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Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 6/22/2018

When you move into a home that you worked so hard to buy, itís an exciting and overwhelming time. The biggest problem with a new place is that you donít know your surroundings very well. Even if you have just moved down the street, thereís a lot of new things to be discovered from new neighbors to new places to explore. 


One thing that many new homeowners overlook is the way in which their new home functions. Do you know where the circuit breakers are? What about that switch in the corner of the living room that doesnít seem to do anything? While the seller's disclosure and your home inspector will give you a wealth of information, you can gain a lot of knowledge just by asking questions. 


Sellers may not be eager to answer too many questions at first for fear that their answers could jeopardize the sale of their home. You can safely ask a lot of questions at the final walk-through or at closing since the seller will know that theyíre secure in the transaction.         



Whatís Strange About This House?


While you wouldnít word a question to a seller in this exact way, you do want to know if thereís anything unique or anything that you should anticipate about the home. Remember that you should be subtle, yet curious in your question asking. 


What Type Of Repairs Have Been Made?


While you expect that most repairs will be on the disclosure statement, anything that has been done in the past is noteworthy as well. Itís helpful to know whatís been done in the house in the past so you have an idea of what to keep an eye out for.


Where Are The Important Utility Boxes In The Home?


Not all home inspectors are created equal. Your inspector may not be great at educating you as to where things are in the home like the circuit box, the water switches, the pump, or the controls for the furnace. The seller can often show you the location of these items in the house. This will prevent you from a lot of confusion starting at the time you move into the home. 


Have You Enjoyed Living In This Neighborhood?


You can discover a lot about a neighborhood if you just start a conversation about the sellerís own experiences. You can learn a lot through this simple question. Are there any crazy dogs in the neighborhood? Where are the best places to eat in the area? While you may not ask these questions directly, you can gain some powerful information just by being curious and conversational.

Gaining a good rapport with your seller can get you places. Youíll know a bit more about the home and the seller will even feel more friendly towards you. The seller could even leave some cool stuff behind that they donít need like a microwave, a piece of furniture, or a patio set. All you need to do is be friendly and curious and youíll be off to a great start in your new home.




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Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 6/20/2018


125 HANSCOM AVENUE, Reading, MA 01867

Single-Family

$599,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Move right in to this home located in Readings dream location just MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN, all 3 schools, commuter rail, parks, major highways, and situated on a CUL-DE-SAC. The main level has HARDWOOD floor throughout, NEWLY updated eat in kitchen(2018), 3 great sized bedrooms, full bath, and an OPEN living room. Lower level features FLEXIBLE floor plan with possible 4th bedroom/office, full bath, oversized fireplaced family room with sliders out to the back yard. Other features include garage, back deck off the kitchen, and storage shed.
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June 24 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 6/18/2018

This Single-Family in Lynn, MA recently sold for $319,000. This Cape style home was sold by Maureen Giuliano - Classified Realty Group.


694 Lynnfield Street, Lynn, MA 01904

Single-Family

$299,000
Price
$319,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
**Any and all offers are due on Tuesday, 3/13 at 2p.m.** Charming Cape in Ward 1 offering period details, hardwood floors throughout and a great layout. Highlighting the spaciousness of the home is the front to back living room with fireplace and French doors that lead to the private back yard and brick patio area. Rounding out the main level is the formal dining room with built-in cabinets & bay window, a cozy den off the kitchen, kitchen with handy side entry & breezeway that leads to the attached 1 car garage. Upstairs are two spacious bedrooms and one smaller bedroom and the full bath. With some personal touches and updates this home will shine. Property Sold "As Is."

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Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 6/15/2018

If you're in the market for a new home, one of the first things you need to determine is how much of a monthly mortgage payment you can comfortably afford. A loan officer or mortgage broker can help you figure that out, based on your income, debts, and other information.

One thing they probably won't include in the equation is the cost of home maintenance and other essential services, like garbage collection.

Ultimately, it's up to the homeowner to build in enough "breathing room" in their budget to cover unexpected expenses. Although you can't predict exactly what those expenses will be or how much they'll cost, it's virtually guaranteed that they're going to occur. Whether you're planning to buy a new house or a mid-century dwelling, here's the short list of typical homeowner expenses that could crop up. While all these items may not apply directly to your situation, many of them eventually will.

  • Plumbing repairs: Leaky pipes, clogged drains, and broken plumbing fixtures are common problems in most homes. You may also need a plumber to fix or install a garbage disposal, repair or replace a hot water heater, or hook up a new refrigerator to your water supply.
  • HVAC services: When you combine the cost of semi-annual routine service calls and unexpected emergency repairs, the cost of maintaining your heating and cooling systems can really take a bite out of your household budget!
  • Appliance repair: The typical family depends on at least a half a dozen major appliances to prepare meals and keep their clothes and dishes clean. When one or more of those appliances break down, chaos can ensue! In many cases, it's more cost-effective and practical to call a repair service than buy a new appliance.
  • Exterminator services: Regardless of whether you live in the city or the country, unexpected and unwelcome insects, rodents, and other miscellaneous varmints can show up in your home and yard. Sometimes it's even necessary to call a wildlife control specialist to remove skunks, raccoons, and other intruders!
  • Electrical repairs and upgrades: Although electrical repairs are occasionally needed for safety reasons, most calls to electricians are more routine in nature. However, when light switches, electrical outlets, and ceiling lights stop working, it can be a huge inconvenience for you and your family. In some cases, you might even be desperate enough to pay extra for emergency electrical service on weekends!
  • Miscellaneous expenses: Garage door repairs, fireplace cleaning, swimming pool maintenance, deck repairs, rain gutter cleaning, professional carpet cleaning, landscaping, fence repair, home siding repair, and wet basement problems are a few of the many expenses that may require you to dip into your savings or household budget.
If you happen to be a first-time homeowner, you may also need to shell out hundreds (or thousands) of dollars for items like a lawn mower, yard maintenance tools, snow blower, vacuum cleaner, furniture, and interior painting supplies. While home ownership, decorating, and yard maintenance can give you a feeling of satisfaction and pride of ownership, it's necessary to earmark a sufficient amount of money to pay for those sometimes unexpected costs!





Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 6/14/2018


3 PINE RIDGE ROAD, North Reading, MA 01864

Single-Family

$549,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Move right into this home located in the DESIRABLE PINE RIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD! The main level has a BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED eat in kitchen with oversized island, GRANITE and STAINLESS STEEL appliances. The layout is great for entertaining. The kitchen flows into the SPACIOUS & BRIGHT living room with skylight, bay window, HARDWOOD FLOORS & FIREPLACE. First floor also includes 3 bedrooms with hardwood floors, FULL BATH AND 1/2 BATH IN THE MASTER BEDROOM. Lower level features FLEXIBLE floor plan with 4th bedroom/office, full bath, and fireplaced family room. Other features include 2 CAR ATTACHED GARAGE, MUDROOM, large deck overlooking the INGROUND POOL, FENCED YARD and storage shed. All Conveniently located minutes from the major highways and shopping.
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June 16 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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