Kimberly McGrath - Janice Mitchell Real Estate, Inc



Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 7/12/2018

As the percentage of senior citizens continues to grow every year, more and more homeowners are taking a serious look at the possibility of having their aging parents move in with them. An increasingly popular idea is the notion of creating an "in-law apartment" to provide a private, but nearby living space for older members of the family.

As an alternative to remodeling one or more rooms to accommodate a live-in relative, some homeowners build an addition to their house. Those with an acre or more of land (and the budget) sometimes consider building a separate guest house on their property. In most cases, though, people tend to convert a portion of their homes to a secondary living unit.

If you're considering going this route, it's necessary to check with your town or city government to make sure you're in compliance with local ordinances, building codes, and zoning laws. Sometimes the approval process might be relatively simple, while in other situations, it could be more restrictive or complicated. The requirements vary widely from one location to another, but you never know until you ask!

A knowledgeable real estate agent can provide you with a lot of helpful information on the topic of in-law apartments. To find out whether your home is already approved for "multiple-unit occupancy," your local assessor, building department, or building inspector can provide the answer. They can also fill you in on requirements, restrictions, and guidelines for converting a living space to a secondary dwelling unit.

By approaching it with an open mind and a little bit of optimism, you might be pleasantly surprised with the practicality of welcoming an aging parent, grandparent, or other member of your extended family into your home. A separate living space may also be the ideal solution for a recent graduate or older adult child who isn't quite ready for the cost of full independence.

If you're currently in the market for a new home, you may even want to expand your "wish list" to include properties that have an approved secondary unit on it. Whether you're anticipating future family needs or toying with the idea of using the space to generate rental income, there are several potential advantages to having an apartment or guest house on the premises.

Your real estate agent can provide you with data on the availability of residential properties with "in-law apartments" and multiple unit occupancy features. They can also offer valuable insights on the future marketability of the property. While your main objective at this point may be finding a long-term place for your family to call home, choosing a property that's a good investment could make real estate ownership even more rewarding down the road.





Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 7/9/2018


37 Forestdale Rd, Paxton, MA 01612

Single-Family

$395,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
PRICE REDUCED /MUST SELL! Stunning 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath contemporary colonial. Main floor features grand foyer and two story living room with floor to ceiling windows, double sided fireplace and french doors leading to deck overlooking private 2.24 acre culdesac lot! Other main floor features include fully applianced, cabinet packed kitchen with center island, breakfast area, fireplace and sitting area with door to second deck, formal living room, dining room, first floor master suite with tray ceiling, private bath with jacuzzi tub and separate tiled shower, walk-in closet and first floor laundry room. Second floor offers 2nd 'mini' master suite with walk-in closet and private bath, two additional bedrooms with shared full bath and unfinished bonus room. Other features include 2 car attached garage, large basement for expansion potential and lovely landscaping! Being sold AS-IS. Needs some repairs/updates and priced accordingly. Great curb appeal, culdesac location, Title V in hand!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 7/9/2018

This Condo in Worcester, MA recently sold for $330,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Kimberly McGrath - Janice Mitchell Real Estate, Inc.


67 Pointe Rok Drive, Worcester, MA 01604

Condo

$309,900
Price
$330,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Check out this meticulously maintained waterfront unit at Pointe Rok estates. Bright, sunny townhouse with four levels of living space. The first level includes a center island kitchen with granite counter tops, a large fireplaced living room/dining room combination with a spectacular view of Flint Pond. The second level includes the master bedroom and master bath and an additional bedroom along with a second full bath. Move up to the third level which is a finished bedroom loft including a walk-in closet and sink. Proceed down to a finished basement with walkout access to Flint Pond. The exterior is maintenance free, including vinyl siding, new roofs and new windows. The property includes a clubhouse with a well-equipped gym, sauna and social gathering room. In addition, an inground pool and jacuzzi. A dock is available for boating on Flint Pond with access to Lake Quinsigamond. Access to the Massachusetts Turnpike, Routes 9 & 20 and the Grafton T-Station are minutes away.

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Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 7/6/2018

Immaculate and beautifully updated Victorian! Main floor features custom birch cabinet kitchen with Corian counters and stainless steel appliances, den, sitting room, formal living and dining room all with hardwood floors, half bath, laundry room and mud room with access to 3 car attached garage/workshop! Second floor of the main house features 3 bedrooms including master with private bath, main bath and mini loft with access to 2nd staircase. Above the garage features in-law potential with a gorgeous & spacious game room with separate entrance featuring open concept with kitchenette, full bath and deck! Exterior boasts private, fenced backyard with patio and 6 person hot tub! Updates include newly painted exterior, new 30 yr architectural shingle roof including plywood, new chimney, liner & cap. newly sealed driveway, new slider, replacement windows (except stained glass) generator hook-up, video security system and much more!

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Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 7/5/2018

Immaculate and beautifully updated Victorian! Main floor features custom birch cabinet kitchen with Corian counters and stainless steel appliances, den, sitting room, formal living and dining room all with hardwood floors, half bath, laundry room and mud room with access to 3 car attached garage/workshop! Second floor of the main house features 3 bedrooms including master with private bath, main bath and mini loft with access to 2nd staircase. Above the garage features in-law potential with a gorgeous & spacious game room with separate entrance featuring open concept with kitchenette, full bath and deck! Exterior boasts private, fenced backyard with patio and 6 person hot tub! Updates include newly painted exterior, new 30 yr architectural shingle roof including plywood, new chimney, liner & cap. newly sealed driveway, new slider, replacement windows (except stained glass) generator hook-up, video security system and much more!

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