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Posted by Clements Realty Group on 5/22/2020

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Home improvement is something we all strive for, but many of us never really follow through with completing that goal. With the hectic lives that we live, it’s hard to find time to make those important upgrades to your home. However, home improvement doesn’t always have to be hard and time-consuming.

Add Some Fresh Paint

You won’t believe the kind of impact a fresh paint job can have. In fact, new paint could be just what your home needs to really come to life. And better yet, painting a room is relatively easy and inexpensive. It can have a huge effect on the look and feel of any room in your home, so be sure to be strategic as you’re choosing colors. Adding color to your walls can give your home the “pop” you’ve been looking for. And better yet, depending on how much paint you purchase, this home improvement tactic can cost you less than $200.

Install a Stair Runner

Wooden stairs can add a nice touch to any home, but they can be very slippery and dangerous. If your kids — and even your pets — are constantly slipping on your stairs, then you may be weighing the options when it comes to installing some grip. While you could always add carpet, this can be extremely expensive and the installation process can be time-consuming (then you’ll have to deal with stains and vacuuming). One easy and cost-effective method is to add a stair runner. These come in many different shapes, styles and sizes, and these can really add a nice touch. Instead of spending over $2,000 on carpet for your stairs, you can purchase a stair runner that should cost you under $300.

Upgrade Your Dishwasher

Are you and your family using too much water? Looking for ways to save? While those 20-minute showers could be a factor, the water use issue could be due to your dishwasher—or lack thereof. To the surprise of many, dishwashers can waste hundreds of gallons of water each year. And if you’re washing by hand, that can also waste a great deal of water. By upgrading this appliance to a new Energy Star-rated dishwasher, you save more than $30 per year on energy and nearly 500 gallons of water. If you want to complete this home upgrade, it’s very easy to do yourself. Just head on over to the nearest home improvement store, purchase a dishwasher, then follow a few simple steps to install it in no time.





Posted by Clements Realty Group on 5/15/2020

This Single-Family in Dracut, MA recently sold for $380,000. This Colonial style home was sold by - Clements Realty Group.


57 Arlington Ave, Dracut, MA 01826

Single-Family

$380,000
Price
$380,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Nothing to do but move right in!! This newly remodeled colonial has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and first floor laundry. You can enjoy the completely open floor plan from the stunning kitchen which has all new stainless steel appliances and a gorgeous stone covered peninsula perfect for all of your entertaining needs. The second floor has a great bonus space perfect for a game area or reading nook nestled outside the bedrooms and second full bath. With all new systems, windows and siding you will benefit from maintenance free living for years to come and the huge detached garage will solve all of your storage needs. Do not miss out, schedule your showing today!!

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Posted by Clements Realty Group on 5/15/2020

This Single-Family in Dracut, MA recently sold for $340,000. This Ranch style home was sold by - Clements Realty Group.


33 Camden St, Dracut, MA 01826

Single-Family

$340,000
Price
$340,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
New to the market!!! 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home located on a level, partially fenced in lot. Home features include single level living with 2 bedrooms on the main floor, large eat in fully applianced kitchen, dining room or den that opens out onto a large new deck, central air, central vac, full bath with washer and dryer. The lower level offers a family room(it could also be used as a media room, game room, playroom, man-town, office and so much more), 2 additional rooms that have been used as additional bedrooms and a 3/4 bath. The lower level with walkout private entrance offers additional living space for the family and/or extended family! Easy access to all amenities and the highway system for the commuter.

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Posted by Clements Realty Group on 5/15/2020

In real estate, cash is power. It’s not exactly the amount of money that you have been approved for by a lender. This type of “cash” is what you can pull directly from your account to buy a property on demand. It can be difficult to compete with cash buyers especially in tight real estate markets. Below, you’ll find some tips to help you match up against any cash offers that you may be competing with when you buy a home. 


Make Your Offer Look Attractive As Possible


First, you should always have a pre-approval letter from your lender. This lets sellers know that you’re a qualified buyer. You should also get your lender or realtor (or both) to provide some financial information about you along with your offer. This helps to add to the case that you’re a dependable buyer.


Let Things Move Quickly 



If you allow your lender to send an appraiser to the property as quickly as possible, this will give you an advantage in the home buying process. You want to reduce the amount of time that it will take to close on the house. That means you should consider cutting down on both the appraisal and contingency time. You could even consider waiving any contingencies if you feel comfortable. 


To speed up the process, even more, you should pre-order an appraisal in advance. You can do this before your offer has even been written. It can be difficult to arrange this, especially with larger scale lenders, but it’s always worth a try. Once the offer is written, the lender can relay to the seller that an appraisal has already been scheduled.


You’ll also want to get the inspection done fairly quickly. You only have a short window of time to get the inspection done. The quicker you get this done, the more serious of a buyer you appear to be. You should have the inspector who you’ll use ready before you even put an offer in on a home in order to expedite this part of the process. Usually, inspectors don’t take terribly long to schedule appointments knowing that their clients have short windows to get inspections done.  


Make A Strong Offer


Making a good offer could mean paying extra for a home you love in order to compete with cash offers. Spending more money helps to win. Here’s why: Sellers almost always will give a cash buyer a bit more of a discount since they’ll be getting all of the funds up front. If you love the house and plan to live in it for years to come, the extra money you spend will be well worth it.         


Write An Offer Letter


An offer letter adds a bit of a personal touch to the number you put down as a buyer. Here, you can tell the seller who you are and why you love the home. It can be emotional to sell a property, but a seller will feel more comfortable knowing that the home is going to someone who will appreciate it.

  






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Posted by Clements Realty Group on 5/14/2020


137 Ocean WEST, Salem, MA 01970

Single-Family

$429,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Beautifully lightly rehabbed 3 beds 1 bath home on a dead end street in historic Salem, close to downtown. Good sized back yard, updated bath, brand new hardwood floors throughout house, 4 car off street parking, bonus room in the basement. Extra bonus room on the 1st floor! great space for an office, nursery or play room for the kids! This home is waiting for you and your family.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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