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Posted on 07/28/2021
3 Things Residential Property Owners Need to Consider When Installing A Private Well
The thought of private well ownership grows increasingly attractive as the cost of municipal water skyrockets. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), residential homes use upwards of 82 gallons daily at an average annual cost that may exceed $1,000. Installing a private well typically involves an upfront cost that differs significantly from state to state. But after...
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Posted on 07/21/2021
637 Lagrange Street, Boston, MA 02132 is now new to the market!
Rarely offered a meticulously renovated single family home in West Roxbury. Eat in kitchen with granite counter tops, updated cabinets and appliances. Beautiful bamboo hardwood floors throughout. Enjoy 2 good size bedrooms with updated bathroom. Open living/dining room with hardwood floors and gas fireplace. Bonus sunroom that could be used as office or den. All new light fixtures and updated electrical. Gas heat & hot water. Washer/dryer in basement with additional storage. Relax or entertain in your own private backyard. Off street parking in driveway for 2 cars. Minutes to downtown Boston but the feel of the suburbs. Come...
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Posted on 07/21/2021
What To Do with Pets When You Show Your Home
Photo by StockSnap via Pixabay The lawn is trimmed, the house is spotless and you're ready for a real estate agent to show off your home to a prospective buyer -- but what about your pets? Pets and showings don't always mix; the potential buyers may be afraid of or allergic to your animals -- or your pets...
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Posted on 07/14/2021
3 Important Bathroom Renovation Details You Shouldn't Overlook
If you’re planning a bathroom renovation, you likely already have certain design elements in mind. Many bathroom renovations can solve a problem like lack of space, old fixtures or outdated decor. Some renovations can simply beautify the space to give it a fresh face and feel. No matter the reason or inspiration for your project, there are some...
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Posted on 07/07/2021
Loans: Your Quick Guide to Bridge Loans
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels When you're buying a new construction home, you may be in a situation where you can't sell your existing home until the new one is complete. This can cause added financial stress, but it doesn't have to. Bridge loans are specialized loans that can eliminate this added pressure. Here are a few...
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Posted on 06/30/2021
How to Style an Outdoor Banquet
Photo by Agung Pandit Wiguna from Pexels You see it in your favorite magazines -- or maybe on Pinterest. The ultimate outdoor dining and entertainment experience has elevated basic hosting to an art form, and you can use your existing set up to create a truly spectacular experience for your family and your guests. Follow the tips below...
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Posted on 06/23/2021
3 Ways to DIY a Garden Wall
There are many reasons a garden wall can be beneficial to your outdoor space. Garden walls can help define and separate areas of the yard, add privacy and improve the view. You can even combine other features like outdoor fireplaces, lighting or water features to efficiently use the space while adding functionality. If you’re thinking about building a...
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Posted on 06/18/2021
Another Property Sold - 10 Gervais Way, Methuen, MA 01844
Modern Hip Roof Colonial in the sought after Gervais Way development. Sitting in a quiet cul-de- sac neighborhood this 1992 built home has been constantly updated. Features include an open concept floor plan, kitchen with Stainless Steel appliances, gas cooking, sliders that open on to a new composite deck. Laundry on first floor. Spacious bedrooms, Updated baths with tile flooring, finished basement with sliders out to a concrete patio. Awesome fenced in yard for you pet lovers. Roof just three years old with leased solar panels. See all additional information under paperclip including Solar Panel Lease. Conveniently located just minutes to...
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Posted on 06/16/2021
What's Included in a Real Estate Contract?
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay When you make an offer on a home, your real estate agent will create a real estate contract, also known as a purchase agreement. Before you sign this, you should make sure you understand it. This is a legally binding agreement, and you need to be certain you’ve made the right choice....
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Posted on 06/16/2021
80 Old Harbor St 1, Boston, MA 02127 is now new to the market!
Adorable & renovated 1 bedroom condo in fabulous location. Bright & sunny with hardwood floors throughout. Kitchen has granite countertops and stainless appliances. Washer/dryer in unit. Terrific location....walk to Thomas Park, the beach and public transportation. Steps to #9 bus to Copley or #11 bus to downtown. Close to restaurants and shops. Extra storage in basement. Don't miss out on this terrific...
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Posted on 06/09/2021
Inheriting Property: What Are Your Options?
Image by Annalise Batista from Pixabay One of the basic things that people prepare for in their end of life planning is their property. A family home, for example, is often passed down to the couple's children or next of kin. Often, though, the people who inherit the property don't think about what they'll do with the home...
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Posted on 06/02/2021
Exploring 55+ Communities: Pros, Cons, & Home Values
Image by 47shadesofgray from Pixabay Thinking of buying your next home in a 55+ community? You'll likely want to know the pros and cons, and whether the restriction makes your property hard to sell or bequeath in your will. Here are the key points to know. The Upside: Worry-Free Maintenance These communities are designed for low-maintenance ownership. Over-55...
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