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Posted by James Conforti and Domingo Medina on 12/14/2017

Arranging furniture in your home can be a real puzzle. Thereís so many different mistakes that can be made in how you set up the seating, tables, and bedding in your home that you probably donít even realize it. Below, youíll find some of the most common furniture arranging mistakes and how to fix them. 


All of Your Furniture Is Against A Wall 


It may seem like a way to make your room feel bigger to push everything against a wall, but this thought process is flawed. You want your rooms to feel cozy, not spaced out. Youíll be surprised what floating furniture can do for a room. 


You Put Too Much Furniture In A Room


Whether you have a small space or a giant room, plan what kind of furniture you put in the room very carefully. Overcrowding a space makes it feel stuffy and claustrophobic. While you hope to have enough seating in a room for everyone, you donít need to overdo it. Put the furniture in a room that makes sense for you to have. There's also no harm in having big, open spaces in a room. As long as the purpose is served, sometimes an airy space can be quite a stress reliever.


Putting more furniture in a space wonít help a room to magically grow either. Be realistic about how many square feet you have in a room. From there, you can decide what goes where. If you still feel that you have too many pieces of furniture around, itís time to sell or donate some of the chairs and tables that donít get as much use. 


You Tend To Block Windows With Furniture


Using your sofa or a bed to place in front of a window may seem like a good idea. Whether your purpose is to block some light, or if itís your only option for placement, you may need to do some refiguring. One problem is that the light coming in the window will cause some serious fading to any material thatís in the path. If itís a bed thatís placed across a window, you also face a lack of privacy. 


You can fix any of these issues quite simply with some drapery. Drapery helps to filter the light, reducing the heat in the room. Using curtains will also help you to reduce the incidence of fading on your fabrics. Curtains also help to keep your privacy. While it can be difficult to arrange a small room where a window is your only option for furniture placement, the simple addition of curtains really makes a difference.




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Posted by James Conforti and Domingo Medina on 12/7/2017

If you've been pre-approved for a mortgage, you can enter the housing market with a budget in hand. In fact, this mortgage will enable you to spend up to a certain amount on a house. But in many instances, it pays to buy less house than what you can actually afford.

Ultimately, there are many reasons to consider purchasing a house below your means, such as:

1. You might not have to worry about significant home maintenance.

A small house likely means less home maintenance than would be required in a large house. Therefore, you may be able to spend less time worrying about keeping your residence looking great if you acquire less home that what you can afford.

Of course, let's not forget about the money that you might save by purchasing an affordable residence. If you buy an inexpensive home, you may be able to use the money that you save to hire professional home cleaners, landscapers and others to help you enhance your residence's appearance.

2. You'll be better prepared than ever before for unexpected expenses.

There is no telling when a family emergency, natural disaster or other dangerous situations may arise. Fortunately, if you spend less on a house now, you may be better equipped than ever before to handle the expenses commonly associated with these unforeseen events.

Purchasing a cheap house may prove to be valuable if you encounter costly, time-intensive home repairs down the line too.

For example, your home's roof won't last forever, and you likely will need to fix or replace it at some point. But if you purchase a budget-friendly home, you may be able to save extra money that you can use to cover the costs associated with various home repairs.

3. You'll have more money that you can use to personalize your house.

The money that you save on a house today may be used to upgrade your home both now and in the future.

For instance, if you want to install a deluxe swimming pool or fire pit in your backyard, spending less on a house now may provide you with the financial resources that you need to fund these projects. And if you complete a broad range of home renovations, you may be able to increase your house's value as well.

Deciding how much to spend on a house can be a tough decision for any homebuyer, at any time. If you collaborate with a real estate agent, you can explore a vast array of residences that fall within your price range.

A real estate agent will learn about your homebuying goals and tailor your home search accordingly. He or she also will set up home showings, keep you informed about new residences that become available and ensure that you can discover a home that matches or exceeds your expectations.

Consider your budget closely as you prepare to kick off a home search. By doing so, you should have no trouble finding a terrific house at an affordable price.





Posted by James Conforti and Domingo Medina on 12/6/2017


30 Lotus Ave, Stoneham, MA 02180

Multi-Family

$575,000
Price

2
Units
2,250
Approx. GLA
Wonderful opportunity to own/develop in Stoneham and let someone else help pay your mortgage. This property is well maintained and has been in the same family for decades. First floor unit offers 3 bedrooms, kitchen a full bathroom, open floor plan with living and dining room plus two bonus rooms and lots of storage. Second floor unit has a separate entrance and separate driveway, offering 1-2 bedrooms, kitchen, and a full bathroom. Large lot with potential to sub-divide, or condo conversion or enjoy the large yard for entertaining or playground for the kids and ball game. Excellent location, close to public transportation, downtown, and major highways. Donít miss this one of a kind opportunity.
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Posted by James Conforti and Domingo Medina on 12/6/2017


30 Lotus Ave, Stoneham, MA 02180

Multi-Family

$575,000
Price

2
Units
2,250
Approx. GLA
Wonderful opportunity to own/develop in Stoneham and let someone else help pay your mortgage. This property is well maintained and has been in the same family for decades. First floor unit offers 3 bedrooms, kitchen a full bathroom, open floor plan with living and dining room plus two bonus rooms and lots of storage. Second floor unit has a separate entrance and separate driveway, offering 1-2 bedrooms, kitchen, and a full bathroom. Large lot with potential to sub-divide, or condo conversion or enjoy the large yard for entertaining or playground for the kids and ball game. Excellent location, close to public transportation, downtown, and major highways. Donít miss this one of a kind opportunity.
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Saturday
December 09 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Posted by James Conforti and Domingo Medina on 11/30/2017


30 Lotus Ave, Stoneham, MA 02180

Multi-Family

$575,000
Price

2
Units
2,250
Approx. GLA
Wonderful opportunity to own/develop in Stoneham and let someone else help pay your mortgage. This property is well maintained and has been in the same family for decades. First floor unit offers 3 bedrooms, kitchen a full bathroom, open floor plan with living and dining room plus two bonus rooms and lots of storage. Second floor unit has a separate entrance and separate driveway, offering 1-2 bedrooms, kitchen, and a full bathroom. Large lot with potential to sub-divide, or condo conversion or enjoy the large yard for entertaining or playground for the kids and ball game. Excellent location, close to public transportation, downtown, and major highways. Donít miss this one of a kind opportunity.
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Saturday
December 02 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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