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Posted by Fitzgerald and Associates Real Estate on 6/8/2018

If you've bought a home that includes kitchen appliances, you may need to sell your current appliances before moving day. Fortunately, if you host a garage sale, you can sell a wide range of kitchen appliances in no time at all.

Some of the most popular kitchen appliances to sell at a garage sale include:

1. Refrigerator

In many instances, a homebuyer will request a refrigerator in a home offer. And if the seller accepts this proposal, a property buyer may need to get rid of his or her current refrigerator quickly.

Selling your refrigerator during your garage sale offers several benefits. First, you may be able to earn several hundred dollars for your refrigerator if it looks and performs great. You also can sell your refrigerator before your move, thereby eliminating the risk that you'll have to relocate this large, heavy appliance to your new address.

Evaluate the age and condition of your refrigerator prior to pricing it. That way, you can establish a competitive price for your appliance.

In addition, spend some time cleaning your refrigerator's interior and exterior. This will increase the likelihood that your refrigerator will stir up interest from garage sale shoppers.

2. Microwave

Although your kitchen microwave has served you well for many years, you likely have no need for two microwaves at your new address. Luckily, you can sell your current microwave now to earn extra cash prior to moving day.

Many microwaves are available, and as such, you'll want to learn as much as possible about your microwave. This will enable you to provide garage sale shoppers with plenty of information about your microwave's features.

Don't forget to test and clean your microwave before you add it to your garage sale inventory. By doing so, you can guarantee your microwave performs correctly and looks outstanding when you try to sell it during your garage sale.

3. Toaster

Your toaster has been a mainstay in your kitchen, but there may be no time like the present to sell it.

Remove crumbs and other food particles from your toaster as soon as possible. These particles can affect a toaster's performance, and in some instances, create fire hazards.

Furthermore, wipe down your toaster's exterior. An in-depth toaster cleaning will help you generate interest in your appliance during your garage sale.

Kitchen appliances usually are in high demand among garage sale shoppers. If you dedicate the necessary time and resources to clean and maintain these items, you should have no trouble selling them at a garage sale.

Lastly, if you plan to buy a home in the near future, you may want to consult with a real estate agent. This housing market professional can keep you up to date about new homes as they hit the market and help you submit offers on houses. Plus, a real estate agent will make it easy to plan ahead for a pre-moving day garage sale and ensure you can enjoy a seamless transition from one address to another.




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Posted by Fitzgerald and Associates Real Estate on 6/1/2018

If you plan to buy a home in the near future, there is no harm in attending an open house. However, for those who want to get the most out of an open house, it helps to plan ahead as much as possible.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready to attend an open house.

1. Review the Home Listing

Although you may have already reviewed a home listing, it may be a good idea to take a second look at it. That way, you can double-check to ensure that a residence matches your expectations prior to attending an open house.

As you review a home listing, think about your short- and long-term plans too. If you believe a home corresponds with these plans, now may be the right time to check out this residence in-person.

2. Examine Your Homebuying Budget

When it comes to preparing to attend an open house, it may be beneficial to assess your homebuying budget. By doing so, you can ensure a residence falls within your price range.

Oftentimes, it helps to get pre-approved for a mortgage before you launch a home search. If you have a mortgage at your disposal, you'll know exactly how much you can spend on a home. And as a result, you can set up home showings and attend open houses for residences that match your budget.

3. Prepare a List of Questions

An open house provides an opportunity to walk around a residence and decide whether it is right for you. It also enables you to receive comprehensive insights into a home. Thus, you should put together a list of questions to ask during an open house.

Remember, there is no such thing as a "bad" question, especially if you're on the fence about buying a particular home. And if you enter an open house with a list of questions in hand, you'll be better equipped than ever before to determine whether to submit an offer to purchase.

Lastly, as you prepare to pursue your dream home, you may want to hire a real estate agent as well. Because if you have a real estate agent at your side, you can obtain expert guidance throughout the property buying journey.

A real estate agent can help you prepare for any open house, at any time. He or she first will meet with you, discuss your homebuying options and help you map out a homebuying strategy. Next, a real estate agent will set up home showings and keep you informed about open house events for residences in your preferred cities and towns. And if you discover your dream home, a real estate agent will help you craft a competitive offer to purchase.

For those who want to take the guesswork out of buying a home, it helps to work with a real estate agent. Contact a local real estate agent today, and you can receive plenty of assistance as you search for your ideal residence.




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Posted by Fitzgerald and Associates Real Estate on 5/25/2018

In your search for a home, there’s one option that you may be overlooking. That is the act of sharing a home with others. It can help you to divide the expenses of homeownership and even put you on a faster path to homeownership. When you do decide to share the cost of homeownership with others, there’s a few things that you should know.


There’s so many different advantages to co-buying a home with a relative, even as a married couple. You do need to make sure that the arrangement is well thought out and planned ahead of time. 


The Title


When you buy a house, you receive what’s called a title. In the case of co-ownership, it explains how the buyers are sharing the title. The way the title is set up could have consequences down the road, especially when it comes to one person exiting the house, and parting ways with the agreement.  


When Sharing A Property With A Non-Spouse


When you’re sharing the property with a non-spouse, you have a few options. These include:


Tenant In Common


With this option, there’s no need for a 50/50 split. Buyers are allowed to own unequal interests in the property. If one of the co-owners were to pass away, their ownership would be transferred to one of their beneficiaries. For this reason, tenant in common is the most popular way that buyers who are not related agree in guying a property together and take on the title.     


Joint Tenants With Right Of Survivorship


With this option, co-buyers have no option but to own equal interests in the property at hand as a 50/50 split. If you bought a home with two other people, you’d each have one-third interest in the home, and so on. If one tenant passes away, the remaining owners gain the deceased owner’s percentage of interest in the property. There’s no need for a court proceeding or probate, this happens automatically. Even if the deceased owner has a will designating their portion of the property be given to someone else, the request is null and will generally be refused.   



Both of these co-ownership options allow for an undivided interest in a property. All owners are co-owners as a part of the entire piece of property. If one owner wants to sell, for example, they would be selling their tenancy or part interest in the property.       

Important Things To Do:


  • Create a co-ownership agreement
  • Clarify who owns what percentage
  • Decide who pays the ongoing expenses
  • Give options if any owners want out in the future


You could draft one of these agreements with a qualified attorney. It’s a good idea to sit with everyone before the purchase of the property is made to talk and lay out all of the expectations. Everyone should have one of these agreements in writing, however. 


While sharing a property purchase can reduce your debt, it’s important to make smart agreements and understand whether the decision makes sense for you and all parties involved.





Posted by Fitzgerald and Associates Real Estate on 5/18/2018


25 Belleview Ave, Salem, MA 01970

Single-Family

$349,900
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Bright & airy and open! This well done older colonial boasts the charm we have all come to love with the appeal of a newer kitchen and baths! A small ante room off the living room is an ideal ‘Home Office'. A big bright living room allows lots of light and the eating area off the kitchen is well sized! The master bedroom features a cathedral ceiling with skylights and a walk in closet, plus a ‘shoe closet'. The 2nd bedroom is bright and airy with skylights & cross ventilation. A big corner yard with a 1 car garage and plenty of room for pets or gardens or bocce ball. Located near the Witchcraft Heights Elementary school its also easy access to Beverly Hospital and fun downtown Salem! With easy access to Boston,via subway or driving —this is a home we know you will love. Please be timely with offers, as we present as we receive.
Open House
Saturday
May 19 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Move Right In! The home is in immaculate move in condition! What a house! Bright & Sunny with an entertainment sized living room! An easy flow to the dining area. A great home office with a half bath! Skylights in the bedrooms. All hardwood floors! A detached garage and big yard on a corner lot! Bring your checkbook!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 25 Belleview Ave, Salem, MA 01970    Get Directions

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Posted by Fitzgerald and Associates Real Estate on 5/18/2018


25 Belleview Ave, Salem, MA 01970

Single-Family

$349,900
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Bright & airy and open! This well done older colonial boasts the charm we have all come to love with the appeal of a newer kitchen and baths! A small ante room off the living room is an ideal ‘Home Office'. A big bright living room allows lots of light and the eating area off the kitchen is well sized! The master bedroom features a cathedral ceiling with skylights and a walk in closet, plus a ‘shoe closet'. The 2nd bedroom is bright and airy with skylights & cross ventilation. A big corner yard with a 1 car garage and plenty of room for pets or gardens or bocce ball. Located near the Witchcraft Heights Elementary school its also easy access to Beverly Hospital and fun downtown Salem! With easy access to Boston,via subway or driving —this is a home we know you will love. Please be timely with offers, as we present as we receive.
Open House
Saturday
May 19 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Move Right In! The home is in immaculate move in condition! What a house! Bright & Sunny with an entertainment sized living room! An easy flow to the dining area. A great home office with a half bath! Skylights in the bedrooms. All hardwood floors! A detached garage and big yard on a corner lot! Bring your checkbook!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 25 Belleview Ave, Salem, MA 01970    Get Directions

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