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Posted by Kimberly Zecher on 4/10/2021

Your living room is one of the most used rooms of the house. Itís where the family gathers and company comes to chat. If the furniture in your living room is not arranged comfortably, then you may not enjoy the space as much as you should. Heed the tips below in order to get the furniture in the living room is arranged for comfort and practicality.  


See How Conversations Will Play Out


You want your living room to be a place where face-to-face conversation actually thrives. Even in the age of the smartphone, people still like a certain kind of connection with one another. Make sure that food and drinks will be in easy reach and that the seating is arranged in a way that allows everyone to be involved with a conversation. 


Use Dividing Factors


If you have a large living room, youíll need to divide the space with either a room separation apparatus or a piece of furniture. Using furniture actually keeps the room cozy and free from feeling stuffy. If the living room bleeds into another room with an open floor plan, this becomes especially important. Use a sofa, and allow it to face away from the dining area in order to divide the conversation spaces and keep your homeís interior design flowing. 


Use A Focal Point


Most living rooms have a TV or a fireplace, or both. You can keep both on the same wall, or create separate spaces for both activities in order to have some division in the room. There are many different strategies that can be used in order to keep both the fireplace and the television in the same space without making a dizzying focal point.


Think Outside The Box


By arranging your furniture at a diagonal, or different angle than simple straight lines, youíll be able to give your living room some flavor. First, set the sofa and the coffee table, then create the rest of the space around these establishing angles. This will make the room feel bigger and give it a sense of symmetry with flavor.          


Matching Furniture Gives Flow


By getting matching sofas, chairs, and side tables, youíll be able to create a sense of symmetry in the room. The way you arrange the furniture ultimately depends on your needs and tastes, but youíll have a few anchoring pieces to work with that will allow you to make the living room your canvas and your furniture your subjects. Have fun playing with the layout and design of the room. Thereís really no right or wrong answers, just simply what will make you happy and what looks good in the space.




Categories: Decorating  


Posted by Kimberly Zecher on 4/7/2021


135 Central Ave, Everett, MA 02149

Single-Family

$449,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Great opportunity to move into a home full of character and charm that is convenient to so many destinations! House has been lovingly lived in by the same family for decades. Oversized DOUBLE-WIDE DRIVEWAY gives you plenty of off-street parking with a TWO CAR GARAGE as well! Enter into the large porch full of windows that open to expose screens so you can enjoy it 3 seasons of the year! First floor has beautifully detailed wood work throughout with a living room, dining room and space for an office, as well as a large kitchen and storage area with access to the patioed fenced-in back yard. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms, a full bath, and front and back doors going to separate balconies, either to sit and enjoy the sunshine or just to let in some fresh air. Located in between Hancock and Ferry Streets, walking distanced to bus stop, playgrounds, 1.5 mi to Malden Center station, 0.4 mi to Lafayette School and 0.8 mi to Everett HS. Open houses on Sat & Sun 12-2. Masks required.
Open House
Saturday
April 10 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Categories: Open House  


Posted by Kimberly Zecher on 4/7/2021


135 Central Ave, Everett, MA 02149

Single-Family

$449,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Great opportunity to move into a home full of character and charm that is convenient to so many destinations! House has been lovingly lived in by the same family for decades. Oversized DOUBLE-WIDE DRIVEWAY gives you plenty of off-street parking with a TWO CAR GARAGE as well! Enter into the large porch full of windows that open to expose screens so you can enjoy it 3 seasons of the year! First floor has beautifully detailed wood work throughout with a living room, dining room and space for an office, as well as a large kitchen and storage area with access to the patioed fenced-in back yard. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms, a full bath, and front and back doors going to separate balconies, either to sit and enjoy the sunshine or just to let in some fresh air. Located in between Hancock and Ferry Streets, walking distanced to bus stop, playgrounds, 1.5 mi to Malden Center station, 0.4 mi to Lafayette School and 0.8 mi to Everett HS. Open houses on Sat & Sun 12-2. Masks required.
Open House
Saturday
April 10 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 135 Central Ave, Everett, MA 02149    Get Directions

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Categories: Open House  


Posted by Kimberly Zecher on 4/7/2021


135 Central Ave, Everett, MA 02149

Single-Family

$449,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Great opportunity to move into a home full of character and charm that is convenient to so many destinations! House has been lovingly lived in by the same family for decades. Oversized DOUBLE-WIDE DRIVEWAY gives you plenty of off-street parking with a TWO CAR GARAGE as well! Enter into the large porch full of windows that open to expose screens so you can enjoy it 3 seasons of the year! First floor has beautifully detailed wood work throughout with a living room, dining room and space for an office, as well as a large kitchen and storage area with access to the patioed fenced-in back yard. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms, a full bath, and front and back doors going to separate balconies, either to sit and enjoy the sunshine or just to let in some fresh air. Located in between Hancock and Ferry Streets, walking distanced to bus stop, playgrounds, 1.5 mi to Malden Center station, 0.4 mi to Lafayette School and 0.8 mi to Everett HS. Open houses on Sat & Sun 12-2. Masks required.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Kimberly Zecher on 4/3/2021

If youíre in the market to buy a home, one of your worst fears may be that of getting into a bidding war. What if you knew it was possible to actually score a home without spending a penny more than your budget? Below, youíll find some tips that you should heed before you even put an offer in on a home. 


Know Your Budget


The first step is to know your budget. If you can spend a bit more than the asking price on a home in a sellerís market, you may want to do just that. Buying a home is an emotional roller coaster and itís easy to get sucked in. You need to think of all things practical before you even put a number on paper for an offer on a home. Work with your lender so that you know what you can spend. You can even consult your lender before you put an offer in if you know the circumstances of the home that youíre working with. The earlier you submit your offer the better.  


Make The Offer Personal


An offer should have some personality and drive attached to it. First, your agent needs to speak with the listing agent. Itís surprising just how many offers are placed where the agents never even speak. As a bonus, you can write a letter to the seller. Let them know how much you love the property, the neighborhood, or their wonderful herb garden that you plan on maintaining. Add some personal flair to your offer to give yourself a leg up as a buyer. 


Try To Close Sooner


Thereís nothing more attractive to a motivated seller than a shorter time frame for closing. If the seller knows that you can close a deal in a shorter period of time, you may be able to win the deal with your sweet incentive. You can close on a deal faster by doing the inspection quickly. If youíre pre-approved for a mortgage that also helps speed the process along. You could even go a step further and get a conditional approval from the lender. 


Give The Sellers What They Want


If the sellers happen to need more time in their home, give them space (unless of course youíre in a hurry to move.) By cooperating with the sellers and not being a high maintenance buyer you can certainly give yourself an advantage in the home buying process. If you really want to impress a seller, submit an ďas isĒ offer. A seller wonít turn down something thatís easier for them.    




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Categories: bidding wars