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Your bathroom should not be the focal point of clutter, low light, and those awful dated maple colored vanities. Here are some great ideas from Houzz to make your bathroom pop, bright, and look clean as ever!! Check out the link below!

 

 

https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/98021613/list/before-and-after-9-small-bathroom-transformations-that-wow 

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My other profession is the art of extinguishing fires, but building a fire is a lost art. Check out these great pointers from Country Life Magazine on how to build the perfect fire  Enjoy!

 

http://www.countrylife.co.uk/country-life/light-fire-perfectly-every-single-time-172259

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I am not entirely sure what I find more foolish, playing Russian roulette or paying rent.  In this day and age it is really easy to make money, but some of these avenues are not so secure.  Bitcoin is the new fad and likely will become a well recognized means of funding, but when it comes to the big game, real estate will always be the most secure investment in your life. Check out this great article courtesy of Boston Agent Magazine and find out  why, A. Renting is wasted savings and B. equity is the quintessential component in creating  strong wealth. 

2018 is your year to start creating this wealth for yourself and not your landlord. I am always available at any time to answer all of the  questions you may have.  Let's make it happen.

 

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I know we have all lived through a lot of New England winter's, but it is always a good idea to be prepared.  Especially when the meteorologists are dropping words like "Bomb Cyclone"!! 

 

Click the links below for how to be more prepared than you already are. (And if you would like to know what a bomb cyclone is).

 

 

http://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/winter-storm#About

 

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/03/us/cold-weather-arctic-outbreak/index.html

 

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From the demise of granite counter tops to the rise of more color in the kitchen, check out what Time: Money is saying to look out for in 2018!! Click the link below for more info.

 

 

http://time.com/money/5075666/kitchen-design-trends-cost/

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Welcome to 38-40 Greenville St. in Somerville.  Located at the top of Somerville's famed Prospect Hill, this exceptional two family is the ideal choice for an owner occupant, or investor who is interested in growing their portfolio in a strong rental market. Unit 1 is a one bedroom / one bath + study with hardwoods floors throughout. The kitchen has been tastefully updated with new stainless steel appliances, gorgeous quartz countertops, and modern soft close cabinetry. Unit 2 is a bi - level 3 bed / 2 bath that is beautifully complimented by a redesigned kitchen with breakfast nook with city views and overlooking a large backyard. Stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, modern soft close cabinetry, and a large island situated in the center

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Sun-splashed penthouse unit in A+ So. Boston location. Newly constructed in 2008 this corner unit is bright & sunny throughout the day. Generously proportioned rooms feature newly re-finished H/W floors with in-lay accent detail. The open kitchen w/b'fast bar is fully equipped w/stainless appliances, UltraCraft-Eurotek Tornini cabinets, and CaesarStone quartz counter tops accented by a stylish glass tile back-splash. A very creative 'office-in-a-closet' provides a smart work space. In addition to a large walk-out deck off the living room, there's also a full staircase to a private roof deck w/sweeping panoramic views - perfect for entertaining. Generous storage throughout, including custom closets, is complimented by a large deeded storage room in

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Gorgeous waterview penthouse condo in attractive and desirable Salem neighborhood! Close proximity to town, train and Salem State University - this space will not disappoint. Open, bright and charming living, dining, and kitchen with granite counters. Nothing to do but move in and enjoy the seasons in the Witch City. Don't miss out on this opportunity. Renovated in recent years, the space offers 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. In-unit laundry. There is water access at end of the street, so bring your paddleboards and kayaks! Hardwood floors, antique charm, pet friendly with common fenced yard and porch. At the end of a dead end street with ample on-street parking.

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Residential Real Estate Inventory Hits Record Low, Driving Prices Higher 

| Print By Jim Morrison | Banker & Tradesman Staff | Oct 24, 2017 4

The number of single-family homes for sale hit an all-time low last month, according to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR). There were 14,519 single-family homes on the market in September, down 24.6 percent from last year, when there were 19,261 homes for sale, according to MAR. The organization said that represents 3.1 months of inventory and the 67th month of year-over-year decreases in inventory in the last 68 months. “We need to see more listings come on to the market to deal with these record inventory lows,” Paul Yorkis, 2017 MAR president, said in a statement. “These listings could come

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Minimize some of the roadblocks along the path to happy homeownership

BY SHARRON ST. JOHN TODAY 2:30 A.M.

 First-time homebuyers make mistakes going into the homebuying process, throughout the process and even after they purchase a new home. Because they’ve never done it before! Here are 24 mistakes that I’ve observed and some tips on how to help rookie buyers avoid making them.

Pre-purchase mistakes:

Not knowing their true budget. Homebuyers should crunch their monthly numbers and know exactly what they can afford to pay each month toward their new home. No matter what their lender approves, they should stick to their determined budget. Not considering all expenses. Aside from the purchase costs, HOA fees and monthly payments, which real

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