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Posted by James Conforti and Domingo Medina on 5/5/2018

Pristine, updated one bedroom condo featuring carefree living. Conveniently located to Rt.93 and 128 with direct access to public transportation (Boston within 40 minutes) Walking distance to restaurants, theater and much more. This unit offers an open concept living space, Crown molding throughout, gleaming hardwood floors, high ceilings, laundry in the unit, large master bedroom with ample closet space and a bonus room for an office, craft room or when company stops by. Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops . The unit comes with a parking space and access to the private deck. Commuter's Open house Friday May 4th from 4 to 6 pm. Weekend open houses Saturday May 5th and Sunday May 6th from 11 to 1 pm.

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Posted by James Conforti and Domingo Medina on 4/12/2018

Guest rooms, often unused most of the year, all too often end up as a holding area for clutter you're too attached to toss but not quite in love with enough to put out in a frequently used room. Moving into a new home creates the perfect clean slate for setting up a guest room that is a luxurious home away from home for visiting friends and family. Keep reading to learn how to set up a guest room that wows visitors.

Start with the essentials:

If nothing else, be sure to put out plenty of blankets and pillows for your overnight guests to sleep comfortably in your home. Make sure to have at least one lightweight blanket and one heavy one to suit varying temperatures.

Try spending at least one night in your guest room to get a feel for the room. Is it extra drafty? Is the sun overbearing in the morning or maybe the room is poorly lit for the nighttime. Having first-hand experience with staying in your guest room helps you to thoughtfully furnish the room. 

If your guest bedroom doesn’t have its own bathroom hang a mirror up for guests to get ready in the comfort of their own room. 

Put items for guests to use out in plain sight so that they do not need to feel like a snoop going through drawers to find an extra blanket or spare toothbrush. When setting up the room get creative with ways you can tastefully leave these items out instead of just cluttering up available surfaces.

Speaking of a spare toothbrush, earn bonus hospitality points by leaving out spare and travel size personal care items for your guests who may have forgotten their own. You’ll also want to stock the bathroom with extra toilet paper, tissues, and towels.

Little extras that make a big impression:

For guests who are staying for a few days or longer, you should provide plenty of available hooks and hangers as well as at least one empty drawer. You may also want to include a bedside clock with an alarm feature.

Bring in the comforts of home by providing a bedside light, books and magazines as well as a comfortable chair to sit in with a side table. Fresh cut flowers or houseplants always make a room feel more pulled together and lived in.

Leave out some entertainment options for guests who may be night owls or early risers. Whether you add magazines, books or a few movies make sure they are current and interesting. In the age of the mobile phone be sure to also include your home’s wifi password out in the open, perhaps even framed, and spare charging cords.

Add lastly, you can add a touch of luxury by including an electric kettle, mugs, packets of tea, instant coffee and packets of creamer and sugar. Consider also putting out a few snacks and drinking water.

When having friends and family stay overnight the hope is always for them to feel at home. You can avoid a cold, unwelcoming guest room by employing just a few of the above tips. After all, it’s the little things that count and your extra efforts surely won’t go unnoticed!

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Posted by James Conforti and Domingo Medina on 3/15/2018

Beautifully renovated, sun drenched 3 bedroom home with a great floor plan for entertaining while maintaining that charming feel of your soon to be home.  This move in ready home features an enclosed porch, a large kitchen with stainless steal appliances, granite counter tops and plenty of storage, gleaming hardwood floors throughout, a beautiful fully renovated bathroom with double sinks and mirrors, plus custom radiator covers throughout. Play and entertain in the backyard with a large deck off the rear of the house. This 7 room home, which doesn’t include the large basement space, is located within an easy walk to Wollaston T station, Boston Harbor beaches and views of the Boston skyline, easy access to the Bill Hill Reservations and convenient to major routes. Off street parking for 3 cars along with space in the detached garage. Don’t miss this great opportunity.  Open Houses: Thursday March15th 4:30 to 6:30, Saturday March 17th from 1-3, and Sunday March 18th from 1-3

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Posted by James Conforti and Domingo Medina on 1/16/2018

Great opportunity to own in West Medford. This spacious updated Dutch Colonial features 3 bedrooms and two full bathrooms with a renovated eat in kitchen featuring granite counter tops. Beautiful hardwood floors though out the house. Living Room features a cozy gas fireplace surrounded by a handsome mantle, French doors lead you into the Dining Room and Sun Room to complete this level. Second floor features 3 bedrooms a fully renovated bathroom and a walk up attic. Spacious walkout basement perfect for a man cave, lady lounge, teen crash pad or gym, laundry area, another full bathroom and additional storage. Nice size yard with an in-ground pool, separate BBQ seating area, detached garage and off street parking for 4 cars. Great location a short drive to Assembly Row, with easy access to the highway and public transportation, short walk to West Medford Station. Commuter's Open House Friday Jan 19th 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Saturday Jan 20th and Sunday Jan 21st from 12 to 2 p.m.

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Posted by James Conforti and Domingo Medina on 9/28/2017

The stronger your roof is the safer and more healthy your entire home can be. A roof serves as the crown of your home. Certain roofs offer an elegant, historic or modern look to your house. Metal roofs tend to cost more than wood roofs. They can also be noisier, especially during hard rain and hailstorms.

Another factor that the material your roof is made of contributes to is how long your roof will stay healthy. Generally, a roof will stay healthy for up to 20 years. However, harsh climates could shorten the life span of your roof. Inadequate ventilation and moss build up can also reduce the time that your roof endures.

It’s important to spot roofing damage early

Cost to repair or replace your roof depends on several factors, including the extinct of damage to your current roof, the size of your roof and the material that your shingles are made with. Knowing what to look for in your roof could help you to spot issues early, potentially saving you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Among the signs that your roof needs to be repaired or replaced are:

  • Curled shingles – The ends of your shingles should generally be flat. Curled shingles could be a sign that the nails that secure your shingles to your house are loose. It could also signal that your shingles are rotting.
  • Discolored shingles – Colored spots or streaks are a sign of wear and tear. You could replace a few discolored shingles on your own.
  • Missing shingles and missing granules – Entire shingles can create weak spots in your roof. While inspecting your roof, also look for missing granules.
  • Wet floors – What happens to your roof can affect your entire house, all the way down to your basement. Check your roof if your floors become wet for seemingly no apparent reason, meaning no one spilled liquid on the floor. Also, check your roof for leaks or damage if your floors become wet following a rain or heavy snowfall.
  • Cold attic – An exceptionally cold attic could be a sign that the ventilation in your roof is eroding.
  • Damp rooms – Should the rooms of your house feel damp, it could be a sign that shingles are missing or damaged. It could also be a sign that roofing ventilation needs to be repaired or replaced.
  • Stained walls – Among the signs that your roof is leaking are stained walls. If you notice streaks or water stains on your walls, check your roof or call a professional roofer to inspect the roof for you.

There are steps that you can take to extend the life of your roof.Inspecting your roof at least once a year is an important part of those steps. It’s important to replace or repair damaged or missing shingles early.

Taking the above actions could save your several thousand dollars, a sit can cost between $6,500 to more than $9,000 to replace a roof. Some roofing companies will inspect your roof for free. You may have to participate in a special offer to get this free service. You could also work with a roofing company or contractor who provides an additional service like exterior lighting. After you pay for exterior lighting, you could qualify to receive a free, professional roof inspection.