Framingham MA Real Estate | Judy B Leerer, Realty Executives Boston West


Here are five things you need to put in check before putting your house out for sale:

Curb appeal and Entrance

The saying "don't judge a book by its cover" does not apply to real estate. Both the front and back of the home should be eye-catching. Making sure to mow the lawn, plant flowers, ensure paint is fresh, and the door is free from cobwebs or dirt, check that screens aren't sagging or broken and that the porch is clean and free from debris.

Paint

Applying a new coat of paint will make your house look fresh, clean and updated. It's like a bit of skincare for your walls and will cover all the cracks, chips, and the occasional dent. Before you paint, cover any holes with putty and sand them smooth, and for more significant damage, spray texture to make it look less noticeable. Also, don't forget to look up; if your ceiling looks old, give it a fresh coat of paint as well.

Floors

Flooring gets the most wear of all the parts of your house. If your flooring is begging for some personal care, consider doing so before you put your house on the market. Carpets should be free from stains or damage; tile and hardwood should be clean and free from cracks. Make certain linoleum is clean and free from holes or gouges. Replacing the flooring in the entire house is not advisable unless necessary. Do replace flooring in high traffic areas. If you are in the market to put a new floor in, hardwood is the gold standard for what buyers want most of the time, and there are a variety of cost options for most budgets. 

Roof

Buyers aren't just in the market for a roof over their head; they are looking for a roof that doesn't leak, sag, or need a ton of repairs. If your roof doesn't need a complete overhaul, make sure that there aren't any shingles that need replacing. While you are up there, it is also a great time to clean out those gutters and caulk them.

Windows

New windows are expensive, but nothing takes an older home up a few notches above average than new windows. If you can't afford to put new windows in, make sure that they are cleaned inside and out by a professional to help them look their best. Look at the sills and if they are cracked or yellowing, paint them. Lastly, make sure that the blinds are clean and in good condition. If they aren't, consider replacing the window coverings to make them look top-notch. 

To get a good profit off your home after selling it, you have to ensure a proper and thorough refurbishing. Speak to a real estate agent in your neighborhood on how to get the best value for your home.


This Single-Family in Framingham, MA recently sold for $540,000. This Cape,Contemporary style home was sold by Judy B. Leerer - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West.


332 Winter St, Framingham, MA 01702

Single-Family

$499,900
Price
$540,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
From the skylit entry to the soaring ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors & walls of windows, this contemp cape offers a truly open floor plan with a Great Room feel. Granite KIT features a K-AID dual fuel range, Bosch DW, counter seating, custom tile back-splash & is open to DR & cathedral ceiling fire-placed LR. Dramatic windows provide an abundance of natural light & views of the beautifully landscaped yard & expanded deck. Spacious remodeled spa-like bath offers granite topped double vanity & air jetted tub. Large Master features a custom closet. Upstairs FR/ loft offers flexible living space. State of the art heating & CA with electronically controlled zones to keep you comfortable. Basement features finished walls & ceilings, just add the flooring of your choice! This home also offers a large 2-car detached GAR w/finished, heated skylit 2nd floor that could be a workshop, home office, or more. House set back from the road with plenty of parking, close to shopping & major routes

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This Single-Family in Wayland, MA recently sold for $766,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Judy B. Leerer - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West.


17 Rice Spring Lane, Wayland, MA 01778

Single-Family

$750,000
Price
$766,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
LOCATION and NEIGHBORHOOD. Charming and sunny four-bedroom center entrance colonial located in the desirable Happy Hollow neighborhood in Wayland. Front to back Living Room with gas fireplace has a picture window overlooking the woods and leads out to the Sunroom where you will enjoy the changing Seasons. The updated Kitchen has upgraded appliances which the home Chef will appreciate. The bathrooms on both the 1st and 2nd Floor have been updated. The walkout Lower Level allows direct access to the backyard that abuts the Aqueduct . Lower Level has a Family Room with fireplace and built-ins, Home Office, Laundry plus numerous closets with generous storage. This home is a nature lover, hiker and gardener's paradise! Outstanding location! Elementary, Middle and High Schools are all within approximately one mile. Minutes to the Mass Pike and Natick/Framingham shopping yet tucked back on a side street in a wooded neighborhood.

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This Single-Family in Framingham, MA recently sold for $580,000. This Colonial,Garrison style home was sold by Judy B. Leerer - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West.


1 Henderson Circle, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$567,000
Price
$580,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Updated thru-out, this special home will surprise you! Flexible living space & open floor plan offers a LR, fire-placed Den & step down FR that will be the gathering spot featuring a soaring beamed cathedral ceiling, rustic brick FPL & sliders out to a new patio. KIT open to DR features soft close white shaker cabinets, SS appliances & an expanse of granite counters. New hardwood flooring installed thru-out, tile in baths. Both baths renovated, upstairs bath has a double vanity & tiled tub/shower. Spacious Master offers direct access to bath & TWO walk-in closets w/custom built-ins. New windows, new slider, & two windows added to DR, new interior doors & lighting to compliment the updated decor. Exterior improvements include granite front steps, landscaping & hydro-seeded lawn. Basement has great potential for adding living space, 2 car garage with storage. Water heater 2019, Roof 2011, C/A 2012. Double cul-de-sac location in a neighborhood! Quick close possible

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Building an eco-friendly home has a lot of advantages. Apart from the environmental benefits, it helps you save money and time. It also protects your health.

Here are five important reasons for building green:

Reduce Environmental Impact. The use of renewable and energy-efficient materials minimizes environmental impact. It significantly reduces pollution. A green home produces a reduced carbon footprint via efficient energy use. Apart from being energy efficient, it also limits the amount of waste going to landfills and minimizes the effect of new constructions on limited world resources. 

Save Time. Another reason why it is necessary to build green is that it saves you time. It saves construction time when you make use of the right eco-friendly material. When you buy materials that are available locally, you save cost and also reduce your carbon footprint by minimizing the use of fuel that would have been used in shipping your building materials. Apart from that, your building materials will be available quickly and reliably. 

Save Money. You save money when you use a recycled or secondhand material for your construction. Majority of energy saving appliances cost more than their traditional counterparts but, you will discover that it pays on the long run because the savings will come later in the form of reduced energy bills. Long-lasting construction alternatives will help save a lot of money that would have been spent on reconstruction or repairs. 

Protect your Health. Several conventional building materials are not optimal for the health of residents. For instance, volatile organic compounds can cause cancer. These volatile organic compounds are present in many building materials, paint, as well as indoor products like mattresses and cleaning materials. Also, many conventional building materials promote the build-up of moisture which is dangerous because it can lead to mold or mildew problems. Understand that both molds and volatile organic compounds can cause outdoor pollution challenges.

Improves Resale Value. If you have the intention of selling your property in the future, building green is a way of getting a better resale value of your home. Apart from the increase in resale value, the building will be sold out quickly without having to wait for several months for a buyer.

Contact a home contractor for your options for building a green home today.




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