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Posted by Highland Real Estate on 10/21/2019

Time... a non-renewable resource. Spending time, wasting time, bidding your time, you can do all of these things but make more time; No! Since you can't make more time, then you have to allocate time, doing things that create the life you want for yourself. If you have a significant other or a child then you know spending time with them is imperative. Time spent with each other not only builds those relationships but can also improve your overall health. 

Time to Connect 

Now, remember you have a job, or a few jobs, that demand hours out of your day. You also have to take care of essentials such as paying bills, groceries, and taking care of your health. Whatever is left is what you have to invest in the relationships, specifically that significant person. Fitting in blocks of time together can be difficult, but creates, or strengthens the relationship. So, you need to get creative. Be mindful about making opportunities to do the mundane together. Meeting between appointments or activities to touch base is not enough for most relationships. Shopping for the groceries or detailing the vehicles can become wonderful times to relate to each other. Taking a simple walk together enjoying each other’s company and the world around you is a great way to spend your time. It doesn’t always have to be a well-executed date night with dinner and entertainment. Just sitting in the same room while planning the weekly schedule can bring a sense of connection. Making your time together count is the goal. 

Time Away to Connect

Time away from the static grind of daily life is an investment in a relationship. Planning time together outside of the normal stress of living gives you a place to relate on another level entirely. Creating memories of fun and relaxing moments carry with them a bond that can help during times of turbulence or stress. Being able to take the time to really listen to the other person and ask more in-depth questions about themselves and their hopes for their future. Setting up your environment so that it enables you to stop for a moment in time, to really have time on your side. 

As the Steve Miller Band song states, “Time keeps on slipping into the future.” so, make your present count.




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Posted by Highland Real Estate on 10/14/2019

Sometimes the simplest habits can yield the greatest results. Making to-do lists is the perfect example of a productive habit -- especially if you're getting ready to sell your home.

When putting your house on the market, here are a few tips to keep in mind for staying on track and avoiding delays.

Organization: As a home seller, there are a lot of things you can do to prepare your house for real estate showings.

Making lists can be an extremely effective way to reinforce goals, clarify objectives, and remind yourself what needs to be done. Knowing your priorities for the day (and week) can strengthen your confidence and help you avoid that feeling of being overwhelmed. On the other hand, when you lack clarity and keep forgetting important tasks, frustration and pessimism can creep in, causing you to lose your edge.

Like any method of staying organized and focused, making lists is not without its potential pitfalls. Priority lists are of little use if they get misplaced, buried under other documents, or forgotten about for days or weeks. Ideally, your list of important tasks should be readily accessible, highly visible, and regularly updated. While some people like to use old-fashioned written lists in a spiral-bound notebook or legal-size pad of paper, others may prefer their mobile devices, computer, or a reminder app.

The benefit of creating a list and checking off items as you progress is that it helps keep you focused, goal oriented, and organized. The sooner you create a priority list of tasks, the greater your efficiency will be in getting them done.

Motivation: Although your real estate agent will handle most of the details related to selling your home, there are still dozens of tasks you'll need to be involved in. Keeping your home and property well maintained, presentable, and in a state of good repair are among them. If you're like most home sellers, however, your plate is already full with family responsibilities, career demands, and other obligations. Fortunately, there are strategies for balancing your priorities.

The three keys to getting important stuff done in a timely way are: effective time management, prioritization, and staying motivated. Selling a house is a team effort involving you, your family, your real estate agent, and other professionals. Doing your utmost to keep your real estate objectives on the "front burner" will help keep the sales process moving forward and make a good impression on potential buyers.

Goals, in general, should be specific, attainable, measurable, and deadline-oriented. As motivational writer Napoleon Hill said, "A goal is a dream with a deadline." When you fail to assign a target date or deadline to a house-selling task, it's all-too-easy to let that goal slide and cause you to lose your advantage.





Posted by Highland Real Estate on 10/8/2019

This Condo in Winthrop, MA recently sold for $512,000. This 2/3 Family style home was sold by - Highland Real Estate.


62 Pleasant Street, Winthrop, MA 02152

Condo

$519,000
Price
$512,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
By far and away, above the crowd! Discerning buyers will be inspired by this completely renovated 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, 2 level condominium located on the bus line to Boston. You will be instantly captivated as soon as you enter with the open floor plan, new golden oak floors, all new Martha Living cabinets and Quartz kitchen that invites entertaining, elegant crown moldings, and designer tiles baths. There in central air, in unit laundry and a beautiful oak and black iron staircase to the lower level 22 foot family room or third bedroom that is walk out level to a patio. The unit will have two off street parking spaces. From its convenient location right on the bus line you can be at the T in fifteen minutes and in Boston in 30 minutes or you can choose to take the Winthrop Ferry to Boston. Winthrop is just minutes to Boston and offers new schools, three yacht clubs, 2 marinas, seaside biking and hiking trails, miles of beaches, a golf course and many press acclaimed eateries.

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Posted by Highland Real Estate on 10/7/2019

Shopping for a new house can seem like an overwhelming experience because there are so many factors to consider.

The top priorities for the majority of house hunters include the quality of the school district, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and the overall condition of the house. Price is also a major consideration, as is square footage, commuting distance, and the character of the neighborhood.

In many cases, house hunters have specific requirements in mind, ranging from privacy to the layout of the rooms.

Although your search will be much more efficient if you know exactly what you want, the process of looking at houses will help you clarify your preferences, needs, and design ideas for your next home. Touring houses online and browsing home decorating websites can give you a lot of useful ideas, but nothing compares to actually visiting houses and taking a close look at everything the property has to offer.

Working with an experienced real estate agent is often the best way to find a home that checks off most of your priority items and meets your expectations. Searching the real estate market on your own is like going on a self-guided tour of a large historical site or tourist attraction. Without expert guidance, you could easily overlook some of the best aspects of the property, and you could also miss some "red flags" and negotiating opportunities that only a trained real estate professional could recognize.

Other than price, location, size, and property condition, what are other key features you might want to keep your eye out for? Everyone has different priorities and "wish lists," but when you know what you want, you'll be a lot more likely to be satisfied with the outcome! While there is no shortage of house hunting checklists online, here's a quick overview of some of the features and property characteristics you'll want to keep in mind.

Although you'll generally want to have a home inspector take a close look at any home you've made an offer on, there are a few key things you can notice before you even get to that stage. The condition of interior walls, the roof, and basement are three areas worth paying close attention to. Wet basements are not uncommon, but they can cause damage to your foundation and many things you might want to store there. Wet basements are also breeding grounds for mold spores, so a chronically wet basement can potentially be hazardous to your health, too -- especially if you or your family is prone to allergies, asthma, and other respiratory conditions. The Environmental Protection Agency is a good source of information on indoor air quality issues.

There are literally dozens of other details you'll want to pay attention to in prospective homes, including amount of storage space, the size of the back yard, privacy -- or the lack, thereof -- the house's distance from the street and other houses, the neighborhood noise level, the amount of street traffic, the reputation of nearby schools, and convenience to shopping centers, medical facilities, transportation, recreation, and entertainment. Other desirable features include a nice patio or deck, a garage, a fully functional HVAC system, updates to bathrooms and the kitchen, and enough room in the house for your growing family, overnight guests, and the occasional holiday party.





Posted by Highland Real Estate on 10/1/2019

This Single-Family in Winthrop, MA recently sold for $900,000. This Colonial,Gambrel style home was sold by - Highland Real Estate.


5 JOHNSON TERRACE, Winthrop, MA 02152

Single-Family

$969,900
Price
$900,000
Sale Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/2
Full/Half Baths
WATERFRONT BUYERS, HERE'S YOUR CHANCE, WITH RIPARIAN RIGHTS FOR BOATERS TOO.....Rare opportunity to own a great home on 7000+ sq. ft. of land that is situated on the harbor with amazing Boston Skyline views and incredible sunsets!! This proudly maintained (siding 2013 and roof 2009), well built 2 family home boasts 2 very nice updated cherry cabinet eat-in kitchens ( 2010), beautiful hardwood floors, crown molding, recessed lighting, fireplaces and lots of windows for natural light and for capturing the views. Each unit has full length sun porch rooms ( 2nd floor heated and the 1st floor leads to a large deck)), all overlooking the harbor.There is a half bath and finished cabana room in the basement, nicely landscaped large yard and a 2 car garage with off street parking. Located in one of Winthrop's most desirable locations, THIS FABULOUS PROPERTY WOULD MAKE A MAGNIFICENT SINGLE AS WELL.






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