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Posted by Joyce Torelli on 2/6/2018


15 Crescent Street, Marlborough, MA 01752

Multi-Family

$324,900
Price

2
Units
1,931
Approx. GLA
One time Showings at PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, Feb.10th, 11-1:30PM! INVESTOR FRIENDLY! Do not miss your opportunity to see this very well kept and updated 2 Family! 1ST FLR: Spacious Liv.Rm., Light, White & Bright Kitchen with Gas Range, Refrigerator & Blt.In Microwave, 2 Br's plus Office currently being used as 3rd BR with Long and wide Walk-Iin Closet, Full Bath, & 3-Season Back Porch. 2ND FLR. also Light/Bright, spacious rooms with Living Room, White Appl. Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms, Deck, & Walk-Up attic for extra storage! PAST UPDATES: Some roofing, Interior Painting, Flooring/Carpeting, Thermopane Windows, Buderas Boiler & Hot Water Storage Tank, 100 Amp. Panels. Parking for 4, some tandem. Great locale for Rt.495/20 access, and walk to downtown! AMSA Charter School, Public Beach with Boating/Swimming, & Recreational area. See Disclosure below. PRE-APPROVED BUYERS only and/orPROOF OF FUNDS. SUBMIT OFFERS by WED. 12noon 2/14 -Will be reviewed in evening.
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February 10 at 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
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Posted by Joyce Torelli on 2/5/2018


15 Crescent Street, Marlborough, MA 01752

Multi-Family

$324,900
Price

2
Units
1,931
Approx. GLA
One time Showings at PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, Feb.10th, 11-1:30PM! INVESTOR FRIENDLY! Do not miss your opportunity to see this very well kept and updated 2 Family! 1ST FLR: Spacious Liv.Rm., Light, White & Bright Kitchen with Gas Range, Refrigerator & Blt.In Microwave, 2 Br's plus Office currently being used as 3rd BR with Long and wide Walk-Iin Closet, Full Bath, & 3-Season Back Porch. 2ND FLR. also Light/Bright, spacious rooms with Living Room, White Appl. Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms, Deck, & Walk-Up attic for extra storage! PAST UPDATES: Some roofing, Interior Painting, Flooring/Carpeting, Thermopane Windows, Buderas Boiler & Hot Water Storage Tank, 100 Amp. Panels. Parking for 4, some tandem. Great locale for Rt.495/20 access, and walk to downtown! AMSA Charter School, Public Beach with Boating/Swimming, & Recreational area. See Disclosure below. PRE-APPROVED BUYERS only and/orPROOF OF FUNDS. SUBMIT OFFERS by WED. 12noon 2/14 -Will be reviewed in evening.
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No scheduled Open Houses






Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Joyce Torelli on 1/31/2018

Your attic; itís a great place for storing things that you need to keep out of the way for most of the year. Maybe a little too great. If your attic is anything like most peopleís it quickly has become overridden with anything and everything you canít quite let go of or donít know where to put. Perhaps itís overwhelming to even think about your attic. If you are ready to make your attic more organized or need an idea of where to start, keep reading. If you are planning a major overhaul on your disorganized attic consider breaking up the following tips over a longer span of time than just the weekend to avoid being overwhelmed. The process of sorting through the items that find their way to the attic can be mentally draining as well as physically. Start with a decluttering process. Create a blank slate by pulling everything out of the attic and get rid of everything you no longer want to hold onto. Holding a yard sale or donating items are both ways of giving things you no longer want a chance at a second life and keeping them out of the dump. This is also a great time to figure out what should stay in the attic and what can be moved to other places in the home. Some types of household goods are best not stored in an attic. Once you have settled on what will be staying create an inventory of what is left and create categories for the items you will be storing in your attic. Themes should become apparent such as Christmas ornaments and nostalgic items. Group these similar items together so the next steps will be easier. Now that you know what items are staying and what categories you have you can start thinking about storage arrangements. If you have been keeping everything in cardboard boxes or just strewn about consider investing in some plastic bins for safer storage. Plastic bins can help protect against any roof leaks or other unexpected damage. If you have enough vertical space installing shelving units will help maximize the space available in your attic and allow you to easily organize everything. Be sure to properly store things (Christmas ornaments are wrapped, documents are in file folders, etc.) and label each box accordingly. Designing a layout plan for where containers are placed in your attic will set you up for success in the future. Place lower priority items towards the back of your attic space and/or in harder to reach areas while placing more frequently used items in easy to reach areas. Extra steps for the dedicated: Create an inventory of what is in each box and number them, add this list to a home organization binder or somewhere handy to reference. This will allow you to know what is where in your attic and eliminate opening every box each time you want to find something. Color coding bins by their category and/or numbering them will allow for easy inventory creation and knowing which bins contain holiday decorations or seasonal clothes. While the thought of organizing your attic might fill you with dread taking the time to do so will allow you to create a storage space in your home that is stress-free and easy to access. With a clear plan in hand and spreading out your organization project over several days planning out your attic storage might even become an enjoyable task!




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Posted by Joyce Torelli on 1/24/2018

Let's face it: you probably have picture frames or decorations hiding some small holes in your drywall. Most people hold off on filling small holes until it's time to repaint the wall. Even then, some people assume you can just paint right over the holes to cover them up. There's a much better way to ensure you have smooth and uniform walls, however. Read on to learn how.

Repairing small holes

If the areas you are attempting to repair are mainly small holes from picture frames made by hooks and nails, there's a relatively easy way to make your wall look like new again.
  1. First, you're going to want to pull out any debris from the whole, including loose or chipped pieces of drywall. This is an important step that many people omit. If you put your spackle or paste†in a hole that has loose drywall in it, it could just fall out when it drys.
  2. Next, fill up the whole with spackle†and smooth it with a putty knife or any flat surface available to you. Read the directions on the paste to determine how long it will take to dry.
  3. Once dry, sand down the area using a fine-grit sandpaper (at least 120 grit). Rub your hand over the area to see if there are any bumps. Be careful not to sand too hard if your wall is textured at all. Once the spackle is smooth and flush with the wall, you can move onto the next step: repainting.

Repainting your wall

It's good practice to save leftover paint and color samples for the walls of your house. If you've done this, your work here will be a lot easier. When you repaint the area you've sealed and sanded you'll want to paint over the edges slightly to blend it with the paint already on your wall. This will, hopefully, make it so the repaired area doesn't stand out. Remember not to panic when the paint appears darker and more vibrant where the repair is. Once it dries it will more closely resemble the paint on the wall. It may be necessary to put a second coat onto the area, so don't put your paint away just yet. In the meantime, this is a great opportunity to check the walls in the room for any other areas that need to be touched up.

It doesn't look quite the same

If you find yourself staring at the one-inch area of your wall that looks slightly different than the rest, you have two options.
  1. Back away, go do something else for a while and then come back later. Was it obvious to you where the spot was after taking a break? Sometimes artists get too close to their work and focused on details that are only apparent to them. Remember that no one is likely to notice but you.
  2. If it's driving you nuts, you could always use this opportunity to repaint the entire wall. Many rooms now have an "accent" wall, meaning one wall painted differently than the other three. This is a great way to add a hint of color to a room. Find a color that will nicely accent the walls and head to the paint store.
 





Posted by Joyce Torelli on 1/17/2018

Although home ownership brings with it a lot of benefits, there are times when the cost of maintaining those benefits can seem pretty high. Fortunately, it's possible to control many of those costs with a little planning, organization, and research. When it comes to choosing service providers, home improvement contractors, or even retailers of major appliances, it pays to compare prices, features, and guarantees. Whether you're looking for a dependable swimming pool builder, a house painter, or a kitchen remodeling contractor, online customer reviews can provide valuable feedback and help steer you in the best possible direction. That, combined with a few other techniques for evaluating services and contractors, can help ensure that you make wise decisions you'll be satisfied with for years to come. Why Comparison Shopping Pays Off If it seems too time consuming or inconvenient to get more than one quote for a major purchase or home improvement, here are a few compelling reasons to reconsider your position:

  • Significant price variations: Getting multiple quotes can help put you in the driver's seat when it comes to controlling household expenses. It's all too easy to overpay on a product or service when you have no points of comparison. Even if you're just saving $50, that's hard-earned money that can be saved, invested, or spent on something else you and your family needs. It's amazing how much of a price variation there often is between providers of similar services. When you rely on one contractor, retailer, or landscaper to deliver the most value for your money, you're failing to look at the full range of choices. However, when you factor in other prices, customer service policies, payment terms, and features, then you're giving yourself the information you need to make the most economical decision. In many cases, that can translate into hundreds of dollars of savings, enabling you to keep more money in your pocket or bank account.
  • Comparing features and benefits: Once you start comparing things like customer reviews, price differences, guarantees of satisfaction, and value-added features, then one contractor, service provider, or manufacturer may quickly emerge as the clear winner. When it's an individual you're considering, such as a handyman, house cleaner, or plumber, things like experience, references, attitude, and work ethic can also make a big difference in your level of satisfaction.
  • Knowledge is power: One of the advantages of reading online reviews, getting at least three estimates, and comparing different proposals is that you become more knowledgeable about what you're going to be spending your hard-earned money on. This not only helps you make an informed decision, but it gives you the knowledge to communicate your expectations more clearly to the person or company who ends up getting your business.
One final benefit of comparing proposals and evaluating all the pros and cons of each offering is that you'll never have to wonder if you overpaid for the product or service you're getting -- whether it's home improvement, an HVAC installation, or a bi-weekly property maintenance service.