Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA
RE/MAX Leading Edge | 781-944-6060 | marilynellis@remax.net


Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 5/30/2017

This Condo in Methuen, MA recently sold for $240,000. This Garden style home was sold by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA - RE/MAX Leading Edge.


21 Hampshire Rd, Methuen, MA 01844

Condo

$249,900
Price
$240,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Luxurious Spicket Commons : This amazing upper level Corner unit in an elevator building offers 2 Bedrooms, 2 ceramic tile full baths, 1,145 sqft of living space, 9 ft high ceilings, hardwood laminate flooring, master suite w/ private bath & walk in closet .Kitchen with gas cooking is open to eating area and living room where the sliding door opens onto your private balcony.There is a second bedroom and full bath.In unit Laundry washer/dryer to be included. Intercom security access, assigned parking for 2 spots # 77 & # 150. Pet friendly with restrictions and easy access to Rt 28, Rt 93, Rt 213, Rt 495 & shopping in tax free NH.Grounds are professionally maintained and include a heated swimming pool, clubhouse with kitchen, business & fitness centers. Interior photos to follow...

Similar Properties





Tags: Real estate   01844   Methuen   Condo  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 5/25/2017

Let's face it Ė selling your home has been a long, complex and stressful journey. Now, you're only 24 hours from finalizing the sale of your house and moving on to the next chapter of your life.

Although most of the home selling process is complete, a homebuyer still needs to finalize the home purchase agreement. As such, there are several things that you may want to do before a homebuyer completes his or her final walk-through of your residence, including:

1. Clean Your Home's Interior

A messy interior is unlikely to ruin your home sale. At the same time, it is always better to err on the side of caution and provide a homebuyer with a fresh, clean residence that he or she will be able to enjoy instantly.

Spend some time mopping the floors, wiping down the walls and ceilings and ensuring your house's interior looks pristine. By doing so, you can minimize the risk that a homebuyer will find last-minute problems that could delay his or her home purchase.

2. Remove Your Belongings

If you have any belongings still at your residence, you'll need to remove them quickly.

When it comes to last-minute moving, you may need to rent a moving truck. With a moving truck at your disposal, you can remove items from your property and put them in storage or move them to your new address.

Also, don't hesitate to ask family members and friends for assistance. These loved ones may be able to provide a helping hand as you prepare to relocate from your current residence. Plus, they may be able to help you alleviate stress as you wrap up the home selling cycle.

3. Cancel Any Home Services

Contact your home cable, internet and telephone service providers to inform them about your upcoming move. You may be able to move various services to your new address, or you may need to cancel some of these services entirely.

Don't forget to contact any utilities providers as well. That way, you can avoid the risk of utility bills after you leave your current address.

4. Consult with Your Real Estate Agent

Your real estate agent has been a game-changer throughout the home selling cycle. As the home selling process draws to a conclusion, your real estate will continue to do what he or she can to ensure you can get the best results possible.

If you're uncertain about what to do to get ready for a home closing, be sure to give your real estate agent a call. This housing market professional will provide details about how the home closing process will work so that you can plan accordingly.

Moreover, your real estate agent is happy to respond to any home selling concerns, at any time. He or she will go the extra mile to provide you with the home selling support you need.

Get ready to finalize a home sale Ė use the aforementioned tips, and you'll be able to prepare for a home closing.





Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 5/19/2017

This Single-Family in Lynn, MA recently sold for $419,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA - RE/MAX Leading Edge.


27 Parker Hill Avenue, Lynn, MA 01904

East Lynn

Single-Family

$419,000
Price
$419,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Open House Sunday March 19th 1 - 2:30. Sought after Ward One location this three bedroom 1 1/2 bath colonial on a quite side street features large fireplaced living/dining area, eat in kitchen with breakfast nook, mud room, hardwood floors throughout, central air and bonus family room in basement. Enjoy private fenced yard with over-sized deck and fire pit, perfect for outdoor entertaining.

Similar Properties





Tags: Real estate   Single-Family   01904   Lynn  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 5/18/2017

Itís nearly the final day of closing and youíre starting to get cold feet. Youíve had a dozen telephone calls with your real estate agent and youíve met the potential buyers. But, youíre still not ready to hand over the keys. Itís not that you donít trust the potential buyers or wish to bring them any harm. Youíre just not ready to sell your house.

Are you really ready to sell your home?

This scenario may sound unreal. But, it isnít. Itís also not a situation that you want to find yourself in, as if the buyer pushes, you could find yourself in legal hot water, especially if the buyer perceives that youíre refusing to sell for reasons that are under Title VII protection. So, how do you protect yourself from getting into this tight spot?

You take stock of just how ready you are to actually sell your home. How many of the following signs do you exhibit?

  • Home renovations arenít new to you. You have tried to renovate your current home at least twice. You may have added a second bathroom or extended your kitchen. Yet, your home is still too small for your family.
  • Arguments that you have with your spouse about your current home are increasing, in large part, because youíre tired of spending money on repairs and upgrades. Youíre also tired of living in a house that is always under construction and not under construction to expand the house, but under construction so that another major repair can be finished.
  • Since you moved into your home, the neighborhood has changed for the worse. There are four or more vacant houses on the street and crime has increased. Schools in the area are declining and businesses are moving to other parts of the city or away from the city altogether.
  • Your job has relocated to another state. You want to keep your job, so you have decided to sell your house.
  • Homeownersí association (HOA) fees have risen to the point that you can no longer afford to stay in the community. Services that you receive from your HOA have also declined. Itís reached the point where you feel angry each time that you pull into your driveway.
  • Your adult children have all moved out of the house, leaving five empty bedrooms. Rather than to hire a maid or clean the empty bedrooms yourself, you have decided to use your free time to travel and pursue a hobby. Youíve also decided to downsize, preferring to live a minimalist lifestyle.

Although the above signs do not cover all experiences and situations for every home seller,they can serve as a good starting point when itís time to consider how ďhome seller readyĒ you are. Family and friends can also offer feedback and let you know if they think youíre dragging your feet and trying to postpone moving forward with a house sell. Pay attention to what family and friends share. You donít have to act on their feedback, but taking their feedback into consideration before you contact a real estate agent and ask the agent to list your house on the market could save you internal conflict down the road.




Categories: Uncategorized  


Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 5/16/2017

This Single-Family in Andover, MA recently sold for $432,500. This Colonial style home was sold by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA - RE/MAX Leading Edge.


1 Walnut Ave, Andover, MA 01810

Single-Family

$399,900
Price
$432,500
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Classic in-town Colonial with easy access to all that downtown Andover has to offer plus easy access to Boston Commuter rail. Features include an eat in kitchen, living room with hardwood flooring and pocket doors and dining room with built-in hutch, hardwood flooring and fireplace. Upstairs you'll find 3 spacious bedrooms and tiled bath. The lower level includes a family room, extra storage and washer/dryer hookups. Excellent opportunity to own a well maintained home in a desirable location and in Bancroft/Doherty School district.

Similar Properties





Categories: Sold Homes