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Posted on 10/20/2021
Here's Why You Should Include Personal Photos in Your Decor
It's easier than ever to capture your favorite moments, as you likely have a camera on you at all times. However, despite the fact that many people today are taking more pictures than ever before, those images rarely make it to picture frames. Those photographs represent some of your most precious moments, and they should be displayed with...
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Posted on 10/13/2021
Negotiating a Land Contract Vs. a Mortgage
Image by Shutterbug75 from Pixabay With a mortgage, a buyer is applying for financing to purchase the property in its entirety. They're relying on their credit and assets for approval before assuming responsibility of the full property. In a land contract, you're cutting out the need for a formal lender and relying on the seller to approve or...
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Posted on 10/13/2021
Another Property Sold - 11 Darby Point, Mashpee, MA 02649
Welcome to 11 Darby Point in Stratford Ponds. A wonderful opportunity to live in a community nestled into 46 acres of woodlands, nature trails and two ponds. Enjoy a meticulous home in a modern ranch style unit. The space is welcoming with wonderful flow through, an open living room with vaulted ceiling and skylights bringing in beautiful sunlight , gas fireplace and gleaming light colored hardwood floors. There is slider accessing to a private deck and backyard. The dining room is tastefully appointed and leads to the modern kitchen equipped with stainless appliances, granite countertops and a laundry closet. The primary bedroom is...
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Posted on 10/06/2021
3 Ways to Add Houseplants Into Your Bedroom Decor
Photo by Max Vakhtbovych from Pexels Keeping plants in your bedroom can have positive effects on your mental and physical health. It can also transform the entire look of a room and enhance a relaxing aesthetic. However, if you have a small bedroom, it’s hard to factor in house plants while avoiding unnecessary clutter. Here we will go...
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Posted on 09/29/2021
Neighborhood Amenities Every Private Community Needs
Photo by Engin Akyurt via Pixabay When you choose a private community, you likely do so because of some of the more visible amenities -- the pool, tennis courts and clubhouse are difficult to miss. Which amenities matter most to you -- and which are just nice additions? A look at some of the potential private community amenities...
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Posted on 09/22/2021
3 Tips to Beautify Your Driveway and Add Curb Appeal
Image by mschiffm from Pixabay If you’re looking to improve curb appeal, don’t forget your driveway. The driveway is the entrance to your home long before you step inside—the first first impression you can make. While many see their driveways as purely utilitarian features used to get in and out of the garage or parking area, the driveway...
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Posted on 09/16/2021
Another Property Sold - 64 Baxter Ave, Yarmouth, MA 02673
Great turn key year-round vacation home located in West Yarmouth MA. You will love the location of this home within walking distance to a private beach, mini golf, ice cream, restaurants, coffee and much more. Downtown Hyannis, the island Ferries and popular beaches are less than a few miles away making this a dream location. The home features Central Air, Vinyl windows, hardwood floors. Beautifully manicured landscaped private back yard with a tool shed and an amazing, oversized shed with electricity making a great home office, play shed or just a nice place to relax. Sit in your back yard on your stone patio and enjoy the quiet...
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Posted on 09/16/2021
Another Property Sold - 64 Baxter Avenue, Yarmouth, MA 02673
Great turn key year-round vacation home located in West Yarmouth MA. You will love the location of this home within walking distance to a private beach, mini golf, ice cream, restaurants, coffee and much more. Downtown Hyannis, the island Ferries and popular beaches are less than a few miles away making this a dream location. The home features Central Air, Vinyl windows, hardwood floors. Beautifully manicured landscaped private back yard with a tool shed and an amazing, oversized shed with electricity making a great home office, play shed or just a nice place to relax. Sit in your back yard on your stone patio and enjoy the quiet...
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Posted on 09/15/2021
3 Ways to Reduce Your Reliance on Municipal Resources
According to data generated by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average monthly electric bill increased from to $115 monthly even though usage has steadily declined during the last 10 years. The hard data compiled in 2019 shows that some states enjoy monthly utility bills as low as $76 while others suffer costs as high as $168....
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Posted on 09/08/2021
Make Your Vacation House Feel Like Home with These DIY Decor Ideas
Your vacation house is your home away from home and you should decorate accordingly. Whether you have a quaint cottage nestled in the woods or a sprawling beachfront estate, you may want to take some time during the off-season to craft some DIY decor for your vacation home. Here's a few ideas to help you get started: DIY...
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Posted on 09/01/2021
Try These Ideas for Free Moving Boxes
Cardboard moving boxes are everywhere. However, when you’re moving, you may feel you never have enough. While major retailers sell moving boxes, the price can add up quickly. If you’re moving a sizable amount of items or just want to recycle a few unused boxes, free moving boxes are the way to go. Luckily, there are many ways...
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Posted on 08/25/2021
Small Changes, Big Difference: Adjusting Your Lifestyle for an Energy-Efficient Home
Image by Colin Behrens from Pixabay Sometimes, the idea of living a sustainable life can be overwhelming. It often feels like a major overhaul is required in order to make an impact on the size of your ecological footprint. However, in reality, there are many simple lifestyle changes that you can make in order to increase the efficiency...
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