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Posted by Hillman Homes on 9/17/2018

Available 10/1. Sunny 4th floor walk-up apartment in fabulous tree line street in the Fenway. This spacious 1 bedroom has hardwood floors, high ceilings, lots of natural light, and big closet space. Enjoy gas cooking. Rent includes heat and hot water. Laundry available in the basement. Parking space currently rented from the building for around $200/month. **Key rental notes: No dogs allowed in this building. Tenant must be employed with good credit, Landlord will do not accept co-signers. Tenant to pay 1 month rental fee.

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Posted by Hillman Homes on 9/17/2018

In times of rising temperatures and growing concerns of climate change, many of us are looking for small ways we can make a difference in our everyday lives. What better place to start than your own home?

It can be overwhelming to plan drastic eco-friendly changes to your home. That’s why we’ve broken these tips down room-by-room so that you can make changes in just one area and then build from there. Starting small will help you see your environmentally-minded project through to the finish.

Read on for tips for each room of your home to make your life more eco-friendly.

Bedroom

We’ll start with a small and easy one: the bedroom. Odds are your bedroom isn’t hogging too much power or creating a lot of waste. However, there are a few small changes you can make that will help you save some money while helping out the environment.

If your bedroom tends to get chilly at night, try using insulating curtains to help keep the cool air from slipping in through the windows. Similarly, on hot days close the curtains at peak sunlight hours to keep the bedroom cool. This small change could save you from having to turn up the heat or air conditioner when you enter your room each night.

The next time you clean out your closet, bring your items to a local thrift store or charity drop-off. You can even ask for a receipt which will make your donation tax-deductible. This way your clothes can extend their lives and stay out of a landfill a bit longer, and you’ll be helping out someone who could use the clothing.

Kitchen

Kitchen appliances offer a lot of opportunity for energy and water waste. When shopping for appliances, seek out appliances that meet Energy Star standards.

When it comes to water, forego the plastic bottles and buy a glass or metal refillable water bottle. Tap filters can greatly improve the taste, and you might find after a few days that you don’t even notice the water tasting differently.

Consider composting kitchen scraps in a composting bin. You can later use this for fertilizing plants in your yard and garden. And, finally, be sure you’re recycling all of your empty food and beverage containers.

Living Room

Is your living room your entertainment center? If so, many of your devices, like cable boxes and streaming media devices, might continue running on “standby mode” wasting electricity. To prevent this, simply plug all of your devices into a power strip and turn it off at night.

Bathroom

Start by using refillable hand soap containers rather than buying a new one each time you run out. This will save you a lot of money in the long run and save you trips to the store as well.

If your hot water takes a long time to heat up and you find yourself running the tap often, consider installing a recirculating water pump in your bathroom.

House-wide improvements

To save on electricity throughout the house, make sure you’re using compact fluorescent bulbs and only keeping the lights on when you’re in the room.

When cleaning, try using non-toxic cleaners or making your own from solutions of water, vinegar, and citrus essentials. 





Posted by Hillman Homes on 9/15/2018

Perfect opportunity to live in Wellington Crossing. This is a beautiful front facing A unit in a 55+ building on the second floor. Park your car in the well lit underground garage and walk through the nicely decorated common areas. Take the elevator up to your unit and enter into a long inviting hallway. Large open floor concept with sun filled living room area. Modern kitchen has stainless appliances, granite counter tops & pull out trays under cabinets. Warm dining room is relaxing to sit with friends and family. Master bedroom is spacious with natural light coming through the windows and a large walk in closet. Master bath has a double sink, large soaking tub & a stand up shower. Second bedroom is great for guests or home office with new paint, new carpeting & lots of closet space. Enjoy a cocktail on your own private balcony. Plenty of amenities including, in-ground pool, tennis court, club house, exercise room & on-site maintenance. Close to highways, shopping and restaurants.

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Posted by Hillman Homes on 9/14/2018

If you checked out our blog last week, you know that Newton has it's Farmer's Market every Saturday and Tuesday. Don't miss this weekend's special event - a free fitness class at the Elm Street Market this Saturday with world class trainer & coach Chris Johnson from Boston Strength and Conditioning! Mats will be available for the first 10 to register; otherwise, feel free to bring your own. Details and registration information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/350787185464147/


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Posted by Hillman Homes on 9/12/2018


 

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