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You may have looked up what the estimate of your home’s value is online. This is purely a number based on what other homes in the neighborhood are selling for. There are some obvious factors that you need to know to calculate your home’s value. These include: how many bedrooms, how much square footage and how much land the home resides on. There are some not so obvious factors that are included in calculating the value of a home. Here’s some things that typically affect a home’s value:

The Street Name

As bizarre as this sounds, it’s true. Whatever suffix that your street name ends in can have an impact on the price of a home. “Street” is less expensive than Boulevard, Road or others. You may even be lucky enough to live on Park Place or Boardwalk!   

Your House Number

People have superstitions and varying beliefs. Whether it’s numerology or the fact that you live at an infamously unlucky number house, buyers will be less attracted to your place. This is another one of the stranger factors you must keep in mind when it comes to valuing your home. 

The Neighbors

If you live close to any neighbors, they will play a factor in how much you can get for your home. If your next door neighbor has strange taste in paint color or has built an eccentric shrine in his front yard, potential buyers may be turned off. You can’t pick your family. However, if you’re moving you do have a say as to what kind of neighbors you’ll surround yourself with. Be prepared for this to affcet your home value if this is the case.   


Did you know that trees increase the value of your property? When properties are being built, trees are often cleared away. If you have trees around your property that have grown, you’ll find that you can get a bit more for your home. Want to add value to your home? Get planting!   

Crown Moldings Are King

People love crown molding. You can put in crown molding as an easy way to add value to your home and be more attractive to buyers. While buyers look for high ceilings, crown molding can certainly be a deal breaker. 

Your Hobbies Are A Buyer’s Hobby

If you have anything in your home that buyers love, they’re more likely to want to buy the home. If you’re a huge football fan, and a buyer comes along with matching interest, you could add some more attention to your home. The reason is that buyers can easily see themselves there due to the shared interest. But, this also has a reverse effect. Not everyone is a football fan. If you want to appeal to a larger pool of buyers, (which you probably do) you may want to get the extensive hobby paraphernalia out of your home before it’s shown.

A Crime On The Property

If there was a death on the property or a significant crime, people will be turned off. This will significantly affect the value of your property. You’ll most likely have to reveal the death or the crime in the buyer’s disclosure as well based on legal requirements. 

What’s Nearby?

Whatever is nearby could have a significant effect on your home’s value. Whichever kind of grocery store or restaurants are nearby can really help the value of your home. People love their daily coffee! If there’s a unique coffee shop down the street, or a popular grocery chain, you could be looking at potential gains on the value of your home.

This Single-Family in Fall River, MA recently sold for $269,500. This Ranch style home was sold by Mary O'Brien - RE/MAX Welcome Home.

Fall River, MA 02720


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Welcome Home to this stunning Fall River Highlands ranch. This sprawling ranch offers one floor living at it's finest. Nothing to do but move ,all the work has been done, updated kitchen, new roof, updated electric, freshly painted, newer fence, and the list goes on and on. As you enter the spacious living room your eyes are drawn to the beautiful fireplace and tremendous amount of living space. The eat in kitchen is updated with an attractive counter, tile back splash, and stainless appliances. As you travel down the hall you have an update bath and a half and three great sized bedrooms, making this the perfect home for any family. Amazingly there is more! Do you have a teen or in law that could use a space of their own? The partially finished walk out basement with laundry might be just what your looking for. Oh and did I mention your own sports bar?? Excellent commuter location. Call for a showing today.

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This Single-Family in Taunton, MA recently sold for $310,000. This Raised Ranch style home was sold by Mary O'Brien - RE/MAX Welcome Home.

Taunton, MA 02780


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Full/Half Baths
Pride of ownership shows in this one owner home, nestled in a beautiful neighborhood in Taunton. Updated granite kitchen and baths, original hardwoods.Large family room. The roof is only three years old. With all the major upgrades complete, you'll want to call this one HOME ! Able to close quickly too.

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The road to a good night's sleep starts in your home. Proper lighting, comfortable temperatures and a clutter free house can put you at ease. This applies whether you had a tough day at work or spent the day playing with and running after young children.

Fortunately, there are other actions that you can take to improve your sleep. Each step is worth is, especially considering that millions of Americans struggle to get a good night of sleep. The struggle becoming too burdensome, many people turn to prescription sleeping pills. It sounds like a win, but all is not on the upside when it comes to taking sleeping pills.

Negative consequences of relying on external sleep aids

Dependency on sleeping pills is just one of the downsides. It's possible to get addicted to sleeping pills within months. Start depending on sleeping pills, and even after you sleep for seven to eight hours, you might wake feeling groggy.

Your balance may feel off, tempting you not to venture outdoors for a walk or a jog. To ward off the groggy feeling, you may crawl back into bed. Lack of a clear head also makes it dangerous to operate machinery. This includes driving your vehicle.

Over time,relying on sleeping aids could find you withdrawing from social experiences.You could start spending less time with your family. At work, your performance could suffer. The same applies to school.

Alternatives to external sleep aids

Instead of relying on sleeping pills, focus on your house and your habits. To begin, pay attention to how your mattress feels against your body. Replacing your mattress could help you to sleep better, especially if metal springs are poking your back.

A mattress that's too hard or too soggy can also hamper your sleep. Other ways that your mattress could hamper your sleep include agitating your allergies and treating you to smelly odors. Regularly washing your sheets and pillow cases helps keep your bed smelling fresh too.

Following are other things that you could do to get a good night's sleep:

  • Turn the heat on when it's cold outside
  • Raising the temperature on your air conditioner before you climb into bed
  • Drinking your last glass of water at least two hours before you head for bed
  • Meditating half an hour before bed
  • Soaking in a warm bubble bath
  • Journaling about events of the day that caused you to feel stress
  • Counting your blessings
  • Finishing projects before you go to bed and letting other projects wait until the following day or later in the week (If you set a deadline for when you will complete projects, you can have the confidence that you'll get important work done. This can help you sleep better at night.)
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Exercising during the day
  • Getting outdoors in natural sunlight for at least an hour a day

Turning off your television and closing your window treatments are other good alternatives to using external sleep aids. You could also set a time of night that you will regularly head for bed, potentially training your brain to fall asleep at a certain time.

This Single-Family in East Bridgewater, MA recently sold for $350,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Mary O'Brien - RE/MAX Welcome Home.

East Bridgewater, MA 02333



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Full/Half Baths
Welcome Home to this spectacular colonial farm house with more charm then you will see in most homes this updated. This is the perfect mix of an older quality home and updated modern features. The first floor offers an updated kitchen and bath, a large dining area, wide open living room , a formal parlor, first floor bedroom, and first floor laundry. As you head up the stairs you have three more generous sized bedrooms, a toy or game room, and a half bath. All the work has been done all you need to do is unpack, new roof, windows, composite deck, plumbing, and the list goes on. Pride of ownership show in every corner of this home. This home is not a drive by you have to see all the beautiful details and appreciate all the open space. This beautiful corner lot with fenced front yard offers a peaceful outdoor living space! Highest and Best by 6/21 at 12 noon

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