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Posted on 01/18/2021
Best Home Practices for Controlling Pests
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Getting rid of a pest infestation in the home can be an expensive and stressful endeavor. Enjoy a comfortable, pest-free home with a few best practices. Preventative Control Every homeowner should invest in preventative pest control. Either hire a company to come and treat the inside and outside of your house on a...
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Posted on 01/11/2021
Try These Easy Potato Side Dish Recipes
Photo by Monika Grabkowska on Unsplash Potatoes go well with almost any main course you serve for dinner, which makes them one of the most common side dish ingredients. If you’re looking for something different to make instead of the usual mashed potatoes or baked potatoes, consider these easy side dish recipes. Roasted Potatoes with Garlic The garlic...
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Posted on 01/04/2021
Conditions, Covenants & Restrictions of Local HOA Can Limit Green Improvements
Photo by Maria Godfrida via Pixabay For a homeowner who wants to make green improvements and renovations to their personal property, the Conditions, Covenants & Restrictions, or CC&Rs, of the local homeowner association can pose problems that cost time, money and freedom of choice. This is especially true for homeowners who wish to make structural or aesthetic changes...
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Posted on 12/28/2020
Preparing Your Home For a Successful Showing
Although all home buyers have different tastes, expectations, and preferences, there are several things you as a home seller can do to make your home more appealing. Three priorities worth keeping in mind are spaciousness (or, at least, the appearance of it), brightness, and cleanliness. Whether your home is a compact cottage or a large colonial, a feeling of...
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Posted on 12/21/2020
Is Your House Worth Less Than You Originally Paid for It?
Let's face it – determining how to price a home is rarely simple for a seller. In some instances, your home may be worth less than you originally paid for it. Ultimately, if you failed to maintain your house over the years, various home problems may crop up when you decide to list your residence. If these issues go...
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Posted on 12/14/2020
3 Ways Home Buyers Can Position Themselves for the Best Mortgage Terms
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay The perfect home is not the only thing you'll need to shop for when you want to become a homeowner. In order to get the best terms, the lowest monthly payment and a reasonable interest rate, start doing some homework now -- before you even attend your first open house. 1. Check Your...
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Posted on 12/07/2020
Is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Right for You?
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels A real estate investment trust (REIT) can be an attractive way to invest in real estate. It allows anyone to invest in real estate assets arranged in a portfolio. Currently, about 87 million Americans invest in these types of stocks. What is a REIT? A REIT is a company that operates, finances...
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Posted on 12/05/2020
Video Tour - 130 Georgetown Rd, West Newbury, MA 01985
Are you looking for a fantastic HORSE FARM? Tucked in away from the road you'll find this 3,432sf custom designed cape on 19 acres. 5 stall barn w/heated tack room and large hayloft. Expansive grass paddocks, 160'x60' sand arena and a 2-stall shed. The gorgeous kitchen with granite countertops has every bell and whistle you can imagine. Cathedral ceilinged family room has lovely built in window seats and fireplace. Formal living room with built-in cabinetry. Oversized formal dining room is perfect for large gatherings or main floor office option! Large laundry room complete with 2 washers (one for horsey stuff!), dryer, and utility sink....
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Posted on 12/05/2020
130 Georgetown Rd, West Newbury, MA 01985 is now new to the market!
Are you looking for a fantastic HORSE FARM? Tucked in away from the road you'll find this 3,432sf custom designed cape on 19 acres. 5 stall barn w/heated tack room and large hayloft. Expansive grass paddocks, 160'x60' sand arena and a 2-stall shed. The gorgeous kitchen with granite countertops has every bell and whistle you can imagine. Cathedral ceilinged family room has lovely built in window seats and fireplace. Formal living room with built-in cabinetry. Oversized formal dining room is perfect for large gatherings or main floor office option! Large laundry room complete with 2 washers (one for horsey stuff!), dryer, and utility sink....
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Posted on 11/30/2020
Make Your Own, Environmentally-Friendly Trellis without Breaking Your Budget
Image by Mark Dixon from Pixabay Maybe it's time to get your garden ready, or maybe you already have a few scraggly plants that need some support; but pre-made trellises can be both pricey and flimsey. Instead of spending a lot to get a product that will fall apart after one, wet spring, why not make this sturdy...
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Posted on 11/23/2020
Recipe: Delicious Coffee Desserts
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels You don’t have to worry about putting on a pot of coffee after dinner when you use these recipes. Make coffee part of your dessert for a delicious treat with just a touch of caffeine. Coffee & Whipped Cream Brownies A bit of instant coffee and some heavy whipping cream can spruce up...
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Posted on 11/20/2020
Video Tour - 17 High St, Salisbury, MA 01952
Lovely, unique cape style home situated on a beautiful 4.66 acre lot with quick access to the beaches, major routes and shopping. Gorgeous wood beamed ceilings in the front to back fireplaced living room and formal dining room. The 30' kitchen has custom cabinetry, center island, built-in desk, expansive eating area and pellet stove. First floor office or bedroom perfect for the in-laws along with a first floor full bath. Three good sized bedrooms and full bath on the second floor. The lower level boasts a wonderful ceramic tiled family room with direct access to the fenced backyard with inground pool. This house has plenty of storage...
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