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Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 11/2/2017

If you recently bought a house, you likely will need to purchase chairs, couches and other furniture for your residence. Luckily, we're here to help you streamline the process of discovering the right furniture, at the right price.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you find the right furniture for your residence.

1. Consider the Size of Your Home

Take close measurements of your house before you purchase any furniture – you'll be glad you did. Because if you fail to measure properly, you risk buying furniture that might not fit inside your house.

Also, it is important to account for the weight of furniture. If you consider the weight of furniture prior to purchase, you can ensure that you'll be able to carry this furniture into your house. Or, if you cannot lift furniture on your own, you can reach out to family members or friends for assistance.

2. Visit Several Furniture Stores

Dozens of furniture retailers are located in cities and towns nationwide. As such, if you shop around, you should have no trouble finding furniture that matches or exceeds your expectations.

Take a look at furniture from several furniture stores. That way, you can consider a variety of furniture for your kitchen, living room and other areas of your residence.

In addition, don't forget to ask a furniture store about delivery. If you can get a furniture store to bring benches, sofas and other furniture to your house, you won't have to worry about transporting these items to your residence.

3. Consider Pre-Owned Furniture

Sometimes, furniture stores will provide pre-owned furniture at a fraction of the cost of brand-new items. It often pays to check out pre-owned dining room sets, patio chairs and other furniture, as these items may help you furnish your house without breaking your budget.

It may be beneficial to search for furniture at yard sales too. These events may allow you to discover top-notch furniture at bargain-basement prices.

Furthermore, Craigslist and other online marketplaces can make it simple to assess myriad furniture options. And if you find furniture that you like, you can contact the seller and set up a date and time to evaluate it in-person.

Furniture shopping may prove to be time-consuming and costly, particularly for those who are already in the process of packing and moving to a new residence. Fortunately, if you collaborate with a real estate agent, you may be able to speed up the process of finding deluxe furniture.

A real estate agent will go above and beyond the call of duty to help you find a terrific residence. He or she also can help you negotiate with a seller, and in some instances, may be able to convince a seller to include his or her furniture in a home transaction.

Take the guesswork out of furnishing your house – use the aforementioned tips, and you can move one step closer to acquiring top-notch furniture that complements your personal style.




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Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 10/31/2017

This Single-Family in Methuen, MA recently sold for $411,000. This Cape style home was sold by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA - RE/MAX Leading Edge.


12 Vista Circle, Methuen, MA 01844

Single-Family

$385,000
Price
$411,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
You were looking for pristine and move in ready? This is where your search ends! Truly the most impeccable cape within a one mile radius of the 110/113 exit off 93! Enjoy this beautifully redone cape with fresh paint, new carpets, new roof and wonderfully sunny kitchen which leads to a great deck! The yard is flat with plenty of room to romp and play! Look how beautifully landscaped the yard is with a play area and fireplace area. Open House and showings start Sat. 9/2/2017 at 10:00am - 12:00pm Don't miss out! Offers review at noon on Monday.

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Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 10/26/2017

Are you planning on moving in the next 6-8 months? Don’t let your belongings take ownership of you. As consumers, we tend to accumulate a lot of “stuff” over the years. After spending 5, 10, or 20-plus years in one home, this can amount to more than some of us can handle. Do you have more than 4 sets of dishes? How about piles of toys & board games from when your kids were younger? And then there are those passed-down antiques that no one in the family seems to have use for, yet no one wants to throw away.

 

Rather than rush while packing and having to take the whole mess with you to your next home, consider starting the process early! You can categorize your belongings into the following groups:

 

  • Keep
  • Sell
  • Donate
  • Throw it away


It may be hard to discern which category an item goes in. This is why it’s a great idea to solicit help when you’re moving and downsizing your piles of stuff. An outsider can be a bit more objective to help you see what’s useful and what isn’t. 


The Keep Pile


The items you want to keep through your move are those that you use every single day. There’s no question in your mind that you’ll need these things at your next residence. Think of the items that are either irreplaceable or still in good working condition like bedding, the coffee pot, furniture, and personal items like books, DVDs, and electronics. 


Sell For Profit


If you have a question about any of the items that you’re going through, you may want to consider selling them. Is your sofa still in good condition, but won’t fit well into your new place? It’s time to get that piece of furniture to another good home and make a bit of cash while you’re at it. There are tons of websites, apps, and other resources that connect you with people who are looking for the items that you want to get rid of.


Donate


Some items may not be an easy sell. You may not even have the time to sell them. This is where donation centers allow you to do some good while you’re cleaning out your things. As you’re packing for the move go through things like clothes, books, DVDs, games, toys, and other knickknacks. Those figurines that have been sitting on the shelf may not be ideal for your new house. 

It’s also a good idea to keep the amount of space that you’re dealing with in mind. If you have less space, downsizing will be ever important. On the flip side, if you’re moving into a bigger house, you don’t necessarily need to fill it up!


Trash Pile


Unfortunately, we’ll always have a few things that need to be thrown out. Items that are ripped, stained, worn, broken, or plain useless must face the fate of the dumpster. 


No matter how you go about cleaning out your home before a move, you should know that it will feel amazing to have a lighter load to move as the clutter is cleaned out.             





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Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 10/21/2017

The public remarks are meant to describe this home as it is now but more important to know this home entertained and celebrated family and friends for more than 50 years. By description this is a classic mid-century 1950 ranch in a community of cared for homes in Colonial Heights. The location offers plenty of shopping and restaurants within walking distance. Once you come inside you will enter into a very spacious living room with a fireplace, hardwood floors throughout, three bedrooms, lots of closets and a separate dining room that accesses the sunroom to a private backyard with an in-ground pool. The basement is spacious with some ceiling height and potential for more usable space. There is a good upside for any buyer with vision and a keen eye to see past the work and embrace the idea of restoring this beauty. By situation this property is a short sale on a reverse mortgage. Showings Saturday - Tuesday; Offers if any due Tuesday, Oct 24th at 3:00 pm.

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Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 10/20/2017


45 Durso Avenue, Lawrence, MA 01843

South Lawrence

Single-Family

$268,920
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
The public remarks are meant to describe this home as it is now but more important to know this home entertained and celebrated family and friends for more than 50 years. By description this is a classic mid-century 1950 ranch in a community of cared for homes in Colonial Heights. The location offers plenty of shopping and restaurants within walking distance. Once you come inside you will enter into a very spacious living room with a fireplace, hardwood floors throughout, three bedrooms, lots of closets and a separate dining room that accesses the sunroom to a private backyard with an in-ground pool. The basement is spacious with some ceiling height and potential for more usable space. There is a good upside for any buyer with vision and a keen eye to see past the work and embrace the idea of restoring this beauty. By situation this property is a short sale on a reverse mortgage.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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