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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 6/19/2018


15 American Way, Marlborough, MA 01752

Single-Family

$359,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Located in Neighborhood setting - 3 bedroom, 2 full bathroom home. Open Floor Plan with living room with hardwood floors and bay window. Dining room with hardwood floors and slider leading to deck. Kitchen with oak cabinets, corian counter tops and tile floor. Great natural light. First Floor has two bedrooms with closets. Full bathroom and linen closet. Lower level has another bedroom with closet. Full bathroom with shower and washer & dryer. Family room with built-in shelves. Recessed Lights. Anderson Windows. Deck overlooking back yard. Garage with interior access.
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Sunday
June 24 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 6/17/2018

Whether you plan on selling your home in the next few months or the next few years, itís always a good idea to start thinking about the things that can increase or decrease the value of your home.

There are some factors that are mostly out of your control. Things like climate and the state of the housing market arenít something you can do much about. However, there are several ways you can gain an edge once you put your house on the market.

In todayís article, weíre going to talk about some of the main things that contribute to the value of a property, and a few lesser known ideas to help increase your home value.


The most important appraisal factors


Before you start thinking about adding bonus features to your home you should make sure the basics are covered. To maximize appraisal value, your home should be:

  • Structurally sound. The foundation, roof, plumbing, and other vital items need to be in top shape.

  • Efficient. Houses that havenít been updated with energy efficient windows, insulation, and HVAC systems are going to drag down the value of the home. Prospective buyers want to know they wonít be spending extra each month of the utilities.

  • Well-maintained. Inside and out, having a clean appearance shows potential buyers that youíve taken care of the home. This includes driveways, lawns, and fences on the outside, and paint and carpets on the inside.

  • Size, location, and market. You wonít be able to influence these, and many times putting additions on a home can actually lower its estimated value, so itís best to focus on other areas where you can make a difference.


How to increase your home value


Depending on how much time you have left before you want to sell, there are a number of things you can do to improve your home. Some home improvement projects are costly and time-consuming, where others can be simple and cost-effective. Here are some ideas for increasing the value of your home.


  • Revitalize the neighborhood. If youíre going to be living in your home for years to come, it can be worthwhile to integrate yourself into the community. Starting community gardens or converting lots into fields and playgrounds are long-term projects that will add culture and amenities to your neighborhood. Not only is this good for the town, but it could also increase the value of your home.

  • Small upgrades pay off. If you plan on moving within the coming months, you still have time to increase the value of your home. By replacing old faucets, handles, and doorknobs you can make older items appear new again. Similarly, minor electric upgrade, like replacing old light switches or outlets, combined with a fresh coat of paint can make a room look like new.

  • Simple landscaping. You donít need to start carving topiary animals into your shrubs to increase your curb appeal. On the contrary, having a yard that is simple and well-maintained will appear cleaner and easier to take care of for prospective buyers.

  • Consult an expert. If youíve lived in your house for a while, it might be difficult for you to see which things might decrease the homeís value. Contacting an agent will help you gain an outside perspective on your house so that you can plan home improvement projects accordingly.





Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 6/14/2018


438 Howard Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Single-Family

$899,900
Price

12
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
An elegant foyer welcomes you to 438 Howard St, where you'll find updates & luxurious details throughout this custom home. The formal dining room w/crown molding, chair rail, and transom window and living room with hardwood floors with inlay provide great space for entertaining. The updated kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, double ovens & island with cooktop. Relax & entertain in the family room w/fireplace & access to the deck. A half bathroom & study complete the first floor. Upstairs, you'll find the privacy you need in 4 spacious bedrooms. Escape to the master suite w/cathedral ceiling, walk-in closets & sitting area, as well as a master bath w/jacuzzi tub. The lower level offers a game room w/bar, office w/French doors to patio & additional storage space. Outside, enjoy passing your time on the multi-level deck & patio. Located on ~6 acres w/walking trails near Mt Pisgah, with easy access to 290, this is the property you're waiting to call "home."
Open House
Saturday
June 16 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 6/14/2018


438 Howard Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Single-Family

$899,900
Price

12
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
An elegant foyer welcomes you to 438 Howard St, where you'll find updates & luxurious details throughout this custom home. The formal dining room w/crown molding, chair rail, and transom window and living room with hardwood floors with inlay provide great space for entertaining. The updated kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, double ovens & island with cooktop. Relax & entertain in the family room w/fireplace & access to the deck. A half bathroom & study complete the first floor. Upstairs, you'll find the privacy you need in 4 spacious bedrooms. Escape to the master suite w/cathedral ceiling, walk-in closets & sitting area, as well as a master bath w/jacuzzi tub. The lower level offers a game room w/bar, office w/French doors to patio & additional storage space. Outside, enjoy passing your time on the multi-level deck & patio. Located on ~6 acres w/walking trails near Mt Pisgah, with easy access to 290, this is the property you're waiting to call "home."
Open House
Saturday
June 16 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 438 Howard Street, Northborough, MA 01532    Get Directions

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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 6/10/2018

Before you list your house, you'll need to establish a competitive price for it. That way, you can increase the likelihood of stirring up plenty of interest in your house as soon as it becomes available.

Now, let's take a look at three best practices for pricing your home.

1. Evaluate the Real Estate Market

The current real estate market's conditions can impact your ability to sell your residence. However, if you study the real estate market closely, you can differentiate between a buyer's and seller's market and plan accordingly.

In a buyer's market, the number of home sellers exceeds the number of homebuyers. As such, you likely will need to establish an aggressive price right away to separate your house from the competition.

On the other hand, a seller's market favors home sellers over homebuyers. If you're operating in a seller's market, you may be better equipped than ever before to earn a significant profit.

To differentiate between a buyer's and seller's market, examine the prices of recently sold homes and available homes in your area. This housing market data can provide deep insights into the current state of the housing market. Plus, this data can help you understand how your residence stacks up against the competition.

2. Conduct a Home Appraisal

Ultimately, a home appraisal can make a world of difference for any home seller, at any time.

During a home appraisal, a professional appraiser will examine your house both inside and out. Then, this appraiser will offer a valuation of your property based on his or her findings.

A home appraisal involves an evaluation of the current condition of your home, your house's age and your neighborhood. Therefore, if you complete a home appraisal, you should have no trouble using the appraisal results to help establish a fair price for your residence.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to selling a house, there is no need to work alone. Fortunately, if you collaborate with a real estate agent, you can receive expert insights into all aspects of the home selling cycle.

A real estate agent is happy to meet with you and learn about your home selling goals. Next, this housing market professional will offer home pricing recommendations, ensuring you can make an informed decision about how to price your house.

In addition, a real estate agent will go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure you can enjoy a seamless home selling experience. This housing market professional will promote your residence to large groups of homebuyers, set up home showings and open houses and put together an engaging and informative home listing. Also, a real estate agent will always keep you up to date about any offers on your home.

Looking to list your home in the near future? Use the aforementioned best practices, and you can establish a competitive price for your residence and boost your chances of a fast, profitable home sale.