barbara hobbs: 11 Striking Ways to Add Color to Any Room! - 03/27/18 01:16 PM
By: Leanne Potts
 
Paint a door super bright yellow, or the trim on a window for amazing results.
 
Buying a house — it’s such an adult thing to do. And putting work into it is another mature choice.
 
But when personalizing your home, the instinct to keep things adulty can also keep things pretty dull. Gray walls. White ceilings. Taupe for miles. Suddenly your house (read: your life) is booooring.
 
Time to dive into the pigment pool. Hot pink, wowza red, rich navy, and other colors with a capital C can be just as chic as neutrals, and they’re a lot more fun. Here are 11 … (0 comments)

barbara hobbs: 100 Safest School Districts In Massachusetts: Niche. - 03/25/18 12:00 PM
By: Alex Newman
 
See which school systems are the safest in the Bay State in 2018.
 
How safe is your child's school? Recent national events have put student safety at the forefront, and one website has revealed which Massachusetts school districts rank highest in this category. Niche.com released its list of the Safest School Districts for 2018.
 
The list was created using information from the U.S. Department of Education, the FBI, parent reviews and other data. Niche assigned the most value – 50 percent – to health and safety reports from students and parents; expenses per student and student absenteeism were assigned the second-most … (1 comments)

barbara hobbs: 5 Things That Will Totally Ruin Your Bathroom Remodel! - 03/19/18 04:39 AM
By: Jennifer Nelson
 
There is one paint color you must avoid at all costs (see #5).
 
A clean, well-planned, and stunning bathroom is every homeowner’s goal. But creating it can be a bit of a sticky wicket.
 
All that water, humidity, and artificial lighting, and those tight corners make the space a real challenge. Don’t make it worse by wasting money on materials that won’t withstand the task or will need replacing when they don’t work out. Dodge bad bathroom decisions by avoiding these five things:
 
#1 Wallpaper:
In a high-steam area such as a bathroom, wallpaper may start to peel in a few years, according … (0 comments)

barbara hobbs: 6 Materials Savvy Remodelers Never Use in Their Kitchens! - 03/14/18 06:35 AM
By: Stacey Freed
 
You don’t want to go too cheap. But affordable options are out there.
 
About to remodel that old kitchen? Unless you’re cool with treating the hardest working room in your house like a museum exhibit, resist the temptation to buy the cheapest or shiniest materials available and go for durable options that can stand up to regular abuse.
 
Trust us: Although it may be tough to leave that raised, tempered glass bar top (ooo!) in the showroom, repairing its first (and second, and third) chip will get old. Very fast.
 
Picking the right materials is easy if you do your homework. “There … (1 comments)

barbara hobbs: 10 Bathroom Materials That’ll Withstand Any Abuse! - 03/12/18 05:47 AM
By: Amy Howell Hirt
 
Absolutely stunning! No. 4 is a water-resisting showstopper.
 
We don’t ask much from bathroom surfaces.
Just that they be beautiful and withstand every cleaning chemical invented, steamy showers, piles of damp towels, and, did we mention, tantrum-induced line-drives with bath toys?
 
Oh, and they should be easy to clean. That’s all.
So what materials can live up to the ask? We asked the experts. Here are 10 they recommend:
 
#1 Engineered Stone Countertop:
Dying for a white marble countertop? Join the club. But get ready to seal, reseal, and reseal. Then repeat. Year after year.
Or, go for engineered stone, which can mimic marble (and other … (2 comments)

barbara hobbs: 10 Clever Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide! - 03/07/18 07:54 AM
By: Courtney Craig.
 
Non-toxic. Low-cost. Hydrogen peroxide is your cleaning arsenal’s secret weapon.
 
When it’s time to clean, have your trusty green cleaners at the ready — baking soda, vinegar — plus another ultra-cheap gem: hydrogen peroxide. You can use it anywhere, and can’t beat the price: A 16-oz. bottle only costs a buck or so.
 
Here are 10 ways you can use that ubiquitous brown bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide to your home’s advantage:
 
In Your Kitchen:
1. Clean your cutting board and countertop. Hydrogen peroxide bubbles away any nasties left after preparing meat or fish for dinner. Add hydrogen peroxide to an opaque spray bottle … (0 comments)

barbara hobbs: Drawers Overfloweth? 7 Ideas to Solve the Problem Once and for All! - 03/05/18 06:10 AM
By: Jamie Wiebe
 
Honeycomb dividers will tame the messes in your dresser.
 
Messy junk drawers. Unorganized spices. Your overflowing dresser. Drawers and cabinets are supposed to keep you organized, not hide what you need.
 
Don’t despair.
 
Whether you choose a DIY solution, an inexpensive store-bought fix, or even a custom-made splurge, solving your organizing disaster is totally doable. Here’s how.
 
#1 Boxes for Your Bathroom Drawers:
You might have pristine quartz countertops, a shiny rain showerhead, gorgeous oak cabinetry, but if opening the drawers in your newly remodeled bathroom destroys the illusion you carefully crafted, you need some help to restore your dream of neat and tidy.
 
These … (2 comments)

barbara hobbs: Elegant home for sale on Shear Street - 02/26/18 07:32 AM
True Elegance! Awesome young (2014) 4 bed, 2 bath home with an open floor plan!  Located close to everything! UWF, Navy Fed, schools, shopping, beaches, and easy access to I-10 and so much more!  Large open kitchen with a double sink, granite, functional island and stainless appliances.  Spacious family room with stained concrete flooring (throughout) and high ceilings.  A Large master bedroom with a master bath boasts a double vanity, garden tub and a large walk-in closet. Additional bedrooms are spacious, with centrally located full family bath.  Covered patio with a fully fenced yard and beautiful landscaping. 2 car garage with … (1 comments)

barbara hobbs: Loaded home for sale on Keating Road. - 02/26/18 07:31 AM
Check out this great 3 large bedroom 2 full bath home waiting for a few cosmetic repairs! It won't take much to make this home with sweat equity! Great location and easy access to freeways,  shopping, dining, schools, churches, bases and beaches! Tile throughout the living areas, carpet in the bedrooms, central heat and air. All appliances, including clothes washer and dryer convey. Storage shed in yard, additional storage in attic. Listed for $89,000!
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barbara hobbs: Hunter Street for sale! - 02/26/18 07:29 AM
Check out this 3 bed, 2 bath home located on a quiet street in Milton. Minutes to NAS, Whiting Field, freeways, shopping, beaches and a short hop to Blackwater State Park. This home is waiting for your finishing touches!  Stove/oven, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer convey! This property is ¾ privacy fenced ¼ chain link fenced already, with a great yard space ready for your plans. Although it is a foreclosure, it’s in great shape! With a little elbow grease, you can make your visions shine! Don’t miss out on this great property today! Listed for $79,900!
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barbara hobbs: 3 Warning Signs to Ignore at Your Own Risk! - 02/26/18 03:53 AM
By: Homeadvisor.com
 
Serious problems can pop up around your home without much warning — some of which can cause thousands of dollars in damage. Fortunately, you can prevent the majority of these household calamities by recognizing their warning signs. Here are three signs of impending disaster that you can’t afford to miss:
 
1. A Flailing Furnace:
Unpleasant sounds and reduced energy efficiency point toward a potentially disastrous furnace problem. In many cases, furnace issues are caused by an old or clogged air filter. Forgetting to change your furnace filter can seriously damage your furnace and threaten the safety of your home. Dirty filters restrict … (2 comments)

barbara hobbs: New to the market on Shear Street, - 02/21/18 08:38 AM
True Elegance! Awesome young (2014) 4 bed, 2 bath home with an open floor plan!  Located close to everything! UWF, Navy Fed, schools, shopping, beaches, and easy access to I-10 and so much more!  Large open kitchen with a double sink, granite, functional island and stainless appliances.  Spacious family room with stained concrete flooring (throughout) and high ceilings.  A Large master bedroom with a master bath boasts a double vanity, garden tub and a large walk-in closet. Additional bedrooms are spacious, with centrally located full family bath.  Covered patio with a fully fenced yard and beautiful landscaping. 2 car garage with … (2 comments)

barbara hobbs: Loaded home for sale on Keating Road, - 02/21/18 08:36 AM
Check out this great 3 large bedroom 2 full bath home waiting for a few cosmetic repairs! It won't take much to make this home with sweat equity! Great location and easy access to freeways,  shopping, dining, schools, churches, bases and beaches! Tile throughout the living areas, carpet in the bedrooms, central heat and air. All appliances, including clothes washer and dryer convey. Storage shed in yard, additional storage in attic. Listed for $89,000!
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barbara hobbs: For sale on Hunter Street. - 02/21/18 08:34 AM
Check out this 3 bed, 2 bath home located on a quiet street in Milton. Minutes to NAS, Whiting Field, freeways, shopping, beaches and a short hop to Blackwater State Park. This home is waiting for your finishing touches!  Stove/oven, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer convey! This property is ¾ privacy fenced ¼ chain link fenced already, with a great yard space ready for your plans. Although it is a foreclosure, it’s in great shape! With a little elbow grease, you can make your visions shine! Don’t miss out on this great property today! Listed for $79,900!
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barbara hobbs: 7 Genius Entryway Storage Ideas to Get You Out the Door Faster! - 02/19/18 06:28 AM
By: Jamie Wiebe
 
Creating personalized bins is a good start.
 
It’s so easy (and so unfair) how quickly your entryway can go from clean to chaos — and that chaos makes trying to get out the door brutal.
 
Think of all that time wasted hunting for your keys and umbrella, or digging through a pile of coats to find the one you need. Five minutes spent searching for stuff each morning becomes 35 minutes a week, or more than 30 hours a year!
 
Corralling your clutter can feel overwhelming, but with the right mindset and a few clever hacks, your entryway can be what helps … (4 comments)

barbara hobbs: New to the market on Shear Street - 02/14/18 05:25 AM
True Elegance! Awesome young (2014) 4 bed, 2 bath home with an open floor plan!  Located close to everything! UWF, Navy Fed, schools, shopping, beaches, and easy access to I-10 and so much more!  Large open kitchen with a double sink, granite, functional island and stainless appliances.  Spacious family room with stained concrete flooring (throughout) and high ceilings.  A Large master bedroom with a master bath boasts a double vanity, garden tub and a large walk-in closet. Additional bedrooms are spacious, with centrally located full family bath.  Covered patio with a fully fenced yard and beautiful landscaping. 2 car garage with … (3 comments)

barbara hobbs: Loaded home for sale on Keating Road - 02/14/18 05:23 AM
Check out this great 3 large bedroom 2 full bath home waiting for a few cosmetic repairs! It won't take much to make this home with sweat equity! Great location and easy access to freeways,  shopping, dining, schools, churches, bases and beaches! Tile throughout the living areas, carpet in the bedrooms, central heat and air. All appliances, including clothes washer and dryer convey. Storage shed in yard, additional storage in attic. Listed for $89,000!
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barbara hobbs: For sale on Hunter Street, - 02/14/18 05:21 AM
Check out this 3 bed, 2 bath home located on a quiet street in Milton. Minutes to NAS, Whiting Field, freeways, shopping, beaches and a short hop to Blackwater State Park. This home is waiting for your finishing touches!  Stove/oven, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer convey! This property is ¾ privacy fenced ¼ chain link fenced already, with a great yard space ready for your plans. Although it is a foreclosure, it’s in great shape! With a little elbow grease, you can make your visions shine! Don’t miss out on this great property today! Listed for $79,900!
(2 comments)

barbara hobbs: New to the market on Shear Street! - 02/08/18 05:17 AM
True Elegance! Awesome young (2014) 4 bed, 2 bath home with an open floor plan!  Located close to everything! UWF, Navy Fed, schools, shopping, beaches, and easy access to I-10 and so much more!  Large open kitchen with a double sink, granite, functional island and stainless appliances.  Spacious family room with stained concrete flooring (throughout) and high ceilings.  A Large master bedroom with a master bath boasts a double vanity, garden tub and a large walk-in closet. Additional bedrooms are spacious, with centrally located full family bath.  Covered patio with a fully fenced yard and beautiful landscaping. 2 car garage with … (4 comments)

barbara hobbs: Loaded home on Keating Road! - 02/07/18 06:43 AM
Check out this great 3 large bedroom 2 full bath home waiting for a few cosmetic repairs! It won't take much to make this home with sweat equity! Great location and easy access to freeways,  shopping, dining, schools, churches, bases and beaches! Tile throughout the living areas, carpet in the bedrooms, central heat and air. All appliances, including clothes washer and dryer convey. Storage shed in yard, additional storage in attic. Listed for $89,000!
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