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Posted by Kimberly Zecher on 6/13/2020

When youíre searching for a home to buy, youíll probably attend many different open houses. The open house is meant to help you get a feel for different properties. While you canít get to know all the ins and outs of a home in a short time, you can get an understanding of some of the best things (and not so great things) about a property. Below, youíll find some of the biggest warning signs that a property may not be all that it appears to be. 


Thereís A Lot Of Odor Masking Elements In Place


When you walk into an open house, you may get the smell of freshly baked cookies or a lovely candle. While these are great marketing techniques, they also can be a tactic to hide things. Perhaps there are some offensive odors in the house from mold, leaks, smoke, or mildew. You may not be prepared to deal with these kinds of problems once you move into a home. 


You Notice Glaring Issues


While the home inspection will reveal many problems that may be invisible to the casual observer, you should still be on the lookout for issues on the surface of the home during the open house. These issues can include cracks in the ceiling or walls, cracks in the floor, or even squeaky floor boards. If you happen to see patchy walls in the home, that could indicate that repairs have been made several times. Be alert for these potential problems.


Does The Home Look Well-Kept?


When you pull up in front of the home is the lawn trim? Does the home appear clean? While everyone would hope that a homeowner would clean up their property before an open house, small and big things like this can indicate a bigger problem. If the home is not cared for on the surface, how many other underlying maintenance issues are there in the home? Neglected regular maintenance can cause larger problems of all kinds in a home.


Strange Cosmetic Fixes


A freshly painted wall could be suspect of a big problem. Under the paint could be mold, cracks, or other issues. Some homeowners do put fresh paint on their walls before selling in order to give the home a neutral feel. However, you should be on the lookout for other signs of problems in the home.          


Channel Your Inner Detective


While you donít need to dig as deep into a home as a home inspector does, you should be on the lookout as you scan a home for the potential livability for you. Things like glaring cracks in the ceiling, or a strong odor of cigarette smoke could be signs of future problems living in the home. The open house is your time to find a home that fits you and your life, so make the most of the opportunity.  





Posted by Kimberly Zecher on 6/19/2019


4 Malm Rd, North Reading, MA 01864

Single-Family

$474,900
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Tranquil and private describe this well maintained, beautifully remodeled & decorated 2-3 bedroom colonial on a quiet dead end street abutting Harold Parker Forest! Features include an open concept living room/dining room with a gorgeous gas fireplace and slider out to a deck overlooking the private fenced-in yard. Living room abuts the gorgeous kitchen with a cathedral ceiling and skylights, large island & stainless steel appliances, plus an adjacent mudroom for storage. Updated and spacious full bath with tub round out the first floor. Second floor includes a master suite that features a cathedral ceiling bedroom, his & her closets, and a newly remodeled 3/4 bath, a very large second bedroom and a bonus room plus laundry. The outdoor space is so tranquil whether you are sitting on your deck looking at your tree-lined fenced-in yard or on your patio sitting around the fire pit. If you are a nature lover, you will love this house and yard! OH Sat & Sun and showings start Friday.
Open House
Saturday
June 22 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Kimberly Zecher on 6/19/2019


4 Malm Rd, North Reading, MA 01864

Single-Family

$474,900
Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Tranquil and private describe this well maintained, beautifully remodeled & decorated 2-3 bedroom colonial on a quiet dead end street abutting Harold Parker Forest! Features include an open concept living room/dining room with a gorgeous gas fireplace and slider out to a deck overlooking the private fenced-in yard. Living room abuts the gorgeous kitchen with a cathedral ceiling and skylights, large island & stainless steel appliances, plus an adjacent mudroom for storage. Updated and spacious full bath with tub round out the first floor. Second floor includes a master suite that features a cathedral ceiling bedroom, his & her closets, and a newly remodeled 3/4 bath, a very large second bedroom and a bonus room plus laundry. The outdoor space is so tranquil whether you are sitting on your deck looking at your tree-lined fenced-in yard or on your patio sitting around the fire pit. If you are a nature lover, you will love this house and yard! OH Sat & Sun and showings start Friday.
Open House
Saturday
June 22 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 4 Malm Rd, North Reading, MA 01864    Get Directions

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Posted by Kimberly Zecher on 5/30/2019


19 Nichols St, North Reading, MA 01864

Single-Family

$869,900
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
NEW CONSTRUCTION brought to you by Moorebuilt LLC, a prominent high-end builder in towns like Wellsley, Hingham, Duxbury and Belmont. This 4 bdrm colonial is full of UPGRADES and CHARACTER! CRAFTSMAN-style home with board & batten siding detail, square front porch columns and craftsman-style front & garage doors. Windows are 6-over-1 with oversized feature windows in the family room, foyer & master bedroom. Mudroom features custom built-ins. Kitchen includes white shaker-style cabinets with granite, stainless steel appliances, hood over the gas range, microwave in the island, full size pantry and family-friendly drop station with charging center. Furniture-style vanities in all the baths with upgraded plumbing fixtures by Kohler & Moen. Craftsman-style millwork throughout! Still time to customize your interior finishes! Room to expand with full walk-out basement and unfinished third floor. Many high-efficiency features such as 95% efficiency rated heating system & tankless H/W heater.
Open House
Sunday
June 02 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Posted by Kimberly Zecher on 5/17/2019


121 Adams St, Malden, MA 02148

Edgeworth

Condo

$299,900
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Amazing condominium opportunity in the EDGEWORTH area close to the train station! Lovingly cared for by multi-generational family owner who recently converted 3 family to condos. This unit has 3 parking spaces, a fenced in area of the driveway for privacy or play space, LARGE STORAGE SHED, and a back patio to entertain in a lovely neighborhood. BRAND NEW CARPET was just installed in the living room and master bedroom and freshly painted throughout! This bright eat-in kitchen has white cabinets, gas cooking, full pantry and appliances included. Just off kitchen is the units solely owned laundry room with additional storage. LOCATION is ideal, convenient to everything...3/4 mi to Malden station, 1.5 mi to Assembly Row, easy access to Fellsway and Rt. 93. Showings start at OH Saturday at noon.
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Saturday
May 18 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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