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Posted by Team Edwards on 9/21/2017

Everybody who sells their house won't tell you that they once owned one or more pets,indoor animals that spent hours climbing across furniture, sleeping on the floor and shedding hair. Move into one of these houses and you might start sneezing or coughing less than four hours after you move in.

Protect yourself from annoying pet allergies

If you don't spot pet hairs, you might visit the doctor, thinking that you are coming down with a virus or another illness. That's a reasonable reaction, especially considering how thoroughly some previous homeowners clean their houses before they sell them.

Yet, just because a house looks clean doesn't mean that it really is. Pet allergies are just one reason why you should clean a house before you unpack. Treat the house as if pets once lived at the property. This will ensure a top to bottom cleaning.

In addition to giving the house a general cleaning, you can do is to check the house for signs that pets once lived at the residence. Places to check for signs that pets once lived where you're just moving in are:

  • Air vents
  • Filters, including washer and dryer filters
  • Floorboards
  • Ceiling edges
  • Carpets and other flooring
  • Drains

Move into a house that already has appliances in it and you'll need to check those appliances for pet dander too. The same goes for furniture. Put the attic and basement on your cleaning list as well. Wash the garage if it's attached to the house.

Cleaning your house to reduce pet allergies

After you give the house a first cleaning, wait a day. Then, return and clean the house again. Check rags, sponges and water buckets to see if the second cleaning picked up far less pet dander. It should.

Treat flooring, especially carpet, with shampoo that rids carpet fibers of pet hairs.Also, pay attention to how you react to being in the house for several days. Even if it takes you two weeks to clean and treat the house for pet dander, it's worth it.

You  may live at the house for several years. These early cleanings may seem like a lot of work now, but, when you compare them against how much time you could spend living at the house, this cleaning time is a drop in a bucket.

Take the time to clean and treat whether you have pet allergies or your children, spouse or friends do. Pet allergies don't take much dander to trigger. It takes less than a few hours for allergies to gain strength, causing you to sneeze, cough,develop swollen glands and start to water at the eyes. Stay around pet dander long enough and you might develop a rash and start to feel fatigued.

As inconvenient as it is, checking a new house for pet hair pays off. The sooner you learn that the house you just bought was the former home of a pet, the more time you get to treat the house, reducing the chances that you'll trigger a nasty pet allergy.




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Posted by Team Edwards on 9/16/2017

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Posted by Team Edwards on 9/15/2017


15 Sunset Ave, Chelmsford, MA 01824

Westlands

Single-Family

$449,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Celebrate fall with our new to market gem.!Charm of the 1920's with modern day conveniences, you really should come see this house before it's gone! New, New, New! Nestled in the Westlands, this home is waiting for you! Newly Remodeled! New kitchen! All New Appliances! Refinished hardwood floors! New roof! New siding! New landscaping! New windows with custom trim! New doors, interior and exterior, including french doors! New Plumbing and Electrical! New furnace, duct system and hot water tank! Central AC has been added! This home is also full of natural lighting! All it needs now is your personal touch! Pick up your keys and move in that day!
Open House
Sunday
September 17 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wonderful, Beautiful, Charming...new , new, new!!! No showings until this Open House. Come!
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Location: 15 Sunset Ave, Chelmsford, MA 01824    Get Directions

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Posted by Team Edwards on 9/15/2017


15 Sunset Ave, Chelmsford, MA 01824

Westlands

Single-Family

$449,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Celebrate fall with our new to market gem.!Charm of the 1920's with modern day conveniences, you really should come see this house before it's gone! New, New, New! Nestled in the Westlands, this home is waiting for you! Newly Remodeled! New kitchen! All New Appliances! Refinished hardwood floors! New roof! New siding! New landscaping! New windows with custom trim! New doors, interior and exterior, including french doors! New Plumbing and Electrical! New furnace, duct system and hot water tank! Central AC has been added! This home is also full of natural lighting! All it needs now is your personal touch! Pick up your keys and move in that day!
Open House
Sunday
September 17 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wonderful, Beautiful, Charming...new , new, new!!! No showings until this Open House. Come!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 15 Sunset Ave, Chelmsford, MA 01824    Get Directions

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Posted by Team Edwards on 9/14/2017

Home insurance is something that every homeowner needs, but not necessarily something that everyone understands. It’s a great idea to have homeowner’s insurance because it protects your home and all of your possessions. Yet, this insurance is in fact a requirement. Mortgage companies require borrowers to have this protection when they buy a home. You’ll need protection for the amount of what is deemed the “fair value” of your home. This fair value is usually based on the price of purchase. Some renters are even required to have insurance for their property. As stated above, this type of protection is a smart idea. 


What A Home Insurance Policy Covers


The terms of home insurance can be very confusing. Most policies will cover damage to the outside of your home. This will include vandalism, fire, lightning, hurricanes, or down trees that may hit the home. The insurance company will estimate the amount of damage and provide you with funds so that the damage can be repaired. In extreme cases, your home may need to be completely rebuilt. Home insurance does not typically cover floods, earthquakes and home maintenance issues. You may need separate policies or extended policies to get these items covered based on where you live. The interior of your home is covered by home insurance as well. This includes clothing, appliances, furniture and electronics if they are destroyed by something that affects your home. 


Off-Premises Coverage


Some home insurance policies have coverage that includes items that belong to you, no matter where you are when something happens. If you lose jewelry on a trip to Europe, for example, you can get a homeowner’s policy that will cover that. This type of coverage does have strict limits, however, so don’t expect your insurance company to give you 100% of the value of your gold necklace that you lost in Paris! This type of coverage is great for items like engagement rings. 


Liability


Your homeowner’s insurance also includes a liability clause. This includes injuries that occur on your property that have been caused by you or your family. This will even include any problems caused by pets in the home. Beware that insurance companies can limit this type of coverage based on the type of dog breed that you own. Insurance companies may even decline to cover you based on the type of dog you own. If a dog bite does occur on your property and you have a breed that works within the insurance company’s limits, you’ll be covered. If anyone is hurt on your property and files a lawsuit, you’re protected.     

 

Rates


Your insurance rates will be determined by many factors including the neighborhood, crime rates and the climate of the area. Before you choose a place to live, you may want to investigate the insurance costs before you settle on a place to buy.







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