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This Condo in Methuen, MA recently sold for $616,789. This Townhouse style home was sold by Matt and Sonya - Classified Realty Group.


1 Hummingbird Way, Methuen, MA 01844

East Methuen

Condo

$619,995
Price
$616,789
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
The Preserve at Emerald Pines is now open!! Toll Brothers newest luxury community. The Bucknell Manor floor plan features a two story foyer and hall, an open floor plan kitchen, breakfast area , and great room. We will be offering single level and multi- level home designs. This is a gated community, offering a low maintenance lifestyle. This 55 plus community will have resort style amenities including pool, clubhouse, gym, and bocce.

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Decorating a small space requires plenty of creativity and a good eye for what works well given the purpose of the room and its inhabitant. Unlike a big room or space where there's plenty of square footage to play with, the focus of small areas is a bit different but not an impossible task.

Here are some simple tips to follow to make your home look amazing despite the small space:

Multi-purpose furniture

Save space with furniture pieces that can either do more than one job or can fold out of the where when necessary. There are many desks, dining tables and even beds that can be moved around to make space or provide you with storage or other benefits. A living area sofa that can also serve as a foldable bed is an excellent addition to any home.

Mirrors make rooms look bigger.

You can create the illusion of a much bigger room. Mirrors also reflect both natural and non-natural lighting and can help to brighten up a small room when appropriately positioned. Not only are they functional and beautiful, but they can also be fancy enough to act as decorative pieces in a little place.

De-clutter

Living in a small space ensures that you only buy what you need. If you are feeling cramped up, look around the room, and there will be things you can do without. Take these out and find ways around it. Decorating a small space means you have to be careful with what you put to avoid it looking unnecessarily tight.

Use bold colors

Small spaces bring out the best of textures, bright colors and prints. Tie in solids with neutrals in cool ways like throw pillows, picture frames or accent walls. You can also put at vibrantly colored wallpapers to create a focal wall in the space and decorate around the theme.

Use large rugs

Large rugs give the semblance of more space and trick the eye into making the room more prominent than it is. They can also form part of your design theme and bring character to a small space.

Plants and flowers

Greenery and flowers are always adorable in small spaces. Flower pots on the windows or table add color to small rooms. Many plants don't need regular watering and thrive in small areas like succulents and Aloe Vera. Faux plants are also a way to go for zero maintenance and more color.

Use your intuition when designing a small space and less is typically more. The above tips will help your small space shine and look amazing.


This Single-Family in Essex, MA recently sold for $469,000. This Cape style home was sold by Matt and Sonya - Classified Realty Group.


21 Lufkin Street, Essex, MA 01929

Single-Family

$479,000
Price
$469,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
If you live here, your children can attend Manchester/Essex Public Schools. Rated top 10 in MA! Tri-level single family updated Cape with 3 bed, 1.5 bath in desirable neighborhood close to Ipswich Bay and Conomo Pt. Flexible floor plan offers open kitchen/family rm, wood stove,and hardwood. 1st fl bedroom is currently an art studio, but offers functions as an office, or playroom. Master suite w/ dormer and bath added 2008. Updates include kitchen (2012), PurePro burner (FHW by oil) and superstore hotwater (2017), roof (2012).This home sits on large 27,000 sq ft lot with manicured plants and birds/wildlife of all kinds. Front yd is fenced; perfect for the family pets. Full walk-out basement, parking for 4-6, city sewer and water. Turn-key; move right in. Manchester- Essex Public Schools

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This Single-Family in Salem, MA recently sold for $395,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Matt and Sonya - Classified Realty Group.


6 Goodell St, Salem, MA 01970

Single-Family

$369,900
Price
$395,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
OPEN HOUSE CANCELED! What an AMAZING OPPORTUNITY! This Beautiful Freshly Painted Colonial is available for UNDER $400k. The Beautifully Remodeled Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances, Recessed Lighting and Ceiling Fan and Breakfast Bar Open right up to the Dining Room and a Gorgeous Powder Room. The Versatile and Bright Sunroom provides endless possibilities as a home office, playroom or cozy sitting area. The Living Room is PERFECT for a large sectional and rocking chair! The Second Floor offers 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The Master Suite boasts a Spacious Full Bath, Walk-In Closet and a Unique Loft Space. The Adorable backyard is completely fenced in, nicely landscaped and has a deck for your summer BBQ's. This home also has off-street parking for 2. Do Not Miss This Home! Schedule your showing TODAY!

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Cleaning is most peoples' least favorite thing on a typical day. But for Open House day? It can seem either terrifying or expensive, but it doesn't have to be. A little elbow grease can make a huge difference and save you a bundle.

Walls

You have to be careful of painted walls. If you're too abrasive, you'll rough up the paint. If you don't scrub enough, and the walls remain dirty. Start with a soft damp cloth like microfiber or a new sponge and just some clean water. If that's not enough, try a mild grease-cutting soap like dish or hand soap. If your walls are still dirty, use a kitchen or all-purpose spray cleaner or try a wall eraser. Stay away from steel wool or exfoliating style cleaners since they can take the paint right off your wall, which increases your cost.

Appliances

It should be no surprise that your best option here is to clean your stainless-steel appliances regularly. Regularly here means once or twice a week depending on how often you use it. A disinfectant spray or bleach and water solution will help to clean off any grime. Follow that up with a stainless-steel finishing spray available at your local appliance store. Use a soft, lint-free cloth and never liquid glass stovetop cleansers or soft scrubs as they can scratch or damage the surface and finish. 

Tile Countertops, Floors, and Showers

You can purchase a variety of tile cleaners at your local home improvement store, or easily make your own neutral pH cleaner from baking soda and water (use about ¼ cup baking soda per 1 gallon of water). Use a soft sponge or sponge mop to apply the mixture directly to your tile. You can clean the grout with the same solution, or for more stubborn stains get an oxygen bleach-based grout cleaner (it’s probably right next to the tile cleaner at the store). This time use a toothbrush to apply the cleanser and let it sit for 10-15 minutes before wiping it off. You can use a grout sealant to protect your grout once it’s clean to help keep it that way longer.

Wood Flooring and Carpets

Household cleaners and wood soaps are best for wood floors. You can use a similarly colored oil-based polish to fill in any scratches. If you have too many scratches, you might wait to sand the wood down and apply a stain-finish product, but be careful you know what you’re doing. If it’s a big job, it might be best to leave this one to the professionals. 

Your carpet needs more than just a regular vacuum, so try out a carpet cleaning machine, usually available for rent at your local home improvement store. Be careful only to use the soap or cleaner recommended for the device you rent, and in the right amounts. Extra soap can work against you. If it's left in the carpet, then it attracts more dirt.

Your real estate agent can help you determine if your cleaning situation is DIY or requires the professionals.