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Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 9/21/2018

Ready to embark on a new adventure? List your house, and you may reap the benefits of your decision for years to come.

Ultimately, there are many reasons why you should consider kicking off the home selling journey today, and these include:

1. You could profit from a home sale.

Diligent home sellers generally have no problem showcasing their properties to dozens of prospective buyers and generating significant profits. If you know how to effectively promote your residence to property buyers, you could enjoy substantial profits from your home sale.

Oftentimes, it helps to bolster a house's curb appeal prior to adding a residence to the real estate market. A home only gets one chance to make a positive first impression on buyers. And if your residence boasts a dazzling front lawn, pristine siding and other stunning exterior features, it may be better equipped than other properties to stir up interest from buyers.

You may want to get your house appraised too. This ensures you can get a property valuation from a home appraiser and establish a competitive initial asking price for your residence.

2. You can upgrade or downsize.

Although your present home may have suited you perfectly when you initially bought it, now may be a good time for a change. Fortunately, you can upgrade or downsize as needed if you sell your home.

Think about your current living situation and future plans. Then, you can simultaneously list your residence and search for a new house that matches your criteria. And once you finalize your home sale, you can seamlessly relocate to a new address.

3. You can live closer to family members and friends.

If you enjoy spending time with family members and friends, you may want to find a house that is close to these loved ones. Meanwhile, if you currently are forced to deal with a long commute to visit loved ones, listing your house may help you take the first step to live near family members and friends.

When it comes to finding a house near loved ones, it may be beneficial to hire a real estate agent as well. A real estate agent can help you list your current residence and search for a new home close to family members and friends. That way, you can get the support you need to accomplish your desired goals.

During the home selling process, a real estate agent will showcase your residence to potential buyers and negotiate with a buyer's agent on your behalf. He or she also will respond to any concerns or questions that you may have throughout the house selling journey.

Furthermore, if you need to find a new home once you sell your current residence, a real estate agent is happy to assist you. This housing market professional can keep you up to date about available properties in your preferred cities and towns and help you find your dream residence.

Hire a real estate agent today, and you can receive expert guidance any time you want to sell or buy a house.





Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 9/19/2018

This Single-Family in Haverhill, MA recently sold for $335,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Sharon Lanen Coskren - Leading Edge Real Estate.


97 S Prospect St, Haverhill, MA 01835

Single-Family

$329,900
Price
$335,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
What a location! Walk to trains, downtown restaurants and shops, schools and the Bradford Rail Trail which is literally steps from your front door where you can walk, bike, inline skate and cross country ski. This home was built in 2010 and has great light, hardwood floors and lots of storage PLUS an attached garage. Fenced yard is a great spot for cookouts and games. Oversized mudroom has great space. Owners have added over $20,000 in upgrades including new windows (2018), hardwood floors (2016), finished bonus room (2018), fence (2016) plus updated baths. This is a great dead end street and won't last.

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Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 9/14/2018

Aside from your realtor, your lender will be one of the people that you work the most closely with when youíre buying a home. Before you even sign on with a lender, thereís a few questions that you should ask. Donít feel pressure from a certain lender before you understand what their areas of expertise are. You donít want to end up with homebuyerís remorse because you didnít do the right research before you signed the deal on a home.   


Can You Tell Me About Programs For First Time Homebuyers? 


There are so many great programs for first-time homebuyers. If the lender you choose canít help you with these programs, maybe this isnít the right lender for you. If your lender lacks knowledge in the areas that you need, you probably want to shop around.


How Can You Help Me Qualify For The Loan I Need?


Many times, loans have very specific qualifications that you need to meet. Even if you think you might not meet those requirements due to things like a low amount of down payment or a job change, your lender can often help you to find the details in your situation to help you qualify for a loan. For example, you may have recently changed jobs, but if you have stayed in the same field, your lender can help you to explain these circumstances so that you can still qualify for the loan. 


Are There Downpayment Assistance Programs Available?


There are also many programs and loan types available to help buyers get a home with less than a 20% downpayment. Some loans offer good interest rates with less than a 20% downpayment. There are also many grants and downpayment assistance plans available. Itís important to ask questions to know the right information for your loan circumstances.


What Fees Do You Charge?


Some lenders do charge an array of fees. You donít want to sign on with a lender and then close on the loan, only to find out that youíre knee-deep in fees in addition to all of the closing costs that you have to pay along with the home purchase. 


How Will You Communicate With Me


Just like your Realtor, itís important that your lender communicates with you in a timely manner. Buying a home requires that documents and offers are in on time to secure your home. Donít let anything fall through the cracks by hiring people on your home search that may lapse in their communication with important information.




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Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 9/13/2018

This Single-Family in Haverhill, MA recently sold for $470,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Sharon Lanen Coskren - Leading Edge Real Estate.


1 Pamela Ln, Haverhill, MA 01832

Single-Family

$469,900
Price
$470,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautiful 4-Bedroom Corner-Lot Home in a Charming cul-de-sac neighborhood in Haverhill, MA! This home offers a spacious open floor plan first level with hardwood floors and lots of natural light throughout! The family room offers a lovely gas fireplace and leads to the beautiful kitchen featuring maple wood flooring, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances, plus access to the large deck and lovely yard! Head to your spacious Master suite with new carpeting and stunning updated en-suite master bath! 3 additional bedrooms and a full updated bath on the second floor. The bonus room in the finished lower level would make a great game room or play room! Don't miss out on this one!

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Posted by Sharon Lanen Coskren on 9/12/2018


231 Chestnut St, North Andover, MA 01845

Old Center

Single-Family

$825,000
Price

12
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
COME BY THE DECK PARTY SUNDAY 12:30-2 BEFORE THE GAME! Tucked back on a sprawling lawn, welcome the cool Fall days ahead with outdoor dining and relaxing on the expansive cedar deck with pergola. You can just picture barbecues and ballgames on this lovely flat lot. The grand foyer welcomes you to this delightful home. Three season full length sunroom is surrounded by windows and offers great space for catching the cool cross breezes. Oversized light filled living room with soaring ceilings opens to dining room and is great for entertaining.The kitchen boasts a Garland commercial 6 burner stove with double ovens and brand new quartz counters. Bring the outdoors inside in the delightful atrium off of the kitchen which offers a sunlit nook to read a good book. Cozy wood burning fireplaced family room is the heart of the home with new hardwood floors. Multiple options for bedrooms on the first or second floor plus a third floor teen/aupair suite. An easy walk to Old Center and schools.
Open House
Sunday
September 16 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 231 Chestnut St, North Andover, MA 01845    Get Directions

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