Video Tour – Condo Home – Lynn, MA 01905 Real Estate – For Sale

Nice newer four floor building (2002) with elevator, common coin-op laundry and storage on each floor, and two assigned parking spaces, offers this four room, two bedroom top floor unit with Water Views and updated wall to wall carpet and ceramic tile in oak kitchen and bathroom. Electric range, fridge and dishwasher are included. Convenient location on Saugus line is great for commuting, public transportation access, and is close to local retail/restaurants, and recreation areas. This building’s location on the Saugus River has a large open lawn area on the water for common use and plenty of parking for residents and visitors. Individual unit heat pump has central air. Good budget reserves, cats and dogs allowed with restrictions, and lower rental to owner occupancy ratio means easy low down-payment financing for qualified buyers.

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Condo – 20 Heaths Ct Unit 409 Lynn, MA 01905 is now new to the market!

Nice newer four floor building (2002) with elevator, common coin-op laundry and storage on each floor, and two assigned parking spaces, offers this four room, two bedroom top floor unit with Water Views and updated wall to wall carpet and ceramic tile in oak kitchen and bathroom. Electric range, fridge and dishwasher are included. Convenient location on Saugus line is great for commuting, public transportation access, and is close to local retail/restaurants, and recreation areas. This building’s location on the Saugus River has a large open lawn area on the water for common use and plenty of parking for residents and visitors. Individual unit heat pump has central air. Good budget reserves, cats and dogs allowed with restrictions, and lower rental to owner occupancy ratio means easy low down-payment financing for qualified buyers.

This is a Mid-Rise style home and features 4 total rooms, 1 full bath, 2 bedrooms, 1.94 Acres, and is currently available for $189,900.

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Open house on 8/28/2016 at 48 Lafayette Park Lynn, MA 01902


Date: 08/28/2016 Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
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This is a great unit overlooking Gold Fish Pond. Totally renovated in 2005. Master bedroom with master bath, hard wood floors, Granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, washer and dryer in unit. Extra room can be used as office space. All appliances stay as gifts. Showings start with open house. All offers to be submitted no later than Tuesday at noon.

Video Tour – Condo Home – Lynn, MA 01902 Real Estate – For Sale

This is a great unit overlooking Gold Fish Pond. Totally renovated in 2005. Master bedroom with master bath, hard wood floors, Granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, washer and dryer in unit. Extra room can be used as office space. All appliances stay as gifts. Showings start with open house. All offers to be submitted no later than Tuesday at noon.

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Condo – 48 Lafayette Park Unit C1 Lynn, MA 01902 is now new to the market!

This is a great unit overlooking Gold Fish Pond. Totally renovated in 2005. Master bedroom with master bath, hard wood floors, Granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, washer and dryer in unit. Extra room can be used as office space. All appliances stay as gifts. Showings start with open house. All offers to be submitted no later than Tuesday at noon.

This is a Detached style home and features 5 total rooms, 2 full baths, 2 bedrooms, 0.41 Acres, and is currently available for $229,900.

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Planting Asparagus

Adding An Asparagus Bed To The Home Garden

In the marketplace, asparagus is a major commercial crop – particularly in the United States, Australia, Europe, China, Mexico, and Peru. Given the diverse array of pesticides and chemicals used in commercial asparagus cultivation, an excellent way to stay healthy and keep yourself engaged this spring is to grow your organic asparagus in your backyard! Not only will you have an abundance of fresh and tasty asparagus for the table, but you will also have the satisfaction of knowing your crop is free of noxious chemicals and pesticide residue.

Asparagus Cultivation

Professional organic gardeners suggest that asparagus grows best in a sunny location with well-drained and fertile soil. Asparagus can also be used as a new excellent companion plant along with parsley, tomatoes, rhubarb, raspberries, and basil. This will also help replenish nutrients in an orderly manner.

As a dioecious plant, an asparagus sapling can be either male or female. The female saplings grow and focus their energies on reproduction. Studies have shown different ways to identify and differentiate between the male and female asparagus. Male asparagus saplings produce thick, firm spears and do not present weedy problems.

The asparagus bed once laid, remains productive for decades. Preparing a bed at the onset of spring is highly advised. The soil should be tilled until the dirt clods break and the soil is loose and crumbly. After removing rocks, roots and weeds, til again to get fresh, productive, rich soil.

To establish healthy organic asparagus bed, keep these points in mind:
• Cultivate soil to a depth of 12-inches deep.
• Spread a 4-6 inch layer of well-aged herbivore manure on the top of the bed for extra nutrients. Because asparagus tends to use up nutrients fast, well-age manure must be added to the soil twice a year – in early spring and late fall.

One of the most important steps in cultivating asparagus is the preparation of the planting bed. The key is to spread the plants in 6-inch deep trenches across 12-18 inches of width.

Keeping a distance of 18-inches between rows of plants gives enough space for the roots to expand in the soil, ensuring a proper supply of water and nutrients and provides the gardener with enough space to weed between the rows.

Cover the roots and crowns of the plants with 2-3 inches of soil. This is done so when the plants establish and grow taller, the crown of the plant remains covered with soil. Experienced gardeners recommend placing an additional 2 – 4 inches of soil between the rows so as to facilitate individual plant growth.

If you have sensitive skin, wear gloves so as to avoid skin irritation caused by coming in contact with the plant. Some people exhibit skin sensitivity to fresh asparagus.

Asparagus beds need to be taken good care of once they start developing and growing plants. The plants produce a thick layer of roots, which grow horizontally and not vertically. The beds may even require a substantial amount of weeding. Any invasive plants that sprout on the bed must be handpicked carefully so as to avoid beetles and other pests.

After so much of hard work, the only thing you must keep in mind that asparagus must be harvested during or after the onset of the third season and not until then.

One asparagus planting is picked up 20-times a season. You can harvest young stalks by cutting shoots off the ground level. Keep in mind that asparagus deteriorates in quality quickly. Harvest only required quantities to avoid wastage. Happy Planting!

Open house on 8/21/2016 at 9 Winona St Peabody, MA 01960


Date: 08/21/2016 Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
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Expanded, updated ranch on large lot in West Peabody features main level with open concept fireplaced living room, dining area, Oak cabinet kitchen with island, two bedrooms, full bathroom, and laundry. Connected second living area at main level has open concept Family room with two separate accesses,rear facing bedroom, full bathroom (shower stall), walk-in closet, and access to two-car garage. Lower level has second fireplaced family room, second laundry area, den and kitchenette area with separate rear access. Large partially wooded rear lot with LOTS of parking and quick commuter access to Rt. 1. With a ten year old one-layer roof, vinyl siding, rear and front patios, this large home has GREAT in-law potential for an extended family!

Should You Renovate or Sell?

Even if you’ve only lived at your address for several months, it’s likely that you’ve developed an emotional connection to your home. Despite a few hiccups like a pipe leaking, sink clogging or a kitchen cabinet drawer sticking, you might not be ready to sell your house and move into a new home. Renovating your house might prove a better choice.

Consider the following factors before you make a final decision on whether to sell or renovate.

Neighborhood – Is the neighborhood where you live starting to decline? Is crime increasing, causing property values to drop? It may be time to start house hunting and move into a better neighborhood. Renovating won’t change your entire neighborhood, so this decision is fairly straightforward.

Family Needs – If your family is growing, you may need to move in order to give your children sleeping and entertaining room, especially if your children are getting older and want their own private space. You could also renovate and add one to two bedrooms onto your existing home.

Age of House – An aging house often means that wiring, pipes and flooring are experiencing wear and tear. If your home has ever flooded or endured hard weather conditions, renovating may call for a roof replacement, new sidewalks, new floor tiles and painting. As part of your renovations, you may also need to replace utility equipment like your water heater or furnace.

Job Situation – Think about why you’re considering moving. The chance to work a job that you’re passionate about or the chance to continue working with your current employer who may be relocating to a different town may make it easy to decide to move. If jobs are drying up where you live, you could open up to new job opportunities if you move. However, the chance to get promoted or take on a higher paying role may only come if you stay where you are. Should this be the case, renovating may be the way to go.

Disposable Income – Renovating a house can get pricey, especially if your home requires a lot of structural work. Ask a home inspector to tell you how much and what types of work would improve your house. Count up the cost to have these repairs completed. Factor in any cosmetic work that you’d like done on your home. Be honest in determining whether you have enough disposable income to renovate. Compare the cost to renovate your home against the cost of taking on a new mortgage.

Remember when relatives and friends visited after you bought your home, helping you to celebrate this new independent step? It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that you felt proud of your decision, a home choice that you made after weeks, perhaps months, of house hunting. Add in years of memories, children growing up in the house and huge family celebrations and moving might be the last thing that you want to do.

On the other hand, moving could prove to be the best choice. Before you make a decision, consider the above factors. Doing so could help you to avoid entering the realm of regret.

Open house on 8/14/2016 at 9 Winona St Peabody, MA 01960


Date: 08/14/2016 Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
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Expanded, updated ranch on large lot in West Peabody features main level with open concept fireplaced living room, dining area, Oak cabinet kitchen with island, two bedrooms, full bathroom, and laundry. Connected second living area at main level has open concept Family room with two separate accesses,rear facing bedroom, full bathroom (shower stall), walk-in closet, and access to two-car garage. Lower level has second fireplaced family room, second laundry area, den and kitchenette area with separate rear access. Large partially wooded rear lot with LOTS of parking and quick commuter access to Rt. 1. With a ten year old one-layer roof, vinyl siding, rear and front patios, this large home has GREAT in-law potential for an extended family!