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Posted by Wilson Wolfe Real Estate on 4/22/2018

There’s a lot of design trends that you’ll want to keep up with as a homeowner. What are people doing to their backyards to make them more beautiful? What types of countertops are buyers looking for these days? Some trends are beneficial. However, there’s a lot of trends that can be detrimental to your home. You want your home to be an expression of who you are, however, there are some trends that just aren’t attractive to buyers. 


Bright And Bold May Not Be Beautiful 


While that lime green room may look really attractive to you, it probably won’t look as good to anyone else. The best colors for paint inside of your home are the neutral colors. These include beiges, grays and soft whites. The most important thing is to keep your paint color consistent throughout your home. Not that you can’t change shades from room to room, but don’t make the paint change too drastic.  


No One Really Likes Shiny Things


As much as you may like shiny accessories throughout the home, it’s not going to be everyone’s thing. Although people will be decorating your home on their terms once they buy it, it’s important to note that busy isn’t always better. People need to be able to see past how you have set up your home to see the potential it holds for them.  


An Open Floor Plan That’s Too Open

You can take the idea of an open floor plan to an extreme. There are certain rooms in the home that just deserve privacy. The bathrooms and the bedrooms need walls surrounding them to give people the space and quiet that they need. If there’s no good way for you to fix this issue, you may want to find some room screens before your open house in order to keep buyers interested.  


Converted Rooms Squash Vision


If you have a third bedroom that you have converted into a home gym, that’s great for you. It may be hard for other people visiting the home to realize what the room could be used for. You may not have to move everything before an open house, but try to keep the room open for possibility.     


Carpeting Kills Buyer’s Dreams


There’s not many more terrifying things to buyers than walking into a home and seeing wall-to-wall carpeting. Their minds race, thinking of the possibilities of how to get beloved hardwood floors into the picture. If there’s floor under your carpet and you know you're going to sell soon, you’d be wise to tear up the carpet and polish up those floors. It will attract more buyers and sell faster because people will know they have that much less work to do once they move in. 


The Takeaway

 The important point here is that when you’re getting ready to show your home, you’ll want to take your personality out of the picture. Buyers need to have space to get the vision to see how they can make your former home their own. Reversing a few of the personal upgrades that you have made to your home can help you to make it a more welcoming place for new owners to begin a journey.




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Posted by Wilson Wolfe Real Estate on 4/19/2018


1 Greenbriar Drive, North Reading, MA 01864

Condo

$189,800
Price

4
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
**OPEN HOUSE 4/22 SUNDAY 12-2**Pack your bags and move right into this completely refreshed first floor unit at Greenbriar Estates Condominiums. Unit can be step free though the enclosed screened patio area or access from front entrance. Inviting lobby area, on site laundry only steps away from your entry door, well lit hallways and nicely kept grounds. Open concept living/dining area, step saver kitchen and spacious master bedroom with walk in closet. Freshly painted and new carpeting throughout, new tile backslash in kitchen, new bathroom vanity and bathroom flooring BRAND NEW ELECTRIC PANEL & GFI's installed.Newer HVAC system put in approximately 5 years ago. Pets allowed with restrictions. Pool, tennis court and management company on site. Close to restaurants, shopping and major highways. HEAT,GAS AND WATER ALL INCLUDED IN THE CONDO FEE. Why rent when you can own and start building some equity all while living a carefree lifestyle.
Open House
Sunday
April 22 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
BACK ON THE MARKET, Financing fell through. Great opportunity to own a move in unit at Greenbriar Estates. Investors could rent immediately after closing. No need to update,repair or clean this unit everything is done.Punch list from previous buyers home inspection has also been completed.
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Posted by Wilson Wolfe Real Estate on 4/15/2018

One thing that you’ll need to think about when you’re buying a home is that of property taxes. Many first-time homebuyers don’t even consider the property taxes in the midst of their excitement of buying the perfect home. There’s many different kinds of tax issues that homebuyers might face when they purchase a home. We’ll educate you on how to tackle the issue of property taxes. 


Do Your Research


You should most definitely research property taxes before you buy a home. You don’t want to be surprised to find out that your new home will have special assessments or a huge tax rate increase in the near future. Some things to look out for:


  • Tax rate increases
  • Home reassessments
  • Supplemental tax bills


The first question that you should ask your realtor is “What is the current tax bill?” This will give you a good starting point for your property tax research. 


Supplemental Tax Bills


A supplemental tax bill is basically a new homeowner’s overlapping bill of the previous owner’s taxes. Sometimes, this can include construction or additions made to the home that have increased the property value. This is also known as a “reassessment of property value.” Work with your realtor to discover whether this will be an issue.  


Multiple Taxes For One Property


Depending upon where you are, you could face more than one kind of property tax. Special taxes imposed by states, counties and districts, as well as water and sewer can create additional fees. 


Why You Have An Escrow Account


Homeowners are often required to have an escrow account. This will set aside funds for these types of expenses. The loan company will give an estimate of the amount of taxes and insurance due. Then, costs such as taxes and insurance are taken out of this account. If you are paying these fees through an escrow account, you should keep a close eye on it. Sometimes, payments fail to be made on time. You as the homeowner are then responsible for any late fees. You want to avoid these problems by checking the account frequently.   


How Property Taxes Are Calculated


Property taxes are generally based on the value of the home. Each state and city uses their own formulas in order to calculate these fees. This is what can make property taxes a bit unpredictable. Property taxes can increase or decrease over time due to these factors that are included in each municipality’s formula.               


Tax Credits


A tax credit is a rebate that’s provided by the city or state. This could be in the form of an income tax credit. As home values have risen, so haven’t property tax bills, so these credits are welcome in today’s economy. 


Tax Deferrals


Some people are eligible for property tax deferrals. This allows the homeowner to pay all or part of the property tax until a later date when a home is sold. Many deferrals are geared towards low-income homes and senior citizens. These people would most benefit from this type of savings. Be careful though if you fall into one of these categories. Some states have much higher income taxes than property taxes, so the fees end up evening out. 


The most important thing you can do when it comes to property taxes is your research. Once you have numbers, you can make a more informed decision about purchasing a property.





Posted by Wilson Wolfe Real Estate on 4/13/2018

This Single-Family in North Reading, MA recently sold for $350,000. This Ranch style home was sold by - Wilson Wolfe Real Estate.


2 Lakeside Blvd, North Reading, MA 01864

Single-Family

$299,900
Price
$350,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
OFFERS DUE Tuesday 3/13 @ NOON-CONDO LIFE NOT FOR YOU? This fabulous open concept home is a great place to start out in or downsize to...Lots of usable living space squeezed into this efficient home.The entry welcomes you with new ceramic tile mudroom & large coat closet, The kitchen offers newer cabinetry, granite counters,stainless appliances, recessed lighting, vaulted ceiling & huge island with seating for up to 6.The sun drenched L-shaped living area boasts vaulted ceilings, electric stove on stone hearth, oak flooring,skylights and can be used many different ways to suit your individual needs.The master bedroom features custom built-ins, walk-in closet and sliders leading onto an inviting patio.Additional features include a 2nd spacious bedroom, a modern full bath with laundry area,newer double pane windows throughout,fresh paint throughout,full dry basement offering abundant storage,low maintenance vinyl siding,newer double wide driveway,vinyl fencing,Title V






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Posted by Wilson Wolfe Real Estate on 4/13/2018


149 Burlington Ave, Wilmington, MA 01887

Single-Family

$574,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
**OH 4/15 SUN 12-1:30**Standing ovation for this lovely New York Colonial Colonial set back on a beautiful corner lot surrounded by a stately stone wall bordering Stonehedge Estates. Large family room addition w/custom built in cabinetry ,countless windows & views of nicely landscaped half acre lot. Skylights in several of the rooms will allow plenty of natural light to penetrate the home throughout the day. Spacious kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, abundant cabinetry & granite tile counters overlooking an informal breakfast area. Formal dining room, living room w/ wood burning fireplace and 3/4 bath round out first floor. Second level offers 4 bedrooms including Master suite w/vaulted ceiling & half bath, full guest bath & 3 additional spacious bedrooms all adorning hardwood flooring. Exterior features include farmer's porch and one car attached garage. Ideally located close to major roadways and commuter rail. See what Wilmington has to offer and call this home your own
Open House
Sunday
April 15 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Don't MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY to purchase a 4 bedroom, 3 bath home w/attached family room at a reasonable price. FARMERS PORCH, OVERSIZED DECK and SUPER SIZED SHED OR WORKSHOP. Back on Market because of financing. OFFERS DUE 4/17 at NOON.
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