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Posted by Ideal Real Estate Services on 4/16/2019

If you want to maximize your home sale profits, it generally is a good idea to conduct a property appraisal before you list your residence. That way, you can receive a property valuation from an expert home appraiser. And with this property valuation in hand, you can set a competitive initial asking price for your residence.

A home appraisal may prove to be a stressful experience, particularly for a seller who is unsure about the value of his or her house. Lucky for you, we're here to provide insights into the home appraisal process and ensure that you can prepare for this evaluation.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you approach a house appraisal with confidence.

1. Understand How a Home Appraisal Works

Although you've allocated significant time and resources to upgrade your house, it is important to remember that the condition of your residence is one of several factors that a home appraiser considers. In fact, an appraiser will evaluate the current state of the housing market, the prices of comparable houses in your area and other factors to provide an accurate property valuation.

Oftentimes, it helps to work with a real estate agent if you plan to sell your home. Because if you have a real estate agent at your side, you can receive immediate responses to any of your home appraisal concerns and questions.

2. Establish Realistic Expectations for Your Home

Let's face it what you initially paid for your house is unlikely to match your residence's current value. If you set realistic expectations for your residence prior to an appraisal, you may be better equipped than ever before to accept the evaluation results.

It may be beneficial to look at the prices of houses in your area prior to an appraisal. This information can help you understand whether the housing market currently favors buyers or sellers a factor that may influence the valuation of your house from an appraisal.

3. Explore Ways to Boost Your Home's Value

There are always options to bolster a house's exterior and interior. Therefore, following an appraisal, you should plan to complete home repairs that could help enhance your house's value.

As you search for ways to upgrade your residence, you may want to reach out to a real estate agent too. This housing market professional can offer recommendations and tips to help you improve your residence, even if you're working on a tight budget.

Of course, a real estate agent provides extensive assistance throughout the home selling journey. He or she will promote your residence to prospective buyers and host home showings and open house events. And if you receive an offer to purchase your house, a real estate agent will help you determine the best course of action.

Ready to conduct a home appraisal? Take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and you can boost the likelihood of a successful house appraisal that leads to a fast, profitable home selling experience.




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Posted by Ideal Real Estate Services on 4/14/2019

Making the transition from being a renter to a home owner is a life changing experience -- one which brings both rewards and new responsibilities.

Although you'll no longer have a landlord (on speed dial) to handle things like yard maintenance, noisy neighbors, and appliance repairs, you'll enjoy the satisfaction of being in control of your own living space, your property, and your level of privacy. With few exceptions, if you choose to erect fences, plant privacy hedges, or build a screened-in back porch, that's your prerogative.

In the not-so-distant past, you may have felt as if your privacy was not as absolute as you might have preferred. Even though landlords and apartment managers are usually required by state law to give tenants 24 to 48 hours notice before entering the premises for an inspection or maintenance visit, some are not aware of their obligation. Unfortunately, there are also inconsiderate landlords who don't want to be bothered with things like advance notice requirements. That potential problem can be even more of an issue if the landlord happens to live downstairs or next door!

When you're a renter, landlords do generally have a right of entry, which, according to rental agreements, can be for repairs, alterations, improvements or "any reasonable purpose." If the end of your lease is approaching, your landlord may also appear at your door to show your rental unit to prospective tenants, real estate agents, appraisers, and others. Although many tenants do not encounter problems with landlords, the fact that they do have a right to access to your apartment, condo, or rented house is enough to make you feel uneasy!

The minute you become a homeowner, however, those uncomfortable privacy issues become a thing of the past. You no longer have to answer to a landlord, and -- unless there are restrictive zoning laws or Home Owner Association (HOA) rules -- you and your spouse are the ones who call the shots. While it's wise to be considerate of your neighbors and aware of local ordinances, you are free to own pets, throw parties, sleep on waterbeds, have long-term guests, and make changes to your house, your yard, and your property, as you see fit.

While pets are okay, farm animals may not be so acceptable! If your goal is to raise chickens, goats, or horses on your property, you might encounter some potential stumbling blocks. It does depend on a number of factors, such as whether you're in a rural area and if the land is agriculturally zoned. Your real estate agent, attorney, or town clerk would probably be the best sources of information when it comes to questions like that.

Generally speaking, however, property owners do have a lot of leeway on how they can use their property, as long as they observe local laws, be respectful of their neighbors, keep noise levels down to "a dull roar," and maintain a semblance of order in their front yard!





Posted by Ideal Real Estate Services on 4/13/2019


308 Miller St, Ludlow, MA 01056

Condo

$409,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
One of a kind! A rare opportunity to own a custom built unit at Paradise Creek Condominiums w/a finished walkout basement! This condo was constructed in 2010 w/many custom features & add ons. Originally an "Olivia Style" plan the kitchen was expanded to accomodate built-in ovens, a gas countertop range, a center island and added custom cabinetry. The kitchen is bright & sunny and also features a skylight, custom backsplash & wine fridge. Off the kitchen is a fabulous private deck w/a retractable awning and even a gas hookup for your grill! The living rm and dining rm have gleaming hardwood floors & a cathedral ceiling. The master bdrm is spacious w/a walk in closet & a master bath w/a walk in shower & a sun tunnel to add natural light. An additional bdrm, laundry area, and second full bath complete the first level. The walkout basement offers a huge family rm w/gas fireplace, a potential 3rd bdrm and another full bath w/laundry - a great potential in-law space! A MUST SEE!
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Posted by Ideal Real Estate Services on 4/12/2019


16 Greenwich St, Ludlow, MA 01056

Single-Family

$224,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Move right into this beautiful home!! This renovated 3-bedroom colonial has its vintage charm with modern updates. The living room boasts beautiful woodwork, hardwood floors throughout, high ceilings and a pellet stove. A beautiful archway leads you to the large kitchen with a large center island, cherry cabinets and granite counter-tops. The first floor includes a half bath along with a laundry room. The second floor has 3 bedrooms with hardwood floors and a spacious bath. With newer windows, siding and electrical (APO), this house is turn-key and ready to move right in. The home has a new deck (APO) and a fenced-in yard for you to enjoy. The garage is electrified for your enjoyment. If you are looking for a move-in ready home at an affordable price, don't wait...this house will not last long!!
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Posted by Ideal Real Estate Services on 4/12/2019

This Single-Family in Ludlow, MA recently sold for $304,900. This Colonial style home was sold by - Ideal Real Estate Services.


57 Americo Street, Ludlow, MA 01056

Single-Family

$299,900
Price
$304,900
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Move right in to this fabulous one owner 3 bedroom colonial located in a desirable neighborhood setting. This home has been impeccably maintained and updated throughout the years. Featuring newer siding, newer roof, lots of hardwood flooring, and remodeled kitchen and baths. The bright white kitchen has ample cabinetry, a breakfast bar, granite counters, and a quaint eat in area with a bay window overlooking the private backyard. There is also a formal dining room and living room, both with hardwood floors. The sunken family room features a floor to ceiling brick fireplace, a cathedral ceiling and a french door leading to a covered outdoor patio. The bedrooms are all spacious and the huge master bedroom offers double closets and plenty of space to add a master bath if so desired. Other features include a 2 car garage, forced air heat, central air conditioning, and a two tiered back yard with plenty of space for gardening, entertaining and playing!

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