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Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMC, PSA on 7/23/2019

Itís not often that a home of this stature becomes available with so much to offer. See for yourself and tour of this Old Style Colonial on a corner lot that sits between two streets, sun drenched rooms full of hidden details and charm. Opportunity with equity exists throughout, bring your imagination, creativity, clipboard and measuring tape.

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Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMC, PSA on 7/23/2019


51 Sheafe Street, Malden, MA 02148

Malden West End

Single-Family

$399,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
It's not often that a home of this stature becomes available with so much to offer. See for yourself and tour of this Old Style Colonial on a corner lot that sits between two streets, sun drenched rooms full of hidden details and charm. Opportunity with equity exists throughout, bring your imagination, creativity, clipboard and measuring tape.
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Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMC, PSA on 7/18/2019

This Single-Family in Chelmsford, MA recently sold for $620,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMC, PSA - Leading Edge Real Estate.


28 Washington St., Chelmsford, MA 01863

North Chelmsford

Single-Family

$629,900
Price
$620,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Just take your time and imagine living in this beautifully designed home that offers a Chelmsford lifestyle like no other! A $300K artful restoration transformed this c 1872 Colonial into the perfect blend of 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 grand 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 mudroom. Four bedrooms include a grand Master en suite, complete with a beautiful spa bath featuring an expansive walk-in shower. To top it off a second-floor laundry room and huge walk-in closet. The homes outdoor space features a rolling level lawn, corner lot, raised patio, landscaped fenced yard; a 2-car garage! It is located in walking distance to Varney Playground, Freeman Lake, the MacKay Library and the North Chelmsford Cultural Center.

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Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMC, PSA on 7/18/2019

The process of buying a home is anything but cut and dry. There will undoubtedly be some twists and turns along the way. First, you need to be pre-approved for a mortgage. Then, youíll need to find a home that fits both your needs and your budget. Finally, youíll put in an offer on a place and hope for the best throughout the rest of the process.


There are plenty of things that you can do as a buyer to make buying a home both easier and more streamlined. Below, youíll find some of the best tips that are specifically for those seeking to buy a home. 


Give Them An Offer They Canít Refuse


When there is a low quantity of homes and a high number of buyers, competition can get fierce. When the market is like this, youíre not guaranteed to get a property that you put an offer on. It may take making several offers on homes in order for you to finally get the keys to your dream house. 


You never want your offer to be too low. A low offer could be insulting to sellers and instead of being countered, could just be outright refused. Make an offer too high and you still have a problem. A high offer may be accepted, however, itís not going to be approved by your mortgage company for you to borrow that much for the purchase. If an offer is accepted and a home appraises for less, you may be left with thousands of dollars that you need to pay on the spot in order to secure the home. 


The best way to present an attractive offer is to work with an expert realtor who can do the appropriate research and let you know what a good offer on the home would be.           


Know Your Contingencies


After an offer on a home has been accepted, you need to get to work on the contingencies that youíre going to want on the home. Your realtor will also be a huge advocate in this area. Contingencies will include things like the right to do a home inspection, the appraisal contingency, and the contingency that youíll only be able to move forward with buying the home if you have appropriate financing. These protect you as a buyer so that if something falls through, youíll be able to back out of the deal without a penalty.


Donít Go Credit Happy


Once your offer is accepted and your financing is in place, donít head out to buy tons of new furniture and appliances for your new home. Your credit matters until you get the keys to the house. Opening new credit cards or adding significant debt can affect your credit score negatively, possibly putting a damper on your home purchase. Hold off on making purchases until after you move into the house.    





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Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMC, PSA on 7/11/2019

You don't have to be an expert home seller to maximize your house sale earnings. In fact, there are many things that you can do to optimize the profits from your home sale, such as:

1. Craft an Effective Home Listing

An effective house listing enables you to make a great first impression on prospective homebuyers. Thus, if you dedicate time and resources to craft an effective house listing, you could boost the likelihood of enjoying a profitable home selling experience.

Ultimately, an effective house listing includes relevant information about your residence. It enables a buyer to perform an objective evaluation of your house and determine if your residence matches his or her expectations.

You may want to incorporate high-resolution photos of your residence into your home listing as well. These photos can help buyers envision what life may be like if they purchase your house. As a result, they could help you differentiate your home listing from all others and generate significant interest in your house.

2. Upgrade Your Home's Interior and Exterior

Clean each room of your house. By doing so, you can help buyers see your residence's full potential when they attend a home showing or open house event.

Enhance your house's exterior, too. By mowing the lawn, trimming the hedges and performing other home exterior upgrades, you can instantly bolster your residence's curb appeal.

Of course, if you need help with home interior and exterior upgrades, don't hesitate to reach out to professionals for assistance. With home interior and exterior professionals at your side, you can get the help you require to immediately upgrade your residence's appearance.

3. Employ a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent understands the ins and out of selling a house. He or she also possesses the talent and confidence to help you achieve your desired home selling results as quickly as possible.

Typically, a real estate agent and a home seller will work together to craft a top-notch house selling strategy. A real estate agent initially will learn about a home seller and his or her residence. Then, a real estate agent will offer tips and recommendations to help a home seller seamlessly navigate the house selling journey. And if a seller has any concerns or questions, a real estate agent can respond to them.

A real estate agent goes above and beyond the call of duty to streamline the home selling process. For example, if you are unsure about how to promote your residence to the right groups of buyers, a real estate agent will make it simple to host home showings and open house events. On the other hand, if you are uncertain about whether to accept an offer to purchase your home, a real estate agent can help you make an informed decision.

Want to maximize your home sale earnings? Take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and you should have no trouble getting the best price for your residence.




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