Craig Morrison - Ashland, MA Real Estate, Framingham, MA Real Estate, Hopkinton, MA Real Estate


If you're getting ready to put your house on the market, your mind is probably flooded with dozens of unanswerable questions. Much of your uncertainty may revolve around the marketability of your home and how quickly a qualified buyer will come along.

Although there are factors over which you have little control, there are several things you can do to tip the scales in your direction.

Other than sprucing up your home and yard to maximize their visual appeal, choosing a top-notch real estate agent is the single most important step you can take. It's not only crucial to select an agent who is both experienced and proactive, but you'll also want to find a professional with whom you have a good rapport. You can usually get a pretty good idea of their experience and sales history from online profiles, but the only way to know whether they're a good fit for your needs and personality is by meeting with them face to face.

If you have the time and inclination, it can also be to your advantage to interview more than one candidate. The agent you ultimately choose will have a direct bearing on virtually all aspects of the sales process. By choosing a professional who is dedicated, knowledgeable, and easy to work with, you'll be taking a big step toward getting your house sold within the shortest period of time. A good agent will keep you motivated, informed, and focused on keeping your home in marketable condition. They'll also help you with everything from pricing and negotiating to problem solving and setting up appointments.

There are several other things you can do to increase the chances of attracting potential buyers and offers. Creating as much curb appeal as possible can go a long way toward making a great first impression. The concept of curb appeal can encompass many different elements, but the battle is half won when your lawn, bushes, and trees are kept neatly trimmed at all times. Weather permitting, displaying colorful potted flowers and hanging baskets is another way to add a lot of eye appeal to your home. Simple improvements like painting your front steps, sealcoating your driveway, or touching up the paint on window shutters or porch railings can also help enhance your home's curb appeal.

Although interior painting can be time-consuming and a bit messy, it's often one of the most cost-effective ways to make a positive impression on potential buyers. If your walls are looking scuffed, faded, or otherwise neglected, a fresh coat of neutral, beige, or grey paint can often make a huge difference in the eye-appeal of your home. Making sure your carpets are clean, counter tops are immaculate, and your windows are crystal clear are other ways to put your best foot forward when house hunters are scheduled to visit your home.


This Single-Family in Ashland, MA recently sold for $479,900. This Colonial style home was sold by Craig Morrison - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West.


225 E Union Street, Ashland, MA 01721

Single-Family

$479,900
Price
$479,900
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
You do NOT want to miss this one! This beautifully updated three bedroom colonial is located at the corner of a nice neighborhood with a great backyard. Lots of room with over 2,000 sqft of living space, which includes a finished walk-out basement. The kitchen has quality cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, center island, and opens wide to the dining room! Front to back living room with pellet stove. Large breeze-way/mudroom area. Updated 1/2 bath round out the 1st floor. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and a recently updated full bath. Two more spacious bedrooms and an updated full bath round out the 2nd floor. Hardwood floors throughout, two car attached garage. Other recent updates include Pella windows in 2010, heating system in 2007, Central air in 2011, roof and gutters and composite trim boards in 2015.

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This Single-Family in Ashland, MA recently sold for $295,000. This Cape style home was sold by Craig Morrison - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West.


163 Concord St, Ashland, MA 01721

Single-Family

$309,900
Price
$295,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Best deal in town for this cozy Cape! Walk to the Mindess school, Library, and downtown. Minutes from the commuter train station and highway access! Set on a nice lot with cute curb appeal and nice backyard with huge custom built shed. The 1st floor has a spacious living room with fireplace, dining room with built-in corner cabinet, and a comfy kitchen, and bathroom. Hardwood floors under the carpet. There is a mudroom/breezeway that attaches the house to the garage. The 2nd floor has a full bathroom and two spacious bedrooms both with hardwood floors. Full basement with a small finished room. The heating system is new and so is the roof!

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Tired of renting an apartment? Buy a house, and you can reap the benefits of homeownership for years to come.

Ultimately, there are many wonderful reasons to start a search for your dream home today, including:

1. You can enjoy the freedom of owning your own residence.

Let's face it – nothing beats the freedom of owning your own residence, and perhaps it is easy to understand why.

If you launch a search for your own house, you can find a residence that matches your personality and budget. Plus, you can always decorate and customize your house however you choose. And if you complete myriad home upgrades or maintenance, you may be able to boost your house's value – something that may prove to be important if you eventually decide to sell your residence.

2. You can capitalize on various tax benefits.

Believe it or not, buying a house may enable you to reap myriad tax benefits.

The U.S. Tax Code allows homeowners to deduct the interest paid on a mortgage and property taxes. Also, if you study the U.S. Tax Code closely, you may find that you can deduct some of the costs involved in a home purchase.

3. You can pay predictable housing costs for a set period of time.

With a fixed-rate mortgage in hand, you can pay the same amount each month for the duration of your mortgage. This means you won't have to worry about fluctuating housing costs; instead, you'll pay the same total each month – without exception.

Of course, homebuyers who choose an adjustable-rate mortgage can enjoy fixed housing costs for a set amount of time too. On the other hand, those who select an adjustable-rate mortgage likely will need to plan ahead for a potential increase in mortgage costs after three, five, seven or 10 years.

Clearly, there's a lot to like about buying a house. For those who want to enter the housing market today, it certainly helps to work with an experienced real estate agent as well.

A real estate agent allows you to take the guesswork out of pursuing a residence in any housing market, at any time. In fact, this housing market professional will ensure you can streamline the process of going from homebuyer to homeowner.

In most instances, a real estate agent will keep you up to date about new houses as they become available, teach you about the ins and outs of shopping for a residence and set up home showings. Furthermore, a real estate agent will negotiate with home sellers on your behalf, guaranteeing that you can get the best price on any house.

Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent is available to respond to any homebuying concerns or queries. This means you can get the expert insights that you need to make informed decisions at each stage of the homebuying journey.

Take the next step to pursue your dream residence – employ an experienced real estate agent, and you should have no trouble transforming your homeownership dream into a reality.



140 Eliot St, Ashland, MA 01721

Single-Family

$299,900
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Great value for this three bedroom Ranch located in the heart of Ashland with a nice fenced-in back yard abutting a large field, playground, and the elementary school. Minutes to shopping, highway access, and the commuter train station. The living room has a fire place and a pass through to the updated kitchen with maple cabinets and granite counters. Three bedrooms round out the 1st floor all with hardwood flooring. Full basement with a wood burning stove. Central, Solar panels and updated windows. Low maintenance composite deck of the side with nice views of the backyard installed in 2010. Other updates include Vinyl siding in 2010, New roof in 2010.
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November 04 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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