Tuesday, January 31, 2017

2/1/17 Medford MA Community Police Meeting

A message from CITY OF MEDFORD
Hello, This is Captain Barry Clemente with an informational message. Please be advised that our next Police Community Meeting will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, February 1st, at 7PM at the former Sacred Heart Church located at the corner of Winthrop Street and Boston Ave. All are welcome to attend. Thank-you.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

25 Palmer St. Medford MA 02155 - New Rental

Hard to find 3 to 4 bedroom cape in North Medford. Hardwood floors with large sunfilled rooms. Dining room with slider to private deck overlooking the back yard. Garage with automatic door opener. Tenant to pay utilities. Remodeled and upgraded kitchen. Built in wall A/C. North Medford location with easy access to MBTA for commuters. Nice residential neighborhood close to Wrights Pond Public/Private swimming area for Medford residents only. Garage parking for 1 car and 1 driveway offstreet. One family owned for generations. Welcome home to this North Medford home.
Property Information
Approx. Living Area: 1,185 Sq. Ft.Approx.Lot Size: 4,763 Sq. Ft.Parking Spaces: 1 Off-Street
Living Area Includes:Heating: Garage Spaces: 1 Attached, Under, Garage Door Opener
Living Area Source: Field CardAir Cond: Yes
Living Area Disclosures: 
Rental Information
For Sale: NoFirst Mon Rent Reqd: YesLast Mon Rent Reqd: Yes
Association: NoSecurity Deposit Reqd: No/$0Lease Terms:
Date Available: NowRent Terms: LeaseTerm of Rental (months): 12
Date Avail.Note:List Bkge. Fee Req. from Tenant: NoInsurance Reqd: Yes
References Reqd: YesSmoking Allowed: No
Pets Allowed: No
Room Levels, Dimensions and Features
Living Room:1Flooring - Hardwood, Window(s) - Bay/Bow/Box
Dining Room:1Flooring - Hardwood, Deck - Exterior, Slider
Kitchen:1Flooring - Stone/Ceramic Tile, Window(s) - Picture, Main Level, Remodeled
Master Bedroom:1Closet - Linen, Flooring - Hardwood
Bedroom 2:2Closet
Bedroom 3:2Closet
Bedroom 4:2Closet
Bath 1:1Bathroom - Full
Bath 2:2Bathroom - Half
Appliances: Range, Dishwasher, Refrigerator - ENERGY STAR
Area Amenities: Public Transportation, Shopping, Park, Walk/Jog Trails, Highway Access, Public School, T-Station, University
Association Pool: No
Basement: Yes Full, Interior Access, Garage Access, Concrete Floor, Unfinished Basement
Beach - Miles to: 1 to 2 Mile
Exterior Features: Deck - Wood, Screens, City View(s)
Interior Bldg Feat: Cable TV Available
Rent Fee Includes: Refuse Removal, Occupancy Only, Parking
Waterfront: No
Water View: No
Other Property Info
Adult Community: No
Lead Paint: Unknown
Disclosure Declaration: No
Elevator: No
Furnished: No
Laundry Features: In Unit
Pin #: M:D-14 B:0035
UFFI: Unknown
Year Built: 1953 Source: Public Record
Year Built Description: Actual
Year Round: Yes
Office/Agent Information
Listing Office: Century 21 Advance Realty   (781) 395-2121Compensation
Listing Agent: Betty Levinsend email(781) 799-0129Cooperating Compensation: Tenant
Team Member(s):
Sale Office:
Sale Agent:
Listing Agreement Type: Exclusive Right to Rent

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Boston.com is reporting on the deaths of 2 people in Acushnet, MA possibly linked to carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is an odorless killer. Every year these stories are in the news when the home heating season starts. 

All homes that utilize fossil fuel heating methods or cooking methods or have an attached garage are required to have properly installed and working carbon monoxide detectors. This has been the law for years now. In addition to carbon monoxide detectors all furnaces, hot water heaters and stoves as well as fireplaces that burn fossil fuels should be regularly maintained to make sure that they are functioning properly and not emitting excessive carbon monoxide. 

Carbon monoxide detectors should be placed on each level of the home as well as within 10 feet of each bedroom and any other outlying area where people may congregate or spend time where carbon monoxide may be found due to fossil fuel burning.  

Lack of maintenance can also lead to excessive carbon monoxide being produced. As we button up our homes for the winter we can also be sealing in carbon moxoide. If you have older appliances or non-wood burning fireplace you should have the burners and associated vents checked for leaks and incomplete combustion. Make sure exterior vents are kept clear as required especially as snow begins to accumulate. Trim back bushes, move items stored near the vents.

Check on elderly friends, family and neighbors who may be unable to check their detectors as well as move or make clear the exhaust vents to the outside. In older homes make sure to check the area where the vents go up into the chimney. Old or deteriorating mortar joints can allow carbon monoxide to seep back into the living spaces and walls. 

Contact your local furnace technician, appliance technician, plumber and chimney sweep to make sure everything is up to code. Contact your local fire department to make sure your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are properly installed and functioning. They'd rather come out to check on your detectors than respond to  people getting hurt or even killed.