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Posted on 08/13/2021
Another Property Sold - 12 Thelma 3, Boston, MA 02185
Welcome to 12 Thelma Road unit 3! This move in ready, 2 bed 2 full bath penthouse condo is located in the highly sought after Neponset neighborhood in Dorchester. With a spacious layout, high ceilings, large bedrooms, in unit washer and dryer, gleaming hardwood floors throughout, two decks, city skyline views and and plenty of sunlight this condo has everything you are looking for. Showings begin at first open house Saturday June 19th from...
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Posted on 08/09/2021
Curb Appeal for ROI
Photo by Breadmaker via Shutterstock You may be thinking that your best investments are inside the home: a snazzy new kitchen, a spa-like bathroom or new wood floors, but you can actually get a high return on investment (ROI) if you focus on your home's curb appeal. The first impression potential buyers have of your home is the...
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Posted on 08/02/2021
What Are Bridge Loans & When They Make Sense
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels When you're buying a new construction home, you may be in a situation where you can't sell your existing home until the new one is complete. This can cause added financial stress, but it doesn't have to. Bridge loans are specialized loans that can eliminate this added pressure. Here are a few...
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Posted on 07/29/2021
Video Tour - 29 Maitland St., Milton, MA 02186
Welcome to 29 Maitland St.! This fully updated Colonial is tucked away on a quiet side street in a sought after East Milton neighborhood. This 3 bedroom home features 1 1/2 newly updated bathrooms, central air, new heating system, and gleaming hardwood floors throughout. In addition, a newly finished bonus room in basement, wood burning fireplace, and plenty of sunlight. Expanded and freshly paved driveway completes the package. Walking distance to schools and parks, this home will check all your boxes. Showings begin at first open house Saturday July 31st from 11-1. This house is a must...
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Posted on 07/29/2021
29 Maitland St., Milton, MA 02186 is now new to the market!
Welcome to 29 Maitland St.! This fully updated Colonial is tucked away on a quiet side street in a sought after East Milton neighborhood. This 3 bedroom home features 1 1/2 newly updated bathrooms, central air, new heating system, and gleaming hardwood floors throughout. In addition, a newly finished bonus room in basement, wood burning fireplace, and plenty of sunlight. Expanded and freshly paved driveway completes the package. Walking distance to schools and parks, this home will check all your boxes. Showings begin at first open house Saturday July 31st from 11-1. This house is a must...
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Posted on 07/28/2021
Milton, MA Real Estate Market Update 7/28/2021
Click here to view Milton, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 07/26/2021
4 Tips for Building a Technologically Sustainable Home
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Designing a home for today’s technologically advanced world requires considering more than just floor layout and wall color. While those aspects certainly remain important, homeowners should also think about how connected and environmentally friendly their home will be. If you’re designing a new home, here are four tips to help you build something...
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Posted on 07/19/2021
How to Develop Raw Land Outside of the City
Photo by RTImages via Shutterstock Buying raw land with the intent to build can be exciting, but there are many things to consider before you make the purchase final. Building requirements: From soil type, building setback requirements, electrical accessibility, well drilling, sewer placement and everything in between, learn what needs to be done and planned before beginning the...
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Posted on 07/17/2021
Another Property Sold - 8 Fisher Road, Hingham, MA 02043
It's called sweat equity for a reason, so do not hesitate on this opportunity, roll up your sleeves, call in some favors, get a good contractor, and get it done...this front to back split ranch style homes offers an open kitchen/dining/living space on the first level with fireplace, there are 3 full bedrooms upstairs with a full bath, as well as ample closet space, and the finished walkout lower level provides for a family room, half bath, and laundry area, and french doors directly out to an expansive and level back yard, this location allows for direct access to Downtown Hingham, the Harbor, Worlds End, area beaches, walking distance to...
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Posted on 07/12/2021
Pets: Creating Your Pets' New Favorite Spot
Photo by Ilona Krijgsman via Pixabay Whether you own a cat, dog, reptile, or another animal, these critters are members of the family. But with cramped spaces and home layouts that aren’t very focused on the comfort and safety of your pets, you may need to make some modifications to make your home more pet-friendly. And given how...
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Posted on 07/05/2021
How to Get Your Pet Used to Their New Home
Photo by Zen Chung from Pexels As true creatures of habit, dogs and cats are not particularly fond of moving to a new home. There’s no good way to explain it to them either, leaving them feeling a bit shaken up until everyone gets settled in. Thankfully, you can ease their distress and help them feel cozy in...
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Posted on 06/28/2021
Crucial Project Management Skills for a Successful Flip
Photo by TeroVesalainen via Pixabay Flipping a house successfully means keeping your ducks in a row during the rehab process--and that typically means communicating with several vendors to coordinate work, making sure everyone is on the same page, and dealing with delays when they (inevitably) occur. It's worth your while to build a project management strategy and skill...
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