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Posted by St. Martin Team on 3/24/2020


88 North Main, Westford, MA 01886

Rental

$1,295
Price

4
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Interior photos a little dark, but this 1 bedroom, second floor condo has plenty of natural light coming through the oversized insulated windows. Renovated condo with newer kitchen featuring maple cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, newer carpeting in bedroom and HW flooring in main area features an open concept living area and high ceilings. Central A/C and coin op washer and dryer in basement for your convenience. Sunny office space has access to deck overlooking lightly wooded back yard. Tenant pays own utilities, assigned 2 off street tandem type parking spaces. The apartment advertised may no longer be available for rental.
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Posted by St. Martin Team on 3/19/2020

Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash

As homeowners, we can get fairly strategic about hiding the flaws in our home. We might move the sofa over a water stain on the hardwood or put a rug over a crack, tear or discoloration. While you'd never try to hide this stuff from potential homebuyers, it does keep it out of view when guests come over. And at least for a moment you too forget the damage is there.

But covering floor damage isn't always your best option. And knowing when to cover and when you resurface is vital to your home's health and happiness. 

When Not to Cover

Don't cover if:

  • Damage is in a location with significant foot traffic. In these cases, covering could cause a tripping hazard.
  • Spot smells bad. If that spot is a pet mistake or smells mildewy, then you may no longer smell it. But your house guests do, and a rug will just soak up the smell. Refinishing can remove layers of deep-set smells from your floor.
  • The floor is sinking or uneven. This might suggest a rotting baseboard, which needs to be replaced. It's pretty easy to replace baseboards. But you'd need to pull up a section of your floor to do so, which may require professional help.
  • In these scenarios, it's time to refinish the floor. Here's how it's done.

    How to Refinish a Hardwood Floor

    First, check to make sure your floor is refinishable. A faux wood floor can be convincing. If it's laminate, then you'll need to replace it. But the good news is that you may only have to replace sections if they still make the product.

    You can refinish:

  • Wood
  • Bamboo
  • Cork (but only a professional should attempt it)
  • Remove everything in the room, including items on the wall. Dust will get everywhere. It's easier to clean up if you have fewer surfaces to dust afterward.

    Next, rent an electric floor sander. They come in coarse, medium and fine. You need all three to do the job, starting with coarse then moving back to fine. Always put on your safety goggles when using a hand or electric sander.

    If you have any nicks to fill, use wood putty. Slather it over the area. Let it dry. Then sand with a hand sander using fine sandpaper.

    Remove the dust you produced while sanding with a dust filtered shop vacuum. But you'll find that doesn't get all of it. A wax-impregnated cheese cloth can pick up what remains.

    Now, apply at least two coats of your polyurethane, varnish or penetrating sealer. Let that final coat dry at least 24 hours before moving furniture back in.

    For more helpful home revitalization tips, follow our blog. 




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    Posted by St. Martin Team on 3/12/2020


    14 Sherwood Drive, Methuen, MA 01844

    Condo

    $600,000
    Price

    10
    Rooms
    3
    Beds
    3
    Baths
    Enjoy luxury living in this freestanding Linwood model at the Regency! This tastefully decorated 3-bedroom, 3-full bath home has over 2,700 square feet of living area. The main level features soaring ceilings and a bright, open floor plan with hardwood flooring throughout. Well-appointed Gourmet kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances, tiled back splash, a double wall oven and gas cooking. The second floor loft looks out over main level and offers additional space for office, playroom, or fitness equipment. Master suite has hardwood floors, tray ceiling and walk-in closet. Master bath features new granite vanity, soaking tub, and separate tiled shower stall. Central AC, 1st floor laundry, 2-car attached garage. Spacious deck and patio overlook green space in the back on a premium lot. This gated 55+ community offers residents a heated, in-ground pool, well appointed clubhouse, tennis and bocce courts. Conveniently located just minutes from Routes 495 and 93.
    Open House
    Sunday
    March 15 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Cannot make the Open Houses?
    Location: 14 Sherwood Drive, Methuen, MA 01844    Get Directions

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    Posted by St. Martin Team on 3/12/2020


    14 Sherwood Drive, Methuen, MA 01844

    Condo

    $600,000
    Price

    10
    Rooms
    3
    Beds
    3
    Baths
    Enjoy luxury living in this freestanding Linwood model at the Regency! This tastefully decorated 3-bedroom, 3-full bath home has over 2,700 square feet of living area. The main level features soaring ceilings and a bright, open floor plan with hardwood flooring throughout. Well-appointed Gourmet kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances, tiled back splash, a double wall oven and gas cooking. The second floor loft looks out over main level and offers additional space for office, playroom, or fitness equipment. Master suite has hardwood floors, tray ceiling and walk-in closet. Master bath features new granite vanity, soaking tub, and separate tiled shower stall. Central AC, 1st floor laundry, 2-car attached garage. Spacious deck and patio overlook green space in the back on a premium lot. This gated 55+ community offers residents a heated, in-ground pool, well appointed clubhouse, tennis and bocce courts. Conveniently located just minutes from Routes 495 and 93.
    Open House
    Sunday
    March 15 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Cannot make the Open Houses?
    Location: 14 Sherwood Drive, Methuen, MA 01844    Get Directions

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    Posted by St. Martin Team on 3/12/2020

    Photo by LesPalenik via Shutterstock

    Many first time home buyers simply donít think too much about home maintenance during the purchasing process. The challenge is that once youíre in the home, regardless of whether youíve thought about it or not, your homeís maintenance needs only increase. And if thereís a hidden problem lurking somewhere, the result of ignoring it means it only gets bigger, more difficult to repair and could potentially cause other issues.

    Invite an Inspection

    During the purchase process, you should have had a home inspection. On it, a certified inspector lists any areas with potential maintenance needs in the foreseeable future. Read through the inspection list to see whatís upcoming. Will you need a new roof in a few years? Does the exterior paint need some TLC? How old is the water heater and how long is the warranty on it? Did the inspector notice any weaknesses in the foundation or cracks in the supports? Minor issues likely werenít enough to stop a sale since every home has some blemishes. But knowing the potential issues means you can keep your eye on them and stop something from developing into an expensive issue needing major repairs.

    Do an Annual Review

    Make a list and check it twice. Each season walk through your home, crawl in the attic space and under the floor joists to check things out. Look for evidence of water leaks, mold, or build-up of condensation. Check for dripping faucets, hissing or running toilets or loose fixtures. Tighten water valves and check for moisture inside sink cabinets and bathroom vanities.

    If your house has a fireplace, have the chimney swept before you use it in the fall or winter. During the summer, birds and small animals often build nests in the chimney that can catch embers and cause house fires. If your chimney does not have a screen or cap, talk to your fireplace professional about installing them. Your fireplace isnít the only thing that needs screens. If your gutters continually clog with leaves and debris, they can back up and cause significant water damage to your home. In areas with snow or ice, clogged gutters can overflow during a melt and damage the gutters, soffit and even the foundation. A gutter contractor can install screens that let the water in but keep the debris out.

    Energy Review

    Other areas that need consideration are windows and doors. If your dual-paned window steams or frosts on the inside, the seal has broken, so you wonít reap the benefit of energy savings. Drafty door jams and frames allow frigid air in and cause your furnace to run longer. Ask your public utility company to do an energy survey of your home and caulk, repair or replace when necessary.

    Your professional real estate agent is the best resource for a home inspector, referrals for a handy contractor and how to contact your public utilities for a review. Reach out today for information. 




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