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Posted by Maryann Clancy on 2/15/2019

Looking to sell a house for the first time? Ultimately, your home's curb appeal may dictate how quickly you can proceed along the home selling journey.

Typically, a house with an awe-inspiring exterior will make a great first impression on homebuyers. This means homebuyers may become more likely to pay attention to this home over others and submit an offer that matches or exceeds a home seller's expectations.

On the other hand, a home that has a messy, uncut front lawn, cracked and chipped exterior paint and other exterior problems is unlikely to generate substantial interest from the right groups of homebuyers. As such, this home may remain on the housing market for an extended period of time.

Lucky for you, we're here to help you upgrade your house's curb appeal before you add your residence to the real estate market.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you bolster your home's curb appeal and increase your chances of a fast, profitable home sale.

1. Take an Objective Look at Your Home's Exterior

For first-time home sellers, it is important to do everything possible to guarantee that a residence stands out from the competition. And with a few simple home exterior improvements, a home seller can improve a house's curb appeal quickly.

Home exterior maintenance like mowing the front lawn, clearing debris from walkways and trimming the hedges can make a world of difference in the eyes of homebuyers.

Also, if you want extra help with home exterior tasks, don't hesitate to reach out to landscaping companies or other home exterior maintenance professionals. These home exterior experts should have no trouble helping you transform an ordinary home exterior into a dazzling one.

2. Conduct a Home Appraisal

A home appraisal offers a wonderful opportunity for a first-time home seller to identify potential home exterior issues and address such problems without delay.

During a home appraisal, a property inspector will assess a house both inside and out. He or she likely will spend several hours analyzing a house's strengths and weaknesses. Then, when the property inspector's evaluation is complete, he or she will provide a report that details the assessment findings.

A first-time home seller should analyze a home appraisal report closely. By doing so, this home seller can find out what it takes to upgrade a house's exterior and map out assorted home improvements accordingly.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

If a first-time home seller is unsure about how to improve a house's curb appeal, consulting with a real estate agent is ideal. This housing market professional can offer honest, unbiased home exterior improvement recommendations to help a home seller bolster a house's curb appeal.

Furthermore, a real estate agent is happy to respond to a home seller's concerns and questions throughout the home selling process. He or she will serve as a home selling guide and do everything possible to help a home seller achieve the optimal results.

Take the guesswork out of boosting a home's curb appeal Ė first-time home sellers can use the aforementioned tips to enhance a house's curb appeal in no time at all.




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Posted by Maryann Clancy on 2/14/2019


44 Pond View Rd, Holliston, MA 01746

Single-Family

$989,000
Price

12
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Gracious Contemporary Colonial enhanced by a partial stone exterior. This outstanding home creates a lasting impression of elegance along with high end classic detailing. The exquisite 2 story fireplaced great room offers a magnificent expanse of windows & opens to newly updated white kitchen with breakfast room. The sprawling floor plan includes a formal living room, picture perfect dining room and inviting library. The front and back staircases lead to 4 extremely spacious bedrooms including a huge master suite with his & hers closets & glamorous bath. The walkout sun filled lower level has room for everyone with playroom, sitting room, office, exercise area, wine room & craft room. The huge over sized deck across the back of the house provides a private space for relaxing & entertaining under a romantic pergola. The grounds are beyond glorious with mature plantings, beautiful expanse of lawns & secret gardens. A truly magnificent package that can't be matched!!!
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February 16 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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Posted by Maryann Clancy on 2/8/2019


18 Forest St, Sherborn, MA 01770

Single-Family

$650,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Absolutely charming from top to bottom! This home offers a flexible floor plan for a variety of lifestyles. Dramatic sunplashed greatroom with cathedral ceiling and walls of windows, totally brings the outside in. There is a quaint kitchen, study, formal living room with fireplace and 2 nicely proportioned bedrooms. The second level offers a third bedroom or generous sized studio or loft "getaway". Amazing curb appeal in a picture postcard setting located on a delightful country road. The grounds are exquisite and include patios, gardens, play space and an inviting in ground saltwater pool. This is a very rare opportunity to experience the best of country living in a beautifully maintained home, all in a fabulous and private setting near popular Farm Pond. A true departure from the ordinary, this is a real gem!
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February 09 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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Posted by Maryann Clancy on 2/8/2019


18 Forest St, Sherborn, MA 01770

Single-Family

$650,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Absolutely charming from top to bottom! This home offers a flexible floor plan for a variety of lifestyles. Dramatic sunplashed greatroom with cathedral ceiling and walls of windows, totally brings the outside in. There is a quaint kitchen, study, formal living room with fireplace and 2 nicely proportioned bedrooms. The second level offers a third bedroom or generous sized studio or loft "getaway". Amazing curb appeal in a picture postcard setting located on a delightful country road. The grounds are exquisite and include patios, gardens, play space and an inviting in ground saltwater pool. This is a very rare opportunity to experience the best of country living in a beautifully maintained home, all in a fabulous and private setting near popular Farm Pond. A true departure from the ordinary, this is a real gem!
Open House
Saturday
February 09 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
New Listing!!!
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Location: 18 Forest St, Sherborn, MA 01770    Get Directions

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Posted by Maryann Clancy on 2/8/2019

It's easy to get stuck without a mortgage approval or with a smaller home loan than you want, just because you don't understand how your credit score works. Most of the things you've done to prepare: budgeting your income, balancing your bank accounts and saving up for a down payment, aren't reflected in your FICO credit score. It doesn't even show how much you can afford.

So whatís the point of your credit score?

It tells your lender what youíve done with your previous credit. Whether anyone has been willing to lend you money, how long youíve kept it and whether you pay it back on time. They keep the actual algorithm at FICO secret, but there are two main factors that you can affect.

Late Payments

These are easy to understand and fix. Ready? Pay them on time. Thatís it. Each time you are late on a debt payment, whether itís a credit card, school loan, mortgage, or car loan it dings your credit score. Thatís the easy part. Now for some finance math.

Debt to Credit Ratio

Surprisingly, you are in complete control of this part of your score too. While it sounds like this is a ratio of how much you owe to how much you make, it's not. The debt-to-credit ratio shows how much you owe based on how much credit you currently have available. That means if you have a $5000 credit card, and your friend has a $2000 credit card, and you both OWE $2000, you will have a higher score than your friend because your ratio ($2000/$5000) is lower than hers ($2000/$2000). The higher this ratio gets, the less likely lenders are to give you more credit. Most professionals suggest you try to keep your usage below 30%. That means your balance on that $5000 credit card should stay below $1500. This practice works better for you as well, keeping some cushion in your accounts for emergencies.

Managing your Debt-to-Credit Ratio

There are a few tricks beyond merely using less of your credit to help keep this number under control. First off, pay off as much of your debt as possible. You want to keep that used debt down as low as possible when trying to apply for new debt. Second, don't close your paid-off accounts. While it may seem like the optimal thing to do, remember that total credit number? You want to keep that number high so that your used credit appears lower. So, you've paid off that credit card? Great! Now chop it up or put it in a hidden drawer and keep that available credit without using it. Lastly, be careful about opening new accounts. While it lowers your debt-to-credit ratio as long as you donít actually spend from them, your score also reflects the age of your accounts. The longer ago you applied for and got credit, the more likely it is you will qualify for new credit. Donít waste that new credit qualification on anything else besides your home loan.

Want to know the best lenders to apply with once you've got the best score? Ask your real estate agent for their top recommendations for your situation and use their expertise to ease the qualification process.







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