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Posted by John Buccelli on 1/18/2018

This Multi-Family in Somerville, MA recently sold for $1,250,000. This style home was sold by John Buccelli - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty Somerville.


52 Porter St, Somerville, MA 02143

Multi-Family

$1,295,000
Price
$1,250,000
Sale Price

2
Units
2,653
Approx. GLA
Excellent location! A short walk to Porter Square and Davis Square. This large two-family home has expansion possibilities. 1st floor Unit has 2 bedrooms, living room, dining room, 1 full bath, large eat-in kitchen, sun-room, and has basement access. 2nd floor Unit has the same footprint as 1st floor, plus a full walk-up attic that gives this unit endless possibilities for expansion. This home has a white picket fence in front and very large fenced backyard, a private paved driveway. Close to two MBTA Red Lines, close to several Universities, Porter Square Shopping Center, Davis Square, Somerville Theater, and over 50 shops and restaurants.

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Posted by John Buccelli on 1/14/2018

If security in your home is a concern, you can consider stepping things up a bit with steel entry doors. While you may think of steel doors as something that you’d find in an industrial type building, they’re not just for businesses anymore. Many homeowners are turning to steel entry doors in order to capitalize on their many benefits. 


You’d be surprised that many new construction homes can be found with steel entry doors, and the prices aren't bad. A basic door will run somewhere between $100-$150. You’ll still need to buy the installation hardware for the doors, but these prices are fairly reasonable. 


Benefits Of Steel Doors


There are many benefits to steel entry doors. The first of these perks is that they are incredibly secure. Break-ins generally occur either on lower level windows or through a front door. Thieves have a slim chance of getting into a steel door that has been properly installed. 

The next benefit of steel doors is that they’re very durable. Steel is known to be quite a weather resistant material. These doors are also energy efficient and help you to keep the cost of your utility bills down. 


Fire Resistant


Be careful when choosing your steel doors. Not all steel doors are fire resistant. A fire-resistant door can block high levels of heat and flames for about 20 minutes. You can check on your specific door of choice for how extensive the flame retardant material is and how long it will last. 


Maintenance 


Steel doors don’t require much maintenance. Because of their resistance to rust, cracking, and bending, these doors will last longer and keep your home looking sharp for longer periods of time. Steel doors are especially favorable if you live in an environment with high amounts of precipitation and humidity. The moisture won’t affect the condition of the door. If the doors happen to need any repairs, know that steel doors are just as easy to repair as a standard wooden door is. Your steel door will rarely require a replacement. 


Painting


When you think of a steel door, you may picture a cold, metal door that’s quite unwelcoming. This couldn’t be further from the truth! You’re able to paint these doors any color that you’d like. First, you’ll need to remove all of the hardware from the door. Then, you’ll need to sand and prime the door. Next, you can move into the painting phase. You can use many different methods to paint a steel door including brushing, rolling, or spraying the door.




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Posted by John Buccelli on 1/7/2018

Let's face it – cleaning a house from top to bottom may prove to be a time-consuming task. Fortunately, we're here to help you streamline your home cleaning efforts and ensure you can get your house ready for the real estate market.

Now, let's take a look at three steps that home sellers should take before cleaning a house.

1. Make a Plan

If you only have a limited amount of time to clean your house prior to listing it, there is no need to worry. Plan ahead, and you can achieve the best-possible results.

Oftentimes, it helps to make a checklist of which rooms need to be cleaned. You also should include the types of cleaning that need to be done in different areas of your home. For instance, if you need to scrub the bathroom toilets or remove dust from the bedroom ceiling fan, you should include these details in your checklist.

With a plan in place, you'll be better equipped than ever before to speed up your home cleaning efforts. And if you need extra assistance as you craft your home cleaning plan, it may help to consult with a real estate agent.

A real estate agent understands what it takes to prepare a house for the real estate market. As such, this housing market professional can offer recommendations and suggestions about how to plan ahead for home cleaning.

2. Establish Priorities

Once you know which areas of your home that you need to clean, you should establish priorities. By doing so, you can further streamline your home cleaning activities.

It generally helps to clean common home areas at the same time. For instance, if all of your bedrooms are located on the top floor of your house, you may want to go from bedroom to bedroom and perform extensive cleaning. That way, you can simultaneously clean all of your home's bedrooms.

In addition, it may be a good idea to schedule attic or basement cleaning first. Cleaning an attic or basement may force you to get dirty. And if you clean these areas right away, you can minimize the risk of spreading attic or basement debris into other portions of your home.

3. Pick Up Cleaning Supplies

Make a list of cleaning supplies that you'll need to make your house sparkle. Then, you can purchase these supplies and return home to kick off your cleaning efforts.

Don't forget to buy gloves, facemasks and any other items that you'll need to protect your face, hands and skin. These items will enable you to stay safe as you work in areas that may be loaded with debris.

Lastly, if you need help getting the best-possible home cleaning results, you may want to consider hiring professionals. With a team of expert home cleaners at your side, you can receive comprehensive home cleaning assistance.

Ready to clean your house? Follow the aforementioned steps, and you can quickly and effortlessly prepare to clean your residence prior to adding it to the real estate market.





Posted by John Buccelli on 1/2/2018


40 Laurel Street, Somerville, MA 02143

Spring Hill

Condo

$1,575,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
FOUR ZERO Laurel Street has finally been offered for sale! Curated and crafted, created from the vision of a single person. Every wood surface, window, trim, shingle, cabinets, doors, etc, sourced, cut, meticulously fitted, and installed by the same individual. UNIT ONE is a 1,785-sf feast for the eyes. 2 levels consisting of 2-full Kitchens with Bosch appliances, 2-full Baths, 3 Bedrooms, Living rm, Study, 2-Car Garage w/ 100-amp electric service. Never park on the street again! A five-foot spiral staircase leads to the beautiful finished lower level where you'll find the 2nd Kitchen, Study, 2 Bedrooms, and large Bathroom. Walk to Porter Sq, Union Sq, Harvard Sq to enjoy your neighborhood shops and restaurants. Take the Red line or Green line into Boston. FOUR ZERO offers the privacy of your own gated enclave in the middle of vibrant Somerville! This oversized lot of 9,322 sq. ft. gives a developer a possible opportunity to build another unit!
Open House
Sunday
January 07 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
First Open House! 1/7 12:00 to 1:30pm Sunday. FOUR ZERO Laurel Street has finally been offered for sale! Curated and crafted, created from the vision of a single person. Every wood surface, window, trim, shingle, cabinets, doors, etc, sourced, cut, meticulously fitted, and installed by the same individual. UNIT ONE is a 1,785-sf feast for the eyes. 2 levels consisting of 2-full Kitchens with Bosch appliances, 2-full Baths, 3 Bedrooms, Living rm, Study, 2-Car Garage w/ 100-amp electric service
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Posted by John Buccelli on 12/31/2017

We all like a clean home. As many times as we go through our daily and weekly cleaning routines, our homes can still be dirty. There’s plenty of places in your home that you might be neglecting to clean. These places are germ breeders. Especially to help prevent the spread of cold and flu, it’s important to keep these frequently used areas germ-free. The good news is that cleaning often overlooked spots is very simple. We’ll tell you where you need to clean and how with the tips below. 


The Refrigerator Handles


While you’re preparing dinner, it’s very likely that you will need to open the fridge door more than once. You may surface clean the outside of the fridge, but often forget the handles that everyone grabs to get in and out of this appliance. You should scrub the handles down on a weekly basis with a mix of hot water and vinegar. 


Your Computer And All The Accessories


You probably spend a lot of time at your desk and at the keyboard of your computer. Think of the times you have spilled things, sneezed on your computer, or just plain sweat while sitting there. There’s a ton of germs breeding all around your computer and its accessories. Make sure you do more than dust your computer off. Take off the accessories and scrub them every so often. If you have a laptop, turn the unit off and use a damp cloth to wipe it down. 


Toothbrush Holder


While you probably remember to brush your teeth twice a day, you may not remember to clean your toothbrush holder very often. You can easily throw toothbrush holders right in the dishwasher. Also, boil the toothbrushes themselves in water for a few minutes every so often. This is especially important during times of cold and flu to keep viruses from spreading.      


The Faucets


The faucets are perhaps one of the dirtiest places in your entire home. Be sure that you’re cleaning the handles and the faucet itself on a regular basis. You can do this with hot water and dish soap (something that’s already nearby!) For a deeper, disinfecting clean, use a paste of baking soda and vinegar.


Coasters


These great little inventions protect your tables from having the finish damaged by glasses and cups. Without a cleaning once in awhile, they can build up residue and bacteria. Be sure to give them a once over with warm water and soap.  


Some other areas that could use cleaning in your home:


  • Light switches
  • Placemats
  • Cabinet handles
  • TV remotes
  • Coffee makers


While your home looks clean, you want it to be clean. By following these tips and by paying attention to the most used areas of your home, you’ll be on your way to a deep clean that avoids breeding germs.  








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