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Posted by CENTURY 21 Hughes on 12/17/2017

We've all heard of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. It has been ominously dubbed "the silent killer" because of its colorless, odorless, tasteless, and non-irritating properties. As children, we learna great deal about fire safety, having drills at school and lessons at home from our parents. But many of us are in the dark when it comes to the causes of carbon monoxide poisoning and the best preventative measures to take. Read on to learn what you need to know about the silent killer to protect yourself and your family.

What produces carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide, or CO, is produced by burning fuels. Common items that emit CO gas, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, include:
  • motor vehicles
  • small engines
  • stoves
  • lanterns
  • grills
  • fireplaces
  • gas ranges
  • furnaces
We all have these items, and aside from common knowledge like not letting your car run in a closed garage, most of us don't know how to minimize risk.

Why is CO so dangerous?

Carbon monoxide, when inhaled, replaces the oxygen in our blood. If too much CO builds up in a closed room it can cause serious health problems or even death. Common symptoms from CO poisoning include:
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • confusion
  • drowsiness
  • fast breathing or heart rate
If you experience any of these symptoms indoors you should immediately leave the house. If you suspect it could be carbon monoxide exposure call 911.

Who is at Risk?

Everyone can be exposed to carbon monoxide, but some are at greater risk than others. According to Mayo Clinic, the most at-risk people for CO poisoning include:
  • Unborn babies - fetal blood cells absorb CO faster than regular blood cells, therefore unborn babies experience oxygen deprivation much more rapidly
  • Children - kids take breaths more frequently than adults, making them more susceptible to CO poisoning
  • Older adults - older people are more likely to experience brain damage from CO exposure

What preventative steps can you take?

The home is full ofpotential dangers when it comes to CO poisoning. Here are some of the most important steps you can take to reduce risk:
  • Buy and maintain CO detectors for your home
  • Never use your oven to heat your home
  • Never leave a vehicle or small engine running in an enclosed space such as a shed or garage
  • Do not use a charcoal grillinside
  • Do not use a gas lantern inside a tent for prolonged periods of time
  • Don't run a generator in your home or basement
  • Have your chimney checked for blockages
  • Check the ventilation on your gas appliances
  • Fire safety is also carbon monoxide safety - breathing in smoke fumes from a house fire can cause CO poisoning and death
     





Posted by CENTURY 21 Hughes on 12/14/2017


24 OSBORNE STREET, Peabody, MA 01960

Single-Family

$494,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
NEW CONSTRUCTION!! GREEN CERTIFIED COLONIAL HOME! Located On A Quiet Side Street This Property Boasts Side To Side To Side Sun Splashed Living Room With Inviting Composite Front Porch-Open Concept Formal Dining Room Leads Into Designer Kitchen With Granite Kitchen And Granite Island-Slate Appliances-Kitchen Leads To Composite Deck With Nice Yard For Summer Entertaining. First Floor Half Bath With Laundry Hook-Ups. Second Floor Consists Of A Huge Master Bedroom With Great Closet Space And Three Quarter Bath-Two Good Sized Additional Bedrooms And A Full Bath. Hardwood Floors Thru-Out. Basement Is Just Waiting To Be Finished By New Owner. This Home Is GREEN Certified (Paperwork On Hand) High Efficiency Gas Heat-Central Air-200 AMP Electric. Close To All Area Amenities!! This Property Is Perfect For Today's Discerning Buyers! Be In Your New Home For The New Year!!
Open House
Sunday
December 17 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
THE ONLY NEW CONSTRUCTION IN PEABODY! ENERGY EFFICIENT GREEN CERTIFIED HOME!! SIDE TO SIDE LIVING ROOM-DESIGNER KITCHEN WITH SLATE APPLIANCES-FORMAL DINING ROOM-HUGE MASTER WITH MASTER BATH-TWO ADDITIONAL BEDROOMS-FULL BATH AND HALF BATH-INVITING FRONT PORCH AND REAR DECK-BOTH COMPOSITE-HARDWOOD FLOORS THRU-OUT-CENTRAL AIR-GAS HEAT-SEND YOUR BUYERS!!
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Posted by CENTURY 21 Hughes on 12/12/2017


40 Linden St, Lynn, MA 01905

West Lynn

Single-Family

$259,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
WEST LYNN COTTAGE, GREAT CONDO ALTERNATIVE, PERFECT FOR ONE OR TWO PEOPLE WITH PETS, ENCLOSED BACK YARD, GALLEY-TYPE KITCHEN, DINING ROOM WITH GARDEN WINDOW. LARGE LIVING ROOM WITH HW FLOORS, 2ND FLOOR HAS TWO SMALL BEDROOMS, PARKING FOR TWO CARS, VINYL SIDED, NEW WINDOWS AND DOORS, DECK OFF REAR, SHED, BACK HALF OF ROOF NEW.
Open House
Sunday
December 17 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Posted by CENTURY 21 Hughes on 12/12/2017


295 Lynn Shore Dr, Lynn, MA 01902

Condo

$299,500
Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
OCEAN FRONT CONDO ON LYNN SHORE DRIVE. TOTALLY RENOVATED, NEW KITCHEN AND BATH, NEWLY PAINTED AND PERGO TYPE FLOORING, SPACIOUS LAYOUT. OVERSIZED BR WITH WALK-IN CLOSET, ALL WHITE BATH, SLIDERS TO DECK WITH BREADTHTAKING VIEWS OF THE ATLANTIC, SWIMMING POOL, WHITE KITCHEN CABINETS, STAINLESS APPLIANCES. NEW ELECTRIC SERVICE, NEW HOT WATER TANK.THE SPOT SPEAKS FOR ITS SELF
Open House
Saturday
December 16 at 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
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Posted by CENTURY 21 Hughes on 12/10/2017

If you recently added your house to the real estate market, it may be only a matter of time before you sell your house. In fact, if you know what to expect after a home listing is published, you can plan accordingly for all stages of the home selling journey.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prepare for the home selling process.

1. Craft an Engaging and Informative Home Listing

Oftentimes, a home listing may dictate a seller's success. If a seller creates a listing that fails to effectively highlight a house's benefits, buyers may shy away from the residence altogether. On the other hand, a seller who crafts an engaging and informative listing can increase the probability of a fast, profitable home selling experience.

Your home listing should include relevant information about your residence, including details about your house's age and condition. Also, it may be beneficial to include high-resolution photographs of your house to help buyers envision what life may be like if they purchase your residence.

There is no need to stretch the truth in your home listing, either. Because if you fail to provide homebuyers with accurate information about your home and these buyers discover "hidden" home problems during an inspection you ultimately may put a potential home sale in jeopardy.

2. Make Your Home Available to Potential Buyers

As a home seller, you should strive to make your residence available to as many potential buyers as possible. Thus, if a buyer requests a home showing on short notice, you should be willing to temporarily vacate your residence to accommodate this buyer's request.

In addition, you should try to keep your house neat and tidy. That way, if a buyer requests a showing on short notice, you won't have to worry about scrambling to clean your home.

3. Know What Your Home Is Worth

After you list your house, buyers will read your home listing and set up showings. And if a buyer is truly interested in purchasing your home, he or she likely will submit an offer.

A seller generally has only a limited amount of time to assess an offer and decide whether to accept, reject or counter it. Fortunately, if you conduct a home appraisal, you can find out what your house is currently worth.

With a home appraisal, a property expert will examine your residence, as well as evaluate pertinent housing market data. Next, this property expert will offer a home valuation that helps you understand the true value of your house.

Lastly, if you need assistance as you sell your house, it may be helpful to hire a real estate agent. This housing market professional can teach you about the real estate sector and help you make informed decisions at each stage of the home selling journey.

Take the guesswork out of selling your house use the aforementioned tips, and you can boost your chances of enjoying a fast and successful home selling experience.







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