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Posted by Lawton Real Estate, Inc on 5/28/2020

If you have ever looked around your neighborhood and thought that this could be the year you have the lawn that all of the neighbors envy, youíre in luck. The spring season is the perfect time of year to start cultivating the perfect lawn. All you need is a plan in place and the grass will really be greener on the other side of the fence- your side! 


First, you need to understand whatís the actual problem with your lawn. Do you suffer from bare spots on the lawn? Are there many weeds around, making the lawn appear unsightly? Is fungus present on the lawn? Then, see how big of a problem each of these issues are if you see them. How much time do you have to devote to getting the lawn ready and maintaining it? When you determine all of these things, you can start the first steps of your plan. 


First, youíll need to aerate the lawn, which helps to open up the compact soil. You can do this with a rake or power rake. Next, even out the terrain as needed throughout the aerating process. Depending on the extent of the unevenness of the terrain itself, you may need to hire a professional. Then, youíll need to reseed the lawn. Be sure that you choose a grass seed that is appropriate for the climate youíre in as well as the sun and shade conditions of your property. Finally, your new lawn seed will need to be watered every day with a significant amount of water at first. This will help the grass grow quickly and evenly. Try to aim for about one and a half inches of water per week. Water your lawn early in the morning if you can for the maximum benefit to watering.  


Once your new lawn is in place, make prevention a top priority. Youíll want to be vigilant about preventing and getting rid of weeds. If you learn how to identify the weeds, thatís half of the battle. You can find weed guides online or even get a gardening book that will help you to learn more about what and how to get rid of weeds. 


Use commercial weed killers or create your own natural weed killer, depending on your preference. To create a natural weed killer all you need is vinegar, salt, soap, and water. Vinegar is pretty powerful in its ability to ward off weeds, so if you're looking for a natural route, you may want to give it a try. 


By starting a lawn off right in this way, youíll be able to see improvement. Donít stress if your lawn doesn't look perfect in the very first season. It could take some time for your lawn to reach its full potential. Remember if youíre in a drought-prone area, youíll want to avoid any harsh pesticides, as they will only make the lawn conditions worse.





Posted by Lawton Real Estate, Inc on 5/22/2020

This Condo in Lowell, MA recently sold for $349,000. This Townhouse,Half-Duplex style home was sold by - Lawton Real Estate, Inc.


118 Andrews St, Lowell, MA 01852

Condo

$349,000
Price
$349,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Just when you didn't think you could own an exceptional property - HERE YOU GO, Welcome to 118 Andrews Street! Beautifully maintained 5 year young unit. Tastefully repainted by current owner so nothing to do but move in and start living the life. Gourmet kitchen with gas cooking, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors. Separate dining room area with open concept to living room. Upstairs hold a master suite complete with large bedroom, walk in closet, and full master bath with double sinks. Two more bedrooms and another full bath with laundry finish out this floor. Approx 500 sq ft of unfinished space in the lower level, great for storage as is or finish for whatever suits your needs. One car garage, off street parking, and a side deck for private grilling and relaxing. Easy access to major highways and shopping.

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Posted by Lawton Real Estate, Inc on 5/21/2020

This is the home and neighborhood that you have been waiting for. Well maintained home that was nurtured by one family for many many years. There is so much room for all. Family Room up and Family Room down, fireplace up and fireplace down. beautiful over sized kitchen with wood cabinets, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. Open concept from kitchen to dining to family room with cathedral ceiling. Sun room overlooks the tremendous backyard with patio, flowerings, shed and privacy all around. Three large bedrooms with big closets, hardwood flooring and master hosting a half bath. Fourth bedroom with a 3/4 bath is in lower level. The main bath is impeccable. Two car garage with work area, storage, and heat for the car enthusiast!!. All of these situated in a beautiful street close to everything.

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Posted by Lawton Real Estate, Inc on 5/21/2020


40 Walsh Ave, Stoneham, MA 02180

Single-Family

$689,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This is the home and neighborhood that you have been waiting for. Well maintained home that was nurtured by one family for many many years. There is so much room for all. Family Room up and Family Room down, fireplace up and fireplace down. beautiful over sized kitchen with wood cabinets, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. Open concept from kitchen to dining to family room with cathedral ceiling. Sun room overlooks the tremendous backyard with patio, flowerings, shed and privacy all around. Three large bedrooms with big closets, hardwood flooring and master hosting a half bath. Fourth bedroom with a 3/4 bath is in lower level. The main bath is impeccable. Two car garage with work area, storage, and heat for the car enthusiast!!. All of these situated in a beautiful street close to everything.
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Posted by Lawton Real Estate, Inc on 5/21/2020

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If you're considering getting into the world of real estate investing, there are some basic terms that are important to understand. Buying and selling property is, of course, one way to invest, but there are other investments that offer favorable returns. However, it can sometimes be difficult to master the confusing alphabet soup of investment opportunity.

Packaged investment products include the Asset-Backed Security (ABS) and a Collateral Debt Obligation (CDO). In some ways, they are similar; each is typically bundled as a group investment for marketing purposes. Financial return is realized as payments are made by the pool of consumers included in the group. 

The ABS evolved historically, beginning in the 1980s, with the lender practice of bundling mortgage-backed securities for resale, primarily to other institutions. Today the practice continues, but mortgage debt is classified as a CDO, with specific real estate as the collateral. It is a specialty designation under the umbrella of asset-backed securities. The breakdown can be complex, and terms are sometimes confusing.

Financing that comprises CDO debt includes all the underlying characteristics of the ABS, in addition to the specialized assets of both commercial and residential Mortgage-Backed Security (MBS) or REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) debt. A unique type of CDO that only includes mortgages is known as a CMO, referring to Collateralized Mortgage Obligation. 

Most investors really don't need to know more, but there are other designations that are commonly used:

  • A CLO is the term for Collateralized (Bank) Loan Obligation;
  • A CBO designates a Bond Obligation;
  • Credit-backed debt is sometimes referred to as synthetic CDO to distinguish it from cash-backed debt.

Various types of CDO debt are batched into three (or more) classes, known as tranches, with varying degrees of risk and return. Although the maturity level may be the same, an Equity Tranch investment offers the highest potential return but bears the lowest credit rating. A less-risky Senior Tranch boasts a higher credit rating, and the Mezzanine Tranch is in the middle.

Typically, an ABS investment package comprises credit card debt, student loan debt, home equity loans, auto loans, and large sum debt-repayment contracts for other goods, with no mortgages in the package. 

An investor in either an ABS or CDO earns a return, in part or in full, as the pool of debt is repaid by the individuals whose loans have been pooled. The risk of default is spread over the spectrum of loans, and investor risk is assessed, largely in proportion to the number and type of loans included in the package. 

These various types of investment packages are usually marketed only to institutions, rather than to individual investors, however there are ways for individual investors to purchase shares through the investment firm.







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