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Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 8/17/2018


47 Bedford St., Middleboro, MA 02346

Commercial

$14
Price

1
Buildings
Commercial
Type of Comm.
87,007.00
Lot Size
EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION! State of the art professional building just off Middleboro rotary. Perfect for doctor, dentists, law office etc. All LED lighting and energy efficient systems! Located a few hundred feet from the Middleboro Rotary Circle, RT 495/24/44/18 access!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 8/17/2018

In today's real estate market, hardwood floors are a highly desired feature in a house. Potential buyers are often turned off by homes with carpeted floors because it's almost impossible to keep them clean. Time is not on your side when it comes to maintaining nice-looking carpeted floors!

No matter how careful you are, sooner or later someone's going to knock over a glass of grape juice or wine -- and that's only the short list of accidents waiting to happen! While dogs and cats can be a wonderful addition to any family, they are not a friend of floors -- either carpeted or hardwood.

In theory, hardwood floors are easier to clean than carpeting because of the absorbency factor. If your carpeting hasn't been treated with a stain-resistant chemical, it will quickly absorb stains, spills, and pet accidents faster than you can clean them up! Although the latest carpeting materials are much more stain resistant than earlier versions, spills that are not noticed and cleaned up quickly may cause permanent damage.

Spills, water, and pet urine can also wreak havoc on hardwood floors, so a quick response is essential to preventing damage. Here are a few other tips for keeping your floors looking clean and beautiful.

  • Door mats can be helpful in minimizing the amount of dirt and grit that gets tracked into your home. What homeowners and even housekeepers sometimes forget is that door mats need to be shaken out on a regular basis. If they're not, dirt, soil, and other debris will accumulate on the mats, causing them to create more of a problem than a solution! Door mats need to be replaced periodically, too, when they become too worn down or wet to be of any use.
  • Shoe removal: This is a difficult policy to enforce, but it will make house cleaning and floor maintenance easier and more effective. Whether you're talking about carpeting or hardwood floors, shoes are invariably going to track in dirt, grime, water, mud, and other miscellaneous contaminants!
  • The right cleaning methods: Although it's always a good idea to follow manufacturer recommendations when cleaning any type of flooring, hardwood floors often need to be treated with more care than their carpeted counterparts. Since there are a lot of ways to scratch, dent, or gouge hardwood floor surfaces, it's crucial to avoid trying to scrub away spills or stains with any abrasive material. To remove potentially damaging grit, floors should be regularly cleaned with a soft dust mop or broom with soft bristles. Ideally, your vacuum cleaner should also be padded on the bottom to avoid scratching the finish of your wood floors.
While any kind of flooring can be subject to wear and tear over time, the good news is that you can take preventative steps to protect your floors and keep them looking great for many years to come!





Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 8/15/2018


284 Monponsett St., Halifax, MA 02338

Commercial

$750
Price

1
Buildings
Office
Type of Comm.
4.32
Lot Size
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. First months Rent is Free! This 550 sf second floor office space (with elevator) features 3 rooms and small kitchenette. Busy location in modern building at the intersection of Rts 58 and 106. Perfect location for accountant, tax preparer, private office, sales etc. Monthly rent includes heat and electric. Building is well maintained and professionally landscaped.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






Tags: Real Estate   Commercial   Halifax   02338  
Categories: Price Change  


Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 8/13/2018

This Single-Family in Lakeville, MA recently sold for $70,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Larry Costa REALTORģ - CENTURY 21 Classic Gold.


40 Clark, Lakeville, MA 02347

Single-Family

$47,900
Price
$70,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Seller never occupied. Neither seller or agent make any representations as to the accuracy of any information contained herein. Buyer/buyer agent must conduct their own due diligence, verifications and research & are relying solely on the results of same. Buyer responsible for final water, Title 5, smoke detectors, and CO certificate. Cash only or rehab loan. Highest and Best by 12:00 p.m. on 6/19.






Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Larry Costa REALTOR® on 8/10/2018

If youíre hunting for a new home and have come across one that fits all of your requirements and more, it can seem like the only thing you can do is make an offer and wait.

However, your first choice could also be another buyerís dream home. And, if a higher bid isnít feasible, you have to find other ways to win over the seller. One way this can be achieved is through writing a letter to the owner of the home.

If youíre bidding on your dream home, writing a letter the the owner can be anxiety inducing. Choosing what to reveal and finding the right words can be scary, even for the most seasoned writer.

So, in this article weíre going to walk you through writing a letter to a seller to give you the best possible chance of winning the bid for a new home.

Tell them why you love their home

If youíve fallen in love with certain aspects of the home, thereís a good chance the sellers did too. Be personal in your explanations. Rather than just say you love the location, mention that it is a perfect distance to walk to the playground with your children or pets. This will help buyers better understand you and your story.

If you have family who lives nearby, or if the home has features that can greatly improve the life of you, your family, or your pets, be sure to mention this in the letter as well.

Donít press or plead, just be polite

It can seem desperate and off-putting to receive a letter pleading with you to sell your home to someone. So, when youíre writing your letter and you come to the end, simply thank the buyer for their time and for reading, compliment them once more, and wish them luck in their new home.

Revise and review

It can be tempting to send your letter immediately after writing it, especially if writing is you donít like writing in general. However, itís always a good idea to revise. I suggest writing your letter one night, then reading it again the next evening to give yourself time and distance from it--this way youíll be reading it with fresh eyes and will be able to find any wording that sounds strange or confusing.

Itís also a good idea to run your writing through a free proofreader like Grammarly. And, finally, there is no substitute for having an editor. Ask one of your friends or family members to read the letter and give you feedback.

Stand out from the crowd

There are a few things you can include in your letter to set you apart from other potential buyers. Including a family photo will help the sellers put a face to the names you mention in the letter.

It can also be helpful to print and mail the letter, rather than sending it electronically. Since we so rarely receive a physical copy of a letter these days (unless itís from a bill collector), it can be nice to receive something positive in the mail for a change.




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