McParland Realty Blog

Posted on 05/02/2021
Tips for First-Time Homebuyers
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Buying your first home is an exciting experience, but it can also be overwhelming when you don't know what to expect. Below are some tips to help first-time homebuyers navigate this process successfully. 1. Get pre-approved before you start shopping. Nothing is more upsetting than finding the home of your dreams, only to...
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Posted on 04/29/2021
37 Wachusett Ave, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 is now new to the market!
What an amazing location, less than a minute drive to 290, set back in a well established neighborhood with no highway noise! This is a very well maintained, spacious Gambrel with two car garage set on a level lot. The large deck off the kitchen/pantry and dining room adds so much entertaining space. The roof was redone in 2020. The family room with a pellet stove and lots of windows make this a very cosy and relaxing space The large study has carpet and remaining rooms have hardwood. The three bathrooms and kitchen/pantry have tiled flooring.The kitchen has been updated and the countertops are quartz The main bathroom has also been...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Window Sealants: Which Is Best for You?
Image by Andrey Popov from Shutterstock Window sealants are sealing materials used to fill in cracks, holes, or openings around windows. A good seal is essential for protecting your windows’ lifespan. Gaps around a window let in the elements and end up increasing your energy bill. For home maintenance, preparing for the next season, or getting your house...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
How to Successfully Pull Off Rustic Chic
Photo by Photographee.eu via Shutterstock Rustic décor style has been around and around some more. Today homeowners and designers alike still love this style, but it has evolved to meet some of their more modern design preferences. What is rustic décor? It’s a design style that focuses on natural fibers and textures with a heavy emphasis on wood....
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Earnest Money: What Is It?
Photo by Mercigod via Shutterstock Earnest money is the amount of money put down for a large purchase. While this is not limited to real estate, it is used frequently in the real estate industry. It’s a sign of good faith from the buyer to the seller and normally constitutes about 1%-5% of the home’s price. How much...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Herbs That Grow All Year Indoors
Photo by congerdesign via Pixabay Do you love the idea of having fresh herbs available all year round but don't live in an area where it's possible to grow them outdoors in all seasons? You don't have to give up cooking with fresh herbs just because the weather outside is frightful — and you also don't have to install...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Staging Your House for Different Buyers
Image by engin akyurt from Pixabay Staging can be a controversial topic for many home sellers, especially considering the effort and costs it takes to properly prepare the home. But there's no doubt the investment is worth it for many homes in that staging can transform the property entirely for the benefit of the bottom line. We'll look...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
5 Ways to Incorporate Your Precious Collectibles into Your Decor
Photo by H Wong on Unsplash Your collectibles are important to you, but all too often they tend to be tucked away in a closet attic, or the basement. Why hide all of the things that you spent so much time and care collecting? Instead, find ways to incorporate them into your existing decor so that your house...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
How to Care for Succulents Indoors
Image by Milada Vigerova from Pixabay Caring for indoor succulents is not as intimidating as it may seem. Even though growing them can be a challenge, there are lots of care tips that could make things easier. Succulents are not the ideal plants to grow indoors but that should not stop you from growing them. With the right...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Hardy Indoor Plants For The Black Thumb Gardener
Photo by Pushok via Pixabay Do you buy plants for your home – just to find them shriveled up and browning just a few short days later? You may be purchasing plants that require too much care – or that are known for being tricky to keep alive. Whether you’ve been cursed with a black thumb, have a...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Affordable Ways to Boost Your Home's Security
Photo by PhotoMIX Ltd. via Pexels Worried about package theft, break-ins and other crime? Even if you have a home security system, there are still steps you can take to make your home less appealing to thieves and criminals. From installing some high tech (but surprisingly affordable) gadgets to caring for your home’s exterior, you can help make...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Moving Locally: Tips for Transition
Photo by Erda Estremera on Unsplash Does anyone look forward to moving? Sure, it's exciting to relocate to a new home, a new city and/or a new neighborhood, but the physical act of getting your belongings from one place to another can often be time-consuming and stressful. The good news is there are steps you can take to...
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