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Posted by Elena Langlois on 12/5/2019

Getting a cat, dog or other pets ready for an upcoming move sometimes can be tricky. Fortunately, we're here to help you and your pet enjoy a quick, seamless transition to a new address.

Now, let's take a look at three moving tips that every pet owner needs to know.

1. Prepare Your Pet's Records

If you're moving far away from your current address, you likely will need to find a new veterinarian in the near future. As such, it pays to prepare your pet's records today to avoid potential problems down the line.

Ask your current veterinarian for a copy of your pet's records. By doing so, you'll have these records readily available for your new veterinarian once you reach your new address.

2. Help Your Pet Manage Stress

Moving is stressful, even for a pet. However, there are many simple ways to help your pet alleviate stress throughout the moving process.

For example, keeping your pet away from movers may prove to be exceedingly valuable. If a pet sees familiar furniture and other items leaving your home, he or she may start to feel worried. On the other hand, spending extra time with your pet while movers pick up your belongings may help you pet minimize stress on moving day.

3. Protect Your Pet While Traveling

Keep your pet in a crate while you're driving to your new home you'll be glad you did. It is unsafe for your pet to roam free in your car, especially if you're going to be on the road for several hours. Conversely, if you keep your pet in a crate, you'll help him or her remain safe for the duration of your journey.

If you are traveling by airplane, ensure your pet has met all necessary airline requirements. In addition, pick up a pet crate and consult with a veterinarian before your flight.

For those who need extra assistance with navigating the moving process, it often helps to work with a real estate agent. In fact, this housing market professional can help you and your pet overcome myriad moving day pitfalls.

A real estate agent can offer expert insights into what it takes to move with a pet. He or she also can provide comprehensive support as you prepare for a move and respond to any moving day concerns or questions that you may have.

Of course, a real estate agent can help you buy or sell a house as well. For homebuyers, a real estate agent can provide details about homes located near dog parks and other pet-friendly venues. Meanwhile, for home sellers, a real estate agent will make it easy to generate plenty of interest in your house so that you can get the best price for it.

Are you and your pet ready to move? Use the aforementioned moving tips, and you and your pet should have no trouble completing a successful relocation.




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Posted by Elena Langlois on 11/28/2019

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Dark colors can be striking in any home, but too many darks can make your home seem gloomy and depressing. Fortunately, simple changes and choices can help you create a space with a dark palette that is attention-getting, not depressing.

Lighting Matters

Lighting at various levels matters for any space; the right setup of lights from above, on tabletops and even as accents for artwork visually brightens and expands a space. This effect is even more important when you have a darker wall color and furnishings. Make sure your room has adequate light and your space will look cozy, not grim and overly dark.

Go for the Gloss

When it comes to paint for your walls, doors and trim, you have several options ranging from flat, matte finishes to shiny, glossy surfaces. Choose glossy finishes to make your walls and trim pop, even in a dark room. Flat paint will absorb light and look dull, but glossy finishes will reflect light and brighten up your space. Use satin and semi-gloss on walls and accessories, and high gloss on trim for best results.

Soften with Textiles

Dark spaces can lose their impact if everything blends together. Incorporate some texture and color using throws, pillows and other textiles. These items can pull your space together, offer some contrast and ensure your room is striking, not gloomy, too.

Choose Dark, not Black

Navy, deep eggplant and burnt umber are all dark shades that still have interest and color; use one of these rich shades instead of black for your walls and furnishings. You’ll get the striking results you want without the Halloween-like appearance.

Use Mirrors to Reflect Light

Mirrors help bounce natural light from your windows around the room and liven up the space. Mirrors or reflective metallic surfaces help add highlights and interest to your space and make it more visually appealing.

Use Colorful Artwork

Dark doesn’t mean colorless or boring. Choose bold artwork and showcase it on your darker walls. You’ll not only highlight your favorite pieces, you’ll get a look worthy of an art gallery, right in your home.

Use a Variety of Shades

Dark furniture against a dark wall on top of a dark rug will look flat and boring. Opt for a palette of colors that work well together instead of a single, unified shade. You'll create a more interesting space and avoid a gloomy, foreboding look, too. 

Used correctly, dark colors can have a striking impact on any space and allow you to create a room that is uniquely yours -- use one or more of the ideas above to incorporate darker shades the right way and you'll end up with a look  you'll love. 




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Posted by Elena Langlois on 11/21/2019

You don't need to be a real estate market expert to find and acquire a great house at a budget-friendly price. In fact, if you use common sense during your home search, you should have no trouble achieving your desired homebuying results.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you discover your dream home.

1. Consider Your Home Must-Haves

You know you want to purchase a house, but you still have no idea what defines your ideal residence. However, if you devote time and resources to establish home must-haves, you could speed up your house search.

Think about what will make you happy and what you need from a house. For example, if you want to own a home that is close to your office in the city, you can narrow your home search to residences in or near the city itself. On the other hand, if you require a home that offers multiple bedrooms, you can explore residences that match your needs.

2. Create a Budget

A budget often plays a key role in the homebuying journey. And if you fail to create a budget before you start a house search, you risk checking out residences that fall outside your price range.

To establish a homebuying budget, you should consider your current and future expenses. It may be helpful to make a list of your expenses and compare them against your income. Then, you can determine exactly how much you can afford to pay for a home.

You may want to get pre-approved for a mortgage, too. If you enter the housing market with a mortgage in hand, you can search exclusively for houses that you can afford.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

There is no reason to search for your dream home on your own. If you hire a real estate agent, you can receive comprehensive guidance as you explore houses in your preferred cities and towns.

Typically, a real estate agent is willing to go the extra mile to help you achieve the best-possible results. If you want to purchase a home near a beach, for example, a real estate agent can help you do just that. Conversely, if you want to acquire a top-notch house as quickly as possible, a real estate agent will help you accelerate the homebuying cycle.

Let's not forget about the assistance that a real estate agent can provide as you weigh the pros and cons of submitting an offer to purchase a home, either. If you find a home you may want to buy, a real estate agent can help you determine the best course of action. And if you decide to submit a homebuying proposal, a real estate agent will help you craft a competitive offer to purchase.

Want to acquire your dream home? Take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and you can use common sense throughout the homebuying journey and make your homeownership dream come true.





Posted by Elena Langlois on 11/13/2019


50 Yale St, Winchester, MA 01890

Single-Family

$1,665,000
Price

11
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Stately colonial sited in the heart of the Flats. Updated throughout w/modern amenities and custom décor. Welcoming vestibule & foyer, hardwood floors, formal fireplaced living room. Dining room w/wainscoting & walls of windows. Sun room w/high ceilings, stunning windows, radiant heated floors, and French doors leading to a large secluded patio. Cozy library surrounded by built-in shelves. Custom kitchen w/granite counters, custom cabinetry, Viking & Bosch appliances and walk-in pantry. Updated half bath. Second floor offers beautiful master suite, bath, dressing area, and walk-in closet; 2nd ensuite bedroom; and 2 additional bedrooms and full bath. Third floor features carpeted 5th bedroom or office retreat. Lower level has a fireplaced family room, laundry room, and lots of storage. Fenced in backyard offers meandering stone paths to and from the patio area, amidst lovely perennials and ornamental trees. Simply enchanting! Central air, close to schools, downtown & commuter rail.
Open House
Saturday
November 16 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Posted by Elena Langlois on 11/13/2019


50 Yale St, Winchester, MA 01890

Single-Family

$1,665,000
Price

11
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Stately colonial sited in the heart of the Flats. Updated throughout w/modern amenities and custom décor. Welcoming vestibule & foyer, hardwood floors, formal fireplaced living room. Dining room w/wainscoting & walls of windows. Sun room w/high ceilings, stunning windows, radiant heated floors, and French doors leading to a large secluded patio. Cozy library surrounded by built-in shelves. Custom kitchen w/granite counters, custom cabinetry, Viking & Bosch appliances and walk-in pantry. Updated half bath. Second floor offers beautiful master suite, bath, dressing area, and walk-in closet; 2nd ensuite bedroom; and 2 additional bedrooms and full bath. Third floor features carpeted 5th bedroom or office retreat. Lower level has a fireplaced family room, laundry room, and lots of storage. Fenced in backyard offers meandering stone paths to and from the patio area, amidst lovely perennials and ornamental trees. Simply enchanting! Central air, close to schools, downtown & commuter rail.
Open House
Saturday
November 16 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 50 Yale St, Winchester, MA 01890    Get Directions

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