Open house on 5/20/2017 at 5 Ossipee Rd Billerica, MA 01821

Date: 05/20/2017 Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM  
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Rare opportunity. Spectacular views! Riverfront Colonial, set back on professionally landscaped lot with beach front. The fabulous kitchen has been thoughtfully designed with large windows facing the river, huge granite island & dining area with built in hutch and Refrigerator. Custom cherry cabinets, granite counters & hardwood floors throughout. Top of the line built in appliances including Thermadore oven & cooktop, farmers sink & Bosh dishwasher. Enjoy the view from inside, or step out onto the wrap around farmers porch and deck for morning coffee. All open concept first floor fireplace livingroom & sitting area. 2nd level includes two living areas, great for extended family. The Master overlooks the river & conservation. The 2nd bedroom shares one Master style bath with air tub & shower. Over the 2 car attached garage there are 3 bedrooms, a full bath, media room& mud room with w/d hookups. The walk out basement has 2 finished rooms & 3/4 bath. Ideal for entertaining! Must See!

Why You May Need An Agent To Sell Your Home

In today’s world, people will do anything to cut costs. Many people consider selling their homes without a real estate agent. If you decide to go the “for sale by owner” route, you could potentially save thousands of dollars in agent fees. However, you’ll need to be prepared to do a lot of legwork in the process of selling your home. There’s also no guarantee of a final sale in the end. Ask yourself these questions when you decide to sell a home on your own:

  • Do I know The Value Of My Home?
  • Can I Take On The Marketing Responsibilities Myself?
  • Will I be Able To Take Criticism Of My Home? 
  • Can I Screen Potential Buyers?

Pricing Your Home

There’s a lot of information that’s readily available to real estate agents that wouldn’t be available to you as a lone seller. You’ll need to know the marketable price for your home as well as how competitive the market is. If you’re selling on your own, you may need to pay for an appraisal ahead of time, which is something the buyer typically does. If you want to sell quickly, you’ll want to price your home a bit lower than the average for the neighborhood. 

Are You Ready To Work With A Buyer’s Agent? 

Real estate involves a lot of negotiating. If you want to sell your home on your own, you’ll need to ask yourself if you’re ready to work with a buyer’s agent directly. Sellers are typically responsible for paying the agent’s commissions on a home sale. Commission is negotiable but if you lack the knowledge and skills in this area, you could end up making a big mistake as a seller. 

You may end up going through several price cuts in order to save yourself from difficulty in selling a home. When a house has been on the market for a long time, it leads buyers to ask, “What’s wrong with that property?” Without marketing efforts and some price cuts, you could end up with a big loss by selling a home on your own. There’s so many advantages to hiring a real estate agent including the fact that they have extensive knowledge and experience in the field.   

Agents Work As A Buffer For You

With the amount of knowledge and experience that agents have, they are able to act as a buffer for you. Whether it be their presence during a home showing or being the point of contact for buyers, hiring an agent can save you a lot of time and aggravation when you’re selling a home. 

There’s a lot of advantages to hiring a real estate agent to help you sell your home. They are your ally throughout the process. If you’re willing to take the dive and venture in selling your home on your own, just know that you’ll have your work cut out for you. The good news is that there’s plenty of information readily available to you, no matter what route you choose.

Single-Family – 30 Kilmarnock St Wilmington, MA 01887 now has a new price of $350,000!

Split Gambrel with 4 bedrooms with lots of extras. Open concept kitchen and dining area with an abundance of cabinets. Open to large deck from slider. Front living room and first floor bedroom. Spacious master bedroom with skylights and ceiling fans. Two full baths, upstairs bath has hot tub. Two additions smaller bedroom on second floor. The lower level has front to back family room with walk out to side yard. There is also another room that could be used as an office. Private water and sewer so no town fees for either. Set on cul-de-sac and over an acre of land. Buyer is responsible for verifying all information contained in this listing. Buyer is responsible for acquiring smoke and carbon monoxide certification. Set GPS for 468 Grove Street, Reading.

This is a Gambrel style home and features 6 total rooms, 2 full baths, 4 bedrooms, 1.09 Acres, and is currently available for $350,000.

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Is It Time To Move?

Remember how excited, happy and nervous you felt days before you moved into your current home? It was the perfect house, meeting you and your family’s needs. Hard to believe several years have passed since then. It may also be hard to believe that you’re actually considering moving into another house. But, moving just might be the right option.

Makeup of a new city – Face it. You felt more curious, connected and happy when you visited a relative or friend at their home in another city. Culture, vibe, entertainment options and natural landscapes in the new area appeal to you. Moving to a new city might be just what you need to feel revitalized. Before you move to a new city, stay in the city for at least a week, this time without visiting family. It’s a good way to learn more about the city and find out if you really want to move.

Neighborhood changes – If crime in your neighborhood has increased, adding another lock on your house doors and windows may not be the best option. Instead, it may be time to move to a better, less crime ridden, city. Argumentative neighbors, an increase in untrained neighborhood pets and congested traffic are other reasons why moving may be a good option.

Family Size – Adult children leaving home to embark on their own could cause your house to feel too big. After your adult children leave, you may also desire to relocate and move closer to your siblings or parents. Similar to empty nesting, plans to have children could inspire a move. Infants and toddlers becoming teenagers may require added privacy or the need for growing children to have their own bedroom instead of sharing a room with one to two siblings.

Marital status – Get married, separated or divorced and you may not have much of a choice as to whether or not you’ll move to a new home. The move could help you to accept other transitions that your marital status change brings into your life. Moving into a new house may also help you to feel empowered, certain that you can thrive on your own or with your new spouse.

Career – Opportunity to work a better job in another city or neighborhood may inspire a move. These career opportunities could come through a company led relocation, market shifts or a job search. Moving to a new area could also introduce you to employers, new clients you could support as an independent contractor, franchise or government agency work opportunities that you were previously unaware of.

Your current house itself may also be a reason to move. The number of home repairs required to keep your house in good condition may have increased, possibly even doubling, since you bought the house. Construction or local zoning laws may have had a negative impact on sewage and water sources where you live. These are times when moving may be a good option.

Multi-Family – 29 Harding Ave Everett, MA 02149 is now back on the market!

2 Family home in need of some updating. Hardwood flooring, Finished attic. Separate utilities, Basement is partly finished. Laundry hookup in basement. Lots of possibilities. City water and sewer, Gas utilities and 100 amp circuit breakers in each unit. No showing after 7 pm. Property to be sold in “as is” condition with the prior owner occupying the upstairs. Buyers must do their do diligence.

This property features 9 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.07 Acres, and is currently available for $399,950.

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Let Go of These Household Costs

Even if you were smart and didn’t take on a mortgage that you couldn’t afford, you could start to feel painful financial pinches due to household services you sign up for. It’s going to take awareness to avoid agreeing to contractual deals that make you responsible for paying for services for a year or longer. Like an adjustable rate mortgage, these deals may start low, but not stay low.

How many of these household products and services do you really need?

Use the services for several months and you could become so accustomed to the services that you start to believe that you cannot possibly be happy without them. You also might not factor these expenses in when you consider ways to lower your debt. It can get tricky. So, to begin, examine what you’re paying for. Be honest and ask yourself how many of these household services and products you really need:

  • Landline telephone – Depending on the service provider, you could spend $10 or more a month for landline telephone service. If you there are one or more cell phone users in your home, you could scrap this expense.
  • Multiple cell phone lines – Instead of getting individual cell phone plans, see if you can lower your cell phone expenses by getting a family plan. You could even add adult siblings and cousins to family plans to save each of you money each month. As the cost of services increase, shop around for a better deal.
  • Cable – It’s hard to believe that few American households had cable television during the 1970s. Now, it’s as if people cannot live without cable television. Pay attention to cable rates before you sign up for this service. You could save $160 or more a month by simply downloading your favorite movies and watching them on your desktop or laptop.
  • Landscape service – Sure. Hiring a landscaper saves you time. But, do you really need someone to mow your lawn for you? Is there another way that you could use the money that you pay a landscaper?
  • Wide screen televisions – They’re cool. That’s for sure. But, wide screen televisions are also expensive. Before you head out to an electronics or department store and plop down money for a wide screen television, watch a few shows on your computer. You may discover that you don’t need a wide screen television after all.
  • Surround sound – This product brings programming alive. It can also make it tough to hear when someone has the volume turned way up. Ask yourself if you need that much volume in your life before you spend several hundred dollars on a surround sound system.

Admittedly,it isn’t easy to consistently turn away from a good advertisement. Great ads create strong emotions in you. They make you laugh, feel warm, accepted and hopeful. A great ad also makes you feel as if you’re missing something. They are meant to do that. It’s via emotion that marketers and advertisers create a sense in you that you absolutely must have their products or services. If you get caught up in the marketing and advertising spin cycle, you could end up signing expensive household service and product contracts that total half (or more) the cost of your mortgage.

The next time you think about signing up for a new product or service, catch yourself. Ask yourself if you really need the product or service. Also, think about alternatives that you could use in place of making the new purchase. These actions can lower your monthly financially responsibilities. Also, shop for lower rates and better service plans should your provider raise your rates. This,in turn, can reduce your financial stress, giving you a chance to enjoy life and your home more fully.