Ways To Conserve Water At Home

More areas are struggling with droughts today. Conserving water has become a necessity. Even if the area you live in isn’t drought-stricken, cutting back on water use has many benefits for you and the environment. You’ll have a lower utility bill for one. You’ll also help to conserve the most precious resource on the planet. There’s plenty of ways that you can conserve water. You’ll be happy that you implemented some of these tips into your daily routine. Small changes in your life can make a big impact on your water bill and the environment. 

Turn Off Water While You Brush Your Teeth Or Wash Your Hands

Did you know that water comes out of the faucet at an average of 2.5 gallons per minute? That’s quite a lot of water to waste while you’re merely brushing your teeth or washing your hands. Turn off the tap while you brush (you’re supposed to brush for 2 full minutes!) or scrub your hands. Think of how many gallons of water you’ll save over a week’s time if you shut the water off even for those few seconds! Water is a precious resource and we should use it wisely. 

Put A Bucket In The Shower

This sounds like kind of a crazy idea. You know how long it takes the shower to heat up every morning, and now you can save that water which normally heads down the drain. Place a bucket in the tub while the water heats up. You can use that water later for watering plant or keeping the lawn fresh. This way, nothing will go to waste! 

Take A Shorter Shower

We all love to hang out in the shower for a bit, but taking a shower is one of the biggest uses of water in our homes. A shower uses about 2.1 gallons of water per minute. That means the typical 8 minute shower consumes somewhere around 16 gallons of water. If you cut your showers by even one minute, you’d save 14 gallons of water a week! That’s nothing to sneeze at! 

Flush Less

You know the old saying, “If it’s yellow let it mellow.” Maybe this tip isn’t for everyone, but your toilet is the fixture that uses the most water in your home. Higher efficiency toilets use about 1.5 gallons per flush, but older toilets can use anywhere between 3.5 and 7 gallons of water per flush! Consider flushing the toilet a bit less for the sake of water conservation! 

Load The Dishwasher Fully

The dishwasher is a fantastic invention and a necessity in our homes. Every time you run the dishwasher, it uses between 4 and 6 gallons of water. When you run the machine, be sure that it’s full of dirty dishes to avoid putting it on too often. 

Open house on 8/20/2017 at 36 Ashton St Beverly, MA 01915


Date: 08/20/2017 Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
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FIrst Showings at this Sat.& Sun. Open House Aug 19th & 20th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fully dormered Cape Cod Style home. Ideally located in Ryal Side, a short walking distance to the commute rail station and nearby Obear Park. Boasting four good sized bedrooms, a large dining room that could also be used as a family room, and a large first floor bedroom with it’s own full bathroom. Newer roof, furnace, and driveway. The large & level backyard has an upper and lower section. The private lower section of the back yard is surrounded by beautiful woodlands. All offers due by Tuesday night, please make good through Wednesday at 8pm to allow sellers to respond.

Open house on 8/19/2017 at 36 Ashton St Beverly, MA 01915


Date: 08/19/2017 Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
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FIrst Showings at this Sat.& Sun. Open House Aug 19th & 20th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fully dormered Cape Cod Style home. Ideally located in Ryal Side, a short walking distance to the commute rail station and nearby Obear Park. Boasting four good sized bedrooms, a large dining room that could also be used as a family room, and a large first floor bedroom with it’s own full bathroom. Newer roof, furnace, and driveway. The large & level backyard has an upper and lower section. The private lower section of the back yard is surrounded by beautiful woodlands. All offers due by Tuesday night, please make good through Wednesday at 8pm to allow sellers to respond.

Single-Family – 36 Ashton St Beverly, MA 01915 is now new to the market!

FIrst Showings at this Sat.& Sun. Open House Aug 19th & 20th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fully dormered Cape Cod Style home. Ideally located in Ryal Side, a short walking distance to the commute rail station and nearby Obear Park. Boasting four good sized bedrooms, a large dining room that could also be used as a family room, and a large first floor bedroom with it’s own full bathroom. Newer roof, furnace, and driveway. The large & level backyard has an upper and lower section. The private lower section of the back yard is surrounded by beautiful woodlands. All offers due by Tuesday night, please make good through Wednesday at 8pm to allow sellers to respond.

This is a Cape style home and features 8 total rooms, 2 full baths, 4 bedrooms, 0.26 Acres, and is currently available for $359,900.

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Depersonalizing Your Home

One of the many things emphasized to sellers is removing their personality from the home. Too much personality in the home can be a distraction for potential homebuyers. Consider a model home, which automatically draws you in, from the biggest of details to the smallest. Most model homes have neutral colored rooms, rugs, and décor. The reason behind this? To give the potential homebuyer the opportunity to visualize themselves living in that home. You want to replicate that approach.

Here are a few tips for depersonalizing your home:

Pictures: Displaying family photos in the home is a great way to show that you made this place a home. However, when it comes to selling, it’s best to remove these photos. Too many pictures and frames can make it difficult for potential homebuyers to visualize themselves and their family living there.

Personal belongings: If you are still living in the home that you are selling, your personal belongings will likely be all over the house. It’s impossible for you to remove everything you own from a home when you are still living there. However, it is important to clean up and hide certain personal belongings when you can. This includes children’s toys, animal toys and beds, knick-knacks, and drawings and grocery lists from the refrigerator door. Placing these items in storage or just finding places around the house to store them while trying to sell is best.

Paint: Paint is a way of expressing yourself in your home. Whether you like really dark colors, warm colors, or cool colors or even just white, it showcases your personality. Drastic color schemes on either side of the color wheel can throw buyers off, especially if it contains colors that they are not really fond of. It will make it difficult for them to visualize how they would decorate that room. If this sounds like you, it’s a good idea to go to the store and pick up some neutral tones and get to painting.

Furniture: Staging is everything. You may have set up your living room or bedroom a certain way because that’s how you like it. However, that may not be the optimal use of that space. It’s best to do some research or hire a professional to assist with this. You have to pull your personal opinion out of the decision-making and think about what works best with the shape and size of the room.

Whenever possible it’s best to provide the homebuyer with a clean slate. Neutral colors and removing personal belongings will only increase the chances that potential homebuyers will envision themselves living there and hopefully make an offer. Depersonalizing your home is just one tactic for prepping your home for selling. If you are looking to sell quickly, be sure to read all the tips and tricks there are to getting you’re home sold.

Single-Family – 1 Roosevelt Ave Beverly, MA 01915 is now new to the market!

**First Showings at Open house Saturday and Sunday 11-12.30pm **Charming recently updated single family Gambrel home which is a fantastic condo alternative. Over the last ten years, renovated and improved this residence, making it the perfect “move-in condition” property. This two-bedroom home features high ceilings, an abundance of natural light, and hardwood floors. The main level boasts an over-sized eat-in kitchen with a granite-topped center island, stainless steel appliances, and a large bay-windowed living room. Upstairs are two generous bedrooms and a new full customized spa/bathroom with a whirlpool tub, gorgeous Argentinian porcelain tile, and a dramatic oval washbasin with custom solid surface counter-tops. This home includes ample closet space throughout with the added bonus of a full, dry basement and off street parking. New high efficiency gas furnace. Newer insulated glass windows, vinyl siding, and a small yard make this a low maintenance home . Offers Due Tuesday 8pm.

This is a Colonial/Gambrel style home and features 4 total rooms, 2 full baths, 2 bedrooms, 0.06 Acres, and is currently available for $319,900.

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Open house on 8/13/2017 at 1 Roosevelt Ave Beverly, MA 01915


Date: 08/13/2017 Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM  
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**First Showings at Open house Saturday and Sunday 11-12.30pm **Charming recently updated single family Gambrel home which is a fantastic condo alternative. Over the last ten years, renovated and improved this residence, making it the perfect “move-in condition” property. This two-bedroom home features high ceilings, an abundance of natural light, and hardwood floors. The main level boasts an over-sized eat-in kitchen with a granite-topped center island, stainless steel appliances, and a large bay-windowed living room. Upstairs are two generous bedrooms and a new full customized spa/bathroom with a whirlpool tub, gorgeous Argentinian porcelain tile, and a dramatic oval washbasin with custom solid surface counter-tops. This home includes ample closet space throughout with the added bonus of a full, dry basement and off street parking. New high efficiency gas furnace. Newer insulated glass windows, vinyl siding, and a small yard make this a low maintenance home . Offers Due Tuesday 8pm.

Open house on 8/12/2017 at 1 Roosevelt Ave Beverly, MA 01915


Date: 08/12/2017 Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM  
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**First Showings at Open house Saturday and Sunday 11-12.30pm **Charming recently updated single family Gambrel home which is a fantastic condo alternative. Over the last ten years, renovated and improved this residence, making it the perfect “move-in condition” property. This two-bedroom home features high ceilings, an abundance of natural light, and hardwood floors. The main level boasts an over-sized eat-in kitchen with a granite-topped center island, stainless steel appliances, and a large bay-windowed living room. Upstairs are two generous bedrooms and a new full customized spa/bathroom with a whirlpool tub, gorgeous Argentinian porcelain tile, and a dramatic oval washbasin with custom solid surface counter-tops. This home includes ample closet space throughout with the added bonus of a full, dry basement and off street parking. New high efficiency gas furnace. Newer insulated glass windows, vinyl siding, and a small yard make this a low maintenance home . Offers Due Tuesday 8pm.

Open house on 8/13/2017 at 1008 Paradise Rd Swampscott, MA 01907


Date: 08/13/2017 Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM  
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First Showings at Open House Sat 12.30-2 pm & Sun 1-2.30 pm. Live the ultimate lifestyle at SUMMIT ESTATES. Attractive 3rd Floor Unit, 1131 sq.ft w 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Spacious living room w sliders to the private balcony with a wooded view! Inviting open concept in dining/living room, eat -in kitchen, master bedroom with full bath and walk-in closet. Adjacent to laundry facility and nearby trash compactor room. Elevator, extra storage, on site management, one assigned parking & additional guest parking available. Professionally landscaped common areas, outdoor heated pool, clubhouse & exercise facility with sauna & function rooms. two year old fridge & dishwasher. Newer roofs, paved roads. Condo Association maintains and replaces (when necessary) AC and Heating systems! Monthly condo fee includes heat, hot water, snow and trash removal. SUPER LOCATION with T Bus stop at the complex entrance, Commuter Train nearby plus plenty of shopping & dining. Minutes to the beach

Open house on 8/12/2017 at 1008 Paradise Rd Swampscott, MA 01907


Date: 08/12/2017 Time: 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM  
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For more information: click here for the full details  

First Showings at Open House Sat 12.30-2 pm & Sun 1-2.30 pm. Live the ultimate lifestyle at SUMMIT ESTATES. Attractive 3rd Floor Unit, 1131 sq.ft w 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Spacious living room w sliders to the private balcony with a wooded view! Inviting open concept in dining/living room, eat -in kitchen, master bedroom with full bath and walk-in closet. Adjacent to laundry facility and nearby trash compactor room. Elevator, extra storage, on site management, one assigned parking & additional guest parking available. Professionally landscaped common areas, outdoor heated pool, clubhouse & exercise facility with sauna & function rooms. two year old fridge & dishwasher. Newer roofs, paved roads. Condo Association maintains and replaces (when necessary) AC and Heating systems! Monthly condo fee includes heat, hot water, snow and trash removal. SUPER LOCATION with T Bus stop at the complex entrance, Commuter Train nearby plus plenty of shopping & dining. Minutes to the beach