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Posted on 10/24/2021
3 House Plants for Your Home Office
Image by Candid_Shots from Pixabay Plants are an excellent addition to any living space but especially good for home offices. Whether it’s a fully furnished and dedicated room, desk in the bedroom or even just a laptop at the kitchen table, your workspace will benefit from some greenery. Luckily there are some great indoor plant options that are...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
Home Improvement: 3 Projects That Know What's Best for Your Home's ROI
When planning renovations and upgrades around your home, knowing what kind of projects produce a decent return on investment (ROI) can be helpful. This is especially true if you plan on selling your home down the road. So, what are the home improvements with the greatest returns on investment? There are a few to consider! Exterior Landscaping Curb...
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Posted on 10/13/2021
Video Tour - 614 South St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Welcome to Broken Creek Vineyard & Winery! Unique opportunity to own this turnkey business with 40 acres of land, including 5 acres of vines with potential to expand in a prime real estate location. The winery features two bright wine tasting rooms with classic tasting bars, gorgeous fieldstone fireplace, large porch and picnic area with spectacular views. This vineyard is a favorite location for special events. Conveniently located on the lower level is the wine making area and storage room. The partially finished 2nd floor offers additional space for office use. If that wasn’t enough, the property also offers a 4 BR, 3.5 bath, 2,495...
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Posted on 10/13/2021
614 South St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 is now new to the market!
Welcome to Broken Creek Vineyard & Winery! Unique opportunity to own this turnkey business with 40 acres of land, including 5 acres of vines with potential to expand in a prime real estate location. The winery features two bright wine tasting rooms with classic tasting bars, gorgeous fieldstone fireplace, large porch and picnic area with spectacular views. This vineyard is a favorite location for special events. Conveniently located on the lower level is the wine making area and storage room. The partially finished 2nd floor offers additional space for office use. If that wasn’t enough, the property also offers a 4 BR, 3.5 bath, 2,495...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Save Energy & Stay Warm With These Simple Cold Weather Tips
For most homeowners, lower temperatures outside mean a spike in utility bill costs. Gas and electric bills can skyrocket with extra use from HVAC systems and hot water consumption in order to stay comfortable. This can be especially problematic for homes with subpar insulation. Whether you live in a drafty house or you just want to save some...
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Posted on 10/08/2021
20 Bristol Ln, Southbridge, MA 01550 now has a new price of $369,800!
Come enjoy this beautiful slice of paradise! Not only is this lovely home one of only two homes on a cul-de-sac, it also sits on a large wooded lot with a very private, fenced backyard featuring an oversized deck, above ground pool and wonderful garden making it perfect for outdoor recreation and entertaining. The open floorplan has so much to offer, including a dining room and large kitchen with ample cabinets featuring an island, stainless steel appliances and slider to the deck. The living room boasts a picture window and provides access to the backyard. Master bedroom with his and hers closets. The second floor continues with two...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
How to Make Artwork With Pressed Leaves
Some might be familiar with the old practice of pressing leaves or flowers inside books to keep them preserved. While this is a fun way to keep and dry plants, you miss out on the opportunity to display those plants as art in your home. If you have fallen leaves from your houseplants or from the outside world...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
How to Add Blue to Your Home's Exterior
The color blue has exploded in popularity among homeowners and exterior designers. Many are choosing to repaint their homes in a wide variety of blue paint colors from pastel to darker dramatic hues. However, there are ways you can join in on the blue paint excitement without repainting your entire house. Here we’ll go over some simple ways...
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Posted on 09/23/2021
Another Property Sold - 30 Heather Circle, Holden, MA 01522
Immaculate Colonial in fantastic neighborhood. 9 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2X6 construction. town sewer, Clear, Clean town water. Beautifully landscaped yard with underground sprinkler system, brick walkway and stone patio. Hardwoods throughout except for kitchen and baths (tile). Sunroom added in 2001 with cathedral ceiling, exposed beams, French doors and skylights. Pensotti boiler added in 2016. Third floor space (approx. 400SF) has finished walls and ceilings, electric heat and plywood flooring. There is central vacuum, a generator hookup, recessed lighting, pocket doors and basement storage. The property has been impeccably...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Home Maintenance: Waterproofing
Photo by Martinelle via Pixabay One of the things that people may not think about when buying a house is waterproofing the crawlspace or basement. However, this is one of the biggest home maintenance items to address. You may not think of it because waterproofing is usually done when the house is built. However, it is important to...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
4 Ways to Invest in Your Own Home
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Investing in real estate doesn’t require buying new property. If you already own a home, improving it is one of the best long-term investments you can make. You can increase your home’s value and make life more comfortable for yourself at the same time. Here are some of the best ways to invest...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Selling Your Home? Here Are 3 Reasons to Hire an Agent
Photo by energepic.com from Pexels With the widespread popularity and accessibility of real estate portal sites, it’s easier than ever before to sell your own home without a real estate professional. Selling “for sale by owner,” or FSBO, can save you money. However, there are some serious advantages to working with a seller's agent when selling your home....
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