Happy New Year! It certainly isn’t spring. Baby it’s soooo cold outside but there are a number of single family homes in Andover that are worth braving the icy temperatures to take a look at. Here is a list of the 15 most recent Andover homes for sale to come on the market or reactivated. Make sure to see my follow up post with the biggest priced reductions on Andover homes for sale. Recent weather reports say we are getting walloped again Thursday with snow and rain but believe it or not the local spring market will begin in only a few weeks! New listings will be arriving more frequently and the local inventory of homes for sale will increase. Happy hunting.
There are more than a dozen luxury properties in Andover MA. Some with recently reduced prices. Generally homes starting in the high $800’s and up are considered in the high end or luxury category with wide differences from the extreme ends of the price range. Andover’s high end luxury prices generally fall in the $2 million to $3 million price range. The average square footage is 5900 sf and the dollar per square foot averages around $326.00. The average amount of time the current luxury homes have been on the market in Andover are 251 days. Home prices have risen in Andover 9% over the previous year.
Have you ever searched in the Andovers for a home to buy? Many types to choose from with the colonial style being prominent in numbers. Many people buying homes like the house to feel like it has been around forever. History and character can be found in many New England style homes. But people are opting for a more modern interior design even in traditional New England colonial homes. The hallmark of modern design is its clean, straight lines with a minimalist look. Furnishings typically use metal, glass and rich wood tones and is considered part of its design element. This dining room design is a perfect example.
The all white chairs with satin metal legs have great lines and the metal ties in with the dining table. The designer has used a small splash of color which really makes a splash surrounded by the whites and browns. And of course who doesn’t love a shag carpet!
The creation of the modern interior design style is credited to the group of European designers and architects that started the Bauhaus School of Design in Germany in 1919. The Bauhaus philosophy is that form should combine with function in all interior designs.
Kitchen renovations rank among the most popular home improvements nationwide. This is no different in Andover or North Andover. One reason: Kitchen upgrades provide an excellent return on the investment, 70-90%, even in a down economy. This is true but the major reason is that most people remodel their kitchen because it is the most important room in the house. If the average house we’re a ship the kitchen would be the bridge. The heart of the ship where everything that runs the ship takes place.
Homes in Andover with a renovated kitchen sells much quicker than homes with non-renovated kitchens. North Andover trends the same way.
Granite and stainless steel were the hot trends in the 90′s. That trend is still hanging on with many owners opting for stainless appliances but are incorporating warmer tones with tile, cabinets and counter tops. Stone counter-tops are still popular of course, but homeowners are installing more synthetic or engineered stone counter-tops and seeing renewed interest in solid surfaces like Corian.
Color is hot right now but color trends are tricky to navigate and you should always keep in mind that strong colors can put off potential buyers and you should avoid designs that are too personal or too lavish. Kitchen remodeling is a great way to improve your home life but when making design choices always remember you may be selling your home some day.
Sprucing up your backyard curb appeal is a great way to add equity to your home. Everyone knows that curb appeal is the first thing potential buyers notice when they first visit a home for sale. The last thing they usually see after touring the house is the backyard. It is every bit as important as the curb appeal. For many buyers searching Andover and North Andover real estate for sale a nice relaxing backyard is a must. I love before & after photos. Take a look at this backyard makeover.