Sudbury MA Town Hall

The moment you have been waiting for is finally here.

Click here for Sudbury’s 2017 residential real estate assessments.

Please keep in mind that your assessment is not necessarily the market value of your property. Your assessment is based upon the value the town places on your land and structure – not always the same as what a buyer will value. Your property taxes are based upon your assessment.

If you are interested in learning about your home’s approximate market value, please call/text or email us anytime.

Also helpful – the difference between assessments & appraisals.

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This is so exciting! We are working with one of the top few companies that is offering 4K, 3D virtual tours to best showcase our listings. While there is a lot of tech jargon that accompanies the info about the new technology, the bottom line is that now buyers can sit in the comfort of their office/home/backyard – wherever, and fully immerse themselves in the homes we have listed ALMOST like they are standing in the house. If you are considering selling your home, you will want to stand out as much as possible – to create a virtual destination for which buyers can imagine themselves living in your home. This is it.  We will be utilizing this technology to market ALL of our listings – no matter the size or price.

For further information, call us. In the meantime, enjoy spending some time at 196 Old Connecticut Path in Wayland!

 

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Last week, on October 26th, Eversource held a meeting at Lincoln-Sudbury to discuss and answer questions about their proposed “plan” for a Hudson to Sudbury power line that will negatively impact much of our beautiful town, for absolutely zero benefit to Sudbury.

For more information on the horrible plan – click here.

However, it was pretty clear to the almost 900 Sudbury residents in attendance that the Eversource representatives were there to listen to the questions, and give canned and scripted responses.

Carole Daniels has been representing Protect Sudbury by speaking about the detrimental impact of the Eversource plan on Sudbury Real Estate at Open Houses, Chamber of Commerce meetings, community meetings, and at Sudbury Public School and L-S school committee meetings.

Having studied the plan, researched ad naseum the impact of Real Estate in other cities and towns that have lost the fight, and professionally experienced the effects it is already having on Sudbury, Carole is truly the expert.  At the meeting last week, Carole posed one of the biggest concerns of Sudbury residents to Eversource. Click here for the video.

“Are Eversource and its representatives aware of the financial and personal impact and hardship that this proposal has already imposed on the residents in the town of Sudbury? There are two primary reasons why people move to Sudbury and why people who live in Sudbury do not want to leave, in addition to the percentage of Lincoln-Sudbury High School grads who return to this town to raise their families is exceptionally high. The first reason is the look and feel of the town, the abundance of the trees, the country roads, conservation land and protected open spaces and the historic significance and charm. The Eversource proposal will turn this town into an industrial wasteland. The second reason is the reputation of the schools.  There is a direct correlation between the excellence in the schools and the real estate values. The reverse is also true. As Real Estate values drop, the assessments and tax revenues will drop, the depreciation and tax revenues will effect the dollars going into the school budget.  When the schools are impacted, the Real Estate values will decrease….” She continued to talk about real instances that have occurred in Sudbury over the past 6 months.

Eversource set up the format for the meeting.  All of the questions were asked and at the end, specialists in each department of Eversource gave stock answers in categories such as, health risk from transmission lines, real estate values etc.  The individual questions were not answered, but rather a generic response was given.  With regard to the designated Eversource Real Estate specialist, she started out by making a statement that, according to studies on the effect of transmission lines and property values, the studies show that there is no real impact to property values.  And whatever impact there is, lessens over time.  The audience was so upset and residents could not stay quiet – the rep from Eversource never finished her pre planned response and left the stage.  She left the building shortly thereafter.

To watch the entire meeting, click here.

Regardless of whether you are an abutter to the proposed path, or you don’t think this concerns you, Sudbury can not afford for you NOT to get involved. Talk, write, donate – there is plenty to do to help fight the fight. To learn more and become involved, click here. 

To contact Eversource Investor Relations, click here.

Thank you.

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Glad I caught your attention. What I am trying to say is:

(Sudbury Family searching for house in neighborhood, Ideally with 3 car garage, finished basement, four (plus) bedrooms, at least 4,000 square feet, prefers Peter Noyes School District but is open minded, would love to see the house in real life, as soon as possible. No strings attached. Very easy buyers – can close anytime). (Swipe right is tech lingo for an online dating app that signifies interest) 

It would certainly make the home search process easier if everyone who may be willing to sell would be as searchable to Realtors and home buyers as the dating process is for those searching to meet that special someone.

My point is this – Carole and I (and I’m confident I speak for many Realtors), have buyers – ready, willing and able to buy without selling, buyers. As a rule, these buyers are generally highly selective. Highly selective because they don’t HAVE to move, but they want to. They want to, and they are financially qualified to do so without selling their current home. When this class of buyers wants to move (instead of having to move), they are more specific on where in town they would like to live, what they desire in a neighborhood, and overall – in a house. They are fabulous buyers once they have found that house, as they know what it is like to look – constantly, for the details of the next great listing to come on the market. Opening the daily MLS emails with a glimmer of hope that today will be the day they find it. Once they find the house, they are committed buyers. Unless they are dealing with an unreasonable seller and catastrophic home inspection issues (since there really is a solution for just about EVERYTHING), these are ideal buyers.

So, if you have thought about selling, and you just happen to fit the criteria mentioned above – do call/text or email us. Also, if you fit the criteria and are working with a Realtor to prepare your house for the market, please ask your Realtor to contact us – just so we can give our clients some hope.  You’ll be so glad you did.

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Your Guide to Sudbury Social Media #LiveInSudburyMA

May 10, 2016

Tweet Whether or not you could categorize yourself as a wake-up-and-immediately-check-Facebook, or a I-get-my-news-from-Twitter, or a I-only-check-Facebook-to-see-what-my-kids-are-doing person, or somewhere happily surfing casually in between the world-wide-waves, and much to the chagrin of 01776 millennials, there are SO many great opportunities for you to stay in touch with what is happening in Sudbury, just by […]

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We’re Putting Our Money Where Our Hearts Are. #ProtectSudbury

May 6, 2016

Tweet In an attempt to not bury the lead, the purpose of this post is to announce that we (Carole and I, the Daniels Team) have committed to donating a portion of our proceeds from our Sudbury Real Estate Transactions to Protect Sudbury, LLC.  If you care to understand why, please, read on. We say […]

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Our Advice for First Timers, as Featured on PureWow.com

March 29, 2016

Tweet Honored to have been asked for advice for First Time Buyers from PureWow. Enjoy! And please, as always, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about your future home purchase and/or sale.

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Beyond MLS™ – Why You, Or Someone You Know Should Buy… 388 WILLIS ROAD, SUDBURY, MASSACHUSETTS

March 18, 2016

Tweet   Multiple Listing Service provides Real Estate Agents/Brokers with exactly 1000 character spaces to use in the description section in MLS. This is typically a challenge, as we are attempting to convince you, in 1000 characters or fewer (including spaces) why you should spend six or seven figures and move into that specific house. […]

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Sudbury Unites Against Eversource Plan

March 18, 2016

Tweet I’ve heard from many that not everyone in town knows about the power line issue. So, to summarize – Eversource has introduced what they are referring to as a “Reliability Plan” that will (if it happens), run an overhead high voltage transmission line through the heart and soul of Sudbury. This would require clearcutting […]

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Homebuyers… Ready or Not, Here It Comes! Are YOU Ready?

February 26, 2016

Tweet It’s almost the end of February and its 61 degrees outside (yesterday). For those not accustomed to living in New England, 61 degrees in February means that the top is down on the convertible and winter jackets were left behind when the kids went to school this morning. It also means that we are […]

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SUDBURY Property Values – 2016 Assessments

January 20, 2016

Tweet With the anticipation ALMOST as exciting as the upcoming Patriots game, or waiting to buy Billy Joel or Pearl Jam at Fenway tickets – here are our 2016 property assessments. BEFORE (yes, I’m yelling) you click on the link and scroll down looking for your address – please remember that your property assessment is […]

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Should I Stay or Should I Go Now? How to Decide If Moving Or Renovating Is Best For You.

March 21, 2015

Tweet   I wrote this piece about 4 years ago, when Winter seemed to end when it was supposed to (in January). Now, with the Spring market rearing it’s snowy head, SO many people are begging the question “do we renovate or do we move”?  I won’t tell you what to do, but I hope […]

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Hibernation, Shmibernation – It’s Time to Get MOVING!

February 26, 2015

Tweet Earlier today, Real Estate Attorney, Richard Vetstein of the Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog, inquired with some of his favorite Realtors about the impact the Blizzardterrible Winter has had on the Massachusetts Real Estate Market.  I was happy to be included and offered my input on the Sudbury market. Click here for the article. Or, […]

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Why We LOVE Sudbury! Reason #2

October 21, 2014

Tweet There is no particular order to this list, just what comes to mind each day.  It’s only numbered so that it’s easier to keep track. Reason #1 – The foliage on Route 27. Reason #2 – HOPEsudbury From my experience, Sudbury families, really, truly care about each other. Founded after 9-11 by Sudbury residents, HOPEsudbury […]

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Beyond MLS™ – Why You, Or Someone You Know Should Buy… 347 NORTH ROAD, SUDBURY, MASSACHUSETTS (MLS #71693294)

October 18, 2014

Tweet If you are thinking about buying a house that has privacy, tremendous character, a fantastic yard, many updates in a very convenient location in Sudbury, I encourage you to read on — what you have seen online up to this point couldn’t possibly begin to tell you about how great living at 347 North […]

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Why We LOVE Sudbury! Reason #1

October 9, 2014

Tweet Buyers always ask us what we love about Sudbury. There are so many reasons why – most of which are intangible.  But, every day, there is at least one thing that happens that easily makes the “Why We Love Sudbury” list.  The reasons are pretty simple, but when they are all added up, it […]

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Beyond MLS™ – Why You, Or Someone You Know Should Buy… 109 KIRKLAND DRIVE, STOW, MASSACHUSETTS

September 11, 2014

Tweet Multiple Listing Service provides Real Estate Agents/Brokers with exactly 1000 character spaces to use in the description section in MLS. This is typically a challenge, as we are attempting to convince you, in 1000 characters or less (including spaces) why you should spend six or seven figures and move into that specific house. In […]

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Beyond MLS™ – Why You, Or Someone You Know Should Buy… 442 ELM STREET, FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS

July 13, 2014

Tweet UPDATE: Sold with multiple offers the first day on the market. Closed in August 2014. Read fast – this one isn’t going to last. There are SO MANY buyers for whom 442 Elm Street is suited, I hope you have a chance to read this. First time buyers, those who are downsizing, those needing […]

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Beyond MLS™ – Why You, Or Someone You Know Should Buy… 36 RED OAK DRIVE, SUDBURY, MASSACHUSETTS

July 12, 2014

Tweet Interested in an absolutely gorgeous Creighton Hammill colonial reproduction in the most historic area in Sudbury that happens to have a great deal of privacy AND be in a wonderful neighborhood? Feel free to call us while you are reading. Multiple Listing Service provides Real Estate Agents/Brokers with exactly 1000 character spaces to use […]

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Beyond MLS™ – Why You, Or Someone You Know Should Buy… 340 DUTTON ROAD, SUDBURY, MASSACHUSETTS

June 27, 2014

Tweet TOO LATE! Multiple offers the first day on the market. I kindly suggest that you read this one fast, as I don’t think the house is long to last on the market. Multiple Listing Service provides Real Estate Agents/Brokers with exactly 1000 character spaces to use in the description section in MLS. This is […]

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