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Posted on 09/01/2021
Construction Loans vs. Traditional Home Mortgages
Image by pasja1000 from Pixabay Most homeowners have a mortgage against their house, and homebuyers who purchase existing homes usually secure a traditional mortgage before closing. When building a new house, however, you’re likely to need a construction loan before getting a home mortgage. Here’s a breakdown of each, including how they’re used in the new home building...
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Posted on 08/25/2021
Choosing the Right Team for Your First-Time Home Purchase
Photo by StockEU via Shutterstock Purchasing a home for the first time is often a daunting task. There are many things to know and a plethora of conflicting advice. If you’re new to real estate and the home-buying process, keeping these tips in mind can help make the path to homeownership smoother. Pick the Right Person Choosing a...
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Posted on 08/18/2021
Compare the Advantages of Home Ownership vs Renting
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay For years home ownership has been the American dream, but, according to the Pew Research Center, a higher percentage of us are renters than at any other time in the last 50 years. Is that a bad thing? Not necessarily. For many people renting may be the right choice. Every individual and...
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Posted on 08/11/2021
Discover the Home Improvement Projects that Add Value
;Photo by La Miko from Pexels When you decide to take on a home improvement project you are likely doing it to increase your own personal enjoyment of your home. Designing a luxury bath that allows you to have a spa-like experience in your own home is well worth the time and energy. However, you also may want...
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Posted on 08/04/2021
Three Tips for Creating a Spacious Laundry Oasis
Image by Pixabay from Pexels What do you picture when someone says 'laundry'? Is it piles of dirty clothes, sock singles lost to some undisclosed dimension, a moldy smell and lost hours? Or is it shrugging on a warm shirt straight from the dryer, lemon scent and the zen of folding: a little pocket of peace and quiet...
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Posted on 07/28/2021
Give New Life to an Outdoor Tabletop With Concrete or Tile
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay Give new life to outdoor tabletops using concrete or tile - and liven up one of the most important parts of your home, your porch or patio. It is surprisingly easy to make over an existing table; in some cases, the base of a table remains in excellent shape, while the horizontal surface...
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Posted on 07/21/2021
3 Flowering Plants Even Beginners Can Grow Indoors
Image by bernswaelz from Pixabay When you hear “easy house plants” you might not immediately think to include flowers. You might have even heard tragic and frustrating tales about orchids or other extremely particular flowering plants that require meticulous maintenance and a green thumb. However, there are a wide variety of flowering plants you can successfully grow indoors...
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Posted on 07/16/2021
878 Chestnut Street 1, Newton, MA 02468 is now new to the market!
House Beautiful ! This Bright, Sun Filled, Energy Star Rated Townhome features Large Windows, 9' first floor ceilings, and a wide open living area ! You will enjoy the openness of this home featuring custom cabinets, high end gas WOLF Range, and a Stainless Steel Hood vented to the outside. The Living Room features Hardwood Flooring, Gas Fireplace, Wainscoting, and Crown Molding. First Floor Office or Den ! The master suite features a large walk in closet, full bath with a double vanity, and hardwood flooring. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are good sized and have hardwood flooring. There are 4 FULL BATHS ! The lower level is finished with W/W...
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Posted on 07/14/2021
Try These Clever DIY Ideas for Outdoor Storage
With small spaces, multi functional furniture is key. Outdoor spaces especially benefit from furniture that is versatile and serves more than one purpose. Probably the most important example is storage. There are many ways you can combine storage solutions with other furnishings, whether they be furniture or purely decorative. What’s even better is that many of these furnishings...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
14 C Waushakum Street C, Framingham, MA 01702 is now new to the market!
Nice space was formerly used by a Church. Many possibility's, such as Office, Shop, meeting place, ect. Open space with a kitchenette and 1/2 bath. Great...
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Posted on 07/07/2021
Building an Addition to Your Home: What to Consider
Image by ClassicallyPrinted from Pixabay Whether your family has grown or your personal lifestyle has changed, you may have found yourself faced with the decision of building an addition on your existing home or purchasing a new one. There are both benefits and disadvantages to both options so it's important to take time to consider your own circumstances...
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Posted on 07/06/2021
Another Property Sold - 204 Concord Street, Newton, MA 02462
Exceptional opportunity to own this charming Farmhouse in a fantastic location within walking distance to the Newton Lower Falls Village. A welcoming, enclosed front porch, leading to a lovely living room, kitchen, office, overlooking a beautiful, private backyard. The second floor offers two bedrooms and a full bath. Near restaurants, parks, schools, shopping, highways, and transportation. This property may be purchased as a package including 206 and 208 Concord Street,(MLS # 72820563) and 613, 615, & 617 Grove Street,( MLS# 72820572) totaling 48,572 sq.ft. of land. Do not miss this very special...
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