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Posted on 08/01/2021
Making Your Own Wood Decor on a Budget
Wood crafting can be expensive but it doesn’t have to be. With some basic tools and a little know-how you can make dozens of unique decorative and functional furnishings for your home on a budget. If you’re looking for wood craft ideas that won’t cost a fortune, we’ve put together some tips to help. Blanket Ladder Ladders have...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Vertical Herb Garden DIY Guide
There are few things more satisfying than cooking with your own fresh herbs. However, growing your own herbs is not always convenient in small spaces. With a vertical herb garden, you can fit a dozen or more different plants without taking up a ton of patio space. Plus, you can build the garden yourself. Here we’ll go over...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Common-Interest Housing
Common-interest housing includes individually owned spaces and common areas shared by all owners. The common areas can include clubhouses, landscaping, parking lots or pools. Multistory buildings share lobbies, stairwells and elevators. Any community that shares property, including single-family free-standing homes in developments, falls into the common-interest category. The two most familiar types of common-interest housing terms are condominiums...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Staging 101 - What It Is, and How to Do It
Photo by ProgrammingIBC via Pixabay One of the most important things you can do before you list your home for sale is to stage it. Home staging refers to arranging the home’s furnishings and decor so it looks as good as possible. In other words, you use the decor and furnishings to make the home look like a...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Remembering These Simple Mailbox Rules Could Save You a Headache
Photo by Lee via Pixabay Putting a new mailbox up? Be sure to follow the official guidance from the U.S. Postal Service.® Here are a few rules, tips, and suggestions to make your mail carrier's day a little smoother. Putting Up a New Mailbox USPS-approved mailboxes have Postmaster General (PMG) approval labels. Have your post office approve your...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Thinking of Building a New Home? Make Sure You Have These Documents
Image by Pexels from Pixabay Building a new home requires pouring a foundation, framing the walls, running wires and pipes and (eventually) finishing the interior trim. Throughout the process, there’s also a decent amount of paperwork to take care of. Here’s a guide to the documents you’ll need when building a home. Blueprints Blueprints are the documents that...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
Common Issues First-Time Homebuyers Face
Photo by Avi Waxman on Unsplash Many people view purchasing property as a long-term goal, some see it as a rite of passage. Either way, buying a home for the first time can be an incredibly stressful experience. Those who are going through this process for the first time might be worried about making mistakes that may leave...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Should Your Buy a Condo for Your First Home?
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Condominiums can be an excellent option for first-time homebuyers. With lower upfront costs and great perks, a condo can definitely outshine a traditional detached home in many respects. However, even for new buyers a condo might not be the best choice. Here we will go over the main pros & cons of purchasing...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Maximize Your Storage by Using Vertical Space
Image by Thanks for your Like • donations welcome from Pixabay One of the most untapped storage resources in your home is your vertical space. This valuable real estate can allow you to store items off the floor, reducing clutter and making your items more easily accessible for use. Looking for ways to maximize the storage space in...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Can I Buy or Sell Vacation Property With a 1031 Exchange?
Photo by Quang Nguyen Vinh from Pexels Owning a vacation home is a popular goal among homeowners. Whether the intent is to rent it out for additional income or to use it as your own private getaway, there are financial aspects of owning a vacation home that are important to consider. Vacation home purchases are expensive up front...
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Posted on 05/25/2021
Another Property Sold - 26 Bailey Street, Worcester, MA 01602
OFFER DEADLINE 3/11 at noon.Move in ready.....this 4 bedroom cape with wonderful sunlit rooms has been freshly painted inside, hardwoods in living room and first floor 2 bedrooms newly refinished, new carpets on 2nd fl. and stairs,furnace and roof have been updated along with most windows, spacious kitchen open to dining area/family room addition with lots of windows, deck off, tiled first floor bath, w/walk in shower ( 2 bedrooms up with cubby closets and hall closet. Nice yard on partially wooded lot, full basement. Minutes to Worcester State University and Anna Maria, Tatnuck Sq., airport, downtown, and the new Polar Park! Live in the...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Managing Your Book Collection Before It Manages You
Photo by Gabby K from Pexels Being surrounded by favorite books can be a calming experience in a highly chaotic world. However, when your book collection becomes a part of your chaos instead of a relief from it, it's time to rethink your organizational methods. If books are keeping you from enjoying an organized, clutter-free home, here are...
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