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Posted by Diane Horrigan on 5/24/2018

This Condo in North Andover, MA recently sold for $315,000. This Mid-Rise style home was sold by Diane Horrigan - RE/MAX Trinity.

200 Chickering, North Andover, MA 01845

Old Center


Sale Price

Welcome to Kittredge Crossing! Highly prized 2 bedroom first floor CORNER unit with high ceilings, crown molding and parking just steps from entry door. Many features and upgrades include custom maple cabinets, granite counters, recessed lighting, wood flooring, master bath with jetted tub and custom closet organizers. Enjoy this great space for entertaining in the well laid out open floor plan with warm and inviting fireplaced living room and spacious dining room overlooking private covered patio with tree views. Large climate controlled storage space in LL. Pet friendly complex. The club house, exercise room & pool just steps away!

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Posted by Diane Horrigan on 4/25/2018

Estimating the market value of your home isn't a precise science. There are several factors that go into assessing the value of a home and the process is complicated by changes in the market that can sway home prices in either direction. Since homes are so expensive and are such a huge investment, the pragmatist and worrier in us all wants it to be a clear cut decision backed up by facts. Unfortunately, no two people will ever arrive at precisely the same number for the value of a home. The good news is that you can use this ambiguity to your advantage when bargaining with prospective buyers. To learn more about the six main factors that determine a home's value, read on.


Homebuyers don't want to walk into what could be their new house and discover months of expensive repairs and upgrades waiting for them. Especially for busy, young professionals there is great appeal in a home that is move-in ready. If your home needs some work, it will knock off some digits from your asking price.


We would all love to say that having a home near the ocean or the mountains is our top priority. But, let's face it--having a place that is close to your work and that is in a good school district will probably take precedence over our daydreams. Location factors that add value to your home could include close proximity to schools, shopping, highways, and other amenities. However, if your home is far away from them or is in a neighborhood that appears run-down or dangerous you will find the value of your home decreasing. An easy way to get a ballpark figure for your home value is to look up the value of other comparable homes in your neighborhood.


Age is just a really expensive number. For some, buying an old home is a dream they've always had. Old homes have character and offer challenges when it comes to DIY repairs and renovations. For others, an old home means more headaches and more expensive utilities if it's drafty or outdated.


Curb appeal is important, but once your prospective buyers are inside you'll have to keep them around with great, convenient household features. Lots of storage space, updated kitchens with new appliances, finished basements, or a beautiful backyard with a view can all add thousands to a home value.


Square-footage is important to many homebuyers. In spite of the current trends around minimalism and being eco-friendly, the numbers show that Americans are buying increasingly larger homes and vehicles.


You've probably heard the terms "buyer's market" and "seller's market" thrown around in conversations about real estate. They are essentially descriptions of the supply and demand of homes. Many buyers with few homes means you're in a seller's market, whereas a surplus of vacant homes and few prospective buyers means it's a buyer's market. This is closely tied to location, different cities and suburbs experience different rates of growth and decline depending on the local economy.

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Posted by Diane Horrigan on 1/31/2018

If you live in one state, but are trying to buy a home in another state, you’ll face some obvious challenges. There’s certain steps that you can take to help you get through the home buying process in another state. Whether you’re buying a vacation home, or are in a complete transition, you’ll need to follow a few steps to make life easier for you. 

Know How Much Time You Have

First, you’ll need to ask yourself when you’re planning to move. If you have flexibility and are planning a trip to the new state before you need to move, that paints a much different picture than a more rushed move. Consider:

  • The time it will take to sell your current home
  • When the closing will be on the new home

Keep that timeline in mind.

You’ll definitely want to hire a realtor to handle everything for you on both ends when you’re in this situation. A Realtor’s knowledge and experience is definitely worth it to help you.

Get Your Finances In Order

You’ll need to apply for a loan on the home you’re buying in the new state. You should start by getting pre-approved for a mortgage in that state. You don’t want all of your important paperwork to be buried in the midst of packing and moving. Also, you’ll need to have that loan secured before you even head to the new state to close on the home. Everything should be in order. This situation may be more challenging for you than a typical home purchase. Since big purchases affect your credit score, you’ll need to hold off on buying a car, furniture, or any major appliances that you may need. 

Get As Much Information As You Can

As a buyer who is from out of state, you’ll need to do your homework. Maybe you have visited the state many times before. Perhaps you know nothing about it. The more you know ahead of time, the easier that your transition will be. You’ll need to find recommendations about which neighborhood to search in. You’ll also want to learn a bit more about the lifestyle the area provides for activities like dining, entertainment, and recreation. You can learn a lot in the internet, but talking to locals- even a local realtor- can help you to find the right spot to live in. 

Find The Right Realtors

You’ll need to find the right realtors in both your home state and the state that you’re moving to. The seller’s agent will assist you in getting your old home sold. From marketing the listing to home showings to sending you all of the paperwork that you’ll need to sign, a seller’s agent is very valuable to someone who needs to move out of one state and into another. 

The buyer’s agent can help you in your new state, communicating with you on new listings and advising you on the neighborhoods that you’ll be the most happy in. Hiring these two realtors may be one of the most important steps in your feat of moving across two different states.

With the resources that are available online, moving from state-to-state isn't as hard as it may seem. Do your research for a smooth transition. Happy moving!

Posted by Diane Horrigan on 12/30/2017

This Single-Family in Medford, MA recently sold for $640,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Diane Horrigan - RE/MAX Trinity.

14 Waddell St, Medford, MA 02155

North Medford


Sale Price

Renovated Ranch in Most Desired Neighborhood! Modern Open and Entertaining Floor Plan. Main Level Features Living Rm, Dining Rm, & Granite Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances. 3 Bedrooms w/ Good Sized Closets, Full Tiled Bathroom w/ Double Vanity Sinks, Central Air, Hardwood Floors, and Recessed Lighting. Walk Out Lower Level Enjoys Spacious Family Room, Plus Bonus Room, Full Tiled Bathroom, and Laundry Room. Additional Upgrades Incl: New Electrical, Plumbing, Roof, Windows, Driveway, and More! Still Putting Finishing Touches on but Ready for our First OH this Sat & Sun....This is a MUST SEE Not a Drive By!! Did I Mention Location and being just minutes to Route 93, Commuter Bus to Boston, and on your days off walk/bike the Fells! Open House Saturday 1:00 - 2:30 and Sunday 12:00 - 2:00. Offers if Any Due Tuesday by 3:00,

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Posted by Diane Horrigan on 12/14/2017

This Multi-Family in Everett, MA recently sold for $580,000. This style home was sold by Diane Horrigan - RE/MAX Trinity.

114 Harvard, Everett, MA 01821


Sale Price

Approx. GLA
13,000 square foot Corner lot with views of Boston. close walk to Whidden Hospital, Our Lady of Grace Church and Washington Park, Chelsea. This 2 Family in major need of renovation with room to add to building. Tenants are Tenant at Will. Highest and best use is to gut out and add to existing property.

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