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ATTENTION!! HANDYMEN, CONTRACTORS, FLIPPERS, DEVELOPERS, & BUYERS with VISION!! Rare opportunity to purchase a property in the desirable Beachmont area in this price range. Less than 1/2 mile from Short Beach!! This home has stood the test of time having been in the SAME FAMILY since its construction in the late 1800's. Now it needs YOU to give it new life! The home has a flexible layout with spacious rooms so be prepared to use your creativity to maximize the space. Plenty of off-street parking! At the top of Winthrop Ave. Not in a flood zone! Nearby proximity to Beachmont Blue Line T stop, Belle Isle Marsh Reservations, restaurants, Stop-n-Shop,Target & more shopping.1/2 mile to Beachmont Veterans Memorial Elementary. Approx 2 miles from Revere Beach. Less than 4 miles to Logan Airport and less than 3 miles to Boston! Great time to buy in this area in anticipation of potential future development of Suffolk Downs. Property will NOT qualify for VA loans. CASH quick closing preferred.

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Going away on your vacation should be a time of relaxation and enjoyment. For some of us, however, we spend some of that time worrying about our homes, our pets, and all of the housework we have to catch up on when we get back.

One way to alleviate some of this anxiety is to employ a house-sitter while you’re away. In this article, we’re going to talk about getting your home ready for the sitter so that they can keep things running smoothly while you’re away.

Finding a house-sitter

There are three groups of people you should consult about finding a house-sitter for your home: friends, family, and neighbors. Many young people still living with their parents will be happy to get away for a week or two and have a house to themselves for a change.

An added benefit of asking an acquaintance or relative is that you can usually be assured that they’ll take good care of your home while you’re away.


In terms of payment, leaving them money for groceries and delivery is a good way to thank them for watching your house and pets while you were away.

Getting your house ready for the sitter

You might be at a loss of where to begin when it comes to leaving a note of things to do while you’re away. A good way to make sure you don’t miss anything is to keep a list in your phone and add to it throughout the day whenever you complete a task that you want the house-sitter to do.

You’ll also want to make sure you provide contact numbers for you and whoever else is away on vacation with you, and store the house-sitter’s number in your phones as well.

Next, make sure your home is emergency-ready. That includes checking the smoke detector and flashlight batteries. If you have a security system, it’s a good idea to let them know that someone will be watching your home while you’re away and provide their name in case your house-sitter accidentally sets off the alarm.

Finally, take care of anything you need to do before leaving, such as paying utility bills, putting fresh linens in the bedroom and bathroom, and parking your unused vehicles in a safe place.

Tip: It might be a good idea to lock or hide any alcohol, tobacco, etc. that’s in the house, especially if your house-sitter is underage.

Now, let’s talk about some things to include on your list to leave for the house-sitter:

  • Recycling information (sort or no-sort)

  • Which day to take out the garbage cans and recycling

  • Information about pets: when/how much to feed, treats, walks, when they need to go outside, which vet to call in case of emergency, etc.

  • Location of keys for shed, house, etc.

  • Garage door opener

  • Reminder to take in the mail

  • Pool filter and cleaning procedure

  • Watering plants



2-4 Wolcott Park, Medford, MA 02155

West Medford

Multi-Family

$700,000
Price

2
Units
2,032
Approx. GLA
Charm abounds in this unique brick 2-family home located in a prime West Medford location! Each unit has 2 bedrooms, a gorgeous fireplace, carriage-style garage bay, hardwood floors, ceiling fans, insulated windows, private entryway and private deck. The home also includes a cozy covered porch, lovely stained glass window, bay window, claw-foot tub and tons of light! There's an additional unheated bonus room in the basement with electricity and a 3/4 bath. Add electric heat and you've got a great home gym, workshop, music studio, etc. Bring your ideas! Many recent updates to the property-ask for the list. Enjoy the privacy of a corner lot on a dead-end street, just 1/2 mile from the commuter rail. Other conveniences include Tufts, Wright's Pond, Wegmans, Whole Foods, Medford & West Medford Squares, Welllington Station, Assembly Row, & upcoming Green Line. Approximately 5 miles from Boston.
Open House
Sunday
October 14 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 2-4 Wolcott Park, Medford, MA 02155    Get Directions

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833 Winthrop Ave, Revere, MA 02151

Beachmont

Single-Family

$300,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
ATTENTION!! HANDYMEN, CONTRACTORS, FLIPPERS, DEVELOPERS, & BUYERS with VISION!! Rare opportunity to purchase a property in the desirable Beachmont area in this price range. Less than 1/2 mile from Short Beach!! This home has stood the test of time having been in the SAME FAMILY since its construction in the late 1800's. Now it needs YOU to give it new life! The home has a flexible layout with spacious rooms so be prepared to use your creativity to maximize the space. Plenty of off-street parking! At the top of Winthrop Ave. Not in a flood zone! Nearby proximity to Beachmont Blue Line T stop, Belle Isle Marsh Reservations, restaurants, Stop-n-Shop,Target & more shopping.1/2 mile to Beachmont Veterans Memorial Elementary. Approx 2 miles from Revere Beach. Less than 4 miles to Logan Airport and less than 3 miles to Boston! Great time to buy in this area in anticipation of potential future development of Suffolk Downs. Property will NOT qualify for VA loans. CASH quick closing preferred.
Open House
Saturday
October 13 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 833 Winthrop Ave, Revere, MA 02151    Get Directions

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2-4 Wolcott Park, Medford, MA 02155

West Medford

Multi-Family

$750,000
Price

2
Units
2,032
Approx. GLA
Charm abounds in this unique brick 2-family home located in a prime West Medford location! Each unit has 2 bedrooms, a gorgeous fireplace, carriage-style garage bay, hardwood floors, ceiling fans, insulated windows, private entryway and private deck. The home also includes a cozy covered porch, lovely stained glass window, bay window, claw-foot tub and tons of light! There's an additional unheated bonus room in the basement with electricity and a 3/4 bath. Add electric heat and you've got a great home gym, workshop, music studio, etc. Bring your ideas! Many recent updates to the property-ask for the list. Enjoy the privacy of a corner lot on a dead-end street, just 1/2 mile from the commuter rail. Other conveniences include Tufts, Wright's Pond, Wegmans, Whole Foods, Medford & West Medford Squares, Welllington Station, Assembly Row, & upcoming Green Line. Approximately 5 miles from Boston.
Open House
Sunday
October 14 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 2-4 Wolcott Park, Medford, MA 02155    Get Directions

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