New England Real Estate Center, Inc. Blog

Posted on 02/28/2021
What to Ask About When Buying a Fixer-Upper
Photo by Michael Jarmoluk via Pixabay When you’re shopping for a new home, the prospect of a fixer-upper being on the market for an unbeatable price sounds great! There are a few things that should be on your checklist to make sure that the juice is worth the squeeze when purchasing a home. A fixer-upper that needs mainly...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Small Projects to Work Through Before Listing Your Home
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay Preparing to list your home is a process, that when done correctly, can help you to achieve the best possible price as well as aid you in selling your home more quickly. Before you sell your home, there are a few small home improvement projects that you will want to have completed before...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
Four DIY Walkways to Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal
Photo by Craig Tidball on Unsplash It's probably much easier and less expensive than you realize to improve your home's curb appeal. Simple fixes such as replacing rickety porch railings or giving trim a fresh, bright coat of paint go a long way toward making prospective home buyers smile. And when you create a welcoming pathway, that leads...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
Tips on Creating a Luxurious Indoor Swimming Pool Area
Photo by Michelle Maria via Pixabay Having an indoor pool provides a convenient place to unwind and have fun throughout the year. Depending on the layout of your home and other factors, you can design a visually striking indoor pool that offers plenty of space for swimming. Consider the following design ideas for your luxurious indoor pool. Outdoor...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
Extending Your Living Space
Photo by Sonnie Hiles on Unsplash You can extend your living area by activating your outdoor spaces. Whether your yard is large or small, you can create a spot to entertain, read, or just relax with these tips: Seating Most outdoor spaces can accommodate some type of seating option. If you’re working with a smaller porch space, try...
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Posted on 01/30/2021
Another Property Sold - 2 Bowood Ln #2, Marlborough, MA 01752
Regency at Assabet Ridge --These condos do not go on the market often. Much sought after 55 + plus community with clubhouse. Open floor plan with tons of sunlight. 2 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, laundry room with additional sink, finished basement, 2 car garage, formal living room/dining room combo, complete with gas fireplace and a side door to a 14 x 16 deck. Kitchen has Sub Zero fridge freezer, Kitchen Aid Convection Oven and Micro, 5 burner stove, Kitchen dishwasher, Granite counter tops, bump out seating and a dining area. Oak hardwood throughout. Set up the second level open area into a sitting room or just a place to unwind and listen...
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Posted on 01/24/2021
5 Low-Maintenance Indoor Plants
Image by LaterJay Photography from Pixabay Many people believe a green thumb is required to grow indoor plants. Or, they’ll hesitate to add some greenery to their home’s décor because they think they’re too busy to care for them or they don’t have enough space. Fortunately, even if you lack the magic touch when it comes to plants,...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
Tips for Creating a Welcoming Entry
Photo by James Balensiefen via Unsplash An outdoor entrance that provides an attractive, welcoming appearance not only has the ability to enhance the curb appeal of your property, it also makes household residents and visitors with a warm visual reception to your home. You probably already know that hanging baskets and planters brimming with blooming flowers provide vibrant...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Creating a Simple Welcome Wreath to Boost Curb Appeal
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Whether you're looking at selling your home or just want to make it a little more appealing, one easy option to consider is creating a welcome wreath to keep on your front door. This creates a pleasant focal point for your home's entrance, and takes a minimum of investment to make it...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Hiring an Interior Decorator
Photo by Koson via Shutterstock When you move into a new home, it is common to have the urge to redecorate completely. To find just the right pieces and perfect the design style you desire you may want to hire a professional. Employing an interior decorator to help you with your new home décor might be a great...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
How to Make your Home Attractive to Multiple Generations
Photo by Luis Quintero from Pexels While the millennial generation (people born between 1980 and 1989) accounts for the majority of homebuyers today, the other generations--both older and younger--cannot be discounted. Aging Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) and up-and-coming Gen Yers (those born between 1990 and 1998) are still forces to be considered when marketing...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
What Is Step-Up Basis?
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay Suppose you’ve inherited your parents’ longtime home. Suppose they paid $100,000 for it, and it’s now worth $300,000. Had they sold it while it was in their possession, they would have avoided paying capital gains tax due to the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Now that it’s yours, has that tax avoidance...
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