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Posted on 03/07/2021
Everything You Should Know About Mailbox Rules
Photo by Lee via Pixabay Putting a new mailbox up? Be sure to follow the official guidance from the U.S. Postal Service.® Here are a few rules, tips, and suggestions to make your mail carrier's day a little smoother. Putting Up a New Mailbox USPS-approved mailboxes have Postmaster General (PMG) approval labels. Have your post office approve your...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
How to Take an Old Painting and Make it Yours
Image by Juraj Varga from Pixabay If you're looking to get creative but to do so on a budget, then one fun activity to look at is upcycling an old painting and making it more personal to your style. By old paintings we mean those $2 thrift store oil paintings and popular prints you nabbed for cheap at...
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Posted on 02/26/2021
Another Property Rented - 218 Palfrey #218, Watertown, MA 02472
Enjoy tremendous sunsets and outstanding views of Watertown, Newton & beyond from each level of this 3 bedroom 1.5 bath townhouse perched atop Palfrey Hill. This home has been freshly painted with new "Nest" thermostats, brand new windows & blinds. Features include spacious living room , formal dining room, a stunning kitchen w/ granite counter tops & stainless steel appliance, natural gas heat & hot water, central air, hardwood floors, & 2 car side by side parking. The walkout lower level features a half bath and a large private rear deck perfect for grilling & relaxing. Washer and dryer in unit on main living level....
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Posted on 02/24/2021
Video Tour - 18 C St, Belmont, MA 02478
Pristine, move in ready Colonial located on a side street in the heart of Waverley Village. This meticulous home has 2,132 sq. ft. 8 rooms 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths. Featuring a 1st floor w/ large open living room dining room combo w/ picture window, oak floors, fully applianced semi-modern oak cabinet kitchen w/ formal dining area; a 19x14 1st lvl master bedroom or family room w/ double closets; modern full bath, and a cathedral ceiling hallway w/ slider to deck completes 1st lvl. 2nd floor features skylit home office, current master bedroom w/ double closets, 2nd bedroom, & modern bath. Finished Lower-level family room, large storage rm,...
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Posted on 02/24/2021
18 C St, Belmont, MA 02478 is now new to the market!
Pristine, move in ready Colonial located on a side street in the heart of Waverley Village. This meticulous home has 2,132 sq. ft. 8 rooms 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths. Featuring a 1st floor w/ large open living room dining room combo w/ picture window, oak floors, fully applianced semi-modern oak cabinet kitchen w/ formal dining area; a 19x14 1st lvl master bedroom or family room w/ double closets; modern full bath, and a cathedral ceiling hallway w/ slider to deck completes 1st lvl. 2nd floor features skylit home office, current master bedroom w/ double closets, 2nd bedroom, & modern bath. Finished Lower-level family room, large storage rm,...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Refresh Your Kitchen Flooring
Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash As homeowners, we can get fairly strategic about hiding the flaws in our home. We might move the sofa over a water stain on the hardwood or put a rug over a crack, tear or discoloration. While you'd never try to hide this stuff from potential homebuyers, it does keep it out...
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Posted on 02/20/2021
Another Property Sold - 39 Olney St, Watertown, MA 02472
Mint Ranch Style home on quiet side street in sought after West End! This 1,526 sq ft 7 room 3 bedroom 2 bath home has been lovingly maintained and updated by the current owners. The 1st floor features great sunlight with multiple skylights, living room with a gorgeous bay window and gleaming oak hardwood floors, a modern Kitchen w/ granite counters and breakfast bar, 3 good sized bedrooms and a full hallway bath complete the first level. The beautifully finished lower level features a large family room, office space, full bath with tile shower, Tons of closet & storage space, Laundry room, and mudroom area with direct backyard access....
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Posted on 02/19/2021
Video Tour - 9 Concord Avenue #2, Belmont, MA 02478
Masterpiece of creation & design! Floor to Ceiling windows across the front of this sun drenched south facing 2 level unit! Enormous totally open livingrm, diningrm & kitchen will take your breath away. 2nd flr main level features fully applianced Designer White Cabinet Kitchen with gray granite counters & enormous island; large dining room area, enormous living room; washer dryer hookup in back hall; 2 good size bedrms and new tiled bath with tub & shower & double sink vanity. The 3rd flr features large skylit, vaulted ceiling master bedrm with adjacent skylit master bath with large tiled shower stall with glass door;...
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Posted on 02/19/2021
9 Concord Avenue #2, Belmont, MA 02478 is now new to the market!
Masterpiece of creation & design! Floor to Ceiling windows across the front of this sun drenched south facing 2 level unit! Enormous totally open livingrm, diningrm & kitchen will take your breath away. 2nd flr main level features fully applianced Designer White Cabinet Kitchen with gray granite counters & enormous island; large dining room area, enormous living room; washer dryer hookup in back hall; 2 good size bedrms and new tiled bath with tub & shower & double sink vanity. The 3rd flr features large skylit, vaulted ceiling master bedrm with adjacent skylit master bath with large tiled shower stall with glass door;...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
Types of Mortgages for Home Buyers
Photo by TheDigitalWay via Pixabay Looking to buy your first home? Unless you have a couple hundred thousand in the bank, a rich family member or a winning lottery ticket, you’re going to have to borrow money. TV ads suggest it’s as easy as clicking your phone, and in some cases it might be, but you should know...
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Posted on 02/11/2021
Video Tour - 16 Portside Cir, Falmouth, MA 02536
Spacious Expanded, full dormered Cape Style Colonial with contemporary flair, 8 Rooms 3 Bedrms 2 Baths includes Enormous 24x20 two story Multi-Purpose Home Office/Art Studio/Potential In-Law/Au Pair.1st floor features open concept living rm/ modern kitchen with enormous island, open beamed ceilings,, front to back master bedroom with slider to yard & wide board floors, full bath with stack laundry. Dormered 2nd floor offers 2 front to back skylit bedrooms with gleaming oak floors & full bath, Newer FHA by gas furnace & tankless gas hot water, 200 amp electric. 2nd floor & addition have electric heat. Huge deck, partially...
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Posted on 02/11/2021
16 Portside Cir, Falmouth, MA 02536 is now new to the market!
Spacious Expanded, full dormered Cape Style Colonial with contemporary flair, 8 Rooms 3 Bedrms 2 Baths includes Enormous 24x20 two story Multi-Purpose Home Office/Art Studio/Potential In-Law/Au Pair.1st floor features open concept living rm/ modern kitchen with enormous island, open beamed ceilings,, front to back master bedroom with slider to yard & wide board floors, full bath with stack laundry. Dormered 2nd floor offers 2 front to back skylit bedrooms with gleaming oak floors & full bath, Newer FHA by gas furnace & tankless gas hot water, 200 amp electric. 2nd floor & addition have electric heat. Huge deck, partially...
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