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Posted by WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Real Market on 7/31/2020

Buying a new television can be a daunting task. With technologies changing so rapidly, it can seem like you need to take a new crash course in the latest tech trends every time you buy a new product.

 However, a TV is an investment that you’ll get a lot of use out of if you and your family spend a lot of time in the living room. And, since most new televisions come equipped with apps like Netflix and Hulu, it’s worth taking time to learn which one is suitable for your family and that fits within your budget.

 In this article, we’ll give a brief breakdown of the latest trends to help you choose the right TV for your living room.

Screen size

At one time, the size of your television was the best indicator of price. But these days you’ll find TVs that are the same size but vastly different prices. That’s because TVs now contain a number of features related to audio and video quality, and smart TV capabilities like apps and games.

However, screen size still does matter when it comes to video quality, fitting the layout of your living room and your personal preferences. If you aren’t sure what size you’ll need, try visiting an electronics store and standing as far back from the tv as your couch or sofa. You can also try this at a friend’s house who has a similar setup to you.

Remember that having a huge TV isn’t always the best option if you’re in a small room. For most living room setups, the ideal size is somewhere between 55 and 65 inches.

Video quality

Many of us have a collection of DVDs somewhere in our house that we save for a rainy weekend. It might surprise you to know that the quality of a DVD is lower than most streaming videos on the internet these days.

Video quality is based on a few factors and one of them is resolution. Screen resolution has improved exponentially in the recent years. What resolutions are available?

  • 4K or Ultra HD - The current gold standard of screen resolutions is 4K, which contains a whopping 8 million pixels.

  • 1080p or HD - Still one of the most common resolutions, 1080p can be found in many recent models and can look at sharp as 4K televisions.

  • 720p - Only the smallest and most inexpensive televisions are still using 720p resolution sizes. However, if you only use your television for watching cable channels, it should be noted that many major networks broadcast in 720p.

To effectively “future-proof” your TV, 4K is your best option. It is slowly becoming the standard for video and will last the longest without looking antiquated.

There are other aspects of picture quality than resolution. The way the TV is lit os one consideration. Most TVs on the market today are LED-based. In LED TVs, a backlight produces the light for each pixel. One exception is OLED TVs in which each pixel is producing its own light.

The jury is still out on which is better, but OLED seems to have a leg up on LED.

Other features

The other things you’ll want to consider are a curved screen, Smart TV capabilities, BlueTooth, and the number of HDMI ports. These are all dependent on your preferences, but it should be noted that as TVs evolve, you might not have access to some newer apps.




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Posted by WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Real Market on 7/28/2020

This Condo in Worcester, MA recently sold for $234,500. This Townhouse style home was sold by - WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Real Market.


33 Candlewood Place, Worcester, MA 01606

Condo

$234,500
Price
$234,500
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/2
Full/Half Baths
Quabbin Estates! This unique 3 bedroom end unit townhouse is move-in ready, updates include newly painted room(s),kitchen upgraded with granite,new sink & faucet,updated electric panel box, updated windows. Floor plan is open and sun-filled with an eat-in kitchen, 1/2 bath,garage conversion which now lends itself to a great storage area and a 1st floor office/family room or dining area offering additional 1st floor living space, the large living room offers shining hardwoods, a lovely fireplace with decorative mantel, sliders to the outside patio and rolling lawn and woods for that feeling of privacy. The second floor has two spacious bedrooms and closets with a Hollywood bath between the two which offers 2 commodes 3 sinks and an updated full bath/shower, built in bookcases in one bedroom and the third floor offers a great nesting place great for bedroom or studio/office. Pet friendly complex,all units owner occupied, pool and tennis,access to highways,umass,location plus....

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Posted by WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Real Market on 7/24/2020

Proper hydration on moving day is paramount. Because without the proper hydration, your moving day team risks wearing down quickly. Perhaps even worse, moving day team members may feel exhausted as they lift large, heavy items – something that may prove to be disastrous.

Fortunately, there are many quick, easy ways to guarantee that your entire moving day team stays hydrated – here are three tips that you need to know.

1. Pick Up Lots of Beverages

Learn about your moving day team and the drinks they like – you'll be glad you did. If you learn your moving day team's drink preferences, you can pick up beverages that you'll know they'll enjoy on moving day.

When in doubt, it pays to purchase lots of water and sports drinks. These beverages help cleanse the body and will allow your moving team to maintain its energy levels throughout the day.

If possible, you may want to avoid purchasing caffeinated beverages as well. Caffeinated beverages may actually cause an individual to become dehydrated over time. Thus, you may want to provide only a limited amount of caffeinated beverages on moving day.

2. Store Your Drinks in a Cooler That Is Easy to Access

If your refrigerator has already been moved out of your house, there is no need to worry. Purchase a water cooler and lots of ice, and you can provide your moving team with cool, refreshing beverages at any time.

Keep this cooler in a central location and tell your moving team members exactly where they can find it. That way, if a moving team member starts to feel sluggish, he or she can stop, grab a drink and immediately start to revitalize the body.

3. Plan Plenty of Breaks

On moving day, give your moving team plenty of opportunities to stay hydrated. By doing so, you can reduce the risk of dropped items, injuries and other moving day problems.

Schedule at least one break per hour, with the break lasting a minimum of 10 minutes. Also, after a few hours, you may want to provide your moving team with an extended lunch break that gives all team members a chance to stop and grab a bite to eat.

If you need additional assistance planning for moving day, you may want to contact a professional moving company as well. This business hires courteous, professionally training moving specialists who will make it simple for you to take all of your belongings from Point A to Point B.

Lastly, a real estate agent may help you find the best moving companies in your area. This housing market professional can help you buy or sell a residence, as well as put you in touch with the top moving companies in any city or town, at any time.

Ready to transform an ordinary moving day into a successful one? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can guarantee that your entire team can stay hydrated as your moving day progresses.




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Posted by WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Real Market on 7/17/2020

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One of the things that people may not think about when buying a house is waterproofing the crawlspace or basement. However, this is one of the biggest home maintenance items to address. You may not think of it because waterproofing is usually done when the house is built. However, it is important to note that the materials used to waterproof a house do wear out after several years, and they could be costly to update.

Checking for Waterproofing

If a basement or crawlspace is not properly waterproofed, the home will likely have a lot of humidity, which then leads to mold and mildew. Check basements and crawlspaces for dampness. If you are buying a house, look at it more than one time — the first time, when it’s nice out so that you can take your time. The second viewing, if possible, check the house after a hard rain so you can see where water puddles and if water seeps into the basement or crawlspace.

Ways to Waterproof Your House

You will need to hire a professional to waterproof your home. Depending on the basement, you might have to waterproof it from the inside. Or, you could put a moisture barrier under the floor joists. If a lot of water seeps into the basement or crawlspace, you might have to add drainage. A common way to get rid of excess water is to install a French drain along the basement walls to divert the water away from the walls.

If the house is at the bottom of a slope, you could divert the water before it reaches the house, either partially down the slope, or if the house is far enough away, at the bottom of the slope.

Dealing with Excess Moisture

Inside, you can combat excess moisture by introducing a dehumidifier. Placing one in the basement and one upstairs is helpful especially in more extreme cases. Depending on the size of the unit and the amount of humidity you're trying to remove, you may have to empty the dehumidifier more than once each day. For a more long term solution, adding a moisture barrier under the floor helps keep the excess moisture out your living area.

Keep in mind that once you start to see mold and mildew, it’s probably already inside the walls of the house. Breathing it in is not good for your health — it could cause asthma and other breathing problems.

If you suspect a house has excess moisture problems, you may opt not to purchase that property. However, if you really love the house, be sure to have it professionally inspected to gain a full understanding of the existing issues. Request estimates for curing the moisture problem as well as mold remediation. When you make an offer on the house, you can choose to pay the asking price or work with your real estate agent to negotiate for mold remediation, cleanup and waterproofing.




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Posted by WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Real Market on 7/17/2020

This Single-Family in Medfield, MA recently sold for $810,000. This Colonial style home was sold by - WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Real Market.


10 Rocky Lane, Medfield, MA 02052

Single-Family

$769,000
Price
$810,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
You will treasure the privacy of this beautifully remodeled and maintained 4 bedroom colonial that sits on a lush yard. An extra large patio with an entertainment center is the perfect spot to relax. The kids will be delighted with the swing set. House has gleaming hardwood floors. Bright first floor is impressive: large living room with bay window; dining room with fireplace and beamed ceiling; large updated kitchen with granite, stainless and custom cabinetry. You have a choice between eating at the kitchen bar or a sunny eat in area bordered by a bay window. The cathedral ceiling family room has gas fireplace, lots of windows and beautiful views of the professionally landscaped lot with lovely plantings. Half bath with 3 closets and laundry round out the first floor. The second floor has updated master bath and children's bathroom, generous sized bedrooms, lots of closets and storage. Central A/C, irrigation system, shed. Great location! Close to town, schools, Walpole train.

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