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Posted by Janet Cramb on 5/9/2018

Whether youíre selling your home or just need to spruce up the front of your home because itís lacking curb appeal, you can make a difference in a few simple steps. Below, youíll find some great suggestions to help you bring the curb appeal of your home to a new level to make your home more inviting. 


Paint Your Door


You want your front door to grab attention. That means that you can take a risk when it comes to choosing a front door color. Youíll need to match the front door with your existing exterior home color and style, but donít be afraid to go bold. Find the right balance for some great curb appeal. 


Light The Outdoors


If you really want to add some curb appeal to your home, you should make it visible both day and night. There are plenty of great ways to add charm to your yard all while adding practical lights to highlight your landscapes and provide safety at the same time. Solar lighting is great for any yard because it doesnít require any type of electrical work. 


Redo The Driveway


Your driveway is an overlooked part of the outside of your home. You usually just drive in and out to get to your home. Filling in your driveway, repaving it, filling in the cracks and landscaping alongside the driveway can really make a difference. You can bring your driveway from unsightly to an asset with a little TLC. 


Keep Up With The Landscaping


You should never let your landscaping grow tired. Make sure you keep the bushes, flowers, and shrubs along the front of your home updated. Every so often add a new bush or change out your flowers. It can seem like a big project but it really can be rewarding at just how far small changes can go. You even have the option of making these changes gradually. Thereís no reason they need to be drastic.     


Change Your Mailbox


This idea seems incredibly simple but it can really add a lot to your home. Your mailbox doesnít need to be boring. It should be one of the features that gives your home some character. You can shop for a unique mailbox to suit your style or you can create one of  your own.  


   

       Take A Second Look At The Walkway


Your front walkway should be a place thatís inviting and gives an overall feel for your home. Lay cement or stone on the walkway to create a decorative pattern. Line the walkway with cedar, wood chips, or other types of mulch to bring an inviting scent as you walk into the home. 





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Posted by Janet Cramb on 5/4/2018

This Single-Family in Pepperell, MA recently sold for $320,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Janet Cramb - Janet Cramb & Company Real Estate.


26 Townsend Street, Pepperell, MA 01463

Single-Family

$322,000
Price
$320,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
House Beautiful best describes this quintessential 3 bedroom New England Colonial completely updated! Sun filled open floor plan with gleaming wood floors through out. Country kitchen with island, granite surface and large dining area. Easy access to deck. Large living room and family room. First floor full bathroom and separate laundry room. 2nd floor offers 3 bedrooms, full bath and walk in attic for storage. Walk out basement with plenty of room for workshop or storage. Landscaped large back and side yard. Public water, sewer and gas. Enjoy easy access to sidewalks for in town community events. The charm of yesteryear with the modern update for today. Meticulously maintained.

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Posted by Janet Cramb on 5/2/2018

When youíre shopping for a home, one of the most important things is that you feel comfortable in the home. Sure, you can look at the listing and visit the property, but youíll never know what itís like to sleep in a home until you move in. While there arenít many homeowners that offer overnights in order for you to feel out their property listing, there are ways that you can test a home out subtly.


Check Out The Neighborhood


You can learn a lot about a neighborhood just by observing the area. See how many people are out walking around. What is the age group of the people you see? This can give you a great idea of the neighborhood that your potential home is in. You could do this investigating several times at different hours of the day to get a full picture of the area.


Getting out and taking a stroll around the neighborhood is also a great idea to see what potentially living in your new home will be like. Check out public transportation options and local establishments like restaurants and coffee shops. Another great place to check out is local parks and recreation centers. This will allow you to see both the quality and the quantity of the options available to you. 


Test The Plumbing


If you have a chance as youíre walking through a home, touring it, be sure to check out the plumbing. Turn on the faucets. See how the water pressure from the shower is. It seems like kind of a strange thing to think of testing, but itís important. You donít want to move into a house only to find out the water pressure is unlivable and the hot water isnít so hot! 


Check Out How The Windows Work


A home with a breeze is always nice. See if any windows get stuck or are leaking out cold air when shut. This is a subtle way to do your own home inspection of an important aspect of your potential future home. Paying attention to the windows can also help you to hear the noise factor that you might face in the home. Can you hear a lot of traffic? Is the neighborhood quiet? Discovering these things will be very important in your decision to purchase a home.   


How Is The Storage Space?


Look around the homes that youíre considering and see how much storage space youíll have. Is there a basement or an attic or both? How easy are these spaces to access? If a home lacks adequate closet space for storing things like towels, cleaners, clothing, etc, you may find yourself scrambling for ways to keep all of your things in the home once you move in. Make sure the storage space you see is enough for you and your familyís lifestyle.    

 






Posted by Janet Cramb on 4/30/2018


20 Cross Street, Pepperell, MA 01463

Condo

$247,500
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
FIRST TIME BUYERS tired of losing out on home ownership w/low inventory. Buy today settle in ride the market and make this an investment in the future as a rental. The perfect 2 bedroom Townhouse Condo. No limit on age and allows pets up to 50 lbs. Better yet only 4 units in the association and condo fee only $225.00. It gets even better.....3 parking spaces!! Condo fee includes your WATER, SEWER, trash, grounds, snow removal and master insurance. Beautifully maintained and ready for a quick close. Open living room with slider to one level deck. Galley style kitchen with upgraded stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. Still plenty of space to entertain your dining guest in your formal dining room. 2nd floor offers two large bedrooms, full bath and laundry. Lower level is partially finished and offers a family room and plenty of room for storage. Enjoy the Pepperell Town. Easy walk to shopping, community events, fairs, playground and farmers market.
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No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Janet Cramb on 4/25/2018

As a homebuyer, it is important to set high expectations. At the same time, a homebuyer must act reasonably, or he or she risks missing out on a golden opportunity to acquire the perfect residence.

Ultimately, becoming a reasonable homebuyer can be quick and easy Ė here are three tips to help you do just that.

1. Establish Realistic Expectations for the Homebuying Journey

The homebuying journey sometimes can take weeks or months to complete, and a homebuyer should plan accordingly. By doing so, a homebuyer can prepare for any potential homebuying pitfalls.

For example, a homebuyer may submit an offer on a home and receive a "Yes" from a home seller. But if a home inspector discovers myriad problems with a residence, a homebuyer may need to walk away from the house and restart the homebuying journey.

In the aforementioned scenario, a homebuyer may become frustrated and annoyed, and for good reason. Conversely, if a homebuyer understands the challenges associated with buying a house, he or she can plan for the best- and worst-case scenarios.

2. Search for Homes That Fall Within Your Price Range

Have you established a budget for your home search? If not, you may wind up focusing on houses that you won't be able to afford.

Get pre-approved for a home loan Ė you'll be glad you did. With a home loan in hand, you can enter the real estate market with a homebuying budget. Then, you'll be able to narrow your home search to houses that fall within your price range, thereby speeding up your search for the ideal residence.

It won't take long to get pre-approved for a home loan, either. In fact, if you meet with local banks and credit unions, you can instantly learn about a variety of home loan options.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

Although you know that you want to buy a house, you have no idea what to expect during the homebuying journey. Fortunately, if you hire a real estate agent, you can learn what it takes to stay calm, cool and collected as you search for a house.

A real estate agent is a housing market expert who takes pride in his or her work. As such, a real estate agent will be available to respond to your homebuying concerns and questions, ensuring that you can make an informed home purchase.

Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent will go above and beyond the call of duty to eliminate homebuying hurdles.

For instance, a real estate agent is happy to negotiate with a seller's agent on your behalf, guaranteeing that you can avoid the stress of negotiating a home price. Or, if you need help finding a qualified home inspector, real estate attorney or other local professionals, your real estate agent can provide honest, unbiased recommendations.

Be reasonable as you kick off your search for your dream residence. That way, you can seamlessly navigate the homebuying journey and improve your chances of acquiring a house that matches or exceeds your expectations.




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