Svetlana Sheinina


Posted by Svetlana Sheinina on 11/15/2017

This Condo in Medford, MA recently sold for $392,000. This Hi-Rise style home was sold by Svetlana Sheinina - eXp Realty.


500 Salem, Medford, MA 02155

Condo

$375,000
Price
$392,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Exceptional offering! Bright and sunny 2 bed 2 full bath Penthouse with an amazing roof line view from your private balcony! This beautifully panted unit has a spacious open floor plan, foyer, full master suite, two large walk-in closets, updated kitchen and bathrooms, brand new carpet. There are washer/dryer in unit, central a/c, deeded off street parking( #83) Building is professionally managed and equipped with elevators. Public transportation includes bus stop just outside the building that can take you to the Orange Line T <1mile away, Station Landing or Assembly Square Mall . Located just minutes away to Rt. 93, 1 & 16. Quick close possible. Any offers will be reviewed Tuesday, Sept 26 at 5 PM, OH Saturday 05/21 2-3:30 pm and Sunday 05/22 2-3:30 pm

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Posted by Svetlana Sheinina on 11/14/2017

If you're in the process of trying to find a dependable contractor for a home improvement project, there are several steps you can take to ensure a positive outcome. Since clear and frequent communication is the foundation of any successful relationship with a contractor, knowing what questions to ask can make all the difference. Here are some general guidelines for screening potential contractors and determining which one would be the best match for your budget, your home improvement needs, and your personality. Not only is it important that the contractor be experienced, dependable, and conscientious, but it's also crucial that they're easy to work with and customer service oriented. If they're too abrasive or don't seem genuinely interested in ensuring your satisfaction, then you'd probably be better off looking elsewhere. Being competitively priced is also very important. Questions to Ask Contractors Although each situation is different when dealing with home builders, handymen, or home improvement contractors, here's a list of questions that would apply to most companies:

  1. "How long have you been in business?" One of your top priorities is to avoid fly-by-night operations that are in business today, and nowhere to be found, next week. Longevity in business is usually a sign that the contractor is conscientious about customer satisfaction, that they care about doing good quality work, and that they're in compliance with the legal requirements of running a contracting business. It's certainly not a guarantee of any of those things, but it's a good starting point in evaluating their qualifications.
  2. "Would you provide me with some recent customer references -- preferably ones who had the same type of work done as what I'm planning." If the contractor balks at this, then they may have something to hide -- like a trail of dissatisfied customers or a just a lack of customers. The ideal scenario, of course, is to get a contractor recommendation from a trusted family member, a friend, or a neighbor. When that isn't possible, a brief telephone conversation with a couple current or past customers of a contractor you're considering can provide a lot of insights into key factors like timeliness, professionalism, the quality of their work, whether they leave their work site clean, and their level of customer service and communication. By the way, one online source for neighbor recommendations is a social networking site called Nextdoor.com.
  3. "What type of insurance do you have?" If they're not current on their personal liability insurance, Workers' Compensation, and property damage insurance coverage, then you could potentially be liable for any injuries and damage that take place on your property during the project. However, reputable contracting companies recognize the importance of carrying the necessary types of contractor insurance, and they make it their business to keep those policies current and up to date. As a side note, it's also wise to find out if there will be any subcontractors working on the job, and if they also have the required licenses and insurance coverage. Asking for copies of insurance certificates is generally the only way to make sure the needed coverage is in place.
While many home improvement or construction projects come with their share of frustrations, setbacks, and minor headaches, if you take the time to screen and compare potential home contractors, your chances of getting the best value for your money and the highest possible quality will be greatly increased.





Posted by Svetlana Sheinina on 11/7/2017

Moving into a new home can often be a frantic, exhausting task. Matters are made worse if the house you are moving into wasnít cleaned thoroughly after the previous movers left.

 However, the best time to clean a house is before you move in. This is due to the fact that cleaning shelves is easier before theyíve been filled, and vacuuming carpets is simpler if the house doesnít yet have any furniture.

 So, in this article weíre going to show you the best way to clean your new home before you move in to avoid having to move objects around once youíve brought them inside.

 Before moving day

 The idea moment to clean your new home is before the moving truck arrives. If possible, pick a day after the previous owners have moved out that is close to your move-in date. Bring all of your cleaning supplies with you, including cloths, towels, a duster, vacuum, hardwood floor polish, glass cleaner, bathroom cleaner, and so on.

It might be tempting to just start scrubbing as soon as youíre inside, but first take a moment to walk through the house and make a list of all the cleaning tasks you would like to accomplish before moving in.

Not only will your list help you determine how long youíll need to clean, but it will also give some organization to your day and keep you on track.

On or after moving day

You donít always have the luxury of being able to clean your new home beforehand. If youíre moving across states or are on a tight move-in/move-out schedule, you might have to clean your house as you move in.

In this case, the best solution is to organize your boxes and furniture by room. Then, when moving them inside, put them in the corner of a room in a neat pile. This will leave access to most of the room so that you can clean before putting things away.

Make sure you and your family are on the same page in terms of organizing items on moving day. If you have family members who start unpacking boxes, let them know they could be more helpful by picking up a duster or cleaning some windows rather than putting items in their future places.

Room by room cleaning

There are some rooms in your house that require special attention. Letís start with the kitchen.

When it comes to cleaning your appliances (refrigerator, oven, microwave, etc.), itís a good idea to spray on some degreaser or baking soda/vinegar solutions in advance to let them soak and loosen up any debris before you start scrubbing them. Soaking them all at once will help you save time cleaning.

The bathroom poses a challenge when moving in for two reasons. Since bathrooms tend to be small and crowded, it can be hard to work inside of them if there are boxes in the way. To avoid this, stack all of your bathroom items outside in the hallway or in the bathroom closet while you clean.




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Posted by Svetlana Sheinina on 10/31/2017

The square footage of your home is only one factor that comes into play when a utility company determines the amount of your monthly electric bill. The layout of your home also impacts how much energy it takes to cool or heat your home. For example, having more rooms with closed doors at your home could force your central heat or your central air conditioner to work harder to get these rooms to comfortable temperatures.

Fortunately,even if you have lots of closed rooms at your home, there are ways to lower your electric bill. Keep reading to discover easy steps that you can take to save money on your electric bill. Some of the steps take less than five seconds to implement.

  1. Keep doors to rooms that you don't use closed.Open the doors an hour before you plan on spending time in them to allow heat to flow through the rooms.
  2. Install floorboard heaters if you have lots of rooms at your house. This way, you can adjust temperature levels room by room.
  3. Switch to natural gas. Contact your utility provider and ask to see price comparisons on the cost to heat your home using natural gas, electricity, propane or heating oil. The savings may easily cover the cost of purchasing a natural gas furnace.
  4. Turn air conditioners on at night. Keep the thermostat at 70 degrees. Use fans during the day.
  5. Perform regular maintenance on appliances like refrigerators, freezers, washing machines and dryers. Damaged appliances can be great energy drains.
  6. Hang clothes on the line during warm months instead of running the clothes dryer.
  7. Change air filters and ensure that wiring on heating and cooling appliances are in good condition.
  8. Limit the use of lights to when you actually need to use light. You don't have to turn a light on simply because you walked inside a room. Turn lights off when you are not in rooms.
  9. Opt for window treatments and windows that are energy efficient.
  10. Seal cracks in doors and windows.
  11. Place sealants like metal and rubber strips beneath exterior doors. Don't forget the door leading out to your patio.
  12. Wash dishes by hand instead of running the dishwasher.
  13. Cook one large meal a week and eat salads and leftovers throughout the week. For example, you could prepare a large meal on Saturday and take the remainder of the meal to work for lunch.
  14. Turn off devices that rely on electricity before you head to bed. Examples of these devices are laptops, iPods and televisions.
  15. Contact your utility provider and schedule time for them to test your home. At the end of the inspection, ask the service provider representative what you can do to make your home more energy efficient. Depending on your salary, you may qualify for a government subsidy.Check with your utility provider about the subsidy guidelines.

Also, ask your electric company how they calculate monthly residential electric bills. Some utility companies set a monthly baseline usage level for customers. If your electric company raises rates during winter or summer, adjust your temperature settings to keep your bill from going up.





Posted by Svetlana Sheinina on 10/28/2017


22 Chestnut Pl, Brookline, MA 02445

Brookline Hills

Condo

$489,900
Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
An ideal open concept condo at Sargent Estates! Beautiful full-service condominium in Desirable Brookline Hills with club room, bike storage room, laundry facility on each floor, assigned parking space and outside pool for hot summer days! This spacious 1 Br, 1,5 Bath has fully equipped kitchen and L-Shaped dining/living room filled with natural light. The apartment has the original H/W floors throughout, two good size walk-in closets, another closet with builds-in and was just freshly painted with light designer color. Situated in a serene & relaxing setting this elevator building features an inviting lobby, gorgeous landscaped grounds with expansive lawn and plenty of guests parking! Convenient to Longwood Medical Area, Rt 9 , parks, shopping, restaurants, bus lines & short walk to the D green line. Extra storage is included. You'll be delighted!
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