Tracey Fiorelli
Janice Mitchell Real Estate, Inc | 508-509-8162 | [email protected]


Posted by Tracey Fiorelli on 5/18/2019

Long work days, busy family life, activities, and even time with friends and family can place a cloud on your mood. However, a quick pick-me-up might be just outside your door. According to research recently published in The Journal of Positive Psychology, studies show evidence that interacting with nature improves mood and health. In two different studies, results showed that just five minutes out-of-doors could positively affect your emotions. If you find yourself needing something uplifting to get you out of a funk, try these suggestions.

  • Take a five-minute walk around the building. Whether you work in an urban area or a strip mall, stepping outside might be all you need to change your outlook.
  • Pet a puppy. Stop by a shelter on your way home from work and give some love to a kitten or puppy. Just interacting with an animal lifts your spirits.
  • Take your lunch in a park. If an urban park is within walking distance of your work, pack a portable lunch and eat as you walk. Then, find a bench and meditate for a few minutes before returning to the office.
  • Put some plants on your balcony. Having a fern or succulent to care for forces you outside once in a while.
  • If you canít get outside, stand in front of a window and gaze into the distance. Just focusing outside the building promotes relaxation.
  • Spend the weekend hiking. Even a few hours spent in nature changes your perspective on life.
  • Breathe deeply as you enter and exit your vehicle or public transportation to take a little of the outdoors with you as you travel.
  • Find the opportunity to roll down the car windows. Better yet, slide open that sunroof or put the top down.
  • Step outside when youíre on the phone. That way, you arenít interrupting your house or office mates, and you're inhaling non-conditioned air.
  • Walk to the coffee shop or convenience store. Instead of hopping in the car, stroll to your nearest brewery. Youíll get a dose of nature, and perhaps meet friends along the way. 
  • Dine al fresco. Ask for the outdoor seating, even if itís a little cooler. That way your mealtime becomes extra relaxing. 

If you donít have time to slip outside for a break, add some nature to your indoor environment. Put a plant on your desk or bring in a bunch of flowers. Even setting a bowl of coffee beans near your workspace lifts your mood. Trimming a bonsai tree refreshes your brain. Or, try a sand and rock garden to occupy a minute or two.

If you want more nature in your life, talk to your real estate specialist about finding a home with a yard, small garden or relaxing patio.




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Posted by Tracey Fiorelli on 5/16/2019

Beautifully renovated and restored antique colonial with a modern flare. This fabulous home has an open floor plan on the 1st floor with a new kitchen offering white cabinets , granite counters & center island open to formal dining room & living room with hardwood floors accented by brick chimney . 2nd level is equally impressive with 3 spacious bedrooms and new baths including private master suite featuring private bath with tile shower, upgraded cabinetry , multiple closets, and wood flooring . Quality finished thru out . New systems include heating system , young room , vinyl windows , updated plumbing & electric all on a oversize corner lot framed by stone walls plenty of parking, new deck, spacious yard plus a detached garage . Ideal location close to commuter routes and just minutes from town center, restaurants and shopping . This could be your new home

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Posted by Tracey Fiorelli on 5/11/2019

You've assessed your budget, changed your habits, and made spending cuts but you still need to reach your down payment faster. Consider these significant steps to help you get there.

  • Take on a second part-time job. If your work schedule allows you to add a second job find a part-time option that will enable you to earn one or two thousand dollars more each month. If you are part of a couple, each partner can get a light part-time job without feeling overloaded. Bonusóoccupying your time more does help lead to less spending and more saving! Tutor students, pet sit, or take a steady part-time gig!
  • Move back home, move in with extended family, or get a roommate. If your family is on board with the changes you need to make to meet your financial goals, consider moving in with someone in your family to pay lower rent and save tens of thousands over one year. If family help isn't an option, consider getting a roommate or moving into a two-bedroom apartment and adding a roommate to lower your monthly rent.
  • Review your belongings for big-ticket items you can sell. Do you live in an area with excellent public transportation? Consider selling your expensive, gas-guzzling car or getting out of your costly lease. Do either you or your spouse work at home, but you both own a car? See if you can help fund your savings by downsizing to one vehicle for the next year to save more.
  • Sell unworn jewelry and have broken pieces melted down for cash.
  • Skip vacations for a year, or even two! And during your vacation time, take on an extra job so when you head back to work youíve earned a bit chunk to add to your savings kitty.
  • If your owning a home in the near future is a top priority, take a break from your retirement fund at work and redirect those funds into your savings account. (Only take this step if you are completely committed to reaching your down payment goal within a year or two at most since you lose the value of compounding those funds toward your retirement for the life of the account.
  • Direct all your tax refund and any annual bonuses into your savings!

Remember, this isnít a forever deal. Youíre not signing on for an austere life ongoing. Itís just temporary to reach a goal. Your real estate professional can help you get started by determining how much you need to set aside for your down payment.





Posted by Tracey Fiorelli on 5/9/2019

Under construction on 2 acre lot ....4 Bdrm colonial style home offering Spacious dine in kitchen hardwood floors, dovetail constructed cabinets, granite counters , center island and generous appliance allowance open to spacious family room with cathedral ceilings &, fireplace leading to private deck and spacious yard abutting woods and beautiful seasonal views ,additional woodworking details include wainscoting, crown moldings and staircase details 2nd floor offers 4 spacious bedrooms, including master suite with walk in closet and private bath .... Still time customize ...Central air also included as a standard feature ...still time to personalize

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Posted by Tracey Fiorelli on 5/9/2019

Welcome to this picture perfect home ! Completely updated with Open floor plan accented with beautiful woodworking details, pillars, wainscoting and many custom features. Gourmet style kitchen with upgraded cabinetry , center island and granite counters, open to formal dining room and den with hardwood floors plus fireplace separate living room also including hardwood floors. 3 Spacious bedrooms plus step up master bedroom with double French doors, hardwood floors and window seat framing large palladium window . Lower level is finished ideal for a game or family room . Exterior space is also pristine with front farmers porch, oversize deck, patio and outdoor shower. Beautifully landscaped with flowering trees & fenced yard offering complete privacy. All located in a neighborhood setting close to town center .

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