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Posted by The Mavroules Team on 4/20/2018

Buying a new home comes with a lot of new responsibilities that may have been previously†taken care of by your landlords or parents. When you're out shopping for things like tools and cleaning supplies†for your new home it's mostly guesswork as to which items you really need. Couple that with the fact that department stores are now filled with endless selections and it becomes almost impossible not to waste money or miss an important item for your home. Users on the popular online forum Reddit were recently asked what the most useful item for their house turned out to be†that they didn't think of beforehand. Their answers, which we'll go through below, serve as great advice. If you're a new homeowner or will be soon, read on for these important household buys:

  • A step stool and a ladder You'll use both of these quite often, especially when you're moving. In my house there are a few top kitchen cabinets that are just out of reach, so I'm constantly pulling out the step stool. However, they're also useful†around the house like in closets or reaching high spots while cleaning and painting. Equally important is a ladder. You won't want to mess around climbing on unsteady chairs†for changing lightbulbs or smoke detector batteries. Plus you'll need one for access to the roof of your shed or house.
  • A whole-house fan or air conditioner When you move into a house, especially in the summer months, you're going to want to stay cool while setting up and cleaning your new home. A great way to bring lots of fresh air into the house is to use a whole house fan which draws air into the attic and therefore causing air from outside to flow into your open windows. Window fans are a suitable substitute, so long as they have an exchange mode to bring air in and out.
  • A bucket and a wheel barrow Both of these items are easily overlooked but will be invaluable when it comes to cleaning your house and maintaining your yard. Reddit user shuggins points out some of the myriad†uses for a bucket: mopping the floor, pulling weeds, watering plants, washing the car, washing the dog, and even turn it upside down for a stool when you need a break from all those chores. And†in the†unfortunate event that someone is sick and queasy, a bucket can be†a lifesaver.
  • Drain stops and screens It won't take long for your drain pipes to get clogged up with food in the kitchen and hair in the bathroom without drain screens. Plus, having a drain stop for your sink will turn it into--you guessed it--a bucket! Buckets are the best.
  • New locks† Who knows who has copies of the keys in and around your home. It's important to change all the locks, including padlocks to your shed. There are many horror stories of new homeowners getting all settled in only to be burgled soon after.
  • Batteries all sizes Reddit user typhoidmarry accurately describes the necessity for extra batteries when they write, "Your smoke detectors battery WILL die at 2am. It will." Play it safe and get extra batteries for your all of your electronics to avoid frustration and rage when you can't watch Netflix because your remote battery died.




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Posted by The Mavroules Team on 4/16/2018


132-134 Holton St, Boston, MA 02135

Multi-Family

$1,200,000
Price

3
Units
4,301
Approx. GLA
First showing Sunday 4/15 at OPEN HOUSE CONTRACTORS and INVESTORS - EXCELLENT LOCATION! RARE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY WITH BIG POTENTIAL! Existing building with approved 3 family conversion with plenty of parking. Unit 1 could be HUGE 4-5 bedroom THREE FULL BATH unit with finished lower level, Unit 2 could be 3 bed 2 full bath unit. Both with original mouldings and salvageable hardwood floors throughout. Plans are for open concept kitchen, dining /livingrooms. Unit 3 could be 2 bed 2 bath plus office. Big bright penthouse unit with vaulted ceilings, projected plan has open concept and possibly 2 or 2.5 baths. Description based on attached plans, NOT THE EXISTING BUILDING. Approved parking with some yard/outdoor green space, mature trees. Potential sell out as condos well over 2 Million!
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Posted by The Mavroules Team on 4/15/2018


118 Bridge Street, Beverly, MA 01915

Ryal Side

Condo

$389,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Look no further, your dream home is here! No expense has been spared in this brand new conversion. Conveniently located near schools, parks, shopping and all downtown Beverly has to offer. This home is a COMMUTERíS DREAM, less than a mile stroll to the COMMUTER RAIL and only minutes to 128. Too many high-end finishes to list, including a brand new kitchen, complete with GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, gas cooking, STAINLESS STEEL appliances, white shaker cabinets and Mosaic tile back splash; gleaming WIDE PINE HARDWOOD FLOORS and two brand new full bathrooms. Everything is NEW, including: roof, thermal windows, high efficiency gas heating system, Central A/C, electrical, plumbing, insulation, drywall and moldings throughout. OPEN CONCEPT kitchen-living-dining room. Finished lower level boasts huge second bedroom, full bathroom, IN UNIT LAUNDRY, plus a third bedroom. PRIVATE driveway. All of this in a PET FRIENDLY, maintenance free building, with a very low condo fee. Don't let this one get away!
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Posted by The Mavroules Team on 4/13/2018

Ready to submit an offer on a home? Putting together a proposal that stands out in a home seller's eyes is key.

With the right home offer, you can improve your chances of securing your dream house without delay. Plus, dedicating time and resources to put together a home offer that works for both you and a home seller is sure to accelerate your journey from homebuyer to homeowner.

How can you improve your chances of submitting an offer that a home seller is sure to accept? Here are three tips to help a homebuyer submit a standout home offer.

1. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage.

In many instances, a home offer may be contingent upon financing. And if a homebuyer has to secure financing after submitting a proposal, this individual could risk missing out on an opportunity to purchase his or her dream house.

Comparatively, a homebuyer who gets pre-approved for a mortgage will have the necessary financing in place when he or she submits an offer. As a result, this individual's offer may stand out from other proposals, particularly to a home seller who wants to speed up the home selling process.

2. Consider a Quick Home Inspection.

Don't ask the home seller for 15 or 30 days to conduct a home inspection. Instead, be ready to conduct a home inspection as soon as possible.

You may need only a few days to set up a home inspection. As such, if your offer includes a request for five or 10 days to complete a home assessment, it may stand out from others.

Also, if you find your dream home, you may want to consider purchasing the house "as is." Doing so may allow you to forgo negotiations between a homebuyer and home seller after a home inspection.

If you submit an "as is" home offer, you will be able to learn about the condition of a property before you buy it. However, after a home inspection, you will be unable to ask the home seller to complete repairs. At this point, if you find the house fails to meet your expectations, you can either walk away or buy the home in its current condition.

3. Add an Escalation Clause to Your Offer.

An escalation clause can help you compete against other homebuyers in a fierce real estate market. It enables you to increase your offer by a set amount over any other bids to a certain level. As a result, including an escalation clause in your home offer can help you avoid the risk of overpaying for a house and improve your chances of securing your dream residence at the same time.

Ask your real estate agent to include an escalation clause in your home offer. Your real estate agent can help you submit the perfect proposal, and ultimately, boost your chances of getting a "Yes" from a home seller.

Use the aforementioned tips, and you can bolster your chances of getting the right house at the right price.





Posted by The Mavroules Team on 4/12/2018

First showing Sunday 4/15 at OPEN HOUSE CONTRACTORS and INVESTORS - EXCELLENT LOCATION! RARE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY WITH BIG POTENTIAL! Existing building with approved 3 family conversion with plenty of parking. Unit 1 could be HUGE 4-5 bedroom THREE FULL BATH unit with finished lower level, Unit 2 could be 3 bed 2 full bath unit. Both with original mouldings and salvageable hardwood floors throughout. Plans are for open concept kitchen, dining /livingrooms. Unit 3 could be 2 bed 2 bath plus office. Big bright penthouse unit with vaulted ceilings, projected plan has open concept and possibly 2 or 2.5 baths. Description based on attached plans, NOT THE EXISTING BUILDING. Approved parking with some yard/outdoor green space, mature trees. Potential sell out as condos well over 2 Million!

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