Mary Surette's Blog

Posted on 03/15/2021
Use Age In Place Design to Boost Home Value
Image by Jonathan Petersson from Pixabay Home improvement to accommodate residents of all ages and physical abilities not only add convenience and safety to the home, but also make good economic sense. "Aging in place" guidelines have been formulated to assure that housing of the future is designed to meet changing needs. Open floor plans are not only...
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Posted on 03/09/2021
Shrewsbury, MA Real Estate Market Update 3/9/2021
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Posted on 03/08/2021
Choosing the Right Property to Flip
Photo by Jonny Lindner via Pixabay Making a flip profitable starts with one straightforward requirement: find a great deal. These tips are straightforward but crucial if you want to nail your first flip or your tenth. 1. Spread the Word that You're In The Market By this point you should have a rock star team nailed down--a few...
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Posted on 03/01/2021
The Positive Impact Home Maintenance Has on Home's Value
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay Even if you love your home and never plan to leave it, there may come a point when you need to put it on the market. The home maintenance tasks you tackle today have a direct impact on your home’s value tomorrow. If you want to protect the value of your home,...
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Posted on 02/27/2021
Northbridge, MA Real Estate Market Update 2/27/2021
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Posted on 02/22/2021
Buying a Zombie Property - Pros & Cons
Photo by Daniel Tuttle on Unsplash Buying a home, especially for the first time, might feel a little scary—notably if you've learned the home you’re considering for purchase is a zombie property. Even a pro at buying property may flinch when they initially hear this term. No worries, a zombie property is not as frightening as it sounds....
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Posted on 02/16/2021
Worcester, MA Real Estate Market Update
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Posted on 02/15/2021
Simple Accessibility Design Adjustments That Increase Home Value
Photo by JESHOOTS.com from Pexels The physical limitations that come with age or disability task existing property owners with making sometimes awkward modifications to existing homes. Although many of these changes are necessary for improved accessibility, bulky ramps in front yards tend to diminish curbside appeal. In terms of resale value, homeowners may be narrowing their buyer demographic...
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Posted on 02/08/2021
Home Security Tips that Help Prevent Burglaries
A struggle that everyone faces is keeping priorities straight. As careers advance, families grow, and financial responsibilities increase, some priorities fall by the wayside. One example of how that can happen is with home security. When you have your mind on twenty other things that need to be taken care of this week, it's easy to forget about consistently...
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Posted on 02/06/2021
Another Property Sold - 77 Orchard Meadow Dr #77, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
This "Ashley" style unit within Orchard Meadows 55+ Community is perfect spot to call your new home. There is so much to love about this open concept one level living with custom builder upgrades. You have a combo dining and living room with gleaming hardwoods - great for entertaining family and friends, a gorgeous gas fireplace perfect for cozying up on the couch on chilly winter nights, an expansive kitchen with a breakfast nook and plenty of counter space and storage, a master suite with walk in closet and full bathroom as well as a guest bedroom and another full bathroom. The basement is large and great for storage or expansion!...
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Posted on 02/05/2021
Shrewsbury, MA Real Estate Market Update
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Posted on 02/01/2021
Grow Your Portfolio with an Assumable Mortgage
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay It's easy to think that investing in real estate is an incredibly expensive venture. You may think you need thousands if not tens of thousands saved before you can even think about it. But there are ways to jumpstart your portfolio even if you're renting one of the cheapest apartments in your neighborhood....
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