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Posted by Homes of Distinction Realty on 7/23/2017

Lovely oversized Cape situated on a magnificent corner lot at the top of McIntosh Drive. The time has come to down-size and let another family appreciate this beautiful home that has been lovingly maintained and updated. Some of the features include recently up-dated sunny south facing eat-in kitchen with granite counter tops, a large family room with a cathedral ceiling, built-in bookcases and beautiful brick fireplace, a large formal living room, dining room, fourth bedroom and full bath complete the first floor. The second level includes large Master bedroom with walk-in closet, en-suite with two separate vanities, two additional generously sized bedrooms and a full bathroom. Some of the updates that have been done are hardwood floors, freshly painted interior and exterior. Enjoy the private grounds that include a deck and gazebo. Near Rice Nature Preserve with 3 miles of trails and breathtaking views. Must be seen to be fully appreciated.

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Posted by Homes of Distinction Realty on 7/23/2017

Youíre serious about maintaining a clean home. Everyone who knows you compliments you on your housekeeping habits. Some of your friends even ask you for advice on how they can create a safer and a healthier home. What you and your friends may not know is how unsafe the inside of your walls are. Thatís right. Your house walls could harbor dangers that you donít know about.

Pests do severe damage to your house

Hear that your walls could be harboring unsafe elements and creeping insects might be the first thing that pops into your mind. If such images did come to the front of your thoughts, youíre on the right track.

Termites are among the most damage causing insects that live in your walls. Different types of termites are attracted to different types of material. For example, drywood termites also live in roofs and floors. Get them and they can chew away at the very structure of your home. These determined insects also get into furniture,swimming pools and paper products like books. Unfortunately, you may not notice that you have these pests until after they have bred into one or more colonies.

Cockroaches are another insect that bred inside house walls. Although they donít destroy wood like termites, they are not pests that you want hanging around in or outside the walls of your home. Why?

Cockroaches carry germs like bacteria and viruses. They donít mind nibbling on the same food youíre eating. Let one crumb hit the floor and a dozen cockroaches can show up within seconds, scurrying out of your house walls to the food. These pests can cause diarrhea and food poisoning. Get too many of them and you might start itching, not to mention becoming anxious.

Pests arenít the only dangers that could be lurking in your house walls

Poor wiring is another danger that could be lurking in your house walls. Cause of poor wiring is generally the faulty work of a contractor. You may not spot this problem until an outlet sparks, not once but several times. Faulty wiring can also cause power outages and fires.

Let it leak in your house after hard rains and mold could form on the interior and exterior of your walls. Mold can trigger allergies. It can also contribute to an asthma attack. Other symptoms that mold is in your house include skin rashes and difficulty swallowing or a scratchy throat. You may be able to treat small amounts of mold that show up on the exterior of your house on your own. These are places like a bathroom shower stall or kitchen sink back splash. For larger mold spaces, call a professional.

Everything that could put you and your family at risk of developing an illness is not in plain sight. Pests, harmful chemicals and unsafe wiring could be lurking in your house walls. Despite your regular cleanings, these harmful elements may remain. In fact, the only way to rid your home of these dangers may be to contact a home inspector and request a thorough examination of your house. Money and well being that you save in the long run may well be worth it.




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Posted by Homes of Distinction Realty on 7/16/2017

Looking to add your condo to the real estate market? Ultimately, you'll want to set a "fair" price for your property. By doing so, you can stir up plenty of interest in your condo and boost your chances of a fast property sale.

List your condo at a price that meets the needs of both property buyer and seller Ė here are three tips to ensure you can price your condo properly.

1. Study the Housing Market

How does your condo rate against similar properties? Examine the housing market closely, and you can understand what differentiates your property from others that are currently available.

Check out the prices of comparable condos that have been added to the real estate market recently. That way, you can learn how other condo sellers are pricing their properties and map out your condo pricing strategy accordingly.

Also, evaluate the prices of condos that have sold over the past few months. This will allow you to identify real estate market patterns and trends and may help you establish a competitive price.

2. Hire a Property Appraiser

A property appraiser understands what it takes to assess a condo both inside and out. Therefore, if you conduct a condo appraisal, you can learn about your property's strengths and weaknesses.

During a condo evaluation, a property appraiser will identify problem areas across your residence. Then, he or she will provide a report that you can review to understand how you can enhance your property's value.

Take the results of a property appraisal seriously. If a property appraiser finds minimal problems with your condo, you may be good to go to establish a fair price for your residence.

On the other hand, if a property appraiser discovers a wide range of condo issues, allocate the necessary time and resources to mitigate these problems. In this scenario, you may need to lower your expectations for your condo's asking price based on the current state of your property. Or, you can perform assorted property improvements to bolster your condo's value.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

Want expert insights into how to price your condo competitively? Work with a real estate agent, and you can receive comprehensive support as you prepare to add your residence to the housing market.

A real estate agent can make a world of difference for a condo seller, and for good reason. This housing market professional will teach you about the current real estate market and help you determine the right price for your condo.

Let's not forget about the assistance that a real estate agent will provide throughout the condo selling process, either.

With a real estate agent at your side, you can receive help with condo showings, negotiations with condo buyers and much more. And if you ever have condo selling questions, a real estate agent will be able to provide instant responses.

Set the right price for your condo Ė use these condo selling tips, and you can move one step closer to maximizing the value of your property.




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Posted by Homes of Distinction Realty on 7/13/2017


27 McIntosh, Wilbraham, MA 01095

Single-Family

$434,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
Lovely oversized Cape situated on a magnificent corner lot at the top of McIntosh Drive. The time has come to down-size and let another family appreciate this beautiful home that has been lovingly maintained and updated. Some of the features include recently up-dated sunny south facing eat-in kitchen with granite counter tops, a large family room with a cathedral ceiling, built-in bookcases and beautiful brick fireplace, a large formal living room, dining room, fourth bedroom and full bath complete the first floor. The second level includes large Master bedroom with walk-in closet, en-suite with two separate vanities, two additional generously sized bedrooms and a full bathroom. Some of the updates that have been done are hardwood floors, freshly painted interior and exterior. Enjoy the private grounds that include a deck and gazebo. Near Rice Nature Preserve with 3 miles of trails and breathtaking views. Must be seen to be fully appreciated.
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Posted by Homes of Distinction Realty on 7/13/2017


27 McIntosh, Wilbraham, MA 01095

Single-Family

$434,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
Lovely oversized Cape situated on a magnificent corner lot at the top of McIntosh Drive. The time has come to down-size and let another family appreciate this beautiful home that has been lovingly maintained and updated. Some of the features include recently up-dated sunny south facing eat-in kitchen with granite counter tops, a large family room with a cathedral ceiling, built-in bookcases and beautiful brick fireplace, a large formal living room, dining room, fourth bedroom and full bath complete the first floor. The second level includes large Master bedroom with walk-in closet, en-suite with two separate vanities, two additional generously sized bedrooms and a full bathroom. Some of the updates that have been done are hardwood floors, freshly painted interior and exterior. Enjoy the private grounds that include a deck and gazebo. Near Rice Nature Preserve with 3 miles of trails and breathtaking views. Must be seen to be fully appreciated.
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