Annemarie Torcivia - RE/MAX  Trinity



Posted by Annemarie Torcivia on 6/17/2019

This Single-Family in Malden, MA recently sold for $600,000. This Cape,Other style home was sold by Annemarie Torcivia - RE/MAX Trinity.


23 2nd Street, Malden, MA 02148

Single-Family

$625,000
Price
$600,000
Sale Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Fantastic opportunity to own a brick and vinyl home. The home features 8 rooms including a first floor master bedroom and family room, living room with fireplace, fully applianced eat in kitchen and slider doors to the deck. There is a wonderful yard of almost 13,000 sf and Route 1 access is less than 1 mile (Google Maps). Located in a great residential neighborhood and easy access for commuters make this a winning combination.

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Posted by Annemarie Torcivia on 6/17/2019

Moving can be quite costly. It involves a lot of packing, renting vehicles, the gas costs and also restocking the new home. All these contribute to a new financial burden you have to cope with. But there are a few ways to ensure that you do not spend too much money when relocating, and are still able to do so smoothly:

De-clutter first

A lot of your moving expenses don’t even have to cost you anything. Before packing to a new home, first of all, make sure that you go through all your stuff and decide what is not making a move with you. Give things away, throw useless things away, look through old boxes and closets to be sure you are only going with what you need. When moving, less is more.

Look for free moving boxes

Post adverts on free classifieds websites and ask friends and neighbors. You’d be surprised how many people have free boxes to give you that they’re not using. Alternatively, you can also go to a large manufacturing warehouse or even a superstore to take their boxes for use in moving.

Label all your boxes

The worst thing that can happen is not knowing what is fragile or non-fragile and them getting damaged in transit. It is easier to unpack when all the boxes are well-labeled. This way, the moment you are done with the packing, you can quickly sort the boxes first by label before unpacking them. Use simple names like “Living Room 1” or “Bedroom – Fragile” so that you can tell what is in the box at a glance.

Using Movers

Do you really need to use a mover? If you have reduced your load as much as possible and have managed to pack everything into boxes, then you may not need to use a mover. Using a mover could be quite risky as you may not know how they have packed your stuff. Because they do not understand the value or nature of your items, some confusion is bound to occur. If you are going to use movers, then be sure that it is absolutely necessary. Ask for friends and family to refer movers to you that they trust. A lousy mover can ruin a lot of sentimental items, and apologies won’t bring any of them back.

Whenever you are ready to move, you should take the time to plan correctly, contact the right movers, and monitor them from your old place to the new one. Talk to your real estate agent for their preferred movers in your area.




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Posted by Annemarie Torcivia on 6/10/2019

The real estate market offers no guarantees for house sellers. Thus, even if your home boasts lots of great features and is available at an appealing price, there is no guarantee that your residence will sell quickly.

Ultimately, a home seller must act aggressively to promote his or her residence to the right groups of buyers. With an aggressive approach to the home selling journey, an individual can boost the likelihood of enjoying a quick, profitable house selling experience.

There are many things that you can do to stay aggressive as you strive to sell your home, and these include:

1. Study the Local Housing Market

The local housing market may fluctuate. Fortunately, a home seller who analyzes the local real estate sector closely can gain the insights that he or she needs to speed up the house selling cycle.

Take a look at houses as they are added to the real estate market in your city or town. By doing so, you can see how comparable houses stack up against your residence. And if you find that your home pales in comparison to similar residences, you can perform myriad house upgrades.

Furthermore, if you find that the price of your home is much higher than the prices of comparable houses in your area, you may want to lower your residence's price. This may help you stir up lots of interest in your home from buyers, as well as accelerate the home selling journey.

2. Maintain Your Home's Appearance

You may have already dedicated substantial time and resources to upgrade your house's interior and exterior. However, if you fail to keep your house looking great, it may be tough to achieve your desired home selling results.

Perform regular house cleaning both inside and outside your residence. This will ensure that your house boasts amazing curb appeal. Also, once buyers enter your residence, they may fall in love with your residence's interior.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent usually has a simple goal: to help a seller seamlessly navigate the house selling journey. Therefore, if you collaborate with a real estate agent, you can work with a diligent housing market professional who will do everything possible to help you succeed.

Oftentimes, a real estate agent will meet with a home seller and craft a personalized house selling strategy. He or she then will put this plan into action and promote a seller's residence to prospective buyers. Plus, if a seller receives an offer to purchase his or her house, a real estate agent will help this individual review the homebuying proposal. And if a seller decides to accept the offer to purchase, a real estate agent will make it easy for this individual to finalize his or her home sale.

Ready to add your residence to the housing market? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can take an aggressive approach to streamline the home selling journey.




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Posted by Annemarie Torcivia on 6/3/2019

Owning your own home is a beautiful feeling. However, this feeling comes with the responsibility of maintenance. This maintenance does not apply only to appliances, but also the small problems that you tend to overlook in an apartment. When you fail to address these little problems on time in a house, however, it may result in more significant problems with a bill of a few hundred dollars turning into thousands. To prevent the worst from happening, here are small homes issues that you need to catch on time:

Faucet and pipe Leak

A leaky faucet or a slight leak in a pipe in the wall may seem like nothing to be worried about, but if left unattended, it could lead to severe damages. Failing to fix a leaky faucet at a slow drip can lead to expensive water bills as well as resulting in drain clogs and overflow. Furthermore, if a pipe in the wall has even a slight leak, neglecting it can damage the walls which can cause a serious issue that can impact your home's structure negatively.

Stain on the ceiling 

A weird blemish or damp spot on your ceiling is typically a sign of roof leakage. However, if you neglect the stain, then your ceiling could collapse because the drywall lining won't be able to hold the weight of water. In a worst-case scenario, untreated stains may result in dry rot in the roof beams which may cause structural damage and illness from mold growth.

Sticking doors

If you have sticking doors, they may not seem not like a big deal, but they are caused by expansion because too much moisture gets into your home. If your entry does not close properly, it will be difficult for you to heat a room efficiently, leading to a higher energy bill. Also, the moisture that gets into your room can lead to the growth of mold spores which are harmful to your health.

Dull hardwood flooring

"What possibly could go wrong?" is the question many homeowners ask when they notice the protective top coat of their hardwood floor has dulled or worn out. However, leaving a dull hardwood floor untreated will make it prone to discoloration and dirt, and you could possibly end up spending several thousand dollars on replacing the entire floor.

Missing or damaged caulk around the tub

If you notice some water is seeping behind your wall tiles or your tub, you need to seek the services of an experienced plumber or tile repair person as soon as possible. Leaving damaged caulk untreated can lead to dangerous mold deposits and also ruin the floors of the bathroom.

Do not ignore small signs of issues in your home and call a general contractor if you are unsure of the cause.




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Posted by Annemarie Torcivia on 5/27/2019

You probably know that in your home surface cleaning is much different than deep cleaning. Once you get the right spots down that need to be dusted, next, you need to vacuum up all of that dust and dirt. A well-vacuumed house is a happy house (and a dust bunny-free home!) The areas listed below are easy to miss, but once you get the hang of cleaning them, your home will be that much cleaner.


Between The Chair Cushions


Your kids may surf the couch cushions for extra change, but there’s another treasure to be had under there: plenty of crumbs and dirt. People eat on the couch and hang out there a lot. That means there’s dust, dirt, crumbs, hair, and more under those cushions of each chair in your home. Take the time to vacuum and get up all of the gunk. 


The Stairs


You probably go up and down your stairs at least a dozen times a day, but do you always take the time to vacuum them? The problem is that it can be hard to find an outlet for the vacuum and it can be a pain to move the attachments in order to get in all of those nooks on the stairs. Your best bet is to use a separate vacuum all together on the stairs. Use a lightweight cordless unit to make your life easier. 


The Windows


Your windows and window treatments are most likely neglected. Take the time to vacuum these up the next time you have the vac unit out. Curtains and blinds can harbor a lot of dust that’s difficult to remove. Use the brush attachment to achieve squeaky clean windows.   


The Doormat


You wipe your feet on it every time you come in the house, but o you remember to clean it? Start by shaking out the doormat outside to get loose debris off of it. You should take the time to vacuum up dirt and debris that collects around the doormat to keep anything leaves or dirt from entering further into your home. 


Lampshades


This part of the house may be a less obvious place to vacuum. If your lampshade is dirty, the light won’t correctly shine through the lamp. Remove the lampshade then use a hose attachment to remove dust from the inner and outer portions of the lampshade.


Mattress


The next time you change your bedding, flip your mattress, or the seasons change, take the time to vacuum your mattress. Dust mites and all kinds of things can be harbored in the mattress. It’s important to give your bed some TLC every once in a while.     





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