Ryan Seward - RE/MAX Select Realty



Posted by Ryan Seward on 7/27/2017

Magazine styled homes are gorgeous but they’re not quite practical. Especially when you’ve got little ones running about. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a stylish home. I’ve got a few tricks for you to today to integrate kid-friendly decor with a grown up touch. 

When house shopping keep those with open floor plans at the top of your list. Open floor plans help your family to stay social and connected with each other. It’s also a whole lot easier to keep your eye on your little ones in the living room while you’re making dinner. Additionally, an eat-in kitchen creates a welcoming atmosphere for older kids to hang out around after school while eating snacks or working on homework.

When it comes to furnishing your new home opt for furniture that doubles as storage to tuck away toys. This helps to keep a tidy home while maintaining a welcoming room for children to pull out a few toys and spend time with the family. If you choose to have wall to wall carpeting be sure to choose one designed to withstand heavy traffic. Alternatively, for a statement rug using an outdoor carpet inside adds visual interest and makes for easy cleaning.

Furnishings in heavy duty fabrics like microfiber, acrylics or distressed leather can withstand messes and frequent cleaning. For existing furniture, slip covers are another way to protect sofas while being able to easily wash messes from kiddos and pets. Round shaped tables eliminate sharp corners and the bumps and bruises they create.

It may be tempting to choose dark colors to hide inevitable messes and stains however it’s best to opt for mid-tone colors to keep a bright, welcoming room. Add pops of color with pillow covers in lighter colors. Pillow covers are ideal since not only can they easily be swapped out to give a room a fresh new look but they can also easily be cleaned by throwing them in the wash.

Install shelves that allow books to be propped up with their covers viewable. Children will be more likely to grab them to read and they will also double as an evolving art display in your home. Another great way to add child-friendly art is to frame the paintings and drawings your children bring home. You’ll have a unique one of a kind piece to rival Pollock and Rothko.

A guest bedroom with one or two bunk beds will make your home the sleepover favorite among your child’s friends. You’ll maximize space and provide a much more comfortable sleeping space than a sleeping bag on the floor. Storing snacks in baskets and see through jars out in the open makes it easy for kids to grab and go throughout the day. You’ll have peace of mind visitors aren’t going hungry while creating a welcoming, homey space for all.

When decorating most put their own taste and style first. However, when raising a family the difference between a house and a home is that everyone living under its roof feels at comfortable in its space. Creating a family friendly home doesn’t mean sacrificing style but it does mean a few tweaks that bring everyone closer together.  




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Posted by Ryan Seward on 7/25/2017

This Condo in Waltham, MA recently sold for $250,000. This 2/3 Family style home was sold by Ryan Seward - RE/MAX Select Realty.


58 Adams Street, Waltham, MA 02453

Condo

$220,000
Price
$250,000
Sale Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
WELCOME HOME! What an outstanding opportunity to own this beautiful, sun-filled 1 bed, 1 bath condominium located in the heart of Waltham just a 1/2 mile walk to the commuter rail & 1 block from Moody St. Converted in 2005, this unit offers an updated kitchen with all white cabinets & stainless appliances including a gas range, a built in microwave & a new Delta Allentown faucet. From the kitchen, you walk out to the spacious living room with bay windows, ceiling fan & coat closet. This room is large enough to fit a living room set & a small dining table. Off the living room is where you'll find the bedroom & nicely renovated bathroom. Gleaming hardwood floors, freshly painted, 9 ft ceilings, newer replacement windows, common laundry & private storage in the basement make this home very attractive. Comes with 1 car parking. Close to public transportation, highways, shops, restaurants, movie theatre, the Charles River trails and everything else Waltham has to offer. A MUST SEE!

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Posted by Ryan Seward on 7/20/2017

Longing to take ownership of a house could tempt you to shop for a lender who will approve your home mortgage even if your savings and your financial habits clearly signal that you are not ready to own a home. If you search long enough, you may find that very lender. You also might regret that you did.

You might want to put off signing a home mortgage

Going with a mortgage lender who doesn’t take a detailed look at your credit history could cause you to take on more mortgage than you can afford. Miss one mortgage payment and the lender might start foreclosure proceedings.

Foreclosure tends to start within three to six months after you miss your first mortgage payment. To keep from losing money on the house, lenders may work with you to restructure your loan, making the monthly payments more affordable.

The restructured loan may leave you with less to pay each month, but more to pay over the life of the loan. Another feature of the restructured home mortgage might be higher adjustable interest rates. It’s adjustable interest rate loans that can skyrocket as soon as markets or the economy start to strengthen.This trend helped to set off the Great Recession.

More reasons to go with a stricter home mortgage lender

Other reasons why you may want to work with a home mortgage lender who takes a deep dive into your credit history include:

Better understanding of the impact of your spending habits – After a lender turns you down, take the time to chart out what you spend money on and why. See if you are engaging in emotional spending. Seek support to deal with perceived lacks that are causing you to over spend as a way to feel complete,valuable or whole.

Time to strengthen your credit – Repair and strengthen your credit, so that you will get a home mortgage from a lender who’s committed to taking steps to remain solvent. Instead of looking at a thorough credit review as a bad thing, see it as a chance to improve.

Opportunity to retrain yourself – Start retraining yourself to approach your finances differently. Create a budget and stick to the budget. Look at money as a resource, not a magic wand. The retraining that you do could keep you from getting in over your head months or years after you buy a house.

Position yourself for a better home mortgage – Most of all, a good reason to prefer a rigorous home mortgage credit review is to position yourself to land the best mortgage that you possibly can. While you repair your credit and work to secure a better home mortgage, learn more about closing costs, interest rates, home inspections, realtor fees and commissions and lender fees.

Repairing your credit can take time. The good news is that you can make a lot of positive headway in just one year. To repair your credit and position yourself to secure a home mortgage with a reputable lender, pay off high interest loans and credit cards first. Take on additional work online or offline. Deposit money that you earn from this additional work into a savings account. Use this money to build a healthy down payment on a new home.

These actions can make your home mortgage application more attractive to reputable lenders. Furthermore, these actions can help you to get the best mortgage, a mortgage with a low interest rate and an affordable repayment plan.





Posted by Ryan Seward on 7/19/2017


130 Wilmington Road, Burlington, MA 01803

Single-Family

$575,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Outstanding opportunity to own this beautifully renovated Single Family home with a potential in-law suite that's waiting for you! Offering 2 generous sized kitchens, one with granite countertops & stainless appliances, cathedral ceilings and sky lights, the other with hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace and island; both are great for entertaining. Enjoy the generous sized family room with cathedral ceilings and slider that opens up to the wrap around deck and wonderful private fenced in yard with a shed, kennel, garden & fire pit area. Living room, dining room, 3 generous sized bedrooms, 2 of them have a master bath, great closets, recessed lighting and crown moldings complete this home. Washer and dryer on the main level, large clean basement, great for storage and ready to be finished off. Close to public transportation, shops, restaurants, highways and everything else Burlington has to offer! THIS ONE IS A MUST SEE!
Open House
Sunday
July 23 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Ryan Seward on 7/19/2017


130 Wilmington Road, Burlington, MA 01803

Single-Family

$575,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Outstanding opportunity to own this beautifully renovated Single Family home with a potential in-law suite that's waiting for you! Offering 2 generous sized kitchens, one with granite countertops & stainless appliances, cathedral ceilings and sky lights, the other with hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace and island; both are great for entertaining. Enjoy the generous sized family room with cathedral ceilings and slider that opens up to the wrap around deck and wonderful private fenced in yard with a shed, kennel, garden & fire pit area. Living room, dining room, 3 generous sized bedrooms, 2 of them have a master bath, great closets, recessed lighting and crown moldings complete this home. Washer and dryer on the main level, large clean basement, great for storage and ready to be finished off. Close to public transportation, shops, restaurants, highways and everything else Burlington has to offer! THIS ONE IS A MUST SEE!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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