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NORTHBOROUGH - Tall Pines A piece of paradise! This exquisite domicile has it all. Brendon Homes built w/the craftsmanship of old world builder & surrounded lush landscaping. 3.5 season sunroom, cement patio surrounding their built in pool, solar orientation splashes throughout this scenic vista, hdwd flrs, cath ceils, granite enhances gourmet kitchen, FP, first floor study & stately media/game rm. 4 BR, 2.5 BA. $849,900

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WORCESTER Shrewsbury/Worcester Line * Well cared for home w many updates * Hdwd floors * Eat in kitchen * Private backyard with patio * The IDEAL Location * $220,000

SHREWSBURY Classic Double Entry * 4Bd/2.5bths * Beautiful woodwork * Spacious rooms * In-ground pool * Formal Living & Dining Rms * Hdwd floors * Eatin kitchen * Great Commuter Location * $498,000

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STOW, New Offering in Sought After Wildlife Woods Neighborhood. Fabulous Open Cherry Kitchen w/Granite Counters. A Breakfast/ Sunroom overlooking the Amazing Rear Yard. Magnificent Master Suite Includes a Sitting Room or Exercise Space & a Stunning Full Bath. 4.5 Baths, 3 car att garage. A large basement w/workshop area & Media Room w/Full Bath. Walking distance to the conservation trails & Lake Boon. $879,900

STOW, New offering! Wonderful location in the Abor Glen neighborhood w/magnificent views from the deck. Time to make your move to this delightful 2-BR condominium, 2c garage, first floor master suite w/soaking tub & shower. 2nd BR, full bath & loft upstairs. Full walk out basement w/sliders to rear yard. A well-run professional association. 63 acres, w/trails through fields & woodlands. $479,000

STOW, 4500+ sf of living space on over 3.5 Acres! Expansive, beautifully designed kitchen! Sliders in the eating area open to the deck, patio & rear yard! Huge Great rm w/FP. 4 BR, 4.5 BA. Gleaming Hdwd Flrs! Front & back stairs! Exercise rm & Sauna! Sep bar area w/access to the Patio! Perfect for Summer Parties! Minutes to Rt 495 & hundreds of acres of Conservation Trails, or walk to Stow Community Park! $819,900

STOW, Amazing home on Lake Boon. Stunning Views on 2 levels & wraparound deck. Priv Dock. Wake up looking out on the water from 1st fl Master Ste. Chef's Kitchen, Center Island w/2nd cooktop! 3 BRs. Near Assabet Wildlife Refuge, Sudbury, or Downtown Hudson! $725,000

STOW, New Price, Priced to Sell! Spacious home w/a lovely yard. Great schools, easy access to commuter rtes & nestled near conservation land, Stow's Emerald necklace of trails & Delaney Pond 8 rooms, 3 BR, Study/guest om, 2.5 BA. Stunning Granite Kitchen, LR w/FP. $474,900

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SAVE MONEY THROUGH ENERGY-EFFICIENT UPGRADES As much as half of the average homeowner’s monthly utility expenses go toward cooling and heating, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). For many households, that makes energy the largest home-related expense each month, next to a mortgage payment. Fortunately, numerous technological advances are making it easier than ever to manage home energy use. In fact, the DOE estimates you can save as much as 10 percent a year on energy costs by simply adjusting the temperature up or down when you’re away during the day. Installing a programmable thermostat that never forgets to adjust on a busy morning and kicks back on before you arrive home can help you earn these savings and reduce energy consumption.


HOME AUTOMATION Newer smart, programmable thermostats can be controlled remotely by internet-connected devices, such as tablets and smartphones. Some models can also monitor your energy usage and system efficiency, providing data to help you make further adjustments to how you operate your HVAC system.

Lighting is another major energy challenge. However, smart light bulbs let you adjust your home’s ambiance (and energy usage) with just a couple of quick taps. Paired with motion sensors that detect movement (or a lack thereof) and adjust lighting accordingly, smart bulbs can help reduce the waste of energy caused by lighting unused rooms. Similarly, smartphone applications that connect to other appliances, utilities and home features offer the best of personalized comfort and convenience while providing tools to help minimize your home’s energy consumption. RENEWABLE ENERGY Another option to offset some of your home’s energy and utility costs is generating your own renewable energy through solar or wind power systems. Installation depends on many variables, such as how much energy you use, local codes and standards, and whether the house and surrounding terrain are situated to allow you to capture adequate natural power. For a home under construction, your builder should be able to offer guidance; for an existing home, contacting a local renewable energy organization or state office is a smart first step.

ZONED CLIMATE CONTROL If you’re like most homeowners, there are parts of your house that simply don’t get much use or only get used during certain times of the day. Maintaining the temperature in those uninhabited areas can be costly and wasteful. As an alternative, an option such as zoned climate control allows you to stay comfortable in the rooms you use without spending a fortune on energy bills.

While a zoned system is generally considered a premium home feature, it isn’t unattainable and actually offers long-term savings, due to its energy-efficient operation. The home is divided into zones, designated by floors, rooms or areas - however the homeowner chooses - which eliminate the “all on” feature of traditional air conditioners. A system like Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating’s Zoned Comfort Solutions offers a true zoning-system with convenient controls and automation, along with whisper-quiet operation. Both ducted and non-ducted units are available depending on the space and occupant needs. Additionally, some models have advanced filtration features to help eliminate allergens, contributing to improved air quality. For a new build, installing a zoned system from the outset is relatively simple. However, zoned systems are also a possible solution for replacing your home’s HVAC system or rectifying a problem with a single uncomfortable room. Pairing the system with sensors or remote app controls can bring operating costs even lower through computerized automation.

COST CONTROL A state-of-the-art zoned climate control system can be configured to your specific needs, but all the customization options can make it tricky to predict how much your installation might cost. Taking into account these variables can give you a better sense of how much you’ll be spending.

LABOR This is what you will pay a licensed HVAC contractor to install the system (and remove your old one, if necessary). Contractors’ labor prices vary widely, but expect to spend an amount roughly equal to your equipment cost, depending on your geographic location and the complexity of the installation.

NEW EQUIPMENT Each system includes an outdoor unit, indoor unit(s), controls and parts including the refrigerant line-set, wiring and electrical accessories. Conditioning one room or zone comes at a significantly different price than cooling and heating a home with eight or more zones. Generally, new equipment comes in between $3,000-$15,000, depending on the number of zones and size of the home.

UNIQUE SITUATIONS Some homes, such as older homes, high-performance homes and homes in extreme cold-weather regions, often require auxiliary heat or specialized designs or equipment, all of which can impact the cost of the system. For example, with Mitsubishi Electric’s Zoned Comfort Solutions, 100 percent heating down to a 5° F outdoor temperature can be attained.


SE VE N REAS O N S W HY ESCRO W S FALL OU T By Barbara Pronin Let’s start with the contingency period every buyer has – usually 10 to 20 days at the beginning of a 30-60 day escrow. That’s the time when buyers should be nailing down their loan and making sure the property is what they thought it was when they made their offer. But they do have the option to walk away at will, which leads to reason number one: 1. The buyer gets cold feet – One option is to keep the contingency period short and work with the buyer and the seller’s agent to resolve contingency issues. 2. Buyer can’t get the loan – Experienced agents make certain the buyers are pre-qualified and specify in the contract that they have been approved for the loan. In fact, because ‘stuff happens,’ it can be a good idea for the buyers to have a ‘back-up loan’ in their pocket. 3. Inspection reveals a problem – Say it’s something the seller didn’t know about – asbestos in the ceiling, or a cracked firebox. Savvy agents keep a list of capable tradespeople who can do the repairs at a reasonable cost, which is often enough to save the sale. 4. The appraisal is low - There is little control over who the appraiser is, but the lender should help out, and the listing agent should meet the appraiser at the property to make sure he sees relevant comps.

5. Buyers can’t come up with down payment – Here again, the savvy agent would have done due diligence and verified the buyer’s source of funds. If the buyer has not demonstrated that funds are liquid and available, an offer shouldn’t have been made. 6. Buyer won’t prove ability to buy – In some cultures, it’s considered an insult to be asked to prove ability to pay. Experienced agents determine right away if this is a cultural issue or a negotiating ploy. Either way, the escrow should not have been opened until the issue has been satisfactorily addressed. 7. Buyer wants to renegotiate – This, too, can be a cultural issue with buyers from countries where contracts are not respected, and who try to re-negotiate at the last minute, thinking they have you over a barrel. Knowledgeable agents address this early, making it clear at the outset that no request for re-negotiation will be accepted after the agreed-upon contingency period. Bear in mind that buyers never want a house as much as at the time they make an offer. It’s important to use that initial enthusiasm to make the contract as airtight as possible. Barbara Pronin is an award-winning writer based in Orange County, Calif. A former news editor with more than 30 years of experience in journalism and corporate communications, she has specialized in real estate topics for over a decade.


ASK AN EXPERT Can a Home Inspection Help the Mortgage Process Along? Today’s Ask the Expert column features Dan Steward, President of Pillar to Post Home Inspectors. Q: Should sellers get a home inspection to help the mortgage process along?

of rushing to pay a higher price for the work, or worse, having to deduct from the agreed upon price. In fact, you can show the report and a receipt proving the problem was already addressed by a licensed professional.

A: If you’re a seller, it behooves you to get your own home inspection prior to putting your house on the market. But why spend money on one when the buyer will surely get their own?

Having a good report readily available also shows the buyer that you’ve most likely been maintaining the property all along, which is another terrific plus when selling.

Buyers that see a recent home inspection along with the listing sheet already realize that the asking price of the home is likely justified. They can rest assured that there are no scary surprises waiting for them upon closing. And you can hasten an offer by having that report right in front of serious buyers when they’re considering putting in an offer.

Mitigating risk is key when selling a home. Since laws regarding disclosures vary from state to state, for the most part, you as the seller are responsible even after a closing if something has been hidden or unreported to the buyer. Taking the time to find a reputable home inspector to perform your own inspection will allow you to have repairs made for a cost that suits your budget, instead of having to deal with credits the buyer may ask for as the result of their home inspection. By getting a pre-inspection, you have proof that home maintenance issues, to the best of your knowledge, didn’t exist at the time of sale.

This also establishes a sense of trust between the buyer and the seller from the start. It shows the buyer that you care enough to get details and minor problems with the house detected and fixed before they even put in an offer. If your home inspector shows you minor items that may come up in the buyer’s home inspection, you can have the issues looked at and repaired before the buyer even has their report done. You will have time for bids on a job instead

The only instance when it may not pay for a seller to proceed with a pre-inspection is when they’re selling a fixer-upper. In this case, the buyer already knows what to expect, and they should have a thorough home inspection completed before signing on the dotted line.


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MARLBOROUGH Judge James McDonald house - Historic landmark in town center. Beautiful Gardens w/walkways & rose temple, 4 bdrms, 2.5 baths, 3rd flr Master Suite w/private Office or Nursery. Meticulously preserved home with many features from a time when no expense was spared. $595,000

AUBURN Amazing commuter location for this 3 bedroom home with renovated kitchen, new roof & water heater, replacement windows. Finished LL w/PlayRm, wetbar & Bath, addition w/hot tub, 2 decks, picturesque back yard, 1-car heated garage plus add'l detached garage. $349,900

BOYLSTON Mt. Pleasant Estates location for this 5 bedroom, 3 full bath home with many recent improvements. So many wonderful features...2nd flr Sunroom w/balcony, screened porch w/cath. ceiling, rear yard with gazebo, hot tub and outdoor shower $679,900

NORTHBOROUGH This is a special home that deserves to be seen in order to be amazed by the custom features of the open floor plan, loft with built-ins, 1st flr Master, 3 bdrms on the 2nd flr each with direct bath access, fin. lower level and oversized 2-car garage. $768,000

GRAFTON 3 Lots Remain at Merriam Woods. Full Custom homes being built on 1 of the town's absolute best land offerings bordering protected land w/astounding views to the conserved meadows. A slice of VT here in Grafton. Call for more details. $850,000

NORTHBOROUGH Incredible home in pristine condition! Enjoy the open feel of the DinRm/LivRm/FamRm along the entire rear of the house that opens to a stunning screened porch and mahogany deck with hot tub. 4 bdrms, 3 full baths, finished lower level. $564,900

HOLDEN The HOMES AT OAK HILL Holden's Hottest Open Space Subdivision Built by One of The Area's Premier Builders. All homes loaded With Exceptional Quality & Details. Granite, hardwood flrs, central air, 2car garage, 4 bdrms, 2.5 baths. Town water/sewer, natural gas. $539,900

SHREWSBURY Spectacular 3 bedroom Condo on Lake Quinsigamond. Stylish End Unit with granite, SS appliance, Master Suite w/walk-in closet & deluxe bath, 2-story Foyer, 3.5 baths. Relax and Enjoy the waterfront sunsets. $525,000

HOLDEN Royal Barry Wills Cape-style home minutes from Worcester offers the charm of older homes but the conveniences of today's living. 5bdrms, 5 Full & 1 Half Bath, Renovated Kitchen w/Sub-Zero, dbl ovens & 2nd cooktop. Enjoy sprawling lawns tucked away on this corner lot. $950,000

SOUTHBOROUGH Enjoy the privacy of this special home with a covered veranda in the rear overlooking the IG pool and nicely landscaped yard. Impressive features throughout. 1st flr Study or FamRm w/gas FP, 3car det. garage w/fin. room above offering full bath. $875,000

NORTHBOROUGH Great opportunity to build your dream home on a private cul-de-sac. Well installed & septic sys. has been designed. Easy access to major rtes & shops. $379,900

NORTHBOROUGH NEW CONSTRUCTION!!! This home is part of gathering of four customized homes - 2 sold, 2 are completely finished and ready for new owners. Tons of windows and nicely sized rooms, 4 bdrms, incredible Master Suite, 2-car garage. $749,900

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NORTHBOROUGH Great commuter location but set far off the road to provide privacy and views of protected land. Black granite Kitchen flows to the lovely screened porch overlooking the IG pool. 4 bdrms, 3.5 baths, finished lower level, 1st flr Office. $825,000

GRAFTON Glenwood Estates - just over the Westboro line. This stunning 4bdrm home offers a Gourmet Kitchen w/upscale appliances, skylit Family Room w/FP, 1st flr Library, luxurious Master Suite. Easy commuting location just a few minutes away from the T station. $739,900

NORTHBOROUGH Level and sun-drenched lot on a private cul-de-sac is the perfect setting for this home. 2-story FamRm, large Kitchen w/granite, 4bdrms, finished room in lower level, newer deck overlooks rear yard $800,000

SHREWSBURY Lovely Multi-Level home on a nicely landscaped lot with private back yard, heated IG pool and inground hot tub! 4 bdrms, 2.5 baths, 2 fireplaces. Located in a neighborhood with convenient access to I-290. $579,000

BERLIN Builders & Developers - Rare Opportunity for 13+ acre undeveloped Residential Land near Berlin/Bolton line. Conceptual Plan shows potential for (5) lots off Cul-de-sac/Common Driveway Subdivision. Call Listing Agent, Raj Seth 508-380-5272 for details. $599,000

NORTHBOROUGH Modern Ranch on a serene 4 acre lot. 4 Bedrooms, 2 located at each end of the house. Kitchen w/2 Ovens & Charcoal BBQ Station, Game Rm w/access to exterior, Bonus space from garage can be craft room or office. $675,000

BOLTON FOX RUN neighborhood setting. Custom home w/many windows designed to capture lots of natural light, 1st flr open layout, hdwd flrs, stunning SieMatic Kitchen, lighted trey ceilings. Master w/bath & dressing room, Fin 3rd flr Loft & Fin.LL $945,000

GRAFTON Superb neighborhood of high-quality customized homes is the setting for this YOUNG home built in 2013. Immaculate in every way with wonderful updates in this "Better Than New Property". 4bdrms, 3.5 baths, Recently fin. lower level w/full bath. $595,000

NORTHBOROUGH Stately Contemporary Ready for New Owners. Open Floor Plan w/cath. ceilinged Living Room, oversized windows, hrdwd flrs, Kitchen w/cath.ceiling & skylights, 3 large bdrms, LL offers a walk-out FamRm, Office & 3rd full bath. 2-tiered deck overlooks the backyard. $525,000

NEEDHAM Beautiful 3 bedroom Condo with so many upscale features and lovely rear yard for outdoor enjoyment. Open floor plan to meet anyone's needs. Finished lower level, 2nd flr Laundry, 2 Master Suites. $959,900

HOPKINTON Exceptional details & amenities thru-out this 2 year young home. Exceptional Kitchen with all of the best appliances & large island. FamRm w/stone surround FP, 4 bdrms, 3.5 baths, 9ft ceilings on 2nd flr, Master w/sitting area & bath w/river rock shower flr & jetted tub. $1,100,000

MARLBOROUGH This supremely maintained Ranch in a wonderful neighborhood offers 4 bdrms & 2 full baths. Cabinet-packed Kitchen w/SS appl, hdwd flrs, 3-season porch, finished LL, fenced-in yard, central AC, storage shed, beautiful perennials & patio. $439,900

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WINCHENDON $15,000 Just a pretty place in the sun. Approximately 5+/- acres on a dirt road in the country. Go to the end of the paved road then about 1/3 of a mile down on the left and admire nature it all it's glory.

TOWNSEND $299,900 West Townsend Two Family Home! The first floor unit offers 3 bedrooms, large dining room, and two large porches! Two bedrooms are available in the second floor unit with a possible 4 bonus rooms in the attic. The Large level back yard with a storage shed

GARDNER $239,000 Large Four Family home in convenient South Gardner location with plenty of off street parking! With each unit currently rented this property is a real income producer. Three of the units have 2 bedrooms & the 4th unit has 3 bedrooms.

AYER $239,900 Beautifully renovated Sunny END Unit at Nashoba Village! Stainless Steel appliances to match the brand new granite counter top & kitchen sink! Unit has been freshly painted with updated lighting! The basement has been partially finished.

FITCHBURG $209,900 Move in condition, home has 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths and attached garage. This 1/2 duplex is located near Coolidge Park with commuter access to metro areas with the Fitchburg "T" station and access to route 2.

LUNENBURG $314,900 Large home with 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths! Large 2 car attached garage with extra room for storage! Basement hasn't been finished yet but you just might want to do it! Large inground pool in the fenced in back ground. With 2.3 acres of property to call your own!

TOWNSEND $279,900 This Townsend home has so much to offer. This was once a real estate office and offers 3 bdrms, 2.5 baths, finished walk out basement and parking galore. This does need some work but what a chance. Check it out today.

CLINTON $255,000 Property has just been renovated & updated! Spacious kitchen , sparkling wood & carpeted flooring. Spacious dining room, living room with beamed ceilings and 1st floor bedroom and full bathroom. Two additional bedrooms on the 2nd floor with a 2nd floor full bath

TOWNSEND $250,000 Timberlee Park Raised Ranch awaits! This 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home has a partially finished basement with a fireplace. Dining area with slider to a large 3 season porch! Nice corner lot with plenty of room. Two car garage under

ASHBY $234,900 Come discover this cape style home nestled between the trees. Firelplaced living room, eat in kitchen, built ins and so much more charm. Walk out basement with attached garage, hardwood floors, three bedrooms and two full baths.

FITCHBURG $164,500 Located between Fitchburg University and McKay school this home offers 3 bdrms, spacious living room, 2 baths, garage and more. Easy access to Coolidge park and shopping. For you commuters Fitchburg offer you a "T" station.

FITCHBURG $90,000 If you have construction talent and want to jump into investing this may be your big chance. The room count provided by the city may not be correct as some areas are already gutted to the studs.


FIVE SMART WAYS TO AVOID A DELAY IN CLOSING By Barbara Pronin Closing day is a red-letter day for buyers, sellers and their agents – the long-awaited time when final papers are signed, monies are disbursed, and everyone goes home happy. In a perfect world, there would be no hitch in having funds wired from the bank. A cancelled deposit check would never go missing, and the moving van scheduled for Thursday morning would never need to be postponed. But we don’t live in a perfect world, and seasoned agents know how vital it is to work with clients, lenders and closing agents in order to avoid delays. “I never assume a closing will go smoothly until I’ve talked with my buyers, dotted a few i’s and crossed a few t’s,” said Kathy Murphy, a top-producer with CENTURY 21 Town & Country Realty in Royal Oak, Michigan. With that in mind, here are five ways to avoid delays in closing: Preview the paperwork – If the buyers are obtaining financing, they receive their Loan Estimate within three days of sending in their loan application, and receive their Closing Disclosure three days before closing. Be certain they read them carefully, double checking the loan and down payment amounts, interest rates, etc., as well as all of their personal information. A minor discrepancy or a simple misspelling could cause a delay unless it is promptly addressed. Read the preliminary title report – Request a copy and review it to be certain there are no “clouds” on title. Many issues, such as an unpaid contractor’s bill, can and should be easily cleared. Your buyers should understand that the title insurance purchased will protect them against any issues that may

crop up later, but that the policy is effective only from closing day forward. Sidestep last-minute mortgage issues – Check in with the buyer’s lender frequently to be certain no needed documents are missing and they are on track for the scheduled closing. Resolve final walk-through problems – A final walk-through with your buyers a few days before closing may reveal items that need to be resolved, such as a broken plate glass window or the light fixtures the sellers agreed to leave are missing. Work with the seller’s agent to determine the best and quickest way to resolve the problem, which could include the seller paying cash for repairs, or negotiating a credit for the buyer at closing. Head off cash flow hitches – Be sure the buyers are aware of the escrow company’s policy regarding final closing funds. In most cases, funds must be wired to the escrow company the day before closing. Your buyers should be certain they have arranged the wiring instructions so that funds reach the closing agent in time. Take extra care to avoid the possibility of cyber-fraud by giving the buyer the phone number to the escrow company and reminding them to verify the wire instructions prior to authorizing their bank to send money on their behalf. Barbara Pronin is an award-winning writer based in Orange County, Calif. A former news editor with more than 30 years of experience in journalism and corporate communications, she has specialized in real estate topics for over a decade.


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QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE HIRING A MOVING COMPANY

Moving can be a stressful, time-consuming and frustrating experience. The excitement of relocating to your new home can be quickly perturbed by the annoyances of moving day, which is why most homeowners choose to hire a moving company to do the job for them. However, your personal belongings are important to you, and, as such, it doesn’t do any good to hire a mediocre moving team that might damage your delicate items, misplace or lose important things, or break irreplaceable heirlooms. If you’re new to the moving game, here are five important questions to ask any company you’re seeking to employ:


Do you have any references? No matter the job, references are a large part of what secures your trust and comfort in the person’s ability to perform the task effectively. When looking for movers, be sure to ask the company if they can provide references or a link to some reviews of their business, just to be sure they’re legit. Ask friends or family in the area that you trust and have used a moving service; they might be able to give you a list of good companies from which you can start your search.

What specific services do you offer? Moving companies vary in terms of what they’re willing to do for you. There are some companies that might refuse to move large items, and only provide the lifting and packing of smaller items. Before you call a moving company, be sure to know exactly what items you need to have moved. If you ask questions, and the response is anything but what you’re looking for, at the very least, you should look around for better options.

Do you offer in-home estimates? Knowing what needs to be moved is one thing, but understanding the cost of labor to get the job done is another. Finding a company that will come out to your place and give you an estimate is a great way to compare different companies in your area, as well as provide a safeguard against possible price-gouging. Be sure to get everything in writing, and secure the departure and arrival dates to avoid any potential hiccups that may hinder your progress along the way. In-home estimates are also a great way to figure out if the company can move a larger item that may be in question.

Will you draw up an inventory of my items? Apart from the cost of the actual move, this is perhaps the most important question to ask. Moving is not only expensive, it’s also the surest way to lose something you can’t replace. Finding a moving company that will create a detailed and organized list of your stuff will ensure that it all arrives safely and securely, and that nothing is lost in the process.

What happens if something is damaged? You found a company you can trust and afford, but what will the company do if they accidentally break something of yours? Most offer optional coverage packages to repair or replace items that are damaged or broken. Unfortunately, the more complete the coverage, the more expensive it will be. But in the long run, the smart move is to get the best coverage you can for the items you’re moving, and feel the relaxation that comes with not worrying about your stuff. You also want to choose a company that is properly licensed and insured, and has proof of such. Adapted from a blog article by Haley Kieser on RISMedia’s Housecall. This material is meant for general illustration and/or informational purposes only. Although the information has been gathered from sources believed to be reliable, no representation is made as to its accuracy. This material is not intended to be construed as legal, tax or investment advice. You are encouraged to consult your legal, tax or investment professional for specific advice. Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2018. All rights reserved.


PROPERTY PROFILES VS. PRELIMINARY TITLE REPORTS There are several steps in the process of purchasing real estate. Reviewing property profile reports and preliminary title reports is an important and necessary step, and it’s important to know the differences between the two products. PROPERTY PROFILE What is a Property Profile? A Property Profile report is a snapshot of the financial and ownership status of a property generated by customer service. It can help determine: • The owner of the property • The loans and liens that may exist on the property What is the benefit of a Property Profile in a real estate transaction? Property Profiles are the quickest method of obtaining a cursory view of the property in question. Information is quick, but not vetted.

A Property Profile package typically consists of the following information: • Comparable market analysis • Vesting deed/current owner • Open deeds of trust/mortgages • Plat map of the property • Tax status for current year • HOA liens • City liens • Solar agreements * • UCC financing statement * • Any other document recorded on the property *When specifically requested.

PRELIMINARY TITLE REPORT What is a Preliminary Title Report (PR)? A Preliminary Title Report is an offer to issue insurance. It’s a starting point for the title company to eventually issue a policy of insurance. It shows the full ownership of a specific parcel of land, with the liens and encumbrances thereon, together with recorded matters that will be expected from the policy of insurance if not addressed and removed before escrow closes. Significant time, energy and resources go into producing a PR. What role does a Preliminary Title Report play in the real estate process? A Preliminary Title Report lists the conditions under which the title company will issue a particular type of title insurance policy. It shows if anyone, other than the seller, has a legal claim on the property. The PR may be reviewed and discussed by the parties to the real estate transaction, providing the opportunity to seek the removal of items referenced in the report which are objectionable to the buyer prior to the transfer of title. The Preliminary Report is not a written historical representation as to the condition of title and

may not list all liens, defects, and encumbrances affecting title to the land, it merely reports the current ownership and matters that the title company will exclude from coverage if a title insurance policy should later be issued. A Preliminary Title Report identifies the following: • Title defects, liens of record or encumbrances that must be satisfied prior to issuing a title insurance policy • Legal and equitable ownership • Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) or recorded restrictions which have been placed in a prior deed or contained in recorded documents • Detailed easement information • Thorough real property tax information • Status of the property • Possible lien items that need to be cleared prior to the close of escrow Should you have any other questions about Property Profile or Preliminary Title Report, be sure to contact your local title insurance company.


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NORTHBOROUGH Hemlock Estates! Lovely 4 BR colonial w/a quaint farmers porch has many recent upgrades & a terrific open floor plan!! Birch kitchen w/center island & skylit dining area. Bright FR w/FP & french door to deck. Formal LR & DR w/hdwd. Bonus room up a separate staircase off the kitchen. Cath ceil MBR w/skylit tiled MBA! 3 other generous size BRs. Private in-ground pool w/new fence. Walking distance to top rated Algonquin HS! $724,900


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SHREWSBURY - Updated 4 bdrm and 2 baths home nestled in a prvt setting w/in a NH. Many updates throughout this home. Updated kit w/ new flooring and counter tops, updated cabinets and newly painted. DR w/ coffer ceiling, new flooring and newly painted. Spacious LR w/ great natural light and FP, gleaming hdwd floors and newly painted. First flr office, playroom or guest bdrm w/ hdwd floors and closet. 2nd flr has four good sized bdrms w/ refinished hdwd floors, newly painted and each room has a closet. Full bath on 2nd flr and half bath on 1st flr. Newer Weil McClain boiler. Young Roof. Updated Replacement Windows. Update Electrical Panel. Rebuilt Chimney. Enclosed Front Porch. 2 garage. Town Water. Large, private, level lot w/ nice back yard and garden area. W/in walking distance to center of town, library and restaurants. Close to major highways and commuter rail. $330,000 CALL MICHELLE @ 508.934.9818

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NORTHBOROUGH Don't miss this 4 BR, 2.5 BA Colonial in Treetop Circle. Beautiful hdwd flrs thru-out the 1st flr living areas. Open concept living w/a spacious LR, FP & slider to deck. Kitchen w/granite island. Formal DR. Master w/en suite BA & walk-in closet. Finished walk-up attic. 2-car garage. $624,900

NORTHBOROUGH 4 BR, 2.5 BA Colonial in Pineknoll neighborhood. Beautiful hdwd flrs run thru-out the 1st flr living areas. Spacious LR w/FP. Updated kitchen w/French doors to deck. DR w/chair rail. FR w/cath ceil, wood stove, bay window & deck access. Master w/en suite BA. Fin lower level. 1 acre. 2-car garage. $569,900

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NORTHBOROUGH Don't miss this 4 BR, 3.5 BA Colonial w/2 MBR, one on 1st flr & another on 2nd. Spacious LR, formal DR. Kitchen w/granite counter tops, breakfast bar, custom cabinets, SS appls & hdwd flrs. Large FR w/gas FP. Sliders leading to 3 season sun rm. Large basement w/ workshop area. 2C garage. Deck area & beautiful built-in pool. $599,900

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NORTHBOROUGH - $874,900 Picturesque, stunning property. Custom Built, 4 BR/3 BA w/great flr plan. Updated thru-out. Formal LR w/hdwd flrs w/inlay. Formal DR. 1st Flr Study. Updated kitchen. Step down to FR w/FP & sliders leading to multi-level deck. Master Suite includes cath ceil, walk-in closets, sitting area & MBA. Lower Level - gaming rm w/bar, 2 storage rms & office w/french doors to patio area. Forced Air & Central Air.

NORTHBOROUGH A nature-lover's retreat! Beautifully maintained 4 BR, 2 BA Cape on a picturesque tree-lined property near Mt. Pisgah. Gleaming hdwd flrs that run throughout. Formal LR w/beamed ceiling & FP. Formal DR. Updated kitchen w/granite countertops. Open concept layout. Walk-out basement w/FP. 2 acres. $464,900


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70 BUTTERCUP LN #70, GRAFTON-Great value in this large 3 BR, 2.5 BA townhome. Sun splashed fireplaced FR open to bright kitchen w/stainless appliances. 1st flr master suite w/sumptuous BA. Walk out lower level has large FR w/surr snd speakers & atrium door to nice sunny yard. Mint!! $409,900

11 FRANKIE LN, GRAFTON-Beautiful 3-4 BR in a cul-de-sac setting. Wonderful eat-in kitchen, hardwood, 2 fireplaces & central air! Fabulous screen porch opens to private yard, great for entertaining. Spacious master suite with private bath and walk in closet. Lower level has family room, 4th BR and flexible space. $389,000

46 MEADOW LANE, GRAFTON-This is the one you've been waiting for! 4 BR, 2.5 bath colonial on well landscaped, private lot! Newer roof, central air & furnace, vinyl siding and public water & sewer. Large kitchen with granite open to cathedral fireplaced FR, finished lower level! SO MUCH FOR $462,000

19 LELAND AVENUE, GRAFTON-Rare opportunity to customize this to be built colonial, personalize from the ground up! Standard specs include granite, hardwood, central air and choice of cabinets. Endless possibilities! 4 BR, 2.5 BA. $498,000

55 WARREN ST, WESTBOROUGH-One of Westboro's original homes! Bertis Adams had many years of memories here & you are sure to as well. Over 2 acres of sprawling lawn w/ tree grove & large barn. Pride of ownership is evident, w/many updates & many original features. Must see to appreciate. $599,000

4 EDGEWOOD RD, WESTBOROUGHWonderful design puts a contemporary stamp on the traditional 4 BR colonial. Beautiful stone faced front porch welcomes you to dramatic 2 story foyer. Sunken LR w/gleaming hdwd, large kitchen w/dining area and beautiful sunroom off. All on level private yard on cul-de-sac street! $695,000

24 SMITH ST, WESTBOROUGH-Cherish the lifestyle & conveniences of Westboro while enjoying the comforts & character. 4 BR, 3 full & 2 half BA home beautifully blends historic w/modern w/3600+ SF extends to a priv yd. Updates include MBA, kit & great rm. $679,900

138 WOODLAND ROAD, SOUTHBOROBeautiful colonial on very private lot! Wonderful open floor plan features kitchen with granite counters, huge dining & family room with picture windows overlooking lush yard & lovely screen porch. 3 large BR & 2 full BA on the second floor. Central air & so much more! $519,900

24 BLACKTHORN DR, WORCESTERSpectacular 5 BR, 5 full bath colonial on culde-sac! Custom cabinet kit with SS appliances and granite. Generous size DR/LR graced with fireplace to gorgeous deck and private yard. Master BR with private sitting area w/fplc. Walkout lower level. $540,000

Metro West & Worcester County East, MA - 38.10  
Metro West & Worcester County East, MA - 38.10  
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