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Posted by Wilson Wolfe Real Estate on 2/19/2017

Long before Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter changed the way we communicate and share information, there existed traditional social networks.

Although it's an old-fashioned concept, its value and importance will never go out of style.

For homeowners, growing families, and senior citizens, having a small group of people you can consistently turn to for support can make problems smaller and challenges a lot easier to glide through. Not only that, but having a solid connection with a few good friends, family members, and neighbors can help keep your spirits up, through both good times and bad.

When it comes to being a homeowner, raising a family, and growing older, here are some specific reasons why staying in touch with your social contacts can make life easier, less expensive, and safer:

  • Getting recommendations: Whether you need a new dentist, dog groomer, or plumber, your chances of finding someone who's dependable and reasonably priced are much greater when you ask a friend, relative, or trusted neighbor. When you're just left to you're own devices to sift through Internet listings, online reviews, and advertisements, it can be pretty time consuming and frustrating. All things being equal, you're more likely to have a successful experience with a service provider who's been recommended to you, as opposed to going through the vetting process completely on your own.
  • Taking care of your house while your away: When you're on vacation or away from home for a long weekend, it's nice to have someone you can rely on to water your plants, take care of your pets, and check to see if your house is secure. They can also make sure you don't have newspaper deliveries, packages, or mail piling up in front of your house.
  • Knowing a neighbor you can trust: Having someone nearby who can help you in an emergency, take care of your kids if you can't get home on time, or keep on eye on your house while you're away is a vital resource.
  • Senior citizens need a support network: As we age and become less able to get around like we used to, a helping hand can make a big difference in our lives. The psychological benefits of having a social life at an older age have also been well documented. Social contact enhances the quality of life for senior citizens and can even contribute to longevity.
If you've recently moved to a new community, it may be worth your while to join a couple organizations, take an adult education class, meet a few of your neighbors, and become active in the community. As songwriters, poets, philosophers, and spiritual leaders have reminded us for generations, everyone needs the help of other people in different stages of our lives. Seventeenth century English poet, John Donne, said it the mostly concisely when he wrote "No man is an island."





Posted by Wilson Wolfe Real Estate on 2/17/2017


6 Earles Row, Wilmington, MA 01887

North Wilmington

Single-Family

$699,900
Price

12
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
This elegant and inviting colonial is impeccably appointed with choice details throughout. Enter a beautiful foyer with turned stairway, then into a chef's dream kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances and a 6-burner Wolf stove. Step into a sophisticated dining room, formal living room, oversized great room w/gas fireplace, then on to a heated sun room overlooking the yard, with access to patio and pool. The second floor boasts a fabulous master bedroom suite with Jack and Jill Jacuzzi bath, separate shower, laundry area and an abundance of closets.There are 3 other bedrooms , one with access to the attic. The lower level has a complete aupair suite with kitchen, living room, bedroom, bath, and a private entrance. A 2-car garage, and a gorgeous lot with a/g pool complete this beautiful home.
Open House
Sunday
February 19 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 6 Earles Row, Wilmington, MA 01887    Get Directions






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Posted by Wilson Wolfe Real Estate on 2/16/2017

This Single-Family in Tewksbury, MA recently sold for $345,000. This Cape style home was sold by - Wilson Wolfe Real Estate.


21 Wightman Rd, Tewksbury, MA 01876

Single-Family

$319,999
Price
$345,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Move right in to this adorable cape in a quiet neighborhood on Tewksbury/Wilmington line (backyard in Wilmington). Recent updates include all new interior paint on main level (Dec 2016), bathroom updates (Dec 2016), new windows in kitchen (Dec 2016), new stove (Dec 2016), and new washer (Aug 2016). Roof and bedroom windows approx 2-3 years old. Hardwood under carpet throughout main level (except kitchen, dining room and bath). Large, open room on second level (all hardwood) can easily be converted to 2 (or more) bedrooms or large master suite. Partially finished basement includes family room and bonus room (office/exercise room/den). Level lot with deck, patio and shuffleboard court to enjoy your summer days! Convenient to shopping and restaurants, as well as Route 93 and the Wilmington train station for easy commutes to Boston. First showings at the Open Houses on Saturday, 1/7, 11-1 or Sunday, 1/8, from 12-2. Great value! Don't miss this one!






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Posted by Wilson Wolfe Real Estate on 2/12/2017

Credit cards won’t be the only thing impacted by rising interest rates. Student loans, auto loans and retail product costs could also shift upward. So too could the price tag on home equity loans and mortgages. Get ahead of the change. Start taking steps like those highlighted below to avoid getting blindsided by a bigger mortgage.

Steps to worry free mortgage payments

Pay down debts early – Submit more than the minimum on debts, particularly debts that have interest rates tied to them.

Think short and long term before you make new purchases – Consider the short and the long term before you take on new debt. For example, you might be able to afford new furniture now, especially if you buy the furniture on a delayed payment plan. But, the purchase could put you in the hole six months later should you not receive the raise you were expecting or your work hours be scaled back.

Increase your home’s value – To stay ahead of housing market shifts, including rising interest rates, take steps to increase your home’s value. Re-paint your house. Wash the siding, plant trees, hedges or flowers to improve your home’s curb appeal. Also, repair appliances, roofing, cracks in sideways and the driveway.Upgrades like new kitchen cabinets, stylish light fixtures, bathroom faucets and floor tiles can also improve your home’s value.

Move to a fixed interest rate mortgage – You may have to pay closing costs and other fees to make the switch. But, a fixed interest rate can protect you from having to confront rising monthly mortgage payments each time feds raise interest rates.

Shop for a more affordable house – Reduce your housing debt. Start shopping for a house that you can afford. If you take this approach, buy your new house before rates go up again. Also, look at older homes and houses that need TLC. You could save big by buying an older home or a house that needs repairs if you have construction and interior design skills. There are people who earn attractive salaries repairing, upgrading and redesigning homes. If you have these skills, use them on your own house.

Rent out apart of your house – Generating additional income to pay for a bigger mortgagecould be as simple as renting out your finished basement or another part ofyour house. Before you rent, check your local housing codes to ensure that thespace you rent out meets regulations. Also, conduct a thorough background andcredit check on potential renters.

A healthy economy benefits everyone. A healthy economy can also cause feds to raise interest rates. When this happens, you might be fortunate and get a respectable job raise. You also might have to face the fact that your monthly mortgage payments just went up. By taking a proactive approach when interest rates rise,you could keep your finances stabilized. You might also discover innovative ways to turn your home into a bigger and more profitable investment.




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Posted by Wilson Wolfe Real Estate on 2/10/2017


Lots 1-26 McDonald Rd., Wilmington, MA 01887

North Wilmington

Single-Family

$779,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Introducing North Wilmington Estates - a 26 lot sub-division of energy-efficient homes surrounded by 45 beautiful acres of common land with walking trails and a park. These homes will be built with the finest quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. Features include a walk-up attic for extra storage space or future expansion. Builder will work with buyer on various styles and prices. McDonald Road is to be completely re-surfaced. Homes may be customized.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






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