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Posted by Rachel (Hillman) Foy on 12/4/2019

If security in your home is a concern, you can consider stepping things up a bit with steel entry doors. While you may think of steel doors as something that you’d find in an industrial type building, they’re not just for businesses anymore. Many homeowners are turning to steel entry doors in order to capitalize on their many benefits. 


You’d be surprised that many new construction homes can be found with steel entry doors, and the prices aren't bad. A basic door will run somewhere between $100-$150. You’ll still need to buy the installation hardware for the doors, but these prices are fairly reasonable. 


Benefits Of Steel Doors


There are many benefits to steel entry doors. The first of these perks is that they are incredibly secure. Break-ins generally occur either on lower level windows or through a front door. Thieves have a slim chance of getting into a steel door that has been properly installed. 

The next benefit of steel doors is that they’re very durable. Steel is known to be quite a weather resistant material. These doors are also energy efficient and help you to keep the cost of your utility bills down. 


Fire Resistant


Be careful when choosing your steel doors. Not all steel doors are fire resistant. A fire-resistant door can block high levels of heat and flames for about 20 minutes. You can check on your specific door of choice for how extensive the flame retardant material is and how long it will last. 


Maintenance 


Steel doors don’t require much maintenance. Because of their resistance to rust, cracking, and bending, these doors will last longer and keep your home looking sharp for longer periods of time. Steel doors are especially favorable if you live in an environment with high amounts of precipitation and humidity. The moisture won’t affect the condition of the door. If the doors happen to need any repairs, know that steel doors are just as easy to repair as a standard wooden door is. Your steel door will rarely require a replacement. 


Painting


When you think of a steel door, you may picture a cold, metal door that’s quite unwelcoming. This couldn’t be further from the truth! You’re able to paint these doors any color that you’d like. First, you’ll need to remove all of the hardware from the door. Then, you’ll need to sand and prime the door. Next, you can move into the painting phase. You can use many different methods to paint a steel door including brushing, rolling, or spraying the door.




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Posted by Rachel (Hillman) Foy on 12/3/2019


71 Neponset Ave, Boston, MA 02136

Hyde Park's Fairmount

Condo

$449,000
Price

6
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
OPEN HOUSES SUN, Dec 8th, 12pm-1:30pm. Beautifully renovated condo in popular Fairmount Hill. All the rooms located on the top floor, except one bedroom is on the 2nd floor, perfect for a home office or bonus space. This unit features 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The modern kitchen has new cabinets, granite counters, stainless appliances and room for a small dining table. Additional features: hardwood floors, replacement windows, in-unit laundry, fresh paint and updated lighting. Plenty of storage available in the basement. Enjoy the outdoors in the huge common back yard and patio area. Unit comes with 2 tandem parking spaces. Short walk to the commuter rail. Letter of Full De-leading Compliance issued in 2014. Pet friendly building.
Open House
Sunday
December 08 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
WOW- rarely available top floor condo with 4 bedrooms in the popular Fairmount neighborhood! Enjoy modern updates, 2 parking spaces and huge common yard to enjoy! Plenty of storage in the basement.
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Location: 71 Neponset Ave, Boston, MA 02136    Get Directions

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Posted by Rachel (Hillman) Foy on 12/3/2019


71 Neponset Ave, Boston, MA 02136

Hyde Park's Fairmount

Condo

$429,000
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
OPEN HOUSES SUN, DEC 8, 12pm-1:30pm. Beautifully renovated 2nd floor condo in popular Fairmount Hill. Step inside and you will quickly notice the gleaming hardwood floors and tons of natural light streaming through the many windows. The spacious master bedroom has an en-suite full bathroom with shower and laundry hookups.The modern kitchen has granite counters, stainless appliances and room for a small dining table. There is also a large second bedroom and another full bathroom. Plenty of storage available in the basement. Enjoy the outdoors in the huge common yard and patio area. Unit comes with 2 parking spaces. Short walk to the commuter rail. Letter of Full De-leading Compliance issued in 2014. Move in with time to enjoy the New Year!
Open House
Sunday
December 08 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Nothing to do, but move in and enjoy! Come see this renovated condo that has modern updates and great outdoor space! Pet friendly and low condo fee
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Location: 71 Neponset Ave, Boston, MA 02136    Get Directions

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Posted by Rachel (Hillman) Foy on 11/27/2019

When you think of making improvements to your home, you probably often turn to the inside of your home to bring the value of your home up. The outside of your house provides the same type of opportunities and adds value at the same time. People not only like to live in the indoors of their homes, but the outdoors as well. Maximizing the outdoor space allows for entertainment opportunities and increased living space without maximum costs.


Spruce Up Your Garden And Landscapes


The landscape of your home is a revolving battle. You’ll need to continually maintain these areas of the home. Choose your plants based on the climate you live in. Keep the grass looking green, or plant a drought-tolerant yard. Adding trees for shade, shrubbery for beauty, and other types of plants not only helps increase the curb appeal of your home, but plants and trees can lower energy bills and keep your home cool at the same time.      



Build An Outdoor Space


Building something like a deck or a patio to your home can really be effective at adding living space and value to your home. Whether you decide to go all out and attach a deck to your home for you to step out on, or do things a little more simply and pave a patio, you’ll find a return on your investment. Most homeowners look for a nice outdoor space to hang out on, so this improvement can make a big difference. 


Curb Appeal Matters


The curb appeal of your home is what it looks like when people pull up tot he front of the house. Having a better looking home from the outside can increase the value of your home and the future appeal it has to buyers. Your home will be more inviting by doing improvements like repaving the driveway or adding a stone wall. Whatever you think the front of your home needs to make it more inviting should be done not only if you’re planning on selling your home, but for your own enjoyment as well. 


Add Other Touches


There are certain luxuries in a yard that can make a big difference. Add a small waterfall or a fountain to add a lot to a yard. Along with your deck or patio area, you should also consider adding a fire pit or an outdoor fireplace. These items attract people for their immense enjoyment. The design doesn’t even need to be elaborate. These can be some of the biggest, yet most inexpensive improvements that you can make to your yard. 


Remember that no matter how you want to spruce up your yard, it’s all about enjoyment and the ability to make use your yard. Add the personal touches that you know will make your yard special and purposeful.




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Posted by Rachel (Hillman) Foy on 11/21/2019

This Single-Family in Malden, MA recently sold for $555,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Rachel (Hillman) Foy - Hillman Homes.


19 Bell Rock St, Malden, MA 02148

Single-Family

$560,000
Price
$555,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
5
Beds
2
Baths
OPEN HOUSES SAT 10/5, 12-2pm. Beautiful colonial with 9' ceilings, 5 beds & 2 full baths with over 2000 sq ft. Enter the sunny living room, which opens to a dining room and spacious eat-in kitchen. Kitchen is updated with edge-grain oak counters, recessed lighting, convection oven & stove, plus room for a breakfast table. New floors throughout. French doors from the dining room lead to a large deck and fenced yard, abundant with rhododendrons, dogwoods, roses, your own Concord grapevine, perfect for dogs and kids! First-floor bedroom can be used as an office or 5th bedroom. 1st floor bathroom recently updated. Upstairs you will find 4 additional bedrooms with ceiling fans & lots of closet space. Modern bathroom is bright & tiled. Expansion potential in attic. Basement with laundry hookups, super place for workshop. Other updates:NEWER water heater, furnace, roof, 200 amp electrical & fresh paint. 4 parking+ great for commuters: 1 block to bike path, 1 mile to T, min to 93.

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