Dennis Marks' Blog

Posted on 04/11/2021
How Your Credit Score Affects Your Monthly Payment
Photo by Lukas from Pexels Before you even start looking for a home, you should know what your credit score is. You can pull your own credit score from the three major bureaus without having points deducted from your credit score. You should know your score since it will affect how high your mortgage payments will be, and...
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Posted on 04/10/2021
Middleton, MA Real Estate Market Update 4/10/2021
Click here to view Middleton, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Top Bathroom Upgrade Trends
Photo by ato de from Pexels For decades, the bathroom remodel has been one of the most worthwhile investments for homeowners. When you decide to renovate your bathroom, you not only get a space that you love, but you also add significant value to your home. If you are looking to take on a bathroom remodel in 2021,...
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Posted on 04/01/2021
Video Tour - 655 Lowell St, Peabody, MA 01960
Welcome to this well-maintained split entry in desirable West Peabody! This 3-bedroom home has a kitchen with breakfast bar, sunny dining area and a living room with fireplace. A master bedroom with private half bath, two additional bedrooms and a full bath complete the main level. The lower level has a large family room with gas stove and an office, along with another full bath and laundry. Step out from the dining area to a tiered deck and above-ground pool! The expansive back yard is open, level and fully fenced, making it a great place for entertaining or letting your furry friends get some fresh air! Hardwood on main level, two-car...
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Posted on 04/01/2021
655 Lowell St, Peabody, MA 01960 is now new to the market!
Welcome to this well-maintained split entry in desirable West Peabody! This 3-bedroom home has a kitchen with breakfast bar, sunny dining area and a living room with fireplace. A master bedroom with private half bath, two additional bedrooms and a full bath complete the main level. The lower level has a large family room with gas stove and an office, along with another full bath and laundry. Step out from the dining area to a tiered deck and above-ground pool! The expansive back yard is open, level and fully fenced, making it a great place for entertaining or letting your furry friends get some fresh air! Hardwood on main level, two-car...
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Posted on 03/30/2021
Topsfield, MA Real Estate Market Update 3/30/2021
Click here to view Topsfield, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Eco-friendly Upgrades for Large Homes
Photo by Layton Diament on Unsplash Large homes use a considerable amount of energy throughout the year, especially from heating and cooling. Making some upgrades to your home can significantly reduce your energy usage while also boosting the value of your home. If you’ve been thinking about making your home more energy-efficient, consider one or more of the...
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Posted on 03/27/2021
Video Tour - 38 Taylor St, Georgetown, MA 01833
.19-acre lot with water frontage on Rock Pond in a residential neighborhood. Beautiful view of the pond year round. Lot has old foundation on it (previous structure type/date unknown), but lot does not meet current district zoning requirements to construct a single family home. The seller has been told by the town that a garage, barn or boat house can be built with 75' setback from water. The lot is currently classified as "Accessory Land Improved" in public records. Buyer/buyer's agent would need to do their own due diligence with the town. Deeded restrictions are available in the listing documents. Appointment required to walk...
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Posted on 03/27/2021
38 Taylor St, Georgetown, MA 01833 is now new to the market!
.19-acre lot with water frontage on Rock Pond in a residential neighborhood. Beautiful view of the pond year round. Lot has old foundation on it (previous structure type/date unknown), but lot does not meet current district zoning requirements to construct a single family home. The seller has been told by the town that a garage, barn or boat house can be built with 75' setback from water. The lot is currently classified as "Accessory Land Improved" in public records. Buyer/buyer's agent would need to do their own due diligence with the town. Deeded restrictions are available in the listing documents. Appointment required to walk...
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Posted on 03/23/2021
Video Tour - 32 Birch Ln, Ipswich, MA 01938
This 3-bedroom ranch in a desirable Pinefield neighborhood is a GREAT OPPORTUNITY for a contractor or new owner looking to build sweat equity. This 1,544 sq ft home has 2 1/2 baths, attached garage, shed and AC. Good layout, with fireplace in family room and sliders to paved patio in back. Title V has not been done and will be the responsibility of the buyer. Being sold "AS IS"--buyer/buyer agent to do own due diligence. Will not qualify for conventional financing--Cash or Rehab loan...
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Posted on 03/23/2021
32 Birch Ln, Ipswich, MA 01938 is now new to the market!
This 3-bedroom ranch in a desirable Pinefield neighborhood is a GREAT OPPORTUNITY for a contractor or new owner looking to build sweat equity. This 1,544 sq ft home has 2 1/2 baths, attached garage, shed and AC. Good layout, with fireplace in family room and sliders to paved patio in back. Title V has not been done and will be the responsibility of the buyer. Being sold "AS IS"--buyer/buyer agent to do own due diligence. Will not qualify for conventional financing--Cash or Rehab loan...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Are You Ready to Hire a House Inspector?
If a seller accepts your offer to purchase his or her residence, it now may be time to schedule a house inspection. And if you have an expert home inspector at your side, you can get the information you need to determine whether to proceed with a house purchase. Ultimately, there are several factors to consider as you evaluate...
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