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Posted by St. Martin Team on 4/2/2020

Your kitchen is an often used room and can become cluttered very quickly. There are plenty of strategies that you can use to keep the room in order. Below, you’ll find tips that will help you to keep your kitchen decluttered and your supplies organized once and for all! 


Make Space For Storage


This sounds like an obvious need in any room of the house, but the kitchen is a place where you need ample storage. There are a few ways to do this. Outside of your cabinets, you can install freestanding storage units, like shelving or extra cabinets. Even an armoire can help you to have a space to beautifully display your dishes. 


Under your sink, you can keep your most frequently used items like soap, sponges, and detergent in easy to access solutions. Either install a small turntable, or simple get bins that can be labeled and pulled out as needed. This will keep everything you need together neat and tidy. It will be difficult to actually disorganize this space once you have completed this small task. 


Coffee Time


What would a kitchen be without coffee? If you brew a cup of joe every morning, you’ll want easy access to coffee supplies. Dedicate a space next to the coffeemaker where you’ll keep the coffee, mugs, beans, and other supplies. You can even keep your travel mugs near this space within reach when you’re running out the door. If there’s little room on the counter, hang hooks on the wall to keep coffee mugs and travel mugs out of the way.


Tackle The Trash And Recycling


There’s nothing worse than having trash and recycling all over your kitchen. Keep these items concealed in dedicated cabinets. The perfect place for the trash and the recycling is next to the sink since that’s the most convenient location for the trash to be in. 


The recycling will follow the same pattern as it needs to be rinsed out and ready to go outside in the bins.  


Keep The Family Organized


A kitchen is a great place for you to have a center of communication for your family. This is where a bulletin board can be placed with important documents. A calendar listing all of the family’s activities and appointments can be hung for everyone’s reference. This area make use of a small space that would otherwise be wasted in your kitchen. It also serves a dual purpose in keeping the family organized.


Small changes can make a big difference in the kitchen when it comes to clutter, storage, and organization. Once you get started, keeping the clutter at bay can be very easy.




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Posted by St. Martin Team on 3/31/2020


14-B Concord Road, Westford, MA 01886

Rental

$2,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Fabulous Rental set off the road on a lovely private treed lot with easy access to Rt. 495 as well as area shops, businesses and schools. This immaculate and quaint 2-bedroom duplex unit is available for occupancy May 1st. The main floor offers large living room with hardwood floors, bright eat-in kitchen with newer appliances and access to backyard and patio from large sliding glass door! Two bedrooms with neutral carpeting and full bath w/line closet. The spacious finished lower level could be a playroom/office/bedroom which includes a closet and exterior access; as well as an unfinished (private) area with washer/dryer hook-up (appliances not provided) and shelving - great storage area! Some amenities include: patio, private driveway and backyard, curbside trash/recycling pick-up and municipal water.
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Posted by St. Martin Team on 3/26/2020


1 Aspen Ln, Acton, MA 01720

North Acton

Single-Family

$600,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Don't miss this young colonial home with 9 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths & 2-car garage. Freshly painted throughout & carpeting in bedrooms & basement has been professionally cleaned. Hardwood flooring runs throughout main level: formal living & dining rooms, half bath, and a cozy family room with gas fireplace that opens to kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, gas cooking and a dining area overlooking sunny back yard. Second floor features 4 bedrooms with custom Bali blinds and 2 full baths, including a master bedroom with its own private bath & 2 closets (one a walk-in) . The lower level offers 465+sq.ft. of heated living space. Bonus features: central AC, security system, Nest thermostats, cost-saving solar panels, flowering fruit trees & rosebushes. Private road & neighborhood setting. Enjoy Acton for top-rated schools and convenience to shops, dining, Routes 2 a nd 495 and MBTA commuter rail stations.
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Posted by St. Martin Team on 3/26/2020


1 Aspen Ln, Acton, MA 01720

North Acton

Condo

$600,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Don't miss this young colonial home with 9 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths & 2-car garage. Freshly painted throughout & carpeting in bedrooms & basement has been professionally cleaned. Hardwood flooring runs throughout main level: formal living & dining rooms, half bath, and a cozy family room with gas fireplace that opens to kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, gas cooking and a dining area overlooking sunny back yard. Second floor features 4 bedrooms with custom Bali blinds and 2 full baths, including a master bedroom with its own private bath & 2 closets (one a walk-in) . The lower level offers 465+sq.ft. of heated living space. Bonus features: central AC, security system, Nest thermostats, cost-saving solar panels, flowering fruit trees & rosebushes. Private road & neighborhood setting. Enjoy Acton for top-rated schools and convenience to shops, dining, Routes 2 a nd 495 and MBTA commuter rail stations.
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Posted by St. Martin Team on 3/26/2020

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Would you like to invest in real estate? To buy thousands of income-producing properties, from apartments to office buildings to industrial parks, all over the country or the world? It you’re wealthy, you might dispatch someone to travel far and wide and do just that, but even if you’re not rich you can participate. The tool that enables this is a Real Estate Investment Trust, or REIT.

What is a REIT?

A REIT uses its investors’ money to buy or finance real estate that produces income. It’s an investment in property rather than stocks or bonds. The profit it earns from leases and rents is distributed to investors. By law REITs must pay out 90 percent of this income to the shareholders, but 100 percent is more common.

Most REITS are Equity REITs, which directly own property. Mortgage REITs are indirect, investing in mortgages and mortgage-backed securities. Most REITs are publicly traded and listed on national exchanges. Some are private; these generally require a larger minimum investment.

REIT holdings include residential buildings, office space, industrial facilities, shopping centers, hotels, storage facilities and even data centers. A REIT may invest in one of these asset types or a mix of many.

There are also mutual funds that invest in REITs. Some are actively managed and others are Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that buy all REITs, or all REITs in specific categories, without trying to pick winners.

Are REITs a good investment?

REITs offer the benefits of owning rental property without the headaches, homework and personal risk. If you want to buy, say, an apartment building, you must evaluate the property, arrange financing, find renters, deal with tenants and building maintenance on a day-to-day basis and handle the accounting and taxes. If your investment turns sour you’re in for a big loss. With REITs, professionals do that work, and if one property loses money it’s offset by those that do well. Also, you can put as much or as little at risk as you want in a REIT. You can buy a small number of shares for a few thousand or even a few hundred dollars.

Historically, REITs have outperformed most other investments long-term. Average returns for the last 10, 20, 30 and 40 years have been comfortably over 10%. However, REITs are subject to the ups and downs of real estate and can be a loser in the short run. Generally the best time to buy a REIT is when the real estate market is at the bottom as opposed to when it’s nearing a crest. Of course, it’s difficult to know exactly when that is, so dollar cost averaging, i.e., buying regularly over time, is a good strategy.

REITs tend not to move up and down in lockstep with stocks and bonds, so they can have a balancing effect in a portfolio. Few would recommend making REITs the major part of your holdings, but they can be an important component of your investment strategy.







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