Millers River Real Estate
3 1/2 East Main Street, Orange, MA 01364
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Posted by Millers River Real Estate on 2/16/2018

This Single-Family in Orange, MA recently sold for $70,000. This Bungalow style home was sold by Office Orange - Millers River Real Estate.


52 Eddy Street, Orange, MA 01364

Single-Family

$76,500
Price
$70,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
PRICE REDUCTION! HUD Home. Sold "AS IS" by electronic bid only. FHA Case #251-380780. FHA insurability: IE, Insured with escrow for repair. Eligible for FHA 203K. Three bedroom bungalow with some updates. Woodstove hookup in living room, one-car garage, nice backyard area. Walk-up attic is a great storage area. Quiet area at end of "dead end" street yet close to town. Condition generally good. A value at this price! See attached LBP disclosure






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Posted by Millers River Real Estate on 2/16/2018


207 Adams Drive, Athol, MA 01331

Single-Family

$194,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Spacious ranch with four bedrooms, large family room, living room and more. Large wooded lot in private rural/residential area. Recently renovated and updated. Oversized garage under, walk-out from kitchen to deck overlooking backyard. Additional enclosed deck area has potential to be finished into home office.
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Posted by Millers River Real Estate on 2/16/2018

If you've recently put your home on the market -- or are considering doing so in the near future -- home staging is a priority which will soon take front and center!

Since "presentation is everything" when trying to catch the interest of prospective buyers, it's crucial to be able to see things through their eyes.

Unfortunately, being able to accomplish that objective is next to impossible because, as a homeowner, you're looking at your home and property through a completely different lens than the rest of the world. The longer you've lived in your home, the more your objectivity is compromised.

Here are a few reasons why it's really difficult to "see the forest for the trees" when it comes to home staging:

First of all, there's the emotional aspect of owning a home and seeing your life unfold there over a period of years. That's especially true for first-time homeowners, parents of growing children, and people who have sunk a lot of money, time, and energy into improvements and customization. Once you've added personal touches to your home to reflect your own tastes, personality, and lifestyle, you're viewing your home through a unique perspective that may cloud your objectivity as a home seller.

Solution: Think Like a Business Owner

For the same reason business owners and executives hire outside consultants to tell them how to improve management efficiency or profitability, home sellers often need professional marketing guidance from a real estate agent or home staging consultant. Getting input from home decorators, landscapers, or home improvement contractors may also provide you with helpful ideas, but their recommendations may not always be the most economical and cost effective.

When staging your home to enhance eye appeal and attract the most potential buyers, a good guiding principle to keep in mind is ROI or "return on investment." While you don't want to sink more money into sprucing up and staging your home than necessary, you do want to cast it in its best possible light. Depending on how recently your home has been updated or improved, your investment in home staging may be relatively inexpensive. On the other hand, if you haven't updated, repaired, or made improvements for more years than you care to remember, the cost of making your home irresistible to buyers may be a lot higher!

One More Scenario

If your tastes could be described as eclectic, "off the wall", or otherwise out of the mainstream, you might need to consider a major overall in the look and feel of your property. Unless you're lucky enough to have it be a "sellers' market" at the time you're putting your house up for sale, it's generally advisable to make your home appealing to as wide a range of potential buyers as possible. An experienced real estate professional is usually in the best position to provide the guidance you need to accomplish that key objective.





Posted by Millers River Real Estate on 2/14/2018


75 Regan Street, Gardner, MA 01440

Multi-Family

$108,000
Price

3
Units
1,937
Approx. GLA
HUD Home. FHA Case #251-287723. Sold “AS IS” by electronic bid only. Property available 02-13-18. Bids due by 02-22-18 11:59 PM Central Time then daily until sold. Insured with Escrow for Repair. Eligible for FHA 203K. Three-family suitable for investment or owner/occupant. Systems updated, condition generally good. Large two-bay storage building, paved parking area.
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Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Millers River Real Estate on 2/9/2018

Before you kick off a home search, it is important to differentiate an ordinary house from a dream residence. That way, you can set realistic goals for your home search and accelerate the process of acquiring a house that matches your expectations.

Ultimately, each homebuyer's definition of a dream home varies. But for homebuyers who want to streamline the search for a dream home, there are several home factors to consider, and these include:

1. The Age and Condition of a Home

Dedicate the necessary time and resources to learn about a home's age and condition – you'll be glad you did. With these home insights, you can determine whether a home will require substantial repairs in the immediate future.

To evaluate a house's age and condition, you should hire a home inspector. This professional will examine a residence both inside and out and search for any structural problems with the property. Then, the home inspector will provide a detailed report that outlines any home issues.

A home inspection offers a valuable learning opportunity, one that can help you determine if a house is right for you. And if a home inspection reveals your dream home is actually a dud, you can always rescind a home offer and reenter the housing market.

2. A Home's Price

Many people want to own large, extravagant mansions. Yet the costs of these properties can be prohibitive, which is why most homebuyers search for houses that fall within a specific price range.

As you prepare to search for your dream home, you should get pre-approved for a mortgage. This will enable you to enter the housing market with a budget in hand and avoid the temptation to spend too much on a house.

Also, it is important to realize that no home is perfect. Although you may search far and wide for a dream house that has all the amenities and features that you want, you'll likely need to make trade-offs to find your ideal residence.

Creating a list of must-haves and wants for your dream home usually is a great idea. This list will enable you to narrow your home search, evaluate properties that fall within your price range and discover your dream home faster than ever before.

3. A Home's Location

Consider where you want to live before you launch a home search. By doing so, you can identify available houses in certain cities and towns and map out your home search accordingly.

Think about what's important to you in terms of home location. For example, if you want a home that's close to your office in the city, you may want to search for residences in or near the city itself. Or, if you want to live close to the beach, you can explore properties that are conveniently nestled along the beachfront.

Lastly, if you need help finding your dream home, you should hire a real estate agent. With a real estate agent at your side, you should have no trouble making your homeownership dreams come true.




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