Sherry Bourque - RE/MAX Main Street Associates



Posted by Sherry Bourque on 12/10/2018

This Single-Family in Haverhill, MA recently sold for $155,000. This Other style home was sold by Sherry Bourque - RE/MAX Main Street Associates.


27 Ayer, Haverhill, MA 01832

Single-Family

$189,900
Price
$155,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
1
Baths
Are you a contractor or handyperson??? Huge potential here! Come take a look at a diamond in the rough. Bring your imagination to this 4 bedroom home. This is an estate sale, so Seller has never lived in property. Easy to show. Will not qualify for FHA or VA, but perfect for 203K or cash buyers.

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Posted by Sherry Bourque on 12/9/2018

Any pet owner will tell you that their pets are a part of the family. They bring joy to new families getting their first dog, and companionship to people who would otherwise live alone. However, they also bring the pet odors associated with having them around the house.

Since we spend so much time in our own homes, we oftentimes donít even notice pet odors. So, even if you think your home is free of odors, itís a good idea to get an unbiased opinion of the various odors of your home so that you can address them if necessary.

In this article, weíre going to teach you how to identify and neutralize those pet odors before the open house or first home showing. That way you can make the best impression on potential sellers and leave them feeling like your home has been well-maintained.

Identifying pet odors in your home

Whether youíve got a dog, cat, rabbit, or hamster, odds are your little friend puts off some amount of odor. To discover where, if any, odors can be found, invite a friend over to your home who isnít familiar with the smells and ask them their honest opinions about the various rooms in your home. This will give you a good idea of where you need to focus your efforts.

Important areas to clean

First thingís first: the fabrics, surfaces, furniture, and carpet in your home in your home hold onto odor the most. Renting or buying a carpet cleaner, mopping the hard surfaces, and washing or refreshing curtains is a great place to start.

Many steam cleaners can be used on various surfaces, making them a good solution to get the most value out of your cleaning budget.

Donít forget the carpet pad

If your pets have ever had ďaccidentsĒ on your carpets, itís vital to remember that their mess likely soaked through the carpet onto the carpet pad. While it may seem like a lot of effort to pull up the carpet just to clean the pad, it may be your only option in severe cases of pet odors.  

Painting

Repainting is a guaranteed way to remove any lingering odors in your home. Try to time your painting so that the room has the chance to air out and the smell of fresh paint isnít overpowering.

Repainting is also the perfect opportunity to brighten up the rooms of your home, making them feel more spacious. Sticking to neutral, proven colors will give you the most bang for your buck.

Let some fresh air in

Before showing your home, open up the doors and windows and doors to closets and basements and let a draft run through the house. This can eliminate any musty smells that have accumulated in the lesser used parts of your home, as well as help mitigate the effect of pet odor.

Last minute additions

The day of showing your home, use a high-quality scented candle or two in places that your pets frequent. You donít want it to be obvious that youíre trying to mask any bad odors, so donít use anything overpowering. Rather, opt for a pleasant-to-neutral fragrance that isnít too noticeable.




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Posted by Sherry Bourque on 12/3/2018

This Single-Family in Fremont, NH recently sold for $279,250. This Ranch style home was sold by Sherry Bourque - RE/MAX Main Street Associates.


81 Sandown Road, Fremont, NH 03044

Single-Family

$281,000
Price
$279,250
Sale Price

2
Bedrooms
4
Rooms
1
Baths
Wow, BRAND NEW 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath ranch. Open concept main living area with cathedral ceilings. Hardwood in kitchen, dining area, living room and hallway. Stylish kitchen with white maple kitchen cabinets and granite counters. Dining area has a slider to a back deck. Central Air. Ample storage space in the walk-out basement. Nice cleared level yard. NEW HOME to be BUILT! Great opportunity to make your personal selections.






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Posted by Sherry Bourque on 12/2/2018

Buying a new home is an exciting experience. Who doesnít love new thingsóand a new home at that? But a new home is also challenging and intimidating. If you have left a home that you adored then this new home has high expectations. And if itís your first home then such an investment is a big step and can be intimidating for that reason. But one thing that can be agreed upon is the need for this house to feel like your home. Letís look at a few simple tips for making your new house truly feel like your home.

Family Heirlooms: Have a family heirloom that has been passed down from generation to generation? These types of keepsakes could range from an afghan that a great-grandparent or grandparent had knit, various antiques, clocks, diaries and recipes. You can display recipes on a kitchen counter or you can even get creative and design custom wallpaper from the recipe cards. Grandfather clocks fit the atmosphere of home offices and formal living rooms. There are tasteful ways to add each one of these into your home and preserve the memory of these keepsakes.

Photos & Artwork: What better way to bring personality and familiarity into a home than photos of family and friends or artwork from a favorite artist or of your favorite place. A popular approach is a grid-like arrangement created on large, open walls. This is one way to display many beloved photos without creating clutter on tables or other pieces of furniture. A long wall along a hallway would be a great place to display larger photos or artwork that would run horizontally. This is especially nice for sequenced pieces such as change of season photos.

DIY projects: Add your personality to your home with DIY projects. Mason jars, glass vases, and wine bottles can be turned into beautiful home dťcor with only a few materials and a couple hours. Items like rope, artificial flowers, ribbon, and glitter are just a couple examples of supplies that can be used to turn those simple items into a homemade masterpiece.

Memories: Last, but certainly not least, create memories.This is the easiest and quickest way to make a house feel like a home. Things as simple as cooking dinner with your loved ones and as extravagant as starting a family are amazing memories to make. And the first time you remember something special happening in your home will be an amazing feeling. Youíll truly feel like youíve left your mark and turned four walls into something extraordinary.

Itís crucial that you add your personal touches to your home, especially if itís going to be your forever home. Itís the place you will spend most of your time, besides work. The tips above are just a couple examples of ways to help add your personality in the home. Be creative and most of all be genuine and your home will feel like itís been yours forever.  





Posted by Sherry Bourque on 11/29/2018

This Single-Family in Lawrence, MA recently sold for $240,000. This Cape style home was sold by Sherry Bourque - RE/MAX Main Street Associates.


158 Gilbert St, Lawrence, MA 01843

Single-Family

$250,000
Price
$240,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
4
Beds
1
Baths
ELECTRIC HEAT! NO GAS ISSUES HERE!! Why Rent?? Great Condo Alternative!!! Put your sweat equity into this desirable mount Vernon home, very close to Andover. This 4 Bedroom cape has 2 first floor bedrooms with hardwood floors, an eat in kitchen, and a living room with hardwood floors. First floor full bath. 2 more bedrooms on second level. There is plenty of room to fully finish the lower level which could be utilized for a game room, office or what ever you choose!!. Flat back yard is fenced in -great for entertaining or for pets and children to play. This location is also a commuters dream convenient to major highways and a short drive to tax free New Hampshire, mountains and the ocean. Property to be sold as is. Showings start at open house on Friday 10/12 from 4:30 - 6:00pm

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