Lauren Demerjian's Blog

Posted on 01/18/2021
Moderate Clutter Could Be Beneficial
Photo by Zhanzat Mamytova via Pexels Many of today's fashionable life coaches tell us that cluttered environments mess with our sense of peace and calm, our focus, and our productivity. Plenty of gurus and television hosts urge us to declutter our desks and homes. And overall, they're right. Research does support the concept that a having a tidy...
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Posted on 01/11/2021
How to Protect Your Garden from Squash Bugs
Image by wagrati_photo from Pixabay If you have pumpkins or winter and summer squash in your garden, there is a chance that squash bugs will find their ways into your planter beds. Squash bugs are pests that can wreak havoc on your vegetables, especially winter squash and pumpkin. Their attacks are not limited to gourds, they also target...
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Posted on 01/04/2021
An Introduction to Home Equity
Buying your first home is a big decision; one that involves a lengthy process of saving money, building credit, and planning the next phase of your life. However, owning a home comes with one major payoff: home equity.Simply put, home equity is the amount of your home that you’ve paid off. However, it does get more complicated when we...
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Posted on 12/31/2020
Another Property Sold - 187 Justice Hill Cutoff, Sterling, MA 01564
Looking for a VERY special and unique property? This is it!! Seven room, three-bedroom, two full bath, open floor plan contemporary A frame on 4.2 acres (possible buildable second lot). Two car detached garage and a 47’ x 30’ multi-bay barn. This home has so many unique features I don’t know where to start. The stunning living room features a vaulted beamed ceiling with a floor to ceiling stone fireplace. The living room opens onto a spacious deck with views of the property. Updated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances. First floor master bedroom with floor to ceiling antique windows and double walk in closets. ...
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Posted on 12/28/2020
Simple Ways to Reduce Energy Use
Image by Marie-Flore Pirmez from Unsplash Going green sounds like a big, lofty goal. For many, it brings thoughts of installing solar panels or upgrading entire HVAC systems to be more eco-friendly. While these are helpful tasks, there are many little things you can do right now to “go green” at home. If you want to make a...
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Posted on 12/24/2020
Another Property Sold - 87 Mount View Dr, Holden, MA 01520
Offers due by Tuesday November 10th at 8pm. Beautifully updated Ranch with 2 bedrooms (previously 3 bedrooms and easily converted back) 3rd bedroom is now dining room. Living room with fireplace, picture window and newly installed engineered hardwood flooring. Kitchen with brand new granite counters, stainless steel appliances and new flooring. Bedrooms are bright and sunny with hardwood flooring and ample closet space. 1st floor laundry room/mudroom with built in cabinets for added convenience and organization, has access to garage, backyard and front yard. Meticulously renovated and move-in ready. Entire home has been freshly...
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Posted on 12/21/2020
Choosing the Right Neighborhood
Photo by Solis Images via Shutterstock While "the perfect neighborhood" means different things to different people, everyone can use the same process for narrowing down their options. Choosing the right neighborhood is an integral aspect of the buying process. You want an area that matches your needs for community, lifestyle, price range and more. If you're planning to...
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Posted on 12/14/2020
Feeling Cramped? Top Tips to Make a Small Living Space Feel Larger
Photo by Harry Strauss via Pixabay Whether it’s one room in your home that’s a little too small for your needs, or you’re living in a more cozy space than you’d prefer, sometimes you just want your space to feel larger than it is. This is particularly true if you are getting ready to list a home for...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Another Property Sold - 116 Highland Ave, Holden, MA 01520
A great opportunity to own this beautifully updated home. Job relocation requires that this family move and leave behind the house they have been lovingly renovating over the past few years. New siding, windows, boiler, kitchen, baths, sunroom etc. Hardwoods will be refinished prior to closing. Flexible floorplan with first floor bedroom and full bath. Two front entrances, but you will surely choose to enter the home through the convenient mudroom with plenty of space for shoes, backpacks, coats etc. Cozy up in your fireplaced family room or out in the sunroom (this family's favorite space in the house). Renovated kitchen opens to dining...
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Posted on 12/07/2020
Reasons to Consider an Inflatable Hot Tub
If you have been looking for a way to revamp your home, an inflatable hot tub might be the spark you need. With an inflatable hot tub in your back yard, your loved ones will get the opportunity to spend quality time together and enjoy the health benefits of the bubbly water without putting a damper on your...
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Posted on 11/30/2020
Find Energy Savings in your Bathroom
Photo by 영훈 박 via Pixabay Your bathroom can be a considerable source of energy use in your home. The Department of Energy states that water heating accounts for up to 18 percent of energy bills, which is the second largest expense in your home after heating and cooling. Showers and baths aren’t the only reasons for high...
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Posted on 11/23/2020
How to Invest in Real Estate
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay When thinking about investments, the first rule is to diversify. This allows you to invest in a few different things that may vary in risk or pay off. One option for diversifying investments comes in the form of real estate. For many people, purchasing a home is one of the most expensive...
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