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Posted by Julie D'Arcangelo on 4/24/2018


93 Spring Street, Wakefield, MA 01880

Greenwood

Single-Family

$449,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
BEST BUY IN WAKEFIELD! This 3 bedroom home is nicely set back off the road on a 14,500 sq. ft lot! The first floor has an updated kitchen with tile floors, maple cabinets, Corian counters, and stainless steel appliances, dining room, living room with hardwood and custom cabinets, mudroom, and laundry. Upstairs there are three spacious bedrooms with closets, large full bath with newer vanity, cabinets, and granite counter, the bonus room makes a perfect home office or craft area, and a pull downattic. Outside there is plenty of off street parking, storage shed, and patio. Convenient Greenwood location - less than a mile to the train station and 136/137 bus, close to commuter routes, shopping, restaurants, schools, and downtown Melrose.
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April 29 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Julie D'Arcangelo on 4/24/2018

Is a two-car garage a luxury or an essential feature of a home? While it may not always be a top priority for first-time buyers, many seasoned homeowners consider it a "must have" item. In a lot of cases, it all boils down to expectations and what people have grown accustomed to.

Climate also plays a key role in how important a two-car garage is to you and your family. However, even if your winters are mild and your snowfall amounts are slim to nil, there are other weather conditions that a garage can shield you (and your cars) from.

Being able to park your vehicles in a protected, enclosed area is especially welcome when you have an armful of groceries, inclement weather outside, small children in tow, or an elderly parent to care for. Once you start adding up the advantages of having a two-car garage, it makes you wonder how you ever got along without one!

  • Crime deterrent: No matter where you live, if your cars are parked in your driveway or on the street overnight, they're going to be much more vulnerable to vandalism, car theft, and break-ins. From a personal safety standpoint, it can also be safer to drive into your garage, close the automatic door behind you, and go directly into your house. Even if you live in a low-crime neighborhood, safety habits are a good thing to cultivate, especially if you sometimes arrive home late at night.
  • Valuable storage space: As you acquire more possessions and your family grows, storage space becomes more of a precious commodity. In addition to protecting your vehicles from the elements, spacious garages are also great for housing lawn mowers, bicycles, barbecue grills, golf clubs, yard maintenance equipment, spare tires, gardening supplies, firewood, tools, and lawn chairs. If you don't have a backyard shed, then garage storage space is indispensable.
  • Protection From The Elements: Besides wind and rain and dark of night, other elements your cars don't need to be subjected to include the hot, baking sun, bird droppings, and air pollution. And speaking of the hot, baking sun: Keeping your cars in a cool, shady place during the hot summer months can help spare you the discomfort of having to sit down in a sweltering vehicle! For those who live in chillier climates, garages can make your morning commute just a little less bone chilling!
  • Privacy: There are a lot of benefits to being sociable with your neighbors, but it's also nice to be able to pick and choose when those social interactions takes place! Parking in your garage can provide you with an extra measure of privacy when you don't have the time (or inclination) to stop and chat.
Whether or not a 2-car garage is a "must-have" for your next home depends on your climate, your neighborhood, and what you've grown accustomed to. For some people, a one-car garage may suit their needs just fine -- especially if they only own one vehicle and have all their yard maintenance taken care of by an HOA.





Posted by Julie D'Arcangelo on 4/17/2018

This Single-Family in North Andover, MA recently sold for $305,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Julie D'Arcangelo - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


67 Riverview Street, North Andover, MA 01845

Single-Family

$314,900
Price
$305,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
BEST BUY IN NORTH ANDOVER! Located on a dead end street with views of the Merrimack River! This home has been recently RENOVATED and is MOVE IN READY! The first floor features an open foyer, large living/dining room, NEW kitchen with maple cabinets, ceramic tile floor, and stainless steel appliances, full bath, and a mud room. The second floor has 3 good sized bedrooms with wood floors and closets. This home has lots of natural light, fresh paint, NEW windows, updated electrical, natural gas, town water and sewer. Outside there is a partially fenced yard, off street parking, and an oversized 16x25 shed/barn for storage. Convenient downtown location ~ close to restaurants, shopping, walking trails, Commuter Rail, and highway. Quick close possible!

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Posted by Julie D'Arcangelo on 4/17/2018

There are few things for a home seller that are more stressful than the home inspection. You hope and pray that everything will come out a-OK in your house so that your buyers will want to continue with the sale without asking for too many contingencies. There’s a few simple things that you can do to make sure your home inspection goes smoothly. The good news is that these tasks won’t cost you a lot of time or money. A few simple actions can save you a lot of grief in unnecessary service calls. Check out these tips to help you get through the home inspection with flying colors:


Check Your Light Bulbs


If you have a light bulb that’s simply burnt out, that could prompt the need for a check of the entire electrical system in your home. Avoid a costly visit from an electrician just by checking your light bulbs and replacing them where necessary. 


Check Your Air Filters 


The air filters in your home can be easily neglected and be a big problem in the home inspection process. Even if a filter looks a little gray, take the time to replace it. You should check your air filters and furnace filters for any potential problems like tears or excess dirt. For bonus points, you may want to just replace the filters before the inspection no matter how little dirt they have on them. Otherwise, a clogged filter can be a sign that your furnace or heating and cooling system isn’t working properly. 


Check Your Sinks


A few dollars spent on some drain unclogging chemicals is a few hundred dollars potentially saved on a plumber. Fill up your sinks with water and see how they drain. If they’re a bit slow, get the chemicals that you need to work on unclogging the drains (such as Drain-o). If there’s a funny smell coming from the drain, be sure to address it. Lemons also work wonders on everything from drains to garbage disposals. Even some baking soda and vinegar can help to clean a drain wonderfully. 


Fix Major Repairs Before Your Home Goes On The Market


If you know something pressing needs to be fixed or replaced in your home, be sure to fix it before the home even goes on the market. It’s much easier to take care of things before a buyer’s contingency and a time limit is involved. Although you may be hesitant to spend the money, you should replace certain appliances, fix the roof, or address that creaky floor before the “For Sale” sign even goes out front.




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Posted by Julie D'Arcangelo on 4/13/2018

LIKE NEW CONDITION! Nothing to do but unpack your bags and MOVE IN! You will fall in LOVE with this young Highlands Colonial. Built in 2001, this home has a desirable open floor plan, spacious living room with hardwood floors, crown molding, and french doors, GORGEOUS KITCHEN with island and stainless steel appliances, large dining area with slider leading to the deck, mud room, and half bath. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, a full bath, and laundry area. The master bedroom is HUGE with a walk in closet. Other features include natural gas furnace, central A/C, PLUS an unfinished basement and attic. Nicely set on level lot with a fenced in yard. Great location - close to commuter routes, schools, shopping, and parks, OPEN HOUSES SATURDAY 4/14 and SUNDAY 4/15 from 1pm - 4pm.

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