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Posted on 11/25/2020
Make Your Own, Environmentally-Friendly Trellis without Breaking Your Budget
Image by Mark Dixon from Pixabay Maybe it's time to get your garden ready, or maybe you already have a few scraggly plants that need some support; but pre-made trellises can be both pricey and flimsey. Instead of spending a lot to get a product that will fall apart after one, wet spring, why not make this sturdy...
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Posted on 11/18/2020
Should You Set a Deadline for Selling Your House?
You likely aspire to sell your house as quickly as possible. However, you may not need to set a deadline for selling your residence to achieve your desired result. In fact, there are lots of things you can do to speed up the home selling journey, including: 1. Boost Your House's Curb Appeal A home that boasts amazing curb...
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Posted on 11/11/2020
New Construction or An Older Home: Which Is Best to Buy?
Image by MITCH WRIGHT from Pixabay If you thought we'd answer "It all depends" you're absolutely right. So, lets take a look at the upsides and challenges of old and new homes. Buying an Older Home or Condo If you fall in love with an older home or condo, your real estate professional will guide you through the...
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Posted on 11/04/2020
Pasta e Fagioli (Traditional Italian Macaroni Soup)
Image by Valter Cirillo from Pixabay In Italy, it's long been a cherished tradition to harvest beans, place the pods over the ground under the autumn sun, then store the sun-dried beans for wintertime. On brisk days, beans would be cooked up with a medley of vegetables and pasta. When the cook tossed dry pasta tossed into the...
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Posted on 10/28/2020
When to Hold a Successful Open House
Photo by Paul Brennan via PixabayThe Open House is just a part of the marketing strategy to effectively sell a home, but it can be an important one. The number of people it attracts can strongly correlate with both the number and quality of the offers you receive. So while you may not have the luxury of selling...
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Posted on 10/21/2020
How to Sell your Home to a Family Member or Friend
Photo by fauxels from Pexels It sounds like it should make things easier -- selling your home to a friend or family member should be a breeze for both parties -- but in reality, a home sale can disrupt your relationship if you don't go about it the right way. With the exception of parent to child transfers...
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Posted on 10/14/2020
What Home Buyers Want in 2020
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Energy Efficiency As home buyers become younger and younger, energy-efficient structures become more popular. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the most sought-after green features in a home include: Energy-Star rated windows and appliances. Toilets that conserve water. Tankless water heaters. Solar panels. Extra insulation. Triple-paned glass in windows and...
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Posted on 10/07/2020
Should You Purchase a Smart Home Device?
There is no shortage of smart home devices available to property owners nationwide. From light bulbs to thermostats, there are lots of devices that you can pick up to transform an ordinary residence into a smart house. Ultimately, there are plenty of reasons to invest in smart home devices. These reasons include: 1. Smart home devices offer unmatched convenience....
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Posted on 10/02/2020
Another Property Rented - 12 Hillview Ave #1, Boston, MA 02131
Just beautifully renovated 1st-floor unit. All rooms painted, hardwood floors refinished, new replacement windows throughout the unit. Kitchen has new appliances, new counter tops & refinished cabinets with pantry area. 2 generous size bedrooms, 1 bath with new vanity, mirror & lights. Huge living room and separate dining area with tons of windows. All windows have new blinds. There are 2 bonus areas. Mud room/office area at entrance & back hall leading to enclosed rear porch. House has a new roof. Basement has new washer/dryer exclusive to unit. Huge yard to enjoy your outdoor activities. 1 off street parking in...
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Posted on 09/30/2020
How Many Home Showings Should You Host?
The number of showings a seller needs to host varies. In some instances, a buyer may submit an offer to purchase a house following an initial showing. Or, in other cases, a seller may host dozens of showings without receiving any offers to purchase his or her house. Ultimately, there are lots of things that a seller can do...
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Posted on 09/23/2020
Hardwoods Need a Facelift? Consider Bleaching
Post Photo by Pixabay via Pexels One of the benefits of hardwood floors is their durability. When they start to look worn, refinishing takes time, but is much less of a hassle than replacement. Yet sometimes, stains won't simply buff out of the surface of your hardwoods. If you’re dealing with tough stains, like juice or wine spills or...
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Posted on 09/16/2020
Eco-friendly Updates for Your Home
Photo by Layton Diament on Unsplash Large homes use a considerable amount of energy throughout the year, especially from heating and cooling. Making some upgrades to your home can significantly reduce your energy usage while also boosting the value of your home. If you’ve been thinking about making your home more energy-efficient, consider one or more of the...
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