

Single-Family

$169,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
1
Baths
This home built in the 1800's contains old world charm with some modern updates. New electrical, sheetrock and insulation throughout the house. Roof, oil burner and windows have been updated within the last ten years. Second floor bedrooms have wide board floors which have been redone in the last 5 years, and look like new. Gorgeous antique English Carriage Barn attached to rear of home; great place to work on projects. Wood stoves in basement and first floor for heat alternative. Two enclosed porches. Potential for home office and family room on the first floor as well as potential for a second bathroom on the second floor. Gorgeous natural light throughout the home. Enjoy nearby Birch Hill Dam or Lake Dennison.
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Posted by Liberty Real Estate on 11/14/2018

If you have plans to buy a house as quickly as possible, it is important to maintain flexibility. That way, you can adjust your homebuying timeline at a moment's notice.

Ultimately, there are many instances where you may need to modify your homebuying timeline, and these include:

1. You are struggling to identify your dream home.

It generally is beneficial to enter the housing market with homebuying criteria. These criteria can help you hone your house search and may be modified as you attend home showings and open house events.

Also, think about where you want to purchase a house. If you would prefer to own a home in a big city, you can tailor your house search accordingly. Or, if you want to live in a small town, you can focus exclusively on residences in areas that match or exceed your expectations.

Even with homebuying criteria in hand, however, changes to your homebuying timeline may be required. But if you remain patient and persistent throughout the homebuying journey, you can eventually discover your dream house.

2. Home sellers are rejecting your offers to purchase.

Once you find your dream residence, you may submit an offer to purchase it. Yet if your offer fails to hit the mark with a home seller, you are unlikely to receive an instant "Yes."

If you find that your offers to purchase houses are rejected time and time again, you may need to adjust your homebuying timeline. Furthermore, you may want to rethink your homebuying strategy.

To submit a competitive homebuying proposal, you should consider a house's condition and age, as well as the current state of the real estate market. This information can help you craft an offer to purchase that accounts for a variety of factors and likely will meet the needs of both you and a home seller.

If a home seller rejects your offer to purchase a house, there is no need to worry. Remember, the real estate market offers many opportunities, and homebuyers who are diligent can continue to search for the right house at the right price.

3. You have yet to find the right real estate agent.

A real estate agent may hold the key to a successful homebuying journey. He or she can help you set realistic homebuying expectations and ensure you can achieve the optimal results.

If you need to adjust your homebuying timeline, a real estate agent can help you do just that. Plus, a real estate agent will keep you up to date about new houses that become available in your preferred cities and towns and set up home showings. And if you decide to submit an offer to purchase a home, a real estate agent will help you put together an aggressive homebuying proposal.

Ready to streamline your home search? Reach out to a local real estate agent today, and you can get the help you need to pursue your ideal residence.




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Posted by Liberty Real Estate on 11/12/2018


117 Ellis Rd, Westminster, MA 01473

Single-Family

$309,900
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Charming and welcoming ranch w/ gorgeous views overlooking Partridge Pond! So much to offer w/ this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home. Oversized 2 car garage with walk in cedar closet, stunning sun room w/ propane stove, Mahogany flooring, and sliders out to patio area. Kitchen offers new stainless-steel appliances (new dishwasher to come) granite countertops, and exposed beams open to the bright & sunny living room w/ wood stove. Master bedroom w/ private updated bathroom featuring a custom tiled walk in shower! Finished basement w/ laundry room, half bath, and 2 large rooms that could be used for in-law, family room, media room, bedrooms, etc.! Wired for generator, two A/C twin-split wall units which can be upgraded for efficient heating if preferred. Desirably located in quiet area near golf course, yet close to town, Rt. 2 & 140.
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