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Homeownership is a marvelous thing. Many folks go to extraordinary lengths to make it happen for their household. One thing that makes ownership difficult is affordability in the same locale as your employment. When that's the case, many potential buyers begin searching outside their comfortable commuting radius to find an affordable house.

Before you commit to a commute, consider a few of the challenges commuting adds to your life. Then, weigh those against the joy of owning a home in a community you love.

Traffic

Before you take the plunge and buy the house that you have your eye on, make an effort to drive to the neighborhood early one morning and then make the commute to your job. While one day of commuting doesn't give you the full picture, you'll quickly know if traffic is a deal-breaker for you.

Of course, other options exist. If coworkers also live in that community, you could ride-share so that you're not the one behind the wheel every day. Some so-called "bedroom communities" offer group ride-share programs for commuters. In that case, you might thoroughly enjoy relaxing in a luxury van reading the paper or reviewing reports on your way to work.

Shopping

Often forgotten in the lure of homeownership is the potential "commute" to shopping locations. If your favorite store doesn't have a local outlet or the nearest grocery store is a significant distance, the shopping commute could nix your plans. While it may not seem like a problem now, when you've commuted to work all week, the last thing you want to do with your weekend is drive 45-minutes to the grocery store or make an additional trip into town to buy shoes.

Entertainment

Finally, what you do for pleasure should inform your choice as well. When you find yourself staying late in town to go to the theater or see friends, heading back out to the ’burbs to sleep might get old.

Even if you love the countryside and the chance to own a house, commuting isn’t for everyone. Before you give up on your dreams, though, talk to a knowledgeable real estate agent inside your commute radius. There might be options for ownership that you’re unaware of such as pocket listings or distressed homes.


This Single-Family in Framingham, MA recently sold for $435,000. This Victorian style home was sold by Office Fudge - Fudge Properties.


16 Alexander St, Framingham, MA 01702

Single-Family

$419,900
Price
$435,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
When you walk through the door, you can feel the time period of this great home. Even though it was built in 1887, there have been numerous updates in the past few years, including brand new kitchen and ½ bath, as seen on House Hunters Renovations in 2014, which new owners will inherit bragging rights! New windows, roof, hardwood flooring, new front door to name a few. Large rooms with high ceilings and lots of space. Walk-up attic has been finished to use as a library, office, ‘man cave' or playroom. All the bookcases will remain with the sale. Lots of character with this great home that would be awesome for entertaining! To round off this great home, there's a large, fenced private back yard with patio, perennials and a 2-car garage. Sellers are looking for a July closing date.

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Not every neighborhood is pedestrian-friendly, especially if you live on a busy highway or have no access to sidewalks. However, if you're fortunate enough to live in a walkable area (or have a chance to move to one), why not take advantage of it?

Walking in your neighborhood is a free way to stay healthier, happier, and more relaxed. As long as you don't have any health conditions that would stand in the way of taking regular walks, a daily constitutional can provide you and your family with an array of benefits.

Healthy Lifestyle: Staying physically and mentally healthy is not the result of one or two positive habits, but rather a variety of lifestyle decisions you make throughout the day. Walking on a regular basis can help you achieve weight loss goals, maintain muscle tone, and increase your energy level. A moderate exercise program can also help relieve stress, enhance your mood, and slow down the aging process.

Family Bonding: Walking in the neighborhood or at a nearby public park can be a great way for your family to spend quality time together. It's also an opportunity to take a refreshing break from television watching, social media use, the Internet, and video games. Going for family walks is a simple activity, but the benefits can be far reaching.

Neighborhood Connections: The very act of walking around in your neighborhood, every day, makes you feel more connected to your environment. It also gives you a chance to chat with neighbors, meet new ones, and observe any changes that may affect the character of the neighborhood.

Critique Your Property: When you walk past your house and yard, you can often see features and flaws that may have escaped your notice when you last drove by in your car. Looking at your property from different angles and directions can help give you landscaping ideas and point out ways you can improve the outward appearance of your home. You can also pick up landscaping and property ideas by seeing what your neighbors are doing. Curb appeal is especially important if you're planning to sell your property.

Bargain Hunting: If you happen to be taking a walk in the neighborhood when yard sales are underway, it's easy to stop and scope out the treasures being offered. One caveat: If you do find something you want to buy, especially if it's a large piece of furniture, you may have to return later with your vehicle to pick it up.

Find a New Neighborhood: If you're in the market for a new home, the walkability of neighborhoods is an important feature worth keeping in mind.

Save Gas: Sometimes it's nice to take a break from driving and walk over to your neighborhood grocery store, pharmacy, or post office. On those occasions when you only need to pick up a few small items, hoofing it over to your local retailer is an alternative worth considering!



870 Haverhill St, Rowley, MA 01969

Condo

$185,000
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
40B AFFORDABLE DEED RESTRICTED UNIT AVAILABLE TO FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS (restrictions apply). Qualifications include household asset limit of $75,000 and the following income limits: 1-person $67,400, 2-person $77,000, 3-person $86,650, 4-person $96,250. Desirable middle floor rear corner unit at Woodside Condominiums overlooking a large back yard that backs up to the Pingree Farm. Unit features 2 bedrooms, an eat-in kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, open to a spacious living room. Above the stove microwave and dishwasher were recently replaced. Building roof less than 2 years old. Laundry room with 2 washers and 2 dryers in basement. Pet friendly community up to 50 lbs. Plenty of parking and conveniently located off Route 1 and 95; close to shopping and dining in Rowley and Georgetown.
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16 Fairmeadow Rd, Wilmington, MA 01887

Single-Family

$449,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Here's an opportunity to buy a home in Wilmington for under $500k! Come see this great 3 bedroom ranch in move-in condition. Some features include hardwood floors, newer windows, sunroom and deck overlooking private back yard. This home is in a great location near elementary school, highways, shopping and train station. Quick close possible! COVID 19 guidelines are to be followed - gloves, and masks must be worn while in house.
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