Ron Ouellette
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Posted by Ron Ouellette on 6/13/2019

A home seller must consider the initial asking price of his or her residence closely. Because if a home seller sets an unrealistic initial asking price, he or she risks alienating potential buyers.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you set a realistic initial asking price for your house.

1. Review the Local Housing Market

The local housing market may favor buyers or sellers. Fortunately, if you analyze the local housing sector, you can differentiate a buyer's market from a seller's market – or vice-versa – and price your house accordingly.

In a buyer's market, there is an abundance of quality residences and a shortage of buyers. And if you're operating in a buyer's market, you may need to price your house aggressively to stir up interest in it.

Comparatively, in a seller's market, there is a shortage of quality residences and an abundance of buyers. In a seller's market, you may be able to generate lots of interest in your house, even if you set an above-average price for it.

Regardless of whether you're operating in a buyer's or seller's market, you should assess housing sector data. Find out how your residence stacks up against available houses in your city or town that are similar to your own. Then, you may be better equipped than ever before to set a competitive initial asking price for your home.

2. Conduct a Home Inspection and Appraisal

By performing a home inspection, you can receive comprehensive insights into your house's condition. Following an inspection, you can prioritize home repairs. Plus, you can use an inspection report to help you determine how to price your residence.

In addition, you can conduct a home appraisal prior to listing your residence. Thanks to an appraisal, you can receive a property valuation. And as a result, you can use this property valuation to price your house appropriately.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent understands the ins and outs of the housing market. Thus, he or she can help you establish the right price for your house.

Ultimately, a real estate agent is unafraid to be honest with a house seller. He or she will teach a seller about the housing market and provide unbiased recommendations about how to price a residence. Best of all, a real estate agent will promote a house to prospective buyers and ensure a seller can get the best price for his or her home.

Let's not forget about the assistance that a real estate agent can provide during a negotiation, either. A real estate agent is happy to negotiate with a buyer on your behalf. As such, a real estate agent can help you optimize your house sale earnings.

For a home seller who wants to determine the right price for his or her house, it helps to prepare as much as possible. If you take advantage of the aforementioned tips, you can establish a competitive initial asking price for your home and boost the likelihood of enjoying a fast, profitable house selling experience.





Posted by Ron Ouellette on 6/6/2019

Owning your own home is a beautiful feeling. However, this feeling comes with the responsibility of maintenance. This maintenance does not apply only to appliances, but also the small problems that you tend to overlook in an apartment. When you fail to address these little problems on time in a house, however, it may result in more significant problems with a bill of a few hundred dollars turning into thousands. To prevent the worst from happening, here are small homes issues that you need to catch on time:

Faucet and pipe Leak

A leaky faucet or a slight leak in a pipe in the wall may seem like nothing to be worried about, but if left unattended, it could lead to severe damages. Failing to fix a leaky faucet at a slow drip can lead to expensive water bills as well as resulting in drain clogs and overflow. Furthermore, if a pipe in the wall has even a slight leak, neglecting it can damage the walls which can cause a serious issue that can impact your home's structure negatively.

Stain on the ceiling 

A weird blemish or damp spot on your ceiling is typically a sign of roof leakage. However, if you neglect the stain, then your ceiling could collapse because the drywall lining won't be able to hold the weight of water. In a worst-case scenario, untreated stains may result in dry rot in the roof beams which may cause structural damage and illness from mold growth.

Sticking doors

If you have sticking doors, they may not seem not like a big deal, but they are caused by expansion because too much moisture gets into your home. If your entry does not close properly, it will be difficult for you to heat a room efficiently, leading to a higher energy bill. Also, the moisture that gets into your room can lead to the growth of mold spores which are harmful to your health.

Dull hardwood flooring

"What possibly could go wrong?" is the question many homeowners ask when they notice the protective top coat of their hardwood floor has dulled or worn out. However, leaving a dull hardwood floor untreated will make it prone to discoloration and dirt, and you could possibly end up spending several thousand dollars on replacing the entire floor.

Missing or damaged caulk around the tub

If you notice some water is seeping behind your wall tiles or your tub, you need to seek the services of an experienced plumber or tile repair person as soon as possible. Leaving damaged caulk untreated can lead to dangerous mold deposits and also ruin the floors of the bathroom.

Do not ignore small signs of issues in your home and call a general contractor if you are unsure of the cause.




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Posted by Ron Ouellette on 5/30/2019

The homebuying process may prove to be challenging, particularly for individuals who fail to anticipate potential problems. Lucky for you, we're here to help you identify and address homebuying hurdles before they escalate.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to ensure you can seamlessly anticipate and overcome homebuying hurdles.

1. Learn About the Housing Market

The real estate market can be complex. Fortunately, an informed homebuyer should have no trouble resolving potential problems early in the property buying journey.

Examine a wide range of housing market data – you'll be glad you did. Look at the prices of recently sold houses – as well as the prices of available residences – in your preferred cities and towns. With this housing market information, you'll be better equipped than ever before to differentiate a buyer's market from a seller's one and plan your homebuying journey accordingly.

2. Get Home Financing

If you intend to pursue a house, you likely will need a mortgage. Thankfully, banks and credit unions are available to help you obtain a mortgage in no time at all.

Ultimately, it helps to get pre-approved for a mortgage. If you enter the housing market with a mortgage in hand, you can narrow your house search to properties that fall within your price range. And as a result, you could speed up the process of finding and buying your dream house.

When you meet with lenders, don't hesitate to ask lots of questions, either. If you allocate time and resources to learn about all of your home financing options, you can determine exactly which option is right for you.

3. Employ a Real Estate Agent

There is no need to pursue a house on your own, regardless of whether you're an experienced or first-time property buyer. But if you employ a real estate agent, you can work with a homebuying expert who can help you make your homeownership dream come true.

A real estate agent understands what it takes to find a great house at an affordable price. He or she can teach you about the housing market and help you make informed decisions at each stage of the property buying journey. Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent can prepare you for potential homebuying hurdles and ensure you can quickly address these issues.

Let's not forget about the assistance that a real estate agent provides as the homebuying journey progresses as well. A real estate agent will set up home showings, help you weigh the pros and cons of different houses and ensure you can submit an offer to purchase your dream residence. And as you approach the date of your home closing, a real estate agent will offer tips and recommendations to ensure you can finalize your house purchase without delay.

Want to avoid homebuying hurdles? You're not alone. But with the aforementioned tips, you can identify and overcome various homebuying hurdles and effortlessly navigate the property buying journey.




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Posted by Ron Ouellette on 5/28/2019


317 Hudson Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Single-Family

$349,000
Price

12
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Like new spacious, colonial/cape style home. Meticulous, bright, & sunny, Set on large 1/2 acre lot, convenient location, in very desirable Northborough. New all tile/glass bath, gleaming tile kitchen, new stainless appliances, stylish new cabinets, classic quartz counters.New quality finished lower level family/game room. Excellent roof, vinyl windows & siding, 200 amp electrical/breakers, furnace (FHA by oil). Attached garage. Town water & sewer. Superb commuter location, easy/quick access to all major roads, shopping & all services nearby. Excellent rated Northborough/Southborough school system (3 Districts & 10 Schools). Ready to move in, quick close! Welcome home!
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Posted by Ron Ouellette on 5/23/2019

When looking to purchase real estate, you will have a lot of questions. That is where a real estate professional can help you out. Not only with the questions you currently have but with those things you did not even know to ask. At first, it may just be about the market in general. Is it time to buy? Is it time to sell? Or you may want to know about a new neighborhood or about buying raw land to build on. All those things need current and knowledgeable information: Information that your local real estate professional deals with daily. They know what the current market is doing, and they can get detailed information about specific neighborhoods so you can make educated decisions for you and your family. They can also provide you with county zoning requirements if you want to build or remodel. This information may change your mind about where you want to live.

Ask the locals

Real estate professionals are essential when looking to move into an area about which you have little or no knowledge. Not only do they provide information about the housing markets but most likely they are a member of the community and can provide you with everyday living information. They may be able to direct you to local farmer's markets, organic grocery stores or public dog parks. Professionals will also be able to point out to you what trends they see in the housing markets. Are there a lot of larger single-family units going on the market? Or are condominium developments grabbing most of the market sales in the area you want to live? They will know if home purchasers want RV-parking option or which homeowners associations do not allow it. They can also tell you what the area projections are for home values. 

You do not know what you do not know 

When it comes to the actual paperwork side of a real estate transaction, you will have peace of mind knowing that someone knows what all that legal jargon means and can explain it to you easily. They can also help you include any details in your offer or counteroffer that you may not have thought to add. When you work with a professional real estate agent, they can often have some insight into specific properties that can help you narrow your search. When you communicate in a personal and detailed way with them what you are looking for when buying or selling a property, your agent can serve you to the best of their ability.

Talk with a local real estate professional today to get a current market analysis of your home.




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