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Posted on 03/08/2021
Give Your Lawn What It Needs With Weather Smart Irrigation Systems
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels If you like to keep your lawn green and healthy year-round, then an irrigation system is key. But you don’t want any old irrigation setup, you need a smart system to enjoy green grass without a huge investment. Thankfully, many new home builders are putting weather smart irrigation systems in before they...
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Posted on 03/01/2021
Dos and Don'ts of Investing in Rental Properties
Photo by 1000Photography via Shutterstock Investment in real estate rental properties has many upsides. You can make great money long term. But as with any business, there are risks. Before you turn your condo or townhouse into a rental or invest in a house or duplex, consider the ramifications and consult professionals. Dos and Don’ts: Do set up...
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Posted on 02/27/2021
Another Property Sold - 3 Locust St, Reading, MA 01867
Situated minutes to downtown READING and the BIRCH MEADOW complex and all they have to offer, this EIGHT ROOM home just NEEDS YOU and YOUR furniture! The WHITE and BRIGHT kitchen has NEW GRANITE counters and all NEW STAINLESS appliances. The MAIN living level also boasts THREE SPACIOUS BEDROOMS and a FULL BATH. The HARDWOOD FLOORS are newly refinished and rooms FRESHLY PAINTED. The FAMILY ROOM level has an OPEN CONCEPT, beautiful BRICK FIREPLACE, another FULL BATH, in-home office (if needed) and a one-car GARAGE. Think summer: the PRIVATE YARD is all FENCED and the DECK is waiting for your GRILL. Open Houses Friday 3-6PM, Saturday and...
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Posted on 02/22/2021
Arbor and Trellis Ideas for Your Garden
Photo by Colin Maynard on Unsplash Homeowners love the idea of creating a personal sanctuary in their outdoor living space, but many aren't quite sure of how to proceed when it comes to making the most of their yard and garden area. One of the most common issues faced by homeowners is that they don't really know how...
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Posted on 02/15/2021
Preparing your Home to Sell
Image by Nathan Fertig from Unsplash If you have decided to sell your home and it’s going on the market, you may have mixed feelings. It’s not unusual to feel stressed, nervous, and excited about listing your house — all at the same time. The selling process might create anxiety and worry about what is to come because...
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Posted on 02/15/2021
Another Property Sold - 200 Martins Landing #404, North Reading, MA 01864
NORTH READING'S PREMIER 55 + Community is just listed!! Perfect SINGLE LEVEL Jensen style home with 956 square feet of living space. Your SUN-FILLED living area opens out to a private balcony. The large EAT-IN KITCHEN is part of the OPEN CONCEPT main living area and features GRANITE COUNTERS and STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES. The home features HARDWOOD FLOORS and stunning crown and panel molding details. There is a Separate OFICE / DEN, and a FULL SIZE WASHER/DRYER. The MASTER SUITE is spacious and features a WALK-IN CLOSET and private bath with walk in shower. All of this in a QUIET COMMUNITY with easy access to all MAJOR HIGHWAYS,...
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Posted on 02/08/2021
Avoid a Complex Home Selling Journey
The home selling journey offers no guarantees. Thus, if you fail to prepare to sell your house, you risk encountering problems that may make it tough for you to maximize your home sale earnings. Ultimately, there are many things you can do to avoid a complex house selling journey. These include: 1. Price Your Home Competitively The initial asking...
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Posted on 02/01/2021
What Can a Home Seller Learn After a Showing?
Let's face it – a showing can be a stressful experience for a house seller. If a seller makes even a single mistake planning for a showing, a buyer may be turned off by his or her residence. And as a result, a seller's home may linger on the real estate market for many weeks or months. Ultimately, each...
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Posted on 01/27/2021
49 Riverside Drive, Reading, MA 01867 is now new to the market!
Here it is: NEIGHBORHOOD! Easy access to TOWN and TRAIN! It's just waiting for your MOVERS to place your FURNITURE. Fall in LOVE with the OPEN CONCEPT, VAULTED CEILINGS, HARDWOOD FLOORS, CENTRAL AIR, all splashed in SUNLIGHT. The KITCHEN, with its SKYLIGHT, has STAINLESS APPLIANCES, GRANITE counters, and BREAKFAST BAR. This main level also has THREE SPACIOUS BEDROOMS and a WHITE and BRIGHT FULL BATH. The FLORIDA ROOM overlooks a PRIVATE FENCED YARD. Another Full level of living space awaits starting with a FAMILY ROOM with FIREPLACE, IN-HOME SCHOOL/OFFICE space, and a fun SUMMER KITCHEN for extended family living, all with its own...
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Posted on 01/25/2021
Homebuying Tips: How to Handle High-Pressure Situations
Completing a successful homebuying journey may be difficult, especially for those who do not plan ahead. In fact, high-pressure situations may arise that lead you to make rash homebuying decisions. And if you make the wrong choices, you risk paying an exorbitant price to acquire your dream residence. There is no reason to let high-pressure situations cause you to...
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Posted on 01/18/2021
Deciding Whether You're Ready to Own a Home
If you're renting a nice house, condo, or apartment, there's a good chance your monthly rent check is almost as much as a mortgage payment. Perhaps you've realized this and have been asking yourself why you're contributing to someone else's nest egg, instead of your own! If that sounds familiar, you may be ready to take the plunge into...
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Posted on 01/14/2021
3 Locust St, Reading, MA 01867 is now new to the market!
Situated minutes to downtown READING and the BIRCH MEADOW complex and all they have to offer, this EIGHT ROOM home just NEEDS YOU and YOUR furniture! The WHITE and BRIGHT kitchen has NEW GRANITE counters and all NEW STAINLESS appliances. The MAIN living level also boasts THREE SPACIOUS BEDROOMS and a FULL BATH. The HARDWOOD FLOORS are newly refinished and rooms FRESHLY PAINTED. The FAMILY ROOM level has an OPEN CONCEPT, beautiful BRICK FIREPLACE, another FULL BATH, in-home office (if needed) and a one-car GARAGE. Think summer: the PRIVATE YARD is all FENCED and the DECK is waiting for your GRILL. Open Houses Friday 3-6PM, Saturday and...
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