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Posted on 09/21/2022
Important things to know about property tax late fees
State laws impose property tax late fees for those who don't pay their taxes on time. These fees can vary in severity and amount by location, and often collect interest until you pay them in full. Luckily, property tax late fees are an avoidable expense as long as you understand your local tax code. Here are some tips...
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Posted on 09/14/2022
How to Propagate & Grow Philodendrons in Water
Growing plants in water is a fun and convenient way of bringing nature indoors. Many popular houseplants and herbs can sprout and live in water with the right nutrients. Heartleaf philodendrons are especially successful growing this way. Here is a basic guide for growing a philodendron in water: What You'll Need A clear vessel - Commonly used items...
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Posted on 09/07/2022
How to Preserve Leaves for Crafting & Artwork
Preserving leaves can give them new life and give you new creative ideas. There are plenty of crafts you can do with leaves both freshly fallen and preserved, but why not take the best leaves you can find and make them last? Here are several methods for preserving leaves any time of the year so that you can...
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Posted on 08/31/2022
3 Ideas for Small Dining Rooms
Dining room decor can make a significant difference in your experience of the space. Whether you have an open floor plan dining room extending into the general living space or a formal, secluded room, choosing how to decorate is important. As with any room in the home, it's difficult to work with an especially small space. If you...
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Posted on 08/24/2022
How to Make Your Own Mini Potato Skins
You don’t have to go out to enjoy the same savory finger-foods. Bring the party to your own kitchen by making miniature versions of classic potato skins. The ingredients and process are simple and the smaller size makes these snacks the perfect appetizer for a BBQ, picnic or other fun meal at home. Ingredients & Supplies 1 pound...
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Posted on 08/17/2022
Understanding Home Inspection Contingency Clauses
In real estate, a contingency is any clause in the purchase offer that gives the buyer a way to back out if certain requirements aren’t met. There are many types of contingencies used in home sales all covering different circumstances to protect the buyer’s best interest. The most common type of contingency is a home inspection contingency, which...
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Posted on 08/10/2022
Host Like a Pro: Prep and Maintain
Hosting can be a fun and exciting way to bring everyone together. However, there’s always a list of things to remember, including prep and what to do during the gathering. Here are a few of the best ways to prepare for your home gathering and keep you and yours happy and healthy while enjoying each other’s company. Food...
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Posted on 08/05/2022
Another Property Sold - 6 Main Street, Groveland, MA 01834
This 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is waiting for it's next family! The first floor features the living room fireplace that divides the separate sitting room w/ tall ceilings & spiral staircase. The open floor plan allows a flow from room to room! The kitchen features an island w/ seating that opens into the dining room. Off the dining room, escape to your private oasis & enjoy the beautiful summer nights in the heated salt water pool! The first floor also offers 2 bedrooms, full bath & laundry room. As you make your way upstairs, you are greeted by the 3rd bedroom & a full bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. The 2nd floor also boasts the...
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Posted on 08/03/2022
Tiny Home Design Tips
The appeals of tiny homes are many, including the ability to custom design a home in an affordable way. However, even with a small house, it's difficult to know where to begin. If you're designing a custom tiny home, here are some key tips to consider: Window Placement When planning where to place your windows, think about the...
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Posted on 07/29/2022
Another Property Sold - 91 Montvale Ave 91, Woburn, MA 01801
This amazing end-unit Townhouse has a fantastic location in Woburn. The first level features a dramatic 11 ft. ceiling in the living room with gleaming hardwood floors, a lovely extra large eat-in kitchen with plenty of cabinets, stainless appliances, a granite countertop, and an island for an additional counter, 1 bedroom with excellent closet space, and 1 full bathroom. 2nd level offers 2 generous bedrooms with ample closets, laundry, and a full bathroom with a double vanity sink. The basement has laminate flooring that adds extra space versatile for office, gym, playroom, etc. Other features include central air, 1 car garage plus 3...
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Posted on 07/27/2022
Multipurpose design: Using your guest room for home theater purposes
If you want to make the most of unused space at home, consider repurposing a guest room for home theater purposes. If you have a spare bedroom you aren’t using regularly, you’re sitting on great potential for a miniature movie sanctuary. But what happens when you do have guests? Luckily, there are some clever ways to turn a...
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Posted on 07/20/2022
How to Sell Your Home: A Guide for Experienced Homeowners
A lot of homeowners may not be first-time homebuyers. Some may not even be first-time home sellers. While many beginners to the real estate market gain a significant amount of knowledge during their first interactions with the market, there are some key reminders for those who may be a little more seasoned. Regardless of your status as a...
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