Posted by Kimberly Bagni on 10/16/2017

When youíre showing your home, you need to stage the home properly to impress buyers. Buyers need to be able to get an idea of what it would be like to live in the home. No matter what your own lifestyle is, or what problems you have had in the home, there are certain things that you probably donít want to share with anyone who could be a potential buyer on a walk through. 


Any Kind Of Taxidermy


Although you may enjoy hunting and taxidermy, there are few things that creep out potential buyers more than seeing animals that were formerly alive hanging on your wall. Itís been shown that taxidermy often gives buyers a sense of dread and can creep them out. Yes, that bear rug may be comfy and quite the accomplishment, but not everyone will share the same sentiment as you. Be sure to get all of these animal displays out of your home when youíre getting ready to sell it and show the property.


Personal Collections That May Be A Bit On The Strange Side


Itís really cool if you want to collect dolls, clowns, or have some kind of a celebrity shrine in your home. Itís cool for you, that is. Keep these items to yourself, especially when the home is going to be shown. Any room that could be considered too full of any one kind of item should be redecorated slightly before a home showing. 


Weapons


Weapons are on the same spectrum as taxidermy. Many people may have differing opinions with you on the subject and it could creep some buyers out. If you have any kinds of guns or knives displayed in your home, you should put them away for showings. These items can make buyers feel very uncomfortable and leave them turned off by your home.       



Political Items


If you like to get political, know that many people who are potentially going to buy your home probably donít share your views or interests. Keep any politically charged signs and organizational symbols out of view for the showing of your home. Buyers may not be able to relate, and in turn, end up being turned off by your home.     


Bug Traps Or Mouse Traps


We all have experienced bugs or mice in our homes at one time or another. When the house goes up for sale, you donít want to advertise this by keeping any kinds of traps in view of buyers. People will get creeped out easily by the thought that pests have infested the home at some point. Although the home inspection will probably note that there was some type of a pest problem in the home, you donít want to lose potential buyers because a mouse trap was in view.




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Posted by Kimberly Bagni on 10/12/2017


398 Massasoit Road, Worcester, MA 01604

Single-Family

$385,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
This house is absolutely fabulous! Has every amenity, is efficient, beautiful and turn key! You can begin the holiday season in your new home and start the new year in style. Current owners have done numerous upgrades that give you low maintenance and spaciousness for family gatherings and entertaining. Enjoy the fenced in yard and over sized deck for outdoor entertainment. Privacy, nature and ease is the best way to describe this property. Every detail has been thoughtfully executed so all you need to do is move in and make this house your home. Minutes away from delicious eateries, architectural landmarks, and the incredible colleges Worcester is known for. Moments away from Worcester Airport, all the major highways and back roads. You can have it all in this home at an affordable price. You won't be disappointed. Showings begin at the first OH on Sun, 10/15 from 12-2pm.
Open House
Sunday
October 15 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
First OH...Send your buyers. See you there!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 398 Massasoit Road, Worcester, MA 01604    Get Directions

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Posted by Kimberly Bagni on 10/12/2017


398 Massasoit Road, Worcester, MA 01604

Single-Family

$385,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
This house is absolutely fabulous! Has every amenity, is efficient, beautiful and turn key! You can begin the holiday season in your new home and start the new year in style. Current owners have done numerous upgrades that give you low maintenance and spaciousness for family gatherings and entertaining. Enjoy the fenced in yard and over sized deck for outdoor entertainment. Privacy, nature and ease is the best way to describe this property. Every detail has been thoughtfully executed so all you need to do is move in and make this house your home. Minutes away from delicious eateries, architectural landmarks, and the incredible colleges Worcester is known for. Moments away from Worcester Airport, all the major highways and back roads. You can have it all in this home at an affordable price. You won't be disappointed. Showings begin at the first OH on Sun, 10/15 from 12-2pm.
Open House
Sunday
October 15 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
First OH...Send your buyers. See you there!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 398 Massasoit Road, Worcester, MA 01604    Get Directions

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Posted by Kimberly Bagni on 10/9/2017

Getting a mortgage is one of those things that everyone seems to have quite a bit of advice about. While people surely have good intentions, itís not always best to take the buying advice of everyone you meet. Below, youíll find the wrong kind of mortgage advice and why you should think twice about it. 


Pre-Approvals Are Pointless


Getting pre-approved for a mortgage can give you an upper hand when it comes to putting in offers on a home. Even though a pre-approval isnít a guarantee, itís a good step. It shows that youíre a serious buyer and locks you in with a lender so they can process your paperwork a bit more quickly when you do want to put an offer in on a home. 


Use Your Own Bank


While your own bank may be a good place to start when it comes to buying a home, you donít need to get your mortgage from the place where you already have an account. You need to compare rates at different banks to make sure youíre getting the best possible deal on a mortgage. Youíll also want to check on the mortgage requirements for each bank. Different banks have different standards based on down payment, credit scores and more. Youíll want to get your mortgage from the bank thatís right for you and your own situation. 


The Lowest Interest Rate Is Best


While this could be true, itís not set in stone. A bank with a slightly higher interest rate could offer you some benefits that you otherwise might not have. If you have a lower credit score, or less downpayment money, a bank offering a higher interest rate could be a better option for you. Low interest rates can have some fine print that might end up costing you a lot more in the long term. Do your research before you sign on with any kind of bank for your mortgage. 


Borrow The Maximum


Just because youíre approved for a certain amount of mortgage doesnít mean that you need to max out your budget. Itís always best to have a bit of a financial cushion for yourself to keep your budget from being extremely tight. When life throws you a curveball like unexpected medical bills or a job loss, youíll be glad that you didnít strain your budget to the end of your means. Even though the bigger, nicer house always looks more attractive, youíre better off financially if youíre sensible about the amount of money you borrow to buy a home.




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Posted by Kimberly Bagni on 10/2/2017

Thereís an old saying that advises people not to judge a book by its cover. The same applies to buying a house. Curb appeal is more of an attention grabber than you might realize, making it tough not to judge a house by its exterior.

Itís hard to ignore a garden of bright azaleas, tulips, carnations and roses swaying in the wind along the front edges of a house. Neatly trimmed hedges that stand like sentry around a houseís front porch and tall, strong oak or spruce trees, their limbs going up toward the sky, can easily absorb your attention, reducing the focus that you place on other critical features of a house.

5 house buying deal breakers

Thereís a price to pay for zoning in on the exterior of a house too much. For starters,if you pay too much attention to a houseís exterior, you could miss signs that a house has pests. You could also trick yourself into believing that problems with a house are easy to fix. Among five of the biggest nightmares that you could walk into are:

  • Termites Ė These pests work like tiny woodpeckers. The difference is that instead of chipping away at wood, termites chew away at wood. Stairwells, ceilings, walls and floors get damaged, even destroyed, when termites are allowed to breed and run freely. Because you may not see these pests as you walk through a property during an open house, you need to get a thorough house inspection before you start the mortgage process on any house.
  • Cockroaches Ė Itís not a joke. If you see one cockroach, there could be hundreds in the house. Forget bug spray advertisements. Cockroaches are one of the toughest pests to get rid of. Once they get inside a house, they can crawl and nest in wood, clothing, beds,attics, basements and especially walls.
  • Fruit flies and ants Ė Like cockroaches, fruit flies and ants may not come out until you bring home fresh food or until an area becomes moist. They could be in a house and you not know it if the house is empty. As soon as you move in, these pests can come out and be very hard to get rid of.
  • Awful neighbors Ė Loud neighbors can seem like saints if you move next door to neighbors who use your property as if itíst heir own. Neighbors who constantly fight, engage in illegal activities and take you to court are other nightmares to avoid.
  • Structural problems Ė A damaged roof, poor wiring and old, worn flooring can keep you paying for repairs. Structural problems can also lower the value of your house, costing you thousands of dollars should you decide that youíve had enough and put your house on the market.

Pay attention to your instincts when buying a house

Buying a house demands a huge financial investment. You cannot afford to dump your hard earned money into a house that will never work for you. Listen to your instincts while house shopping. Avoid getting so attached to a house that you ignore or dismiss red flags. These red flags could alert you to serious structural issues with a house.

Another element that these red flags could bring to your attention has to do with the actual neighborhood that a house is located in. That nagging, sinking feeling in your gut could be telling you that the neighbors are difficult, abrasive and extremely hard to get along with. Regardless of your efforts, the neighbors may seek out ways to destroy your reputation, property and peace of mind.

Even if there is nothing structurally wrong with a house, awful neighbors could make moving into a new house a nightmare. By focusing on the exterior and interior of a house and the entire neighborhood, you could steer clear of five major house buying nightmares.







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