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Posted on November 14, 2018 at 5:14 pm
Cherie Poirier | Posted in Uncategorized |

4 Top Trends for Kitchen Designs

2017’s Top Kitchen Design Trends
While a home’s curb appeal may draw buyers in, its interior matters just as much, if not more. Several features are high on the wish list of today’s homebuyer, including a modern kitchen. Whether you’re thinking of starting a remodel or you’re just curious about what the future holds, check out these trends that turn kitchens into buyer bait.

Hidden appliances: Upgrading appliances is one of the quickest ways to add value to a kitchen. If you’re looking to impress a buyer with deep pockets, look into hidden appliances. What’s the appeal? Less obvious appliances keep the eye on the kitchen’s overall flow and design.

Personalized pantries: The utilitarian kitchen pantry has evolved into a trending design element. Whether you choose a pocket door and complementary light fixture or a rustic barn door and wallpaper, there’s no shortage of ways to express your personal style.

Creative countertops: Looking for a revamp with an immediate impact? Upgrade the counters. Quartz and butcher block, both easy to maintain, are quickly replacing traditional marble and granite surfaces. You can dress up your kitchen further with sleek waterfall-edge countertops that extend vertically to the floor.

Mixed-up metal accents: Accessorizing with different finishes is a trendy, cost-effective way to update your kitchen. In addition to stainless steel and gold, homebuilders are seeing copper accents emerging as the metallic detail of choice.

Don’t let a dated kitchen cost you when it’s time to sell your home. Incorporating a trend or two could be enough to give your kitchen the face-lift it needs to entice buyers.

Thank you so much for reading my blog. Please keep me in mind when you are looking to buy or sell your home!

CHERIE POIRIER
COASTALEDGE GROUP at KINLIN GROVER / Broker-Associate
EMAIL cpoirier@kinlingrover.com
PHONE 508-344-0564
ADDRESS 45 Court Street Plymouth, MA 02360
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Posted on May 10, 2017 at 4:38 pm
Cherie Poirier | Posted in Kitchens, Trends | Tagged ,

Prepping for a Home Sale or Purchase

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Spring has sprung, which means the housing market is in full bloom. Each year, roughly 40 percent of real estate transactions occur between the months of May and August. If you’re feeling inspired to buy or sell a home soon, make sure you’re prepared. Use these checklists to catch anything you may have missed.

When You’re Ready to Buy a Home
Purchasing a house is one of the biggest transactions you’ll ever make. Whether it’s your first time or the fifth, tackle the following prep work:

Calculate what you can afford. Use a home affordability calculator to make sure you’re ready for the mortgage payments.
Check your credit score, and fix any inaccuracies you discover ASAP. Errors can impact your ability to get a good interest rate.
Save up for a down payment. Most lenders require 5 to 20 percent, and larger down payments can lower the amount you pay each month.
Be ready for additional closing costs. Plan to have approximately 4 percent of the home’s purchase price on hand to cover taxes, fees and other necessary charges.
Re-evaluate your insurance coverage and update all of your policies, including life and car insurance.

When It’s Time to Sell
Putting your home on the market is a process that can take months. Before you do, complete this home seller to-do list:

Declutter, clean and get your home ready to show. You only have one chance to make a first impression.
Take inventory of what needs to be fixed and make a schedule to complete any updates, such as roof work, new paint or landscaping.
Decide on an appropriate selling price. Pulling comps in your area can give you a better idea of your home’s value.

Thank you so much for reading my blog. Please keep me in mind when you are looking to buy or sell your home!

CHERIE POIRIER
COASTALEDGE GROUP at KINLIN GROVER / Broker-Associate
EMAIL cpoirier@kinlingrover.com
PHONE 508-344-0564
ADDRESS 45 Court Street Plymouth, MA 02360
Designed and Delivered By OutboundEngine, Inc


Posted on May 10, 2017 at 3:53 pm
Cherie Poirier | Posted in Buying and Selling | Tagged