Kimberly McGrath - Janice Mitchell Real Estate, Inc

Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 7/12/2020

This Land in Holden, MA recently sold for $140,000. This style home was sold by Kimberly McGrath - Janice Mitchell Real Estate, Inc.

Lot 21R Malden St, Holden, MA 01520


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Land Type
Gorgeous cleared 1.2 acre lot, surveyed, recorded and ready to go! Lot has 100 ft frontage and goes back over 500 feet. The front portion is rolling green lawn and back portion is wooded. Please schedule to walk land as adjacent house is occupied.

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Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 7/9/2020

If you list your home and fail to stir up interest in it, there is no reason to panic. In fact, there are many quick, easy ways to ensure your house consistently garners homebuyers' attention.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you showcase your home to dozens of prospective buyers.

1. Bolster Your House's Curb Appeal

How your home looks to potential buyers can have a significant impact on the house selling journey. If your residence appears drab and cluttered, buyers may be reluctant to set up a home showing. However, if you enhance your residence's curb appeal, you could make your home an attractive choice to buyers.

To upgrade your house's curb appeal, it is essential to mow the lawn, trim the hedges and perform other lawn care tasks. Don't forget to repair or replace any damaged home siding too. Because if you make your home's exterior appealing to buyers, you may find that many buyers want to check out your house as soon as possible.

2. Eliminate Clutter

Clutter is a problem that home sellers must eliminate. Otherwise, excess items scattered throughout a home may make a residence appear small.

For those who want to cut down on clutter, it may be beneficial to rent a storage unit. You can rent a storage unit close to home that enables you to keep various belongings safe until your residence sells.

If you are ready to get rid of assorted items, you can host a yard sale or list these items online. You also may want to donate unwanted items to a local charity or give them to family members or friends.

3. Employ a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to generating interest in a home, it often helps to hire a real estate agent. This housing market professional knows how to promote a residence to buyers, and ultimately, ensure a seller can reap the benefits of a quick, profitable property selling experience.

Initially, a real estate agent will walk through your home and perform an in-depth analysis. He or she next will work with you to craft a house selling strategy and showcase your residence to buyers. Finally, if you receive an offer to purchase your home, a real estate agent will help you assess this proposal and determine how to proceed.

Let's not forget about the assistance a real estate agent provides after you accept an offer to purchase, either. At this point, a real estate agent will guide you through the closing stages of the home selling journey. And if you have any concerns or questions along the way, a real estate agent is happy to address them.

If you find that buyers are hesitant to view your house, you may want to revamp your property selling strategy. Thanks to the aforementioned tips, you can revise your house selling plan and take the necessary steps to get buyers interested in your residence.

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Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 7/7/2020

This Single-Family in Holden, MA recently sold for $397,400. This Ranch style home was sold by Kimberly McGrath - Janice Mitchell Real Estate, Inc.

410 Malden St, Holden, MA 01520


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Just in time for summer! This fabulous L-shaped ranch includes a 1.32 acre park-like setting with gorgeous gunite pool and gazebo! Interior features include a beautiful newly renovated, fully applianced kitchen with granite counters, built-in oven & microwave, induction cooktop, warming drawer and garden window! Open concept living/dining room features gleaming hardwood floors, recessed lighting, floor to ceiling windows and fireplace with wood insert! Three bedrooms include master with vaulted wood ceiling and remote controlled skylight with rain sensor. Lower level offers in-law potential with above grade windows and separate entrance into family room with tile floor, bath with jacuzzi tub and 2 work/storage rooms currently being used for home business. Other features include beautiful composite farmers porch, composite deck, 2 car attached garage, enclosed breezeway. Buyer has option to purchase with beautiful 1.21 acre adjacent buildable lot. See 72660119

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Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 7/2/2020

This Single-Family in Sutton, MA recently sold for $280,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Kimberly McGrath - Janice Mitchell Real Estate, Inc.

13-14 Tucker Ln, Sutton, MA 01590


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Just in time for summer! Meticulous 3 bedroom waterfront ranch on Tucker Pond! This home has been completely renovated over the past 10 years. Interior features include living room with fireplace, cabinet-packed eat-in kitchen including range and refrigerator, first floor laundry including washer/dryer, three bedrooms and full bath. Recent updates include new flooring, interior paint, bathroom vanity and new metal roof. Exterior features include vinyl siding, replacement windows and Title V in hand! Nothing to do but move in and enjoy the view!

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Posted by Kimberly McGrath on 7/2/2020

Saving for a down payment on a home is a long process that requires discipline and organization. But we all know that with so many other things going on in our lives it can be hard to spend enough time focusing on your budget.

Fortunately, there are several tools available to soon-to-be homeowners who want to keep track of their spending and make sure they meet their down payment goals. In this article, we’re going to talk about some of the best budgeting apps, websites, and other tools to help you keep yourself accountable so you can be living in your new home as soon as possible.

Why budget for a down payment?

If you’ve saved money in the past for a purchase without a budget you might be wondering why you should go through the effort of creating one now.

However, there are many reasons to have a budget, especially if you’re planning on making an investment as large as a home. Here are just a few:

  • Keeping an accurate budget will let you know almost exactly how much you can expect to save for a down payment

  • Budgeting helps you locate and cut out expenses that would be better used in your savings account

  • Budgeting will give you peace of mind along the road to saving for your down payment

Now that we’ve talked about the importance of making a budget, let’s talk about some of the best ways to get it done.


You Need a Budget, often shortened to YNAB, is one of the most useful tools for learning about and creating a budget. I don’t know about you, but I was never formally taught how to budget in school. But, it would have been a useful class to have!

YNAB combines budgeting tools with educational materials to help you save while you learn more about managing money. It can be easy to feel lost when it comes to learning about personal finance--that’s what makes YNAB so great.

Their basic precept is that you “give every dollar a job,” meaning there won’t be any money in any of your accounts or in your paycheck that doesn’t have a purpose. That doesn’t mean you can’t spend money on yourself every once in awhile, just that you’ll have planned ahead for moments so you can manage them.

You Need A Budget is available for Apple, Android, on Alexa and in your browser.

Saving with your spouse

Planning a budget yourself is complicated as it is. But planning together with a spouse can be even more confusing. However, there are ways to effectively make a family budget to save for a down payment.

First, you should both make sure you have individual budgets to make sure you know how much money from each of your incomes can go into savings. Opening a joint savings account and having a certain percentage of your paycheck direct deposited into that account is a good place to start.

From there, monitor your savings for a month to see if you need to alter this number, and try to stick to your monthly savings goal.

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