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Posted by Marianne Avila on 5/5/2019

Let's face it – stress can be problematic, particularly for a homebuyer who is competing with others to find the best house at the lowest price. Lucky for you, we're here to help you minimize the guesswork associated with purchasing a house, increasing the likelihood of a stress-free homebuying experience.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you enjoy a stress-free homebuying journey.

1. Study the Housing Market

The housing market conditions in one city or town may vary from the real estate conditions in another. As such, you'll want to assess the local housing market closely to identify patterns and trends. This will allow you to obtain comprehensive real estate market insights that can help you become a diligent homebuyer.

Of course, don't forget to analyze the prices of recently sold houses in your city or town too. This housing market information can help you differentiate a seller's market from a buyer's one so you can tailor your homebuying journey accordingly.

2. Prep Your Finances

Although you know that you want to buy a house as soon as possible, you still have no idea how you'll pay for a residence. Fortunately, if you prepare your finances today, you'll be better equipped than ever before to enjoy a stress-free homebuying experience.

Consult with a variety of banks and credit unions to learn about all of the mortgage options at your disposal. That way, you can explore a wide range of mortgage options and select one that matches your finances perfectly.

Also, be sure to ask lots of questions when you meet with lenders. These financial institutions employ friendly, knowledgeable mortgage specialists who can help you evaluate all of your home financing options. And if you ask plenty of mortgage questions, you can gain the insights that you need to make the best-possible mortgage decision.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

If you want to avoid stress throughout the homebuying journey, it helps to hire a real estate agent. In fact, with a real estate agent at your side, you can get the support that you need to thrive.

A real estate agent will learn about your homebuying goals and help you map out a successful homebuying journey. As a result, a real estate agent will make it easy to identify potential homebuying hurdles and ensure that you can avoid such issues.

Furthermore, a real estate agent delivers extensive assistance at each stage of the homebuying journey. He or she will help you examine a broad array of houses and find a home that is right for you. Plus, after you discover your dream house, a real estate agent will help you submit a competitive homebuying proposal.

As you get ready to enter the real estate market, it helps to plan ahead as much as you can. Take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and ultimately, you can minimize stress as you proceed along the homebuying journey.




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Posted by Marianne Avila on 4/30/2019


1 Castle Ridge Road, Salem, NH 03079

Single-Family

$734,900
Price

13
Rooms
5
Beds
4/1
Full/Half Baths
Incredible Custom Colonial in one of the most sought-after nbrhds. A classic home w/finished LL offering the perfect extended guest accommodation. This impeccably cared for 5BR home on a prof lndscpd corner lot is on town water/sewer. Superbly appointed w/a stunning 10' front door, open concept dining & family area perfect for entertaining, Flawlessly designed 1st flr Master boasts spa like bath w/granite sinks, tiled shower & walk-in closet. You will be amazed by the new hrdwd floors & architectural details. The remodeled kitchen is brimming w/high end SS, custom cabinets, 6 burner stove, pot filler, walnut center island & exquisite quartz counters creating a chef's dream. The Family Rm w/vaulted ceiling provides the perfect gathering spot to enjoy family & friends or relax fireside. Upstairs & across the catwalk are 3 en-suite BR & media room. Relish the outdoors from the blue stone patio, hot tub & fireplace offering privacy while enjoying nearby amenities. Perfect home & setting!
Open House
Sunday
May 05 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Join us Sunday to view this impeccably maintained Custom Colonial with a finished lower level which offers the perfect au-Pere, in-law or extended guest accommodation with a separate entrance. The perfect home in the perfect setting! This home boasts upgrades and updates throughout! Call Marianne Avila (978) 984-3188 for a private showing or with any questions that you may have.
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Posted by Marianne Avila on 4/30/2019


1 Castle Ridge Road, Salem, NH 03079

Single-Family

$734,900
Price

5
Bedrooms
13
Rooms
4/1
Full/Half Baths
Incredible Custom Colonial in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods A classic home with a finished LL that offers the perfect extended guest accommodation w/separate entry.This impeccably cared for 5 BR home on a prof lndscpd corner lot is on public water/sewer. Superbly appointed w/a stunning 10 tall front door, open concept dining and family area perfect for entertaining. Flawlessly designed 1st floor Master BR boasts spa like bath w/granite dbl sinks, soaking tub, tiled wak-in shower, walk-in closet. You will be amazed by the new hrdwd floors throughout and architectural details to include pillars, crown & dental molding, wainscoting & chair rails. The remodeled kitchen is brimming w/high end SS appls, custom cabinets, 6 burner stove, pot filler, walnut center island & exquisite quartz counters creating the perfect opportunity for those who love to cook. The Family Rm w/vaulted ceiling provides the perfect gathering spot to enjoy family & friends or relax solo in front of the fireplace. Upstairs and across the catwalk overlooking the Family Rm are 3 en-suite BR & media room. Relish the outdoors from the blue stone patio, hot tub & fireplace offering wooded privacy while enjoying numerous nearby amenities including Tuscan Village. Upgrades: counter power up plug towers & butcher block, on-call tankless water heater, fenced yard, 2 heating and AC systems, nest thermostats & much more. The perfect home with the perfect setting!
Open House
Sunday
May 05 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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Posted by Marianne Avila on 4/28/2019

Selling a home can be pretty intense and stressful, especially if you haven't done so before. The pressure even becomes greater when you need to close your current sale before you move into a new home. Doing these few things may be the critical little steps you need to take to make that sale happen as fast as you need it.

  • Price your home right Pricing is especially important. A lot of times people price their homes based on what they think they ought to get for the house, but a buyer is only going to pay what he thinks is the value of the house. Pricing right means that your home won't stay for too long on the market—a negative indicator that can slow the sale.
  • Improve the curb appeal Curb appeal refers to how attractive your home looks to people on the outside. Little things like upgrading the exterior paint job, replacing the number plate, doorbell, and other external fittings or even mowing the lawn will all add up to make your house appeal to the buyer looking on from the outside.
  • Take good pictures The old saying is true that goes that a picture is worth more than a thousand words it comes to your house listing. You want to make sure that you avoid unattractive photos. You could use a professional photographer to make sure that your pictures are high quality with adequate lighting. Unless your cell phone camera is super good, you probably shouldn't use it.
  • Arrange your home right The right arrangement of your home might be what is needed to help your buyers make the final decision. Take away your personal touches and lay aside your preferences. The objective is to make it look like a home they can live in, and having too much of your personal items might be a distraction as it makes it harder for them to picture themselves living in a home that still has your pictures on the wall.
  • Write out a great listing copy And while a picture may be worth a thousand words, a picture plus a thousand words, is worth a lot more. A vivid description makes potential buyer of your home have an idea of how living in your home may feel. You should talk about any advantages your neighborhood has, such as proximity to schools or shopping malls. Let the buyer think that your home is unique with your words. If you need assistance with a good description, talk to a professional writer for help.




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Posted by Marianne Avila on 4/25/2019

This Single-Family in Boxford, MA recently sold for $608,500. This Raised Ranch style home was sold by Marianne Avila - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty.


94 Washington St, Boxford, MA 01921

Single-Family

$622,000
Price
$608,500
Sale Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Just what you have been looking for! Nestled behind trees & mature plantings on 4.6 acres is this private Raised Ranch. Previous owner housed 2 horses in the barn w/paddock, dressage ring & lovely trails for riding.A detached 2 stall garage w/loft offers many uses including hay storage/office space.There are many wonderful features of this unusual 11 Rm, 4 BR, 2.5 updated BA home.Extended family or long-term guests are easily accommodated here! Impeccably designed chef's kitchen w/5 burner gas stove in granite island, an abundance of cabinets, down & pendant lighting, SS applncs, dbl ovens, pantry & lots of counter space. The FR w/wood beams & vaulted ceiling overlooks deck, stone patio & I/G pool & provides open concept living w/the adjacent DR & LR. Walk down to the 1st level to discover a FR w/brick & knotty pine walls & fireplace.Features architectural shingle roof, lots of windows & sliders, hrdwd flrs. Sit back & enjoy your personal Nirvana as an equestrian,animal or nature lover

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