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Posted by John Boey on 3/18/2019


424 John Mahar Hwy, Braintree, MA 02184

Condo

$505,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Move right into this spacious and lovely 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths Enfield style(Only 12 Enfield Style units in the complex) condo at Jonathans landing with 1,495 sq. ft. of living space all on one level located on the top floor, unit offer open floor plan, 9' ceiling height and many upgrade, kitchen with white wood cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, Hardwood floors, crown moldings and wainscoting moldings throughout, private balcony off spacious living room, private bath with double vanities, soaking tub and stand up shower, walk-in closet in master bedroom, extra large laundry room with additional storage in unit. Plus, the Community includes a clubhouse, fitness & theater rooms, in-ground pool, tennis courts, walking trails & beautifully landscaped grounds. Very convenient to Braintree T station, restaurants and shopping, easy access to highway, perfect commuter location. Pet friendly one cat, one dog under 51lbs.
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Posted by John Boey on 3/17/2019

Preparing your home is one of the most important things you can do before leaving for an extended period of time.

Whether you have a vacation home that you spend your summer months in, you travel for work, or you simply have a second property that will be unoccupied for an extended period of time, itís vital to take the steps to preparing the home for the elements while you are gone.

In this article, weíll talk about winterizing, preparing a home for heavy rains, and protecting it from a number of external forces. That way you can rest assured that your property will be safe while youíre away, saving you money in costly repairs.

Winterizing

Many Americans spend the winter months in a warmer climate. Similarly, it has become quite common to purchase vacation homes and cabins in the northern part of the country to visit during the summer months. Regardless, these homes will have to be winterized to avoid damage.

First, and most important, be sure to turn off the water at the main supply sources. Next, open up your faucets and drain all of the lines that carry water throughout your home and yard. Drain, and put away your garden hose, to protect it and your fittings from damage.

Now that youíre protected against water damage, youíll want to protect against potential fires. Turn off and unplug all appliances. Not only is this a way to avoid fire, but it will also help you avoid needlessly spending on electricity.

Itís a good idea to turn your thermostat down so that your home is kept above freezing, but not at a needlessly high temperature.

Preparing a home for extended leave

Even if your home isnít facing the winter cold, there are still measures that should be taken during an extended leave.

Cleaning your refrigerator out completely and then washing the interior will help avoid odors from spreading throughout the house.

Other odors can arise from the drains in your home, especially if itís likely to get hot. To prevent this you can cover up your drains with painterís tape.

Youíll also want to remove any food from your cabinets that could attract mice, ants, or other pests. While youíre cleaning, wash and put away any linens that you wonít be using for some time.

Be sure arrangements have been made at the post office for any mail you receive at your home. You could set up mail forwarding, have neighbors take in your mail, or purchase a PO box for the time youíre away. Regardless, itís a good idea to not have mail piling up outside an empty home as it could attract the attention of those seeking to benefit from your house being vacant.

Before leaving, make sure all windows and doors are closed and locked. Remove any spare keys from obvious locations around your home, and make arrangements for someone, such as a neighbor, to check on the home and report any problems to you.





Posted by John Boey on 3/11/2019


86 Martensen St, Quincy, MA 02169

Single-Family

$549,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
A single family home located in Quincy Center. House built in 1995, features 3 good sized bedrooms. 6 Years hardwood floor, heating system and central A/C , dish washer, stove. A large kitchen w/ wooden cabinets, living room w/ fireplace, and dining room w/ a sliding door leading into the decent backyard. a finished room in basement. Near public transportation, schools, shop and restaurants. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 11 to 1pm.
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Sunday
March 17 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 86 Martensen St, Quincy, MA 02169    Get Directions

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Posted by John Boey on 3/10/2019

??Finding the house of your dreams is a process that requires a lot of clarity, diligence, and patience. While it is possible for the first house you look at to be the ideal choice, it's a lot more likely you'll have to look at a dozen or more houses before finding the one that matches your requirements and feels like home.

Whether you're searching for your first home or your tenth, your decision will primarily be based on four factors: affordability, practicality, emotional appeal, and prevailing market conditions.

Affordability is a vital element in the mix because it's difficult to enjoy a beautiful new home if you're always stressed out about whether you'll be able to make the next mortgage payment! Developing a realistic and well thought-out budget is one of the first preliminary steps involved in launching a full-fledged search for your next home. In addition to being able to cover your current expenses and the cost of mortgage payments, you'll also want to ensure that there's a cushion in your budget for things like home maintenance, repairs, improvements, HOA fees (if applicable), property taxes, school taxes, and homeowner's insurance.

As far as practicality goes, your new home should -- at the very least -- live up to your basic needs and expectations. Ideally, all systems should work properly and be in good condition. Proximity to key locations, such as your job, shopping, and essential services can also have a direct impact on your quality of life. Long commutes, cramped quarters, or being buried by an avalanche of repair bills can definitely take some of the pleasure out of home ownership!

The majority of houses you'll look at will probably need some degree of updating, decorating, or repairs, but ideally, you'll want to tackle those projects over the next couple of years, rather than the immediate future! Having an experienced home inspector do a thorough inspection of the home you're interested in will help ensure you're not buying a home riddled with flaws, headaches waiting to happen, and other problems.

Although cost and practicality are vital aspects of buying a new home, you can't (and wouldn't want to) ignore factors such as aesthetics and emotional appeal. If you can't imagine you and your family living in and enjoying a house you're considering buying, it might be time to continue your search elsewhere! The house you ultimately choose should support your lifestyle, provide sufficient space for your family to grow and thrive, and be situated in a neighborhood in which you feel comfortable and safe.

To make the most of your available time and money, find an experienced real estate agent who's responsive to your needs and knowledgeable about the local real estate market. They will help you streamline your search, find houses that meet your criteria and negotiate the best possible price on your behalf.





Posted by John Boey on 3/6/2019


74 Taylor St, Quincy, MA 02170

Rental

$1,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Updated 3 bedrooms in a really convenient location. Short distance to Wollaston T station, restaurants, supermarket, laundromat and more!!! Hardwood flooring throughout, Newer kitchen and bath. Good size pantry. Must have good credit and income. Tenant pay one month fee to be split between listing and renting office.
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