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Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 2/28/2019


31 Glendale Road, Needham, MA 02492

Single-Family

$1,679,000
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
5/1
Full/Half Baths
DETAILED CRAFTSMANSHIP ABOUNDS IN THIS COMPLETELY RENOVATED EXPANDED MINT COLONIAL IN ONE OF NEEDHAM'S MOST DESIRABLE NEIGHBORHOODS! Step inside to the gracious fireplaced living room. French doors lead to a fantastic family room with custom built-ins. A lovely dining room with wainscotting adjoins a gourmet/granite kitchen featuring an oversized island, breakfast bar and separate eating area plus a compactor, beverage cooler, warming drawer, television, gas cooktop, double ovens, French door refrigerator and access onto the bluestone deck. A spacious slate mudroom with a side door entrance and entrance from the heated two car garage with storage systems, a powder room and secondary staircase complete the first floor. The second floor features 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths including a master suite with his and hers walk-in closets, a steam shower, soaking tub, double sinks and vanity area. A finished lower level has a playroom, bedroom, and full bath. This one of a kind home has it all!
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Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 2/28/2019


31 Glendale Road, Needham, MA 02492

Single-Family

$1,679,000
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
5/1
Full/Half Baths
DETAILED CRAFTSMANSHIP ABOUNDS IN THIS COMPLETELY RENOVATED EXPANDED MINT COLONIAL IN ONE OF NEEDHAM'S MOST DESIRABLE NEIGHBORHOODS! Step inside to the gracious fireplaced living room. French doors lead to a fantastic family room with custom built-ins. A lovely dining room with wainscotting adjoins a gourmet/granite kitchen featuring an oversized island, breakfast bar and separate eating area plus a compactor, beverage cooler, warming drawer, television, gas cooktop, double ovens, French door refrigerator and access onto the bluestone deck. A spacious slate mudroom with a side door entrance and entrance from the heated two car garage with storage systems, a powder room and secondary staircase complete the first floor. The second floor features 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths including a master suite with his and hers walk-in closets, a steam shower, soaking tub, double sinks and vanity area. A finished lower level has a playroom, bedroom, and full bath. This one of a kind home has it all!
Open House
Saturday
March 02 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 31 Glendale Road, Needham, MA 02492    Get Directions

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Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 2/24/2019

Floods are one of the most terrifying events to occur in any home, especially if itís the result of a natural disaster. As expected, your priority should be the safety of your family, and while you make arrangements for their protection, you can do the following things before repairs start. 

1. The first step is to cut off the power supply

Be very careful before going in to grab items as flood water could carry an electrical current to electrocute you or even cause a fire, as well as bring bacteria and microbes into your home. Locate your circuit panel and shut off all power circuits, even if the power from the grid is off. Watch out for signs of potential danger, like a collapsed roof. If the home appears unsafe to enter, do not attempt to go inside.

2. Document Everything

Since you do not know how long it will take before the insurance process kicks in, you will need to start compiling documentation of everything. Pictures and videos are essential, as well as written reports about the condition of the home. If the house worsens after the initial damage let your records reflect it. The claims adjuster will carry out another investigation on getting to your property and the more information you offer, the better informed they can be during their assessment.

3. Begin the Repair Process

As soon as you can, drain the water from your home. If you have a sump pump, you can elect to do it yourself, or you could decide to hire an expert for the job. Take extra caution when paying for services if your claims adjuster is not done assessing the degree of the damage. Itís advisable that you keep receipts for whatever you purchase, no matter how unimportant you think it is. 

4. Be Patient and Cautious

If your region was declared a disaster area because of the flood, you might have to spend a long time before you get access to repair services. Protect yourself from repair scams by asking anyone who comes to your home to provide identification and confirmation that they are from your insurance company, as many conmen often use this con to defraud victims.

If you need special help and assistance from FEMA or other relief agencies, don't hesitate to reach out to them.




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Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 2/17/2019

After moving one of two things can happen when it comes to being organized. The first is that you have no idea where to even begin. The second? You realize you have way too much stuff and nowhere to put it.

This is where hiring a professional organizer comes in. Like absolute magicians, they can all of your stuff, factor in your lifestyle and create a system that keeps your organized and tidy.

When working with a professional organizer there are some things you should know beforehand.

The first being that, while their skills at creating systems to keep your home and clutter managed ca feel magicalÖ they arenít magicians. What I mean by this is that, once they finish the project itís on you to maintain all their hard work and your investment.

And while a great organizer will design a system that works best for you that doesnít mean it will just naturally happen. You need to be prepared, and willing, to make changes in your daily behaviors and habits.

Be prepared to get really vulnerable. Aka they are going to need to see your cluttery mess in all its glory so that they can design the best system to handle it. They need an accurate portrayal of what your daily struggle truly looks like. You will also need to be honest about your day to day behaviors, even if itís embarrassing and a little painful to admit out loud.

Hereís the thing if you tidy up beforehand or arenít completely your organizer wonít be able to create a system that truly works for you. It will be for the person who is just a little bit tidier and doesnít have those embarrassing behaviors. And this person just doesnít exist in your day to day reality!

Take their organizational style into account. Some organizers are working in the trenches with you side by side. And others go at it solo and bring you in after to show off their hard work and educate you on what steps need to be taken to maintain it.

Have a budget and list of prioritized ďzonesĒ to tackle beforehand. Know how much of your organizer's time youíre able to invest in. This will help you to formulate a plan of action and decide which rooms have the loudest cry for help.

Again, perhaps the most important piece is that you be committed to maintaining your new orderliness. Even when it gets hard and you slip up. This is going to take time and practice. So be patient with yourself and recognize that itís all a work in progress. There will be backslides and thatís okay, itís a part of the process. Whatís important is that you take note of what happened, adjust your plan of action and keep moving forward.





Posted by Jill Finkelstein on 2/10/2019

A home showing represents a learning opportunity for a homebuyer. If you know how to plan ahead for a home showing, you can optimize the value of this opportunity.

Ultimately, preparing for a home showing can be simple Ė here are three tips to help you get ready for any home showing, at any time.

1. Evaluate a Home Listing Closely

A home listing enables you to learn about a house's age and condition. It also may include pictures that highlight a home's rooms and features. Thus, if you assess a home listing closely, you'll be better equipped than ever before to determine whether a house may be right for you.

As you examine a home listing, it generally is a good idea to think about additional questions that you may have about a house. If you craft a list of questions prior to a home showing, you'll be ready to get the answers that you need to make an informed decision about a residence.

2. Make a Home Showing Checklist

A home showing allows you to examine a residence both inside and out. As such, it may be beneficial to create a home showing checklist that ensures you remember to analyze all aspects of a house.

Be sure to include assessments of an attic, basement and other house areas in your checklist. In addition, it may be helpful to consider checking out a home's proximity to parks, schools and other landmarks. Because the more information that you obtain during a home showing, the more likely it becomes that you can make the best-possible choice regarding a residence.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

If you plan to attend a home showing, hiring a real estate agent is essential. A real estate agent can help you prep for a home showing and ensure you can review all aspects of a residence in no time at all.

Prior to a home showing, a real estate agent will meet with you and learn about your homebuying goals. Next, this housing market professional will offer expert recommendations to guarantee that you are fully prepared to attend a home showing.

Let's not forget about the comprehensive support that a real estate agent can provide throughout the homebuying journey, either. A real estate agent will keep you up to date about new houses that become available in your area and help you set up home showings. And if you want to submit an offer on a residence, a real estate agent will help you put together a competitive homebuying proposal.

For those who want to explore the housing market, attending home showings is crucial. If you're able to make the most of a home showing, you can boost your chances of enjoying a seamless homebuying experience.

Thanks to the aforementioned tips, any homebuyer can get ready for a home showing. Take advantage of these tips, and you can approach a home showing with the confidence that you need to succeed.




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