Rental – 145 Bennington Revere, MA 02151 is now new to the market!

Commuter Dream ! for future Tenants, only 7 minutes walk to the Blue Line ( Beachmont Station ). and 10 minutes away from Shopping Center. Great access to Hyw RT 1 & 145 in and out of Boston in minutes and close proximity to Logan Airport. Belle Isle Condominium, a professionally managed elevator building is ideally located between Suffolk Downs and Beachmont Blue Line Stations. This top floor 2 bed/2 bath penthouse features large windows with beautiful sunny exposure, views of Belle Isle Marsh Reservation and offers a very efficient floorplan with open living area and galley kitchen. Kitchen is open and boasts granite counters, white cabinetry and white appliances. Master suite with ensuite bath and 2nd bedroom are separated on either side of living area. Both bedrooms have a large walk-in closet. In-unit washer/dryer included. Recent updates include painting and gleaming refinished HWF floors. Central heat by gas and CA. 2 covered carport parking spaces are included (#27 & # 28 )

This property features 4 total rooms, 2 full baths, 2 bedrooms, and is currently available for $2,200.

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Indoor Plants for Health and Home

House plants can significantly improve the dynamic of a room.  While some are purely decorative, there are others that can have a dramatic effect on air and indoor pollution levels.  If you are planning on making a few botanical additions to your home, then why not get the added benefit of choosing plants that will work for you, as well as providing an aesthetic benefit?  Here are a few to get you started.

Golden Pothos – This vine-like plant is very easy to grow, requiring very little light, and can survive quite comfortably if you happen to forget to water it on a regular basis.  With regular fertilizing, this plant becomes a fast-growing vine that looks fantastic in any room.  Clippings can be taken, put in water, and will develop root structures in as little as a few days.  Because this is a submersible plant, it is also popular with aquarium enthusiasts.  In addition, this plant is a heavy oxygen producer, and can also remove benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene from your air.

Peace Lilies – Interestingly enough, these houseplants are not true lilies. These attractive members of the Araceae family need only a little light and water in order to survive, and produce brilliant flowers.

Rubber Tree – While used as houseplants in North America, these plants have an interesting use in India; the roots are guided over chasms in order to create what is commonly referred to as living bridges.  These plants prefer bright sunlight, and while they can withstand infrequent watering quite well, they will thrive if given enough moisture.

Weeping Fig – This is the official tree of Bangkok, Thailand.  In a study by NASA, this plant was shown to effectively remove airborne toxins from its environment.  This plant thrives in warm, sunny conditions, but can also tolerate low-light conditions fairly well.  If it is moved to a new room, it will shed a large number of its leaves, and replace them with new leaves in response to the change in light conditions.  While it is adaptive to changes in light, care should be taken not to place it in an area where it will be subjected to strong, cold drafts.  This plant is also popular among bonsai enthusiasts for its aesthetic properties.

Snake Plant – Also known as “mother-in-law’s tongue”, this plant has been recognized in the same NASA study as one of the best plants to remove indoor air pollution.  Like other pollution-reducing plants, this one can survive quite well with low light levels and irregular watering.  Care should be taken not to over water this species, as the root structure is fairly sensitive.

For further reading, you can pick up the book How To Grow Fresh Air, by B.C. Wolverton.

Single-Family – 86 HOLLINGSWORTH Lynn, MA 01902 is now back on the market!

BACK ON THE MARKET FOR FINANCE ISSUES,RENOVATED SINGLE FAMILY WITH IN-LAW UNIT WITH ITS OWN KITCHEN AND FULL BATH, BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY…LARGE COLONIAL STYLE HOME WITH LOTS OF CHARACTER & DETAILS THROUGHOUT…WALKING DISTANCE TO LYNN CHARTER SCHOOL ( KIPP ACADEMY ) .LIVING ROOM HAS GLEAMING HARDWOOD FLOORS, MASTER BEDROOM & MASTER BATH W/SHOWER…SECOND FLOOR OFFERS 3 BEDROOMS W/GLEAMING HARDWOOD FLOORS, FULL BATH W/TUB & SHOWER…GOOD SIZED ROOMS, HIGH CEILINGS, MOSTLY VINYL WINDOWS,HEATING SYSTEM(2010), NEW HOT WATER TANK ENERGY STAR(2011), NEW ELECTRICAL…PLUS 2-CAR DETACHED GARAGE AND PLENTY OF PARKING!!! IF YOU HAVE A BIG FAMILY,DON’T MISS THIS PROPERTY. “BRING YOUR BANK PRE-APPROVAL AND LETS MAKE A DEAL”. DRIVEWAY ON RANTOUL AVE.

This is a Colonial style home and features 7 total rooms, 3 full baths, 4 bedrooms, 0.18 Acres, and is currently available for $309,500.

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Find the Right Home Improvement Contractors

Home sellers will want to do everything they can to accelerate the sales process. And in many cases, home improvements may be necessary, which means you’ll likely need to find a dependable contractor to help you enhance the quality of your residence.

Although finding a qualified, affordable home improvement contractor may seem impossible at first, there are many ways to ensure that you’re able to employ the best contractor for any upcoming home improvement project.

Here are three tips that you can use to ensure that you’re able to find a great home improvement contractor:

1. Conduct a Phone Interview.

For some home repairs, you may be forced to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars. As such, you’ll want to work with a top-notch home improvement contractor who will complete the necessary work to the best of his or her abilities.

Typically, you’ll want to conduct a phone interview before you hire a home improvement contractor. By doing so, you can ensure that both you and a home improvement professional are on the same page and can work together to transform any home repair project into a successful one.

Asking about a home improvement contractor’s expertise and experience is essential during a phone interview. Plus, you should ask for professional references and be prepared to answer a contractor’s questions about your home improvement project.

2. Meet Face to Face.

If a home improvement professional proves that he or she may be a viable candidate to complete your home improvement project, you should host a face-to-face meeting.

A face-to-face meeting enables a contractor to explain exactly how he or she will approach your home repair project. It also may allow a contractor to get an up-close look at your residence and ensure that he or she is capable of finishing the project on schedule and budget.

Furthermore, a face-to-face meeting may help you become more comfortable with a home improvement contractor. This meeting will allow you to get answers to any concerns or questions and ensure that you’re able to find a great professional to help you complete your home repair project.

3. Finalize a Contract.

A home improvement project represents a major endeavor, so you’ll want to put the terms of your agreement with a contractor into a written agreement.

The agreement should include details about every step of the project, including the products and materials that a home improvement professional will use, proof of liability insurance and a payment schedule. Also, you should not sign this agreement unless you feel comfortable with all of its terms.

A clear agreement is paramount for both you and a home improvement contractor. And after you finalize this agreement, your contractor will be able to start working to repair your home and bolstering its quality immediately.

Use the aforementioned tips to take the guesswork out of finding a reliable contractor to complete a home improvement project. By doing so, you’ll be able to hire a great contractor who will help you improve your chances of maximizing the value of your residence.