Danny Resendes' Blog
This Single-Family in Hudson, MA recently sold for $405,000. This Cape style home was sold by Danny Resendes - Ardent Residential Brokerage, LLC.
17 Dean Street, Hudson, MA 01749
Beautifully updated New England cape style home in desirable neighborhood on wonderful corner lot awaits new owners. The home has undergone many major improvements during recently. Boasts new furnace, roof, windows, vinyl siding, kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, maple cabinets & laminate counters with pass through to the dining area w/new sliding glass door. 1st flr features charming living rm, dining rm, bdrm all topped w/hardwood flooring & a full bathrm. 2nd flr offers 3 bdrms & a full bath w/marble flring & granite counter. Another great plus: a family rm was just finished in the basement & it is terrific! Basement has plenty space for additional living area if desired. Exterior features an oversized deck overlooking lrg level fence in yard w/vegetable garden & a 21 ft salt water filter above ground pool. Great for outings! FHA by gas, central air & close to all major routes. Scheduled your private viewing today, don't be the one wishing you had!
Humans today live a lifestyle more fast-paced than ever before. We're constantly keeping track of work, bills, emails, friends on social media... the list goes on. With all of these social and work responsibilities it's sometimes hard to unwind at the end of the day and fall asleep on time at night. Americans have some of the poorest sleeping habits on earth. One in three have what could be considered "mild insomnia." While sleeping patterns vary between cultures, one thing is certain: getting enough quality sleep is vital to living a long and healthy life. Here are some changes you can make in the bedroom that will help you get more quality shut-eye.
Beds are for sleepingAre you the type who stays in bed watching TV, eating, reading on your phone or laptop. If so, you might be losing sleep because of it. It's important to train your body to know that when you're in bed with the lights off it's time to sleep. Read in your kitchen or on the sofa at night rather than in the bedroom if you're the type who has to be busy up until bedtime.
Clean your roomIf your bedroom is messy, cluttered, or uncomfortable in any way it might be affecting your sleep. Clean things up to make it a more spacious, cozy environment. Once you've cleaned, don't stop there. Try adjusting the lighting and colors in your room as well. Studies have shown that the colors in our environment affect our mood. You don't want bold, stimulating colors in a place devoted to sleep. To make lighting adjustments, keep your shades or curtains open at night so natural light wakes you up in the morning. This is a good practice for your circadian rhythm (our 24-hour sleep cycle that helps us wake up and fall asleep naturally). If you do use lights in your room at night, use a soft, yellow light. Blue light, liek that emitted from most LEDs, is higher on the UV spectrum and tricks your body into thinking it's daytime.
No phones in bedJust like the LED lights mentioned above, your phone, laptop, and tablets all emit light that can keep you up. When darkness falls your brain begins producing melatonin (a chemical than makes you fall asleep). Staring into these screens inhibits that production, keeping you up later. You may feel that you're "just not tired," which is perfectly true. But it's because you're stopping your body from telling you it's time for bed. Some alternatives to looking at your phone would be to read or knit in bed while you wait to feel sleepy. Then you can just put them down and drift off to sleep. Helpful bedtime tips:
- At night, set your phone's brightness to very low and if you have an iPhone use the "night shift" mode that turns your phone's light from blue to yellow
- Listen to calming, ambient music on your iPod that will take your mind off distracting thoughts
- Listen to an app or podcast designed to help you sleep
- If you can't sleep after an hour or so, try getting up for a bit or having a protein-filled snack. Then try going back to bed
In a world where we do much of our socializing online and can talk to people around the world in an instant it has become less incentivized to have a relationship with your neighbors. However, there are man benefits to having a tight-knit neighborhood that are sadly being forgotten. Some people are private by nature and like to keep to themselves, which is certainly okay. Others like to be involved members of their communities, getting to know the people who live around them and taking an interest in their well-being. Have you ever wished that your neighborhood had more things for your kids to do? Or maybe that you had a few friends next door to have cookouts with in the summer time? In this article we'll talk about the many ways you can build a community in your neighborhood to get your friends and neighbors more involved.
Start a community gardenIs there a lot or patch on land in your neighborhood that is going unused? A great project to start that can benefit the neighborhood is to create a community garden. Gardening with others is a rewarding activity. You'll be busy working so you won't have to worry about awkward silences, and you will all share in the great rewards of seeing your creation grow. Here's how to start:
- Get permission for using the land, unless you own it
- Pass out flyers and post on Facebook to the people in your neighborhood to let them know about it.
- Add on the flyer that it would be appreciated if people brought some tools and supplies along which you can also list on the flyer
- Have a "breaking soil" day when your neighborhood comes out to commence work in the garden
- Before long, word of mouth and curious passersby will make your garden a popular place to hang out in the neighborhood
Host an outdoor movie nightIt's easier than ever to screen a movie outside. All you need is a laptop, some decent speakers, a projector, and a white sheet to hang against a wall. Just like with the garden, pass out flyers. And, be sure to choose a kid-friendly movie that people can bring the family to.
Start a neighborhood book club and book swapBooks are great icebreakers. You won't have to worry about having nothing to talk about because you'll have all the material from the books to discuss. Once you get a few people in the neighborhood to join the club, you might think about creating a neighborhood book swap. Take an outdoor cabinet and put it on your front lawn with a sign says "Take a book, leave a book." Then get some of your neighbors to join in as well.
Spend time outside and go for neighborhood walksJust by spending more time in the front yard and taking nightly walks you'd be surprised at home many new members of your neighborhood you'll meet. Instead of hiding your benches in the backyard, put them in the front and remember to say "Hello!" to your neighbors when they pass by.
33 Second Street, Worcester, MA 01602
Unforeseen circumstance affords buyer(s) this excellent opportunity to own a nice ranch with garage settled on a quiet dead-end. This home boasts modern kitchen, dining room, cathedral living room, 3 bedrooms, and two full baths. Basement is finished boasting a bathroom, laundry room, family room. Bring your ideas, tool belt, and gain sweat equity here. Excellent opportunity to stop paying rent and own a home instead!
116 Mower Street, Worcester, MA 01602
Liberty Farm, a National Historic Landmark, home of the famed abolitionist and suffragist Abbey Kelly Foster, awaits its next caretaker. This property with ties to the underground railroad, and the early movements of a women's right to vote – arguably pivotal moments in our American story - has been lovingly maintained by its current owners. This antique estate features, original period details throughout including fireplaces, original hand-blown glass windows, root cellar, tack room, outhouses, carriage house, morning staircase, and the list goes on and on. And let's not forget the hidden holding room in the basement used to house escaping slaves moving North to freedom. This must be seen to be truly appreciated. This is the perfect home for the buyer(s) looking not just for a house but a piece of history where they can play an active role as caretaker where Liberty Farm can be appreciated by all from the outside to the inside. Don't miss out and schedule your private showing today.