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Posted by Bruno Real Estate Advisors on 7/15/2018

The trim is one of the trickiest parts of a home to be properly painted or stained. There’s many steps that must be taken for the trim to be painted well including:


  • Nailheads must be set below the surface of the wood
  • Holes need to be filled and sanded
  • Damaged wood must be repaired and replaced
  • Old paint and varnish must be removed


The work that needs to be completed on both the walls and the trim should be done before you begin painting and staining. There’s no rule as to when you should paint the trim -before or after the walls are painted- the only thing that matters is that the prep work should be done before the painting step begins.


Safety Measures


When you’re stripping the surface, wear protective glasses along with a dust mask. The chemicals that you’re using can contain toxic fumes. The room needs to be ventilated properly as well. Wear gloves to keep the chemicals off of your hands. You’ll also protect your hands from splinters.


As an additional precaution, when you’re painting, you’ll want to test for lead. Many homes may have lead paint in them, especially those that were built prior to 1978. You can remove lead paint yourself if you take the right precautionary steps, but in some cases, you may need a professional to do the job.


Get The Trim Ready For Painting


Once the trim has been scraped down, you’ll want to wash the surface of the trim with a mild household cleaner. Then, rinse it with water or a water and vinegar mixture and let the trim dry. Scrape any remaining loose paint from the trim. 


Sand The Trim


Use a small flat sander to sand the walls or woodwork. For more contoured surfaces, try to use a flexible sanding block. These flexible sanders work great for more curved surfaces.   

 


Have A Strategy


If you’re a less experienced painter, it will be easier if you paint the trim first. This will make it much smoother to prepare the details and paint all of the details. Once you paint the trim, mask it off with painters tape. This will prevent any splattering from occurring while you’re painting of the walls. 


Tips For Painting The Trim


Once you complete all of the prep work for painting the trim, use a primer. Next, topcoat the trim using some kind of a latex or enamel. Remember that glossy surfaces accentuate the woodwork in a home, making it stand out from the walls. Moldings, doors and windows require a higher sheen than a wall since there’s more contact on these surfaces.


Painting trim can be challenging, but when you do it safely and in the right order, your painting job will go much more smoothly.





Posted by Bruno Real Estate Advisors on 7/15/2018

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Posted by Bruno Real Estate Advisors on 7/13/2018


311 Carriage Lane, Taunton, MA 02780

Condo

$195,700
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6
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
"THE FARMS AT INDIAN POND"...125 ACRE ESTATE! DRAMATIC 2 LEVEL PENTHOUSE ( 2BR,2BA, LOFT GUEST RM+ ENTERTAINMENT RM w/skylight+wetbar AND bonus large STORAGE RM). LIVING RM + BEDROOMS w/cath.ceilings/paladium window, laminate flooring. Stairway to loft has brass rails,track lights. MANY NEWER UPDATES INCLUDE Heat Sys/AC, New HW tank,Harvey Windows/skylight and Roof. All new blinds. All appliances remain including W+D. Enjoy magnificent sunsets from deck overlooking INGROUND POOL - TENNIS - PICNIC/NATURE TRAILS/FISHING-CANOEING.
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Posted by Bruno Real Estate Advisors on 7/8/2018

If you're in the market to buy your first home, you're probably experiencing a variety of emotions, ranging from excitement to trepidation. Owning your first home is a major accomplishment and lifestyle change, but it also brings with it a lot of responsibility. Not only will you have to make mortgage payments every month and pay property taxes on time, but you can no longer turn to your landlord when the furnace quits or your refrigerator dies. As former U.S. president Harry Truman once said, "The buck stops here."

Understanding Your Credit Rating

One thing you might want to become acquainted with before diving into a full-fledged house search is your credit report. Your credit score, as determined by the three major credit reporting companies, is a reflection of your ability and willingness to pay your bills on time. Banks and mortgage companies factor in this information when deciding whether to approve you for a loan. Your credit score also has an impact on the interest rate you're offered. Also called a "FICO" score, this scale ranges from a low of 300 points to a high of 800. The higher your score, the more desirable you're viewed as a potential loan customer.

If you'd like to find out where your credit score stands, you can get that information for free (once a year) from Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Unlike lenders, they don't take into account factors like income and length of employment. The main things they look at are payment history, amounts owed, and length of credit history. If your credit cards are maxed out or you've been late with payments, then that will lower your credit score and make it more difficult to obtain the most favorable interest rates and loan terms. Fortunately, there are a number of commonsense measures you can take to improve your credit score. Side note: Errors may occasionally crop up in your credit report, so it pays to review them on an annual basis and dispute erroneous or outdated information.

Steering Clear of Other Pitfalls

While buying your first home can seem like an intimidating process, an experienced real estate agent can guide you and make the journey a lot easier. A licensed agent can help you get the process rolling, keep you on track, and resolve problems. There are plenty of situations in life where going it alone is a viable strategy, but buying your first home is not necessarily one of them. By working with a real estate agent, you'll avoid unnecessary frustration, stress, and costly mistakes. You'll also stand a greater chance of finding just the right home for your needs, desired lifestyle, and budget.





Posted by Bruno Real Estate Advisors on 7/2/2018


278 Halfway Pond Rd, Plymouth, MA 02360

Single-Family

$599,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY - July 7th 1-3pm ...ENCHANTING 8+ ACRE RETREAT! Distinctive 4 LEVEL CONTEMPORARY with POTENTIAL INLAW. Charming "Portico Entry", custom wood, designer details by Master Craftsmen. ENTERTAINMENT SIZED ROOMS! Dramatic KITCHEN-DINING w/Cathedral Ceiling / Skylight, Island w/seating; GRAND LIVING RM w/SandstoneFireplace; MASTER BEDROOM w/ Juliet Balcony; HUGE FAMILY RM w/Woodstove & Hot Tub; Paverstone Patio (15x30). Alarm System, Central Air, 2nd Flr Laundry Rm w/Skylight. Upgraded Appliances, all NEW Flooring, HW Tank & Well Pump! QUAINT HUGE BARN(two story) 20x40+16x40 ..has private Well, Heating System and Electric Service. Perfect for artist, workshop or contractor, landscaper, dog / pet groomer, equestrian / horses, etc. FOREST NATURE TRAILS (custom marked signage …Cross Country Skiing & Sledding) Enjoy nearby "HALFWAY POND" (swim & fish)! Easy access to Major Highways, Shopping, Beaches and Cape Cod. Like a vacation getaway … everyday!
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