free mls search: The Disappearing Closing Gift - 07/10/11 04:48 AM
This past Friday, I had a closing on a marvelous new construction home located in Groton, MA.  This lovely cape style home with 2 car attached garage was built by an outstanding builder, Peter Andrews. 
As a closing gift, I got the new homeowner a gorgeous hanging basket for their front porch. They absolutely loved it and the husband immediately went out to buy a hook in order to hang it.  You can imagine my surprise when the buyer calls me shortly thereafter and says, "Catherine, did you happen to come by and take the plant with you thinking we might not be here … (5 comments)

free mls search: FHA Loans: Two Lenders Revise Requirements - 02/08/11 05:40 AM
According to an article I read by Ken Harney with Inman News, Wells Fargo and Quicken Loans, two of the largest FHA-approved lenders, have revised their lending standards.  Purchasers with 3.5% down and a credit score of 580 can now qualify for a FHA loan. Previously, Wells Fargo and Quicken Loans had "overlay" requirements on FICO Scores which were more stringent than FHA requirements.  The revised guidelines are now similar to typical FHA loan guidelines.
This is good news for purchasers with credit scores that suffered due to current economic conditions and opens the door to qualifying for a home purchase. 
If you'd … (0 comments)

free mls search: Townsend MA Real Estate Market Report - January 6, 2011 - 01/06/11 07:00 AM
Townsend MA Real Estate Homes for Sale, Market Report, Free MLS Search, Integrity Residential Brokerage, Catherine Condon, (978)433-0000     
Townsend, MA Real Estate Market Report - January 6, 2011
Currently, there are 47 single family homes offered for sale in Townsend, MA ranging in price from $89,900 to $1,800,000.  The average list price is $339,530 and the average days on market is 425.
  
Below is a chart depicting the percentage of fair market, short sale and foreclosure listings.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
There are 7 single family homes currently under contract ranging in price from … (0 comments)

free mls search: Pepperell MA Real Estate Homes for Sale, Market Report - 11/17/10 06:36 AM
Pepperell MA Real Estate Homes for Sale, Market Report, Free MLS Search, Integrity Residential Brokerage, Catherine Condon, 978-433-0000
Pepperell, MA Real Estate MLS Market Report: May-October 2010
Currently, there are 62 single family homes offered for sale in Pepperell, MA ranging in price from $119,900 to $879,900.  The average list price is $362,240 and the average days on market is 240.

         
There are 6 single family homes currently under contract ranging in price from $130,000 to $499,900.  The average list price is $267,100 and the average days on market is 143. 
Within the past 6 months, 32 single family homes have sold.  The average list price was $324,877 … (0 comments)

free mls search: Selling Your Home During the Winter Months - 11/01/10 05:16 AM
Selling Your Home During the Winter Months

Here in New England we are blessed with 4 seasons and we're coming up on winter. Whether you're a REALTOR or the average person, I'm sure you've heard this statement "I'm going to take my house off the market because no one is looking to buy during the winter." Or, how about this? "I'm going to wait until spring to put my house on the market when there are more buyers looking and prices are higher."  While on the face of things, these statements may seem logical, let me point out a few reasons why … (23 comments)

free mls search: Who Said it was a Buyer's Market? - 10/19/10 07:15 AM
Who said it was a buyer's market?  Often, when I speak with potential buyers, they enter the market expecting to get huge discounts on properties that are being marketed for sale or they're waiting for market values to drop further. Television, newspaper articles, and 'get rich schemes' marketed through the Internet and TV all tout the ease with which a person can buy for "pennies on the dollar". 
While a person can sometimes get a good deal, more often than not, in order to move from looking to buying you have to get realistic along the way. Not every "good deal" is a … (3 comments)

free mls search: The Chicken and the Egg of Real Estate - 10/06/10 02:54 AM
Hello Prospective Purchasers! Cynthia Larsen, Broker/Owner of Safe Haven Realty located in Sonoma County, California recently wrote a great blog about the importance of being pre-approved for a loan. 
Very often, home buyers want to start looking at property prior to speaking with a lender.  Read on for reasons why it is so important to speak with a lender before you start looking at homes.
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The chicken and the egg. Which comes first? When a potential buyer calls and wants me to show them a home, one of my first questions I ask is are you pre-approved for a … (0 comments)

free mls search: Pepperell MA Real Estate Homes for Sale, Market Report, Free MLS Search - 09/30/10 12:18 AM
Pepperell MA Real Estate Homes for Sale, Market Report, Free MLS Search, Integrity Residential Brokerage, Catherine Condon, (978)433-0000 
Pepperell, MA Real Estate Market Report - September 30, 2010
Currently, there are 60 single family homes offered for sale in Pepperell, MA ranging in price from $129,900 to $879,900.  The average list price is $365,393 and the average days on market is 239.
         
There are 11 single family homes are currently under contract ranging in price from $87,500 to $675,000.  The average list price is $297,409 and the average days on market is 280. 
Within the past 6 months, 40 single family homes have sold.  The average list price was $328,629 and … (0 comments)

free mls search: Townsend MA Real Estate Homes for Sale, Market Report, Free MLS Search - 09/01/10 03:15 AM
Townsend MA Real Estate Homes for Sale, Market Report, Free MLS Search, Integrity Residential Brokerage, Catherine Condon, (978)433-0000      
Townsend, MA Real Estate Market Report - September 1, 2010
Currently, there are 72 single family homes offered for sale in Townsend, MA ranging in price from $65,000 to $1,800,000.  The average list price is $313,881 and the average days on market is 318.
         
There are 5 properties currently under contract ranging in price from $97,900 to $265,000.  The average list price is $169,540 and the average days on market is 136. 
Within the past 6 months, 40 properties have sold.  The average list price was $245,503 and the average sale price was $238,760. … (3 comments)

free mls search: Townsend MA Homes and Real Estate, Market Report, Free MLS Search - 07/22/10 03:28 AM
Townsend MA Real Estate Homes for Sale, Market Report, Free MLS Search, Integrity Residential Brokerage, Catherine Condon, (978)433-0000 
Townsend, MA Real Estate Market Report - July 21, 2010
Currently, there are 84 single family homes offered for sale in Townsend, MA ranging in price from $68,111 to $775,000.  The average list price is $301,665 and the average days on market is 396.
         
There are 7 properties currently under contract ranging in price from $69,000 to $235,000.  The average list price is $149,614 and the average days on market is 83. 
Within the past 6 months, 40 properties have sold.  The average list price was $258,815 and the average sale price … (0 comments)

free mls search: Are You a Home Buyer and Unfamiliar with Septic Systems? - 07/15/10 07:48 AM
Are You a Home Buyer and Unfamiliar with Septic Systems?
Sometimes when I show buyers property serviced by an on-site septic system, they are unfamiliar with what a septic system is and how it works.  So, I thought I'd take a moment to provide a basic explanation of how a septic system functions.
WHAT IS A SEPTIC SYSTEM? 
A septic system is designed to condition untreated liquid household waste (sewage) so that it can be dispersed and percolated into the subsoil.
SEPTIC TANK FUNCTION
The septic tank is the first step in the process.  Without it, the untreated sewage would … (2 comments)

free mls search: Townsend MA Real Estate Homes for Sale - Timberlee Park, Market Report 6/14/2010, Free MLS Search - 06/14/10 07:51 AM
Townsend MA Real Estate Homes for Sale - Timberlee Park, Market Report 6/14/2010, Free MLS Search
Are you considering a move to the Townsend, MA area?  If so, you might want to check out Timberlee Park.  This wonderful sub-division is comprised of well maintained ranch, cape, split level and colonial styled homes with schools and shopping nearby. Right now, there are 5 properties for sale in Timberlee Park, Townsend MA ranging in price from $215,000 - $299,900.  Recently, a 7 room, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath split level home came on the market. 
For a complete list of property currently available as of 6/14/2010
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free mls search: Dunstable MA Real Estate Homes for Sale, Market Report, Free MLS Search, Integrity Residential Brokerage, Catherine Condon, (978)433-0000 - 06/01/10 03:06 AM
Dunstable MA Real Estate Homes for Sale, Market Report, Free MLS Search, Integrity Residential Brokerage, Catherine Condon, (978)433-0000
Dunstable, MA Real Estate Market Report - June 1, 2010
Currently, there are 15 single family homes offered for sale in Dunstable, MA ranging in price from $299,000 to $879,000.  The average list price is $522,491 and the average days on market is 127.
   
There are 3 single family properties currently under contract with an average list price is $284,667 and the average days on market is 102.  Within the past 6 months, 11 single family homes have sold.  The average list price was $375,036 and the average sale price was $357,982. … (0 comments)

free mls search: Westford MA Real Estate Homes for Sale, Market Report, Free MLS Search, Integrity Residential Brokerage, Catherine Condon, (978)433-0000 - 05/27/10 05:46 AM
Westford MA Real Estate Homes for Sale, Market Report, Free MLS Search, Integrity Residential Brokerage, Catherine Condon, (978)433-0000
Westford, MA Real Estate Market Report - May 27, 2010
Currently, there are 109 single family homes offered for sale in Westford, MA ranging in price from $90,000 to $2,150,000.  The average list price is $522,491 and the average days on market is 87.
        
There are 41 properties currently under contract ranging in price from $189,900 to $788,000.  The average list price is $456,333 and the average days on market is 118.  Within the past 6 months, 53 properties have sold.  The average list price was $459,257 and the average … (0 comments)

free mls search: Townsend MA Real Estate Homes for Sale, Market Report, Free MLS Search, Integrity Residential Brokerage, Catherine Condon - 05/26/10 01:59 AM
Townsend MA Real Estate Homes for Sale, Market Report, Free MLS Search, Integrity Residential Brokerage, Catherine Condon, (978)433-0000
Townsend, MA Real Estate Market Report - May 26, 2010
Currently, there are 72 single family homes offered for sale in Townsend, MA ranging in price from $79,277 to $784,000.  The average list price is $311,055 and the average days on market is 415.
         
There are 13 properties currently under contract ranging in price from $99,900 to $399,900.  The average list price is $235,815  and the average days on market is 225.  Within the past 6 months, 35 properties have sold.  The average list price … (0 comments)

free mls search: Real Estate Pepperell MA, Home Buying, Home Selling, Market Report, Free MLS Search - 05/25/10 02:42 AM
Pepperell MA Real Estate, Home Buying, Home Selling, Market Report, Free MLS Search
Pepperell, MA established in 1775,  is situated approximately 35 miles northwest of Boston adjacent to the New Hampshire border.  Primarily a bedroom community with good access to major routes and shopping centers, the rolling hills, beautiful New England woodlands, protected recreation areas and working farms maintain the rural character that can still be found in Pepperell.  
View Pepperell, MA in a larger map Town of Pepperell MA - Market Report 
Currently, there are 58 single family properties being offered for sale ranging in price from $105,000 to 884,900.  The … (0 comments)

free mls search: Townsend MA Real Estate Homes for Sale - Timberlee Park Market Report - 05/19/10 12:27 PM
Townsend MA Real Estate Homes for Sale - Timberlee Park
Are you considering a move to the Townsend, MA area?  If so, you might want to check out Timberlee Park.  This wonderful sub-division is comprised of well maintained ranch, cape, split level and colonial styled homes with schools and shopping nearby. Right now, there are 3 properties for sale in Timberlee Park, Townsend MA ranging in price from $229,900 - $299,900.  Today, a 6 room, 3 bedroom, 2.5bath cape style home came on the market priced at $265,000. 
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED PROPERTY INFORMATION

Townsend, MA is located near Routes 119 and … (0 comments)

free mls search: Pepperell MA Real Estate Homes for Sale, 15 Pierce St. Pepperell MA, Integrity Residential Brokerage, Catherine Condon, (978)433-0000 - 05/18/10 03:38 AM
Pepperell MA Real Estate Homes for Sale, 15 Pierce St. Pepperell MA, Integrity Residential Brokerage, Catherine Condon, (978)433-0000
Integrity Residential Brokerage, Pepperell, MA offers this beautiful 3 Bedroom ranch, 15 Pierce St. Pepperell, MA priced at $310,000.  Beautiful, spacious and bright home with wonderful open floor plan. Large living and dining room w/tray ceiling. Expansive kitchen opens onto the fireplaced great room. The master bedroom is generously sized with walk-in closet and large master bath. Heated lower level has a wonderful mud room and two other partially finished rooms. Sit, relax and take in the beautiful view of the landscaped grounds from the front porch … (0 comments)

free mls search: Pepperell MA - Lawrence Library Annual Plant Sale - 04/22/10 04:07 AM
On Saturday, May 14th, the Pepperell Garden Club will hold its Annual Plant Sale on the front steps of Lawrence Library from 8:00am - 12:00 noon (rain or shine).
The Pepperell Garden Club Plant Sale is one of the largest plant sales in the area! Some of the club members are professional landscapers and can lend their expertise on appropriate plant choices and design ideas for your garden. 
Plants offered for sale are annuals, perennials, ground covers, shrubs and trees. Locally grown vegetable plants and herbs will also be offered for sale. All of the plants are reasonably priced.
The Pepperell Garden Club Plant … (1 comments)

free mls search: Stage your Home for Sale: Questions to Ask when Hiring a Home Stager - 04/13/10 10:19 AM
Stage your Home for Sale: Questions to Ask when Hiring a Home Stager
In today's market, it's important to find ways to set yourself apart from your competition.  Buyer's frequently tour multiple properties on any given day so staging your home could make the difference between a long marketing period with little buyer interest versus a shorter marketing period with high buyer interest.
If you'd like to consider hiring a home stager, below are some questions to ask when interviewing home stagers.   
Can we meet in person?  - It's important to meet them in person versus talking to them over … (0 comments)

 
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Catherine Marrone

West Newbury MA real estate, Essex County

West Newbury, MA

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