Kevin Durkin - LAER Realty Partners | Lowell, MA Real Estate, Dracut, MA Real Estate,Durkinsells,


When you’re searching for a home to buy, you’ll probably attend many different open houses. The open house is meant to help you get a feel for different properties. While you can’t get to know all the ins and outs of a home in a short time, you can get an understanding of some of the best things (and not so great things) about a property. Below, you’ll find some of the biggest warning signs that a property may not be all that it appears to be. 


There’s A Lot Of Odor Masking Elements In Place


When you walk into an open house, you may get the smell of freshly baked cookies or a lovely candle. While these are great marketing techniques, they also can be a tactic to hide things. Perhaps there are some offensive odors in the house from mold, leaks, smoke, or mildew. You may not be prepared to deal with these kinds of problems once you move into a home. 


You Notice Glaring Issues


While the home inspection will reveal many problems that may be invisible to the casual observer, you should still be on the lookout for issues on the surface of the home during the open house. These issues can include cracks in the ceiling or walls, cracks in the floor, or even squeaky floor boards. If you happen to see patchy walls in the home, that could indicate that repairs have been made several times. Be alert for these potential problems.


Does The Home Look Well-Kept?


When you pull up in front of the home is the lawn trim? Does the home appear clean? While everyone would hope that a homeowner would clean up their property before an open house, small and big things like this can indicate a bigger problem. If the home is not cared for on the surface, how many other underlying maintenance issues are there in the home? Neglected regular maintenance can cause larger problems of all kinds in a home.


Strange Cosmetic Fixes


A freshly painted wall could be suspect of a big problem. Under the paint could be mold, cracks, or other issues. Some homeowners do put fresh paint on their walls before selling in order to give the home a neutral feel. However, you should be on the lookout for other signs of problems in the home.          


Channel Your Inner Detective


While you don’t need to dig as deep into a home as a home inspector does, you should be on the lookout as you scan a home for the potential livability for you. Things like glaring cracks in the ceiling, or a strong odor of cigarette smoke could be signs of future problems living in the home. The open house is your time to find a home that fits you and your life, so make the most of the opportunity.  



315 Wentworth Ave, Lowell, MA 01852

Belvidere

Single-Family

$489,000
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Belvidere Charmer! If you're looking for a classic colonial with all the charm of yesteryear, but the modern updates of today then you have found a place to call home. This 3,000 sq foot Victorian has been updated with 200 Amp electric,new roof,updated windows throughout, blown in insulation, updated kitchen with granite countertops recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, kitchen breakfast bar and a separate dining area that leads to a beautiful two tiered trex deck around an above ground pool. The spacious dining room is perfect for entertaining with crown and picture frame moldings. The formal living room has a fireplace, its a great place to read a book and relax. The living room has a gorgeous built in bookcase with an electric fireplace, and big screen TV. The first floor HDWD floors gleam. The upstairs features three large bedrooms, and a den on the second floor for another TV room/Family room. All of this located in Belvidere just mins to highways and Shed Park, Downtown!
Open House
Sunday
August 04 at 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Location: 315 Wentworth Ave, Lowell, MA 01852    Get Directions

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315 Wentworth Ave, Lowell, MA 01852

Belvidere

Single-Family

$499,900
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Belvidere Charmer! If you're looking for a classic colonial with all the charm of yesteryear, but the modern updates of today then you have found a place to call home. This 3,000 sq foot Victorian has been updated with 200 Amp electric,new roof,updated windows throughout, blown in insulation, updated kitchen with granite countertops recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, kitchen breakfast bar and a separate dining area that leads to a beautiful two tiered trex deck around an above ground pool. The spacious dining room is perfect for entertaining with crown and picture frame moldings. The formal living room has a fireplace, its a great place to read a book and relax. The living room has a gorgeous built in bookcase with an electric fireplace, and big screen TV. The first floor HDWD floors gleam. The upstairs features three large bedrooms, and a den on the second floor for another TV room/Family room. All of this located in Belvidere just mins to highways and Shed Park, Downtown!
Open House
Saturday
June 01 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Price reduced to $499,900 swing by or send your clients by
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 315 Wentworth Ave, Lowell, MA 01852    Get Directions

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315 Wentworth Ave, Lowell, MA 01852

Belvidere

Single-Family

$509,900
Price

9
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Belvidere Charmer! If you're looking for a classic colonial with all the charm of yesteryear, but the modern updates of today then you have found a place to call home. This 3,000 sq foot Victorian has been updated with 200 Amp electric,new roof,updated windows throughout, blown in insulation, updated kitchen with granite countertops recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, kitchen breakfast bar and a separate dining area that leads to a beautiful two tiered trex deck around an above ground pool. The spacious dining room is perfect for entertaining with crown and picture frame moldings. The den has a fireplace that is not being used, but a great place to read a book and relax. The living room has a gorgeous built in bookcase with an electric fireplace, and big screen TV. The first floor HDWD floors gleam. The upstairs features three large bedrooms, and a separate family room on the second floor for another TV room/Family room. All of this located in Belvidere just mins to highway
Open House
Saturday
May 18 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 315 Wentworth Ave, Lowell, MA 01852    Get Directions

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157 Draper St, Lowell, MA 01852

Single-Family

$459,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Honey STOP the Car! You are going to love this classic custom built oversized Colonial located in the heart of Belvidere. With a little work this Gem will shine and you will have instant equity. You will love the size of these rooms, and the gleaming hardwood floors. This home has four good sized bedrooms a large master bedroom with two walk in closets and an updated master bath with a soaking bubble bath. The other three bedrooms are also very spacious with good sized closets. The first floor has a beautiful formal living room with a cozy fireplace and a large bay window to let in the sunshine. The dining room has custom woodwork all around to give you that classy look for entertaining. The large eat in kitchen has a lot of cabinet space and just waiting for fun family dinners. Off the kitchen you will find a family room and a den with a full bar also for entertaining or you could make it a nice home office. You will love the breezeway room with 4 large sliders.
Open House
Saturday
May 11 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 157 Draper St, Lowell, MA 01852    Get Directions

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