Claire LeBlanc - REALTY EXECUTIVES



Posted by Claire LeBlanc on 6/19/2019

You know your child(ren) more than anyone when it comes to how they learn and the environment that works best for them. So, when it comes to your choosing a new school in a specific district, knowing what will and will not work for your student is essential.

Your student’s needs

Some questions to ask are:;

  • What kind of learning style does the classroom cater to?
  • Does the school have specialists available to give that extra support to students?
  • How do those specialists work? (For example, do they pull students out of the classroom to work individually or in groups?)
  • Are they able to come alongside the student during the classroom learning time?
  • What is the facility/student ratio?
  • How many students are in each classroom?
  • What is the graduation rate? How many graduates pursue a post-secondary? 

A scheduled school tour can answer all of these and any other questions you have to assess if your student’s learning style and that school environment could work well together. 

Priority on curriculum

Another thing to look into is curriculum focus. Many school districts implement various types of educational foci to ensure students attain a specific set of skills. Some examples of focused curricula are STEM, Fine Arts, Music, Honors, and AP courses. STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math—has been a buzzword in school districts recently. Some programs now focus on the STEM curriculum from elementary through high school. Because of the advancement of technology, the job market in these areas is an ever-changing horizon. 

Additionally, fine arts and music can expand a student’s learning. Including a fine arts program can help students with fine-motor skills and develop creativity, among other things. Music education may develop parts of the brain that can help in other areas of study. The global landscape is becoming more competitive than ever. It is imperative that today's students are well prepared as they enter adulthood. Schools offering Honors and AP (Advanced Placement) classes can place your student in the position to take significant advantage of opportunities post-graduation.

Extra-curricular 

Schools, along with the items as mentioned above can enhance the educational experience by offering a variety of before and after-school activities. These can range from widely known sports such as football, basketball, and soccer to less-common sports like lacrosse, golf, and bowling. Clubs can give a great sense of belonging and develop leadership and team-building skill sets. Plus, service projects that improve the surrounding community provide students with the chance to network. Those networking relationships can parlay into opportunities later in life. Finally, with post-secondary schools becoming more competitive than ever, being able to submit an application with a superior balance of academic accomplishment and extracurricular activities can be an advantage.

For more insight on local schools in a potential new neighborhood, talk to the neighbors at the next open house you attend.




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Posted by Claire LeBlanc on 6/12/2019

Ready to purchase a high-quality residence for the first time? Ultimately, a first-time homebuyer will want to do everything possible to learn about the real estate market. By doing so, this property buyer can improve his or her chances of submitting a strong offer on a dream house, thereby increasing the likelihood of a quick, easy home sale.

Submitting a strong initial offer on a home can be simple – here are three tips to help a first-time homebuyer do just that.

1. Study the Current Housing Market Closely

A first-time homebuyer should allocate the necessary time and resources to learn about both buyer's and seller's markets. That way, a homebuyer can identify an opportunity to secure a terrific residence in any housing market and submit a competitive offer right away.

To analyze the real estate market, spend some time looking at the prices of homes that were recently sold in your city or town. This housing market data may help you differentiate between a buyer's and seller's market and map out your homebuying journey accordingly.

Furthermore, don't forget to check out the prices of houses that are currently available. With this housing market data in hand, you can better understand what it means to submit a strong offer that matches or exceeds a home seller's initial asking price.

2. Get a Mortgage in Advance

A first-time homebuyer definitely should get pre-approved for a mortgage. This will enable a homebuyer to enter the housing market with a budget that he or she can use to narrow a home search.

To obtain a mortgage, a homebuyer only needs to meet with banks and credit unions in his or her area. Each lender meeting is exceedingly valuable, as it enables a homebuyer to learn about assorted mortgage options and receive answers to any mortgage questions.

In addition, those who are pre-approved for a mortgage will know exactly how much money they can spend on a house. And as a result, these homebuyers can submit a competitive offer on a residence from the get-go, improving their chances of securing a first-rate residence in no time at all.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a must-hire for a first-time homebuyer, and perhaps it is easy to understand why.

Thanks to a real estate agent, a first-time homebuyer can differentiate between a strong offer and a "lowball" one. In fact, a real estate agent will go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure a homebuyer can get the best price on a house, regardless of whether this property buyer is operating in a buyer's or seller's market.

Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent is happy to offer honest, unbiased homebuying recommendations. He or she can provide expert insights to help a homebuyer determine exactly how much to offer to acquire his or her dream residence.

When it comes to buying a house for the first time, there's no need to leave anything to chance. Instead, use these tips, and a first-time homebuyer can submit a strong offer and move one step closer to purchasing a home that matches or exceeds his or her expectations.




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Posted by Claire LeBlanc on 6/11/2019


3 Newton Park Rd, Framingham, MA 01702

Single-Family

$309,999
Price

5
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Note: House was previously a 2 bedroom, it could be converted back. Updated Antique Colonial nestled in a cul-de-sac, dead end St.! Features include: Newer roof, Harvey windows, freshly painted throughout, new wall to wall gray carpeting, new gray flooring in kitchen and sun room! Good sized living rm, sweet kitchen and sunny eat in dining area, with lots of light and sliders that adjoins to good sized deck for outdoor relaxing! ! The deck overlooks conservation land and provides a backdrop of nature! First floor bathroom has an updated sink,cabinet and toilet. Laundry, mud room on the side entry. Second floor has an OVERSIZED bedroom with lots of light/sun and high ceilings! You could easily add in an area for an office, den, work out area, many options in this large bedroom space! Charming front covered porch overlooks park and playground! Super central location, near Framingham State Univ. route 9,route 30, T-Statiion, movie theaters, lots of shopping, restaurants!
Open House
Thursday
June 13 at 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Commuter’s Open House at this new list price! Great house, many updates come take a look!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 3 Newton Park Rd, Framingham, MA 01702    Get Directions

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Posted by Claire LeBlanc on 6/9/2019


3 Newton Park Rd, Framingham, MA 01702

Single-Family

$309,999
Price

5
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Note: House was previously a 2 bedroom, it could be converted back. Updated Antique Colonial nestled in a cul-de-sac, dead end St.! Features include: Newer roof, Harvey windows, freshly painted throughout, new wall to wall gray carpeting, new gray flooring in kitchen and sun room! Good sized living rm, sweet kitchen and sunny eat in dining area, with lots of light and sliders that adjoins to good sized deck for outdoor relaxing! ! The deck overlooks conservation land and provides a backdrop of nature! First floor bathroom has an updated sink,cabinet and toilet. Laundry, mud room on the side entry. Second floor has an OVERSIZED bedroom with lots of light/sun and high ceilings! You could easily add in an area for an office, den, work out area, many options in this large bedroom space! Charming front covered porch overlooks park and playground! Super central location, near Framingham State Univ. route 9,route 30, T-Statiion, movie theaters, lots of shopping, restaurants!
Open House
Sunday
June 09 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 3 Newton Park Rd, Framingham, MA 01702    Get Directions

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Posted by Claire LeBlanc on 6/6/2019


3 Newton Park Rd, Framingham, MA 01702

Single-Family

$324,900
Price

5
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Note: House was previously a 2 bedroom, it could be converted back. Updated Antique Colonial nestled in a cul-de-sac, dead end St.! Features include: Newer roof, Harvey windows, freshly painted throughout, new wall to wall gray carpeting, new gray flooring in kitchen and sun room! Good sized living rm, sweet kitchen and sunny eat in dining area, with lots of light and sliders that adjoins to good sized deck for outdoor relaxing! ! The deck overlooks conservation land and provides a backdrop of nature! First floor bathroom has an updated sink,cabinet and toilet. Laundry, mud room on the side entry. Second floor has an OVERSIZED bedroom with lots of light/sun and high ceilings! You could easily add in an area for an office, den, work out area, many options in this large bedroom space! Charming front covered porch overlooks park and playground! Super central location, near Framingham State Univ. route 9,route 30, T-Statiion, movie theaters, lots of shopping, restaurants!
Open House
Sunday
June 09 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 3 Newton Park Rd, Framingham, MA 01702    Get Directions

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