Open house on 7/23/2017 at 101 Saunders Rd Lynn, MA 01904


Date: 07/23/2017 Time: 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM  
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Young and spacious colonial in ward one. Built in 2005. Kitchen has granite counters with a center island that includes breakfast and dining area. Large family room with a gas fireplace, cathedral ceilings and sliders to a deck leading to your private back yard. Formal dining room and living room in addition to the family area. Hardwood floors throughout. Enjoy the convenience of your first floor laundry area. Central air for the hot summers! Large Basement and Attic for expansion possibilities. Large master bedroom with its own master bath. Close to highways- route 1, 95 and 128.

Leave These Three Home Repairs to the Pros

When you’re a homeowner, it’s tempting to save money any way you can. Oftentimes people take repairs into their own hands when they don’t have the knowledge or experience to complete the job safely. What begins as a way to save money can quickly turn into a disaster–as you spend lengthy periods of time on a project and find yourself going over your initial budget.

It isn’t always easy to know which projects you can attempt yourself and which ones are better left to the pros. And, of course, it will depend on your comfort and skill level when it comes to various household repairs. So, if you’re a plumber, disregard our plumbing advice and dive in to your DIY plumbing projects since you have the know-how. But if you’re an average homeowner looking to make some renovations and repairs, read on to find out which ones you should attempt and which ones are better left to the pros.

1. Electrical work

So you’ve got a few faulty outlets in the new home you bought. It doesn’t seem worth calling in an electrician just for those few minor issues. However, due to the dangers and complications that can arise from electric work, it’s a good idea to hold off and call in the experts.

Aside from shocking yourself (which can be deadly), you could also create fire hazards or damage circuitry, resulting in much higher repair costs than you initially had.

Another benefit of calling in an electrician, other than having the project done correctly, is that they will be able to diagnose your home circuitry to let you know what other problems might arise in the foreseeable future. So, when it comes to power issues, always call in the pros.

2. Hazardous materials

Many people will tell you not to worry about asbestos or lead paint unless you have children. However, these are both dangerous materials than can create several chronic health problems in adults as well. If you’re concerned for the safety of yourself and your family, call in contractors who will remove the lead or asbestos.

What can go wrong if you try to do it yourself? Lead chips and dust will fly through the air when attempting to remove lead paint. Breathing in these fumes is dangerous initially and down the road when the dust settles into the corners of your home. Asbestos, especially in blown-in insulation can be particularly dangerous.

Aside from ensuring your safety, a contractor will also be able to assess the situation and determine whether your hazardous materials need to be removed or can just be “repaired” or covered up. Simple repair jobs on asbestos or lead-containing objects can save you some serious time and money.

3. Roofing and siding

There’s a reason even building contractors bring in third party companies to install roofs and siding. These are both labor-intensive and time-intensive jobs that require specialized skills and tools that only dedicated companies can accomplish correctly.

Roofing and siding are both dangerous jobs that carry the risk of falling off of roofs and ladders, as well as injuring your back lifting heavy shingles. The pros have the tools and experience to avoid these injuries.

When you hire the professionals to do your roofing or siding, you can rest assured that the job is done correctly and will last much longer than if you made it a DIY project as well.

Choosing the Right Flowers for Your Home and Garden

Picking out flowers to plant in your garden and around your home is no easy task. You’ll have to consider the hardiness of the plants, whether you want them to come back year after year, what colors complement your house, and so on.

 Most people just simply buy flowers that look pretty. And while you can get lucky and have healthy flowers that way, a better method is to think about what you’re looking for in a flower.

 In this article, we’re going to help you choose the right flowers for your home and lifestyle.

 Annuals, biennials, and perennials

One of the first things you should consider is the lifecycle of the flowers. If you don’t want to go through the trouble of choosing and planting new flowers every year or two, perennials may be the best choice for you. Over the long run, you can save money by planting and caring for perennials. However, in the short term, annuals tend to be cheaper to buy.

Planting perennials

If you do decide to go with perennials in your garden you’ll need to be careful about which ones you choose. Make sure to look up your plant hardiness zone and only buy flowers that can withstand the colder seasons in your region.

Furthermore, you’ll want to see if there is any special care required to keep your flowers coming back each year. Likely, you’ll have to spend a bit of time aerating and fertilizing your soil to maintain a supply of nutrients to your plants’ roots. Similarly, determine if there is any special care that you can provide in the winter to help the plants return to life next spring.

Planting annuals

Annuals tend to be some of the brightest and most beautiful flowers. Some of them, called “volunteers,” can sow their own seeds easily and return the next year with minimum work on your part.

You might also notice that annuals bloom throughout the season. That means you and you family and house guests have more time to marvel at the beautiful flowers they produce.

Some common annuals to plant are begonias, geraniums, marigolds, sunflowers and petunias. If you like to keep a variety.

Planting biennials

Like annuals, biennials will die after they bloom. The key difference is that they last for two years not one. During spring of the first year they will grow and stem but won’t bloom. The following spring is when biennials reach their peak.

 Just like annuals, biennials can sow their own seeds. However, some are easier to grow than others and you’ll want to encourage them with rich, aerated soil and plenty of water in early spring.

 Some common biennials include Black-eyed Susans, Sweet William, Forget-Me-Not, and some garden variety plants like fennel, carrot, and parsley.

 Pest-repelling plants

There’s more to flowers than just their ability to look and smell nice. Some plants have the ability to repel certain pests. 

Marigold can repel certain insects as well as rabbits, chives repel certain beetles and flies, petunias repel aphids (which can wreak havoc in your vegetable garden), and so on. 

If you have a pest problem and want to dissuade them from coming back next year, planting pest-repelling plants may be the best option for you.

Single-Family – 101 Saunders Rd Lynn, MA 01904 now has a new price of $479,900!

Young and spacious colonial in ward one. Built in 2005. Kitchen has granite counters with a center island that includes breakfast and dining area. Large family room with a gas fireplace, cathedral ceilings and sliders to a deck leading to your private back yard. Formal dining room and living room in addition to the family area. Hardwood floors throughout. Enjoy the convenience of your first floor laundry area. Central air for the hot summers! Large Basement and Attic for expansion possibilities. Large master bedroom with its own master bath. Close to highways- route 1, 95 and 128.

This is a Colonial style home and features 7 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.52 Acres, and is currently available for $479,900.

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Open house on 7/9/2017 at 101 Saunders Rd Lynn, MA 01904


Date: 07/09/2017 Time: 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM  
For Directions: feel free to contact me.  
For more information: click here for the full details  

Young and spacious colonial in ward one. Built in 2005. Kitchen has granite counters with a center island that includes breakfast and dining area. Large family room with a gas fireplace, cathedral ceilings and sliders to a deck leading to your private back yard. Formal dining room and living room in addition to the family area. Hardwood floors throughout. Enjoy the convenience of your first floor laundry area. Central air for the hot summers! Large Basement and Attic for expansion possibilities. Large master bedroom with its own master bath. Close to highways- route 1, 95 and 128.

Small Bedroom Problems And Solutions

Maybe you have been searching for a home for awhile now. If you have seen homes with small bedrooms, you may have had second thoughts about purchasing the home. Even if you already own a home and have an issue with small bedrooms, you don’t have to start packing up to move just yet! There’s plenty of things that you can do to help organize a bedroom and maximize space, no matter what size the room is. You may think that a small bedroom presents a lack of flexibility in your design capabilities, but by making smart moves in the room, you can maximize your space.  

Place Beds Strategically

Depending upon the layout of the room, you need to make sure the placement of your beds is correct. If you have kids, you may want to consider bunk beds, or a bed that is mounted over a desk. This will give you the maximum amount of space that the room provides. If you have a room with a slanted wall, you can tuck a bed into the corner, even pushing it against a wall. You can even place your beds from end-to-end within a room in order to maximize space.    

Get Creative With Storage

First, you’ll want to make the most use of your wall space and put up plenty of shelving. You can even use shelving near the bed in place of night stands or other tables. This provides an extra place to store things that is out of the way.

The space under the bed is a great place to tuck things away as well. You can get a bed with drawers installed in it, or raise your bed using risers and fit the bed with your own drawers or plastic containers.

Baskets are another great tool to help you stay organized. You can find behind-the-door basket organizers that allow you to keep things in without taking up any space in the bedroom. You can even consider placing baskets throughout the room on shelving units and dressers.    

Use Your Closet

No matter how large or small the closet in your bedroom is, you need to make use of the space. Use a shoe rack to keep footwear organized in the closet, Install additional shelving towards the back of the closet space in order to maximize the area that you do have. 

Whether you are considering buying a home with a small bedroom or already have small space issues in your current home, there’s many creative ways that you can make use of your space and make a small room feel bigger.

Single-Family – 3 Drexel Ter Lynn, MA 01905 now has a new price of $229,900!

Backstreet West Lynn neighborhood dead end off of one way street sites this colonial with two separate lots.First floor has entry foyer, livingroom w/bay window, open to Diningroom w/BI china. Eat in kitchen with pantry and pass through rear hall to enclosed rear porch.Second floor has three bedrooms and full updated bathroom w/ open hall at top of stairs. Mostly newer vinyl tilts, Older FHA by oil furnace, updated circuit breaker panel, washer/dryer HU in basement. Separate lot at end of street holds four or more cars parking or other recreational use. One parking space in front of house; additional parking may be created to the right of the house. Open front porch at entry; screened rear porch egress to patio. House needs some updating and cosmetics. Pull-down stairway to attic. Convenient to public transportation, shopping, etc. Only a couple blocks to Lynn’s coming Market Basket store.

This is a Colonial style home and features 6 total rooms, 1 full bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.03 Acres, and is currently available for $229,900.

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Open house on 6/25/2017 at 101 Saunders Rd Lynn, MA 01904


Date: 06/25/2017 Time: 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM  
For Directions: feel free to contact me.  
For more information: click here for the full details  

Young and spacious colonial in ward one. Built in 2005. Kitchen has granite counters with a center island that includes breakfast and dining area. Large family room with a gas fireplace, cathedral ceilings and sliders to a deck leading to your private back yard. Formal dining room and living room in addition to the family area. Hardwood floors throughout. Enjoy the convenience of your first floor laundry area. Central air for the hot summers! Large Basement and Attic for expansion possibilities. Large master bedroom with its own master bath. Close to highways- route 1, 95 and 128.

Open house on 6/24/2017 at 101 Saunders Rd Lynn, MA 01904


Date: 06/24/2017 Time: 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM  
For Directions: feel free to contact me.  
For more information: click here for the full details  

Young and spacious colonial in ward one. Built in 2005. Kitchen has granite counters with a center island that includes breakfast and dining area. Large family room with a gas fireplace, cathedral ceilings and sliders to a deck leading to your private back yard. Formal dining room and living room in addition to the family area. Hardwood floors throughout. Enjoy the convenience of your first floor laundry area. Central air for the hot summers! Large Basement and Attic for expansion possibilities. Large master bedroom with its own master bath. Close to highways- route 1, 95 and 128.

Why You Should Introduce Yourself to Your Neighbors

The idea of a tight-knit neighborhood seems like an artifact of a simpler time in our country. And, in many ways, it is. Improvements in transportation and technology make it easier than ever to be connected with friends and family across the country and around the world.

However, there are still many good reasons to get to know your neighbors, aside from as a common courtesy. In this article, we’ll break down those reasons for you.

A watchful eye

If you plan on going for an extended vacation, it’s good to know at least one neighbor who you can trust to watch over your home while you’re away. That can include reporting any suspicious behavior and bringing in your mail so that it isn’t obvious that your home is empty.

If you have kids, your neighbors are a good way to find out about any neighborhood news and safety concerns you should be aware of, which brings us to our next reason to get to know your neighbor.

Learning about the neighborhood

When you move into a new community, there often aren’t many ways to learn about the local events and places of interest. Introducing yourself to your new neighbors is a good way to learn about the place you moved to. It’s also a way to ask about any concerns you may have, such as traffic, noise level, or road safety if you have children who will be playing outside.

A helping hand

Like we mentioned before, it’s good to have trustworthy neighbors while you’re on vacation for home security reasons. However, it’s also a good opportunity to have neighborhood kids lend a hand while you’re away. You can pay them to mow your lawn, water the grass or flowers, and feed your pets. This makes your life easier and teaches them a lesson in work and reward.

Lending tools and services

It’s good to know a few neighbors with tools that you don’t have so that you can let one another borrow seldom-used tools rather than buying or renting them just for the occasional use.

Similarly, if you have an elderly neighbor, it’s a rewarding gesture to help them out when you see they need help with groceries, shoveling, or other physically demanding tasks. Those small gestures can also go a long way when it comes to gaining a friend in the neighborhood who you can count on for the local news.

No ill-will between good neighbors

Let’s face it, neighbors can be a source of annoyance at times. If it’s late on a school night and your neighbors are being noisy while you and your children are trying to sleep, you’ll have a lot better chance of getting them to quiet down if you have an established, friendly relationship.

Similarly, if you have a family cookout and need to park cars in front of their lawn, they’re more likely to not mind if you’ve helped them out in the past.


So, for these five reasons, and for many others, it pays to get to know your neighbors.