Cheryl Caldwell - William Raveis - The Dolores Person Group



Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 11/12/2019


18 Barton St, Newburyport, MA 01950

Condo

$550,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
SOUTH END BEAUTY! Fully renovated in 2014 and further improved since, this property feels and lives like a small single family home living larger than its square footage suggests with generous ceiling height allowing light to flood throughout. Located in the heart of the South End on a quiet side street this townhouse condo has it all! The 1st floor offers a large living room complete with a gas fireplace and period built ins, a dining room, 1/2 bath and a beautifully updated kitchen complete with a walk in pantry, beadboard detail and access to the back deck and yard. Front and back staircases lead to the 2nd floor which offers 3 generous sized bedrooms and full bath. A walkup attic provides further expansion opportunity and the full basement provides more than adequate storage. Warm wood floors throughout, central A/C, 2 car off street parking, fenced yard with adorable storage shed. All this abutting the Rail Trail & minutes to downtown Nbpt, commuter rail & beaches! DON'T MISS IT!
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Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 11/8/2019

This Condo in Newburyport, MA recently sold for $485,000. This Garden style home was sold by Cheryl Caldwell - William Raveis - The Dolores Person Group.


132 High Street, Newburyport, MA 01950

Condo

$489,000
Price
$485,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
$5000 BUYER CREDIT!!! 132 HIGH STREET has been fully and totally renovated into 6 garden style units - ONLY 1 UNIT REMAINS! Perfectly situated with unobstructed views of the historic Bartlett Mall, this unit offers the best of in-town, one level living! This garden style, 2 bedroom, 1 bath unit offers open concept living and contemporary styling and is located on the 2nd floor. Features include hardwood flooring throughout, fireplaced living room, white kitchen cabinetry with quartz countertops and island, beautifully tiled full bath, Marvin Integrity windows, central A/C, balcony deck, 1 car off street. Professionally managed and pet friendly these units offer turn-key affordable living in the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in New England. This property is perfect for anyone looking for a smart investment, efficient living, a downsizing option or a weekend/seasonal getaway! THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE

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Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 11/8/2019

Experienced, knowledgeable real estate agents are experts in attracting potential buyers to home showings.

When you initially meet with prospective real estate agents to determine which one would be the best fit for your needs, you can get a pretty good sense of how marketing-savvy they are.

Since marketing is one of the most important parts of their job description, a well-trained, motivated real estate agent will know how to effectively use the Internet, their network of personal contacts, and a variety of other techniques to draw in qualified prospects.

Is there anything that you, as the homeowner, can do to help market your home?

Although it's your real estate agent's role to advertise, promote, and publicize your real estate listing to targeted groups and the general public, there is one huge thing you can do to help: Try to keep your house and property looking impeccable at all times. While that goal may be easier said than done, it's worth some extra time and effort to make your home as inviting and appealing to house hunters as possible.

Here are two ways you can increase your home's marketability and help spark more interest among prospective buyers:

  1. Meticulous neatness and cleanliness gives your home instant appeal. On the other hand, a messy, disorganized home or yard will send the wrong message to people touring your house. While it may be counterproductive to have your house reeking from ammonia and harsh cleaning chemicals, keeping countertops, floors, and walls clean will help your real estate agent present your home in its best possible light. Hopefully, you'll be able to enlist the help of everyone in the family (except pets) to clean up after themselves and keep their rooms and play areas looking civilized!
  2. Help maintain curb appeal! As the cliché goes (or was it an old mouthwash commercial?): "You don't get a second chance to make a great first impression!" For that reason, it's vitally important for your lawn to look well manicured and your house to be free from peeling paint and yard clutter. Another eyesore that detracts from first impressions is the sight of weeds growing out of cracks in your driveway or walkway. The cracks, themselves, are a problem you might want to address, but the weeds (or grass) poking through them is like adding insult to injury! If you don't want to spray them with some toxic, store-bought weed killer, then research natural ways to kill weeds.
Although your real estate agent will gladly handle 99% of the marketing for your home, you can help give their efforts an important nudge by making sure your home and property always look their best!





Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 11/1/2019

There’s a lot of things to think about before buying a home--some financial, others personal. Most people tend to focus on one or the other. However, both are instrumental in choosing the right house and buying at the right time.

In this article, we’re going to talk about some of the ways you can determine if you’re ready for homeownership. We’ll discuss things like credit scores and down payments, but also important life factors like your career and future plans.

Getting your finances in order

There are a few simple things you can do right now that will help you understand if you’re financially secure enough to start looking at houses. First, you’ll want to look up your credit score.

Lenders strongly consider your credit when determining how much risk is involved in lending to you. A higher credit score can not only get you approved for a mortgage, it can lower your interest rate and make you eligible to borrow without having to pay private mortgage insurance.

The amount of money this saves seems trivial in the short term, but over the lifespan of your loan it can save you tens of thousands of dollars. So, read a free credit report and if your credit is lower than 700 start finding ways to improve your credit.

In the meantime, you’ll want to save for a down payment. While it’s possible to buy a home with a small or no down payment, it can come back to haunt you in the form of interest as you pay off your loan. Furthermore, many lenders won’t pre-approve you unless you make a down payment of a minimum amount (often 20% of the loan).

If you have a high credit score and you’ve saved for a down payment, another thing to check off your list would be proving your stable income. This can be difficult for the self-employed, contract workers, or people who have recently changed jobs.

Lenders want to see that you have a stable income history to ensure that you’ll be able to pay your mortgage each month. If you recently changed jobs or are in between jobs, it could be to your benefit to wait 3-6 months before getting pre-approved. In that time, you can continue to raise your credit and save for a down payment, further increasing your chances of getting a low-interest loan.

Preparing for homeownership

While the financial aspects of homeownership are important, so are the personal aspects. You’ll want to consider several life factors before buying a home.

First, think about your longterm goals. Do you want to live in the same area for the next 10 to 30 years? Will your career bring you to different regions or will you attend school somewhere else? These questions will help you decide if it’s a good time to buy or a better investment to save money while renting.

If you have a family (or plan on having one soon), you’ll also have to find a way to balance all of your living needs.

Finally, ask yourself if you have time for homeownership. Many people who are used to renting aren’t aware of the amount of time and money it takes to maintain a home. You’ll have more bills, you’ll have to mow your own lawn, and you’ll be responsible for maintenance of your home.





Posted by Cheryl Caldwell on 10/30/2019


8 Pheasant Run Dr, Newburyport, MA 01950

Single-Family

$750,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
HOME SWEET HOME! Located in the desirable Quail's Run subdivision, this spacious yet cozy Contemporary is ready for it's new owners to make memories of their own! The first floor plan is open, welcoming and flexible and features an open foyer, spacious living room with cathedral ceilings & wood burning fireplace, dining room, office (which would also function perfectly as a 1st floor bedroom), 1/2 bath and wonderful eat-in kitchen with crisp white cabinetry, quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. 2nd floor features Master bedroom with en-suite spa worthy bath and 2nd guest bedroom with full bath. Huge 3rd floor bedroom and 3/4 bath which could function well as teen/guest suite. Unfinished lower level provides additional room for expansion. 2 car garage. Featuring one of the largest lots in the subdivision, the possibilities are endless. Homes in this community do not last - don't miss your chance!
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