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Many house hunters are so focused on finding the ideal house, yard, and neighborhood, that they sometimes sacrifice one of their main objectives: a short commute to work.

At first, a long drive to the office may seem like a small price to pay for finding your ideal house, but your outlook might change when the tedium of commuter gridlock becomes a daily burden.

Fortunately, there are ways to ease the stress of being stuck in rush-hour traffic twice a day.

Car pooling: By sharing driving responsibilities with one or two other people, you can reduce the overall stress of your trip to the office. You can also save money on gas, highway tolls, and parking fees. Assuming you find carpooling companions whose company you enjoy, time will pass a lot faster. Then, of course, there's the advantage of less wear and tear on your car. Although carpooling may not be as idyllic as living 15 or 20 minutes from work, it can be an effective way to ease the burden of back-and-forth driving.

Telecommuting: As technology advances and more and more people are adapting to it, the option of working from home is becoming increasingly popular. When you consider the many options there are for document sharing and communicating remotely, you may have a strong case for proposing a work-from-home arrangement with your employer. Even though it may be necessary to meet face-to-face with coworkers, colleagues, and clients a few days a week, the ability to split your work time between home and office can save you time, money, and aggravation. As long as you can maintain your productivity working from home, it may turn out to be a life-changing arrangement! Granted, it doesn't work for everyone, but it may be well worth looking into -- at least on a part-time basis.

Public Transportation: If you happen to live close to a train station, then public transportation might be the perfect solution to an otherwise long, tedious drive into the city. Instead of concentrating on road signs and traffic conditions, you can read a book, listen to your favorite music, or prepare for a meeting or presentation. You can also check your email, get a head start on your work day, or even sneak in a few minutes of sleep or meditation.

While the best option for many people is to buy a home that's within 30 minutes of their job or business, that may be difficult to accomplish for couples working in different locations. Long commutes can infringe on important aspects of your life, though, including family time, relaxation time, and being able to get things done around the house. Not having enough time to "recharge your battery," every day, can eventually take its toll on your health, your relationships, and your outlook on life. If finding a house close to work is not panning out, then alternatives like telecommuting, carpooling, and public transportation may be, at least, a partial solution.


This Single-Family in Medfield, MA recently sold for $835,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Kandi Pitrus - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate.


22 Main St, Medfield, MA 02052

Single-Family

$849,900
Price
$835,000
Sale Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Move into this spectacular center entrance colonial home. The private and level property abuts conservation land and is a short walk to Rocky Woods's trails. Every window has a view of nature. Located on the Westwood side of town, this house is in a desirable commuting location. The home is well-maintained, updated, sun-filled and features: hardwood floors with cherry inlay, 8' ceilings on the 1st floor, updated bathrooms, and a renovated kitchen with white cabinetry, granite, hi-end professional stainless appliances, and custom island. Adjacent is a desirable four-season sun room and deck. The kitchen also opens to a front-to-back family room with a vaulted ceiling, fireplace, hardwood, Palladian windows, and built-ins. It has a lovely living room and dining room with hardwood and decorative moldings. It also has a finished basement with a mudroom and play room. Spacious bedrooms including master suite with walk-in closet, bathroom with a granite double vanity, Jacuzzi tub and shower.

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This Single-Family in Medfield, MA recently sold for $535,000. This Split Entry style home was sold by Kandi Pitrus - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate.


12 Woodfall Rd, Medfield, MA 02052

Single-Family

$579,900
Price
$535,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Move right into this lovely sun-filled home located near the Dover line on a quiet, sidewalked street. This home features hardwood flooring throughout, a bright eat-in kitchen with white cabinetry, four spacious bedrooms, and two-and-a-half bathrooms. This home is situated on a .46 acre lot that is spacious and level with loads of open space. The kitchen opens to the formal dining room with hardwood flooring and access to the desirable sun room. The sun room, with a wall of windows, opens to a large deck and both overlook the large, level and spacious yard. The dining room also flows into the fireplaced living room which has hardwood and a beautiful bay window. The family room also has a desirable fireplace, wall of windows and new wall-to-wall carpeting. The bedrooms are bright with hardwood, and the master bedroom has an en suite, updated and full bath. The location offers terrific access to the Mass Pike, Medfield Center, Wellesley Center, Natick Mall and trails at Hospital Hill.

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This Single-Family in Medfield, MA recently sold for $712,000. This Colonial,Garrison style home was sold by Kandi Pitrus - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate.


74 Colonial Rd, Medfield, MA 02052

Single-Family

$709,900
Price
$712,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
3
Baths
Come see this picture-perfect Colonial conveniently located near the Dover line on a quiet and pretty cul de sac. The home features: a new roof, hardwood flooring throughout, a newly renovated kitchen, five bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The updated, eat-in kitchen has granite countertops, custom white cabinets, hardwood floors, and stainless appliances. The kitchen flows into the sun-filled family room which has a beautiful gas fire fireplace, hardwood floors, crown molding, loads of windows and a rear door leading to the patio and the private back yard. The first floor features an updated full bathroom with a linen closet and a tiled tub and shower. The formal living room, dining room and bedroom complete the first floor. All five bedrooms are spacious with closets and hardwood floors; the master bedroom has four closets and a new en suite full bathroom including: tiled tub and shower, new vanity and granite top. The yard is large, level and private, abutting conservation land.

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Selling a home usually requires various investments along the way. In fact, some of the most common house selling costs include:

1. Lawn Care

Maintaining a neat, tidy lawn is crucial, particularly for a seller who wants to stir up significant interest in his or her residence. As such, it generally is a good idea to account for lawn care costs as you put together a house selling budget.

Sometimes, home sellers hire professionals to mow the lawn, trim the hedges and conduct other lawn care tasks. If you decide to enlist lawn care professionals, you should explore all of the options at your disposal. That way, you can find a lawn care provider that offers a terrific mix of affordability and convenience.

You also can perform regular lawn care tasks on your own. This will allow you to eliminate the cost of a lawn care provider and ensure your lawn will impress potential buyers any time they see your residence.

2. Home Repairs

House repairs can be expensive, especially if an individual has failed to maintain his or her residence properly. If you dedicate time and energy to analyze your house, you can identify home problems and prioritize property repairs accordingly.

It may be helpful to conduct a house inspection before you list your residence. During a home inspection, a property expert will review your residence and identify any underlying issues. Then, you can use a home inspection report to determine how you can improve your residence.

Of course, you can limit home repair costs by completing property improvements on your own. On the other hand, if you want to hire a professional, there is no shortage of home improvement specialists available in cities and towns nationwide. And if you reach out to local home improvement specialists, you should be able to find one who can fulfill your requests.

3. Utilities

If you relocate to a new house but still need to sell your prior residence, you will need to account for the latter home's water and electricity costs. Remember, a homebuyer likely will want to test a house's faucets and toilets to ensure running water is available before he or she purchases a house. At the same time, it may be tough to show a residence to buyers if no electricity is available.

As you get set to sell your residence, it may be beneficial to hire a real estate agent, too. A real estate agent is equipped to help a home seller streamline the property selling journey. Thus, if you want to learn about home selling expenses, a real estate agent is happy to teach you about them. Or, if you have questions about the home selling journey, a real estate agent can respond to them without delay.

Want to sell your residence? Consider the aforementioned home selling costs – you will be glad you did. Because if you develop a house selling budget, you can boost the likelihood of enjoying a successful property selling experience.




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