Bernadette Calvario


Posted by Bernadette Calvario on 4/10/2019

When you own a condominium, even if you’re entrance is street level, you're not really in charge of the common area or the building's exterior. All the entries look alike, and some even enter from hallways. So, how do you differentiate your home from the four or five others that are for sale in your complex?

Try these simple steps to give your place the edge:

  • Mind the door. While you may not be able to paint your condominium door a bright, trendy color, you can take a few moments to make sure it is clean and free from scuffs and finger marks. Use a whisk broom to brush off all dust, debris, and detritus that collects in the grooves and trim. If the door is wood, use a mild solution of a wood-safe soap to wash down the door, inside and out. Then, shine the door up with furniture polish so that it glows. If the door is metal or painted, use a gentle mixture of dish soap and water to remove grease and grime.
  • Make it shine. Clean any glass in the door or sidelights with a vinegar and water solution or an appropriate glass cleaner. Use a metal cleaner on the door handle, deadbolts, and any metal trim, including the trim around the peephole, and shine up the fisheye lens too.
  • Don’t forget the threshold. With a clean door, you’re already ahead of the game, but take a moment to sweep off the threshold (the wood or metal strip below the door), and all around the edges of the stoop or entry. Even when your doorway is in an interior hallway, the regular building cleaners may not get that extra dust and leftover dirt in the corners. Use your vacuum cleaner to suck away the last crumbs.
  • Be welcoming. Set a fresh new welcome mat in front of your door and add a flower pot of bright blooms if you’re allowed. For interior doors, a tasteful wreath or swag on the door highlights your entry. Be careful to avoid going “over-the-top” though. Simple and elegant is best.
  • Clear the entry. Your real control of the "appeal" starts once the door opens. Keep the entryway as open and uncluttered as possible. Move furniture away from the entry area to give it a more expansive feel. Keep décor simple, warm, and inviting. Avoid anything the potential buyer might bump into upon entering as that tends to leave the impression of small and crowded. 
  • Lighten things up. Put the best possible light on the subject. Take time to upgrade the bulbs in your entry lights (inside and out) to “daylight” LEDs for a friendly, well-lit glow.

A warm, inviting entrance sets the tone for the rest of the home, so give yours the edge it deserves.




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Posted by Bernadette Calvario on 3/20/2019

This Condo in Grafton, MA recently sold for $202,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Bernadette Calvario - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


52 Nottingham Rd, Grafton, MA 01519

Condo

$199,900
Price
$202,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Attention contractors, investors or buyers who want a winter project to finish when you move in. With a minimal of updates, painting, and new carpets, you can make this your own! Two bedrooms on the upper floor with a full bath, kitchen, and cathedral ceiling living room w/fireplace. The half bathroom downstairs has the plumbing to be turned into a full bathroom. The washing machine and dryer could be set back into the hall to make the current room into another bedroom or office. All back rooms have access to sliders, either to the balcony or patio. The evening view from the rear balcony shows beautiful sunsets. Park your car out of the snow in the one car garage. This is priced as is, so come on by and bring your imagination! Open House, Sunday, Jan 27th from 12:00 - 2:00pm






Tags: Real Estate   Condo   Grafton   01519  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Bernadette Calvario on 9/28/2018

This Condo in Westborough, MA recently sold for $142,000. This Low-Rise style home was sold by Bernadette Calvario - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


147 Milk St, Westborough, MA 01581

Condo

$145,000
Price
$142,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Great beginnings start here…The perfect opportunity to own rather than rent. This 1 bedroom one bath condo is your opportunity to be creative and make it your own. It has hardwood floors in the main living area. This unit is in the middle level and in front of the complex. You won't have to worry about parking here with your two (2) parking spots 1 deeded and 1 assigned.The common grounds are beautiful and professionally maintained. You can be playing tennis, playing basketball, in the pool or have kids’ friends playing in the playground, you even have a bike park. A laundry facility is inside the building. Walking distance to convenient restaurants and stores, as well to Route 9. Approximately 45 Minutes to Boston, and major highways. Come and check it out and make it your home! Owner occupied only. Open House Saturday August 25th from 10:30 to 12:00 pm






Tags: Westborough   Real Estate   01581   Condo  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Bernadette Calvario on 7/16/2018

This Condo in Hopkinton, MA recently sold for $667,500. This Detached style home was sold by Bernadette Calvario - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


18 Spicebush Court, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Condo

$660,000
Price
$667,500
Sale Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Better then New Laurel Model ~ The 2018 Deal in Legacy Farms South happening now for your quick move...This popular model filled with many many upgrades & premium lot. This plan offers a lifestyle for today's living open formal dining and living room with pillars, hardwoods, wainscoting/moldings. A nice size private office room. The airy feel of cathedral ceilings in foyer and family room with hardwoods, custom picture windows, gas fireplace opens into the spacious and entertaining kitchen. High end granite counters with tiled backsplash, stainless steel appliances w/ dine in area & sliders to back deck and trails near by. A first floor Master suite with full bath/double vanity, shower,water closet & walk in closet. Second floor features an open loft area that overlooks the family room, two bedrooms and a Hollywood full bath. Potential for a finished basement approx. additional 1000sq ft. and a screened in porch! Top rated school district! Don't wait act now and make this your Legacy!

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Tags: Hopkinton   Real Estate   Condo   01748  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Bernadette Calvario on 5/2/2018

This Condo in Hopkinton, MA recently sold for $619,883. This Townhouse,Half-Duplex style home was sold by Bernadette Calvario - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


8 Lakepoint Way, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Condo

$617,400
Price
$619,883
Sale Price

7
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to Maspenock Woods situated on the shores of Lake Maspenock in Hopkinton, MA. The Hopkins model features a lovely open concept plan with first floor master with walk-in closet and bath with dual vanities and quartz counter. Hardwood flooring flows throughout the first floor. The kitchen, with wall of expansive windows, offers a quartz center island with plenty of room for perching, stainless steel appliances, and pantry for extra storage.The spacious great room, with mantled gas fireplace is bright with sliders that open to a private deck perfect for enjoying the secluded wooded setting and seasonal views of the Lake. The second floor is complete with loft or study area, a second large bedroom with walk-in closet, and full bath. A 2-car garage and expansion potential in the full height walk-out basement, provides opportunity for a 3rd level of luxury living!

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Tags: Hopkinton   Real Estate   Condo   01748  
Categories: Sold Homes