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Building a New Home? Protect Yourself Against Today’s Faster, Scarier Fires

Posted on: February 11, 2019 by in Blog, Boston
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If your new home is among the one million or so being built in the U.S. this year, congratulations! You’ll have the chance to customize it to your dream home preferences. One feature that should be at the top of your priority list is the best possible fire protection for yourself and your loved ones: home fire sprinklers. While choosing household systems may not be as fun as picking paint colors and carpeting, it’s even more important. And asking for fire sprinklers could literally save Continue Reading ...

Catch Home Buyers’ Attention with a Bathroom in an ‘Impossible’ Space

Posted on: January 18, 2019 by in Blog, Boston
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Add a bathroom to an 'impossible' space to catch home buyers' attention When it comes to real estate, you've probably heard kitchens and bathrooms typically sell houses. While you may not have enough money for a kitchen remodel, adding a bathroom can be a more affordable way to enhance your property and catch home buyers' attention. By adding another bathroom to your home, you immediately increase your chances of the property getting noticed. Technology makes it simple for buyers to search Continue Reading ...

Simple Bathroom Installations with Big Impact for 2019

Posted on: January 11, 2019 by in Blog, Boston
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Craving a more beautiful bathroom? Resolve to make this the year that you finally create the bathroom of your dreams, check our bathroom installation ideas. Fortunately, you don't need a major remodel. Consider these ideas for simple changes with big impact. With a little planning and effort, you'll add to your home's value and functionality, while getting the “Pinterest-worthy” bathroom you know will make you smile every day. Project 1: Fresh, eco-friendly style Transitional style is Continue Reading ...

Tips to Keep Holiday Spending from Breaking the Bank

Posted on: December 28, 2018 by in Blog, Boston
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Americans have lots to celebrate this holiday season, with unemployment rates at an all-time low and consumer confidence on the rise. According to The Annual Retail Sales Forecast for the Holiday Season from Deloitte, retailers have their sights on sales of more than $1.1 trillion. We all get caught up in the spirit of giving, yet the most wonderful time of year is also one of the most stressful financially. Holiday spending doesn't have to break the bank. A little planning can let you enjoy Continue Reading ...

Tips and Tactics for Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market

Posted on: December 11, 2018 by in Blog, Boston
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If you’ve been in the process of selling or buying a home this past year or even considering it, you know it’s been a seller’s market for the most part. Inventory of homes available for sale has been low, creating more demand than the market can supply. Couple that with low-interest rates, which make it a great time for prospective buyers to get more bang for their mortgage dollar, and you’ve got a marketplace in which buyers have been competing for nearly every listing. The forecast Continue Reading ...

5 Things Every Home Owner Should Do to Prepare Their House for Winter

Posted on: November 28, 2018 by in Blog, Boston
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1. The obvious have your heating system serviced and evaluated For home owner to ensure it is in good working order. Heating systems like to fail when you need them most. If your system is more than 20 years old it may be time to update it. Don’t get caught in the cold. 2. If you have a sump pump make sure it has a battery back-up to protect against power failure. If you do not have a sump pump get a portable pump. Even “dry” basements can take on water. 3. Get a generator. You do Continue Reading ...

‘Tis the Season to Get the Home Ready for Holiday Entertaining

Posted on: November 26, 2018 by in Blog, Boston
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Smart Tips to Prepare the Kitchen and Dining Room for Holiday Entertaining As the year winds down, social calendars fill up with merriment-filled gatherings among friends and family. When hosting a seasonal gathering at home, being proactive can help streamline tasks and reduce stress. From whipping up a feast to toasting in the New Year, here are five ideas for getting the heart of the home - the kitchen and dining spaces - ready for holiday entertaining. Simplify measurements Chopped Continue Reading ...

Expert Answers to Common Questions About Composite Decks

Posted on: October 30, 2018 by in Blog, Boston
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Considering a composite deck? Here are expert answers to homeowners' most common questions When planning a composite deck project, choosing the right material is key to the enjoyment and value you’ll get from your outdoor living space. Today, there are more choices in decking materials than ever before, including high-performance composites, which are increasingly replacing wood in backyards across the country — and for good reason. “Today’s homeowners want to spend their time Continue Reading ...

How to Create the Perfect, Four-Season Outdoor Living Space

Posted on: October 15, 2018 by in Blog, Boston
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Creating an outdoor living space will give you an extra "room" to enjoy in all types of weather, even as the temperatures drop. You can start small with an inexpensive patio set and charcoal grill on a new deck, go all out with a fully installed kitchen, fireplace and living room, or something in between. It depends on your budget and how you plan to use the space. Here are some ideas for must-have elements in your perfect outdoor living space that will allow you to enjoy your backyard in Continue Reading ...

Why Fall Is One of the Best Seasons to Build a Deck

Posted on: October 2, 2018 by in Boston
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As the weather starts to shift and the crisp air settles in, your first inclination might be to head indoors, cozy up with a blanket and save that deck project you’ve been researching for next year. Not so fast. While home improvement stores sell spring and summer as the seasons for all things outdoor home improvement, fall is actually one of the best times to build a deck. Here are five reasons you should take advantage of the transitional months and make your deck dreams a reality. 1. Use Continue Reading ...