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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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Posted on 07/22/2020
Make Your Own, Environmentally-Friendly Trellis without Breaking Your Budget
Image by Mark Dixon from Pixabay Maybe it's time to get your garden ready, or maybe you already have a few scraggly plants that need some support; but pre-made trellises can be both pricey and flimsey. Instead of spending a lot to get a product that will fall apart after one, wet spring, why not make this sturdy...
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Posted on 07/18/2020
Another Property Sold - 30 Holden St., Holden, MA 01520
Welcome to this beautiful Cape style home situated on picturesque lot in Holden! This move-in ready property has 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths with character and charm of yesteryear throughout. Inviting Living room & Dining room has hardwood floors & custom built-ins. Renovated eat-in kitchen has granite counters, breakfast bar & stainless steel appliances. 2 additional bedrooms & full bath complete first floor. The second floor has large master bedroom & 1/2 bath. This well cared for home has many updates including Buderus heating system replacement windows & updated electrical. Enjoy relaxing summer nights in...
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Posted on 07/15/2020
Are Smart Home Devices Must-Haves?
Smart home devices are becoming increasingly popular among U.S. property owners. Yet deciding which smart house gadgets – if any – are right for you may prove to be difficult. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to determine if a smart home device is a must-have, such as: 1. Consider a Smart Home Device's Purpose A...
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Posted on 07/14/2020
Another Property Sold - 167 Meadow Wood Dr., Holden, MA 01520
Stunning New England Style Cape w/ over 3,000 sq. ft. of living space nestled on picturesque lot in well established neighborhood in Holden. This 4 bed 3.5 bath property has been lovingly maintained by original owners w/ many modern updates. Front foyer welcomes you with cathedral ceilings & bridal staircase and flows into inviting living room. Gorgeous Cherry floors, crown molding & custom built ins throughout 1st floor. Remodeled kitchen has custom cabinetry, granite counters, stainless steel appliances. Formal dining room has custom built ins & wine frig., grand fireplace and sliders to sunroom overlooking private...
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Posted on 07/13/2020
Another Property Sold - 170 Greenville St, Spencer, MA 01562
This house is a short sale and is being sold as is. This beautiful home is located on a nice lot in a peaceful setting all it need is for someone to come make this 2 bedroom 1.5 bath shine again. It has a great kitchen/living area for entertaining. Come sit by the fireplace and just relax. Please note that this property is being sold as is with no repairs. Seller will not replace or repair any issues. Home inspection is informational purposes only. Smoke/carbon are buyers agent responsibility. Buyer need to perform all due diligence at buyers expense and are responsible to verify listing information. Agents must accompany buyer at all time...
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Posted on 07/08/2020
Natural Lighting: Skylights and Light Tubes
Image by PlusONE from Shutterstock The presence of natural light inside of your living space can have a tremendous impact on how you feel in your home. If you're interested in introducing more daylight into your space consider installing a skylight or light tube. What are skylights? A traditional skylight is a window set into the roof of...
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Posted on 07/01/2020
How to Protect an Unoccupied Home After a Move
Image by Philipp Berndt from Unsplash Sometimes the timelines for buying and selling a home don’t match up perfectly. You may have purchased a new home or need to relocate before you can sell your current residence. In these cases, your property may remain empty for weeks or months at a time. Here are a few ideas for...
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Posted on 06/24/2020
Numerous Advantages to Adding an Outdoor Kitchen
Photo by toddpharistx via Pixabay Today's home buyers are looking for ways to maximize their space and their enjoyment of that space. While having friends and family over to enjoy a meal out on the patio or a backyard BBQ has long been a favorite way of spending time with loved ones, it's frequently left the hosts separated...
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Posted on 06/17/2020
176 Barre Paxton Rd., Rutland, MA 01543 now has a new price of $359,900!
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 06/17/2020
Is Purchasing a Home a Good Idea?
Purchasing a home may prove to be a good idea. In fact, there are many reasons to pursue a house, and these include: 1. You can purchase a home that you can call your own. There is nothing quite like the feeling an individual typically experiences after he or she buys a house. If you conduct a search for...
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Posted on 06/10/2020
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Tackling projects around the house allows you to boost your skills, saves you money and ensures your home stays in peak condition -- usually. While DIY projects can be safe, successful and rewarding, there are some instances where you're better off leaving the work to a pro. From jobs that are dangerous...
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