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Posted on 07/07/2020
First Time Buyers: 3 Common Pitfalls
Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels Are you in the market for your first home purchase? If so, congratulations! This is an amazingly exciting stage of life, and we know you must be excited. Many first-time buyers run into issues that can turn their new home into a source of stress. Here are three common pitfalls you should...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Reasons to Negotiate with a Home Seller
If your initial offer to purchase a home is countered, there is no need to stress. In fact, there are lots of reasons why you should negotiate with a house seller, and these include: 1. You can speed up the homebuying journey. The homebuying journey may prove to be long and complicated. If you find a house you want...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
How Certain Home Improvements Increase the Value of Your Home
Image by edvaldocostacordeiro from Pixabay Once you have purchased your home, you have made a significant investment. There are some home improvements you can make which can increase the value of your home and make the space you have more livable for you and your family. While many are concerned about “curb appeal” for potential sale in the...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Simply Re-Grouting Will Breathe New Like Into Your Tiles
Photo by Brett Hondow via Pixabay You love your tiles. But they don't seem to do your bathroom justice anymore. Ask yourself, is it the tiles themselves, or what's in between that makes you cringe? Is the grout cracked, faded, yellowish or gray? Breathe new life into a dirty-looking bathroom tile floor, kitchen backsplash or tile shower by...
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Posted on 06/12/2020
25 Vera Rd, Middleton, MA 01949 now has a new price of $829,000!
If you are looking for privacy, serene setting, acreage, and plenty of space to make your own, then welcome to 25 Vera Rd, loc. in a quiet established neighborhood. This freshly painted stately 5 BR Colonial offers an abundance of living space. It is located at the end of a cul-de-sac on a beautiful 2+ acre, private level lot. Perfect for entertaining or just to enjoy hanging out in your spacious screened-in porch overlooking the private back yard. Hardwood floors throughout on the 1st and 2nd flr. Spacious kitchen with center island, large pantry, connected to the family room with a slider leading to a two-story deck.1st flr also...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Best Home Practices for Controlling Pests
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Getting rid of a pest infestation in the home can be an expensive and stressful endeavor. Enjoy a comfortable, pest-free home with a few best practices. Preventative Control Every homeowner should invest in preventative pest control. Either hire a company to come and treat the inside and outside of your house on a...
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Posted on 06/03/2020
25 Vera Rd, Middleton, MA 01949 is now new to the market!
If you are looking for privacy, serene setting, acreage, and plenty of space to make your own, then welcome to 25 Vera Rd, loc. in a quiet established neighborhood. This freshly painted stately 5 BR Colonial offers an abundance of living space. It is located at the end of a cul-de-sac on a beautiful 2+ acre, private level lot. Perfect for entertaining or just to enjoy hanging out in your spacious screened-in porch overlooking the private back yard. Hardwood floors throughout on the 1st and 2nd flr. Spacious kitchen with center island, large pantry, connected to the family room with a slider leading to a two-story deck.1st flr also...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Market Trends to Watch in 2020
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay So what will 2020 bring to the real estate market? While market trends can, and do, change on a whim, some activity seems to be easier to predict. If you’re entering the market this year as a buyer or seller, having a better understanding of these trends will help you make informed...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Multi-Generational Living: A Real Estate Trend Worth Examining
Photo by Craig Adderley from Pexels Housing design has undergone significant changes in the past few decades, with open concepts and flexible living arrangements quickly taking over. Such designs reflect, in part, the increased prevalence of multi-generational families, in which family members of all ages live together. Why Today's Residents Love Multi-Generational Arrangements During the Great Recession, the...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Indoor Pools Provide Fun Throughout the Year
Photo by Michelle Maria via Pixabay Having an indoor pool provides a convenient place to unwind and have fun throughout the year. Depending on the layout of your home and other factors, you can design a visually striking indoor pool that offers plenty of space for swimming. Consider the following design ideas for your luxurious indoor pool. Outdoor...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
How To Use Lattice To Conceal Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit
Image by Deedster from Pixabay Lattice on a fence around your garden or as paneling alongside your porch or carport lends an ambiance that utilitarian wood structures can’t quite render: a romantic, charming frame to showcase outdoor features. Consider using your spare pieces of lattice to hide a large, whirring metal air conditioning unit. Get creative with shapes...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Deck Rails Need to be Structurally Sound for Safety Purposes
Photo by kalcommodore via Pixabay Beautiful railings, including the railing that surrounds your deck, plays a major role in your home's curb appeal. Even when it's not visible from the street, a strong, sturdy deck and the railing that surrounds it can still raise your home's resale value. That's extra living space, after all. Even if it is...
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