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Curb Appeal in Massachusetts : Real Estate Advice

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Tue May 28, 2013
Maria Morton answered:
That will depend on the finishes you choose and the qualify of workmanship you are willing to pay for. Try asking a few local contractors if they could give you an estimate. You will learn a lot by listening to them. If you are not familiar with prices and materials, try spending a few hours in a home store like Lowe's and flooring stores, building supply stores, stone companies, and appliance stores. That way you'll have a better idea of what the finishes look like and what retail costs are for the various products. ... more
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Sat Jul 21, 2012
John Savignano answered:
You should check with the local building inspector. I believe its not the closet that determines a bedroom, but it has to have a means of egress, in case of fire and if you are on a septic system, you would need a septic system that is rated for the number of bedrooms. certainly people will expect a closet. ... more
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Fri Feb 29, 2008
Claire Ordile asked:
the first floor. We only have one bathroom which adjoins the small unused bedroom. The one bathroom is tiny and stuck in the early 70s. My questions is: Should we expand the bathroom...
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Tue Jan 29, 2008
Mr.P answered:
Corner lots are always more desirable, depending on traffic.
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Sat Nov 10, 2007
Jon Ernest answered:
That rumor just doesn't make sense... If he wanted to flip it in a quick transaction, the strategy is to find a crappy place, buy it crappy, do minor improvements, increase all the rents slightly and sell it for a higher amount for the value of the increased cash flow... not the property improvements. If he already owns it... I don't see the incentive to let it get run down.
Unless he's figuring that it's going to sell based on it's cash flow anyway so there's no reason to put any improvements into it, but if that were the case... I would think he'd already have it on the market...

Jenna.... I'm going to say the rumor is bunk... with the information you've given.... it just doesn't make any sense.
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Thu Jan 29, 2015
Julie Duncan answered:
Hi Pat,

In general, sprucing is what you should be doing, not replacing. Paint cabinets, replace knobs, maybe even a new faucet or sink can do wonders.

When selling a home the most important thing (in addition to pricing it properly!) is to make it as appealing as possible. Repair any broken items, clear up storage areas, declutter. Paint is the least expensive way to prepare a home for sale.

Don't spend too much getting ready - you most likely won't get it back.

Julie Duncan
RE/MAX Premier Properties

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Wed Sep 30, 2009
The Hagley Group answered:
Thuis link will take you there...,+dighton,+MA&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=33.984987,81.738281&ie=UTF8&ll=41.796844,-71.123139&spn=0.001952,0.004989&t=k&z=18&om=1 ... more
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