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Posted on 04/12/2021
New Construction Homes: Pros & Cons
Image by Capri23auto from Pixabay It’s not unusual for homebuyers to enter the market with some preconceived notions about the differences between an existing home and new construction. These may be formed by talking to friends and loved ones about their successes and challenges. Others come from media sources, including the seemingly endless stream of reality home shows....
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Posted on 04/10/2021
Another Property Sold - 135 Kevin Rd, Brockton, MA 02302
Huge Ranch just renovated with 4 bedrooms, new 1/2 bath off the master bedroom as well as a full bath with tile flooring. Great new kitchen with granite countertop and new appliances. Dining room, fireplaced living room with slider to backyard. There is a seperate laundry room. The home features new plumbing, new flooring throughout,new electric, new roof, new doors and slider, new windows, new exterior paint , and a one car garage attached. All this nestled on almost a 1/2 acre lot with a fenced yard. Conveniently located near schools, shopping, train, and major...
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Posted on 04/05/2021
DIY: Multifaceted Potting Bench
Photo by Neslihan Gunaydin on Unsplash If you're like most homeowners who enjoy cultivating an attractive yard and garden space and perhaps even providing some tasty treats for the family table, you probably appreciate tools and amenities designed to make your gardening chores easier and more enjoyable. Many home gardeners make do with whatever available surfaces that happen...
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Posted on 04/03/2021
Another Property Sold - 231 Belmont Ave, Brockton, MA 02301
**MULTIPLE OFFER SITUATION. All offers due by noon Monday******This West side inviting 2 family home awaits! 1st floor unit hosts 1 bed, full bath, living room, and kitchen as well as central AC. 2nd floor Unit hosts 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, and full bath as well. 2nd Unit has townhouse style capability if you bring your creative mind and turn the walkup attic access to living space and/or make it a 3rd bedroom for rental investment. Both units have back entrances with 2nd floor having an open porch and 1st floor an enclosed porch. Bonus - plenty of off street parking on a nice paved, long driveway with an OVERSIZE Detached 2...
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Posted on 03/29/2021
Decorate for Energy Savings
Photo by Taylor Simpson on Unsplash Saving money with your décor can mean more than just finding a good deal on new couches. If you invest in decorative options that increase the efficiency of your home, you extend your savings. Proper insulation goes a long way but still, much of the energy loss in homes happens through the...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Brockton, MA Real Estate Market Update 3/28/2021
Click here to view Brockton, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 03/22/2021
Tips on Choosing Home Security: DIY or Conventional
Photo by Pixaline via PixabayThe right home security system can make a profound difference for your peace of mind and make your home an unappealing target -- but do you have to go with a conventional (and expensive) alarm service? In the past, homeowners had few choices, but now, if you own a home and like to DIY...
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Posted on 03/20/2021
Another Property Sold - 38 Nickerson St, Brockton, MA 02302
Newly renovated Colonial with all the charm!! This 5 bedroom home has been completely updated with new plumbing, electric, freshly painted interior, 2 new bathrooms with vinyl plank flooring throughout the house. There are 3 levels of living space including 5 bedrooms, living room, family room, sitting room, and dining room. This is a great home for the growing family located on a 1/4 acre lot with a huge deck and storage shed. Minutes from Massasoit CC, shopping,train, and...
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Posted on 03/15/2021
Help Reduce the Stress of Moving by Creating a Checklist
Photo by Heung Soon via Pixabay A moving checklist won't take all the stress out of moving, but it can relieve a lot of the pressure once you have everything accounted for. To give yourself a little extra sanity and peace of mind, we'll sketch out what a reasonable timeline should look like. 8 Weeks Before Nearly two...
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Posted on 03/08/2021
3 Home Improvement Products to Make Your Daily Cleaning Easier
Photo by New Africa via Shutterstock As a homeowner you know there is a lot of upkeep that goes into maintaining a nice home. From weekly cleaning to monthly home maintenance, you put in time, money and effort to give yourself the home life experience you desire. The best living environment to come home to is one that...
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Posted on 03/01/2021
A Common-Sense Approach to House Hunting
When buying a house, especially your first home, it's all too easy to make impulsive decisions and fail to "see the forest for the trees." Although it's impossible to ignore your emotional reactions to a house for sale, it's vital to look at the big picture and make sure there are no red flags being ignored or glossed over....
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Video Tour - 37 Falconer Ave, Brockton, MA 02301
West Side home featuring 3 bedrooms, living room with fireplace, all having hardwood flooring. The kitchen has tile flooring, a dining area, SS appliances, and freshly painted cabinets. There is also a full bath with vinyl floor and a mud room. The basement consists of a family room with tile flooring, 2 good sized cedar closets, and a half bath with laundry area. The home has A/C, newer roof, vinyl siding, vinyl windows, 3 season screen house, shed, and fenced yard. Conveniently located near shopping, schools, and major...
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