Kathy Foran - REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West



Posted by Kathy Foran on 9/3/2017

After a long, challenging journey, you've managed to get your home ready to add to the real estate market. Now, you'll need to start thinking about your long-term plans, i.e. what you'll do after your home sells. For instance, what will you do with that massive tube TV that sits in your basement? This TV has served you well for years. At the same time, it requires at least two people to pick it up, and you'll need to move it up your stairs simply to get it out of your house. And if you decide to take your tube TV to your new residence, it may prove to be more trouble than it's worth. Fortunately, you have a lot of great options if you want to get rid of your TV before you relocate, including: 1. Sell It Websites like Craigslist make it easy to take photos of your TV, provide information about it and offer it to the highest bidder. Plus, these sites usually are hyper-local, ensuring you can find local buyers who can pick up your TV, remove it from your home and pay you for the TV. Of course, you'll want to make your TV as attractive as possible if you decide to sell it online. As such, be sure to include high-resolution images of your TV, along with up-to-date information about it in any online advertisement. Typically, you'll want to make it as easy as possible for buyers to find your TV in a crowded marketplace, so you should try to incorporate information about your TV's condition and age into your online advertisement as well. 2. Donate It to a Charitable Organization Depending on the size and condition of your TV, you may be able to find a charitable organization near your home that will pick it up and take it away from your home. Although you may not receive any money for your TV, you'll know that your TV is going to a worthy organization. Also, there is a chance that you could receive a tax deduction for your charitable donation. 3. Offer It to Friends or Family Members If you can't find an interested buyer or a charitable organization to accept your TV, you may be able to give it to a friend or family member. Your TV might be far from perfect, but if it is in working condition, a friend or family member may be able to use it in his or her home. In addition, you may want to consider offering the TV to your neighbors before you relocate. By doing so, a nearby neighbor may be able to stop by your residence, pick up the TV and wish you well on your upcoming move. Think about what you will do with your large tube TV before it's too late. The process of selling a home can go quickly, and you'll want to prepare as much as possible for an upcoming move. Therefore, dedicating time and resources now to determine how you can get rid of your tube TV may help you streamline your efforts to pack up your belongings and move to a new address after your house sells.




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Posted by Kathy Foran on 8/27/2017

Choosing an exterior color for your home can be a challenging task. You want your house to stand out, but not in a bad way. You need to consider the neighborhood and area that you live in to find the most appropriate choices of colors for your home. There is such a thing as color psychology. This means that certain emotions and feelings arise from looking at certain colors. Keep this in mind when choosing a paint color and color scheme for your home. Cool colors and neutrals, for example, provide a calming, soothing affect on your mood. That’s the kind of home you want to “come home” to! Here’s some tips for choosing a paint color scheme for your home. Choose A Powerful Color Scheme There are certain colors that just work well together. These colors are like celebrity power couples. Try these combinations on for style: White+ Light Blue Brown + Yellow Gold Taupe + Olive Green Light green + Yellow White + Dark Brown Light Green + Light Blue Dark Brown + Light Brown Black + White Gray + Light Blue Red-Brown + Cream Gray + White You can work any other number of colors into these suggested color schemes as well. Every color in fact has undertones. This is why you should view a color more than once before choosing to paint your home that color. Blue and green accents, for example, work well with shades of tan and white. However, you can’t blindly chose the shades to make them work. Use Shiny Finishes For Highlighting Higher gloss paints and more highly reflective colors can be used on your home’s trim. You wouldn’t want these colors used as a main color on your home’s surface. Keep in mind the type of paint and the way in which the colors will be used when planing to paint. Consider Your Home’s Architectural Design There’s certain colors that will appear jarring when it comes to the exterior design of your home. In a neighborhood of neutral color homes, it may look strange to pick fire engine red for your exterior paint color. Certain homes and neighborhoods even have codes that must be adhered to when it comes to the home painting process and choice of color. Choose colors based on the type of home you own. Remember Your Front Door Counts The color of your front door is a part of the exterior paint job of your home. If you love your white house, but are looking to add a bit of color, try painting the door a shade of blue. While it will stand out, the contrast of color can work well. This is especially true if the color of the front door matches the color of your home’s trim.





Posted by Kathy Foran on 8/25/2017

Bright and open 7 rm 3 brm, 1.5 bth L Ranch with 1 car attached garage in great neighborhood location! Bright white kitchen opens to dining rm, fireplaced living rm w/vaulted ceiling, master brm w/half bth, family rm w/loads of closet space! One car attached garage w/auto opener. Many updates include Architectural roof in 2009, insulation in 2013, new oil tank in 2010, rebuilt chimney in 2009, kitchen cabinets & appliances in 2007, 100 amp electric panel in 2007, updated bths in 2007, driveway in 2004 & more! Great location, minutes to all major routes, schools and shopping!

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 8/22/2017

Absolutely beautiful young 4/5brm, 3.5 bth Smart Home Colonial w/2 car att garage in wonderful location! Hardwood flrs & custom detail throughout both levels! Gorgeous granite kit w/upgraded stainless steel appliances, ctr island, pendant lighting, subway tile backsplash & recessed lts opens to lovely family rm w/high ceiling & gas fireplace! Lovely liv rm opens to elegant formal dining rm w/custom molding & wainscotting! Master suite w/lg walk in closet & gorgeous bth w/dbl sinks, granite, upgraded tiled shower w/glass dr & soaking tub! 3 additional lg brms w/dbl closets! Convenient 2nd fl laundry! Completely renovated & built out entire lower level into 3 rms & full bth! Gorgeous recreation room w/wet bar, huge play rm w/lg cedar closet & 5th brm/office! Extensive landscaping includes granite light posts, all lighting, speakers, gorgeous plantings, cobblestone detail on driveway & maintenance free deck overlooking private fenced yard w/firepit & separate dog pen! Close to everything!

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Posted by Kathy Foran on 8/22/2017

Lovely bright & expanded 4/5 brm oversized Split level on cul de sac in sought after neighborhood location! Lg fireplaced living rm w/Bay window, recessed lts & mahogany hardwood floor opens to formal dining rm w/chair rail, mahogany hardwood floor & slider to enclosed sun porch! Eat in kitchen w/corian counters, tile flr, tile backsplash & glass door to sun porch! Lg master brm w/walk in closet, full bth w/tiled shower & glass door! Huge 22x24 game room addition w/recessed lights, crown molding & separate entrance, also great for In Law or home office! Huge front to back fireplaced family rm w/bar area & slider out to mahogany deck w/6 person hot tub overlooking private back yard w/irrigation sys & shed! Gorgeous landscaping w/lovely stone wall & bluestone steps! Gas hot water baseboard heat, Central Air, Architectural roof in 2016, updated windows, vinyl siding, doors & more! Wonderful neighborhood, walk to Hemenway Elementary, aqueduct, new library & shops! Great commuting location!

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