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Posted by Eddie Hoskins on 9/25/2017


84 Prescott Dr, Chelmsford, MA 01863

Condo

$249,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
This is a fully renovated unit at Chelmsford’s Hitching Post Townhouse Complex. Prof. Managed & Financially Fit Association. Unit has 2 Large Bedrooms w/1 & 1/2 Baths, Attic storage, Wood Fireplace, Central A/C, Deck off Kitchen & Heated Garage. Beautiful Prof. Landscaped Grounds, Open-Grassy Field Area, Inground Pool, Patio & Picnic Area. Plenty of Guest Parking. Pets Allowed. Association allows owner to Finish Garage for Additional Bonus Room or Playroom. Walking Distance to Schools & Only Minutes to Highways and NH Tax-Free Shopping! This is a Fannie Mae Homepath Property.
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Categories: Price Change  


Posted by Eddie Hoskins on 9/25/2017

Open houses are essential for selling your home. They give buyers the opportunity to tour your home and visualize them living there. But an open house can also have a negative affect on buyers if the proper steps aren’t taken in advance. Let’s take a look at the tips below to help ensure a successful open house.  Clean & Organize: It is very important to clean and organize your home before your open house. A clean home gives the buyers an opportunity to see the home for what it is, and not all of your stuff and clutter. While touring your home, it will give the buyers the opportunity to visualize themselves living in the home and how they would set up each room. Clutter makes it difficult to do this as it makes rooms look smaller and covers up the true potential. Remove Personality: It’s best to remove your personality from your home when selling, and especially before an open house. You can always add your things back in after the open house. Things like pictures and picture frames, your children’s drawings on the refrigerator, other personal belongings, and so on. Removing your personality and creating a neutral home will better allow for buyers to visualize themselves living there and making it their own. Photos & Video: Since online research is often the first step one takes in the home buying process, the photos and video of your home will be the first impression that a buyer has. And you want to make that the best first impression possible. Having amazing photos of your home and posting them with your listing and online will likely attract more interest and therefore attracting more buyers to your open house. Photos that are not so great may make even the most amazing home seem drab and not worth the travel to the open house. The photos you place online could make or break a homebuyers interest and desire to see more. Social Media: Utilizing social media is the best way to get the word out about your home being on the market and your upcoming open house. Realtors and agents are already using it, but you should also be taking advantage of it. Sharing or creating posts of your online listing and asking your friends to share will only benefit you. You’d be surprised how many will comment on posts to tag their friends and family. It may bring more buyers and in turn speed up the sale of your home. Follow these tips for the most successful open house possible. It’s important to be mindful of the market and your home when determining what successful means, but what is important is an offer or multiple offers if you’re lucky. So spruce up your home and follow these tips and you should be on your way to placing a sold sign in front of your home in no time.





Posted by Eddie Hoskins on 9/21/2017


1 Pink St, Billerica, MA 01821

Single-Family

$299,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
This three bedroom Cape Cod home is located on a dead-end street. It has vinyl siding, full unfinished basement and one and one half baths. This is a HECM foreclosure and is sold subject to HUD Guidelines 24 CFR 206.125. All inspection costs are the responsibility of the buyer, including septic and smoke detectors the buyer will also assume responsibility for utility turn-on and turn-off for inspections. Property is being sold subject to HUD Guidelines 24 CFR 206.125.
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Categories: Price Change  


Posted by Eddie Hoskins on 9/18/2017

People often talk about boosting the value of their home with various improvements. But it is seldom that you hear anyone talk about the unforeseen factors that devalue their home. Furthermore, there are some fluctuations in a home's market value or appraisal value that are out of the homeowner's hands. In this post, we'll break down some of the broader aspects of home value and determine which "improvements" will serve you best in the long run. We'll also point out the red flags that are sure to devalue a home on the market.

Location

Few things so greatly affect the value of your home as location. If you happened to buy a house in Brooklyn Heights a couple decades ago its value has probably gone up exponentially since then due to the high demand of living in a trendy part of New York. Aside from living in the hippest neighborhood, people choose their home based on other location factors. Schools, hospitals, shopping centers, vicinity to highways or public transportation may all play a big role for many people. Location factors that will negatively affect the value of your home are high or increasing crime rates, economic decline (boarded up stores aren't very appealing to home buyers), a high incidence of registered sex offenders nearby, and neighbors that have unkempt homes or hoard junk in their yards. Other location factors are harder to sniff out. With the exception city dumps or waste processing centers--which you won't have any trouble smelling--having undesirable places like power plants or noisy freeways in your neighborhood can also devalue your home.

Inside the home

Home improvements are a great way to increase the value of your home--as long as those improvements meet a few criteria. Any changes you make should be legal and up to code. Potential buyers do not want the liability of illegal home improvements, nor can they ensure that the job was safely done and doesn't put them and their family at risk. Your improvements should also be up to social standards and changing tastes. Yes, we all have our own preferences when it comes to paint colors and home decorations. But when trying to sell a home it's important that it doesn't look like a time capsule from the 70s, rife with wood panels and shag carpets. When it comes to home repairs many homeowners elect to put off big projects because they are daunting and time consuming. Instead they focus on surface level improvements that might not do much to improve the value of their home. If you have plumbing that needs to be replaced, deteriorating flooring, or faulty heating and ventilation, make sure you take care of those before putting your home on the market.

Ask the pros

If buying or selling a home is in your foreseeable future, one great way to get a jump on your research is to consult a real estate agent and a building contractor to learn more about your area's own unique market values. This will give you a head start on making changes to your home and will tip you off on what to look out for when home hunting.





Posted by Eddie Hoskins on 9/13/2017

GREAT WINNVIEW HEIGHTS CONDOMINIUM: This is a deed restricted unit with gleaming floors, beautiful kitchen cabinets and other fine features. A deed restriction may apply. Buyer and buyer agent must due diligence and verify all information. This is a Fannie Mae Homepath Property.

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