Mary Ann Quinn - Reading, MA Real Estate, Wakefield, MA Real Estate, North Reading, MA Real Estate


This Single-Family in Billerica, MA recently sold for $399,900. This Raised Ranch style home was sold by MARY ANN QUINN - Premier Realty Group, Inc.


29 Islington Street, Billerica, MA 01821

Single-Family

$399,900
Price
$399,900
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Don't miss out on this gorgeous acre plus lot located on dead end street. The yard is spacious, level, and professionally landscaped with mature plantings. This one owner home has been lovingly maintained, has been freshly painted and is ready for immediate occupancy. Features included three generous sized bedrooms, (master bedroom and living room have built in air conditioning unit), living room has oversized window and hardwood floors. Sliding glass door leads to spacious deck overlooking huge private yard. The lower level has separate laundry area, family room and half bath plus ample closet space for storage and a one car garage with separate access to rear yard. Includes 13 month home warranty.

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This Single-Family in Wilmington, MA recently sold for $597,000. This Other style home was sold by MARY ANN QUINN - Premier Realty Group, Inc.


420 ANDOVER STREET, Wilmington, MA 01887

Single-Family

$629,500
Price
$597,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
NEWER CONSTRUCTION - This Home is JUST LIKE NEW - BEST VALUE PRICE in this PRICE RANGE! Absolutely gorgeous - beautifully maintained - 21,500 sq' Lot - 2322sq' GLA. Many CUSTOM and HIGH-END features throughout this home - including HARVEY Windows - 1st Flr Open Floor Plan concept - State-of-the-Art Kitchen, Stainless Steel BOSCH Appliances and 700 CFM Range Hood, Custom Cabinetry w/GRANITE Countertops; spacious and sun-filled Dining Rm and Living Rm w/Gas Fireplace, Half Bath w/Laundry and a spacious Master Suite w/Walk-in Closet and private BA - could be a Lg Family Rm - 2nd level offers lg Loft/Family Rm, 3 good-sized BD's, one 23'x13' - 2nd Master Bedroom and Full Bath. Other amenities include a 2-Car Garage, beautifully maintained landscaped grounds, lovely Deck and Paver Patio. Lower Level offers a partially finished Recreation Room - approx 600+ sq' w/high ceiling and plenty of space for storage - Seller will finish if Buyer requests, Minutes to Route 93.

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Reality is hard to beat when it comes to house selling and relationships. Artists know this well. Years ago, the song "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" came out that expounded the advantages of real connections with a romantic partner. Throughout the hit song, being with a romantic partner was shared as being a lot more powerful and rewarding than trying to connect with a partner via memories alone.

Reality encourages honesty and introspection

The same applies with house selling. Although a house is not a person, approaching the house selling process from the perspective of striving to connect a potential buyer to a house takes healthy doses of reality. That alone can help to ensure that realtors and independent home sellers are forthcoming.

A focus to be as real as possible takes the legs out of the aim to do whatever it takes to sell a home. It's impossible to be real and strive to conceal the fact that the roof is leaking. Another thing that will wash away as you focus on being real is the effort to sway home buyers' to the point that home buyers give into your verbal or emotional pushes instead of trusting their own instincts or inner guidance.

Try these real home sell approaches

Even though an outgoing and engaging personality helps with nearly any sell, it's not required to sell a house and earn an attractive profit from the sell. You do need tools to make the house sell as real as possible. Tools and approaches that you could use include:

  • Audio tapes of home buyers talking about special events that they enjoyed at their house
  • Videotaped walk-throughs of a house
  • Videos of existing landscaping, including recent upgrades made to the exterior of the house
  • Ability for home buyers to view the interior and exterior of houses using virtual reality headsets
  • Live drives through the neighborhood that houses that are for sale are located in (Drive by schools, restaurants, shopping centers and other facilities.)
  • Links to reviews on apartments and other area residential facilities
  • Website URL of the real estate agency that is representing the home seller
  • Brief bio on the home seller (There's a reason why people pay more for celebrity homes; they feel like they know the celebrity because they know the celebrity's name, what the celebrity does for a living and some of the celebrity's passions.)

Home buyers appreciate real, smart information

Home buyers can tell when realtors and home sellers are being honest with them. That honesty is appreciated even if the house is not perfect. In fact, home buyers might be more open to buying a house if they sense that realtors are being upfront with them.

They might think that realtors have their best interest in mind, not just the best interest of their clients. The fact is that many houses develop repair needs after several years. From flooring to roofing to plumbing, houses generally experience at least one maintenance need after they have been in existence for 10 or more years.

By being honest about recent repairs and maintenance that's been performed on a house,realtors can arm home buyers with smart information, the right information to make a wise home buying decision. Videos, pictures, data analysis and live home walk-throughs help to present smart information. So too do real life stories shared between current homeowners and potential home buyers.


Neighborhood changes lead the list of reasons why people sell their house. Changes to your neighborhood come in the form of new residents, businesses constructing more buildings near where you live and rising property taxes. School closings and openings, highways going up minutes from your home and harsher weather conditions also cause neighborhoods to change.

Fall in love with your community all over again

You could move every time a major change happens upon your community. That's an expensive way to deal with or try to avoid change. You could also find at least five things to love about your community. That starts by learning more about your neighborhood.

As much as you think you know your community, there is a lot that you're missing. Three day trips is all it takes to stumble upon historic landmarks, restaurants,parks and entertainment venues that you hadn't seen before. Getting out and exploring your community is just one way that you can learn to love wherever you live. To gain a greater appreciation for your community:

Attend one community social event a quarter. You might have to attend events on the outskirts of the community you live in.But, get out and enjoy festivals, cultural events, outdoor concerts, fashion shows, arts shows and local sporting events.

Join local networking groups. Don't wait until you're looking for a job to join local networks. Examples of network groups are book clubs, hiking clubs, movie review clubs and science clubs. You can find networking groups in newspapers, local magazines, online and at libraries and bookstores.

Volunteer with local organizations. Join mentoring, coaching and other charitable organizations. Become actively involved in these organizations. Don't just sign up. Attend meetings and get to know other volunteers.

Research the history of your community.Visit the local library and ask the reference librarian to tell you about lectures and seminars that are held at the library to educate residents about the neighborhoods they live in. Search reference books at the library, taking in pictures, maps and historic facts. See how your community has changed since it was founded. Get tidbits on early residents. Become curious about your community instead of thinking that there's absolutely nothing more that you can earn about the place you call "home".

Make new friends. While attending volunteer, networking and other local events, introduce yourself. Be safe. You don't have to tell people where you live. But, you can start talking with people. This includes speaking with your neighbors when you see them.

A strong community doesn't come together magically. It takes dedication, commitment and the desire to connect with other people. Steps that you take to love your community could introduce you to new people, business opportunities and local events and festivals that you've been missing. These steps could also introduce you to opportunities to get involved in local public policies and social offerings,two things that influence whether or not a community thrives.


Are you getting ready to sell your home? Before you add your residence to the real estate market, you may want to consider completing various home improvement projects. With home improvements, you'll be able to enhance the appearance and quality of your residence. Furthermore, home improvement projects can help you boost your home's value as well as increase your chances of starting a bidding war among prospective homebuyers who are vying for your house. But are home improvement projects worth your time? Ultimately, there are several factors to consider before you embark on a home improvement project, including: 1. Cost Home improvement projects can vary from simple touch-ups to massive overhauls. As such, the costs associated with these projects can range from minimal to excessive. Develop a budget and assess your home's value prior to beginning home improvement projects. This will give you a better idea about how much it will cost to complete numerous repair and maintenance tasks, along with how these jobs can help improve the value of your residence. It is important to note that cost always will be a consideration for homebuyers, too. As a result, you'll want to do whatever you can to ensure that homebuyers see your home as an attractive, cost-effective choice. No homebuyer wants to purchase a "money pit," i.e. a home that will require lots of money to repair and maintain. But if you devote the necessary time and resources to complete essential home improvement tasks, you may be able to enhance your home's value and make it a viable option for a large group of prospective homebuyers. 2. Time Home sellers surely want to find interested homebuyers as quickly as possible. Conversely, home improvement projects may require days, weeks or even months to complete. And in some cases, you might only be able to complete home improvement projects in warmer temperatures. Consider the amount of time it will take you to fix problems across your home. Also, be sure to budget your time accordingly to ensure you are able to complete all of your home improvement tasks to the best of your ability consistently. This will ensure that you can avoid the temptation to take shortcuts and can work toward completing effective improvements without delay. 3. Curb Appeal Maximizing your home's curb appeal, aka how it is viewed by prospective homebuyers when they see it for the first time, is crucial. And for home sellers who want to generate interest in their residences, completing home improvement projects can help enhance a home's curb appeal instantly. Many homebuyers want high-quality homes that require minimal repairs, and home sellers who perform minor home improvements like replacing old siding or eliminating high grass and weeds on the front lawn can make their residences more attractive. These improvements will bolster a home's curb appeal and may increase a home seller's chances of a fast sale as well. When it comes to selling your home, you should consider the value of home improvement projects. Finishing these tasks can make it easier to improve the appearance and quality of your house and make it more appealing to a broad range of homebuyers.



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