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Vinyl siding can be a an area of intense debate in construction circles. There are many advantages and disadvantages to buying a home with vinyl siding or in deciding to install it on your home. Here, we’ll break down the pros and cons of the popular siding material and how to decide if it’s right for your home. Over the years, advancement in the makeup of vinyl and advances in the technology itself has made it a more popular choice among home owners and builders. Vinyl was introduced in the 1950’s as a replacement for aluminum siding. Originally, vinyl was notorious for fading, cracking and buckling. Now, the material has been perfected to a new, higher standard. Advantages To Vinyl Siding:
  • Cedar is 2 1/2 times more expensive than than vinyl
  • Vinyl siding never needs to be painted
  • Easy to install
  • The material is versatile
  • The color will outlast paint
  • Water resistant
  • Helps to prevent damage from rain and snow
The biggest advantage of vinyl siding is the fact that it simply needs to be power washed from time to time and painting is not necessary. While power washing is an expense, it’s still less expensive than painting the entire house every five years. In the right conditions, the siding also usually holds its color for a long, long period of time. However, there are always exceptions to these rules. Cons Of Vinyl Siding:
  • There’s no time frame of how long vinyl siding will last
  • The durability of vinyl siding depends upon how the material itself
  • Vinyl siding is often installed over old siding, so existing problems could still remain
  • It’s flammable, so grills and other items could pose a hazard
  • It may be hard to find a replacement piece in a matching color when you need it
  • The siding could increase your home’s chances of developing mold on the outside
  • Susceptible to cracks
  • Seasonal maintenance is required
The cons listed above are mere warnings of the problems that could arise when vinyl siding is installed. There are pretty strict construction codes surrounding the installation of siding to help prevent these problems, yet, you should keep them in mind. The problems that could arise with siding also depend upon the type of material that’s used to make the siding. It’s good to do some investigating before you fully decide on the best material for your home’s exterior So, while vinyl siding isn’t a foolproof choice for a damage-free home, it does have some significant advantages over wood siding and paint. Depending upon the climate you live in and the type of look that you’re going for on your home, the decision is ultimately up to you.

This Single-Family in Norwood, MA recently sold for $383,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Office Norwell - Gold Key Realty LLC.


99 Concord Ave, Norwood, MA 02062

Single-Family

$379,900
Price
$383,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
VERY SPECIAL PROPERTY! Every once in a while a special house comes on the market and this is the one you have been waiting for! Everything about this property screams HOME ~ it has been tastefully updated without losing its historical charm and it begins with the New Hardwood Flooring in the living and dining rooms, New Oak steps leading to second level, and a Freshly Painted interior! Other upgrades include New Stove and Dishwasher, New Hot Water Heater, Vinyl siding, Replacement windows, Professional Landscaping, and New Flooring in the finished basement! Lower Level could be used for In Law, Au Pair Suite, or Boarder with Private Street Level Entrance and Separate Driveway. Plumbing is in place to add full bath/kitchen. Bonus features include a lower level Mudroom, a Sunroom with sliders that leads out to a New 600 sq ft Patio with Fire Pit, an Oversized Detached Garage and Storage Shed. It's almost Fall... Come Fall in love with this incredible home!

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Selling a home takes patience. Especially when you’re balancing your time between settling into your new home, and keeping up with your work and family life. So, when you’ve finally gotten to the point of accepting an offer on your home, you’ll probably breathe a sigh of relief--and you should!  However, there are still a few more things that will need to happen and a couple of things to consider before closing the deal on your home sale.

Contingencies on the purchase contract

A purchase contract typically includes contingency clauses that are designed to protect the interests of both the buyer and the seller. These clauses mean that the contract is contingent upon the actions being completed before it can be legally valid.

There are three main contingencies that will likely be included in the purchase contract before closing--inspection, financing, and appraisal.

Inspection contingency

The inspection contingency allows the buyer to have the home inspected by a professional before closing (the time should be specified within the contract, but the inspection should usually occur no more than two weeks after you accept the offer). A home inspection lets the buyer know what to expect in terms of repairs that the home needs now or will need in the near future.

Financing contingency

Since the vast majority of buyers will be purchasing their home through a loan, a financing contingency is included to allow the buyer time to secure their mortgage. Getting pre-qualified and pre-approved makes this process easier, but the buyer will still have to finalize and close on their mortgage before their financing is official.

This clause exists to protect the buyer in the event that their mortgage application is denied, ensuring that they aren’t penalized.

Appraisal contingency

The third contingency most often found in purchase contracts is a home appraisal. The buyer will order an appraisal and then the appraiser will reach out to you to find a day to come and value your home.

If the home is then appraised at the amount agreed upon in your contract, this contingency is met. However, if the appraisal comes up lower than the purchase amount, the buyer can renegotiate the price.

Walkthrough and closing

Once the appraisal and inspection have been met and financing secured, the buyer will have a chance to do a final walkthrough of your home. The walkthrough usually occurs no more than two days prior to closing on the sale. A walkthrough allows the buyer view the home one last time to ensure that the condition of the home hasn’t drastically changed since the home was inspected or appraised. So, make sure the buyer is aware of any changes you planned to make to the home before closing.

Now you’re ready to close on your home sale. You’ll receive a disclosure form to review (read it carefully!) and sign. Once closing is complete, ownership of the home is officially transferred to the buyer.

While the closing process does include several steps, it’s important to be available and cooperative along the way to ensure a smooth sale and transition into your new home.



79 Kennedy Rd, Stoughton, MA 02072

Single-Family

$379,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Wonderful home located in an established neighborhood! This raised ranch is a must see! Upgrades include professional interior painting throughout, new light fixtures, gleaming hardwood floors, central air, newer hot water heater! AND A BRAND NEW SEPTIC SYSTEM!!! Excellent floor plan consisting of a living room with a fire place, dining room, sun room which has brand new carpet, three bedrooms, large rear deck, and a large clean basement that could be finished to add additional living space! Add your vision and taste to the kitchen and bath and this property is ready for your enjoyment for years to come!
Open House
Saturday
February 10 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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79 Kennedy Rd, Stoughton, MA 02072

Single-Family

$379,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Wonderful home located in an established neighborhood! This raised ranch is a must see! Upgrades include professional interior painting throughout, new light fixtures, gleaming hardwood floors, central air, newer hot water heater! AND A BRAND NEW SEPTIC SYSTEM!!! Excellent floor plan consisting of a living room with a fire place, dining room, sun room which has brand new carpet, three bedrooms, large rear deck, and a large clean basement that could be finished to add additional living space! Add your vision and taste to the kitchen and bath and this property is ready for your enjoyment for years to come!
Open House
Saturday
February 10 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 79 Kennedy Rd, Stoughton, MA 02072    Get Directions

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