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Posted on 01/17/2021
Feeling Cramped? Top Tips to Make a Small Living Space Feel Larger
Photo by Harry Strauss via Pixabay Whether it’s one room in your home that’s a little too small for your needs, or you’re living in a more cozy space than you’d prefer, sometimes you just want your space to feel larger than it is. This is particularly true if you are getting ready to list a home for...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Owning a Timeshare Home
Image by Steve Heap from Shutterstock If you love vacationing at the same place every year you may consider investing in a timeshare property. This can often help control vacation costs and planning time. However, owning a timeshare home may not be not the right choice for everyone. It is important to understand that a timeshare is not...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Are Smart House Devices Must-Haves?
Smart home devices are becoming increasingly popular among U.S. property owners. Yet deciding which smart house gadgets – if any – are right for you may prove to be difficult. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to determine if a smart home device is a must-have, such as: 1. Consider a Smart Home Device's Purpose A...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
4 Home Improvements Sellers Should Consider
Photo by La Miko from Pexels If you're getting ready to sell your home, then you might suddenly find yourself faced with deciding which home improvements are the best to tackle. Though it can seem like a hassle -- and it's going to cost you some time and money -- the reality is that even a few improvements...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Big Projects: How to Find Funding
Photo by Analogicus via Pixabay After settling into your home, you start to notice a few things either need to be retouched or completely overhauled. The biggest issue that a lot of homeowners run into is the money for the project. Even after assessing whether the project is a DIY or you’ll need a professional, funding still comes...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Conserve Energy at Home While you Vacation
Photo by Clint Patterson via Unsplash It sounds like a great idea -- turn off your electricity entirely when you go on vacation and you'll dramatically slash your electric bills. While this works in theory, there are some considerations that make shutting everything down problematic for homeowners. Learning more about your options allows you to conserve energy wisely,...
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Posted on 12/10/2020
206 Stow Rd, Harvard, MA 01451 is now new to the market!
Welcome home to 206 Stow Rd in desirable Harvard. This 3 bedroom, 3 full bath light, bright Contemporary style home has an open concept living room/dining room with cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, first floor office and master bedroom. Floor to ceiling brick double sided fireplace creates cozy ambiance. The second floor has 2 additional bedrooms and a full bath. Bedrooms and office have new wall to wall. Many updates including new septic system, new carpet, fresh interior/exterior paint, new sliders to new deck. Bring your vision and imagination to update kitchen and baths. Appliances to convey in “as is” condition. Full walk out...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Conclude a Successful House Selling Journey
The home selling journey may seem endless at times. Fortunately, once you accept a buyer's offer to purchase your home, the finish line of this journey may be in sight. There are many things that a house seller can do to streamline the process of reaching a home closing date, and these include: 1. Establish Realistic Expectations Although accepting...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Smart Home Gadgets to Help Lower Your Utility Bills
Photo by Halfpoint via Shutterstock When it comes to conserving energy, homeowners wanting to go green often spare no expense. Here are a few ways to upgrade your home without lightening your wallet. Smart Thermostat A powerful method to control your power use while saving money on your air conditioning bills in the summer and heating bills each...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
What Documents Do You Need When Buying a Home?
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels While the home buying process is exciting, applying for a mortgage can be time-consuming. Paperwork is a big part of the mortgage process and the better prepared you are, the more likely it is to go well. In fact, if you are considering getting preapproved for a mortgage, lining the paperwork up...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Perform an In-Depth Property Search
Conducting an in-depth home search may prove to be difficult, particularly for individuals with limited time and resources at their disposal. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to streamline your home search and discover your ideal residence without delay. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you seamlessly navigate the homebuying journey....
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Condo Living: Pros and Cons
Image by Wayne Feickert from Pixabay Whether you are buying a condo as a starter home, downsizing or if you just don’t like taking care of a yard, a condo might be the perfect situation for you. However, even with the plus of not having to maintain a yard, condos do have other pros and cons. Low Maintenance...
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