First, I am not familiar with what CIL of MA is and what they do, so I'm not sure about the situation with the home and what they're doing with it. I do know that as realtors, we are allowed to say certain things and not allowed to say certain things when selling a home. For example, we shouldn't be telling you things like "it's a great family neighborhood" or "you'll love the neighbors" because we are commenting on things that are not factual information about our listing. I would say if you have any concerns about the area surrounding a home you wish to purchase, to call the local police department and ask them questions, or go online and check out the sex offender website to see if any sex offenders live in the area, etc. Maybe find out the number for the CIL organization and ask them directly. That way you are getting factual information from a reliable source who knows the facts. Just my opinion...I wish you well on your search for home!
Prudential Prime Properties
The person who sold the house and moved last year was a long time real estate agent in W'boro. She had trouble selling the house and finally used her connections to sale it to CiL. When it became apparent the house was sold and to whom it was sold to many households in the area raised objections and there is still a possible lawsuit brewing over this. We are obviously not happy to have a group home in our neighborhood and we are all furious with our former neighbor, the realtor, who did this. She has skipped off to FL, and doenst care about the stigma of her former street.
A house around the corner is now having trouble selling and they have given up and now are trying to rent it out. Thanks a lot LD, nice to have a property zoned as charity on the street
Why would this organization buy a home in a neighborhood full of 700-800K thousand homes for such a project. Do you really need granite, cherry and other high end amenities for a group home??
This sounds fishy to me. I cant believe that there were not lower cost alternatives that would have been perfectly suitable and more appropriate, even within WB.
If your agent didnt tell you this, you should switch agents. It seems from the answers below they are not technically obligated to point this out, but they arent really keeping your interests in mind if they dont mention it.
This seems like a weird place for a group home.
You have some very helpful information so far! I couldadd in for you to search on line in 2 ways.
A. Google search house address and current owners name.
B. Go to http://www.masslandrecords.com search under both owners name and property address
I would be happy help you further as your buyer agent, just call.
A site in Westboro is mentioned although no addressis given.
I live in Shrewsbury and there is a group home in the subdivision nearby and I have never heard any complaints nor has it affected the property values in the subdivision.
Hmmm...I don't see that it was on the market but CiL is the owner of record.
CIL is a not-for-profit focused on independent living...here is their contact information:
Cil Housing Of Massachusetts, Incorporated
2484 Pleasant Street
Dighton, MA 02715-1523
Please let me know if I can help you further.