Posted by Marie Presti on 8/19/2018

When you think of making improvements to your home, you probably often turn to the inside of your home to bring the value of your home up. The outside of your house provides the same type of opportunities and adds value at the same time. People not only like to live in the indoors of their homes, but the outdoors as well. Maximizing the outdoor space allows for entertainment opportunities and increased living space without maximum costs.


Spruce Up Your Garden And Landscapes


The landscape of your home is a revolving battle. You’ll need to continually maintain these areas of the home. Choose your plants based on the climate you live in. Keep the grass looking green, or plant a drought-tolerant yard. Adding trees for shade, shrubbery for beauty, and other types of plants not only helps increase the curb appeal of your home, but plants and trees can lower energy bills and keep your home cool at the same time.      



Build An Outdoor Space


Building something like a deck or a patio to your home can really be effective at adding living space and value to your home. Whether you decide to go all out and attach a deck to your home for you to step out on, or do things a little more simply and pave a patio, you’ll find a return on your investment. Most homeowners look for a nice outdoor space to hang out on, so this improvement can make a big difference. 


Curb Appeal Matters


The curb appeal of your home is what it looks like when people pull up tot he front of the house. Having a better looking home from the outside can increase the value of your home and the future appeal it has to buyers. Your home will be more inviting by doing improvements like repaving the driveway or adding a stone wall. Whatever you think the front of your home needs to make it more inviting should be done not only if you’re planning on selling your home, but for your own enjoyment as well. 


Add Other Touches


There are certain luxuries in a yard that can make a big difference. Add a small waterfall or a fountain to add a lot to a yard. Along with your deck or patio area, you should also consider adding a fire pit or an outdoor fireplace. These items attract people for their immense enjoyment. The design doesn’t even need to be elaborate. These can be some of the biggest, yet most inexpensive improvements that you can make to your yard. 


Remember that no matter how you want to spruce up your yard, it’s all about enjoyment and the ability to make use your yard. Add the personal touches that you know will make your yard special and purposeful.




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Posted by Marie Presti on 8/12/2018

Curb appeal, the illusive secret weapon that enamors potential buyers from afar and draws them into your home. There have been several attempts to nail down the “secret formula” for curb appeal.

In reality, the best approach to improving your home’s presentation from outside is to take the time to consider what fits.

In this post, we’ll give you some budget ideas to help you find the curb appeal boosters that will match with your home.

1. Fresh paint

One well-known curb appeal strategy is to repaint some of the notable components of the outside of your home. The places that have to most impact?

  • Front door - a front door that pops, but that also fits with the style of your home and complements its main color will make your home stand out from the neighbors.

  • Shutters - repainting your shutters is another inexpensive area to add some color to your home. However, be wary of choosing bright colors for your shutters if they’re going to clash with or disrupt the overall style of your home.

  • Mailbox - a neglected, dented, and a dirty mailbox is a huge turn off for potential buyers. Buying a new one, or adding a fresh coat of paint to your old one that matches one of the highlight colors of your home, can be a great way to add a sense of continuity to the exterior of your house.

2. Sparse decorations

Just like the inside of your home, less is often more when it comes to decoration. There are a number of things to add to your yard that will improve its overall presentation. But, just be sure that it doesn’t appear out of place or tacky. A single, small, and brightly colored bird house in a tree is usually a safe bet.

3. Simple landscaping

There’s no need to hire contractors for elaborate landscaping or to purchase expensive plants and shrubbery. A well-manicured yard is enough to make your home stand out. And, remember that potential buyers will most likely be looking for a home that is low-maintenance. A simple lawn and walkway say just that.

Also be sure to trim and prune your current trees, bushes, and flowerbeds. You might find that a cleanup is all they needed to be impressive once more.

4. Pressure washing

Most of us grow accustomed to how our home looks and might not notice the accumulation of dirt on the siding. By hiring or renting a pressure washer for a day, you’ll be able to update a number of aspects of curb appeal. From siding and decks to walkways and driveways, you can cover a lot of square footage with a pressure washer.

One note on pressure washers: the better ones can be dangerous. That means hiring a professional could help get the best results for your money. Also, while you can buy a pressure washer, you might find that for the amount you use it, it’s easier just to hire or rent every few years.




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Posted by Marie Presti on 8/11/2018


97-99A Boylston St, Brookline, MA 02445

Multi-Family

$1,900,000
Price

4
Units
3,762
Approx. GLA
Looking for a great investment? This 4 family offers 4 levels of residential living within a short 5 minute walk to the Brookline T subway stop and the many shops and restaurants that Brookline has to offer. Each unit has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, but 2nd and 3rd floors offers an extra room that could be used as an office, walkin closet, or sleeping area. Top unit has access to a roof deck. All units have fully applianced kitchens with dishwashers and microwaves. Three units have in unit laundry. 4th floor tenants use basement washer/dryer. Several tenants have been there for multi year periods. No parking included but rental parking available nearby. First OH Sunday 7/29 11am-12:30pm.
Open House
Saturday
August 11 at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Open House. Common areas, basement and one unit available. Great Investment Property!!
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99 Boylston St., Brookline, MA 02445

Brookline Village

Rental

$2,400
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Large spacious 2 bedroom apartment in a 4 family close to Brookline Village! No stairs! A short 5 minute walk to the Brookline T subway stop and the many shops and restaurants that Brookline has to offer. 2nd floor from the street. Unit has updated kitchen with dishwasher and private washer/dryer for use. Hardwood floors throughout. Also there is an office which would be used as a walk in closet or a reading room as well as a bonus room which could be used as a 3rd bedroom.
Open House
Saturday
August 11 at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
OH one of two units for rent. Avail 9/1. 2-3 bedroom.
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Posted by Marie Presti on 8/11/2018


99 Boylston St., Brookline, MA 02445

Rental

$2,400
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Large spacious 2 bedroom apartment in a 4 family close to Brookline Village! No stairs! A short 5 minute walk to the Brookline T subway stop and the many shops and restaurants that Brookline has to offer. Unit has updated kitchen with dishwasher and private washer/dryer for use. Hardwood floors throughout. Also there is an office which would be used as a walk in closet or a reading room.
Open House
Saturday
August 11 at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
For Lease! Large 2bedroom plus office. 5 minute walk to Brookline Village. hardwood floors, tall ceilings, updated kitchen.
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