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Posted by Rachel Hillman Foy on 9/26/2018

Fall might arguably be everyone’s favorite season—regardless of where you live. In New England, the weather becomes full of days with unpredictable forecasts of warm and cool days with crisp breezes, the more frequent rain showers and the leaves turning to beautiful hues of red, purple,orange, and yellow. It’s a scene that no New Englander ever takes for granted.And with the new season comes new décor. Check out these tips and tricks for fun and creative ways to decorate your home with for fall with pumpkins.

Paint: Paint is an easy go-to when you want to do something different with your pumpkins. You can go simple by painting all one color or you can grab some stencils and try out a floral look. These simple designs would be a nice idea to compliment your other fall decorations.

Glitter: Whether you want to go all out and coat your entire pumpkin in glitter, create designs from stencils with glitter or make a simple polka dot covered pumpkin, you can never go wrong with glitter—and there’s never too much of it either.

Cut outs/Craft Materials: There are a multitude of craft materials and cutouts that can be used in creative ways with pumpkins. Turn your pumpkin into an owl with some googley eyes and some brown and tan craft paper or go simple and create a jack-o-lantern without all the mess.

Stack ‘Em: For a unique approach to decorating pumpkins,considering stacking them. You could turn your pumpkins into a snowman (if you are eager for the holidays), an owl, or even create a message with a letter or short phrase on each pumpkin.

Permanent Marker: Use permanent market to create decorative designs or write words/phrases. Darker colors work best on orange pumpkins. You might be able to get away with a few lighter colors on the white pumpkins. You can use stencils or go with the free hand—if you’re risky.

Washi Tape: Washi tape is all the craze in the creative world. It comes in so many colors and designs. It’s a great addition to almost any DIY project. Use the tape as is or cut into cute designs or little dots fora polka dot pumpkin.

Most of these ideas are simple and can be completed in just a couple of hours. And they are great for families, friends, or a day of DIYing with yourself. You can get all the items described above at your local craft store and be sure to be on the lookout for coupons to make this project even less expensive.

So now that you’ve decorated your home for fall with your creative pumpkin crafting, go on and get out there and enjoy the season. There’s plenty of apple picking, pumpkin picking, fall festivals, and family time to be enjoying.




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Posted by Rachel Hillman Foy on 9/25/2018


98 Queensberry, Boston, MA 02215

The Fenway

Rental

$2,075
Price

4
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
OPEN HOUSE, SAT 9/22, 12pm-1pm. Available 10/1. Sunny 4th floor walk-up apartment in fabulous tree line street in the Fenway. This spacious 1 bedroom has hardwood floors, high ceilings, lots of natural light, and big closet space. Enjoy gas cooking. Rent includes heat and hot water. Laundry available in the basement. Parking space currently rented from the building for around $200/month. **Key rental notes: No dogs allowed in this building. Tenant must be employed with good credit, Landlord will do not accept co-signers.
Open House
Thursday
September 27 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Stop by after work to see this fabulous rental that includes heat and hot water. No fee from the listing agent...fall in love with this urban location located on a pretty tree lined street!
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Location: 98 Queensberry, Boston, MA 02215    Get Directions

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Posted by Rachel Hillman Foy on 9/19/2018


98 Queensberry, Boston, MA 02215

The Fenway

Rental

$2,075
Price

4
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
OPEN HOUSE, SAT 9/22, 12pm-1pm. Available 10/1. Sunny 4th floor walk-up apartment in fabulous tree line street in the Fenway. This spacious 1 bedroom has hardwood floors, high ceilings, lots of natural light, and big closet space. Enjoy gas cooking. Rent includes heat and hot water. Laundry available in the basement. Parking space currently rented from the building for around $200/month. **Key rental notes: No dogs allowed in this building. Tenant must be employed with good credit, Landlord will do not accept co-signers. Tenant to pay 1 month rental fee.
Open House
Saturday
September 22 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Fantastic opportunity to live in the Fenway area on a tree-lined street! Heat and hot water included in the rent. Lots of street parking for residents or rental parking available behind the building.Available 10/1- come see this pretty unit!
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Location: 98 Queensberry, Boston, MA 02215    Get Directions

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Posted by Rachel Hillman Foy on 9/19/2018

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Although basements can be extremely useful, in terms of providing storage space and work area, many homeowners don't take full advantage of it.

Sooner or later, the following statement applies to nearly everone: Unless an organizing system is put into place -- preferably within the first year of moving in -- your basement will begin to take on the appearance of a junk repository!

When your belongings are haphazardly heaped together, it not only becomes difficult to find things you want and need, but items you've cast aside gradually occupy more and more of your valuable space.

The ideal scenario -- from a storage standpoint -- is to buy a house that already comes with built-in shelving and cabinets in the basement. A feature that's almost as good is when the previous owner took the time to set up (and leave for you) enough metal shelving in the basement to meet your storage needs. Although metal shelving doesn't have a lot of eye appeal, it is extremely sturdy and functional.

Cost Effective Solutions

If aesthetics and functionality are what you're looking for, consider these ideas: 1) picking up bargains on shelving, cabinets, and other cheap furniture at garage sales. 2) hiring a reasonably priced carpenter to custom-build some nice shelving and cabinets in your basement.

Of course, if you happen to be handy with a hammer and saw, yourself, then building your own storage shelves might be a satisfying (and money saving) weekend project. However, if your carpentry skills are a bit on the "marginal" side, it would probably be worth it to find a reasonably priced and competent craftsman! Asking friends, relatives, and neighbors for recommendations can often yield the name of the perfect -- and often affordable -- person for the job.

Basement Organizing Tips

Once your shelving is in place, you might want to purchase some inexpensive bins, baskets, or boxes to neatly store you belongings, seasonal supplies, and items you're not exactly sure what to do with. Labeling all containers will improve efficiency and help you avoid frustration down the road.

Designating a section of your basement for hand-me-downs, future garage sale items, and/or charitable donations will make it easier to categorize and move things out when the time comes. Another aspect of keeping your basement organized and free of clutter is to consider throwing away items that are obsolete, irreparably broken, damaged, or incomplete. While "one man's junk is another man's treasure", some things are simply of no value to anyone! For items that fall into that category, the choice usually boils down to one of three options: restore it, recycle it, or have it professionally disposed of.

A well organized basement can potentially be a good place to store things you want to save, protect, and keep in good condition for future use. Preserving anything that's delicate, valuable, or easily damaged requires a lot of safeguards, including -- but not limited to -- keeping them adequately covered, sometimes in airtight containers, and maintaining a dry, climate-controlled environment. Relatively humidity should be carefully monitored and, in most cases, maintained between 30% and 50%. When moisture in the air approaches 60%, mold and mildew tend to thrive.





Posted by Rachel Hillman Foy on 9/18/2018

This Condo in Woburn, MA recently sold for $763,624. This Townhouse style home was sold by Rachel Hillman Foy - Hillman Homes.


100 Baldwin Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801

Condo

$705,000
Price
$763,624
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
ONLY 4 UNITS LEFT!!. All of the units include 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a private garage space. Each unit has a private patio or deck depending on the location of the unit. Each unit has a full basement that can be finished. These tastefully appointed townhomes feature spacious open floor plans with high ceilings, economical gas heat and in-unit laundry. A cooks delight awaits in our beautifully designed kitchens with stainless steel appliances, solid wood cabinets and granite countertops. Bathrooms offer your choice of solid wood vanities with granite tops, ceramic tiled floors & stylish subway tiles in the tub area. Select your choice of cabinets, granite, paint colors from the builders palette. Unit 30 is style B

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