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Posted by T. Jay Johnson Jr. on 5/15/2018


73 Belgian Way, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Condo

$195,000
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Offering this fine townhouse style condo at Bridle Cross Estates. With over 1600 sq ft of living space, this is one of the larger in the complex. Spacious main level features a fully applianced kitchen with Range, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Microwave, and Disposal. Living room with GAS FIREPLACE. A sliding door leads to your private deck which backs up to a wooded area for added privacy and quiet enjoyment. 1st floor bathroom. The 2nd floor provides two large bedrooms, including a master with walk-in closet. Full bath complete with double vanity, separate shower and jetted soaking tub. Conveniently placed 2nd floor laundry. Washer and dryer to remain. All carpets recently cleaned. WALKOUT BASEMENT, CENTRAL AIR, and ATTACHED GARAGE w/door opener. Quick closing possible. Open house Saturday 1-3pm.
Open House
Sunday
May 20 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 73 Belgian Way, Fitchburg, MA 01420    Get Directions

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Posted by T. Jay Johnson Jr. on 4/13/2018

When youíre searching for a home to buy, youíll probably attend many different open houses. The open house is meant to help you get a feel for different properties. While you canít get to know all the ins and outs of a home in a short time, you can get an understanding of some of the best things (and not so great things) about a property. Below, youíll find some of the biggest warning signs that a property may not be all that it appears to be. 


Thereís A Lot Of Odor Masking Elements In Place


When you walk into an open house, you may get the smell of freshly baked cookies or a lovely candle. While these are great marketing techniques, they also can be a tactic to hide things. Perhaps there are some offensive odors in the house from mold, leaks, smoke, or mildew. You may not be prepared to deal with these kinds of problems once you move into a home. 


You Notice Glaring Issues


While the home inspection will reveal many problems that may be invisible to the casual observer, you should still be on the lookout for issues on the surface of the home during the open house. These issues can include cracks in the ceiling or walls, cracks in the floor, or even squeaky floor boards. If you happen to see patchy walls in the home, that could indicate that repairs have been made several times. Be alert for these potential problems.


Does The Home Look Well-Kept?


When you pull up in front of the home is the lawn trim? Does the home appear clean? While everyone would hope that a homeowner would clean up their property before an open house, small and big things like this can indicate a bigger problem. If the home is not cared for on the surface, how many other underlying maintenance issues are there in the home? Neglected regular maintenance can cause larger problems of all kinds in a home.


Strange Cosmetic Fixes


A freshly painted wall could be suspect of a big problem. Under the paint could be mold, cracks, or other issues. Some homeowners do put fresh paint on their walls before selling in order to give the home a neutral feel. However, you should be on the lookout for other signs of problems in the home.          


Channel Your Inner Detective


While you donít need to dig as deep into a home as a home inspector does, you should be on the lookout as you scan a home for the potential livability for you. Things like glaring cracks in the ceiling, or a strong odor of cigarette smoke could be signs of future problems living in the home. The open house is your time to find a home that fits you and your life, so make the most of the opportunity.  




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Posted by T. Jay Johnson Jr. on 1/19/2018

For a home seller, hosting an open house can be a double-edged sword.

On the one hand, an open house provides an opportunity to showcase your residence to large groups of prospective homebuyers. Conversely, hosting an open house also requires lots of preparation, and getting ready for an open house may prove to be overwhelming, time-consuming and costly.

Lucky for you, we're here to help host an unforgettable open house.

Now, let's take a look at three factors that a home seller needs to consider before an open house.

1. The Current Condition of Your Home

Although you might believe that your home is currently open house-ready, it may need some work. Fortunately, there are many ways to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of your residence and plan your open house accordingly.

For example, a home appraisal may prove to be exceedingly valuable. This appraisal enables a home inspector to review your residence both inside and out. Then, he or she can offer home improvement recommendations so that you can upgrade your residence as needed.

Take a home appraisal report seriously. By doing so, a home seller can transform an ordinary residence into one that matches or exceeds homebuyers' expectations during an open house.

2. The Home's Interior or Exterior

Homebuyers are drawn to residences that feature dazzling gardens, clutter-free interiors and other stunning features. Thus, a home seller who dedicates the necessary time and resources to bolster a house's interior and exterior can increase the likelihood of hosting a successful open house.

To improve a home's interior, a home seller can scrub the floors, clean the walls and ceilings and perform assorted home interior maintenance and improvements. In addition, a home seller should depersonalize and declutter a home's interior as much as possible.

Comparatively, to enhance a house's exterior, a home seller should mow the front lawn, clear debris and dust from exterior walkways and ensure the house looks great to passers-by. With simple home exterior improvements, a home seller can boost a house's curb appeal and help a home stand out from other available residences.

3. Your Real Estate Agent

Let's face it Ė prepping for an open house can be stressful. However, a real estate agent can help a home seller get ready for the best- and worst-case scenarios.

A real estate agent will help a home seller prepare his or her residence for an open house. Next, he or she will promote the open house to potential homebuyers and collect feedback from them throughout the event.

After an open house reaches its conclusion, a real estate agent will offer honest, unbiased insights into the event. He or she also will keep you up to date about any potential home offers and ensure you can make informed home selling decisions.

Take the guesswork out of preparing for an open house. Consider the aforementioned factors, and you can get your residence ready for an open house in no time at all.




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Posted by T. Jay Johnson Jr. on 7/17/2017


426 Blossom St, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Single-Family

$279,900
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
What an amazing home. With more than 3000 SF of living area, you'll love the space here. Offers a floor to ceiling stone fireplace in living room w/vaulted beamed ceiling, and 2 additional fireplaces. The main level also features a kitchen and dining area with built-in bench seats, a library with fireplace/patio access, 1/2 bath, large pantry, and 1st floor laundry room. The upper level offers 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and oversized family room with pellet stove and fireplace. Great room for movie nights! Beautiful wood detail throughout. Appliances convey. Close to FSU, parks, Burbank hospital, dining, commuter rail, and shopping. ONE YEAR HOME WARRANTY INCLUDED.
Open House
Saturday
July 22 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Light refreshments served. Directions: Main St of Mechanic St to Blossom St. Hosted by:Jay Johnson
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Posted by T. Jay Johnson Jr. on 5/17/2017


88 Brierwood Drive, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Single-Family

$264,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Desirable West Fitchburg Location. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home offers a very nice open floor plan..making this home great for entertaining. The 1st floor features a bright and airy living room, a front to back family room with cathedral ceiling, a stainless applianced kitchen, and a half bath wth laundry. The 2nd floor master bedroom has a full bath and ample closet space. The 2nd full bath has a jetted tub. There are two additional bedrooms of good size. Added amenities include a worry free Generac automatic back up GENERATOR that auto starts when power goes out, CENTRAL AIR Conditioning, MAPLE CABINETS with soft close doors/drawers, recessed and under cabinet lighting, and KEYLESS ENTRY locks. Commuters take note. Close to Rt 2, Wachusett/Fitchburg commuter rail, Montachusett Technical High School, Great Wolf Lodge, and more. MOVE IN READY. Don't miss your opportunity to view this fine home.
Open House
Saturday
May 20 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Hosted by Jay Johnson Dir: Westminster Hill Rd to Brierwood Drive.
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