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Another Property Sold - 22 Meadow Road, Medway, MA 02053
Posted on 02/29/2020
Another Property Sold - 22 Meadow Road, Medway, MA 02053
House Beautiful in wonderful town of Medway convenient to shopping and dining. Bright, open sun splashed living room PLUS a first floor cathedral ceiling family room leads to deck. PLUS...Finished area in walk out lower level has another fireplaced family room which is wired for surround sound. Dining room has nice detail finishes. Gleaming hardwood floor. 2 full bathrooms. Gas heat and hot water. Central air conditioning. Harvey tilt in windows in most of the house. Additional finished office / play room with closet. Convenient location to park and school. This is the one you have been waiting to come on the...
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How to Budget for Your First Home
Posted on 02/23/2020
How to Budget for Your First Home
Photo by Olya Adamovich via Pixabay You’ve decided to start the process of buying a home. Congratulations! Now it’s time to figure out how much money you have, and what you can afford. The goal is to avoid purchasing more home than you can afford, but those variables change. In September 2019, the average price of a new...
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How To Reduce Waste In Your Home
Posted on 02/16/2020
How To Reduce Waste In Your Home
When you own a home, you want to reduce your costs as much as possible. As a homeowner and environmentally conscious person, you may also want to reduce your carbon footprint and reduce the amount of waste that you and your family produce. Read on for some tips on how to reduce the amount of trash you produce on...
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Types of Windbreaks for Your Terrace
Posted on 02/09/2020
Types of Windbreaks for Your Terrace
Image by AlexandreZveiger from Shutterstock If you like the outdoors, spending time on the terrace or balcony at your home is a great way to enjoy the fresh air and spend time with family and friends. But sometimes windy weather or lack of privacy can create a challenge. Consider installing a windbreak to make your outdoor space more...
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How to Beautify Your Garden with These Favorites
Posted on 02/02/2020
How to Beautify Your Garden with These Favorites
Photo by Helga_SM via Shutterstock When you begin to revamp your yard or garden, there comes a time to decide what exactly you’ll be growing. You’ll want plants that are hearty, beautiful and fragrant to grace your yard. Choose Hearty First, you can begin by planting ground-cover roses. These bountiful, low-growing rose varieties can provide plenty of flowers...
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What Home Buyers Want in 2020: Key Features and Selling Points for the New Decade
Posted on 01/26/2020
What Home Buyers Want in 2020: Key Features and Selling Points for the New Decade
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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Why It's Worth Your Time to Upgrade Your House's Curb Appeal
Posted on 01/19/2020
Why It's Worth Your Time to Upgrade Your House's Curb Appeal
Bolstering your house's curb appeal is paramount if you want to achieve the best-possible results during the property selling journey. In fact, there are many reasons why you may want to dedicate time and energy to enhance your home's curb appeal, and these include: 1. You can differentiate your home from the competition. Your home only gets one chance...
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Keep Car Insurance in Mind
Posted on 01/12/2020
Keep Car Insurance in Mind
Image by Suphaksorn Thongwongboot from Shutterstock When relocating to a new home, you’ll need to plan to pack, hire movers, and to change your address with the post office but don’t forget to update your car insurance. If you’re moving to a new state or just to a new zip code, you will have to make some changes to...
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How to Approach the House Selling Journey
Posted on 01/05/2020
How to Approach the House Selling Journey
The home selling journey sometimes can be long and complicated. Lucky for you, we're here to address home selling challenges and ensure you can seamlessly list your house and maximize your home sale earnings. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you approach the home selling journey with confidence. 1. Learn About Your Home's Strengths and...
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Gather Around the Fire: How to Create a Fire Pit for Outdoor Gatherings
Posted on 12/29/2019
Gather Around the Fire: How to Create a Fire Pit for Outdoor Gatherings
Photo by jamie410 via Pixabay A fire pit can elevate your yard into a truly enchanting entertainment area, liven up your space and even help enhance your curb appeal. While some home projects are not ideal for the DIY approach, you can make a striking firepit on your own in about a weekend. You'll need to gather some...
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How an Attorney Helps Guide You Through a Real Estate Closing
Posted on 12/22/2019
How an Attorney Helps Guide You Through a Real Estate Closing
Photo by Rafa Bordes via Pixabay Real estate closings could be quite simple at one end of the spectrum or very difficult at the other end. In most cases, you will need to understand the legal ramifications of signing several documents, including the note, mortgage, transfer of title, mineral rights, title insurance and tax documents. If your closing...
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