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Posted on 12/07/2021
Video Tour - 2 Abby Road, Grafton, MA 01536
Premium lot with 168' of frontage (most in the subdivision) for extra space and privacy, and the only lot that could accommodate a walk-out basement. Fantastic house plan with a second floor master and a first floor bedroom suite w/ full bath for parents/teens/weekend company. The floor plan has an open, flowing layout that includes a 2-story foyer, large dining room, Kitchen w/center island, adjacent butler's pantry w/cabinets, and is wide open to the adjacent family room. Hardwood flooring throughout 1st floor (except bedroom and baths). Fam rm has 2-story ceiling. Excellent bedroom sizes. Amenities include HardiPlank siding, 2x6...
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Posted on 12/07/2021
2 Abby Road, Grafton, MA 01536 is now new to the market!
Premium lot with 168' of frontage (most in the subdivision) for extra space and privacy, and the only lot that could accommodate a walk-out basement. Fantastic house plan with a second floor master and a first floor bedroom suite w/ full bath for parents/teens/weekend company. The floor plan has an open, flowing layout that includes a 2-story foyer, large dining room, Kitchen w/center island, adjacent butler's pantry w/cabinets, and is wide open to the adjacent family room. Hardwood flooring throughout 1st floor (except bedroom and baths). Fam rm has 2-story ceiling. Excellent bedroom sizes. Amenities include HardiPlank siding, 2x6...
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Posted on 12/06/2021
Another Property Sold - 137 Glen Ave, Upton, MA 01568
Quintessential New England cape on a lovely lot that provides back-yard privacy, patio & fire pit, mature plantings, and numerous shade trees. Fantastic layout includes a brightly lit foyer which benefits from the skylight at the top of the stairwell, formal dining room with chair rail and built-in corner hutch, spacious liv rm w/corner fireplace, crown, oak flooring, fam rm w/prefinished pine flooring and sliders to 15x11 screened porch and adjacent 19x11 deck. Large kitchen w/island, recc lighting, dining area, hearth w/wood stove, sliders to back deck. Master suite w/two closets, skylight, and a beautifully remodeled bath w/large...
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Posted on 12/06/2021
Renovations: How to Budget for Outdoor Landscaping
Transforming your landscaping not only beautifies your home, but it may also increase the value of your property. Your landscaping plays a significant role in your overall curb appeal, which is what interested buyers rely on when developing a first impression of your home. Here are some costs that you should consider as you create your budget: Hiring...
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Posted on 12/03/2021
Another Property Sold - 115 Magill Drive, Grafton, MA 01519
Fantastic curb appeal and an open floor plan make this new construction cape a winner. Being built for a November closing. Beautiful corner lot in Highfields Golf & CC. Large 2-car garage leads to a spacious mudroom w/laundry hookups and pantry closet. Main level has a gourmet kitchen with large breakfast bar/island that overlooks the family room, and a vaulted breakfast area. First floor master suite with walk-in closet and full bath. Formal dining and home office round out the main level. Upstairs you'll find three generous sized bedrooms, two of which have walk-in closets; and a bonus room built over the garage that has a...
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Posted on 11/30/2021
Northborough, MA Real Estate Market Update 11/30/2021
Click here to view Northborough, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 11/29/2021
4 Ways to Make Your Porch More Inviting
Photo by Ralph (Ravi) Kayden on Unsplash Curb appeal doesn’t have to be all about selling your home. Improving the exterior with landscaping and decor is a way to add your personal touch. While homes with front porches have the added advantage of providing an extension of the home’s entrance, a porch alone is not always welcoming. There...
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Posted on 11/22/2021
What to Plant in Your Fairy Garden
Image by Angie Bordeaux from Pixabay Fairy gardens are versatile and simple enough to be made for both outdoor and indoor spaces. They can be compact and creative ways to add a personal touch to any room or yard. However, if you’re going to make a fairy garden with real plantlife, it’s important to choose plants that will...
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Posted on 11/19/2021
Sutton, MA Real Estate Market Update 11/19/2021
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Posted on 11/15/2021
5 Smart Home Appliances with High Rates of Return
Image by Angelo Esslinger from Pixabay When we think of smart home appliances, it can be easy to think of virtual assistants like Alexa or Siri. But the truth is that smart home technology is integrated into nearly every appliance you can think of. Some of these gadgets are created primarily for convenience (e.g., starting your coffee maker...
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Posted on 11/08/2021
Grafton, MA Real Estate Market Update 11/8/2021
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Posted on 11/08/2021
Tornado Safety Basics
A tornado can be a catastrophic weather event, no matter the size and severity of the storm. If you live in a region where tornadoes are common, you can keep yourself safe by following specific guidelines. Here are the basics for staying safe during a tornado: Take Time to Prepare Preparing an emergency kit with essential items will...
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