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Choosing the Right Contractor
Posted on 01/24/2020
Choosing the Right Contractor
Photo by Michal Jarmoluk via Pixabay Home décor and styles change all the time. One of the main things to remember before getting ready to completely remodel is choosing the right contractor. Although there are many contractors in the area, making sure they are able to do the job correctly makes all the difference. What are some things...
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Factors to Consider Before You Buy a Second Home
Posted on 01/17/2020
Factors to Consider Before You Buy a Second Home
The decision to purchase a second home may be one of the biggest choices you will make in your lifetime. As such, it is important to consider all of the factors associated with a house purchase before you embark on a quest to acquire a second residence. Now, let's take a look at three key factors to evaluate as...
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Selling Your Home - A First Time Guide
Posted on 01/10/2020
Selling Your Home - A First Time Guide
Photo by Pexels via Pixabay If you do not know the process for selling a home it can raise your stress level some. It can also be a very unpleasant experience. During the process, you will have to endure a lot of opinions and suggestions that can either help you or end up hurting your efforts when the...
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A Cheerful, Clean Kitchen Will Help Sell Your Home
Posted on 01/03/2020
A Cheerful, Clean Kitchen Will Help Sell Your Home
Putting your house on the market is a lot like preparing to host a holiday party; you want to make the best possible impression on people without having to spend a small fortune in the process! Assuming your home is not drastically outdated or in disrepair, there are a lot of simple things you can do to make it...
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Choose the Right Smart Home Devices
Posted on 12/27/2019
Choose the Right Smart Home Devices
Not all smart home devices are created equal. If you wind up paying a high price for a smart home gadget you do not need, you risk wasting precious time and resources. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to make informed smart home device purchases, such as: 1. Consider Your Smart Home Device Needs The needs...
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Garden Favorites to Increase Your Curb Appeal
Posted on 12/20/2019
Garden Favorites to Increase Your Curb Appeal
Photo by Helga_SM via Shutterstock When you begin to revamp your yard or garden, there comes a time to decide what exactly you’ll be growing. You’ll want plants that are hearty, beautiful and fragrant to grace your yard. Choose Hearty First, you can begin by planting ground-cover roses. These bountiful, low-growing rose varieties can provide plenty of flowers...
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Another Property Sold - 252 Valley Rd, Plymouth, MA 02360
Posted on 12/13/2019
Another Property Sold - 252 Valley Rd, Plymouth, MA 02360
For those who appreciate the beauty and serenity of lakefront living, welcome to a 5 acre estate-like setting with a private dock offering the perfect blend of manicured gardens, stone walls and manageable lawn (includes robotic lawnmower) surrounded by untouched woodland overlooking beautiful Great Herring Pond. Slow down the tempo of your life in this solid and finely crafted true log home where rustic country-style meets modern living in the most tasteful way. Inside and out, this stunning home offers expansive porches, decks, patios from which to enjoy the great outdoors and a flowing interior floor plan with lake views on 3 levels to...
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Why Select a Conforming Loan?
Posted on 12/13/2019
Why Select a Conforming Loan?
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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Are You a Smart Property Buyer?
Posted on 12/06/2019
Are You a Smart Property Buyer?
Purchasing a home may prove to be an arduous process, particularly for those who fail to plan ahead for the property buying journey. Thankfully, there are many quick, easy ways to streamline the homebuying cycle. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you become a smart homebuyer. 1. Study the Real Estate Market A smart homebuyer...
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What To Do With Your Bank Account Right Now If You Want To Buy A Home Soon
Posted on 11/29/2019
What To Do With Your Bank Account Right Now If You Want To Buy A Home Soon
If you’re looking to buy a new home anytime soon, getting your finances in order is an excellent first step to getting the keys to your dream property. No matter where you want to buy a home, your financial picture is the most critical aspect of buying a home. Read on for some tips to get you financially prepared...
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Another Property Sold - 35 Pond Rd, Orleans, MA 02653
Posted on 11/28/2019
Another Property Sold - 35 Pond Rd, Orleans, MA 02653
A little bit of Vermont and a whole lot of Cape Cod., this post & beam home is an ideal sanctuary nestled in a peaceful and very private setting not visible from the street or the neighbors and only short drives to Nauset or Skaket beaches and very near Crystal Lake. Of Royal Barry Wills design, it features a huge center chimney antique brick fireplace which separates the country kitchen and dining area from the living room. Walls of thermopane glass provide natural light. A pergola covered front porch with swing or an expansive outside rear deck offer choice of outdoor living spaces. Main level master bedroom has a private bath. Half bath...
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How to Winterize Your Home
Posted on 11/27/2019
How to Winterize Your Home
Preparing your home is one of the most important things you can do before leaving for an extended period of time. Whether you have a vacation home that you spend your summer months in, you travel for work, or you simply have a second property that will be unoccupied for an extended period of time, it’s vital to take...
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