Jane Murphy's Blog

Posted on 07/25/2021
Interior Design Mistakes to Avoid in Bathrooms
Photo by Christa Grover from Pexels Bathrooms play a big role in everyday usage and home values overall, so it’s important to make sure they look their best. Whether you’re sprucing up bathrooms in an existing home you just purchased or planning to put your house on the market, interior design changes can significantly improve the appearance of...
+ 6 more
Read More
Posted on 07/18/2021
Brick or Stone: Which Is Best For Your Home Exterior?
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Both brick and natural stone have been popular building materials throughout history and are still popular today. Both have a classic, traditional look and offer many benefits compared to other home siding materials. If you’re considering going with brick or stone for your home exterior there are several things to consider. Brick...
+ 3 more
Read More
Posted on 07/11/2021
Real Estate Investment Trusts: The Basics
Photo by Jason Lam from Pexels REITs, or Real Estate Investment Trusts, are a popular way to invest in real estate. An REIT is a company that invests and manages in investment properties, pooling the resources from a group of investors. This makes it possible for individuals to take part and benefit from real estate investment without having...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 07/04/2021
Tips on Creating an Estate Plan
Photo by Aymane Jdidi via Pixabay Most people do not think of creating an estate plan before they are in their 40s or even their 50s. However, if you own a home, regardless of the cost of the home and regardless of your age, you should create an estate plan. Even if you are in your 20s, your...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 06/27/2021
3 Reasons Why You Should Plant a Victory Garden
Victory gardens have been a tradition ever since the first World War. Growing your own vegetables, fruits and other edible crops at home can have major benefits, no matter the size and complexity of your garden. Here are some of the top reasons victory gardens are still beneficial in a modern world: Know Exactly What’s In Your Food...
+ 6 more
Read More
Posted on 06/24/2021
Another Property Sold - 74 Botany Bay Rd 74, Worcester, MA 01602
MULTIPLE OFFERS! ALL OFFERS DUE MONDAY AT NOON! Welcome to the conveniently located West Side's Botany Bay! Make this well maintained END UNIT*TWO BEDROOM* 2 & 1/2 BATH* yours. This unit has a one car garage that enters directly to your kitchen. Enjoy the your day and evenings in your three season porch that has an opens to your private deck. The third floor is unfinished with endless possibilities. Updates include new wood laminate flooring in kitchen and first floor 1/2 bath. Newer windows and newer refrigerator. SHOWINGS START RIGHT AWAY! Don't miss his opportunity! ALL CARPET'S HAVE JUST BEEN PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED PLEASE REOME...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 06/20/2021
Updating your Porch Lighting
Image by David Papazian from Shutterstock Porch lighting is an essential part of a home's curb appeal. It offers much more than help navigating in the dark or a pretty accent for your front door. A brightly lit porch can enhance security and also save you money on your energy bill. Where will you place it? The location...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 06/13/2021
Home Staging Secrets for Every Room
There is a lot that goes in to home staging beyond just tidying up. Interior designers and real estate experts have found specific ways to make the absolute best of any home by knowing how to make the best of every room. General staging tips like cleaning and going for neutral colors apply everywhere, but here are some...
+ 7 more
Read More
Posted on 06/10/2021
Another Property Sold - 19 Russell Calvin Dr, Worcester, MA 01605
Welcome Home! Make this beautifully maintained home yours. All rooms freshly painted! Kitchen has all SS appliances Gas Stove granite counter new backsplash & under counter lighting. Access to your deck right from your eat in kitchen. First floor open concept with gas fireplace in the living room and FIRST floor laundry! Second floor has Master suite with walk in closet, double sink vanity spa tub water closet and another great size closet! Second Bedroom has its own bathroom making it a great option for In-law suite! You'll fall in love with the bonus room in the basement!! Gas Fire place Wet bar pool table and room for exercising plus...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 06/06/2021
Will Your Property Allow You to Raise Livestock?
Image by William Dais from Pixabay If you have your heart set on raising livestock at your new home, you have to check local laws and other rules to ensure that activity will be permitted. Everything from zoning laws to HOA rules influence whether you can have even the smallest farm animals on your land, including mini-goats, rabbits...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 05/30/2021
3 Things Every Game Room Should Have
Image by THAM YUAN YUAN from Pixabay A perfect game room is a lot more than the games themselves. There are many elements that come together to enhance your experience, especially in console gaming. There are the three most important things that every game room should have: Optimized Lighting Lighting is important in any room design, but especially...
+ 4 more
Read More
Posted on 05/23/2021
Best Practices: Boosting Your Curb Appeal
Photo by Javani LLC via Shutterstock Before you ever place your home on the market, start working on curb appeal. What’s curb appeal? It’s the first thing that makes people want to take a second look when they drive by. If they’re house shopping or just dreaming for the future, a home with curb appeal will bring them...
+ 4 more
Read More
Showing Results
1 - 12 of98