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Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 4/16/2019

Many homes, new and old, do not have a ton of storage. More modern open floor plan spaces leave a great blank canvas for you to work with, but require you to bring in your own shelving, hutch, dressers, etc. If you're looking for additional storage options in your home and are either working with a smaller space, or desire to keep your area open and free of heavy furniture, consider what vertical storage solutions might work for your home.

Shelving

Take a look at your space and think about what shelving additions might help you. Installing a shelf up high around the ceiling of a room might give you great space for displaying home décor and knick-knacks without cluttering up coffee tables and nightstands. A narrow floor-to-ceiling bookshelf creates a ton of space in an office or living room without taking away your floor space.

Built-in Furniture Storage

When purchasing new furniture pieces for your home look for opportunities to use these pieces as storage solutions. A bed with drawers underneath or built-in headboard shelving and coffee tables with shelves, drawers or hidden compartments are easy to find in different styles and prices. Hollow ottomans are wonderful for housing blankets and other linens. Try office solutions with desks that mount on the wall and have built-in drawers and shelving. 

Hooks

Hooks are affordable, easy to install and can be used in a variety of places throughout your home to create storage. If you are dealing with a small closet or don't have a coat closet in your entryway, you can install hooks on the back of your closet or bedroom door. Try installing hooks or a combination shelf with hooks piece in your entryway or your bedroom for coats and purses. Small hooks placed on a wall or attached to a decorative board can replace the need for a vanity or large jewelry armoire. Use a combination of hooks and nails to hang all your tools and reduce space (and cost) used by a large toolbox.

Not all solutions are beautiful and fit seamlessly with your décor, but if you're in a pinch, there are some quick and affordable things you can do. Hang a plastic shoe-rack on your closet or bedroom door. Hang towel and bath-robe hooks on the back of your bathroom door. Install basic wire racks and drawers in your laundry room, above your machines, to use the vertical space instead of using floor bins and baskets. Whatever your space there is an upright storage solution for you, from pre-fab pieces you can buy to DIY solutions you can put together next weekend. 

 If you're starting your home search and built-in storage is a feature you'd like, speak with your real estate professional before you start house hunting. Work together to find a home with the features you desire, or to find a space that allows for seemingly built-in storage solutions to add before you move in.





Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 4/12/2019

This Single-Family in Fitchburg, MA recently sold for $245,900. This Cape style home was sold by - Mary Foley Real Estate Inc..


69 Parson Circle, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Single-Family

$244,900
Price
$245,900
Sale Price

6
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
Large Cape with a Huge Yard in a Great Commuter Location with addition needing to be finished. The main portion of this 5 bedroom home is move-in ready. A huge, two floor addition was built in 2005. Partially finished, the addition includes a huge unfinished 26x20 Family Room, and an unfinished 25x24 Second Master Suite with a big walk-in closet, soaring vaulted ceiling, and a great (finished) Master Bath with a jetted tub. Both rooms are sheet-rocked, with electric wiring run to the outlet boxes. In the main portion of the home, the kitchen features plenty of cabinet space, and opens on one side to the new Family Room, and to the Living Room on the other. The first floor offers two nicely sized bedrooms and a bath with stand-up shower. The 2nd floor includes two large bedrooms, including the large Master Bedroom with two cedar closets. Outside, the huge fenced backyard is waiting. You can't help but see the potential in this amazing home!

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Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 4/12/2019

This Multi-Family in Leominster, MA recently sold for $345,000. This style home was sold by - Mary Foley Real Estate Inc..


17-R Laurel St, Leominster, MA 01453

Multi-Family

$380,000
Price
$345,000
Sale Price

6
Units
3,880
Approx. GLA
***INVESTORS*** SIX FAMILY WITH LONG TERM TENANTS AND EASY MAINTENANCE!! ALL UNITS ARE ONE BEDROOM AND LOCATED IN A PRIVATE AREA NEAR TOWN. SEPARATE UTILITIES, TWO CAR GARAGE AND OFF STREET PARKING AVAILABLE. GROUP SHOWING IS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH AT 5PM.

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Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 4/9/2019

Fireplaces are often seen as a necessity for homebuyers. It adds charm and decorative as well as physical warmth to a home. More than half of new homes have a fireplace. If your home doesn’t have a fireplace, you may wonder if installing and maintaining a fireplace is worth it. Will it add value to your home? There are a few things you need to consider before you decide to take on this project.


Value


Keep in mind that fireplaces are not directly accounted for during a home appraisal. Yet, they add value to a home. Home buyers will pay more for homes that have fireplaces. Depending on the location of your home, a fireplace can increase the value of the property by a significant amount- up to thousands of dollars.


Location


The location of a home really has a direct effect on how much value it adds it a home. When added to other amenities in your home, a fireplace can compound to make the home appear more luxurious. A fireplace is a must in a higher end home.  


On the flip side, more modest homes may not need fireplaces. If a home needs many other improvements, a fireplace may not add much to the property. The amount of value a fireplace adds is very much dependent on the type of property it’s being added to.       



Cost


It’s possible to add a fireplace to just about any home. The cost will vary by a large amount ranging anywhere from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. Specific requirements may exist within your city dictating how fireplaces must be installed. Keep in mind that everything from the type of fireplace that’s being installed to the height of the chimney must be considered. Look into things like:


  • Emission limits
  • Chimney height
  • Construction requirements
  • Permits
  • Type of installation

Each requirement will add a bit more cost to the project, so it’s best to do some research beforehand. 


Getting The Maximum Value


If you decide that adding a fireplace is the right decision for your property, there are a few ways to get the maximum return on your investment. First, you should build the fireplace in the room of your home that’s most used. This space would most likely be the living room or family room in most cases. Keep in mind that adding a fireplace can drastically change the look of a room.


Whether you’re adding a fireplace or putting in an initial one, you can be sure that it will add value to your home in the form of attraction and home price.  





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Posted by Mary Foley Real Estate Inc. on 4/3/2019


16 Prescott St, Leominster, MA 01453

Multi-Family

$300,000
Price

3
Units
2,670
Approx. GLA
***INVESTORS*** LUCRATIVE THREE FAMILY WITH LONG TERM TENANTS AND EASY MAINTENANCE!! ALL UNITS ARE THREE BEDROOMS NEAR TOWN. SEPARATE ELECTRICITY, DE-LEADED DOCUMENTS & OFF STREET PARKING. GROUP SHOWING IS FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH AT 5:30 PM. PLEASE CALL TO REGISTER!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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