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The Love Letter is Back
Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts (Key Advantage Realty )

The love letter is back! What is a love letter in real estate? When the market is hot and competition for desirable homes is high buyers can gain an advantage by writing the seller a love letter.

You may be wondering why in the world would I write a love letter to a seller? The answer: you want an advantage in a competitive real estate market.

What should I put in my love letter?

Compliment the seller on their home

Tell the seller why you love the home

Compliment the neighborhood

Make it personal

Be genuine

Love letters often appeal to a seller’s emotions and often especially if the owner has lived in the home a while the decision to sell a home is a very emotional process. If you find yourself in a bidding war or want to land the perfect home it may be a love letter that makes all the difference.

 

 
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Pat Baker, Realtor, ABR

Key Advantage Realty

150 West St.

Needham, MA 02494

617-435-3471

pbaker@keyadvantagerealty.com 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/patbaker

 

 

 

 

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Cheap Ways to Update Your Home
Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts (Key Advantage Realty )

Everyone is on a budget nowadays so redecorating your house can seem like its impossible. Yet, with some small, inexpensive updates, you can transform the look of your house.

The most basic way to update the look of a room is color. A new paint color on the walls can transfer a dull room to a stunning room. With a gallon of paint around $25, you can repaint a room for under $75. Top it off with a chair rail (around $9 for a 8ft piece) and you have a completely different room. Not in the mood to paint? How about some throw pillows on the couch? Or a new comforter? A little splash of color can go a long way.

Now let’s get creative – have plain knobs or handles on your kitchen cabinets or none at all? Get some decorative knobs for around $1.00 a knob and you have yourself updated cabinets. (Try this on any cabinet in your house!) Add some drama to your dining room or entry way with a new chandelier. For as low as $50.00 you can add a focal point that will wow. And how about that bathroom? Adding a new shower curtain and bath mat can really change the whole look of the room for under $50!

No matter what room you are looking to update, house gutting renovations are not needed. With a little imagination, the smallest updates can create a whole new look for a room. Need some ideas? Take a walk around your local home improvement center and see what catches your eye. You never know what you might find that sparks an idea for a inexpensive update!

 
 

Pat Baker, Realtor, ABR

Key Advantage Realty

150 West St.

Needham, MA 02494

617-435-3471

pbaker@keyadvantagerealty.com 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/patbaker

 

 

 

 

Hughes
Starting a Vegetable Garden
Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts (Key Advantage Realty )

Who doesn’t love a vegetable garden? There is nothing better than fresh green beans or vine-ripened tomatoes. Getting started with your very own vegetable garden is easier than you think.

It all starts with choosing the right crops and space for your garden.

1. Choose your vegetables. Only grow vegetables you enjoy eating. Don’t waste your efforts on things you will not eat or give away. There are some vegetable which are extremely well suited for eating fresh. Most people agree that tomatoes, squash, beans and peas are especially good from the garden.

2. Pick your space. You will want to pick an area that is flat, has easy access and gets full sun

3. Prepare your space. Preparing the soil is one of the most important parts of the garden. Make sure the soil is free from rocks and weeds. Make sure to turn the soil. You may also want to add organic material such as compost. It is best to consult the garden center for what they recommend.

4. Plant accordingly. Figure out how much growing space you have and plant accordingly. Lettuce, for example, can be grown in a solid mat, but tomatoes need to be spaced about 2 feet (60 cm) apart. Give pumpkins at least 4 feet (120 cm) of growing room. Growing requirements are provided on seed packets, in catalogs, and on nursery tags, as well as in books on growing vegetables.

5. Schedule your plantings. There are two main growing seasons which vary by region: cool (spring and fall) and warm (summer). Vegetables that typically do well in the cool-season are lettuce, peas, potatoes, and beets. Warm-season crops include beans, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, melons, peppers, pumpkins, squash and tomatoes. Consult your garden center for the time of year and what is best in your area.

6. Enjoy the fruits or veggies of your labor.

 
 

Pat Baker, Realtor, ABR

Key Advantage Realty

150 West St.

Needham, MA 02494

617-435-3471

pbaker@keyadvantagerealty.com 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/patbaker

 

 

 

 

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Fourth Of July 2014 Needham, MA Always the Best
Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts (Key Advantage Realty )
Fourth Of July 2014 Needham, MA Always the Best
 

Fourth of July, 2014

Needham Exchange Club Website

 

 

The Needham Exchange Club has planned a special Fourth of July celebration this year in honor of our nations’ birthday.

 
 
 

The Fireworks will be better than ever, and our Grand Parade will feature special guests and new musical groups.   The Fireworks will be at Memorial Park on Thursday evening, July 3rd.   The evening will begin with food, pony rides, face painting and other family entertainment followed by Fireworks at dusk.

 

The Grand Parade will start at 9 am on Friday, July 4th.   After the Parade on Monday there will be more food, a flea market, an old fashioned baseball game, children’s games and, with participation from Table Talk Pies, a good, old-tyme pie-eating contest for the kids.

 

The schedule of events for Thursday and Friday is below.  Plan to be in Needham for this great 4th of July tradition.

 

 

  
 
 

Schedule of Events

(see maps for locations)

 

 

Thursday, JULY 3rd

 

5:00–8:45PM           Food Tents Grilled Food, Soft Drinks, Ice Cream and More

 

5:00–8:00PM           Children’s Entertainment, Pony Rides, Face Painting and More

 

7:00–9:15PM           Concert: ‘Reminisants’, “Boston’s Best Oldies Band”

 

Dusk                         FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR

 

Friday, JULY 4th

 

8:30AM                   Annual 5K Road Race – YMCA / Exchange Club Trophy

                                 Start Location – Library

 

8:45AM                   Children’s Parade – Decorated Bikes and Costumes – Meet at

                                 Greene's Field

 

9:00AM                   Salute and Flag Raising Town Common

 

9:05AM                   Grand Parade – Bands, Floats, Musical Groups, Antique Cars and

                                 Much More

 

8:30-1:30PM           PM Craft Fair and Flea Market

 

11:00AM-1:30PM  Food Tents, Grilled Food, Soft Drinks, Ice Cream and More

 

11:30AM                 Children's Pie Eating Contest get your sign-up sheet here

 

12:00PM                 Children’s Races and Contests, Running Events, Sack Races, Egg Toss

                                 - Football Field

 

2:00PM                   Open Swim Meet – Park & Rec., Rosemary Pool

 

2:00PM                   Needham Little League All-Star Game, Majors American vs.

                                 Majors National Memorial Field     

 

 

All events are free!

Your donation pays for the celebration.

courtesty of The Needham Exchange Club

 

Thank you to the Sponsors

 TripAdvisor

 Needham Women’s Club

 Needham Bank

 Dedham Savings Bank 
Hillcrest Garden
St Josephs Parish
Kerivan Lane Oil
Family Federal Savings Bank
Condon Realty
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Chaston Assoicates
Alexander M Benjain, DMD
Saint Sebastian's School
Law Offices of Cox and Cox
Birds Hill Coumpounding Pharmacy
Page and Lugton Insurance Agency
Mighty Sub
North Hill

 

J C Timmerman Disposal
 
 

Pat Baker, Realtor, ABR

Key Advantage Realty

150 West St.

Needham, MA 02494

617-435-3471

pbaker@keyadvantagerealty.com 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/patbaker

 

 

 

 

Hughes
Is it Time to Buy?
Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts (Key Advantage Realty )

Is it Time to Buy?

ByPatricia BakerOnJune 7, 2014 · InReal estate

 

Is it time to buy a home? According to a Gallup poll, 67% of people polled say yes!

According to Gallup, “Overall, there is good reason for most Americans to think now is a good time to buy a house. Interest rates remain near historic lows. Home prices are down sharply, providing many incredible buys.”

According to the National Housing Survey conducted by Fannie Mae, buyers cited their major reasons for buying a home. Here are the results:

  • 80% Having a good place to raise children and provide a good education
  • 79% Having a physical structure where you and your family feel safe
  • 75% It allows you to have more space for your family
  • 69% It gives you control over what you do with your living space

So despite what has been a negative sentiment towards the housing market, buyers and the general public still think that homeownership is the way to go.

Pat Baker, Realtor, ABR

Key Advantage Realty

150 West St.

Needham, MA 02494

617-435-3471

pbaker@keyadvantagerealty.com 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/patbaker

 

 

 

 

Hughes
Needham, MA Single Family on a Cul de Sac
Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts (Key Advantage Realty )

Location!! Location!! Location!!

Needham, Needham, Needham, Needham

Custom and Beautiful Center-Entrance Colonial at the end of a picturesque cul-de-sac

 

Single-Family – 17 Wildale Circle Needham, MA 02494

 

ByPatricia BakerOnJune 3, 2014 · Needham MA New To Market Single Family Home

 There are so few neighborhoods that are young in the town of Needham, MA.  Many of the streets are in transition.  The homes in this neighborhood were all built around the same time.  It is a breautifully, professionally landscaped neighborhood and although a quiet neighborhood it is an easy commute to the major highways, Boston, commuter rail, shopping malls like Chestnut Hill, Natick Collections, and Legacy Place.  Fabulous location.  It is location, location, location and always will be.

 

 

 

A spectacular young center entrance colonial on a quiet neighborhood cul-de-sac with generous, bright and flowing entertaining spaces. The first floor features kitchen with hardwood, granite counters, custom cabinets, and updated appliances, leading to a family room with fireplace and sliders that open to an inviting deck. The first floor continues with a living room, dining room, and large library/study with Brazilian cherry floors. The second floor features a master suite, 2 walk in closets and a spa bath. Bonus lower level game room and guest suite. Lush landscaping frames this property perfectly. Located in popular Hillside School neighborhood. 1.1 miles to Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, and one of Needham’s finest restaurants – Blue on Highland.

This is a Colonial style home and features 11 total rooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, 0.27 Acres, and is currently available for $1,339,000.

For complete details click here.

 
       

 

 

Pat Baker, Realtor, ABR

Key Advantage Realty

150 West St.

Needham, MA 02494

617-435-3471

pbaker@keyadvantagerealty.com 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/patbaker

 

 

 

 

Hughes
Single-Family–17 Wildale Circle Needham, MA is now new to the market!
Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts (Key Advantage Realty )

Single-Family – 17 Wildale Circle Needham, MA 02494 is now new to the market!

ByPatricia BakerOnJune 3, 2014 · InUncategorized

 

A spectacular young center entrance colonial on a quiet neighborhood cul-de-sac with generous, bright and flowing entertaining spaces. The first floor features kitchen with hardwood, granite counters, custom cabinets, and updated appliances, leading to a family room with fireplace and sliders that open to an inviting deck. The first floor continues with a living room, dining room, and large library/study with Brazilian cherry floors. The second floor features a master suite, 2 walk in closets and a spa bath. Bonus lower level game room and guest suite. Lush landscaping frames this property perfectly. Located in popular Hillside School neighborhood. 1.1 miles to Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, and one of Needham’s finest restaurants – Blue on Highland.

This is a Colonial style home and features 11 total rooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, 0.27 Acres, and is currently available for $1,339,000.

For complete details click here.

 
       

Pat Baker, Realtor, ABR

Key Advantage Realty

150 West St.

Needham, MA 02494

617-435-3471

pbaker@keyadvantagerealty.com 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/patbaker

 

 

 

 

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