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Posted by TLC Real Estate on 7/18/2018


535 Essex St, Weymouth, MA 02188

Single-Family

$419,000
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Great space ,3 bedrooms,new full bath, hardwood floors,kitchen w/island one car garage ,large fenced yard with shed for added storage. easy access to rt 3 and 3a Commuter rail less than a mile !
Open House
Sunday
July 22 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Posted by TLC Real Estate on 7/13/2018

Buying a home with an in-law suite provides many families with peace of mind for years to come. Whether or not your parents don’t get around as well as they used to or you’re planning ahead for the years ahead, you’ll always be a stone's throw away from them. And while this isn’t a topic most like to think or plan for, it's never one you’ll wish you were less informed on.

When shopping around for homes with an in-law suite look for those that are a single story and open floor plan. Come crutches, walker or wheelchair this layout guarantees its inhabitants full access to every room. No chairlift required.

Some things that are especially beneficial when you’re feeling the effects of age are helpful to those at any age. 

Consider these home upgrades first:

Switch out all door knobs for handles. The twisting action of a doorknob is hard and sometimes even impossible for arthritic hands. But it also makes for easier access to any room if you’re hands are full with a laundry basket, groceries or toddler.

A grab bar should be installed in every bathtub. Everyone is susceptible to the slippery surface of the tub. However, as we age our balance and coordination begins to become compromised. A horizontal bar along the length of the tub can multitask as a grab bar and place to keep shampoo bottles and facecloths. This placement is also more subtle than a bunch of horizontal and vertically placed bars.

Another feature every home should have? A motion-sense light outside. Our eyes are no more immune to age than the rest of our body. This makes getting around in the dark much more difficult. Coupled with balance could cause a very severe accident. If your new home doesn’t already have a motion sense lamp this is one upgrade that is best made ASAP.

Once you have the basics in place consider these upgrades your loved ones will really appreciate:

A hand-held shower head with the option of a waist height wall mount. For when movement is limited and especially for those who need to sit while bathing.

A built-in shower bench. This upgrade is really just a nice touch especially compared to the white metal chairs that feel more like an afterthought.

Textured flooring. Tile can get slippery especially when wet. Installing textured flooring can help avoid that infamous “help I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” scene from playing out.

Railing along the stairs; ideally along both sides. Stairs can be a dangerous place for anyone especially if we are in a hurry or not paying attention. Having a railing to hold on to will help your loved ones keep their balance.





Posted by TLC Real Estate on 7/9/2018


535 Essex St, Weymouth, MA 02188

Single-Family

$419,000
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Great space ,3 bedrooms,new full bath, hardwood floors,kitchen w/island one car garage ,large fenced yard with shed for added storage. easy access to rt 3 and 3a Commuter rail less than a mile !
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by TLC Real Estate on 7/6/2018

We live in the 21st century and the age of technology, this we know. But, what some sellers still do not realize is the importance of properly staged and well taken photos. The photos that you place online with your home’s listing can make or break a buyer’s interest. If you do not feel confident in your own ability to take the photos then you may want to consider hiring a photographer. However, if you feel capable of taking the photos that will be a buyer’s first look, then review the pointers below.

1. Proper lighting: Proper lighting when taking photos is essential. The lighting can completely alter the look of a home; a poorly lit room can look older and smaller than it actually is. To avoid this, try taking photos during the daytime when there is plenty of natural light, but when the sun is not beating into the room as it can cause shadows. The natural light is an ideal situation, as different lightbulbs give off different levels and color of light.

2. Avoid blurry photos: Posting out of focus photos to your listing is asking for a buyer to overlook your home. They are not only uncomplimentary but detrimental to a buyer’s interest. Make sure to keep the camera or phone (only high-end phones) steady and have proper lighting when taking the photos. It would be best to utilize a tripod or a stabilizer, if you have access to one.

3. Choose your angles wisely: All too often photos are shot up close on a feature in the room. This does not give the buyer an accurate depiction of what the room truly looks like. It’s hard to tell its size and its shape. Try standing in a doorway or inside of a closet, so you are able to photograph most of the room. But, be sure not to use a wide-angle camera lens, as it can distort the room and give buyers a false pretense of its size.

4. Remove clutter: Taking photos of your home for your online listing while there is clutter all over is not the best way to showcase your home. It will make your rooms look smaller and be harder for one to visualize his/her belongings in that space.

5. Remove personal items: When selling your home, you want buyers to be able to envision themselves living there. It’s important to remove overly personal items for open houses and it’s also important to do so when taking photographs of your home.

These are just a couple pointers for taking photos that peak buyers’ interests in your home. If you are very inexperienced in photography,be sure to do additional research, so you are taking the best photos possible.And again, if you’re unsure of your ability, it might be best to leave it to the professional—as a first impression is everything.





Posted by TLC Real Estate on 7/2/2018

This Single-Family in Pembroke, MA recently sold for $705,000. This Colonial style home was sold by - TLC Real Estate.


32 Mountain Ash Ln, Pembroke, MA 02359

North Pembroke

Single-Family

$715,000
Price
$705,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
THIS HOME HAS IT ALL! Located in one of N.Pembroke's most desirable neighborhoods (minutes from Rte 3) with over 3600 sq ft of living space, this 3 bdrm (plus bonus room), 3.5 bath custom colonial is now available. Open living space on 1st fl features soaring 2 story foyer, living rm/office, dining room leading to bright spacious kitchen w/beautiful mahogany stained maple flooring. Folding french door leads to a true "Great Room," featuring 14' cathedral wood ceiling w/skylights, floor to ceiling stone gas fireplace, custom built-ins, built-in bar, window seat w/french doors to bright 4 season sunroom. 2nd flr features master bedroom w/walk-in closet/dressing room, master bath w/over-sized soaking tub, shower & double vanities; 2 other bedrooms and a full bathroom complete the 2nd flr. Bonus Room (27X19" ) over attached garage ( Au Pair/In-Law/office) w/full bath & separate stairway, finished basement/kids playroom, mudroom, and too many other features to mention. A Must See!!

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