5 Insightful Questions to Ask the Neighbors Before You Buy That Home

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It’s tough to get an accurate feel for a neighborhood—especially if you’re new to the area. Sure, you can check crime rates and do online research about schools and local events. But there’s one other very simple thing you can do to uncover a fountain of immediate info: Talk to the neighbors. Because who knows the area better than the Read More

Wooden Wonderland: How-To Accent Your Space With Wood

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Love that glossy wood floor, exposed beam ceiling look? You’re far from alone. Wood is a wonderful, natural way to add earthy elements to your living space. If you’re looking to add even more wood to your interior design scheme, consider a few of the following. Countertops. While real wood countertops may be more difficult Read More

Money That Can Be Better Spent on a Down Payment

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One of the biggest obstacles for first-time homebuyers is saving for a down payment. The first mistake new homebuyers make is believing that they must have 20 percent to put down on a home, when (depending on your credit and the loan terms) you can usually put down much less. The second mistake is believing you’ll never Read More

5 Interior Design Details for Winter

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Are you interested in adding a little seasonal oomph to your space? Below are a handful of cozy–and inexpensive–winter updates. Cozy blankets galore. Nothing is better than a snuggly blanket on a cool winter evening. Drape heavier blankets over sofas, chairs, reading nooks, and even fold one up by the fireplace for stretching out on Read More

4 Reasons Why Bamboo Is Taking Home Decor by Storm

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4 Reasons Why Bamboo Is Taking Home Decor by Storm Homeowners are often looking for home improvement options that strike the right balance between affordability, functionality, aesthetics and eco-friendliness. Bamboo has been marketed as something of a panacea—a kind of wonder wood that checks all the boxes. Designers, contractors and consumers have all taken note, 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

Just Bought a Home? Here’s What Not to Do

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Just Bought a Home? Here’s What Not to Do Buying your first home is an exciting milestone, putting you on the path to a smart financial future. There are certain traps you can fall into as a new homeowner, however, that can put your financial well-being at risk. Avoid doing the following too soon: Remodeling. Unless 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

Most Important Features Millennials Want in Their Homes

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Most Important Features Millennials Want in Their Homes There have been a lot of studies, think pieces and discussions trying to figure out millennials. Business owners were skeptical about hiring millennials a few years ago and now, as this younger generation continues to grow and succeed in life, the housing market seems to be the Read More