Cheryl Pendenza - Realtor®/Broker Associate's Blog

Tips on Maintaining Your Home Inside and Out
Posted on 03/26/2020
Tips on Maintaining Your Home Inside and Out
In many ways, the quality of your life is determined by the condition of your home. If it feels like your home is in disrepair, messy, or cluttered, you're not going to feel comfortable or satisfied with your living situation. While perfection is an unattainable standard, there are a lot of simple things you can do to keep your...
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4 Shocking Ways to Reduce Electricity Use
Posted on 03/19/2020
4 Shocking Ways to Reduce Electricity Use
Image by Marie-Flore Pirmez from Unsplash Going green sounds like a big, lofty goal. For many, it brings thoughts of installing solar panels or upgrading entire HVAC systems to be more eco-friendly. While these are helpful tasks, there are many little things you can do right now to “go green” at home. If you want to make a...
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Will Your Home Selling Strategy Work?
Posted on 03/12/2020
Will Your Home Selling Strategy Work?
Selling a home may prove to be an uphill climb. Fortunately, if you craft a home selling strategy, you can eliminate guesswork throughout the property selling cycle. A home selling plan is a must-have, and perhaps it is easy to understand why. This strategy enables you to prepare for potential hurdles you may encounter as you promote your residence...
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New Homebuyers: Quick Guide to Finding Exactly What You Want
Posted on 03/05/2020
New Homebuyers: Quick Guide to Finding Exactly What You Want
Photo by Yavyav via Shutterstock Whatever your priorities are, before you take on the purchase of a home, answer these questions for yourself: Why do you want to purchase a house? Is it for financial reasons? Is it less expensive than paying rent? Until you’re certain about your reasons for buying, take it slow and make a plan....
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Another Property Sold - 13 Jefferson Ave, Everett, MA 02149
Posted on 03/03/2020
Another Property Sold - 13 Jefferson Ave, Everett, MA 02149
Desirable Woodlawn neighborhood! This classic sun-filled cape offers a great layout, flexible space and tons of storage. The kitchen is fully equipped with Brand New Stainless Appliances & a cozy breakfast nook. There are 3 ample bedrooms, 2 full baths and a fabulous Deck Overlooking the Expansive Fenced Yard, Perfect for Play, Pets and Garden! Other Important Improvements (2010): Roof, Siding, Windows, Kitchen Cabinets, Heating System & Hardwood floors. The gas water heater is just one year young and the front storm door was just replaced. The finished lower level offers a bonus space for the extended family or a great hangout to watch the...
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Reasons to Negotiate with a Home Seller
Posted on 02/27/2020
Reasons to Negotiate with a Home Seller
If your initial offer to purchase a home is countered, there is no need to stress. In fact, there are lots of reasons why you should negotiate with a house seller, and these include: 1. You can speed up the homebuying journey. The homebuying journey may prove to be long and complicated. If you find a house you want...
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Property Type: What to Ask before Settling In
Posted on 02/27/2020
Property Type: What to Ask before Settling In
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay I live just a few miles from downtown Boston and love the architectural landscape of the city and its surrounding commuities. The number of architectural styles in any given neighborhood can be overwhelming to home buyers, especially if they don't feel immediately called to one type. To help narrow it down, the property...
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Accessible Home Designs for Active Aging
Posted on 02/20/2020
Accessible Home Designs for Active Aging
Photo by Victor Rodriguez on Unsplash It's no secret that people are living longer and maintaining more active lifestyles as they age. While the ultimate goal is to stay agile and able, we all know that at some point, we may not be able to do what we once could. Accessible home can help us continue to live...
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How is Fair Market Value Determined?
Posted on 02/13/2020
How is Fair Market Value Determined?
Image by Andrey Popov from Shutterstock The term "fair market value" is the price at which an interested but not desperate buyer is willing to buy and a motivated but not distressed seller is willing to sell on the open market in your location. The set value depends on recently sold similar-sized homes with like amenities, upgrades, and...
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What are the Advantages of a Buyer Agent
Posted on 02/06/2020
What are the Advantages of a Buyer Agent
Photo by Christina Morillo from Pexels If you're a first-time homebuyer and you've already started exploring available properties, you might think to yourself, "Why do I even need a buyer agent?" After all, you've been looking at homes for sale and the realtors who showed you the properties were very nice and helpful. But here's the deal: Those...
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Avoid a House Selling Crisis
Posted on 01/30/2020
Avoid a House Selling Crisis
Selling a house may prove to be problematic, particularly for individuals who fail to allocate time and resources to learn about the real estate market. Lucky for you, we're here to help you navigate the housing sector and ensure you can avoid home selling crises. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you list your residence...
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Upcycle your Filing Cabinets with Paint
Posted on 01/23/2020
Upcycle your Filing Cabinets with Paint
Image by TeroVesalainen from Pixabay Is your workspace feeling a little blah lately? The new year is just the right time to make a change! Make it part of your New Year's resolution to create a cheery, bright, and welcoming workspace by upcycling your old, dingy file cabinet into this blackboard-sided, pretty yet utilitarian piece of office furniture!...
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