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Posted by Brenda Titus REALTOR® Broker/Owner on 1/17/2018

FIRST OPEN HOUSE - SATURDAY 12-2. Young and Pretty Colonial is nestled on small cul-de-sac in convenient NORTH CARVER. Open floor plan with hardwood floors, center-island kitchen, GAS fireplace. Master bedroom has cathedral ceilings, walk-in closet, & Master Bath. Fenced back yard is great for kids or pets. Irrigation system & landscaped level 1.37 acre lot. Minutes to Rt. 44, 495 and Rt. 3, shopping and commuter rail.

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Posted by Brenda Titus REALTOR® Broker/Owner on 1/15/2018

Your bathroom can quickly become one of the dirtiest places in the house even after a deep clean. Knowing the most important places to focus on in the bathroom can make or break the appearance of your bathroom. Read on for some tips to help keep your bathroom spic and span. 


Toothpaste Causes Gunk And Build Up


You don‘t want toothpaste gunk to get ahead of you. Use all-purpose cleaners to quickly wipe away any toothpaste. Use baking soda or some other kind of abrasive cleaner to get up any stubborn toothpaste that won’t come up. Remember not to use abrasive cleaners on any surfaces that may scratch easily.


Keep The Toilet Tidy


The toilet is one of the more difficult areas of your home to clean. Keep ahead of the dirt in the toilet by spraying the bowl down with an all purpose cleaner or vinegar and water. The bowl can be sanitized easily with 1/4 cup of bleach or commercial toilet cleaner.


The Shower: Where You Get Clean


You need to get your shower in good shape so you feel clean once you get out of the shower. A gunky shower head can cause hard water due to lime build up. Attach a bag of vinegar over the shower head with a rubber band. Leave it on the shower head for 1 hour. Then, turn the shower on to flush with water. 


In the tub, make a baking soda and vinegar paste, or use an all-purpose cleaner to remove soap scum and grime. Any rust stains can be removed with a stain-fighting cleaner.  


Surface Clean Up


The different surfaces of your bathroom require different cleaning methods. For most surfaces, a damp mop will suffice to start. Many cleaning products can scratch or ruin certain materials so it is always best to err on the side of caution. A mild detergent can be used to help get rid of any dirt and grime on most surfaces. 


Marble and granite can be vacuumed first to remove any debris. You shouldn’t use any sort of wax or acidic product to clean these types of stone. 


Tile can be wiped with mild detergents and flushed down with water. You want to avoid using any harsh cleaning products that can ruin the tile. Wax and polish are no-gos on tile surfaces.


The best way to keep your bathroom clean is to do frequent quick cleanings. You don’t want to wait for dirt and grime to build up before you bother taking the time to tidy up the area.     

                 




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Posted by Brenda Titus REALTOR® Broker/Owner on 1/8/2018

CALLING ALL BUILDERS! LISTING CONSISTS OF 2 PARCELS - 443 Thompson (house on 14+ acres) and 425 Thompson (46,435 sf lot) with over 1000 feet of street frontage. Seller has completed wetland delineation and conceptual engineering (attached in MLS). Opportunity for single-level home on large parcel and 3 buildable upland lots... consisting of one large retreat lot, one street-front estate lot and one street-front acre lot. Contact list agent for details.

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Posted by Brenda Titus REALTOR® Broker/Owner on 1/8/2018

If you buy or sell a home, it is normal to expect negotiations after an initial offer is submitted. However, differentiating between a "fair" counter proposal and an exorbitant offer sometimes can be difficult.

Lucky for you, we're here to help homebuyers and home sellers submit a successful counter offer at any time.

Now, let's take a look at three best practices to help you create a successful counter proposal.

1. Consider Your Counterpart's Perspective

If you are buying a home, consider the seller's perspective. Or, if you're selling a house, evaluate the buyer's perspective. In both scenarios, you can gain insights into what your counterpart might be thinking and tailor your counter offer accordingly.

For example, if a house has been available for several weeks or months, a homebuyer should consider this information as he or she preps a counter proposal. By doing so, a homebuyer can weigh the pros and cons of waiting out a buyer's market and craft an effective counter offer.

On the other hand, if a home seller has several offers in hand, this seller may want to consider submitting a counter offer that matches or exceeds a house's initial asking price. With a seller's market in place, a home seller should have no trouble stirring up plenty of interest in a home, even if a buyer rejects a counter proposal.

2. Evaluate the Housing Market

Take a look at the prices of available houses in your city or town. This housing market data can help you differentiate between a buyer's and seller's market – something that may prove to be exceedingly valuable as you put together a counter offer.

Also, examine the prices of recently sold houses that are similar to the home that you want to buy or sell. By leveraging this housing market data, you can evaluate the prices of similar properties and boost your chances of submitting a competitive counter proposal.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

If you're struggling to create a fair counter offer, it certainly helps to consult with a real estate agent.

Ultimately, a real estate agent is committed to helping homebuyers and home sellers achieve their respective goals. This housing market professional can provide a wealth of housing market data to help a homebuyer or home seller craft a viable offer. Furthermore, a real estate agent is happy to provide honest, unbiased home offer recommendations, ensuring both buyers and sellers can make informed decisions.

Let's not forget about the support that a real estate agent provides throughout the homebuying and home selling journey, either. A real estate agent will be ready to respond to a buyer's or seller's questions without delay. Plus, this housing market professional will go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure all parties involved in a home sale enjoy a seamless experience.

Ready to negotiate a counter offer? Use the aforementioned best practices, and you can quickly and effortlessly create a successful counter proposal.




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Posted by Brenda Titus REALTOR® Broker/Owner on 1/3/2018

FIRST OPEN HOUSE - SAT, JAN 6th 12-2. Sweet Colonial is nestled on pretty cul-de-sac street in picturesque country setting, but just minutes to Route 495 and commuter rail service. So many great features, including center-island kitchen which is open to family room with gas fireplace and built-ins. Gleaming hardwood floors and amazing finished third level with 4th bedroom, bath, sitting area and wet bar. Manicured grounds with irrigation and updated landscaping. Recently updated heating and roofing. Truly a "MOVE-IN READY" home - not to be missed!

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