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5 Things That Make Your House Dated

By: Susan Kadilak

Not too long ago I received a call from a homeowner who was looking to sell.  I asked her to tell me a little bit about her home and she started to talk about all of the work they had done, including renovating the kitchen.  She went on and on about how the kitchen was brand new and barely used.  When I arrived at the house this is what I found:

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The “Brand New” Kitchen

I find that when homeowners were the ones who did a renovation themselves, as opposed to a previous owner, they often feel that upgrades are “new” longer than the rest of the world.

Here is a list of 5 features that make a home feel dated, even if it still feels new to you:

 

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Diaries Of A First Time Dog Mom

By: Laura Cohron

While thinking about what I wanted to write about this month, I realized I was staring right at her! Just about every buyer I have worked with has told me that one of the things they wish for in their new home is a fenced in yard for their current (or future) furbaby. Last year when we moved into our first home the first thing we wanted was a puppy… we had fantasies of family walks and playing fetch in the yard but I’m here to tell you it’s not all puppy kisses and happy frolics! It is those things sometimes, but it’s also a lot of WORK! Being new to the whole puppy thing I wanted to share with you what I’ve learned in the last 3 months being a dog mom….

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Selling MA: Flip or Flop

The Dirty Deets

Property Location: 67 Brook Road, Weston

Living Area: 1,861 Square Feet

Type of Home: Cape Cod Built In 1956

Beds/ Baths: 4 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms

Sale Price: $700,000

The Background: This home needed some major TLC! A builder took on the challenge of doing the upgrades in order to modernize this home, while still protecting its original 1950’s character!

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Selling MA: Military Move

The Dirty Deets

Property Location: 11 Perron Way, Lowell

Living Area: 2,064 Square Feet

Type of Home: Cape Code – Split Grambrel Style Home Built in 2005

Beds/ Baths: 3 Bedrooms & 1.5 Bathrooms

Sale Price: $405,011 (Over Asking!)

The Background: Our clients were a Military Family and had to pick up and move across country for work! They loved this home because of how spacious it was and the natural light just beamed into every room! There was plenty of space for their family and for entertaining, but unfortunately they had to move on!

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Buying MA: Lake Life

The Dirty Deets

Property Location: 2 Cricket Lane, Littleton

Living Area: 2,080 Square Feet

Type of Home: Colonial

Beds/ Baths: 3 Bedrooms & 3 Bathrooms

Sale Price: $429,900

The Background:  Our client was all done with their huge house in suburbia! Once we got that sold the hunt was on for a property where they could live out their dream of soaking in daily water views. It wasn’t easy to find something local that checked all the boxes but it all came together and now they are enjoying that lake life!

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Did You Know That Bad Lighting Can Hurt Your Sale?

By: Dave Lenhardt

Lighting plays way more of a part than it should in a home sale, and the early nights we have in the fall & winter only exaggerate it. Here are some great ways to use lighting to make your home stand out from the rest!

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Buying MA: Bigger & Better

The Dirty Deets

Property Location: 24 Indian Rock Drive, Saugus

Living Area: 2,871 Square Feet

Type of Home: Colonial

Beds/ Baths: 4 Bedrooms / 2 Full & 1 Half Bathrooms

Sale Price: $775,000

The Background:  Our clients had simply outgrown their previous home and they were ready for something bigger and better, ideally with a large kitchen open to the family room.  This home did not disappoint and even included an in-ground pool!

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Grab your puffy vest and Ugg boots, it’s Pumpkin Spice season!

By: Dustin Frankus

It is officially Fall in New England. The weather is getting colder, the days shorter, and everyone is sporting their flannel and fleece. I’m going to encourage you to take a break from staging your home or going to open houses and take a little time for yourself. Today we’re going to talk about something very important for this time of year: pumpkin coffee. In an effort to save YOU from having to sip something mediocre, I’ve done extensive research on the subject lately. Read on to get the skinny on the best pumpkin spice flavored coffees and where to find them!

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Planning A Remodel? READ THIS!

By: Laura Cohron

When my husband and I inherited my grandmother’s house we knew we were in for a big and exciting project. We had never taken on anything like this before and had no idea where to start. Turns out you start by knocking all the walls down! We completely gutted our 4 bedroom 1 bathroom Cape house into an amazingly gorgeous 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bathroom Colonial. Luckily, we worked with some great people who guided us through the process and made it very easy for us. With that being said, here are some things I learned during the project…

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What’s Hiding Under Your Carpet?

 

Many homes built before the 1980’s were built with beautiful hardwood flooring that has been, at some point, covered with carpeting.  One Seller told me that she was surprised to hear that it would help the sale to remove it.  After all, she and her husband had installed it themselves over the hardwood when they moved in 20 years ago because it was “in” and thought it made the house feel warm.  Your house may feel warm in the winter, but do you ever wonder what is underneath that dingy dust collector? Read on to see some of what we’ve uncovered!

 

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