Renovating Your Lowell Home ? Call in a Professional

Renovating Your Lowell Home ? Call in a Professional

Renovating your Lowell home can be a stressful and expensive endeavor. How much should you spend? Who should you trust? Who’s the best contractor/architect/designer/etc. in Lowell? If you find yourself asking these questions as you consider a renovation, you may want to consider a renovation coach.

Expert opinions

Renovation coaches are a recent trend in home remodeling. Think of it as a project manager for your home renovation—someone who is great at working with contractors and vendors, and at keeping things running smoothly and moving forward as your renovation progresses.
Worth the investment?

Renovation coaches can handle projects of any size, and can be involved as much or as little as you like. They’re especially useful for managing bigger projects that involve several vendors and contractors, but they can also be helpful in simply recommending the best and most reputable companies for your specific project. If you don’t know who to hire to remodel your kitchen or basement, a renovation coach can be a huge asset.

Finding the right coach

There’s currently no national directory or association for renovation coaches, but it’s a fast-growing profession and chances are there’s a great one in your area. Take to the internet to find some coaches in your area—Houzz and Google are a good start. Vet several candidates and reach out to past clients to find the coach that can help you get the most out of your renovation.

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Lowell Upper Highlands Reduced For Fast Sale!

25 Clifford  St. Lowell, MA 01851 004

Lowell Upper Highlands Reduced For Fast Sale!

25 Clifford St. Lowell .MA 01851

Impressive!!! Fantastic Lowell Upper Highlands Location with convenient access to Routes 3, 495 and train station. If you are like most people you will love the flexible floor plan and large open living areas that this home has to offer. Includes the option of a first floor bedroom and an expansive master suite with walk up loft that is a must see!This house is handicapped accessible ,has a fenced yard with patio, fire pit and boccie ball court that expand your outdoor living area and completes this one of a kind opportunity.

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How do Lowell Condo Associations Work?

When you purchase a Lowell condo, there’s a good chance you’ll have to pay a homeowners association fee, especially in communities, townhouses, condominiums, and other similar planned neighborhoods. The idea is to keep common areas clean and maintained, and there’s usually an HOA board that is responsible for setting the rules and regulations.

Each HOA is different, but most have the same core elements. You’ll typically pay your HOA fees either monthly or annually, and it’s an important factor to consider when you’re weighing your options for a new home. So what is typically included in your HOA fees?

First, the fun stuff

Amenities are typically the big perk of living in a community with an HOA. While you lose out on some of the freedom of living without an HOA, you instead get community amenities like a maintained pool, gym, clubhouse, tennis courts, and other amenities. The HOA fees pay for cleaning and maintenance, so—in theory—you’ll always have a clean pool whenever you want to use it.

Protecting the community

HOA fees often contribute to insurance for the community amenities, as well as a fund for unexpected repairs to damaged community property—think damage from weather or accidents.

General maintenance

Your HOA fees will go toward maintaining the general safety and upkeep of the community. This means things like elevator maintenance for condominiums, snow removal, and trash/recycling services.

Be active in the association

There may be a board of directors, but homeowners associations exist for the betterment of the entire community, and every voice matters. HOA meetings—and the amenities they support—provide great opportunities to meet your neighbors and make your community a better place.

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Five Low Cost projects to Increase Your Lowell House value


Not all home improvement projects are created equal. Some renovations may cost a lot but not add significant value to your Lowell home. This list goes in the opposite direction: Here are some inexpensive home improvement projects that will not only increase your enjoyment of your home, but will also increase your Lowell home’s value.

1. High quality ceiling fans: In a recent National Association of Home Builders survey, ceiling fans ranked No. 1 as the most-wanted decorative item. If your ceiling fans are outdated, replace them with something in the $400 range—it’ll make a big difference when it’s time to sell.

2. Trees: Mature trees can be worth as much as $10,000 toward the value of your home. Trees also protect your home from the elements and prevent erosion.

3. Energy efficiency: Buyers are increasingly interested in saving energy, so any efficiency update is worthwhile. Switching from a wood to gas fireplace is a great start.

4. Outdoor lighting: Exterior lighting is great for highlighting the accents of your home, and you can typically expect a 50 percent return on investment.

5. Molding: You can finish a room with crown molding or railing for as little as $1.50 per foot if you take a DIY approach, and it’s extremely desirable among prospective buyers.

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Instant makeovers for Your Lowell Home


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Not every home makeover has to be a major project that lasts days, weeks, or even months. There are a ton of quick touch-ups and fixes that can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your Lowell home, even though you can finish the project in less than an hour.

A new mailbox: Chances are you’re still using the same mailbox that came with your home. But giving your mailbox a fresh coat of paint—or even replacing it entirely—is pretty painless, and it instantly upgrades your Lowell home’s curb appeal.

Declutter: Less is usually more. Go through your Lowell home and consider all the stuff that you haven’t used in years. If it’s no longer serving a purpose, sell it, donate it, or throw it away.

New hardware for your drawers: Painting kitchen and bathroom cabinets can be a big undertaking—drop cloths, tape, washing brushes and rollers, etc. But you can change out your drawer hardware in just a few minutes—all you have to do is pick out the new fixtures.

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Lowell Real Estate Report Sales Volume

Sales Volume

Lowell Real Estate Report Sales Volume

Lowell Real Estate Activity is Starting to pick up after the seasonally slow Summer.

Low inventory and Historically Low interest rates are keeping Lowell Real Estate hot as we enter the Fall Market.

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15 Andrews St., Lowell, MA 01852 has an Open House on Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Andrews St.

15 Andrews St., Lowell, MA 01852 has an Open House on Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 at 11:30 AM

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