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Is now the right time to lower the asking price for your residence? If you've studied the housing market closely, set an aggressive price for your home and are still struggling to generate interest in your residence, the answer to this question may be a resounding "Yes."

Ultimately, there are many reasons why you may want to consider lowering the asking price for your house, including:

1. It has been many weeks or months since the last home showing.

Although your home listing initially may have stirred up plenty of interest, homebuyers have shied away from your residence over the past few weeks or months. Thus, there may be no time like the present to lower your house's asking price to widen your net of prospective homebuyers.

Reducing your house's asking price by even a few thousand dollars may help you generate interest in your residence. And in the days following a price drop, you may notice a significant increase in the number of requests for home showings as well.

2. Your home asking price no longer corresponds to the current real estate market's conditions.

A seller's market can quickly morph into a buyer's market. As such, you should evaluate the real estate sector regularly to ensure your home asking price corresponds to the current housing market's conditions.

Take a look at available houses that are similar to your own – you'll be happy you did. This housing market data can help you determine if your house is priced appropriately based on the competition.

Also, examine the prices of recently sold houses in your city or town. That way, you can see how long these residences were available before they sold, find out whether you're operating in a buyer's or seller's market and plan accordingly.

3. You need to sell your house as soon as possible.

If you face a time crunch to sell your home, you should establish an aggressive price for your residence from the get-go. However, if you fail to generate substantial interest in your residence, you may need to act fast to lower your home asking price to meet your deadline.

For those who want to avoid the possibility of lowering a house's asking price, it often pays to work with a real estate agent. This housing market professional can help you establish a fair, competitive price for your residence, one that should help you stir up significant interest in your home.

In addition, a real estate agent will work with you throughout the home selling process. He or she will set up home showings, host open houses and negotiate with homebuyers on your behalf. Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent is happy to respond to your home selling questions and ensure you can make informed home selling decisions.

Before you lower your home asking price, consult with a real estate agent. By doing so, you can get the expert home selling advice that you need to determine whether to wait out the current housing market or reduce the price of your residence.



120 Screenhouse Lane, Duxbury, MA 02332

Single-Family

$839,000
Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
4/1
Full/Half Baths
Classic Garrison Colonial w/four levels of living nestled at the end of a cul de sac 2.5 miles from Duxbury School campus. This desirable 4-5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home w/two story carriage house sits on a private .79 acre. Main house with hardwoods throughout allows easy entertaining between kitchen, heated sunroom and living room with stone fireplace and cathedral ceilings. Upstairs, master bedroom hosts newly renovated bath with 2 walk-in closets. Second and third floor offers 3 additional bedrooms, office and 2 renovated full baths. 1020 sqft in finished walk out lower level presents space for exercise, media and recreation rooms. Carriage house with cathedral ceiling, hardwood floors and full bath has endless possibilities! 3-car garage, irrigation and spacious yard with serene bog views make this property an incredible value. A wonderful neighborhood with plenty of room for pool or sport court.
Open House
Sunday
November 19 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Don't let your Buyers miss out on this 4/5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home with 3 car garage and gorgeous Carriage House. Just 2.5 miles from Duxbury school campus. Over 4400 sqft of living! Private cul de sac neighborhood over looking picturesque Bogs...Motivated sellers!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 120 Screenhouse Lane, Duxbury, MA 02332    Get Directions

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Most homes have some sort of an office space set up. Whether you work from home 100% of the time, use your office space from time to time, or just need a space to pay your bills and do a bit of paperwork, your home office space should be comfortable. You’ll need a bit more than a table and chair that is shoved into a corner somewhere in your home. Here are some tips to help you create the perfect home office:


Find The Perfect Space


You’ll need to find a good space for your home office. You should choose a space that doesn’t have too many distractions and is fairly quiet so that you can work. If the nature of your work requires you to have clients stop by, you’ll want to set up the office much differently than if you’re a writer who just enjoys a bit of activity around them. 


Everything That You need Should Be In The Space


While home office furniture should complement furniture in other rooms of the home, you need to be sure that it’s functional. Don’t forget comfortable chairs, a good sized desk and a comfortable desk chair for the office. You can even add some of your favorite decorative pieces in the apace that make you happy and feel peaceful while working. 


Keep The Color Theme One That You Love


Forget bland colors. Paint the walls of your home office a color that you love. If the walls feel vibrant, so too won’t your work feel that way. The color of a room really sets the tone and the mood for a room. You can match your decor around the color that you choose. While you don’t want your office to be sleepy, you also want to choose a color that will keep you calm and focused while working.


Organize The Room Both Ways


If you use your space in the home office both across and upward, you’ll have much more space to store whatever you need in the room. Everything that’s important will also be within an arm’s reach of you. 


Decorate How You Like


Don’t forget that while this is an office, it’s yours right in your home. Just as if you were going to work and would put a picture of your family on your desk, you’ll want to add personal decorative touches to your home office space. These items could include kids’ artwork, vacation pictures, or pictures of places that make you feel happy and peaceful.  

 

Your home office space should be a place of productivity and inspiration. Create it as a separate space, yet an equally stylish part of your own home.



75 Laurel St, Duxbury, MA 02332

Single-Family

$869,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautifully custom built in 2001. This 4 bed 3 1/2 bath colonial has the space and amenities you are looking for! Enter the spacious 2 story foyer that flows into the dining room perfect for family gatherings. Across the foyer is the living room where you can entertain guests made unique by a gas fireplace with custom restored historic mantel. Just off the dining room is the expansive eat-in kitchen with granite counters, custom built cabinets, double ovens, glass cooktop and center island. The kitchen invites you into a spacious family room complete with vaulted ceilings, wood burning fireplace & natural light through French doors that lead to the backyard. The generous backyard is where you can entertain or relax and cool off in the Gunite pool. Upstairs find a bright & light master suite with vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, an abundance of closet space, and master bath. Three additional bedrooms and 2 more full baths complete the second floor. Plus bonus space in walk up attic!
Open House
Sunday
November 12 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 75 Laurel St, Duxbury, MA 02332    Get Directions

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This Single-Family in West Bridgewater, MA recently sold for $300,000. This Cape style home was sold by Office Portside - Portside Real Estate.


41 Stoney Road, West Bridgewater, MA 02379

Single-Family

$329,900
Price
$300,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Step back in time to an era when things were built to last.....original 1928 Sears & Roebuck Modern Home kit house. The magical essence of yester-year is beautifully captured in this one of a kind home. From the granite mantel fireplace in the living room, the butler's pantry in the spacious eat-in kitchen, to the detailed French doors leading out to the light drenched sunporch, this beauty is just waiting for your loving touch to bring it back to it's original glory. This home has an updated gas heating system for the first floor, a newer roof and a brand new electrical system. All of this and it's located on the ever popular Stoney Road, this one is NOT to be missed!

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