Wanda J. Hall - Westford Real Estate



Posted by Wanda J. Hall on 7/17/2019


Date: 07/21/2019 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM  
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2 bdrm townhouse with open floor plan is near Westford Center. It is close to stores, restaurants and to Rt 495. Immediately feel the relief of property maintenance as soon as you move in. The updated kitchen has newer appliances, laminate floor, painted cabinets and recessed lighting.The dining room, next to the kitchen opens into the living room which has a wood fireplace w/ sliders out to a deck, and private backyard. All 3 levels have High Speed Internet Hookup.Second floor has a master bedroom with ensuite bath. high ceilings, skylights, and dbl closets. A second bdrm witha full bath and laundry area complete this level.The finished basement space, with Berber carpeting, baseboard heat, and full size windows which allow for good lighting This basement room opens to a private backyard. Additional enhancements include a new Lift Master garage door opener has a MYQ smart phone app. Condo amenities include include a swimming pool, tennis courts, clubhouse and walking trails.




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Posted by Wanda J. Hall on 7/16/2019

2 bdrm townhouse with open floor plan is near Westford Center. It is close to stores, restaurants and to Rt 495. Immediately feel the relief of property maintenance as soon as you move in. The updated kitchen has newer appliances, laminate floor, painted cabinets and recessed lighting.The dining room, next to the kitchen opens into the living room which has a wood fireplace w/ sliders out to a deck, and private backyard. All 3 levels have High Speed Internet Hookup.Second floor has a master bedroom with ensuite bath. high ceilings, skylights, and dbl closets. A second bdrm witha full bath and laundry area complete this level.The finished basement space, with Berber carpeting, baseboard heat, and full size windows which allow for good lighting This basement room opens to a private backyard. Additional enhancements include a new Lift Master garage door opener has a MYQ smart phone app. Condo amenities include include a swimming pool, tennis courts, clubhouse and walking trails.

This is a Townhouse style home and features 6 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 2 bedrooms, and is currently available for $389,500.

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Posted by Wanda J. Hall on 7/15/2019

Camping is one of those adventures that allow you to see the beauty of life from a landscape different from yours. Nevertheless, how do you prepare for a camp trip without electricity? Most campsites offer power, but most times people want to experience camping the original way. If you're one of those die-hard camping people, read on!

1. Learn to make a campfire

There are many videos on YouTube that can teach you how to make a bonfire and how to keep it ablaze. In a camp trip with no electricity, that will be your most significant source of light and warmth during cold nights. If you don't understand how to make a fire, make sure you go with a friend who does.

2. Research your campsite

Always do some research about the area you'll be camping. Find out the nearest access roads and hospitals, the closest source of electricity and most especially, find out if there have been strange occurrences in that area. Such research helps a great deal in a moment of emergency.

3. Let someone know your location

Whether you're camping with a bunch of kids at school, or perhaps with your family, it is imperative that you let someone else know your camp location. In the event of an emergency, this ensures someone always knows where to find you or your group.

4. A good flashlight and power bank

Since there is no electricity, having a good flashlight is necessary to see at night, and a power bank can help your mobile phone stay on. So, always bring a spare battery or two for those flashlights. 

5. Entertainment

Can you have fun without electricity? Especially at night? Absolutely yes, but it requires planning. So, don't forget to bring things to keep you busy when you're not exploring like playing cards, a guitar, etc. If you are going with your mobile phone and friends, you can download a multiplayer game that allows you to compete. 

Camping without electricity is an adventure on its own. Some would even say itís thrilling. When you come back from such a trip, you might feel like someone who just came back from an adventure to find the mystical lost diamond or perhaps, the Holy Grail. So, whatís not to love? Ask your travel about the best spots to camp the original way.




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Posted by Wanda J. Hall on 7/8/2019

As a first-time home seller, you may feel the need to make a counter-offer based on a homebuyer's initial proposal. However, if the homebuyer rejects your counter-offer, you may be forced to return to square one in your efforts to sell your house and obtain the best price for it.

A homebuyer's rejection of a counter-proposal is not the end of a home selling journey. And for home sellers who know how to proceed after a counter-proposal is rejected, they may be able to streamline the process of getting the optimal price for any residence, at any time.

Now, let's take a look at three tips that a first-time home seller can use to handle a rejected counter-proposal on his or her house.

1. Consider the Homebuyer's Perspective

Why did a homebuyer reject your counter-proposal? A first-time home seller should consider why a homebuyer decided to move on from a house after a counter-proposal was submitted and learn from the experience.

For example, if a home seller held firm on his or her home price, a homebuyer may have been unwilling to pay this amount. Thus, a home seller may want to consider lowering the price of his or her residence in to help stir up interest from large groups of potential homebuyers.

2. Review All of Your Options

A first-time home seller who submits a counter-proposal and receives a rejection from a homebuyer still has plenty of options, regardless of the current state of the housing market.

For instance, a home seller can keep the price of his or her house intact. Then, this home seller can await potential offers that match or exceed his or her expectations.

On the other hand, a home seller may choose to conduct assorted home improvements to upgrade his or her house's interior and exterior. These upgrades can make a world of difference in the eyes of homebuyers, and as a result, may make a home more attractive than other residences that are currently available.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a difference-maker for a first-time home seller, and for good reason. This housing market professional can offer expert guidance that a home seller may struggle to obtain elsewhere and ensure that a property seller can make informed decisions at each stage of the home selling journey.

With a real estate agent at your side, you can map out your next steps in the home selling journey accordingly.

Typically, a real estate agent will be able to tell you why a homebuyer rejected a counter-proposal on your residence. As such, you can learn from the experience and gain the insights you need to prevent the same problem from happening once again.

Selling a home can be difficult, particularly for those who have listed a residence for the first time. A real estate agent will help you take the guesswork out of selling your residence and do everything possible to ensure you can get the best possible price for your house.

Ready to overcome a rejected counter-proposal on your home? Use these tips, and you can proceed with confidence along the home selling journey.




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Posted by Wanda J. Hall on 7/1/2019

Historic homes are coveted by many for their charm. Some want a home with history while others one with ďgood bonesĒ of bygone construction methods. Whatever your motivations one thing is clear: owning a historic home is a rewarding experience.

This is usually due to the effort, time and investment put into maintaining the homeís old world charm. Those who take on a historic home should be ready for a project in some capacity either right after buying or down the line.

Maintaining, and sticking to, the classic style and shapes while working under stylistic limitations takes time and effort. Be sure that when purchasing a historic home itís one of an era whose style you really like. This is because many historic homes have what is called an easement in place. What an easement does is dictate what owners of that particular estate can and can not do to the home to maintain its historical integrity. This can limit everything from additions to siding color.

Historic homeowners should also be ready to get creative during the renovation process. Old houses have their quirks, itís best to embrace this when making changes and to work with them - not against them. Knocking out walls and shaving down flooring to be perfectly symmetrical compromises the entire structureís historic roots. If you absolutely must have perfect walls and flooring a historic home is probably not for you.

With that said when viewing homes ensure that any crookedness is from settling over time and not from damage to the sill plate. The sill plate is the topmost part of the foundation and especially vulnerable due to this placement along ground level. If there is damage to the sill plate know that the entire structure of the home is also compromised and in need of serious, and expensive, attention. If this is the case, itís best to walk for most homeowners.

A warped or compromised sill plate can also mean water damage. Another sign to look for water troubles is a sump pump in the basement. You want to keep an eye out for water damage, as this is a very serious threat to the structure and can also attract all kinds of bugs.

If you have your heart set on a historic home but find all of this overwhelming a historic home expert, either a contractor who specializes in historic homes and/or a local historian that restores homes, can help you significantly through the process. In fact, overwhelmed or not itís best to bring an expert on board during your buying process. This person should be in addition to your home inspector - not in place of. You also want to be sure to find someone who understands that you want to preserve and restore a historical home and not just gut the building.

Plan your budget well. While restoring a home is usually a passion project for many you still donít want to overinvest and end up taking a huge loss if you eventually resell. Know what restoration projects in your area typically go for and use these as a guideline for your own budget.

Donít be afraid to start small if you are on a tight budget or this is your first restoration project. These projects can take years so when planning start here first: roof, windows, and masonry. Create a watertight home first to prevent any further potential damage.

The good news about historic homes is that there are plenty of grants and tax programs for homeowners planning on restoration. Not every loan option will be available to you if the home requires major work but there are loans available specifically for major repairs such as the 203k. Know your options before you start looking as this will a major determination factor of your budget and the degree of work youíll be able to put into a home.





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