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Posted by Douglas Schmidt on 11/20/2017

Your home's wood floors have experienced heavy foot traffic over the years. As a result, they are scratched and battered and must be improved before you can add your home to the real estate market. Unfortunately, it may prove to be costly to have a professional floor refinisher remove wood floor scratches. And as a home seller who has already invested in a number of home repairs, the last thing you need is another hefty home repair bill. So what does it take for home sellers to remove wood floor scratches on a budget? There are many fast, cost-effective ways to eliminate scratches on your wood floors, including: 1. Disguise the Scratches. You may be able to use a crayon or marker to camouflage your wood floors' scratches. Wax sticks also are available at just about any home improvement store and contain stain and urethane that can help you cover up scratches and safeguard your floors' finish. In addition, you may want to try mixing colors to find the right combination to match the color of your hardwood floors. But remember, hardwood floors boast a combination of hues and tones. Therefore, even if you're unable to find the right blend of colors, you should be able to cover up white scratches instantly if you apply similar colors from crayons, markers or wax sticks. 2. Leverage a Combination of Vinegar and Olive Oil. Using a mixture of vinegar and olive oil may help you minimize scratches on your wood floors as well as transform your ordinary floors into dazzling ones. Typically, you'll want to pour a mixture that is equal parts vinegar and olive oil onto the affected area of your wood floors. After 24 hours, wipe off the mixture, and you should notice a significant improvement. It is important to note that this mixture won't deliver instant results every time. However, applying a new coat of vinegar and olive oil onto an affected area of your wood floors over the course of several days may help you eliminate scratches altogether. 3. Use Sandpaper to Your Advantage. Lightweight sandpaper may prove to be an ideal option to fix wood floor scratches. For instance, you can sand the affected area of your wood floors, use wood filler on this area and seal the area accordingly. This may allow you to enhance the appearance of your wood floors and ensure they look brand new. Keep in mind that you may need to sand, fill and seal an affected area of your wood floors a few times to eliminate scratches. But home sellers who remain persistent can use sandpaper to their advantage and minimize scratches on their wood floors without delay. Getting your home ready to list on the real estate market sometimes can be tricky, but your real estate agent can help you find ways to help your residence stand out in a competitive real estate market. In fact, this real estate professional can offer expert insights and ensure you can find ways to maximize the value of your house. Work toward improving the wood floors in your home, and you may be able to speed up the process of selling your residence.





Posted by Douglas Schmidt on 11/17/2017


21 Vine St, Holliston, MA 01746

Single-Family

$499,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
BRAND NEW LISTING! Holy Moley you are going to LOVE this one! Newer construction 4 BR Colonial in a gorgeous historic neighborhood w/ LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Sunny. Large. Three floors of living. Gorgeous, open kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Fireplace. Immaculate inside & out! Wonderful wide-plank wood floors. Custom shades. Recently finished playroom w/ built-ins, closets & chalkboard. Incredibly well-maintained! Outside is as amazing as the inside... Swing set, Deck, Great yard & a two-car garage! Recently added maintenance free exterior & garage doors. Programmable NEST thermostat. Rare opportunity of being able to walk to idyllic New England downtown... to shops, cafés, schools, pharmacy, restaurants, stores, library, dry cleaner, hardware store, pub, tennis courts & playgrounds. The amazing rail trail is less than a block away and the lake is down the street. All this in a market that has few houses listed in Holliston right now.
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Posted by Douglas Schmidt on 11/16/2017


47 Garett Way, Holliston, MA 01746

Condo

$549,000
Price

8
Rooms
2
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
OMG! One of the most gorgeous homes you've ever seen! Luxurious townhouse loaded with upgrades and located in the absolute premier spot! It's an end unit that overlooks conservation land as well as the lake giving you privacy and breath-giving views. This sun-filled home offers a flexible & open floor plan w/ the option of either 1st or 2nd floor master bedrooms; stunning kitchen w/ granite counters, upgraded top-of-the-line Viking stainless appliances and a large island; dining room with wainscoting, bay window and dramatic living room w/ gas fireplace & slider to inviting deck overlooking the woods. Upstairs you'll find three more rooms - a large bedroom, a spacious loft and a bonus room that's perfect for a yoga room, game room or office - endless possibilities! The finished lower level full bath gives you even more flexible living space. Ceiling fans in each bedroom. Roomy two car garage. Enjoy a carefree & comfortably elegant lifestyle! A truly happy home!
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Posted by Douglas Schmidt on 11/16/2017


47 Garett Way, Holliston, MA 01746

Condo

$549,000
Price

8
Rooms
2
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
OMG! One of the most gorgeous homes you've ever seen! Luxurious townhouse loaded with upgrades and located in the absolute premier spot! It's an end unit that overlooks conservation land as well as the lake giving you privacy and breath-giving views. This sun-filled home offers a flexible & open floor plan w/ the option of either 1st or 2nd floor master bedrooms; stunning kitchen w/ granite counters, upgraded top-of-the-line Viking stainless appliances and a large island; dining room with wainscoting, bay window and dramatic living room w/ gas fireplace & slider to inviting deck overlooking the woods. Upstairs you'll find three more rooms - a large bedroom, a spacious loft and a bonus room that's perfect for a yoga room, game room or office - endless possibilities! The finished lower level full bath gives you even more flexible living space. Ceiling fans in each bedroom. Roomy two car garage. Enjoy a carefree & comfortably elegant lifestyle! A truly happy home!
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No scheduled Open Houses

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Tags: Holliston   Real Estate   01746   Condo  
Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Douglas Schmidt on 11/13/2017

After you receive an offer on your home, how should you respond? Ultimately, there are many questions for a home seller to consider before accepting a proposal, including:

1. What is my home worth?

Did you get your home appraised before you added it to the real estate market? If so, you may want to review a home offer in contrast to your home appraisal. This will give you a better idea about whether the offer is "fair" based on your home's condition.

If you have not received a home appraisal, there's no need to worry. In fact, there are many ways to assess your home to determine whether to accept or decline a proposal.

Check out the prices of comparable residences in your city or town. This will enable you to see how these houses are priced and better understand how to proceed with an offer.

Also, review the prices of homes that recently sold in your area. With this information, you can learn about the current state of the housing market.

2. Are there any other offers to consider?

As a home seller, you'll likely have 24 to 48 hours to respond to an offer on your residence. But if you receive multiple offers at the same time, you'll want to evaluate these proposals in conjunction with one another.

Even if you receive two offers for the exact same price, these proposals may differ.

For example, a homebuyer who has financing in hand will be able to streamline the process of going from homebuyer to homeowner. On the other hand, a homebuyer who submits an offer without financing in hand may require additional time to secure a mortgage from a bank or credit union.

Take a close look at all of the offers on your home. Review these proposals with a fine-tooth comb, and you'll be able to make an informed decision.

3. Does this offer meet or exceed my expectations?

An offer on your home may fall short of your initial asking price, but this offer can still meet or surpass your expectations.

Consider what you hope to accomplish as a home seller as you review an offer.

For instance, if your goal is to sell your home as quickly as possible, you may be more inclined to accept one of the first offers you receive. Or, if you can afford to remain patient, you may want to take a wait-and-see approach to ensure you get an offer that matches or exceeds your initial asking price.

4. What will happen if I accept the offer?

After you accept an offer on your home, a homebuyer likely will want to complete a home inspection.

If the home inspection goes well, the homebuyer probably will proceed with his or her purchase. If it does not, you may need to complete home maintenance or repairs to finalize the purchase agreement.

Remember, if you accept an offer, there are still several steps that will need to be completed before you sell your house. With an expert real estate agent at your side, you'll know exactly what to expect at each stage of the home selling process.







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