Cheryl Pendenza - Realtor®/Broker Associate's Blog

Posted on 11/25/2021
How to Finish Basement Walls: Expert Tips to Help
There are many steps that go into “finishing” an unfinished basement. One of the biggest challenges is renovating the basement walls in order to create a living space. Whether you hire a contractor or do the work yourself, there are some key things to consider in your process. Here are some expert tips for finishing your basement walls....
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Posted on 11/18/2021
What Is Modern Desert Design?
Photo by Nate Hovee from Pexels Throughout history, humans have continued to find new and innovative ways to build homes according to the surrounding environment. While styles certainly change, there are some elements and concepts that you can still see today in modern structures. One particular example of this is modern desert home architectural design. Combining elements of...
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Posted on 11/11/2021
No Renovating Needed: Easy Ways to Divide Up a Room
Sometimes decorating a large room is difficult. With so much space, knowing how and where to arrange furniture and accessories can seem daunting. One thing that can make the process easier is dividing the space in half or into smaller pieces. Rather than call your contractor about building a new wall, we’ve gathered some easy and inexpensive ways...
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Posted on 11/04/2021
3 Areas to Customize when Building Your Home
Photo by Gabby K from Pexels As you make plans to build your own home, give yourself room for some customization. Your budget may not allow you to customize everything so will need to consider your priorities. Here are three key areas you should focus on to customize your home to make it more functional and enjoyable. 1....
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Posted on 10/28/2021
Woodworking Crafts That Will Enhance Your Home
If you have recently moved into a new home, one of the best ways to make it feel like yours is to add a few personal touches. Crafting in your new house can help you feel more comfortable and at ease, and you can always use the finished products as furniture, decorations or accent pieces in your house....
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Posted on 10/21/2021
Are Prefab Homes Sustainable?
"vipp's prefab shelter" by Nicolás Boullosa licensed under CC BY 2.0 Prefabricated homes come with many advantages. They require less time and less labor than traditional building process and still allow you to own your own home with a much smaller budget. Sustainability is another key factor discussed among builders and buyers alike. Builders promote prefabricated homes as...
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Posted on 10/18/2021
Another Property Sold - 11 Vista St, Malden, MA 02148
Modern, stylish, and a West Side location you just can’t beat! Move-in ready and thoughtfully updated offering an open concept chef’s kitchen with gas cooking, lots of cabinets, granite and stainless steel appliances. The natural light flows in from the glass sliders with a view of the expansive deck and newly hydroseeded backyard. Great sized bedrooms, central A/C and a full basement that could easily be turned into additional living space (already plumbed in) with its High Ceilings & Walkout. ***Large driveway and off-street parking***Just over the Medford line and Steps to shopping, dining, the bus line and the Fellsmere Pond, one of...
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Posted on 10/14/2021
3 Wagner Road, Stoneham, MA 02180 is now new to the market!
**NEW CONSTRUCTION** in a great location offering *5 Bedrooms* with *TWO LUXURIOUS MASTER BEDROOM SUITES* The First Floor offers a sleek kitchen design with an expansive island, fine finishes & custom cabinetry, fireplaced great room, formal dining and a home office or guest room. Welcoming foyer in the front and a mud room entry off the two-car garage. The second floor offers lots of closets, laundry; and 5 Bedrooms including 2 En Suites. Hardwoods throughout. State of the art systems, full basement and huge attic space too. There’s still time to customize the interior finishing and call this one home. The town of Stoneham, MA is...
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Posted on 10/14/2021
Wood Slice Crafting Projects to Try
Arts and crafts with wood slices are the perfect thing to add a natural element to your home decor. There are countless crafting projects you can accomplish with wood slices and most of them require only a few materials. If you’re wanting to try this hot crafting trend yourself, we’ve put together some ideas to inspire you. Where...
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Posted on 10/07/2021
Pros & Cons of Disclosing Multiple Offers on Your Home
When selling a home, it’s not uncommon to get offers from multiple buyers. This is especially true in a hot market with low inventory. If you’re dealing with multiple offers, the question can arise about disclosing those offers. If you’re unclear about how and why to factor this into your negotiations, here is some basic info to help....
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Posted on 09/30/2021
3 Easy Smart Home Upgrades You Can Install Yourself
Adding smart home technology doesn’t have to be a complicated task. No matter your tech skill level, there is an upgrade project for your home that you can install on your own. If you’re wanting to add some smart technology to your home without the hassle, here are some easy-install ideas: Smart Speakers If you’re wanting to invest...
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Posted on 09/23/2021
5 Ways to Add Texture to Your Home
Texture is an often misunderstood and underutilized designed tool in the home. When remodeling, most of us think of patterns, colors and size, forgetting to fold in characteristics of each surface. When texture is added to the previous design elements, it can add warmth and depth to your home with minimal effort. Let’s explore some of the easiest...
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