Odd Things to Run in the Dishwasher

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Odd Things to Run in the Dishwasher Move over, dinner plates! The dishwasher can actually be used to wash a myriad of strange items. Below is a good rundown. A quick bit of common sense: if suds-ing up something super greasy or grimy (like an old hubcap), don’t mix your eatery into the same load. Read More

Tips for Prioritizing Your Fall Maintenance Projects

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Tips for Prioritizing Your Fall Maintenance Projects No matter what part of the country your home is in, the coming of fall signals an opportunity to do whatever necessary or voluntary projects need to be done ahead of winter weather, the coming holiday season, and the New Year. Have you been putting off re-staining or sealing Read More

5 Tips for Deck Design

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5 Tips for Deck Design Timing can be everything, especially when it comes to planning an outdoor living space. By getting a jump-start on planning, you can afford yourself time to complete the process with maximum creativity and minimal stress. Try these expert tips and tricks of the trade to help make your dream deck Read More

58 Beacon Street, Arlington

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58 Beacon Street – Unit 58 Arlington, MA 02474 List Price: $489,900 Located on a quiet side street in one of E. Arlington’s most sought after neighborhoods is this tastefully renovated & well kept 6 RM, 2 BR condo. The bright & cheerful unit offers an elegant kitchen w/mounted pot rack, butcher block center island, gas Read More

Save Money by Converting From Oil to Gas Heating: Here’s How

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Save Money by Converting From Oil to Gas Heating: Here’s How If you have an aging, oil-fired heating system and are dreading the day you’ll need to replace or service  your heating system, you may want to explore converting from oil to gas. Heating your home with a cleaner, more fuel-efficient system will shrink your Read More

Simple Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

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Buying a home is always exciting, if a bit overwhelming. But when you’re a first time buyer, the process can seem even more complicated. The biggest hurdle for the housing market in the middle of 2017 is low inventory. Housing starts, housing permits, new home construction and pending home sales have all slowed this summer. This Read More

8 Ways to Make Your Backyard a Summer Paradise

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Summer is the season to be outdoors. It’s the perfect time for backyard barbecues, neighborhood socials, and late-night evenings on the patio. You don’t need to travel to a luxurious and exotic location to enjoy spending time outdoors. Make your own backyard a summer paradise with these eight simple suggestions. Inspect and Update Wooden Decks Read More

10 Tips for Making Your New House Smart

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Whether you want automatic doors and windows or color-changing lights that can be controlled by your phone, turning your home into a technologically advanced smart home can be an intimidating venture. Today’s market contains hundreds, if not thousands, of internet-connected devices that can all be controlled by separate means. Smartphones, touch sensors, and voice activation Read More

7 Things Every Homeowner Should Do Once a Year

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When you bought your house, there were a million things you needed to do. Then real life set in, and those driveway pavers you always meant to replace are still staring you in the face. Stay on top of your home maintenance to-dos by making sure you tackle each of the following once a year. Read More

Buying a New House? 5 Things to Check Before Moving In

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Buying a new house is an exciting process that marks a new chapter in life. For many people, it’s fun to shop around and tour different properties. When you’re serious about purchasing a home, there are a few important parts of the property to check before you move in. The Neighborhood You should feel comfortable Read More