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TALL PINES HOLDEN WOW! Impeccable grounds, Fenced In back yd w/in-ground pool & Shed /garage. This pristine home is all done & waiting for the new family. Improvements too numerous to mention. Cathedral FR w/Gas FP. Home is in Mint shape, Decor has been fabulously repositioned for the WOW factor for today's buyer. $419,900

NORTHBOROUGH - Fully finished ready to move in! Hannaco has saved the best for last! Hand crafted NEW HOME. Close to St Bernadette's, The Apex entertainment complex, Wegmans and The award-winning Northboro School sys, Algonquin Regional. Energy effic, hdwds, granite, FP. Open foyer w/Prom staircase, patio in back yard. Bucolic setting. $884,900

WESTBOROUGH Beautiful colonial w/incredible floor plan. 4 BR, 2.5 BA, spacious backyard w/In-ground saltwater pool. New fireplace inset in FR. New windows, designer siding, Front walk & tile in full baths, beadwork in half bath. Walk-in shower in master suite along w/hdwds & another FP. Sunroom. Semi-finished lower level. All this with much more awaits the smart, sophisticated buyer. Call for details.

MILLBURY - LONGWOOD FARM ESTATES Under Construction! 3100 Square Feet. Great Access. Custom cabinetry in your Chefs Kitchen. 8 ft doors, 10 inch Mouldings. FHA by propane, hdwds, Fireplace. Acre plus panoramic setting. Ready for mid Spring. Low rates. Lock it in Now! $599,900

TALL PINES WESTBOROUGH One of the best units in the whole community at an amazing value! Abutting acres of OPEN SPACE w/short distance to major hwys & amenities. Full finished lower level. Private deck & a lower level patio. Elegant & custom built-ins. 2 Ovens in Kitchen, amenities galore. A well kept extravagant community w/private clubhouse, gym, swimming pool, tennis crt & more. $499,999

NORTHBOROUGH SIZZLE & PANACHE are ready for YOU! Brendon Home Built, Exquisite condition, granite, sparkling Hardwoods, Soaring ceilings & a Plethora of natural light make this cul de sac setting a thing of beauty. Glazed ceramic garage flr w/2nd flr, Walkout lower level. Northborough Schools. $795,000 03001.39.13.002.indd 1

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WESTBOROUGH Welcome to picturesque "Wayside Estates" with all the charm you are looking for in one of the towns premier settings. This charming colonial has been updated w/new SS appliances & features solid hardwood flooring throughout most of 1st flr. Sun drenched cathedral ceiling FR accented w/floor to ceiling FP, 2nd staircase. Private deck. Professionally landscaped. Generously sized BR throughout the 2nd flr & finished walk out lower level features separate game, play, & exercise rooms. Corner lot facing east. Ever Popular "WAYSIDE POOL" association membership details available. $725,000

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Prepare Your Home Now to Sell in the Spring You gave it your best effort. You’ve been trying to sell your home throughout the winter and holiday season. If your efforts were unsuccessful, don’ t despair. Spring is on the horizon, and with it comes a renewed opportunity to sell your home at your desired asking price. First, instead of letting your home languish on the market even further in these early months of the year, the best idea may be to take it off the market and get it in prime condition for the upcoming flood of spring buyers. Further, if your home’s days on market have really started to add up, it could turn buyers away, as most want to see the freshest possible listings. If a buyer sees a house that has been on the market for a while, they could wonder if something is wrong with it.

So, to help your home stand out among the competition this spring, follow these following tips:

Make it shine.

Springtime means sunshine, so take advantage of all that natural light by making sure your windows and mirrors are sparkling clean inside and out. When spring comes, open your blinds.

Focus on yard clean-up.

Rake any leftover leaves, trim bushes, remove dead branches and cut back any vegetation that’s blocking pathways, doors and windows. You want your yard and home to feel open and accessible. Removing branches will also protect your home during winter weather.

Transform the lawn.

Don’ t just mow in the standard fashion. Go with a diagonal pattern, which tends to make yards look larger. Invest time in edging around garden beds, patios and pathways, as well, for a clean, manicured look.

Plant bulbs.

Did you know that yellow flowers stimulate buying urges? Plant daffodils and tulips in containers near entryways or to use as centerpieces on patio furniture.

Tend to window coverings.

Squeaky clean windows will go to waste if they’re covered by dusty coverings. Send your drapes to the cleaners and wash or dust blinds. Less is more when it comes to windows – go with airy sheer curtains instead of heavy ones.

Bring spring indoors.

Come springtime, your yard will be full of wonderful options for adding a pop of color and fragrance to your interior decor. Make a fragrant arrangement of flowers to put on display. The effect is powerful on potential buyers. By following these tips and beginning your preparation now, your home will be buyer ready once spring rolls around.



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Milford ~ $375,000

Fantastic opportunity for hobbyist, collector, artist, contractor. Lovely antique home is a blend of old & new. Hdwd flrg, fireplaced LR, Newer kitchen w/granite counter tops. 2 full BA. 3 BR. Large 2 car detached garage, sep outbldg. Beautiful lot w/mature plantings. Newer Buderus furnace & hot water heater, updated electric w/breakers. New oil tank. Updated septic.

MILLBURY ~ $268,500

Absolute character & charm.. Beautifully updated bungalow. Newer roof, windows, appliances, kitchen backsplash, fresh paint, furnace, doors, gutter guards, fencing the rear yard, updated shower & baths. Sun filled, 2 BR, 1.5 BA home is centrally located with easy access to everything. 1 car garage & fenced in rear yard. Front porch, spacious LR & front facing sunny office/den. DR, kitchen w/newer appliances & backsplash.

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Stylish residence, built by Jon Leclaire, on a huge level lot on a desirably tranquil cul-de-sac location. 4 BR, 2 full & 2 half BA, 4 season sunroom, vaulted ceiling FR, kitchen, formal dining, & finished basement $549,998

Natural beauty, simple design, stone hearth, & functional practicality. Expansive multi generational Cape style home. Pond views & hiking trails. 1st flr living for the teens (or nana) & 2nd flr for everyone else. 4 BR, 2.5 BA. $499,999



Charles Brown built. Sturdy built home is custom from the brick hearth FP in the kitchen to the custom bar in the basement. Open concept kitchen, walkout basement, 2 car garage. 3 BR, 1.5 BA. $310,000

Country Colonial w/att garage perched on a meticulously landscaped lot that backs up to the private woods. Good size kitchen, FR w/FP. Formal DR & LR. 4 BR, 2. 5 BA $490,000

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WORCESTER - Character - filled 3 BDRM Bungalow with 1st fl BDRM & concept LivRm with FPL, formal dining + eat in kitchen, large, level fenced yard with patio and det garage. Seller will pay closing costs. $229,765






SHREWSBURY - "Welcome Home" to one level of living ranch which offers 3 BR, 1 BA, carpets & hdwd flrs, sunroom, partially finished bsmt, 1 car att garage nice lot close to shopping, medical, recreation, school, major rtes. $319,977

SHREWSBURY - Commercial lease in new Lakeway Business District!! On Route 9 East. Crisp & Clean prof office space is newly renovated. Handicapped accessible w/elevator. 2 parking spaces available. One office available now at $750/MO

MILLBURY - Welcome to Paul Revere Village! Freshly painted and newly carpeted 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath townhouse offers FPL in LR, HW floors in master Bdrm, Garage, Laundry and more! $214,567

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N G ST I LI N EW FITCHBURG $265,000 **ATTN INVESTORS** Money making opportunity! Five Family Property in Cleghorn area, features 5 two BR units. Fully occupied & all tenants current as of Nov. 1st & had background checks. Off street parking for 5+ cars. Angela Godin 978-833-1863

LUNENBURG $439,900 CENTER GRAND OLD LADY! Her bones are good, she has been lovingly maintained, & she is ready for her next owner's restoration vision! 5 BR, 2 full & 2 half BA, almost an acre of land across from Town Common. Linda Marble Gurney 978-424-3937












ASHBY $259,999 3 BR, 1 BA, enclosed porch, office, LR w/over-sized windows & pellet stove, 2 bonus rooms off LR. 3 acres. Approx 470 ft of frontage on Mayo Rd. 3 out-buildings. Generator, older solar panels (owned) & windmill. Angela Godin 978-833-1863

ASHBURNHAM $374,900 1st Time on the Market. Unbelievable Custom Built Oversize (34x28) Cape. Water Views & Deeded Beach Rights to Sunset Lake. Massive Heated 42x24 Garage w/3 add'l finished rooms above. 3 BR, 2 BA. Thomas Ruble 508-641-1293

ASHBURNHAM $324,900 Decide on your colors & materials throughout. Quality Built Home. 3 BR, 2.5 BA, Huge Eat-in Kitchen w/ Slider to Deck overlooking Wooded Backyard. Open Concept 1st Flr. Massive 24x24 Garage. Thomas Ruble 508-641-1293

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SHREWSBURY - $449,900 Boasting more than 3,000 SF w/5 BR, 2 BA, a spectacular FR/LR & charming fireplaced DR - oversized but underpriced home. Custom cherry cabinets to the hardwood flooring. On a .79 acre wooded lot. Enormous two-tiered deck. Lisa Bradley 617-803-9863

WORCESTER - $479,000 Investment opportunity - 2 buildings on one lot. All five units are occupied w/room to increase the income. 3 unit in front - 2 BR w/unit w/gas heating. Building in back is a 2 unit w/1 BR in each unit w/gas heating & hot water. City is doing water & sewer lines - street will be repaved. Richard Trifone 508-450-2152

GRAFTON - $329,900 Just minutes to the MA pike & commuter rail. Wonderful 2 BR, 2.5 BA condo. Hdwd flrs, recently renovated kitchen. Large MBR w//spa like master BA. 2nd flr laundry facilities. Finished lower level & FP. Complete with cork flooring & full window. Richard Trifone 508-450-2152

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WORCESTER - $332,500 Newton Square features this 4 BR, 1.5 BA colonial style home w/an engaging entrance. Original detail & character while enhanced with recent updates. LR w/wood burning brick FP which opens to sunroom. Formal DR w/corner china cabinet. Eat-in kitchen. Master BR w/private office or den. Jeff Burk 508-826-3301

SHREWSBURY - $629,900 Exceptional & rare offering in sought-after neighborhood near the center of town! 5 BR, 3 full & 2 half BA contemporary multi-level w/ refreshing flr plan! Parquet flr FR, spacious formal LR w/wall of glass & stone FP! Open flr plan, sun rm w/walls of glass & exposed stone chimney! Beverly Garvey 508-849-9337

NORTHBOROUGH - $479,000 Attn car enthusiasts, wood workers, gardner's & all hobbyists this beautiful home w/custom 2 story barn w/walk up loft is truly a rare find! The custom 37x35 post & beam barn, screened in porch addition. Many upgrades - eat-in kitchen, great FR w/large formal DR. Minutes to route 90, 9, 20 & shopping. Brenda Van Kleeck 508-612-0232

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HUBBARDSTON - $521,900 On a quiet country road w/horse trails. 10+ acs w/large riding/turnout ring & field. Welldesigned barn w/four 12x12 horse stalls, 12x12 heated tack rm, 12x12 storage rm, 36x8 runway w/pavers. 3 BR, 1.5 BA custom colonial reproduction saltbox. Brenda Van Kleeck 508-612-0232

HOLDEN - CALL FOR DETAILS. 4 levels of living - 3833 lower level w/walkout to private yard & running brook. Reproduction 11 room colonial, pine floors. 2-1/2 stories of living plus finished lower level, 4-1/2 baths, acre plus. Tina Bilazarian 508-826-2197

BOYLSTON - MID $400,000S Spacious colonial, many updates, multi baths, 3-car garage with independent heated room. Acre plus lot included. Tina Bilazarian 508-826-2197



WORCESTER - $349,900 West Side Garrison Colonial w/i minutes to everything. Center foyer flr plan. Heritage of the past w/the conveniences of today. Front to back LR w/ wood burning FP. Formal DR w/hdwd flrs. Renovated well planned kitchen. Walk up attic. Finished lower level is perfect as a game or family room. 3 BR, 2.5 BA. Jeff Burk 508-826-3301

BOYLSTON - $899,900 Growing area near the Berlin town line offers 53+/- acres of land w/7+ single family house lots. Rural community would be an ideal location for Green Style new construction. Local golf courses. Easy access to I-495 and I-290. Jeff Burk 508-826-3301

Sue Kronlund

Mary Ellen Marrone

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Moya Mitchell

John Murray

Patricia Carr Murray

Kate Oftring

Anna Ling Pierce

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Maryann Schelin

Janet Schoeny

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Mary Stolarczyk

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BOYLSTON NEW PRICE! Compass Pointe 55+ Community. Exceptional upgrades, 2bdrms, 2 full baths, LivRm w/gas FP & built-ins capped in granite. Master offers walk-in closet with built-in & upscale bath. Deck and 2-car garage $450,000

PRINCETON Enjoy the quaint town of Princeton and the stunning views from this historic home. Updated for today's lifestyle and keeping the charm of yesteryear. 4 bdrms, 2.5 baths, attached Barn for parking 3 cars, 1.7 acre lot. $525,000

GRAFTON 3 Lots Remain at Merriam Woods - One lot is sold & occupied. Full custom homes being built by Gilmore Building Company. Build your Dream Home here. Lots border protected land w/views to the conserved Churchill Meadows area. $1,161,900

NORTHBOROUGH New Price on this amazing Contemporary offering 3 bdrms, 2 full baths, loft area perfect for Office or Sitting Area, new designer paint colors, white Kitchen, LivRm w/ fireplace, fin. lower level w/wood stove, 2-car garage $550,000

NORTHBOROUGH New Price on this Condex with the feel of a single family home on a gorgeous lot. No condo fee. Newer baths, gleaming granite, 3bdrms, 2 full baths, hardwood flrs, beautifully landscaped yard. Close to schools, shopping & major routes. $339,000

SOUTHBOROUGH New construction - condos being built by Kendall Homes. Exceptional quality, open floor plan, 1st flr Study, 2bdrms, 2.5 baths, hardwood flrs, FamRm w/gas FP, 2 Bonus Rooms on 2nd flr. $625,000

SHREWSBURY Country Road setting on a 1 acre lot just a few minutes away from commuting routes. Large island Kitchen, open Foyer, LivRm w/brick FP, hrdwood floors, 4 bdrms, Bonus Rm could be 5th bdrm, flat rear yard. $685,000

MILFORD Located on a quiet road close to shops & restaurants. This Contemporary Split offers a vaulted LivRm/DinRm/Kitchen with loads of light and hardwood flrs. Finished lower level FamRm and Full Bath with access to rear yard. $525,000

NORTHBOROUGH Move-in Ready! 3bdrm, 2 full bath home on a lovely lot. New carpets and paint in all bedrooms. Great commuter location! Kitchen w/ island, granite & recessed lighting, glass enclosed porch overlooks tree-lined back yard, finished area in lower level plus room for expansion. $410,000

WEST BOYLSTON Incredible floor plan with Open Foyer offering a stunning staircase open to the DinRm and vaulted LivRm. Cabinetpacked Kitchen with island, granite & walk-in pantry. Master Suite with FP. Sunroom overlooks the expansive back yard. $775,000

SOUTH GRAFTON Quality features thru-out this home located in Brookmeadow Village. FamRm w/FP, Kitchen w/granite, tiled backsplash & under cabinet lighting, hrdwd flrs on 1st flr. 4 bdrms, 3.5 baths, fin. LL. Fenced-in yard with heated salt water pool. $596,900

SHREWSBURY Rare opportunity to own a private lot in Shrewsbury. Nicely appointed stone walls. Town Sewer & Water. Located in commuter friendly location. $249,900

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NORTHBOROUGH Outstanding NEW CONSTRUCTION sited on gentle knoll. Designer finished, flexible floor plan, finished-in-place hardwood flrs, Kitchen w/quartz counters & navy blue island. BonusRm off Master Suite perfect for SittingRm or Office. Ready in 60 days or less. $750,000

HOLDEN ACT NOW - 48 houses SOLD only 7 LOTS REMAIN! 4 Model Homes are built and ready for immediate occupancy. Built by Kendall Homes with exceptional quality. Granite, hrdwd flrs, crown moldings, central air, 2-car garages. Town Sewer/Water. $575,000

SHREWSBURY Royal Barry Wills Cape with welcoming front porch. Grand Foyer, custom Kitchen w/commercial appliances, 1st flr Study, 1st flr Master Suite, 4 add'l bdrms on 2nd flr, large deck overlooks private rear yard. Area above garage for possible future finishing. $974,900

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SOUTHBOROUGH Deerfoot Road Estates - limited collection of 8 homes built by Brendon Homes in a premier neighborhood. Master w/2 large walkin closets & stunning bath, loads of hardwood flrs, finished area in walk-out lower level. Easy access to major routes, shopping & restaurants. $1,349,000

SHREWSBURY Lovingly cared for home has a spacious backyard w/slate patio & wood pergola for relaxation. Kitchen w/granite island & upscale appliances, FamRm & LivRm each have a FP, partially fin. LL w/parquet flr & bar. Large LaundryRm off Master could be 5th bdrm or Office. $750,000

SOUTHBOROUGH Modern NE colonial located on an upscale cul-de-sac. New SS kitchen & large Family Rm w/fireplace. LL great for added space or guest suite was previously used as a Recording Studio. Charming front porch & large deck. $775,000

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SHREWSBURY New Construction - 4bdrm colonial w/welcoming front porch. Cabinet-packed white Kitchen w/island & SS opens to FamRm w/FP, beautiful glass throughout provides a bright & sunny feel, Master Suite w/impressive bath & huge walk-in closet. $775,900

SUTTON Breathtaking setting on 10.74 acres. Custom exposed log construction, bathed in natural light, Stone FP, Kitchen w/huge island, hrdwd flrs, 1st flr Master Suite w/deck, Fin. LL w/bar & recreational spaces. 3-car garage plus Barn w/12ft ceilings. $1,150,000

SHREWSBURY Brick-accented Mid-Century Ranch close to Dean Park. Large level lot w/circular driveway. LivRm w/stacked bow window, Kitchen w/skylight opens to Dining Room. FamRm w/beamed ceiling & stone FP, 3 bdrms w/hrdwd flrs, Central Air, heated garage. $399,900

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SOUTHBOROUGH This home has everything that you could want! 4bdrms, 5.5 baths, GreatRm w/soaring stone FP, large Kitchen w/windowed eating area, Den, 1st flr Master Suite, 3rd flr BonusRm, amazing fin. LL. Sunrm overlooks IG pool, outdoor FP, Pool House w/kitchenette & full bath $1,500,000

NORTHBOROUGH Highest quality features in this New Construction home. 4bdrms, 3.5 baths, Kitchen w/leathered granite island. Frontto-back LivRm/DinRm, Master Bath w/tiled shwr & vessel tub, natural gas, 3-car garage, 1.84 acre lot w/wooded views $1,250,000

MILLBURY NEW PRICE on this renovated home. Your DREAM Kitchen w/upscale appliances, granite & curved island w/seating. FamRm w/gas FP & built-ins, Master Suite w/cath.ceiling & deluxe bath, BonusRm w/half bath. Private fenced-in yard, heated IG pool, lighted Sport Court w/ice rink framing. $649,900

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CALMING HUES TO PAINT PAINT YOUR BEDROOM Your bedroom should be a calm, peaceful place meant for rest. You may already know that the temperature of your bedroom can impact your sleep, but did you know the color can, as well? As part of a bedroom redesign, consider painting your walls a soothing color that matches your other dÊcor. You’ll be more relaxed in a comforting space, so reach out to your local painter or go to your local painting and home design center to speak with an expert and find the perfect color for you. To help get you started, the following colors are known to create a mellow mood.

Blue. We’re not thinking a royal here. Try a light sky blue or a deep cobalt to calm the mind and lift the spirits. Darker hues like midnight blue evoke nighttime and sleep, to further help you get ready for bed. Pair it with a bright yellow accent to toss in a little splash of sunshine.

Cream. For walls, a pure white can be too stark. Skip it and go for a gentle cream shade for an easy-on-the-eyes color solution. Not into cream on the walls? Try cream-colored bedding for a cloud-like slumber station, or cream or white accent rugs.

Lavender. While purple is a beautiful color and suggests royalty, it can be a bit bold and much for some. Enter lavender. This lighter tone would be perfect to paint one accent wall, or even better, your ceiling.

Green. Skip the neon and choose a seafoam or spruce shade to help mellow your mind. A cream shade matches well with most greens if you want the perfect accent color. Forest greens are calming as well and conjure thoughts of being outdoors in a peaceful evergreen forest. Gray. This neutral tone is versatile and can easily match any décor. Consider a soft, muted heather or a deep slate or charcoal. Pairing gray with white or lighter gray hues creates a great look. Think a striking white comforter on your bed against a slate background. By taking inspiration from these colors, and working with your local painting experts, you’ll be creating a Zen-like bedroom oasis in no time.


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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.

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30 acres w/approx 850’ of street frontage in 2 areas along Apple Road. Land & frontage will be separated from a larger parcel. At least one buildable lot, could be more. Ready to build your dream house, have a farm, horses! Conveniently located. Seller will do perc test & survey with accepted offer. #72304949 Text RBDKMYM to 52187

1.4 acres in wooded setting on country road on North side of town. Convenient location just minutes to UMass Medical Center, 290 & Mass Pike. Property is level lot and abuts new construction homes. Perc and soil tests in hand. #72454224 Text RBDDNHV to 52187

Bucolic pasture land adjacent To Lydias Path 55+. Also close To Northborough Manor apts. Great Neighborhood. Needs approvals for development Farmers welcome, Horse owners etc. Mint shape 2 BR ranch on site w/2C att great soils beneath the land. DO NOT Miss OUT! #72204618 Text RBCWPVY to 52187

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Great opportunity to build in town on a quiet dead end road! Town services at the street. Call today!! #72532242 Text RBDKMYN to 52187

Incredible estate setting - A long driveway to a gorgeous setting with hardscape, beautiful landscaping, In-ground pool & tennis court. House is completely burned out. MUST CALL LIST AGENT TO ENTER THE PROPERTY. #72544279 Text RBDFMZD to 52187

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12 beautiful acres to build your dream home! Add’l land may be available. This lot is wooded & does have some wetlands further on the property. Don’t miss out on this acreage in Brookfield minutes to the Sturbridge line, close to Tantasqua High School! #72513773 Text RBDKMYL to 52187

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Over 5 acres located on picturesque country road nestled among other single family properties, abutting Mount Pisgah and conservation land. Great location, easy access to major hwys of Rte 290 & 495. Great opportunity for a builder or buyer to build their own custom built home. #72447894 Text RBCCDMX to 52187

2 acres available close to the Princeton line! Residentially zoned. Close proximity to the East Branch Ware River. Land cannot be accessed from Ed Clark Rd. If doing a driveby please enter 27d Old Colony Rd, Hubbardston, MA 01452. The land is across the street from this business. #72534532 Text RBDGFVQ to 52187

Tremendous opportunity awaits for the Builder who has nothing to build!! All Approvals In Hand. Be ready for SPRING MARKET. 5 mins from 2 MBTA Stations, Westboro & Grafton, Highly ranked Grafton Schools. On The North Grafton Westboro line. Pristine, acre plus walkout lots. All 5 BR & approved . #72439528 Text RBCBCYD to 52187

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U S E C ON C RE T E TO K E EP YOU R H O M E C OZY T HI S WINT ER With the weather outside cold and frightful in many areas around the country, you may be thinking of ways to keep your home warm and cozy. But not in a temporary way, like throwing on a warm blanket or firing up a space heater. What is a long-lasting, home value-increasing solution? Believe it or not, concrete is. Normally you wouldn’t associate cool, gray concrete with toasty warmth, but in fact, it has amazing thermal power. Once harnessed, you can use concrete to give you toasty warm floors, inviting indoor fireplaces, spa-like soaking tubs or attractive draft-proof walls. Contact your local contractor and try some of these features to make your home both stylish and comfortable for winters to come.

CONCRETE FIREPLACES – The chill of winter makes many homeowners reawaken their fireplaces so they can bask in the cozy warmth and ambiance of the flickering flames. But even when the fireplace isn’t in use, it often remains the focal point of a room and makes an important design statement. That’s why more homeowners are choosing the unique look of concrete to create custom fireplaces, hearths and mantels. Unlike traditional brick or stone fireplaces, there are more finish and color choices for concrete fireplaces. Since concrete can be molded, it can be molded to your unique taste, whether your want something more contemporary or traditional. With concrete, you can even integrate things like built-in shelves or seating.

CONCRETE FLOORS – Heating your home with a furnace and vents isn’t your only option. You can harness the power of rising heat with radiating concrete floors. By having the floor itself distribute the heat from the ground up using a radiant in-floor heating system, you will save energy and create a more comfortable living environment.

The science behind radiant floor heating is simple: tubes that circulate hot water or electrical heating elements are installed in a concrete slab when it’s poured, fusing the concrete into a source of evenly distributed heat. And even if you don’t have the option of installing brand new concrete floors, there are other ways you can take advantage of radiant heat. You can incorporate it into existing floors using ultra-thin electric heating mats are that can be embedded in thin-set cement overlays, allowing retrofitting over existing slabs without significantly raising the floor height. This process is a great way to warm floors in cold bathrooms, bedrooms, dressing areas and entryways. You can even retrofit cold basement floors with radiant heating to make them more comfortable. So, reach out to your contractor, and discuss the various concrete options you have available to you. This will allow you to relish in warmth and your personal style for years to come.

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Spruce Up Your Laundry Room

When you’re stuck inside the house this winter with not much to do, you might be wishing that there was a home improvement project that you could complete – but what? Work on the exterior is probably not going to happen, and tasks like painting might require some windows open. But one area of your home that could probably use some sprucing up is your laundry room. And the great thing is, many of these practical tasks can be easily knocked out this winter!

Consider the following tips: Add a countertop.

Add shelving.

If you have a front-loading washer or dryer, you can add a countertop above them to create the look of a larger space. At the same time, you’ll have a smooth flat surface for folding your laundry or pretreating stains.

Avoid shelving that can make an already cramped laundry room feel claustrophobic. If you’re small on space, don’t add a cabinet or something that will take up even more. If you need shelving, consider the thin, wired variety. Alternatively, try hooks to hang your ironing board, or a pegboard if you need space to hang clothes. Save even more space by mounting a fold-out ironing board with an upper shelf to store your iron higher up on the wall. Just make sure the iron has room to cool down.

Set aside drying space. Provide space for drying by installing a tension rod – just like you would use to hang a curtain or shower curtain. When you pull clothes from the wash or dryer, place them on hangers, and hang on your rod to air dry, or prepare to put away. Once everything is dry, you can easily transfer them back to your closet. Then take down the rod and tuck it away. You can further expand your drying space by attaching drying racks to your walls that fold out when needed.

Another potential storage option is to install pedestal drawers directly underneath your washer and dryer to place cleaning supplies, extra towels or anything that can stand to get a little warm from the dryer.

Other quick ways to spruce up your laundry room are to add storage bins or baskets for detergents, dryer sheets and the like; swap out cabinet door handles and knobs for new; and if you have a window, add new drapes. There’s lots of possibility!


BEST DESK AND CHAIR FOR YOUR HOME OFFICE With increases in technology making it easier than ever to work from home and “telecommute”, more and more employees and companies are taking advantage of the practice. There are many benefits of being able to work from home, such as increased flexibility and saving time spent commuting. But for those who work from home, your workspace needs to be designed so that it maximizes not only your productivity, but also your health. When assessing your home workspace, two of the most important points are the furniture items you’ll use daily: a desk and a chair. Whether it’s a standing desk, stool at an elevated workstation, or a classic desk and office chair, there are many options to choose from. Science has shown that sitting all day long can be just as bad for your health as smoking. It contributes to increased blood pressure, obesity and spinal issues as well. But don’t just think, “Well, I’ll just get a standing desk and stand all day. That will prevent all that!” Standing for long periods of time can put pressure on the joints and cause other health problems as well. Adjustable height desks are the best of both worlds. At the push of a button, they can move up to allow you to stand, and then move back down so that you can sit. Or, instead of having an entire desk that moves up and down, you can get a monitor riser that will just lift your computer monitor up. If you go the traditional desk route, make sure to choose a desk that suits your needs. If you’re doing

mostly computer work, be sure the desk offers space or a compartment to hold the CPU underneath and built in wiring holes. If you need lots of space, consider an L-shaped desk.

As for chairs, you want something that is ergonomic, since you’ll presumably be spending lots of time sitting in it. A good office chair should have plenty of lumbar support, meaning the curved chair back should support your lower spine, following the natural curve of your lower back. The right seat will allow you to sit comfortably while also leaving an inch or two between the back of your knees and the seat. The chair’s height should be adjustable so that your feet are flat on the floor. Armrests should be adjusted so your shoulders aren’t hunched, and your arms are parallel to the floor. Finally, your chair should be able to recline a bit. Research has show that reclining in your chair at about 135 degrees may be better for your spine than sitting straight up. Keep these tips in mind when shopping for new home office furniture, and be cognizant that you need to focus on your health as much as you do your productivity. NORTH VILLAGE

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FEATURES: Master Suite with Walk-in Closet Private Master Bath, Double Vanity and Soaking Tub Kitchen with Island & Seating Area Family Room with Gas Fireplace • Mudroom Private Patio • Hardwood Flrs & Staircase • Laundry Room Interior Access to Private Basement • Storage Area Exclusively marketed by Compass North Realty, Inc.

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SHREWSBURY - $1,150,000 Custom built Colonial w/quality craftsmanship 4 BR, 3.5 BA in cul-de-sac neighborhood. Welcoming foyer w/vaulted ceiling leads to formal study w/custom built-in desk & bookcases. Open concept 1st flr w/gleaming hdwd flrs include formal LR, half BA, stunning DR. Gourmet kitchen. 1t flr office. FR w/vaulted ceiling & stone FP. Media rm. Master suite w/sitting rm & master bath. CA. Gas Heat. 3 Car Garage.

NORTHBOROUGH - NORTHBOROUGH FARMS - $529,900 One of a kind property in a cul-de-sac. Living rm & Dining om w/cathedral ceiling & hdwd flrs. Updated kitchen w/stainless steel appliances & gas cooking. Master BR w/master bath. Bedrooms w/hdwd flrs & rec lighting. Finished Lower Level w/Family rm, half bath & laundry rm. Office w/separate entrance. Gas Heat & Navien On-Demand HW, CA, New Roof, Owned & Revenue Producing Solar Panels. Sunroom w/access to deck overlooking level landscaped lot.

NORTHBOROUGH - $399,900 Colonial located in neighborhood w/4 BR, 2 BA. Remodeled eat-in kitchen. First flr w/LR, FR & home office. Second floor w/four bedrooms. Finished partial basement w/new carpets and storage area. great for gaming or kids play room. High Efficiency Buderus heating system. Deck and good sized level back yard. Close to major highways for commuting.

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NORTHBOROUGH COMMERCIAL - $499,000 Excellent location for your business on Rte 20, at major intersection in Business West District. Renovated in 2016, prof office space is currently used as a medical office. Abutting commercial properties which have thriving malls which include restaurants, coffee shops & service related businesses. Less than 2 miles from Northborough Crossing. A perfect fit for your business moving to Northborough.

NORTHBOROUGH - $249,900 Motivated sellers looking at all offers for this affordable colonial. Eat-in kitchen w/exterior access. DR w/pellet stove & leads to LR. Enclosed porch. 2nd floor w/2 BR & loft. Full BA. Exterior has vinyl siding. Updated windows. Two Mini-Split A/C units installed. Updated electrical panel. Shed for storage. Level yard. Close to schools and parks. Excellent commuting location - easy access to major highways.

BERLIN - OVER 5 ACRES LOCATED ON PICTURESQUE COUNTRY ROAD - $260,000 nestled among other single family properties, abutting Mt Pisgah & conservation land. Great location, easy access to major highways of Rte 290 & 495. A great opportunity for a builder or buyer to build their own custom built home.

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