Jack Walker Realtor Whitinsville MA Real Estate Northbridge Uxbridge Douglas Sutton Grafton


As you go on the house hunt, you’re likely to attend many different open houses. After awhile you can get confused as to what you have seen and where you saw it. Each open house or home showing is only a short window of time. As a buyer, you’re trying to get the feel for a house. Being an observant home shopper can help you to avoid a lot of problems down the road. Check out some of the biggest red flags that you need to look out for when you attend an open house.


The Candles Are Burning Bright


You walk into an open house and see a lovely candle lit on the kitchen table. While it may make you feel all warm and fuzzy, it’s not always a good sign. Candles are a great way to mask odors. There could possibly be a musty odor coming from the sink, the basement, or another part of the house. This spells hidden damage and possible danger for you as a homebuyer. While the home inspection should pick up on things like this, you don’t necessarily want to get that far in the process. The art of masking odors could be a sign that the sellers are trying to hide something.


Be Your Own Inspector


As you walk through the home do you notice squeaky floor boards, cracks in the walls, cracks in the ceilings, or a drippy faucet? Maybe you see some patches on the walls or mirrors and paintings that seem out of place? These are all issues that could be signs of a greater problem. Keep in mind that no house is perfect, but you should do a little investigating on your own while walking through the house at showings.


The Home Doesn’t Appear Cared For


Curb appeal is one thing, but a home that looks unkept is a sign of a larger problem for you. Has the lawn been mowed? Is the fence in disrepair? How does the home appear from the outside at first glance? There are plenty of ways that you can fix up a home to make it your own once you buy it, but the question is just how much of a challenge are you up for? There is always a chance that you’ll have large maintenance costs when a home hasn’t been properly maintained by the previous owners.


Searching for homes and going to open houses can be fun. It can also be an educational experience to help you narrow down what you’re looking for and what you can handle as a homeowner.            




1875 Hill St, Northbridge, MA 01534

Single-Family

$267,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Spacious home with four bedrooms and 1.5 baths on 3/4 acre lot. Hardwoods throughout most rooms and most windows have been replaced. Two car detached garage plus extra storage bay. House and garage need work but property has lots of potential. Great yard and beautiful location. Easy access to Route 146 and MA Pike.
Open House
Saturday
November 30 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
New listing! First showings at open house.
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Location: 1875 Hill St, Northbridge, MA 01534    Get Directions

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89 East Hartford Ave, Uxbridge, MA 01569

Condo

$249,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautifully maintained three bedroom townhouse with 1.5 baths. Spacious rooms and open floor plan on first floor. Lots of updates within the past year: Five mini-split heating and AC units installed; the deck, slider, and most windows have been replaced; a new dishwasher and stove have been installed; and the interior has been freshly painted and all new laminate flooring has been installed. Unit is absolutely move in ready! If you need three bedrooms but don't want the exterior maintenance with a house, this condo is for you! Pet friendly with some restrictions. Conveniently located near Routes 122, 16, and 146 with easy access to Worcester, Providence, and the MA Pike.
Open House
Sunday
November 17 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 89 East Hartford Ave, Uxbridge, MA 01569    Get Directions

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89 East Hartford Ave, Uxbridge, MA 01569

Condo

$249,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautifully maintained three bedroom townhouse with 1.5 baths. Spacious rooms and open floor plan on first floor. Lots of updates within the past year: Five mini-split heating and AC units installed; the deck, slider, and most windows have been replaced; a new dishwasher and stove have been installed; and the interior has been freshly painted and all new laminate flooring has been installed. Unit is absolutely move in ready! If you need three bedrooms but don't want the exterior maintenance with a house, this condo is for you! Pet friendly with some restrictions. Conveniently located near Routes 122, 16, and 146 with easy access to Worcester, Providence, and the MA Pike.
Open House
Sunday
October 27 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 89 East Hartford Ave, Uxbridge, MA 01569    Get Directions

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89 East Hartford Ave, Uxbridge, MA 01569

Condo

$249,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautifully maintained three bedroom townhouse with 1.5 baths. Spacious rooms and open floor plan on first floor. Lots of updates within the past year: Five mini-split heating and AC units installed; the deck, slider, and most windows have been replaced; a new dishwasher and stove have been installed; and the interior has been freshly painted and all new laminate flooring has been installed. Unit is absolutely move in ready! If you need three bedrooms but don't want the exterior maintenance with a house, this condo is for you! Pet friendly with some restrictions. Conveniently located near Routes 122, 16, and 146 with easy access to Worcester, Providence, and the MA Pike.
Open House
Saturday
October 19 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 89 East Hartford Ave, Uxbridge, MA 01569    Get Directions

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