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Posted by Karen Adelson on 7/18/2017

Mother-in-law suites are multi-purpose housing units, offering a variety of benefits and usages. The chance to keep your extended family in close proximity, potentially strengthening communication and generational bonds, are just a few reasons why mother-in-law suites work. But, mother-in-law suites arenít only used to house extended family members. Opportunities abound with mother-in-law suites These convenient structural housing additions are used as rental property, independent living spaces for adult children and music and art studios. Mother-in-law suites are also used as business locations. For example, a dentist might use the space to perform non-surgical procedures out of. Even if it cost more to purchase a house with a mother-in-law suite, the buy could be a good investment. Turn the suite into an apartment and you could generate $500 or more a month from the space. Operate a business in the suite and you could save on commercial rental property fees. Use a mother-in-law suite as a traditional living space for your aging parent and you could be there should your parent need emergency assistance. Homes that donít have existing mother-in-law suites could work. For example, an attached garage can be converted into a mother-in-law suite. A large, three-car garage might offer you 350 square feet or more to work with, giving you room to design a bedroom, living room, bathroom and small kitchen. Existing multi-generational suites may come with a front porch, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and a den or living room. Opt for an open floor plan and your parents or in-laws may be able to enjoy outdoor views from several locations in the house. Should you buy or build a mother-in-law suite for an aging relative, consider installing safety support rails in the bathroom and sticking to a one-level floor plan. Additional considerations Itís important that relatives enjoy a sense or independence while living in mother-in-law suites. Although your parents are nearby, itís a good idea to give them a heads up before you drop in. If youíre taking the business route with your mother-in-law suite, design a waiting area. Make sure that thereís sufficient customer parking, so that customers arenít forced to park in front of your neighborsí houses. Measurable benefits Once a quarter, total how much you are spending on the mother-in-law suite in utilities and property fees. Add up revenues that you are generating from the property. Make adjustments as needed, if youíre spending more than you're generating from the property. The exception is if the property is being used as a traditional mother-in-law suite.




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Posted by Karen Adelson on 7/14/2017


85 Wicklow Avenue, Medford, MA 02155

Condo

$449,000
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Open house sunday 12:30-1:30 A great opportunity to own a four bedroom, two bath home in a much desired neighborhood, conveniently located near the Wellington T station, I-93, and a short commute to Boston. All rooms are spacious with gleaming hardwood floors in the flowing living and dinning rooms opening to a granite and stainless steel kitchen. Two bedrooms, a bath, and laundry on the first level, plus two bedrooms and a bath upstairs. Relax on the front and back porches, or in the lovely shared yard with plenty of on-street parking. A wonderful chance to own a spacious home in a lovely neighborhood at a reasonable price.
Open House
Sunday
July 16 at 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Come see this large four bedroom two bath two level condo in a lovely, Quiet, convient neighborhood.
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Posted by Karen Adelson on 7/13/2017


85 Wicklow Avenue, Medford, MA 02155

Condo

$449,000
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
A great opportunity to own a four bedroom, two bath home in a much desired neighborhood, conveniently located near the Wellington T station, I-93, and a short commute to Boston. All rooms are spacious with gleaming hardwood floors in the flowing living and dinning rooms opening to a granite and stainless steel kitchen. Two bedrooms, a bath, and laundry on the first level, plus two bedrooms and a bath upstairs. Relax on the front and back porches, or in the lovely shared yard with plenty of on-street parking. A wonderful chance to own a spacious home in a lovely neighborhood at a reasonable price.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Karen Adelson on 7/11/2017

If you've been putting off organizing your closets for months -- if not years -- you're not alone! Since closets are not usually a "high visibility" area of the house, cleaning them often ends up being relegated to the bottom of people's priority lists.

It's easy to postpone tackling the project because you can simply close the door and forget about what a disaster area it's become!

There are, however, several sound reasons for bumping it up on your "to do" list.

  • First of all, you'll probably find valuable things you thought were lost forever. Depending on how long it's been since you last cleaned out your closets, there's a good chance you'll find miscellaneous valuable items ranging from missing gloves and address books to lost photo albums and unopened gifts. There's no end to the possible treasures you could stumble upon in a closet that you haven't organized for a while. You may even find lost items you were considering replacing. In that case, you can save your money or spend it on something else!
  • It's an opportunity to help others. All communities have charitable organizations that distribute warm clothing, shoes, essential kitchen supplies, school backpacks, and other useful items to underprivileged families in your area. By giving away things you no longer need and use, you can accomplish two objectives: clearing out the clutter in your home and helping needy families or organizations in the community.
  • You'll enjoy a sense of accomplishment. On one hand, when you keep putting off a project that you know needs to get done, it creates an underlying feeling of frustration. However, once you get the task underway and completed, you'll feel like you're making progress with your goals and moving forward. (Not only that, but your closets will no longer be an eyesore that cause you to cringe every time you go to grab a jacket or hang up your clothes!)
  • Completing one project helps create momentum for getting started on something else. As Sir Isaac Newton, the famous physicist, stated more than 300 years ago, "A body at rest will remain at rest, and a body in motion will remain in motion unless it is acted upon by an external force.Ē (Source: Live Science) That principle applies as much to human behavior as it does to inanimate objects. Once you force yourself to get started on a project -- whether it involves organization, cleaning, repair, or home improvement -- you'll discover new-found energy and motivation for other tasks.

While it may seem as if cleaning your closets is a monumental task that makes you feel physically and mentally drained just thinking about it, the hardest part is getting started -- taking those first few steps. By picking one closet to organize and setting aside just an hour or two to do it (and creating a semblance of order), you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish in just one session!





Posted by Karen Adelson on 7/10/2017


85 Wicklow Avenue, Medford, MA 02155

Condo

$478,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
A great opportunity to own a four bedroom, two bath home in a much desired neighborhood, conveniently located near the Wellington T station, I-93, and a short commute to Boston. All rooms are spacious with gleaming hardwood floors in the flowing living and dinning rooms opening to a granite and stainless steel kitchen. Two bedrooms, a bath, and laundry on the first level, plus two bedrooms and a bath upstairs. Relax on the front and back porches, or in the lovely shared yard with plenty of on-street parking. A wonderful chance to own a spacious home in a lovely neighborhood at a reasonable price.
Open House
Monday
July 10 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 85 Wicklow Avenue, Medford, MA 02155    Get Directions

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