Ben Esposito - RE/MAX Real Estate Center



Posted by Ben Esposito on 5/13/2018

New England is infamous for its old homes and with old homes comes gorgeous, original hardwood floors. Maybe homebuyers have original flooring at the top of their wishlist when home shopping. While you may know how much you adore your hardwood floors, you may not know how to properly care for them. Keep reading for tips on how to keep your new to you hardwood floors in boast-worthy shape. Preemptively prevent scratches and tough to clean buildup by adding mats to any doors leading outside. Not only do they add a nice visual touch, but more importantly they help prevent dirt and outdoor grime from being tracked over your hardwood floors. You will make daily clean up easier on yourself while saving your floors from potential scratches. Institute a no-shoes in the house policy to further prevent any debris from finding their way throughout your home. You will especially want to avoid wearing high heels and cleats in any rooms with hardwood flooring. These types of shoes can put dents and scratches in to the floor that will require a professional to help resuscitate your floors back to their former glory. Create a mudroom area in your home with a bench and shoe rack. This will make it easy for your family members to follow the no shoe rule. Investing in a mat that catches water and slush run off from shoes on bad weather days is also a great way to prevent water damage to your floors. Sweep your floors daily to catch any dirt they may have found itís way into your home and onto your hardwood floors. Vacuum once a week for a more thorough clean. Once a month you will want to clean your floors with a microfiber cloth and light mist of water. Ensure that you do not soak your floors as water can cause them to swell and become damaged with time. Avoid cleaners for tile or vinyl surfaces and never steam clean your hardwood floors. Install felt pads to the bottoms of any furniture you have in rooms with hardwood flooring. This will help prevent scratches from everyday furniture use. You will want to regularly replace these pads however since dirt can build up on the bottoms and create a sandpaper-like surface that can lead to damage. When rearranging furniture lift the piece off the floor to carry it over to where you would like it placed and then carefully set it down instead of pushing it across your hardwood floors. While this may entail extra help from a family member to do, it will prevent unsightly gashes along your floors from dragging your furniture across the room. Original flooring in an old New England home is a major selling point for many homebuyers. Restoring old hardwood floors to their original condition can be pricey, however, by taking preliminary measures to prevent damage you can avoid bringing an expert in to fix your mistakes. And when all it takes to maintain your floors is a few minutes each day itís a win-win situation!





Posted by Ben Esposito on 5/8/2018


61 Miller St, Norfolk, MA 02056

Single-Family

$434,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Picture perfect home set on a quite country road close to schools, parks, the commuter rail and more! Wonderfully updated, you first notice the gleaming hardwood floors throughout the first floor, updated kitchen w/ granite counters and SS appliances, updated 1/2 bath w/ laundry, & fireplace family room. Ideal layout flows perfectly from room to room and is great for entertaining or everyday living! Upstairs you'll find 3 large bedrooms, including a master with walk-in closet, recessed lighting, & attached full bath. Head downstairs to the finished basement, where the high ceilings make the possibilities endless for what you can do with the space. The exterior features a quaint screened in porch perfect to enjoy the upcoming summer as is the large flat, private, & fenced yard. Additional updates include new roof & new 2nd floor A/C condenser. Truly a must see. Open House Saturday May 12th from 11 - 12:30 pm.
Open House
Saturday
May 12 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 61 Miller St, Norfolk, MA 02056    Get Directions

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Posted by Ben Esposito on 5/8/2018


61 Miller St, Norfolk, MA 02056

Single-Family

$434,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Picture perfect home set on a quite country road close to schools, parks, the commuter rail and more! Wonderfully updated, you first notice the gleaming hardwood floors throughout the first floor, updated kitchen w/ granite counters and SS appliances, updated 1/2 bath w/ laundry, & fireplace family room. Ideal layout flows perfectly from room to room and is great for entertaining or everyday living! Upstairs you'll find 3 large bedrooms, including a master with walk-in closet, recessed lighting, & attached full bath. Head downstairs to the finished basement, where the high ceilings make the possibilities endless for what you can do with the space. The exterior features a quaint screened in porch perfect to enjoy the upcoming summer as is the large flat, private, & fenced yard. Additional updates include new roof & new 2nd floor A/C condenser. Truly a must see. Open House Saturday May 12th from 11 - 12:30 pm.
Open House
Saturday
May 12 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 61 Miller St, Norfolk, MA 02056    Get Directions

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Posted by Ben Esposito on 5/6/2018

Shopping for a new home is difficult and time-consuming. With all of the homes listed for sale, itís tempting to want to visit all of them. However, if youíre juggling house-hunting with your work and personal life, then you likely wonít have time to set aside many hours to visit several homes.

 This is where you can use technology to your advantage. With free, modern tools online you can find out plenty about a house and the neighborhood itís in without ever having to go and visit it. Better yet, you can do so in just a few minutes right from home.

 In this article, weíre going to teach you how to become a real estate investigator from the comfort of your own couch, helping you save time while hunting for the perfect home for you. 

 Know what youíre looking for

While itís okay to browse homes for pleasure, when it comes to getting serious about buying a home youíll want to keep your search as specific as possible. Think about what you or your family need in a house and neighborhood, rather than focusing on idealized versions of those things.

A good way to do this is to sit down and make a list of your budget and the five most important things youíre looking for in a home. These could be things like distance to work, being in a certain school district, or having a certain number of bedrooms. Once you have these details in mind you can begin your search.

Search tools

There are a number of search tools for locating homes near you. The key to searching, however, isnít the tool you use but how you search. Refer to your list for things like room numbers, square footage, and location.

If you donít come up with as many hits as youíd like, try setting up email or text alerts so you can be made aware of the new results for your area.

Once you have a list of about ten properties, youíre ready to start researching them further to see which sellers you want to contact to view the home.

Researching a potential home

Many people are surprised at the number of things you can learn about a home just from a Google search. However, Google will be an indispensable tool in your search for the perfect home.

Letís start our search on Google Maps. Type in the address for the house youíre researching and see if there are any photos of the home that arenít on the listing page. Next, enter the satellite view of the home to get an idea of the layout of the home and property.

While youíre in Google Maps, itís a good idea to browse the local area for businesses, hospitals, schools, parks, and other services that might affect your decision. Then, set a driving route between the house and your place of work to find out how long it would take you to get to work if you moved there.

Once youíre done in Google Maps, head back to the Google search page and browse the results for the address. This could show you information on previous owners, prices, and crime statistics. All of this will be useful information in your search.

Repeat this search method for the rest of your homes on your list and youíll be narrowing down potential homes to visit in no time.





Posted by Ben Esposito on 5/2/2018


233 Cliff Dr., North Attleboro, MA 02760

Single-Family

$499,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Wonderfully maintained & updated cape nestled deep in the coveted Cliffs neighborhood within the Martin School District. This is your opportunity, after 30 years in the home, the current owners are moving on. While it boasts over 2300 sqft, it still maintains its warmth, character, and charm. This is not your cookie cutter home...from the gas fireplace family room w/ exposed beam ceiling, to the functional & cabinet packed kitchen w/ breakfast area overlooking the backyard, to the oversized fireplace living room, to the dining room w/ custom built-in's & slider to enclosed 3 season porch. In addition, you get 4 generous sized bedrooms (2 up, 2 down) and 2 updated bathrooms. Don't miss the stunning professionally landscaped backyard w/ privacy you can only dream of. Additional features include central air, huge walkout basement , 2 car garage, storage shed, irrigation, & more. This is truly a must see home & neighborhood. Don't miss out, call today or stop by the Open House 5/5 1:30-3pm
Open House
Saturday
May 05 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 233 Cliff Dr., North Attleboro, MA 02760    Get Directions

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