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Posted by Homes of Distinction Realty on 9/21/2018

Working from home is a job benefit many dream of. However, despite what some may think working from home is not all fun and games. While it may make for an easier commute it also can make for more distractions that keep you from your work. Learn how you can create an office in your home that is a productivity oasis. Function before form. It may be tempting to run out and buy all the beautiful office supplies and knick knacks, but before you do plan out the function of your office first. Create a list of must-have items. Will you need a printer, file cabinet or shelves for your reference binders? Perhaps a fax machine, large whiteboard or a sprawling desk with plenty of elbow room. Knowing what you need on hand to create the most efficient work environment will give you the ability to sit down and productively work without running out to get supplies or inventing workarounds. You will also want to invest in a good ergonomic chair since you will be spending so much of your time sitting in it. Your back will thank you. Location. The location of your home office in your house may be more important than you think. Choosing a quiet secluded room with lots of light will create an ideal working environment. If you have children or a partner that will be home during the day you will want the room in a place where they will not have to tiptoe around like if you, for example, set up shop in the dining room. Creating some ďdo not disturbĒ signs may be a good idea to further set boundaries with your family. Organize. Set yourself up for success off the bat by developing an organization system that works best for your home office. Since home offices tend to be set up in smaller rooms of a house make the most of your space by organizing vertically as well horizontally. Neatly manage and label cords when you set up any electrical equipment. Keep the items you use daily within easy reach so you donít need to jump up and down all day to dig through your cabinets. Inspire. This is your home office, after all, and not a cubicle so donít be afraid to add personality to work your space. Pick up posters with uplifting quotes or imagery or a cork board to pin inspiration and goals. Paint your office a color that uplifts and inspires you. A calm blue paired with a vibrant yellow can help boost your focus and alertness. Setting up a home office is an exciting house project, especially when you will have the opportunity to work from home. While itís tempting to make your new office one that is visually appealing donít forget to keep function at the forefront of your planning process. In the end, youíll have the best of both worlds and may even be more productive for it!




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Posted by Homes of Distinction Realty on 9/15/2018

This Single-Family in Canton, MA recently sold for $350,000. This Ranch style home was sold by - Homes of Distinction Realty.


17 Wentworth Rd., Canton, MA 02021

Single-Family

$346,500
Price
$350,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Do you have vision? If so, this property may be just right for you. Lovingly lived in since 1958, this home is ready for a new owner. Located in a desirable Canton neighborhood, walking distance to schools and playground, easy access to train and highway! Interior needs updating. This house has newer roof, newer windows throughout except for living room picture window, newer heating, hot water baseboard and water tank, updated electrical panel, new vinyl siding installed in 2017. This home has great bones--she is just looking for the right new owner who will make her beautiful once again. Very nice level backyard. If you think this is the house that can become your HOME. Let's schedule a showing. In a neighborhood of more expensive homes.

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Posted by Homes of Distinction Realty on 9/14/2018

If you're on the fence about whether to attend an open house, there is no need to worry. Ultimately, it is always better to err on the side of caution, especially if you're on the hunt for your dream home. And if you attend an open house, you may be better equipped than ever before to determine whether a particular residence is right for you.

There are many reasons why you should attend an open house, and these include:

1. You can assess a house both inside and out.

An open house provides a stress-free opportunity to walk through a house and examine it on your own. As such, an open house is a can't-miss event, particularly for a homebuyer who is actively seeking the perfect residence.

Of course, an open house enables you to learn about a home's condition both inside and out. And if you find that you like a home after you attend an open house, you can always set up a one-on-one home showing with a seller's agent or submit an offer to purchase.

2. You can envision what life may be life if you purchase a particular home.

It's one thing to look at pictures of a home and imagine what it would be like to live there. However, homebuyers who want to do everything possible to find the right residence should attend an open house to fully capture what it may be like if they purchase a particular residence.

Remember, how a home makes you feel can have far-flung effects on your decision about whether to submit an offer. And if you attend an open house, you may quickly discover whether you can picture yourself as the owner of a residence. Or, if you find that you are uncomfortable with a home, you can instantly move on and pursue other houses.

3. You can obtain home insights that you won't necessarily find in a house listing.

A home listing often contains details about a home's age, recent house upgrades and other pertinent information. But a home listing alone rarely provides you with all of the insights you need to make an informed decision about whether to submit a homebuying proposal.

During an open house, you can ask a seller's agent lots of questions about a residence. This will enable you to obtain insights that you otherwise may struggle to discover in a home listing. And as a result, you'll be able to make the best-possible decision about how to proceed with a residence.

Clearly, there are many reasons to consider attending an open house. If you need extra help as you pursue residences and debate whether to attend open houses, you may want to hire a real estate agent. This housing market professional can offer expert guidance throughout the homebuying journey. By doing so, a real estate agent will make it easy for you to find your ideal residence in no time at all.




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Posted by Homes of Distinction Realty on 9/7/2018

If you're considering buying a new home in the near future, you've probably come up with both a "wish list" and a "must have" list. However, there may be certain property features that you feel ambivalent about because of the amount of maintenance involved. An example of that would be getting a large back yard. Some people hate the idea of having to mow their lawn every week during the hot summer months. On the other hand, they also want to have lots of outdoor space for family picnics, neighborhood football games, badminton tournaments, and children's birthday parties. Seems like you can't have your cake and eat it, too! Or can you? If the prospect of having to mow a large lawn puts a damper on your enthusiasm for a big property or lots of backyard activities, here are a few possible solutions.

  1. Hire a professional mowing service. At first glance, this might seem like a pricey option, but it can be an affordable way to avoid having to push that noisy mower around the yard for an hour or two. By scheduling the yard maintenance service to cut your grass while you're at work, you can come home to a freshly manicured lawn, every week. Then on weekends, you can relax and enjoy the results -- not to mention the fragrance of fresh cut grass -- without that tedious chore hanging over your head. If you have a neighbor who uses a lawn mowing service, ask them what it costs and if they're satisfied with it. By comparing prices, you might find a budget-friendly service that keeps your property looking great -- with no effort, on your part! Checking references and making sure the lawn service has the necessary insurance coverage can help avoid potential problems down the road.
  2. A combined approach: If three or four months of mowing the lawn seems like a daunting task, but you don't want to spend all that money, you might consider hiring a service for just part of the summer -- maybe July and August. By cutting your own lawn at the beginning and very end of the grass growing season, you could reduce the cost of hiring a mowing service by 30% or more. You would also, in effect, be giving yourself a two-month vacation from mowing your lawn. That approach could save you money, time, and sore muscles.
  3. Riding mowers are a popular alternative. While the cost of a new riding mower could set you back by $1,000 or more, this method of lawn maintenance is much easier and faster than pushing a lawn mower. You'll also be less likely to work up a sweat on those hot, summer days.
This may be hard to believe, but some homeowners actually like mowing their own lawn -- at least until the novelty wears off! They view it as a chance to get some light exercise, fresh air, and take a close look at their property from all angles. That bi-weekly inspection can allow you to spot a variety of potential problems before they get worse. Things like storm damage, hornets' nests, loose siding, cracked windows, overgrown bushes, or broken fencing are all things that could escape your notice until you walk around the house and take a close look. Mowing your lawn creates a regular opportunity to do that. It's also a good excuse to say hi to the neighbors!




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Posted by Homes of Distinction Realty on 8/31/2018

Real estate market data is readily available to home sellers across the United States. With this information at your disposal, you should have no trouble maximizing the profits from your home sale.

Now, let's take a look at three real estate market data that every home seller needs to check out before listing a residence.

1. Prices of Comparable Houses

Let's face it Ė determining a competitive price for your house may prove to be difficult, regardless of your home's age or condition. Fortunately, if you analyze the prices of comparable residences in your city or town, you can better understand how your house stacks up against the competition and price it appropriately.

Furthermore, it may be beneficial to conduct a home appraisal prior to listing your house. This appraisal enables a home expert to assess your house both inside and out. Then, you'll receive an appraisal report that contains a property valuation, which may help you determine a competitive price for your house.

2. Prices of Recently Sold Houses

Are you preparing to enter a buyer's or seller's market? Review the prices of recently sold houses in your area, and you can find out whether the current housing market favors buyers or sellers.

If home sellers are receiving offers at or above their initial home asking prices, now may be an ideal time to list your residence. Thus, you may want to add your house to the real estate market sooner rather than later to capitalize on a housing sector that likely favors sellers.

Conversely, if home sellers are receiving offers below their initial home asking prices, you may want to allocate significant time and resources to find ways to improve your house. Because if you enhance your house's exterior and interior, you may be able to help your house stand out from the competition and increase the likelihood of a profitable home sale.

3. Average Amount of Time That a House Is Listed

Check out how long houses stay on the real estate market before they are sold Ė you'll be glad you did. With this housing market data in hand, you can assess the pulse of the real estate market and map out your home selling journey accordingly.

If you need help collecting or analyzing real estate market data, there is no need to worry. Hire a real estate agent today, and you can gain the insights that you need to make informed decisions throughout the home selling journey.

A real estate agent is a housing market expert who is happy to help you in any way possible. He or she will provide recommendations about how to price your house and improve your home's interior and exterior. Plus, a real estate agent is available to respond to any of your home selling concerns or questions, at any time.

Ready to list your home? Review the aforementioned housing market data, and you can obtain deep insights into the real estate sector prior to selling your house.