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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 outdoors and on vacation. Use these following tips to help keep your home secure all season... (more)

10 Great Apps to Help Make the Big Move Easier

Congratulations! You have found the house of your dreams, and now as you scroll through your mental checklist, you might find yourself wondering how you are going to find reliable professional movers, locate a self-storage facility, or create a system to keep tabs on your boxes. Using any of the following moving apps, can help you facilitate much of the moving... (more)

14 Hastings Lane Medford, MA 02155

Turn of the Century Center Entrance Colonial located in desirable West Medford, just a short walk to the Brooks Elementary & Commuter Rail. This well maintained home offers beautiful period detail. The EIK has oak cbnts under lit w/LED lights, SS applncs w/gas stove, ceramic tile flr & backsplash, and a large walk-through pantry leading out to the back... (more)

Are You Making These 5 Lawn Watering Mistakes?

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 watering mistakes that you’re... (more)

10 Tips for Making Your New House Smart

Flat design style modern vector illustration concept of smart house technology system with centralized control of lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, security locks and video surveillance, energy savings and efficiency. Isolated on white background. Whether you want automatic doors and windows or color-changing lights that can be controlled by... (more)

7 Things Every Homeowner Should Do Once a Year

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. Clean your gutters. Old Frisbees. Dead leaves. Dead rodents. Nasty stuff... (more)

How to Ward Off Mosquitos From Your Property

Nothing kills spring and summer fun faster than a swarm of mosquitos. These bitey bugs are more than just an itchy annoyance – they can also carry disease. Orkin recommends the following tips to help residents protect against mosquitoes: Eliminate Mosquito-Friendly Conditions in and Around Your Yard – Remove standing water buckets, toys and other... (more)

Square Footage: It's Not the Size That Counts, but How You Use It

One of the first focuses for most people looking for a home is square feet. How many square feet are there? How does it compare to the rest of the neighborhood and area? Does size really matter? Size, of course, does have an impact. More square footage provides the opportunity to have more flexibility with design, room arrangements and features, but experience... (more)

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