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Posted on 04/19/2021
How to Create a Custom Towel Rack from Picture Frames
Photo by Lauren Fleischmann on Unsplash Whether you need to hang bath towels in the bathroom or hand towels in the kitchen, a towel rack is an awesome thing to have around. And it is even better if made custom to suit your tastes and elevate the look of your home. For even more brownie points, you can...
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Posted on 04/17/2021
Another Property Sold - 4 Diamond St, Plymouth, MA 02360
Location, Location! Have your morning coffee or evening drink gazing at the ocean from the cozy living room with gleaming hardwood floors and a wood burning fireplace or the comfortable sunroom off of the kitchen. Want to feel the sand in your toes, beautiful White Horse beach is 1/2 a mile away. You must see this well maintained split level home, the home has 3 generous sized bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a one car garage. A mini split system to cool off the house on the rare day the ocean breeze doesn't. This home is for everyone, first time buyers, downsizing, or a great oceanside getaway. This quiet side street offers privacy however, it...
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Posted on 04/12/2021
What Are Conforming Loans?
Image by InspiredImages from Pixabay When you plan on getting a mortgage, you have some choices. There are conventional, FHA, VA and other options. One term you'll likely hear is a conforming or a non-conforming loan. If you aren't sure what that means, you could end up confused about the kind of loan you're actually getting for your...
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Posted on 04/05/2021
Did You Price Your Home Appropriately?
If you add your house to the real estate market but fail to garner buyers' attention, now may be a good time to revamp your home pricing strategy. Otherwise, your home may remain on the housing market for many weeks or months before it finally sells. Generally, there are several factors you need to consider to determine if you...
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Posted on 03/29/2021
Chic Storage Ideas for Your Home
Photo by ErikaWittlieb via Pixabay Storage is one of the biggest challenges when deciding how to decorate or plan a new home. It's tempting to throw everything into bins and stack them someplace in your garage, their contents forgotten ever after! If you do, though, there is a good chance you will waste money by purchasing things you...
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Posted on 03/22/2021
Luxury Homes: Five Extreme Features
Photo by Tom Pottiger on Unsplash As home technology becomes more advanced and affordable, the extreme features of yesterday's luxury homes are becoming more and more standard. Here's an assembled a top-five features in today's luxury homes that will still take your breath away. Some are tech-based, others are designed more with ultimate homeowner comfort in mind. Regardless,...
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Posted on 03/17/2021
Video Tour - 56 Lexington St, Hanson, MA 02341
Move right into this lovely home and enjoy the serene location! You will love the layout of this home 4 levels of living space.The first floor has an open concept kitchen/living room, great for entertaining or curl up in front of the fireplace for a cozy night in. Off of the kitchen is the 3 season porch, a great place to hang out and enjoy the sounds of nature in the beautiful backyard. On the second level you will find 3 generous bedrooms and a full bathroom, up one more small flight of stairs is the expansive master bedroom which has en suite bath. Above the master is a full walk up attic. The large lower level family room has a slider...
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Posted on 03/17/2021
56 Lexington St, Hanson, MA 02341 is now new to the market!
Move right into this lovely home and enjoy the serene location! You will love the layout of this home 4 levels of living space.The first floor has an open concept kitchen/living room, great for entertaining or curl up in front of the fireplace for a cozy night in. Off of the kitchen is the 3 season porch, a great place to hang out and enjoy the sounds of nature in the beautiful backyard. On the second level you will find 3 generous bedrooms and a full bathroom, up one more small flight of stairs is the expansive master bedroom which has en suite bath. Above the master is a full walk up attic. The large lower level family room has a slider...
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Posted on 03/15/2021
What Defines a Successful House Search?
A successful home search enables you to discover your dream residence at a budget-friendly price. However, conducting a successful house search may be difficult, particularly for individuals who fail to prepare for the homebuying journey. Lucky for you, there are many things you can do to prevent problems as you search for your ideal home. Now, let's take a...
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Posted on 03/10/2021
Another Property Sold - 5 Old Landing Rd, Pembroke, MA 02359
Spacious colonial, great location and easement access to the North River, you can have it all! Welcome to 5 Old Landing Rd the home you have been looking for. Large eat in kitchen with beautiful stone fireplace is the heart of the home. Formal living room, dining room, office and family room make up the first floor. The finished walk out basement is the perfect place to hang out watch a movie or the game. The impressive master bedroom has an en suite bath, the room is filled with natural light start the day with your coffee on the juliet balcony off of the master. There are three other generous sized bedroom all rooms have hardwood flooring....
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Posted on 03/08/2021
Time for the Contract - What It Should Include
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via PixabayBuying and selling real estate is a complicated process that takes time. Because you are making a life decision and dealing with strangers, you should always have a valid purchase contract. Real estate agents use a standard contract, but the buyer and/or seller may make changes to that contract. In making changes, be...
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Posted on 03/01/2021
Home Staging: Why You Should Listen to Your Agent
Photo by John Wollwerth via Shutterstock No matter how well-intentioned, when it’s time to sell your home taking the advice of friends and family while disregarding the advice of your agent is a recipe for slowing down your home’s sale. Your professional agent knows the current market and what buyers look for. In fact, they may even have...
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