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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

Temporarily off Market Until April 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

Offer Accepted!! 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

BOYLSTON - Stiles Crossings Motivated to sell!! 3200+ SF. Built by Signature Homes. High ceilings, Custom trim thru-out, hdwds, granite in every bathroom & kitchen & around the FP. 2nd Floor Laundry! Huge back & front yard. 3 car garage. 4 BR, 2.5 BA. $749,900

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WORCESTER 2 BR, 1.5 BA town home w/garage under. Recently renovated! $1,600/mo

LEICESTER 0.76 acre lot. Call Elaine for details. $25,000

WORCESTER Sunny 2 BR, 2 full BA condo at the Executive House! $1,700/mo

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SHREWSBURY ~ RANCH Tastefully updated, open floor plan 3 bedrooms, fireplace, hdwds, garage.

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HOPKINTONLovely 10 Room Home Offers Privacy & Style. Not Your Cookie-Cutter Design. Beautifully Maintained & Updated. Stunning 3 Story Open Foyer, Large Kitchen w/New Granite & SS Applncs, Dramatic Stone Fireplaced FR, Impressive Master Suite w/3rd Flr Bonus Space. Lower Level FR. Lovely Views From Every Room. Lots of Outside Spaces To Enjoy This Tranquil Setting. Farmers Porch, Back Screen Porch Or Deck. Prof Landscaped w/Great Curb Appeal. $869,900 Call Elaine! STRATFORD VILLAGE

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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

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, 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 plans, a covered porch, formal entry, Living and dining rooms, hardwood floors, mud room/built-ins. Floor plans with 4 Bedrooms, Master Suites, Bonus rooms, office, sitting room off the master, or a 5th bedroom in one plan.  2-3 car garages! 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 & $849,900

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TITLE I N S UR ANCE ON N E W C ON ST RU C T ION ?

YES, AN D HERE'S WHY!

B Y BARBA R A P R ONI N When home buyers are purchasing a newly constructed single-family residence or condo in a just-built development, they may wonder why they need to pay for title insurance on property that no one has ever owned?

but not found due to a clerical error, the new property-holder might be left “holding the bag” in defending against a lienholder’s legal action, if there weren’t a title insurance policy in place covering the property.

The answer is fairly simple: While buyers may be the first owners of this newly constructed residence, chances are there were prior owners of the land upon which the residence was built. A title search is the safest way to discover the existence of any liens against the formerly unimproved land.

The fact is, because the lender wants to be sure there is a clear title on the property that secures their mortgage, they will require that a lender’s title insurance policy be purchased. But the lender’s title policy merely protects the lender and not the buyer who pays for the policy. Only the purchase of an owner’s title insurance policy will protect the new homeowner against any covered threats to the title of the property, whether they are discovered before or after the time of closing.

Need more reason for a title search? Suppose the developer, in constructing the home, has failed to pay a supplier or subcontractor? Very likely, the injured party will – or perhaps already has – filed a lien (known as a mechanics lien) against the property. Additionally, so that there is no question as to ownership in the future, it should be verified that the land in this brand new development was properly subdivided, and that the owner’s new home is on the correctly identified lot. Last but not least, title insurance may cover mistakes made in the County Recorder’s office. For example, if an existing lien was filed

One of the goals of the title company is to help agents maintain the trust they have built with their buyers. Stressing the need for title insurance in connection with the purchase of a newly-built home is a good way to protect their property interests, thereby strengthening productive customer relationships. Barbara Pronin is an award-winning writer based in Orange County, Calif. A former news editor with more than 30 years of experience in journalism and corporate communications, she has specialized in real estate topics for over a decade.


During retirement, retirees often don't want to deal with major maintenance and repairs that are associated with larger, older homes.


Retirees Turning to Custom Homes to Get the Right Space B Y K R I S L I N D A HL As people reach retirement, their current house may simply be too big for their needs. Paying large utility bills, maintenance costs and property taxes for an older home on a large lot can often drain nest eggs and retirement funds. During the golden years, when you will likely have a lower income and too much house, there may come a time when downsizing to a smaller home will fit better into your lifestyle and budget. Retiring to a Custom Home

higher shelves. In addition, bathrooms can be designed for retirees with physical disabilities who may have problems using the shower, tub or toilet. You can have more flexibility when having a smaller home built with adaptable features. The custom home can be modified for different life stages without having to deal with costly renovations later on that can be a major disruption to your daily life.

When you hear about a retiree downsizing to a smaller place, most people think that the person will be packing up and moving into an apartment in a senior community or a mother-in-law suite in their adult children's homes. Yet many retirees still want their freedom to come and go as they please in their own place. Purchasing a smaller home then becomes the ideal option.

Custom Home Offering Less Maintenance Hassles

One interesting trend is that retirees are looking to custom build a new home that is smaller in size. The retiree may be at a unique advantage of having the financial independence to cover the costs of home construction without straining their retirement funds. At this point of time in their retirement years, most retirees have already paid off the mortgage for their other home as they now own the house outright. With the home value having appreciated, they can now ask for a higher sales price that can cover the land purchase and all the home construction expenses.

By having a custom home built at a smaller size, buyers will know that everything in the house is new. They will have new wiring, plumbing, mechanical systems, appliances, a roof, a foundation and other aspects. Even if something should break during those first few months, builders normally provide a builder warranty that will cover defects and provide repairs.

Building a Home Tailored to Health Needs Another advantage to having a custom home built is that it can be designed to account for current medical conditions or physical restrictions. You can work with builders and architects to design the home so that it can make your daily life easier as you grow older. The custom build may have wider first-floor spaces and hallways to accommodate mobility devices. There can be outdoor ramps by front entrances for wheelchairs and walkers, as well as lower kitchen cabinets so you can get items without having to stretch to reach

During retirement, retirees often don't want to deal with major maintenance and repairs that are associated with larger, older homes. Even downsizing to a smaller, existing home can lead to stress as there may be significant issues with the dwelling that will need to be dealt with before moving in.

Downsizing to Your Custom Dream Home Downsizing to a custom home has many advantages. Buyers can have the home built at a chosen destination that offers everything they could possibly need during their retirement years. It helps to perform comprehensive research regarding the real estate market when purchasing land at another location. Also, researching building plans and contractors can make the difference in purchasing a custom home built with superior craftsmanship. A real estate agent's help can be just what buyers need to find a new place that is specifically designed for their post-career lifestyle.


Best Financial Investments for Your Home By Craig Middleton On popular home improvement shows, people repair or add new features to their homes to increase substantial market value in the process. Whether you are looking to increase the value of your home or just make improvements for your own enjoyment, some of the best financial investments you can make for your home include: Major Problem Fixes The first high-return investment you should make in your home is to correct any major problems. If your home has serious issues, such as a broken air conditioner or a pipe leak, fixing those issues should be priority No. 1. Repairing or replacing the roof and siding can be a great investment, as potential buyers will generally factor in both the time and cost of having to fix it themselves. Problems like these are always easier to fix when they're small--rather than later, after having put them off. Exterior Improvements Replacing garage doors is one of the best improvements for the exterior. If your garage door looks new, your house will look new as well. Painting the outside of your home is another good investment in the exterior. If you don't want to take the time and money to fully repaint your home, pressure-washing can be a quick way to make the outside of your home look much more presentable. Replacing windows is another way to make the outside of your home look better, as well as improve the home's energy efficiency. Entryway Improvements Like the garage door, the front door is important in making a good first impression on a potential buyer. Replacing a wooden front door with a steel door can also make your home safer, and increasing the safety of your home can be another great selling point.

Update the Interior Fixes and additions to the inside of your home can be a great financial investment. A fresh coat of paint to the interior can add value by making the home look newer, cleaner and brighter. Improving your home's bathroom(s), particularly visible elements such as vanities, lighting, countertops, toilets and tubs, can yield a high return. You may obtain a better return on investment by making improvements to the main features, instead of completely gutting the bathroom. Kitchen remodels can be another way to significantly improve the value of your home, by improving functional items such as cabinets, drawers, pantry doors and appliances. Appliances such as refrigerators don't have to be completely new, but they should keep up with current trends. Adding high-efficiency appliances to a home can modernize it and also save you money on electricity. Some states and cities have tax programs that could reduce your taxes if you buy and use high-efficiency appliances that require less electricity. Overall, you should research the investment potential of your home before making any purchases. If you are trying to increase the resale value of your home, you need to make sure your fixes or additions will increase the value of the home not only for you, but also to potential buyers.


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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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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. 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!

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BOYLSTON Stunning home w/privacy & lush lawns on 6.94 acs. Gorgeous Master Suite, 3 add’l BR, Sunrm & upscale Kitchen. 3C garage plus classic red barn $999,900

MENDON Only 2 lots remain. House to be built w/May Delivery Date. Photo is similar to what will be built. Loaded w/exceptional features granite, hdwd flrs, C/A, crown moldings, etc.

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SOUTHBORO Unique Cape Cod home w/sprawling flr plan that will surprise you! 1st & 2nd flr Master Suites, 3-season room overlooks the picturesque rear yard, impressive Kitchen w/double islands & woodfired pizza oven, 1st flr Library w/FP, Fin LL w/Wine Rm, Ex. Rm, Game Rm & BA. $2,600,000

SHREWSBURY Charming setting in a neighborhood of other custom homes. Quality finishes in every room. Gour Kitchen, FR w/ lots of windows, 5 BR, fin LL $1,069,900

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

NORTHBORO New Construction - Ready Soon. Great proximity to town center & hwy access. Front-to-back LR/DR, open Kitchen w/island, FR w/FP, 1st flr Study $739,900

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BOYLSTON Enjoy the IG Pool & Cabana this summer! 7.23 acre setting w/spacious back yd & covd porch. 1st flr Study w/FP, 4 BR, Kitchen w/tiered island & FP $849,900

NORTHBORO Welcome to Settlers Rd - a cul-de-sac neighborhood. Showcases amazing features w/rich wood Kitchen, Ofc w/built-ins, Master Suite w/deluxe BA, IG pool $1,599,900

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

SHREWSBURY Modern Farmhouse Colonial w/custom features & professional decor. Open flr plan, Great Rm concept Kitchen & FR, 1st flr Study, 3C garage $1,275,000

52 Huckleberry Road, Hopkinton SOLD $580,000 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths

Mark Peris

NORTHBORO Beautiful New Construction is ready for you! Hrdwd flrs, granite, 4bdrms, FamRm w/gas FP, Master w/WI closet & glamorous bath, 2-car garage. $750,000

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How to Stage Your Home on a Budget Staging your home so that it is in prime showing shape is essential for selling it in the shortest amount of time for the best possible price. While a professional home stager can work wonders, it might not be in your budget. Buying new furniture, redecorating, or other big home improvement tasks might not be either. However, there’s no need to worry. There are many great ways to inexpensively stage your home, without paying a professional, such as: Getting rid of the excess. Minimalism is in, and when someone comes to look at your house they want to imagine what they can do with it, not think about someone else’s personal belongings around the house. The first thing every home stager will do is get rid of the clutter. And that is something anyone can do on your own without spending a dime. Get some boxes and storage bins and start removing whatever you can, including: framed photos; anything hanging on the fridge or anywhere else; knick knacks; most books (save a few nice ones for staging); trophies and awards; kitchen gadgets; personal effects such as glasses, keys, jewelry, etc. The golden rule? You can’t remove too much. Rearranging the furniture. Go from room to room and make sure the furniture is ar-

ranged in a way that makes the room look as open and spacious as possible. If this means removing chairs or tables to open the flow, go for it. Brightening things up. Replace heavy drapery with sheer panels, raise blinds and shades, and place higher wattage bulbs in lighting fixtures, adding a lamp or two where necessary. Maximizing natural and artificial light is essential to making your home look as bright and appealing as possible. Painting where necessary. A small investment of paint in key areas will be worth it. Change any dark or oddly painted rooms to a light, neutral color, and prioritize walls and rooms where the paint is dirty or showing signs of aging. Paint can also be a good option for updating kitchen cabinets that are otherwise too expensive to replace. Adding new accessories. A trip to your nearest discount store can send you home with a bundle of new accent pillows, throws, bathroom and kitchen accessories and a nice vase or two for the dining room and coffee tables. These decorative accessories will add a fresh feel and pops of color where necessary throughout your home. Just remember: less is more.


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here is something awesome about buying a fixer upper and doing the renovations yourself. Some people fix them up a bit at a time, using cash as they have it available. If you want to make a big impact by doing small things, here are 10 things you need to include.

3. New Fixtures Just like the lighting, the fixtures in the home become outdated quickly. Start with the kitchen faucet and then move on to the bathroom. You can update and upgrade a fixer upper by just adding these small touches.

1. Change Out the Lighting

4. Paint Cabinets/Add New Hardware If you have new cabinets in the budget, then you should go for it. However, if your budget is limited, then you may want to try to paint them. Painting old cabinets and installing new hardware will give the kitchen a facelift. If the cabinets are old but sturdy, then you can bring them back to life. Painting is inexpensive and has a huge impact.

Nothing says outdated like an old-fashioned gold chandelier. Lighting is something that can be updated easily and won't cost a bunch of money. It is one of the smallest things you can do that will have the biggest impact. 2. Paint There is an old saying: "If a barn needs to be painted, slap some paint on it." You will be amazed at what some paint can do to your home. A new hue can cover imperfections and give the room the blast of color it needs. Forget drab, white walls that are lackluster. Give your home a color makeover.

5. Rip Out Old Carpeting Carpet is great when it is new; however, when it is old and dingy, it can really have a negative impact on a space. Hardwoods are the best option, followed by laminate floors. However, if you are stretched for money, you may try a bag floor or a penny style one. There are creative options online that allow you to do great things with your floors for less


6. Add Curb Appeal The curb appeal of the home is everything. It does not matter how great the inside looks if the outside is in shambles. Clean up any dead plants and add some new ones. Be sure to pick flowers and shrubs that bloom at different times. This will allow you to have color year-round. Add some shutters and a fresh coat of paint to the porch. Use decorative numbers to display the address. Finally, replace the mailbox if necessary. 7. Repaint Ceilings Ceilings are often overlooked. They are usually white and any color is reserved for the walls. However, people do not realize how dirty these ceilings can be. A fresh coat of paint on the ceiling can really enhance the whole room. The walls are not the only thing that needs to be painted. 8. Upgrade the Exterior Façade The biggest impact you can have on the outside of a home is to replace or paint siding. If you have it in the budget, you can add brick and stone accents. Most fix-

er upper homes have chipping paint and worn out siding. Splurge for some nice siding or paint a great color to update the home’s look. 9. Replace the Windows New windows are expensive, but they are important. If you have old windows in your home, you need to spend the money to upgrade them. Windows are great for keeping the elements at bay. You will save yourself money in the long run by sealing off drafty openings. 10. Update the Heating & Cooling Unit To help the process of heating and cooling a home, you need to make sure the home has an updated HVAC unit. The air filters are just as important as the unit. Filters with a rating of Merv 11 have "astro pleating" to help ensure no dirt or dust gets into your system. Extend the livelihood of your unit by selecting quality air filters.

Editor's Note: This was originally published on RISMedia's blog, Housecall.


BORROWERS HAVE SPOKEN:

A Mix of Tech & Touch Ideal for Mortgages Mortgage borrowers are espousing the benefits of technology in the process of financing a home, but also recognize the need for—and value of—face-to-face interactions with lenders, according to a new survey. Fifty-seven percent of homeowners in Ellie Mae's 2017 Borrower Insights Survey completed their most recent mortgage in-person, while 28 percent completed theirs both in-person and online. Eleven percent completed theirs solely online, the survey said. Forty percent of the homeowners surveyed would have preferred a "faster process" and "fewer delays"—challenges that can be eliminated or reduced with technology. Twenty percent, similarly, would have preferred a "shorter, easier to understand application."

"There's no question that technology is playing a larger role in the home-buying experience," said Joe Tyrrell, executive vice president of Corporate Strategy at Ellie Mae, in a statement on the survey. "As we expected, many homeowners are seeking a faster and more streamlined experience—and it's not just a millennial phenomenon; it's homebuyers of all ages and both genders." Case in point: Millennial borrowers were more likely than any other generation to use a combination of in-person and online resources to obtain a mortgage, at 30 percent, but borrowers in Generation X followed at a close 28 percent, as well as baby boomer borrowers, at 20 percent. Though millennial borrowers place the highest importance of all other generations on security throughout the process—an area improved, generally, by tech-

nology—each generation surveyed values simplicity. There is one aspect of the process largely unaffected by technology: locating a lender. According to the survey, 61 percent of borrowers selected the lender for their most recent mortgage based on a referral—23 percent on a referral from family or a friend, 17 percent on a referral from a bank, 16 percent on a referral from a real estate professional, and 5 percent on a referral from a financial advisor. Just 18 percent of borrowers found a lender on their own through an online search. So what’s the takeaway? For most borrowers, technology is only one part of the process. Eleven percent of the homeowners surveyed would have preferred their lender communicate with them more.

"Homeowners still want a personal interaction with their lender," Tyrrell said. "They want someone who can answer important questions, and make them feel confident that everything will be handled correctly and on time."


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ACTON $359,900 Village of Nagog Woods features indoor & outdoor tennis crts, pools, clubhse & more! Newly updated home! Majorca II Unit. 3 BR, 1.5 BA, 1 car garage!

PEPPERELL $329,900 Seclusion & space! Want the opportunity to add your own touches? Needs work but it is a super find. Lots of glass, multiple BAs, lovely loft.

WINCHENDON $199,500 colonial w/ lots to offer. Location on a cul-de-sac of similar homes. 3 BR, 2.5 BA & 2C garage. Farmers porch to enjoy summer breezes.

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.

LEOMINSTER $164,900 2 BR unique colonial style home. Brick entry, open style kitchen, DR & LR w/exp beams & wdwrk. Close to Lake Whalom & commuting routes.

CLINTON $124,900 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 $124,900 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

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FITCHBURG $107,900 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.

BARRE $69,900 Country living & charm describe this 3 BR post & beam cape on level lot. Wide pine flrs, exposed beams, cath ceils, oversized kitchen, shed, loft & more.

FITCHBURG $129,900 2 BR Unique cape style home w/garage & rear yd. Larger than it looks. Open eat in kitchen. Expanded det garage. Ideal commuting location.

GARDNER $26,500 Single family home w/ many unique features, but restoration or repairs are needed. 3 BR, 1 BA home or start from scratch. Mins to downtown.

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