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Posted by The Mavroules Team on 9/22/2017

It’s not just an in-ground swimming pool that attracts home buyers. A long, well paved asphalt driveway works wonders too. Think of it this way. If you buy a house that has a driveway, you won’t have to risk having your vehicle banged into by drivers who may be speeding down the street that you live on. Regarding benefits of a house driveway, that’s just the start.

Driveways are for more than parking

Whether you’re working with an experienced realtor or house shopping independently, think about the following advantages that a driveway at your new house can bring. The right driveway adds a charming aesthetic appeal to the exterior of your home. In addition to asphalt, you could go with a concrete, grass, tile,gravel or shell driveway surface.

Wide driveways fit four vehicles that are parked side-by-side. Long driveways can run from the gate or edge of your property all the way to the side of your house’s front walkway. These paved parking areas don’t have to be straight. Some driveways are winding, others circular. Other reasons why you should look for a house with a driveway include:

  • Pathway to a detached garage – Although older homes may be built with detached garages, some newly constructed houses are built with a garage away from the house. Driveways shorten the walking distance from your vehicle to the garage.
  • Welcoming atmosphere – Guests appreciate having a safe place to park their vehicle when they visit you. An enclosed garage maybe the only parking option that offers more protection that a private driveway.
  • Property divider – Regardless of who lives next door to you, a driveway signals where your property ends and your neighbor’s property begins. If your neighbors are contentious, this visual property divider could help prevent legal battles.
  • Children – Instead of playing in your back yard,your children or grandchildren could play an assortment of games on your driveway which could, in turn, extend the life of your lawn.

Safety advantages you can get with a house driveway

Driveways do more than shorten the distance that you have to cover as you make your way from your vehicle to your house. A well paved driveway protects your vehicle from scratches and bumps. Those benefits extend into cost savings, as you won’t have to pay to get the body of your vehicle repaired or repainted.

A house that has a driveway can also alert neighbors, your children and strangers that your home is not vacant. When people see a vehicle in your driveway, it may help to send a message that your school aged children are not alone. Your children can also look for your car and wait for you to climb out as an added assurance that it’s you they hear on the front porch instead of a stranger.

There’s another safety advantage that you can gain with a driveway. You could park an extra vehicle in your driveway when you are away just to help strangers and neighbors think that an adult is at your house. Line your driveway with flowers and the strength of your house’s aesthetic appeal grows.




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Posted by The Mavroules Team on 9/17/2017

Single-family alternative located in the highly sought after Historic Derby Street Neighborhood and a "stone’s throw" from Salem's beautiful walkable downtown. This Home features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, high ceilings, recessed lights, GLEAMING HARDWOOD floors, and OPEN CONCEPT living. Modern Kitchen with plenty of cabinets and lots of storage in walk in PANTRY. Flexible floor plan with first floor bedroom and half bath. The charming back staircase swivels to a sun-splashed landing, two OVERSIZED bedrooms with WALK IN CLOSETS, full bath w/ stackable washer/dryer. Step outside to your own PRIVATE DECK to sip your morning coffee! Enjoy the feel of a single family with LOW CONDO FEES, pet friendly, & PARKING. Great access to all DOWNTOWN SALEM has to offer including Salem Common, Peabody Essex Museum & Salem Harbor. Welcome Home!

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Posted by The Mavroules Team on 9/15/2017

Single-family alternative located in the highly sought after Historic Derby Street Neighborhood and a "stone’s throw" from Salem's beautiful walkable downtown. This Home features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, high ceilings, recessed lights, GLEAMING HARDWOOD floors, and OPEN CONCEPT living. Modern Kitchen with plenty of cabinets and lots of storage in walk in PANTRY. Flexible floor plan with first floor bedroom and half bath. The charming back staircase swivels to a sun-splashed landing, two OVERSIZED bedrooms with WALK IN CLOSETS, full bath w/ stackable washer/dryer. Step outside to your own PRIVATE DECK to sip your morning coffee! Enjoy the feel of a single family with LOW CONDO FEES, pet friendly, & PARKING. Great access to all DOWNTOWN SALEM has to offer including Salem Common, Peabody Essex Museum & Salem Harbor. Welcome Home!

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Posted by The Mavroules Team on 9/15/2017

Want to acquire the perfect home at the perfect price? You're not alone. As such, you'll likely need to allocate significant time and resources to your home search if you hope to transform your dream into a reality.

Lucky for you, we're here to help you navigate the real estate market so you can move closer to purchasing a top-notch house at a budget-friendly price.

Now, let's take a look at three tips so you can buy your ideal home at a price that matches or exceeds your expectations.

1. Establish Realistic Homebuying Goals

Although you may have lofty dreams of purchasing a deluxe house quickly, it may take some time to find a house that fulfills your needs.

Setting realistic expectations for a home search is ideal for property buyers. With realistic goals, you may be able to avoid disappointments and frustrations along the homebuying journey.

Evaluating the current real estate market often offers a great way to help you map out your homebuying plans. This will enable you to examine the prices of assorted homes, determine which houses you like and define a price range for your ideal house.

Also, it never hurts to look at the prices of recently sold houses, either. This will allow you to see how quickly residences are selling and determine whether you're about to enter a buyer's or seller's market.

2. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

You know that you want to own a house, but how do you intend to pay for it? Ultimately, you may want to get pre-approved for a mortgage – something that can help you accelerate your journey from homebuyer to homeowner.

Meet with banks and credit unions to learn about all of the mortgage options that are available. Then, you can choose a mortgage that will help you avoid the temptation to overspend to acquire your ideal home.

When you consult with banks and credit unions, be sure to ask plenty of mortgage questions as well. That way, you can learn about the ins and outs of various mortgage options and select a mortgage that suits you perfectly.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a housing market expert who is happy to help you make your homeownership dreams come true.

Typically, a real estate agent will set up home showings, keep you informed about new residences as they become available and offer honest, unbiased homebuying recommendations. He or she will even negotiate with property sellers on your behalf, ensuring you can get the best price on any home, in any real estate market.

With a real estate agent at your side, you can receive expert guidance throughout the homebuying journey. In addition, a real estate agent will respond to your homebuying concerns and questions, guaranteeing you can make informed decisions time and time again.

Ready to acquire your dream home at your dream price? Use these tips, and you should have no trouble purchasing a terrific house without breaking your budget.




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Posted by The Mavroules Team on 9/15/2017

Lots of windows in this Sun Splashed Spacious 4 room apartment near Forest River Park. Beautifully maintained by recent owners.Hardwood floors in Living room,dining room and bedroom. Beautiful yard with plenty with space for grill and tables. First showings this weekend Sunday September 17th .2 o'clock to 3 o'clock

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