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Posted by Nancy Whitehouse-Bain on 10/16/2018


150 Lawrence Street, Gardner, MA 01440

Single-Family

$389,900
Price

9
Rooms
5
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to the charm of yesteryear with all the conveniences of today! Beautifully updated 5-bedroom, 2.5 bath home in one of Gardner's most desired neighborhoods, nothing to do here but move in and enjoy! The Lovely kitchen offers all stainless steel appliances including granite countertops, farmers sink and a Wine Refrigerator. The oversized Sundrenched living room features a working fireplace to sit and enjoy the beauty that is home. The Den offers a quiet comfy spot to watch movies or just hang out, all 5 bedrooms on the second floor. The large master bedroom boasts 2 walk-in closets and an adjoining charming master bath with double sinks and white subway tiled shower. The Private backyard boasts a new patio area to sit and enjoy the outdoors, BBQ with family and friends. There's also a nice sized side yard for extra room to play or garden. The 2 Car Garage completes this perfect picture! You have to see this one for yourself.
Open House
Sunday
October 21 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Open House Sunday, Oct 21, 2018. 12:00-1: 30 PM 5 Bedrooms all on the second floor, 2.5 baths, a lovely living room, beautiful dining room with lots of windows for natural light and a charming kitchen. The oversized breezeway leads to your two car garage, great patio, and a good sized side yard. Agent's send your buyers, agency honored. Hope to see you there.
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Posted by Nancy Whitehouse-Bain on 10/15/2018

If you live in a relatively safe, low-crime area, then that's definitely something to be thankful for! However, very few -- if any -- neighborhoods are 100% crime proof, so it's always a good policy to "err on the side of caution."

By integrating some basic, common-sense home security measures into your daily routine, you can dramatically increase the chances that you and your family will remain safe. While each home has different security needs and potential vulnerabilities, there are several steps you can take to thwart burglaries and help prevent home intrusions.

  • Be security conscious: Good habits are one of the cornerstones of keeping your home secure. If you get in the habit of locking doors every time you leave the house, then you're making it a lot less convenient for an intruder to enter your home. Even if it's just a neighbor, relative, or friend who might innocently let themselves in through an unlocked door, there might be personal papers on your desk, a private letter left out, or a sink full of dirty dishes that you'd prefer they didn't see! Locking your doors when you're not at home can help protect your privacy, as well as your security.
  • Avoid leaving ladders out when you're not using them. One of the cardinal rules of home security is don't make it inviting and easy for a burglar to gain access to your home. Leaving your garage doors open when you're gone or allowing your first-floor windows to be covered by overgrown bushes are two other security breaches that many homeowners overlook.
  • Create the impression that someone is home -- especially at night. Leaving lights on or having them come on automatically at a designated time is one smart strategy for discouraging break-ins and home intrusions. Outdoor illumination, such as lamp posts and motion-activated spotlights, are other easy-to-implement techniques for making your home more burglar resistant.
  • Secure first-floor windows. Since homes can get pretty stuffy if you leave your windows closed all the time, it's nice to let fresh air circulate, whenever possible. Although opening your windows on a regular basis can be highly desirable to maintain comfort and indoor air quality, remembering to close and lock them when you're sleeping or away from the house is of even greater importance.
  • More ideas to consider: If home security is a major concern of yours, it may pay to look into options like deadbolt locks, stronger doors, window and door sensors, and high-tech security systems that you can control from a mobile device.

While it's beneficial to make your entire family aware of the importance of home security, it's often a good idea to designate one person as the resident security chief, so to speak. When the "buck stops" with one specific person -- preferably an adult -- then there's less of a likelihood that important precautions will be forgotten or overlooked. Since every family's security needs are unique, creating a customized checklist for your own individual situation is the best solution.





Posted by Nancy Whitehouse-Bain on 10/13/2018


97 Harrison St, Leominster, MA 01453

Multi-Family

$239,900
Price

2
Units
2,174
Approx. GLA
Come and see this great 2 family, owner-occupied multi in a wonderful area of homes. This property has 4 rooms per unit, 2 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, living room, and enclosed porches. Separate Washer and Dryer units for each apartment. Updated kitchens and baths, hardwood floors, walk-up attic for additional square footage or extra storage, relax and enjoy your nice sized fenced in back-yard, with a portable garage. Two separate driveways. This home has so much potential with a little work/paint it could be just stunning, a great investment or owner-occupied property! Near shopping, Doyle field, restaurants and quick access to the highways. Call today for your private viewing.
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Posted by Nancy Whitehouse-Bain on 10/8/2018

People often describe themselves as either a "city person" or "country folk" depending on their taste when it comes to where they like to spend their time. Usually,†what they really mean is that they prefer either the busy or the quiet life. However, there's a lot more to choosing the best place to live besides just the number of neighbors you'll have. If you're trying to decide whether you want to buy a home in the city, live out in the country, or move to the suburbs where you get a little bit of each, this article will tell you everything you need to know to make the right choice.

Life in the city

If you grew up in a small town, odds are you always dreamed of someday living in the city. The busy streets, the tall buildings, and public transportation that you can take anywhere all make city life feel like one giant amusement park if you grew up in the country. However, there's a lot more to city life than just the bustling atmosphere.
  • Amenities.†One of the main benefits of living in the city is easy access to most of the necessities of life. Depending on your location in the city†you might be surrounded by hospitals, schools and grocery stores.
  • Entertainment.†You'll never run out of things to do or new places to explore living in a big city.
  • Community and culture.†In most large cities you'll find great diversity of cultures and values. If you're looking for a place you can identify with, odds are you'll find a community you can fit into within the city.
  • Cost of living.†This varies between cities and states, but generally the cost of living goes up in the big cities with higher rent prices, more expensive groceries and dining options.
  • Traffic.†You have to love being around other people if you live in a big city. Whether you're on the train or at the crosswalk, you'll always be within arms length of a group of strangers.

Country living

  • Privacy and†sovereignty.†If you like your alone time and the freedom to do what you want with the space you have, country life might be for you.
  • Peace and quiet.†If you hate traffic jams and don't mind driving long distances to reach amenities, small town living could be a good fit.
  • Nature and space.†Out in the country there's plenty of room to roam and to experience the local flora and fauna.

Suburban life

Life in the suburbs is meant to have the best features of the city and the country. Hopefully your town has a couple grocery stores and easy access to the highway to reach the nearest city. It will also have access to recreation parks. One downfall of suburban life is that you need to make the extra effort if you want to build the sense of community provided in the city or the connection to nature that comes with living out in the country. However, if you are the type to actively seek these out, suburban life could be the happy medium your life needs.




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Posted by Nancy Whitehouse-Bain on 10/1/2018

New England is infamous for its old homes and with old homes comes gorgeous, original hardwood floors. Maybe homebuyers have original flooring at the top of their wishlist when home shopping. While you may know how much you adore your hardwood floors, you may not know how to properly care for them. Keep reading for tips on how to keep your new to you hardwood floors in boast-worthy shape. Preemptively prevent scratches and tough to clean buildup by adding mats to any doors leading outside. Not only do they add a nice visual touch, but more importantly they help prevent dirt and outdoor grime from being tracked over your hardwood floors. You will make daily clean up easier on yourself while saving your floors from potential scratches. Institute a no-shoes in the house policy to further prevent any debris from finding their way throughout your home. You will especially want to avoid wearing high heels and cleats in any rooms with hardwood flooring. These types of shoes can put dents and scratches in to the floor that will require a professional to help resuscitate your floors back to their former glory. Create a mudroom area in your home with a bench and shoe rack. This will make it easy for your family members to follow the no shoe rule. Investing in a mat that catches water and slush run off from shoes on bad weather days is also a great way to prevent water damage to your floors. Sweep your floors daily to catch any dirt they may have found itís way into your home and onto your hardwood floors. Vacuum once a week for a more thorough clean. Once a month you will want to clean your floors with a microfiber cloth and light mist of water. Ensure that you do not soak your floors as water can cause them to swell and become damaged with time. Avoid cleaners for tile or vinyl surfaces and never steam clean your hardwood floors. Install felt pads to the bottoms of any furniture you have in rooms with hardwood flooring. This will help prevent scratches from everyday furniture use. You will want to regularly replace these pads however since dirt can build up on the bottoms and create a sandpaper-like surface that can lead to damage. When rearranging furniture lift the piece off the floor to carry it over to where you would like it placed and then carefully set it down instead of pushing it across your hardwood floors. While this may entail extra help from a family member to do, it will prevent unsightly gashes along your floors from dragging your furniture across the room. Original flooring in an old New England home is a major selling point for many homebuyers. Restoring old hardwood floors to their original condition can be pricey, however, by taking preliminary measures to prevent damage you can avoid bringing an expert in to fix your mistakes. And when all it takes to maintain your floors is a few minutes each day itís a win-win situation!







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