Elaine Pavasaris | Berlin Real Estate, New Britain Real Estate, Plainville Real Estate


33 Langdon Court, Berlin, CT 06037  

Residential
$169,900
Price
4
Total Rooms
2
Bedrooms
2
Baths
RARE FIND!! GORGEOUS FIRST FLOOR RANCH UNIT IN KENSINGTON WOODS! FEATURING A BRIGHT& SPACIOUS OPEN FLOOR PLAN WITH 2 BEDROOMS & 2 FULL BATHS, FORMAL DINING ROOM, WOODBURNING FIREPLACE, CENTRAL AIR, NATURAL GAS, FRESHLY PAINTED INTERIOR, NEW WALL TO WALL CARPETING, NEW STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES. WALK TO AMTRAK AND CENTER OF TOWN FOR SHOPPING & RESTAURANTS, 1 YEAR HOME WARRANTY ON ALL MECHANICALS FOR NEW BUYER! MAKE THIS YOUR NEW HOME SWEET HOME!


724 Worthington Ridge, Berlin, CT 06037  

Rental
$1,200
Price
5
Total Rooms
2
Bedrooms
2
Baths
Adorable 2nd floor apartment in Berlin's Historical District. Featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, enclosed porch. Heat & Hot Water included in rent. 2 months security deposit, credit check, no pets/smokers.


Sometimes, being in the hunt for a home feels like being in a race you can’t win. You should craft an offer that they cant refuse in order to get ahead on the house hunt. The real estate market can be hot or cold. No matter what the market is like, having a solid offer can be very beneficial to you as a buyer. Here’s some tips for you to get the offer you make accepted:


Get Preapproved


When you get preapproved, you’re showing the seller that you’re a serious buyer. Being preapproved gives you a shorter closing time and helps you to clear any financing hurdles before you get to them.


Avoid Lowball Offers


Make sure that you check out the prices of other homes in the neighborhood. Your real estate agent can help you to do this research. Often, you’ll need to offer the asking price or above if it’s a seller’s market. If all the research leads you to offer somewhere in the neighborhood of the asking price for a home, you’ll want to abide with that.


Too Many Contingencies Turn A Seller Off


The financing contingency is the agreement that is put forth to help a buyer get out of the deal if financing falls through. You’ll need to be sure that you actually have the cash on hand to help you if the appraisal falls short, however. While this isn’t recommended, it can give you a leg up in the buying process if you know what you’re doing. 

Another thing that you might consider is waiving the inspection. This does however, remove the ability to be sure that a home is in livable condition. This is another way to give yourself an advantage in the home search process, but it’s not recommended. A better way to keep the inspection and streamline the process is to shorten the inspection time by having the inspector ready to go immediately.  


Add A Clause To Increase Your Amount


You are able to add an escalation clause into a deal. This will automatically increase your deal by a predetermined amount if the seller gets more than one offer on the home. There’s a cap on these deals, so it doesn’t work like an auction. It’s a good option and it causes sellers to have to disclose the competing offers. Typically, this wouldn’t be the case. The only way you’d be out of the deal is if other offers exceed your cap.


Be Smart With Negotiations


You can offer to pay closing costs and home warranties instead of the seller having to pay them. Costs associated with the closing can be extensive, so offering to pay these fees can be very appealing to the seller. 


Get Personal


It’s difficult for sellers to part with the home that they love. If you get a bit personal and write a letter or send a video message to the sellers, you may often appeal to them on another level. In the letter, you may want to address how well the sellers have taken care of the home and express your desire to continue your life in the home in the same fashion. Many times, this is really a great way to connect with your seller and give you a better chance of getting your offer accepted.


57 Ice Pond Lane, Berlin, CT 06023  

Residential
$449,900
Price
8
Total Rooms
4
Bedrooms
3
Baths
You will fall in love with this Home Sweet Home Contemporary Colonial nestled on 1.2 acres on quiet cul de sac! From the moment you enter, you will want to make this one yours! The newly renovated kitchen features a large granite island with high end stainless steel appliances and opens to the spacious family room with multiple skylights and fireplace. This home has beautiful hardwood floors with many new windows which makes the home so bright and cheerful. The open floor plan is great for entertaining. In addition, this beauty features over 3000 SF of living space and a huge master bedroom suite with jacuzzi bath and fireplace, three car garage, and a bedroom on 1st floor which can be used as an office. In addition, there is an unfinished bonus room for an additional bedroom/office. And it is so close to everything Berlin has to offer including highways, shopping, Amtrack & great schools. Plus a one year Home Warranty to new Buyers on all mechanicals!


A bathroom renovation represents a major decision, especially for those who plan to sell their homes in the near future.

Ultimately, there are many questions to consider before you embark on a bathroom renovation, including:

1. When do I plan to list my home?

Consider your home selling timeline – you'll be glad you did. If you understand when you'd like to list your residence, you can plan home improvement projects accordingly.

If you intend to list your home in the next few months, there is plenty of time to overhaul your bathroom if necessary. Or, if you want to sell your home as soon as possible, a bathroom renovation may slow you down.

2. Is a bathroom renovation necessary?

Although your bathroom may seem small and messy at times, only minor bathroom upgrades may be needed to transform your ordinary bathroom into an exceptional one.

Performing an extensive bathroom cleaning will enable you to eliminate shower scum, wipe down a bathroom countertop and enhance the bathroom floor. Plus, cleaning a bathroom often represents a fast, easy and cost-effective alternative to a major bathroom overhaul.

Furthermore, a home appraisal may help you better understand your house's strengths and weaknesses. After this appraisal is finished, you can identify problem areas in your home and determine whether a bathroom renovation is a priority.

3. How much will a bathroom renovation cost?

The cost of a bathroom renovation may range from hundreds to thousands of dollars based on the size of your bathroom, the renovations that are needed and other factors. As such, you'll want to evaluate the cost of a bathroom renovation to determine how the project may impact your property's value.

Meet with several bathroom renovation experts. That way, you can receive multiple bathroom renovation estimates to see what it will cost to enhance your bathroom's appearance.

Also, you may want to consider do-it-yourself (DIY) bathroom improvements. A DIY bathroom renovation can be rewarding because it will enable you to learn new skills and revamp your bathroom's appearance on your own. At the same time, you'll want to ensure that any bathroom upgrades you complete are done safely and effectively.

Still unsure about whether you should perform a bathroom renovation? Discuss your concerns and questions with a real estate agent, and you may be able to gain unparalleled insights into whether a bathroom renovation is worth your time.

A real estate agent understands the ins and outs of the housing market. He or she can help you assess the pros and cons of a bathroom renovation. As a result, you can make informed decisions about a bathroom renovation and other home improvement projects.

In addition, a real estate agent can serve as an expert guide along the home selling journey. This housing market professional can help you get your home ready and ensure it will generate plenty of interest from property buyers as soon as it becomes available.

Take the guesswork out of a bathroom renovation – consider the aforementioned questions, and you can decide whether a bathroom renovation is right for you.




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