Melissa Kaspern - RE/MAX Executive Realty - Holliston, MA Real Estate, Medway, MA Real Estate


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Fixing up your bathroom can add considerable value to your home, which is important to keep in mind if you plan on selling in the near future. If you would rather avoid having to make major changes to your bathroom, there are several minor remodeling projects to consider instead. The following remodeling projects are simple ones that won’t take up a lot of your time or budget.

Replace Handles & Knobs

It might not seem like much, but replacing bathroom hardware can give this part of your home an updated look. If your cabinets and doors have older handles and doorknobs that are dull or worn, consider putting in new ones. Shiny new hardware in your bathroom, such as brass or chrome, can improve your bathroom’s appearance without requiring a lot of hard work.

Get a New Mirror 

An even simpler remodeling project is getting a brand-new mirror for your bathroom. Replacing your current mirror with one that’s more decorative or has a more modern or contemporary style can spruce up your bathroom. You can also explore the latest trends for mirror styles, such as full-length mirrors, art deco mirrors or upscale mirrors for a touch of elegance.

Install a New Light Fixture

Older light fixtures can give your bathroom a dated appearance. Installing new light fixtures can give your bathroom a stylish look and add more illumination in certain areas. Consider adding under-cabinet lighting, ambient lighting or a back-lit mirror. Other options to look into include a layered lighting setup and elegant, decorative light fixtures. 

Refinish Cabinets

Replacing the cabinets in your bathroom can turn into a costly and time-consuming project. As an alternative, consider giving your current bathroom cabinets a new look by refinishing or painting them. Just make sure that the new finish or tone you choose still goes with your surrounding bathroom counters and other decor.

Add Storage 

Another simple yet practical change to make to your bathroom is adding storage. This might involve building a cabinet below an open sink, or adding open shelves to your bathroom. Having extra storage space comes in handy for keeping towels, washcloths and other bathroom items close by.

Install a New Floor

If your bathroom floor is worn or if it’s an outdated style, consider installing a new one. This might be an easy project depending on how big your bathroom is and the type of material you choose for your new floor, such as laminate or vinyl flooring.


This Single-Family in Holliston, MA recently sold for $739,900. This Colonial style home was sold by Melissa Kaspern - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


18 Spring St., Holliston, MA 01746

Single-Family

$739,900
Price
$739,900
Sale Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautifully located in the heart of downtown Holliston! These four single family homes will be within walking distance to Goodwill park, public schools, the rail trail bike path, and everything else downtown Holliston has to offer. The homes are being constructed by local premier builder, O'Leary Builders, best known for their attention to detail and commitment to quality. Standard features includes a back patio, natural red oak hardwood flooring throughout the 1st floor, and white kitchen cabinets. Don't miss out on this opportunity! Summer 2020 delivery date.

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This Condo in Watertown, MA recently sold for $577,000. This 2/3 Family style home was sold by Melissa Kaspern - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


122 School St, Watertown, MA 02472

Condo

$575,000
Price
$577,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Here's your chance to own a well maintained condo in a prime East Watertown location. Light filled home features updated white kitchen cabinets, island s/s appliances and granite tile counter tops. Kitchen opens into large dining and living rooms perfect for entertaining. Beautiful hardwood floors flow throughout main living areas and antique charm displayed in detailed moldings, french doors and glass doorknobs. Sun porch provides perfect spot for morning coffee and expand your living area. Storage galore provided by built-in shelves/cabinets, walk in closet in 3rd bedroom, laundry room and designated basement area. Outdoor space includes back deck and common yard areas. Two tandem parking spots in driveway for off street parking. Walk to the 70 & 71 bus lines, Charles River and Arsenal yards. Easy commute to downtown Boston. Showings begin on Friday, July 10th.

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This Single-Family in Marlborough, MA recently sold for $450,000. This Bungalow style home was sold by Melissa Kaspern - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


14 Stow Road, Marlborough, MA 01752

East Marlborough

Single-Family

$434,900
Price
$450,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Location!!! Steps from hiking trails, ball fields, restaurants & shopping! Recently renovated bungalow style home with a sweeping front yard overlooking the golf course nestled in a wooded sanctuary, offering peace & privacy within minutes of major routes! A captivating quartz stone fireplace is the focal point of the main living & dining area, with 8' ceilings, hardwood floors & French style doors leading to a cozy sun room overlooking the back patio. Beautifully renovated bath and cabinet-packed kitchen with energy star stainless appliances & quartz counter-tops, well-designed with a breakfast bar & pantry! An abundance of closet space among the window-filled master and two additional bedrooms. Enjoy an additional living area & workshop in the spacious basement leading to the garage. Possibility to add more living space in the attic! This one-of-a-kind home with a new roof, copper gutters & period detailing is move-in-ready & vacant with central air! Two car under is TANDEM

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Purchasing a home for the first time is often a daunting task. There are many things to know and a plethora of conflicting advice. If you’re new to real estate and the home-buying process, keeping these tips in mind can help make the path to homeownership smoother.

Pick the Right Person

Choosing a real estate agent that specializes in helping first-time homebuyers can relieve some of the uncertainty you might feel. You must seek professional help when buying a home because you need someone to watch out for your interests. A buyer’s agent only works for you. They do not represent the seller, so when it comes to negotiating, they are committed to your best interest.

Remember that your agent does this for a living. That means they are licensed by the state and maintain that license. The information they give you is for you, in your situation. Work with your agent exclusively and don’t keep them in the dark about what you want. You won’t make a better deal with the seller by excluding your agent, and since you have a contract with them, you may set yourself up for legal action if you do.

Choose the Right Lender

Apply to several lenders to find the best loan at the best rate for you. Many lenders offer first-time buyer programs that give preferential rates to buyers that attend classes or go through a seminar. Choosing the best lender means the difference between closing the purchase on your home or losing out. Your experienced agent helps you differentiate among lenders, but check with your bank or credit union as well, since they may have a better arrangement for you.

Follow Through on Paperwork

In the end, much of the process comes down to you. You’ll be asked for a lot of paperwork, and the sooner you turn it in, the better your chances of a timely close. Keep track of other paperwork too. Your agent handles the contracts and submissions to the seller and the lender, but you need to read them and ask questions about anything you don’t understand.

Know Why You’re Buying

Back in the day, buying a home for a tax deduction as a financial tool made sense. But modern tax laws make that less of an incentive. If you’re buying a home to lower your tax bill, you might be disappointed. But when you’re purchasing a home because it is where you want to live and you want to make it yours, you’ve got the right idea in mind.

Talk to your real estate agent about what you’re looking for in your first home and start on the path to owning your own home right away.




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