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Posted on 02/07/2021
Tips for Updating your Porch Lighting
Image by David Papazian from Shutterstock Porch lighting is an essential part of a home's curb appeal. It offers much more than help navigating in the dark or a pretty accent for your front door. A brightly lit porch can enhance security and also save you money on your energy bill. Where will you place it? The location...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
Home Electrical Problems: Know the Warning Signs
The first few years in your new home feel like heaven. Everything looks so sleek and shiny, but after some time you start to discover some quirks. Most are nothing to fret about, but there are some signs that pop up that shouldn't be overlooked, such as electrical glitches in the home. Not every electrical problem is dire,...
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Posted on 01/29/2021
Another Property Sold - 7 Crescent Way #203, Sturbridge, MA 01518
CRESCENT GATE ADULT COMMUNITY CONDO WITH A GARAGE! Like new - this owner of 7 yrs used it as a second home. SO POPULAR IN STURBRIDGE - walking distance to shopping, restaurants and old Sturbridge Village! Lovely second floor south facing one BR condo with an open floor design includes all appliances, washer & dryer. Large BR, big closets and spacious bath with walk-in shower. Easy living with an elevator, garage, locked storage bin and several attractive common areas for your enjoyment - welcoming lounge with a gas fireplace plus theater room, game room with billiards, exercise & fitness room, full kitchen and space for gatherings...
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Posted on 01/24/2021
Selling Your Vacation Home? 5 Marketing Suggestions to Help
Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay Selling a vacation home is a lot like selling any other property, but for a few key differences. One, most vacation homes are far from the people who want to purchase them. Two, most vacation homes are far away from their owners, as well. This distance between owners, sellers, and...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
Landscaping for Your New Home
Photo by Matt Chen on Unsplash When you’re creating a landscaping plan for your home it is essential to design around the local climate and weather patterns. When you opt for plants that thrive in your area, you know they are well equipt to handle the seasonal changes specific to your location. This adaptation makes them easier to...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Title Searches: How to Conduct Them & Why You Should
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There are many title companies available to complete a title search for you. However, if you’re trying to reduce some of the costs associated with buying a property, you can complete a title search on your own and potentially save hundreds of dollars. 1. Identify the Property Start by gathering as much...
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Posted on 01/08/2021
Another Property Sold - 13 Westland Cir, West Boylston, MA 01583
Check out this beautifully maintained ranch in a great neighborhood. This home offers an updated kitchen with maple cabinets, an amazing open concept living area with beautiful hardwood floors, and a fireplace perfect for cold New England nights. The partially finished basement adds extra living space as well as plenty of storage. There is a workshop and separate laundry area. Outside you'll find a spacious fenced in back yard and patio area perfect for those summer BBQs! Awesome commuter location, with easy access to major routes 190,290,140, and minutes from the commuter rail. This home really is a must see!! Don't miss out on owning this...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Good Faith Deposits
Photo by Clker-Free-Vector-Images via Pixabay When you purchase real estate, you must put down a good faith deposit. Several factors determine how much you will need to put down, but it could be as little as $100. In order to have a valid contract, the contract must have “consideration,” or something of value exchanged for the contract. The...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
3 Things to Know About Real Estate Zoning
Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay The regulations of real estate zoning have the potential to make or break a property, but not everyone is aware of these laws until they're confronted with the day-to-day realities of them. We'll look at the basics of zoning, and what investors and homeowners should keep in mind before making plans. There...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Gather Around the Fire: How to Create a Fire Pit for Outdoor Gatherings
Photo by jamie410 via Pixabay A fire pit can elevate your yard into a truly enchanting entertainment area, liven up your space and even help enhance your curb appeal. While some home projects are not ideal for the DIY approach, you can make a striking firepit on your own in about a weekend. You'll need to gather some...
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Posted on 12/18/2020
Another Property Sold - 12 Knollwood Road, Paxton, MA 01612
Located in the Asnebumskit neighborhood of Paxton, this sunfilled, 3 bedroom ranch offers an updated kitchen with maple cabinets, Corian counters & stainless appliances. The remodeled bathroom features granite counters, double sinks, a new tub, toilet & radiant heat under the new tile floor. The living room has a barn board accent wall, ceiling beams & a fireplace to provide warmth on a cold winter night! There are hardwoods under the carpets and plantation shutters in some rooms. The basement is semi-finished (with a family room, office & laundry) and provides walk-out access to the fenced-in, 1/4 acre yard with shed. The...
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Posted on 12/17/2020
Another Property Sold - 34 Eastern Avenue #J, Webster, MA 01570
END UNIT townhome available for sale at The Townhouses at Eastern Avenue, a 20 unit complex! This PET-FRIENDLY condo is in move-in condition and features 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a fully applianced kitchen with access to the rear deck & includes a finished basement that offers laundry & additional storage! Parking includes 2 deeded parking spaces in addition to plenty of visitor parking. Enjoy access to Bartlett High School's track, fields & tennis courts which abut the property. Minutes away from Webster Lake's Memorial Beach which offers boating, kayaking, swimming & fishing! Commuting is a breeze - the property is 1 mile to...
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