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

Transform Your Front Porch

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The lazy days of summer are peak season for front-porch sitting. But if your porch doesn’t quite match the iconic image of lazily rocking with a tall glass of lemonade, it may be time for a little design refresh. Start at the beginning—your front door. A fresh coat of paint in a bright, cheery color Read More

Winning Over Weeds

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Winning Over Weeds Gardening can be so idyllic – pruning abundant rose bushes, harvesting ripe tomatoes, nestling colorful annuals into window boxes … then there’s weeds. Even the most enthusiastic gardener can become overwhelmed and disgruntled by an onslaught of weeds, taking the joy out of yard work and wreaking havoc on one’s back. Here Read More

10 Home Improvements to Make This Weekend

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10 Home Improvements to Make This Weekend Want to transform the look and function of your home? It doesn’t need to cost a fortune or even require much time. There are hundreds of home improvements you can make to update your home over a weekend, from upgrading home security to giving your bathroom a much-needed makeover. Here Read More

23 Princeton Road Arlington

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23 Princeton Road Arlington, MA: East Arlington,  02474 Abutting Spy Pond in E. Arlington’s sought after Kelwyn Manor neighborhood. This well maintained rear dormered Cape offers loads of potential. As you enter the home you are greeted by the living room with fireplace and mantle. The gorgeous oak HW floors will lead you to the formal Read More

How to Avoid a Home Robbery This Summer

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How to Avoid a Home Robbery This Summer Nothing will stunt the joy of summer faster than a home robbery. But as homeowners head out on daytrips or long vacations, their homes are ripe for robbers casing neighborhoods for empty houses. According to the FBI, summer is the peak season for burglaries as people head Read More

Are You Making These 5 Lawn Watering Mistakes?

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Proper watering nourishes lawns, just as proper hydration nourishes our bodies. Yet too many of us are failing at both. We’re not going to lecture you about drinking more water—we’ll leave that to your doctor or significant other—but we are going to give you a lesson about correctly watering your lawn. Here are five lawn 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

Five Tips for Easy Spring Cleaning

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Is spring cleaning on your mind? It doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. Below are five tips for easy cleaning.   Decide what you are keeping Heard of the KonMari decluttering method?  Keep an item if it brings you joy and if you have room for it – if not, set it aside.  Start Read More

How to Check Your Roof for Damage

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Whether your roof is aged or just weathered a severe storm, staying on top of possible damage is key to extending the life of your home’s top half. Here are some tips to help detect and prevent water damage: Inspect your roof for damage after a severe storm. Remove any loose objects and debris. A clean Read More