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Posted on 10/18/2020
Build a Rolling Plant Caddy
Photo by Huy Phan from Pexels Plants and flower pots can be heavy items to move around. The good news is you can eliminate the trouble with a rolling plant caddy. You can build one yourself using rustic wood or precut pieces from your local home store. Stability is the key here. Plan to build the caddy large...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Is a Natural Ventilation System Right for You?
Image by Rvector from Shutterstock What is natural ventilation? It's utilizing wind with the "chimney effect" to draw warm air out of the home and replacing it with cooler air from outside. As the wind blows against your home, it forces air into open windows on one side of the house while a vacuum effect draws the air...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Execute a House Selling Plan
If you intend to sell your home, you should develop a plan. That way, you can identify any potential home selling hurdles and take steps to address such issues before they escalate. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you execute a house selling plan to perfection. 1. Establish a Timeline You know you want to...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Factors to Consider Before You Buy a Second Residence
The decision to purchase a second home may be one of the biggest choices you will make in your lifetime. As such, it is important to consider all of the factors associated with a house purchase before you embark on a quest to acquire a second residence. Now, let's take a look at three key factors to evaluate as...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
The Pros & Cons of New Construction Homes
Image by Capri23auto from Pixabay It’s not unusual for homebuyers to enter the market with some preconceived notions about the differences between an existing home and new construction. These may be formed by talking to friends and loved ones about their successes and challenges. Others come from media sources, including the seemingly endless stream of reality home shows....
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Posted on 09/18/2020
Another Property Sold - 703 Wachusett St, Holden, MA 01520
This gorgeous colonial sits back on a great lot in a quiet and great neighborhood. Complete with 4 generous sized bed rooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a 2 car garage! Just over 2,300 sq ft. with over an acre!!! The beautiful and updated kitchen leads out to gleaming hardwood floors! Nestled in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood! What's not to love, don't miss out!! Seller never occupied. Neither seller or agent make any representations as to the accuracy of any information contained herein. Buyer/buyer agent must conduct their own due diligence, verifications and research & are relying solely on the results of same. Buyer responsible for final...
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Posted on 09/15/2020
Another Property Sold - 1108 Main St, Leicester, MA 01524
Welcome home to this pristine, and beautifully updated and maintained cottage in the heart of Leicester, nothing to do just move in. It has an open floor plan on the first level with a small study on the left as you enter the living room. The kitchen is bright and welcoming with laminate flooring and corian counters. Off the kitchen it has laundry and half bathroom. The second floor has three bedrooms and a full bathroom All new hardwood floors and doors upstairs. All new window screens, front door and all new lighting fixtures inside and out. This is a precious...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Adding Some Extra Warmth to Your Luxury Bathroom
Photo by banksy07 via Pixabay Adding some extra warmth to your bathrooms boosts your home value while also ensuring that you’ll have a well-heated and comfortable environment for bathing and showering during winter. With these heating options, you can warm up your bathrooms as needed without having to turn up your thermostat, causing your furnace to run more...
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Posted on 09/10/2020
Another Property Sold - 7 Victoria Dr. #1, Auburn, MA 01501
End unit at Pine Ledge. Two bedroom, two and half baths with a living room and dining room combo opening onto a deck. The first floor has laundry in the half bath. Lots of storage and large closets in both bedrooms. Master bedroom and bath on second floor. This is a great unit in great condition, nothing to do but move-in. Lots of parking with one car garage and at least two car parking in the driveway. Great location, close to the Auburn mall and easy access to the...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Requesting a Zoning Variance
Image by Michi S from Pixabay Every property has an assigned zone that controls how you can use it. In residential zones, for example, you often have to abide by restrictions regarding business activity and animal husbandry. Commercial and industrial zoning also comes with many restrictions for its use, limiting the types of businesses that can be operated...
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Posted on 09/04/2020
Another Property Sold - 28 Burbank Rd, Sutton, MA 01590
Make your mark with this two-family in Sutton! The first floor is a 2 bedroom unit and the second floor is a one bedroom unit. Recent oil tanks and heating systems and well. Individually metered electric panels. The building appears to have a Letter of Compliance for Lead Paint in 1995. Located on a large lot and close proximity to Route 146. Don't miss out on this investment...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
Three Things You Can Do to Sell Your Home Quickly
If you're getting ready to put your house on the market, your mind is probably flooded with dozens of unanswerable questions. Much of your uncertainty may revolve around the marketability of your home and how quickly a qualified buyer will come along. Although there are factors over which you have little control, there are several things you can do...
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