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NORTHBOROUGH - A must see! Updated 3 bdrm & 3 bath home in one of Northborough’s most sought after neighborhood. Open FP w/many updates. Updated kit w/ new granite counters, sink, faucet, upgrade cabinets, newly refin floors, gas cooking, new lighting & painted. LR, newly painted, recessed lighting w/gleaming hdwd floors. 3 good sized bdrms all newly painted w/recessed lighting, closets & refin hdwd floors. Updated master bath w/tile floor, vaulted ceiling, deluxe spa unit and newly painted. Main bath w/ new granite counter, sink & toilet, tile floor, tub and shower. LL w/ newly painted FR, new carpet, FP w/wood stove. Updated office in LL, newly painted w/new carpet. LL bath & LR. New roof less than 2 yrs old, vinyl siding, gas heat & central air. Prof Landscaped. Town water & sewer connection on street. Betterment paid in full. Close to major highways and commuter rail. $450,000

Updates & luxurious details throughout this 4 BR, 2.5 BA custom home. On ~6 acres.

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BOYLSTON Stunning, sun drenched, & full of finishes & features beyond belief. Ultra high-efficiency sys for heat & A/C. 4-zones, 20 Seer Heat Pumps, Wolf gas Cook top & Steam/Convection Ovens, Subzero 48, Scr Porch 500 sq ft incl. Spa. Blue Stone Hearth & Mantle accentuate in the 23 ft FR. Music rm. Former BR now used as a Golfer's paradise. 4 BR, 2 full & 3 half BA. $999,000

SOUTHBOROUGH Former Model @ SCHIPPER FARMS!! Adjacent to Community OPEN SPACE, Lush landscaping surrounds this bucolic setting. Covered Portico. Grand Split staircase Gives you access to the front & back of Home. LR & DR Separated By Greek Columns abutting your designer Kitchen, 22x22 Cathedral FR w/FP. 4 BR, 3.5 BA. $1,049,900

JUST REDUCED NORTHBOROUGH Flr to ceil passive solar window highlights this majestic custom built home. Gleaming hdwd flrs throughout. Enormous kitchen w/granite. 3-season encl porch overlooking a private, wooded backyard. Formal DR, study w/wood-burning FP & lg office. 4 large BR. A bonus room upstairs over the garage (extra BR or playroom). Mstr ste w/new MBA. Part fin bsmt w/a cast iron wood-burning stove. $779,900

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SHREWSBURY - Blackthorn Estates Pristine setting. 1st Flr extended stay en suite. Custom built Colonial w/exceptional flr plan & DESIGNER selections thru-out Hickory wide plank 6" scraped flrs thru-out 1st flr & upstairs hall, Quartz counters in kitchen. Intercom throughout the home. Travertine Tiles In MBA. Outside patio w/panoramic vistas. 5 BR, 4 BA. $850,000

TALL PINES NORTHBOROUGH - One of the premier lots in TALL PINES Located on a quiet cul de sac of similar styles & detailed features. The fastest selling neighborhood in Metro West!! Wide open plan w/updates throughout. Smashing family room w/hardwood floors, fireplace, & cathedral ceiling. First floor study to die for! In mint, mint, mint, mint, mint, Did I say MINT? Condition. Get here fast as this rare gem will not last... $724,900

SOUTHBOROUGH THE BEST PRICE,THE BEST NEIGHBORHOOD, THE BEST 3.76 acre homesite anywhere. Exquisite Custom Post & Beam w/wide plank flrs & Designer Chefs kitchen. 3 car garage 2 FPs (one set up for wood,pellet or coal). Study in the "Great Hall" above the FR! Cathedral FR. Abutting "Beals Farm OPEN SPACE". 3, 2.5 BA. $1,099,000

www.michaeldurkin.laerrealty.com


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The Market is HOT!

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95A Turnpike Rd. Westborough, MA

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WESTBOROUGH Magnificent Custom Colonial in "Piccadilly Mills". A distinctive open design exuding both quality & fine craftsmanship. Wonderfully detailed fireplaced Great Rm w/French doors leading to outside deck area, hdwds, Dual Staircases/Stunning DR/LR/ First floor Office/Study. 4 BR, 2.5 BA. $800,000

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WESTBOROUGH COMING SOON to the Westborough MARKET. Keep an eye out for this one. Swimming pool and great outdoor entertaining grounds. Spectacular inside with Cathedral ceilings and huge Fireplace. WOW! Call for details!

WESTBOROUGH Grand Custom Colonial at the end of a long driveway on over 2.4 acres surrounded by Conservation land. Luxurious 2 story foyer, multiple "2 sided FPs" one serving the FR & LR areas & the other adorning the MBR suite & MBA. 8 person Hot tub. 3 garage bays. $889,900


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Nancy Moran Broker / Owner

(c) 978-660-9955 (o) 978 368-8741 nancy_moran@comcast.net

CLINTON/BERLIN LINE

One of the most beautiful homes in the area!! This 4 BR better than new colonial has it all! Gourmet granite kitchen w/SS appliances, 36" upgraded cabinets, center island & sliders to the new deck w/hot tub. Open concept FR w/cath ceils & inviting FP, formal DR w/tray ceil & LR all w/beautiful gleaming hardwood floors. First floor office w/custom built-ins & surround sound throughout 1st flr. Quality workmanship & materials throughout including 2x6 construction, CA & radiant heat, meticulous finish work, custom closets, crown molding & wainscoting. Huge Master BR w/tiled bath & 3 other good sized BRs. Massive walk-out basement plumbed & ready for future rooms. Set at the top of the desirable West Ledge Subdivision w/prof landscaped grounds & an irrigation system. Perfectly located within minutes to 495 & 290. $599,900

www.NancyMoran-RealtyVision.com


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View all of our listings online at

www.CollinsDemacRE.com 520 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 • 508-842-1600 73 Turnpike Rd./Rte. 9, Southborough, MA 01745 • 508-281-1480


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STOW, 4500+ sf of living space on over 3.5 Acres! Expansive, beautifully designed kitchen! Sliders in the eating area open to the deck, patio & rear yard! Huge Great rm w/FP. 4 BR, 4.5 BA. Gleaming Hdwd Flrs! Front & back stairs! Exercise rm & Sauna! Sep bar area w/access to the Patio! Perfect for Summer Parties! Minutes to Rt 495 & hundreds of acres of Conservation Trails, or walk to Stow Community Park! $819,900

HUDSON, Walk downtown to the Railtrail, Restaurants, Shopping & so much more! Beautiful & Surprising Antique Colonial w/an Amazing rear yard & Inground Pool! Perfect for your Summer Parties! 4 bedrooms, Built ins & Hardwood Floors! Family Room opens to rear deck with pool & Fenced Yard! Don't Miss This One! $349,900

ACTON, Spacious Cape set in one of Acton's most desirable neighborhoods! Enter through the 3 season Porch & find everything you need! 4 BR, hardwood flrs, Living Rm w/ oversized window & FP. Finished LL Family Rm w/FP. Attahced 2 car garage. Large rear yard fenced w/trees! Acton Schools, Idywilde Farm, Commuter Rail, a Perfect Commuter Location! $549,900

STOW, Amazing home on Lake Boon. Stunning Views on 2 levels & wraparound deck. Priv Dock. Wake up looking out on the water from 1st fl Master Ste. Chef's Kitchen, Center Island w/2nd cooktop! 3 BRs. Near Assabet Wildlife Refuge, Sudbury, or Downtown Hudson! $725,000

STOW, Perfect for your garden parties, 8 rooms, 3 bedrooms. 2.5 baths with a 1 car garage. Stunning Granite Kitchen, Living room & family room with fireplace. Lower level bonus room/ guest room. Fenced Rear yard with an oversized deck. $499,900

STOW, New Homes! Stunning with a covered porch, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 tile baths, 1/5 Acres near Stow Park. Hardwood, tile, granite. A walk-up attic for future expansion. 3,432 SF of living space up and ready to customize. Starting at $799,900

STOW, Summer Awaits! Enjoy the Beautiful Views & private dock on Lake Boon. Freshly painted interior and new carpeting. Kayak, Swim, go for a Hike! Minutes from the Assabet River & the Assabet Wildlife Refuge Trails, Stow Town Beach & easy access to commuting locations. Stow Schools. $424,900


Summertime

Things are heating up at Ridgewood Estates!! This new beautiful community offers a mix of colonial and craftsman style homes boasting open floor plan living. Located in a cul de sac neighborhood our lots are a minimum of one acre, and near commuter routes. Homes include energy efficient features and Navien hot water heaters. Agent on site Sundays 1:00 -3:00 pm for personal tour of model home and available lots.

For more information, go to: ridgewoodestatesuxbridge.com


GET GREENER PLUMBING, TODAY You may be greening up your cleaning products or your eating habits, but have you stopped to consider your plumbing? Read the following green plumbing tips, and reach out to your local, trusted plumber to help implement them.

INSULATE WATER PIPES. Heating water for homes can account for as much as 30 percent of residential energy consumption. By insulating the pipes and using high-grade pipe insulation, it can lower the energy expenditure needed to heat your water. Your plumber can install insulation on your pipes and save you money in the process. INSTALL WATER SAVING FEATURES. In older homes, plumbing features such as faucets, showerheads and toilets are as historic as the homes themselves. By replacing these dated units with modern, energy-efficient counterparts, you can reduce leaks, conserve water and reduce your energy bill. • Newer and more efficient toilets can cut down the amount of water used by as much as 80 percent. A low-flow toilet only uses 1.28 gallons of water per flush, whereas a full-flow toilet uses 3.5 gallons per flush. A dual-flush toilet uses only 1.6 gallons for solid waste and only 0.8 gallons for liquid waste. A

newer toilet can translate to a potential savings of 10,000 gallons of water each year. Newer toilets essentially pay for themselves, so get your plumber to install one today. • Install a tankless water heater, which uses much less energy than a standard water heater. Instead of wasting energy keeping a huge reservoir of hot water at all times, a tankless water heater heats the water only as it is needed. • Replacing a traditional showerhead with a low-flow showerhead will reduce the traditional water usage by around 50-70 percent. The homeowner can also get their plumber to install an even greener shower product, the steam shower. While traditional showers use 25 gallons of water per shower, a steam shower uses around 1 gallon of water per shower.

INSPECT YOUR HOME PLUMBING FOR LEAKS. Detecting leaks can be a difficult task, and in some cases, small leaks can be unnoticeable to an untrained homeowner. Hire a professional to help you hunt down hard to spot leaks. Contact your plumber today, and together you can implement these tips to save money and the environment. Your plumber might also have additional green plumbing solutions they can bring to your home.


TOP 9 REVERSE

MORTGAGE MYTHS SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION Recent headlines pointing to the detriments of reverse mortgages aren’t getting the story straight. A leading reverse mortgage lender, Generation Mortgage Company, wants to separate fact from fiction. “Because so many Americans over the age of 62 are facing significant financial stress due to dropping retirement and savings account balances, as well as higher healthcare costs, many groups are targeting seniors under the guise of helping them,” said Scott Peters, CEO and President of Generation Mortgage. “HECM reverse mortgages are Federal Housing Administration-insured products and are heavily scrutinized by regulators and legislators looking to protect seniors’ best interests. As a result, more than 600,000 American seniors have obtained reverse mortgages that have enriched their lives by allowing them to stay in their homes and pay off their bills.”


THE MOST COMMON REVERSE MORTGAGE MYTHS INCLUDE: Myth: If I take out a reverse mortgage the lender will own my home. Fact: False. Homeowners still retain title and ownership to their homes during the life of the loan, and can choose to sell the home at any time. As long as the house is maintained and property taxes and homeowners insurance are paid, the loan cannot be called due. Myth: My children will be responsible for the repayment of the loan. Fact: False. Reverse mortgages are non-recourse loans. That means, if the property is sold to pay-off the loan when the homeowner passes away or decides to leave the home for other reasons, there will be no mortgage debt for the family and heirs to repay. The maximum amount owed is the current market value of the house. If the homeowner’s heirs want to keep the home, they would pay the balance in-full to the reverse mortgage lender. Myth: I can’t get a reverse mortgage if I have an existing mortgage. Fact: False. With enough equity, you may be able to pay off your existing mortgage or other debt with the reverse mortgage. The reverse mortgage must be in a first lien position, so any existing mortgage must be paid off. Seniors who take out reverse mortgages are free to do anything they want with their reverse mortgage proceeds. Paying off an existing mortgage is the number one reason most seniors take out a reverse mortgage. Myth: Only low-income seniors get reverse mortgages. Fact: False. Although some seniors may have a greater need than others for the monthly proceeds or lump sum funds reverse mortgages offer, most simply prefer to be free of monthly mortgage payments. Without monthly mortgage payments, many homeowners find they can maintain their existing quality of life and build their savings to help with future expenses. A growing number of people who have no immediate need are taking out these loans so that they have a financial cushion for future expenses.

Myth: If I outlive my life expectancy, the lender will evict me. Fact: False. Reverse mortgage lenders put no time limit on how long seniors can stay in their homes. Since homeowners still own the property, lenders cannot evict them, provided they follow the program guidelines. Myth: There are no objective advisors available to seniors trying to decide if a reverse mortgage suits their needs. Fact: False. Borrowers are required to work with independent, third party counselors approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in their local communities. This educational session helps them make the right decision for their unique situations. Myth: There are restrictions on how reverse mortgage proceeds may be used. Fact: False. There are no restrictions. The cash proceeds from the reverse mortgage can be used for virtually any purpose and borrowers should be cautious of lenders attempting to cross sell other products. Many seniors have used reverse mortgages to pay off debt, help their kids, make ends meet or to have a financial reserve. Myth: Reverse mortgage lenders take advantage of seniors. Fact: False. Seniors who have been victims of reverse mortgage lending schemes are extreme exceptions and typically victims of unsavory lenders. As a consumer, you should only work with lenders who are Better Business Bureau and National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) members and adhere to those organizations’ strict Code of Ethics and Standards for Trust. Myth: I’ve heard I won’t qualify for a reverse mortgage because of my limited income. Fact: Unlike a traditional mortgage where mortgage payments must be made each month, a reverse mortgage pays you. Because of this, many seniors who do not qualify for traditional financing are eligible for a reverse mortgage.


STUDY REVEALS BEST TECHNIQUE FOR PRICING A HOME The best technique for pricing a home when listing it for sale is setting the asking price just below a round number, according to recent research published by the Journal of Housing Research. These findings will help real estate professionals and anyone else selling their home develop more informed listing and marketing strategies to better suit sellers’ needs. The results of this study take a lot of guess work out of the marketing of homes for real estate professionals. The study looked at 1,000 buyers in Virginia considering a pool of more than 370,000 listings. The researchers were able to determine the impact of “rounded pricing” listing strategies versus “just below pricing” listing strategies. “Our study suggests that by using the just below pricing strategy sellers can price their home slightly higher without driving away potential buyers,” says Eli Beracha, Ph.D., of Florida International University, who conducted the study with Michael J. Seiler, Ph.D., of The College of William & Mary. “As a result, they end up selling their house for more.” How does dropping your asking price ever so slightly impact the final outcome? “On average, buyers are more attracted to a house priced at $199,000 than to a house priced at $200,000 and it appears that ‘just

below’ pricing works out favorably for sellers in terms of their bottom line,” Beracha explains. “Based on our research, the ‘just below’ pricing strategy yields a selling price that is, on average, roughly 2.5 to 3 percent higher, $5,000 to $6,000 on a $200,000 house, compared with a rounded pricing listing strategy.” While residential real estate agents may disagree on the appropriate pricing strategy to use when listing residential real estate for sale, the researchers found that homebuyers more often prefer homes priced using a “just below” pricing strategy. This preference allows sellers to list their home for a higher initial listing price. On the other hand, due to the demand effect, rounded priced homes typically have shorter time on the market and a lower discount relative to listing price. Their findings suggest that sellers’ ability to set higher listing prices for properties using a “just below” pricing strategy outweighs the lower discount and shorter time on the market associated with similar rounded priced strategy homes. “We tested the age-old debate concerning the best technique to price a home when listing it for sale,” Seiler says. “We find that using a price just below a round number works best, particularly in connection to the left-most digit in the price. So, $199,000 works better than $200,000.”


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ASHBURNHAM $324,900 Ready mid July! 4 BR, 1.5 BA, stunning FR w/brick FP. Situated on a corner lot on over an acre of land in desirable neighborhood.Christine Lorenzen-Rufiange 978-340-9648

GARDNER $279,900 Multi Level 4 BR, 2.5 BA home, just over the Westminster line. LR w/FP & patio view. Open interior balconies give view to formal DR & 2nd LR. Oversized att 2C garage.Laura Rice 978-502-4593

LUNENBURG $334,900 LIVE AT THE LAKE & WATCH THE SUNSET! Hickory Hills Lake. Charming 3 Br, 1.5 BA house w/open floor plan (combination kitchen-family room-dining area w/gas FP insert). Linda Marble Gurney 978-424-3937

ATHOL $279,900 Immaculately maintained interior & beautifully landscaped exterior! 3 BR, 2.5 BA home. LR w/FP. Large windows everywhere. Finished area in basement with wet bar, full BA & BR!The Leverage Group 978-512-9351

LUNENBURG $359,000 3 BR, 2 BA home sitting on 1 acre. Large eat-in kitchen w/breakfast bar & center island. Screened porch & newly lined pool. LR w/large FP. 1st flr Home office area.The Leverage Group 978-512-9351

LEOMINSTER $224,900 Adorable 1950s Cape nestled in the popular West side. 3 BR, 1.5 BA, LR w/hdwd flrs & FP. Formal DR w/hdwd flrs! Main flr master w/hdwd flrs. Dry basement & 1C garage under. Denise Wortman 855-3-DENISE

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BARBARA VENINCASA

bv@casarealtyservice.com 508.560.9434

80 UNITS

Starting at $585,000

New 55+ Age Restricted Development in Medway

• Approximately 90% of 80 Unit development SOLD out • Detached & Attached Units Styles • All with 1st floor Master Bedrooms • 2 Car Attached Garages • Quality Features such as Granite, Hardwoods, Decorative Moldings, Gas Fireplace Amenities include Clubhouse. Architectural Details for a Quaint New England Setting for this Convenient Commuter Location! Furnished Model Hours: Thursdays 1pm-5pm. Friday, Saturday, Sundays 11am-3pm. GPS use 71 Winthrop St.

19 Quick Farm Rd Westborough, MA $1,249,000 • New Construction Home Site by Casa Builders. • Estate - Like Facades with Floor Plan Designs and Features with a Under Construction Flow for today's Lifestye. • Have your home fully appointed or select your own finishes.

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JULIE VENINCASA

508.560.2839 | julie@casarealtyservice.com

Pricing Starting at $360,000 Bellingham, MA

Welcome to Bellingham’s newest Condominium Community. Easy-living lifestyle at any age! 36-unit development consists of triplex Condos surrounded by natural wooded beauty for desired privacy. Conveniently located at the Intersection of Franklin Rt 140 & Bellingham Rt 126. Franklin Exit 17 brings you Franklin Shopping Center. Bellingham Exit 18 brings Crossroads Shopping Center, Stall brook Marketplace & Bellingham Shopping. And let's not forget, close proximity to the infamous Patriots Place. Each Townhome has been Designed with an Open Concept including 2-car garage, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and optional finished basement Developed by Elite Home Builders, a full service real estate development company which specializes in residential new construction development, design and sales throughout Massachusetts.

Model Home Ready to View June 2018.

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Ready for Spring 2018!

Gristmill Village Grafton, MA

10 Lot Subdivision • Each Lot over 1 acre Some of the Many Features Include: Energy Efficient • Low Maintenance Siding 30 Year Architectural Roof Shingle Granite Kitchens • Custom Moldings

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2526 Sq. Ft.

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SOUTHBOROUGH One of a kind, Grand home provides privacy w/an amazing yard & veranda overlooking the IG pool. The foyer is flanked by a FamRm w/ gas FP and Front-to-Back LR/DR. Updated White Kitchen has Sub-Zero & Jennair appliances.A det. 3-car GAR w/fin. Room & full bath above. $875,000

GRAFTON Meticulous Abu built Home has Foyer w/hardwood & architectural detail. Gourmet Kit. w/high end appliances & huge dining area opens to cathedral skylit FR w/FP. 1st flr Library/Study, Luxe Master Suite & Bath. Walkout basement ready to finish $739,900

BOYLSTON Gorgeous home - ready for new owners to move in! Luxury modern home is only 2 years old...better than buying new. So many upscale features: GreatRm/Kit. concept w/huge windows, white Carrara counters/SS appl., 10' ceilings, 1st flr Study, barrel vaulted Foyer, hdwd flrs on both levels. $950,000

NORTHBOROUGH Custom 5,300+ SF abuts conservation land providing privacy in a lovely setting. 6 beds/5.5 baths Multiple Stes w/direct bath access, 9ft ceilings on 1st flr, 2-story FamRm plus bonus GreatRm, oversized windows, Fin.LL w/office, full bath & lots of storage. $824,900

NORTHBOROUGH Mid Century Mod. Ranch on a serene 4 acre lot. 4 Bedrooms, 2 located at each end of the house. Kitchen w/2 Ovens & Charcoal BBQ Station, & Dining Area. Loaded with sliders and transoms rooms are airy/ bright. Marble bathroom suite w/oversized soaking tub & shower $675,000

GRAFTON Impeccable Brendon Homes house. Kitchen w/ Viking cooktop & SS appl & Lg dining area opens to sunny FamRm w/stone FP & vaulted ceilings, 1st flr Office, BonusRm over 3-car garage plus Walkout Fin. LL with bar area, wine chiller, gym and FP & Full Bth Commuter rail 5 min. $825,000

NORTHBOROUGH A sun lit Foyer & high ceilings give this home a Modern/Open feel. 3 bedrms upstairs & 2 full baths. Updated Kitchen w/light wood cabinets w/deck overlooking IG pool. LL w/3rd full bath & office & Family Room offer more space to enjoy. $437,500

HOLDEN Royal Barry Wills Cape-style home minutes from Worcester offers the charm of older homes but the conveniences of today's living. 5bdrms, 5 Full & 1 Half Bath, Renovated Kitchen w/Sub-Zero, dbl ovens & 2nd cooktop. Enjoy sprawling lawns tucked away on this corner lot. $999,900

NORTHBOROUGH Exceptional 4+ acre estate property w/stone walls, pergola & lush plantings. Recent upgrades: designer baths, newly painted rooms, decking & rails, irrigation sys. & more! Gleaming HW flrs, FamRm w/ FP & built-ins, 2-car att.garage & 2-car det.garage w/attic storage $719,900

AUBURN Charming cape, this home has a renovated kitchen w/granite countertops & blt-in desk overlooking lovely yard, new roof & water heater, replacement windows. Finished LL w/PlayRm, wetbar & Bath leads outside to two Deck areas & Fireplace ideal for entertaining. $369,500

NORTHBOROUGH Unique home w/several levels, Main level has LR and offWhite glazed Kitchen w/Granite that opens to a covered deck plus 2 bedrooms & bath. Up half a level is a Master Suite w/ Luxe bath. LL w/ Family Rm, Exercise Rm, half Bath, Office is accessed by a circular staircase. $440,000

WORCESTER Meticulous Ranch w/retro style. 3 Lg Bedrms all w/en-suite baths. Step-down LivRm, 1st flr Study, Formal DinRm, generous Kitchen w/SS appl., Sunroom, Fin.LL w/PlayRm, Full Bath & 2nd Kitchen area. Located on a cul-de-sac. $519,900

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6 Church Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Andrew Abu

BOYLSTON This home offers 5 Bbdrms, 3 Full Baths, FamRm w/stone FP, Master w/sitting room & bath, 2nd flr SunRm w/ balcony & access to upper level deck & 2 bdrms, Screened Porch w/cath.ceiling & built-ins, Gazebo w/hot tub $679,900

NORTHBOROUGH This home is something Really Special...not like any others. Built by owner/master-craftsman w/amazing attention to every detail. From the welcoming wraparound porch to the open FamRm w/stone FP, 1st flr Master & 2nd flr balconies, Kitchen w/built-in seating & Fin.LL $775,000

SHREWSBURY Phenomenal landscaping, flowering plants & patio for a private oasis to relax. Gourmet Kitchen flows to a lovely SunRm, 1st flr Master & bath w/oversized marble shower, FamRm w/FP, 2nd flr w/2nd Master w/SittingRm & 2 add'l bdrms & baths, Fin.LL GameRm, WineRm & Bath $1,125,000

BOLTON FOX RUN neighborhood setting. Custom home w/many windows designed to capture lots of natural light, 1st flr open layout, loads of HW flrs, stunning design SieMatic Kitchen, lighted trey ceilings. Master w/bath & dressing room, Fin 3rd flr Loft & Fin.LL w/gym, bath, Play & Game Rm $985,000

GRAFTON Constant upgrades & improvements have been done to this "better than new" home. Sun-drenched rooms, Kitchen w/new quartz counters & deluxe appliances, 1st flr Office, Bonus Rm over the 3-car garage plus fin. walk-out lower level w/PlayRm, Bath and Study $824,990

SOUTHBOROUGH Grand home on a 2.45 acre lot. Striking 10ft ceilings on 1st flr, 2-story FamRm, gleaming HW flrs, Rich wood Kitchen w/upscale appliances. Fin. 3rd flr w/2 BonusRms & full bath, Fin. LL offers MediaRm w/wet bar, Bath, ExerciseRm & GameRm. 4-car garage & Outbuilding w/attic $1,050,000

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NORTHBOROUGH New Construction. Beautiful hardwood floors, 1st flr Study, 2nd flr Den, Kitchen w/island & SS appliances, Large FamRm w/FP, 9ft ceilings on 1st flr, 2-car garage. Great proximity to town center & highway access. $739,900

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This is the percentage of payments you’ve made on time during your credit history. This plays a big role in determining your creditworthiness, so just a couple of late payments could significantly impact your score for the worse. An easy way to avoid late payments? Set up automatic bill pay or create calendar reminders for bill due dates.

When you apply for a credit card, mortgage or auto loan, a hard credit inquiry is initiated on your credit report. One hard inquiry will usually have little impact, but multiple inquiries can have a larger impact. A soft inquiry is when you check your rate to see what you qualify for. If you’re unsure, check with your potential creditor or lender before applying to see if they will do a hard or soft pull.

CREDIT CARD UTILIZATION This is a percentage that is calculated by taking the total of your credit card balances and dividing that number by your total credit card limits. This will show creditors how much of your total available credit you are already using. The lower your credit card utilization, the higher your credit score.

TOTAL ACCOUNTS Consumers with more accounts (or more lines of credit) often have higher credit scores because it indicates that more lenders are willing to give them credit. Having a good mix of different types of credit is good for overall credit health as well. But be prudent: Only apply for credit you actually need.

AVERAGE AGE OF OPEN CREDIT LINES The longer your credit history and the older your accounts the better. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep older cards open and active, and to start applying for credit at a young age.

DEROGATORY MARKS Derogatory marks are negative items on your credit report like collections, tax liens or bankruptcy. These records can stay on your credit report for 7 to 10 years. If you have one on your credit report, it can show a lender that you may have mismanaged your credit in the past. The best way to overcome derogatory marks is to start rebuilding healthy credit again. This will gradually weigh in your favor.


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Caulking can go a long way to shoo bugs away. Seal tiny cracks and holes near your doors and windows and along baseboards with a strong tape that can be found at your local hardware store. Store food in airtight containers (or keep it in the refrigerator). This is especially true for grains and sweets. In addition, be sure to clean up after you cook so that there are no crumbs around to tempt bugs.

compost piles and yard waste. Never stack firewood against your home for the same reason. Be aware of Federal laws that dictate that insecticidal products be registered. Guidelines allow the Environmental Protection Agency to evaluate a pesticide’s chemical toxicity to humans, pets and other organisms, as well as the pesticide’s environmental risks.

Follow instructions on product labels. In addition to always using the appropriate dose, take care to use the correct product for the job at hand. For instance, a pesticide registered for agricultural use wouldn’t be appropriate to use indoors. And for those seeking a pesticide that doesn’t remain in the environment for Keep your yard free of debris. This will very long, a product containing essengo a long way toward ensuring that pests tial oils should be considered. don’t find shelter in your firewood stacks, Reduce clutter. Not only is clutter a nuisance, it can also provide shelter for insects. In addition to getting rid of clutter, take the time to clean kitchen and bathtub drains, as they can be another breeding place.


Here are more specifics about certain types of pests to guide you. Mosquitoes. Not only are mosquitoes incredibly annoying as they buzz about—and bite—but they can transmit serious pathogens that cause diseases like Zika and West Nile viruses. Eliminate all sources of standing or stagnant water. Empty and replace water in planters, bird baths and pet dishes. Keep other water-prone areas like gutters clear. Finally, set up a perimeter around your home that you’ll spray to keep insects away during spring and summer months.

Termites. Keep the area under and around your house free from wood debris, above and below ground. Stack firewood away from the house and off the ground. Damp soil also puts your home at risk, as termites prefer moist soil. If you find termites in your yard, use a termite killer. If they manage to infest your home, call a professional to assess the damage, identify the termite species responsible, and eliminate the colony. Ants. Not only can ants cause structural damage to your home, they can also be a nuisance and crawl inside in search of food. Ants tend to follow trails along the perimeter of the home (baseboards, the edges of countertops), and can use wires and pipes as a highway system within walls. Follow their trails to find and treat the nest. Like cockroaches, baits are also an effective strategy for killing ants.

Bed bugs. These pests are very hard to eliminate from the home. Treatment typically requires a multi-pronged approach including mechanical and chemical control, as well as preventative measures that help avoid a re-infestation. When traveling, make sure to check your luggage and clothes, as bed bugs are known to hitch a ride with you back home. Never put a suitcase on the bed in a hotel, just in case. Houseflies. Flies are also a major carrier of more than 100 disease-causing Cockroaches. To prevent cockroaches, pathogens, collecting them on their legs store food in tightly-sealed contain- and mouth when feeding. Sanitation ers, seal cracks in your home and re- is the best way to prevent flies. Elimiplace torn window screens. Treat your nate breeding sites and sources of food, home’s perimeter with a spray, many of and make sure your trash can has a which will last up to 12 months. Baits tight-fitting lid and is cleaned regularly. are another effective strategy because Keep screens on your home’s windows cockroaches are nocturnal (often feed- and doors, and repair if damaged. If you ing at night) and may be difficult to con- see them near your home, you can kill tact during the day. The benefit of using them on contact with various products. bait is that the roaches do all the work, spreading the bait to kill other roaches By following these tips, and working in hiding. with your trusted pest-control provider, you will ensure that your house remains bug free.


RETIRING? d THINK beyon THE BEACH Starting to think about where your post-career phase of life might take you? A lot of people look at warm weather locations like Florida or Myrtle Beach, S.C., where they can play golf or be near the beach. But what if a house on the golf course or a beach community isn’t what comes to mind when you think about retirement? Well, don’t worry, you’re not alone. With about 4 million baby boomers retiring each year, it’s no surprise that the location options are expanding. While warm weather states such as Florida, Arizona, Texas and Georgia are still top choices, more and more of today’s retirees are opting for hardier climates - with states like Colorado, Pennsylvania and Maine making Forbes’ 2017 list of best places to retire. Also growing in popularity are urban locations, as many retirees are choosing to stay in the city they’ve lived in for years or choosing to downsize by moving to an apartment in an urban center. Cities offer high walkability scores, boundless options for entertainment and culture, plenty of restaurants to go out to eat at or order out from, and quick access to affordable public transportation and plenty of quality healthcare.

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ORANGE $52,900 Quaint cottage style home with attached garage. Sun filled open living/dining room with bay window, bright kitchen with plenty of cabinets, 2 bedrooms and full bath. Additional family room with sliders to deck looking over the spacious rear yard. Great location to downtown, shopping and commuter routes. This is a Fannie Mae Home Path Property.

GARDNER $69,900 Here is an opportunity to make a home your own. Bring your tools as property needs significant work but with your imagination, hard work and sweat equity this could be your jackpot. Attached garage has loft. Buyer responsible to verify all information as it was obtained from 3rd party sources.

ATHOL $124,900 This adorable Athol home on a dead end street offers 1 bedroom, plus finished attic room, 1 bath, pleasant back yard, carport and more. For you commuters Athol has exits off route 2 to help you reach those metro areas! This is a Fannie Mae HomePath property.

FITCHBURG $129,900 Unique cape style home with garage and rear yard. Larger than it looks 2 bedroom home with open eat in kitchen, enclosed porch/mudroom, office/den (no heat), and living room. Enjoy the fresh paint and flooring! Expanded detached garage for all your storage needs. Ideal commuting location with great access to shopping and commuter routes.

TOWNSEND $314,900 West Townsend Two Family Home! The first floor unit offers 3 bedrooms, large dining room, and two large porches! Two bedrooms are available in the second floor unit with a possible 4 bonus rooms in the attic. The Large level back yard with a storage shed offers plenty of space for outdoor activities.

LANCASTER $314,900 Many recent updates to this three bedroom ranch including new tile kitchen floor, new carpet in the bedrooms, freshly painted interior and Appliances! Large deck overlooking back yard offering. Open concept living room with fireplace! Three bedrooms & two bathrooms on the main floor with possibility of 2 more rooms in the basement.

ASHBY $234,900 Come discover this cape style home nestled between the trees. Firelplaced living room, eat in kitchen, built ins and so much more charm. Walk out basement with attached garage, hardwood floors, three bedrooms and two full baths. Enjoy the fenced in rear yard for all your flower and garden needs.

LANCASTER $324,900 Many recent updates to this lovely 3 BR, 2 BA Ranch including new tile kitchen floor, new carpet in the bedrooms, freshly painted interior! New SS Appliances! Large deck overlooking your partially in back yard - peaceful setting. Open space interior w/FP in the LR, & a wood stove in the partially finished bsmt! Large 2C att garage!

CLINTON $265,000 Property has just been renovated & updated! Spacious kitchen with plenty of cabinets featuring new appliances! Sparkling New Wood & carpeted Flooring. Spacious dinnig room, living room with beamed ceilings and 1st floor bedroom and full bathroom. Two additional bedrooms on the 2nd floor with a 2nd floor full bath as well! Oversized two car garage.


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NORTHBOROUGH Looking for something special & out of the ordinary! Beautiful custom built renovated 4+ BR colonial sited back off road on private secluded 4+ acre lot! Oak beams in FR were milled from trees cut on property. Stones from property were used to create gorgeous flr to ceiling FP. Formal LR & DR. Hdwds 1st flr. Renovated kitchen w/center island, custom tiled backsplash, quartz counters, dining area & SS appliances. 1st flr laundry. MBR w/FP, 4 BRs on 2nd flr + office. all baths. finished Bonus overo garage, for BA. YoMarble u r & quartz H oinm e t oSunny, wn Rwalk-out e a lbasement t o r w/full bath. Yo u room r H m eheated t o &wplumbed n R e aHeated l t oindoor r pool (16' x 32') re-inforced concrete, highly insulated 32' x 56' pool house. Cedar ceiling,RESIDENTIAL abundant windows & sliding door with hot tub & sauna. $650,000 BROKERAGE TOP PRODUCING TOP PRODUCING

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NORTHBOROUGH Hemlock Estates! Lovely 4 BR colonial w/a quaint farmers porch has many recent upgrades & a terrific open floor plan!! Birch kitchen w/center island & skylit dining area. Bright FR w/FP & french door to deck. Formal LR & DR w/hdwd. Bonus room up a separate staircase off the kitchen. Cath ceil MBR w/skylit tiled MBA! 3 other generous size BRs. Private in-ground pool w/new fence. Walking distance to top rated Algonquin HS! $739,900

NORTHBOROUGH Meticulously maintained brick-front 4 BR home on quiet private almost acre lot. Gleaming hardwoods in LR, DR & BRs! Eat in kitchen. Large LR w/hardwoods leads to formal DR w/picture window. Main level including master w/private bath. Spacious lower level includes separate office, laundry rm and FR w/pellet stove/ FP & slider to the back yard. 2C garage. Covered porch overlooking pond. $419,900

NORTHBOROUGH Pine Knoll Area 3 full levels of living space! Large cathedral FR addition w/palladium window to bring in the light & hardwoods. Remodeled eat in kitchen w/gas cooking leads to 3 season porch. Cozy LR w/FP, hardwoods & picture window. Cathedral ceiling master suite addn. 2 other generous size BRs & full BA. Walk out lower level office or 4th BR w/full windows, half bath, mud room & pantry. $450,000

NORTHBOROUGH Birchwood" over 55 community Beautiful custom designed & well maintained home w/open floor plan. Vaulted ceiling LR w/picture window, open to large dining area & cabinet packed kitchen! Oversized MBR w/huge walk-in closet & half bath. Nice size 2nd BR or den. Large private deck. Attached 1C garage w/large full basement for extra storage. CA! Security! Active club house & walking trails. $290,000


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NORTHBOROUGH - $899,900 Picturesque, stunning property. Custom Built, 4 BR/3 BA w/great flr plan. Updated thru-out. Formal LR w/hdwd flrs w/inlay. Formal DR. 1st Flr Study. Updated kitchen. Step down to FR w/FP & sliders leading to multi-level deck. Master Suite includes cath ceil, walk-in closets, sitting area & MBA. Lower Level - gaming rm w/bar, 2 storage rms & office w/french doors to patio area. Forced Air & Central Air.

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NORTHBOROUGH 4 BR, 2.5 BA Colonial in Pineknoll neighborhood. Beautiful hdwd flrs run thru-out the 1st flr living areas. Spacious LR w/FP. Updated kitchen w/French doors to deck. DR w/chair rail. FR w/cath ceil, wood stove, bay window & deck access. Master w/en suite BA. Fin lower level. 1 acre. 2-car garage. $579,900

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NORTHBOROUGH Don't miss this 4 BR, 2.5 BA Colonial in Treetop Circle. Beautiful hdwd flrs thru-out the 1st flr living areas. Open concept living w/a spacious LR, FP & slider to deck. Kitchen w/granite island. Formal DR. Master w/en suite BA & walk-in closet. Finished walk-up attic. 2-car garage. $649,000

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WESTBOROUGH Elegant, Updated 5 BR, 3.5 BA Colonial home exudes quality craftmanship & design. Formal front to back LR w/hdwd flrs. Formal DR w/hdwds & built-in wine rack. Gourmet style kitchen w/custom cabinets & dining area. Large FR w/FP, skylights. Master suite w/walk-in closet, hdwd flrs & master bath. 2nd Flr w/2 other BR both w/hdwd flrs & closets. Full BA w/tile flr. 3rd Flr has 2 BR & full BA. Fin LL. 2C Garage. $725,000

NORTHBOROUGH A nature-lover's retreat! Beautifully maintained 4 BR, 2 BA Cape on a picturesque tree-lined property near Mt. Pisgah. Gleaming hdwd flrs that run throughout. Formal LR w/beamed ceiling & FP. Formal DR. Updated kitchen w/granite countertops. Open concept layout. Walk-out basement w/FP. 2 acres. $464,900


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70 BUTTERCUP LN #70, GRAFTON-Great value in this large 3 BR, 2.5 BA townhome. Sun splashed fireplaced FR open to bright kitchen w/stainless appliances. 1st flr master suite w/sumptuous BA. Walk out lower level has large FR w/surr snd speakers & atrium door to nice sunny yard. Mint!! $409,900

11 FRANKIE LN, GRAFTON-Beautiful 3-4 BR in a cul-de-sac setting. Wonderful eat-in kitchen, hardwood, 2 fireplaces & central air! Fabulous screen porch opens to private yard, great for entertaining. Spacious master suite with private bath and walk in closet. Lower level has family room, 4th BR and flexible space. $399,900

46 MEADOW LANE, GRAFTON-This is the one you've been waiting for! 4 BR, 2.5 bath colonial on well landscaped, private lot! Newer roof, central air & furnace, vinyl siding and public water & sewer. Large kitchen with granite open to cathedral fireplaced FR, finished lower level! SO MUCH FOR $462,000

18 GARY CIR, WESTBOROUGH-This home has so much to offer! Open kitchen w/granite & new appliances to DR & fireplaced FR w/ hdwd flrs. Heated sunrm. Fin lower level w/full bath, laundry rm, FR & possible BR. Large level driveway & private lot, sidewalks to school & town. $450,000

55 WARREN ST, WESTBOROUGH-One of Westboro's original homes! Bertis Adams had many years of memories here & you are sure to as well. Over 2 acres of sprawling lawn w/ tree grove & large barn. Pride of ownership is evident, w/many updates & many original features. Must see to appreciate. $630,000

4 EDGEWOOD RD, WESTBOROUGHWonderful design puts a contemporary stamp on the traditional 4 BR colonial. Beautiful stone faced front porch welcomes you to dramatic 2 story foyer. Sunken LR w/gleaming hdwd, large kitchen w/dining area and beautiful sunroom off. All on level private yard on cul-de-sac street! $695,000

24 SMITH ST, WESTBOROUGH-Cherish the lifestyle & conveniences of Westboro while enjoying the comforts & character. 4 BR, 3 full & 2 half BA home beautifully blends historic w/modern w/3600+ SF extends to a priv yd. Updates include MBA, kit & great rm. $679,900

138 WOODLAND ROAD, SOUTHBOROBeautiful colonial on very private lot! Wonderful open floor plan features kitchen with granite counters, huge dining & family room with picture windows overlooking lush yard & lovely screen porch. 3 large BR & 2 full BA on the second floor. Central air & so much more! $540,000

24 BLACKTHORN DR, WORCESTERSpectacular 5 BR, 5 full bath colonial on culde-sac! Custom cabinet kit with SS appliances and granite. Generous size DR/LR graced with fireplace to gorgeous deck and private yard. Master BR with private sitting area w/fplc. Walkout lower level. $540,000

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