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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 11/1/2017


103 Genesee Street, Lawrence, MA 01843

Single-Family

$340,000
Price

4
Bedrooms
9
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautifully cared for Raised Ranch in Mt Vernon. This home was custom built and cared for meticulously since. The Kitchen has solid wood cabinets and plenty of counter space. The Dining Room will accommodate large gatherings. The Living Room has a picture window bringing in lots of natural sunlight. The Master Bedroom has 2 closets and a 3/4 bath. Three additional generous bedrooms. There is a large full bath with spacious linen closet and tub/shower. Finished LL has study area & den with laminate flooring. The LL also has a half bath. Space to wash, dry fold and iron will make your tasks easy in your laundry room.. Two other unfinished rooms give you plenty of storage. A two car garage for your vehicles and toys. Picture yourself enjoying your 20 X 40 in-ground pool and spacious yard. An 800 sq. ft. storage shed holds all of your outdoor toys and tools.. Included is an adjacent 10,000 sq. ft lot zoned I1 providing a privacy buffer or hold the possibility of subdivision.
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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 10/27/2017

Moving into a new house can easily become the most challenging part of buying a home. Let a move get too far off track and within four to five short days, you could even regret buying the house that you know meets each of your residence needs.

These small things could ruin the move to your new residence

Lack of organization may be the single most leading factor that turns a house move into a disaster. Stacking moving boxes against the wall doesn't mean that you're organized for a smooth house move. In fact, if you don't do these simple things, it could wind up taking you twice as long to move:

  • Contact your current utility providers and find out exactly what you need to do to transfer utilities to your new address. If you're going with a different utility company, find out when you need to have your current utilities shut off to avoid paying for another month of service.
  • Take a few days to create a move checklist. Add everything that you need to do to the list.
  • Get enough moving boxes to fit all of your belongings inside without having to push or stuff items in the box.
  • Ensure that you have enough furniture coverings and cushions for breakable items like lamps, glasses and dinnerware.
  • Identify books, clothes and other items that you know you're not going to use. Donate these products to charity. You could also host a flea market or garage sale and raise money while letting others take ownership of the products.
  • Schedule time to clean your current home or apartment. This includes setting aside enough time to clean cabinets, floors, bathrooms and kitchens.
  • Drop cable boxes and other leased utility products off with the associated vendors. Just by holding onto some items like cable boxes, you could end up having to pay another month for cable services.
  • Settle outstanding bills with your current landlord.
  • Complete and submit a change of address form with the post office.
  • Let insurance companies, banks and other financial service providers know that you're moving.
  • Communicate your move, including your new address and telephone number to family and friends you trust.

Final notes on a good move

It doesn't take a lot to turn a house move into a disaster. Forgetting to contact a utility provider, return leased products or notify certain people and organizations that you're moving could become more than a nuisance. This forgetfulness could cost you financially.

Lack of other move decisions could require you to load and unload your moving truck double the number of times that you'd have to if you were better organized. Even if you pay professional movers to transport your household belongings to your new address, it only takes a few simple things to make the move time take longer. Let that happen and you could pay $100 or more extra to the professional movers.

Worse still is the fact that simple move mistakes can force you to leave your belongings unattended long enough to return to find the belongings gone. To avoid these and other mishaps, create and use a move checklist. Give yourself time to consider all of the things that you need to transfer, pack, shut off and finalize before you move.




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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 10/13/2017

Is now the right time to lower the asking price for your residence? If you've studied the housing market closely, set an aggressive price for your home and are still struggling to generate interest in your residence, the answer to this question may be a resounding "Yes."

Ultimately, there are many reasons why you may want to consider lowering the asking price for your house, including:

1. It has been many weeks or months since the last home showing.

Although your home listing initially may have stirred up plenty of interest, homebuyers have shied away from your residence over the past few weeks or months. Thus, there may be no time like the present to lower your house's asking price to widen your net of prospective homebuyers.

Reducing your house's asking price by even a few thousand dollars may help you generate interest in your residence. And in the days following a price drop, you may notice a significant increase in the number of requests for home showings as well.

2. Your home asking price no longer corresponds to the current real estate market's conditions.

A seller's market can quickly morph into a buyer's market. As such, you should evaluate the real estate sector regularly to ensure your home asking price corresponds to the current housing market's conditions.

Take a look at available houses that are similar to your own – you'll be happy you did. This housing market data can help you determine if your house is priced appropriately based on the competition.

Also, examine the prices of recently sold houses in your city or town. That way, you can see how long these residences were available before they sold, find out whether you're operating in a buyer's or seller's market and plan accordingly.

3. You need to sell your house as soon as possible.

If you face a time crunch to sell your home, you should establish an aggressive price for your residence from the get-go. However, if you fail to generate substantial interest in your residence, you may need to act fast to lower your home asking price to meet your deadline.

For those who want to avoid the possibility of lowering a house's asking price, it often pays to work with a real estate agent. This housing market professional can help you establish a fair, competitive price for your residence, one that should help you stir up significant interest in your home.

In addition, a real estate agent will work with you throughout the home selling process. He or she will set up home showings, host open houses and negotiate with homebuyers on your behalf. Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent is happy to respond to your home selling questions and ensure you can make informed home selling decisions.

Before you lower your home asking price, consult with a real estate agent. By doing so, you can get the expert home selling advice that you need to determine whether to wait out the current housing market or reduce the price of your residence.





Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 10/6/2017

Homeowners insurance could potentially save you thousands of dollars in repairs and product replacements. If you don’t read through your homeowners insurance thoroughly prior to signing the policy, you could also be responsible for paying thousands of dollars to repair your roof, floor, a septic tank and more.

General events that homeowners insurance policies offer protection on

Depending on where your house is located, you’ll need different types of insurance coverage.For example, if you live in a high flood risk area, make you that you get flood insurance. The same applies for areas that experience hurricanes and mudslides.

Think twice before you sign a policy with an insurance carrier who won’t offer you the protections that are generally required where you live. As a starting point, following are common protections that a homeowners insurance policy offers:

  • Fire damage
  • Hail
  • Vandalism
  • Theft

Damages that your homeowners insurance may not cover

Depending on your insurer, your homeowners insurance may not cover all natural disasters. For example, homeowners insurance may not cover damage caused by an earthquake. Floods, hurricanes and mud slides are other natural disasters that homeowners insurance may not protect you from.

Other damages that your homeowners insurance may not cover include:

  • Sinkholes
  • Asbestos
  • Chemical warfare
  • Mold (You could get rid of a small amount of mold in your bathroom, kitchen or another room at your house on your own. But,let mold spread into your walls and you’ll need to contact a professional to inspect, clean away the mold and treat your home. Don’t assume that your insurance carrier will pick up the cost of these repairs. Check to see that mold is covered in your policy before you enter into an agreement with a homeowners insurance provider.)
  • Plane crashes (This is an uncommon event, but it happens. Should a plane land on your house, as destructive and emotionally damaging at the experience may be, your insurance carrier may not pay for repairs that are associated with the plane crash.)
  • Auto accidents (Similar to plane crashes, if someone runs their car into your garage or house, your insurance carrier may not pay to have the property repaired. If your house is located on a road that has seen its share of auto accidents, speak with insurance carriers to see if they will offer you coverage that protects your home against auto accidents.)
  • Damages due to aging (for example, if your roof becomes damaged due to age, your insurance carrier may not pay to replace the roof)

As with any type of insurance, including auto and health insurance, check with your insurance provider to determine what you are actually covered for. Do this before you sign an insurance policy. Generally, the broader the span of coverage, the higher your monthly premiums will be. But, these higher premiums can prove to be well worth it should an unexpected emergency or disaster occur.

Also,compare insurance rates across companies. Keep your eyes open for regulatory changes that could impact your insurance rates. For example, if your homeowners insurance goes up, check to see if a new state law impacted the industry, causing insurance carriers to raise rates in the state that you live in.




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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 9/29/2017

We’ve all had those times when we can’t seem to get a good night’s sleep. If you recently moved to a new home or if you’re on vacation, the new environment or mattress can make it difficult to fall asleep.

It’s even more frustrating when you’re in the comfort of your own home but are still having trouble sleeping.

In this article, we’re going to give you some tips and habits you can build to help better your sleep. We’ll talk about ways to get to sleep on time, how to improve your sleeping habits, and how to sleep through the night.

Getting to bed on time

Most of us live busy lives that make it hard to unwind at the end of the day. Others simply have a hard time calling it quits on the show or movie they’re watching when they should be getting some sleep. Either way, it’s essential to build a good bedtime routine to make sure you’re falling asleep at an appropriate time each night.

To start, you’ll want to make sure you assign yourself a bed time. Though bed times seem like a rule for children, it can help adults vastly improve their sleep. Going to bed and waking up at the same time each morning reinforces your body’s natural sleep cycle.

To ensure you go to bed on time, you can set a reminder or alarm on your phone for a half-hour before you need to be in bed. This will give you time to finish what you’re doing and get ready for bed.

There are also apps that will help you do this, which we’ll talk about in the next section.

Monitor your sleep

Sleep is deeply important to how we function throughout our day. A poor night’s sleep is a short-term hindrance, putting us in a bad mood or making it difficult to focus. But, in the long run, lacking sleep is a health risk that has been linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other serious illnesses.

The takeaway? We should all take sleep seriously. To do so, a good way is to monitor your sleep. One easy way is to download an app that does just that. For iPhone users, the pre-installed Bedtime feature (part of the Clock app) is a simple way to set reminders and gain insight into your sleeping habit.

A more thorough way to monitor your sleep is to keep a sleep journal or to buy a smartwatch that tracks your sleep for you. Regardless of your method, keeping tabs on your sleep quality will help you prioritize your health and wellness.

Quick tips for improving your sleep


  • Go to bed at the same time each time

  • Avoid bright screens (phone, TV, laptop) for an hour before bed

  • Read, knit, or do some other relaxing hobby before bed

  • Don’t eat for two hours before bed

  • If you can’t sleep, try listening to calming music or a guided meditation

  • If you’re a light sleeper, try wearing comfortable earplugs and an eye mask to bed





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