Hilary W. Foutes' Blog

Posted on 09/12/2021
How to Protect Your Windows During Hurricane Watches
Photo by Jametlene Reskp on Unsplash While the hurricane season may still be a couple of seasons away, now is a great time to start thinking about how best to protect your home in the event of a hurricane, tornado, or similar high wind storm situation. During high wind situations, windows can easily become broken as a result...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Bedroom Headboard Ideas
Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash The headboard has become an integral part of bedroom furniture in the contemporary bedroom. Often the centerpiece of a bedroom, there are many design options available to you. Some are simple and understated. Others may feature cushioned back support, storage functions or built-in reading lights. Wooden Wooden headboards are a classic and timeless...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Growing Cacti Indoors: 5 Varieties to Add to Your Home
If you’re interested in growing a cactus inside as a houseplant, there are many varieties that do well indoors. Similarly to their succulent relatives, most cacti do not need constant attention to thrive. Here are some of the best varieties of cactus to grow indoors as houseplants. Bunny Ear Cactus Also called the angel wing cactus, bunny ear...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Searching for an Eco-Friendly Home? Set Your Sights on These Features
If you are in the market for a new home, you probably have a lot on your mind. You might be dreaming about how many bedrooms you will need and how you could decorate those spaces. You might be spending your days imagining what your new backyard will look like and thinking about how you could enhance your...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
4 Reasons to DIY Home Decor
It's true that it's probably easier to head to the store and purchase a piece of decor that will finish a room in your house. However, it's not nearly as satisfying as creating something yourself and displaying it. DIY home decor projects are more popular than ever before. Here are just a few reasons you should take your...
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Posted on 08/11/2021
Another Property Sold - 36 Essex Street 1, Salem, MA 01970
Live near it all! Be part of the heart of Salem where you can shop, dine, visit, and view the water all practically a stone's throw from your front porch! This two bedroom condominium has an open concept layout with a eat in kitchen island, granite countertops, tiled backsplash, pendant and recessed lighting, hardwood flooring and combination pantry / laundry space conveniently located off of the kitchen. The open living/family room will fit a large sectional and all your media needs. Two bedrooms with hardwood flooring and corner views. The master bedroom has a double closet and renovated attached full bathroom. THe guest bathroom is...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
How to Decorate With Neutrals: The Basics
Neutral colors are always in style. However, if you have never decorated with a neutral color palette, you might wonder how to go about it. With so many colors that are so close to each other, how can you still create a dynamic and interesting aesthetic? Luckily, there is a lot more room for creativity when using neutrals...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
Energy Efficiency: Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly
Image by Ulrike Leone from Pixabay Building a new home allows you to incorporate the latest technological advancements into your home, and that includes the latest energy-related innovations. If you’re building a new home, consider these five ways to make a home more energy-efficient. Including one or several of them in your new home will be good for...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Can Entrepreneurs Make More Money Renting or Flipping Property?
Photo by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay To an upstart house flipper, the difference between renting a property or selling it quickly may seem inconsequential. After all, entrepreneurs get into the real estate game to make money. Why should it matter? Truth be told, owning rental properties and fix-and-flip business models are like comparing apples and oranges. Although apples and...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Another Property Sold - 28 Summit Avenue, lynn, MA 01902
Live with blue skies, mature trees, intricate stone walls, steps and pathways to a hidden gem sited upon a DOUBLE LOT so close to the Swampscott/Lynn town lines. Minutes to the sandy North Shore beaches or stroll down the hill to the Swampscott train station for an easy commute to Boston. This 3 bedroom home is so unique and special. 3rd floor is an open concept loft feel with great views and a large half bathroom that could be made into a full.. 2nd floor has 2 bedrooms and a bump out space that all share a full bathroom. 1st floor has living room, dining room, kitchen, two sun rooms, one is a 3season and the other four season heated space....
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Incorporating Antique Doorknobs into your Decor
Image by savannaholson0 from Pixabay There are many people who are looking for new and inventive ways to decorate their home. In order to get the most out of this process, it is important to pay attention to detail. The doorknobs are a commonly overlooked source of decoration. One of the ways to add a little bit of...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Buying a Zombie Property
Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels Zombie properties are homes that have been visibly abandoned but actual ownership has not. The term became popular in the housing industry during the 2007-08 housing crisis when people being unable to make their mortgage payments reached a catastrophic point. According to ATTOM Data Solutions, a firm that tracks different types of...
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