Michelle Terry Team | Brookfield MA Real Estate, North Brookfield MA Real Estate

1 Highland Ln, Sturbridge, MA 01518



Full/Half Baths
This immaculate 5 bedroom Colonial sits on a 1 acre lot in the sought after Highlands neighborhood. Impressive foyer, upscale kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances, granite counters & center island, cherry cabinets and dining area w/ sliders to the beautiful new sun room.Sky-lit cathedral ceiling family room w/ fireplace. Elegant formal living room and formal dining room w/ wainscoting and crown molding, home office, hard wired sound & hardwoods. A truly spoiling master suite with an attached bonus room, cathedral ceilings, walk in closet and a great master bath with Jacuzzi tub, double vanity and a separate shower. The finished walk-out basement features a large multi-purpose room, wet bar, 5th br, exercise rm. and many additional extras. The backyard features beautiful professionally designed landscaping,beautiful in-ground salt water POOL surrounded by a gorgeous designer patio, new shed and fire pit. Home warranty included! See attached 3D video tour!
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If you receive a "lowball" offer to purchase your house, your first reaction may be to respond with an immediate "No." However, it is important to evaluate any offer to purchase your house closely. Because if you weigh the pros and cons of rejecting an offer to purchase your home, you'll be better equipped than ever before to make an informed decision about any homebuying proposal you receive.

Now, let's take a look at three factors to consider before you reject an offer to purchase your residence.

1. Your Home's Price

What you may consider to be a lowball offer to purchase your home may actually be a competitive homebuying proposal – it all depends on the current state of the housing market. Thus, if you analyze the housing market, you can find out how your home's price stacks up against the prices of comparable houses and review an offer to purchase accordingly.

If you find your home's price falls in line with similar houses in your city or town, you likely have a competitive initial asking price in place. And if a buyer's offer to purchase your home falls short of your house's initial asking price, you may want to decline the proposal.

On the other hand, if your home is priced much higher than comparable residences in your area, you may want to adjust your home selling expectations. In this instance, you may find a lowball offer to purchase turns out to be a competitive homebuying proposal. As a result, you may be more inclined to accept the proposal based on the current housing market's conditions.

2. Your Home's Condition

Oftentimes, buyers will account for potential home repairs or upgrades they will need to complete if they acquire a house. This means a buyer may submit an offer to purchase below a seller's initial asking price due to the fact that a house may require assorted repairs or upgrades in the near future.

Take a look at the condition of your home – you'll be glad you did. If you find your home is in need of significant repairs or upgrades, you may want to consider these projects before you reject a buyer's offer to purchase your house.

3. Your Home Selling Goals

It generally is a good idea to start the home selling journey with goals in hand. That way, if an offer to purchase your house allows you to achieve your home selling goals, you can accept the proposal. Or, if an offer to purchase your house moves you further away from accomplishing your home selling goals, you can reject the proposal.

As you get set to complete the home selling journey, you may want to hire a real estate agent too. This housing market professional can help you assess any offers to purchase your house, at any time. By doing so, a real estate agent can help you determine how to proceed with an offer to purchase and ensure you can make the best-possible decision.

Absolutely beautiful 2188 sq. ft colonial with a private 1.28 acre private lot! The 1st floor offers a nice big sunny kitchen with stainless appliances, granite counter tops, large peninsula and a huge breakfast area with a slider to the deck, formal dining room,1/2 bath, huge fireplaced living room, mud room & hardwoood flooring! The 2nd floor offers a wonderful master suite with a private bathroom & walk in closet, full guest bath room and 2 more good sized bedrooms, walk up attic, 2 car attached garage, paved driveway, lots of trails to hike close by and so much more! Great commuter location with easy access to the MA Pike & Rt 84! Burgess/Tantasqua school district! (All new photos being added 6/9)

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Brand new oversized ranch with 170' of waterfront frontage on Lake Wickaboag!! This gorgeous 2000 ft. home offers a very open floor plan with a contemporary flair and beautiful hardwoods throughout! The huge open family room has cathedral ceilings,skylights,access to the large maintenance free deck & amazing water views! Open concept kitchen with a great peninsula bar, upgraded white cabinets with beautiful moldings, granite and a wonderful breakfast area overlooking the water! Formal dining room with trey ceilings, beautiful moldings and chair rail, 1st floor laundry room, large master suite with and incredible master bathroom, walk in closet, water views and access to the deck, 2 more nice sized bedrooms, very large garage with a 24x14 unfinished bonus room above! Massive unfinished w/o basement with natural sunlight and more gorgeous views! Great commuter location with easy access to the MA Pike & Rt 84 for those who travel to Boston & Hartford! Ready for occupancy!

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