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SHREWSBURY This showcase of a Home has way too many things to describe here!!!! All Updates are in Place, Relaxing NEW Master suite!! Custom Sunrm. Custom Barn/ Garage/In Home business!! FP & pelllet stoves. A conservation piece of land, Circular drive, Multiple Garages. Loft overlooking FR. 4 BR, 3.5 BA. $669,900

NORTHBOROUGH - Chatfield Notch A Neighborhood to Die for! Kids everywhere & Northborough’s Top Rated Schools. Town S/W & Nat Gas. All updates in Place. Cust cherry Kitchen w/backsplash By High end designer & all granite. All baths have been redone. MBA w/River stone tiled shower. 4 BR, 2.5 BA. $629,900

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NORTHBOROUGH Believed to be built in or around 1745 by the Goodnow Family & later lived in by the Bartlett Bros in the 1800’s followed by the Patterson Family. built from bricks. A beautiful 18th century home & attached homes 5/6 BR, 2.5 BA, Small Nursery off master. $359,900

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MainSt, St, Northborough, Northborough, MA 8888Main MA01532 01532 TEMPLETON Ready to Move Right in! New construction with 1.2 acres of land. This 3 BR 2 BA raised ranch has central AC, hdwd flrs throughout, w/ceramic tile in both bathrooms. Open concept living area, tall ceilings. Upgraded kitchen w/granite counter tops & soft close cabinets. Deck through sliding glass door in the LR w/stairs that lead to an open level back yard, as well as plenty of tree’s for privacy. Easy access to Rt 2. Only 3 miles from shopping center (Market Basket, Marshalls, Starbucks etc). MLS#72197125 $236,000 Seller offering up to $5k back towards closing costs.

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Amazing Investment Opportunity! SUTTON - Only $250,000! High visibility office/retail building w/attached apartment Permitted uses such as Business & Prof Offices, Restaurants, Catering, Family Daycare and more! 2150 sq ft of retail/office area, plus 1 bedroom apartment in mint condition! Live in the residential side while running your successful business on the other, or collect rent from the apartment to produce even more income! Building has town water & sewer, separate heating & electric, with A/C too! Purchase this property, open your business here and 2018 could be the first of many great years!

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BUYING A HOME? FACTOR THESE INTO YOUR INTEREST RATE CALCUL ATIONS

By Liz Dominguez The mortgage process can be complicated if you jump in without any prior knowledge on home-buying and lending. The best tool you can arm yourself with is an understanding of how your mortgage interest rate is calculated. CREDIT CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOU.

Your credit score will determine how reliable you are in the lending world. The higher your score, the lower your interest rate will likely be. Check your credit on one of the three major credit reporting agency sites—TransUnion, Experian and Equifax—or your credit card company may have a free credit report service (although these aren’t as reliable). Improve your FICO score for a better chance at a lower interest rate. FACTOR IN SIZE & LOCATION

State or County: Even your place of residence can affect your rate. Local Mortgage Lenders: Shop around. Interest rates can vary from company to company even if they’re located in the same town.

Loan Size: The size of your home can also impact your interest rate. The bigger the loan, the higher your interest rate will be if you’re not putting more money down. Down Payment Size: Your mortgage interest rate may also depend on how much

you’re putting down and if your loan includes closing costs and private mortgage insurance (PMI). Putting down less than 20 percent can increase your risk factor and may require PMI, but your interest rate may be lower depending on the loan.

NOT ALL LOANS ARE CREATED EQUAL

Loan Length: Your loan terms play a bigger role in interest rate calculations than you think. Have you decided whether you want to pay off your loan in 15 or 30 years? You may pay more per month with a shorter term, but you’ll be paying less interest over the life of your loan. Shortterm loans may also have a smaller interest rate. Fixed or Adjustable: You’ll also have to consider whether a fixed, or adjustable-rate, loan is right for you. Your in-

terest rate can change over time if you choose an adjustable-rate loan. It may start off low or fixed, but can increase over time depending on market conditions. Fixed-rate loans, however, will have a higher interest rate attached to them. Loan Type: Interest rates can also vary according to your loan type. Choosing a loan can be overwhelming, but a local lender should be able to provide you with the best options. Some of the more

popular loans are conventional, FHA and VA loans. While FHA loans have less down payment restrictions and a smaller interest rate, your monthly payment can be more expensive due to the required PMI added on. VA loans can have smaller interest rates and don’t require PMI like FHA does. Conventional loans are widely accepted in the real estate industry as dependable, but your interest rate may be higher.

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2017. All rights reserved.


Appraisal Disappointing? STEPS TO TAKE

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r e you disappointed by the results of your appraisal? If so, don’t fret too much, you have options to explore, according to the Appraisal Institute. “Homebuyers and sellers should first understand what an appraisal is and how it’s used,” says Jim Amorin, president and acting CEO of the Appraisal Institute. “Real estate appraisals for mortgage finance applications are prepared for the bank or financial institution so they can better understand the collateral risk in making the loan. This can be confusing, because homebuyers typically pay for the appraisal and receive a copy of it.” In some cases, the appraisal may not match the contract price—but just because an appraisal comes in below (or above) the listing or contract price doesn’t mean it’s flawed, Amorin says. The agreed-upon contract price may be above market value, for example. In those situations, the buyer and seller often renegotiate the contract at more favorable or balanced terms.

“Homebuyers should ask their lender for the qualifications of the appraiser, including whether they are designated by a professional association like the Appraisal Institute,” says Amorin. Only a qualified and competent appraiser should be chosen, as they know how to conduct a thorough market analysis and how to make appropriate adjustments. Homebuyers also can ask whether the appraiser is employed directly by the bank or whether the bank utilizes an appraisal management company, and what their procedures are for engaging qualified appraisers. “The best way for consumers to combat potential problems with appraisals is to ensure the appraiser hired by their lender is highly qualified and competent,” Amorin says. “Consumers have every right to demand the use of a highly qualified appraiser, someone with field experience in their market and knowledge and experience to handle the assignment properly.”


of appraisal reports no later than three days before the loan closes, so homebuyers should definitely obtain one before then. “Although appraisal review is best performed by qualified appraisers, consumers should examine the appraisal for potential deficiencies,” says Amorin. According to “Appraising the Appraisal: The Art of Appraisal Review,” common errors in appraisals include: misuse of adjustments to comparables; disregarding special financing and concessions; or miscalculation of gross living area (GLA). Amorin suggests consumers ask themselves:

“Contrary to incorrect interpretations of appraiser independence requirements, appraisers welcome information that would assist the development of credible assignment results,” says Amorin. If lender policies permit, consumers can accompany and follow along appraisers as they conduct the property inspection and may provide the appraiser with any information they consider important. Amorin suggests consumers ask their lender for permission to do so, and confirm the appointment. Consumers should also take note of whether an adequate inspection is performed. Did the appraiser spend enough time at the property to observe important features or improvements or potential problems? “Homebuyers should take advantage of their right to obtain a copy of the appraisal report,” Amorin says. Even though the appraisal is ordered to help assess lender collateral risk, buyers are entitled to a receive copy of the appraisal report to review and keep for their records. Federal regulations require lenders to provide property buyers with free copies

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“Most lenders have appraisal appeal procedures, known as ‘Reconsiderations of Value,’” says Amorin. “If you’re aware of recent, comparable sales information or items that may not have been available or considered by the appraiser, provide those to the lender. If problems were found with the first appraisal, you can and should obtain a second appraisal.”


IS YOUR HOME PREPARED FOR AN EMERGENCY? If there’s anything we’ve learned over the years, it’s that Mother Nature is unpredictable and fierce, and that no one is safe from her path. Despite your best efforts to prevent it, sometimes disaster strikes. That means you should always be prepared for the unexpected. The right preparations and supplies will help you protect your family and your home. There are steps every homeowner could and should take to prepare for a natural disaster. Gold Medal Service, a New Jersey-based heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical service company advises taking the following steps to make sure your home is storm-ready: Waterproof low-lying areas. Basements are particularly susceptible to water issues such as flooding and leaks. Look into a variety of solutions, such as submersible sump pump systems, door and window sealing, waterproof sprays and interior drainage systems. If you live in an area with a propensity for flooding or rising water, have sandbags readily available in a shed or garage in case you need to build a dam around doors or windows. Install or inspect generators. While going without power may seem like an inconvenience, it’s actually a serious safety issue. For example, a HVAC system going out, or the inability to run fans in extreme heat can prove dangerous or deadly. A backup generator is a great alternative power source, however, make sure it’s professionally installed and periodically inspected. Also when running it, make sure it’s being run in a well ventilated or outdoor area to prevent carbon monoxide build-up.

Have your heating system inspected. Make sure the flues and vents throughout your heating systems are clean and clear of debris. Blocked vents can cause a dangerous carbon monoxide build-up in your home. Have a professional conduct the inspection if you’re unsure how to do so. Install and inspect alarms. Carbon monoxide and smoke alarms are a life-saving must; however, if they’re not functioning properly, it defeats the purpose. Make sure the batteries are fresh so they can run in case of a power outage, and bring in a professional inspector to ensure everything is working properly. In addition to having your home’s systems inspected and ready to go, have the following in place for you and your family: Water, flashlights, extra food and other necessities, such as medicines and eyeglasses A solar charger for your cell phone A battery-powered radio A list of your city’s emergency shelters An updated insurance policy with adequate coverage, especially flood coverage A rehearsed plan for what your family will do in the event of an emergency


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BOYLSTON Beautifully set on 7.23acres! Quality finishes thru-out. Kitchen w/Sub-Zero & Viking, soapstone counters & fireplace. IG pool & outfitted cabana $869,900

SHREWSBURY Eastern Point Condos on Lake Quinsigamond. New Waterfront Construction. 2 BR, 2.5 BA, Kitchen w/granite, loads of hdwd flrs, fin. walk-out LL $495,000

GRAFTON $850,000 Merriam Woods New Construction. 4 custom homes being blt on 17 acs. One house is sold & occupied. Land borders Churchill Meadows. Call for details.

NORTHBORO $750,000 New Construction on a country road. 4 homes to be built 1 already under agreement. Hrdwd flrs, granite, 4bdrms, FR w/gas FP, 2-car garage

25 Charles Street, Marlborough SOLD $295,100 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths

NORTHBORO Lovely cul-de-sac neighborhood location. New Master Suite w/stateof-the-art spa bath. 1st flr Office, FR w/FP, Fin.LL, IG pool, huge barn. $1,599,900

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GRAFTON $220,000 Stunning lot off Merriam Rd is the site for your DREAM HOME. Cleared & ready to go. 4 Custom homes being built by local builder. Call for details.

SHREWSBURY Modern Farmhouse Colonial on a private setting. Custom Kitchen w/center island, quartz counters & tiled backsplash. 1st flr Office w/full BA, 3C garage $1,275,000

WORCESTER Located off Shrewsbury Street, near UMass. Brand New 3 bed/2.5 bath attached home. Open floorplan, hrdwd flrs, granite, CentAir, 1-car garage $319,900

28 Bridle Path, Shrewsbury SOLD $975,000 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths

32 Jordan Road, Holden SOLD $567,500 New Construction 4bdrms, 2.5 baths

29 Ledgewood Road, Framingham SOLD $391,000 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths

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Pre-Construction Pricing Starts at $419,900* *depending on home style & lot selection.

At Uxbridge's Newest Single Family Home Subdivision, another Eastland Signature Community! The beautiful community offers a mix of colonial & craftsman style homes boasting open floor plan living, with a mix of different style homes to choose from including; First Floor Master, Drive Under, and 3 to 4 bedroom homes perfect for any family's dream home. The community offers not only the seclusion of old-town living but the convenience & accessibility you need today. With easy access to major commuting routes (both Rte. 495 & 146), restaurants, recreation and shopping. RidgeWood Estates is the perfect place to call home!

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Improve Your Home’s Air Quality You may think about air pollution while you’re running alongside a busy road or strolling to your favorite coffee shop, but do you ever think about the pollutants inside your home? Between sleep and home hangouts, the majority of your time is spent between your own four walls. According to Aire Serv, you should regularly change the HVAC filter in your home to help improve indoor air quality. For ease, stock up on a few filters at a time and plan to check the filter monthly. Other considerations to keep in mind include:

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Avoid chemicals. Everything from cleaning products and air fresheners to personal care items give off harmful vapors that become trapped in your home. Avoid chemically laden products and choose non-toxic, non-aerosol, unscented products instead to promote good indoor air quality.

Utilize existing spot ventilation around your home. For example, run the bathroom exhaust fan when you shower and clean; flip on the kitchen range vent when you cook and clean; and turn on the laundry room exhaust vent when clothes are drying. These habits help you eliminate pollutants at the source.

The air filter in your furnace should be cleaned or replaced at least once every three months. Irritants and allergens such as pollen, pet dander, dust mites and more build up in dirty filters, increasing exposure and worsening the effects on those with sensitivities.

If your furnace uses natural gas, propane or oil to keep your house warm, the air quality in your home could become contaminated by dangerous carbon monoxide gas. If not properly and adequately ventilated, its build-up in your home can be deadly.

Run an air cleaner. A small portable air cleaner is perfect for your bedroom at night while you sleep. This device collects airborne dust and debris, leaving the air cleaner than ever. If you opt for a wholehouse model, it replaces the air filter. This type of installation is known to decrease asthma and allergy symptoms.


Guide to Choosing Siding & Shutters That Don’t Clash By Megan Wild

It’s time to redo the exterior of your home. The place is looking a bit worn, and you’ve seen how a fresh coat of paint and updated colors can transform a structure. You’re considering going bold, maybe it’s time to shake things up. Then again, you don’t want to overstep bounds and glaringly stand out either. You begin to notice the color combinations on other houses. In fact, you’re kind of obsessed. You note a soft sage green home with butter yellow trim and realize that — while you would never have chosen those colors — you love the way they look. You pass a stately white home with long black shutters and consider how that classic combination enlarges the home’s appearance. We’ve compiled several tips to help you choose the siding and shutter color combination that’s right for you and lends the updated look you desire.


Style First, look at your home objectively and identify its architectural style. Is it a simple, boxy home with clean lines? Or perhaps ornate with lots of decorative detailing? Plain, uncluttered exteriors look best when painted with a straightforward one-two color combination. Uniformity of color matches the regularity of home construction. More elaborate house styles may call for between 4-6 different colors. Next, observe your home critically in the outside light. Does the house stand in full sun much of the day? Are there sections of perpetual shadow? How do you expect bright light or shade might alter the appearance of your color choice?

Location Do you live in a beach community? Does your home sit on rural land, or in suburbia? Certain color combinations look best depending on the geographic location of your structure. You wouldn’t paint a farmhouse teal, for example, but against the backdrop of water teal perfectly complements a marine palette. If your home is rural, take color cues from the earth. Bronze-brown, russet red and deep forest green all reflect natural surroundings, and confirm their place in it. Dark colors also tend to make a structure appear smaller. In a rural setting, this leaves more visual space for the beauty of adjacent fields and woodlands. Suburban home color combinations can go bold, but remember that community feel comes into play. You don’t want to stick out significantly from your neighbors. In fact, some homeowner associations won’t allow it. And if you are thinking about putting your home on the market, you want to stay with colors that appeal to a wide variety of potential buyers.

History Consider the history of your home. Do you know there are color charts designated explicitly for historic structures? If your house is old, honor its origin with color combinations unique to the period in which it was built. And if you reside in a historically preserved area, your home’s updates will play an essential role in enhancing the entire district.

Trial Once you’ve come up with likely color combination candidates, it’s time for a trial run, or two. After all, this is a decision you’ll be living with for a while. First, print out pictures of your house in broad daylight. Bring those images to the paint store and compare color chips directly. Seeing small-scale combinations right up against the image of your home may narrow your final contenders. Next, buy tester-size canisters and paint small areas of the house. You’ll probably be surprised to see hues change as the paint dries. You may also note significant color differential in shady spots as opposed to areas with full sun. Most homeowners choose different shades, either lighter or darker, after direct application tests. Once you’ve finally determined the siding and shutter color combination that’s right for you, you can rest assured knowing it also ties together your home’s unique style, location and history. Now, that’s a good vibe!


HOW-TO UPGRADE YOUR E N T R Y W AY B Y ZO E EI SEN B ER G

They say first impressions matter, and the entryway of your home is the perfect example. As a part of your foyer area, an entryway can make or break your home’s appearance. Below are some helpful tips for making sure your space wows you-and your guests--every time you enter. KILL CLUTTER. Clutter is a huge no-no in your entryway, as it impacts the entire vibe of your space from the moment you set foot in the door. However, this can be hard, as the entryway is the space you dump your keys, mail, boots and coat. To remedy this, make sure you have designated, tucked away spaces for everything you store at the entrance of your home. Hooks for coats, baskets for mail, a covered bin for shoes can all work wonders. As a bonus, this will also prevent you from losing the things you need the most when the time comes to head out. ADD A STATEMENT. Placing a beloved piece of art or furniture in the mouth of your home is a great way to appreciate it every time you enter, and can offer a fantastic conversation starter between you and guests. Decorative mirrors, abstract art, and pictures are all ways to implement a statement piece. HAVE A SEAT. Whether it’s a plush chair or a simple bench, a seat in your entryway is great for roosting as you tie your shoelaces, and makes a perfect place for attractive accent pillows. LIGHT IT RIGHT. Good lighting in your entryway is a must. Add an attractive lighting fixture, set up a dimmer for mood, and a floor or table lamp for added options. PERSONAL TOUCHES. Placing photos of your family and pets in your entryway can add a nice personal element and warm your heart every time you pass by.


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Barbara Rybicki

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68 Worcester St., North Grafton, MA 01536

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WORCESTER ~ $184,900 Home Sweet Home!! 2BR Ranch on quiet dead end street w/large fenced backyard. All major systems have been upgraded. Spacious granite kitchen. Sunny LR w/large picture window opens to DR & Kitchen. Updated BA. Huge Bonus Room w/extra 400+ SF of living area in the basement needs flooring.

SUTTON DEVELOPERS!! Commercial builders! Take note! Best commercial spot next to new shopping plaza w/ Store 32, right on Rte 146. One Acre. Now available in Sutton. Over 200 ft of frontage on Rte 146N just before Mobil Station & Bank of America. Great parcel w/access from both Rte 146 & Pleasant Valley Rd. Countless possiblities. Call today for private tour!

GRAFTON Attn Builders, Investors!! 12+ acres of beautiful pasture land abutting woods next to Peter’s Estates. Great potential for a single family home subdiv. Excellent commuting location. New Grafton High School and Tufts University!!! Within 45 Minutes to Boston, easy access to T-train, Mass Pike, and all conveniences.

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STURBRIDGE Striking renovated STURBRIDGE BR, 2.5 BA contemporary 5 BR 3 1/2 BA, 3 Fpl Classicand Colonial in great4central neighborhood updated Antique Post & Beam Colonial on Colonial on 6.8 Acres! Spectacular open has room for everyone! Quality detailing, AC, hardwoods & lg beautiful 1.5AC open lot with ig pool and plan features Fam Rm w/fpl, formals, attached 2 story barn! $374,900 eat-in Kit, 1st huge fl OfficeGreat and more. $429,900 built-ins galore, updated kitchen and Baths, RM w/wet

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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 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

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265A Bacon Street, Natick, MA SOLD - $673,000 New Construction Duplex

Whether your a Young Professional looking for Easy Access to the City, or Family looking to move before the School Year, or Empty Nester looking for a change, This Unit has it ALL & is Ready for You! Just Completed & Staged for Easy Viewing. 2C Garage w/Backyard! Convenient Location w/Easy Access to Rt 9, Public Transp., Shops & Restaurants. Open Flr Plan perfect for entertaining w/White Kitchen featuring Island, Dining Rm w/Outdoor Access to Patio. Family Rm w/Gas Fireplace & Built-in Bookcases great for Storage. 2nd Flr w/ Spacious Master Suite, Walk in Closet & Private Bath featuring Double Sink Vanity & Tiled Wall Shower! 2 BR have Sep Hall Bath w/Tub. Walk in Laundry rm! Basement unfinished but can be completed if desired. Immediate Occupancy!

19 Richard Road, Needham, MA Reduced - $1,698,000 New Construction, 4 BR, 5.5 BA, 5,310 SF

Local Builder! Walk to School & Park! Well thought out Floor Plan w/Open Kitchen/Family Room & Private First Floor Study & Double Entry Staircase. Generous Closets throughout in addition a Spacious Master Suite w/Two Walk-in Closets Large Laundry Room. Convenient J&J Bath to bedrooms as well as private Guest Suite. Finished Third Floor Den includes Full Bath. Finished Basement includes Playroom, Extra Study & Full Bath.

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Boss Realty Group & Brooks Auctions Leominster: 978.534.0615

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LEOMINSTER $325,000 2 family home w/ recent renovations! Rent one & live in 2nd or collect both. Each large unit w/plenty of closets & walk up attic from 2nd flr unit.

CLINTON $274,900 Open & Airy Brewster II at Ridgefield w/many recent updates! 2 BR, 2.5 BA. Large kitchen, sunken LR w/ FP & sliders to patio! 2nd flr open loft.

SHIRLEY $259,900 Shirley Condo at Woodland Ridge! Newness abounds! Det unit w/3 BR & 1.5 BA! Front farmers porch. Easy commute dist to major rtes.

HUDSON $344,900 1906 period Colonial w/exceptional features, including fireplaced LR w/stained glass window. Sunrm. 3 BR w/4th rm w/closet on 3rd flr. Det 1C garage.

LUNENBURG $194,900 This could be a wonderful home. some wood floors, 1.5 baths, 3 bdrms, fireplace, screen porch, 2 car detached garage and more.

SHIRLEY $184,900 Bright open concept Cape style home w/flexible flr plan. 3 BR, 1.5 BA. Front to back LR, spacious kitchen, formal DR. Fin LL. 3 bay extended garage.

WESTMINSTER $184,900 3 BR split in Ashburnham Westminster Regional School Sys on about 4 acres.Fireplaced LR, open space kitchen & dining area.

LEOMINSTER $168,000 3 BR, 3 BA ranch carport, walk out bsmt & more. Commuters access to route 2 & 190 & the ‘T’ to get to metro areas. Whitney field is within a mile.

LEOMINSTER $154,900 Well off the road w/i one mile of Center. 2 Story Colonial home on 3.79 acs! Excellent opportunity for a bit of sweat equity. 3 BR, 2 BA.

ASHBURNHAM $149,900 Ashburnham/ Westminster Regional School System! Sunset Lake at Far Hills. Renovated 2 BR ranch is a short walk to Lollipop Beach!

TEMPLETON $134,900 Corner lot near E Templeton center & mins from Rte 2. Cape w/eat in kitchen, LR, FR. 2 BRs on 2nd flr, 3rd floor loft for addl space.

FITCHBURG $132,900 Ummmm smell the new paint! Add to that the new furnace, 2 BR, att garage & this may be the ranch for you. LR w/FP for those cold winter nights.

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NORTHBOROUGH ~ Deer Run Estates 3 BR, 2.5 BA Meticulously maintained contemporary multi level homes! Dramatic skylit vaulted ceiling living room w/floor to ceiling brick fireplace, gas insert & hardwood flooring. Formal dining & Large eat in kitchen both w/hardwoods. Freshly Painted Interior & new carpet. Extra Large BRs & Closets. Magnificent skylit Loft Area. Cathedral skylit Master bedroom includes renovated master bath & new balcony. Renovated Family Room in Lower Level w/french door. 3 season porch & deck addn. Heated inground heated. $549,900

NORTHBOROUGH Expanded 4 BR, 3 BA spit on gorgeous landscaped private lot. In-law or master suite addn. LR w/brick FP. Brand new cabinet packed kitchen w/granite counters, SS appliances & separate dining area. Lower level includes FR w/2nd FP & home office. $449,900

NORTHBOROUGH Lovely traditional Colonial in cul-de-sac setting. A flr plan w/so many options for today’s lifestyle! Expansive 24x17 cath ceil FR addn w/palladium window & deck. Renovated cherry kitchen. Cozy den w/new gas insert in FP. 4 BR, 2.5 BA. $434,900

NORTHBOROUGH Well maintained, spacious colonial w/covered portico entrance. Large skylit vaulted FR w/FP. Spacious eat in kitchen. Formal DR. Private 1st flr office or LR w/ french doors. Open floor plan. Spacious cathedral ceil MBR w/walk in closet & MBA. 4 BR, 2.5 BA. $489,000

SOUTHBOROUGH Well maintained spacious hip roof colonial w/quality finishes beautifully sited on 1+ acre lot. Sunny kitchen & sep dining area. Priv covered deck. FR w/new gas FP. 1st flr laundry & half bath. Formal LR. Master w/ensuite bath. 2C garage. 4 BR, 2.5 BA. $584,900

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FITCHBURG SINGLE LEVEL LIVING. Immac 1 BR unit. Blt in ‘06, but only been occupied approx 2 yrs. Spacious open flr plan. Gerry Bourgeois 978-342-0000 / Laurie Howe 978-549-4440 $145,000

ATHOL Well maintained & Updated 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA Colonial on a lovely, Private Lot w/Pool House, Heated Salt Sys In-ground Pool, Hot Tub & Attached Carriage Shed. Jodi Davick 978-360-6017 $425,000

LUNENBURG Great price. Rehabbed in 2011. Gleaming hdwd flrs throughout 1st flr. 1st flr MBR & full BA. 2 more good sized BR typical of the classic cape style. Brian Grogan 978-790-0062 $259,900

HARVARD Custom built Royal Barry Wills home w/hand cut beams thru-out, wood flrg, built-in cabinets, loads of closet space, FP in both LR & kitchen. Lana Kopsala 978-855-9112 $424,900

LEOMINSTER GORGEOUS! Oversized front-to-back LR w/stunning new flrs. Spacious master BR w/cathedral ceil & private balcony w/amazing views. Sherri Tammelin 978-587-5463 $359,900

LUNENBURG WOW! Unique prop featuring a custom design home w/3 bay garage & 2-level barn! 3.5 story colonial w/open flr plan kitchen, LR & DR w/all hdwd flrs. Sherri Tammelin 978-587-5463 $560,000

GARDNER Magnificent hip roof, federal front colonial w/att 2C garage ‘to be built’ on 1 of 3 beautiful lots in this great family nghbrhd. Maureen Baril 978-618-6420 / Karl Seppa 978-870-7644 $409,900

SHIRLEY Great location. Lots of space w/3 rooms & full size BA on 2nd flr a Master BR w/full BA on main level. Oversized FR w/FP. Full workshop in bsmt. Kim Tabor 978-340-1897 $210,000

GARDNER 5 BR Victorian on a .3 acre lot close to downtown, schools, hwy access & local rec spots. Att barn/2C garage w/ custom built bonus/office/game rm above. Lana Kopsala 978-855-9112 $250,000

CLINTON Move in ready ‘penthouse unit’ condo - fully furnished. Brought up to date. Need more than 2 BR? No Problem!! DR w/full closet - can be a 3rd BR. Jennifer Banda 978-944-9405 $149,888

LEOMINSTER 5 yr young 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA colonial is in move-in condition w/ upgraded appls & granite. Large priv fenced-in backyard, farmers porch. Pamela Bakaysa 978-870-3059 $359,900

FITCHBURG Charming ranch home in Upper Cleghorn area. Less than 2 miles to Rte 2. Private back yard, big mud rm, encl porch, fin rms in bsmt. Douglas Tammelin 978-514-3423 $229,000

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WESTBOROUGH Charming 4 BR Cape. Gorgeous back yard w/stone walls bordered by woods. Wood Pine Flooring Thru-out Most Of Home. Large Step Down LR w/FP. Formal DR, Kitchen w/GreenHouse Window, Craftsman Cabinets & Large Dining Area, Beamed FR w/FP. Full Bath On 1st Flr w/Master BR & Guest BR. Att 2C Garage. Wonderful, sought after neighborhood, min. to Train Station. Call Elaine!

LANCASTER 4+ acs of lawns & woodlands surround this classic New England Colonial. Beautiful kitchen leads to FR w/FP. 3 BR, 3.5 BA. Fin walk out bsmt. $389,900 Call Jim Holbrook 978-273-4869

MARLBOROUGH Considering All Reasonable Offers! 3 BR Home. Spacious & Deceiving From Outside. 17x20 Deck. Kitchen w/Farmer’s Porcelain Sink. $289,000 Call Janeen Rabidou 508- 954-2323

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WESTBORO Estate setting offers the perfect melding of an extraordinary updated antique home with casual elegance. Open kitchen, Formal rooms, FR, 5 BR, 3 FPs. Impressive acre plus lot w/amazing pastoral & horizon views! 2 barns. Several corrals for 2 horses. In ground pool, patio & granite grille serving counter. Private Country living, yet easy commute. Pond. $850,000

WESTBORO Cherish the lifestyle & conveniences of Westborough while enjoying the comforts & character of this wonderful historical home, formerly Poskett Dairy Farm. This fabulous 4 BR, 3 full & 2 half bath home beautifully blends historic w/modern w/over 3600 SF of living area that extends to a spacious & private backyd. Several updates including Master Bath, kitchen, & great rm living area make this home a very unique find!

WORCESTER ALL BRAND NEW PLUMBING THRU-OUT THE ENTIRE HOME! Updated w/many new & recent features. A rare opportunity, since the owners have lived here 40 years! Updated kitchen w/SS applncs w/abundant cabinets & counter space open to cozy FR w/access to the private deck & level yd. Fin lower level w/den, office, laundry & half bath, as well as another kitchenette. Updated electric & heat, hdwds. Don’t miss this one! $279,000

GRAFTON Wow Stop & Look at this awesome end unit at the far end in a small convenient complex, mins to the T-Stop & Mass Pike. Open concept floor plan loaded w/ hardwoods. Large East facing Eat-in kitchen w/granite counters. Many amenities include gas FP, alarm, CA. 2 car garage. 2 BR on 2nd level w/an addl room which could be a 3rd BR! This property overlooks tranquil Quinsigamond River & Fisherville Pond. $300,000

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