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This Condo in Leominster, MA recently sold for $159,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Vera Oliveira - LAER Realty Partners.


51 Fox Meadow Rd, Leominster, MA 01453

Condo

$154,900
Price
$159,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
INCREDIBLE VALUE at PET-FRIENDLY "Fox Meadow Condominiums". Excellent Opportunity to get home-ownership started! This Brick-Front Townhouse is nicely located in the complex with privacy in back. Open Living Room / Dining Room combination. Applianced Eat-In Kitchen with NEW Slider to NEW Composite Deck. CENTRAL A/C!! Full basement offers great storage space. On-Site in-ground pool, clubhouse and tennis courts are available to the residents. Highly desired Johnny Appleseed and Sky View School District. Super convenient to major commuter routes and only 1.4 Miles to MBTA Rail to Boston. The entire complex has undergone major exterior renovations in 2018 enhancing all the buildings with new roofs, new siding, new windows, new exterior sliders & new composite decks.

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If you’re selling your home it can be frustrating when you aren’t receiving any offers. Perhaps you’ve heard that it’s a seller’s market and that the offers on your house would be flying in. However, it’s more complicated than that.

Whether or not your house receives offers is determined by a number of reasons--some that in your control, others that aren’t. But, that doesn’t mean you have to give up and sell your house at a low price.

In this article, we’ll discuss what to do if your house just isn’t selling. We’ll talk about some reasons why people may be hesitant to bid, to inquire about a showing, and to seal the deal and purchase your home.

Revisit the comparable properties

If your home has been on the market for a while, it’s a good idea to check out the other recent homes in your neighborhood to see how their prices compare to the listing price of your home. Since the market fluctuates, other sellers could be adjusting the cost to reflect the current rates, leaving yours higher than it should be.

When pricing your home, make sure you are comparing your house to those that have actually sold. Using houses that have been on the market for a while as a baseline might mean you’ve priced your home too high to sell just like theirs.

Also, make sure you are using houses that share many of the common features that yours does. This can include:

  • Square footage

  • The year the house was built

  • Number of bedrooms and baths

  • The lot size

  • The condition of the home

Remember, it isn’t all just about location.

Getting more leads

If people aren’t making inquiries about your home, there are a few things you should check up on. First, make sure your listings are updated and accurate. The contact info should be easy to find, and you or your real estate agent should provide multiple means of contact (email, cell phone, text, etc.).

Next, ensure that you’ve given enough details about the house. If people are searching for a specific number of rooms but your listing doesn’t mention the number of rooms you have, you might be missing out on several inquiries.

Finally, make sure your photos are high resolution and well-lit. You want to make sure visitors to your listing can get a clear idea of what your home looks like. If your photos are small, dark, blurry, or if they make the house look cramped and cluttered, you should retake your photos or consider hiring a photographer.

Getting more offers

If you’ve had plenty of inquiries and showings but you aren’t getting any offers there may be a deeper, underlying issue that needs to be addressed. Usually, this means your home needs important repairs and upgrades that buyers simply don’t want to make.

If your house is priced to be move-in ready but it’s not, you’ll have to make some upgrades or lower the price.

Not working with an agent

Sellers can also have a difficult time getting offers if they attempt to sell the home themselves without using a real estate agent. If your home is FSBO (For Sale by Owner), you’re missing out on a number of listing services and connections that an agent can provide.


This Single-Family in Billerica, MA recently sold for $470,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Vera Oliveira - LAER Realty Partners.


12 Cheryl Lane, Billerica, MA 01821

Single-Family

$484,900
Price
$470,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Location Location. MOTIVATED SELLERS. This Attractive Colonial home is Nestled in on a Tranquil cleared large lot located on a cul-de-sac near the center of Town! Featuring 4 true size bedrooms incl a large Master Bedroom with Cathedral Beamed Ceilings with his and her closets! The Inviting In-ground pool is surrounded by a patio & fenced in from the rest of the yard. A comfortable setting in which to entertain in the privacy of your tree lined yard from your 12x18 deck connecting to your 10x12 screened-in- porch!! Many updates including: New flring in the Kitchen, 1st flr bath and 2nd flr landing. Freshly painted walls & ceilings in master b/r & liv rm, dining rm ceiling & stairway leading up to 2nd floor landing! New carpet has been installed in all 4 bedrooms. SS appliances with the *w/d & *fridge left as gifts!!! This much to offer home has great potential with just a little more updating! This home is in an OUTSTANDING PRIME LOCATION!! Quick close is possible!

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Decorating in your new home or giving your current home a makeover is an exciting undertaking. You get to establish a new look or reinvent your favorite rooms. Figuring out how to go about finding your new décor pieces can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many choices; and, you like all kinds of different aesthetics; plus, you have to find a way to stay within your budget. So, you need a plan to help guide you through the process to achieve your interior design goals. Check out these simple guidelines to help you on your way. 

Know what you want. 

Before you start actively shopping and buying browse some design ideas to narrow down your shopping list. Create an idea book using Pinterest or just by saving images to a folder on your computer. Determine what on color scheme, or schemes, and themes you want to focus. Window shop online to get a general idea of the art and furniture pieces you want to look for, and their price range. Put together ideas for knick-knacks, vases, and boxes to carry your décor scheme through your bookshelves and accent pieces. When you know what you want you're ready to set your budget.

Shop within your means. 

Knowing the limitations of your budget can save you a lot of grief and buyer's remorse when shopping. You may want a new Eames chair, but it's just not within your means. Shop around online and see if there are comparable chairs at a lower price. If not, you know you'll need to consider other pieces. Setting your budget helps you determine what stores to avoid. Don't bother shopping at a place you can't afford. Know if you need to purchase at discount stores and estate sales or if you can splurge for luxury interior décor shops. Determine what you can spend on each article or types of pieces. Set aside an amount for furniture, wall art, and small accessories. Then decide what kinds of pieces you absolutely want or need, and what you can forgo if you can't find the right piece within your budget. You might want a new sofa and accent chair, but the couch you have is still in good condition and will fit with the décor changes you're trying to implement so that you can focus your search on a new chair instead.

Bring your partner or a friend. 

Shopping can start out fun but can become stressful when it comes down to making the purchasing decisions. You might begin second-guessing yourself or get distracted by something new at the store that doesn't match the plan you created. Bring someone with you who knows you well and ask them to be your advisor. Share your design goals and shopping list with them so they can help you stay focused on the items you truly want. Ask them to help you say yes and just go for it when you see something you like that fits your budget and to help you say "no" before you put something in the cart that's outside the plan.

Once you outline your goals, you're ready to go shopping. Take a few days or weekends to look around. Take your time and don't try to purchase everything on the same day and try out different kinds of shops and estate sales to find unique pieces for your home.

If you're moving into a new home and saving enough money for all updated décor is something you want to do, express this budgetary requirement to your real estate agent. Working together they will be able to help you find a home that allows for a bit of room in your budget set aside for interior design.


This Single-Family in Beverly, MA recently sold for $387,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Vera Oliveira - LAER Realty Partners.


46 Herrick St, Beverly, MA 01915

Single-Family

$389,900
Price
$387,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Open House cancelled - accepted offer!! centrally located Colonial near Beverly High School is available for the first time in 46 years !! Spacious home with 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and optional first floor 4th bedroom. Ample off street parking. Fenced in yard with lush gardens and oversized deck for summer entertaining. Full basement for storage also features upgraded electrical (2 - 100 amp panels) and new high efficiency Gas boiler and hot water. Wood flooring in many rooms. Formal living room with brick faced fireplace. Formal dining room with built in china cabinet. Spacious kitchen with good-sized pantry. First floor full bath with shower. And optional 4th bedroom / office/ Large foyer off of the covered front porch. Second floor has 3 bedrooms and full bath with tub and shower. first floor laundry. Do not miss this wonderful opportunity. Roof (1999) Vinyl siding, deck and porch (2001).

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