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What Makes A Home Move-In Ready?

by Michelle St. Michael 01/29/2019

If you’re in the market to buy a home, one of the easiest ways to do it is to look for homes that are move-in ready. Out of all the options that exist for buying real estate, buying a house that’s ready for you is a no-brainer. 


The problem for many real estate agents who are helping buyers find homes is that buyers aren’t sure what “move-in ready means. It means something different for everyone. Below, we’ll discuss some misconceptions and truths about move-in ready homes. 


Move-In Ready Doesn’t Have To Be New


New construction homes are indeed move-in ready, but there are a few roadblocks to buying new construction homes. First, these homes take some time to get. Many times,  buyers are purchasing them and waiting months to move in. There’s also less of a selection of locations. Most new construction homes can be found in the same area because that’s where the land is. New construction is certainly an option for people who have the time to wait to move into a new home. 


There are plenty of existing homes that may not need much work and have been constructed in recent years. You may not have been able to pick the colors on the walls or the types of countertops you have, but the house certainly isn’t falling apart. 


Move-In Ready Could Mean There’s A Little Work


Buying a fixer-upper is worlds different from purchasing a home that’s ready for you to live. Some move-in ready homes could use some work. The work involved is only cosmetic. The walls may need some painting or the house may need some cleaning up, but everything that needs to be done will be minimal. These are the types of projects that will be involved in buying a home that’s move-in ready.


The Benefits Of A Move-In Ready Home


You can enjoy the home right away

Things like appliances and other features in the house will be newer

The home will be in a sought after location

Sellers and builders will be motivated 


It's easy to enjoy the home and find newer features in a move-in ready home. New constructions homes will have the latest in everything from appliances to security. The owner will have upgraded homes that are ready to move to. More modern homes also tend to be in desirable locations. All of this not only equates to better living conditions for you an your family but better value when you sell the home at a later date.           




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Michelle St. Michael

Hi, I'm Michelle St. Michael and I'd love to assist you. Whether you're in the research phase at the beginning of your real estate search or you know exactly what you're looking for, you'll benefit from having a real estate professional by your side. I'd be honored to put my real estate experience to work for you.

Rhodes Realty Associates, Inc. based in Berlin, Massachusetts is a woman owned business owned and operated by Michelle St. Michael & Kathy Rhodes. They bring a wealth of knowledge to the real estate industry, as both woman have been heavily involved in residential new construction for 15+ years. They joined forces and founded their own Company. Kathy handles the day to day operations of the office, while her sister, Michelle, Vice President, Sales & Marketing is responsible for promoting a wide range of projects in the greater Middlesex and Worcester Counties. Rhodes Realty Associates, Inc. focuses on working with Rhodes Construction and other area developers to assist in the creation of lifestyle communities that are an asset to the host community and most importantly – provide excellent value and a wonderful environment for homeowners.