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Posted on 09/23/2020
Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality
Image by Projekt_Kaffeebart from Pixabay Your indoor air quality can have a significant impact on your health and well-being. Allergens, air pollutants, and other particles can accumulate in your home and lead to certain health issues, such as respiratory symptoms. Maintaining good indoor air quality is an important part of making sure that your luxury home provides you...
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Posted on 09/16/2020
Pros & Cons of Buying an Older Home
Image by skeeze from Pixabay For those who embrace a sense of nostalgic charm, older homes have an undeniable allure. The yesteryear designs and attention to detail are often absent in new construction. As attractive as the idea of living in a glorious Victorian or period home may be, it’s also imperative that you take an extra-long look...
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Posted on 09/12/2020
7 Bull Run Terrace, Holden, MA 01520 is now new to the market!
Welcome to this Stunning Custom Built Colonial situated on picturesque 3 acre private setting in sought after neighborhood. This 4 bed 2.5 bath property has been lovingly maintained by original owners w/ many modern updates. Gorgeous Perrinals and gardens surround this beautiful property. Spacious Kitchen has been remodeled with beautiful custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Additional 1st floor features include spacious living room w/ gas fireplace, formal dining room, 1/2 bath, laundry, cozy family room W/ wood burning stove, and sun drenched Brady Room overlooking private backyard. Gleaming hardwood floors...
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Posted on 09/10/2020
833 Grove St. Terrace, Worcester, MA 01605 is now new to the market!
Welcome to this move in ready Ranch in desirable neighborhood on the Holden/ Worcester line. This beautiful 3 Bed 1 bath property has gleaming hardwood floors throughout. Inviting living room leads to open concept Kitchen with dining area, Renovated full bath has plenty of storage space. Gorgeous Sun room has vaulted ceiling & loads of natural light perfect for entertaining with access to fenced in private backyard. Additional living space in finished lower level adds to the already ample living space. Welcome...
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Posted on 09/09/2020
Methods of Holding Property
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Sometimes a couple buys a house together but does not marry. Lawyers and closing agents often title the property as tenants in common. This causes major problems if one partner passes and the other expects the property to transfer solely to them. When a property is titled as tenants in common, the...
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Posted on 09/02/2020
What is a Bi-Weekly Mortgage Plan?
Photo by Designer491 via Shutterstock The term “bi-weekly” means every other week. If you get paid bi-weekly, you usually get your check every other Friday. When it comes to a mortgage, typical amortization plans (payments of principal and interest) use a 30-year/360-month calculation. But many lenders offer a bi-weekly plan too. In this case, you would make 26...
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Posted on 08/26/2020
176 Barre Paxton Rd., Rutland, MA 01543 now has a new price of $354,900!
Beautiful 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Raised Ranch Situated on Pristine 1.85 Acre lot in Rutland. Massive Addition added in 2004 including Oversized 2 Car Garage & Gorgeous Master Bedroom adds to the Already Ample Living Space! New Septic installed in 2019. Large eat in Kitchen w/ plenty of Cabinets & Sliders to Expansive Deck overlooking Private Backyard. Living Room has Bay Window allowing for loads of Sunlight and Cozy Fireplace w/ Pellet Stove. Full Bath and 2 Additional Bedrooms complete the first floor. Additional 1000 sq ft of Living Space in Finished Lower Level w/ Huge Family Room w/ Wood Stove, 4th bedroom and full bath. ...
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Posted on 08/26/2020
What to Expect when Purchasing a Foreclosure
Image by Steve Heap from Shutterstock An active housing market has reduced the number of foreclosed homes in inventory, but there will always be foreclosed homes available to purchase. Many buyers are not aware of what to expect when purchasing a foreclosure. Here are some home truths about buying a distressed home. You’re not always getting a deal....
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Posted on 08/19/2020
Unique Flooring Options From Around the World
Are you looking for some new and unique flooring options for your home? Check out this list of artistic, eye-catching and unique flooring options from around the globe. Roman Tile Floor The most luxurious homes during the Golden Age of Rome boasted floors that were a fantastic work of art. Tiny colored tiles were created with meticulous care...
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Posted on 08/12/2020
Lighting Up Your Outdoor Living Space
Photo by Ben Thijssen via Pixabay If you're like many modern homeowners, your ideal of an ideal outdoor living space is one that serves as a personal oasis. Perhaps you've cultivated a thriving culinary herb garden complete with classically inspired statuary or maybe you've carved out a serene space in the middle of a flowering thicket. Whatever type...
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Posted on 08/05/2020
Seeds of Plenty: Luxury Landscaping for the Upscale Homeowner
Photo by Linda Knicely on Unsplash Luxury homes have been gaining popularity for at least the last two years, says Washington Post. And while no one has set exact parameters for what is and isn't considered luxury, many real estate agents use the term to describe homes priced in the million-dollar range or higher. These are the residences...
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Posted on 07/29/2020
What Can a Home Seller Learn After a Showing?
Let's face it – a showing can be a stressful experience for a house seller. If a seller makes even a single mistake planning for a showing, a buyer may be turned off by his or her residence. And as a result, a seller's home may linger on the real estate market for many weeks or months. Ultimately, each...
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