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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 10/15/2017

If you intend to list your residence, you'll need to think about how you'll price your residence. However, what you initially paid for your home is unlikely to match its value today. And if you set an initial asking price that is too high, you risk alienating potential homebuyers.

Lucky for you, we're here to help you determine the ideal initial asking price for your residence to increase the likelihood of a fast home sale.

Now, let's take a look at three quick, easy ways to establish a competitive price for your house.

1. Look at Housing Market Data

Housing market data is easy to find and can show you how your residence stacks up against recently sold homes in your area.

Evaluate the prices of recently sold local residences that are comparable to your own. With this housing market data in hand, you can better understand pricing trends for houses in your city or town.

In addition, don't forget to check out the prices of available houses in your region. This housing market data will help you understand the current state of the real estate market.

2. Conduct a Home Appraisal

A home appraisal is valuable because it allows you to receive a property valuation from a home expert. When the appraisal is complete, you may be able to prioritize various home improvement projects as well.

During a home appraisal, a property expert will examine your home's interior and exterior. This property expert also will assess the prices of recently sold and available homes in your area, including the prices of residences in your neighborhood. Following the appraisal, you'll receive a property valuation.

If a property valuation falls below your initial expectations, there is no need to worry. Remember, you can always perform assorted home maintenance and upgrades to boost your house's value.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

Work with a real estate agent throughout the home selling process you'll be glad you did. A real estate agent will go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that you can get the best price for your residence, regardless of the housing market's conditions.

A real estate agent first will learn about you, your home and your home selling goals. Next, this housing market professional will list your residence, promote it to large groups of homebuyers and host home showings and open house events. If a homebuyer submits an offer on your residence, your real estate agent will help you analyze the proposal and determine whether to accept, reject or counter it.

Furthermore, a real estate agent is happy to respond to any home selling questions. This housing market professional knows exactly what it takes to sell a residence, and as such, is ready to respond to your home selling queries at all times.

Get the best price for your home use the aforementioned tips, and you can price your house appropriately.





Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 10/8/2017

For many families, the kitchen is the most important room in the house. With the exception of homes that have narrow galley kitchens, this living space is often thought of as the nerve center or heart of a home.

The kitchen is typically the focal point of everything from meal preparation and consumption to holiday parties and social gatherings . It's usually the first place families congregate in the morning and often the last place they see each other before going to bed. Choosing a kitchen that's a good match for your lifestyle and decorating tastes can have a major impact on your satisfaction with a new home.

Starting out your home search with a clear idea of what your ideal kitchen should look like will increase the likelihood of bringing that image into reality. Perusing kitchen design stores, websites, and magazines is often a good starting point for developing a clear mental picture of what you want There are dozens of features and characteristics to keep in mind when searching for the ideal house, but the most important ones can be boiled down to three categories:

Space: If you entertain a lot or have a big (or growing) family, a spacious kitchen is probably the best match for your needs. The same thing holds true if you want an eat-in kitchen or if you tend to have more than one person preparing meals at the same time. Without enough space to accommodate your family's habits and lifestyle needs, the kitchen can quickly become cramped quarters. Another vital aspect of kitchen space is cabinetry and storage. For most people, the ideal kitchen would include plenty of cabinets, shelves, drawers, and closets that would provide storage space for dishes, non-perishable food items, kitchen implements, pots and pans, and cookbooks. Last, but not least, having a sufficient amount of counter space and food preparation area can often make the difference between a great kitchen and a marginal one.

Design: When it comes to modern kitchen design, the choices are mind boggling and virtually limitless! Some of the more basic decisions, however, typically revolve around questions like cabinet color, countertop material, flooring, lighting, color choices, backsplash patterns, and the desirability of a kitchen island.

Functionality: Some kitchens are more functional than others, but a lot depends on the size of your family, the amount of time you and your spouse spend cooking and preparing food, and how often you entertain. The configuration of a kitchen should -- and usually does -- enable the "chef" to move around efficiently and quickly between various food preparation areas, including the refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, sink, and counter areas. If you happen to do a lot of cooking, baking, and entertaining, a kitchen with a double oven may be the best option for your needs. A larger-than-standard refrigerator may also be a better fit for your lifestyle.

While there's never a one-size-fits-all approach to choosing the right kitchen design, forming a clear vision of what you want is always a good starting point for getting it!





Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 10/3/2017

This Single-Family in Northborough, MA recently sold for $570,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Michelle Gillespie - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices N.E. Prime Properties.


6 Joseph Road, Northborough, MA 01532

Single-Family

$579,900
Price
$570,000
Sale Price

11
Rooms
5
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautiful 5 Bedroom/3 Bathroom Colonial located in gorgeous, tree lined Deer Run Estates. A Brendon homes property. Traditional floor plan great for entertaining & everyday life. Numerous recent updates include interior painting, lighting, flooring and wall to wall carpet. Large updated kitchen with granite counters, gas cooking, pantry, dining area & sliders to enclosed porch with skylights. Formal living room & dining room with crown molding, newly painted w/hardwood floors. Family room w/exposed beams, fireplace & recessed lighting. First floor laundry & bathroom. Master bedroom w/walk-in closet & private master bathroom. Five good sized bedrooms total - all w/new carpets, newly painted & closets. Finished lower level w/media room & bar, gaming room, walk-in cedar closet & two storage rooms. Updated windows, roof & furnace. Deck. Two Car Garage. Natural Gas for Heating and Cooking, Central Air. Town Water & Sewer. Near Juniper Hill Golf Course & major highways. Excellent schools.

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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 10/2/2017

If you recently bought or sold a home, you likely need to move quickly to pack up your family's belongings. In fact, you may have only a limited amount of time to get your child's toys packed up and ready to go to your new address.

Ultimately, packing a child's toys can be quick and simple here are three essential packing tips for toys that every parent needs to know.

1. Make a List of Your Child's Toy Inventory

If your child has a wide selection of big and small toys, you may want to make a list of toys that need to be packed up prior to moving day. That way, you can ensure that all of your child's toys will make it from Point A to Point B.

As you create your list, think about the toys that your child uses frequently. If possible, you'll want to avoid packing these toys until the last possible moment.

On the other hand, you can immediately start packing toys that your child rarely uses. Pack up as many toys as you can, and you may be able to minimize stress as moving day draws closer.

2. Involve Your Child in the Packing Process

Packing can be a stressful process for kids and parents alike. Fortunately, you can involve your child in the packing process to help your son or daughter prep for moving day.

In many instances, children can pack up toys on their own. Kids may require supervision while they pack, but with the help of their parents, these children can get their toys ready for an upcoming move.

With the right approach, packing can be a fun bonding activity for parents and kids. Together, parents and children can pack up toys and other items and ensure all of a family's belongings can safely be transported from one destination to the next.

3. Pack and Label Your Moving Boxes

Parents will want to guarantee that no toys are broken or damaged during a move. As such, it is essential to use bubble wrap, packing paper and other packing supplies to ensure all of a child's toys remain intact.

Furthermore, parents will want to make it easy for kids to find their toys as soon as a family reaches its new address. If you use bright markers to label moving boxes that contain a child's toys, your son or daughter can instantly unpack his or her toys and start getting settled into a new home.

If you need extra help getting ready for a move, you may want to consult with a real estate agent as well. In addition to helping you buy or sell a house, a real estate agent can put you in touch with the best moving companies in your area.

Don't leave anything to chance as you prepare to move to a new location use the aforementioned tips, and you should have no trouble packing up your child's toys.




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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 9/28/2017


66 Coolidge Circle, Northborough, MA 01532

Single-Family

$529,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Look no further - a rare find for this totally remodeled 4 Bedroom/3 Bathroom Colonial in a sought after cul-de-sac neighborhood. Beautiful lot w/privacy, yet part of a great neighborhood. Updated kitchen w/gas cooking, ss appliances, granite counter tops, kitchen island, updated cabinets & tile floor. Open concept w/dining room & living room w/hardwood floors. Professionally remolded w/quality craftsmanship, attention to detail & tastefully decorated. Newly painted throughout. Updated light fixtures Family room w/fireplace, hardwood floors & half bathroom w/ washer/dryer hookup. Three season room w/hardwood floors, boasts great natural light w/additional space for entertaining. Second floor bedrooms w/hardwood floors. Master suite w/hardwood floors, two closets & updated private master bath w/granite counter, tiled floor, shower & tub. Heated 2 car garage. New Windows, Mudroom, Roof, Exterior Painting, Front Walkway, Paved Driveway. Gas Heat & Gas for cooking. Easy access to highways
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