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Posted by Coleman & Sons Real Estate on 10/25/2019

Home staging is one of the most tried-and-true methods of selling your home faster. It can also help you increase the purchase price of your home by between one and five percent.

However, working with a professional home stager--while a good investment--is not always in everyone’s budget.

The good news is, there are a lot of simple and inexpensive ways to stage your home that will give visitors a good first impression, make for great photos for your online listing, and hopefully help speed up your home sale.

In today’s post, we’re going to break down six of the most effective and inexpensive home staging tips to help you sell your home faster.

1. Declutter everything

Cleaning out your home is one of the best ways to make it appear more spacious and welcoming. It gives you the chance to start packing items you won’t need until you move into your new home, and it opens up space to use a few choice decorations around the home.

For things like cabinets and closets, remove all of the items you won’t need until you move. A closet that is half-full will look much larger for guests viewing your home.

2. Clean carpets and polish wooden furniture

Carpets, flooring, and furniture make up a large percent of the visible space in your home. Leaving these items dirty or worn when selling your home is missing out on a huge opportunity to make your home look up-to-date and well-maintained.

You can rent a carpet cleaner for as little as $20, and a gallon of wood polish costs around $15, making these two items a solid investment for staging your home.

3. Paint with bright colors

When we paint our homes we usually choose colors that we like, rather than ones that appeal to the largest number of people. And although that’s a great thing while you own a home, it can be detrimental when it comes time to sell. Repainting dark walls in bright, neutral tones will make the room feel larger and well-lit.

4. Paint the front door while you’re at it

A freshly painted, bright colored front door can be the secret weapon when it comes to making your home stand out amongst your neighbors. It is a cheap way to quickly freshen up the exterior of your home and increase curb appeal.

5. Purchase a new welcome mat and mailbox

Welcome mats tend to get a lot of use and wear down. Similarly, mailboxes often get dented and faded over the years.

These two items can be excellent accents to improve the curb appeal of your home. Choose colors that match the overall color scheme of your home to establish a sense of continuity.

6.  Rearrange furniture to allow foot traffic

When someone comes to view your home, you’ll want to sure they have ease of access to each part of the house. Rearrange the furniture in your kitchen, dining room, and bedrooms to make it easy to tour the home.





Posted by Coleman & Sons Real Estate on 10/18/2019

Have you been wondering lately about why you are always broke? You will need to ask yourself a lot of important questions to know exactly what you are doing wrong. These are the questions that will help you point out the primary reasons for your financial woes. 

Going by data made available by the World Bank, a considerable number of workers can hardly survive through the month and also there is an increasing gap between the rich and the poor. At this point, you need to take measures so that you do not join the league of people who never have savings. Here are some reasons you could be facing financial issues:

Reduced Income 

The mistake people make is that they base their spending plans on their gross income instead of their net income. The outcome is spending more than your earrings. In order to avoid being broke due to this situation, it is advisable to adjust your lifestyle according to your disposable income.

Medical Expenses

Medical expense is one of the reasons why many people go broke. Do you pay your medical bills from your pocket or you have medical insurance? It has been discovered a lot of people go bankrupt as a result of substantial medical bills. The best way to minimize your medical expenses is by choosing the appropriate insurance coverage.

Overspending 

When you spend more than your income, there is a high tendency of going broke. You should try and minimize some lifestyles that attract lots of spending. Examples of such lifestyle are driving posh cars, going on frequent holidays, dressing in designer clothes and many more. Such an expensive lifestyle can make salary earners go broke if they don't take care.

Costly Housing 

Many young adults spend nearly half of their income on housing. To avoid massive spending on housing, you should look for affordable housing that should not be more than 20% of your income. Staying in the city outskirt, getting a roommate, or renting a room that is smaller will help you save on housing.

Lack of Saving

Many people go broke today because of lack of money. A good practice that all workers should cultivate is saving for a rainy day. When you don't save money, you are likely to incur enormous debt when there is an emergency. Saving can put an end to debt and brokenness. You should know that nothing is too small to save.




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Posted by Coleman & Sons Real Estate on 10/17/2019


56 Lakeview Ter, Waltham, MA 02451

Lakeview

Single-Family

$519,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Nice ranch with a good sized lot. Double wide garage, parking for 4 cars, shed, yard and patio. Both bedrooms have skylights and vaulted ceilings. Short distance to Hardy Pond. Finished basement with 3/4 bath, laundry and space for a third bedroom, New roof in 2017. This property is perfect for someone who needs a garage workshop and/or storage area.
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October 20 at 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Posted by Coleman & Sons Real Estate on 10/15/2019


56 Lakeview Ter, Waltham, MA 02451

Lakeview

Single-Family

$519,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Nice ranch with a good sized lot. Double wide garage, parking for 4 cars, shed, yard and patio. Both bedrooms have skylights and vaulted ceilings. Short distance to Hardy Pond. Finished basement with 3/4 bath, laundry and space for a third bedroom, New roof in 2017. This property is perfect for someone who needs a garage workshop and/or storage area.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Coleman & Sons Real Estate on 10/11/2019

Everyone has experienced that overflowing, chaotic closet. Clothes everywhere and you can't find what you're looking for. For some, this occurs occasionally, but for others, especially those with smaller closets, this can be a constant stressor that effects your time getting ready in the morning and your mental stress when trying to get where you're going. Not everyone can afford a fancy closet system that easily helps organize your clothes, and some simply don't have the space to implement one. So, what can you do to help yourself organize your clothing without installing a system? Here are a few simple organization methods to consider.

Organize by like colors. 

If you pair your outfits by matching colors, it can help to organize your clothing by color. Arrange black with black, blue with blue and so on. It can further help to hang your clothes to organize by color and in a sort of gradient pattern. Start with black, then grey, then white, then yellow, green, blue, purple pink, brown, patterns, etc. You get the idea. When you look in your closet each morning, you can head directly for the color you want to wear that day and easily find the clothes to match.

Organize by like items. 

Hanging your clothing by like items is another simple way to organize. Hang jeans, pants, skirts then dresses together. Then, hang shirts together and separate by type: tank-tops, t-shirts, long sleeves, button downs, sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets. When you go to get ready, you'll be able to easily see the different pieces you need to complete your outfit.

Organize by purpose. 

If you wear specific clothing for work that you don’t wear outside of work, it can be beneficial to organize your clothing by purpose. Put all your work-wear together and all your casual wear together. Place workout clothes together and all your dress clothes together. 

Organize by frequency worn. 

One more idea, particularly useful for narrow closets is to separate your clothes by the frequency that you wear them. Put the clothing you wear most toward the front of your closet and the clothes you wear least toward the back. Depending on the season you might consider moving your winter or summer clothing to the back of your closet until the appropriate time. 

By implementing any one or a combination of the methods above you'll be well on your way to staying organized, saving time and reducing morning stress. If you have a lot of clothing and will be moving to a new home soon make sure that a large closet with a built-in organization system is on your checklist of required home features. Your professional real estate agent will help you find the best home for your wardrobe.




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