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Posted on 09/26/2021
Home Renovations: 3 Things That Could Happen to Your Homeowners Insurance
If you own a home, then you have a home insurance policy. This policy is there to provide you with coverage in the event of something unexpected — such as significant damage from a storm or stolen property. If your home is damaged, you may be able to put some of your insurance claim toward upgrades and renovations,...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Tips for DIY Surround Sound
Home theaters provide homeowners with a chance to recreate a cinematic experience in the comfort of their own home. If you’re thinking of setting up part of your house as a home theater, you’ll need to pay close attention to sound quality. A surround sound system can provide the best experience that makes you feel as though you’re...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
3 Major Permit Reminders for Every Property Owner
A great deal of misinformation about obtaining building permits exists that sometimes results in property owners not securing one. An inspector combing through your entire home looking for violations rarely happens in practice. Of course, if the house has been significantly altered over the years without pulling a permit, it’s not unreasonable for a building code enforcement officer...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
New Construction Financing: 5 Tips to Help
Photo by Anthony Shkraba from Pexels Building your new home should be a rewarding experience, but it's important to know how the financing for a new construction is different from the financing for a previously owned home. You will need a specific type of loan called new construction loans, and they can be harder to get than a...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Consider These Eco-Friendly Countertop Material For Your Home
Photo by Francesca Tosolini on Unsplash Many of today's building materials are eco-friendly as well as attractive. If you're interested in building a green home or upgrading your existing home to include more eco-friendly materials, take a look at these non-conventional choices in countertops. They're planet-friendly options that also function beautifully and can easily last the lifetime of...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Inexpensive Smart Home Gadgets that Really Save
Photo by Halfpoint via Shutterstock When it comes to conserving energy, homeowners wanting to go green often spare no expense. Here are a few ways to upgrade your home without lightening your wallet. Smart Thermostat A powerful method to control your power use while saving money on your air conditioning bills in the summer and heating bills each...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Property Investing: How to Find Capital in Your First Property
Photo by Jonathan Rolande via Pixabay Dipping your toes in the real estate investing waters can feel intimidating--especially when it comes to making a large up-front investment. Although there are ways to get started in real estate with lower up-front costs (low- or no-down payment VA and FHA loans, for instance), it's smart to have some savings to...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Refresh the Bathroom With a New Coat of Paint
Photo by Gregory Butler via Pixabay A bathroom renovation can feel like a murky undertaking for homeowners, especially if the room could use multiple upgrades. Questions of where to start and how much to spend are so overwhelming that it may seem easier to skip the whole process. If you want to start somewhere though, experts agree that...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
Residential Property Types Explained
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay If you’re looking for a new home you are probably searching for a specific category. While residential properties come in many different types, sometimes it’s difficult to differentiate them. Once you learn more about the terminology, you might find that you can broaden or narrow your home search. This can yield better...
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Posted on 07/29/2021
Another Property Sold - 9 Park Ave 408, Hull, MA 02045
Welcome to oceanside living! Step into this spacious 1-bedroom condo and enjoy expansive water views of the Atlantic Ocean. Watch the sunrise over the beach right from your bedroom, listen to the waves and enjoy the ocean breeze. Featuring updated flooring and 945 SF of living area. Located across the street from sandy Nantasket Beach and near a variety of restaurants and shops as well as the commuter rail and ferry. Enjoy the full amenities of the Horizons building including inground pool, fitness center and community room. Don't miss out on making this beachside home...
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Posted on 07/27/2021
420 John Maher Highway 108, Braintree, MA 02184 is now new to the market!
Beautiful 2 bedroom / 2 full bathroom 1st floor unit in highly sought-after Jonathans Landing is in pristine condition: Featuring 9ft ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors, recessed lighting, granite countertops, cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, in-unit washer/dryer, tons of closets and storage, wainscoting, and crown molding. The large, master bedroom is complete with ensuite double vanity, soaking whirlpool jacuzzi tub, glass door walk-in shower, and large walk-in closet. The second bedroom (or office/TV room) has a double closet and is adjacent to the second full bathroom. OPeN HOUSE THURSDAY...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
How to DIY a Kitchen Center Island
Image by Solomon Rodgers from Pixabay Installing a kitchen center island ranks among the most significant changes homeowners make to the house's most used space. The benefits of increased surface area and the idea you can design a kitchen center island to include a breakfast counter make this improvement attractive. But the cost can of an installation can...
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