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Posted on 05/20/2022
15 Sunny Hill Dr., Worcester, MA 01602 is now new to the market!
This is a delightful cape, in a neighborhood setting, on the west side of Worcester, on the bus route. Quiet, private backyard.10 x 22 deck with lots of space for grilling and entertaining. New front porch. Master bedroom on the first floor plus full updated bathroom. Great open living room with bay window, fireplace and dining area. The laundry area and study nook sits between dining room and kitchen. The updated kitchen has lots of natural light and cozy dining area. Nice hardwood floors on the first level with tile in the kitchen and bathroom. The second floor has 2 good sized bedrooms with ceiling fans and a new bathroom with shower. One...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
3 Expert Tips for Buying a Fixer-Upper
Buying a fixer-upper can be a DIY-lover's dream. A house with plenty of potential for improvements at a great price might seem tempting. However, there are some specific things to search for to make sure you find the right fixer-upper. Here are some tips for what to prioritize to have the best fixer-upper experience: Be Realistic A common...
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Posted on 05/12/2022
742 Main St, Boylston, MA 01505 is now new to the market!
Charming Victorian style home walking distance to quaint New England town center with library, historical society, and playground. Free access for Boylston residents to New England Botanical Gardens at Tower Hill just around the corner. Direct access to miles of scenic walking trails in Wachusett Reservoir Watershed. Three bedroom I !/2 bath home with over sized windows providing plenty of natural light in every room. Sunroom overlooking the rear deck, perfect for morning coffee or reading. Wrap around front porch. Two paved driveways provide ample parking. Level backyard with garden beds. Solar panels provide low to no cost electricity....
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Posted on 05/11/2022
Another Property Sold - 35B Gates Rd, Worcester, MA 01603
WE ARE NOW MULTIPLE OFFER SITUATION. ALL OFFERS WILL BE REVIED ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON. This is a single family attached townhouse with no condo fees. As you enter the first level (ground level) there is a finished area, perfect for office space. The laundry is also on this floor. On the second level we have a half bath, updated kitchen, living room and dining room. All appliances stay with the property. On the third level have two good sized bedrooms, one with walk in closet and the second with double closets.The master/main bathroom has been updated with shower and double vanities. The exterior has been painted last year. This is a well cared...
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Posted on 05/11/2022
Another Property Sold - 35B Gates Rd 35B, Worcester, MA 01603
WEARE NOW IN A MULTIPLE OFFER SITUATION. ALL OFFERS WILL BE REVIED ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON. This ia a single family attached townhouse with no condo fees. As you enter the lower level (ground level) there is a finished area, perfect for office space. From here we have the laundry area. On the second level we have a half bath, updated open galley kitchen with stainless steel appliances and dining room. All appliances stay with the property. The living room is a really good size with lots of windows, and opens onto the deck. On the third level we have two good sized bedrooms, the master opening directly to the bathroom. The master bathroom has a...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Ad valorem tax: What it is & how to calculate it
Latin for "according to value," the term "ad valorem" is common in tax conversations. An ad valorem tax is flexible and dependent on the value of the specific asset, product or service. If you're a property owner, you're paying an ad valorem tax on your property taxes. To better understand how this term is used, here is a...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
5 Ways to Upgrade Your Backyard on a Budget
It’s possible to upgrade your backyard on your own and on a budget. If you’re looking for a way to transform or enhance your outdoor living space, DIY projects are the way to go. Here are some ideas for DIY backyard projects you can do to upgrade the space. Fire Pits Fire pits are far simpler to DIY...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Which Easy Houseplants Could Give Your Health a Boost
Plants have been used to make medicine for centuries, but some stand out above the rest for their many healing properties. Some plants make teas or, with aloe, their leaves broken open and the gooey ooze used as a balm. From aiding in digestion to soothing burns and insect bites, these houseplants are known for their healing properties....
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Grandmillennial style guide
Sometimes called “granny chic,” the grandmillennial style of decorating has come to the forefront of accessible design trends. Grandmillennial style is a perfect balance of new and vintage, mixing beloved heirloom pieces with contemporary essentials. To help you understand the basics of this chic yet comfortable decorating scheme, here are some of the key elements of the style:...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
Gardening: Are Raised Brick Gardens Right for Your Landscape?
Although ground-level perennial flowers and native grasses enhance any landscape, hardscape elements make a significant difference. Raising gardens by employing brick, stone and other masonry products elevates a property’s aesthetic value and curbside appeal. But with wide-reaching landscape designs and assets available, property owners are sometimes tasked with difficult decisions. If you are considering raised brick flower gardens,...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
Packing Tips for an Easier Move
No matter the size of your home, packing everything to prepare for a move is a long process. Luckily, there are many things you can do to make it simpler and more efficient. Here are some expert packing tips for an easier move: Prepare Your Supplies Make sure you have supplies ready before you even start packing. This...
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Posted on 03/27/2022
The Top 5 Best Low-Light Houseplants
Keeping houseplants isn’t just for those with sunny homes. While the perfect south-facing window is many plant owners’ dream, lower light environments are just fine for many types of plants to thrive. Here we will go over some of the best low-light houseplants for your home. Snake Plant Snake plants are striking in appearance and extremely hardy. They...
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