Mary Moloney - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY / Merrimack Valley



Posted by Mary Moloney on 5/21/2019

One of the perks of moving out of an apartment into a home is having your very own outdoor space. Depending on how close to the city you live, you may not get much of a yard with your home. If youíre looking for that perfect outdoor space to dwell in, read on for some tips on buying a house with a yard. If you check the yard out, you could save yourself from facing problems further down the road. 


Are The Trees In Good Condition?


While mature trees in a yard are a sure fire way to have privacy and shade, the trees must be safe. You want any trees in your yard to be healthy. Otherwise, during a storm, you may have an issue with falling trees. If you have a lot of trees in your yard, it may be a good idea to hire an arborist who can tell you if the trees are safe. Tree removal can be costly, so youíll need to plan for this expense if your yard has many trees.


How Safe The Outdoor Living Areas?


You should check out any outdoor living areas the yard has. If the home comes with a patio, or gazebo the soundness of the structures should be checked. Any cement should be free of cracks or crumble.


The Layout Of The Lot


There is more to a yard than the size of a property. You should keep in mind where the home is situated on the lot. Is the front yard more prominent than the backyard? Is the home on a slope? Is there a chance water will pool near the foundation of the house? All of these questions are important for the long-term health of the property. 


How Much Yard Are You Willing To Care For?


You need to know how large of a yard youíre actually willing to care for. For many buyers, a small yard is just enough. Other buyers aim to care for a large lawn the many flowerbeds. The larger the yard, the more possibilities you have. If you are willing to take the extra time and incur the additional expense that a large yard will cost, it could be a good feature to look for. Yard size may also narrow down your home search considerably. 


Buying a home with a yard can be a great decision, all you need is to understand your own preferences and ability to care for properties of different sizes.        






Posted by Mary Moloney on 5/17/2019


44 EMERSON AVE, Dracut, MA 01826

Kenwood

Single-Family

$335,000
Price

7
Rooms
5
Beds
2
Baths
Whoa...STOP the car...STOP paying rent...forget paying condo fees & having pets is no problem, when you own this move-in ready Dracut Colonial. Conveniently located, this home features 1536 sq. ft of living area... 2 full baths...updated eat- kitchen ...5 bedrooms, (3 on the 2nd floor & 2 on the 1st floor)...front > back master bedroom... hardwood floors on the 1st level...1 car garage...2 driveways, provide additional parking....relaxing farmers porch....maintenance free vinyl siding...all appliances included in sale...large fenced yard with deck and above ground pool ready for your summertime enjoyment. This house originally built in 1950 as a 2 bdrm Cape...current homeowner added the 2nd story addition in 2006, therefore adding 3 bedrooms & full bath on 2nd level, allowing for a flexible floor plan. With today's low interest rates...what are you waiting for? Living just got a whole lot easier, when you make this your home in 2019. A true value in today's real estate market!
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Posted by Mary Moloney on 5/14/2019

A recreational vehicle, which many prefer to call a 'house on the wheel' has been a dream for a lot of adventurers over the years. It is mainly for people who love to go on an adventure, camp, travel, etc. It is the ideal vehicle for shelter, fun, and entertainment. The advantages of having an RV are numerous.Follow this guide if youíre looking to buy an RV

1. Use of the vehicle

How do you intend to use this vehicle? Is it on road trips only? Will you be living on the road for months? Do you plan to boondock? Ask yourself these questions to know if the RV will suit your needs, especially in terms of the size, type, and amenities that come with it. If you plan to live inside the RV with your family, then go for one with more space and more facilities.

2. Do your homework

You need to do your homework by doing extensive research about what you plan to do with the vehicle and the general idea of what you like in an RV, in terms of size, design, brand, and features. There are many brands available, and their websites are always online. Look around and make inquiries. If you donít know much about vehicles, joining popular forums and seeking for help could be a good option.

3. New or fairly used

Unless money isnít your problem, an RV is a huge purchase. Can you afford to buy a brand-new RV or a used one? If youíre going for a used RV, It is best to buy from someone you know. Whenever there is an issue, there will always be someone to help you.

4. Expenses to consider

You need to know that buying an RV isnít the end. There are some expenses which you will also need to handle such as comprehensive insurance coverage, gas, propane, and fuel, access to cable and internet, maintenance and repair cost, etc.

Buying an RV is one of those things any fun lover, adventurer, or traveler would love to do. It gives you the chance to carry your home with you anywhere in the country for as long as there is road access. So, when buying an RV, donít be in haste. Explore discounts, negotiate properly and you will carry your new home, home. Look for a local RV dealer to do a test drive and inspection today.





Posted by Mary Moloney on 5/10/2019


44 EMERSON AVE, Dracut, MA 01826

Kenwood

Single-Family

$345,000
Price

7
Rooms
5
Beds
2
Baths
Whoa...STOP the car...STOP paying rent...forget paying condo fees & having pets is no problem, when you own this move-in ready Dracut Colonial. Conveniently located, this home features 1536 sq. ft of living area... 2 full baths...updated eat- kitchen ...5 bedrooms, (3 on the 2nd floor & 2 on the 1st floor)...front > back master bedroom... hardwood floors on the 1st level...1 car garage...2 driveways, provide additional parking....relaxing farmers porch....maintenance free vinyl siding...all appliances included in sale...large fenced yard with deck and above ground pool ready for your summertime enjoyment. This house originally built in 1950 as a 2 bdrm Cape...current homeowner added the 2nd story addition in 2006, therefore adding 3 bedrooms & full bath on 2nd level, allowing for a flexible floor plan. With today's low interest rates...what are you waiting for? Living just got a whole lot easier, when you make this your home in 2019. A true value in today's real estate market!
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Posted by Mary Moloney on 5/7/2019

If your children's playroom is also the guest room or family room or office, you need lots of organization to keep all its uses available at a moment's notice. But busting your budget for fancy boxes and bins is entirely out of the question. A quick trip to the dollar store offers up a trove of options to fit your needs.ē Use shower caddies to hold toys and craft items.

  • Plastic bins work great to organize blocks, Legos, and other building pieces.
  • Small bins separate pens, pencils, crayons, glue sticks, and brushes from other supplies.
  • Over-the-door shoe holders hold action figures, fashion dolls or dollsí dresses.
  • Large tubs make great homes for stuffed animals.
  • Square cubby bins hold dress-up clothes and costumes.
  • Plastic crates make an excellent home for play kitchen sets and dishes. Hang smaller containers on removable hooks alongside the play kitchen.
  • Place a hanging organizer in the closet and fill it with games.
  • Keep color books or comic books in magazine boxes.

Often, baskets and bins come in matching or contrasting color groups. If they are visible in the room, mix and match the larger items artfully on shelving or along the wall, under a table that doubles as a desk or in a closet. Stack lidded bins to keep them organized and label them to make putting items away easier. All these containers are easy grab-and-go items when you need to switch your room's use.

If youíre setting up a play place for grandchildren, fill the baskets and bins with a variety of color books, crayons, and games. Keep a stock of small toys and make each visit special by offering up a new surprise. Then, when the grandchildren are away, whisk the bins into a cabinet or under a bed and, voila, you have your office or guest room back. 

As children mature and move on to crafts and hobbies, add a magnetic spice rack to hold beads and baubles, model parts, and other small objects. Place a clear strip of tape on each container and write on it with a permanent marker, so you know what's in it. If you change out the contents, peel off the tape and add a new piece with the new label.

When they reach the age they no longer need a playroom, re-purpose the bins into a homework station to hold pens, tape, paper, and notebooks.

If youíve always wanted a dedicated playroom in your home, your realtor can show you homes that fill the bill.




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