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Posted by Olivares & Molina Team on 12/6/2017

Imagine an area of your home that's particularly cluttered now, and then picture in your mind's eye how nice it would look if it was cleaned and organized. If you take a few seconds to visualize this scenario, it will feel like a breath of fresh air! For many people, a cluttered, disorganized living space or working environment tends to create mental clutter -- and that makes it nearly impossible to be at your best. On the other hand, when you create a plan to organize your storage space and get rid of household clutter, you're taking a major step toward enhancing your home and the way you feel about it. Although you may have a dozen or more areas that need to be organized, if you create a methodical plan to tackle one small area at a time, then the project is much more achievable and less overwhelming. The Outcome Is Worth The Effort If you've ever undertaken a task like this, you know how rewarding it can be to see the results. You'll also enjoy the feeling of pride that accompanies improving the look and feel of your home. When you've transformed chaos into a semblance of order, it can have a positive effect on your attitude and your self esteem. Although taking charge of household clutter is not a panacea for stress, it can be one of several improvements that make a big difference. Where to Begin You can infuse a feeling of fresh energy into your home by organizing and cleaning the following ten areas:

  1. Closets: Most homes have a ton of them and they're probably in a major state of disarray!
  2. Book shelves: If you have a library of books, then organizing them can dramatically improve the appearance of any room -- from living rooms and family rooms to bedrooms and home offices.
  3. Kitchen cabinets (Check expiration dates while you're organizing.)
  4. Bathroom cabinets and drawers (Refer to note in item #3.)
  5. Junk drawers: Virtually every home has them, and they usually consist of a combination of junk and treasures. In most cases, it's obvious what should be thrown away and what's worth saving.
  6. Garage and tool sheds: These areas are typically in desperate need of cleaning and organizing.
  7. Work bench: If tools, hardware, and supplies are haphazardly piled on top of each other or randomly strewn on your work bench, then finding what you need when you need it becomes increasingly frustrating and time consuming. Taking an hour or so to organize your work bench can make life a lot simpler and more productive.
  8. Spare bedrooms: In many people's homes, that area tends to become a repository for things that either need to be put away, given away, or thrown away.
  9. File cabinets: Being able to find important documents, information, and receipts depends on well organized and clearly labeled files. Ideally, that takes place on an ongoing basis, but if that's not happening, a semi-annual review of your filing system can help keep things in good order.
  10. Basements: Depending on how long you've lived in your house, this might be a project that needs to be spread out over a few days!
Involving members of your family in the cleanup plan can also make it move along faster and feel more like a team effort, rather than a solo undertaking. To avoid procrastination, start small and branch out from there. As the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu once said: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step."





Posted by Olivares & Molina Team on 12/1/2017

This Multi-Family in Lawrence, MA recently sold for $434,000. This style home was sold by Olivares & Molina Team - Coco, Early & Associates The Olivares, Molina & Alperin Division.


119-121 Abbott St, Lawrence, MA 01843

Multi-Family

$390,000
Price
$434,000
Sale Price

3
Units
3,072
Approx. GLA
Pride of ownership is evident throughout this well maintained 3 family home. Units 1 & 2 have 5 rooms that are very spacious with 3 bedrooms, lg living room,eat in kitchen & baths that have been updated. Unit 1 washer dryer hookup in basement, unit 2 has in unit hookups. The 3rd level unit has 1-2 bedrooms, eat in kitchen, in unit washer & dryer, & large living room. A large heated finished room in the basement is a great bonus space! The 3 water heaters are new, electric is updated & many of the windows are new. Backyard is fenced in & has a storage shed, a perfect space for outdoor fun! Utilities are separate. New owner will have nothing to do but move in. This property is a great investment opportunity! Dont miss out.

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Posted by Olivares & Molina Team on 11/30/2017

This Condo in Lawrence, MA recently sold for $270,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Olivares & Molina Team - Coco, Early & Associates The Olivares, Molina & Alperin Division.


27 Josephine Avenue, Lawrence, MA 01841

North Lawrence

Condo

$269,900
Price
$270,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Looking for a Townhome with a Single Family feel? Having trouble finding your new home? Here it is! Welcome to your new home! This lovely, bright Townhome offers a cozy living room that leads you to a great eat in kitchen with stainless steel appliances with slider that gives you access to a deck. 2nd level offers 3 ample sized bedrooms with 2 of the bedrooms offering his and her closets. Looking to spend time just relaxing enjoy a movie night and or watch your favorite sporting event? This home offers a finished lower level that can be your living room with a walkout to backyard area! Home located on the Lawrence/Methuen line with close proximity to Interstate 495! Make this your home! Don't wait set up your visit today!

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Tags: Real Estate   Lawrence   Condo   01841  
Categories: Sold homes  


Posted by Olivares & Molina Team on 11/30/2017

This Single-Family in Haverhill, MA recently sold for $424,900. This Colonial style home was sold by Olivares & Molina Team - Coco, Early & Associates The Olivares, Molina & Alperin Division.


47 Old Yankee Rd, Haverhill, MA 01832

Ayers Village

Single-Family

$424,900
Price
$424,900
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to your new home located in this well established neighborhood in the Ayers Village area! Enjoy your moments and create lasting memories in this charming colonial style home located on a cul-de-sac set on a wooded lot. As you walk along the stone walkway and enter the front door of the home you will love the beautiful natural light that comes through the home as well as the spacious family room with fireplace ready for game day or movie nights and your eat in kitchen with pantry storage. This level also offers option for a formal living room or home office with french doors and your formal dining room for all gatherings. Ready to relax and or have some outdoor fun? Step onto your wood deck and enjoy the private wooded view your home has to offer. 2nd level of home offer 3 spacious bedrooms with a full bath and an oversized vaulted ceiling master bedroom with master bath and walk-in closet. Plenty of storage throughout including your 2 car garage. Make this your home today!

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Posted by Olivares & Molina Team on 11/29/2017

If you intend to sell your home, it often pays to hire an expert home appraiser. With this professional at your disposal, you can learn about the true value of your house relative to the competition and map out your home selling journey accordingly.

Ultimately, there are many reasons to work with a home appraiser, and these include:

1. You can gain insights into the housing market.

During a home appraisal, a property appraiser will inspect your residence from top to bottom. Then, this appraiser will offer a report that includes a valuation of your home.

A home appraisal report includes insights beyond the condition and age of your house. In fact, a home appraiser will look at the prices of similar houses in your area and evaluate your home in relation to comparable residences. By doing so, a home appraiser can provide a report that may help you prep to enter a buyer's or seller's market.

2. You can identify potential home problems.

Let's face it no homebuyer wants to purchase a house with cracked siding or a leaky roof. Fortunately, a home appraisal can help you identify and resolve any potential problems early in the home selling process.

Typically, a home appraiser will look at a house's roof, its heating and cooling system and other interior and exterior features. If the appraiser discovers any home problems, these issues will be defined in an appraisal report.

Use a home appraisal report to understand assorted home problems you'll be glad you did. Thanks to this report, you can take the necessary steps to mitigate various home issues.

3. You can establish a "competitive" price for your house.

As a home seller, your goal is to maximize the value of your residence. A home appraisal can help you do just that, as this assessment enables a home seller to define a "competitive" home price, regardless of the current real estate market's conditions.

When it comes to selling a house, performing a housing market analysis may prove to be insufficient. However, after a home appraisal, a home seller can better understand how a residence ranks against the competition and price it appropriately.

Establishing a competitive price from day one is essential for a home seller. And with a home appraisal, a home seller can set a fair price for a residence, increasing the likelihood of a fast home sale.

Before you list your residence, you should consider the aforementioned reasons to work with a home appraiser. If you employ a home appraiser today, you can boost your chances of accelerating the home selling cycle and maximizing the value of your house.

Lastly, if you need help finding a home appraiser, you should consult with a real estate agent. This housing market professional can offer unbiased home appraiser recommendations and put you in touch with the best home appraisers in your area. Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent is happy to provide expert advice throughout the home selling journey to ensure that you can get the best possible results.




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