1919 Colonial Revival | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Full 1 Half Bathroom | 2,520 sq ft
Step back in time as soon as you step into the vestibule with his and hers coat closets. Welcome guests into the grand foyer where diamond pane windows with thermal interior storm window overlook the center hall stairway. Tall windows grace living areas and bedrooms. Luxuriously high ceilings, clawfoot tub, built in china cabinet, and built in linen closet round out the captivating character of this home. Enjoy breakfast or coffee on the back covered porch listening to the birds and babbling brook or watch the town go by from your front covered mahogany porch. Long list of updates over the years including a brand new hot water heater, replacement windows, 50-yr shingles, tiled kitchen. Stroll around town as the original owner surely did: 3 min walk to Beaman Memorial Public Library, 2 mins to Darby’s Bakery & Shannon’s Pizza, 4 min walk to West Boylston Common Bandstand to enjoy the town’s seasonal festivities. Easy access to major Routes 140, 12, and 190.
A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll and released by SunTrust Mortgage found that “55% of homeowners with a child under the age of 18 at the time when they purchased their home said that the opinion of their offspring played a major role in their home buying decision.”
When the results were broken down by the parent’s age, millennials (those 18-36) led the way with 74% of homeowners saying that their child’s opinion was a factor in choosing which home to buy. Eighty-three percent of renters believe that their child’s opinion would be a deciding factor when looking to purchase a home.
So what features in a home are most important to kids?
Coming in at 57%, it should come as no surprise that gaining their own bedrooms was the top most-desirable feature of any home for kids, followed by a large back yard to play in at 34%.
Todd Chamberlain, Head of Mortgage Banking at SunTrust explained the reasoning behind the survey,
“As a parent of two kids, I know from experience that including children in the home buying process is not only fun for the whole family, but also educational for our homebuyers of tomorrow.”
If you’re thinking about selling your home this year, make sure to highlight all the kid-friendly features your home has to offer so that you can sway the real decision makers.
102 Lee Street, West Boylston, MA 01583