Marianne Leonard Cashman - William Raveis R.E. & Home Services


Buying a home is one of those things in life that requires you to take a certain order of steps to complete the process. First, you’ll need to save up some money for a down payment and all of the other costs that go along with buying a home. Next, you’ll take a look at what you can afford and perhaps get pre-qualified. Then, you’ll hire a realtor and begin searching for properties. Finally, you’ll make an offer, sign for the mortgage and close on the home. After that, you’ll probably buy some furniture and paint the walls to make yourself feel at home. 


Would you ever dream of making that big home purchase without actually seeing the property first? One of the most time-consuming parts of the home buying process is that of viewing homes and visiting property after property. 


There are actually many reasons that a buyer might buy a property without seeing it first. With the Internet, it’s fairly easy to get an idea of what a house might be like. Too, if you’re an investor, it’s sometimes worth the gamble to scoop up a property at the right price in order to score a great deal. 


It’s also usually not detrimental to buyers who are trying to get a home in a high competition market to go after places they really love immediately. The early bird does get the worm, right?


Foreclosed Properties 


Properties in distress may be in poor condition, but for the right buyer can be a great deal. Banks want to get rid of these places as soon as possible due to the expenses incurred by keeping them. 


Pre-Construction Properties


Not all properties that are bought sight unseen are fixer uppers. Some properties can be bought in the pre-construction phase. These homes haven’t been built but are already on the market available for purchase. Many times, buying properties this way can be cheaper than buying the new construction home after it’s built. 


The Risks


There are obviously many risks to buying a home sight unseen. First, pictures can be deceiving. You never really know what you’re walking into until you see it. Photographs can easily hide major damage. Until a home is physically inspected, you may not know what the costs will be to repair it. 


The same risks apply to new construction homes. The layout of the home may not be what you’re looking for, or the home may not include the features that you want.


When you do decide to buy a home sight unseen you need to weigh the risk versus the reward in the transaction. It can be a valuable decision, in the long run, to take a chance on buying a home that you haven’t been able to physically inspect.       

 



This Single-Family in Andover, MA recently sold for $410,000. This Cape style home was sold by Marianne Leonard Cashman - William Raveis R.E. & Home Services.


15 Boston Road, Andover, MA 01810

Single-Family

$424,900
Price
$410,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Searching for a home in a private setting, within a desirable school system and situated in a prime commuter location? Then welcome home! Enter through the side door into the cozy, sun-drenched sunroom that overlooks the tranquil setting in the backyard. From there you'll step up into the spacious kitchen that offers plenty of counter/cabinet space and ample space for a table. The dining room with its hardwood floors is the perfect spot for those family celebrations and the living room is the perfect spot to relax at the end of the day. Finishing off the first floor is an office and a half bath. Upstairs is a full bath and three bedrooms, including a front to back master bedroom with double closets. Recent updates include a new Heating System (2015), a new Oil Tank (2015), a connection to Town Sewer (2016) and Roof (2005). First open house is Sunday, April 7th from 1:30-3:00pm. See you there!

Similar Properties




45 Weyland Circle, North Andover, MA 01845

Single-Family

$769,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
4/1
Full/Half Baths
PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP SHOWS THROUGHOUT! These original owners have taken impeccable care of the property that offers hardwood floors on every level, lots of natural light, privacy and gorgeous views. From the front door, to the left is the formal dining room that leads into the kitchen with its stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar and eat in area. The kitchen/family room combined offer open concept living at it's best and even have access to the deck/back yard. Finishing off the first floor is the living room, half bath and laundry room. Upstairs you will find the master suite complete with two walk in closets, soaring ceilings and a spacious master bath. Guests will enjoy the second master, complete with it's own bath. Also on the second floor are two other good sized bedrooms and a full bath. The finished walk out lower level is great for entertaining and offers so many possibilities! It is perfect for a multi-generational family as it has its own full bath. THIS HOME IS A GEM!
Open House
Sunday
May 19 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 45 Weyland Circle, North Andover, MA 01845    Get Directions

Similar Properties



Houseplants are a great way to make your home feel more comfortable, colorful, and--in the winter--to bring a bit of living nature back into your life until spring arrives.

There are houseplants that will thrive in just about any location of your home. Plus, you can find houseplants that are low-maintenance or ones that are a bit more rewarding as you care for them and watch them grow.

In today’s post, I’m going to list the best houseplants for each room of your home. I’ll cover “impossible to kill” low-maintenance plants and some that require a bit more work. I’ll also cover large and small plants, as the size will often depend on the available space in the rooms of your home.

Read on for the list of the best houseplants for each room of your home.

Bedroom

The bedroom is a place for rest and relaxation. You don’t want anything too high maintenance or too big and bright. Lavender gives off a calming scent that is perfect for your cozy sleeping space.

Lavender is relatively low-maintenance, just be sure to water sparsely in the winter time, and only when the soil has dried out completely to avoid root rot.

Lavender works in other rooms as well, such as on a kitchen windowsill where it can be used for cooking.

Bathroom

The bathroom tends to be a humid place without much spare room. A single aloe vera plant near a light source can be a great accent.

Extremely low maintenance and useful after a day out in the sun, the bathroom is a perfect home for aloe vera. Simply snap off a leaf and use the gel inside for your burn.

Office

There are a few choice places for plants in the home office. A large snake plant in the corner of the room is a great way to add some life and color. Similarly, a money tree is easy to care for and fun to watch grow as you braid its stem (and what’s a more fitting place for a money tree than the place where you make your money!?).

For the desk, a small cactus or succulent will do the trick, as you don’t want it to take up too much room.

Living room

For the living room, we can finally start talking about some of the bigger houseplants on the list. A Norfolk Island Pine looks like a small pine tree (though it technically isn’t one) and it can grow several feet high indoors. This is a great choice for homeowners in colder climates who don’t want to fill their house with unfitting tropical looking plants.

Palm and Yucca, on the other hand, are perfect for homes in warmer climates. They can grow several feet high and fill up empty spaces in a large living room with ease. There’s a reason these are used in so many hotel and office building lobbies--they’re easy to care for and can grow large enough to fill the void in a big building.

Windowless rooms

Most plants will need at least indirect sunlight to stay healthy through the year. But, if you have a windowless room in your home that you want to brighten up with a houseplant you have options.

Dracaena, snake plants, and creeping fig all grow well in little to no light and are easy to take care of.  



45 Weyland Circle, North Andover, MA 01845

Single-Family

$769,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
4/1
Full/Half Baths
PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP SHOWS THROUGHOUT! These original owners have taken impeccable care of the property that offers hardwood floors on every level, lots of natural light, privacy and gorgeous views. From the front door, to the left is the formal dining room that leads into the kitchen with its stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar and eat in area. The kitchen/family room combined offer open concept living at it's best and even have access to the deck/back yard. Finishing off the first floor is the living room, half bath and laundry room. Upstairs you will find the master suite complete with two walk in closets, soaring ceilings and a spacious master bath. Guests will enjoy the second master, complete with it's own bath. Also on the second floor are two other good sized bedrooms and a full bath. The finished walk out lower level is great for entertaining and offers so many possibilities! It is perfect for a multi-generational family as it has its own full bath. THIS HOME IS A GEM!
Open House
Saturday
May 11 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Join us Saturday from 11am - 1pm for our first open house!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 45 Weyland Circle, North Andover, MA 01845    Get Directions

Similar Properties





Loading