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Posted by Joyce Torelli on 11/18/2020

After you accept a homebuyer's offer on your residence, he or she likely will complete a home inspection. Then, the homebuyer may choose to move forward with the home purchase, rescind or modify his or her offer or ask the home seller to complete home improvements.

Ultimately, a home seller is likely to have many questions following a home inspection, including:

1. What did the homebuyer discover during the home inspection?

As a home seller, it is important to do everything possible to enhance your residence before you add it to the real estate market. By doing so, you can boost your chances of generating substantial interest in your house. Plus, when a homebuyer performs a home inspection, he or she is unlikely to find any problems that may slow down the home selling process.

An informed home seller may conduct a home appraisal prior to listing his or her house on the real estate market. This appraisal enables a home seller to identify potential trouble areas within a residence and explore ways to address such problems.

If you failed to perform a home appraisal, there is no need to worry. For home sellers, it is important to see a home inspection as a learning opportunity. And if a homebuyer identifies problems with your residence during a home inspection, you should try to work with him or her to resolve these issues.

2. Should I stand my ground after a home inspection?

Be realistic after a home inspection, and you'll be able to make the best decision about how to proceed.

For example, a home seller who goes above and beyond the call of duty may address major home problems prior to listing his or her house on the real estate market. This home seller will dedicate the necessary time and resources to correct home problems and ensure a homebuyer is able to purchase a top-notch residence.

But what happens if a homebuyer identifies problems during a home inspection, despite the fact that a home seller already tried to correct various home issues?

A home seller should consider the homebuyer's inspection report findings closely. If minor home repairs are needed, he or she may be able to fix these problems to move forward with a home sale. Or, if a homebuyer is making exorbitant demands, a home seller may feel comfortable allowing the homebuyer to walk away from a home sale.

3. How should I proceed after a home inspection?

A home inspection can be stressful for both a home seller and a homebuyer. After the home inspection is completed, both parties will be better equipped than ever before to make informed decisions.

If a homebuyer encounters many problems with a residence, he or she will let the home seller know about these issues. Then, a home seller can complete assorted home repairs, offer a discounted price on a home or refuse to perform the requested home maintenance.

Working with a real estate agent is ideal for a home seller, particularly when it comes to home inspections. A real estate agent will negotiate with a homebuyer on your behalf and ensure you streamline the home selling process.





Posted by Joyce Torelli on 11/14/2020

This Single-Family in Sturbridge, MA recently sold for $293,000. This Raised Ranch,Split Entry style home was sold by Joyce Torelli - ERA Key Realty Services - Distinctive Group.


45 Old Farm Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Single-Family

$299,000
Price
$293,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Rare opportunity to make one of Sturbridge's most desirable neighborhoods your home! This home has an open concept kitchen, dining, and living room with a fireplace! The private backyard has a rustic style shed and large deck that flows off of the main living area of the house. The house has 2.5 bathrooms with a half bathroom of the primary bedroom and a full bathroom on each level of the house. The house boasts an in-law friendly 800sqft finished basement with large living area, bathroom with a walk-in shower, and potential 4th bedroom. All conveniently located less than 4 miles from RT 20, Mass Pike, and I-84! Open house Saturday September 5th from 10-12pm! Seller accepting offers after open house September 5th. Listing agent is related to the owner.

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Posted by Joyce Torelli on 11/13/2020


100 Grace Circle, Marlborough, MA 01752

Single-Family

$499,900
Price

10
Rooms
5
Beds
2
Baths
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE SUN. 11/15. 11:30-1:30. GORGEOUS&UPDATED w/CONTEMPORARY FLAIR &OPEN STYLE. 5 BR's, or 2nd.OFFICE/Study, 2 BATHS, 2 FIREPLACES, C-AC, HARDWOODS, MARBLE, SUBWAY TILE, BRUSHED NICKEL/STAINLESS, FINISHED LOWER LEVEL, & more! Lovely neutral tones of white/ gray. Expansive Marble Top & White Shaker Cabinet Kitchen(soft close), vertical brushed pulls, Pan Drawers, Fountain Faucet, Stainless appliances, &Hardwood in Large eating area surrounded by windows - all open to the HW Dining & Living Rm. w/Fireplace & Picture Window. Soft gray Subway Tiles Main Bathroom w/Glass doors & tiled surround Bath w/accent strip, & comfort height Vanity & Toilet. CALIFORNIA KING MASTER w/Double closets, Vanity/Off.area, HW. 2 secondary BR's-Queen size, a Dble Closet. OPEN Office area. Front to Back Finished Walk-Out lower level w/raised hearth FP & 3/4 updated Bathrm &separate Laundry area. Wonderful Circular Neighborhood! AMSA/Ghiloni Park/Memorial Beach/shops..Make this your new home!
Open House
Sunday
November 15 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Look forward to seeing you! Please wear mask, we have sanitizer and booties! Best, Joyce
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 100 Grace Circle, Marlborough, MA 01752    Get Directions

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Categories: Open House  


Posted by Joyce Torelli on 11/13/2020


100 Grace Circle, Marlborough, MA 01752

Single-Family

$499,900
Price

10
Rooms
5
Beds
2
Baths
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE SUN. 11/15. 11:30-1:30. GORGEOUS&UPDATED w/CONTEMPORARY FLAIR &OPEN STYLE. 5 BR's, or 2nd.OFFICE/Study, 2 BATHS, 2 FIREPLACES, C-AC, HARDWOODS, MARBLE, SUBWAY TILE, BRUSHED NICKEL/STAINLESS, FINISHED LOWER LEVEL, & more! Lovely neutral tones of white/ gray. Expansive Marble Top & White Shaker Cabinet Kitchen(soft close), vertical brushed pulls, Pan Drawers, Fountain Faucet, Stainless appliances, &Hardwood in Large eating area surrounded by windows - all open to the HW Dining & Living Rm. w/Fireplace & Picture Window. Soft gray Subway Tiles Main Bathroom w/Glass doors & tiled surround Bath w/accent strip, & comfort height Vanity & Toilet. CALIFORNIA KING MASTER w/Double closets, Vanity/Off.area, HW. 2 secondary BR's-Queen size, a Dble Closet. OPEN Office area. Front to Back Finished Walk-Out lower level w/raised hearth FP & 3/4 updated Bathrm &separate Laundry area. Wonderful Circular Neighborhood! AMSA/Ghiloni Park/Memorial Beach/shops..Make this your new home!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Joyce Torelli on 11/11/2020

Essential oils are catching on as a natural way to spruce up your home. However, many people are unaware of the full array of uses for essential oils in the household.

In this article, weíll cover some of those uses that you may not have heard of, and give you some tips on which essential oils are the best to use.

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are the result of distilling large amounts of herbs, spices, or other plant-based materials. There are dozens of essential oils commercially available and they all emit strong aromas that can be used in multiple ways.

When buying oils, itís important to check the labels to make sure you are buying 100% pure essential oils. Many companies dilute their oils in a carrier oil such as olive oil, coconut oil, or almond oil. While this isnít inherently bad, it does probably mean youíre getting less for your dollar due to being diluted.

Aside from smelling nice, essential oils are often used for aromatherapy and other medicinal uses. However, be aware that they are not intended as a treatment for any medical condition.

Similarly, some oils might cause an allergic reaction in some individuals. So, be careful when spraying them in the air or using them on your skin if you think you might be allergic to a certain oil.

Which oils are best for use around the home?

There are dozens or even hundreds of essential oils that have various scents and uses. However, some are more pleasant and suitable for the home than others.

The main essentials that serve a number of uses around the home are:

  • Lavender

  • Lemon

  • Tea Tree

  • Peppermint

  • Pine

  • Lemongrass

  • Patchouli

  • Bergamot

  • Eucalyptus

  • Tangerine

There are various kits available online that include some or all of the oils listed above, or you can buy them individually from retailers.

Household uses for essential oils

There are many uses for essential oils around the home. They include:

  • Used as an air freshener with an oil diffuser. These diffusers humidify the air while diffusing the oil into the room, resulting in a pleasant aroma.

  • Mixed with water or alcohol to make a fabric spray. You can find several formulas for creating a fabric spray. However, the easiest way to quickly freshen up the sofa or carpet is to mix 10% oil to 90% water or ethanol and put the mixture into a spray bottle.

  • As a natural cleaning product. Lemon, lime, lavender, and peppermint all make great additions to a homemade cleaning solution. Diluted with water and vinegar, many essential oils can be used to freshen up a countertop or scrub a sink.

  • Spruce up your clean laundry/linen. You can put a couple of drops of lavender onto a damp washcloth and put this in your dryer with your clothes to give them a nice fragrance. This works particularly well if you use unscented laundry detergent. However, be sure not to go overboard--essential oils are strong and some can cause skin irritation.

  • Refrigerator deodorant. The best way to get rid of the smell of a refrigerator is to give it a thorough cleaning. But afterward, help keep it smelling clean longer by putting several drops of lemongrass into a small bowl with baking soda. Stir the baking soda on occasion to release the lemongrass fragrance.




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