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Posted by Wilson Wolfe Real Estate on 4/8/2020

This Single-Family in Beverly, MA recently sold for $715,000. This Colonial style home was sold by - Wilson Wolfe Real Estate.

99 Standley Street, Beverly, MA 01915


Sale Price

Full/Half Baths
IF ORDINARY IS WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR, LOOK ELSEWHERE! Construction beginning soon on this fabulous, thoughtfully designed colonial style home ideally situated on a level picturesque lot within close proximity to EVERYTHING! If you like WALK IN CLOSETS, OPEN CONCEPT LIVING, BOLD MODERN BLACK WINDOWS, METAL ROOF ACENTS, A GARAGE just STEPS TO THE KITCHEN, A MASTER SUITE OVERLOOKING THE EXPANSIVE BACKYARD, then look no more, this is the home for you! The developer has carefully designed a house with everything in mind; today's lifestyle/easy of living, North Shore location,architectural esthetic, exposure and building site. Basically, nothing has been overlooked in designing the ideal home for the most discrimanting of buyers.DID I MENTION WALK-IN CLOSETS? THERE ARE 4!! Generous allowances and specifications. Make building your FOREVER home a pleasure today! HURRY!

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Posted by Wilson Wolfe Real Estate on 4/5/2020

Thereís a lot more to interior design than simply picking out the latest trends in home decor. Design principles are also used to make the atmosphere of your home spacious and welcoming, and to make your home livable in a practical way.

 In spite of the fact that most people will own a home someday, no one is ever really taught interior design. So, it comes as little surprise that so many people are missing out on simple techniques that can drastically improve their home.

 In todayís article, weíre going to share with you some of the best interior design and decorating secrets to help you spruce up your home and make it more practical at the same time.

Low ceiling? No problem

Having a low ceiling can make it difficult to decorate and make your home seem spacious. One great workaround is to avoid tall furniture and seek out chairs with low backs, and bookcases that are wide rather than tall.

Omit hanging lights and ceiling fans and used recessed lighting instead to maximize your space and avoid having taller guests having to dodge objects hanging from the ceiling.

Finally, paint the ceiling white and remove crown molding to give the impression of openness.

Making small rooms feel larger

If you have a small home it can feel difficult to keep things uncluttered while still making sure you have everything you need. There are a few ways to make rooms feel more spacious that donít involve throwing out your belongings.

First, add mirrors to give the illusion (literally) of space. A single or group of mirrors can be a nice decorative touch that makes a room seem much larger than it is.

Next, paint and decorate with mainly light colors or white. Dark colors will make a room feel smaller.

Lastly, take advantage of hidden storage space, such as tables with drawers underneath, and avoid putting decorations on too many surfaces. Filling the room up with objects will make it appear smaller.

The size of decorations matter

Thereís a rule in interior decorating called the ďcantaloupe rule.Ē It states that you should avoid using decorations that are smaller than a cantaloupe.

However, that doesnít mean this rule canít be artfully broken. A better description would be that you should omit several small decorations in favor of just a few large ones.  

Create a color palette

When choosing the color of your furniture, walls, and decoration it can be easy to just choose whichever color you like for that object rather than what works well in your home. Try making a color palette to adhere to when shopping for these items.

Create a house-wide palette and a palette for each room. Stick to three or four colors that complement each other well for each room, and make sure they arenít too starkly contrasted from other rooms in your home.

If you arenít sure about how to design a color palette there are several free online tools you can use to help.

Posted by Wilson Wolfe Real Estate on 3/31/2020

This Condo in Woburn, MA recently sold for $630,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by - Wilson Wolfe Real Estate.

13 Fremont St, Woburn, MA 01801


Sale Price

JUST LISTED!! EAST TO SHOW! Like new conveniently located 3 bedroom, 3 full bath duplex style townhome nestled on a cul-de-sac featuring many high quality upgrades throughout. Custom features include; an inviting entry foyer with sitting area and large coat closet, 4" hardwood throughout the ENTIRE property, elegant crown moldings and wainscoting on the first floor, abundant recessed lighting throughout, 200 AMP electrical service, 2 ZONE heating AND cooling, large fenced in yard, cobblestone patio and fire pit, covered front porch, rear deck, pull down attic, and a full, unfinished basement awaiting your expansion ideas. The 3 full baths feature ceramic tile flooring, granite counter surfaces and upgraded plumbing fixtures , the master boasts 2 separate vanities, a full tiled shower with glass door and a huge walk-in closet with custom built-ins. Cooking will be a joy in the beautiful open concept kitchen with island overlooking the living and dining rooms.

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Posted by Wilson Wolfe Real Estate on 3/29/2020

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Property owners got clobbered in the Great Recession of 2008, but that was the exception rather than the rule. Real estate typically weathers hard times well compared to other investments. Still, there’s always the possibility you could get squeezed if property values drop or if your personal or business income takes a hit. Whether you’re an individual homeowner with perhaps a second home or a rental or two, or you have significant investments in many kinds of real estate, here are a few thoughts about readying yourself for a recession.

Preserve and Increase Liquidity

A big recession risk is that your income will decline (either real estate rentals or unrelated income) and you’ll have trouble meeting mortgage payments or other expenses such as upkeep and taxes. You may be forced to sell property at an unfavorable time. Having cash, or assets easily converted to cash, helps you meet your obligations. In addition, there will be others eager to sell and bargains to be had, and if you have cash on hand you’ll be able to take advantage.

If you suspect hard times are on the horizon, consider some these options:

  • Get rid of low-performing assets. This includes selling real estate that produces inadequate return or is at risk of depreciating. It might also be time to rebalance your non-real estate portfolio toward more recession-friendly assets.

  • Defer major expenditures. Put off buying that vacation home or taking that expensive vacation. Don’t get in a position where you hold assets that are hard to turn into dollars.

  • Be prepared to reduce your good tenants’ rent. They may be struggling too, and getting something from them is better than if they move out and give you nothing at all, or if you acquire problem tenants in their place. The goodwill you generate may pay off.

Own the Right Kind of Real Estate

All properties are not equal when the economy retracts.

  • The most hard-hit are vacation rentals, industrial properties, office buildings and hotels.

  • Apartments will generally continue to do well. Also multi-family units such as duplexes, triplexes, and multiplexes. In many parts of the country there are high occupancy rates and demand for your apartments could actually increase. Student apartments in college areas are another good bet.

  • Self-storage units do well when families have to downsize and store belongings.

  • REITs and crowdfunded real estate follow the same patterns. Those investing in apartments and multifamily dwellings are the best positioned.

  • Invest based on cash flow rather than hoped-for appreciation. You may be in for a few years where cash flow is all you get.

When the next recession comes, it’s unlikely that real estate will bear the brunt, but that doesn't mean you can pooh-pooh the risk. However, if you have access to enough cash and own recession-friendly properties, you have a good chance of coming through in solid shape.

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Posted by Wilson Wolfe Real Estate on 3/27/2020

This Single-Family in Reading, MA recently sold for $550,000. This Ranch style home was sold by - Wilson Wolfe Real Estate.

517 Pearl Street, Reading, MA 01867


Sale Price

What's sure to be the most "perfect" ranch for those starting out, or for those downsizing! So many wonderful features & amenities are packed into this special home. Many recent updates include complete interior painting, newly finished, beautiful HW floors, new carpet in LL FR, new stainless appliances, new onyx granite counter, refreshed bath with stylish navy vanity, new 200 amp electrical, new CENTRAL AIR, & the list goes on! Just move in and enjoy. Sitting pretty on a half acre corner lot, this home may also be the ideal fit for those seeking to add on in the future. You will love the open feel in the gorgeous front to back LR/DR combo, with a stunning mantled FP & a picture window on each end...letting the sunshine in! The kitchen is a lovely blend of new & classic, with painted cabinets & modern appliances...leading to a most appealing 3 season porch...a place you will want to sit & stay a while! The fin LL lends itself to a FR/mudroom/office...whatever you like! DON'T WAIT!

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