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HOME & LIFESTYLE GUIDE Volume 38, Issue 12

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PRICE ENHANCEMENT! SOUTHBOROUGH Former Model @ SCHIPPER FARMS!! Adjacent to Community OPEN SPACE, Lush landscaping surrounds this bucolic setting. Covered Portico. Grand Split staircase Gives you access to the front & back of Home. LR & DR Separated By Greek Columns abutting your designer Kitchen, 22x22 Cathedral FR w/FP. 4 BR, 3.5 BA. $947,500

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NORTHBOROUGH This Victorian era Farmhouse is Absolutely Stunning. Country wrap "lemonade" porch. 4 Big BR, Country Kitchen. A True Currier & Ives setting on nearly 2 acres in the Heart of Northboro. Bring Your farming skills to work the land, or your Horses to fill the barn, or just enjoy the splendor of times gone by. $499,900

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NORTHBOROUGH Flr to ceil passive solar window highlights this majestic custom built home. Gleaming hdwd flrs throughout. Enormous kitchen w/granite. 3-season encl porch overlooking wooded backyard. Formal DR, study w/FP & lg office. 4 large BR. A bonus rm upstairs over the garage (extra BR or playrm). Mstr ste w/new MBA. Part fin bsmt w/cast iron wood-burning stove. NEW Price $749,900

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NORTHBOROUGH - BRIGHAM WOODS Northborough's most sought after address w/amenities that will astound you! ONE OWNER, CUSTOM PLAN Town W&S. Fin lower level to pool. Exclusive In law Suite w/FULL bath. Hardwoods, C/A, granite, stainless steel, FP. The layout is defined by the essence of luxury & works well for today's buyers. Close to 2 FABULOUS golf courses @JUNIPER HILLS, WEGMANS & THE APEX CENTER. $1,049,000

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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WESTBOROUGH Walk to town & schools from this Magnificent Custom Colonial at the end of a long driveway on over 2.4 acres surrounded by Conservation land. Luxurious 2 story foyer, multiple "2 sided fireplaces" one serving the Family Room & Living Room areas & the other adorning the Master Bedroom Suite & Master Bath. 8 person Hot tub. 3 garage bays. Newer furnace, window, appliances & A/C Condensers. Exquisite detail throughout. $879,900

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WESTBOROUGH 4 Bedroom/Finished Lower level. Great Neighborhood. Call for details!

SUTTON Cul-de-sac setting on extremely private lot nestled in The Villas at Pleasant Valley CC. Master suite with two additional en-suite bedrooms and four full baths. Wonderful floor plan designed for today's living. Upgrades and quality abound throughout this custom sunlit town home. Enjoy comfortable and luxurious living by the golf course. $529,000

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HUBBARDSTON Totally unique one of a kind property located on the west shore of pristine "Comet Pond". Custom built year round log home on private setting. 15 minutes to Mount Wachusett. Updated Walk out lower level. Completely updated w/open floor plan. $699,000


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22 South St, Suite 203. Hopkinton, MA 01748

Upton ~ $649,900

SPECTACULAR - Move in ready new construction. Gleaming hardwood flooring throughout the first floor & in the master BR, Gourmet kitchen has 36 " gas stove & granite! Gas log FP in the spacious FR. Transom windows & french doors flood the home w/light & private wooded views. Master BA ww/ walk-in shower & full seamless glass doors. Every room has beautiful moulding & woodwork. 4 BR, 2.5 BA. Quality local builder has thought of everything!

Upton ~ $649,999

Gorgeous - MOVE IN READY!!! Amazing location & setting. Mins from major routes providing easy access to Boston, Providence, & Worcester. Pebble tech pool. Front farmers porch. Hdwd flrg thru-out. Newly applianced custom kitchen. Large DR open to kitchen & fireplaced LR. 5 BR, 3.5 BA. 3rd story walk up offers plenty of storage or more space to finish!!! Fully finished space over the garage is perfect for in-law, etc.

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SHREWSBURY - Why rent when you can own? Get help with your mortgage...Ranch style duplex boasts 2 bdrms, 1 bath each side, garage nestled on 2.59 acres of land...near center of town. $439,899

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NORTHBOROUGH 3 Bed/2.5 Baths*HdWd Flooring*Cabinet Packed Kitchen*Center Island & Granite Counters* Vaulted Ceilings*Den/Study on first floor* Master Suite*Ideal commuter location $635,000

SHREWSBURY Sprawling Ranch * Shrewsbury Center * Like new condition * Great rm w/hdwd flrs * 4 BR / 2 full BA * Numerous updates * C/A * back up generator * 2 car attached garage * $528,000

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STOW, Sought after Wildlife Woods Neighborhood! Open Cherry Kitchen w/Granite. Breakfast/Sunrm overlooking Rear Yard w/patio &Fire Pit. Master Suite w/Sitting Rm or Exercise Space & Stunning Full BA. Gorgeous details throughout! 4.5 BA, 3C att garage. Basement w/ workshop area & Media Rm w/Full Bath. Gas Heat & Cooking! Walking distance to conservation trails & Lake Boon. End of the Cul-De-Sac! $849,900

STOW, Wonderful location in the Arbor Glen neighborhood. Magnificent views from the deck. Delightful 2-BR condominium, 2c garage, a lovely 1st flr master suite w/soaking tub & shower. 2nd BR, full bath & loft upstairs. Great space for a workshop or loads of storage in a full walk out basement. Well-run professional association. 63 acres, w/trails through fields & woodlands $445,000

STOW, Sought after Location at Faxon Farm! Walk to Shopping Center, Post Office, and More! End Unit condo w/2 garages, 1st flr Master Suite w/2nd BR & sitting/office/loft on the second floor. Spacious Kitchen w/Dining Area and large Island. Great Facilities at Meetinghouse Complex, including Workshop and other Community Spaces. Near Conservation Trails! High $400's

STOW, Star Luxury w/all the Warmth of Home! Amazing setting on 4+ level acs, beautiful woodwork, custom built ins, Oversized kitchen w/Granite, dbl ovens, Sub-Zero Fridge! Family rm opens to Sunrm w/sliders out to Full size, gas heated, indoor pool. Living rm, study, Master suite w/full bath & dressing area. Oversized, 6+C heated garage w/space (Studio, Gym, Etc.). WOW! $849,000

STOW, New Home Ready for your finishing details. Wonderful Open Flr Plan. Custom kitchen design, Gas cooking, a walk-in bay window opens to the fireplaced family rm. 4 BR, 3-1/2 tiled BA. Fantastic Master Suite! Near Stow Community Park & Minutes to Commuter Routes! $799,900

STOW, Spectacular Fall Views of the River from this Stunning Contemporary! Bright & Sunny, Amazing windows on both levels! Spacious Custom flr plan w/beautiful Stone Work & Oversized Deck makes this Home perfect for Entertaining! 1st Flr Master Suite. Lower level w/2 BR, office, & Family rm open to gorgeous Patio & rear yard. So Many updates! Mins to Lake Boon, Conservation trails, the Rail Trail, & More! $535,000

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Top Bathroom Renovation Tips

THAT CAN ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOME

A bathroom can be among the top selling points in a home. Upgrading your bathroom prior to listing the home for sale may enable you to sell it at a higher price point. Here are some of ways that you can improve your bathroom and get the highest possible return on your investment. ADD AN ADDITIONAL SINK If you have to share the bathroom with your spouse or kids, it’s important to have multiple sinks. This allows both parents to get ready for work at once or both kids to get ready for school at the same time. It also allows each person to keep their area of the vanity as clean or as messy as they want without infringing on others. ADD A TOUCH OF LUXURY Buyers will have a harder time not putting an offer on a home when it has a luxurious feel to it. Adding a Jacuzzi to the bathroom will make a buyer feel as if he or she were about to buy a spa instead of a residential property. Working with companies can make it possible to make your bathroom luxurious yet affordable at the same time. ADD MORE STORAGE There are many items that you want or need to keep in a bathroom at any given time. For instance, you’ll likely want to keep extra rolls of toilet paper handy or have extra hand towels available. You’ll also want to keep your toothbrush, toothpaste and deodorant

in the bathroom. By adding a closet, a larger vanity or extra drawers underneath your current vanity, you provide plenty of space for multiple people to share the bathroom peacefully. PUT IN NEW TILE Replacing your current floor in favor of a tile one can improve the look and feel of the entire space. In fact, a remodeling contractor can add a heated floor that is ideal for those cold winter days or those chilly spring mornings. It can make it easier to face the prospect of walking to the shower or sink without the need to find your socks and slippers first. Even if you don’t have a large remodeling budget, you can still make your bathroom look and feel like the best room in the house. When done properly, this space can be the centerpiece of the home and help to attract eager buyers willing to pay top dollar for it. This appeared first on RISMedia’s Housecall. Hannah Whittenly is a freelance writer and mother of two from Sacramento, Calif. She enjoys kayaking and reading books by the lake. Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2018. All rights reserved.


DON’T SCARE BUYERS AWAY THIS HALLOWEEN By Liz Dominguez

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com.

You may be getting into the holiday spirit this October, but remember that if you’re trying to sell your home, you still have to appeal to the majority of buyers. Not everyone is into the haunted house scene, so maybe tone down the spook factor while you’re on the market.

KEEP IT LIT

You may be trying to set the mood with dim, orange or black lighting, but if your house comes across as dark, then you might be alienating buyers from the get-go. If holiday-themed lights are your weak spot, try to keep them as part of your outdoor decoration, and at a minimum. Trendy lanterns are a great way of boosting your seasonal lighting without incorporating off-putting plastic string lights.

KEEP IT NEAT

You want your home to appear as neat as possible when it’s on the market. Any excess decorations—even if they’re fake spiders, tombstones, ghouls or spider webs—can come across as clutter. Make it as easy as possible for buyers to envision themselves living in the house. Selling will be significantly harder if your home looks like a scene from a horror movie. (On that note, put the fake blood away for the time being, as well.)


PUT THE ANIMATRONICS AWAY

Sure, the sudden sounds and animation are a great way of frightening friends and family when they walk through your door, but you certainly don’t want to have that effect on buyers. Keep the funny, animated Halloween decor, that comes to life with motion sensors, stored away until your home is off the market. Even if turned off, these characters will distract buyers from the real reason for their visit: to see if it’s a place they can call home.

DON’T DECK OUT THE EXTERIOR

While you may be proud of your hair-raising cemetery, rolling fog and thundering sound effects, prospective buyers may have a hard time looking past your seasonal decor. All of the Halloween accessories can take part in molding buyers’ first impressions. You want them to think of your place as home, not a haunted attraction.

If you can’t live without the Halloweenthemed accessories, keep it simple. There are plenty of Gothic-inspired items that scream Halloween without being over the top. A simple black rose wreath on your front door and a couple of pumpkins by the entrance won’t hurt your chances of selling. Candles are a great way to show off your holiday spirit, and they also make your home smell clean. Many fall centerpieces with leaves and twigs look great for Halloween, so double up on your autumn decor! Don’t focus on the fact that you can’t embellish every nook and cranny with scream-worthy accessories. Remember, the faster you sell, the faster you can get into the comforts of your new place, where blood-curdling screams and chilling ghost stories make you feel at home. Liz Dominguez is RISMedia’s associate content editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at ldominguez@rismedia.com. Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2018. All rights reserved.


ASK THE EXPERT How Should I Prepare a Home to Sell in the Fall? Today’s Ask the Expert column features Dan Steward, President of Pillar to Post Home Inspectors. Q: What are your top tips for preparing to sell a home in the fall? A: First and foremost, use the beauty of the season. If you’re lucky enough to live in a region that experiences changing seasons, take advantage of everything the season has to offer by incorporating autumnal flowers, plants and floral arrangements into the mix. Whether it’s colorful mums or adding intense color and drama to the home’s exterior with perennials, feature a variety of fall floral arrangements both inside and outside the home. Next, be sure to check the roof and gutters. While a roof ’s drainage system diverts thousands of gallons of water from a home’s exterior and foundation walls, it’s important to keep the process moving in order to avoid water damage. In addition to taking the time to unclog and clean the gutters, now is also a good time to inspect the roof from top to bottom. In addition to looking for damage to metal flashing in and around vents and chimneys, check ridge shingles for cracks and wind damage. While outside, take the time to check driveways, walkways and steps for any noticeable damage. Fixing any problem areas during the fall is critical in order to prevent little

problems from becoming expensive headaches down the line. Look for cracks that are more than 1/8-inch wide, uneven sections and loose railings on steps. Before the bitter temperatures of the winter season move in, take the necessary steps to ensure that outside faucets and in-ground irrigation systems don’t freeze and burst. Close any shutoff valves serving outside faucets, and then open the outside faucet to the drain line. If you don’t have shut-off valves, or freeze-proof faucets, you can buy faucet covers at your local home improvement store. Moving inside, check the home for air leaks, as gaps in caulk and weatherstripping can account for 10 percent of a home’s heating bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. While weather-stripping is the most costeffective way to control heating and cooling costs, it should be checked and replaced as needed every six months. And last, but not least, bring in a professional to inspect the home’s heating system to ensure it’s working properly before the cold weather arrives.

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TEMPLETON $224,900 Spacious 3/4 BR home on a acre of land abutting woods for privacy & exploring. Close to town w/easy access to Rtes 2 & 2A. Large eat in kitchen. Formal DR, large FR w/brick FP. to another LR. Bsmt could finish nicely. Christine Lorenzen 978-340-9648

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WORCESTER Spectacular BURNCOAT Neighborhood. 3 Bedrooms, 1 Full & 1 Half Bath, hardwood floors, updated appliances, 1st flr Den, screened porch, 1car garage, IG pool NEW PRICE $287,900

NORTHBOROUGH Close to major routes but in a private setting. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full & 1 Half Baths, 2 fireplaces, updated Kitchen w/white cabinets, island & granite, 2-car garage. $575,000

DOUGLAS Great subdivision location near the Sutton line. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Fulll Baths, 1st flr Study, LivRm w/brick FP, lovely IG pool, many recent updates to roof, windows, boiler, central air $338,000

SUTTON Lackey Dam Estates location. 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full & 1 Half Bath, hardwood floors, 9ft ceilings on 1st floor, FamRm w/gas FP, 1st floor Office, Fin. LL $519,000

NORTHBOROUGH Custom built by owner/mastercraftsman. 4 Bedrooms, 4 Full & 1 Half Bath, incredible 2-story Great Room w/stone FP, large Kitchen w/built-in seating, 1st flr Master Suite, Fin. LL. NEW PRICE $750,000

HOLDEN The Homes at Oak Hill Holden's Open Space Subdivision Built by one of the area's Premier Builders. All homes loaded with exceptional Quality & Details. Granite, hrdwd flrs, CentAir, 2-car garage, 4 bdrms, 2.5 baths. Town water/sewer, natural gas. $539,900

NORTHBOROUGH Pristine home with many newer updates. 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, LivRm/DinRm/FamRm flow along the whole rear of the house, Screened porch overlooks stunning forested backdrop w/backyard room to enjoy. $549,900

SOUTHBOROUGH Amazing Investment Opportunity In Southborough! Rent All 3 Units or Live In One and Rent the Others. Well maintained property, newer windows, refinished floors, fresh paint. Off street parking, great commuter location. $450,000

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

BOYLSTON This home was built in 2017 is BETTER THAN NEW! So many upscale features, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full & 1 Half Bath, 10ft ceilings, 1st flr Study, hardwood flrs on both levels, 3-car garage $899,900

MARLBOROUGH Historic landmark in the town center. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full & 1 Half Bath, Queen Anne styling with bay windows, stained glass, veranda w/ columns, high ceilings, updated systems $595,000

WESTBOROUGH "Blueberry Lady" Antique Circa 1725 formerly known as Denny Brook Farm. 4 Bedrooms, 1 Full & 1 Half Bath, many charming features and beautiful garden beds and Green House $399,900

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6 Church Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Andrew Abu

WORCESTER Antique Farmhouse on 4+ acres. 4 Bedrooms, original hardwood flrs, fieldstone FP, formal DinRm w/built-ins, many fruit trees from original apple/peach orchard $339,900

SUTTON Aspen-inspired Log Home, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full & 1 Half Bath, stone fireplace, hardwood flrs, fin.LL great for entertaining, 60ft farmer porch, 3-car garage plus Barn, seasonal water views of Lake Ramshorn $1,195,000

SOUTHBOROUGH Colonial Revival-style home on one of the town's most historic streets. 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, 1st flr Study w/gas FP, fin. 3rd flr, 3-car det. garage with finished room above & full bath $845,000

SUTTON Orchard Estates home built by Brendon Homes. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full & 1 Half Bath, 1st flr Study/Office, hardwood floors, Master w/WI closet and Bonus Rm, fin. LL Office & Game Rm $575,000

SOUTHBOROUGH Stunning home on a cul-de-sac with private wooded lot. Close to schools and major routes. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full & 1 Half Bath, Large Kitchen with granite island & picture window, walk-out fin. LL $780,000

MARLBORO Gorgeous location for this MultiFamily home offering 2 units with updated Kitchen & Baths and each with 1 bedroom. Many updates: newer roof, siding, windows, boilers $325,000

WORCESTER Sunderland Woods Condo close to commuting routes & shopping. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Washer/Dryer in the unit, Garden level with walk-out patio. Complex has IG pool, tennis courts & clubhouse $167,000

NEEDHAM Sun-splashed unit offering 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full & 1 Half Bath, two Master Suites, gleaming granite, loads of hardwood flrs, Fin. storage area in LL w/custom built-ins, 2-car tandem garage $940,000

NORTHBOROUGH Beautifully designed floor plan provides use for many lifestyles. 5 Bedrooms, 5 Full & 1 Half Bath, fin. walk-out LL for more living area plus endless storage. Close to shopping, schools & major routes $798,000

NORTHBOROUGH Lovely estate-style lot in a commuter paradis. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, L-shaped layout, Kitchen w/charcoal BBQ station, Game Room plus Bonus area from garage, 2-car garage w/storage area. $675,000

HOLDEN Charming beyond belief custom Cape in a more desirable neighborhood. 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, upscale white Kitchen, LivRm w/FP & walls of glass, FamRm w/rounded beehive FP, 1st flr Master, fin. LL. NEW PRICE $550,000

NORTHBOROUGH Breathtaking floor plan offering a feeling of warmth. 4 bedrooms, 2 Full & 1 Half Bath, hardwood floors, 2-story FamRm, immaculate interior feels like a brand new home, finished room in lower level. NEW PRICE $789,000

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STURBRIDGE STAYCATION w/YOUR OWN POOL. Walk to Sturbridge shops & restaurants from this neighborhood location! 4 BR Cape. Sunken front to back FR w/FP. $239,900

STURBRIDGE Sophisticated one level 3 BR 2 BA contemporary on over 3/4 of an acre. Large LR w/FP. Screened porch. LL w/heated 2C garage, full bsmt & storage. $299,900

WARREN Contemporary one level 3 BR 2 BA on 3 acres. Brazilian cherry flrs. Cook’s Kitchen, DR w/FP. Fin LL, heated workshop, & huge garage. IG pool in beautiful yrd! $329,000

STURBRIDGE Striking renovated and updated Antique Post & Beam Colonial on beautiful 1.5AC open lot with ig pool and attached 2 story barn! $374,900

STURBRIDGE 4 BR, 2.5 BA contemporary Colonial on 6.8 Acres! Spectacular open plan features Fam Rm w/fpl, formals, lg eat-in Kit, 1st fl Office and more. $429,900

STURBRIDGE 4 Ac estate w/3 BR 3.5 BA Cape creative flr plan, huge 3 car garage/work barn. Tranquil location in the middle of spectacular open & wooded land surround. $479,900

Sturbridge ~ Fiske Hill ~ $649,900

Experience the extraordinary presence of this magnificent New England style brick front Colonial on one of the finest lots in Sturbridge! From the striking curved foyer, raised panel wainscoting & hardwoods throughout to the A/C, gourmet Kitchen and new heating system. Gorgeous fireplaced front to back LR, formal DR, fireplaced pegged oak FR & bright Sun Rm. Fireplaced Master retreat w/2 BA. Finished lower level w/massive stone fireplace, BA & french doors leading to the sparkling heated IG Pool & amazing grounds.

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Secluded Elegance Uxbridge - $604,900 Custom Colonial with custom details. Exterior front porch w/mahogany ceiling ~ trek deck ~ recessed lights. Custom stair case ~ wainscoting & coffered ceilings. Open oor plan. Custom cabinets in the kitchen ~ upgraded appls ~ wine fridge ~ warming ovens and butlers pantry. Beautifully detailed crown moldings ~ columns & built-ins, hardwoods. Upstairs library ~ separate laundry room & 4 BR. Master BR w/his & her's California Closets.Tiled master bath. Custom woodworking by local craftsman who has done many restorations at the Newport Mansions. Close highway access. MLS#72389460.

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Fall-Inspired Decor TOPS THE LIST WHEN IT COMES T O AT T R AC T I N G P R O S P E C T I V E BUYERS THIS SEASON By Keith Loria

Now that autumn is in full swing, there are less house hunters hitting the pavement looking for their dream home, driving competition among sellers to a whole new level. If your home is currently on the market, taking advantage of all that comes with the fall season can go a long way toward attracting those who are seriously looking for a home they can settle into before the holidays.

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tart by adding a lovely wreath to your home’s front door, as this is the first thing prospective buyers will see. Wreaths made out of pinecones are not only popular for decorating during the fall season; they’ll also exude a fresh aroma that screams fall anytime someone walks through the front door.

It’s also important that you don’t neglect the exterior of your home. With a plethora of fall offerings available at your local gardening store, including mums, pumpkins and gourds, creating an eyecatching fall garden out front is an easy way to incorporate a festive atmosphere into your landscape.

When it comes to the inside of the house, the dining room and kitchen are perfect areas for incorporating fall colors by way of freshly picked flowers or even a bowl of bright red apples. You can even mix berries or colorful leaves in a planter to bring some nature into the space. Corn is another popular decorating item that can be incorporated into many areas of the home. Not only can it be placed in a bowl, it can be hung up in a tasteful design or used as the centerpiece of a display.

If your lawn is flush with trees, take the time to rake regularly and clean up any branches or debris that might litter the ground after heavy rains and wind whip through the area.

If you’re looking for a more subtle touch, the addition of plaid or fall-colored fabric is a great way to liven up a living room or family room. From table runners to pillows and even simple throws, the options are endless. Something as simple as placing a plant in the corner of a room will also go a long way toward livening up the space.

As Halloween approaches, take care not to go overboard with decorations. While spider webs and animatronics are festive, the last thing you want is for Halloween decorations to become the focal point of your home when prospective buyers drop in to visit. There’s no reason that the autumn season can’t be an important one for sellers. By taking advantage of fall décor and colors, you’ll hopefully be seeing plenty of green in the future. Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2018. All rights reserved.


WINTERIZE IN THE ALL TO AVOID EPAIRS LATER WINTERIZE I N T H E FA L L T O AV O I D R E PA I R S L AT E R

Autumn is here, so don’t fall behind on your seasonal home repairs checklist. It pays to know which renovations to tackle now, which repairs can wait until next season, and what preventative measures can help you avoid large-scale, costly repairs. One of the first steps that homeowners need to take is to winterize in autumn, before the cold weather really hits. “While staying warm is top of mind for many homeowners this upcoming winter, it is important to note that in order to stay warm and dry, homes must first be functioning properly,” says Bill Jacques, American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) president. “A home inspection in the fall can help homeowners prioritize maintenance projects as the seasons change and weather becomes more severe.” ASHI recommends fall as the ideal time to begin home inspector consultations and any necessary home repairs. Maintenance costs are generally lower when homeowners proactively prepare their home for winter weather instead of waiting to fix issues that arise, such as burst pipes and damaged roofs.


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Cleaning gutters and downspouts When ice damming occurs, water cannot drain from gutters and can sometimes seep into the home and damage ceilings and walls. Further, when you have a buildup of autumn leaves in your gutters; it can put stress on them. Add in some winter snow later on top, and you have a recipe for gutters buckling under the weight, and falling down, causing damage to your roof and exterior.

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Roof, siding and shutter repairs Heavy rains and high winds can call for window protection from shutters and the necessity of a sturdy exterior and roof for protection. Damaged shingles can become even more damaged during the winter months, and cause water to leak in under them. ASHI recommends inspecting your roof, siding and shutters at least once a year.

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Caulking cracks to stop cold drafts According to the U.S. Department of Energy, drafts can waste 5 to 30 percent of your energy use. Worn-out weather stripping around doors and windows allows cold air to seep into the home, which increases heating costs. You should also place a draft guard under any doors that lead to the exterior. This will help keep cold air out throughout the fall and winter.

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Inspecting chimneys Adding a cap or screen to the top of a chimney will prevent birds from nesting or animals from entering. ASHI also recommends inspecting the damper for proper operation and checking mortar between bricks. If you have a gas fireplace, the fall is a good time to make sure the pilot light and gas lines are functioning properly.

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Checking batteries in carbon monoxide and smoke detectors Many fires or cases of carbon monoxide poisoning occur during the cooler months due to an increase in furnace and other heat source usage. If you have gas appliances, you need a CO detector for increased safety.

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“The time to get serious about necessary home repairs is before the temperature starts dropping,” says Jacques. “Once winter weather begins and your home has problems, you will be wasting money each month, so think about getting your home professionally inspected in the fall so you can keep the home in good condition and reduce problems from lack of maintenance. Home inspectors can help identify problems so you can keep your home in good condition.”


SELLING A HOME?

CHECK YOUR PLUMBING If you’re selling your home, your to-do list is likely stacked: find a REALTOR®, get an inspection, make needed improvements, up your curb appeal, and the list goes on. Another important facet to keep in mind before listing is to make sure your plumbing is up-to-date. “When selling a home, you’re going to find each buyer’s home inspector will examine some of the same items,” says Max Rose, owner of Four Seasons Plumbing. “It can be a worthwhile investment to make some repairs to strengthen a home’s appeal to potential buyers and give sellers more negotiating power.”

Rose recommends sellers evaluate the state of the following items:

WATER HEATER

WATER PRESSURE REGULATOR

TYPE OF PIPING USED

“Each buyer has their own deal breakers, but if you’re finding that the water heater is coming up as a common strike point on a requested repairs list, it might be worth it to install a new one,” Rose says. “Having these issues come up on a buyer’s home inspection is only going to add to the stress of selling your home.”

LEAKING PIPES

Before listing your home, reach out to your local, trusted plumber for a full inspection of your plumbing and water heating systems. They can help recommend what improvements to make now, and what can wait for the new owner. Talking to a plumber will also give you peace of mind before your home’s inspection.

The water heater is one of the more common big-ticket repairs that can arise from a home inspection. If the water heater is on the older side, a buyer may request it be serviced and flushed, if not replaced entirely, as a condition of going through with the home purchase. Some older homes are plumbed with piping and/or fittings that have been recalled or had class-action lawsuits filed against the manufacturer. If your home has these materials in them, there is a good chance a potential buyer will want it replaced. If the home has a crawl space, it can be relatively easy to check for leaky plumbing. If there are leaky pipes, that could be a red flag for the seller. Depending on the age and material of the pipes, fixes may range from a patch to whole replacement.

One point of a home inspection is to check the water pressure. If the pressure comes back high, that can be indicative of a larger (and costlier) problem.

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NORTHBOROUGH Picture-perfect full dormer Cape in desirable neighborhood. Gleaming hardwoods thru-out. Open floor plan. Renovated cabinet packed maple Kitchen is open to DR & LR is open to den. Very light & bright. 2 renovated ceramic tiled full baths. 2nd floor totally rebuilt in 2001 w/full shed dormer in back & doghouse dormers in front. Back yard abuts 75 acres of Town conservation land. $399,900

NORTHBOROUGH Absolutely charming & meticulously maintained Gambrel Dutch colonial on beautiful park like grounds. Charm & character throughout, gleaming hardwood floors, natural woodwork, original built-ins, front to back fireplaced LR. Updated White kitchen. Formal DR w/built-in curio cabinet. Addition off the back of home adds 1000+ sq.ft. of living space, 1st flr In-law apt. $489,900

NORTHBOROUGH Peaceful privacy in this stunning, young, custom cape, featuring high-end finishes & attn to detail thru-out. Grand 2 story foyer leads to large great rm w/flr-to-ceil, granite-accented, brick FP w/pellet stove. Formal DR w/2nd granite/brick FP. Custom-molded, Brook Haven cabinetry in center-island, gourmet, eat-in kitchen. Full walk out LL. 2.28 acre. 4 BR, 3.5 BA. $899,900

NORTHBOROUGH Gorgeous custom crafted new construction home offers superior amenities & endless upgrades. Quality construction by local builder. Grand FR w/cath ceil, french doors & FP. Gorgeous cabinet packed kitchen w/center island. Formal DR & LR. 1st floor study. Hdwds first flr & upper hall. Cathedral Master suite includes sitting area, 2 walk in closets & large master bath. 4 BR, 2.5 BA. $769,900


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SHREWSBURY - $299,900 No CONDO FEES, it is similar to a SF att dwelling & was remodeled to inc. an oversized 2C garage & larger BRs in 2006. 3 BR, 2 BA w/over 2,100 sq. ft. Wood deck. Sun- filled, open-concept home. Lisa Bradley 617-803-9863

AUBURN - $299,900 Very recent updates in this beautiful home! 380 ft of frontage! Most of the interior has been freshly painted. 3 BR, 2 BA, new kitchen. 2nd floor features a perfect in-law setup! Prime commuter location. Mary Stolarczyk 508-612-1382

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SHREWSBURY - $434,900 Back entryway off of the attached garage is spacious & doubles as a mudroom. Large updated eat-in kitchen open to LR. Big deck that runs along half of the house! Pool! Partially finished basement. Ann Bartlett 508-595-9900

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NORTHBOROUGH - PINEKNOLL Sprawling 4 BR, 3.5 BA Colonial w/open floor plan including front to back LR w/gleaming hdwd flrs, FP & built-in shelves, FR w/FP. Updated kitchen, formal DR w/chair rail, hdwd flr & closet. Deck overlooking the spacious, level, fenced-in backyard w/shed. Large master suite w/bath. A great location convenient for commuting. $649,900

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The Christensen Team

ON DEPOSIT WESTBOROUGH-Nicely maintained 3 BR cape has NEW vinyl siding, new roof, electrical and windows. Spacious kitchen open to den, fireplaced living room w/built ins. Sun filled 3 season porch overlooks lush backyard. Lots of hardwood, garage, award winning schools! $389,900

WESTBOROUGH-Exciting opportunity to own a young 3 BR colonial in convenient location near all major routes. Open dining & living room, nice kitchen with gas cooking open to family room with slider to deck. Easy care vinyl siding and one car garage complete the picture. $410,000

GRAFTON-Beautiful 3-4 BR in a cul-de-sac setting. Wonderful eatin 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. $374,900

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

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

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

Metro West - 38.12  
Metro West - 38.12  
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