Jackie Da Rosa - Century 21 North Shore/Storrs & DeNault



Posted by Jackie Da Rosa on 7/11/2019

This Single-Family in Fitchburg, MA recently sold for $230,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Jackie Da Rosa - Century 21 North Shore/Storrs & DeNault.


16 Wildwood Dr, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Single-Family

$224,900
Price
$230,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Adorable ready to move in 3 bedroom ranch on quite street. Wrap around decks and room for outdoor entertaining. Fenced in yard is great for children or pets. This home has been completely remodeled and is ready for a new family. The ideal cooks kitchen is presented with granite counter tops, new appliances and plenty of cabinet space. A finished basement offers the ability to have a wood or pellet stove and this open concept family/recreation space. Ready to be called home.

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Posted by Jackie Da Rosa on 7/10/2019


35 CLUBHOUSE DR, Leominster, MA 01453

Single-Family

$335,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
3 bedrooms, 2 full baths contemporary home with car port and parking for about 6 or more cars on its driveway, patio and deck area with views of Lake Samoset, also nice play area for the kids. Open Concept Kitchen with breakfast area and sliding door to the deck, dining room and living room area with wood stove and cathedral ceilings. 2nd floor you have 2 bedrooms and a full bath, with office space on loft area, if not enough you have extra space on the finished walk out basement with set up for anything you need, family room, in law unit....you decide.
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Posted by Jackie Da Rosa on 7/8/2019


177 Eastern Ave, Worcester, MA 01605

Single-Family

$249,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Large Bungalow style home totally re done, you will have a large kitchen with natural gas stove and some beautiful granite counters, top it off with a large island to help prep your food, nice tile floors and wood flooring through out, full bath on first floor, 2 bedrooms and large dining living room combination, front door takes you to an enclosed porch with ceramic tiles. Upstairs you will have an extra large master bedroom with a balcony to enjoy morning coffee, and a walking closet, large bathroom with skylights and another bedroom. Plenty of room for all, lovely deck in the back of the house, nice level back yard to enjoy in the summer. In basement you will find your laundry area, newer heating system with AC for the summer days, and new hot water tank.
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Posted by Jackie Da Rosa on 7/7/2019

As a seller, you want to make the right improvements to allow your home to sell fast and at a good price. Many sellers end up making unnecessary improvements to their homes in an effort to sell. Itís important to know what improvements will actually make a difference in how your home is sold. Read on for more tips. 


What Do Buyers Expect


This is a broad question because it depends on a variety of factors. First, a buyers expectations dictates what theyíre looking for. Is a buyer looking for a fixer upper or does the buyer want a move-in ready house? What buyers see also greatly depends on a few factors including the time of year, the location of the home, how hot the market is, and how much inventory is available. Your home will sell based on what kind of real estate market climate itís in.       



Refresh Your Flooring


Buyers see the floors as soon as they get in the door of a home. Itís what either adds to or detracts from the house. Old creaky floors certainly wonít add to the appeal of your home. Itís one less thing a buyer will have to worry about before they move into a house, making it a great improvement. 


Carpets


In the same realm as flooring, you should be aware of the quality of your carpets. Do they need to be ripped up? Should you have your carpets professionally cleaned? If you have simple carpets over hardwood floors, this isnít much of a concern. Wall-to-wall carpeting is where this is a major concern. 


Upgrade Appliances


Upgrading your appliances will always be worth your investment. Buyers love to know that a home is equipped with exactly what they need and ready for them when they move in. No one wants to buy a home knowing that the dishwasher or oven may need to be replaced at any moment. 


Refresh The Walls And Ceilings


Putting a new coat of paint on your walls and ceilings will be very attractive to buyers. You want to avoid buyers seeing things like smoke and grease stains. The wear and tear of everyday living can cause scuffs and scratches to occur on the walls. Fresh paint can really help to fix these cosmetic details.


The same thought process applies when it comes to wallpaper. If your wallpaper is old and tired, you may want to take it down and either replace it or paint the walls. Steering away from wallpaper may be the best practice, but if you canít avoid it at least replace it. 


Remember that buyers want to see themselves in the home. Personal style touches usually arenít the best way to go when it comes to prepping your home. The more neutral and basic the changes you make, the better. 






Posted by Jackie Da Rosa on 6/30/2019

Your credit score can play a major role in your ability to get the financing that you need to buy a house. As such, you'll want to do everything possible to improve your credit score before you enter the real estate market.

Now, let's take a look at three quick, easy ways to boost your credit score.

1. Pay Off Debt As Quickly As Possible

Get a copy of your credit report from each of the three credit reporting bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion). You are entitled to one free copy of your credit report annually from each credit reporting bureau, and you should take advantage of this perk so that you can learn about your outstanding debt.

If you have lots of outstanding debt, you'll want to start paying this off as quickly as possible. Because the less debt that you have, the more likely it becomes that you can get a favorable mortgage from a credit union or bank.

Don't wait to begin paying off outstanding debt. If you pay off even a small portion of your outstanding debt regularly, you can move closer to getting the financing that you need to acquire a terrific house.

2. Avoid New Credit Cards

A low credit score can be worrisome, and it may cause you to consider a variety of options to manage outstanding debt. However, if your credit score is low, there is no need to take out additional credit cards.

New credit cards may seem like viable short-term options to help you cover various expenses while you pay off assorted outstanding debt. But these cards are unlikely to help you resolve the biggest problem Ė paying off your outstanding debt to bolster your credit score.

Instead of signing up for new credit cards, it often helps to cut back on non-essential bills. For instance, if you don't need cable, you may be able to eliminate this expense and use the money that you save to pay off outstanding debt. Or, if you have first-rate items that you don't need, you may want to sell these items and use the profits to pay off myriad bills.

3. Keep Your Credit Card Balances Low

Once you have paid off your outstanding debt, you'll want to keep your credit card balances low.

It often helps to have one credit card that you can use in emergencies. If you keep one credit card and get rid of any others, you may be better equipped than ever before to maintain a high credit score.

Lastly, if you require additional assistance as you prepare to kick off a home search, you may want to work with a real estate agent. This housing market professional can help you narrow your home search to residences that fall within a specific price range. That way, you can avoid the risk of spending too much to acquire a house.

Increase your credit score Ė use the aforementioned tips, and you can raise your credit score before you launch a home search.