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Posted by George P. Goulas on 6/27/2018

Whether you plan on selling your home in the next few months or the next few years, itís always a good idea to start thinking about the things that can increase or decrease the value of your home.

There are some factors that are mostly out of your control. Things like climate and the state of the housing market arenít something you can do much about. However, there are several ways you can gain an edge once you put your house on the market.

In todayís article, weíre going to talk about some of the main things that contribute to the value of a property, and a few lesser known ideas to help increase your home value.


The most important appraisal factors


Before you start thinking about adding bonus features to your home you should make sure the basics are covered. To maximize appraisal value, your home should be:

  • Structurally sound. The foundation, roof, plumbing, and other vital items need to be in top shape.

  • Efficient. Houses that havenít been updated with energy efficient windows, insulation, and HVAC systems are going to drag down the value of the home. Prospective buyers want to know they wonít be spending extra each month of the utilities.

  • Well-maintained. Inside and out, having a clean appearance shows potential buyers that youíve taken care of the home. This includes driveways, lawns, and fences on the outside, and paint and carpets on the inside.

  • Size, location, and market. You wonít be able to influence these, and many times putting additions on a home can actually lower its estimated value, so itís best to focus on other areas where you can make a difference.


How to increase your home value


Depending on how much time you have left before you want to sell, there are a number of things you can do to improve your home. Some home improvement projects are costly and time-consuming, where others can be simple and cost-effective. Here are some ideas for increasing the value of your home.


  • Revitalize the neighborhood. If youíre going to be living in your home for years to come, it can be worthwhile to integrate yourself into the community. Starting community gardens or converting lots into fields and playgrounds are long-term projects that will add culture and amenities to your neighborhood. Not only is this good for the town, but it could also increase the value of your home.

  • Small upgrades pay off. If you plan on moving within the coming months, you still have time to increase the value of your home. By replacing old faucets, handles, and doorknobs you can make older items appear new again. Similarly, minor electric upgrade, like replacing old light switches or outlets, combined with a fresh coat of paint can make a room look like new.

  • Simple landscaping. You donít need to start carving topiary animals into your shrubs to increase your curb appeal. On the contrary, having a yard that is simple and well-maintained will appear cleaner and easier to take care of for prospective buyers.

  • Consult an expert. If youíve lived in your house for a while, it might be difficult for you to see which things might decrease the homeís value. Contacting an agent will help you gain an outside perspective on your house so that you can plan home improvement projects accordingly.





Posted by George P. Goulas on 6/20/2018

Trying to choose colors for the inside and outside of your home can be awfully tricky. Finding which shades mix in order to decorate your rooms can seem dizzying. With a little confidence and some knowledge, youíll be able to find colors that youíll love for a long time to come. Hereís some tips to help you find the right mix for your homeís color scheme. 

Look For Inspiration


Whether youíre in your friendís living room and see a color combo that you really love, or are looking in a magazine and see something unique, make note of it for your own uses.  


Find Colors That You Can Live With


While bright green and orange may look cool together, can you really live with these hues in a room? Discover what colors make you feel a certain way. If the room is meant to make you feel calm and collected, youíll want to find colors that are soothing to you and your soul. If the room is meant to be more energizing, youíll want to pick a more vibrant, energetic color. Keep in mind that the color in a room affects the mood of the room. 


Get Plenty Of Samples


From sample color swatches to small cans of paint samples, thereís plenty of resources at your local hardware store to get you started on finding the perfect colors for a room. Be sure to hold the swatches up in different lighting and see how they look in the space by going around the room from wall to wall. This will help you to see how the color will look once itís actually painted on the walls in different lighting.


Find Matches


The next question that youíll have once you get your paint up is what kind of colors will go well in this room. Itís good to have a few ideas in mind. If you already own a sofa, for example, start by working with that color. If the sofa is brown, for example, you may not want brown walls as well. Work with what you have first. If youíre buying new furniture and accessories, you may want to work with what youíre hoping to put in the room. The task of choosing colors for the interior of your home involves thinking about both design and function.           


Nature Has Some Answers For You


If you really love the beach, think of the colors that are present there. Thereís tan colored sand along with blue skies, blue water, and touches of green from seagrass, trees, and other plants. Natureís color palette is quite extensive and the good news is that all of the landscapes match! It you look around in nature, you can get a great idea for the beginnings of a fantastic color scheme for any room in your home.





Posted by George P. Goulas on 6/18/2018

THIS BIG CONTEMPORARY CAPE HAS BEEN FRAMED, PLUMBED, WIRED & NEEDS TO BE FINISHED. WELL WORTH THE EFFORT FOR THE RIGHT BUYER WHO CAN DO SOME WORK. ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A HUGE, INSULATED, METAL GARAGE? IF YOU ARE HANDY, HERE IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE IN THIS BIG COUNTRY HOME ON THE HILL & BUILD INSTANT EQUITY. UNIQUE FL PLAN HAS PLENTY OF ROOM FOR YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS TO ENJOY. HOME HAS 4 BEDROOMS, 2 FULL BATHS & 1 HALF BATH. THE BEDROOM ON THE 1ST FL COULD BE USED AS A HOME OFFICE OR A GUEST ROOM. YOU WILL LOVE THE LOCATION OF THIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY ROAD & YOUR OWN PRIVATE ESTATE ON 3.25 ACRES SURROUNDED BY NATURE. GREAT PLACE FOR GROWING FAMILY OR ANYONE LOOKING FOR EQUITY POTENTIAL. QUALITY CONSTRUCTION WITH & GORGEOUS STONE WORK. LIVING HERE WILL MAKE YOU WILL FEEL LIKE YOU ARE ON VACATION IN VERMONT. EASY ACCESS TO RT.9 IN WEST BROOKFIELD & HALF HOUR TO WORCESTER. CONSTRUCTION LOANS AVAILABLE FOR QUALIFIED BUYERS! CALL FOR MORE DETAILS & MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO VIEW THIS HOME!

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Posted by George P. Goulas on 6/18/2018


157 Unitas Road, New Braintree, MA 01531

Single-Family

$199,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
THIS BIG CONTEMPORARY CAPE HAS BEEN FRAMED, PLUMBED, WIRED & NEEDS TO BE FINISHED. WELL WORTH THE EFFORT FOR THE RIGHT BUYER WHO CAN DO SOME WORK. ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A HUGE, INSULATED, METAL GARAGE? IF YOU ARE HANDY, HERE IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE IN THIS BIG COUNTRY HOME ON THE HILL & BUILD INSTANT EQUITY. UNIQUE FL PLAN HAS PLENTY OF ROOM FOR YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS TO ENJOY. HOME HAS 4 BEDROOMS, 2 FULL BATHS & 1 HALF BATH. THE BEDROOM ON THE 1ST FL COULD BE USED AS A HOME OFFICE OR A GUEST ROOM. YOU WILL LOVE THE LOCATION OF THIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY ROAD & YOUR OWN PRIVATE ESTATE ON 3.25 ACRES SURROUNDED BY NATURE. GREAT PLACE FOR GROWING FAMILY OR ANYONE LOOKING FOR EQUITY POTENTIAL. QUALITY CONSTRUCTION WITH & GORGEOUS STONE WORK. LIVING HERE WILL MAKE YOU WILL FEEL LIKE YOU ARE ON VACATION IN VERMONT. EASY ACCESS TO RT.9 IN WEST BROOKFIELD & HALF HOUR TO WORCESTER. CONSTRUCTION LOANS AVAILABLE FOR QUALIFIED BUYERS! CALL FOR MORE DETAILS & MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO VIEW THIS HOME!
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Posted by George P. Goulas on 6/15/2018

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, JUNE 17th, FROM 12-1pm. BIG CONTEMPORARY CAPE ON BEAUTIFUL LOT WITH WATER RIGHTS TO LEADMINE POND & JUST 1.3 MILES TO HAMILTON RESERVOIR BOAT RAMP. GORGEOUS STONE WORK & PRIVATE PATIO WITH FIELDSTONE FIREPIT WHERE YOU CAN ENJOY THE OUTDOORS WITH YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS. THIS UNIQUE PROPERTY IS ON A BIG CORNER LOT THAT IS FLAT & NICELY LANDSCAPED. BIG FENCED-IN GARDEN WHERE YOU CAN GROW YOUR FAMILY'S FRESH & ORGANIC VEGETABLES. THE 2-CAR GARAGE WITH ELECTRIC POWER IS PERFECT FOR ANYONE LOOKING FOR EXTRA STORAGE OR UTILITY SPACE TO WORK ON ALL YOUR EQUIPMENT. THE LIVING ROOM HAS STONE WORK & A WOOD-BURNING STOVE THAT CAN BE REMOVED IF THE BUYERS WOULD PREFER AN EMPTY LIVING ROOM. CAN YOU DO SOME CLEANING & COSMETIC WORK TO BUILD YOUR EQUITY? IF SO, YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS SOLID HOME THAT WAS BUILT-TO-LAST. IDEAL HOME FOR SAVVY BUYERS WITH 203K REHAB LOAN OR ANYONE WHO IS HANDY & CAN DO SOME COSMETIC WORK. WOULD YOU LOVE TO LIVE IN THE GREAT TOWN OF STURBRIDGE? CALL

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