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Posted by Lea Nabipour on 5/21/2018

Weíve all had those times when we canít seem to get a good nightís sleep. If you recently moved to a new home or if youíre on vacation, the new environment or mattress can make it difficult to fall asleep.

Itís even more frustrating when youíre in the comfort of your own home but are still having trouble sleeping.

In this article, weíre going to give you some tips and habits you can build to help better your sleep. Weíll talk about ways to get to sleep on time, how to improve your sleeping habits, and how to sleep through the night.

Getting to bed on time

Most of us live busy lives that make it hard to unwind at the end of the day. Others simply have a hard time calling it quits on the show or movie theyíre watching when they should be getting some sleep. Either way, itís essential to build a good bedtime routine to make sure youíre falling asleep at an appropriate time each night.

To start, youíll want to make sure you assign yourself a bed time. Though bed times seem like a rule for children, it can help adults vastly improve their sleep. Going to bed and waking up at the same time each morning reinforces your bodyís natural sleep cycle.

To ensure you go to bed on time, you can set a reminder or alarm on your phone for a half-hour before you need to be in bed. This will give you time to finish what youíre doing and get ready for bed.

There are also apps that will help you do this, which weíll talk about in the next section.

Monitor your sleep

Sleep is deeply important to how we function throughout our day. A poor nightís sleep is a short-term hindrance, putting us in a bad mood or making it difficult to focus. But, in the long run, lacking sleep is a health risk that has been linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other serious illnesses.

The takeaway? We should all take sleep seriously. To do so, a good way is to monitor your sleep. One easy way is to download an app that does just that. For iPhone users, the pre-installed Bedtime feature (part of the Clock app) is a simple way to set reminders and gain insight into your sleeping habit.

A more thorough way to monitor your sleep is to keep a sleep journal or to buy a smartwatch that tracks your sleep for you. Regardless of your method, keeping tabs on your sleep quality will help you prioritize your health and wellness.

Quick tips for improving your sleep


  • Go to bed at the same time each time

  • Avoid bright screens (phone, TV, laptop) for an hour before bed

  • Read, knit, or do some other relaxing hobby before bed

  • Donít eat for two hours before bed

  • If you canít sleep, try listening to calming music or a guided meditation

  • If youíre a light sleeper, try wearing comfortable earplugs and an eye mask to bed





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Posted by Lea Nabipour on 5/17/2018


45 Breck Ave., Boston, MA 02135

Brighton

Rental

$2,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Spacious sunny 2 bedroom apartment on a quiet residential street. Hardwood floors. One full bathroom, kitchen and a enclosed Porch/Sunroom. Big storage in the basement. Ample closet space. The heat is gas. Close proximity to the public transportation, Mass Pike & shopping. Excellent credit & references are required.
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Posted by Lea Nabipour on 5/17/2018


74 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02116

Back Bay

Rental

$2,800
Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Amazing location on Commonwealth Ave. near The Public Garden! This beautiful one bedroom has 13 foot soaring ceiling, and huge windows allowing for plenty of natural light. Hardwood floors, and decorative fireplace. Renovated kitchen with Granite counter, stainless steel appliances and dishwasher. In unit combination washer/dryer. Marble bath. Pet friendly and professionally managed building. Elegant common area restored in 2006. Close proximity to Public Transportation, Public Garden, Shopping and entertainment. Off-Street parking may be available for additional rent. Excellent credit & references required.
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Posted by Lea Nabipour on 5/14/2018

You may keep a spare house key hidden somewhere around your home just in case you lose or forget your main set of keys. How does your hiding place measure up? Is it too obvious that anyone including thieves can find it? You can still have a spare key easily accessible to you without sacrificing the security of your home. 


Never sacrifice the safety of your home for convenience. If you fail to have an alarm system set as an added layer of security, you really could be in trouble if your spare key isnít well hidden. Burglars now have free and easy access to your home.  


The Most Obvious Places To Hide A Key


Under The Mat


Everyone (especially burglars) will look under the mat for a key to get into your home. If you see it in the movies, itís probably too obvious of a hiding place. 


The Flower Pot


This is a textbook area to hide a key in that can be easily accessed by intruders. Criminals know where to look, so you need to think ahead of them. 


Fake Rocks


If the rock doesnít blend in, itís not a good hiding spot! Many pre-fabricated hiding systems can be a bit obvious, so beware. 


On Your Person


Whether you put a spare key in a wallet or your purse, if that gets stolen, there goes your spare key. The perpetrator also has access to your home. Itís generally not a good practice to keep a spare key on your person. 


Good Places For A Spare Key


With A Trusted Neighbor


If the neighbor hides your key on their property, if a thief does find the key, they will assume the key goes to the neighborís house. This is a safe, convenient way to keep a spare key as long as the key is kept somewhere outside the home. You donít want to face a lockout only to find out that your neighbor isnít home.  


In Your Car


Surprisingly, most break-ins happen during the daytime when youíre not home. If you keep your spare key in your car, the key wonít be there while you arenít home.


Near The Dog


If a key is hidden near the place where the dog will be, youíll have little to worry about. Burglars really donít like dogs, mostly because dogs donít like them!  



Forget About Keys


Technology affords us one great option in the present day- keyless entry. If you are constantly forgetting your keys you should invest in a keyless lock system. These typically have codes that can be programmed. Just donít forget the code! 




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Posted by Lea Nabipour on 5/7/2018

A home selling negotiation may seem like a major hassle, particularly for property sellers who want to find a buyer as soon as possible. Fortunately, a prepared home seller will be able to streamline the property selling cycle as well as get the best price for his or her residence.

What does it take to complete a successful home selling negotiation? Here are three must-haves that will ensure any home seller can finalize a successful negotiation quickly and effortlessly.

1. Housing Market Data

Understanding the ins and outs of the housing market can help an ordinary home seller become an exceptional one. As such, if you allocate the necessary time and resources to collect housing market data, you may be better equipped to enter a negotiation as an informed home seller.

Housing market data is readily available Ė you just need to know where to look for it.

For example, home sellers can examine the prices of recently sold houses that are similar to their own. By doing so, home sellers can see how their house stacks up against the competition Ė and whether the price a homebuyer wants for a residence is in line with similar properties.

2. Realistic Expectations

Let's face it Ė as much as a home seller would like to enjoy a fast, seamless negotiation with a property buyer, many hurdles may delay a home sale. But a home seller who establishes realistic expectations before a negotiation begins may be able to minimize stress.

For home sellers, it is important to understand that a negotiation must meet the needs of both a property buyer and seller. And if you consider the homebuyer's perspective, you may be able to enter a negotiation with an open mind.

Furthermore, a home seller should be unafraid to walk away from a negotiation if necessary. Although exiting a negotiation is far from ideal, it is important to remember that it is always an option. Thus, if a negotiation reaches a point where you start to feel uncomfortable, you can always walk away and relaunch your efforts to sell your house.

3. An Expert Real Estate Agent

No one should be forced to enter a home selling negotiation without expert assistance. Luckily, real estate agents are available in cities and towns nationwide, and these housing market professionals possess the skills and know-how to assist home sellers during negotiations.

An expert real estate agent will serve as a liaison between a home seller and homebuyer. He or she will provide honest, unbiased recommendations throughout each stage of a home selling negotiation, ensuring you can make informed decisions along the way. Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent is happy to respond to any home selling concerns and queries Ė without exception.

Want to take the guesswork out of negotiating a home sale? Consider the aforementioned factors before you begin a home selling negotiation, and you can improve your chances of securing the best price for your residence.