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NORTHBOROUGH - Tall Pines Brendon Home Built Central Mass most sought after Address. Pristine Home w/Lots of room!! Country kitchen w/fireplaced FR. Huge driveway. Expanded Master suite w/FP & adjacent office for the busy executive, Gleaming Hardwoods, Finished lower level walk out & Flat backyard. 4 BR, 2.5 BA. $769,900

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

HOLDEN Exceptional home w/walkout, One of Willow Brooks nicest lots. REAL Brick FP, scr porch. A must see, Hdwds, moldings & a FIRST CLASS BACKYARD. Side entry gar w/mudrm. Open space behind & accessible to all. Walk to Town Pool & rec area. 4 BR, 2.5 BA. $519,900

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NORTHBOROUGH Designer colors highlight this gracious home. New, vivid & freshly applied, inside & out. A Bob Moss original. Cul De sac living Assabet Hill is a great neighborhood. Gleaming Hardwoods throughout w/a cathedral FR & REAL brick FP. Big back yard. 4 BR, 2.5 BA. $559,900

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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WORCESTER Imagine your office in the "Charles Webb House"! Commercial office space for rent! Small to large office space with common areas. Near Becker & WPI. Conference room for rent on hourly basis.

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STOW, Stately Colonial with a Contemporary flair. Gleaming Hardwood Floors, Beautiful Light! Formal living and dining rooms. Granite Kitchen, Double ovens, all Custom Designed. 1st or 2nd Floor Master Bedroom. The Family room has a wonderful Fireplace and opens into the beautiful Sunroom then out to a large deck! There are 3.5 tiled Baths, and over 3,000 SF of Living Space. Great Location near Conservation trails, and minutes to the commuter rail in Acton and the Boston commute! $699,900

STOW, NEW HOMES! Gracious with a Stunning Floor plan, a covered porch, formal entry, Living and dining rooms, hardwood floors, mud room/built-ins. Front and back stairs add to this amazing floor plan with 4 Bedrooms, Master Suite; Bonus room/ office/ sitting room off the master, or a 5th bedroom. 2-3 car garage! Minutes to Commuter Routes, Shopping, Hundreds of Acres of Conservation Trails! Stow Park. Location near Stow Community Park w/Tennis, Soccer, Baseball, Playground! $799,900

HUDSON, Think Summer! Rare Lake Boon Condo! Enjoy Water Views, Common Beach & Dock on Lake Boon! 1 bedroom, 1 bath, loaded with updates. Granite kitchen, tile bath, a Large porch for your summer enjoyment, Gas fireplace to relax on those cold winter nights. This is a small waterfront community with 7 units sharing beach rights and a dock. Set along Lake Boon with Easy Commuting, Minutes away from dining such as the Rail Trail and shops. $200,000

STOW, Coming Soon! Relax Summer, Winter, Spring or Fall! Amazing family room with wonderful light opens out to the Patio & Pool. 2nd set of stairs takes you home to the LL game/media room with wet bar. Something for everyone in this Warm & inviting home with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. A 3rd detached garage with a room above perfect for a workshop or hideaway/studio. Across from Heath Hen Meadow Brook Hiking Trail. High $500’s

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? HOW TO KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME TO SELL Part of being a homeowner is dealing with the intermittent thought, “Hmm, maybe I should put my house on the market . . .” Obviously, deciding to sell your home is no small decision. In fact, it’s right up there with deciding to buy a home in the first place. Before making an irrational decision, it’s important to consider several factors that could influence your choice on whether now is the best time to sell. Here are four indicators that can help you decide whether now actually may be a good time to list your home: YOU’RE OUT OF SPACE. While it might be nice to have more room for your shoes, does that warrant a new home? On the other hand, is there a baby on the way? An in-law moving in? If your household is getting ready to grow, it may be time to move on to a house that will accommodate your expanding needs. Make sure to think 10 years down the road when purchasing a bigger home.

YOU’RE IN A HOT MARKET. If “sold” signs are popping up frequently in your neighborhood and prices are rising quickly, it might be worth talking to your real estate agent. If now is the time you can potentially make a big return on your investment, you might want to consider making a move. If nothing else, you can add to your savings with the money made by the sale. YOU’RE SICK OF YARD WORK. If raking leaves and restaining your deck are no longer considered fun projects, you may be at a stage where you’re looking to scale down to a more streamlined, less work-intensive living situation. Consider townhomes with an HOA that includes yard work and upkeep as a part of dues. YOUR LIFE HAS CHANGED. If you’ve had a major life event - marriage, separation, new job, retirement - it may necessitate a new home and/or a new location that makes more sense for your new life. Consider whether your current home is still the right fit. Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2017. All rights reserved.


Must-Have Features to Look for When Shopping for a Home By Mikkie Mills


hen you're in the real estate market, you may have an idea of the type of property that you're looking for in a specific area. Although most people want plenty of square footage or a stunning bathroom, there are particular home features that are often considered to be must-haves. Here are a few essential home features to look for when shopping around:

1. Laundry Room

Many people want to own a home that features a laundry room due to the convenience that it offers. Laundry rooms are increasing in popularity because they provide a space to fold laundry and hang delicate clothes that need to air-dry. Today, laundry rooms often include a place for added storage or even pets’ belongings. An enclosed space for the washer and dryer will also prevent the noise of the appliances from inconveniencing other family members who may want to spend time in a quiet setting. You also won't have to worry about having piles of clean laundry

in your living room or home office with a space that is designated for cleaning your clothes.

2. Patio

More and more people want to spend time outside and get use out of their backyard. A patio addition is a desirable feature that makes it easy to spend more time outdoors. Patios make for a great place to entertain when you want to barbecue or dine outside with your guests. You can also use the space to lounge around, read or relax while taking in the views. Most buyers look to buy a house that features a ground-level patio that is hardscaped and features plenty of patio furniture.

3. Hardwood Floors

Although carpet was a popular flooring material that was commonly used in residential properties in past decades, more people are looking for homes that have hardwood floors. Hardwood floors contribute to the design of the interior setting and can boost your home's value due to their





durability and appearance. You won't have to worry about dirt or grime showing up in areas of traffic. Those who are on a budget can look for homes that feature prefinished hardwood flooring, which is color-treated and has a high level of appeal.

4. Well-Maintained Neighborhood

It can be easy to fall in love with a home without taking a close look at the neighborhood. Check the surrounding area by inspecting the other lawns and houses to determine if they're in good condition. You'll want to live in an area that is maintained well, which will affect the value of your home. It's also necessary to determine the distance of the property to your job, local schools, and parks that are available. Some people don't want to travel too far when they need to shop for groceries or find a Christmas tree sale in the area.

5. Updated Kitchen

The kitchen is considered to be the most used room of the home where many people spend time with family or entertaining. The kitchen should be updated with new cabinets, a decorative backsplash, and an island that offers more storage space. You should also have plenty of space to cook and prepare food with the amount of counter space that is available. Look for specifics such as the size of the island, if there’s enough space in the case of a remodel, and what type of stove top is currently in the kitchen. When you're looking for a new property on the real estate market, it's important to look for features that are currently popular and are considered to be must-haves. By finding a quality home to purchase, you can get more use out of the home and enjoy various aspects that will enhance your quality of life. Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. Š2017. All rights reserved.


Forecast: Is Inventor y Relief on the Way? By Suzanne De Vita Ask the 60-some percent of brokers in RISMedia's 2017 Power Broker Survey: Almost every housing market is plagued by short supply. In fact, inventory nationally for pre-owned properties is at 3.9 months, down 10.4 percent from last year, the National Association of REALTORSŽ (NAR) recently reported. According to, the challenge could moderate in the next year. The 2018 National Housing Forecast reveals that groundbreaking is projected to increase by 3 percent, with single-family starts accounting for 7 percent of those. The catch? Activity won't kick up until later in the year, and many builds will be higher to mid priced - not an ideal scenario in the short term. Lower-priced homes, which were hit hardest in the recession, will be the last to recover. "We are forecasting next year to set the stage for a significant inflection point in the housing shortage," says Javier Vivas, director of Economic Research for "Inventory increases will be felt in higher-priced segments after home-buying season [in the fall], which limits their impact on total sales of the year." Home prices will increase in 2018, but at a lesser pace than in 2017, the forecast shows: 3.2 percent. As with inventory, prices in the starter supply will take longer to lose steam. Existing-home sales are expected to grow 2.5 percent. Considerable gains in prices and sales will be seen in: Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nev.; Dallas-Ft. Worth-Arlington, Texas;

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Fla.; Stockton-Lodi, Calif.; Lakeland-Winter Haven, Calif.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, N.C.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tenn.; and Tulsa, Okla. also anticipates 43 percent of buyers in 2018 will be millennials, up from the 40 percent projected for 2017. The biggest group of millennials is turning 30 in 2020, so their share is likely to continue tracking upward. Expected to grow, as well, are mortgage rates, averaging 4.6 percent and possibly reaching 5 percent by year-end, the forecast states. Action by the Federal Reserve and economic factors, including inflation, will precede the rise. Markedly, more first-time homebuyers were able to get a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage this year than last year, despite a rate uptick. The 30-year, fixed mortgage rate averages 3.92 percent at present, according to Freddie Mac. 2018's homeownership rate, meanwhile which has gone up thus far this year - is forecasted to land at 63.9 percent. A potential wrench is tax reform. The forecast was made prior to the House bill passing and the Senate bill being voted on; as such, realtor. com cautions that certain cuts - among others, the mortgage interest deduction and the state and local tax (SALT) deduction - could lead to less in the way of prices and sales. The forecast, however, is optimistic overall.

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Michael Auen

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Broker Associate


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SHREWSBURY Vintage cottage which features updates... 2 BR plus formal DR (presently being used as a 3rd BR) 1.5 BA, hdwd flrs, LR w/FP... sunny enclosed front porch. Partially bsmt finished w/laundry & walk out to back yard. Conveniently located. $259,876





D AUBURN Pride of Ownership! 2 BR, 1.5 BA townhouse condo features lovely fireplaced living room, updated kitchen appointed w/granite counters, tile, all applncs, neutral paint & carpet, private back yard... convenient location to major routes, shopping,medical. $228,765

Lot For Sale! Leicester - $79,850

"Be ready for Spring!"...Build your dream home on this 1.23 acre lot with town water and sewer....convenient location. 415 Boston Turnpike, Suite 308B, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

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Barbara Rybicki




68 Worcester St., North Grafton, MA 01536

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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508-836-3333 80 Flanders Road • Suite 102 • The Concord Building • Westborough, MA 01581 1-888-RING ABU More photos and details at



3 Stearns Road, Upton SOLD $472,000 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths

21 Nash St, Westborough SOLD $477,000 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths

SHREWSBURY Beautifully designed floor plan & quality details thru-out this home. Master w/walk-in closet & upscale bath, 1st flr Study, 3-C garage $1,275,000

GRAFTON Build your Dream Home in beautiful Merriam Woods. 4 custom homes built on 17 acres - Only 3 lots remain. Land borders Churchill Meadows. $850,000

NORTHBORO 3C garage Plus a huge barn! Foyer w/elegant turned staircase welcomes you to a home w/many upscale features, details & a private Pool area & outdoor kitchen $1,599,900

NORTHBORO This beautiful New Construction is ready for you! Hrdwd flrs, granite, 4 BR, FR w/gas FP, Master w/WI closet & glamorous BA, 2C garage. $750,000


Cindy Seltzer Pat Pollard Anderson 1 Independence Dr, Southborough SOLD $748,000 4 bdrms, 2.5 baths - Liberty Estates


6 Crawford Street, Northborough SOLD $450,000 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths

Cindy Seltzer Pollard

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Linda Tolman

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 $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 - 3 lots remain.

BOYLSTON Stunning 4 BR home w/so much to offer! White Kitchen w/island, eating area & FP. Spacious rms, hrdwd flrs, LivRm w/wood ceil & FP, IG pool & cabana. $869,900

15 Forestdale Road, Paxton SOLD $306,000 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths

Pat Anderson

Linda Tolman


Mark Peris

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6 Church Street, Northborough, MA 01532


Andrew Abu

Andrew Abu SOLD

NORTHBORO New Price $799,900 Incredible flr plan w/1st flr Master, step-down GreatRm, Kitchen w/blt-in banquette seating, formal DR or use as PoolRm/PlayRm, Fin. LL, 2C garage

BOYLSTON Estate setting w/6.94acres, lush lawns, stone walls & patio. Stunning home offers a Master Ste w/Bath, SittingRm & Gym, 3 add’l BR all w/BA access $1,150,000

104 Francis Ave, Shrewsbury SOLD $395,500 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths

HOLDEN New Construction in Oak Hill Estates. Ready for Immed Occupancy. Exceptional qlty & details, custom cabinets, granite, hrdwd flrs, C/A & 2C garages-All Standard Features

NORTHBORO Gorgeous 5 BR home w/new hdwd flr in Kitchen, new paint in Foyer, 2nd flr hall & 3rd flr, new carpet in FR & 3rd flr, new MBA, new 5 BR Septic. New Price $869,900

12 Benson Road, Hopkinton SOLD $870,000 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths


Mark Peris 4 Nathan Stone Rd, Southborough SOLD $785,000 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths

SHREWSBURY Enjoy the privacy of the back yd patio & covered deck abutting Dean Park. Custom home w/5 BR, hdwds, Gourmet Kitchen, fin. 3rd flr & lower level. $1,069,900

Alicia Abu

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SOUTHBORO Cape Cod style home with sprawling flr plan that will surprise you! 1st flr Master ste w/FP, Sitting Rm ovrlks the picturesque rear yd, 5 BR, 6F & 2H BA. $2,600,000

NORTHBORO Luxury Home to be blt by reputable local builder on a private 4.95 ac lot. Photo is similar to what can be blt. Easy access to major routes & shopping $1,200,000

WORCESTER New Price $239,900! 4 BR Cape w/full dormer provides 2 spacious BRs on the 2nd flr & ample closets. Flat rear yd & shed. 2 Full baths, large deck, LivRm w/FP.

238 Magill Drive, Grafton SOLD $332,000 Only 3 days on the market!

Mike Howard

Dina Nichols


Raj Seth

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BOYLSTON – BARNARD HILL Come home to the Natural Beauty, Elegant Designs & Tranquil Privacy of Barnard Hill * Fine Quality, Elegant Craftsman styled Homes * Estate sized lots, carefully sited, privacy preserved. $750,000 forward

SHREWSBURY Last/best lot! NEW 9 Rm * 4Bdrm/3 baths * 2772 SF * Tons Hdwds * Walkout Bsmt * $725,000

WORCESTER New price! * Updated electric, windows & more * 3 Spacious bedrooms * Office * Garage * $279,000

SHREWSBURY Spring St. ANR Lot near Dean Park * Acre+ * $300,000

NORTHBOROUGH NEW 9 Rm * 4Bdrm * 3100+ SF * Walkout bsmnt * Public utilities * Quick delivery! * $749,000



SOUTHBOROUGH New Price! * 5 Bedrooms * 4.5 baths * Nearly 5000 SF * Acre+ * Exceptional throughout * $1,299,000

NORTH FRAMINGHAM Updated * 3 Bedroom * Hardwood Throughout * Garage * Screen Porch * New Roof * $389,000

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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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10 TIPS for MAKING AN OPEN HOUSE WORK By Barbara Pronin With 92 percent of buyers using the Internet in their home search,* the value of open houses has been debated among today’s real estate professionals. It’s a full day’s work that includes marketing, preparing materials, placing and removing signs, and assessing the interest of neighbors, strangers, serious buyers, and lookie-loos with nothing else to do. However, the benefits are clear - it does put your face and expertise in front of people you might not otherwise meet. For savvy agents everywhere, the key to success is in orchestrating an open house that works. Here are ten tips that may help:

1. PLAN AHEAD Listing on the

MLS early in the week gives you time to plan a well-attended open house.

2. INVEST A SUNDAY Absent a listing of your own to show, offer to host an open house for a colleague. It’s always a good a way to meet prospects.

3. SPREAD THE WORD Promote it as widely as possible, using all available real estate and social media sites. Email your contacts and area real estate offices.

4. INVITE THE NEIGHBORS They’re a great source of referrals. With a new listing, one top agent we know knocks on doors in surrounding streets, leaving as many as 2,500 open house notices.


an area well beyond the immediate, placing a generous amount of open house signs in surrounding areas, including nearby new home construction sites.

6. TAKE A BUDDY For safety’s

sake and to help interact with guests, take another agent, a trainee or two.

7. KEEP SIGN-IN OPTIONAL Offer a sign-in book, but be sensitive to those who avoid it. Introduce yourself, and invite questions, but don’t hover.

8. RESPECT THE COMPETITION Try to ascertain whether guests are working with another agent. If they are, respect the relationship.


KNOW THE INVENTORY Be prepared to discuss competing listings in the vicinity as well as recent sales and price statistics. Your sensitivity and local market knowledge are the surest way to win clients

10. STAY IN TOUCH Leads won’t

pay off unless you pursue them. Check back with the neighbor who ‘might know someone,’ make all the callbacks you promised, and offer feedback and suggestions to the homeowner.

*2015 NAR Profile of Buyers and Sellers

Should You Build in the Winter? BY MEGAN WILD


aybe it has taken longer than expected to find the perfect house, or perhaps you've always wanted to build. You find construction exciting and adore the idea of designing a home from the ground up. Surprisingly, an ideally situated plot just landed on the market, and it's priced to sell. Unfortunately, there's an issue.

will not bind properly. If a brick structure is in progress, freezing temperatures may cause cracks to form as water in connective mortar expands. This can significantly damage the structure's stability, resulting in the need to demolish and rebuild.

Variables unique to wintertime construction are worth consideration. Below we've compiled several things to consider to help you make well-informed decisions and implement effective project plans, even in freezing temperatures.

Rendering exterior walls, paving with asphalt and pouring cement are also problematic. It's vitally important to monitor both outdoor and ambient temperatures carefully, as well as future-forecasted probabilities. Delaying projects because of the weather can be costly, but perhaps not as much as having to redo them entirely if caution is not heeded. Some contractors find a happy medium setting up heat lamps or arranging portable fuel heaters. These temporary measures work well, as long as potentially dangerous fumes are vented out, and site electrical wiring supports added wattage.

Sub-Freezing Temperatures If the thermometer reads below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, any task that requires water is compromised. Mortar used in brickwork, for instance,

Other cold weather strategies include use of materials developed with year-round efficacy in mind. Precast concrete, for example, is cast and cured in a temperature-controlled factory set-

Winter is approaching, and it doesn't intuitively feel like a good time for building or renovating. On the one hand, you're concerned about getting involved in a project challenged by cold weather conditions. On the other, you don't want to lose your auspicious real estate opportunity.

ting. From there, materials are shipped straight to construction sites for installation. Concrete panels for walls, flooring, beams and planks are guaranteed for strength and durability, as well as fire resistance.

Contractors can minimize such threats with a number of strategies including employment of overnight security guards, arranging for webcam surveillance and placing motion detector floodlights in strategic locations.

Extra Safety Considerations Contractors who work in winter bundle up. Extra layers of clothing, bulky jackets and insulated gloves all lend distinct safety concern to any cold weather project. Not only does added padding slow laborers down, but it also increases the potential for accidental clashes with running equipment and valuable materials.

Move-In Ready Consider broadening your definition of what constitutes move-in ready. If your preliminary home structure is up and passes inspection, you can move in. Put decorative touches such as exterior paint, fence installation, gateway erection and property landscape on hold for warmer months. By that time, after living in the house and familiarizing yourself with its flow, you may have a completely different vision altogether of how you'd like the outside to look.

Snow and ice onsite present another challenge. Extra time to shovel out and sufficiently warm up machinery takes its toll on overall productivity, while great care must be exercised to avoid slipand-fall injuries. Projected time loss, however, should be reviewed in comparison to cost. Many bid contracts that reflect lower pricing to secure work during the slow winter months. If your deadline is not urgent, consider saving on labor-related fees. As long as site safety remains the focus, together with flexible completion requirements, it's a win-win. Early Nightfall Diminished daylight is an inevitable winter trademark. If proposed tasks take longer than expected - perhaps due to weather conditions or even the slow pace of bundled-up laborers - and require closure after nightfall, spot or floodlights may be needed. Again, this is a question of potential added cost versus overall bid, as well as all-important electrical support. Batten Down the Hatches Early nightfall presents site-specific security risks. It is not uncommon for expensive machinery to be parked in the lot overnight. Metal scraps, hand tools and boxed appliances awaiting installation are easy enough to stow away in storage trailers, but large equipment and piles of heavy material remain outdoors, open to the possibility of criminal damage and theft.

Choosing to build in winter can be cost-efficient and advantageous as long as weather and safety-related issues are identified and addressed proactively. Go ahead—get that perfect piece of real estate. It'll make an unforgettable holiday project! Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. Š2017. All rights reserved.

5 Ways to Protect Your Home This Winter

Brrr! It's cold in here. When winter weather starts frosting, you're not the only one reaching for a sweater. Your home needs to be protected from the chill too. Joe Todaro, director of operations of Gold Medal Service, offers these tips for homeowners so they can prepare their home for a cold winter: 1. Protect your outdoor unit: Your outdoor air conditioning unit needs a little help staying healthy throughout the winter. You may want to consider a cover for your unit not unlike the cover you use for a grill or a car. Covers can keep snow, ice and heavy rain from potentially damaging the unit. 2. Patch leaks around doors and windows: Check windows and exterior doors for any gaps or openings that would let cold air in or warm air to escape. Leakage like that may not only cause you to have cold spots in your home, but make your heating system run longer than necessary – costing you money on your energy bills. Naturally, having your heater tuned up by a professional for peak performance is a proven way of saving on energy bills as well. 3. Reduce heat loss through the fireplace: If the home has a fireplace, it's a good idea to keep the damper closed when it is not in use to prevent heat loss. Close any doors leading into the room when a fire is burning. If you have a gas fireplace, be sure that it burns cleanly, evenly, and safely. 4. Use sunlight to your advantage: You can naturally heat your home by opening curtains and window coverings on south-facing windows during the day. Closing curtains at night will protect your home from losing heat through those same window openings. 5. Prep the plumbing: As winter approaches, you'll want to make sure you don't have any water freeze-ups – those can potentially become a big headache. To eliminate that risk, drain any water from outdoor faucets, and arrange to have any in-ground sprinkler systems blown out. Drain and roll up garden hoses and store them inside, in a garage, shed, or basement, to shield them from the severest temperatures. If any pipes in the home have been prone to freezing in past winters, consider using heat tape to keep them warmer during extremely cold weather. Source: Gold Medal Service

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Lorraine Herbert Team 508-864-4232

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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 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

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This stately landmark reparesents a rare opportunity to own a one of a kind, artisan built, Province style French Country home. Old world charm meets modern amenities from the inviting paved courtyard,architecturally stunning Great Room and irresistable European styled walled garden to the private Guest Suite and first floor Master Suite. Call today for private tour.

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Sturbridge-Welcome Home! $489,500 5 BR 3 1/2 BA, 3 Fpl Classic Colonial in great central neighborhood has room for everyone! Quality detailing, AC, hardwoods & built-ins galore, updated kitchen and Baths, huge Great RM w/wet bar, uber charming Ofc/Den, Sun Room and fabulous yard! Call Lorraine Herbert 508-864-4232 or Marita Tasse 508-612-4912 for private tour.

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ATHOL $57,900 Oversized 3 BR, 2 BA colonial style home on corner lot w/views of the hills beyond. Vaulted FR open to kitchen w/brick hearth. Flexible floor plan

CLINTON $264,900 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 $249,900 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.

WINCHENDON $189,900 Pleasant 2 BR ranch sits back from road w/large yard & wooded landscape beyond. Spacious eatin-kitchen & sun filled LR. Part fin w-o bsmt.

WESTMINSTER $172,900 3 BR split in Ashburnham Westminster Regional School Sys on about 4 acres.Fireplaced LR, open space kitchen & dining area.

SHIRLEY $172,900 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.

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.

FITCHBURG $139,900 Imagine life around 1800 - remodeled but needs some work. Lots of period charm still exists: beautiful 1st flr FP & French Drs! 4 BR, 1.5 BA

CLINTON $129,900 Move into Clinton with a small price tag and some work. 3 BR, 1 bath, garage and more. Sure it needs some work but you be the judge.

FITCHBURG $119,900 Centrally located w/ easy access to Train & Mart & near the University. 3 BR, 1.5 BA, lrg DR w/sliders to deck. Lrg kitchen. Lots of wood flrs.

FITCHBURG $107,900 Sprawling 3 BR, 1 BA ranch style home on cul-de-sac w/ convenient access to major commuting routes. Eat in kitchen.

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WORCESTER Magnificent lake front 5 BR, 3.5 BA cust crafted home! Grand 2 sty foyer w/cust made free standing Oak Curved Staircase! Gourmet kitchen. 2 sty great rm. 4 Sliders To Deck ovrlkg Lake Quinsigamond. Formal dining w/gas granite surround FP. $1,399,000

NORTHBOROUGH ~ Deer Run Estates 3 BR, 2.5 BA contemp multi level home! Dramatic skylit vltd ceil LR w/flr to ceil brick FP. Formal dining & Large eat in kitchen. Magnificent skylit Loft Area. Cath skylit MB w/renovated MBA & new balcony. Renovated LL FR. 3 season porch. Heated I/G pool. $539,900

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

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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LEOMINSTER Converted Mill Building renovated into stunning 1st flr living qrtrs. Faces East. Exposed Brick wall, 15’ high wood ceils & ‘Huge’ wood beams. Marcia Casacca 978-870-7663 $160,000

TEMPLETON Charming 2 BR, 1.5 BA ranch welcomes you with an open kitchen, dining, & LR area. Refin wood floors thruout. Covered patio. Det 1C garage. Kim Tabor 978-340-1897 $169,000

LEOMINSTER 2 BR, 2.5 BA Townhouse. Bright & roomy eat-in kitchen. Mahogany deck. W/o bsmt has a 15x11 fin rm. Gerry Bourgeois 978-342-0000 / Laurie Howe 978-549-4440 $255,000

FITCHBURG 3 BR, 2 BA home in ‘Westbrooke Commons’ w/2C gar & full 2nd flr MBR ste w/MBA. Fin FR in bsmt w/custom marble shelves & more! Maureen Baril 978-618-6420 $234,900

N. LEOMINSTER 3 BR, 2 BA home on level lot. Spac kitchen w/dining area. LL offers a FR w/FP, full BA, ofc, addl rm. Ovrszd 2C gar. Gerry Bourgeois 978-342-0000 / Laurie Howe 978-549-4440 $320,000

TEMPLETON Restaurant/Pizza/Bar fantastic opportunity to own an already est. business in the center of Baldwinville; Under the same ownership 31 yrs. Maria Georgiades 914-980-6056 $260,000

FITCHBURG House on the hill! Restored Victorian (2 family) ovrlkg the city. 5 BR w/extra BR ready to go, 3,376 SF. Orig wdwrk, hdwd flrs & stained glass windows. Douglas Tammelin 978-514-3423 $239,900

LUNENBURG Beautiful Colonial built in 2002 on almost 2 Acres, 2C garage, 4 BR, 2 Full & 2 Half BA, Master BR w/Full BA. Above ground Pool. Regina Stonionis 978-870-3066 $539,900

LANCASTER END UNIT. 3 BR, 3 Level living condo w/potential for fin bsmt. Remodeled eat in kitchen, prvt deck. Spacious LR. Oversized MBR on 3rd flr. Lana Kopsala 978-855-9112 $205,000

LUNENBURG 3 BR, 2.5 BA Colonial located near town center. Nearby access to Rts 2A & 13 is highly desirable. Wooded lot. Side entrance 2-car garage. Sherri Tammelin 978-587-5463 $450,000

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

LUNENBURG Unique property 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 $550,000

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NORTHBOROUGH ~ $510,000 Colonial in cul-de-sac neighborhood. 4 BR, 3 BA. Updated kitchen w/granite, island, & tile flr. Open concept w/DR & LR w/hdwd flrs. FR w/FP. 3 season porch. Heated 2C garage. Easy commute - close to major hwys. Call Michelle.

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NORTHBOROUGH ~ $515,000 Beautiful property on 6+ acres of land w/ Vermont like setting. 4 BR, 3 BA multi-level home w/open flr plan, cath ceils & great natural light. Updated eat-in kitchen. Wrap around deck. 3rd flr loft area. 2C Garage. Call Michelle.



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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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