Mary (Vigliatura) Stolarczyk
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Posted by Mary (Vigliatura) Stolarczyk on 3/18/2018

Open houses can be a great way to get to know a home and the neighborhood it sits in. Sure, the seller will be trying to put their best foot forward on the big day. But, youíll still be able to get a chance to tour the home relatively uninterrupted.

But what should you look for in particular when attending an open house?

There are a number of things you can learn at an open house. Many prospective buyers spend the time looking at things like paint color and cosmetic touches that can easily be changed, and very little time considering important factors that should go into their home buying decision.

So, in todayís post, Iím going to cover some of the lesser known things you should be looking out for when you attend an open house. That way, youíll know which houses are worth considering further and which ones should be left behind.

Not enough storage space

If you find yourself constantly running out of storage space (and who doesnít?), youíll want to make sure the home has ample space to store your belongings. If it doesnít, see if you can find ways to repurpose areas for storage, such as spare bedrooms or garage space.

Overly scented areas

Itís perfectly normal for a sellerís agent to place one or two choice candles in the home during an open house.

However, if you notice some rooms have an overpowering smell of candles or air fresheners, thereís a good chance itís there to mask offensive and hard to remove smells. Pet and cigarette odors are among the worst culprits.

The windows, doors, and cabinets should work like a dream

When attending an open house, take note of how well the doors open and close. If appropriate, ask the sellerís agent if you can try out the windows and cabinets as well.

Problems with these items can be signs of poor craftsmanship, cheap materials, or neglect.

Traffic and neighbors

If youíve found what you think is the perfect home, it can be easy to see the world through rose-colored lenses.

However, itís important to take them off when looking around the yard. Take note of the traffic level, and the amount of privacy the home receives. If you like the home, itís also a good idea to stop by the neighborhood during rush house to gauge how traffic would affect your commute.

Air flow issues

Improper ventilation can lead to mold growth, especially in bathrooms and kitchens. Make sure bathroom vents and fans work properly, and check windows for condensation.

In rooms with sinks, check around the base of the sink and counter for signs of water damage or mold.

Large cracks in foundations or ceilings

While small, hairline cracks in the foundation of a home are completely normal, large ones can be dangerous.

They can allow water and pests to enter the home, causing all types of costly damages.


Keep those six tips in mind when you attend the open house, and be sure to bring a list of any other questions you might have for the sellerís agent.





Posted by Mary (Vigliatura) Stolarczyk on 1/31/2018


Date: 02/04/2018 Time: 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM  
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Welcome Home! Introducing this custom built, well loved home, situated at the end, corner lot , which affords you both the extra land and the privacy in this well sought after neighborhood! This sun-splashed home offers a versatile and open floor plan accommodating multi-generational needs. Recent improvements include brand new furnace, Andersen windows and roof. Fully applianced eat-in kitchen with corian counters, cherry cabinets and plenty of pantry storage. Large yet comfortable family room with fireplace and cathedral ceiling. Enjoy a second fireplace in the spacious formal living room. Hardwoods throughout first floor. Walk up attic is plumbed for bath and electric. Finished room in lower level. Open floor plan with an abundance of natural lighting! An entertainers delight! Walk to high school. Be in for Spring! Desirable Dawson School district!!




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Posted by Mary (Vigliatura) Stolarczyk on 11/3/2017


Date: 11/05/2017 Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM  
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Fabulous 2-3 bedroom Waterfront on Stiles Reservoir - a full recreational lake, consisting of approximately 400 plus acres! With 65 feet of frontage, this year round home is ready for its new owner. Tiled flooring throughout, the kitchen opens up to the fireplaced living room with double sliders going to the deck and gorgeous sunrise views! First floor offers two bedrooms and laundry, cathedral ceilings and a pellet stove. The second floor loft offers additional living area - great space for sleepovers. Temporary wall can come down for a more open loft look. **New Circuit Breaker box**New Central Air Unit**Roof stripped 2011**New well tank, pump and water filtration system. Additional small strip of land across the street is also part of the sale - $35 tax per year, reflected in listing. Plastic "floating" dock will be included with sale. 5k value!! Stiles is spring fed, privately owned, with no public access.




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Posted by Mary (Vigliatura) Stolarczyk on 9/9/2017


Date: 09/10/2017 Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM  
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Fabulous 2-3 bedroom Waterfront on Stiles Reservoir - a full recreational lake, consisting of approximately 400 plus acres! With 65 feet of frontage, this year round home is ready for its new owner. Tiled flooring throughout, the kitchen opens up to the fireplaced living room with double sliders going to the deck and gorgeous sunrise views! First floor offers two bedrooms and laundry, cathedral ceilings and a pellet stove. The second floor loft offers additional living area - great space for sleepovers. Temporary wall can come down for a more open loft look. New Central Air Unit. Roof stripped 2011, new well tank, pump and water filtration system. Additional small strip of land across the street is also part of the sale - $35 tax per year. Plastic "floating" dock will be included with sale. 5k value!! Stiles is spring fed, privately owned, with no public access.




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Posted by Mary (Vigliatura) Stolarczyk on 8/18/2017


Date: 08/20/2017 Time: 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM  
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What a lovingly maintained home! Pride of ownership in this neighborhood cape, offerering a spacious kitchen with many new updates including new corian counters, sink, faucet and light fixture. New Roof stripped within the past two years, newer wall to wall in living room, hallway and stairs going up to the second floor. Master with two closets, one walk in, and parquet flooring. Enclosed porch/breezeway opens to the deck, flat enclosed yard with newer fence and gates. Three year young 24 foot above ground pool, mature trees, landscaped yard, attached garage and off-street parking. All this and close to I290, Mass Pike, schools and shopping.




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