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Posted by Annemarie Torcivia on 4/16/2018

As a seller, you want to make the right improvements to allow your home to sell fast and at a good price. Many sellers end up making unnecessary improvements to their homes in an effort to sell. Itís important to know what improvements will actually make a difference in how your home is sold. Read on for more tips. 


What Do Buyers Expect


This is a broad question because it depends on a variety of factors. First, a buyers expectations dictates what theyíre looking for. Is a buyer looking for a fixer upper or does the buyer want a move-in ready house? What buyers see also greatly depends on a few factors including the time of year, the location of the home, how hot the market is, and how much inventory is available. Your home will sell based on what kind of real estate market climate itís in.       



Refresh Your Flooring


Buyers see the floors as soon as they get in the door of a home. Itís what either adds to or detracts from the house. Old creaky floors certainly wonít add to the appeal of your home. Itís one less thing a buyer will have to worry about before they move into a house, making it a great improvement. 


Carpets


In the same realm as flooring, you should be aware of the quality of your carpets. Do they need to be ripped up? Should you have your carpets professionally cleaned? If you have simple carpets over hardwood floors, this isnít much of a concern. Wall-to-wall carpeting is where this is a major concern. 


Upgrade Appliances


Upgrading your appliances will always be worth your investment. Buyers love to know that a home is equipped with exactly what they need and ready for them when they move in. No one wants to buy a home knowing that the dishwasher or oven may need to be replaced at any moment. 


Refresh The Walls And Ceilings


Putting a new coat of paint on your walls and ceilings will be very attractive to buyers. You want to avoid buyers seeing things like smoke and grease stains. The wear and tear of everyday living can cause scuffs and scratches to occur on the walls. Fresh paint can really help to fix these cosmetic details.


The same thought process applies when it comes to wallpaper. If your wallpaper is old and tired, you may want to take it down and either replace it or paint the walls. Steering away from wallpaper may be the best practice, but if you canít avoid it at least replace it. 


Remember that buyers want to see themselves in the home. Personal style touches usually arenít the best way to go when it comes to prepping your home. The more neutral and basic the changes you make, the better. 






Posted by Annemarie Torcivia on 4/10/2018


358 Broadway, Lynn, MA 01904

Condo

$199,000
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Why pay rent when you can own. Great first time home buyer or investor. Needs a little love and care to be a cozy home. Great Wyoma location convenient to transportation, shopping and major highways. Living room sliders to cute front facing balcony. Adequate closets with additional private storage in basement. 1 car assigned parking.
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Posted by Annemarie Torcivia on 4/10/2018

Why pay rent when you can own. Great first time home buyer or investor. Needs a little love and care to be a cozy home. Great Wyoma location convenient to transportation, shopping and major highways. Living room sliders to cute front facing balcony. Adequate closets with additional private storage in basement. 1 car assigned parking.

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Posted by Annemarie Torcivia on 4/9/2018

In a high competition market, you may be tempted to do whatever you can to entice the seller to accept your offer. Buyers write offer letters, provide large down payments, or waive the inspection. Sometimes, this strategy includes removing contingencies from your contract. 


Beware. Removing contingencies can easily become a nightmare for you as a buyer. Certain contingencies should be kept no matter how much you think you should waive them for enticement. 


The Home Inspection Contingency


This contingency is basically universally recommended by realtors everywhere. This contingency allows you to get a licensed home inspector who will check the property. The inspection typically should be done about 7 days from the time you sign the purchase agreement for the home. 


Following the inspection, you as the buyer can request that the seller make certain repairs. The seller can either make the repairs or provide a counter offer. If youíre not satisfied or cannot reach an agreement, you can back out of the deal and still get your money back. 


Without this contingency, youíll never know whatís wrong with the home until you move in it. Itís a huge risk to take to move into a home without understanding all of its moving parts. Is the roof stable? Has the basement flooded? Will the appliances last? There are plenty of questions that you might have about a home that can be answered simply through an inspection. 


Financing Contingency


This is an important contingency. Your offer on the property will depend on being able to get the financing you need to purchase the home. With this protection in place, in the event that you canít get a loan, youíll get your deposit on the home back. Be sure that the clause specifies the number of days that would be recommended by your lender to have the mortgage approved.   


Appraisal Contingency


This could be the most important contingency of all. This protection could possibly save you thousands of dollars of a headache. Once an offer is accepted on a home, youíre far from done. The lender will typically order an appraisal. If the appraisal comes in lower than the offer you made on the home and agreed to pay, you may have some problems. 


The lender will only lend you what the house is worth. If the appraisal comes in lower, youíll need to make up for tens of thousands of dollars out of pocket. Make sure you have an appraisal contingency included in your contracts!  


As you buy a home, remember how important contingencies can be in the process.            




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Posted by Annemarie Torcivia on 4/4/2018


36-38 Bryant Street, Malden, MA 02148

Multi-Family

$1,600,000
Price

4
Units
6,366
Approx. GLA
Huge well maintained 4 unit in convenient area of Malden. All apartments are deleaded. Rare duplex style. All units currently rented 3 apartments are sec 8 but no leases currently all apartments are TAW. 2 units are townhouse style. All separate utilities. Windows throughout are 6 years old. Roof is 10 years old. All rents have potential increases to concur with current rental market. Rear yard has 8 true parking spaces not tandem. Low almost free maintenance. Potential for condo conversion. Buyer must due do diligence to make finished lower level 2 apartments. Beautiful property ! No showings till first O.H. Sat 4/7 11:30-1:00 & Sun 4/8 11:30 - 1:00. All and any offers due Monday 12:00 noon. Agents must accompany buyers to be compensated.
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