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Posted by Waypoint Realty Group LLC on 7/13/2017

You love when family visit. Not only will you get to see infant relatives and children and check out how much they have grown since you last saw them, you'll get to catch up with adult cousins and siblings. If it's a good visit, there will be laughter, lots of smiles, good eating and happiness.

Paths to stress free living while relatives visit your house

But, all family visits don't go well. For this reason, you cringe at the thought of an upcoming family visit. The stress starts to build the same day that you learn that your relatives are going to spend a few days and nights at your house.

As with most emotions, before you know it, the stress that you feel has passed to your spouse and children. Less than two days into learning about the upcoming visit, your entire household is exhibiting signs of strain, becoming impatient and edgy.

With a few practical steps, you could make a visit from nearly any family member rewarding and stress free. Start by informing every member of your household of the upcoming visit. Get everyone's buy in, especially if high drama relatives are stopping by.

Encourage well behaved children to be themselves, even if visiting relatives pressure them to act and speak differently. Instead of sending children to sleep on the sofa while family visit your house, place  a roll away bed in the living room.

Getting ready for a family visit at your house

To accommodate regular family visits, you could turn a spare bedroom into a guestroom. Insulate and clean out your attic, and the uppermost room of your house could also serve as a great guest room. Of course, a finished basement makes for a large guest space.

You could add a bedroom, entertainment room and an exercise room or home office to a finished basement. Whichever room you use to accommodate your family members sleeping needs, stock up on refreshments.

Head to the grocery store one to two days before family visit your house. Determine which recipes you are going to put to use if you cook homemade meals for relatives. Another thing that you want to do ahead of time is to identify which restaurants you'll take visiting relatives to, if you plan on taking your family out to eat.

Other actions to do ahead of time include deciding where you will take relatives who visit your house for entertainment. For example, are you going to take relatives to the movies, shopping at the mall, to one or more local festivals or to a live sporting event?

Planning is a great way to reduce or eliminate stress as it relates to family visiting your home. Take the time to plan what you are going to do during each day that relatives stay at your house. But, be open to change. Another good idea is to ask relatives who are going to stay at your house what they want to do during their visit. This can increase the likelihood that your house guests will be more than happy during and after their visit.




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Posted by Waypoint Realty Group LLC on 7/6/2017

It's amazing how one piece of carefully chosen, strategically placed furniture can drastically improve the look and feel of your kitchen, living room, or any other space in your home.

While it is very satisfying to pick out furniture that delights you every time you look at it, furnishing and decorating your home can take a big bite out of your budget. What many homeowners don't stop to consider, however, is that it is possible to get good deals on nice furniture without depleting your bank account.

Here are a few strategies for accomplishing that.

  • Take advantage of sales, discount coupons, and closeouts. When a furniture outlet advertises that they "will not be undersold," it's often worth your while to stop over and take them up on that offer. First, however, it's necessary to know what the competition is charging for the same or very similar furniture. Once you're armed with that information, you're in a good position to pay the lowest possible price. Like any type of shopping, comparing prices will save you money.
  • Dispense with your aversion to negotiating. Have you every heard people say "I hate negotiating" or "Negotiating makes me feel uncomfortable?" Are you one of those people? For whatever reason, it's a mind set many people have. The disadvantage of thinking this way, however, is that you may be missing out on chances to save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars a year. When you add up the savings and realize all the worthwhile ways you can use that saved money, you may reconsider your position on practicing the art of negotiating!
  • Estate sales can potentially be a great source of good quality, reasonably priced furniture, and sometimes you can stumble upon incredible bargains. For obvious reasons, your ability to negotiate the best possible deal increases as the end of the sale approaches. When you play the "waiting game" or tell them you'll come back later or tomorrow, you do run the risk of someone else snatching up that great dresser, coffee table, or antique lamp you had your eye on. Waiting can be a gamble which sometimes (but not always) pays off. There's also an art and science to getting the best deals at antique shows, but effective bargaining requires the right mindset, a little knowledge, and plenty of practice.
  • Attending garage sales can also yield great bargains and unique finds. Homeowners holding garage sales are often motivated to liquidate their old furniture --especially if it's a moving sale. If you've ever held a yard sale, yourself, you know that the last thing you want to do at the end of the day is to haul unsold furniture back to the house when the sale is over.
With a little research, friendly negotiating, and patience, finding great furniture for the right price is an attainable goal.
 





Posted by Waypoint Realty Group LLC on 6/29/2017

Most people love the idea of working from home. You have access to whatever food you want for lunch, you decide when to get out of bed, and whether or not it's worth getting dressed for the day. While it does have many benefits, working from home has one huge disadvantage: distractions. Making your home office, living room, or bedroom a productive place to work is difficult, but it can be accomplished. Ultimately, your productivity is a matter of motivating yourself to work. But being in the right environment is still vital to creating a distraction free workplace. Whether you're self-employed, have a hobby that requires a home office, or just need a quiet place to do some paperwork, having a minimal home office can be vital to getting the job done. In this article, we'll cover all the elements needed to creating a simplistic workspace where you'll feel comfortable but still focused enough to work.

Setting the mood

Are you the type of person who works best in a well-lit room or do the lights need to be slightly dimmed? Depending on your preferences, you might want to choose a room that receives a lot of sunlight or convert part of your basement to an office. When it comes to wall and furniture colors, studies have shown that different colors can affect our mood. Depending on the atmosphere you're going for, you might choose white, light grey, or light blue wall colors. Bold colors will probably be too distracting and bright red colors can even be anxiety inducing. Try building a color palette online and deciding which color combinations you would enjoy for the walls of your office.

Avoiding distractions

You want your office to be sparsely decorated and free of distractions like games, phones, food, etc. However, for some people an empty room is even more distracting than a cluttered one. A good way to fill up the room without adding distractions is to incorporate plants and simple artwork. When choosing plants for your office, consider the amount of sunlight the room receives. It's possible to incorporate plant life without having to worry about moving them to receive sunlight. Similarly, there are cacti, succulents, and terrariums that require little upkeep and watering. You don't want to give yourself excuses for not working by telling yourself you need to water the plants.

Setting up your desk

Being productive is all about having a routine. You want your desk to help you stick to that routine. That means it should have everything you need to work and little, if anything, else. Aside from encouraging you to focus on your work, having a cluttered desk can also make it difficult to find what you need like a lost pen or a certain important piece of paper. Once you have your desk set up with what you need, be it a laptop, power cord, lamp, etc., then it's your job to keep it that way and avoid any rubbish from building up.




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Posted by Waypoint Realty Group LLC on 6/22/2017

If you’re looking to make a new investment in property, buying fixer uppers could be for you. If you want to flip a house in order to sell it for a profit in the future, you’ll need to keep a few things in mind when searching for the right houses to flip. 



What Could The Property Sell For After It Is Flipped?


As you look at different properties, think about your end game. Choose a property to flip that you see a lot of potential in. Envision the property and keep a post-flip listing price in mind. You’ll need to have some other numbers in mind when determining the final price for the property. These include:


  • Construction costs
  • Desired profit percentage
  • Fees


Understand the amount of profit that is left for you after all fees and expenses are taken into account. You want to be sure that the property is worth it for you as an investor.


Have A Vision For What The Property Needs


The kitchen and the bathroom are very important when it comes to property values and the attractiveness of a property. many times, these will need to be redone. The kitchen and bathroom also tend to be the most expensive rooms in the home to renovate. Also, consider adding amenities to the home. These could include beverage coolers, kitchen islands, fireplaces, or additional bedrooms. The home should have the things that will appeal to a large number of buyers. Also, consider the area where the home is located. A fireplace may not be as important in Los Angeles as it is in Vermont. Even simple things like changing paint colors make a huge impact in the home. If you need help finding your vision, just remember that buyers want to be able to see themselves in the home.              



Find Dependable Help


If you’re going to flip houses, you’ll need to have a list of dependable people ready to get to work. These will include contractors and builders. You’ll eventually build an entire network of people who can be of service to you. You need to avoid making any changes   that are personal to you. No matter how much you love the house, you shouldn’t make any elaborate changes that might be seen as ornate by another party. 


Keep Things Fresh


If you stay on top of trends, you’re more likely to get more return on your investment in flipping houses. While you want to stay on budget, technology is key in today’s housing market. People want smart homes with automated lighting, speakers, automated temperature controls, and more. If you don’t have the budget to do the whole entire house this way, keep the improvements to key areas of the home like the entrance or living room.


Build A Good Reputation


House flipping can sometimes be seen as a shady business. If you build a good reputation and always do business in a way that has the buyer’s best interest in mind, you’ll succeed in house flipping. 


Flipping houses may not be for everyone. Yet, with the right planning, you can find some success and satisfaction in home renovations.





Posted by Waypoint Realty Group LLC on 6/19/2017

This Single-Family in Weymouth, MA recently sold for $235,000. This Bungalow style home was sold by - Waypoint Realty Group LLC.


11 Massasoit Rd, Weymouth, MA 02191

Single-Family

$225,000
Price
$235,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Low maintenance living by the water with no condo fee or flood insurance!!! Here is your opportunity to move just steps from the beach and enjoy the water views from the comfort of your own home. Perfect for someone who may be looking for a condo or townhome without the rules, fees, and risks of assessments. Perhaps you are looking for some low maintenance rental property? This home has a new furnace and brand new rugs. The shower was updated within the last few years. Great Hill Park is right around the corner with plenty of public parking. Don't let this one pass you by. Call today to set up a showing.

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