Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 3/22/2018


365 Massachusetts Ave, North Andover, MA 01845

Single-Family

$375,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Welcome to this adorable, light filled home on the corner of a great neighborhood where you can ride bikes, take an evening stroll or walk your dog. Not your typical split....only a few steps from the main floor up to the bedrooms and bathroom. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout. Oversized fireplaced living room is perfect for cozy winter nights. Central air for those hot summer days. The backyard is a great place to relax and host barbecues with family and friends. Large garage has lots of space for storage. As an added bonus, the master has direct access to the bathroom. An easy walk to schools, town, shops, restaurants and quick access to highways to make your commute a breeze. With a few cosmetic updates you'll gain instant equity. Smart buyers won't want to miss this one!
Open House
Sunday
March 25 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 365 Massachusetts Ave, North Andover, MA 01845    Get Directions

Similar Properties





Categories: Open House  


Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 3/22/2018


365 Massachusetts Ave, North Andover, MA 01845

Single-Family

$375,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Welcome to this adorable, light filled home on the corner of a great neighborhood where you can ride bikes, take an evening stroll or walk your dog. Not your typical split....only a few steps from the main floor up to the bedrooms and bathroom. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout. Oversized fireplaced living room is perfect for cozy winter nights. Central air for those hot summer days. The backyard is a great place to relax and host barbecues with family and friends. Large garage has lots of space for storage. As an added bonus, the master has direct access to the bathroom. An easy walk to schools, town, shops, restaurants and quick access to highways to make your commute a breeze. With a few cosmetic updates you'll gain instant equity. Smart buyers won't want to miss this one!
Open House
Sunday
March 25 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 365 Massachusetts Ave, North Andover, MA 01845    Get Directions

Similar Properties





Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 3/16/2018

This Single-Family in North Andover, MA recently sold for $558,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Sharon Lanen Coskren - RE/MAX Leading Edge.


242 Appleton St, North Andover, MA 01845

Single-Family

$539,900
Price
$558,000
Sale Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
~~~ Multiple Offer Disclosure Highest and Best Offers due by 6 pm December 18th ~~~ Come enjoy this fabulous four bedroom three and a half bath Claude Miguel designed colonial. This Bear Hill neighborhood home is close to area highways, schools and Old Center. It has just over an acre of land including a wooded lot. There is a Great Room over the two car garage that features a full bath and room for a kitchenette for possible In-Law suite with a separate entrance. The family room has a slider leading to the deck. There is a fireplace in the living room and one in the family room. The laundry is conveniently located on the first floor with a newer washer and dryer. For your safety, the smoke detectors and the carbon monoxide detectors are new. See attachment for PAS requirements and WFHM offer submittal information in MLS document section.

Similar Properties





Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 3/16/2018

If you've recently put your home on the market -- or are considering doing so in the near future -- home staging is a priority which will soon take front and center!

Since "presentation is everything" when trying to catch the interest of prospective buyers, it's crucial to be able to see things through their eyes.

Unfortunately, being able to accomplish that objective is next to impossible because, as a homeowner, you're looking at your home and property through a completely different lens than the rest of the world. The longer you've lived in your home, the more your objectivity is compromised.

Here are a few reasons why it's really difficult to "see the forest for the trees" when it comes to home staging:

First of all, there's the emotional aspect of owning a home and seeing your life unfold there over a period of years. That's especially true for first-time homeowners, parents of growing children, and people who have sunk a lot of money, time, and energy into improvements and customization. Once you've added personal touches to your home to reflect your own tastes, personality, and lifestyle, you're viewing your home through a unique perspective that may cloud your objectivity as a home seller.

Solution: Think Like a Business Owner

For the same reason business owners and executives hire outside consultants to tell them how to improve management efficiency or profitability, home sellers often need professional marketing guidance from a real estate agent or home staging consultant. Getting input from home decorators, landscapers, or home improvement contractors may also provide you with helpful ideas, but their recommendations may not always be the most economical and cost effective.

When staging your home to enhance eye appeal and attract the most potential buyers, a good guiding principle to keep in mind is ROI or "return on investment." While you don't want to sink more money into sprucing up and staging your home than necessary, you do want to cast it in its best possible light. Depending on how recently your home has been updated or improved, your investment in home staging may be relatively inexpensive. On the other hand, if you haven't updated, repaired, or made improvements for more years than you care to remember, the cost of making your home irresistible to buyers may be a lot higher!

One More Scenario

If your tastes could be described as eclectic, "off the wall", or otherwise out of the mainstream, you might need to consider a major overall in the look and feel of your property. Unless you're lucky enough to have it be a "sellers' market" at the time you're putting your house up for sale, it's generally advisable to make your home appealing to as wide a range of potential buyers as possible. An experienced real estate professional is usually in the best position to provide the guidance you need to accomplish that key objective.





Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 3/9/2018

Solar is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. Each year, hundreds of thousands of homes go solar, adding thousands of new jobs and preventing massive amounts of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.

It has never been a better time to go solar. However, the rapid technological advancements and the growing market of solar power companies means that you have several options to consider if youíre thinking about going green.

Types of residential solar power

The first thing to understand about solar power is that there are several different types you can get for your home. From roof-installed solar panels to off-site solar farms, you have options when it comes to powering your house cheaply and efficiently.

Leasing and purchasing PV panels

One of the most common ways that people power their home with solar power is by leasing rooftop photovoltaic (PV) panels from a solar company. There are different leasing options available from different companies, so itís a good idea to shop around the solar providers in your area.

Leasing is a great option for those who donít have the funds to purchase panels but still want to lower their monthly electricity bill. Companies who offer leasing often install and maintain the panels for free. The panels will be hooked up to your local energy grid. Each month, your electricity bill will be reduced by the amount that is produced by your panels. The way the solar company earns is by selling a portion of the solar produced back to the energy company and by collecting incentives from state and federal governments.  

Purchasing your panels outright has its advantages. When you purchase your own panels you can more greatly reduce or even eliminate your monthly utility bills without giving a cut back to the solar company. However, this also means youíre responsible for the care and maintenance, and insurance of the panels.

Off-site solar

Many people would love to reduce their electricity bill and help reduce carbon emissions, but they just canít stand the look of solar panels on their roof. Fortunately, off-site solar farms are also growing in popularity. This type of solar power comes with all of the same benefits of rooftop solar except that it isnít located on your house.

Typically a vacant spot of land is used as a solar ďfarm.Ē Community members can opt to lease or own a portion of the farm to contribute towards powering their home.

This option is particularly beneficial to those who lack roof-space, or who have a roof that doesnít receive an optimal amount of sunlight.

Emerging technologies

As I mentioned earlier, solar power is an industry that is rapidly changing. If youíre not ready just yet to install solar panels or join a shared solar community, itís still a good idea to look ahead at emerging technologies.

One such example is Teslaís new solar roofs. The idea is that instead of installing panels, the roof itself comes with panels built-in. Whatís more, the roofs are said to last longer than traditional roofs, and theyíll come in a variety of styles which mimic traditional shingles and comes in Tuscan, textured glass, and slate options.




Categories: Uncategorized