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Posted on 08/26/2020
Common-Interest Housing
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Common-interest housing includes individually owned spaces and common areas shared by all owners. The common areas can include clubhouses, landscaping, parking lots or pools. Multistory buildings share lobbies, stairwells, and elevators. Any community that shares property including single-family free-standing homes in developments, falls into the common-interest category. The two most familiar types of...
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Posted on 08/19/2020
Managing Your Garden Allergies
If you have asthma or any allergies, the kind of flowers, plants, or trees that you plant in your garden must be considered seriously. You need to find out a plant that is allergy friendly, that doesn't allow broad exposure of pollen. Plants release pollen into the air during different seasons, which can trigger your allergies. The best...
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Posted on 08/14/2020
21 Barbara Rd, Waltham, MA 02453 is now new to the market!
Want to be in Warrendale? Rare offering, This home has only been on the market one other time since it was built. 3 bedroom colonial features beautiful hardwood floors, 4 year old eat in kitchen, with quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances, fireplaced living room, formal dining room, with built china cabinet, beautifully kept original gumwood woodwork and crown mouldings, sunny den, walk up attic w/ unfinished room for expansion potential, 1 car garage and double wide driveway, and garage sized shed in the back yard. Private backyard w/ patio that provides great outdoor space for relaxing, and if you have a green thumb, great for...
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Posted on 08/12/2020
Tips for First-Time Homebuyers
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Buying your first home is an exciting experience, but it can also be overwhelming when you don't know what to expect. Below are some tips to help first-time homebuyers navigate this process successfully. 1. Get pre-approved before you start shopping. Nothing is more upsetting than finding the home of your dreams, only to...
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Posted on 08/05/2020
How to Use Native Stones for a Rustic Walkway
Image by Nancy Buron from Pixabay If you're like many homeowners who prefer a natural landscape plan, your outdoor living space undoubtedly features lush vegetation and bright, blooming flowers. However, you might also have the sense that something is missing but can't quite put your finger on what it might be. If this describes you, the missing element...
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Posted on 07/30/2020
158 Endicott St #4, Boston, MA 02113 is now new to the market!
Rare Offering! Move right into this tri-level condo in the charming and historic North End. This unit features 2 generous sized bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a 3rd bedroom/office. In unit laundry. Master bedroom features a large walk in closet w/ a master bathroom w/ walk in shower. The second bedroom features a Jack & Jill full bath w/ tub (shared with office/3rd bedroom). If you need privacy and a quiet space to work from home, or you want to socialize with family members / friends, this condo is perfect for you! Escape to the office to focus on work or spend time on the top floor, where you'll find the open concept kitchen with custom...
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Posted on 07/29/2020
Zoning Variance Requests
Image by Michi S from Pixabay Every property has an assigned zone that controls how you can use it. In residential zones, for example, you often have to abide by restrictions regarding business activity and animal husbandry. Commercial and industrial zoning also comes with many restrictions for its use, limiting the types of businesses that can be operated...
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Posted on 07/22/2020
Old Garden Shed? How to Refresh It for Outdoor Fun
Photo by Sue Rickhuss via Pixabay Do you have an old garden shed in your yard that's outlived its original purpose? Perhaps your gardening tools and supplies have moved on to a new shed or been relocated to a convenient spot in the corner of your garage. If so, you may be considering tearing down your old shed....
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Posted on 07/16/2020
14 Catherine Rd, Framingham, MA 01701 is now new to the market!
Classic 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch in a great North Framingham / Sudbury line neighborhood. Move in ready. Features eat in kitchen (with skylight for an abundance of light) with open floor plan to the family room with access to the outdoor patio, and access to the storage space in the remainder of the garage, living room with picture window and recess lighting, , formal dining room, master bedroom features a walk in closet, master bath with skylight and updated vanity. 2 additional bedrooms, newer flooring and carpeting (2017), some replacement windows. Easy walk to Garden in the Woods and a quick drive to the Mass Pike, shopping and...
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Posted on 07/15/2020
What to Do When the Previous Owner Comes Back
Photo by JayMantri via Pixabay When you buy a new-to-you home, foremost on your mind is changing everything to make it yours. You paint the inside and even remodel the kitchen. A priority is removing the old carpet and installing new flooring. Lower on the list are changes to the exterior, but they are on the list. If...
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Posted on 07/08/2020
Maintenance Details That Can Impact a Home Sale
Photo by Quang Nguyen Vinh from Pexels As a responsible homeowner, home maintenance should be at the top of your list of important things to do. However, with a busy life and a lot to manage, certain home-maintenance tasks can be easily disregarded. While there are some things you may be able to get away with for a...
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Posted on 07/01/2020
What you Need to Know About Home Equity
Buying your first home is a big decision; one that involves a lengthy process of saving money, building credit, and planning the next phase of your life. However, owning a home comes with one major payoff: home equity.Simply put, home equity is the amount of your home that you’ve paid off. However, it does get more complicated when we...
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