Deborah Caniff - Lynnfield, MA Real Estate, Swampscott, MA Real Estate, Marblehead, MA Real Estate


This Single-Family in Swampscott, MA recently sold for $1,125,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Debbie Caniff - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


25 Beach Bluff Avenue, Swampscott, MA 01907

Beach Bluff

Single-Family

$1,250,000
Price
$1,125,000
Sale Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
One-of-a-kind center entrance Georgian Colonial from a bygone era with ageless design located in one of Swampscott's finest neighborhoods just down the street from Preston Beach. Numerous renovations include Kitchens, Bathrooms, expansive Porch, and the installation of an Elevator that goes from the basement to both the 1st and 2nd floors. Elegant spaces with contemporary enhancements blend yesteryear with today's desires. Timeless architecture includes: double, triple & pictureframe crown moldings, fluted columns, 9' mantle, multiple sets of French doors, Butler's pantry, high ceilings, quarter sawn oak Hardwood floors, Slate Roof, Brick exterior, soapstone sinks,Wine cellar, curved open stairway, plus a 2nd morning staircase, lush gardens that look Gatsby-like with veranda, pergola, and much more! Looking for new? You will find Granite, Stainless steel, crushed Marble, built in speakers, Thermador & SubZero appliances,& even an Elevator. A truly exceptional home +/-95 years young.

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The "House For Sale" sign has been in your front yard for so long that you're growing tired of seeing it, placard waving in the wind, stick pushed down through the hard earth. But, you dare not remove the sign. You need to sell your house and soon. Time is running short for you to buy and move into a larger house.

7 reasons why your house might be turning home buying off

You might be expecting the arrival of a new baby, a celebratory event that will make your current house instantly too small. Or you might be ready to downsize and move into a small house, potentially putting more income in your wallet and more travel options at your fingertips.

Intent and effort are there. So, what could be keeping your house from selling? One of the first items to look at if you're house is just sitting on the market is the price of your house.

Price - If your house has been on the market for several weeks and shifts in the market have occurred since you first listed your house, ask your realtor to run new comparables. Be willing to do independent market research as well.

Amenities - Older amenities at your house might be turning home buyers off. Consider upgrading small amenities like sink faucets and light bulb coverings.

Age -Similar to amenities, the age of your house could have a significant impact on some home buyers. A fresh coat of paint, replacing worn roof shingles and laying new carpet could give your house a younger look and feel.

Size - A house that is too small or too big could be keeping your house from selling. Decorative dividers, bunk beds and a daybed or home office could add more functionality to your home. So too could extra shelving, a removable pantry and tall organizers.

Neighbors -This one you may not have a lot of room to change. But, you can start developing rewarding relationships with your neighbors and doing what it takes to maintain those healthy relationships. It could make the difference between your neighbors being loud and obnoxious each time potential home buyers stop by for an open house or your neighbors changing for the better in response to your warmth.

Community -Entertainment, shopping and transportation options in the community that your house is located in could help your house to sell. Lack of these offerings can also be what is keeping your house from selling.

Curb Appeal - Step back and take an objective look at your house. Could the exterior of your home benefit from more color, plants, flowers or a greener lawn? How about the exterior paint or siding on your house? Do they need to be refreshed or washed?

To increase buyer interest in your house, think about what you want most in your next home.Think about what you wanted when you first moved into the house that you live in now. Add those amenities to your house. Also, ask your realtor for advice on what you can do to shorten the time that it takes your house to sell.


With the rise of home-buying apps for mobile phones, and websites, home sellers are taking it upon themselves to add their own photos of their homes. These websites make it easy for anyone to upload pictures, no matter what the quality. However, photos that are put on these websites that showcase your home make a huge difference in the appeal to buyers. The first thing a prospective home buyer will look at on a home profile will be the price, the second will be the pictures. Because it is such a determining factor, here are some things to think about when taking these photos. Lighting The right lighting makes a huge difference to any real estate photo. People often make the mistake of using flash inside to try and make the rooms look brighter. However, using natural light and taking pictures at the right time of day makes a world of difference. If you use a tripod to stabilize your camera, and use long exposure, you won't even need to put the lights on in the room to get a great shot. While you may think that a sunny day would be the best type of day to use natural light, a cloudy day actually works best. For shooting the exterior of your house, early morning, or later in the day would be the best time for good lighting. Staging Even though you may love how your living room is set up with the couch in the middle of the room, to buyers it is hard to see the space that they will be working with. Staging your rooms to create more space will bring buyers attention to the space, not your furniture. Keeping the staging simple will allow them to visualize what their own belongings will look in that space. On that note, make sure your house is tidied up before taking some snaps. Creativity With the rise in popularity of drones for taking pictures and videos, it might be worth it to invest in one for that extra pop of creativity in your home's profile. With the drone, you can really give the buyer a perspective of how big your house is, the yard, and the surrounding neighborhood. If you still can't seem to take the right pictures, consider hiring a real estate photographer to make your home look more appealing. Either way, whether you are taking the photos yourself, or hire a professional, keep the quality of your real estate photos in mind when building your home profile. It will make all the difference!

Want to boost the value of your home? Doing so may prove to be expensive if you're not careful. Fortunately, we're happy to help you revamp your home on a budget, and ultimately, ensure you can maximize your residence's value when you add it to the real estate market. Here are three tips for home sellers who want to increase the value of their residences without breaking their budgets: 1. Power Wash the Exterior. Dust, dirt and grime can accumulate along your home's siding. As such, your home's messy exterior is unlikely to help your residence generate interest in a highly competitive real estate market. On the other hand, power washing your home's siding can be done quickly and may enhance your residence's appearance instantly. You may be able to rent a pressure washer from a home improvement retailer, enabling you to complete this task on your own over the course of a few hours. Or, you can hire a licensed and bonded contractor to power wash your home's exterior. Regardless of which option you choose, however, you're unlikely to have to worry about a hefty bill. 2. Enhance the Kitchen Cabinets. Are your kitchen cabinets old, dirty and ugly? Lucky for you, there are many quick, easy ways to transform your bland kitchen cabinets into glamorous ones that can make your home more attractive to homebuyers. For instance, updating the hardware of your kitchen cabinets enables you to give the cabinets a sleek, modern look. Also, you can clean off the cabinets and add a new coat of paint to revamp their appearance. When it comes to improving the appearance of your kitchen cabinets, you may not need to replace the cabinets altogether. Instead, use these simple yet effective improvements to enhance the appearance of your kitchen cabinets without delay. 3. Remove the Carpets. Carpets will wear down over an extended period of time and may become an eyesore in your home. Thankfully, you may be able to remove the carpets and expose beautiful hardwood floor. To remove the carpets, you'll need to be patient. Typically, removing staples from carpets is paramount and may take you several hours to complete. But those who do so may find an exceptional hardwood floor that can help revamp the appearance of your house. A hardwood floor that remains beneath a carpet may be in great shape after a carpet is pulled up. Conversely, you may need to restore the floor – something that usually is much more affordable than installing new carpets in your home. Remember, home improvement projects may require time and patience, but home sellers who perform these tasks effectively can boost the value of their houses. And if you're ever uncertain about whether a home improvement task will help you bolster your home's value, you can always consult with your real estate agent for professional assistance, too. Take advantage of the aforementioned tips to discover the best ways to bolster your home's value. By doing so, you can enhance the appearance of your home without breaking your budget.

Many people find themselves repeatedly shocked by the price of their groceries at the checkout line. The price of food seems to go up every week and most people feel like there's little they can do about it but cut corners in other places. There are, however, many frugal eating habits you can build that will save you a ton of money on food, whether it's on groceries or eating out. Follow these frugal eating tips to start saving this week.

Set down ground rules on eating out

You don't have to totally deprive yourself of the luxury of eating out to save money. But there are many ways you can cut back on spending. Start tracking your spending by using a budgeting app, by checking your bank account, or just by using a pad of paper. Keep track of every quick stop for a sandwich, every trip to a fast food restaurant, and even every coffee you buy during the week. Many people are shocked to find that they spend up to $100 a month just on their daily caffeinated beverages. Now that you know the damage you'll be more motivated to make a change. Switch to making your own coffee. Buy yourself a nice travel mug and make it your best friend. When it comes to dining out at restaurants, make them special occasions. Decide with your significant other on two or three days of the month (every other Saturday maybe) when you'll go on a date night together. If you're flying solo, treat yourself to the same two nights out, whether it's just you or you're with friends.

Save on groceries

There are a number of ways to spend less at the checkout line that won't require you to eat any less or sacrifice nutrition. In fact, many of these tips will actually be healthier for you depending on your own eating habits and nutritional needs.
  • Buy in bulk. Certain staple items are much less expensive when bought in bulk. Rice and dried beans come in huge bags that will last months and there are an unlimited number of recipes you can make with these two items. Other great items to buy in bulk: frozen vegetables, pasta, cereal, oatmeal, toilet paper, and trash bags.
  • Cut back on meat. Americans eat a lot of meat. It isn't uncommon for some families to have meat every night of the week. If that's the case for you, try having one meat-free meal day. That alone will save you up to $15 per month. Vegetarian and vegan food options are endless and delicious, so you might soon find yourself spending less and less on meat at the grocery store.
  • Cook your lunches in advance. Rather than starving at lunch or suffering the same peanut putter sandwiches every day, make all of your lunches for the week on Sunday afternoon. There are a ton of bulk lunch recipes around the internet. Some suggestions: burritos, personal pizzas, crock pot meals, and stir-fry recipes are all easy to package for the week and store in the refrigerator or freezer.
  • Make a menu and a shopping list. Most people jot down a few things they need and then choose other items at random at the grocery store. Instead, make a menu for the week and buy only what you need.
  • Research frugal recipes. There are several books and websites devoted to frugal recipe ideas. How frugal? Some recipes are filling, nutritious, and cost as little as $1.00 per person to make.



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