Lynn D'Avolio
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | 801-597-2857 | lynn1@soldbylynn.com


Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 8/24/2017

This Single-Family in Winthrop, MA recently sold for $333,000. This Cape style home was sold by Lynn D'Avolio - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


154 Morton St, Winthrop, MA 02152

Single-Family

$324,900
Price
$333,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Backing up to the Belle Isle inlet this charming 3 bedroom home has much to offer. Private setting with off-street parking and a large level backyard. Eat-in-kitchen with washer and dryer on main level. Nice sized living room with hardwood floors too! An affordable home for someone looking to start out or downsize. Expansion possibilities into the walk-up attic as well. Updates include heat, hot water, and roof also.

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Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 8/22/2017

During summer, it's hard to find a spot in the United States that doesn't experience hot temperatures. Buy a house out West or in the Southern Delta, areas that have seen a share of hot and humid weather, and it may get so hot inside your house that you dream about fleeing your home.

Summer burdens local utility company cooling systems

Hot temperatures can also make you feel fearful about stepping outside. This is a time when utility companies get stretched. To deal with the demand that people put on their systems, utility company leaders may increase service rates.

It helps to encourage people to find other ways to cool their homes during summer. Another thing that an increase in utility rates does is to lower the demand on utility cooling and energy systems.

You could do the same right inside your home. As this choice does for large utility companies, it can also reduce the amount of drain that you put on cooling systems. This, in turn, reduces your utility bill.

The number one way to reduce the costs of cooling your house is to shut off your air conditioner and fans. But, this alternative isn't sensible, especially on particularly hot days and nights. You could get sick if you stayed in an excessively hot house.

Check out these ways to cool your home naturally

Fortunately, there are natural ways to cool your home, which returns to the first way to cool your house naturally. Instead of turning off cooling systems at your house all day and night, shut the systems off while you are away from home for three or more consecutive hours.

For example, you could turn off your central air conditioner and your ceiling and floor fans when you head outside to work. Another option is to turn your air conditioner up to seventy degrees and, again, turning off all fans.

Additional ways to cool your home naturally include:

  • Planting trees near windows but far enough away from your house to keep the trees from serving as hiding places for potential intruders
  • Watering lawns after the sun has gone down - a cooler earth around your house could help temperatures inside your home to feel cooler
  • Taking a cool shower or bath before retiring to bed
  • Exercising at a gym to take advantage of public cooling systems
  • Drinking ice cold water
  • Not wearing layered clothing during hot weather
  • Opening locked, screened windows (close windows on the floor that you are not on)
  • Shutting doors to rooms that you don't use often
  • Spending more time in your finished basement when it's hot outside

Cooler house doesn't have to lead to an outrageous utility bill

Keeping your house cool during the heat of summer can present interesting challenges. It can also cause your utility bill to spike. Natural ways to cool your home can reduce cooling challenges and yield you lower utility bills.

Trees and bushes outside your home, especially those near your windows, serve as natural cooling agents. Another way to cool your house naturally is to take advantage of lower temperatures that envelope cities during the wee hours of the morning and late at night.





Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 8/15/2017

When you sell your home, it may be tempting to just try and put your home on the market yourself without any assistance. By hiring a real estate agent, youíll have a insurance policy of sorts that allows you to know that everything is taken care of throughout the process of selling. The general goal in selling a home is to sell it as fast as possible for the most amount of money that you can. A realtor should do a bit more for you than simply post the home and hope that it sells. Hereís what a great realtor who is looking to be an advocate for their sellers will do for you:


Put The Home On The Market For The Right Price


Selling a home at the right price is the single most important thing that can be done in the entire process. A good sellerís agent will pinpoint the right price for your home. If the home is priced too high, there will be no interest in the property. People will believe that the price can only come down. If the price is set too low, a bidding war can ensue, or buyers may wonder whatís wrong with the property. Thereís many different formulas and methods that agents will use to price the property right. The important thing is that the agent does his research.


The Market Needs To Be Marketed


Marketing is one thing that agents should be good at. A good sellerís agent will take good photos of a property or hire a professional photographer if needed. The photos and videos that are put up online are a big part of how homes get sold. Buyers want to know the property before they even see it in person. A realtor can help make this impression visible online.


Communicate With You


An agent should keep their sellers informed about whatís going on in the sale of their home. Even if offers havenít come in, realtors should be getting in touch with their clients regularly to update them on home showings, concerns, and open house dates. A good sellerís agent will regularly communicate with you throughout the sale of your home. At the start of the sale, youíll know a realtor is a good fit since theyíll return your calls and e-mails promptly.


Be There For The Home Appraisal


When youíre selling your home, the appraisal can be one of the most nerve-wracking things that occurs during the entire process. Your agent should attend the appraisal to help clarify confusion and answer the appraiserís questions. The realtor will be educated on the recent updates that have been made to the home. These are what add immense value to the home.





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

Buying a home should be an unforgettable journey, one that enables you to purchase a high-quality house at a budget-friendly price. If you start planning for the homebuying journey today, you may be able to reduce the risk of encountering homebuying hurdles as you attempt to acquire a first-rate house.

Ultimately, there are many important decisions for homebuyers to make before they enter the real estate market, including:

1. Where Do I Want to Live?

As a homebuyer, you'll want to know where you want to go so you can map out your property buying journey.

Consider your current and future plans before you enter the housing market Ė you'll be glad you did. This will enable you to consider where you'll be in the next few months and years and plan accordingly.

For example, if you currently work in the city and intend to stay at your present job, you may want to search for a home that makes it easy to commute to work.

On the other hand, if you plan to start a family in the foreseeable future, you may want to consider purchasing a home near various top-notch parks and schools.

2. How Much Can I Spend on a House?

You know that you'd like to become a homeowner, but how much can you afford to pay for a residence? Meet with several banks and credit unions, and you can start budgeting for a home.

Banks and credit unions can help you get pre-approved for a mortgage. Then, with a mortgage in hand, you can enter the real estate market with a good idea about how much you can spend on a residence.

Many banks and credit unions are available, and they are happy to teach you about the ins and outs of numerous mortgage options. Plus, lenders will respond to your mortgage concerns and queries and help you make an informed mortgage decision.

3. Will I Need to Hire a Real Estate Agent?

If you're on the lookout for your dream home, why not hire an expert to guide you along the homebuying journey? With a real estate agent at your side, you can take the guesswork out of finding and purchasing your ideal residence.

A real estate agent will provide expert support at each stage of the homebuying journey. As such, he or she will help you set realistic expectations before you begin your search for your dream house.

Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent will set up home showings, keep you informed about new properties as they become available and negotiate with home sellers on your behalf. This housing market professional will even offer expert real estate insights that you might struggle to obtain elsewhere.

When it comes to purchasing a house, there is no need to leave anything to chance. Fortunately, you can hire a real estate agent to help you along the homebuying journey and simplify the process of going from homebuyer to homeowner.




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Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 8/7/2017

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!

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