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Posted by CENTURY 21 NS Group on 11/20/2017

Out of all the rooms of a house, the children's room is the one that can be the most fun to decorate. Bright colors and creative decorations are fun to plan for a children's room whether you're an expecting parent or if you and your child want to change up their room a bit. A children's room is also the room in your house that will see the most change as your child ages. Sure, it will be sad when they tell you they're too old for baby decorations, but it just means you get to make more fun changes to their room together. You can be creative in decorating just about every area of a child's bedroom. So, here are some fun ideas, from the floor to the ceiling, that your kids will love.

Floors

A children's room floor sees a lot of wear and tear. Spilled drinks, crayons, and other forms of destruction are sure meet the floors of a child's play space. So you probably don't want to leave exposed expensive hardwood flooring; at least until they're older. There are, however, a number of creative ways to floor a children's room that are fun and kid-friendly. Foam puzzle tiles are a classic example. They are colorful and can be placed in any order you and your child decide. They're fun to build together, plus they're soft and squishy enough to help you avoid some crying fits when your child falls down. When one of them starts to get worn down or stained, just pop it out and replace it with another.

Walls

There are a lot more fun things to do with your kid's room's walls other than just painting them a fun color. Painting is a good place to start, though, so pick some bright, pastel colors that are fun but also easy on the eyes. You could stick with the same old pink and blue for girl and boy, but a more creative option is to go with green, orange, or purple hues. Plus you might get more use out of them if you have a second child who will eventually move in to that room. For other creative wall ideas you could...
  • Build a whiteboard or chalkboard into the wall
  • Make a super-hero changing station where you hang your child's costumes
  • Hang a wall-sized map to get them interested in learning
  • Paint or buy a tree decal that they can turn into a family tree
  • Paint the walls white or light blue and buy a sticker kit to make the room look like an aquarium

Ceiling

There's no need to stop the fun once you reach the ceiling in your children's room. It may seem like there's not much you can do to make the ceiling interesting but you might be surprised. You could...
  • Buy glow in the dark stickers like stars, moons, and space ships
  • Buy a projector that shoots lights onto the ceiling
  • Hang lights and fans that fit the theme of the room (like clouds, for example)
  • Paint the ceiling to be an extension of the scene on the wall
  Now that you have some ideas for your kids room, try to make them your own by adding something unique. Have fun!  





Posted by CENTURY 21 NS Group on 11/16/2017


30 Saint Anns Ave, Peabody, MA 01960

South Peabody

Single-Family

$394,912
Price

6
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Welcome Home to South Peabody. 30 Saint Anns Avenue has the feeling of home right when you walk in. This lovely home offers a total of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a beautifully updated kitchen with an eat-in dining area overlooking the back yard. The kitchen contains all stainless steel appliances, a center island gas range cook-top and a double convection oven. The living room has been recently updated with recessed lighting, new trim and paint, refinished hardwood floors and an awesome wood burning fireplace, sure to keep warm on those cold winter nights. The second floor contains two bedrooms with a central bathroom. Not only is this home located in a great neighborhood, it is also very close to the pond, major highways, public transportation, local shops and the North Shore Mall.
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Posted by CENTURY 21 NS Group on 11/15/2017


103 Crest Ave, Revere, MA 02151

Beachmont

Single-Family

$340,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Looking for a diamond in the rough? Look no further! Spacious Beachmont colonial anxiously awaits some TLC. Home has "good bones" and is right for the buyer looking to build some sweat equity! Home features 3 bedrooms, formal dining room, gas heating system (15-20 years old), fenced yard with above ground pool, ample off-street parking, access to bus and T, large attic and dry basement. Seller represents hardwood floors under carpet in living and dining rooms. Massport windows and vinyl siding make for a low maintenance exterior. Don't miss out. Offers are due Tuesday 11/21.
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Posted by CENTURY 21 NS Group on 11/15/2017


11 Riverside Ave, Danvers, MA 01923

Rental

$1,600
Price

5
Rooms
5
Beds
1
Baths
Quiet and private area. Call to schedule your tour.
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Posted by CENTURY 21 NS Group on 11/13/2017

Many first time home buyers think of the age of a home like a time bomb. With age comes costly repairs and renovations that are often avoided (or at least prolonged) if you buy a newer home. While it is true that older homes are prone to needing more upgrades, they also have many advantages over newer homes. What you don't often hear is that if an old home is maintained properly, it can be as good if not better than living in a newly built one. Old homes often come with perks that are forgotten or ignored in the buying process. In this article, we'll go over some of the best reasons to own an old home, and some of the things to look for when house hunting.

1. With age comes wisdom

Old homes are filled with history. From the people who built and lived in the home, down to the tiny architectural details, these houses will shed light upon what life was once like in your neighborhood. For those eager to learn about the history and culture of their neighborhood, it has never been easier to access historical data from internet archives or your local library. Aside from being historically significant, old homes are also aesthetically interesting. Depending on the architectural style and location of your home, it could have been built using any number of materials and techniques. Today, mass production has made home-building much more streamlined and efficient. Unfortunately, that has come at the cost of some originality in style.

2. Cost

In many instances, old homes are cheaper to buy than new ones. One reason is that sellers assume that buyers will have to pour money into the home to keep it updated and adjust the asking price. Another is simply that your average homebuyer values new homes over old ones. If you enjoy older homes, that gives you a financial advantage. For those homebuyers interested in do-it-yourself repairs and upgrades, buying a "fixer upper" is a great way to save money. However, be aware that some repairs should be better left to the professionals, especially when dealing with hazardous materials like lead paint and asbestos.

3. Location

America is a young country. So the oldest homes tend to be built in centralized and urban areas. That often means easy access to things like grocery stores, schools and highways. Aside from being convenient, old neighborhoods also tend to have developed communities and landscapes. The streets are probably lined with aged trees that provide plenty of shade, and there's a greater likelihood of having nearby parks or ponds.

4. Prime land picks

Older homes tend to have the best plots of land because, well... they got the first pick. As a home buyer, this could be a huge if you're looking for a larger backyard or one with great natural features like aged trees and natural bodies of water.   When you're out hunting for new homes, don't look past the older homes. You might find that they have many benefits that are great for you and your family.  







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