Elena Langlois - Compass Massachusetts, LLC



Posted by Elena Langlois on 5/17/2020


89 Main St, Winchester, MA 01890

Single-Family

$799,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to Winchester! This updated Cape has a large, corner lot adjacent to a tranquil cul-de-sac. The 1st floor layout has gleaming hardwood floors & a pleasing circular flow for entertaining & everyday living. The foyer is flanked by a front to back fireplaced living room w/a wall of built-ins, a dining room w/corner hutch, & half bath. The updated kitchen is the hub of the home w/granite counters, SS appliances, an abundance of cabinetry, & breakfast island open to cathedral ceiling family room. A separate entry to the kitchen has a mudroom area perfect for backpacks & jackets. A 3 season porch off the kitchen provides great play space. The 2nd level has hardwood floors, updated bath & 3 bedrooms including a master w/walk-in closet. The lower level offers a finished playroom & walk-out access to a fenced in backyard w/ awesome play structure! Amenities include central air, insulated windows, & newer furnace. ½ mile to Wedgemere commuter rail & 1 mile to the center; Lincoln School.
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Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Elena Langlois on 5/14/2020

Image by Cristina Mantovani from Pixabay

If you're getting ready to sell your home, you're likely looking for relatively affordable upgrades that will give your home the most pizzazz. Taking the time to spruce up your property is a smart idea, but it really pays to be strategic. Because while buyers should be able to recognize a home with good bones, it's all too easy to gravitate towards a property that successfully highlight its strengths. We'll give you a few tips to get the best returns on each investment. 

Think Neutral 

While it may be tempting to paint the walls a vibrant purple or install funky door knobs throughout the home, experts caution restraint. Theoretically, these tactics can help your home stand out in the minds of exhausted home buyers, but they can also alienate them.

If you're going to paint, choose a neutral, warm color that will inspire potential homeowners to picture themselves using and enjoying each room. If you're staging the home, choose one decor style and try to incorporate small touches throughout. For example, if you want a modern look, opt for sleek fixtures that catch the light. If you're going for French Country, look for crafts that will add color to a corner. You can express your personality and attract multiple bids on your home at the same time. 

Learn the Ropes 

There are subtle patterns that govern how buyers search for homes in different neighborhoods. Whether your area is full of millennials with young families or retired couples with a pension, sellers should have a good idea of what's important to the prospective homeowner. 

So if you know that laundry rooms are in high demand, you can make an effort to make yours look as welcoming as possible. Or if you have plenty of garage space, now is a good time to show how it can fit everything from boxes to sporting equipment. If you're working on a limited budget, this is the best way to prioritize each upgrade so you get the most out of it. 

Talking to a real estate agent can usually give you a better idea of how you can tweak your home without jeopardizing your profit margins. The only time it's ever recommended for sellers to splurge is if their home has experienced dramatic growth. If property values have risen a lot over the past few years, you can consider larger renovations that will attract affluent buyers who are desperate to make an offer. 




Categories: Uncategorized  


Posted by Elena Langlois on 5/8/2020

This Single-Family in Winchester, MA recently sold for $1,399,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Elena Langlois - Compass Massachusetts, LLC.


18 Sunset Road, Winchester, MA 01890

Single-Family

$1,399,000
Price
$1,399,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
2017 Spectacular renovation of 2007 build, updated with the utmost attention to style, quality and functionality: this move-in ready home in Muraco school district will exceed your expectations! Desirable open floor plan, flooded with sunlight, offering many custom details & a layout that can't be beat! Custom kitchen of your dreams with walnut cabinetry, 48" sub zero fridge, gas cooktop, double ovens, Italian quartzite counters, built-in Miele espresso maker & more. Adjacent dining area & family room space with access to large deck & huge yard. Living/FR with gas FP & custom built-in shelving with lights are the focal point of this warm space. Spacious office located directly off the living room with oversized bay window & Fr doors. Second level offers 3 generously sized corner bedrooms plus an add'l office. Spacious master offers walk-in closet, spa like bath feat. soaking tub, steam shower & heated floors. Finished lower level complete with full bath, bonus room, laundry & storage

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Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Elena Langlois on 5/7/2020

The home selling journey can be long and time-consuming, particularly for those who are listing a residence for the first time. Lucky for you, there are many quick, easy ways to avoid the danger of becoming a "typical" home seller, i.e. someone who lacks the skills and know-how to generate plenty of interest in his or her property.

Now, let's take a look at three tips that you can use to become an expert home seller.

1. Review the Current State of the Housing Market

The housing market often fluctuates. As such, a buyer's market today may quickly morph into a seller's market tomorrow.

Ultimately, an expert home seller will allocate the necessary time and resources to learn about the current state of the real estate market. He or she will be able to identify housing market patterns and trends and collect extensive real estate market data to map out the home selling journey accordingly.

To learn about the housing market, take a look at some of the houses that are currently available in your city or town. Evaluating available houses in your area will allow you to find out how your residence stacks up against the competition.

Also, assess the prices of recently sold residences in your region. This may help you differentiate between a buyer's market and a seller's market.

2. Analyze Your House's Interior and Exterior

For a home seller, it is paramount that his or her residence makes a positive first impression on potential homebuyers. And if you enhance your house's interior and exterior, you may be able to boost your chances of a quick, seamless home sale.

A property appraisal usually represents a great starting point for home sellers. This appraisal involves a full evaluation of your house by a property inspector. Then, you'll receive a report that outlines your home's strengths and weaknesses and will help you plan any home improvement projects.

Also, it is important to remember that there are many simple ways to upgrade your home's exterior and interior.

Home exterior improvements like mowing the front lawn and clearing dirt and debris from walkways can make a world of difference in the eyes of homebuyers.

Removing clutter from your home offers multiple benefits as well. De-cluttering allows you to free up space inside your residence as well as get rid of unwanted items.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

There is no need to navigate the home selling process on your own. Fortunately, you can hire a real estate agent to help you remove the guesswork as you proceed along the home selling journey.

A real estate agent understands what it takes to promote your residence to large groups of potential property buyers. In fact, he or she will set up property showings and open houses, offer honest, unbiased home selling suggestions and respond to your home selling queries at any time.

Don't settle for an "average" home selling experience. Instead, use the aforementioned tips, and you can become an expert home seller in no time at all.




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Posted by Elena Langlois on 4/30/2020

Perhaps the ultimate test of your planning and organizational skills is moving to a new house. If you fail to plan ahead and make the necessary preparations, moving can be a stressful and frustrating experience.

On the other hand, if you approach it in a methodical, goal-oriented way, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how smooth the process will unfold.

That's not to say that there won't be a few bumps along the way, but staying focused on the details can help ensure that the experience won't feel like a roller coaster ride!

Depending on how many weeks you have before your actual move, you'll probably want to get rid of stuff you don't need, want, or have room for. Planning a garage sale and a donation truck pickup are often among the first orders of business for families on the move. If a lot of your excess belongings are of questionable value (to anyone), you may want to call a junk removal service. For some people, renting a dumpster is a convenient and affordable way to have household junk hauled away.

Since one person's junk is another man's treasure, you can also get rid of things you don't want by posting them on social networking and classified websites. If the items you want to pass along are even marginally useful, the word "free" will almost always generate a few emails and phone calls from interested people looking to save or make money.

It also helps to have plenty of packing supplies on hand. That would include an ample supply of cardboard boxes, packing tape, permanent markers, and cheap packing material. Although you may be able to get your moving company to "throw in" some wardrobe boxes and other containers into the price of their service, cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, and packing paper are often free for the asking -- especially from friends, neighbors, relatives, coworkers, and sometimes retail stores.

One word of caution when it comes to cardboard boxes: Flimsy containers often have a way of tearing and falling apart at the most inopportune times! Another mistake people make is filling large boxes with too many heavy items. Not only are heavy boxes difficult to move, but it also increases the probability of dropping them or having the boxes tear while you're carrying them.

If you're hiring a professional moving company to transport your belongings to a new home, it usually pays to get two or three quotes. As is the case with other services and contractors, you can often save headaches and hundreds of dollars by comparing prices, terms, incentives, and online reviews.

Probably one of the most important methods of making sure things get done in a timely way is writing out your own detailed to-do list and revising it on a regular basis. Unless you commit goals, priorities, and tasks to paper (or a computer file), there's a good chance it will be forgotten about or left to the last minute.