As a home buyer, the only opinion that matters is yours! It could be priced fine, but if it doesn't work for you in terms of amenities, features, drawbacks, location, etc, than the price doesn't really matter.
A strong agent can help you think about a property, and help you make the most of your decsion.... more
Why wouldn't you buy a home near an elementary school. I have sold a few like this and my clients say it has worked out great. It's is quiet after 3:30, weekends no one is home, spring break it is quiet. AND - you have an awesome playground for the kids to play anytime. I have not seen any repercussions from a price perspective with my clients who have purchased in front and behind the elementary school.... more
I agree that slab homes are rare in the North, but there is no reason not to buy one. Many were built in the 1950-60's to save money in the construction so that demands of the populace could be met. I would recommend seeing more and then making a decision for yourself.... more
Based on current market conditions, a home in Natick would be easier to sell, since investories are still quite modest there. Longer term, Natick is probably also safer given employment opportunities in town and near town. Finally, given gas prices, locations that are closer to major cities are going to fare better as the cost of commuting increases. All of that said, I agree with other postings, that the most important consideration should be which house will you personally be happiest in. Almost any house can be "resold" at the right price.... more
It seems to me that Natick would be your best bet. You can get closer to Boston and stay in your price range. Plus, Natick is a very pleasant family-oriented town that I imagine you would like better than Framingham (plus it has better schools). Other nice towns, such as Needham, Wellesley, or Westwood, would be well out of that price range.... more