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New Listing at 274 West Street in East Bridgewater!

Welcome Home! Beautifully maintained Garrison Colonial sits on a spacious lot.Gleaming hardwood floors throughout! The first floor offers airy kitchen with stainless steel appliances which opens into the dining room, front to back spacious living room with working fireplace. The second floor offers 4 bedrooms all with generous size closets, updated full bath and laundry chute. The full walk out basement offers lots of potential, bonus living space/man cave/ in law suite the possibilities are endless!

Oversized well-manicured yard with fenced in-ground pool and patio for entertaining along with shed for storage. Driveway easily accommodates 8+ cars. Easy access to highways, commuter rail and shopping. Additional pictures to follow.

View the full listing at: https://lindorealtygroup.com/idx/mls-72674087-274_west_st_east_bridgewater_ma_02333.

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New Listing at 22 School Street in Hanover!

Charming, move-in ready 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom Ranch in Hanover. Layout includes an enclosed front porch, kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms, and a bathroom. This well-maintained home has nice, large bedrooms, extra closet space, lots of natural light, beautiful dark wood floors, updated cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless appliances, and pedestal sink/tile in the bath. The full 33×28 walkout basement offers potential for extra living space.

Set back from street with large, private back yard. Close to highway, schools, shopping, Forge Pond Park and YMCA. All this and a brand new roof in 2020, so don’t miss your opportunity to own this great home!

View the full listing at: https://lindorealtygroup.com/idx/mls-72673666-22_school_st_hanover_ma_02339

Join us for an Open House on Saturday, 6/20, from 1-3 pm!

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Re-center with Self-Care

In tough times, you need to get your own well-being in great shape first before you’re able to assist others. When you take some time for self-care, you will have more energy to support those around you.

Tips for Self-Care
Try these activities to add self-care to your schedule.

  1. Journal: Writing down your thoughts and experiences helps you process and unload in times of stress. Keep it digital with journaling apps like Day One, Momento (iOS only) or Five Minute Journal.
  2. Daily Self Check-ins: Take a few moments each morning to assess how you’re doing that day. Notice any feelings of anxiety or anger about the day before or the day ahead. Be honest about those emotions throughout your day – this will make for more pleasant interactions with those around you.
  3. Take a Personal Day: Even if you’ve been working remote, take a day to go offline. Spend it doing an activity with your family, or taking a walk outside. Whatever you do, make sure it leaves you feeling recharged and re-energized.
  4. Sleep: This is one of the most neglected self-care activities! Start a bedtime routine that calms you down, so you’re ready to sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Aim for at least 7-9 hours per night, according to the National Sleep Foundation.

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Reset, Refocus, Re-center

The events of the past few months have been unprecedented. Now more that ever, it’s important to stay on your A-game and keep your spirits lifted. Be sure to spend some time taking care of yourself!

As you continue to navigate your new normal, we’re here to share some tips for focusing on your own well-being. Reset your goals and reboot your routine so that you feel recharged and ready to support your family, friends and community.

Reset Your Goals
Life happens, and plans change. If you think your goals might need a reset, start here:

  1. Refresh: Re-read the goals you set back in 2019, and determine which ones you’re still able to pursue.
  2. Adjust: Update the goals you are pursuing to reflect your current reality and circumstances.
  3. Evaluate: Look at your current situation to determine what actions are working and which ones are not.
  4. Plan: Write down small steps to take you toward your goals. Include key players and any schedule changes you might need to make.
  5. Act: Carry out your plan, change your habits and march toward your new goals one step at a time.

Refocus Your Routine
Small shifts to help you make the most out of your day-to-day.

  1. Time to Move: Walking, jogging, dancing – anything to get you on your feet to shake (or sweat) off the negativity.
  2. Intentional Media: Adding a positive podcast or book into your media routine can help keep you on a productive track.
  3. Your Health First: Prioritizing personal health will help you feel physically and mentally stronger.
  4. Accountability is Key: If you have a friend who wants to also kick some old habits or restart their routine, connect with them and take the reset together.

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Our Week of Takeout Recap

Two weeks ago we decided to support local restaurants by ordering takeout for dinner each night for a week. We are a family of 6 (2 adults and 4 kids) and were able to find great options at each restaurant we tried.

We discovered some new favorites, visited some spots that have long held a special place in our hearts, and best of all…didn’t have to cook dinner for a week!

This is a list of the restaurants we ordered from, including links to their websites and links to our reviews. Enjoy!

Monday – Abington Depot, located at 101 Railroad St, Abington. Watch our review here.

Tuesday – Mia Regazza, located at 268 Washington St, Abington. Read our review here.

Wednesday – Giardino’s Restaurant, located at 497 Bedford St, Abington. Read our review here.

Thursday – Sombrero’s Mexican Restaurant, located at 1037 Main St, Weymouth. Watch our slideshow and read our review here.

Friday – Abington Ale House, located at 1235 Bedford St #1273, Abington. Read our review here.

Saturday – Sorelle Bar & Grill, located at 1400 Bedford St, Abington. Watch our slideshow and read our review here.

Sunday – D’Ann’s Sports & Entertainment Restaurant located at 340 Centre Ave, Abington. Read our review here.

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Preparing Your Credit for the Future

Credit is one subject that will always be important, which is why this post is helping separate credit facts from fiction. No matter what your current financial situation is, you can use this information to become a credit master and strengthen your own score down the line. 

When it comes to building credit, it can be difficult to tell fact from fiction. Use this short true-or-false quiz to help you get the facts straight and your credit in great shape!

Any debt will hurt my credit?
FALSE: An outstanding mortgage being paid on time isn’t the same as $30,000 worth of credit card debt. An outstanding mortgage that’s paid on time is considered, “good debt,” and it can raise your score. Stay away from consumer debt!

When I pay off my debt, it’ll disappear from my credit report.
FALSE: Paid debt will remain on your credit report for several years. If it was paid on time, it can boost your score. Bankruptcy, defaulted loans and other negative information can hurt, sticking around for 7-10 years.

Even though I got a promotion my credit score is unaffected.
TRUE: Income and job title may indirectly affect your score, but salary is not factored into your report. Still, head’s up – lenders may ask about your employment to determine how likely you are to pay your debts.

My spouse and I can run a joint credit report.
FALSE: Each individual receives their own credit score. Your joint accounts and shared loans may impact each of your scores, since they will appear on each of your reports.

Closing my paid-off credit cards isn’t going to help my credit score.
TRUE: It may pay to keep it open. Closing an unused card reduces your amount of credit and limits your credit history, which can sometimes lower your credit score. But if that credit card is tempting you to spend, close it!

Checking my own credit score won’t impact it.
TRUE: Running your own credit report does not negatively impact your score. When a lender checks for a mortgage, car loan or credit card application, it may lower your score a few points.

Get your free annual credit report at annualcreditreport.com. And check your credit score for free with Credit KarmaCredit SesameCredit.comEquifaxExperian or Mint.

 Even though the world seems on to be on pause right now, the situation will pass. When it does, you’ll be ready to view your credit situation with fresh eyes and come out stronger, no matter where you started. In the meantime, please know that we, at Lindo Realty Group, are here for you and your family during these challenging times. If there is anything we can do to help, do not hesitate to call us at 781-635-9022. Stay healthy! 

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Price Drop at 226 Plympton Road, Plymouth, MA!

Originally priced at $450,000, now listed at $442,000!

“Must-see” 4-bed, 2-bath Raised Ranch in a great location! Updated kitchen with hardwood, granite and newer cabinets. Beautiful new bath with tile, stone countertop, modern cabinets and fixtures. Stunning living room with half-vaulted ceilings, wood beams, skylight and walkout access to back deck/pool. First floor has a great open floor plan between kitchen, dining and living room. Bath and 3 bedrooms located down the hall.

Downstairs has a large family room with a propane fireplace, 4th bedroom, 2nd full bath, laundry room, exercise room, and a storage area. Outside features include a large deck, in-ground pool, cabana, storage shed and a large, fenced yard. Recent updates include new roof, new gutters, heating system, hot water heater, fence, driveway, retaining wall, pump for well, pool liner, Anderson windows overlooking pool and backyard. Close to highway, Colony Place shops and restaurants, Plymouth Harbor, beaches, schools, and Kingston Commuter Rail. Call to set up a showing today!

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Easter Meals Fundraiser

A final update on our Easter Meals partnership with Friends of Foster Care-Massachusetts Comfort Cases for Kids in Care. We’re proud to say that we raised $700, with 7 deals under agreement!

Friends of Foster Care-Massachusetts Comfort Cases for Kids in Care is a wonderful, 100% nonprofit, volunteer-run organization with the goal of giving every child entering foster care their own overnight bag filled with everything they may need that first night: new pjs, socks, underwear, toothbrush/paste, a flashlight and a book or small toy.

Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/422892927862700

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Update for Friends, Clients, and Colleagues

March 31, 2020

It has been an unbelievable past few weeks as our world faces historic challenges with the growing COVID-19 pandemic.  First and foremost, we wish to send you our love and support.

To our clients, please know that we will continue to serve your real estate needs in accordance with all recommendations put forth by Governor Baker and in adherence with all social distancing best practices laid out by the CDC.  With that in mind, on March 25, 2020, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors secured clear guidance from Governor Baker that Realtors, while not “essential employees,” may continue all remote work and still host showings and conduct real estate closings and client meetings outside of brick-and-mortar real estate offices within the health and safety guidelines.  We, at the Lindo Realty Group, recognize the seriousness of this announcement and will conduct ourselves accordingly.

Over the past week, we received a number of calls and emails inquiring about how we are conducting business during this time. 

FOR BUYERS:

  • We are offering “virtual” home buyer information sessions and seminars via Facetime, Zoom, and Facebook Live.
  • We will help you get in-touch with mortgage brokers that can provide pre-approvals over the phone or via Facetime/Zoom.
  • We are offering virtual tours of properties and conducting comprehensive preliminary research to eliminate unnecessary showings.
  • We will arrange for private showings adhering to social distancing guidelines.  We will also arrange for all doors to be open so clients can just walk through without touching anything.
  • We will create electronic contracts that can be sent via email, reviewed via Facetime/Zoom and digitally signed and returned. 

FOR SELLERS:

  • We are able to conduct virtual listing appointments.
  • We are offering virtual home enhancement consultations and/or virtual staging appointments.We are able to conduct virtual listing appointments.
  • We will provide “virtual” tours of homes in addition to the traditional pictures, websites, floor plans, etc. that we provide for our listings.
  • We are not holding open houses during this time, but will arrange for individual showings adhering to strict social distancing guidelines and requesting buyers to walk through without touching anything. All showings will require proof of buyer pre-approval and a preliminary call to the buyer’s agent to field questions in an effort to eliminate unnecessary showings. 
  • We will also create electronic contracts that can be sent via email, reviewed via Facetime/Zoom and digitally signed and returned. 

If you have questions about buying, selling, refinancing, or the state of the market, we are happy to schedule a virtual consultation to share our knowledge and discuss the options with you.  You need only reply to this email to coordinate. 

We realize that this is a rapidly changing situation and we will continue to monitor and adhere to guidelines set forth by our local, state, and national governments, as well as, leading real estate industry authorities. 

We are here to assist you in every way possible and we are committed to providing you with the utmost service and guidance moving forward.

On the behalf of the Lindo Realty Group, we send our love, prayers, and best wishes for the health of you and your loved ones.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything.  We are here for you; and, we will get through this together. 

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