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Posted by Joyce Torelli on 5/13/2021

This Single-Family in Northborough, MA recently sold for $370,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Joyce Torelli - ERA Key Realty Services - Distinctive Group.


231 South St, Northborough, MA 01532

Single-Family

$349,000
Price
$370,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Move right into this Charming country cap/ranch on the great location. First floor offers a welcome enclosed porch at entrance area for sitting room, a good size living room with fireplace & dining room; eat in kitchen two bedrooms and one full bath. Second level offers finished, walkup room to grow w/many possible uses. Walkout lower level extends game room, one full bath, workshop & plenty of storage. Ideal location; convenient access to town, school, mall, dining, movies & major Rts. Won't last at this price

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Posted by Joyce Torelli on 5/12/2021

Let's face it – maintaining a pristine front yard and beautiful garden can be a lot of work. As such, you may look to a landscaping company for help, especially if you intend to list your house soon.

A landscaping company can help you improve your house's curb appeal. And if your home boasts amazing curb appeal, you may be able to increase the likelihood of a fast, profitable house sale.

When it comes to selecting a landscaping company, there's a lot to consider. In fact, some of the questions that you'll want to think about before you make your final decision include:

1. What types of services do I need?

Hiring a landscaping company to mow the front lawn every two weeks is different than employing a landscaper to overhaul your back lawn. Thus, you should consider exactly what you want from a landscaping company to ensure you can find a landscaper that can fulfill your requests.

Of course, it never hurts to reach out to a landscaping company to find out what types of services are available. This also will enable you to receive immediate responses to any landscaping concerns or questions.

2. Does a landscaping company offer services that fall within my budget?

A landscaping company will ensure that you won't have to worry about completing lawn maintenance tasks on your own. At the same time, you'll need to budget for a landscaping company's services.

Ultimately, it is beneficial to establish a landscaping budget. With this budget at your disposal, you'll know precisely how much you can spend to hire a landscaping company.

For those who want to find the right landscaping company, you should be ready to shop around too. If you search for a wide range of landscaping companies in your city or town, you're sure to find a landscaper that delivers the ideal mix of affordability and quality.

3. What are past clients saying about a landscaping company?

If you're on the lookout for a landscaping company, it generally is a good idea to gain firsthand insights into what it's like to work with a particular business. By analyzing client reviews, you can collect insights into a landscaper that you may struggle to obtain elsewhere.

Oftentimes, you may be able to find client reviews about a landscaping company online. You also may want to reach out to a landscaping company and request client referrals. Because once you understand how past clients rate a landscaping company, you can make an informed decision about whether a landscaper is right for you.

As you get ready to sell your house, you may want to collaborate with a real estate agent as well. A real estate agent is happy to offer expert guidance as you search for ways to enhance your house's curb appeal. Plus, a real estate agent may be able to put you in touch with the top-rated landscaping companies in your area and ensure you can get the help you need to differentiate your home from the competition.




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Posted by Joyce Torelli on 5/5/2021

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When it comes to home improvement, renovations, upgrades and expansions, seek the assistance of a professional. Why do you need a pro? Unless you built your home yourself, you might not understand all the factors that combine to engineer a house such as the electrical needs to support the load and the cubic footage the HVAC must handle. Get one of these wrong, and your home becomes less efficient. In the end, that can end up costing you more than hiring the pro in the first place.

Here are some areas a professional touch improves the project exponentially.

Adding a Room

When creating an addition to your home, there’s more to it than building out the footprint and then connecting it. To pass code inspections, your addition needs to tie into all the systems in your home, including plumbing, electrical and HVAC. You want a contractor to oversee the addition, even if you complete some of the work. If the inspector doesn’t approve it, it’s on the contractor to fix it. On top of that, you want the addition to tie into the existing architecture. How often have you passed over a home for sale because of an ugly or obtrusive addition? For most people, the eye seeks symmetry and balance. Just because you have the space to add it doesn’t mean the addition adds value. Employ a designer or architect to draw out your proposed addition and suggest adjustments to help it blend in with the existing home. This includes remaining true to the existing roof slopes even if it costs more to build. When you go to sell, a properly incorporated extension adds value and improves salability over an expedient but less artistic change.

Installing a Pool

While adding a pool doesn’t always increase a home’s resale value, a poorly installed pool detracts from it. If the buyer believes they’ll have to tear out the pool to replace it, or fill it up to hide it, the prospect might scare them out of making an offer. When you install a pool, hot tub, pergola, outdoor kitchen or other exterior entertainment feature, visual appeal is everything. Even a buyer that didn’t think they wanted a pool might fall in love with a professionally installed pool nestled among the landscaping that offers the perfect outdoor entertainment venue.

Attaching a Garage

Many older homes have no garage or a detached garage that makes them less attractive to some buyers. That makes adding an attached garage an ideal improvement. But just like adding a room, when you attach any structure to the exterior, it needs to keep the same aesthetic as the original building. Throwing up a garage, covered patio or carport needs to follow the same design rules as adding a bedroom or family room. Hire a professional to design the add-on and engineer the roofline to match.

When you put your home up for sale, hire a professional as well. Your real estate professional knows the local market and will professionally market your home. For a consultation, reach out today.




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Posted by Joyce Torelli on 5/4/2021

This Single-Family in Millbury, MA recently sold for $309,900. This Ranch style home was sold by Joyce Torelli - ERA Key Realty Services - Distinctive Group.


20 Elmwood Ave., Millbury, MA 01527

Single-Family

$279,900
Price
$309,900
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Perfect for the buyer who is ready to move in and give this house a makeover. Solid three bedroom, one bathroom house on nice dead end street. Cute eat in kitchen with nice cabinet space and a breakfast bar. Off the kitchen is a cozy three season porch with laminate flooring, perfect for entertaining in Spring, Summer and Fall! Off the three season porch is a deck overlooking the Huge, fenced in back yard. This is great for outdoor entertaining and dogs! Shed in the back for great storage as well. Spacious living room in the front with picture window. All three bedrooms have hardwood flooring. Huge basement with walkout to back yard. Enclosed storage area with lights under the deck and porch. Large walk-up attic provides more storage area. Don't miss this great opportunity! Great commuter location, minutes to The Pike and Route 20.

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Posted by Joyce Torelli on 4/29/2021


1 Shawmut Ave., Hudson, MA 01749

Single-Family

$489,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Simply exquisite! Care and love show in this well appointed, updated, & impeccable home! From beautiful grounds, to the lovely Side entry with Bead Board 1/2 Wall, Tiled Flr.& Closet! Gleaming HardWood Flrs. Up/Down! Front Entry adorned by oval glass side lites, Dble.Closets & HW Flr. Enjoy your updated and Cherry style Cabinet Kitchen, abundant counter space, Large Stainless sink, &Black Appl.(GAS RANGE/OVEN, Stainless Hood, & Pantry). Inviting DR w-decorative Bead Board, HW FLr.,& Blt.in Glass China Cab.w/Drawers. Bright, spacious Front to Back Fireplaced LR(w/Gas insert), Wall Sconces, Beamed/Coffered Ceiling, &French Dr. to Side Porch w/Ceiling Fan! First Flr. Bathrm. w/Bead Board Walls, Pedestal Sink, Shower, &Laundry! 2ND FLR.(All HW Flrs.) w-King MBR, &Double Closets(1 is custom Walk-In). Double Linen Closets in Hall. Spacious secondary BR's! Full Bathrm-diagonal cut Tiled Flr. Fenced Backyrd! Semi-Fin.Lower Level w/Cabinetry/Counter, utility Sink &Work rm. Shops&Beach!
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May 02 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Please send ur clients if you can't make it! Pre-approved only please. Must sanitize at house. Sanitizer and booties at house. Thanks, Joyce
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