Jackie Da Rosa - Century 21 North Shore/Storrs & DeNault



Posted by Jackie Da Rosa on 8/18/2019

Checklists are like that chore list your mom used to give you. To-do lists can help keep you on task when you want to accomplish many things in a small time-frame. Lists can also help you start and maintain new daily routines. Putting the power of time management systems to work for you. Whether you need to get yourself packed for traveling, develop a healthier lifestyle, or cut down on the family mayhem. When you work out a routine for developing habits for time efficiency, the outcome becomes predictable. Teaching your kids this skill set will enable you to hand off some of those household to-do lists. 

Get Packed and Out the Door

Getting ready to head out of town can be stressful between making sure you secure your home, pets are taken care of, and your bags are packed. Having a system to get you on your way helps reduce stress and uses your limited time effectively. A method to secure your home while you are gone, another for your house/pet/plant sitter and a system for packing what you will need for your trip. If you have a household binder or management files, you can add your printed checklists. If you do not have one, consider putting one together. Having a pre-made list to check off what needs to happen makes everything run a little smoother. You can also delegate things to other people with confidence.

Healthy Routine Checklists

One thing you cannot delegate is your health. Only you decide what level of commitment you will invest in a healthy lifestyle. You already start each day off with a routine; whether it is intentional or unconscious, you do the same things usually in the same order every morning. You may only need to add one or two small things to reap the benefits of a healthier you. Using your personal goals as a guide, pick a few simple changes to your morning routine that will add health to your life. For example, putting a bottle of water by your bed a night and drinking it first thing in the morning is an excellent start to the day. Consider taking five minutes and stretching out before you get dressed. Let it be your warm-up for your busy, stressful day ahead.

Look at your daily habits or routines and write down the morning routine that sets you up to conquer the day!




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Posted by Jackie Da Rosa on 8/11/2019

A homebuyer is an interesting person, and perhaps it is easy to understand why.

Each homebuyer is different, yet every property buyer shares a common goal: to acquire a top-notch house at a budget-friendly price. Furthermore, how a homebuyer approaches the property buying journey may dictate how long it takes this individual to accomplish his or her ultimate goal.

So what does it take for a homebuyer to become a homeowner? To find out, let's analyze the homebuyer's perspective and consider three steps that a homebuyer can take to speed up the property buying journey.

1. Know What You Want to Find in Your Dream Residence

No two homebuyers have the same definition of a "dream" residence. As such, it is up to you to define the criteria for your home search, and doing so may help you accelerate the homebuying cycle.

Differentiate between "must-haves" and "wants" before you kick off your home search you'll be glad you did.

"Must-haves" refer to things that you absolutely need from your dream home. Some of the most common must-have home features include a fenced-in backyard or multiple bedrooms.

On the other hand, "wants" are things that you would like to have but can live without. These may include an indoor swimming pool, a spacious basement or other non-essentials.

After you define your dream home must-haves and wants, you can narrow your search for the ideal house. Then, you can move one step closer to transforming your homeownership dream into a reality.

2. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Let's face it every homebuyer wants to acquire an excellent residence, but no one wants to break their budget to purchase a house. Thankfully, you can meet with a variety of banks and credit unions to get pre-approved for a mortgage before you embark on your quest for the ideal house.

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage can be fast and simple. Meet with several lenders, and you can explore all of the mortgage options at your disposal.

Also, don't forget to ask questions about different types of mortgages. This will allow you to become a mortgage expert and select a mortgage that matches your finances perfectly.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

As a homebuyer, entering the real estate market can be overwhelming. But with a real estate agent at your side, you can get the support you need to secure a first-rate house at an affordable price, regardless of the current housing market's conditions.

A real estate agent is a housing market professional who will go above and beyond the duty to serve you in any way possible. He or she will set up home showings, keep you up to date about new residences as they become available and negotiate with home sellers on your behalf. Plus, if you ever have homebuying concerns and questions, a real estate agent will be happy to respond to them at any time.

Ready to acquire your dream residence? Now that you understand the homebuyer's perspective, you can take the guesswork out of finding and buying a residence that matches or exceeds your expectations.




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Posted by Jackie Da Rosa on 8/10/2019

This Single-Family in Ashby, MA recently sold for $296,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Jackie Da Rosa - Century 21 North Shore/Storrs & DeNault.


95 South Rd, Ashby, MA 01431

Single-Family

$289,000
Price
$296,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Move right in to this 1800's Colonial which has been renovated from top to bottom while still preserving its rustic charm. ALL NEW MAJOR SYSTEMS include new furnace, new plumbing, new 200amp electrical, new superior double pane Pella window, new siding new 30year roof and BRAND NEW WELL AND SEPTIC!!! Some of the original features to enjoy are the preserved plank wood flooring, doors, post and beam and decorative fireplaces. The FIRST FLOOR MASTER bedroom includes a summer sleeping porch and luxury master bath with double vanity and glass enclosed rainfall shower. The gourmet kitchen boasts cathedral ceilings, post and beam architecture with top of the line bronze fixtures, soft close cabinets and granite countertops. Off the dining room you will find first floor laundry room/half bath with skylight. On the second floor you will find two large bedrooms with ample closets and another brand new full bathroom. The large outbuilding has potential for a garage or workshop.

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Posted by Jackie Da Rosa on 8/9/2019


8 Patriots Way, Sterling, MA 01564

Condo

$349,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
Nothing to do but just move in, this unit has gleaming cherry hardwood floors through out the first floor and 2nd floor hallway, Cathedral ceilings gives the first floor open concept so much light and space, beautiful ceiling fan, fire place on living room, kitchen and dinning area with sliding to a large deck overlooking the beautiful landscaped backyard is just inviting to seat there and enjoy the view and peaceful settings. Totally finished walk out basement with wet bar and electric fireplace with a 55" TV which are included in the sale, it also has a half bath, perfect for a man cave or just to relax and read a book. Master bedroom with beautiful master bath, with granite counters on double sink vanity, Jacuzzi tub and stand alone shower. 2nd bedroom has access to main full bath.
Open House
Sunday
August 11 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
You have to come and see this unit, or send your clients I will honor your relationship.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 8 Patriots Way, Sterling, MA 01564    Get Directions

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Posted by Jackie Da Rosa on 8/9/2019


8 Patriots Way, Sterling, MA 01564

Condo

$349,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
Nothing to do but just move in, this unit has gleaming cherry hardwood floors through out the first floor and 2nd floor hallway, Cathedral ceilings gives the first floor open concept so much light and space, beautiful ceiling fan, fire place on living room, kitchen and dinning area with sliding to a large deck overlooking the beautiful landscaped backyard is just inviting to seat there and enjoy the view and peaceful settings. Totally finished walk out basement with wet bar and electric fireplace with a 55" TV which are included in the sale, it also has a half bath, perfect for a man cave or just to relax and read a book. Master bedroom with beautiful master bath, with granite counters on double sink vanity, Jacuzzi tub and stand alone shower. 2nd bedroom has access to main full bath.
Open House
Sunday
August 11 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
You have to come and see this unit, or send your clients I will honor your relationship.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 8 Patriots Way, Sterling, MA 01564    Get Directions

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Tags: Real Estate   Condo   Sterling   01564  
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