Margaret O'Sullivan's Blog

Posted on 01/14/2021
3 Locust St, Reading, MA 01867 is now new to the market!
Situated minutes to downtown READING and the BIRCH MEADOW complex and all they have to offer, this EIGHT ROOM home just NEEDS YOU and YOUR furniture! The WHITE and BRIGHT kitchen has NEW GRANITE counters and all NEW STAINLESS appliances. The MAIN living level also boasts THREE SPACIOUS BEDROOMS and a FULL BATH. The HARDWOOD FLOORS are newly refinished and rooms FRESHLY PAINTED. The FAMILY ROOM level has an OPEN CONCEPT, beautiful BRICK FIREPLACE, another FULL BATH, in-home office (if needed) and a one-car GARAGE. Think summer: the PRIVATE YARD is all FENCED and the DECK is waiting for your GRILL. Open Houses Friday 3-6PM, Saturday and...
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Posted on 01/12/2021
Another Property Sold - 17 Leland Road, North Reading, MA 01864
This CHARMING CAPE is located on a QUIET STREET with QUICK ACCESS to MAJOR HIGHWAYS. The PRIVATE YARD is perfect for today's lifestyle. Enter the home to a SUNNY LIVING SPACE with a COZY WOOD STOVE. Your KITCHEN features WHITE CABINETRY, a SIZEABLE EATING AREA and opens onto a LARGE DECK overlooking the FABULOUS YARD. The FIRST FLOOR is completed with a BEDROOM, HALF BATH and WFH space. Upstairs you have two more BEDROOMS with AMPLE CLOSET SPACE and a FULL BATH. Updates include NEW ROOF 2020 and NEWER HEATING & WINDOWS. Don't miss your opportunity for HOMEOWNERSHIP in one of Massachusetts FINEST...
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Posted on 01/11/2021
DIY: Repair a Drawer's Corner Joint
Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash They just don't make furniture like they used to. But even well-made drawers can break from time to time. And when they do, the best thing you can do is fix the drawer joint quickly rather than tugging on a loose panel, causing warping damage. Here's the simplest way to get that drawer...
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Posted on 01/05/2021
Another Property Sold - 667 Whipple Rd, Tewksbury, MA 01876
GOOD NEWS FOR YOU! Buyers got cold feet and now this NEW HOME CAN BE YOURS! Breathtaking Cathedral Ceilings above the Kitchen/Living/Dining areas will make you feel as though you're in a DREAM! A closer look allows you to take in the beautiful Cabinetry, Granite, Stainless/Graphite Appliances & perfect Breakfast Bar, where you'll spend lots of time. The Eye-Catching Living Room has a great fireplace & is open to the Dining Area for the Ultimate Entertaining Design. Beautiful Hardwood Floors & Sliding Doors to the Deck only add to the Perfection. The Huge Bathroom w/ extra Cabinets, Granite &Tile is sunny and welcoming....
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Posted on 01/04/2021
What Does It Really Cost to Sell a Residence?
Believe it or not, selling a home may prove to be expensive if you are not careful. However, if you understand the costs associated with selling a house, you can budget accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three expenses that home sellers commonly encounter. 1. Home Repairs Cracked siding, floor damage and other home issues are worrisome, particularly...
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Posted on 12/28/2020
ABS & CDO - The Alphabet of Real Estate Investing
Image by Ulrike Mai from Pixabay If you're considering getting into the world of real estate investing, there are some basic terms that are important to understand. Buying and selling property is, of course, one way to invest, but there are other investments that offer favorable returns. However, it can sometimes be difficult to master the confusing alphabet...
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Posted on 12/21/2020
Design an Outdoor Living Room
Image by Jesse Bridgewater from Pixabay An outdoor living room gives you a place to enjoy fresh air while spending time with family and friends, gathering around a fire or watching a movie. When you have this type of outdoor living space, you can make it as comfortable as possible with the right design. Use the following tips...
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Posted on 12/14/2020
Steps to a Fast and Easy Home Refresh
Photo by Sonja_paetow via Pixabay Home feeling a little dull? You can clean and liven things up in a single day, and make your home into a welcoming, comfortable oasis. Whether you are coping with outdated decor, too much clutter or just need to liven things up, this list can help you pull things together quickly. You'll be...
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Posted on 12/12/2020
Another Property Sold - 78 Aspen Road, Swampscott, MA 01907
Located on a tree-lined, residential street - this appealing home is sited on an extra large lot with plenty of room for expansion. An addition could possibly increase partial water views now present from second floor. The character and charm of this timeless and well-designed home merited it being featured in an architectural book (see attached excerpts). Today's buyers will appreciate its well-proportioned rooms, natural woodwork, welcoming vestibule, living room with fireplace, first floor den and large eat-in kitchen with sliders out to an enlarged deck overlooking the garage and extensive grounds. Updates include: 2019 four-zone gas...
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Posted on 12/11/2020
Another Property Sold - 432 Humphrey Street #14, Swampscott, MA 01907
Unobstructed ocean and beach views directly opposite Fisherman’s Beach and historic yacht club. Chaissons Cove has a picturesque stone wall, beautiful gardens and security gate. This unit has a private entrance, an oversized garage and storage unit, These units are very dear and seldom come on the market. The living room has wall to wall windows and a lovely balcony to sit and enjoy the water views and ocean breeze. A generous bedroom has a master bath and another half bath for guests. There is a new Bosch stackable washer/dryer, a newer hot water heater and central air conditioning. The beauty of this condo is it's one level easy living. A...
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Posted on 12/07/2020
Do You Need a Homebuying Budget?
A homebuying budget can make a world of difference, particularly for those who want to streamline a house search. If you have a budget at your disposal, you will know approximately how much you can spend on a residence. Then, you can narrow your house search accordingly. Establishing a homebuying budget can be simple. Now, let's take a look...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Another Property Sold - 20 Sherbourne St, Andover, MA 01810
Beautifully maintained ranch located in the desirable Shawsheen district of Andover. Step inside to be greeted by a spacious mud room with access to the 1-Car Garage. Open concept throughout the kitchen, informal dining area, and cozy living room. This kitchen makes cooking simple with eat-in area, stainless steel appliances, and plenty of cabinet space. Bright, sun pouring 3 season porch off of the living room. Three spacious bedrooms, a full bath, and plenty of closet space rounds out the main floor. Downstairs, enjoy Sunday football games in the huge bonus room that can be used as a play room or media room. An office or potential 4th...
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