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When you’re looking to sell your home for a great price, there are a few things that you can do to give the sale an edge. All of the ideas you’ll find below are inexpensive yet effective for sprucing your home up fast.


Hide And Brighten What You Can


Do you have an old, lumpy sofa, an old, unsightly lamp, or a scratch on the wall? You can easily cover these things up without making any major changes. Use a slip cover, some touch-up paint, or even new bedding to help brighten any room or furnishing. You could even consider adding new window treatments or additional lighting to assist in giving your home a refreshed look. As a rule of thumb: If it looks old and you can’t remember when you last replaced the item, you should probably replace it.    



Use Paint Strategically


With the right paint, you can accentuate or downplay the features of a room including fireplaces and windows. Portions of the room that would otherwise be lost can be highlighted with the right use of color. 


Make The Room Seem Larger


Do you have low ceilings or small rooms? You can make the room seem larger just by making use of vertical lines or using the higher spaces in the rooms of your home. Easily mount shelves on your walls in order to store things to give the room the illusion of having more space.


Deep Clean


Your home can look like a new place when you take the time to deep clean the area. Don’t miss out on any part of any room. Use a little elbow grease and pay attention to neglected areas like the pantry, laundry room, and refrigerator. Get rid of any odors in the home. Potential buyers will definitely notice if things don’t smell right upon entering the house. You can use natural cleaners made of baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice in order to freshen up everything from rugs to toilets. This stage of the makeover process may take you some time, but it’s definitely worth it. 


Don’t Forget The Little Touches


Adding in little things before an open house can also make a big difference. Put some fresh flowers on the table. Light some candles. Fluff the pillows. Take the time to remove unnecessary items from the counters and tables as well. The less cluttered the home looks, the better. Buyers like open spaces, but they also like to be able to see themselves in the space and you can help them to do just that.              

    




402 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148

Single-Family

$719,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Buyer's financing fell through - Now's your chance to own this beautiful home! Quality craftsmanship at its finest. Brand new Colonial featuring gleaming hardwood floors throughout, ultra gourmet kitchen with granite counters, designer cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, open living room with gas fireplace and dining area with sliders overlooking private back yard, half bath w/pedestal sink. Huge master suite with walk-in closet and private full bath w/double vanity sink and ceramic tile shower stall, two additional bedrooms w/double closets and full bath w/double vanity and separate laundry room complete the 2nd floor. Two separate gas forced hot air systems w/central air conditioning. Huge unfinished basement offering great expansion possibilities. Completely fenced yard and additional parking. Situated minutes to express bus to Boston and all major routes!
Open House
Sunday
March 10 at 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
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398 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148

Single-Family

$689,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Newly built home in much sought after Maplewood Highlands - Convenient to Route One, Boston and express bus to Boston! This spectacular Colonial features gleaming hardwood floors throughout, ultra gourmet kitchen with granite counters, center island, designer cabinetry and sleek black stainless steel appliances, open living room with gas fireplace and dining area with sliders leading to large deck overlooking private back yard, first floor den or formal dining room and half bath w/laundry area. Huge master suite with walk-in closet and private full bath w/double vanity sink and ceramic tile shower stall, two additional bedrooms w/double closets and full bath w/double vanity complete the 2nd floor. Lower level family room with sliders leading to patio and large yard. Two car garage under and two separate gas forced hot air systems w/central air conditioning. Quality craftsmanship at its finest.
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Depending on how many years you’ve been working, retirement can seem like it’s too far in the future to worry about or too close to be able to effectively make any real change.

 However, retirement is about more than doing the math and investment planning. Retirement includes making several life decisions, and considering things you may not have thought of before.

 In this article, we’re going to talk about planning aspects of your retirement including your home and assets, your savings and investments, and setting and achieving goals for yourself.

Pay yourself first

If it feels like your paycheck is spent before you get a chance to set any aside each week, you’re not alone. However, it’s never too late to start setting aside money for retirement. The “pay yourself first” theory states that you should set aside a certain amount for bills, savings, and retirement plans before you spend a dime of your paycheck each week.

The easiest way to achieve this is to take advantage of an employer-based contribution matching program such as a 401K. However, if you are self-employed you can still open up an individual retirement account (IRA) or a Solo 401K. With an IRA, you determine where you want to invest your money, and can choose safer or riskier investments based on your own preferences.

Draw up your plan, literally

There’s no better way to start planning than to actually sit down with a notebook or your computer and start figuring out what you want to save and how you want to achieve those savings.

You’ll want to determine how much money you can accrue in your savings account, estimate the price of your assets and properties, and look at the projected return on investment for any IRAs or 401Ks you have in place.

As you likely know, these numbers are all projections. There’s no way to know for sure how much your home will be worth, or how well your investments will do by the time you’re ready to retire.

So, one of the most important aspects of making this checklist is to return to it yearly to determine if you should change your investments or alter your retirement goals.

Determine your lifestyle needs

Whether you have dreams of settling down in a quiet town for retirement, touring the country in an RV, or traveling the world, you’ll need to find out how you can make it possible on your retirement plan.

You and your spouse will need to sit down and draw up a plan for your mutual retirement goals. Determine which expenses you can do away with in retirement so that you can fulfill other goals. Having these conversations now will help you more effectively plan for the future. And, remember that the time of your retirement is always closer than you think.  


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111 Oxford Street, Revere, MA 02151

Condo

$489,900
Price
$489,900
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Ready to move in Duplex townhouse with 3 beds, 2.5 baths in great location. Open concept first floor has gleaming hardwood floors S/S appliances, granite counters and a sun filled deck which leads to your own private fenced in back yard. The second floor has 2 bedrooms and a full bath.. Third floor has a spacious Master Suite with walk-in closet and a full bath with separate tub and shower area. Full finished basement family room with laundry, and a 3 car driveway. NO CONDO FEE! The only shared expense is for Master Insurance. First showings at Open Houses Saturday and Sunday from 11:00-12:30. Don't miss out on this one.

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