Gregory Murphy - WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briarwood Real Estate



Posted by Gregory Murphy on 11/26/2020

Staging a home requires a seller to think about how to differentiate his or her residence from others that are currently available. Fortunately, a home staging checklist can make it easy for a seller to ensure his or her house stands out from the competition.

A home staging checklist allows a seller to take a step-to-step approach to enhance his or her house's appeal, which may lead to a fast, profitable home sale.

In addition, this checklist is simple to create and may include the following items:

1. Removing Clutter

Although you likely have collected a variety of antiques, artwork and other attractive items over the years, you may want to remove some of these belongings from your house. That way, you can help homebuyers envision what their lives may be like if they decide to purchase your residence.

Remember, the goal of a home seller is to stir up substantial interest in a house. If you eliminate clutter from your home, you can enable homebuyers to see exactly what your residence has to offer and help them make an informed purchase decision.

To remove clutter from your home, you may want to host a yard sale or sell excess items online. You can always donate excess items to local charities or give them to family members or friends too. Or, if you want to keep all of your belongings, you can put various items in a storage unit until your residence sells.

2. Cleaning a Home from Top to Bottom

An immaculate residence is sure to garner substantial interest from homebuyers. Thus, if you clean your home from top to bottom, you can increase the likelihood that your residence will make a positive first impression on potential buyers.

Go room by room and clean as much as possible. If you require extra assistance, you can hire a professional home cleaning company as well.

3. Collaborating with a Real Estate Agent

If you need expert guidance as you sell your residence, you should hire a local real estate agent.

A real estate agent is a difference-maker throughout the home selling journey. This housing market professional can help you stage your home, along with provide real estate market insights that you may struggle to obtain elsewhere.

When it comes to home staging, it often pays to collaborate with a real estate agent. In fact, a real estate agent will learn about your house and offer personalized home staging recommendations.

Furthermore, a real estate agent understands the ins and outs of selling a house and can help you make tough decisions throughout the home selling journey. He or she can work with you to determine an initial asking price for your residence, whether to accept an offer a home and much more. Also, if you ever have home selling concerns or questions, a real estate agent is happy to respond to them at any time.

Take the guesswork out of staging your residence – include the aforementioned items in your home staging checklist, and you can quickly and effortlessly get your house show-ready.





Posted by Gregory Murphy on 11/19/2020

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The home you've been searching for is on the market, and now you’re ready to buy it. But can you afford it? How do you know? The internet is filled with mortgage calculators to help you determine what your mortgage payment will be. You simply plug in the numbers — the selling price, interest rate, down payment amount — and voila! Out pops your payment amount for the next 30 years.

Closing Costs

Your mortgage payment, with principal and interest, might tell you what to expect to pay the bank but multiple other factors add to the cost of homeownership. First, you'll have closing costs. Your real estate professional can give you an approximation of what these may be but the exact numbers won't be available until the closing is official. Closing costs include things like points and prepaid interest based on the day the loan closes.

Taxes

While you may know your tax costs for the first few months of homeownership, changes in levies, tax rates, and property evaluations can raise rates unexpectedly. If your home is in a developing community, costs of roads, streetlights, and other infrastructure get passed to homeowners in the form of special assessments, taxes, and fees.

Homeowner Association Fees

When your community has shared property such as playgrounds, pools, parks, and clubhouses, expect to pay monthly homeowner association (HOA) dues. These may come as a separate bill or be paid from an escrow account that your bank sets up. Like taxes, homeowner association dues and fees may raise each year to compensate for inflation or maintenance needs. If your HOA takes care of fences, roofs, and building exteriors, be prepared for periodic assessments. This may happen more frequently if your home is in a storm-prone area since wind and hail can cause considerable damage.

Periodic Maintenance

Whether you have an HOA or not, your home requires regular maintenance. When this is your first time as a property owner, you might not realize all the things covered in your rent. You'll have annual inspections to your heating and air conditioning systems, checks on your in-ground sprinklers, and pest control. You’re also responsible for attending to leaky faucets and running toilets, replacing the HVAC filters, replacing batteries in smoke detectors, and repairing anything that breaks.

When you’re ready to start shopping, your professional real estate agent can help you understand the costs as well as the advantages that come with homeownership in your area.





Posted by Gregory Murphy on 11/18/2020


128-130 Bonner Ave, Medford, MA 02155

Multi-Family

$774,900
Price

2
Units
2,132
Approx. GLA
Amazing Brick 2 Family In Highly Desirable Location of Medford!! Easy Commuting Spot & Walking Distance To Everything! Property Has A Newer Roof & Vinyl Windows; Hardwood Floors Throughout Most Of The House; 1st Floor Unit Is Ready For Owner Occupancy! Finished Area In Basement Can Be Combined w/1st Floor For Additional Space, Dining Room w/Built-In Hutch & Updated Bathroom; 2nd Floor Unit Has A 3 Season Porch For Additional Space, Dining Room w/Built-In Hutch & Updated Bathroom (Currently Occupied By Tenant At Will); Separate Heating Systems & Electric (Circuit Breakers); Carport, Off Street Parking & Fenced In Yard Make This Property Very Desirable to Owner Occupy! If You Have Been Looking For A Clean, Well Cared For 2 Family Then Look No Further!!Also Gas is On The Street, Gas Company will bring it into the home for FREE in the Spring, buyer just needs to sign up for it! Motivated Seller Says Bring An Offer!
Open House
Saturday
November 21 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 128-130 Bonner Ave, Medford, MA 02155    Get Directions

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Posted by Gregory Murphy on 11/18/2020


128-130 Bonner Ave, Medford, MA 02155

Multi-Family

$774,900
Price

2
Units
2,132
Approx. GLA
Amazing Brick 2 Family In Highly Desirable Location of Medford!! Easy Commuting Spot & Walking Distance To Everything! Property Has A Newer Roof & Vinyl Windows; Hardwood Floors Throughout Most Of The House; 1st Floor Unit Is Ready For Owner Occupancy! Finished Area In Basement Can Be Combined w/1st Floor For Additional Space, Dining Room w/Built-In Hutch & Updated Bathroom; 2nd Floor Unit Has A 3 Season Porch For Additional Space, Dining Room w/Built-In Hutch & Updated Bathroom (Currently Occupied By Tenant At Will); Separate Heating Systems & Electric (Circuit Breakers); Carport, Off Street Parking & Fenced In Yard Make This Property Very Desirable to Owner Occupy! If You Have Been Looking For A Clean, Well Cared For 2 Family Then Look No Further!!Also Gas is On The Street, Gas Company will bring it into the home for FREE in the Spring, buyer just needs to sign up for it! Motivated Seller Says Bring An Offer!
Open House
Saturday
November 21 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 128-130 Bonner Ave, Medford, MA 02155    Get Directions

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Posted by Gregory Murphy on 11/12/2020


14 Glenwood Ave, Foxboro, MA 02035

Condo

$499,900
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
New Construction Duplex w/All The Bells & Whistles! Hardwood Floors on the 1st Floor, Stairway & 2nd Floor Hallway; White Painted Kitchen Cabinets w/Soft Close Doors & Drawers, Stainless Steel Appliances & Eating Area w/Slider To Composite Decking; Gas Fireplaced Living Room; Finished Family Room In Lower Level; Master Bedroom w/Master Bathroom; Bathrooms w/Granite Countertops & 1 Piece Tub/Shower Units; Still Time To Select Paint Colors, Countertops & Carpets! Start The New Year Off In You New Construction Home!
Open House
Saturday
November 14 at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 14 Glenwood Ave, Foxboro, MA 02035    Get Directions

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