Another Property Sold – 14 Stoneham Rd Worcester, MA

This Multi-Family in Worcester, MA recently sold for $240,000. This style home was sold by Bernadette Calvario – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.








14 Stoneham Rd,



Worcester, MA 01604

Multi-Family

$259,900
Price

$240,000
Sale Price

2
Units

1,400
Approx. GLA

Two family house centrally located with 2 car garage. Possible extra lot. Buyers to perform due diligence. Easy to Show

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Privacy Fence Solutions

Privacy fencing is a great way to increase your home value while improving the quality of life you live in your home at the same time. There are many solutions for you to consider. Think about your aesthetic preferences, whether or not you’re trying to block noise in addition to controlling your view and what works best with the contouring of your yard. Think about the flow between your backyard and front yard and how your home blends with the street as a whole. We all want to enjoy our neighbors, but we need to protect our home space as well.

Horizontal or Vertical Boards — Does a classic vertically installed fence fit best with your yard or do you like the modern aesthetic of horizontal boards? With either selection, you can install a fence with tight boards that completely block out the view or try peekaboo fencing for privacy that allows more light into your yard. Consider natural cedar, pine or a composite. Select a prefab white fencing option to minimize repainting or a natural wood that self-protects from environmental wear for minimal ongoing maintenance. 

Trellis and Vines — Trellis is a very affordable fencing option. To create more seclusion with your privacy fence train a vine to grow up and through the lattice. Though annual vines will grow fast and create coverage quickly, you won’t have coverage year-round. Perennial vines will take longer to establish but will give your yard excellent coverage all year. You can select from flowering vines like Morning Glory (annual), Trumpet (perennial), Wisteria (perennial) or Climbing Hydrangea (perennial). Evergreen plants are probably the best solution for full and consistent coverage. Try an English ivy or creeping fig for your evergreen selection.

Hedge Wall — For another green solution consider growing a hedge wall. There are many easy to care for and fast-growing hedge plants you can contemplate. Boxwood varieties grow upwards of 20 feet tall to maintain and shape with shearing to fit the style of your yard. The American Arborvitae grows thick and tall making it a good option for visual appeal and noise screening. Also, consider a bamboo wall for privacy. No matter where you live, you can acquire a bamboo type that works for your region and soil. Select the right variety, a clumping, non-invasive bamboo for best results and enjoy a beautiful noise canceling and private solution for your yard. 

 Wherever your home is there is a privacy fencing solution for you. Talk with your real estate agent and your local hardware professional about the best options for your neighborhood, yard terrain, and home aesthetic to create a beautiful privacy fence that adds value to your life and home.

Video Tour – Condo Home – Hopkinton, MA 01748 Real Estate – For Sale

Easy living at Indian Brook with lush green grounds. Bright airy immaculate end unit with many updates is nestled in on a private location of the community. First floor offers open concept living with kitchen updates, granite counters, under cabinet lighting, marble back-splash, appliances & tiled floors. The Dining area is open to the LR w/ bump out bay window & hardwood floors. Cathedral LR has hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace, overhead lighting, open to 2nd story loft & large private side deck. First floor offers large updated full bath & bedroom w/walk in closet. Airy, open loft area on second floor provides many options for flexible use space. The second floor cathedral bedroom includes double closets, & full updated bath. Spacious updated LL w/many windows, offers a walk-in cedar closet, separate laundry room & huge storage area. Move-in ready, A+ Hopkinton Schools, walking distance to restaurants & more!

More Info on this Property | New Listing Alerts

Townhouse – 4 Lilac Court Unit 4 Hopkinton, MA 01748 is now new to the market!








4 Lilac Court,



Hopkinton, MA 01748

Condo

$364,900
Price

7
Rooms

2
Beds

2
Baths

Easy living at Indian Brook with lush green grounds. Bright airy immaculate end unit with many updates is nestled in on a private location of the community. First floor offers open concept living with kitchen updates, granite counters, under cabinet lighting, marble back-splash, appliances & tiled floors. The Dining area is open to the LR w/ bump out bay window & hardwood floors. Cathedral LR has hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace, overhead lighting, open to 2nd story loft & large private side deck. First floor offers large updated full bath & bedroom w/walk in closet. Airy, open loft area on second floor provides many options for flexible use space. The second floor cathedral bedroom includes double closets, & full updated bath. Spacious updated LL w/many windows, offers a walk-in cedar closet, separate laundry room & huge storage area. Move-in ready, A+ Hopkinton Schools, walking distance to restaurants & more!

Open House

Saturday

September 14
at
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

First Open House ….Much admired Indian Brook Community! Private end unit with many updates!

More Open Houses

Location: 4 Lilac Court, Hopkinton, MA 01748    Get Directions

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4 Lilac Court Unit 4, Hopkinton, MA 01748 has an Open House on Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM








4 Lilac Court,



Hopkinton, MA 01748

Condo

$364,900
Price

7
Rooms

2
Beds

2
Baths

Easy living at Indian Brook with lush green grounds. Bright airy immaculate end unit with many updates is nestled in on a private location of the community. First floor offers open concept living with kitchen updates, granite counters, under cabinet lighting, marble back-splash, appliances & tiled floors. The Dining area is open to the LR w/ bump out bay window & hardwood floors. Cathedral LR has hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace, overhead lighting, open to 2nd story loft & large private side deck. First floor offers large updated full bath & bedroom w/walk in closet. Airy, open loft area on second floor provides many options for flexible use space. The second floor cathedral bedroom includes double closets, & full updated bath. Spacious updated LL w/many windows, offers a walk-in cedar closet, separate laundry room & huge storage area. Move-in ready, A+ Hopkinton Schools, walking distance to restaurants & more!

Open House

Saturday

September 14
at
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

First Open House ….Much admired Indian Brook Community! Private end unit with many updates!

More Open Houses

Location: 4 Lilac Court, Hopkinton, MA 01748    Get Directions

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4 Lilac Court Unit 4, Hopkinton, MA 01748 has an Open House on Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM








4 Lilac Court,



Hopkinton, MA 01748

Condo

$364,900
Price

7
Rooms

2
Beds

2
Baths

Easy living at Indian Brook with lush green grounds. Bright airy immaculate end unit with many updates is nestled in on a private location of the community. First floor offers open concept living with kitchen updates, granite counters, under cabinet lighting, marble back-splash, appliances & tiled floors. The Dining area is open to the LR w/ bump out bay window & hardwood floors. Cathedral LR has hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace, overhead lighting, open to 2nd story loft & large private side deck. First floor offers large updated full bath & bedroom w/walk in closet. Airy, open loft area on second floor provides many options for flexible use space. The second floor cathedral bedroom includes double closets, & full updated bath. Spacious updated LL w/many windows, offers a walk-in cedar closet, separate laundry room & huge storage area. Move-in ready, A+ Hopkinton Schools, walking distance to restaurants & more!

Open House

Saturday

September 14
at
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

First Open House ….Much admired Indian Brook Community! Private end unit with many updates!

More Open Houses

Location: 4 Lilac Court, Hopkinton, MA 01748    Get Directions

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Want to Declutter Your Home? Try the Room-by-Room Technique

When many homeowners set out to declutter their home, they aren’t quite sure of what they’re getting into. Decluttering is a big job that requires some planning and an understanding of your end goals.

Some homeowners are setting out to declutter their home because they’re moving in the near future and want to simplify their move or make their home more appealing to potential buyers. Others have just noticed the junk piling up in their drawers and on their countertops and are fed up.

Regardless of your situation, if you want to declutter you’ve come to the right place.

In today’s post, we’re going to talk about one of the best ways to set out on your mission of decluttering your home.

Why room by room?

Decluttering a home can take a lot of time and can be demotivating if you aren’t seeing a lot of progress. One way to break this process down into more manageable pieces is to declutter your home one room at a time.

This method also helps you manage the time you plan on spending decluttering. If your goal is to declutter one room per week until you move, then make sure you have 4 or 5 weeks to complete your cleaning and decluttering.

Bathroom

We’ll start with one of the smaller and easier rooms in your home, the bathroom. A good way to start is by going through your closet and cabinet and getting rid of old supplies and medicines.

Have a first aid kit that you haven’t touched in five years? There’s a good chance most things in it are expired anyway.

Once you’re done throwing out expired items, see if you can reorganize what’s left. A good way to take advantage of the space in a small bathroom is to use door hangers on the inside of your bathroom closet for hanging brooms, dustpans, mops, etc.

Does your bathroom also have messy stacks of assorted towels? One good solution is to roll up your hand towels and store them vertically in a basket that will be kept in your closet. This prevents your stacks of towels from tumbling over, never to be straightened again.

Kitchen

It’s amazing how kitchen utensils and appliances can add up over the years. Do you have a garlic clove grinder that’s been sitting in your drawer for years? Chances are you can toss it out.

Once you’ve made some space in your kitchen drawers and cabinets, bring some order to what’s left by using compartments and stackable organizers. This will help keep you on track by giving each item in your kitchen a “home.”

Bedrooms

You probably already guessed it, but the most disorganized area in most bedrooms is the closet. A good rule of thumb when cleaning out clothes is to ask yourself if you’ve worn the item since this time last year. If not, there’s a good chance you can safely donate it to a thrift store.

Have a tendency of throwing dirty clothes in piles on the floor? Make things easier on yourself by keeping a clothing bin nearby that you can toss all of your dirty clothes into and worry about sorting them later.

25 Frost St, Framingham, MA 01701 has an Open House on Sunday, Sep 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM








25 Frost St,



Framingham, MA 01701

Single-Family

$486,900
Price

6
Rooms

3
Beds

2
Baths

Spectacular Northside Location~ A major make-over has given this home a crisp updated NEW look including neutral tones of grey painting. The beautiful newer maple kitchen with granite counters, tiled back-splash & SS appliances offers a custom built-in peninsula for eat-in dining. Opens into the formal dining room w/crown molding. Egress off kitchen to a great size deck and patio. The spacious family room greets you with a brick fireplace & 2019 refinished hardwood floors! A nice size bedroom/den and 2018 updated full bath/laundry complete this fabulous first floor~Upper level offers you two great size Bedrooms/Master & renovated 2018 full bath with hardwoods. Fenced in backyard & two sheds! Solar panels on rear roof! A semi-finished basement waiting for your finishing touch! Enjoy miles of walking trails close by and middle school also nearby..In the heart of Framingham with so much at your finger tips. Stellar schools make this a great place to call HOME!

Open House

Sunday

September 08
at
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Stop by and preview this updated Cape on the North-side of town!

Cannot make the Open Houses?

Location: 25 Frost St, Framingham, MA 01701    Get Directions

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Moving Soon and Want to Get Rid of Old Items? Try Selling Them Online

Moving to a new home can be a stressful time for a new homeowner. Packing up a house-full of belongings is a strenuous process that can take up a lot of time and energy. And, if you’re working with movers, you’re going to have to pay for everything you want to move.

One way to make the process of moving easier and to save some money is by listing some of your unwanted belongings for sale online.

There are a number of places to list your unwanted items, but some are better than others when it comes to heavy and bulk items.

When to start listing and selling

The best time to begin the process of listing and selling some of your bulk items is at least two months before your move.

Why so long?

The answer lies in how much time it takes to list items, field responses, and ship the items or meet up with the buyer for pickup.

To list your items, you’ll want to do some research on them to find out the brand name, year, condition, and model number for things like large televisions. You’ll then want to see what the items are selling for used online.

Once you have a price in mind, you’ll want to take some high quality photos of the items. Good lighting and a decent camera (a newer smartphone camera should suffice).

Next comes the process of listing. Regardless of where you list your items, you’ll want to make sure you provide as many details as possible. This will help provide the site you’re using with enough keywords to make your items show up in popular searches. It will also help reduce the number of questions you receive from buyers who want to know more about the item–the listing should tell them everything they need to know to make a purchase.

Where to list

For large items that would be costly to ship, it’s best to use local listing services like Craigslist and Facebook groups. However, don’t give out too many details (like your address or date of moving); you don’t want to tip off would-be scammers or thieves to the fact that you’re moving.

For smaller items that still carry some value, a site like eBay or Amazon can produce top value for your belongings. Just factor in shipping costs and the chance of returns into the price.

Tips for success

One of the reasons I recommend listing your items months in advance of your move is because it can take time to list your items, field inquiries, then finally ship them and receive your payment.

One way to ensure that you successfully sell your items is to stay on top of inquiries. That means making yourself available whenever possible to take phone calls and answering email questions.

If you follow these steps, you should be able to turn a profit off of the items you would have otherwise had to pay to move. Happy moving, and good luck!

Smart Moves for Seniors

Downsizing to a new home that requires lower upkeep ushers in the start of a new life of less responsibility, no job to report to, new friends to make, and working your way through that bucket list. But one thing holds true, if there are discounts to enjoy, a wise retiree on a fixed income should take advantage.

Many newly retired folks move to a new city and don’t necessarily know where to find specials and discounts meant just for them. Listed here are only a few to check out in your new community.

Where to go, what to ask

Big ticket items seem like they wouldn’t come with deals for seniors, but you only need ask, “Do you offer a senior discount?” to find out. Thinking of taking a cruise? Many well-known cruise lines offer special deals for seniors include Royal Caribbean that offers “reduced senior prices only on selected sailings exclusively for guests who are 55 years of age and older” and Carnival Cruise Line’s “exclusive savings for Seniors, age 55 and older.” So, don’t just book your trip, check to see if specific ships or dates have a better discount. Other travel deals include RV rentals, bus excursions, flights, Amtrak, National Parks, and hotels. Try this site for more information.

Another big-ticket item is car insurance discounts. Check with your current provider. If they don’t offer a discount, you can find one online. Just search for “senior discount car insurance.” Then, see if you might get a discount on a mortgage refinance by talking to your bank or mortgage lender.

Groceries are another area to pop the question. Several market chains offer discounts of specific days to patrons. Check out this link for the best, most up-to-date listing of grocery stores with discounts. And along with groceries, check out this list of restaurants offering special deals for the mature crowd. If you’ve moved to a new city, utilize your restaurant discounts to meet new friends and explore different foods.

Not to be left out, the fast food and casual-fast industries offer special deals, up to ten percent off your meal, early bird specials, senior menus, free coffee, and more. Don’t be timid about it. Ask at the register and keep a list of your favorites.

Dress in style with retail discounts at popular stores. Some require specific days while others have particular age limitations, but with some deals up to 20 percent off, and even more at well-known thrift stores, you can shop til you drop.

Finally, save on prescriptions at all the national chain pharmacies, so be sure to ask about what’s available for you.

If you’re wondering what special deals might be available to you, talk to your senior living real estate specialist for recommendations.