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Posted by Judy Moore on 8/9/2020

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Whether you own a cat, dog, reptile, or another animal, these critters are members of the family. But with cramped spaces and home layouts that aren’t very focused on the comfort and safety of your pets, you may need to make some modifications to make your home more pet-friendly. And given how your pets spend more time at home than you do, they deserve a high level of comfort. Whether you’re building a new home or you want to remodel, there are some DIY projects focused around upgrades for your pet’s needs. Keep reading to learn a few tips for how to create a pet haven in your home.

Space to Roam

Adventure is in the blood of our pets. From finding prey to reproduction instincts, our pets are meant to roam and explore. But with today’s means of living that include apartments and homes with small yards, sometimes exploration can be limited for our furry friends. If possible, try to create space in your yard for your pets to run around and play. If this space is limited, then be sure to take them to the park frequently—at least a few times a week. This will keep them happy and feeling their best.

Private Area

Just like humans, most pets need a private area where they can relax and unwind. If the beds of our pets are located near the kitchen, living room, or in other areas that see a lot of traffic, that can be very stressful for your pets, and they might not get the rest they need. That being said, try your best to find an area in your home that is away from the chaos and place your pet bedding there. Although some pets love to be in the middle of the action, this area can give them a safe, stress-free place where they can relax.

Observe Them

In order to find the perfect location in your home to create a safe and comfortable area for your pet, it's important to observe them. Over time, pets will usually find the areas of the home that are most comfortable to them, and they may sleep there and constantly spend time in that location. These are the areas where you should place their beds, toys or any other items that will make them more comfortable.

Make Things Safe

Whenever you have a pet roaming around your home, you should always make sure the environment is safe. However, not many people realize everything that needs to be done in this regard. Whether you have a young pup or an older cat, you should:

  • Always make sure the thermostat is set to a comfortable temperature. You don’t want it too cold or too hot.
  • Remove trash cans, place them under the sink or purchase a touch-free model to ensure your pet can’t access the trash.
  • Store cleaning materials and food out of reach of your pets.
  • Hide or tape down electrical cords, which can be quite tempting to chew for pets.
  • Put away shoes, toys and any other items that your pets may play with or chew.

Build A Pet Area

Pets do well in closed-in spaces. Especially if you have a puppy or young kitten, these spaces can also limit any chewing or destruction to your home and furniture. While a crate is a possibility, it's best to design an area where they have a little more space. In fact, this is an easy DIY project. Remember when you made forts as a kid? Now you can relive those memories by building one for your pet! You could move couches, tables, chairs, or any other pieces of furniture to create a closed-in space for your furry friends. In this area, be sure to add pet bowls with food and water, and don't forget about their toys! You may also want to lay down some blankets or bedding, so they can stay comfortable. This can create a safe pet haven, and this DIY project costs nothing!

Build A Hideaway

If you have a small pet at home such as a puppy or kitten, or even a rabbit, then it is very simple to create the perfect hideaway for them. Remember those old moving boxes you have tucked away in the garage? Well those can be easily be used as a pet hideaway! Be sure to fold out the boxes, tape down the sides, then cut out holes, so they can enter and exit as they please. You might also want to place some blankets inside the hideaway, so they stay comfortable! For added space and creativity, you can also connect boxes together to make a larger pet haven. To design a more permanent option, you can easily make one out of wood. These pet hideaways can ensure your pet stays safe, happy and comfortable!

By focusing on the tips outlined in this blog, your pet will love your home even more than you do!




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Posted by Judy Moore on 8/6/2020


6 Stimson Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421

Single-Family

$1,987,000
Price

12
Rooms
6
Beds
5/1
Full/Half Baths
Stately New Construction boasts an appealing open floor plan w/design elements that are enhanced by numerous amenities you'll love. A Chef's kitchen features high end stainless steel appliances, gas cooking, substantial quartz countertops & island, beverage center, dining area & access to a private patio, fenced backyard. Room for all in the comfortable family room w/vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace, custom built-ins. The flexible floor plan also features a 1st floor office/bedroom option. Upstairs, 3 spacious bedrooms w/stylish baths compliment the luxurious master suite w/sitting area, walk-in closet & spa like bath complete w/soaking tub, tiled shower. Third floor retreat will delight with a generous bonus rm, bedrm, bath. Entertain & enjoy LL w/game room, full bath, study/exercise rm, handy finished play area/storage space. This home is framed by stone walls, lush grounds, steps to new elementary school, walking distance to high school, rec center, historic Lexington Center. Enjoy!
Open House
Sunday
August 09 at 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Come see, brand new construction 6 bedrooms, 3 car garage and steps from the new elementary school!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 6 Stimson Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421    Get Directions

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Posted by Judy Moore on 8/6/2020


38 Cedar Street, Lexington, MA 02421

Single-Family

$1,648,000
Price

11
Rooms
5
Beds
4/1
Full/Half Baths
Just completed! Stunning New Construction in a terrific location just steps from Hastings Park, the Hayden Recreation Center, a short stroll to Lexington Center and the high school! This architecturally designed Colonial with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths features a thoughtfully designed floor plan with flexible living space on four levels that are accented by classic millwork, built-ins and designer touches. Enjoy the smashing cook's kitchen with custom white cabinetry, quartzite countertops, high end Bosch stainless steel appliances, five-burner gas cooking, center island and more. The spacious master suite will be a welcoming respite at the end of a long day, especially the luxurious master bath with shower and soaking tub. There is room for all with a playroom, game room and first floor home office. Welcome Home!
Open House
Sunday
August 09 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Brand new construction in walk to everything location! Come See!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 38 Cedar Street, Lexington, MA 02421    Get Directions

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Posted by Judy Moore on 8/2/2020

If you plan to sell your house, there may be certain items that you want to bring to your new residence. However, various items may prove to be too big, too heavy or too expensive to transport to your new address. But if you leave these items behind, you may be able to make your house more attractive to dozens of potential buyers.

Ultimately, there are many high-quality items that home sellers may choose to leave behind for buyers, such as:

1. Refrigerator

Although your refrigerator has served you well for many years, transporting this kitchen appliance to your new house could prove to be difficult. Fortunately, a buyer may appreciate the fact that you're willing to provide him or her with a top-notch refrigerator as part of a home sale.

For a home seller who intends to leave his or her refrigerator behind, it is important to take some time to clean the appliance. That way, a homebuyer will be able to use the refrigerator as soon as he or she finalizes a home acquisition.

Also, scrub down the refrigerator's shelves, wipe down the appliance's exterior and remove any foods and beverages from the refrigerator prior to moving day.

2. Washer and Dryer

A washer and dryer may cost a homeowner hundreds or thousands of dollars to purchase and install. Luckily, a home seller who includes a washer and dryer in a home sale can make it easy for a buyer to avoid the hassle of finding, buying and installing these appliances.

Ensure that your washer and dryer are working properly before moving day arrives. Remove any dust and debris from the dryer's lint trap, and wipe down the exterior of both the washer and dryer.

3. Furniture

If you own stunning outdoor patio chairs, a deluxe dining room table and chairs or other first-rate home furniture, you may want to include these items in your home sale. By doing so, you can help a buyer furnish his or her home in no time at all.

Selling a home can be challenging, even if you intend to leave behind assorted high-end items for a buyer. Thankfully, real estate agents are available to help simplify the process of selling a residence in any housing market, at any time.

A real estate agent understands that you want to enjoy a quick, profitable home selling experience. To accomplish this goal, a real estate agent will learn about your residence and explore ways to promote it to the right groups of buyers.

Furthermore, a real estate agent will offer expert guidance at each stage of the home selling journey. He or she will set up home showings and open house events, keep you up to date about offers on your residence and help you get ready for a home closing. And if you ever have home selling concerns, a real estate agent will immediately respond to them.

Consult with a real estate agent today, and you can move one step closer to selling your house.




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Posted by Judy Moore on 7/30/2020

This Single-Family in Sudbury, MA recently sold for $625,150. This Raised Ranch style home was sold by Judy Moore - Barrett Sotheby's International Realty.


175 Powers Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776

Single-Family

$599,000
Price
$625,150
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Nothing for you to do but move into this charming 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath picture-perfect home! As beautiful inside as it is outside. Just renovated throughout. Spacious living room bursting with light features custom fireplace surround and crown moulding. Dining room picture window adds atmosphere and a view overlooking private back yard. Eat-in kitchen boasts new stainless appliances. Freshly finished hardwood floors throughout plus a heated floor in family room/office. Central air. Garage. Entire interior just painted. Gorgeous sunny acre lot close to Rt. 2/Rt. 117. Add your own touches to huge lower level. Early closing possible. House empty and ready for showings. Open house Saturday 11:30am to 1:30pm.

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