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Posted by Donna Geihe on 8/16/2018

This Condo in Medford, MA recently sold for $550,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Donna Geihe - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY.


97 Boston Ave, Medford, MA 02155

Condo

$569,000
Price
$550,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Just in time to enjoy your summer! Bright, clean, large, and sunny, with an amazing location, are a few of the many adjectives that you might describe this home. Bring your own taste, but not much to do here but move in and unpack! There is plenty of room in this 2-level town home, plus as an added value of 2 more rooms and a laundry in the lower level! Take note of the finished lower level with its ¾ sized windows for plenty of light and view, and its own full bathroom. Livingroom has gleaming hardwood floors. Eat in kitchen with sliders to a private deck, plus no waiting with 2 ½ baths! And 3 car driveway! Enjoy the privacy of a large fenced yard this summer, perfect for summer fun and entertaining. If location is important, this one checks off the ďLocationĒ boxes. Close to Tufts University, Shopping, Restaurants, the Mystic River, Mystic Lake and Park, and close by walking and bike paths. SELLER WILL ENTERTAIN OFFERS FROM $549,000 to $589,876!

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Tags: Real Estate   Condo   Medford   02155  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Donna Geihe on 8/14/2018

Want to wake up each day to a stunning luxe bedroom? Feel like you canít achieve this without draining your account? Iíve got good news, today IĎm going to share my favorite upscale upgrades you can make even on a budget. You donít have to be royalty to live like one, you just need to get creative (and put in some elbow grease).

Add mirrors to closet doors to bring in more light and make your bedroom feel larger. Get mirrors cut to cover over the panels of a door for a smooth, luxe look. This works great whether you have a hinged swinging door style or bifold.   

Create a faux canopy bed with curtain rods installed on the ceiling. Look for bracket styles described as ceiling mounted or those that completely enclose the rod. There are also room divider options that allow for rods to connect and create a seamless look. The curtain fabric you use will completely set the tone and atmosphere of the room.

Restain a piece of furniture or your whole set to give an old piece new life. This is a great long weekend project as you will need to time to sand down the pieces as well as stain and add a finishing coat. A dark stain will feel upscale and luxurious.

Create a built-in library with a window seat by filling a wall with bookcases flanking each side of a bench or trunk. Add molding around where they will meet the ceiling and floor to fully integrate them and give that built-in look. Ensure that whatever finish you choose for your new bookcase it matches existing woodwork in the room.

Update your light fixtures to create a rich new atmosphere. Update sconces to a new sleek silhouette. Swap a flush mount ceiling light for a pendant or chandelier. Replace a ceiling fan with blades for a drum style fixture for a true update in style.

And of course, there is nothing a fresh coat of paint canít update. Create a luxurious atmosphere by choosing a neutral palette. Or be bold with a statement color that feels high end and ahead of the style curve. This one change can completely alter the look and feel of your bedroom without the need to change out any of your furniture to linens.

With that said, changing out linens is a great, easy way to upgrade your bedroom. Invest in a set with a high thread count and luxe-to-you style. Invest in a down blanket to stay toasty warm throughout the colder months. Curtains that sweep from ceiling to floor feel extravagant and create the illusion of a taller room. Load up on decorative pillows for a well-styled room that feels style-shoot-ready.




Tags: bedroom   upscale   high-end  
Categories: Uncategorized  


Posted by Donna Geihe on 8/7/2018

Household odors are impossible to avoid entirely. Things like cooking smells and pet odor are not what we want our home to smell like when visitors stop by. However, they can be difficult to subdue, especially in the cold months when we ted to keep our windows shut, and thus keep the odors contained within our homes.

In this article, weíll cover some of the most common household odors and how to manage and eliminate them. Weíll also dispel a few myths about containing odors.

Cooking odors

While the smell of food may seem delicious when youíre hungry, it can be nauseating if it is lingering in your house the next day. Certain smells seem to stick everywhere and are hard to get rid of. Fish, pork, and heavily seasoned dishes can taste great but have a tendency to outstay their welcome in the form of unpleasant smells.

Here are some tips for vanquishing those leftover odors from your kitchen:

  • Cook with the windows open. Open up the windows and use any ventilation systems that you might have over your home oven.

  • Have a cookout. For particularly stinky dishes like pork and frozen fish, cook them outside on the grill.

  • Grease management. If you must cook inside, use a splatter shield over frying pans to limit grease from getting all over your kitchen.

  • Thoroughly clean up. Wipe down your kitchen surfaces with a vinegar and citrus based cleaner and donít leave any dishes in the sink.

Pet odors

Everyone loves their pets. The odors that come with them? Not so much. Here are some tips in eliminating pet odors.

  • Wash the petís bedding. If you have a dog or cat who sleeps in the same area every night, be sure to wash their bedding as regularly as your own.

  • Donít mask smells, remove them. If a pet has an accident indoors, itís important to disinfect and thoroughly clean the area. Air fresheners and candles will only mask the odor temporarily.

  • Carpet cleaning. Your carpets and hardwood floors cover a huge surface area of your home. Chances are your pet frequents those areas even more than you do. Regularly cleaning your carpets and mopping your hardwood floors is an important step to limiting pet odor.

Refrigerator odor

Weíve all heard about the box of baking soda technique for eliminating refrigerator odors. However, unless you dump out the baking soda and scrub the interior of the refrigerator with it, it probably isnít doing anything to limit odors. Baking soda companies may market their product as a way to reduce odors in the refrigerator, but the reality is that it would take a much larger surface area for it to affect the air in your refrigerator.

Instead, clean the interior of your refrigerator frequently with a vinegar and water-based solution, and make sure you throw out leftovers before the start to smell off.

Shoes and closet

If youíre looking for a new use for that baking soda that was sitting in your refrigerator doing nothing, this is the place for it. Sprinkle baking soda (or Gold Bond) into shoes and on the carpet of the floor before cleaning your closet.

Make sure to wash your seasonal clothes after the season. If you have unwashed sweaters, gloves, or scarves in your closet sitting there all summer they will begin to emit an odor.




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Posted by Donna Geihe on 8/1/2018

This Single-Family in East Bridgewater, MA recently sold for $392,000. This Raised Ranch style home was sold by Donna Geihe - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY.


555 Harvard Street, East Bridgewater, MA 02333

Single-Family

$379,900
Price
$392,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome home just in time for those long summer days. Enjoy this 3 bd 1.5 bath beautifully kept raised ranch. This home features new hardwood floors through out the main level of living, freshly painted trim and walls, updated full bathroom with new shower/tub, CT flooring, and vanity. The open kitchen and dining area offers granite countertops with CT backsplash with sliding doors to your recently refinished deck. The lower level is recently updated with w/w carpet and wood laminate flooring all with a custom built bar. This finished level also offers a half bath with laundry and storage area. 2 car oversized detached garage. Spend your days sitting on the deck or by your custom fire pit over looking your beautifully maintained 1.21 acre fenced in lot. .

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Posted by Donna Geihe on 7/31/2018

Believe it or not, upgrading your residence's curb appeal won't necessarily force you to break your budget. Now, let's take a look at three cost-effective ways to improve your house's curb appeal.

1. Mow the Lawn

Tall grass and weeds are unlikely to do you any favors, particularly if you want to reap the benefits of a fast, profitable home sale. Fortunately, if you spend some time mowing the lawn and trimming the hedges, you may be able to boost your house's curb appeal.

It generally won't take long to perform lawn maintenance tasks. Then, once you complete these tasks for the first time, you can set up a schedule to complete them every week or every other week until your residence sells. That way, your lawn will continue to look great in the eyes of potential buyers.

2. Clear the Walkways

Dirt, dust and debris may make your home's exterior walkways look messy. Perhaps worst of all, these problems may drive prospective buyers away from your house.

On the other hand, neat, tidy walkways could help your residence stand out to potential buyers. If you devote time and resources to sweep and clean your house's exterior walkways, you can increase the likelihood that your residence will make a positive first impression on buyers.

3. Remove Decorations

Although plastic flamingoes, lawn gnomes and other home exterior decorations have helped you distinguish your house from others in your neighborhood, now may be a good time to put these decorations into storage. Because if you keep decorations on your lawn, it may be difficult for a buyer to envision what life may be like as the owner of your house.

Remember, your goal as a home seller is to make your residence as appealing as possible to prospective buyers. By removing home exterior decorations, you can show off your residence's full potential. As such, you can make it easy for buyers to fall in love with your residence as soon as they see it for the first time.

As you search for ways to upgrade your house's curb appeal without breaking your budget, you may want to consult with a real estate agent too. This housing market professional is happy to provide home selling recommendations and can help you transform your home's exterior from drab to fab.

Typically, a real estate agent will provide expert guidance at each stage of the house selling journey. He or she first will help you craft a home selling strategy and promote your residence to dozens of prospective buyers. Plus, once you receive an offer to purchase your home, a real estate agent can help you analyze this proposal. And if you accept an offer to purchase your house, a real estate agent will do whatever it takes to help you quickly finalize your home sale.

Ready to list your residence? Upgrade your house's curb appeal today, and you can move one step closer to achieving the best-possible results during the property selling journey.