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Posted by Donna Coffin on 1/12/2018

Selling your home can be an expensive process if you're not careful. Fortunately, we're here to help you maximize the value of your home and ensure that you're able to avoid costly mistakes throughout the home selling process. Here's a closer look at three costly mistakes that every home seller needs to know about, along with ways to avoid such issues altogether: 1. Selling Your Home Before You Are Qualified to Buy a New One Although you had no trouble buying your current home, the same won't necessarily hold true when you look to purchase a new residence. For example, your financial circumstances may have changed between the time that you purchased your current home and now. This means that you may struggle to qualify for a home loan in the current economic climate. As such, you'll want to get pre-approved by a lender before you sell your current house. You also should conduct plenty of research into areas where you may want to live in the future; that way, you'll be better equipped to buy another house and relocate quickly if a homebuyer wants to purchase your current residence. 2. Guessing the Sale Price of Your Home It is unlikely that what you initially paid for your residence is what it's worth now. As a result, you'll want to understand the true value of your home before you add it to the real estate market to optimize the value of your residence. Getting a fair market appraisal will ensure that you can better understand what your home currently is worth. Furthermore, you should consider the upgrades that you've made across your home, as these improvements likely will boost your residence's value. When it comes to the sale price of your home, why should you be forced to leave anything to chance? Instead, do your homework so you can determine the optimal sale price, i.e. a sale price that highlights your home's true worth and will make your residence an attractive option for homebuyers. 3. Understanding the Stress Associated with the Home Selling Process A calm, cool and collected approach to selling your home often is ideal, particularly as the stresses commonly associated with the home selling process start to add up. For instance, a homebuyer may submit an offer and follow it up with a home inspection. But during the inspection, this homebuyer could find issues with your home that lead him or her to reconsider the initial offer and could put a potential home sale in jeopardy. Conversely, with the right real estate agent at your disposal, you'll be able to minimize many of the stresses of the home selling process. This professional will possess the necessary skills and know-how to guide you during the home selling process, and ultimately, improve your chances of a fast, successful home sale. Costly home selling mistakes can put a dent in your wallet or pocketbook and cause your stress levels to rise. But home sellers who work with a dedicated real estate agent can benefit from the support of an experienced professional who can simplify the home selling process.




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Posted by Donna Coffin on 1/11/2018

Welcome Home to this country style three bedroom colonial with charming farmer's porch for hours of enjoyment. Oak cabinet packed kitchen with center island comes fully applianced. ( dishwasher and refrigerator less than 5 years old) Skylit family room with cathedral ceiling leads to large level backyard. Dining room with hardwood flooring opens to sunfilled spacious living room. Two full baths is a real plus in this price range. Second floor bath with shower and tiled flooring. Master bedroom with walk in closet and second bedroom with built in. Updates include exterior paint and new roof in 2014, interior paint, washing machine, five new windows, shed door, back door and new electrical panel in 2017. High efficiency furnace replaced in 2012. You can pack your bags and move right in! OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 11:30-1 if still available!

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Posted by Donna Coffin on 1/11/2018


31 Boudreau Ave, Marlborough, MA 01752

Single-Family

$320,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Welcome Home to this country style three bedroom colonial with charming farmer's porch for hours of enjoyment. Oak cabinet packed kitchen with center island comes fully applianced. ( dishwasher and refrigerator less than 5 years old) Skylit family room with cathedral ceiling leads to large level backyard. Dining room with hardwood flooring opens to sunfilled spacious living room. Two full baths is a real plus in this price range. Second floor bath with shower and tiled flooring. Master bedroom with walk in closet and second bedroom with built in. Updates include exterior paint and new roof in 2014, interior paint, washing machine, five new windows, shed door, back door and new electrical panel in 2017. High efficiency furnace replaced in 2012. You can pack your bags and move right in! OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 11:30-1 if still available!
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Posted by Donna Coffin on 1/11/2018


31 Boudreau Ave, Marlborough, MA 01752

Single-Family

$320,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Welcome Home to this country style three bedroom colonial with charming farmer's porch for hours of enjoyment. Oak cabinet packed kitchen with center island comes fully applianced. ( dishwasher and refrigerator less than 5 years old) Skylit family room with cathedral ceiling leads to large level backyard. Dining room with hardwood flooring opens to sunfilled spacious living room. Two full baths is a real plus in this price range. Second floor bath with shower and tiled flooring. Master bedroom with walk in closet and second bedroom with built in. Updates include exterior paint and new roof in 2014, interior paint, washing machine, five new windows, shed door, back door and new electrical panel in 2017. High efficiency furnace replaced in 2012. You can pack your bags and move right in! OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 11:30-1 if still available!
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Posted by Donna Coffin on 1/5/2018

When pests come into your home, there’s no creepier feeling that you may have as a homeowner. You may turn to your house insurance for assistance if the problem gets really bad. Let’s say that termites have taken over your home and gotten into your walls or foundation. Maybe mice have gotten into the walls of your home, or a squirrel has caused some major issues in the attic. Whatever the problem is, you want to remedy it quickly. It might be an expensive fix no matter what, but it has to be remedied for you to continue to live comfortably in your home. 


The Truth About Homeowners Insurance


Unfortunately, homeowners insurance doesn't cover pest infestations. It doesn’t matter if the termites have literally eaten you out of house and home, the insurance companies consider pests to be an avoidable problem. Even though you may wonder how bugs can be considered “avoidable,” it’s simple. The insurance company believes that regular maintenance and checking of your property can help to prevent bug infestations. This is why it’s so important to take care of your property and not neglect it. 


Collateral Damage


There are a few exceptions to the rule. If your ceiling caves in and it was caused by some of the pest damage, your insurance may cover the cost of the repairs to the ceiling. They may not cover the materials that are needed to repair the ceiling itself. Insurance claims can be tricky, so you’ll need to ask a lot of questions if these problems do occur for you.


What Homeowners Insurance Covers


There’s nothing more frustrating than paying an insurance premium to find out that it doesn’t actually cover anything that you need at a certain point and time. As a general rule, homeowners insurance policies cover things that are considered accidental. This would include natural disasters like hurricanes, hailstorms, or high winds. If a tree falls on your home due to a windstorm, there was really no way of preventing that from happening. Your insurance would cover this. Damage that happens over an extended period, like that of a pest infestation or an aging home generally is not covered by house insurance. 


Separate Policies


Some insurance companies do offer separate policies to cover damage from certain types of pests like termites. There are several varieties of insects that cause damage to wood structures, so these policies may be more general stating that they provide “wood destroying insect” coverage. If you live in an area that’s prone to termites, there’s a few options available to you including something called “termite bonds.”


Your best course of action as a homeowner is prevention. Keep up with regular maintenance around your home and inspect your home regularly for any problems that you may find.




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