Lisa Corr, Olde Town Realty | Haverhill, MA Real Estate


Looking for an effective way to boost your home's value? You can take a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach to numerous home improvement projects. By doing so, you can learn how to enhance your residence on your own without breaking your budget. In addition, there are many wonderful DIY home improvement projects that you can complete over the course of a given day, including:
  1. Adding a fresh coat of paint.
A blotchy, inconsistent paint job remains an eye sore that homebuyers are sure to notice. Fortunately, you can add a fresh coat of paint in any room of your home to give this space a fresh, clean look. You can pick up a gallon of paint, rollers, painter's tape and other painting supplies at any home improvement store. And ultimately, this home improvement project may allow you to bolster your home's value as well.
  1. Perform basic landscaping. 
For those who enjoy the great outdoors, cutting the grass, trimming the hedges and other landscaping projects offer an ideal opportunity to improve your home and work outside simultaneously. Basic landscaping is paramount for home sellers, and those who ignore landscaping tasks altogether may damage their home's value significantly. Remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and homebuyers remain unlikely to purchase a residence with high grass and weeds scattered throughout its front yard and backyard. But home sellers who devote the necessary time and resources to perform basic landscaping tasks can improve the appearance of their home's exterior, and eventually, their home's value.
  1. Update fixtures.
Switch plates, outlet covers, curtain rods and other fixtures that have been in place for years could use an update. Luckily, you can pick up stunning fixtures that can easily be replaced and may make your home more appealing to homebuyers, too. Updating your residence's fixtures represents a fun day project for any ambitious home seller. Each fixture is usually inexpensive to purchase and can be installed quickly and effortlessly. Meanwhile, even a minor fixture replacement could make a big difference in the eyes of a homebuyer, particularly if this individual is searching for a residence with awe-inspiring, one-of-a-kind features.
  1. Replace cabinet knobs and drawer handles.
Who says you need to replace all of your kitchen cabinets and drawers to add a touch of glamour to your kitchen's décor? Comparatively, you can replace your kitchen cabinet knobs and drawer handles, which serves as a cost-effective alternative to a full-scale kitchen remodeling project. Revamping your kitchen hardware is essential for homeowners who have ignored their kitchen cabinet knobs and drawer handles for years. But with a simple hardware update, you can improve your kitchen's décor instantly.
  1. Pick up a new front door mat.
You only get one chance to make a first impression, so why not make the most of it? With a fun, exciting new front door mat, you can make a bold statement any time potential homebuyers check out your residence. Front door mats come in a variety of styles and designs, and you're sure to find one that suits your personality perfectly. Also, the right front door mat may help bring a smile to a homebuyer's face before he or she even enters your home, thus delivering a positive first impression. Take advantage of DIY home improvement projects, and you may be able to boost your home's value and help your residence stand out in a competitive real estate market.


55 Powdermill Road, Haverhill, MA 01830

Riverside

Single-Family

$395,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Location, Location, Location- Have you been waiting for a house to come on the market at Millvale Estates? Here it is. Private lot that abuts the Renaissance Golf Club. Classic 3 bedroom Split Entry on a quiet cul-de-sac This home features upstairs a living room with a fireplace, kitchen with dining area and rear deck access. Over an acre of land. Upstairs you'll find nicely sized bedrooms with ample closet space and full bath. Downstairs has a family room with pellet stove, laundry room with 3/4 bath and as a bonus a workshop that leads out the private backyard, and bath. The backyard is private and ideal for gatherings and enjoying the pool Easy access to schools, town and commute routes.
Open House
Sunday
August 20 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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Location: 55 Powdermill Road, Haverhill, MA 01830    Get Directions

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This Single-Family in Groveland, MA recently sold for $266,000. This Other style home was sold by Lisa M. Corr - Olde Town Realty.


22 Union St, Groveland, MA 01834

Single-Family

$270,000
Price
$266,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Lowest priced home in Groveland. Great opportunity to build sweat equity. Property is being sold "as is". Property does not qualify for FHA, VA or conventional . Cash or 203K only Buyers to verify all mls data. Buyer to obtain smoke certificate.

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202 Mohawk Trl, Haverhill, MA 01832

Single-Family

$305,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Looking for a ranch with lots of land- look no more. 2 bedroom nicely maintained house with gorgeous yard. Huge kitchen, with wood burning stove, bedrooms and living room have nice hardwood floors, composite deck that leads out to the above ground pool. Gardening area, and a little pond with wild life. Lower level is finished, and additional space for storage. Over sized garage with work shop in the back.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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If you’re trying to decide whether or not you should put a pool in at your home, there’s a lot to think about. You don’t want to regret spending a sizable amount of money. You may picture a life of luxury with a pool, but there’s a lot involved with the installation of it. It can be quite an ongoing investment to put in a pool. Maintenance, repairs, and more are involved. Depending upon the climate you live in, you may need to put a cover on the pool during the offseason as well.


When Putting In A Pool Is A No-Brainer


If you live in a warm climate like California, Florida, Hawaii, Or Arizona, it makes total sense to invest in a pool. these places get the maximum benefit from pool installation since the pool can be used the whole year through. 


If you have a large yard and are able to accommodate both a pool and some yard space, it’s also not a bad idea to put in a pool. The important thing is that you understand that you’re not always going to get a return on your investment when you sell your home. Not all homebuyers like pools and often the presence of a pool can even deter some buyers from even looking at the home.


Questions To Ask Regarding Return On Investment:


  • Does a pool fit in with the neighborhood?
  • Is the pool in good condition?
  • How old is the pool?

The idea with homes that have pools is to attract the right buyers. Many times, families with young children stay away from properties with pools since they see it as a safety hazard. Other home shoppers may fall in love with the property because of the pool. The important thing about putting in a pool is knowing that you as a homeowner will enjoy the feature. 


Costs


The average cost to put in a pool in the US is around $30,000. That’s just a basic pool. You’ll probably need to add a few more details like fencing, pool furniture, and more landscaping. That can cause the total investment to rise significantly. The type of pool that you choose also has an effect on the cost of the project. Don’t forget about the added energy expenses of running a filter and putting a heater in the pool. 


Insurance


When you have a pool, you’ll need to change the type of insurance that you have. The pool can increase your insurance costs significantly. There also could be certain requirements set forth by the insurance company, such as the pool needing to be fenced in. 


While adding a pool to your home may make your life more enjoyable, it may not add to the value and return you get on your home. Don’t over invest in an amenity that won’t give you the returns your looking for unless you’re prepared and know that you as a homeowner will truly enjoy the pool.




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