Lynn D'Avolio
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Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 9/5/2017

The American home is rapidly changing. New technologies like rooftop solar and smart home security systems are quickly becoming the norm in neighborhoods across the country.

If youíre thinking of taking on some new home improvement projects, itís a good idea to be forward-thinking and choose projects that will be sought after into the future.

In this article, weíll talk about some trending home improvements you can make that will help bring your home into the future.

Automation

Smart home technologies make life easier, and theyíre not going out of style anytime soon. Being able to lock and unlock doors, adjust the temperature, and turn off lights all from an app on your phone has never been easier. If you plan on selling your home in the coming years, having these perks could be a selling point for potential buyers.

Green energy

When it comes to energy prices, you can count on them continuing to rise. As a result, many homeowners have installed money-saving features like rooftop solar, connecting to off-site green energy grids (such as solar or wind), and utilizing less expensive heating alternatives like pellet stoves.

Energy-efficient appliances are another up-and-coming trend that buyers are likely to be looking for. They tend to come with the latest technologies and styles, but also save money in the process.

You donít have to take on a big project to make your home greener. You can also perform small tasks like replacing all of your light bulbs with newer, energy-efficient bulbs.

These projects will attract two types of buyers: those who are environmentally-minded, and those who are looking to save on utilities.

In-duct purifiers

As people become more concerned with the effects of pollution on the human body, many homeowners will see air purifiers as a necessity. An in-duct purifier requires little maintenance and improves air quality throughout your entire house.

Temperature-controlled shower head

You would think that in this time of amazing scientific and technological advancements that we would be able to get into the shower without fiddling with the controls for ten minutes. With a temperature controlled, digital display shower head, you can set the temperature and let the faucet do the work for you.

This one will save you time in the shower, help you avoid getting scorched, and will pique the interest of potential future buyers.

Materials that last

Home advancements havenít just been made in the area of electronics. New building materials have made some objects last much longer than they did just a few years ago.

New roofing materials have exponentially increased the lifespan of roofs. New metal roofs can be made to look like traditional shingled or tiled roofs. Similarly, there are currently roofs being developed that have hidden solar panels built-in. Those too will be available in different traditional styles.

Aside from roofs, siding and decks are also being made with materials that last much longer than was previously possible. Having a durable house is something that any potential homebuyer would want to see.





Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 9/4/2017


34 Wrentham Road, Worcester, MA 01602

West Side

Single-Family

$599,900
Price

10
Rooms
5
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
Amazing home! Gorgeous stone entry leads to the foyer, this home is like new built in 2010. The large kitchen offers SS appliances, upscale cabinets, granite counters, stone flooring and oversize island with breakfast bar. Large formal dining room with hardwood floors and slider to patio. Formal living room with fireplace and hardwood floors. Great room with hardwood floors large enough for that big sectional! 5 bedrooms, 2 full 2 half baths, partially finished basement with half bath. Lots of Storage and lots of Closet Space. Has a long driveway that can park 8 to 10 maybe more cars plus a 2 car garage!.
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Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 9/4/2017


6 Talbot, Saugus, MA 01906

Single-Family

$545,000
Price

6
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This unique home features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Master is a new addition to the home which features a full bath, sauna and separate steam room. Before entering the large master suite you have a separate room that could be used for an office, den, or whatever meets your needs. Hugh walk in closet for lots of storage PLUS your own balcony over looking the big back yard, view of trees and a stream. This home has been remodeled with a new kitchen, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Large deck off the kitchen over looking the back yard and stream. If you like to entertain, this would be a great home to buy! Large yard and 2 concrete driveways on each side of the home that provides plenty of parking for at least 10 cars! Fully fenced private yard offering a calming environment. This home has a lot to offer! Not to mention they are building all new schools! Don't miss out!
Open House
Saturday
September 09 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
This home shows so much nicer in person. Come see this little retreat located in Saugus. So much parking and storage! Please visit and watch the virtual tour and read the description on this home. Please if you are coming, give me a call or just text me. Thanks and I look forward to seeing you there.
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Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 8/29/2017


6 Talbot, Saugus, MA 01906

Single-Family

$545,000
Price

6
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This unique home features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Master is a new addition to the home which features a full bath, sauna and separate steam room. Before entering the large master suite you have a separate room that could be used for an office, den, or whatever meets your needs. Hugh walk in closet for lots of storage PLUS your own balcony over looking the big back yard, view of trees and a stream. This home has been remodeled with a new kitchen, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Large deck off the kitchen over looking the back yard and stream. If you like to entertain, this would be a great home to buy! Large yard and 2 concrete driveways on each side of the home that provides plenty of parking for at least 10 cars! Fully fenced private yard offering a calming environment. This home has a lot to offer! Not to mention they are building all new schools! Don't miss out!
Open House
Saturday
September 09 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
This home shows so much nicer in person. Come see this little retreat located in Saugus. So much parking and storage! Please visit and watch the virtual tour and read the description on this home. Please if you are coming, give me a call or just text me. Thanks and I look forward to seeing you there.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 6 Talbot, Saugus, MA 01906    Get Directions

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Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 8/29/2017

As you go on the house hunt, youíre likely to attend many different open houses. After awhile you can get confused as to what you have seen and where you saw it. Each open house or home showing is only a short window of time. As a buyer, youíre trying to get the feel for a house. Being an observant home shopper can help you to avoid a lot of problems down the road. Check out some of the biggest red flags that you need to look out for when you attend an open house.


The Candles Are Burning Bright


You walk into an open house and see a lovely candle lit on the kitchen table. While it may make you feel all warm and fuzzy, itís not always a good sign. Candles are a great way to mask odors. There could possibly be a musty odor coming from the sink, the basement, or another part of the house. This spells hidden damage and possible danger for you as a homebuyer. While the home inspection should pick up on things like this, you donít necessarily want to get that far in the process. The art of masking odors could be a sign that the sellers are trying to hide something.


Be Your Own Inspector


As you walk through the home do you notice squeaky floor boards, cracks in the walls, cracks in the ceilings, or a drippy faucet? Maybe you see some patches on the walls or mirrors and paintings that seem out of place? These are all issues that could be signs of a greater problem. Keep in mind that no house is perfect, but you should do a little investigating on your own while walking through the house at showings.


The Home Doesnít Appear Cared For


Curb appeal is one thing, but a home that looks unkept is a sign of a larger problem for you. Has the lawn been mowed? Is the fence in disrepair? How does the home appear from the outside at first glance? There are plenty of ways that you can fix up a home to make it your own once you buy it, but the question is just how much of a challenge are you up for? There is always a chance that youíll have large maintenance costs when a home hasnít been properly maintained by the previous owners.


Searching for homes and going to open houses can be fun. It can also be an educational experience to help you narrow down what youíre looking for and what you can handle as a homeowner.            





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