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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 12/12/2018

As you get ready to add your house to the real estate market, you likely will consider high and low initial asking prices. However, it is important to remember that no two residences are exactly alike. And much in the same vein, the initial asking price for your home may vary from that of a similar residence based on your house's condition, age and other factors.

Ultimately, a diligent home seller will allocate the necessary time and resources to determine a competitive initial asking price for his or her residence. This seller will be able to establish an initial home asking price that hits the mark with buyers, and as a result, stir up plenty of interest in his or her house.

Determining the ideal initial home asking price may seem tough at first. Fortunately, we're here to help you set a competitive price for your residence, regardless of the current housing market's conditions.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you establish the ideal initial asking price for your residence.

1. Assess Your Home

The present condition of your house may have a major impact on its value. Thus, you should perform a home inspection before you list your house to identify any underlying problems and address such issues.

A home inspection is generally requested by a buyer after a seller accepts an offer on a residence. Conversely, a seller who wants to go above and beyond the call of duty may perform an inspection to take a proactive approach to home improvement projects. This approach may help a seller mitigate potential home problems before they are discovered later in the home selling process.

Thanks to a home inspection, a seller can establish home improvement priorities. Then, this seller can perform myriad home improvements and move closer to maximizing the value of his or her residence.

2. Evaluate the Housing Market

Operating in a seller's market is far different from selling a house in a buyer's market. If you review the real estate market, you can gain the insights you need to establish a competitive price for your home.

Take a look at the prices of houses in your area that are similar to your own residence. This information will enable you to understand the price range for comparable houses in your city or town.

Also, evaluate the prices of recently sold residences in your area. This housing sector data will allow you to determine whether you are operating in a buyer's or seller's market.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent knows the ins and outs of selling a home in any housing market. He or she can offer a wide assortment of housing market data. Perhaps most important, a real estate agent will make it simple for you to establish a competitive price for your residence and reap the benefits of a fast, profitable home selling experience.

Want to add your house to the real estate market? Use the aforementioned tips, and you should have no trouble setting a competitive initial asking price for your house.





Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 12/5/2018


11 Hoover Rd, Walpole, MA 02081

Single-Family

$474,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Looking for an affordable home in the Fisher School District/North Walpole area? This may be just the home for you! Be in your charming new home in the New Year! Come see this tastefully renovated 3 bedroom / 1.5 bath colonial in a quaint neighborhood. The first level includes a renovated kitchen with updated appliances / granite countertops / kitchen island with seating that opens to the Dining Room and fire-placed Living Room. Makes for a great space for entertaining! Front to back oversized Family Room with ample storage and access to screen porch overlooking spacious fenced in backyard. The 3 well sized bedrooms and full bath are all located on the second level. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout most of 1st floors and all the bedrooms. Close to shopping / downtown / playing fields. Don't miss out! This is a must see!
Open House
Sunday
December 09 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 11 Hoover Rd, Walpole, MA 02081    Get Directions

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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 12/5/2018


11 Hoover Rd, Walpole, MA 02081

Single-Family

$474,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Looking for an affordable home in the Fisher School District/North Walpole area? This may be just the home for you! Be in your charming new home in the New Year! Come see this tastefully renovated 3 bedroom / 1.5 bath colonial in a quaint neighborhood. The first level includes a renovated kitchen with updated appliances / granite countertops / kitchen island with seating that opens to the Dining Room and fire-placed Living Room. Makes for a great space for entertaining! Front to back oversized Family Room with ample storage and access to screen porch overlooking spacious fenced in backyard. The 3 well sized bedrooms and full bath are all located on the second level. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout most of 1st floors and all the bedrooms. Close to shopping / downtown / playing fields. Don't miss out! This is a must see!
Open House
Sunday
December 09 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 11 Hoover Rd, Walpole, MA 02081    Get Directions

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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 12/5/2018

Everyone likes to keep their home smelling fresh. At the very least, it assures us that when our guests come they have a pleasant aroma that welcomes them into the home. However, fragrances can be beneficial in other ways.

Some are calming, while others stimulating and invigorating. They can help you set the tone you’re aiming for, whether it’s a relaxing bath or sitting down to get some work done in your office.

At one time, you didn’t have many options when it came to giving your home a pleasant fragrance. You could burn candles, which can be dangerous if you have children or pets running around. Or you could use a plug-in air freshener, which are expensive and smell artificial.

Recently, however, a third option has been gaining popularity--essential oil diffusers.

Essential oils have a number of uses. They’re in the cologne and perfume we spray on our bodies, they’re in the room spray we use to freshen up our homes, and they’re an ingredient in a number of other cosmetic and therapeutic products.

Many are said to have medicinal value, such as a decongestant or a sleep aid. Others are used simply because they smell great.

In this article, we’re going to talk you through using an essential oil diffuser in your home and what oils you might want to start with.

Methods of oil diffusion

There are a number of ways you can spread the aroma of essential oils in your home. One of the quickest and easiest ways is to put a drop or two of essential oils on a tissue and simply wave it around in the room.

For a more far-reaching effect, you’ll need to find a longer lasting way of diffusing the oils. Many people choose steam. You can either purchase a steam oil diffuser or just put a few drops into boiling water.

Another option is to use a heat source. You can buy tea light to heat the oils or, if you want to avoid open flames, buy an electric heat diffuser.

Each method has its advantages and disadvantages, and if you’re new to essential oils, it might be a good idea to start small by simply buying a starter pack of oils, smelling them to see which you like, and putting a couple drops in a boiling pot of water or dabbing them on a tissue.

A note of caution: essential oils are strong. Getting them on your hands or clothing, especially if undiluted, can mean your hands or clothes smelling like that oil for several days. You should also avoid putting them near your eyes or mouth as many essential oils can be dangerous.

Which oils to use

Oils have a range of scents--floral, citrus, earthy, spicy, minty, and so on. Knowing which oil you want for a given scenario is a matter of preference and trial and error. However, there are several blends or “recipes” that people prefer.

Common pairings include:

  • Orange and peppermint

  • Lavender and lemon

  • Bergamot and patchouli

  • Basil and sage

  • Cypress and cedarwood

  • Lemongrass and eucalyptus




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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 12/4/2018


12 Thomas St, Walpole, MA 02081

Single-Family

$489,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
New Year! New Home! Welcome to this cozy updated ranch style home. Situated on a large corner lot in the OPR/Bird Middle School district, it offers a large fenced in yard perfect for entertaining, along with a deck and screened in porch. Low maintenance vinyl sidinig. Hardwood floors throughout. Sun-filled living room with fireplace leads to the open kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. The proper dining room has a built in china cabinet. All bedrooms are good sized. There is a full tiled bath. The master suite offers a master bath complete with walk in shower and stackable laundry. Basement is unfinished and waiting to be converted to whatever you need; playroom, home office, exercise room. Short distance to the commuter rail, Rte. 95 and Patriot Place.
Open House
Sunday
December 09 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
OPEN HOUSE Sunday 11:00-12:30
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Location: 12 Thomas St, Walpole, MA 02081    Get Directions

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