Gregory Murphy - WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briarwood Real Estate



Posted by Gregory Murphy on 5/13/2021

Real estate professionals point to curb appeal as a critical factor in attracting offers and increasing resale value. While a well-manicured lawn and flowering gardens are wonderful assets, homeowners may also want to consider investing in backyard improvements.

Too often, homeowners spend weekends laboring in their front yards and hire contractors to remodel the interior of the home. New kitchens and bathrooms usually deliver sound returns on investment, but skipping backyard builds fails to maximize the peaceful enjoyment of the property and limits the potential resale value. These are some reasons why hiring a contractor to build out a portion of your backyard may be a smart decision.

Hire a Contractor to Build an Outdoor Kitchen

Picking up a charcoal or propane grill at a big box retail outlet certainly allows everyday people to enjoy cooking outdoors. These relatively inexpensive products usually last a few years and are easy to replace. Although they modestly add to the backyard experience, grills increase resale value by zero.

By contrast, working with a contractor to create an outdoor kitchen delivers a significant return on investment and enhances your quality of life experience. The backyard build typically involves laying down a stone, brick or concrete floor. High-quality buildouts often employ masonry professionals to create an infrastructure topped with slate, marble or weather-rated countertop materials.

A natural gas line can be integrated to fuel a stainless steel grill, side burners and even a small refrigerator. Installing outdoor-rated electricity means homeowners can plug in coffee pots and their favorite gadgets. Including extra storage space means you can securely pack everything up when necessary. An outdoor kitchen ranks among the proven backyard builds that delivers a significant return on investment.

Work With a Contractor to Build a Shed Getaway

Sometimes you want a private space all your own. Unfortunately, the idea of retreating to a bedroom, den or home office does not necessarily always work. Knocks on the door and noise interruptions can upend the tranquility people sometimes require.

Custom sheds and outbuildings remain hot-trending retreats. They remain relatively inexpensive stick-built structures that can integrate solar panels, electricity and even running water. Some property owners consider including composting toilets to sidestep the cost of tying into the sewer or on-site septic system.

That being said, an experienced contractor can customize an outbuilding to meet the square footage, height and specific needs for a peaceful getaway shed. Depending on the size and intricacy, many can be completed in a few days to a week. A customized outbuilding enhancing your quality of life and possesses a definable resale value.

Hire a Professional to Build Hardscape Elements

Sometimes a backyard requires multiple elements to turn it into a defined landscape. Stone walkways, for example, create opportunities to integrate lush gardens on either side, trellises for sweet-smelling flowering vines to flourish and provide secure footing.

Fencing is an element that defines property lines and innovative fence designs can enhance a landscape with color and style. Professionally installed fences deliver increased privacy and that adds value. Standalone patios and sitting areas also create spaces that homeowners can relax and enjoy the peaceful use of their backyards.

Although backyards sometimes fall down the improvement priority list, upgrades often improve homeowners' leisure experience and property values. There's no reason to skip your backyard when hiring a contractor to build it out results in improved quality of life and increased property value.





Posted by Gregory Murphy on 5/10/2021

This Single-Family in North Attleboro, MA recently sold for $410,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Gregory Murphy - WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briarwood Real Estate.


154 High Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760

Single-Family

$379,900
Price
$410,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
All Last and Best Offers DUE 3/22 by 5PM. Please make all offers good until 3/23 at 8PM. WOW! This impeccable ranch offers both space and stunning quality! Gorgeous kitchen has been COMPLETELY UPDATED and boasts white cabinetry, SS appliances, oversized window, dining area and slider to the backyard. Gleaming hardwoods seamlessly flow from the kitchen to the living room. Ample sized bedrooms feature hardwoods, large closets and overhead lighting. Your living area extends down to the finished lower level with beamed ceilings and a built-in bar perfect for bringing family and friends together! One car vaulted garage has been fully insulated and is perfect for that workshop you have always dreamed of. Need more storage... this home has the solution with an oversized storage shed in the backyard! Spend all summer on your MASSIVE, step down deck that leads to the private yard and patio area... great for cookouts and grilling. This beauty is conveniently located and waiting for its next own.

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Posted by Gregory Murphy on 5/6/2021

In today’s world, everything is online. You probably have started your home search online as well. It’s plain fun to look at real estate. You can dream of living in a place you can’t afford. You might never see any of those listings that you’re browsing in person. Should you?


No matter when your home search may become a reality, there are a few benefits to seeing houses in person. 


You’ll See What Your Money Can Get You


What you want and what you can afford may be far apart. You won’t understand the reality of the housing market unless you see it firsthand. By looking at what’s available on the market at a given time, you will be able to see how much house your dollars will buy you. Knowing what you can afford will help you to keep your expectations in check when you do head out to search for a home. Looking at what homes are on the market can actually help you to help your real estate agent find you something that will suit your needs. There’s nothing worse than telling your agent that you want a home that’s impossible to find.


You’ll Meet Real Estate Agents


By going to open houses, you’ll be able to meet different real estate agents. Through this process, you could very well meet the agent who will help you to find your dream home. If you like the way an agent is helping to sell a home, you’ll very likely get along with them as a buyer. 


You Will Know How Much Competition You Have


If you’re attending open houses and find that there are many other people there the same time as you, it could be a sign that the market has tight competition. A lot of open house attendees means that prices are higher because the competition is fierce. You may have to offer above asking price in order to secure a deal on a home.


You’ll Learn Different Areas


Open houses can bring you to places you may have never thought of living before. You’ll get a sense of what different neighborhoods are like if you spend some time exploring through attending open houses. 


You’ll Learn What You Can Live With


It’s easy to have a concrete picture in your mind of what you want in a home and what you can deal with. When you see houses firsthand, you may be able to open your mind a bit as to the type of home you’re seeking.  


 





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Posted by Gregory Murphy on 5/5/2021


385 N Cary St, Brockton, MA 02302

Multi-Family

$499,900
Price

3
Units
2,784
Approx. GLA
Solid 3 Family Property! Good Size Units, Front & Back Hallways for All 3 Floors; This Property Has A Ton Of Potential, A Little TLC Will Make This One Shine! If You Are Looking For A Good Investment After Some Cosmetics Are Done Then This Is The One You Have Been Waiting For! Natural Gas for Heating and Hot Water; 3 Forced Hot Air Systems, Updated Electric, Many Vinyl Windows; Plenty of Parking! One Of the Last 3 Families Under $500k For Sale In Brockton!
Open House
Saturday
May 08 at 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Showings Start @ Open House Only
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 385 N Cary St, Brockton, MA 02302    Get Directions

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Posted by Gregory Murphy on 5/5/2021


385 N Cary St, Brockton, MA 02302

Multi-Family

$499,900
Price

3
Units
2,784
Approx. GLA
Solid 3 Family Property! Good Size Units, Front & Back Hallways for All 3 Floors; This Property Has A Ton Of Potential, A Little TLC Will Make This One Shine! If You Are Looking For A Good Investment After Some Cosmetics Are Done Then This Is The One You Have Been Waiting For! Natural Gas for Heating and Hot Water; 3 Forced Hot Air Systems, Updated Electric, Many Vinyl Windows; Plenty of Parking! One Of the Last 3 Families Under $500k For Sale In Brockton!
Open House
Saturday
May 08 at 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Showings Start @ Open House Only
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 385 N Cary St, Brockton, MA 02302    Get Directions

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