In New England there are many old homes and multi unit dwellings and in some cases the purchase process can be long and intricate when dealing with an antique home. Many homes range between 150 years and 300 years old. I have been inspecting residential and commercial buildings including timber frame homes, timber frame barns, […]
Are you waiting until the Spring to start your home remodeling projects? Don’t! Your home is your family’s foundation and it needs to be maintained regularly. Changing seasons bring varying weather conditions that can affect your home, inside and out. If you have considered making interior modeling plans, it might be best to tackle those […]
Many Homeowners and Building owners in the northeast are having to deal with a growing number of weather related emergencies including hurricanes, wind storms, flooding and an increasing amount of snow accumulation from winter storms over the years. Ice dams in a matter of days, damage your home’s or business’s roof and the water that […]
November truly marks a time in everyone’s life to embrace both gratitude and giving back as the holiday of Thanksgiving approaches. Reflecting on both of these topics we can do many things to give back: contribute to a charity, volunteer time, donate or just do good. We all know to practice gratefulness daily is a […]
With the different temperatures that New Englanders face during the four seasons, some are finding it nice to come home to a house that is the perfect temperature and also saving money at the same time. “The Nest” smart thermostat is what is helping your neighbors achieve this savings. “The Nest” smart thermostat is a […]
Custom solar screens have many benefits for commercial & residential use. The solar screen is used to preserve your view and cut down on heat and glare that come through the glass. Solar screens are available in several different open factors, the 1% will offer you just about total privacy allowing you to see movement […]
Using the black and white in a small space can really be cool forever, you won’t get tired of this design scheme and it can look fresh season to season. You can add a hint of red- raspberry, coral-orange, easy- on- the eye greens or turquoise to change up your space. Try a stripe of black and […]
Modernizing and renovating your Loo or powder room can be exciting when it comes to shopping and selecting dramatic tiles and finishes, fixtures and bathroom furniture; but before you begin here are a few important renovating items and questions we will discuss: What are some current upgrades where you can make your […]
I am so happy to have the new location open and running but I could not have done it all by myself…I would like to send out a heart felt Beach Dog thank you to all my friends and member’s of the community for all of your patience and support. To the Romp and Roll […]
Have you outgrown your home but don’t want to move? Building an addition may be the right choice for you, especially if you love your neighborhood. Building a home addition not only adds to the value of your home, it will make it more desirable to buyers when you are willing to give up your 01950 zip code. […]
Interior Designers are really the Interior Architects for the inside of your home or office space. And this is why Interior Designers and Decorators are uniquely separate professions. Both possess many of the same professional responsibilities: principles of good design, theory of color(s), fabrics and furniture and accessory selections, purchasing and installing the products you select. But there […]
Here we are near the end of February 2016 and we can see fewer weeks left demarcating winter. As you continue to nest by the fire and enjoy hearty meals, the glimmers of springtime are in the offing. So this brings me to a fabric design of the past, Gingham. It is a design pattern […]
Many people still think staging is only about trying to make a home look more beautiful or about “depersonalizing.” Instead, what we are trying to achieve is a proper merchandising of the home so that as a product, it can be seen in its best possible light. By highlighting features or showing that a small – looking bedroom can actually fit a queen size bed and dressers too (done it!), we can bring tremendous value.
Newburyport a destination city, serves as the hub for many North Shore and Southern NH towns. Newburyport’s historic charm, amazing restaurant & shopping scene not to mention the beautiful water views all put Newburyport in high demand for the great lifestyle this unique community offers. Newburyport provides the opportunity to experience city life along the […]
The Newburyport real estate market remains strong, but prices adjust with increased Newburyport housing inventory for the summer months, and Fall is starting to look the same. The area saw premium pricing during the Winter months due to the low inventory but the Spring and Summer markets have provided buyers with many more options.
Making my vocation my vacation, Mark Twain once said, this was a promise I made to my ailing mother years ago. Port Paws Pet Services LLC is just that. After spending the past 18 yrs working in the criminal justice, social work, and education fields helping children and adults, I decided it was time to live up […]
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When you buy a house in Newburyport or any of the towns on the north shore, you think about the style of the house – Federal Style, Victorian, Shingle Style or Colonial. You might even take time to research the many different home styles in our area by reading Yankee Magazine’s article on New England’s Architectural Styles. […]
It’s always fun to see new products as they enter the market, and most people only see them on television or in magazines. A business associate had the opportunity to attend the International Home Builder show in Las Vegas this year, and shared some of their photos so I could share them and today we’re looking at bathroom trends. Bathroom […]
Homeowners love to dream about the house they’d like to have one day, but often they don’t know what steps to take to turn their ideas into reality. That’s where a builder/remodeler who offers end-to-end services beginning with design, through demolition and construction, makes the project much easier. In fact you’ll save time and money […]
The cost to pay for staging is minimal or none compared to the higher sales price received. Staging ranges from one hour consults to days of work and costs anywhere from $125 to $5,000 or so, depending on whether the home is vacant or occupied. As reported in a 2012 HomeGain survey of 500 realtors, […]
There are a lot of statistics circling the internet and realtor offices alike about the benefits of staging a home for a quick and profitable sale. Numerous statistics prove that home staging works and is a much needed service that benefits the home seller. In my series of posts, I will begin with the first […]