Cynthia Lanciloti - Kraft Fine Homes | Newton, MA Real Estate, Waltham, MA Real Estate


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As a responsible homeowner, home maintenance should be at the top of your list of important things to do. However, with a busy life and a lot to manage, certain home-maintenance tasks can be easily disregarded. While there are some things you may be able to get away with for a while, there are certain neglectful actions that can really hurt when you decide to sell your home.

Neglecting HVAC System Tune-Ups & Upkeep 

There's a massive difference between what maintenance costs for an HVAC system and the cost of replacement. Since the HVAC system is one of the main operating units in the home, it is often one of the first things a buyer will want to know about. General maintenance checks by a professional technician will only cost you between $80 and $150; full-on replacement can be as much as $5,900 or more depending on the model. Buyers tend to shy away from homes that need major investments right after purchase, so do your part to properly maintain the unit.  

Neglecting Adequate Window Maintenance 

The windows bear a lot of responsibility in a home. They are openings for natural light, they (should) keep the cold and heat out and give dwellers a good view of the outside world. Windows should open and close freely, be efficient and be an attractive part of the house. Even something as simple as dirty windows can cause problems when a prospect visits the home for the first time. If the house gets inspected professionally by a prospect, they will check for: 

  • Signs of rot or deterioration
  • Missing or broken seals 
  • Glass pane soundness 
  • Proper insulation around the windows 
  • Proper drip cap installation
  • If you've neglected your windows for a while, it is best to pick a day and whip them into shape—right down to cleaning the glass until its crystal clear. 

    Neglecting Small Gutter Issues 

    The gutters of a home are such a small, easy-to-neglect thing, but their purpose is oh-so-important. If one of your gutters is not draining, for example, it can allow water to slip down into the spaces between the exterior cladding and the interior walls. Issues with rot are common due to this simple act of neglect, and it is definitely an issue a home inspector will notice. 

    Work with a Real Estate Agent to Prepare Your Home for Sale 

    The more well-prepared your home is for the market, and the better it is maintained, the higher your asking price can be and look logical to prospects. Working with an experienced real estate agent right from the beginning will help you get your home prepared properly. Reach out to an agent to get industry insight into what helps and hurts a home for sale. 



    321 Cabot Street, Newton, MA 02460

    Newtonville

    Single-Family

    $1,898,000
    Price

    10
    Rooms
    4
    Beds
    4/1
    Full/Half Baths
    A rare work of art, custom designed & created for your living at home enjoyment. One of Newton's premier builder's has raised the bar even beyond his standards with this brilliant renovation. With a blended variety of wood & stone materials this Victorian was transformed to accommodate today's lifestyle. First level offers a kitchen for the ages with custom designed cabinets, chefs stove & hood, granite counter tops, and generous size island. Sitting area & living room share a double sided fireplace with wonderful appointments to each room. Simply put, pictures and words do not do this modern classic justice. Newtonville is the most sought after area in the city & here's an opportunity to have location, style, size, & quality for years to come. Easy access to sought after Cabot Elementary School and Newton North High School. Be part of the metamorphosis happening in this world class city!! With easy access to public transportation via bus & commuter rail this home is a must see.
    Open House
    Sunday
    October 25 at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Beautiful single family restored beyond its original beauty!! Masks must be worn. Hand sanitizer on premises.
    Cannot make the Open Houses?
    Location: 321 Cabot Street, Newton, MA 02460    Get Directions

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    West Newton

    Single-Family

    $719,000
    Price

    8
    Rooms
    4
    Beds
    3
    Baths
    Opportunity is knocking for someone looking to build sweat equity in the City of Newton. This Side Entrance Colonial offers a spacious first floor with kitchen, living room, dining room, office & 3/4 bathroom. Sliding glass doors off the office lead out to an expansive deck. Second floor was converted from 3 bedrooms to 2 and offers a full bath. Two additional bedrooms were created in the walk up attic where a creative carpenter created built in drawers. Lower level is also finished with a family room area, work shop, shower and toilet.(Toilet not working) Substantial side yard hosted an above ground pool for many years & the cabana still remains. There is also a separate workshop with power. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle, yet so close to everything. At the bottom of the street is River St. Playground and the express bus to Downtown Boston. West Newton Square has many casual & fine dining choices, CVS, dry cleaners, banks, specialty shops, hair/nail salons, bank and much more.
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    Rental

    $1,850
    Price

    6
    Rooms
    2
    Beds
    1
    Baths
    Comfortable and spacious 1st floor apartment on Newton line! With over 1,300 sf of living area all on one level this unit provides great space for those needing an at home private office area. Oversized eat in kitchen with dishwasher, disposal and plenty of cabinet and counter space. Formal dining room and living room have pretty hardwood floors and can accommodate good size furniture. Laundry is in the basement, where there is also storage space. Newly paved driveway has room for 2 car parking in assigned area. Lovely grounds and patio area maintained by long term 2nd floor tenants. Location offers easy access to Downtown Boston and Cambridge via public transportation. If you're traveling by car there is easy access to the Mass Pike going East and West. Route 16 is also nearby. Additionally, there are several casual restaurants, coffee shops, dry cleaners, post office, gas station and pizzeria's. Good employment and credit is a must. No smoker's or pets.
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    Grafton, MA 01536

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    $329,000
    Price
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    6
    Rooms
    3
    Beds
    1/1
    Full/Half Baths
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