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Posted by Lioce Properties, Inc. on 3/20/2018

Many hopeful homebuyers seek to save money by buying a fixer-upper and doing most of the renovations themselves. This is a proven method for those who have a knack for home improvement and aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty.

However, estimating the cost of a remodel can be difficult. There are many costs you may not be aware of, and others that are easy to go over budget on.

In this article, we’re going to talk about the cost of an average remodel, and some lesser-known costs that you might be forgetting to factor into your budget.

Average remodeling costs

As you might guess, the cost of a remodel can vary greatly. Things like the size of the home, the number of rooms you’re remodeling, and the type of repairs you’ll be making all factor into the equation.

Some repairs can be quite costly. Septic system replacements can cost several thousands of dollars depending on the type of system you need. And, if you’re buying an old home, you’ll need to look out for expensive fixes like asbestos removal and foundation damage.

According to one report, most Americans spent between $17,000 and $61,000 on their remodel, with the average renovation cost being around $37,000.

If you’re hiring a contractor for the bulk of your remodel, expect them to charge between 10% and 15% of the total cost.

Lesser known costs of a home renovation

Remodeling a home isn’t as simple as looking up a contractor and telling them to give you the bill once it’s finished, and that’s probably a good thing because odds are you would be shocked by the cost.

First, you’ll pay a contractor to do a walkthrough and estimate costs. Next, you’ll need to get any permits that are required for your renovations.

If you plan on doing the renovations yourself, there are a few costs you’ll need to consider. First, understand that you likely won’t be able to take advantage of all of the discounts that contractors can, meaning your building materials may be more expensive than expected. Similarly, the cost of tools for the project adds up quickly. And, when you make mistakes--we all do, we’re only human--you’ll be paying for it out of pocket.

Knowing your long term goals

An important consideration for a remodel is to look toward the future. Do you want to sell your home within the next few years? If so, you might consider going with less expensive materials--such as generic kitchen cabinets rather than custom-built--to save money while still increasing the value of the home.

However, if you plan on being in this home for decades or more, it may be worth the extra money now to make sure you are happy with your home for years to come.

Remodeling a home can be a memorable and rewarding endeavor. You get the chance to take a house that you see potential in and make it truly your own. Now that you know the costs, you’ll be better prepared for planning your home renovation.

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Posted by Lioce Properties, Inc. on 3/19/2018

This Multi-Family in Milford, MA recently sold for $339,900. This style home was sold by - Lioce Properties, Inc..

8 Hayward, Milford, MA 01757


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This duplex style 2 Family is a cream puff! Upgrades include recent vinyl siding, architectural shingled roof on main building (even the garage and shed), vinyl windows, updated electrical services, newer kitchen and bath, fresh interior paint, refinished wood flooring and washer / dryer hook ups. The front unit has a heated porch, living rooms, dining room, kitchen and 2 bedrooms of which the master is on the 2nd floor. 1 1/4 baths and a walk out basement. The rear unit has a mud room entry with a spacious kitchen, living room and bath onn the first floor with its 2 bedrooms on the second level. The conveniently located property offers a great backyard and a two car garage. Rents are projected estimates. Come see. You won't be disappointed!

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Posted by Lioce Properties, Inc. on 3/16/2018

158 N Main St, Uxbridge, MA 01569



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1st Class space ready to be finished. This space consists of approximately 5,374 square feet directly adjacent to Hannaford Supermarket in the Uxbridge Shopping Center on Route 122. It is accessible both via a dedicated entrance from the shopping center parking lot and an entrance on the adjoining street with parking there as well; as such the space is sub-dividable into 2 Units if you do not require the entire space. The space is ready to be built-out to your specifications, including elevator entryway if so desired. Please see attached 3 different proposed plans at square footages ranging from 1977sf, 3343sf, 5111sf to 5374sf. This space and highly visited location so close to the center of town is perfect for professional office, medical or virtually any other usage.
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No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Lioce Properties, Inc. on 3/16/2018

This Condo in Sutton, MA recently sold for $324,900. This Townhouse style home was sold by - Lioce Properties, Inc..

127 ARIEL CIRCLE, Sutton, MA 01590


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Full/Half Baths
Welcome to Forest Edge at Sutton! Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to join the peaceful, yet accessible neighborhood with Route 146 and the Mass Pike just around the corner. Enter the home from the impressive Farmers Porch and into the large Family Room. Continue through to the Kitchen with handcrafted custom Cabinetry, granite countertops, a vaulted ceiling and a glass slider to the rear deck. You will love the first floor Master Bedroom with walk-in closet and a private Master Bathroom that features a granite-topped double vanity. The First Floor is completed with a Laundry Room, Coat Closet, Powder Room, and easy access to the 2 car garage. The Second Floor has a spacious Second “Master” Bedroom with a Second Full Bathroom and walk-in closet and is completed with a bonus room. Meticulous construction techniques and unparalleled interior finishes can be yours, so come make 127 Ariel Circle your home! Current delivery is scheduled for January 2018...

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Posted by Lioce Properties, Inc. on 3/13/2018

The process of buying a house may prove to be long and complicated. Fortunately, there are several steps that you can take before you pursue a home to streamline the homebuying cycle, and these include:

1. Create a Homebuying Checklist

It helps to start the homebuying process with a homebuying checklist in hand. This checklist will enable you to differentiate between home must-haves and wants, resulting in a fast, efficient homebuying journey.

Think about what you require from a home. For example, if you need a house that is located close to your office in the city, you should include this information in your checklist.

Also, if you want a house that features a built-in swimming pool, you can include this information in your homebuying checklist. But keep in mind that a swimming pool likely is a non-essential item. And if you find a home that is virtually perfect but lacks a swimming pool, it may still be a good idea to pursue this house.

2. Establish a Budget

How much can you afford to spend on a house? This question frequently plagues buyers as they proceed along the homebuying journey. Luckily, you can determine how much money is at your disposal if you develop a budget.

To budget effectively, it helps to meet with local lenders. Banks and credit unions generally offer a wide range of mortgage options and can help you make an informed mortgage decision.

In addition, it often helps to get pre-approved for a mortgage prior to entering the real estate market. Because if you have a mortgage, you can pursue houses that fall within a specific price range and reduce the risk of overspending to acquire your dream house.

3. Hire a Real Estate Agent

If you want to enjoy a quick, seamless homebuying experience, it is beneficial to have a homebuying expert at your side. Thankfully, real estate agents are available nationwide, and these housing market professionals will do what it takes to help you discover a great house at an affordable price.

A real estate agent understands housing market patterns and trends and can help you plan ahead for a buyer's or seller's market. He or she will teach you about the real estate market and respond to your homebuying queries as well.

Furthermore, a real estate agent acts as a guide throughout the homebuying journey. This housing market professional will set up home showings, negotiate with a seller's agent on your behalf and help you finalize a home purchase. By doing so, a real estate agent will take the guesswork out of buying a house, regardless of the current housing market's conditions.

When it comes to purchasing a house, it helps to prepare. If you employ a real estate agent today, you can get the support you need to plan ahead for the best- and worst-case homebuying scenarios. That way, you'll be able to identify and address potential homebuying hurdles before they escalate.

Ready to buy a house? Follow the aforementioned steps, and you can move closer to pursuing your dream residence.

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