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Posted by Mary (Vigliatura) Stolarczyk on 4/26/2018


Lot 11 Valley View, Spencer, MA 01562

Land

$299,900
Price

1.00
Acres
Residential
Land Type
Opportunity knocks! Huge Price Reduction! Three lots being sold TOGETHER includes over 30 acres of undeveloped land. WATER AND SEWER accessible on three sides, Grant Street, Pleasant Street (Route 31), and Valley View. The larger lot is being sold with lots on Grant Street and Valley View to allow for frontage on the three sides. South/Southwest Exposure. Three-phase power on Pleasant Street for development potential. Zoning for all uses allowed in the VR zoning district, including multi unit potential, some light commercial. Owner financing possible.
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Posted by Mary (Vigliatura) Stolarczyk on 4/26/2018


0 Valley View, Spencer, MA 01562

Land

$299,900
Price

31.00
Acres
Residential
Land Type
Opportunity knocks! Huge Price Reduction! Frontage on three streets, 110 feet plus 25 feet on Pleasant, 50 feet on Grant and 35 feet on Valley View. Three lots being sold TOGETHER includes over 30 acres of undeveloped land. The larger lot is being sold with lots on Grant Street and Valley View to allow for frontage on the three sides. WATER AND SEWER accessible on three sides, Grant Street, Pleasant Street (Route 31), and Valley View. South/Southwest Exposure. Three-phase power on Route 31 Pleasant Street for development potential. Zoning for all uses allowed in the VR zoning district, including multi unit potential, some light commercial. Owner financing possible.
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Posted by Mary (Vigliatura) Stolarczyk on 4/26/2018


0 Grant Street, Spencer, MA 01562

Land

$299,900
Price

0.30
Acres
Residential
Land Type
Opportunity knocks! Huge Price Drop! Three lots being sold TOGETHER includes over 30 acres of undeveloped land. WATER AND SEWER accessible on three sides, Grant Street, Pleasant Street (Route 31), and Valley View. The larger lot is being sold with lots on Grant Street and Valley View to allow for the frontage on three sides. South/Southwest Exposure. Three-phase power on Pleasant Street for development potential. Zoning for all uses allowed in the VR zoning district, including multi unit potential and some light commercial. Owner financing possible. Natural gas on Grant Street.
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Posted by Mary (Vigliatura) Stolarczyk on 4/22/2018

Sellers who are eager to attract serious buyers and maximize the value of their home often utilize home staging as a way to leave a good impression.

Homes that are skillfully staged look better in photos online, creating more leads, showings, and ultimately, offers. Furthermore, prospective buyers want to be able to envision themselves living in a home. Staging makes it easier for them to understand what it would look like and how spacious it will feel once it has been furnished.

Home staging by the numbers

You donít, however, have to take my word for it. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases an annual report which collects and analyzes survey data from nearly 2,000 agents regarding their experience with home staging.

In their findings, they note that 62 percent of agents agree that staging a home lessens the time the property is for sale. Furthermore, 77 percent of agents said home staging makes it easier to visualize living in a home that would otherwise be empty.

Which rooms should be staged?

Staging an entire home takes an enormous amount of time and money. One way to simplify the process is to stage a select few rooms. In the NARís study, they asked agents which rooms they typically staged when selling a home. The results:

  • 83% Living Room

  • 76% Kitchen

  • 69% Master Bedroom

  • 66% Dining Room

  • 53% Bathroom

  • 31% Yard Space

  • 25% Childrenís Bedroom

  • 21% Guest Bedroom

From these results, we can ascertain that itís important to stage the main rooms of your home. Lesser used a multi-purpose rooms (like offices and guest rooms) arenít as important to stage.

Can staging your home increase the sale price?

Itís difficult to say with certainty if, and by how much, home staging affects the sale price of a home. However, if staging your home is successful at getting the attention at a greater number of prospective buyers, thereís a good chance youíll be able to go with the highest bidder.

When the NAR asked agents if staging increases the amount buyerís offer on a home, their responses were somewhat mixed.

  • 29% of respondents thought it increases the offer by one to five percent

  • 21% of respondents say it increases the offer by six to ten percent

  • 8% said it increases the offer from between eleven to twenty percent

  • 14% said it had no impact on the dollar value of the home

  • 27% were unsure if it had an impact on the dollar value

In general, it would seem that most agents feel that staging a home not only improves a buyerís opinion of a home, but also increases its sale value. If youíre planning on selling in the near future, staging at least part of your home could be something to consider to give your property a competitive edge.





Posted by Mary (Vigliatura) Stolarczyk on 4/16/2018




Are you thinking of selling your home? Some projects have more impact than others on resale value. Here, weíll take a look at the best way to spend a few hundred dollars and a long weekend, and also the projects you should leave to the professionals.


Do it Yourself


Beautiful backsplash. Thanks to pre-cut tile sheets (and YouTube), you can transform the look of your kitchen by adding a colorful mosaic backsplash behind your counter. This is a simple project that anyone can do and, depending on size and tile selection, will cost around $200 and take the better part of an afternoon. The most important thing here is to measure and make sure you have enough product to complete everything in one session.


Landscaping. Not only does working in the lawn give you the opportunity to get some much-needed fresh air and exercise, your curb appeal adds significant value to your property. The vast majority of landscaping chores are simple and inexpensive DIY projects.


Kitchen cabinets. Hereís a do-it-yourself project that can really pack a punch. Outdated kitchen cabinets will look years younger with a simple coat of paint and a few pieces of modern hardware. A gallon of high-quality cabinet enamel will run you about $50. It takes two to three days to do it right but will dramatically increase the visual appeal of your interior.


Power washing. Pressure washing moss- and dirt-covered hard surfaces will instantly brighten the exterior of your home. It takes about an hour and a half to properly power wash a 50-foot walkway and another hour to seal it, if necessary. The average cost to rent a medium-duty pressure washer for a day is $71 versus $350 or more to pay someone else to do the dirty work for you.


Storage solutions. Storage space is something every homeowner wants and every home buyer seeks. Increase yours by getting creative in utilizing the design of your home to increase storage capability. A simple $32 project recommended by This Old House is to simply add a small shelf above the doorway. Do this in a few key areas to add visual interest as well as storage.


Leave it to the pros


Gutter cleaning. This task often gets overlooked but cleaning out your gutters is so important for the maintenance of your home. A cluttered gutter can encourage mold to grow, do damage to your roof and cause foundation issues, among other things. However, this is a job best left for professionals who understand ladder safety and can alert you of any potential problems with your gutter system. According to HomeAdvisor, the average cost for gutter and downspout cleaning in the city of Worcester is between $123 - $226.


Changing a light fixture. Did you know that the majority of home fires are due to faulty electrical wiring? A significant portion of these can be attributed to DIY wiring projects and failure to comply with codes. A licensed electrician may charge around $50 per hour to install a new light fixture or change antiquated plugs and sockets, but itís worth it compared to the cost of losing your home and irreplaceable family heirlooms.


Installing a new toilet. Your plumbing system is more important than you may give it credit for. Not only does it wash away waste, properly installed pipes will keep moisture from building up behind your walls. Improperly installed plumbing, however, can lead to mold, mildew, and wood rot. Most big-box retailers offer toilet installation services for around $100, which is a small price to pay for the peace of mind knowing itís done correctly.


Your home is an asset that you must invest in regularly in order to see the most gains. These and other simple home improvement projects can help. So get out your tools and get to work. Youíll be glad you did, especially when itís time to sell.




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