Cheryl Pendenza - Realtor®/Broker Associate's Blog

Posted on 08/11/2022
Ways Homeowners Can Reduce the Risk of a Chimney Fire
Homeowners sometimes visualize a chimney fire as an event that involves flames shooting out of the top like a flare. While that type certainly happens too often, slow-burning chimney fires tend to go undetected and place unsuspecting household members in harm's way. The good news for homeowners with fireplaces is reducing the risk of a chimney fire ranks...
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Posted on 08/04/2022
Essential furniture for a media room
While the projector screen or television is the main attraction, there is no denying the importance of perfect furniture for a media room. The right furniture can improve your media enjoyment tenfold by providing comfort, functionality and great style. But where to start? Here is a quick guide to the essential furniture you should have in your media...
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Posted on 07/28/2022
What is companion planting?
Companion planting is the practice of placing certain plants next to each other in your garden for various benefits. While some plants don’t play nicely together and should be planted far apart, others thrive in proximity with specific companion plants. If you’re interested in taking your vegetable garden to the next level, here is some information about the...
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Posted on 07/21/2022
3 Indoor trees to take home today
One of the best ways to make a space feel lush and lively is by adding indoor trees. While they won't grow as tall as their outdoor counterparts, indoor trees can reach your ceilings and bring your interior design to new heights. Here are some of the best indoor trees to consider: Fiddle leaf fig Fiddle leaf figs...
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Posted on 07/14/2022
How to Make Your Own Lemon Bars
If you need a dessert for a potluck, lemon bars might be the answer. A classic treat, lemon bars are both tart and sweet. They’re also easy to make in large quantities and cut into small pieces for sharing. While it might seem intimidating to make them from scratch, the process is simple and the ingredients are relatively...
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Posted on 07/12/2022
Another Property Sold - 224 Park St C11, Stoneham, MA 02180
*Offers Due 5/25 at Noon* Sprawling over 4 levels, this townhouse rivals any single-family and is one of the largest units at Mosley Park. Boasting 3,014 sq. ft. of flexible space, the first floor features a modern open-concept highlighted by the splendid new kitchen, w/granite counters, stainless steel & an oversized island that sets the tone for entertaining & gathering. The second floor offers 3 bedrooms with a huge main bedroom w/en-suite & double closets. The 3rd floor provides an expansive loft w/plenty of closets, heat & windows. Need more? No Problem! The finished LL is perfect for the big game, has tons of storage...
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Posted on 06/23/2022
First-Time Homebuyers Explained
“First-time homebuyer” is a commonly used term in all areas of real estate. But what exactly is a first-time homebuyer? Here are the specific factors that qualify somebody as a first-time homebuyer and why they are important: Who Qualifies as a First-Time Homebuyer? As suggested by the name, a first-time homebuyer is any person who is purchasing their...
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Posted on 06/16/2022
DIY with paint: Simple upgrade ideas
If you’re searching for ways to upgrade existing furniture and decor, DIYs with paint might be perfect for your next project. A little paint can go a long way, whether it’s on walls, cabinets, furniture or decorative accessories. DIY paint projects for your walls Painting your walls might seem like an enormous undertaking, but the reward is well...
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Posted on 06/09/2022
Home Gatherings: Quick Food Prep Tips for Your Next Gathering
Hosting can be a fun and exciting way to bring everyone together. However, there’s always a list of things to remember, including prep and what to do during the gathering. Here are a few of the best ways to prepare for your home gathering and keep you and yours happy and healthy while enjoying each other’s company. Food...
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Posted on 06/03/2022
Another Property Sold - 13 Botolph St, Melrose, MA 02176
Turn of the century Victorian 2-fam home boasting hardwood floors, spacious rooms w/tall ceilings and glorious woodwork in Melrose Highlands! Amazing neighborhood. Great rental income! Beautiful wrap around porch. Patio & yard provide ample space for both units use. Garage has electric. Units have large eat-in kitchens. Property offers 2 car garage w/storage above, lots of off-street parking. The basement has 2 sides - both with walk-out exterior access, laundry facilities for both units, ample storage; 1-side heated. Potential future uses will use your creativity. Prime Commuter Location! Blocks from Melrose Highlands Commuter Rail,...
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Posted on 06/02/2022
Basics of building a deck: Wood decking varieties
If you’re interested in the basics of building a deck, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the decking materials available. There are multiple options including vinyl, composite and natural wood. However, if you’re going with natural wood for your deck, you also have different options to choose from. Here are the main types of wood used for deck...
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Posted on 05/26/2022
Symmetrical balance & other essential interior design concepts
Balance and symmetry are essential elements of interior design. Everything from the arrangement of furniture to the art on the walls can affect the symmetrical balance of the space and create entirely different aesthetics. Here is a basic guide to the different types of symmetry and balance commonly used in interior design: Symmetrical balance Symmetrical balance is the...
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