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Posted by Jamie Dee Frontiero on 2/18/2018

If you want to get the best-possible results during the home selling journey, it often helps to establish goals. That way, you can determine exactly what you want to achieve throughout the home selling process and plan accordingly.

A home selling wish list ultimately is a must-have for any home seller, in any housing market. This list will enable a seller to prioritize goals and take the necessary steps to make their aspirations come true.

Now, let's take a look at three goals to include in a home selling wish list, as well as tips to achieve these goals.

1. To Stir Up Plenty of Interest in a Home

Ideally, a home seller wants to generate substantial interest in his or her house. But transforming this dream into a reality can be difficult, particularly in a highly competitive real estate market.

A home seller who learns about the local housing market may be better equipped than others to differentiate his or her house from the competition.

For example, a seller who examines the prices of recently sold houses can narrow the price range for his or her residence. This seller then can establish a competitive initial asking price for his or her home that corresponds to the current state of the housing market, thereby increasing the likelihood of a fast home sale.

2. To Maximize the Value of a Home

A home seller probably wants to earn at least what he or she originally paid for a house. At the same time, what a seller paid for his or her home is unlikely to match the residence's current value.

To maximize the value of a house, a seller should conduct a home inspection. This assessment will enable a seller to identify any home problems and perform assorted home repairs to increase the value of his or her house.

Also, it may be beneficial to complete a home appraisal. With an appraisal report in hand, a seller can gain expert insights into the current value of his or her house prior to listing it.

3. To Enjoy a Quick, Seamless Home Selling Experience

A home seller likely wants to do everything possible to avoid potential hurdles during the home selling journey. Fortunately, a real estate agent can help you do just that – and much more.

Typically, a real estate agent serves as an expert guide throughout the home selling journey. He or she can help you prep your residence for the housing market. Furthermore, a real estate agent will set up home showings and open house events and promote your residence to buyers. And if you receive an offer on your house, a real estate agent can help you determine whether to accept, reject or counter this proposal.

When it comes to enjoying a quick, seamless home selling experience, it pays to hire a real estate agent. And if you reach out to local real estate agents today, you're sure to find one who can help you achieve your desired home selling results.




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Posted by Jamie Dee Frontiero on 2/11/2018

Ready to submit an offer on a house? Before you present a proposal to a seller, it is important to plan ahead as much as possible. That way, you can increase the likelihood of an instant "Yes" from a seller, as well as boost your chances of a quick, seamless homebuying experience.

Now, let's take a look at three steps to follow before you submit a homebuying proposal.

1. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

What good is a homebuying proposal if you lack the necessary financing to purchase a house? If you get pre-approved for a mortgage today, you can ensure that you will have the home financing that you need to make your homeownership dream come true.

To get pre-approved for a mortgage, you'll want to meet with several local banks and credit unions. These financial institutions can offer full details about a variety of mortgage options and help you select one that matches or surpasses your expectations.

Also, if you are unsure about the differences between assorted mortgage options, don't hesitate to ask for assistance. Banks and credit unions employ friendly, knowledgeable mortgage specialists, and these professionals are happy to teach you about various mortgage options.

2. Define a "Competitive" Offer

If you want to acquire your ideal residence, it pays to put your best foot forward with your homebuying proposal. Because if you submit a "lowball" offer, you risk missing out on the opportunity to purchase your dream house.

A "competitive" offer generally accounts for the condition and age of a house, along with the current real estate climate. Thus, if you evaluate a wide range of housing market data, you may be better equipped than ever before to submit a competitive offer on any home, at any time.

Take a look at the prices of recently sold houses in your area. This data can paint a picture of the current state of the local housing market.

Furthermore, find out how the home that you want to buy stacks up against similar houses that are available in your city or town. With this information, you can further refine your homebuying proposal.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a must-have, regardless of where you are on the homebuying journey. In fact, this housing market professional can help you can make the best-possible choices at each stage of the homebuying journey.

Prior to submitting a home offer, it often helps to collaborate with a real estate agent. This housing market professional can help you determine exactly what to offer on a home. And if your initial proposal is rejected, a real estate agent will make it simple to reenter the housing market and discover your ideal home.

When it comes to submitting an offer on a house, it usually is a great idea to prepare. If you follow the aforementioned steps, you should have no trouble providing a homebuying proposal that is sure to capture a seller's attention.




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Posted by Jamie Dee Frontiero on 2/7/2018


4 Seaview Lane, Newbury, MA 01951

Single-Family

$552,500
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
**SUPER SPACIOUS.COLONIAL** Nestled off Old Pine Island Rd sits the well known neighborhood of Seaview Lane, just minutes from the commuter rail, major travel routes, downtown Newburyport and Plum Island. Set inside a well-established cul-de-sac this traditional colonial boasts an attached garage, large yards & a back deck...inside, a huge open-concept kitchen provides newer appliances, breakfast bar, 2 pantries, powder room, access to the back deck/yard and, a large dining area w/ hardwood floors. Within sight-line of the bright n sunny kitchen you'll find a formal dining room AND a formal living room, both of which could be useful as home offices, a den or playroom (hardwood floors adorn both rooms). The main living area continues w/ an AMAZING family room, oh-so fabulous w/ cathedral-ceilings & cozy wood fireplace! The 2nd floor provides a Master En-Suite, 3 more bedrooms & a main full bath. The FULL HEIGHT BASEMENT could be finished and provides both interior & garage access
Open House
Sunday
February 11 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Super Spacious House....so much to offer....great locale, great neighborhood !! Fabulous NEW PRICE!!!!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 4 Seaview Lane, Newbury, MA 01951    Get Directions

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Posted by Jamie Dee Frontiero on 2/7/2018


4 Seaview Lane, Newbury, MA 01951

Single-Family

$552,500
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
**SUPER SPACIOUS.COLONIAL** Nestled off Old Pine Island Rd sits the well known neighborhood of Seaview Lane, just minutes from the commuter rail, major travel routes, downtown Newburyport and Plum Island. Set inside a well-established cul-de-sac this traditional colonial boasts an attached garage, large yards & a back deck...inside, a huge open-concept kitchen provides newer appliances, breakfast bar, 2 pantries, powder room, access to the back deck/yard and, a large dining area w/ hardwood floors. Within sight-line of the bright n sunny kitchen you'll find a formal dining room AND a formal living room, both of which could be useful as home offices, a den or playroom (hardwood floors adorn both rooms). The main living area continues w/ an AMAZING family room, oh-so fabulous w/ cathedral-ceilings & cozy wood fireplace! The 2nd floor provides a Master En-Suite, 3 more bedrooms & a main full bath. The FULL HEIGHT BASEMENT could be finished and provides both interior & garage access
Open House
Sunday
February 11 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Super Spacious House....so much to offer....great locale, great neighborhood !! Fabulous NEW PRICE!!!!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 4 Seaview Lane, Newbury, MA 01951    Get Directions

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Posted by Jamie Dee Frontiero on 2/4/2018

There's no question about it: Aging can be a mixed blessing -- especially if you're not prepared for it! Although aging does bring with it some advantages -- the most notable one being wisdom -- a certain amount of physical decline is inevitable.

Staying active and leading a healthy lifestyle are two ways to slow down the aging process, but there's another key element many people overlook when planning for their retirement years: eliminating tripping and slipping hazards in the home. Whether you're concerned about your own wellbeing or that of aging parents, here are several steps you can take to reduce the risk of injury from accidental falls.

  • Install or secure stair railings: While most homes are equipped with stair railings, they may eventually become loose, wobbly, or even detached. Making sure that all stairways have easy-to-reach, securely fastened railings can make life at home safer for everyone.
  • Stair safety tips: Slippery stairs (indoors and out) may need to have adhesive safety strips applied to them to help improve traction. If freezing temperatures are ever an issue for you, it's always helpful to have a small, easy to lift bag of rock salt on hand to melt icy walkways and stairs. Even though you may live in a warmer part of the country, temperatures do occasionally plummet to 32 degrees and below, so no one is immune to cold snaps and occasional freezing conditions in winter --even Floridians! Here's one cautionary tip that relates to basement stairs: For some reason, perhaps because of inadequate lighting, people (of all ages) sometimes take a tumble when they don't see the bottom stair. If this ever happens in your home, you may need to either make the lighting brighter and/or apply bright tape or paint to the bottom stair to make it more visible.
  • Reduce slipping hazards in bathrooms: Bathtub and shower floor surfaces can get pretty slippery when soap, shampoo, and water are added, so the use of non-slip rubber mats or safety appliques can help prevent potentially dangerous falls. Installing grab bars in showers and bathtub areas can make life easier and safer for aging residents or visitors in your home, too.
  • Remove clutter from floors and stairs: This objective can be more challenging when you have children who leave toys, books, balls, clothes, spilled liquids, food, and other miscellaneous things on the floor. However, when you have seniors trying to safely navigate their way around the house, keeping clutter and spills to a bare minimum is essential. That also holds true for minimizing tripping risks from cable wires, extension cords, and throw rugs.

If you're considering remodeling all or part of your home to accommodate either your needs or those of aging relatives, many experienced contractors and remodelers are well versed in products and strategies for making a home more senior friendly or handicapped accessible.