Julianne Krutka
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Posted by Julianne Krutka on 1/14/2019

This Single-Family in Westfield, MA recently sold for $295,000. This Contemporary style home was sold by Julianne Krutka - Park Square Realty.


118 Elizabeth Ave, Westfield, MA 01085

Single-Family

$294,900
Price
$295,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
TOTAL PRIVACY IS WHAT? YOU'LL HAVE IT AT THIS PROPERTY! AT FIRST SIGHT YOU'LL KNOW THIS PROPERTY IS A VERY SPECIAL PLACE WITH 5.25 ACRES. CUSTOM BUILD CONTEMPORARY WITH A TRANSITIONAL FEEL, THE PERFECT HOME FOR ENTERTAINING FRIENDS AND FAMILY. THE SPACIOUS OPEN FLOOR PLAN, GORGEOUS HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT! PICTURE WINDOWS THAT BRING IN LOTS OF NATURAL LIGHT! LARGE EAT IN KITCHEN WITH WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE, GRANITE COUNTERS AND A PANTRY. THE FORMAL DINING ROOM IS OPEN TO THE LIVING ROOM. THE SECOND LEVEL HAS 3 BEDROOMS ONE WITH ITS OWN LOFT AND LOTS OF CLOSET SPACE. JUST A FEW STEPS DOWN TO THE FINISHED LOWER LEVEL WITH DAYLIGHT WINDOWS THERE'S A 4TH BEDROOM OR BONUS ROOM, MAN CAVE, PLAYROOM, A OFFICE AND LAUNDRY ROOM. THERE'S AN OVERSIZED 2 CAR GARAGE, NEW SEPTIC SYSTEM NOV 2018, SPACIOUS DECK, PERENNIAL GARDENS, UNDERGROUND UTILITIES. DON'T MISS THIS RARE WESTFIELD FIND! THIS HOME IS NOT VISIBLE FROM THE ROAD, TOTALLY PRIVATE!

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Posted by Julianne Krutka on 1/10/2019

When you sell something, you expect to make a profit on the sale. It doesn’t quite always work this way when you sell a home. While you may count the sale of your home as “all profit,” there will be some significant upfront costs that you’ll incur when it comes to selling your home. Planning the sale of your home can help you to manage these expenses and sell your home faster.  


Upfront Costs


The first costs that you will incur when you’re selling a home will usually be of the cosmetic and repair nature. These will include things like painting, small fixes, and 


Paint Your Home


Although you may love the bright green living room, another homebuyer may not. It would be worth your investment to stage your home well. An important renovation might include painting the rooms on the inside of your home neutral colors. Refreshing the trim on your windows also helps to make the interior of your home shine. You can paint around the windows for a quick update to the inside of your home. Paint can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to over $1,000.  


Clean Everywhere


If you wash your windows, it could add some value to your home and help it sell faster. When the windows sparkle, they will undoubtedly make a very positive impact on the buyer. Get rid of dust, dirt and grime, especially from the obvious spaces in your home.  


Landscaping


The outside of your home is also very important. Do some quick yard maintenance for a better look for the exterior of your home. Rake up the leaves. Trim the bushes. Mow the lawn. Make your home appear as pristine as possible. 


Repairs


Anything that needs to be repaired in the home should be. This will help you out during the inspection period. Things like leaky sinks, cracks in the walls, and holes in the roof are obvious and should be addressed before your home even goes on the market.                  


Stage Your Home


Take the time to make sure all of your furniture is arranged in a neat manner. The rugs should be streamlined with the chairs and tables. If things look a little cramped in any room, either take a piece of furniture out or move the room around in order to make it appear more spacious. 


Keep Your Utilities Running


If you need to move out before you get your home sold, make sure that you leave your utilities on. This way, there’s lights and heat available for potential buyers as they walk through the home to discover if they can see themselves living there.




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Posted by Julianne Krutka on 1/4/2019

This Mobile Home in Westfield, MA recently sold for $41,500. This style home was sold by Julianne Krutka - Park Square Realty.


12 Fair Lane, Westfield, MA 01085

Mobile Home

$49,900
Price
$41,500
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Affordable retirement living awaits here at Hampden Village. This well cared for home has a bumpout which lends itself to an oversized living/dining area and a kitchen that is sure to delight! A double wall oven means you can cook for a small army and the dining space affords plenty of room for that sit down Holiday meal. The lot of this home is nicely landscaped with an abundance of perennials and pretty bricked pathways to the shed around back. The 3 season porch welcomes you to enjoy the outdoors and view the open space across the street. This home is located on the backside of the park and is on a dead end street. The master bedroom is spacious and just outside the bedroom door you'll find a full bath with a soaking tub and shower. This home features replacement windows including the bow window in the front living room and the gorgeous side bow window in the kitchen! Buyer must be age 55 or older and is responsible for obtaining park approval.






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Posted by Julianne Krutka on 1/3/2019

Buying a house is a life-changing decision. As such, you should perform extensive home evaluations before you make your final purchase decision.

There are many questions to consider as you review houses, and these questions include:

1. Does a home match my expectations?

Entering the housing market with homebuying criteria usually is a good idea. If you know what you want to find in your dream house, you can tailor your home search accordingly. As a result, you can speed up the homebuying journey.

When it comes to establishing homebuying criteria, it helps to consider your short- and long-term goals. For example, if you want a house that is close to your current office in the city, you can search for residences in towns and cities near your workplace. Or, if you are willing to upgrade a house on your own, you may want to focus on "fixer-upper" properties.

2. Can I afford a house?

Home prices vary based on many factors. Fortunately, if you create a homebuying budget, you can narrow your house search and review properties that fall within your price range.

Oftentimes, it helps to get pre-approved for a mortgage. Banks and credit unions are happy to provide you with a wide assortment of mortgage options. Once you assess the different types of mortgages, you can choose one that will ensure you can acquire your dream home in no time at all.

3. Will a home require in-depth repairs in the near future?

How a home looks today may not match how this residence looks in the years to come. As you evaluate residences, it may be beneficial to consider potential repairs.

For instance, if a house likely will require a new roof in the next few years, you may need to budget for this expense. Conversely, if a home is brand new or recently has been upgraded, you may be able to avoid costly, time-consuming repairs in the foreseeable future.

If you want to streamline your home search, you can hire a real estate agent too. In fact, if you employ a real estate agent, you can receive comprehensive support throughout the homebuying journey.

A real estate agent has a simple goal: to help you find a great house at a budget-friendly price. To accomplish this goal, a real estate agent will learn about you and your homebuying criteria and craft a personalized homebuying strategy. Plus, a real estate agent will set up home showings, offer expert homebuying recommendations and help you submit an offer to purchase your dream residence. And if you have homebuying concerns or questions, a real estate agent is available to respond to them at your convenience.

Lastly, be careful as you evaluate available homes in your preferred cities and towns. Keep in mind that no house is perfect, and any residence you buy may increase or decrease in value over time. And if you find a home that you want to buy, prepare a competitive offer, and you can boost the likelihood of receiving an instant "Yes" from a property seller.




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Posted by Julianne Krutka on 12/27/2018

Homeowner’s insurance allows you to have financial protection if your home or the contents of your home have been damaged. If you or your family member are held legally responsible for injuries that have occurred on your property, you are also protected. Insurance is generally required by most mortgage lenders in order to secure a loan. 


There are many different types of insurance policies that you can use to cover your home. You can get anything ranging from a basic insurance policy that just covers your home overall or you can go for broader protection for your home. The types of coverage that you can get will vary from state to state.


Natural Disasters


Most insurance policies will cover damage caused by fire, wind, lightning, theft, or vandalism. Floods and earthquakes typically require additional coverage, so if you live in an area that is susceptible to these issues, then you should inquire about additional coverage. 


The Standard Policy


Most insurance policies include certain basic coverages like dwelling coverage which is the allowance for you to either repair or rebuild your home. This includes the electrical systems, the plumbing systems, and the HVAC systems. You need enough coverage for your home in order to rebuild in the event that such an event would cause a need for it. Your insurance agent can help you to find a comfortable number that will allow you enough coverage for rebuilding.


Standard coverage also may include “other structures” which can include fences, garages, cottages, and sheds. You’ll also be covered for your personal property which includes clothing, furniture, and electronics that may be damaged in your home due to theft or disaster. 


Loss Of Use Coverage


This type of coverage will pay for your living expenses if you need to move out of your home while it’s being rebuilt or restored. This would allow you to find alternative arrangements when you need it most, so it’s an important aspect of home insurance coverage. 


Liability Coverage


This coverage is one of the most important aspects of purchasing home insurance. Having liability will help to protect your assets and cover defense costs in the event that you have been held liable for causing and injury to other people or property. 

Additional Coverage Options


There are many different types of additional coverages that you can add to your homeowners insurance policy to help you get the right umbrella of coverage for you.




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