Shari Sagan McGuirk - Marblehead MA Real Estate, Swampscott MA Real Estate, Salem MA Real Estate


If you recently bought a home, now may be an ideal time to look at internet services providers in your new city or town.

Ultimately, not all internet services providers are created equal, and you'll want to look closely at the options at your disposal.

To better understand how to find the right internet services provider, let's consider three best practices.

1. Evaluate the Services That You Need

Most homeowners demand fast, reliable internet services, but it is important to note that the needs of one homeowner may vary from the needs of another.

For example, a homeowner who works out of his or her residence may need the fastest internet services available. This homeowner likely will need internet services that deliver consistent latency and bandwidth to ensure he or she can stay on track with everyday work.

On the other hand, a homeowner who uses the internet to download movies, music and video games may require internet services that work great around the clock. That way, this homeowner can instantly download large files at any time.

Check out all of the internet services that a company has to offer. And when in doubt, speak with an internet services representative directly. This will enable you to learn about all of the internet services that are available and make an informed purchase decision.

2. Consider Your Budget

The costs of internet services may vary based on where you live. As such, you'll want to consider your monthly budget to guarantee that you don't stretch your finances too thin.

In many instances, internet services providers will offer discounts or rebates if you sign a multi-year agreement. This may prove to be an excellent option if you plan to live in your home for the next few years, as you'll be able to lock in your internet services pricing for a set amount of time.

Furthermore, many companies provide internet, TV and phone services. And if you bundle the aforementioned services, you may be able to receive discounted rates.

3. Examine Customer Reviews

What are current and past clients saying about an internet services provider? Evaluate customer reviews, and you can find out what it's like to work with a particular internet services provider.

You may be able to receive client reviews directly from an internet services provider. Or, if you conduct an online search, you should have no trouble evaluating feedback about a broad array of internet services providers in a particular city or town.

Lastly, if you need extra help as you evaluate internet services providers, you should consult with a real estate agent. In addition to helping you discover your dream home, a real estate agent can offer insights into internet services providers in various cities and towns. Then, you'll be able to make the best possible decision.

Take the next step to set up internet services at your new home – use the aforementioned best practices, and you can choose an internet services provider that will meet or surpass your expectations.



167 Green Street, Marblehead, MA 01945

Single-Family

$799,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Wonderful Nantucket style home with many updates and entertaining spaces. Nicely updated living room with custom built ins, a wood burning fire place and two sets of sliders to an oversized and freshly painted deck. Flexible floor plan features white kitchen with fantastic center island that opens to a more formal dining room, and a welcoming foyer. Fantastic work from home options with first floor office and additional partially finished space on the lower level. Master bedroom suite has expanded walk in closet, a sunny deck and spa like full bathroom. Two additional bedrooms and a full bath complete the second floor. Two car garage and lots of offstreet parking. Great location near Grace Oliver's beach and Stramski playground with access to Salem harbor. Welcome to Marblehead!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Often, you cannot choose the timing of your move. If the rainy season happens to be in full swing, moisture could become an added challenge to your relocation strategy. Even a drizzle could cause damage to your property but you can avoid issues if you are prepared. Below are tips on how to have a successful move on a rainy day.

Wrap what you can

The best way to protect your valuables from moisture is by wrapping your boxes with plastic wrap before they leave the house. Moving blankets are not usually water-resistant and as such would do little to protect your belongings when it rains. Place smaller boxes in trash bags. For larger cartons and furniture, purchase spools of stretch wrap from your moving store or DIY retailer. In a pinch, use cling film to cover boxes and small furniture. Cover large furniture items such as sofas and mattresses with tarps as you move them from your home into the truck or vice versa.

Line inside your boxes

If you haven’t started to pack yet, consider lining the inside of your boxes before loading them. Line your boxes with trash bags, secure the bags tightly and seal the boxes afterward. For additional protection, wrap the exterior of the boxes.

Have a plan

Have a plan to ensure the rain comes in contact with your property as little as possible. Map out how to load the truck before you begin to avoid having to unload your belongings onto wet pavement or grass and reload in the rain.

Reinforce weak or damaged boxes

Discard or reinforce boxes that might be thin or ripped to prevent damage to the contents inside. Tape the seams completely then apply another line of tape opposite to the seams for added strength.

Line the truck bed with tarps

Water will likely collect on your belongings as they are transported to and from the truck. Arrange tarps around your items as they are loaded to protect them from getting soaked by water puddling on the floor or dripping from other items.

Dry items as you load them

To minimize puddles inside the truck, dry your belongings as soon as you load them into the vehicle. Keep extra towels in the truck bed to wipe off items and keep them as dry as possible during the trip. Monitor the weather closely, whenever possible, schedule your loading and unloading during a clear moment or when the precipitation is lighter.

Moving in the rain might seem very discouraging but it’s an activity that can be completed successfully with a carefully crafted plan.

If you are working with a moving company, check for professionals with experience moving in inclement weather. Secure insurance for your belongings to protect against moisture damage. Your realtor is an excellent resource for finding professionals to make your relocation run smoothly.



167 Green Street, Marblehead, MA 01945

Single-Family

$829,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Wonderful Nantucket style home with many updates and entertaining spaces. Nicely updated living room with custom built ins, a wood burning fire place and two sets of sliders to an oversized and freshly painted deck. Flexible floor plan features white kitchen with fantastic center island that opens to a more formal dining room, and a welcoming foyer. Fantastic work from home options with first floor office and additional partially finished space on the lower level. Master bedroom suite has expanded walk in closet, a sunny deck and spa like full bathroom. Two additional bedrooms and a full bath complete the second floor. Two car garage and lots of offstreet parking. Great location near Grace Oliver's beach and Stramski playground with access to Salem harbor. Welcome to Marblehead!
Open House
Sunday
September 20 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Send or bring your buyers to see this beautiful colonial. Nicely updated white kitchen opens to living room with wood burning fireplace, built ins and stereo surround sound. Great master suite with private balcony, two good sized bedrooms. Freshly painted deck and balcony! Safety protocols will be followed.
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Location: 167 Green Street, Marblehead, MA 01945    Get Directions

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This Condo in Marblehead, MA recently sold for $382,000. This 2/3 Family style home was sold by Shari Sagan McGuirk - Sagan Harborside Sotheby's International Realty.


26 Village St, Marblehead, MA 01945

Condo

$399,900
Price
$382,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Immaculate 3rd floor, 2 bedroom condo on the edge of downtown Marblehead. Turn-key opportunity in a well maintained building. The recently painted space has many beautiful features such as tiger wood floors, vaulted ceilings, high-end appliances, and lovely views of Abbot Hall. Additional features such as central air, a newer washer and dryer (in-unit), 1 car parking (deeded and off-street), and exclusive attic and basement storage. Pets are allowed (see condo docs for pet restrictions).

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