Posted by Lori Ann Lacey on 3/20/2019

This Commercial in Salisbury, MA recently sold for $310,000. This style home was sold by Lori Ann Lacey - Stone Ridge Properties.


45 Main St, Salisbury, MA 01952

Commercial

$324,900
Price
$310,000
Sale Price

2
Buildings
Commercial
Type of Comm.
23,522.00
Lot Size
Looking for a place to live or rent and have a business? Conforming .54 acre commercial lot plus a bonus .54 acre lot. This listing is for lot 19-164 and lot 19-165 1.08 acres total with 100' of frontage on Main Street. 30'x24' barn. New septic to be installed.

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Posted by Lori Ann Lacey on 3/20/2019

This Single-Family in Salisbury, MA recently sold for $310,000. This Antique style home was sold by Lori Ann Lacey - Stone Ridge Properties.


45 Main St, Salisbury, MA 01952

Single-Family

$324,900
Price
$310,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Looking for a place to live or rent and have a business? Conforming .54 acre commercial lot plus a bonus .54 acre lot. This listing is for lot 19-164 and lot 19-165 1.08 acres total with 100' of frontage on Main Street. 30'x24' barn. New septic to be installed.

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Posted by Lori Ann Lacey on 3/20/2019

Selling a home rarely proves to be a simple, straightforward process. However, if you plan ahead for the house selling journey, you may be better equipped than other sellers to identify and address potential hurdles.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you plan for the home selling journey.

1. Identify Your Home's Strengths and Weaknesses

No home is flawless. Fortunately, if you allocate time and resources to analyze your residence, you can identify your house's strengths and weaknesses. You then can take the necessary steps to transform assorted home weaknesses into strengths.

Oftentimes, it helps to hire a home inspector before you list a house. A home inspector will perform an in-depth evaluation of your residence and help you identify any underlying property issues. Next, you can use a home inspection report to prioritize property repairs.

2. Price Your House Competitively

What you originally paid for your house is unlikely to match your home's current value. But if you define a "competitive" price for your residence, you could boost the likelihood of enjoying a successful house selling experience.

The definition of a competitive home price varies based on the current state of the real estate market, a house's age and condition and other factors. If you gather lots of data about the housing sector in your city or town, you can see how your residence stacks up against the competition. Plus, you can use this information to establish a price range for houses that are comparable to your residence and price your home accordingly.

It generally helps to account for recent home improvements when you list your house, too. For instance, if you recently replaced your house's roof, this upgrade could help you differentiate your home from the competition. It also may help you get the best price for your residence.

3. Upgrade Your Home's Exterior and Interior

Enhancing your home's curb appeal is crucial. If your house boasts a stunning front lawn, pristine siding and other great exterior features, buyers may fall in love with your residence as soon as they see it.

In addition, don't forget to maintain a neat, tidy home interior. By cleaning each room of your house and eliminating home clutter, you can show buyers your residence's full potential.

For those who are unsure about how to accomplish their home selling goals, you may want to employ a real estate agent. This housing market professional will take the guesswork out of the home selling journey and do whatever it takes to help you succeed.

Usually, a real estate agent works with a home seller and teaches him or her about the housing market. A real estate agent then implements a home selling strategy. And if a seller has concerns at any point during the house selling journey, a real estate agent is happy to respond to them.

Streamline the home selling journey – use the aforementioned tips, and you could reap the benefits of a fast, profitable house selling experience.




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Posted by Lori Ann Lacey on 3/13/2019

Anyone who has been into real estate long enough knows that the home buying process is entirely different from the home selling process. Most home sellers are first-time sellers who intend to move from their current home due to job search, increasing family, or maybe just to experience a new neighborhood. They tend to run into several roadblocks because they are not familiar with the process. Which is why this guide was compiled to help you navigate your way through the real estate world.

  1. Make Your Home Market Ready. A recurring mistake first-time home sellers make is to wait until their homes are listed before preparing it for the market. Such a delay can cost you both your time and potential buyers. Like every other commodity in the market, home buyers take the time to inspect a house thoroughly before closing the deal on the sale. Little home improvements will go a long way to increase your chances of attracting more buyers and closing the deal sooner. Therefore, it is advisable to take the time and run a complete makeover on your home before listing it. Of course, it involves putting out some cash. You should see this effort as an investment because it will increase your chances to upsell the house.
  2. Get a Real Estate Agent. Hiring a real estate agent is a crucial step in selling your home as a first-time home seller. You apparently lack the know-how to strike and close a good deal. A professional agent, on the other hand, has all it takes to sell your home at the fastest possible time and the highest possible price. Be sure to evaluate more than one agent before choosing an agent with whom to list. The agent who helped you with buying your home is not always the smart choice when selling your home. Agents differ. Look for one who has a good record and not one struggling to find its feet in the real estate world. Why? Because your chances of striking and closing a great deal at the fastest possible time depend primarily on your agent. Go for the pro!
  3. Timing! Timing!! Timing!!! You cannot overemphasize the effect of timing. Yes, location matters but the timing matters just as much. Endeavor to study the market and know the right time to list. The market usually fluctuates throughout the year. Learn about the sellers' market, the buyers market and the balanced market before listing. Listing during the sellers' market drastically increases your chances of selling your house faster and at a great price too. Know your market!
  4. Set the Right Pricing. Pricing is one of the primary reasons some homes stay forever in the market. Who wants to buy an overpriced property? Nobody! Home buyers want to get the bang out of their buck. Therefore, it is safe to set the pricing after a careful analysis of the current market. This task is better handled by a professional real estate agent who knows the best pricing method to apply at different ‘states' of the market.

If you’re ready to put your home on the market, call a local realtor today. 





Posted by Lori Ann Lacey on 3/6/2019

Your Puppy is finally home! You need to begin training it immediately if you care about the new center rug you just got and wouldn’t want to smell like dog pee. You also don't want to be worried about coming back home to a kitchen (turned playground) filled with broken utensils. 

Whether you choose to train your puppy yourself or engage a professional to do so, there are some basic house rules your puppy must understand. The purpose of this training is to have a well-behaved puppy that you can trust to obey simple rules. You need to spend quality time playing, caring and training your puppy as this helps to create a bond between you and him. 

The following techniques should help guide you on how to train your puppy and reinforce good behavior.

Pick a name for your puppy

Pick a name you love but also consider a short name with a strong consonant sound. Call your puppy this name repeatedly till it recognizes it. Names like Jack, Saback or Patty have strong endings that when emphasized perk up your puppy’s ears.

Basic Commands

Giving or making command is a way to keep your puppy in check and a way to discourage or encourage good behavior. Train your puppy to understand Commands like ‘Yes or No.’ Commands like ‘sit,’ ‘stand,’ ‘come’ or ‘eat’ should be accompanied by gestures repeatedly. 

Basic House Rules

The faster you can set up house rules and make your puppy understand, the better it gets for both of you. Let him know what areas are out of bound, where he can play, where to pee or poo, what he can nibble on and how to behave when visitors come calling.

Crate Training

This involves setting an area of the house as your puppy den. This area is strictly for your puppy to rest and sleep. It might seem a bit tricky and challenging at the beginning as most puppies do not like being secluded, but it will pay off over time. Your best approach would be to reward your puppy with treats for every time he stays in his den and to dissuade him from sleeping in any other area of the house.

No Biting Rules

Because your puppy doesn’t have a hand to play with, is mouth and teeth are his playing tools. Discourage him from biting by providing toys he can nibble on in place of your hands or trouser pants. Another method is to pretend to be in great pain whenever he bites you by shouting in a high-pitched voice. This will get its attention and give you time to say ‘stop it’ which is one of the commands you have taught him from the beginning.

Time for a treat

Reward your puppy’s good behavior with a gift. Gifts could be toys, petting, a walk, play out time or heap of praise. Likewise, do not reward bad behavior as this will help him understand the difference. Never stop training and always give positive reinforcement.




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