Debra Calnan's Blog

Posted on 01/24/2022
Organize Your Crafting Supplies With These DIY Ideas
Having a room dedicated to crafting projects is many homeowners’ dream. Keeping everything together in a dedicated space can boost creativity, productivity and peace of mind. Unfortunately, in craft rooms, the materials and supplies can quickly get out of hand. Having everything in one spot is only helpful if you can find what you need when you need...
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Posted on 01/17/2022
Assuming a VA Loan: Benefits & Drawbacks to Consider
Assuming a loan allows you to take over the mortgage of another homeowner. Doing so allows you to skip the long, expensive process of applying for a brand new mortgage. While there's still paperwork involved, it can be a very convenient option. Assuming a VA loan has its own set of specific pros and cons for military buyers...
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Posted on 01/14/2022
Westborough, MA Real Estate Market Update 1/14/2022
Click here to view Westborough, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 01/10/2022
How to Decorate Your First Home
Purchasing your first home is an exciting milestone. While it may have been overwhelming to search for available properties and submit an offer on the one that fit all of your criteria, the real work begins after you sign the papers and get the keys. Now that you are a homeowner, it's time to decorate the space and...
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Posted on 01/03/2022
How to Make a Rain Chain for Your Home
Some of the best decor serves a helpful function in addition to providing aesthetic improvement. One example of this is the increasingly popular rain chain. Rain chains hang outdoors to replace a gutter spout. They disperse collected rainwater away from the house while also serving as an eye-catching decorative piece. You can buy rain chains wherever garden decor...
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Posted on 12/29/2021
Boston, MA Real Estate Market Update 12/29/2021
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Posted on 12/27/2021
A Beginner's Guide to Building a Stone Fire Pit
Evenings in the backyard are always more cozy with a fire pit. If you’ve been wanting to upgrade your yard with a fire pit of your own, the good news is that there are plenty of ways to build one. One of the easiest ways is by building a ring out of retaining wall blocks. We’ll go over...
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Posted on 12/20/2021
How to Make Your Own Curtains & Cushions Without a Sewing Machine
If you need to give a space a style boost, switching up fabrics can be a great place to start. There are lots of DIY projects you can use to add new colors, textures and prints to any space. However, if you don’t have a sewing machine or sewing experience, the thought might seem daunting. Luckily there are...
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Posted on 12/14/2021
Westborough, MA Real Estate Market Update 12/14/2021
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Posted on 12/13/2021
DIY Guide: Radiator Cover Shelf
Radiator covers can be expensive and difficult to make. One of the major reasons decorating or hiding a radiator presents a problem for homeowners is not all radiators are the same dimensions. Luckily, creating a simple floating shelf is a great way to make your radiator attractive and functional no matter the size. Here's all the info you'll...
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Posted on 12/06/2021
Thinking of Buying a Home? Here Are 3 Benefits to Building Your Own
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels When it comes to your new home, you have quite a few heavy options to consider. One such option for consideration is, "do you buy a pre-existing home or build your perfect house from scratch?" While finding your perfect pre-existing home is possible, building one from the ground up can offer certain...
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Posted on 11/29/2021
Top Five Tips for Room Layout in your Home
Photo by Daniel Mielcarski via Pixabay So you just bought that beautiful space, the one with the soaring ceilings and tall windows -- or is it the one with a lot of clever nooks and crannies? Decorating smaller and larger spaces hold unique challenges, and facing the decoration of an entire house -- either from scratch, or by...
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