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Posted by Homes of Distinction Realty on 8/27/2017

The bathroom is one of those rooms that home buyers focus on upgrading once they generate enough savings to finally design the house they've always wanted. Fresh floral arrangements, modern flooring and natural light are just a few bathroom features that home buyers appreciate. It's not all about the size of your bathroom.

Pay attention to these bathroom features

If a small bathroom has winning features, home buyers could find the room attractive. This is not to say that people won't zone in on your bathroom's square footage during an open house. It's that you shouldn't assume that your bathroom will get you a home run just because your bathroom is large. Your bathroom could cost you a house sale for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Mold - There may be no bigger turn off than bathroom mold, especially when you consider that the bathroom is the place where you brush your teeth and place you bare skin against tile, marble, metal or vinyl surfaces. Call a contractor if mold is deep or covers a large space in your bathroom. A contractor could keep mold pores from spreading. An experienced contractor can also clean away all or nearly all of the mold in your bathroom.
  • Outdated floor tiles - Old bathroom floor tiles date your house. Before you put your house on the market, consider buying new tiles. Watch a few educational videos and you could lay the new tiles yourself.
  • Cluttered counters - Clear off bathroom counters. Wipe away excess water and dried soap stains.
  • Ugly faucets - Install attractive tub and sink faucets. Opt for white or silver faucet handles. Too much color could turn home buyers with conservative personalities off.
  • Worn bath towels - You may have grown accustomed to looking at the same bath towels that you've used and washed for two years.Those same worn bath towels could turn away potential home buyers.
  • Faded or wet bath rugs - Home buyers will more than likely purchase their own bath rugs. Yet, they'll attach your rugs to the room when they walk through your house. Don't let wet or faded bath rugs cost you a sale. Invest in a new set of bath rugs. You could also pull the rugs up and leave the floor bare.
  • Shower only bathrooms - You might only take showers. However, people who come to your open houses might prefer to relax in a warm bubble bath. Consider adding a tub, even a stand alone tub, to your bathroom.
  • Stained or cracked bathroom mirrors - Clean bathroom mirrors. If stains are permanently set into mirrors, replace mirrors.The same applies for cracked mirrors.

Although most bathrooms are away from home entrances and exits, that doesn't mean that you should pay less attention to your bathroom when preparing to sell your house. By ensuring that your bathroom features are modern, mold free, easy to use and aesthetically refined, you could keep your bathroom from costing you a sale.You could even turn your bathroom into a space that open house attendees rave about.




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Posted by Homes of Distinction Realty on 8/25/2017

This Single-Family in Canton, MA recently sold for $840,000. This Colonial style home was sold by - Homes of Distinction Realty.


30 Strawberry Ln, Canton, MA 02021

Single-Family

$875,000
Price
$840,000
Sale Price

11
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Location, Location, Location! Priced to sell and you can move in before summer! Here is an opportunity to own one of the most beautiful homes in Canton! Walk through the french doors into a huge living space made for entertaining. This home boasts five bedrooms, four new bathrooms, a large kitchen and plenty of living space. With over 5,000 sq ft including the basement, this home has enough space for anything you could need! The home includes a new roof, a new kitchen with quartz counter-tops, stainless steel appliances, new white oak hardwood flooring on the main level and beautiful dark bamboo wood flooring upstairs and in the 3 season room, and a brand new five zone HVAC/two zone AC system. This beauty sits on over an acre of land and with it's three car garage this home won't last long!

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Posted by Homes of Distinction Realty on 8/24/2017


882 Park St, Stoughton, MA 02072

Single-Family

$494,000
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Are you looking for a unique home or- Are you a small business owner, general contractor, accountant, attorney or electrician and find you are in need of more space with high visibility? If so, this property is for you. Work where you live and at the same time own a piece of Stoughton history! The old Tolman School House with all its unique architecture has been tastefully renovated in 2002 with all new systems including septic. Huge modern kitchen, gas fireplace and gleaming hardwood floors on main level. Lower level has two entrances making perfect for an in-home business or possible in-law suite. A huge detached two story, 2 car garage/barn completes this property. Every reasonable offer will be considered.
Open House
Sunday
August 27 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 882 Park St, Stoughton, MA 02072    Get Directions

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Posted by Homes of Distinction Realty on 8/24/2017


872 Park St, Stoughton, MA 02072

Single-Family

$373,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Pride in ownership shows in this well cared for 3 bedroom home. Newly painted with one and a half baths, one deck off kitchen and a screened in porch on second floor. This beautifully landscaped yard includes a two car garage and storage shed as well as a grape arbor. Home is conveniently located near rte 24 and Stoughton center. Let this home be your families new beginning.
Open House
Sunday
August 27 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 872 Park St, Stoughton, MA 02072    Get Directions

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Posted by Homes of Distinction Realty on 8/20/2017

Home is the place where you go to enjoy ultimate privacy. Itís generally not the place where youíd want perfect strangers sleeping on your bed, lounging on your sofa or cooking in your kitchen. Yet, that is exactly what some homeowners have been welcoming.

Important points to consider before you rent out your home

Renting out houses has become a way to generate income. Itís becoming somewhat of the Uber or Lyft of the overnight stay world. Renting out houses has also become more convenient. Digital technology has made it easier to find tenants.

Because of digital technology, people seeking a house to rent for a few days, a week or perhaps a month or longer, can find you with the click of a button. Due to the short length of the rentals, you could to rent out your house without having to buy a second home. Yet, that doesnít mean that it will always be a piece of cake. Following are some important points to consider if youíre thinking about renting out your house.

  • Post security deposit information in your rental house listing. Also, indicate when the deposit is required and when the deposit will be refunded.
  • Add a picture of your home to your online rental house listing. As a safeguard, requests that tenants provide a photo ID.
  • Collecting rent is a must. You could collect the funds up front or at the end of the rental period.
  • Depending on how long you rent out your house,damages could occur at the property. You could be responsible to arrange and pay for these repairs.
  • Keeping the property up to housing codes keeps you legal as a landlord. It could also help you to attract more renters. For example, youíll have to ensure that there is adequate heating, clean running water and cooling.
  • How about pets? Decide if you are going to let people who rent your property bring their pets inside your home. If you do,have a plan to clean when the tenants leave. Also, take into account that pets could damage one or more of your belongings.

Additional points to consider including what to do should you decide to stop house renting

Clearly state what you are responsible for and what the tenant is responsible for in the rental agreement. Also, outline in detail what the start and end dates of the rental are. Have a list of emergency and legal contacts on hand should a tenant get injured on your property or refuse to vacate at the end of the rental agreement.

Speak with other homeowners who have rented out their house. Get the inside scoop on what the arrangements are like. Donít just listen to the success stories. Pay attention to the cautionary tales as well. Approach renting out your house from a business perspective, and be certain to conduct a background check on prospective tenants before you give them the keys to your front door.

If you decide to get out of the house rental business and sell houses that you rent, check with your accountant to see how much profit you can receive before you have to pay federal taxes on the sale of the house. You may have to pay residential and investment taxes on the sale.




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