Bernadette Calvario


Posted by Bernadette Calvario on 6/12/2019

Whether you plan on selling your house in the next few years, or if you just want to make some much needed updates to your home, renovations can be a great way to increase the value of your property.

However, not all updates will pay for themselves. Some upgrades that we want for personal reasons, such as building an addition for more space, could come back to haunt you if it isnít to the taste of potential homebuyers in the future.

So, in this article, weíre going to talk about five simple updates to your home that have the best chance of increasing its selling price. That way, when you do finally decide to move on from your home, you can sell for the price you know your home is worth.

Improve your lighting

You donít have to be a carpenter to increase the value of your home. When a potential buyer enters your home for the first time, two of the first things theyíll notice are the lighting and the spaciousness of the room.

Since lighting is an essential part of creating spaciousness, increasing the former will also increase the latter.

So, what are some ways you can increase lighting?

  • Add recessed lights to the ceilings of your home. It will open up space in the ceiling and allow for a greater number of lights overall.

  • Add lighting under the cabinets in your kitchen

  • Use large mirrors for decoration to increase lighting and create the illusion of spaciousness in smaller rooms

Painting for the modern homeowner

Home decor trends come and go. Not long ago, wallpaper was the go-to choice. However, the surest way to increase the value of your home is to use bright and neutral colors since, statistically, these appeal to the largest number of people.

Fresh paint and good lighting work together to make your home seem more polished and modern. And, for just a few hundred dollars, you can paint your whole home.

Remember, however, that it is easy to scuff up the walls in your home. So, itís a good idea to paint closer to the date you think youíll be trying to sell.

Low maintenance landscaping

While there are people who enjoy mowing the lawn on Saturday morning, those people tend to be few and far between. One thing potential buyers will consider when viewing your home is how difficult it will be to take care of the yard.

Adding an irrigation system, removing unnecessary obstacles, and planting hardy bushes and plants will woo potential buyers.

Upgrade the most outdated room in your home

If your home is in need of serious upgrades, itís best to start with the room that needs it the most, especially if that room is a bathroom or kitchen. Replacing an old vanity or putting new tile down can be simple ways to spruce up a bathroom thatís looking dated.

Fix the little things

If you have a couple of years before you plan to sell, that gives you time to fix the small issues that youíve noticed and will continue to notice. Maintaining your home now will give you less to worry about when the time comes to sell, and you donít want to be dealing with leaking faucets when that day arrives.





Posted by Bernadette Calvario on 6/5/2019


25 Frost St, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$486,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Spectacular Northside Location~ A major make-over has given this home a crisp updated NEW look including neutral tones of grey painting. The beautiful newer maple kitchen with granite counters, tiled back-splash & SS appliances offers a custom built-in peninsula for eat-in dining. Opens into the formal dining room w/crown molding. Egress off kitchen to a great size deck and patio. The spacious family room greets you with a brick fireplace & 2019 refinished hardwood floors! A nice size bedroom/den and 2018 updated full bath/laundry complete this fabulous first floor~Upper level offers you two great size Bedrooms/Master & renovated 2018 full bath with hardwoods. Fenced in backyard & two sheds! Solar panels on rear roof! A semi-finished basement waiting for your finishing touch! Enjoy miles of walking trails close by and middle school also nearby..In the heart of Framingham with so much at your finger tips. Stellar schools make this a great place to call HOME!
Open House
Saturday
June 08 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
New Price ~ Come preview this Cape with many updates on the North-side of town!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 25 Frost St, Framingham, MA 01701    Get Directions

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Posted by Bernadette Calvario on 6/5/2019


25 Frost St, Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$486,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Spectacular Northside Location~ A major make-over has given this home a crisp updated NEW look including neutral tones of grey painting. The beautiful newer maple kitchen with granite counters, tiled back-splash & SS appliances offers a custom built-in peninsula for eat-in dining. Opens into the formal dining room w/crown molding. Egress off kitchen to a great size deck and patio. The spacious family room greets you with a brick fireplace & 2019 refinished hardwood floors! A nice size bedroom/den and 2018 updated full bath/laundry complete this fabulous first floor~Upper level offers you two great size Bedrooms/Master & renovated 2018 full bath with hardwoods. Fenced in backyard & two sheds! Solar panels on rear roof! A semi-finished basement waiting for your finishing touch! Enjoy miles of walking trails close by and middle school also nearby..In the heart of Framingham with so much at your finger tips. Stellar schools make this a great place to call HOME!
Open House
Saturday
June 08 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
New Price ~ Come preview this Cape with many updates on the North-side of town!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 25 Frost St, Framingham, MA 01701    Get Directions

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Posted by Bernadette Calvario on 6/5/2019

So, the home is gorgeous, the yard is perfect but inside, your things cover every surface. Whether youíre setting up for an open house, or trying to get the packing done, the last thing you want is clutter complicating the process. Seems easy, right? But getting control of the mess can be harder than it sounds. 

You have plenty of choices: boxes, shelves, under-bench and table storage; so many that it can just make your job harder by creating more clutter. There are lots of television shows, DVDs and self-help books that purport to show you the best ways to organize your life. You don't need to become the model of organization to get your home on the market, merely start with these few simple rules. 

The Rules

Getting control of your clutter can be overwhelming, but you can get through it. 

1. One Step at a Time: It looks like a huge job, but youíll manage. Just do one part at a time. Start small, say, with the kidsí toys or a junk drawer and work your way through the room. Then move to the next room and repeat. Focus on just the part youíre working and donít worry about the rest until you get there.

2. Keep Track of the Time: It's easy to get caught up thinking about why everything is important or getting just the right setup on that bookshelf, but it's important to keep yourself going. Limit yourself to short blocks of time, 1-2 hours, and complete a whole block before moving on. For example, start with your junk drawer (come on, everyone has one): get the entire thing sorted out, then move on. That could mean moving on to the next project, but you can also go back to your life. Unless you've left this to the very last minute, don't think you need to get it all done in one day. You can reduce the stress substantially by spreading it out.

3. Give Yourself Enough Time: However long you think this job will take, double it. The doubling rule is a good standard for planning for two reasons: First, you won't be disappointed if it takes longer than you initially thought and second, if you are lucky and get done early youíll be extra excited!

4. Keep it Simple: Making your de-clutter plans too complicated only slows you down. Use the four box rule: Keep, Give, Discard, Save. The discard box is for anything too used, damaged or otherwise inappropriate for giving away or keeping. Anything from junk to trash goes here. The Keep box is just a temporary spot, use it for things that are staying in the same room, drawer, or shelf. This helps keep them out of the way while you finish sorting anything else. The Save box is similar to the keep box, except these things go in other rooms. Lastly, the give box: this can be things going to friends or family, and should also include anything you want to donate to charity. Charitable donations are a valuable tax break that can help offset some of your other expenses. 

Your clutter is your business, but itís a good idea to ask your real estate professional about any specific staging needs to help show off your home to potential buyers so you can take care of those items first.




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Posted by Bernadette Calvario on 6/4/2019

This Condo in Milford, MA recently sold for $290,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Bernadette Calvario - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


12 Country Club Lane, Milford, MA 01757

Condo

$283,900
Price
$290,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
If you have ever wanted to live in beautiful Milford Country Club, this is the condo you have been waiting for. This is the first condo to come on the market this spring and will not last long. This particular unit is very private and one of the most secluded in the whole complex. This is what is called a large ďLĒ unit. Both master bedroom and guest bedroom have full private baths. Fireplaced living room, large dining room and eat-in kitchen all leading out onto a covered deck for great summertime entertaining. . Finished room in basement ideal for office or exercise room. Enjoy all the amenities of Milford Country Club including a 9 hole, par 3 golf course, 2 putting greens, tennis court, swimming pool and clubhouse. Any offers on this property are due by Wednesday April 17 at 6pm.

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