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Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 9/15/2018

At first impression, this Colonial will require more than TLC. This is a ďdiamond in the roughĒ opportunity for a Fixer Upper buyer that can wait for the short sale approval. The attached buyer packet must be reviewed and completed in its entirety, there will be no exceptions or changes. The property is being "Sold As-Is", Seller will not make any repairs, replacements or alterations of any kind to the property. It will be the responsibility of the buyer to secure the smoke/carbon monoxide certificate of compliance & final water reading. The buyer, buyers agent or its representative are responsible for the verification of all information relative to the property. This property will not pass FHA standards for financing. This property is occupied, respect and discretion are appreciated. Do not walk the property without a scheduled appointment and a real estate agent.

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Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 9/15/2018


63 Merrill St, Haverhill, MA 01830

Riverside

Single-Family

$202,800
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
At first impression, this Colonial will require more than TLC. This is a "diamond in the rough" opportunity for a Fixer Upper buyer that can wait for the short sale approval. The attached buyer packet must be reviewed and completed in its entirety, there will be no exceptions or changes. The property is being "Sold As-Is", Seller will not make any repairs, replacements or alterations of any kind to the property. It will be the responsibility of the buyer to secure the smoke/carbon monoxide certificate of compliance & final water reading. The buyer, buyers agent or its representative are responsible for the verification of all information relative to the property. This property will not pass FHA standards for financing. This property is occupied, respect and discretion are appreciated. Do not walk the property without a scheduled appointment and a real estate agent.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 9/13/2018

For better or for worse, the kitchen is the most fragrant area of the house. Itís where we cook and store our food, but itís also where we throw away our garbage.

 In this winter months, people do most of their cooking indoors, which can lead to an increase in grease splatter. In the summer, the high temperatures in the kitchen can cause garbage to smell and fruit to become overripe more quickly.

 Regardless of the time of year, we can all use some help when it comes to reducing kitchen odors. In this article, weíll give you some advice on how to do just that.

 Read on for tips on eliminating odors in your kitchen.

Air quality

The odors in your kitchen, both the good and the bad, come in the form of tiny particles floating in the air. So, it follows that one of the ways to remove lingering odors would be to remove them from the air in your kitchen.

One way to do this is with the use of an air purifier. These appliances come in a number of different sizes and can vary in price from under $100 to several hundreds of dollars. Depending on the size and layout of your home, youíll want to search for a purifier that can safely handle the number of square feet that youíll need to purify.

One benefit of using an air purifier is that it can also help you remove dust and other allergies from the air while removing unpleasant odors. However, keep in mind that most air purifiers run 24/7, so expect a few extra dollars added to your electric bill each month.

Cooking surfaces

One of the most common causes of kitchen odors are the surfaces of your counters, oven, and appliances. There are a few ways to handle this problem, but the best solution is to take preemptive measures.

When cooking items with grease, oil or butter, use a splatter screen. This will help you keep most of the grease inside the pan and off your surfaces where they will later emit a smell.

Itís important to frequently wipe down surfaces in your kitchen and clean them with a degreaser. If you donít have kitchen tile or some other form of easy to clean surface around your cooking surfaces, consider installing one.

Dishes and garbage

We get it, after working all day, cooking dinner, and finally sitting down to relax no one wants to clean dishes. However, leaving dishes in the sink is one of the leading causes of kitchen odors. This is also true for people who donít run their dishwasher frequently.

Speaking of dishwashers, be sure to check the drain at the bottom for debris, which can cause your dishwasher to smell badly.

When it comes to garbage, itís often better to have a small garbage can that you empty more frequently than a larger one that will start to smell. Try to find a smaller can that has a cover, and consider scented bags to help mask any odors that do find their way out of the garbage can.




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Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 9/6/2018

Before you launch a home search, it helps to prepare for the property buying journey as much as possible. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to get ready to find your dream house.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prep for a home search.

1. Establish Homebuying Criteria

If you know you want to buy a home, it generally is a good idea to define your ideal residence as well. That way, you can streamline your house search.

Consider where you want to reside. For example, if you work in the city, you may want to focus on houses in or near the city itself. On the other hand, if you plan to return to school, you may want to search for a home near top colleges and universities.

Think about what features you want in your ideal home, too. If you have always wanted to own a home that boasts a luxurious outdoor swimming pool, for instance, you can map out your home search accordingly. Or, if you want to purchase a residence that features a state-of-the-art kitchen, you can search for a home that offers this amenity.

2. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

A mortgage typically is a must-have, regardless of where and when you search for a home. And if you enter the housing market with a mortgage at your disposal, you will know precisely how much you can spend on a residence.

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage can be simple. If you meet with banks and credit unions in your area, you can review your options and select a mortgage that complements your finances.

If you have concerns about home financing, don't hesitate to ask questions. Banks and credit unions employ courteous, diligent mortgage specialists who can respond to your home financing queries. As such, you can work with these specialists to gain the home financing insights you need to make the best-possible mortgage decision.

3. Hire a Real Estate Agent

As you get set to conduct a home search, there is no need to work alone. If you hire a real estate agent, you can collaborate with a homebuying expert who can take the guesswork out of finding and purchasing a house.

A real estate agent is happy to provide guidance throughout the homebuying journey. He or she can offer tips and recommendations to ensure you can find a terrific home at a price that matches your budget. Plus, a real estate agent will simplify the process of setting up home showings. Perhaps best of all, if you are uncertain about whether to submit an offer to purchase a home, a real estate agent is ready to provide insights to help you analyze all of your options.

Dedicate time and resources to prepare for the homebuying journey. By doing so, you can enter the housing market with the insights you need to succeed.





Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 8/31/2018

This Single-Family in Dracut, MA recently sold for $455,000. This Colonial,Garrison,Raised Ranch,Multi-Level style home was sold by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA - Leading Edge Real Estate.


11 Paulette Avenue, Dracut, MA 01826

Single-Family

$450,000
Price
$455,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
2
Baths
Beautiful and well-cared-for, 5 bedroom, 2 full bath, open-concept garrison/colonial...plenty of room for everyone! Home features include a 1st floor bedroom with full bath, large open-concept living room and dining room, hardwood floors, staircase and 2nd floor landing, tile floors, recessed lighting, bay window, window seat, eat-in kitchen with some custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, shed, 4 season sun room/mudroom off kitchen and garage which opens onto an oversized gorgeous deck. Lower level has some great space just waiting to be finished for additional living area. All of this sits on a beautiful manicured corner lot with great outdoor space for gathering family and friends. Easy access to all amenities. This is one that won't last long!

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