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Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 5/18/2019


346 Salem Street, North Andover, MA 01845

Old Center

Single-Family

$849,000
Price

7
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
The Unexpected Colonial is ready for ownership! 346 Salem Street, NA has been created and built as space you never want to leave. The soft gray color palette and classic features recreated throughout this home reflect a gracious colonial that has been brought back to life. The outstanding features are complemented by the huge addition that provides living space to accommodate the 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths while creating an open light filled 2-story foyer, private master en suite with a cathedral ceiling and skylights, a modern design kitchen with oversized island, stainless steel farmers sink, laundry room on the second floor. Now is your chance to see this breathtaking home.
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Saturday
May 18 at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 5/17/2019


346 Salem Street, North Andover, MA 01845

Old Center

Single-Family

$879,000
Price

7
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
The Unexpected Colonial is ready for ownership! 346 Salem Street, NA has been created and built as space you never want to leave. The soft gray color palette and classic features recreated throughout this home reflect a gracious colonial that has been brought back to life. The outstanding features are complemented by the huge addition that provides living space to accommodate the 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths while creating an open light filled 2-story foyer, private master en suite with a cathedral ceiling and skylights, a modern design kitchen with oversized island, stainless steel farmers sink, laundry room on the second floor. Now is your chance to see this breathtaking home.
Open House
Saturday
May 18 at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
More Open Houses
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Location: 346 Salem Street, North Andover, MA 01845    Get Directions

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Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 5/16/2019

Privacy fencing is a great way to increase your home value while improving the quality of life you live in your home at the same time. There are many solutions for you to consider. Think about your aesthetic preferences, whether or not youíre trying to block noise in addition to controlling your view and what works best with the contouring of your yard. Think about the flow between your backyard and front yard and how your home blends with the street as a whole. We all want to enjoy our neighbors, but we need to protect our home space as well.

Horizontal or Vertical Boards ó Does a classic vertically installed fence fit best with your yard or do you like the modern aesthetic of horizontal boards? With either selection, you can install a fence with tight boards that completely block out the view or try peekaboo fencing for privacy that allows more light into your yard. Consider natural cedar, pine or a composite. Select a prefab white fencing option to minimize repainting or a natural wood that self-protects from environmental wear for minimal ongoing maintenance. 

Trellis and Vines ó Trellis is a very affordable fencing option. To create more seclusion with your privacy fence train a vine to grow up and through the lattice. Though annual vines will grow fast and create coverage quickly, you won't have coverage year-round. Perennial vines will take longer to establish but will give your yard excellent coverage all year. You can select from flowering vines like Morning Glory (annual), Trumpet (perennial), Wisteria (perennial) or Climbing Hydrangea (perennial). Evergreen plants are probably the best solution for full and consistent coverage. Try an English ivy or creeping fig for your evergreen selection.

Hedge Wall ó For another green solution consider growing a hedge wall. There are many easy to care for and fast-growing hedge plants you can contemplate. Boxwood varieties grow upwards of 20 feet tall to maintain and shape with shearing to fit the style of your yard. The American Arborvitae grows thick and tall making it a good option for visual appeal and noise screening. Also, consider a bamboo wall for privacy. No matter where you live, you can acquire a bamboo type that works for your region and soil. Select the right variety, a clumping, non-invasive bamboo for best results and enjoy a beautiful noise canceling and private solution for your yard. 

 Wherever your home is there is a privacy fencing solution for you. Talk with your real estate agent and your local hardware professional about the best options for your neighborhood, yard terrain, and home aesthetic to create a beautiful privacy fence that adds value to your life and home.




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Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 5/9/2019


346 Salem Street, North Andover, MA 01845

Old Center

Single-Family

$879,000
Price

7
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
The Unexpected Colonial is ready for ownership! 346 Salem Street, NA has been created and built as space you never want to leave. The soft gray color palette and classic features recreated throughout this home reflect a gracious colonial that has been brought back to life. The outstanding features are complemented by the huge addition that provides living space to accommodate the 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths while creating an open light filled 2-story foyer, private master en suite with a cathedral ceiling and skylights, a modern design kitchen with oversized island, stainless steel farmers sink, laundry room on the second floor. Now is your chance to see this breathtaking home.
Open House
Saturday
May 11 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 346 Salem Street, North Andover, MA 01845    Get Directions

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Posted by Marilyn Ellis, CBR, CHMS, LMS, HAFA on 5/9/2019

Many homeowners have a difficult relationship with their homeowners association. On the one hand, the HOA helps your community stay safe, clean, and makes it a desirable place to live which improves the property value of your home. But, on the other hand, homeowners associations can be a problem if you want to make a change to your property that they disagree with.

 In this article, weíll talk about some common issues that homeowners face in their dealings with homeowners associations and give you tips on how to handle them so that youíll have the best possible outcome.

 Study the rules carefully

It may seem like a nuisance, but your best defense when dealing with the homeowners association is to understand whatís expected of you. Not only will it help you stay on good terms with the HOA, but it will also make it easier to understand what your options are.

Itís a good idea to understand these rules and bylaws before you ever move into the neighborhood, but itís never too late to learn them. It might help you later on down the road should you want to paint your house or build a new structure in your yard.

Introduce yourself to the members

Itís best to get off on the right foot with the other members of your homeowners association. You donít want your first meeting to be a complaint against you, nor do you want to introduce yourself to someone only to make a complaint against someone else.

It will also give you a chance to ask questions about the community and to get an understanding of how easy or difficult it is to deal with the regulations of the homeowners association.

Donít assume ill-will

If you find that a complaint has been raised against you, donít act immediately. Take some time to compose your response and be sure to acknowledge the complaint. Odds are that the other members of the HOA arenít there just to give you a hard time.

Choose your battles

There are some things worth fighting for when it comes to your home. However, you donít want to be repeatedly challenging the HOA on small issues. Stick to the rules on the things that arenít hugely important, that way other members wonít come to expect issues from you.

Follow protocol

When youíre required to get permission from the board before making a change to your property, be sure you follow the steps laid out in your agreement. Doing so will avoid any unnecessary conflict.

Pay all dues and fines on time

Even if you are in the middle of a disagreement with the HOA, itís better to continue paying your dues and fines that to leave them outstanding. If you donít pay, you risk further penalty, including fees.

Plan ahead if you want to change the rules

If youíre dissatisfied with some or man of the rules of the homeowners association, odds are youíre not alone. First, start by talking with other neighborhood members. If they have similar views on the rules in question, you can bring them up collectively at the next meeting.

Your second option would be to run for the board and try to enact the changes yourself. However, you should never seek a position out of spite or anger. Only volunteer your time and effort if you want to lend a hand in your community and make life better for all of the inhabitants.

 




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