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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 9/20/2017

Buying a new home is a commitment. Not just to a mortgage but to the house itself, the neighborhood and your local community. And for many, this is part of what makes purchasing a new home so rewarding. To have a place to truly settle into and call their own. Part of that settling in includes crafting a timeless interior that will welcome you home for years to come.

But going about creating a timeless home can feel intimidating. Magazines and television shows focus on the trends and how to keep up with what’s current. Following these cues will only leave you with a home that will become quickly outdated.  

The key is to mix a variety of styles both old and new. Resist settling for one particular style for a home that seamlessly transcends the decades to come. And while you don’t want to fully jump into any one trend, adding a few accent pieces will keep your home fresh and modern. Art, throw pillows, and small details are the perfect decor pieces to take advantage of trends with. Large investment pieces, however, are best kept neutral and in a style that has already proven itself to be classic.

Styles that earn the title of classic are usually simple with just one element that reflects the era of its inspiration. Think a couch with tufting but in a warm beige or a table with ornate millwork that boasts its natural wood coloring. Whereas a tufted couch in a print or ornate millwork painted a color from a trend that has come and gone will date the look of your whole room.

Neutral colors are best used for the majority of your color palette, leaving color for your accent pieces. That doesn’t mean your home needs to lack depth, however. Choose different tones for your paint swatches and reach for a variety of textures when adding fabrics. Having a diverse range of tones and textures will add visual interest without depending on color to do the job.

Natural elements such as wood, stone, and glass also help to bring depth to your neutral color palette and maintain a timeless look. Wood flooring is well worth the cost in the long run both in terms of maintenance and style. An exposed brick wall makes a statement without becoming dated. A leather couch or armchair adds warmth and sophistication. While cotton, linen and wool textiles add natural texture to your furnishings.

Homebuyers often dream about the decades to come spent in their new home’s rooms. They want to spend time living life’s moments to the fullest and not fussing over decor every ten years. Creating a timeless look for your home doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Keeping to a neutral color palette and natural elements guarantee a classic home that you will love coming home to for years to come.  




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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 9/13/2017

This Single-Family in Raynham, MA recently sold for $399,900. This Contemporary,Raised Ranch style home was sold by - Donahue Real Estate Company.


219 Temi Rd, Raynham, MA 02767

Single-Family

$399,900
Price
$399,900
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This 3 Bedroom and 2.5 Bath Contemporary home is THE HOUSE for Entertaining. Fantastic Kitchen a cook will be proud to call their own with Jennair gas cooktop, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets, granite counters with a great long breakfast bar. First floor master suite with custom walk-in closets, radiant heat and spa like bathroom that will give you tranquility. Additional bedrooms on multi levels allows everyone their own privacy. Cathedral and beamed ceilings adorn the living room with the fireplace. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the multi-level decks, fire pit and koi pond with the professional landscaping. Your opportunity has come to own a house you can be proud to call home.

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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 9/13/2017

The stronger your roof is the safer and more healthy your entire home can be. A roof serves as the crown of your home. Certain roofs offer an elegant, historic or modern look to your house. Metal roofs tend to cost more than wood roofs. They can also be noisier, especially during hard rain and hailstorms.

Another factor that the material your roof is made of contributes to is how long your roof will stay healthy. Generally, a roof will stay healthy for up to 20 years. However, harsh climates could shorten the life span of your roof. Inadequate ventilation and moss build up can also reduce the time that your roof endures.

It’s important to spot roofing damage early

Cost to repair or replace your roof depends on several factors, including the extinct of damage to your current roof, the size of your roof and the material that your shingles are made with. Knowing what to look for in your roof could help you to spot issues early, potentially saving you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Among the signs that your roof needs to be repaired or replaced are:

  • Curled shingles – The ends of your shingles should generally be flat. Curled shingles could be a sign that the nails that secure your shingles to your house are loose. It could also signal that your shingles are rotting.
  • Discolored shingles – Colored spots or streaks are a sign of wear and tear. You could replace a few discolored shingles on your own.
  • Missing shingles and missing granules – Entire shingles can create weak spots in your roof. While inspecting your roof, also look for missing granules.
  • Wet floors – What happens to your roof can affect your entire house, all the way down to your basement. Check your roof if your floors become wet for seemingly no apparent reason, meaning no one spilled liquid on the floor. Also, check your roof for leaks or damage if your floors become wet following a rain or heavy snowfall.
  • Cold attic – An exceptionally cold attic could be a sign that the ventilation in your roof is eroding.
  • Damp rooms – Should the rooms of your house feel damp, it could be a sign that shingles are missing or damaged. It could also be a sign that roofing ventilation needs to be repaired or replaced.
  • Stained walls – Among the signs that your roof is leaking are stained walls. If you notice streaks or water stains on your walls, check your roof or call a professional roofer to inspect the roof for you.

There are steps that you can take to extend the life of your roof.Inspecting your roof at least once a year is an important part of those steps. It’s important to replace or repair damaged or missing shingles early.

Taking the above actions could save your several thousand dollars, a sit can cost between $6,500 to more than $9,000 to replace a roof. Some roofing companies will inspect your roof for free. You may have to participate in a special offer to get this free service. You could also work with a roofing company or contractor who provides an additional service like exterior lighting. After you pay for exterior lighting, you could qualify to receive a free, professional roof inspection.





Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 9/12/2017


654 Dedham St, Wrentham, MA 02093

Single-Family

$899,000
Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Looking for a home with WOW factor? 654 Dedham Street is the answer! The first floor offers an incredible open concept kitchen dining area that looks over the sunken living room and corner glass fireplace! The living room is perfect for entertaining family and friends and has great natural light with direct access to the covered deck. Beautifully appointed formal dining room, formal living room with marble glass fire place, powder room, laundry room and home office complete the first floor. The second floor hosts 4 generous bedrooms with a modern family bath. Get ready to fall in love with the killer master suite with cathedral ceilings and 4 piece bath. Great bonus space in the lower level for man town, teen game room, exercise room etc. Situated on a private lot with a gated driveway you are sure to enjoy relaxing by the oval heated pool. Professionally landscaped and minutes to major routes and highways this home is a must see property! Call for your private showing today!
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Sunday
September 17 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 9/12/2017


86 Leland Rd, Boston, MA 02467

West Roxbury's Chestnut Hill

Single-Family

$649,900
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome home! This property is in West Roxbury with a Chestnut Hill zip code!! This modern colonial is located on a quiet dead end street in a very desirable neighborhood between VFW parkway, West Roxbury Parkway, and Putterman Circle. This three bedroom, one and half bath home is move in ready. Large open kitchen and dining area with granite countertops, living room with hardwood floors and half bath make up the first floor. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms with wall to wall carpet. In the master there is a large walk in closet. Escape to your private oasis in the backyard with Trex deck perfect for entertaining. Minutes to Wegmans, Roche Brothers, and the shops at the Street and Chestnut Hill Mall. Easy access to the Bellevue commuter rail as well as medical facilities and Universities! You don't want to miss this! Showings begin immediately! Commuter open house Thursday September 14th 530-7 and Sunday September 17th 11-1
Open House
Thursday
September 14 at 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
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