Julie D'Arcangelo - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage



Posted by Julie D'Arcangelo on 3/26/2019

Although statistics may not be reflective of your individual real-estate buying habits, the "typical" homeowner tends to stay put in their home for around a decade -- give or take.

One of the few "drawbacks" of being a long-term homeowner is that, over time, you tend to forgot many of the details of the home-buying process.

However, an advantage of buying a home in the Internet Age is the availability of instant information on everything from interest rates and real estate agent reviews to house hunting tips and choosing a moving company.

Your Real Estate Journey

Buying a home can be an extremely satisfying experience... or it can be filled with frustration and disappointment. However, by having a basic understanding of how the house-buying process works, you'll be more effective at preparing yourself for what's to come, anticipating what you need to do, and creating a clear picture in your mind of your requirements and ideal living environment. As various thought leaders have said over the years: If you're not clear on what you want, you'll probably end up with something else!

The cornerstones of a successful real estate search are knowing your credit score, having enough money on hand for a sufficient down payment and closing costs, enlisting the help of an experienced real estate agent, and being proactive about meeting with mortgage bankers and shopping for a competitive interest rate (and terms).

Staying organized, creating priority lists, and continually educating yourself about the nuts and bolts of buying a home will help ensure that your real estate experience will be a positive one. Even though there may be a few bumps and detours along the way, taking the time to be organized and well informed will help you stay on track and produce the type of results you and your family are looking for.

Although it does pay to read articles from credible online sources, you don't have to achieve "expert status" as a house hunter and real estate buyer. If you choose your real estate agent with care, they should be able to provide you with the expertise, advice, and professional guidance you need to clear the hurdles and make it all the way to the finish line!

How does one choose a great real estate agent? The ideal way is to get a referral from a trusted family member, friend, coworker, or neighbor. If someone you trust can attest to the service level and results a particular real estate agent has produced, then chances are good that your experience would be comparable. If more than one person you know recommends a top-notch agent, then that creates a "multiplier effect." In other words, it increases the likelihood that you'll be satisfied with the service and results this agent provides. If you don't know anyone personally who has worked with a great agent, there are well-known websites that post reviews, years of experience, and relevant sales information on licensed real estate agents.





Posted by Julie D'Arcangelo on 3/19/2019

So many great features that make up many clients’ dream homes can actually be a hindrance in selling a home down the road. While certain features in a home may be attractive to you, remember that all buyers are not looking for the same thing. Beware of the following perks and how they can affect your plans to sell a home in the future.


Schools Nearby


While having schools close in the neighborhood is a plus, not everyone sees it that way. A nearby school is fantastic if there are young children in the family, however, if a buyer doesn’t have young children, living near a school could be seen as a hinderance. Not only will there be an excess of foot traffic in the area, but there will be a lot of traffic, in general, each school day as buses and cars head to and from the school. The extra noise factor from the school may also turn off some buyers. 


Being In The Heart Of The City Or Town


Some people love to be in the heart of the action. A bustling neighborhood with tons of shops and restaurants and constant activity can be the life that you or someone you know is looking for. If you buy a home on one of these main stretches, but, it could be a hard sell should you decide to move. These property locations are targeting a specific kind of buyer and it could be hard to find them. Unless you live in a strictly urban area, you may want to think twice about the property location. Not only could it be a hard sell later, but you as an owner may get sick of the constant action very quickly. 


A Swimming Pool


If you live in a place where the weather is always warm and a pool is a requirement, then putting a pool in your home makes sense. In more variable temperature regions, a pool is not always the best idea. Pools require a lot of maintenance and can be a significant investment. Think of how much of the year a pool is actually usable in your area. The biggest issue with swimming pools is that while they are a luxury, they really don’t add value to the home. In some cases, a pool can end up detracting value and interest from a property. 


A Big Yard


While a large backyard can be attractive, not every homeowner wants to care for such a large amount of space. These large yards can take a significant investment of both time and money to maintain. A large yard attracts a certain type of buyer. Not that you can restructure property lines, but know that bigger isn't always better when it comes to a home’s outdoor space.      





Categories: Uncategorized  


Posted by Julie D'Arcangelo on 3/15/2019

SOUGHT AFTER DOLBEARE SCHOOL NEIGHBORHOOD! Don't miss your chance to own this spacious Cape located on one of Wakefield's most loved cul-de-sacs! Featuring a gorgeous front to back living room with fireplace and custom built ins. The kitchen is open to the dining room and family room creating a perfect space for entertaining. An office, half bath, and laundry complete the first floor. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a full bath. This home is LEAD COMPLIANT and features hardwood floors, newer windows, architectural shingle roof, 200 amp electrical, and central AC. Outside there is a large yard with deck, patio, swing set, storage shed, and plenty of off street parking. All this plus a great location ~ within walking distance to the Dolbeare School, close to Lake Quannapowitt, highways, commuter rail, bus line, downtown, and the shops at Market Place in Lynnfield. OPEN HOUSES SATURDAY 3/16 AND SUNDAY 3/17 FROM 1pm-3pm.

More Info on this Property | New Listing Alerts





Posted by Julie D'Arcangelo on 3/15/2019


48 Paon Blvd, Wakefield, MA 01880

Single-Family

$479,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
SOUGHT AFTER DOLBEARE SCHOOL NEIGHBORHOOD! Don't miss your chance to own this spacious Cape located on one of Wakefield's most loved cul-de-sacs! Featuring a gorgeous front to back living room with fireplace and custom built ins. The kitchen is open to the dining room and family room creating a perfect space for entertaining. An office, half bath, and laundry complete the first floor. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a full bath. This home is LEAD COMPLIANT and features hardwood floors, newer windows, architectural shingle roof, 200 amp electrical, and central AC. Outside there is a large yard with deck, patio, swing set, storage shed, and plenty of off street parking. All this plus a great location ~ within walking distance to the Dolbeare School, close to Lake Quannapowitt, highways, commuter rail, bus line, downtown, and the shops at Market Place in Lynnfield. OPEN HOUSES SATURDAY 3/16 AND SUNDAY 3/17 FROM 1-3.
Open House
Saturday
March 16 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 48 Paon Blvd, Wakefield, MA 01880    Get Directions

Similar Properties





Categories: Open House  


Posted by Julie D'Arcangelo on 3/15/2019


48 Paon Blvd, Wakefield, MA 01880

Single-Family

$479,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
SOUGHT AFTER DOLBEARE SCHOOL NEIGHBORHOOD! Don't miss your chance to own this spacious Cape located on one of Wakefield's most loved cul-de-sacs! Featuring a gorgeous front to back living room with fireplace and custom built ins. The kitchen is open to the dining room and family room creating a perfect space for entertaining. An office, half bath, and laundry complete the first floor. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a full bath. This home is LEAD COMPLIANT and features hardwood floors, newer windows, architectural shingle roof, 200 amp electrical, and central AC. Outside there is a large yard with deck, patio, swing set, storage shed, and plenty of off street parking. All this plus a great location ~ within walking distance to the Dolbeare School, close to Lake Quannapowitt, highways, commuter rail, bus line, downtown, and the shops at Market Place in Lynnfield. OPEN HOUSES SATURDAY 3/16 AND SUNDAY 3/17 FROM 1-3.
Open House
Saturday
March 16 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 48 Paon Blvd, Wakefield, MA 01880    Get Directions

Similar Properties





Categories: Open House  




Julie D'Arcangelo
Tags