Cheryl Caldwell - William Raveis - The Dolores Person Group



Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 1/17/2020

The number one factor that affects the length of time a house remains on the market is curb appeal. That's the consensus of real estate professionals across the country, and was documented in a recent study by a well-known real estate website.

So if it's such a high priority, then why do a lot of homeowners skimp on that aspect of preparing their home for a fast sale? Sometimes it's a lack of awareness; other times it may be a lack of money. In extreme cases, it can be quite pricey to transform a home from "shabby" to "exquisite!" That's an unusual scenario, though, and in most cases the cost of enhancing your home's curb appeal should be both affordable and cost effective.

Where to Begin

The ideal visual (and visceral) effect you want to achieve can be summed up in ten words: fresh, well cared for, aesthetically pleasing, manicured, meticulous, updated, and clean. Perhaps a more concise way to describe the image you want to project to potential buyers is "pride of ownership." Once you're conveying that impression, people are going to make positive assumptions about the value and condition of your home. While it's not necessary that the front of your property and home look perfect in every imaginable way, it is important to pay attention to small details and overall impressions.

Some homeowners will see this goal as an overwhelming challenge, but it doesn't have to be. The first hurdle is to take care of the basics, such as making sure your lawn always looks freshly mowed and that there's no signs of peeling or faded paint on your home and garage. Pulling weeds, placing a few colorful hanging flower baskets in strategic locations, and trimming overgrown bushes and trees are also effective ways to make your property look more desirable.

An advantage of working with a seasoned real estate agent is that they can quickly size up the outside appearance of your home, and make cost-effective suggestions of ways to improve curb appeal and increase the attractiveness of your property. When it comes to selling your house in the shortest period of time, first impressions are vitally important.

One helpful tactic for getting your house noticed by house hunters and real estate agents is to take a walk (or drive) in your neighborhood to see how your curb appeal stacks up to other homes for sale in the area. Ideally, you want your home to look at least as good, if not better, than other nearby properties. Since potential buyers may be focusing their search on specific neighborhoods, such as yours, you'll be giving yourself more of an "inside track" in the real estate market by making sure your home compares favorably to others in the immediate area -- both inside and out.





Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 1/14/2020


1 Papanti Ct, Newburyport, MA 01950

Single-Family

$685,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
PERFECTION! This smaller single family home has been completely transformed making efficient use of space throughout and is a perfect alternative for buyers who prefer their own single family home to a condo. Tucked onto a quiet dead end street and loaded with curb appeal, this charmer has everything you need and nothing you don't! The open concept 1st floor allows the living room to flow into the kitchen which is the heart of the home with custom cabinetry, white quartz countertops, KitchenAid appliances and a contrasting island with seating for 3. Both bedrooms on the 2nd floor feature their own beautifully tiled full baths. Marvin Integrity windows, Boral TruExterior siding, Azek decking all ensuring no to low maintenance for years to come. Hardwood flooring throughout, central A/C, fully fenced bricked patio area, 2 separate driveways, full unfinished basement great for storage or workshop space. Minutes to downtown Newburyport, beaches of Plum Island, commuter rail
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January 18 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 1/14/2020


1 Papanti Ct, Newburyport, MA 01950

Single-Family

$685,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
PERFECTION! This smaller single family home has been completely transformed making efficient use of space throughout and is a perfect alternative for buyers who prefer their own single family home to a condo. Tucked onto a quiet dead end street and loaded with curb appeal, this charmer has everything you need and nothing you don't! The open concept 1st floor allows the living room to flow into the kitchen which is the heart of the home with custom cabinetry, white quartz countertops, KitchenAid appliances and a contrasting island with seating for 3. Both bedrooms on the 2nd floor feature their own beautifully tiled full baths. Marvin Integrity windows, Boral TruExterior siding, Azek decking all ensuring no to low maintenance for years to come. Hardwood flooring throughout, central A/C, fully fenced bricked patio area, 2 separate driveways, full unfinished basement great for storage or workshop space. Minutes to downtown Newburyport, beaches of Plum Island, commuter rail
Open House
Saturday
January 18 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
More Open Houses
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Location: 1 Papanti Ct, Newburyport, MA 01950    Get Directions

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Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 1/10/2020

This Condo in Rowley, MA recently sold for $576,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Cheryl Caldwell - William Raveis - The Dolores Person Group.


545 Newburyport Tpke, Rowley, MA 01969

Condo

$575,000
Price
$576,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
FOX MEADOWS - Wonder why units are rarely available at the always desirable Fox Meadows community? Step inside and you'll understand why owners don't leave! This unit offers one of the most private locations within the development with a wonderful back deck, patio and yard. Flooded with light throughout, the versatile floor plan provides an open concept living room (with gas fireplace) and dining area, spacious 1st floor master bedroom suite, 1/2 bath & laundry on 1st floor with addtl bedroom suite, home office & family room on the 2nd floor. Kitchen has been beautifully updated with warm granite counters and cherry cabinetry. Lower level (unfinished) provides endless options for play room, studio, exercise room and more than ample storage. 2 car garage, central A/C, pet friendly, professionally managed and maintained. Minutes from the commuter rail, shops & restaurants of downtown Newburyport and the beaches of Plum Island, this one is not to be missed!






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Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 1/10/2020

One decorating principle thatís a huge help for any homeowner is that of layered lighting. This is the different aspects of lighting that youíll use in different rooms of your home to complete your lighting needs. The layers of light create a basis for the design of the room. These three main aspects of lighting also have a practical purpose which is nice as well. Below, youíll learn more about the three main components of lighting for any room of the house and how to best use them. 


Ambient Lighting


Ambient lighting is often the base of where people start with their lighting design in a room. This type of lighting allows you to get the overall feel for a space. The brightness level should be good enough for anyone to walk through the room without walking into things. The illumination may not be bright enough for activities that require a lot of focus like reading or chopping vegetables.


Accent Lighting 


If you think of a retail store and how the shiniest things have the brightest lights focused on them, youíll discover that you can use this type of lighting right in your home. Think of a chandelier hanging over a massive dining table. Accent lighting is usually for decorative purposes. The lumens that are given off are typically not enough for any other purpose than to attract attention to the item the light is shining on. This type of lighting is best used for things like display cabinets, statues, and china closets. The bottom line is that the accent light will add some drama without actually adding much practical use. 


Task Lighting


This type of lighting is important because itís what ensures that you wonít chop your hand off while youíre chopping up vegetables in the kitchen. Task lighting varies widely from room to room and can be anything from a desk lamp to a reading lamp to lights on the vanity for shaving and putting on makeup. Task lighting is all about being functional. When youíre trying to decide where to put your task lights think of everything from safety to convenience. The last thing you should worry about with task lighting is the look. While these lights are great under cabinets, for example, so the more creative you get with where to place your task lighting the better the look will be.  


Using this simple yet useful design principle can help you to light your entire home correctly. The right lighting can truly transform a space and give it the depth that it needs.            





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