McParland Realty Blog

Posted on 12/01/2021
Another Property Sold - 345 West St, Berlin, MA 01503
Natural surroundings are the showcase of this 3+ bdrm custom-built log home w oversized dbl garage, beautiful finishes, thoughtful layout. 4.56 acres w flat yard rimmed w woods, patio, game court, fruit trees, and a porch to overlook it all. Natural tone cabinetry, hdwd flrs, exposed log walls&rafters, lots of windows & cathedral ceilings exude quality, simple sophistication. Entertaining layout: open concept living, dining rms w built-ins, stone fireplace w woodstove. Kitchen w granite island, JennAir propane range, bar seating. Sliders to huge screened porch: imagine outdoor dinners (200+sf add’l space). 2 main flr bdrms & full...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
Architectural Trends in Outdoor Living Spaces
Outdoor living spaces help you get more use out of your yard, whether you enjoy grilling or just being able to sit outside and unwind. If you’re planning an outdoor living space, you might be surprised to discover just how many options you have in terms of design and function. Consider going with one of the latest trends...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Expert Tips for Making the Most of Your Temporary Storage
Moving to a new home is a complex and sometimes stressful logistical process. There are many details to consider and just as many ways to streamline and simplify the experience. One of the best ways to make your move easier is by using short-term storage. If you’ve never used temporary storage before or if you’re thinking about using...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
Home Improvement: Best Ways to Pay for Your Projects
While qualified borrowers often like to have choices, having too many funding options can get confusing. If you are considering borrowing money to upgrade your home, here are a few things to consider. How Do Home Improvement Loans Work? It’s essential to understand that the term “home improvement loan” is not precise. This type of borrowing typically involves...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
Embracing the Power of the Smart Hub
Photo by John Tekeridis from Pexels Home automation technology has improved by leaps and bounds over the years. And you can now control almost every system in your house through an app on your smartphone, tablet or computer. But if you want to control all those systems in one place using voice commands, then you need a smart...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
Here Are 3 Things to Consider Before Buying a Fixer-Upper
If you have a tight budget and love DIY, buying a fixer-upper might seem like a straightforward decision. Fixer-uppers are homes that need repairs and updates rather than being “move-in ready,” and can be affordable options in any kind of market. However, fixer-uppers require significant money, effort and careful planning. If you’re trying to determine whether a fixer-upper...
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Posted on 10/29/2021
Another Property Sold - 33 Jesse Rd, Dudley, MA 01571
GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE INTO AN ESTABLISHED DUDLEY NEIGHBORHOOD**CORNER LEVEL LOT IN THE HEART OF THE SUBDIVISION** BRAND NEW ROOF AND NEWLY PAINTED INTERIOR** OPEN FLOOR PLAN FOR ENTERTAINING** 3 SEASON ROOM LEADS TO A DECK AND FENCED BACK YARD** FRONT TO BACK MASTER BEDROOM HAS DOUBLE CLOSETS AND A WINDOW SEAT** BEDROOMS ARE VERY SPACIOUS** DRY BASEMENT WITH PARIMETER DRAINS IN PLACE**WIRED FOR A GENERATOR** CARPETING IS ORIGINAL OPEN HOUSE ON 8/29 11AM-1PM IS THE FIRST...
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Posted on 10/24/2021
Here's Why You Should Hire a Real Estate Agent to Help Fill Your Vacancy
If you have rental property you’re struggling to fill, a real estate agent can help. Finding the right tenants can be stressful, time-consuming and complicated, especially if you manage several properties. A real estate agent will take over most of the hard work and use their expertise to find the best possible fit for your property. Here are...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
Can I Save my Home After a Tax Sale ?
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There are many fees and costs you’ll encounter as a homeowner. From closing costs that are due when first purchasing your home to your mortgage payment and property taxes, keeping up with these expenses is essential. But if you’re a homeowner that didn’t pay your property taxes, you’re at risk of losing...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
What You Should Know About Buying Land Before You Build Your Home
Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay Have you always wanted to design your dream home at a location of your choosing? If so, buying a plot of land to build your customized home on is probably your best option. Before getting started, you'll want to do your due diligence to ensure you're making a smart investment. Find a...
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Posted on 10/05/2021
3 Brookway Dr., Shrewsbury, MA 01545 now has a new price of $320,000!
Quick close possible. Big price drop. This inviting ranch with a fenced in yard is perfectly situated on a corner lot away from the bustle of Main St. It has three nice bedrooms with hardwood floors, a spacious living room that extends to the dining area and kitchen. A screened in porch/breezeway connects the one car garage to the house.The walls on half of the basement are finished leaving lots of space for storage. This ranch has central air, a sweet addition that makes for comfortable living in the dog days of summer!The deck needs some work.It is a short walk to Dean Park, the library, church and price...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
Tips for Making Your Backyard Camping Safer & Healthier
If you want to go on a camping trip without the hassle, camping in your own backyard is a fun and easy alternative. It’s an excellent way to experience the outdoors and indulge in fun camping activities without needing to travel. You also can sleep in your own bed and cook meals in your own kitchen if you...
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