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Posted by Kalstar Realty Services on 1/16/2019

Appliances have a certain lifespan of use, and then, unfortunately, they tend to break down one way or another. Depending on the age of the appliance and the amount of the repair cost, you should make an informed decision as to what will be a good for your finances and your home.


So, when the fridge stops producing cold or the dryer stops drying things, you may go into panic mode and try to either buy a new appliance or call a repair person. Before you make a snap judgment, you should take a step back. Itís important to ask the question: 


Is it worth getting this repaired?


If you are able to get an estimate of how much the repairs will cost, this will give you a good place to start. This is the fastest way for you to get the answers that you need. If the life of the appliance is going to only be a few years, you may be better off investing your money in a new appliance. The cost of a repair can run somewhere around 20-30 percent of the cost of replacing the appliance completely.


Understand The Life Expectancy Of Each Appliance


Some appliances are meant to last for a decade, others will last for a shorter period of time. As a general rule of thumb, if your appliance is over 7 years old and breaks down, you should probably replace it rather than repair it. It will be a better investment in the long run. Some typical lifespans for appliances are:


  • Dishwasher 9 years
  • Freezer 13 years
  • Range 15 years
  • Dryer 13 years
  • Washing Machine 10 years


Before you replace your broken appliance, there are a few things you should understand. First, sometimes, it really isnít broken. A plug could be loose or a circuit could have tripped. You would hate to spend the money on a new appliance rather than deal with a simple problem. Troubleshoot the problem yourself by taking a peek at the ownerís manual first.              


Pricing Appliances 


Once you have repair estimates, you should find out how much it will be to replace your appliance completely with a similar model. Make sure that you factor in things like the removal of the old appliance, the taxes, and the installation. By running the numbers, youíll know if you can afford a new appliance or not compared to the repair costs. 


New Features


If you have been dreaming of a refrigerator with an ice maker, it may be a good decision for you to spring for a new model. If you love the features you have, youíll want to either price similar units or do the repairs. Really, your budget and needs very much dictate your decision for new appliances. Consider the options and make the repair or replacement call based on your needs.




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Posted by Kalstar Realty Services on 1/15/2019


465 East St, Brockton, MA 02302

Single-Family

$319,900
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Fantastic split level on flat oversized lot. Very convenient location close to the Bridgewater line. Home has been recently updated with new appliances, new baths, new kitchen, new roof, new paint and tasteful renovations. This is a great house, not one you want to miss.
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Posted by Kalstar Realty Services on 1/15/2019


465 East St, Brockton, MA 02302

Single-Family

$319,900
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Fantastic split level on flat oversized lot. Very convenient location close to the Bridgewater line. Home has been recently updated with new appliances, new baths, new kitchen, new roof, new paint and tasteful renovations. This is a great house, not one you want to miss.
Open House
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Posted by Kalstar Realty Services on 1/15/2019


17 Nell Way, Orleans, MA 02653

Commercial

$2,290,000
Price

2
Buildings
Commercial
Type of Comm.
3.64
Lot Size
Fantastic commercial opportunity for a real estate/entrepreneur investor with highly visible location just off Rt. 6 at Exit 12 in Orleans. Consisting of 2 buildings and 13 units. Tenants including restaurants, daycare, market and other establishments. 17 Nells Way is a community: shopping center, mini-mall located in Orleans, MA 02653. This property features 3.64 acres lot and is 100% impervious.
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Posted by Kalstar Realty Services on 1/14/2019


26 Deep Wood Dr, Sandwich, MA 02644

Single-Family

$488,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Spectacular 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath one owner Cape featuring two master suites of which one is potential first floor In Law apartment. Home has open floor plan with formal living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen, family room with a fireplace and a private en suite with walk in closet and bathroom, Second floor features a master suite with master bath and bonus room, plus two additional bedrooms and full bath. The bonuses don't stop there, this spectacular home has an attached 2 car garage, central a/c and sits on .97 acre of land with irrigation. All carpets have been replaced prior when listed. This is a MUST SEE, home larger than it appears from front view!
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