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Posted on 02/05/2023
Ad valorem tax & other terms property owners should know
Ad valorem is a Latin term meaning "according to value."...
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Posted on 01/29/2023
Slim ductwork & other options for rooms with low ceilings
If you have a room with a low ceiling, such as a basement,...
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Posted on 01/22/2023
Understanding property tax deferment
In some states, qualified homeowners can use a property...
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Posted on 01/15/2023
3 Home renovations for growing households
Homeowners face significant housing decisions as their ranks grow. It may be worthwhile to consider making strategic home improvements to maximize the space already present in the house for new additions to the household. Cost-effective investments into a starter home can increase property values. These rank among the top renovations for giving growing households more breathing room. 1:...
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Posted on 01/08/2023
No-closing-cost refinance pros & cons
Refinancing your home can have a plethora of benefits. Among lowering your monthly payment, refinancing your home can also allow you to borrow against your home’s equity. However, refinancing in the beginning can have significant closing costs, such as application fees, loan origination fees, mortgage insurance and interest - especially when involving mortgage points. Your new mortgage’s closing...
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Posted on 01/01/2023
Water damage: Key basics to remember
Water damage to homes is a major concern among...
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Posted on 12/25/2022
Another Property Sold - 7 Briarwood Ave, Peabody, MA 01960
Estate Sale. License to Sell is NOT REQUIRED. Potential with a Capital 'P" in the Burke School District in wonderful West Peabody. Affordable Split Entry home, approximately 1380 +- sq ft of living area. Property needs updating but it is habitable. 7 rms (including 11x14 finished family rm, office or 4th bdrm)/3 bedrooms & 1 1/2 bathrooms. Open concept living rm w vaulted ceiling & fireplace. Dining rm with sliders to 12x14 covered deck. Main bdrm with private 1/2 bath. Hardwood floors. Unheated, 11x25 work shop in lower level could be finished for extra living area. Newer, Gas fired Burnham boiler. 2 car, attached garage,Large 17829...
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Posted on 12/25/2022
Doors: How to Choose Between French-style and Sliding Glass
Choosing between French and sliding glass doors that lead to patios, decks and verandas often proves challenging. Although quality products can deliver exceptional functionality, expansive views and infuse a space with natural light, inherent differences exist. Differences Between Security Systems Matter Homeowners generally rank security among their top priorities when choosing exterior doors. Unfortunately, French and sliders do...
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Posted on 12/20/2022
Another Property Rented - 7 Mt Vernon Street 1, Reading, MA 01867
Duplex townhouse style on 2 levels. Custom granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances, Freshly painted with colors of today.Gleaming hardwood flooring. Cute pantry off kitchen. Master bedroom has a delightful walk in area which can be used as closet or storage It's like a mini room with heat. Gas heat. 2 car tandem parking on designated driveway . Yard space to enjoy Terrific location with short distance to downtown center area Take advantage of the train and great restaurants and local shops Available now. No smoking No...
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Posted on 12/18/2022
Basics of building a deck: Most popular materials to use
Among the basics of building a deck is deciding what material to use. There are multiple types of wood to choose from, as well as other artificial materials. While each has their pros and cons, some building materials might be better for your specific needs than others. Here is a guide to the basic types of materials for...
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Posted on 12/11/2022
Finding your zen with Japanese landscaping
For homeowners wanting to create a space of zen and comfort in their outdoor area, it can be helpful to take inspiration from Japanese landscaping design. Featuring a perfect blend of natural and man-made elements, Japanese gardens are synonymous with tranquility and quiet beauty. What better way to unwind and enjoy the fresh air than with your personal...
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Posted on 12/04/2022
A Simple & Savory Recipe for Mini Potato-Skins
You don’t have to go out to enjoy the same savory finger-foods. Bring the party to your own kitchen by making miniature versions of classic potato skins. The ingredients and process are simple and the smaller size makes these snacks the perfect appetizer for a BBQ, picnic or other fun meal at home. Ingredients & Supplies 1 pound...
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