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Posted by Dorothy McLaughlin on 5/19/2018

Before you even start the home search, research is key. There are a few areas that you should look closely at in every home that youíre touring in order to make an informed decision about each property and your future in it. 


Check The Foundation


When youíre walking around the home, note creaky floors, cracks in the walls, and water drainage issues. Maybe you wonít even be able to see if the foundation has any cracks in it or not with your own two eyes. A certified home inspector will, however, be able to tell you what is happening on the property. Cracks in the foundation or major foundational damage can be incredibly costly to you as a homeowner. Youíre going to want to know about these issues ahead of time. 


Do Some Investigating


Taking a walk around your desired neighborhood can give you a lot of valuable information. You may be able to talk to neighbors who will give you a bit of information about a property. Even wandering around the neighborhood or attending yard sales can help you to see whatís going on, if you can see yourself living there, and if there are any major issues that you should be aware of. 


Be Likable


Sellers prefer to sell a home to a buyer who they like. if you see that you have something in common with the seller like the fact that youíre both veterans, you should send a letter along with your offer to let the seller know your connection. Itís also helpful to send an offer letter that lets the seller know how much you love the house and that you can see yourself living in the home. It never hurts to add a personal touch to a home offer.  


Keep Your Options Open


Just because a home doesnít consist of the modern decor you picture yourself living in, doesnít mean it canít be changed. If a home happens to be older with less present-day decor in it, be sure to keep an open mind as to the potential that the home has for you.


Make A Strategic Offer


We know that prices that end in 9 are a bit more attractive to the psyche than prices that end in a flat zero. If the asking price for a home is $310,000, you may be tempted to offer $320,000 to shell out the competition, but you may be better off offering an odd number like $312,000. Sometimes a small difference makes a big impact in the eyes of the buyer. Work with your realtor to see if a home youíre interested in has any other offers. Your agent can help you to find a good price point for your offer as well.





Posted by Dorothy McLaughlin on 5/16/2018

This Single-Family in Quincy, MA recently sold for $575,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Dorothy McLaughlin - TLC Real Estate.


50 Virginia Road, Quincy, MA 02169

Merrymount

Single-Family

$589,900
Price
$575,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Charming 8 room,4 bed Merrymount Colonial on a nice corner lot. 1st floor has a cheery enclosed porch, a good size office/den ,Open plan living room,& dining room with lots of natural light, 1/2 bath & updated kitchen with an island (that's also portable). 2nd floor has a large master bedroom, 3 good size bedrooms & a full bath. H/W floors. 2 car garage. New furnace in 2010. Great curb appeal with white picket fencing & a wrap around trex deck to sit & enjoy the sea air & warm spring/summer days ahead. Fenced yard with bonus private lower wood deck & patio with cable hook up to relax & watch outdoor sports & movies. Great location, one block from a private association beach. Steps to the local elementary school. Close proximity to public transportation, the newly revitalized Quincy center with great restaurants, gyms & stores. Move in & enjoy adding your own personal touch to this great family home. The property is currently rented. NOT in a flood zone!

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Posted by Dorothy McLaughlin on 5/12/2018

If you intend to sell your home, you may want to host a yard sale. Thanks to a yard sale, you can eliminate clutter from your residence. Furthermore, a yard sale enables you to connect with your local community and inform community members about your plans to list your house.

Ultimately, there are many ways to ensure a yard sale is an instant success. These include:

1. Determine Exactly What You Want to Sell

You know you have a lot of items you want to remove from your house before you add it to the real estate market. As such, you should allocate time and resources to determine which items to keep and which items to sell.

If you have a variety of items you intend to keep, you may want to rent a storage unit. With a storage unit, you can keep your personal belongings safe until your residence sells.

Meanwhile, with items you want to sell at your yard sale, ensure they work properly and look great. You also may want to perform research to determine a fair price for these items based on their age and condition.

2. Pick a Good Date for Your Yard Sale

A Saturday or Sunday morning is the perfect time to kick off a yard sale. Select a date and time for your yard sale, and you can start counting the days until this event takes place.

Of course, as you consider yard sale dates, be sure to avoid scheduling your yard sale on a holiday. And remember, if you start your yard sale early in the day, you can give visitors plenty of time to check out your event.

3. Promote Your Yard Sale Properly

Create yard sale posters and set them up around your community. That way, you can promote your yard sale to a large group of community members in the days leading up to your event.

In addition, you may want to promote your yard sale online. Social networks make it easy to share information about your yard sale and may help you reach many people beyond your city or town.

As you get set to sell your home and host an upcoming yard sale, you may want to reach out to a real estate agent too. A real estate agent can help you get ready for the house selling journey and ensure you can achieve the optimal results.

A real estate agent is a home selling expert who is committed to client satisfaction. He or she will help you promote your residence to prospective buyers, analyze offers to purchase your home and much more. Plus, if you have any concerns as you navigate the home selling process, a real estate agent can respond to them.

Want to sell your home in the near future? Host a yard sale, and you can move one step closer to eliminating clutter from your home and adding your residence to the housing market.




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Posted by Dorothy McLaughlin on 5/6/2018

Great space ,3 bedrooms,new full bath, hardwood floors,kitchen w/island one car garage ,large partially fenced yard with shed for added storage. easy access to rt 3 and 3a Commuter rail less than a mile !

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Posted by Dorothy McLaughlin on 5/6/2018


535 Essex St, Weymouth, MA 02188

Single-Family

$434,900
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Great space ,3 bedrooms,new full bath, hardwood floors,kitchen w/island one car garage ,large partially fenced yard with shed for added storage. easy access to rt 3 and 3a Commuter rail less than a mile !
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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