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

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HUBBARDSTON - $395,000 FANTASTIC PINECREST OPPORTUNITY! Covered Porch. Newer 4 BR, 3 BA house w/pine flrs throughout. OPEN FLOOR PLAN. Great Rm w/ wood stove. Eat-in Kitchen & DR, 2nd flr Master. Janet Schoeny 978-808-2429

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STOW, Summer Awaits! Relax out on your balcony, and enjoy the Beautiful Views and private dock on Lake Boon. Freshly painted interior and new carpeting. Kayak, Swim, go for a Hike! You are minutes from the Assabet river and the Assabet Wildlife Refuge Trails, Stow Town Beach and easy access to commuting locations. Stow Schools. Have it all! $439,900

STOW, A Fantastic Location tucked away on a country road minutes to the Acton Train. Walk to Stow shopping, conservation, the Rail Trail and Maynard Shops. This Cape is an Artist's Delight, unique floor plan with wonderful light with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Plus fencing for pets. Stow has the right to farm. Come See! $449,000

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 to $849,900

STOW, Welcome home to classic charm & style galore. Sunny & spacious 9 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 stunning baths so many wonderful updates. Beautiful window seat & Built ins! Spectacular Sunroom overlooking the almost an acre yard, with in-ground pool! Ready for you summer parties! Vacation at home! $599,900

STOW, Relax Summer is coming! Amazing family room with wonderful light opens out to the Patio & Pool. Lower Level 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. Across from Heath Hen Meadow Brook Hiking Trail. $574,900


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REMODEL YOUR KITCHEN WITH A GLOBAL FLAIR Every great kitchen starts with great design. Whether you favor clean, contemporary lines or err on the side of traditional, today’s kitchen design trends draw inspiration from global sources, incorporating cultural influences from around the world while balancing the practical needs of families. If it is time for you to remodel your kitchen, consider adding some worldly flair and design. Contact your local kitchen remodeling company or a contractor who focuses on kitchens and consider these following ideas: GETTING FANCY WITH FLOORING Certain materials establish a regional look because they are widely available in that region. In India, where quarries make natural stones easily affordable, kitchens commonly feature floors of glossy marble or other stone. Ceramic tile is abundant in Spain, and a wide variety of styles are available to create the underpinning for any regionally-inspired kitchen design. Go to your local kitchen design remodeler’s showroom and look at the wide array of tile and flooring that they have. Chances are they will have something that fits your budget while giving you a great Indian or Spanish-style look. PAVING THE WAY WITH WALLS Kitchens around the world have signature design elements when it comes to walls. Wood paneling is a hallmark of English country kitchens, while modern Japanese kitchens, which are often limited in space, are made to look larger with walls of floor-to-ceiling win-

dows. And arches and bright tile accents lend themselves to Mexican design. See what options your remodeler can do for you! OPENING UP WITH CABINETRY The material and color you choose for your cabinets will play a defining role in the overall appearance of your kitchen. Flat white or frosted glass doors can impart a very modern, European flair, while distressed woods in rustic hues create a Tuscan effect. Work with your kitchen design professional to find cabinets that work well with the floors and walls you have already chosen. COLORING YOUR WORLD Specific colors are tied to certain world cultures, regions and locations – walls in a soft mandarin paired with burgundy window treatments can build an Asian-inspired backdrop. Aegean blue and sand backsplash tiles speak of a subtle Mediterranean influence. Your local kitchen design center will have plenty of backsplashes and tile that complements any global design. Together with a kitchen remodel expert, you can implement as many of these ideas as you want to give your kitchen a vibrant, globally-inspired look. Work with them to establish a budget, leaving room for unexpected expenses. Working with a reputable kitchen redesign professional will help you define the project and its requirements. You’ll then be on your way to a beautiful kitchen you and your family will enjoy for years to come.


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Real Estate Deal-Breakers & How to Fix Them Efficiently BY B RO O K E C H A P L A N


The real estate sales process can be stressful and seemingly complicated. Even a relatively smooth process can take ample negotiations and may require weeks to pass before you can close on the transaction. Some deals are increasingly complicated, and major roadblocks may develop that threaten the entire project. These are a few of the more significant factors that buyers and sellers may run into during the real estate sales process that could potentially prevent the deal from going through as planned.

Unpleasant Decor Unpleasant decor is something that buyers notice immediately, and some will only make an offer on the home contingent to some decorative updates being completed before closing. For example, some buyers may detest bold paint colors on the walls or may feel that the decor in the kitchens and bathrooms is too outdated; however, sellers may believe that the home is priced appropriately for the as-is condition and that they should not make concessions because of decor. Both real estate agents need to review sales comps in the area to determine if other homes selling in this price range have similar decor or if they have recently been upgraded. The agents should make the buyer and seller aware of realistic expectations based on market conditions, and one or both parties may need to make concessions based on a sales price and property condition that is justified by the market.

Major Repair Issues Home repair issues may be known by both parties before a property inspection is complete, but the inspection report can potentially reveal more issues that have not been discussed. Many buyers may try to negotiate to have repair work completed before closing. You may consider taking a course on renovations (like Rules of Renovation) and other significant home improvement projects be-

fore you agree to take on any huge projects as a buyer or a seller. These courses can help you to better estimate the cost and time it will take to complete the work that is needed.

A Low Appraised Value Many buyers will apply for a home loan to pay for their purchase. Mortgage lenders typically offer a loan amount that is a percentage of the sales price or appraised value, and they will take the lesser of these two figures into consideration. This means that an appraised value that comes in lower than the sales price could reduce the loan amount to an uncomfortable amount for the buyer. More than that, the buyer may not want to pay more money for a house than it is worth. The feasible options are for the seller to lower the sales price or to work with the appraiser to increase the appraised value.

Title Issues It is customary to review the title history on a property before finalizing a purchase, and this is a required step for anyone who is applying for a mortgage loan. This process essentially determines if the seller clearly holds title to the property or what obstacles need to be cleared before the seller can convey title to the buyer at closing. Some issues are minor and can easily be dealt with prior to closing by the title company and the seller. In some cases, however, a real estate lawyer needs to be contacted to resolve the matter. Many real estate deals will close without a hitch, but many others will develop one or several of these issues. Many issues can be overcome when the buyer and seller work together and when enough time and patience is given to resolve the issues. You may also have to use third-party services, such as a title company or real estate lawyer, to address the issue properly.

Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. Š2018. All rights reserved. Editor's Note: This was originally published on RISMedia's blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin' now at blog.rismedia.com.


WHICH UPGRADES ARE WORTH IT TO HELP YOU SELL YOUR HOUSE? Is it finally time to sell your house? That's the question on many homeowners' minds as interest rates remain relatively low, still making it a good time to find a buyer and find themselves a new home. And the spring is a great time to list your house. But before you put your home on the market, you should walk around the inside and outside and take note of opportunities to upgrade things. Sometimes staging your home isn’t enough; you might need to put some money into it. However, a full-blown remodel or renovations might not be worth your time or money, so focus on smaller things that will still move the needle. You want potential buyers to like what they see when they attend an open house or look at your house with their realtor. To increase your home's "like" quotient, read on to see which upgrades are worth making and which aren't.

WORTH IT NOT WORTH IT

A NEW FRONT DOOR. Strictly in terms of return on investment, a steel door topped the list of remodeling magazine's annual cost vs. Value report - recouping 96.6 Percent of the average price. But a fresh coat of paint on your current door can work wonders, too.

A BACK-UP POWER GENERATOR. They’re an easy upgrade: you pretty much have to buy one and put it outside or in your basement with proper ventilation. Generators play especially well in areas regularly brutalized by storms or bad winter weather.

ROOFING REPLACEMENT. There's a reason this ultimate "curb appeal" enhancer consistently makes remodeling's list: a roof is the first thing prospective buyers notice even before exiting their cars, and you can kiss that sale goodbye if yours looks like it's been battered and beaten.

A HOME-OFFICE REMODEL. We know what you're thinking: With so many more people working from home, wouldn't it be brilliant to rewire the space for electronic equipment, say, and install commercial-grade carpeting? Not really. The magazine gave it the lowest return on investment (48.9 percent), and the guy who oversaw the study says, "Home offices don't sell houses."

MAJOR BATHROOM WORK. "You could install the most spectacular jetted tub, and it still might not suit a buyer," says Patsy O'Neill, a sales associate in Montclair, N.J. "Meanwhile, you'd have spent tens of thousands of dollars."

MAJOR KITCHEN RENOVATIONS. Again, the key word is "major," and again it's a "taste" issue. You could put in the appliances and cabinets you think look great, only for a potential buyer to hate them.


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NORTHBOROUGH $649,900 Gorgeous 4 bed colonial, 3,800 sq ft, full fin walkout basement, cul-de-sac, spectacular setting! NORTHBOROUGH $539,900 Stunning luxury townhome, premium lot on private cul-de-sac, private backyard setting, NO CONO FEES! AUBURN $389,900 Pristine condition colonial, loads of recent updates, perfect neighborhood, great fenced backyard, spectacular views!


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NORTHBOROUGH A really special custom home on 2.39 acres. Wraparound porch for enjoying morning coffee or relaxing. 1st flr Master plus 3 bdrms on the 2nd flr each w/their own bath. FamRm w/FP, formal DinRm, Kitchen w/peninsula & built-in seating, Fin.LL $799,900

BOYLSTON Mt.Pleasant Estates 4bdrm home has been meticulously maintained and updated. Gleaming hardwoods, 2-story Foyer, Kitchen w/high-end appliances & new island granite, DinRm w/slider to Patio. 1st flr En-Suite, 2nd flr Master w/sitting room $699,000

GRAFTON Stunning home built by Brendon Homes in a neighborhood setting. Kitchen w/granite & SS appl., FamRm w/stone FP, 1st flr Office, Romantic Master Suite, fin. BonusRm over 3-car garage plus Fin. LL $850,000

GRAFTON Stunning lot off Merriam Rd is the site for your DREAM HOME. Cleared & ready to go. 4 homes being built by local builder - 3 lots remain. $220,000

NORTHBOROUGH New Construction - Ready in 30 days. Beautiful hardwood floors, 1st flr Study, 2nd flr Den, Kitchen w/island. Great proximity to town center & highway access. $739,900

SHREWSBURY Luxurious home with beautiful landscaping. Gourmet cabinet-packed Kitchen flows nicely to the Sunroom overlooking a spectacular patio and rear yard. 1st flr Master Suite, Fin.LL w/GameRm, WineRm and full Bath. $1,175,000

MENDON Only 2 remaining lots available. House to be built by one of the area's Premier Builders. All Homes loaded w/exceptional quality & details. Granite, Hardwood, Crown Moldings, Wainscoting, Oversized Baseboard, Stainless Appliances, Central Air $599,900

SHREWSBURY Nestled in an established neighborhood close to town center. This home has been lovingly cared for. Cabinet-packed Chef-style Kitchen w/SS appl., FamRm w/FP, 3 bdrms, new remodeled baths. Beautiful IG pool and park-like setting. $525,000

WESTBOROUGH Neighborhood setting on a dead end street. 3bdrms, FamRm addition w/wood stove, Eat-in Kitchen, LivRm w/ FP, 20x15 Screened Porch for enjoying those Summer nights. The perfect home loved for many years by the same family. $298,000

NORTHBOROUGH Stately colonial w/3350+ sqft of living is situated on a 1.13 acre lot on a pretty country road! Updated Kitchen w/breakfast bar, granite counters & 2 pantries. LivRm w/FP, FamRm w/FP, 4bdrms, 3rd flr Bonus Rm, Sunroom overlooks wooded lot. $629,900

HOLDEN New Construction at Oak Hill Estates. Immediate Occupancy. Exceptional Quality & Details usually found in much more expensive homes. 4bdrms, 2.5baths, 1st flr Study, Town Water, Town Sewer and Natural Gas. $539,900

GRAFTON Stunning re-sale end unit at Flint Pond Estates! Open living area with cathedrals, gas FP, chair rail & custom moldings. 1st flr Master, 2nd flr loft, 2 add'l bdrms and second full bath. Full basement for storage, two car garage, front farmer's porch, private deck in back. $439,900

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Andrew Abu

HOLDEN Royal Barry Wills 5bdrm Cape. Modern living w/the charm of older designs. 1st flr Library, Kitchen w/Sub-Zero & 2 dishwashers, lots of storage space. Minutes to Worcester. $999,900

SHREWSBURY Amazing Opportunity to build with local Renowned Builder. Gorgeous large tree filled lot. Home loaded with exceptional details. Sun-splashed cabinet-packed Kitchen w/hdwd & granite, Master Suite w/2 walk-in closets & deluxe bath, CentAir. $749,900

SHREWSBURY Incredible 13 ac estate lot in a lovely neighborhd. Elegant formal DR & sunny, formal Office, rich wood Kitchen, grand FamRm w/rustic FP, New Master Suite, Fin.LL, 3-car garage. IG pool, outdoor kitchen, huge barn. $1,599,900

SHREWSBURY Incredible Lot for this Modern Farmhouse Colonial offering 4bdrms, 4 Full Baths, 1st flr Study w/full bath, formal DinRm, upscale Kitchen w/center isle, SS appliances & Quartz counters. 2nd flr Master w/vaulted ceiling & phenomenal bath. 3-car garage $1,225,000

SHREWSBURY Only 2 units remain at Eastern Point Condos on Lake Quinsigamond. Very rare Waterfront Development, incredible location w/sweeping views. Impressive Kitchen w/granite, loads of hardwood floors, 2bdrms, 2.5baths, Fin.LL, large deck & paver patio. $495,000

BOYLSTON Impressive 5bdrm home in Mt. Pleasant Estates on a beautifully landscaped lot. Cherry Kitchen w/granite & SS appl., Cathedral ceiling FamRm w/stone FP, Master w/sitting room & bath, all-glass 2nd flr Sunroom w/balcony & upper level deck, Gazebo w/hot tub $699,900

BOYLSTON This stunning home sits on 7 acres with resort-like amenities - IG heated, salt water pool, outfitted Cabana & sprawling lawn. Quality finishes and products thru-out. Kitchen w/Sub-Zero & Viking appl., PlayRm over garage, 3rd flr finished room. $849,900

BERLIN Builders & Developers - Rare Opportunity for 13+ acre undeveloped Residential Land near Berlin/Bolton line. Conceptual Plan shows potential for (5) lots off Cul-de-sac/Common Driveway Subdivision. Call Listing Agent, Raj Seth 508-380-5272 for details. $650,000

SHREWSBURY Spectacular resale in Morningside Estates. Impressive 5bdrm home with the best of everything. Gleaming upscale Kitchen, stunning 2-story FamRm, 1st flr Office, every bedroom has direct bath access, Hardwood thru-out, Fin. LL perfect for entertaining. $1,225,000

D L O S NORTHBOROUGH Great opportunity to build your dream home on a private cul-de-sac. Well installed & septic sys. has been designed. Easy access to major rtes & shops. $397,900

Alicia Abu

11 Washburn St, Northborough SOLD for $750,000

Mike Howard

Dina Nichols

D L O S 10 General Henry Knox Rd, Southborough SOLD for $771,000

Raj Seth


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This stately landmark represents 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 irresistible European styled walled garden to the private Guest Suite and first floor Master Suite. Call today for private tour.

Please call Lorraine Herbert at 508 864 4232 for your private tour!


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ccording to a new National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers survey, high-performing, Low-emissive (Low-E) windows are the most common green building products used by residential remodelers. Low-E window coatings are popular because they minimize the amount of ultraviolet and infrared light that can pass through glass, all without compromising the amount of visible light that is transmitted. To kick off National Home Remodeling Month in May, NAHB released the survey results, which highlight the most common building features that home owners are using to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. “The improved availability and affordability of high-performing building products means energy-efficient features are being incorporated into more home improvement projects,” says NAHB Remodelers Chair Paul Sullivan, CAPS, CGR, CGP, of Waterville Valley, N.H. “Remodeling can not only improve the overall layout and features of a home, but depending on the upgrades you choose, you can also save money on utilities, improve indoor air quality and strengthen the long-term value of your home.” The most popular green building features in the survey of residential remodelers are: » » » »

High performance windows including Low-E and Argon gas windows High efficiency HVAC systems Programmable thermostats ENERGY STAR appliances

Energy efficiency is a key theme for remodelers, because these features help make the home more comfortable and can save the home owner significant money over the long term. On a median per square-foot basis, home owners spend much less with these energy efficient features. Other popular features include ceiling fans, moisture control products such as bathroom fans, water conserving fixtures and high performance insulation. The usage of technology to improve a home’s performance has increased dramatically during the past decade. Seventy percent of remodelers say they used programmable thermostats, a big increase from 42 percent back in 2011. Sixty-two percent of remodelers used ceiling fans in their remodels, compared to 37 percent back in 2011. Over the next five years, the percentage of remodelers who expect to be doing more than 60 percent of their projects green will double, according to the McGraw Hill Construction green building study in conjunction with NAHB. “The lower operating and maintenance costs of energy-efficient homes are a compelling reason for more home owners to incorporate green features in their remodeling designs,” says Sullivan. “A professional remodeler can help maximize the benefits of including these features in a remodel. The survey results provide useful examples of ways to increase a home’s efficiency, decrease costs and take advantage of the other benefits that high performance green homes offer.” For more information and resources, visit www.nahb.org/remodel.


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ow that the weather is getting warmer, more people are moving. Moving can lead to new, exciting possibilities, but it also means leaving behind the people and places you love. While some sentimental items can be taken to your new place, many memories just aren't transportable. To ensure that everything with your move goes smoothly and that your treasured belongings arrive safely to your new home, prepare with these stress-free tips.

cannot require you to pay more than 110 percent of the price given in a non-binding estimate in order to get your property from them. It prevents movers from holding your property for ransom. If you’re moving intrastate, most states have a similar rule for those movers.

1. RESEARCH YOUR MOVER Look at publicly-available information. All interstate movers are required to be both licensed and registered with the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. That site will also have complaint reports for registered movers. Your local Better Business Bureau also tracks complaints.

3. INSURANCE Make sure that your mover is insured, and don’t work with one that isn’t. Federal law requires interstate movers to offer liability coverage for any damage to your property at no cost. However, the baseline coverage is 60 cents per pound per item, regardless of the item’s value. Most movers also offer additional coverage for a fee, which you should consider after reviewing the terms. Before declining such additional coverage, think of how much your items are worth, and if 60 cents per pound is enough to make it right if something happens.

2. GET AN ESTIMATE You need an estimate based on a walk-through. If the mover refuses to do so, or insists that you sign a contract (or make a deposit) before doing so, find someone else. This is a big deal because of the “110 Percent Rule”, which says interstate movers

Note that there’s an exception from the federal 110 Percent Rule for services incurred after the estimate is signed.

4. MAKE ROOM FOR NEW MEMORIES Taking every item of sentimental value with you to your new home is not always


possible. Moving is the perfect opportunity to organize and purge items you don't need or won't use in your new residence. To lessen the load on moving day, hold a garage sale or donate unwanted items to a local charity. If you're trying to sell your current home, the less clutter the better. 5. ORGANIZE, DON'T AGONIZE Starting the process early can help avoid nerve-wracking, last-minute packing, and give you time to be a bit nostalgic. Before you begin boxing things up, take videos and photos of each room to preserve your memories of that space. Don't forget to include outdoor areas like a backyard tree house or handprints in the patio cement. 6. PROTECT DELICATE POSSESSIONS To ensure your belongings arrive safely, it's essential to pack possessions with extra care. Safeguard breakables with wrapping materials designed to protect fragile goods, such as bubble wrap cushioning, for the best protection. Next, have your movers pack items in clean, sturdy containers in a variety of sizes. Large boxes should be used for bulky, yet lighter furnishings, such as pillows and

blankets, and heavier objects should be in smaller boxes to avoid unnecessary strain. Make sure boxes are sealed securely. Be sure to label boxes clearly, marking them on the sides of the boxes, not the top. This step makes it obvious what's inside, even if they're stacked. You also can use different colored or printed packaging tapes to color code each room - red for the bedroom, blue for the kitchen. 7. HAVE HELP ON HAND If you’re moving to a location close to your old home, recruit friends and family to help with unloading and unpacking. You'll love showing off your new place, and it'll help with the transition to see that loved ones aren't too far away to make the trip. Put together an "open me first" box with the gear you'll need immediately, such as tools to assemble furniture, cleaning supplies and shelf liner for drawers, closets and kitchen cabinets. Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. Š2018. All rights reserved.


S H O U L D YO U R E P L AC E YO U R RO O F ?

LO O K F O R T H E S E S I G N S Most homeowners don’t think about their roofs until leaky ceilings and puddles form inside their home. Why think about your roof if there isn’t a problem? According to Metal Roofing Alliance Executive Director Bill Hippard, "Roofers are most in demand following severe weather such as heavy rain or high winds. If you put off doing repairs or replacing your roof until you have a problem, you may find that the contractor has a waiting list, and your problem will get worse before it can be addressed." To avoid costly delays and repairs, look for the following signs. If you have any of these issues, contact your roofer right away.

1. ROOF FRAMING. Start off by checking the roof framing structure to make sure it is not compromised. Visually scan the roof for any sagging or uneven areas. 2. MISSING SHINGLES. High winds can remove shingles from your roof, creating an invitation for leaks. You can use binoculars to inspect your roof without a ladder.

3. SHINGLES that are obviously cracked or peeling. Even if the shingles aren't missing, if they're curling or torn, they're on their way to failing. 4. STAINS OR WATER MARKS on your ceiling can indicate a leaking roof even if you don't see a puddle. It's important to find the source of the leak and make repairs before the problem grows.

5. DISCOLORED SHINGLES can be a sign of mold or algae growth on your roof, particularly in warm, wet climates. The elements are hard on a roof, causing it to deteriorate and fail. 6. AGE. If you have a typical asphalt shingle roof, and it's more than 10-15 years-old, chances are, you're going to need to replace it in the near future.

The condition of your roof is one of the first things appraisers assess and potential buyers notice. Faded, curled, damaged or missing shingles add nothing to the look or value of your house. And if your neighbors have maintained or recently replaced their roofs, yours will look especially tattered and old. So not only can your worn roof be doing damage to your home, it can be doing damage to your home’s value. If it is time to replace your roof, talk to your roofer about tearing off the old roof and installing a new one. This is a much better option than installing new shingles over your old worn out ones. Your roofer will tell you that this not only increases the longevity of the new roof, but removing the old roof reveals any defects that should be fixed before the new roof is installed.


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WESTMINSTER $309,900 Nestled in the woods is this freshly updated raised ranch style home w/spacious lot! Open concept LR/DR & kitchen complete w/FP, hdwd flrs & slider to deck. 3 BR, 2 BA. Partially finished bsmt w/3/4 BA, kitchenette type area & addl fin rm. Canoeing & fishing on Minott Pond.

ATHOL $105,000 MULTIPLE OFFERS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED, SELLER REQUESTS YOUR HIGHEST & BEST OFFER BE SUBMITTED BY APRIL 11, 2018 AT 6:21PM. On the road to the picturesque Village of North Orange. Cape Home on 2 acres of land! Large kitchen with plenty of cabinets & dining area, 3 BR, 1.5 BA! Oversized 2C garage! Deck w/babbling brook!

ORANGE $73,500 This cozy cottage packs a big punch. Enclosed front porch, spacious eat in kitchen, DR, LR w/bay window, extra finished rear room. 2nd flr is partially finished & full bsmt for all your storage needs. Across the street from the town park, tennis courts & ball fields! Within walking distance to downtown. ME N UN D

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LEOMINSTER $254,900 Expansive 3 family home on corner lot close to downtown & min to Rtes 2 & 190. 1st flr: 2 BR unit w/large kitchen, utility rm. 2nd flr unit: large windows, blt in hutches, unique details. Spacious LR on 3rd flr w/well laid out kitchen & 2 BR. Off-st parking area.

LUNENBURG $149,900 This could be a wonderful home. some wood floors, 1.5 baths, 3 bdrms, fireplace, screen porch, 2 car detached garage and more. Don't miss out on this one. Buyer responsibility to verify all information since it as obtained from 3rd party sources.

TEMPLETON $99,900 Corner lot near E Templeton center and minutes from Route 2. Cape style home w/eat in kitchen, living room, family room, full bath w/1st flr laundry hook ups. Spacious rear deck overlooking large yard. 2 BRs on 2nd floor w/3rd floor loft for additional space.

LUNENBURG $174,900 MULTIPLE OFFERS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED. SELLER REQUESTS THAT ALL HIGHEST & BEST OFFERS ARE DUE BY APRIL 10, 2018 AT 8:38 AM, Contemp home w/cath ceilis, fireplaced DR, spacious kitchen. Large deck off enclosed porch. Det barn w/loft & electrical service! Great commuter location.


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NORTHBOROUGH Well maintained Benedetti built 4 BR, 2 BA contemporary colonial on a private 1.34 acre lot. Inviting entry w/soaring wood ceil. Front to back LR w/hdwd flrg! Remodeled eat-in kitchen. FRYo w/brick u rFP. Wrap H oaround m e tdeck o w& 3nseason R eporch. a l t Master or BR w/double closets, exterior balcony & full bath. $499,900 TOP PRODUCING

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NORTHBOROUGH Hemlock Estates Stunning young colonial built by premier builder on end of cul-de-sac! Skylit 24x24 vaulted FR w/FP. Gourmet kitchen w/center island. Formal LR & DR. Master w/walk in closet & MBA. Lower Yo u3 other r Hgenerous o m esize t oBR. wn Rlevel e a media l t o rrm, gym &RESIDENTIAL mud rm. Heated Inground pool. $799,900 BROKERAGE TOP 40x20 PRODUCING

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NORTHBOROUGH - Chatfiled Notch Well maintained 4 BR, 3 BA Hip roof colonial! New cherry kitchen with premium natural stone tiled backsplash, granite. Formal DR & LR w/hdwd flrg. Vltd skylit FR w/FP. MBR w/renovated full BA. Deck ovrlkg private back yard. Commuter's dream. $584,900

SHREWSBURY - Minna Terrace 55+ community! Young Immaculate 3 BR, 2 BA end unit! Bright LR w/soaring ceilings, FP, hdwds & beautiful bay window. Cherry kitchen. 1st flr MBR w/large walk in closet & MBA. Loft/Den on 2nd flr overlooks front foyer & LR. Custom paneled fin LL includes a FR, exercise rm & work shop approx addl 710 sqft. $444,900

NORTH SHREWSBURY Walk to Dean Park & New Library! Chef's kitchen with u-shaped island & expanded eating area. Large LR w/ FP. 1st flr hdwd flrs. Master BR addn w/large walk in closet & MBA. Lower level FR w/FP, office & laundry. In-ground pool. 4 BR, 3 BA. $474,900

BERLIN Exquisite custom crafted home includes a separate 1800 sqft guest home! Designer kitchen. Grand cath FR w/FP. Over 1500 sqft in the fin LL game room, media room w/BA leads to guinte in ground pool. Adjoining 2 story guest home. 5 BR, 5 BA. $1,299,000


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NORTHBOROUGH NEW 9 Room * 4Bdrm * Walkout Basement * Public Utilities * 3100+SqFt * $749,000

BERLIN 4+ Acres * 4Bdrm/2.5Baths * Charming Stained Glass Detail * Refinished Wood Floors * Private Yard * $534,000

BOLTON 4BR/2.5BA * 1.5+ Acs * Cul de Sac Nghbrhd * Great for Entertaining * Many Improvements * Backyd Retreat yet Easy Commuter Access * $799,000

WESTBOROUGH 3Bdrm/2Bath Cape * Hardwood FloorsThroughout * Eat-In Kitchen * Finished Lower Level * 1 Car Garage * $448,000

BOYLSTON 8Rm/4Bd/3Baths * First Floor Study * 9ft Ceilings * Hardwood Floors * Granite Countertops * 2900 SqFt * $775,000

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NORTHBOROUGH Updated & well maintained 4 BR, 2.5 BA Garrison Colonial. Updated Kitchen w/SS appliances, granite counters, maple cabinets and hdwd flrs. LR & DR. FR w/FP, rec ltg & hdwd flrs. Master BR w/MBA. All BRs w/hdwd flrs. Natural Gas & C/A. Deck, 2C Garage. Close to major highways & commuter rail. $469,900

NORTHBOROUGH Beautifully renovated & well maintained 4 BR, 2.5 BA Colonial in Pine Knoll Neighborhood. Remodeled Kitchen w/granite, maple cabinets, tile floors, rec lighting. Formal DR & LR w/hdwd flrs. Stunning 4 season heated room. FR w/FP. MBR w/MBA. Updated lighting. Patio area. Young Roof. Oversized 2C Garage. Close to major highways. $565,000

NORTHBOROUGH Updated 3 BR, 2.5 BA home in Northborough Farms. LR w/refin hdwds. DR w/built-in buffet sideboard. Updated Gourmet Kitchen. Master bedroom w/walk-in closet. Finished lower level w/large FR & FP, BA & laundry room. Large garage. New Patio w/basketball hoop. Walking distance to Elementary & Middle School. $479,900

NORTHBOROUGH Beautifully Updated 3 BR, 2.5 BA Colonial w/ updated kitchen, Formal LR & DR w/hdwd flrs. Large FR w/french doors to multi-level trek deck. Bonus Rm w/many windows thru-out. Master suite w/walk-in closet, double closet, Master Bath. Enclosed front porch. Within walking distance to town center. $499,000

MARLBOROUGH A must see turnkey home! Updated 3 BR, 2 BA home on scenic road. Eat-in kitchen w/custom cabinets, corian, new SS appliances, custom curtains, tile floor & slider to trek deck. LR w/FP. Updated Lower level - large FR w/Harmon pellet stove; BA; storage/ laundry & Workshop Room. Wrap-around Trek Deck. $399,900

SHREWSBURY Updated 4 BR, 2 BA home nestled in a private setting within a neighborhood. Many updates throughout this home. Updated kitchen. DR w/coffer ceiling. Spacious LR w/FP. First floor office, playroom or guest BR w/hdwd flrs & closet. 2nd floor has 4 good sized BR w/refin hdwd flrs. Enclosed Front Porch. 2C garage. $320,000


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WESTBOROUGH-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. $775,000

HOPKINTON-You'll love this location! Updated kitchen offers a nicely sized eating area. Fireplaced FR is perfect for encouraging easy gatherings. Upstairs, there are 4 nicely sized BR & 2 full BA. Large screen porch overlooks the private, level, treed back yard. Large unfin bsmt offers potential to expand the living area. $580,000

WESTBORO-Wait until you see this all updated 4 BR, 2 BA split level. New kitchen, baths & gleaming hardwood floors. Level driveway w/no stairs into the home w/full bath & BR plus family room & den for long term guest or a place for mom. Bonus sun room. Freshly painted in & out. Private lot w/trees. Sidewalks to school and town. UNDER $500,000

NATICK-Rare 2-3 BR w/level yard & garage. Nicely renovated w/ updates like kitchen, 2 BA, windows, skylight and more! Enjoy the commuter location, be ready for backyard games, & easy care living. Add a wall back on 1st flr & have the 3 original bedrooms. Garage & paved driveway. $449,900

WESTBORO-Expanded open floor plan w/all new kitchen & baths. Stunning renovations have added a master suite & a kitchen every chef will love! Finished walk out lower level adds so much living space & flexibility. Fenced yard, sunny deck, 2 car garage, complete the value you will find here. Coming soon. CALL FOR DETAILS

WESTBOROUGH-Cherish the lifestyle & conveniences of Westboro while enjoying the comforts & character of this wonderful historical home. 4 BR, 3 full & 2 half BA home beautifully blends historic w/ modern w/3600+ SF of living area that extends to a priv yd. Updates include MBA, kit & great rm. A very unique find. $679,900

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