Mary Foley Real Estate Inc.
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Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 8/15/2017

The bathroom is one of those rooms that home buyers focus on upgrading once they generate enough savings to finally design the house they've always wanted. Fresh floral arrangements, modern flooring and natural light are just a few bathroom features that home buyers appreciate. It's not all about the size of your bathroom.

Pay attention to these bathroom features

If a small bathroom has winning features, home buyers could find the room attractive. This is not to say that people won't zone in on your bathroom's square footage during an open house. It's that you shouldn't assume that your bathroom will get you a home run just because your bathroom is large. Your bathroom could cost you a house sale for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Mold - There may be no bigger turn off than bathroom mold, especially when you consider that the bathroom is the place where you brush your teeth and place you bare skin against tile, marble, metal or vinyl surfaces. Call a contractor if mold is deep or covers a large space in your bathroom. A contractor could keep mold pores from spreading. An experienced contractor can also clean away all or nearly all of the mold in your bathroom.
  • Outdated floor tiles - Old bathroom floor tiles date your house. Before you put your house on the market, consider buying new tiles. Watch a few educational videos and you could lay the new tiles yourself.
  • Cluttered counters - Clear off bathroom counters. Wipe away excess water and dried soap stains.
  • Ugly faucets - Install attractive tub and sink faucets. Opt for white or silver faucet handles. Too much color could turn home buyers with conservative personalities off.
  • Worn bath towels - You may have grown accustomed to looking at the same bath towels that you've used and washed for two years.Those same worn bath towels could turn away potential home buyers.
  • Faded or wet bath rugs - Home buyers will more than likely purchase their own bath rugs. Yet, they'll attach your rugs to the room when they walk through your house. Don't let wet or faded bath rugs cost you a sale. Invest in a new set of bath rugs. You could also pull the rugs up and leave the floor bare.
  • Shower only bathrooms - You might only take showers. However, people who come to your open houses might prefer to relax in a warm bubble bath. Consider adding a tub, even a stand alone tub, to your bathroom.
  • Stained or cracked bathroom mirrors - Clean bathroom mirrors. If stains are permanently set into mirrors, replace mirrors.The same applies for cracked mirrors.

Although most bathrooms are away from home entrances and exits, that doesn't mean that you should pay less attention to your bathroom when preparing to sell your house. By ensuring that your bathroom features are modern, mold free, easy to use and aesthetically refined, you could keep your bathroom from costing you a sale.You could even turn your bathroom into a space that open house attendees rave about.




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Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 8/14/2017

This Multi-Family in Leominster, MA recently sold for $366,000. This style home was sold by - Mary Foley Real Estate Inc..


79 Pleasant Street, Leominster, MA 01453

Multi-Family

$349,900
Price
$366,000
Sale Price

6
Units
4,737
Approx. GLA
***ATTENTION INVESTORS!*** RENOVATED Income Generating 6-Family located minutes from all amenities and walking distance to Leominster center.. Three units have had a full rehab with custom upgrades. Modern kitchen with Granite countertops, Stainless Steel appliances, recessed lighting, upgraded flooring and baths. Other three units have had some cosmetic updates over the years. Common laundry in hallway. Separate utilities with 100 amp electrical service conveniently located inside some units. Building is in pristine condition and fully occupied. Long term tenants and off street parking to accommodate 8 or more vehicles. Monthly rental income is currently $4475. Units have the potential of a condo conversion.

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Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 8/10/2017


5 Forsythia Rd, Leominster, MA 01453

Single-Family

$350,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
REMODELED CAPE STYLE HOME OFFERING THREE BEDROOMS!! Freshly painted inside and out, with remodeled kitchen, new flooring, new boiler, water heater and more. Large eat-in kitchen, family room with wood stove, separate dining room and living room that leads out to the sunroom.The back yard is fenced in with a patio on the side of the home with lawn irrigation. Partially finished basement could be used as an office, bedroom, or rec room. Home is located on a corner with .29 acres of land and large fenced in yard. Convenient location, minutes to schools, T station, highway, shopping and more.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 8/8/2017

Thereís no doubt that we all have our preferred colors, whether itís for our cars, our clothing, or our homes. However, there are colors that are favored over others--colors that work well in any environment.

When it comes to painting the inside and outside of your home, good colors decisions can make your home appeal to more buyers and get you higher offers.

In todayís post, weíre going to talk about which colors are ideal for your home if youíre hoping to increase its purchase value.

General rules for choosing paint colors

While there are specific colors and techniques for each room of a home, there are also general rules that apply to painting in general.

First, note that it is pleasing to the eye if a room transitions from dark to light vertically--the floor being the darkest, the wall color in the middle, and the ceiling the brightest. While we canít say with certainty why that is, a good guess would be because thatís house things usually appear in nature, with the sky being the brightest thing in your line of sight.

Next, understand that painting with darker colors and matte finishes may make a room appear darker and smaller. Glossy or semi-gloss paint with bright colors will reflect more light and make a room look and feel more spacious.

You may have noticed some homes tend to have a continuity to them that is hard to explain. Thereís a good chance this is because of the colors used. Having a color palette for your home that uses different shades of a color is a good way to tie the whole home together

Finally, while there are many colors that will work in various rooms of the home, blue happens to be the most preferred color to new buyers. Itís a safe bet that a light blue will work well if youíre at a loss for what color to paint a room.

Next, letís take a look at each part of your home to find the best colors to use.

  • Exterior. Choosing exterior colors, such as your siding, doors, and trim can be a difficult decision for most homeowners. Itís a good idea to stick with colors associate with the architectural style of your home. Also, be sure to take note of the colors in your neighborhood--you donít match your neighbors completely, but you donít want to stand out too much either. A good way to differentiate your home is to use a bold accent color on your front door or shutters.

  • Kitchen. The kitchen should be a warm and welcoming place. Colors like white, gray, and light red all work well in the kitchen. Choose a color that doesnít overshadow your appliances and cabinets--let those be the bold colors of the room.

  • Bedrooms. Bedrooms, especially childrenís rooms, are a place where you have more room to experiment with fun colors. Nearly any color can work in a bedroom, even darker colors, if complemented by light-colored decorations and furnishings. If your master bedroom has a bathroom connected to it, try using the same or a color that will complement the bedroom.

  • Home office. Offices are surprisingly versatile. Many different styles work for different people and their vocations and hobbies. If your home office has a classic look--wooden desk, gold lamps, etc.--a brown or tan color will work well. However, if the office is more modern and creative, a white, gray, or bold green or blue are fitting.

  • Bathroom. For the main bathroom, use a bright color as bathrooms tend to be one of the smaller rooms in a home. Bright colors are also easier to work in the mirror by to improve lighting.




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Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 8/7/2017

REMODELED CAPE STYLE HOME OFFERING THREE BEDROOMS!! Freshly painted inside and out, with remodeled kitchen, new flooring, new boiler, water heater and more. Large eat-in kitchen, family room with wood stove, separate dining room and living room that leads out to the sunroom.The back yard is fenced in with a patio on the side of the home with lawn irrigation. Partially finished basement could be used as an office, bedroom, or rec room. Home is located on a corner with .29 acres of land and large fenced in yard. Convenient location, minutes to schools, T station, highway, shopping and more.

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