Posted by Amanda Bruen on 10/1/2018

There's a lot to love about a builder grade home, for example, the fact that it is newly built and doesn't come with the host of issues of an older home. However, these homes can lack in the personality department since the focus when being built was on the budget and not magazine worthy style. Keep reading to discover how you can add stylistic flair to your home without draining your bank account. Light fixtures. Changing light fixtures by either replacing them completely or painting them can make a huge difference in a room. Picking up a few cans of rubbed bronze or satin nickel spray paint will give a modern touch without breaking the bank. Doors. Replace or reface generic hollow core doors. You can reface flat doors by adding molding or get creative with a can of paint and a roll of painter’s tape and make the illusion that you have a raised panel door. Beadboard paired with molding is another great combination that adds personality to your doors without the major price tag. Stairs. Strip carpeting to expose treads and risers. Here’s where you can let your imagination go wild. Pick up some cans of paint and add a unique touch to your staircase by painting railings and  risers to add a pop of color. Avoid painting your stairs all one color to avoid a bland look. You can even paint a faux runner to really add a unique touch. Cabinets.  Replacing cabinets is always an option albeit a pricey one. If you’re happy with your cabinet layout you have a few diy options available. Variation can be the spice of life. Try removing some cabinet doors to keep things open or installing some glass paneled doors. Paint is always an option whether professionally sprayed or done by yourself. Another easy way to add some personality to builder grade cabinets is by updating hardware. Look for knobs and handles at antique shops to add a unique touch on a budget. Millwork. Molding, wainscoting, and beadboard. Oh, my. With this trio on your side, the possibilities for customization are endless. Frame a plain bathroom mirror, add chair rails or extend baseboards. With a little creativity, you can even recreate the look of coffered ceiling or paneled doors. If you are unsure of where to start, try looking through some home magazines for inspiration. Wallpaper. Wallpaper gives you endless options for adding flair to the walls of your home. Add a pop of color with bright, bold patterns or texture with paintable varieties. If you don’t want to make a commitment to wallpaper or the idea of scrapping it if you change your mind fills you with dread there are now a plethora of temporary wallpaper options. Tile. Hexagon and subway tiles are both guaranteed to add a modern feel to your home. However, your options today are endless no matter your budget. Explore the selections at your local home improvement store and don’t rule out materials fabricated to recreate a stone or wood finish. After all, there’s no need to empty your wall out just to get the look you want. Just because you’ve fallen in love with a builder grade home doesn’t mean it needs to stay quite so basic. If you want to add a touch of modern style to your home a little creativity and paint can go a long way. Don’t forget to sit back and enjoy all your hard work when you’re finished!




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Posted by Amanda Bruen on 9/28/2018

This Single-Family in Newton, NH recently sold for $332,500. This Cape,Cottage style home was sold by Amanda Bruen - Cameron Prestige.


21 New Boston Rd, Newton, NH 03858

Single-Family

$339,000
Price
$332,500
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Incredible craftmanship in this UPDATED, custom one-of-a-kind New Englander! Fresh interior paint throughout the home is one of the many modernizations to this property with historical charm. Enjoy the charisma and warmth of the bright great room with a stunning floor to ceiling stone hearth, cathedral ceiling, and gleaming wide pine floors. The beautifully renovated kitchen has new cabinets, countertops, new flooring and opens to a quintessential New England dining room. An oversized master bedroom allows for a private space to escape and lounge with second access to the back deck overlooking one of the most tranquil outdoor spaces you'll find. The private backyard is full of flowering trees, perennials, and berry bushes ready for picking. All of this wrapped up in a convenient location for commuters- just minutes to the Massachusetts border! Showings begin August 11th, 2018.

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Posted by Amanda Bruen on 9/28/2018

This Single-Family in Newton, NH recently sold for $332,500. This New Englander style home was sold by Amanda Bruen - Cameron Prestige.


21 New Boston Road, Newton, NH 03858

Single-Family

$339,000
Price
$332,500
Sale Price

3
Bedrooms
6
Rooms
2
Baths
Incredible craftmanship in this UPDATED, custom one-of-a-kind New Englander! Fresh interior paint throughout the home is one of the many modernizations to this property with historical charm. Enjoy the charisma and warmth of the bright great room with a stunning floor to ceiling stone hearth, cathedral ceiling, and gleaming wide pine floors. The beautifully renovated kitchen has new cabinets, countertops, new flooring and opens to a quintessential New England dining room. An oversized master bedroom allows for a private space to escape and lounge with second access to the back deck overlooking one of the most tranquil outdoor spaces you'll find. The private backyard is full of flowering trees, perennials, and berry bushes ready for picking. All of this wrapped up in a convenient location for commuters- just minutes to the Massachusetts border!






Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Amanda Bruen on 9/24/2018

After you receive an offer to purchase your house, you likely have only a short period of time to make your decision. Ultimately, determining whether to accept, reject or counter a homebuyer's proposal can be tricky. But if you plan ahead, you should have no trouble performing a comprehensive analysis of a buyer's offer, regardless of how much time is available.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you review a homebuying proposal.

1. Weigh the Pros and Cons

Creating a pros-cons list may prove to be ideal, particularly for a seller who is struggling to decide how to proceed with an offer. With this list in hand, you can evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of accepting a proposal and determine the best course of action.

Furthermore, it may be beneficial to assess your homebuying goals relative to an offer. If you goal is to maximize your profits, for example, you may want to accept an offer only if it matches or exceeds your house's initial asking price. Or, if your goal is to move out of your current residence as soon as possible, you may be willing to accept a proposal, even if it falls short of your home's initial asking price.

2. Assess the Housing Market

Housing market data is readily available that may help you make the best-possible decision about a home offer. If you analyze this information closely, you may be better equipped than ever before to decide whether a buyer's proposal is "fair" based on the current real estate market's conditions.

Oftentimes, it helps to conduct a home appraisal before you list your residence as well. Following a home appraisal, you'll receive a property valuation that may help you price your residence and evaluate home offers down the line.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

There is no need to examine a home offer on your own. Instead, collaborate with a real estate agent, and you can receive expert recommendations as you assess a homebuying proposal.

A real estate agent is happy to work with you at each stage of the home selling process. This housing market professional will make it simple for you to list your house and promote it to the right groups of buyers. Next, a real estate agent will set up home showings and open house events to showcase your residence. And once you receive an offer on your house, a real estate agent will allocate the necessary time and resources to help you make an informed decision.

Lastly, if the first home offer that you receive fails to impress, there is no need to worry. You should not feel pressure to accept the initial offer on your house. In fact, you can always counter this proposal to set the stage for negotiations with a buyer, which could increase the likelihood of a successful home sale.

Get ready to review a homebuying proposal – use the aforementioned tips, and you can fully assess any offer that you receive.





Posted by Amanda Bruen on 9/21/2018

Quintessential Expanded 15 rm, 3 BD, 3.5 BA Cape w/ almost 10acres can be your own private retreat or be the perfect places to have horses or even build more homes. This one owner home has been perfectly maintained and meticulous attention to detail to give the property its charm, character & endless amounts of possibilities and square footage. Enter the home thru the foyer, off the breathtaking wrap around porch to the spacious fireplaced living room, Large open concept eat-in-Kitchen w/ walk-in pantry, laundry w/ half bath & dining room for special occasions. 1st floor also offers spacious Master Suite w/ entrance to backyard oasis, Master Bath, shower & walk-in-closet, 2 more bedrooms and another full bath. 2cnd floor offers 2 large finished rooms and 1 full bath perfect for family room, pool table, offices or even potential in-law suite.

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