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Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 3/19/2019

The Unexpected Colonial is ready for ownership! 346 Salem Street, NA has been created and built as space you never want to leave. The soft gray color palette and classic features recreated throughout this home reflect a gracious colonial that has been brought back to life. The outstanding features are complemented by the huge addition that provides living space to accommodate the 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths while creating an open light filled 2-story foyer, private master en suite with a cathedral ceiling and skylights, a modern design kitchen with oversized island, stainless steel farmers sink, laundry room on the second floor. Now is your chance to see this breathtaking home.

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Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 3/18/2019


346 Salem Street, North Andover, MA 01845

Old Center

Single-Family

$889,000
Price

7
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
The Unexpected Colonial is ready for ownership! 346 Salem Street, NA has been created and built as space you never want to leave. The soft gray color palette and classic features recreated throughout this home reflect a gracious colonial that has been brought back to life. The outstanding features are complemented by the huge addition that provides living space to accommodate the 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths while creating an open light filled 2-story foyer, private master en suite with a cathedral ceiling and skylights, a modern design kitchen with oversized island, stainless steel farmers sink, laundry room on the second floor. Now is your chance to see this breathtaking home.
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Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 3/14/2019

For a home seller, hosting an open house can be a double-edged sword.

On the one hand, an open house provides an opportunity to showcase your residence to large groups of prospective homebuyers. Conversely, hosting an open house also requires lots of preparation, and getting ready for an open house may prove to be overwhelming, time-consuming and costly.

Lucky for you, we're here to help host an unforgettable open house.

Now, let's take a look at three factors that a home seller needs to consider before an open house.

1. The Current Condition of Your Home

Although you might believe that your home is currently open house-ready, it may need some work. Fortunately, there are many ways to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of your residence and plan your open house accordingly.

For example, a home appraisal may prove to be exceedingly valuable. This appraisal enables a home inspector to review your residence both inside and out. Then, he or she can offer home improvement recommendations so that you can upgrade your residence as needed.

Take a home appraisal report seriously. By doing so, a home seller can transform an ordinary residence into one that matches or exceeds homebuyers' expectations during an open house.

2. The Home's Interior or Exterior

Homebuyers are drawn to residences that feature dazzling gardens, clutter-free interiors and other stunning features. Thus, a home seller who dedicates the necessary time and resources to bolster a house's interior and exterior can increase the likelihood of hosting a successful open house.

To improve a home's interior, a home seller can scrub the floors, clean the walls and ceilings and perform assorted home interior maintenance and improvements. In addition, a home seller should depersonalize and declutter a home's interior as much as possible.

Comparatively, to enhance a house's exterior, a home seller should mow the front lawn, clear debris and dust from exterior walkways and ensure the house looks great to passers-by. With simple home exterior improvements, a home seller can boost a house's curb appeal and help a home stand out from other available residences.

3. Your Real Estate Agent

Let's face it – prepping for an open house can be stressful. However, a real estate agent can help a home seller get ready for the best- and worst-case scenarios.

A real estate agent will help a home seller prepare his or her residence for an open house. Next, he or she will promote the open house to potential homebuyers and collect feedback from them throughout the event.

After an open house reaches its conclusion, a real estate agent will offer honest, unbiased insights into the event. He or she also will keep you up to date about any potential home offers and ensure you can make informed home selling decisions.

Take the guesswork out of preparing for an open house. Consider the aforementioned factors, and you can get your residence ready for an open house in no time at all.




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Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 3/7/2019

Home showings are valuable parts of the property buying cycle. If a homebuyer knows what to expect during a showing, this individual can get the information that he or she needs to determine whether a particular house is the right option.

Now, let's take a look at three things that buyers need to know about home showings.

1. A home showing is a commitment-free experience.

There is no obligation to submit an offer to purchase a house following a showing. Instead, a buyer can review his or her options and proceed accordingly.

In some cases, a buyer may want to set up a follow-up home showing as well. A follow-up showing enables a buyer to get a second look at a residence to determine whether it matches or exceeds his or her expectations.

It also may be beneficial to prepare lots of questions before a showing. That way, a buyer can gain deep insights into a home to help him or her decide the best course of action.

2. A home showing enables a buyer to get an up-close look at a house.

During a home showing, a buyer will walk through a house with a real estate agent. A buyer can ask a real estate agent questions about a residence, and he or she may even choose to take notes as the showing progresses.

It generally is a good idea to check out all areas of a house during a showing. Remember, a home purchase probably is one of the biggest decisions that an individual will make in his or her lifetime. With a comprehensive home showing, an individual can gain extensive insights into a residence's age, condition and more.

In addition, a buyer should not place a time limit on a showing. Depending on the size of a home, a showing may last a few minutes or a few hours. But a buyer who allocates the necessary time and resources to analyze a residence during a showing may be better equipped than others to make an informed decision about a house.

3. A home showing is one of many steps during the homebuying journey.

If a home showing is successful, a buyer may be inclined to submit an offer to purchase. Or, if a showing reveals a house fails to hit the mark with a buyer, this individual can continue his or her pursuit of the perfect residence.

Lastly, when it comes to setting up home showings, it often helps to hire a real estate agent. This housing market professional will make it simple for a buyer to navigate the property buying journey.

A real estate agent will schedule home showings for buyers and keep buyers up to date about open house events. Plus, a real estate agent will help a buyer submit an offer to purchase a home and ensure that a buyer can seamlessly acquire his or her ideal residence.

Reach out to a real estate agent today, and you can kick off the homebuying journey.




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Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 3/6/2019


28 Washington Street, Chelmsford, MA 01863

North Chelmsford

Single-Family

$632,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
G. H. Smith House! Located in the heart of Vinal Square, this home offers the quintessential Chelmsford lifestyle! An artful restoration reaching $300K has transformed this c 1872 Colonial, creating the perfect blend of antique character and today's modern conveniences. The 1st floor offers perfection in terms of ease and space for dinner parties or holiday gatherings with a fireplaced living room and an elegant formal dining room. The spacious kitchen is sure to please with expansive granite counters, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar and a useful mudroom. Four bedrooms include a grand Master suite, complete with a breathtaking spa bath featuring an expansive walk-in shower. To top it off a laundry room and huge walk-in closet. The homes outdoor space features a double, corner lot, you'll enjoy a patio, landscaped fenced yard; a 2-car garage! It is located in walking distance to Varney Playground, Freeman Lake, the MacKay Library, the North Chelmsford Cultural Center.
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March 09 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
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