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Posted by Gene Mullen on 5/17/2018


80 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176

Single-Family

$485,000
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Why break the bank when you can purchase this lovely 3 bedroom raised ranch in Melrose for under $500K? Main level offers sun filled living room with fireplace and hardwood flooring, large open kitchen with dining area, full bath and 2 generous size bedrooms. The first level offers functional living space with 3rd bedroom with 1/2 bath or as a convenient family room complete with additional fireplace. You'll also appreciate the great storage and direct access to garage offered here as well. Nicely landscaped and requiring minimal upkeep due to the native foliage and ground-cover that slopes up behind this house, you'll find the rear deck to be the perfect place to relax and enjoy this private setting.
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Posted by Gene Mullen on 5/16/2018


20 Bryant Street, Wakefield, MA 01880

Single-Family

$575,000
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Updated for the spring market, this classic 10 room colonial in the heart of Wakefield is ready to impress. Entering from the enclosed front porch into the welcoming foyer, you'll find that the 9 foot ceiling and winding staircase define the character of this lovely home. New hardwood flooring brings warmth to living room with fireplace, formal dining room and study or optional first floor bedroom with full bath. Enjoy the tastefully updated kitchen with convenient access to rear patio and butler staircase to 2nd floor family room and deck. Only steps away from the Wakefield Common and Downtown area, you'll find that this is a perfect match of neighborhood living and accessibility to all that Wakefield has to offer.
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Posted by Gene Mullen on 5/16/2018


80 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176

Single-Family

$485,000
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Why break the bank when you can purchase this lovely 3 bedroom raised ranch in Melrose for under $500K? Main level offers sun filled living room with fireplace and hardwood flooring, large open kitchen with dining area, full bath and 2 generous size bedrooms. The first level offers functional living space with 3rd bedroom with 1/2 bath or as a convenient family room complete with additional fireplace. You'll also appreciate the great storage and direct access to garage offered here as well. Nicely landscaped and requiring minimal upkeep due to the native foliage and ground-cover that slopes up behind this house, you'll find the rear deck to be the perfect place to relax and enjoy this private setting.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Gene Mullen on 5/15/2018

When you have kids, the dynamics of your home change. You often go from refined to durable. If we looked at flooring from a simply practical standpoint, weíd end up with uncomfortable flooring's like ceramic, laminate, or engineered wood. Thatís why carpets come in handy.  


For one, children spend a lot of time playing on the floor. When you put down a carpet and there are children around, you fully expect that there will be spills, blood, and much roughing around done right on the surface. So, youíll need to choose your fibers carefully when picking a carpet out. 


Know that polyester, nylon, and triexta are among the most durable types of fibers. Stay away from wool carpets, as they are really not the best choice for homes with children. Polyester (also known as PET), is a budget friendly, and environmentally friendly type of carpet that provides stain resistance and a long life. Nylon is known for durability and softness. This is another material thatís great if you want a carpet with a long life. Triexta is a unique fiber that provides the highest amount of stain resistance and really will be soil-free. 


Modular Carpeting


There is another option when it comes to carpeting and that is modular carpeting. This type of carpeting can be laid out in the form of tiles. If a piece is soiled, stained, or ripped, youíll be able to just switch out that piece of the carpeting puzzle if it canít be cleaned. This is an option for homes with children, however, itís not a popular choice in residential settings. Generally, modular carpeting is used in commercial settings like office buildings, and indoor public places like shopping malls. This can be a good option for you depending on the size of your home and your needs. If you have a room thatís completely dedicated to children, like a playroom, for example, you could use a modular carpet.


Treating The Carpets


There is an option to have your carpets pre-treated with a Scotchgard like chemical. This is also available for your furniture. It helps to prevent your furniture and carpets from stains and soiling, surrounding each fiber for a total protection. Once a fiber is treated, it will never wash or wear off. Itís a good option to treat your home with this especially when you have children.


Whether you decide to do wall-to-wall carpeting or simply place some area rugs around in order to make the floors of your home more durable and comfortable for children, you have some options to take the curse off of the inevitable mess that children will make.




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Posted by Gene Mullen on 5/8/2018

Let's face it Ė the mere thought of informing family members about your decision to pursue a new home may cause your blood pressure to rise. However, there are many reasons why it often is beneficial to notify family members about your decision to kick off a search for a new residence. These reasons include:

1. You can identify and address potential homebuying hurdles.

Your family typically has your best interests in mind. As such, family members can help you plan ahead for the homebuying journey and resolve any potential conflicts.

For example, family members can help you analyze prospective home financing options. They may even be able to put you in touch with local banks and credit unions that can help you get pre-approved for a mortgage. Then, once you have home financing in hand, you can enter the real estate market with a homebuying budget at your disposal.

2. You can gain homebuying insights that you may struggle to obtain elsewhere.

Family members who previously bought homes may be able to provide you with property buying insights that you probably won't receive elsewhere. With these insights, you'll be better equipped than ever before to understand the housing market and make the best-possible homebuying decision based on your individual needs.

Of course, family members may be able to keep you informed about new houses that become available in your preferred cities and towns too. Because if family members know where you want to find a home, they can help you accelerate your property search.

3. You can receive plenty of support throughout the homebuying journey.

Your family is there for you during good times and bad. If you inform family members about your decision to pursue a new home, they can provide you with comprehensive support throughout the property buying journey. As a result, family members can work with you to help you achieve your desired homebuying results in no time at all.

When it comes to getting help in your quest to discover your dream house, you may want to hire a real estate agent as well. If you have a real estate agent at your side, you can receive expert assistance as you proceed along the homebuying journey.

A real estate agent is committed to helping you find a great home at a budget-friendly price. First, he or she will meet with you and learn about your homebuying criteria. A real estate agent next will craft a personalized homebuying strategy and notify you about new homes that become available that match your property buying criteria. And once you discover your dream residence, a real estate agent will help you put together a competitive offer to purchase this house. Lastly, if your homebuying proposal is accepted, a real estate agent will help you finalize your home purchase so you close on this residence and move into your new house.

Take the guesswork out of buying a house Ė hire a real estate agent today, and you can seamlessly navigate the homebuying journey.




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