Michelle Anne Murphy - South Shore Real Estate Services | Scituate MA Real Estate


Finding the ideal home for your family's needs is no easy task, but if you stay organized and focused, the right property is sure to come along!

One of your most valuable resources in your search for a new home is an experienced real estate agent -- someone you trust and feel comfortable working with.

They'll not only set up appointments for you to visit homes in your desired price range and school district, but they'll also help keep you motivated, informed, and on track. Once you know and have shared your requirements (and "wish list") with them, your agent will be able to guide you on a path to finding the home that will best serve your needs -- both short- and longer term.

In addition to proximity to jobs, good schools, and childcare, you'll probably want to pick a location that's close to supermarkets, recreation areas, and major highways. If you have friends or family in the area, then that would also be a key consideration.

While your immediate needs are a good starting point for creating a checklist of requirements, it's also a good idea to give some thought to what you may need in the future. Plans to expand your family, possibly take care of aging parents, or adopt pets are all factors to consider when looking at prospective homes to buy.

If you have college-age children or recent graduates in the family, you might have to save room for them in your new house. Many grads need a couple more years of financial and moral support from their parents (not to mention home-cooked meals) before they're ready to venture out on their own. Houses with a finished basement, a separate in-law apartment, or even a guest cottage on the property are often well-suited for multigenerational households.

In many cases, people tend to buy a home based on their emotional reaction to it, and then justify the purchase with facts. For example, if the price was right and a particular house reminded you of your childhood home, then that combination of elements could prompt you to make an offer on the house -- assuming those childhood memories were happy!

Sometimes prospective buyers might simply love the look and feel of a neighborhood or the fact that there's a spacious, fenced-in back yard in which they can envision their children or dogs happily (and safely) playing.

According to recent surveys, today's buyers are attracted to homes that have energy efficient features, separate laundry rooms, and low-maintenance floors, counter tops, and backyard decks. Gourmet kitchens, stainless steel appliances, a farmhouse sink, a home office area, and outdoor living spaces are also popular features. Although your tastes may differ, many house hunters also like design elements such as subway tiles, hardwood floors, shaker cabinets, pendant lights, and exposed brick.

When it comes to choosing the home that you and your family will live in for the next few years, your top priorities will probably include a sufficient amount of space, plenty of convenience, and a comfortable environment in which you and your loved ones can feel safe, secure, and happy for the foreseeable future!



49B Collier Rd, Scituate, MA 02066

Third Cliff

Single-Family

$2,490,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Build the oceanfront house of your dreams! Step out your front door to the beach! This stunning Nantucket Craftsman will include wrap around decks with panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean, North River & direct access to the famous sandy "Spit" perfect for beachcombing, sunbathing & soaking up the good life! Custom construction by highly regarded local builder K&E Construction/NHN Development. To be built once you choose the custom architectural design & finishes! Master suite with balcony, guest area & infinity spa. Expansive great room with beach stone fireplace, entertaining deck & outdoor kitchen! This Third Cliff paradise is ideally located minutes from golfing, marina, harbor shops, restaurants, lighthouse & the train to Boston! This is a builders package, plans shown are concepts only, actual designs may vary. Town sewer, town water & gas on the street!
Open House
Saturday
May 25 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 49B Collier Rd, Scituate, MA 02066    Get Directions

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49A Collier Rd, Scituate, MA 02066

Single-Family

$1,649,000
Price

11
Rooms
5
Beds
3
Baths
DIRECT BEACH FRONT LIVING! Once in a lifetime opportunity to live surrounded by panoramic ocean views, the soulful senses of the sea and rare direct access to a sandy beach oasis- the highly coveted Spit! Swim, kayak, surf and beachcomb in your own front yard! This "perfectly scituated" home is move in ready with a spacious open floor plan designed for soaking up the coastal lifestyle & entertaining with 2 kitchens, 2 family rooms ,multiple decks & patios leading out to dine alfresco under a seaside sunset! A private master suite with full bath, sitting area and balcony overlooks the Atlantic ocean with passing ships to Boston! All new windows, utilities, roof, and refinished hardwood floors. Attached garage with mudroom, garden area and beach rose landscaped yard with a concrete pier! The guest suite with separate entrance is the perfect in-law, Airbnb apartment and investment income potential! Walking distance to Scituate Harbor shops, marina, restaurants, bike path & train!
Open House
Saturday
May 25 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 49A Collier Rd, Scituate, MA 02066    Get Directions

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49C Collier Rd, Scituate, MA 02066

Third Cliff

Land

$1,649,000
Price

0.23
Acres
Residential
Land Type
Once in a lifetime does a direct oceanfront property on the coveted Third Cliff of the South Shore become available! Direct beachfront property with access to the famous sandy SPIT! This lot has panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Boston Canal with passing boats and the North River with trails, kayaking & beach combing. Mature shrubs and plantings on this private landscaped lot. Gas, town sewer, public road, beach access on site. This land is a hidden gem by Scituate Harbor shops, marina, restaurants, bike path & train to Boston!
Open House
Saturday
May 25 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 49C Collier Rd, Scituate, MA 02066    Get Directions

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49B Collier Rd, Scituate, MA 02066

Third Cliff

Single-Family

$2,490,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Build the oceanfront house of your dreams! Step out your front door to the beach! This stunning Nantucket Craftsman will include wrap around decks with panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean, North River & direct access to the famous sandy "Spit" perfect for beachcombing, sunbathing & soaking up the good life! Custom construction by highly regarded local builder K&E Construction/NHN Development. To be built once you choose the custom architectural design & finishes! Master suite with balcony, guest area & infinity spa. Expansive great room with beach stone fireplace, entertaining deck & outdoor kitchen! This Third Cliff paradise is ideally located minutes from golfing, marina, harbor shops, restaurants, lighthouse & the train to Boston! This is a builders package, plans shown are concepts only, actual designs may vary. Town sewer, town water & gas on the street!
Open House
Sunday
May 19 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 49B Collier Rd, Scituate, MA 02066    Get Directions

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