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Posted by The Mavroules Team on 11/17/2017

When you're a new homeowner, it's hard to refrain from walking down the aisle of Bed Bath & Beyond and dumping everything you see into your cart. Initially, when making a shopping list for your new home it will seem like you need everything††and you need it†now.†It doesn't always make sense, however, to go on shopping sprees and starting several different renovation projects at once in your new home. Whether you need to be conservative with your money or you want to take your time and furnish†one room of your house at a time, creating a household spending budget can be an invaluable tool. In this article, we'll cover how to make your own personalized household budget that you and your family or housemates can use to keep yourselves accountable when it comes to making your new house uniquely your own.

Set priorities

Moving into a new home†can be sort of like camping out for the first few nights. Many of the basic things you take for granted might not be unpacked †or set up yet. Other items you might still need to purchase. This is a good reminder of which items matter the most when moving into a home. When you prepare to make your budget, think about the items on your list that are the most vital to your daily life. This may be different for each person. If you're an avid yoga practitioner but your yoga mat got ruined in the move, buying a new one might be higher up on your list of priorities than the average person who occasionally stretches. The best way to find out what items are high up on your list is to go through a few days in your new home and write down everything you need, then arrange it in order of importance. From there, we can start setting your budget.

Budgeting tools

Depending on how comfortable you are with technology, you have several options when it comes to ways of keeping a budget. In your Appstore you'll find a plethora of free budgeting apps that all fit a specific need. One of the most popular, Mint, connects securely with your bank account and lets you set up several budgets. It will track your income and spending and categorize your purchases automatically (groceries, gas, bills, etc.). You can set a "household" budget in Mint and make sure all your home purchases go into that category. If you're more inclined to using a spreadsheet, you can use Google Sheets, or a program like Excel to create your budget. The benefit of using Google Sheets is that it is easily shared and synced with others, allowing you to collaborate on the budget together. Your final option is to use a good old fashion hand-written budget. If you don't want it to be forgotten, you could hang it on the refrigerator or write†it on a whiteboard hung somewhere highly visible in your house.

Commitment

The hardest part of budgeting is committing to it. You and your housemates will need to work together to make sure you keep track of your purchases and take the time to plan out your budget, be it weekly or monthly. The best way to do this is to set a reminder in your calendar†for a budget planning day once per month with your housemates. Decide what needs to be purchased and who will be buying it. Once you've made a habit of keeping your household budget, you'll be on your way to†completing your home in a way that makes sense for you financially.




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Posted by The Mavroules Team on 11/16/2017


89 Bridge Street, Salem, MA 01970

Condo

$439,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Look no further, your dream home is here! No expense has been spared in this brand new conversion, located only 0.5 miles from the commuter rail & a short walk to downtown Salem & Collins Cove. Too many high-end finishes to list, including soft close designer cabinets, island with bar and premium grade granite counters, high ceilings, recessed lighting, stainless steel Maytag appliances including 5 burner gas stove, French door refrigerator & designer lighting. Master bedroom suite features large custom closet plus en-suite bath. Lower level boasts family room, bedroom and ½ bath. NEW: Roof, high efficiency gas forced air furnace with central A/C, plumbing, electrical, foam insulation, windows and doors. Everything has been thought of in this beautifully restored 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home, including an OPEN CONCEPT main level, in-unit laundry & off-street parking. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout. All of this in a PET FRIENDLY, maintenance free building, with a very low condo fee.
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Posted by The Mavroules Team on 11/16/2017

This Condo in Salem, MA recently sold for $340,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by The Mavroules Team - Atlantic Coast Homes.


6 Becket St, Salem, MA 01970

Condo

$349,900
Price
$340,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
SINGLE FAMILY ALTERNATIVE! Looking for the best of both worlds? This attached single family home is part of a strong, 100% owner occupied, 2 unit association. Inside it feels like a tastefully updated 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom single family home. This home is anything but cookie cutter and includes: gleaming HARDWOOD FLOORS; high ceilings; dimmer controlled recessed lighting and OPEN CONCEPT living. The UPDATED KITCHEN boasts plenty of cabinets, GAS COOKING & lots of storage - including a walk-in-pantry. Upstairs find 2 OVERSIZED bedrooms, both with WALK IN CLOSETS & a full bathroom with LAUNDRY. Situated in the highly sought after Historic Derby Street Neighborhood, this home truly is a COMMUTERíS DREAM. Stroll 0.8 miles to the COMMUTER RAIL or take the FERRY to Boston - located just 0.1 miles away. This PET FRIENDLY home has it all, including: off-street PARKING, low condo fees ($150) and a PRIVATE DECK!

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Posted by The Mavroules Team on 11/16/2017

This Single-Family in Malden, MA recently sold for $443,000. This Cape style home was sold by The Mavroules Team - Atlantic Coast Homes.


52 Jacob St, Malden, MA 02148

Maplewood

Single-Family

$435,000
Price
$443,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
This is a great opportunity for first-time buyers or down-sizers to move into a lovingly maintained Cape in this sought after neighborhood across from Trafton Park. This charming home has an open concept main level, with hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen has been recently remodeled and has stainless steel appliances and new counter tops. The flow from the kitchen to the dining room and living room is perfect for large family gatherings. Enjoy the 3 season porch in the summer while entertaining in the backyard with your above ground pool, wood deck, and patio, or in the cooler fall days watching football. The full basement offers the potential to finish. This house sits on a nicely sized lot with a shed and has plenty of room to play basketball. Move in and add your own finishing touches! This home is waiting for you! Offers, if any, will be reviewed on Tuesday, September 26th at noon.

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Posted by The Mavroules Team on 11/15/2017


89 Bridge Street, Salem, MA 01970

Condo

$439,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Look no further, your dream home is here! No expense has been spared in this brand new conversion, located only 0.5 miles from the commuter rail & a short walk to downtown Salem & Collins Cove. Too many high-end finishes to list, including soft close designer cabinets, island with bar and premium grade granite counters, high ceilings, recessed lighting, stainless steel Maytag appliances including 5 burner gas stove, French door refrigerator & designer lighting. Master bedroom suite features large custom closet plus en-suite bath. Lower level boasts family room, bedroom and ½ bath. NEW: Roof, high efficiency gas forced air furnace with central A/C, plumbing, electrical, foam insulation, windows and doors. Everything has been thought of in this beautifully restored 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home, including an OPEN CONCEPT main level, in-unit laundry & off-street parking. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout. All of this in a PET FRIENDLY, maintenance free building, with a very low condo fee.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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