Ann Marie Martin


Posted by Ann Marie Martin on 9/21/2018


42 Newbury St, Ludlow, MA 01056

Single-Family

$154,900
Price

6
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
WOW! COME SEE WHAT THEY DID TO ME! They refinished my hardwood floors in the living room & 3 of the 4 bdrms & hallways. My newly refinished floors gleam with excitement! I may be older than my friends in the neighborhood but boy I sure clean up nicely. Centrally located in Ludlow I am a 4 bdrm Cape & I'm great for the first time home buyer, or if your trying to downsize because the children have left the nest. My features are hardwood floors in the living room, and 3 of my bdrms. My family was using 1 bdrm as a dining room so they left the carpeting for you. My kitchen comes with a ceramic sink, new refrigerator, a dishwasher,a stove & a microwave and.. I have a center island where you can enjoy your breakfast with a cutout so you can see my living room from here. I have 2 large bdrms upstairs, with electric baseboard heat & my basement is partially finished with a full bath. To round me off I have a detached garage & storage shed. Come take a look at me...I'd love to show off....
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Posted by Ann Marie Martin on 9/17/2018

A "lowball" homebuying proposal is unlikely to do you any favors, particularly if you want to acquire your dream residence as quickly as possible. In fact, after you submit a lowball offer, it may be only a matter of time before you receive a "No" from a home seller.

When it comes to buying a house, it helps to prepare a competitive offer. That way, you can increase the likelihood of getting a seller to accept your home offer and speed up the homebuying journey.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you avoid the risk of submitting a lowball offer on your dream residence.

1. Analyze the Housing Market

Are you searching for a house in a buyer's or seller's market? Are homes selling quickly in the current real estate market? And are houses selling at, above or below their initial asking prices? These are just some of the questions that homebuyers need to consider as they assess the real estate sector.

With a diligent approach to buying a house, a homebuyer can become a real estate market expert. This buyer can assess a wide assortment of housing market data, and by doing so, gain the insights that he or she needs to submit a competitive offer on any residence.

2. Understand a Home's Condition

A home purchase is one of the biggest transactions that an individual will complete over the course of his or her lifetime. As such, the decision to submit an offer on a house should not be taken lightly.

To make the best-possible choice, it helps to look at all of the available information about a residence. You should review a home listing closely and attend a home showing. In many instances, it may be beneficial to check out a house a few times to get an up-close look at it before you submit an offer.

The condition of a home will play a major role in how much you are willing to offer to acquire a residence. Therefore, you should learn as much as possible about a house's condition. And if you feel comfortable with a home, you should be ready to submit an offer that will match a seller's expectations.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

Hiring a real estate agent generally is a good idea, particularly for a homebuyer who wants to reduce the risk of submitting a lowball offer on a house. A real estate agent can help a homebuyer prepare a competitive offer, as well as ensure that a buyer can enjoy a seamless home transaction.

Furthermore, a real estate agent will allocate the necessary time and resources to help you analyze a house. He or she will even offer homebuying recommendations and teach you everything you need to know about the homebuying cycle.

Avoid the temptation to submit a lowball offer on a house – use the aforementioned tips, and you can submit a competitive proposal to acquire your dream residence.





Posted by Ann Marie Martin on 9/11/2018


281 Chauncey Walker St., Belchertown, MA 01007

Mobile Home

$54,900
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Wonderful 2 bedroom mobile home in beautiful Pine Valley Plantation. Lovely setting on a beautiful lot, nice private landscaped yard, with woods behind you, partial covered, large 12 x 20 shed with electricity. Large updated bright kitchen with lots of cabinets, storage and a dishwasher. Open floor plan to spacious living room. Large updated bathroom. Laundry room, new split system AC, heater, and dehumidifier. Also newer furnace, for propane heat, and hot water tank. Park fee includes water, sewer, taxes and common grounds maintenance. Move right in and start enjoying life.
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Posted by Ann Marie Martin on 9/10/2018


42 Newbury St, Ludlow, MA 01056

Single-Family

$164,900
Price

6
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
WOW! COME SEE WHAT THEY DID TO ME! They refinished my hardwood floors in the living room & 3 of the 4 bdrms & hallways. My newly refinished floors gleam with excitement! I may be older than my friends in the neighborhood but boy I sure clean up nicely. Centrally located in Ludlow I am a 4 bdrm Cape & I'm great for the first time home buyer, or if your trying to downsize because the children have left the nest. My features are hardwood floors in the living room, and 3 of my bdrms. My family was using 1 bdrm as a dining room so they left the carpeting for you. My kitchen comes with a ceramic sink, new refrigerator, a dishwasher,a stove & a microwave and.. I have a center island where you can enjoy your breakfast with a cutout so you can see my living room from here. I have 2 large bdrms upstairs, with electric baseboard heat & my basement is partially finished with a full bath. To round me off I have a detached garage & storage shed. Come take a look at me...I'd love to show off....
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Posted by Ann Marie Martin on 9/10/2018

Whether you're environmentally conscious or just want to save a few dollars on your utility bills, there are simple ways to do both. One of the first steps to conserving electricity and water is to become more aware of when and how you're using it.

A major challenge for many parents is to get their kids to turn off lights, appliances, and water faucets when they're not using them. With persistence, you can hopefully get them to understand the importance of saving money, controlling costs, and conserving resources.

Dependable Old Appliances Are a Mixed Blessing

Toilets and household appliances can last much longer than their expected life span, but after a certain point, you're getting diminishing returns. If your toilets are more than 25 years old, for example, you're wasting gallons of water with every flush. Inefficient toilets from just a couple generations ago use as much as six gallons of water every time they're flushed. According the Environmental Protection Agency, recent advances in toilet design are now enabling families to use only 1.28 gallons of water per flush while still getting superior performance. In dollars and cents, families that replace old, obsolete toilets with Watersense-certified models can save more than $110 a year (and nearly 13,000 gallons of water). The EPA says utilities may even offer rebates and vouchers that can lower the price of a WaterSense labeled toilet. (As a side note, toilet use in homes accounts for nearly 30 percent of an average family's indoor water consumption.)

If your washing machine was manufactured before 2003, it's another source of wasted water and energy. The newer Energy Star-certified clothes washers can save about $45 a year in utility bills, based on typical usage patterns. They use about 25% less energy and 45% less water than the old, standard models. The EPA also says that if you have a dishwasher made before 1994, it wastes approximately 10 gallons of water per cycle. By switching to an energy-efficient model, an annual savings of $35 a year can be realized by the average family.

There's actually a wide range of Energy Star-certified products available that can save you money on utility costs and help conserve water and electricity. In addition to washers, dryers, and dishwashers, other energy-efficient appliances include dehumidifiers, refrigerators, freezers, air purifiers, water heaters, heating and cooling equipment, computers, televisions, pool pumps, and much more. Energy efficiency -- or a lack, thereof -- is one factor to consider when deciding whether to repair or replace old appliances, HVAC systems, or plumbing fixtures in your home.

Not only will you save money when your home is operating efficiently, but you'll enjoy the satisfaction that comes with minimizing waste and making the most of natural resources.