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This property features 4 total rooms, 1 full bath, 1 bedroom, and is currently available for $1,875.

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Date: 08/24/2014 Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
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Direct Ocean Front ! Picture perfect post card view of Thatcher Island and the Historic Twin Lighthouses. This gracious home offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic from almost every room. This residence features a large eat-in kitchen and a formal 18 x 14 dinning room with built-in cabinetry .The fire-placed 26 x 18 living room has breathtaking views of the Atlantic and beautiful hardwood floors. There is a full bath with each of the 3 bedrooms. Master bedrooms with private baths on the first and second level so you can choose which is best for you now or in the future .3 wood burning fire-places. There is a library made of exquisite chestnut walls with book shelves and fire-place . Plenty of natural light. Multiple glass sliding doors lead to out-door patio and in-ground pool. See the ocean while relaxing pool side. This Fabulous New England home offers swimming and fishing right off the rocks. Throw in some lobster pots and see what happens. The perfect summer or year round home.

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Life can be busy and tending to houselhold items can often times be overwhelming. Doing the little things will help prevent big problems later on.

Here are five quick and easy fixes you can do around in your home in a just a few short hours.

Do the Little Things
Walk through your home and make a list of any broken electrical plates, locks that need lubrication, sinks or tubs that need caulk. Take a quick trip to the home improvement store and get all of the items to finish up these little jobs. That way you can get it all done in one concerted effort.

Rotate Your Mattress
Flip, spin and vacuum your mattress. This helps keep your mattress lasting longer and may also help you catch some more Zzzz’s.

Clean One Closet
Choose an easy one to clean at first and pick a day to do it in. Pull everything out and start from scratch. Make a pile of things to give away or donate. Things that are stained or torn can be used for rags. If you haven’t used it in the last year get rid of it.

Conduct an Energy Audit
It would be great to see if you could save money on your utility bills. Call the utility company and ask for an energy audit. They will make recommendations to help you improve the efficiency of your home.

Clean the Dryer Vent
To achieve maximum energy efficiency and to prevent a fire hazard clean the dryer  vent twice a year. Remove the tube that attaches to the machine and clear out the lint. Don’t forget to clean the outside vent, too.

It is the little things that add up, so keeping the easy tasks under control will have you more prepared to tackle a bigger task. What are some quick and easy things you do to keep your home working smoothly?

Just about every homeowner at some point will have a hole in the wall that needs repair. Repairing a hole in the wall can be inexpensive and easy.

The whole process should only take about 30 to 45 minutes but will need to be done over the course of a couple days.

Follow these instructions and you will be well on your way to your wall looking like new.

You will need:

• Sandpaper
• Putty knife
• Drywall patching compound (spackle or plaster)
• Wall hole patch
• Wet sponge or spray bottle
• Wall texture spray
• Paint
• Paintbrush

Directions:

1. Clear and remove loose drywall around the hole. Look inside and around the edges of the hole for pieces that are still attached.

2. Smooth the edges around the hole to create a surface the drywall patching compound can adhere to.

3. Remove the backing paper from the sticky side of the wall patch. Apply the sticky side of the patch around the edges of the hole, leaving at least a ½” on each side of the hole. Smooth the edges of the patch around the hole.

4. Apply the patching compound with a putty knife liberally around the edges of the wall patch. Work your way in from the edges before getting to the middle of the wall patch.

5. Don’t finishing covering the rest of the hole until the compound is dry (about 15-20 minutes). This allows the compound to partially dry so that the wall patch does not move when applying patching compound to the center of the patch.

6. Apply compound until the entire wall patch is covered. Smooth out as much as possible. The patch will still be sanded so it doesn’t need to be perfect. Allow to dry overnight.

7. Sand until smooth making sure the edges are even with the rest of the wall.

8. Wipe the area down with a wet cloth and allow it to dry for 10-15 minutes.

9. Paint as needed.

Your wall won’t look exactly like it did before but it will be close.


Date: 08/10/2014 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM  
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Direct Ocean Front ! Picture perfect post card view of Thatcher Island and the Historic Twin Lighthouses. This gracious home offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic from almost every room. This residence features a large eat-in kitchen and a formal 18 x 14 dinning room with built-in cabinetry .The fire-placed 26 x 18 living room has breathtaking views of the Atlantic and beautiful hardwood floors. There is a full bath with each of the 3 bedrooms. Master bedrooms with private baths on the first and second level so you can choose which is best for you now or in the future .3 wood burning fire-places. There is a library made of exquisite chestnut walls with book shelves and fire-place . Plenty of natural light. Multiple glass sliding doors lead to out-door patio and in-ground pool. See the ocean while relaxing pool side. This Fabulous New England home offers swimming and fishing right off the rocks. Throw in some lobster pots and see what happens. The perfect summer or year round home.

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When a homeowner first buys their home foreclosure is probably the furthest thing from their mind. Today’s economy has forced millions of homeowners into a potential foreclosure situation.

There are many reasons why people go into foreclosure. Some of those reasons include:

  • Job loss
  • Unexpected death, illness or medical emergency
  • Adjustable rate mortgage increase
  • Unexpected home maintenance expense

There are ways to avoid foreclosure. The best way to avoid foreclosure is to prevent the filing of a Notice of Default. If a home owner knows they are unable to pay their mortgage they should immediately call their lender.

Lenders do not want to foreclose. They may be willing to work with the home owner but it is important that the home owner doesn’t ignore contact from the lender.

The lender may propose several options:

  • Forbearance
    • Lenders may agree to a repayment plan before taking legal action
  • Debt Forgiveness
    • Very rarely the lender might give you a break and waive your obligation.
  • Repayment plan
    • The lender may agree to spread the payments out over a longer loan term.
  • Modification
    • In some cases, the lender may agree to freeze the interest rate of an adjustable rate loan or extend the amortization period.
  • Refinance
    • Adding payments to an existing loan balance may be an option if the homeowner has sufficient equity and meet the lender’s guidelines for refinance.
  • Partial Claim
    • Certain government loans may contain provisions that allow the homeowner to apply for another loan to pay back missed payments.

Preventing the Notice of Default filing is the best way to prevent foreclosure. If none of the above options have worked there are still some options a homeowner can leverage. Once the Notice of Default is filed, the homeowner only has a small time frame to reinstate the loan by bringing the payments current and pay the costs of filing the foreclosure.

If you are unable to make up the payments you still have a few options:

  • Sell your home
    • If you have equity in your home a quick sale is probably the best option at this point. Your home will need the best exposure and marketing to achieve the quickest sale possible.  A full marketing plan and the proper price positioning should get your home sold in time to avoid foreclosure.
  • Attempt a short sale
    • If your home is worth less than the amount you owe, you might be a candidate for a short sale. A short sale is when you sell your home for less than what the amount owed.  A short sale will affect your credit rating but not as bad as a foreclosure. A short sale is negotiated with the lender.
  • Deed in lieu
    • The homeowner deeds the property back to the lender by giving the lender a properly prepared and notarized deed, and the lender forgives the mortgage.

For more information on how to prevent foreclosure visit the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development site to Avoiding Foreclosure. http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/avoiding_foreclosure

 

Friendly Moving CompanyIf you’ve never heard of a moving scam, then consider yourself lucky. But many people across America are falling victim to these scams. Moving scammers have a multitude of ways that they can take advantage of you. The main scam seems to be packing all of your household items into their truck, and then adding on exorbitant additional fees in transit, effectively holding your items hostage until you pay up. Less popular scams involve unlicensed movers posing as legitimate companies, by-the-hour rates where you are charged even while no work is being done, and in the rare case, a sham company showing up, packing up all of your possessions, and driving away, never to be heard from again. To minimize your risk, follow a few simple guidelines.

  • Use a local, reputable business.
  • Never do business with a broker. Always do business with the actual moving company.
  • Always be sure that the company is licensed to do the work they are to be performing. This includes getting the business’s full name and address, motor carrier (MC) and Department of Transportation (DOT) license numbers, phone numbers and an e-mail address. If a company cannot provide you access to these things, then move on.
  • Be sure to use a company with actual employees, and not day laborers. If they use day laborers, there is a chance that they may not have the proper insurance in place.

Additionally, be sure to get any estimates in paper form. They are legally obligated to do so, and if they balk at the idea, then it’s time for you to move on, and find a company that will play by the rules.


Date: 07/27/2014 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM  
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Direct Ocean Front ! Picture perfect post card view of Thatcher Island and the Historic Twin Lighthouses. This gracious home offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic from almost every room. This residence features a large eat-in kitchen and a formal 18 x 14 dinning room with built-in cabinetry .The fire-placed 26 x 18 living room has breathtaking views of the Atlantic and beautiful hardwood floors. There is a full bath with each of the 3 bedrooms. Master bedrooms with private baths on the first and second level so you can choose which is best for you now or in the future .3 wood burning fire-places. There is a library made of exquisite chestnut walls with book shelves and fire-place . Plenty of natural light. Multiple glass sliding doors lead to out-door patio and in-ground pool. See the ocean while relaxing pool side. This Fabulous New England home offers swimming and fishing right off the rocks. Throw in some lobster pots and see what happens. The perfect summer or year round home.

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If you are thinking about making a move some proper planning will go a long way. Moving can cost more than you might think and can be stressful. Keep costs and headaches to a minimum by preparing a plan and get organized early.

Here is a checklist of moving tips to help make your relocation go as smoothly as possible:

1. Save and set a budget.
Moving expenses can set you back thousands of dollars. There can be unexpected costs like shipping charges, personal travel costs, temporary housing expenses and start-up fees at your new residence. As soon as you know you’re going to move try to plan for all of these things and set a budget and start saving.

2. Mover or do it yourself?                                                                                    
Decide whether or not you will be hiring a moving company or managing the move on your own. If you are hiring a mover you will need to call for estimates and reservations. If you go it alone you should try to secure some help and proper transportation.

3. Look for Work.                                                                                                                              
If you are moving for a new job it may not be as easy for other family members to find work. Start reviewing the job boards and calling on personal contacts before you go.

4. Research the schools.                                                                                                          
Check school schedules and enrollment requirements. Pick up school records or have them sent to the new schools.

5. Protect Your Belongings.                                                                                        
In order to ensure your possessions will be covered while in transit or storage during your move you will want to obtain appraisals for high-value items. Make an inventory and take photos of your valuables to have a record if you need to file a claim. Make sure to also contact your homeowners insurance or renters insurance company to ensure your possessions will be covered.

6. Do a car check.                                                                                                                      
Take care of auto maintenance and repairs before you make a long trip. Don’t forget to notify your auto insurance company of the move.

7. Turn it on and off.                                                                                                            
Make sure to notify your utilities of your move and plan disconnect dates. Also make sure to order new utility services for your new address.

8. Change Your Address.                                                                    
Fill out an online change-of-address form through the U.S. Postal Service to ensure important mail will be forwarded to your new home. Also, be sure to send your new address to friends and family, your physician, schools, magazine publishers and providers of financial services.

 

Immaculate Contemporary Townhouse with Cathedral ceilings and wonderful abundant storage inside this unit !Stunning brick converted school house in Historic Washington Estates Condominium Complex. Great open ,bright and modern floorplan offering lots of living space! Beautiful large living room with Cathedral ceiling and gleaming Bamboo wood floors . Extra large second floor 25X15 loft bedroom .Bonus First floor office or extra guest room .Elevator comes right next to this pet friendly townhome with 2 Deeded parking spaces . This home is minutes from the commuter rail ,bus and all the great local restaurant’s and shops in Lovely downtown Melrose.There is a park with a golf course and another one without very close by to enjoy!

This is a Townhouse style home and features 7 total rooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, 3 bedrooms, and is currently available for $362,900.

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