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Posted on 04/27/2022
61-63 Newhall St, Lowell, MA 01852 is now new to the market!
Come visit Lovely Spacious 2-Family this Weekend!! Enjoy this Side-by Side well-maintained home w/large Fenced-in Yard, Gardens, Naturally shaded Patio Area, & Gated Off-street Parking! Family owned/occupied, 10&6-yr High-Efficiency Gas Heating Systems, 11-yr young Roof, Separate Electric, & part fin Walk-Up Attics. Unit 1 (#61): Lg Kitchen w/5+Stool Counter + Dining Area, Den w/Gas Stove (separate wall thermostat), Lvng Rm, 3 Bds, 1.5 Bths, & 2nd Kitchen area in Basement (w/Gas Stove hook-up). Unit 2 (#63): Lg Kitchen w/Corian Countertops, Living Rm w/French doors, Den, 3 Bds, 2 full Baths, & Basement w/Kitchen and 1/2...
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Posted on 04/27/2022
Home ideas to bring your whole household together
Spending time with those in your home is often a difficult task, especially if everyone else has their own schedules and to-do lists for their day. However, you can remodel a few choice areas to attract everyone else in the home to spend some good, old-fashioned quality time together. Here are a few key strategies to help bolster...
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Posted on 04/20/2022
Expenses to Plan When Buying Your First Home
Buying your first home can be an exciting process, but with so many different expenses to account and plan for, it can also be overwhelming. Not sure where to begin with it comes to saving for your first home? There are a few expenses you won't want to overlook. Down Payment First, make sure you have enough money...
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Posted on 04/16/2022
Another Property Sold - 20 Victory Drive 20, Methuen, MA 01844
Welcome Home to this spacious, move in ready, duplex-style home offering 3 levels of living space & gorgeous river view from the 2nd and 3rd floors! Upon entering the sun filled living room you are going to love the warmth of this wonderful home. The eat in kitchen is a place you can easily entertain while cooking that delicious meal featuring ample cabinet and countertop space. Sliding glass door in the dining area leads to the back deck. 2 good sized bedrooms and the full bath are located on the 2nd floor whereas your master bedrooms is tucked away on the 3rd floor offering a bonus alcove w/ a skylight for additional storage! NO CONDO...
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Posted on 04/06/2022
The Most Common Types of Kitchen Island
Kitchen islands have been popular in modern homes for decades. The appeal of the open-concept kitchen creates a need for more counter space while still keeping an open and inviting feel. There are many types of kitchen islands and different ways to implement them in your own space. If you’re thinking of adding a kitchen island as part...
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Posted on 03/30/2022
Understanding millage rate & other important tax terms
Millage rates are just one of the many specialized tax terms property owners are likely to encounter. While it's often used interchangeably to mean "tax rate," millage rates have some key differences. Here is a guide to understanding millage rates and a few other important pieces of property tax terminology: Millage rates Millage rate has nothing to do...
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Posted on 03/23/2022
The 5 Questions Every Renter Should Ask Before Signing a Lease
Whether you’re renting for the first time or not, there are important questions to ask and think about during the process. Asking the right questions can make an enormous difference in how successful you are in finding the right place and being happy in it once you do. Here are some questions every renter should ask while searching...
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Posted on 03/16/2022
Home renovations that can make your home more comfortable
Home improvements are made to improv your quality of life and your home's potential values. While there is no wrong way to approach home renovations, consider the following recommendations. 1: Replace loose heating and venting registers Loose and inexpensively made heating and venting registers have a way of rattling just enough to bother homeowners. But they also tend...
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Posted on 03/09/2022
The Most Common DIY Home Decor Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
The process of creating your own home decor is exciting, but you are going to want the hard work and effort that you put into these projects to be the worthwhile in the end. The last thing that you want is to make an avoidable mistake during the process that ends up compromising the entire plan. These are...
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Posted on 03/02/2022
A beginner's guide to modern interior design
While the term “modern” is frequently used to describe anything "new," modern interior design is a specific style that originated in the early twentieth century. Modern interior design is a versatile starting point for anybody wanting to redecorate part or all of their home. Here are some of the basic elements of modern interior design: Common characteristics If...
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Posted on 02/23/2022
Understanding the essential tools of modern interior design
If you've ever wondered what it takes to be a modern interior designer, it's important to get acquainted with the proper tools. Technology has changed and added many tools used by modern interior designers. However, the basics remain an integral part of many designers' processes. Tools like measuring tape, drawing materials, fabric samples and other physical objects are...
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Posted on 02/16/2022
DIY Patio Storage Solutions
With small spaces, multi functional furniture is key. Outdoor spaces especially benefit from furniture that is versatile and serves more than one purpose. Probably the most important example is storage. There are many ways you can combine storage solutions with other furnishings, whether they be furniture or purely decorative. What’s even better is that many of these furnishings...
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