Judy Korzenowski - BHHS Commonwealth | Newton, MA Real Estate, Brookline, MA Real Estate


Attending open houses is common for property buyers in cities and towns nationwide. However, there is no set number of open houses that a homebuyer will need to attend to discover his or her dream residence. In some instances, a buyer may find the ideal home after attending his or her first open house. Or, a buyer may attend dozens of open houses and fail to find a residence that matches his or her expectations.

As a homebuyer, it is important to do everything possible to make the most of an open house. Lucky for you, we're here to help you get ready for an open house and ensure that you can maximize the value of this event.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready for an open house.

1. Create a List of Home Questions

You may have learned about a home from a listing. Yet a listing only offers a limited amount of information about a residence. And if you have additional questions about a residence, an open house provides you with a great opportunity to receive responses to your queries.

Craft a list of questions before you attend an open house – you'll be glad you did. With this list in hand, you can ask questions about a home and gain the insights you need to help you decide whether a residence is right for you.

2. Perform Research

Try to collect as much information as you can about a home prior to an open house. That way, you can have a good idea about what to expect when you attend this event.

Also, you may want to put together a game plan before an open house. This plan allows you to prioritize different areas of a residence that you want to check out. Plus, it may help you conduct an in-depth review of a residence.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is happy to help you plan ahead for any open house. If you employ a real estate agent today, you can receive comprehensive assistance as you conduct your house search.

Typically, a real estate agent will keep you up to date about open house events in your preferred cities and towns. This housing market professional can attend an open house with you and offer immediate feedback as well. In addition, if you want to submit an offer to purchase a residence after an open house, a real estate agent can help you do just that.

Let's not forget about the expert housing market insights that a real estate agent can provide, either. A real estate agent can offer insights into housing market patterns and trends. By doing so, a real estate agent can help you narrow your home search and ensure that you can find a great house at a budget-friendly price.

Ready to attend an open house? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can attend an open house and learn about all aspects of a residence.



197 Grove St, Newton, MA 02466

Auburndale

Single-Family

$1,249,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Loaded with charm & detail this warm and inviting Historic Italianate Victorian was built in the late 1800's. The house is centered on its lot at the top of a knoll & set back from the street behind a large open yard. The rear of the lot is wooded. Historically known as the Snow-Owens House this home offers spectacular curb appeal, convenient location, 4+ BRs and 2.5 baths. Recently painted, the main floor combines LR/FR. A sunny eat in kitchen has been beautifully renovated w/ lots of storage/cabinetry, Viking stove, & Corian counter tops. The DR can seat a large group..wonderful for entertaining. A gracious staircase leads to the 2nd flr. The Master Suite has a walk-in closet w/a large bathroom complete w/shower, tub & radiant heated floors. 2 additional bdrms , a room that is ideal as office/nursery, + a full bath complete the 2nd level. The 3rd flr is home to the 4th BR where there is also additional storage. Basement is unfinished. Close to Williams School, Riverside & Auburndale.
Open House
Saturday
May 18 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Gracious and beautiful Victorian not to be missed!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 197 Grove St, Newton, MA 02466    Get Directions

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197 Grove St, Newton, MA 02466

Auburndale

Single-Family

$1,249,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Loaded with charm & detail this warm and inviting Historic Italianate Victorian was built in the late 1800's. The house is centered on its lot at the top of a knoll & set back from the street behind a large open yard. The rear of the lot is wooded. Historically known as the Snow-Owens House this home offers spectacular curb appeal, convenient location, 4+ BRs and 2.5 baths. Recently painted, the main floor combines LR/FR. A sunny eat in kitchen has been beautifully renovated w/ lots of storage/cabinetry, Viking stove, & Corian counter tops. The DR can seat a large group..wonderful for entertaining. A gracious staircase leads to the 2nd flr. The Master Suite has a walk-in closet w/a large bathroom complete w/shower, tub & radiant heated floors. 2 additional bdrms , a room that is ideal as office/nursery, + a full bath complete the 2nd level. The 3rd flr is home to the 4th BR where there is also additional storage. Basement is unfinished. Close to Williams School, Riverside & Auburndale.
Open House
Saturday
May 11 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Beautiful Historic Italianate Victorian! Own a piece of Auburndale History. 4 beds, 2.5 Baths
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 197 Grove St, Newton, MA 02466    Get Directions

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197 Grove St, Newton, MA 02466

Auburndale

Single-Family

$1,249,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Loaded with charm & detail this warm and inviting Historic Italianate Victorian was built in the late 1800's. The house is centered on its lot at the top of a knoll & set back from the street behind a large open yard. The rear of the lot is wooded. Historically known as the Snow-Owens House this home offers spectacular curb appeal, convenient location, 4+ BRs and 2.5 baths. Recently painted, the main floor combines LR/FR. A sunny eat in kitchen has been beautifully renovated w/ lots of storage/cabinetry, Viking stove, & Corian counter tops. The DR can seat a large group..wonderful for entertaining. A gracious staircase leads to the 2nd flr. The Master Suite has a walk-in closet w/a large bathroom complete w/shower, tub & radiant heated floors. 2 additional bdrms , a room that is ideal as office/nursery, + a full bath complete the 2nd level. The 3rd flr is home to the 4th BR where there is also additional storage. Basement is unfinished. Close to Williams School, Riverside & Auburndale.
Open House
Saturday
May 11 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Beautiful Historic Italianate Victorian! Own a piece of Auburndale History. 4 beds, 2.5 Baths
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 197 Grove St, Newton, MA 02466    Get Directions

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134 Lynnfield St, Lynn, MA 01904

Wyoma

Single-Family

$349,999
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
This Adorable 3 bed 1.5 bath Wyoma Colonial w/views of Sluice Pond is located just minutes from Rte 1, 128 & 95. Built in 1900 the house has seen many updates including plumbing/electrical services & newer roof. The 1st floor is home to a sunny family room large enough to accommodate a sizable sectional. The FR opens to a lovely dining room w/bay window. From the DR enter into an updated eat-in kitchen complete w/ stainless steel appliances and newer cabinetry. The kitchen leads directly to a tiered back yard w/a great deck perfect for dining al fresco! Currently being used as a playroom there is a "plus" room & small half bath on the main floor. Upstairs are 2 BRs, a full bath w/tub plus the Master Bedroom. Sophisticated in style, the Master BR boasts a vaulted ceiling w/a nice skylight and a large walk in closet. The full basement is unfinished but works well for storage. Conveniently located near schools, transportation & shopping don't miss this opportunity to live in Wyoma!
Open House
Saturday
May 11 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 134 Lynnfield St, Lynn, MA 01904    Get Directions

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