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Posted on 10/29/2020
Being Neighborly When a House is for Sale
Photo by Bilanol via Shutterstock You’ve heard all the sayings: “Location, location, location,” and the line in Robert Frost’s poem, “Good fences make good neighbors.” You’ve even made Abraham Lincoln’s saying your motto, “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.” Yet here you are, trying to sell our home, and the neighbors simply are not...
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Posted on 10/22/2020
Use Bench Footing to Gain Living Space
Photo by Tierra Mallorca on Unsplash When buying an older home, you might wonder how to get more livable space out of that low-ceiling basement. There are two ways to gain height: raise the foundation or lower the floor. Raising the foundation requires lifting the entire home off its current foundation, building a new foundation, and resettling the...
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Posted on 10/15/2020
Working With Pantone's Color of the Year
Photo by SHOP SLO® on Unsplash The Pantone Color Institute has a certain knack. The design company gets a feel for the mood of the year to come, and shapes design trends to match it. It takes cues from new kinds of materials we use. It considers our social media platforms, upcoming sports events and the sights and...
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Posted on 10/14/2020
4 Forge Pond #B, Canton, MA 02021 now has a new price of $399,900!
Highly sought-after condo in prime Canton location in the Villages at Forge Pond now available for sale! This spacious two bedroom end unit is one of the two largest units in the complex with many recent updates and finishes. The entire unit has been freshly repainted, new recessed lighting added throughout, top of the line quartz countertops and backsplash in the kitchen and baths are just some of the new and finer features. The abundance of natural light from this corner end unit shines through the beautiful hardwood floors and open space, perfect for entertaining. In-unit laundry room and heat and hot water that is included in the HOA....
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Posted on 10/08/2020
Tips on Why Recording Fees are Included in a Real Estate Sale
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay There are a variety of different terms that you must become familiar with as you purchase a new home. You have to pay an application fee, underwriting fees, titles fees and more. But one that seems to leave many buyers scratching their heads is the recording fee. A recording fee is a...
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Posted on 10/03/2020
Another Property Rented - 211 Lake Street #55, Weymouth, MA 02189
Location, location! Two bedrooms one bath townhouse for rent in East Weymouth. Close to bus and commuter rail. Only 15 mins to Quincy Center MBTA station. 10 mins to Braintree MBTA station. The townhouse features new floors throughout, high vaulted ceilings. New stainless steel appliances, quartz counters, new kitchen cabinets, and backsplash. New top of the line washer and dryer in the unit and plenty of storage space. The townhouse also has its own private backyard. 1 designated parking space. The property is also getting newly paved roads and new fencing by November 2020. Water and sewer included. Sorry, no...
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Posted on 10/03/2020
Another Property Rented - 211 Lake Street #55, Weymouth, MA 02189
Location, location! Two bedrooms one bath townhouse for rent in East Weymouth. Close to bus and commuter rail. Only 15 mins to Quincy Center MBTA station. 10 mins to Braintree MBTA station. The townhouse features new floors throughout, high vaulted ceilings. New stainless steel appliances, quartz counters, new kitchen cabinets, and backsplash. New top of the line washer and dryer in the unit and plenty of storage space. The townhouse also has its own private backyard. 1 designated parking space. The property is also getting newly paved roads and new fencing by November 2020. Water and sewer included. Sorry, no...
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Posted on 10/01/2020
Simple Signs It's Time to Check Your HVAC
Photo by ElasticComputeFarm via Pixabay Your HVAC system keeps everything cool and comfortable, but only if it is working properly. You don't have to have any repair or DIY skills to determine if your air conditioner is struggling, just look for one or more of the signs below. Finding problems now, at the first sign of trouble, can...
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Posted on 09/30/2020
Another Property Sold - 69 Great Republic Ave, Weymouth, MA 02190
You'll fall in love with this renovated Cape in a fantastic South Weymouth neighborhood! The bright and open floorplan features a spacious living room with gleaming hardwood floors, newly tiled mudroom, gorgeous granite & stainless kitchen, and large dining room with a slider that steps out to the deck & yard. Pristine bathroom with brand new Carrera marble floors & vanity and two bedrooms with hardwood flooring complete the first floor. Upstairs, enjoy a spacious master bedroom with sitting area and large walk in closet (or perhaps it is your bonus room or expansion potential)! Low-maintenance vinyl siding, storage shed,...
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Posted on 09/30/2020
4 Forge Pond #B, Canton, MA 02021 is now new to the market!
Highly sought-after condo in prime Canton location in the Villages at Forge Pond now available for sale! This spacious two bedroom end unit is one of the two largest units in the complex with many recent updates and finishes. The entire unit has been freshly repainted, new recessed lighting added throughout, top of the line quartz countertops and backsplash in the kitchen and baths are just some of the new and finer features. The abundance of natural light from this corner end unit shines through the beautiful hardwood floors and open space, perfect for entertaining. In-unit laundry room and heat and hot water that is included in the HOA....
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Posted on 09/24/2020
A Hassle Free Move Begins With Advance Planning
Perhaps the ultimate test of your planning and organizational skills is moving to a new house. If you fail to plan ahead and make the necessary preparations, moving can be a stressful and frustrating experience. On the other hand, if you approach it in a methodical, goal-oriented way, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how smooth the process will unfold....
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Posted on 09/17/2020
How to Lift Your Home's Mood with Aromatherapy
Photo by Seksak Kerdkanno via Pixabay Diffusing aromas in your home is a great way to settle in, relax and enjoy a fresh, clean scent that calms the nerves. How Do We Know Aromatherapy Works? Research gives us the scoop. Take lavender, for example. Research shows lavender: Eases nervousness much better than a placebo. Raises people's scientifically measured...
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