Eleanor Osborn | Norfolk MA Real Estate, Medfield MA Real Estate, Wrentham MA Real Estate


Being in the market for a new home can be both an exciting experience and a scary one! It not only represents a huge financial commitment, but it also forces you to step out of your "comfort zone."

That's especially true if you're a first-time home buyer. When you make the switch from being a renter to a home owner, you no longer have the "luxury" of depending on your landlord for repairs, yard maintenance, or help with plumbing emergencies. Now, when the AC quits or the furnace conks out, the responsibility (and cost) of getting it fixed rests squarely on your shoulders!

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to minimize the possibility of incurring major expenses during the first couple years of owning a home. While there are (usually) no guarantees that household mechanical systems won't fail or that other crises won't befall you as a new homeowner, there are choices you can make that will reduce the chances of being saddled with unexpected expenses.

Buying a home with a newer roof, energy-efficient appliances, updated HVAC system, and a dry basement are four ways you can sidestep many predictable problems down the road. Wear and tear will eventually take its toll on everything from hot water heaters to microwave ovens, but if you can postpone having to replace appliances, roofs, and climate-control systems for several years or more, it will be a lot easier on you and your budget!

So all things being equal, home ownership will be more pleasurable and affordable if you choose a home with recent upgrades, replacements, and improvements -- preferably, those done within the past five or ten years. Besides comparing the maintenance history of houses you're considering, there's also the essential step of hiring an experienced structural inspector. When you've narrowed down your house-buying possibilities to one preferred home, a property inspector can help you identify "red flags" and potential problems before you close on that house.

As your real estate agent will probably tell you, if any major problems are identified in the home inspection process, you may be in a position to renegotiate the agreement or withdraw your offer, entirely. Since legalities are often complex and every real estate transaction is different, however, it's always essential to consult with an experienced real estate attorney whenever questions, problems, or complications arise in a real estate purchase or sale.

While it's a good idea to "expect the unexpected" when purchasing and moving into a new home, it pays to work with a team of trusted advisors. Working with a seasoned real estate agent, a knowledgeable real estate attorney, and a reputable property inspector will help make sure that your experience is both satisfying and relatively problem free! Knowing what you want and being adamant about what matters most to you should also serve you well in the house buying process.



7 PARTRIDGE ROAD, Medfield, MA 02052

Single-Family

$639,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Impressive, Inviting, & Impeccably maintained describe this Brick front home in Pine Needle Park, one of Medfield's popular neighborhoods w/ close proximity to Hinkley Park/Pond & the thriving downtown. The lot is level, private w/fenced in rear yard, & well landscaped. You'll appreciate the beautiful exterior/interior updates, beginning w/ cobble lined improved drive, aggregate walkway, granite front steps, lamp posts & mailbox. Inside, a light filled foyer w/ dramatic high ceiling is welcoming. The main level has a fire placed LR, DR w/ bay window & Kitchen, completely renovated w/ granite counters w/overhang, which opens to the skylit FR w/ 2 yr windows, gas stove & slider to the deck, today's desired floor plan. 3 main level BRs have new carpet; 2 full Baths, including Master Bath, are also on this level. The lower level offers another fire placed den/play/media room, 4th BR/Office, Laundry, 1/2 BA, & Mudroom right off the 2 C Gar. Gas heat, C/A, & much more! OH Sat/Sun 12-2
Open House
Saturday
June 15 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Showings begin at this first Open House! Wonderful living over 2 levels - plenty of space to spread out with Bedrooms and Baths on each level. Pine Needle Park!
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7 PARTRIDGE ROAD, Medfield, MA 02052

Single-Family

$639,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Impressive, Inviting, & Impeccably maintained describe this Brick front home in Pine Needle Park, one of Medfield's popular neighborhoods w/ close proximity to Hinkley Park/Pond & the thriving downtown. The lot is level, private w/fenced in rear yard, & well landscaped. You'll appreciate the beautiful exterior/interior updates, beginning w/ cobble lined improved drive, aggregate walkway, granite front steps, lamp posts & mailbox. Inside, a light filled foyer w/ dramatic high ceiling is welcoming. The main level has a fire placed LR, DR w/ bay window & Kitchen, completely renovated w/ granite counters w/overhang, which opens to the skylit FR w/ 2 yr windows, gas stove & slider to the deck, today's desired floor plan. 3 main level BRs have new carpet; 2 full Baths, including Master Bath, are also on this level. The lower level offers another fire placed den/play/media room, 4th BR/Office, Laundry, 1/2 BA, & Mudroom right off the 2 C Gar. Gas heat, C/A, & much more! OH Sat/Sun 12-2
Open House
Saturday
June 15 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Showings begin at this first Open House! Wonderful living over 2 levels - plenty of space to spread out with Bedrooms and Baths on each level. Pine Needle Park!
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 7 PARTRIDGE ROAD, Medfield, MA 02052    Get Directions

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7 PARTRIDGE ROAD, Medfield, MA 02052

Single-Family

$639,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Impressive, Inviting, & Impeccably maintained describe this Brick front home in Pine Needle Park, one of Medfield's popular neighborhoods w/ close proximity to Hinkley Park/Pond & the thriving downtown. The lot is level, private w/fenced in rear yard, & well landscaped. You'll appreciate the beautiful exterior/interior updates, beginning w/ cobble lined improved drive, aggregate walkway, granite front steps, lamp posts & mailbox. Inside, a light filled foyer w/ dramatic high ceiling is welcoming. The main level has a fire placed LR, DR w/ bay window & Kitchen, completely renovated w/ granite counters w/overhang, which opens to the skylit FR w/ 2 yr windows, gas stove & slider to the deck, today's desired floor plan. 3 main level BRs have new carpet; 2 full Baths, including Master Bath, are also on this level. The lower level offers another fire placed den/play/media room, 4th BR/Office, Laundry, 1/2 BA, & Mudroom right off the 2 C Gar. Gas heat, C/A, & much more! OH Sat/Sun 12-2
Open House
Saturday
June 15 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Showings begin at this first Open House! Wonderful living over 2 levels - plenty of space to spread out with Bedrooms and Baths on each level. Pine Needle Park!
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 7 PARTRIDGE ROAD, Medfield, MA 02052    Get Directions

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This Single-Family in Medfield, MA recently sold for $495,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Eleanor Osborn - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate.


15 CROSS STREET, Medfield, MA 02052

Single-Family

$525,000
Price
$495,000
Sale Price

11
Rooms
5
Beds
3
Baths
Move right in to this 5 Bedroom, 3 BA, 3 Level one owner home with possibilities for 1 floor living and building instant equity. Here you have 1st or 2 nd Floor Master BR options- great IN LAW potential - Gas Heat, Town H20 & Sewer. Location is ideal - convenient to the Top Rated Schools & Town Center; you're in your own private world right in the heart of Medfield! You'll absolutely LOVE spending time in this LR with views of nature out the large front window. The hardwood was laid in a "picture frame" pattern & complements the fireplace, the focal point of the room- perfect timing w/ chilly temps. Bedrooms & Baths on the 1st & 2nd Floors suggest possibilities for multiple generations. Added living space can be found right off the Kitchen and Dining Room in a spacious 3 Season Sunroom w/ access to the rear yard, & in the Lower Level Family Room w/separate Office and Laundry. Create a Mudroom as you come in from the Garage w/ new doors- how handy! Train ~10 min away.

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