Cheryl Pendenza - Realtor®/Broker Associate's Blog

Posted on 07/22/2021
Room by Room Home Staging Tips
There is a lot that goes in to home staging beyond just tidying up. Interior designers and real estate experts have found specific ways to make the absolute best of any home by knowing how to make the best of every room. General staging tips like cleaning and going for neutral colors apply everywhere, but here are some...
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Posted on 07/15/2021
Adding Some Extra Warmth to Your Luxury Bathroom
Photo by banksy07 via Pixabay Adding some extra warmth to your bathrooms boosts your home value while also ensuring that you’ll have a well-heated and comfortable environment for bathing and showering during winter. With these heating options, you can warm up your bathrooms as needed without having to turn up your thermostat, causing your furnace to run more...
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Posted on 07/08/2021
Tips on Being Prepared for the Hidden Costs of Home Ownership
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There’s no denying that purchasing a home requires a huge investment from buyers. Not only will you need to have a down payment in place, but you’ll need to consider closing costs, home maintenance, property taxes and more over the years. While these are all expenses that most buyers are aware of,...
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Posted on 07/01/2021
Try These Easy Yarn Crafts
Photo by Anete Lusina from Pexels Yarn has been one of the most popular crafting materials for decades, if not centuries. While most people think of yarn as a material that requires needles or stitching in order to be used, there are actually many unique yarn craft ideas that do not require any stitches at all. Check out...
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Posted on 06/24/2021
How to Deal with a Low Appraisal
Photo by Light And Dark Studio via Shutterstock In a seller’s market, comparable sales and competition can drive up a home’s price. This is especially true in a seller’s market where offers from multiple buyers try to outbid each other. And, while this sounds like a fantastic deal for the seller, a low appraisal can kill the deal....
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Posted on 06/23/2021
59 Valley St 2D, Medford, MA 02155 is now new to the market!
A rare offering at Maple Park Condominium in Medford! Sun-Filled and Immaculate, in a Professionally Managed Building offering Deeded Garage Parking, In-unit Laundry, Open Concept Living with an Exceptional Flow. The Sleek Kitchen has plenty of Cabinetry with Clean Lines and is anchored by a Counter Top Breakfast Bar serving as the Hub Of The Home. Master Bedroom Retreat with En Suite Bath and Walk-In Closet. The Amply Sized Second Bedroom is perfect for guests or can be used as a Home Office or a Creative Art Studio. Newer A/C, Heat Pump and Appliances. Sliding Glass Doors, Floor-to-Ceiling Window and a tree-lined view from the...
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Posted on 06/17/2021
How to Prepare a Wall for Painting After Removing Wood Paneling
Photo by Prawny via Pixabay Circa 1965, having beautiful wood paneling was the envy of the neighborhood. It was like bringing the outdoors in. But 50-60 years later, it usually just makes a room seem dark and dated unless you live in a log cabin. In most cases, you can remove the paneling and paint the drywall underneath....
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Posted on 06/10/2021
It’s a Balancing Act: Credit and Debt
Image by David Pereiras from Shutterstock Your FICO score is a key factor used to determine if you qualify for a mortgage. The Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is the creator of the most common credit score used by home loan providers. The algorithm used to create your score is a closely-guarded industry secret. But in general, it factors...
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Posted on 06/03/2021
Protect Your Vegetable Garden With Catnip
Catnip is an herb of many talents. Besides being famously loved by cats, it also has many benefits for your home and garden. Catnip can be particularly beneficial when grown in vegetable gardens because of its pest-repelling properties. Here we’ll go into detail about how and why to use catnip in your vegetable garden. Bug Repellent One of...
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Posted on 05/27/2021
How to Keep Your Home Cool and Dry in Humid Climates
Image by Bruno from Pixabay When building a new home, climate has the potential to affect every decision. The architecture and layout of your home, landscaping and features all need to be the best possible choices for the region you’re building in. While you always have some freedom, knowing the best practices for building homes in humid climates...
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Posted on 05/20/2021
3 Ways to Level Up Your Game Room
Image by THAM YUAN YUAN from Pixabay A perfect game room is a lot more than the games themselves. There are many elements that come together to enhance your experience, especially in console gaming. There are the three most important things that every game room should have: Optimized Lighting Lighting is important in any room design, but especially...
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Posted on 05/13/2021
Is a Galley Kitchen Right for You?
The tips listed below will ensure you get the best from your galley kitchen design. Storage There are several storage options that can be incorporated into a galley kitchen. Because the footprint is narrow, you’ll want to make use of vertical spaces. If you prefer to have more counter space, create symmetry with a design that utilizes counters...
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