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Posted by Costello Realty on 11/15/2018

Many homeowners or soon-to-be homeowners are anxious about making big purchases online. However, there’s a lot to be said for the perks of online shopping for things like furniture and appliances for your home.

As technology progresses and more and more retailers build their online presence, the selection has never been bigger. That’s why we’re going to show you how to find the nicest furniture and appliances online, get the best deals, and ensure that you’re buying from a trustworthy seller.

Read on for our tips on online appliance and furniture shopping.

The efficiency of online shopping

If done correctly, shopping online is much faster than driving to your local furniture store. The best way to achieve this is to know exactly what you’re looking for before ever opening up your browser. This will help you avoid scrolling endlessly through Ikea’s or Best Buy’s websites wondering what’s worth clicking on.

You’ll need to determine the following:

  • Your budget. This will narrow down the selection immensely and keep you from dreaming about unnecessarily expensive items.

  • Your style. Is there a specific color that you’re hoping to match? Does your furniture need to meet a specific style, such as mid-century modern? Using these search terms will help you find very specific results.

  • Practicality. There’s a difference between buying a washing machine and refrigerator for yourself and buying one for a family of five. Knowing the size and load specifications you need will help you narrow the search.

Take advantage of user reviews

One of the immense benefits of online shopping is the wealth of reviews that can be read. User reviews help the consumer and the company--it tells the company what products people prefer and it tells the consumer if the product met the description and quality standards of other customers.

It’s best to purchase items that have a higher number of positive reviews. A refrigerator that has a single five-star review might be of good quality, but I would trust that the refrigerator with twenty four-star reviews is consistently a top-quality item.

If you’re buying from a smaller online store, check out reviews for the retailer itself. Websites like Yelp and Google+ are both good places to look before hitting the “checkout” button.

Try before you buy

The internet is just one tool used for online furniture and appliance shopping. If possible, make a list of your favorite products and visit a local retailer who has them in stock. This will allow you to compare how the products look and feel in real life, as sometimes photos don’t quite portray the color and texture correctly.

This is also a good time to make sure the items are sized correctly to fit your home. Before leaving for the store, measure the space you have to work within your home. Remember that there often needs to be room behind your appliances for wiring. At the store, check to see if the products you looked at online will meet your space requirements.





Posted by Costello Realty on 11/14/2018


22 Treasure Island Rd., Plainville, MA 02762

Single-Family

$489,899
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
RARE WATERFRONT HOME ON LAKE MIRIMICHI! Vacation all year in this beautifully updated house with gorgeous views from the oversized deck. Mirimichi means "place of happy retreat" and that certainly describes this property! Features gleaming hardwood floors, granite countertops and new stainless appliances, open floor plan and that's just the main floor! The lower level is the perfect place to entertain with large living area featuring a built in bar, ceramic tile floors, another custom bathroom and another bedroom for those overnight guests. Could be a great teen/au pair suite as well. Walk out to the backyard just steps from the dock and water! 3rd floor offers a front to back loft with huge walk in closet and skylight! Another great area for guests! Heated roof and gutters to prevent any ice dams is another thoughtful upgrade. You definitely want to be the lucky buyer on this one!! O.H. 11/18 11-1pm!
Open House
Sunday
November 18 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Agents - send your buyers to this beautiful waterfront home! All relationships will be honored.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 22 Treasure Island Rd., Plainville, MA 02762    Get Directions

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Posted by Costello Realty on 11/13/2018


22 Treasure Island Rd., Plainville, MA 02762

Single-Family

$489,899
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
RARE WATERFRONT HOME ON LAKE MIRIMICHI! Vacation all year in this beautifully updated house with gorgeous views from the oversized deck. Mirimichi means "place of happy retreat" and that certainly describes this property! Features gleaming hardwood floors, granite countertops and new stainless appliances, open floor plan and that's just the main floor! The lower level is the perfect place to entertain with large living area featuring a built in bar, ceramic tile floors, another custom bathroom and another bedroom for those overnight guests. Could be a great teen/au pair suite as well. Walk out to the backyard just steps from the dock and water! 3rd floor offers a front to back loft with huge walk in closet and skylight! Another great area for guests! Heated roof and gutters to prevent any ice dams is another thoughtful upgrade. You definitely want to be the lucky buyer on this one!! O.H. 11/18 11-1pm!
Open House
Sunday
November 18 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Agents - send your buyers to this beautiful waterfront home! All relationships will be honored.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 22 Treasure Island Rd., Plainville, MA 02762    Get Directions

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Categories: Open House  


Posted by Costello Realty on 11/9/2018

This Single-Family in Milford, MA recently sold for $325,000. This Cape style home was sold by - Costello Realty.


15 Highland Street, Milford, MA 01757

Single-Family

$324,900
Price
$325,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
MOTIVATED SELLER SAYS BRING OFFERS! Fantastic 3/4 bedroom Cape w/lots of charm, character & big ticket updates. NEW ROOF-2017! 1st floor features beautiful new granite counter tops & freshly painted cabinets in the eat in kitchen,& recent appliances, A bright & sunny carpeted living room & refinished hardwood floors in the dining area. Down the hall you'll find more refinished hardwood floor, a linen closet, 2 ample sized bedrooms w/refinished hardwood flooring, fresh paint & a full bath with a linen closet. The 2nd floor features another full bath with a jetted tub and 2 more bedrooms with skylights. The 2nd floor would make a great Master Suite. The partially finished basement is great as an additional family room, playroom or man cave. The beautiful large flat back yard features a recent large deck great for entertaining, beautiful landscaping and a storage shed. 1 car garage w/loft storage.Recent roof, recent windows. Nothing to do but unpack & relax. 1 YEAR HOME WARRANTY INCLUDED!

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Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Costello Realty on 11/8/2018

Successfully selling your home in the shortest period of time is generally an achievable goal, but there are many potential pitfalls to be aware of. Although one of the most important steps you can take involves hiring an experienced, proactive real estate agent, your own attitude and beliefs can have a major impact on things like the final selling price and how long your house stays on the market.

While your real estate agent can provide valuable guidance, advice, and marketing help, there are certain things that only you, the home owner, can do. Maintaining a positive outlook is one of them.

If you have self-defeating attitudes and beliefs, you may be undermining the sales process and keeping potential buyers at a distance. Here are a few examples of how your own negative attitudes can be a major stumbling block to getting your house sold quickly and for an optimal price.

Unrealistic beliefs: Sometimes sellers are so emotionally connected to their homes that they're unable to relate to the viewpoint and perspective of potential buyers. Pricing, for example, should be based on objective criteria and comparative data, rather than emotional attachment or perceived value. If the price you're asking for your home is significantly above the actual market value of your property, then that will raise red flags in the minds of both prospective buyers and mortgage lenders. Although you want to get the highest possible price for your family's home, it has to be based on a realistic range that would be acceptable to both buyers and lenders.

False expectations: Homeowners who expect prospective buyers to recognize the intrinsic value of their home, even though the paint is peeling and the bathrooms have never been updated, are setting themselves up for disappointment and failure! When you factor in human psychology and the competitive nature of the real estate market, it becomes apparent how vitally important first impressions and overall presentation are to the marketing a home.

Pessimism: Although positive thinking, alone, is not going to get your house sold, it can help give you that extra boost of energy and motivation to make sure your home is clean, organized, and visually appealing. Pessimism, on the other hand, can cause you to be less thorough, attentive, and conscientious about keeping your home immaculate, fresh, and ready for potential buyers. If there's any hint of the house being unclean, in disrepair, or cluttered, then you've lost your opportunity to make a positive first impression.

Finding and working with a real estate agent who's got a solid sales record and a proactive approach to selling houses is among the key ingredients to getting your home sold quickly and for the best possible price. Although they'll be doing the lion's share of work when it comes to marketing your property and coordinating the details, your support and cooperation plays an important role in the ultimate success of their efforts.