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Posted by Maureen Harmonay on 7/16/2019


181 Crosby Road, Berlin, MA 01503

Single-Family

$875,000
Price

10
Rooms
5
Beds
4
Baths
This contemporary colonial is beautifully sited on private park-like grounds, offering a perfect palette for a future pool, putting green, soccer field, skating rink or gardens. With an open concept floorplan that can be adapted for a variety of lifestyles, this custom home has a grand marble foyer buttressed by 2 gleaming oak staircases leading to separate bedroom wings, an elegant new (2018) stainless and granite kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, breakfast bar, marble backsplash, and a delightful breakfast nook opening to a porch overlooking an inviting backyard. Relax or entertain in the two-story family and living rooms graced with handsome stone fireplaces; there are oversized windows that create energizing light-filled spaces in virtually every room. Among this home's gracious amenities are a first-floor laundry and full bath, a heated garage, distinctively carved wood doors, and wraparound porches and decks to enhance enjoyment of the tranquil natural surroundings.
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Sunday
July 21 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 181 Crosby Road, Berlin, MA 01503    Get Directions






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Posted by Maureen Harmonay on 7/16/2019

It goes without saying that buying a home is time-consuming.

 First, thereís the financial planning to determine when youíre ready to buy a home. Then you need to get pre-approved for a mortgage and start looking for homes. After viewing several homes you finally find the perfect home. Then comes the difficult process of making an offer and negotiating the cost of the home. If all goes well, your offer is accepted and you get to enter the lengthy mortgage closing process. However, your work is not yet done. Youíll have to move out of your current residence and into your new home. All of this while juggling your work and social life.

 After all of this, it might seem like the only thing left to do is relax in your new home. While it may be true that you certainly deserve a break, there are some things you should do sooner rather than later when you move into your new home.

 In this article, weíll cover ten things you should do right away once you move into your new home.

1. Home security

Your chief consideration when moving into your new home should be making sure itís safe. The best first step to take is to change all of the locks on your house. In spite of how trustworthy the previous homeowner may have seemed, you can never be 100% sure who had spare keys to their home. Changing locks is quick and inexpensive, especially considering whatís at stake.

Another important step in home security is to put new batteries in and test all smoke detectors, make sure fire extinguishers are up-to-date, and ensure air filters are cleaned.

2. Set up your utilities

One of the first things you have to do when moving into a new home is to call your utility companies and transfer services into your name. Make a list of the services youíll need to set up (electricity, water, garbage removal, internet, home security, heating, etc.). This is also a good time to set up online accounts and autopay for these services. It will save you time each month and make it easier to keep track of your bills if you simplify this process from the get-go.

3. Self-inspection

You should have already had the home inspected by a professional prior to closing on the house. However, things can change in the time that someone moves all of their belongings out of a home and you move all of yours in. Wiring can be damaged, pipes banged, windows cracked, and so on. Do a thorough inspection of your home to check for leaks, broken wires, and fire hazards to be sure that your home is in good condition.

4. Deep clean

It might be tempting to just move your belongings into their new places once you arrive at your new home. However, the best time to clean a room is when itís empty. Before you set up your furniture or fill your cabinets, give them a thorough cleaning.

5. Familiarize yourself with circuit breaker and water valves

When disaster strikes, youíll want to be ready for it. Get to know your circuit box before the first power outage. Store flashlights in easily accessible places and make sure they have fresh batteries. Similarly, familiarize yourself with the main water shutoff valve in case you have a pipe burst. If the former homeowner lived alone and you have a large family, thereís a chance that the sudden surge in power and water usage could reveal issues with plumbing and wiring that the former owner wasnít aware of.





Posted by Maureen Harmonay on 7/15/2019


25 Chip Shot Lane, Uxbridge, MA 01569

Single-Family

$495,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
A perfect horse property at the end of a cul-de-sac with a two-stall Morton metal frame barn (with the potential to add 2 more stalls) and about an acre of fenced paddock and pasture, abutting state-owned land, with trails nearby. The 5-year-old open-concept contemporary split level home is pristine, with all the class and amenities you'd expect to find in a pricier place, including granite counters in kitchen and baths, stainless Frigidaire appliances, rich cherry cabinetry, pleasing neutral Pottery Barn colors, propane range and fireplace, recessed lighting, central air, and the potential to build out a large windowed room in the lower level. This is the whole package, all wrapped up in a bow! There is a 4-bedroom septic system, allowing for a possible extra bedroom in the space currently used as an open loft/playroom. Solar panels provide the opportunity for lower-than-average cost electric bills, with no monthly lease fee!
Open House
Saturday
July 20 at 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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Location: 25 Chip Shot Lane, Uxbridge, MA 01569    Get Directions

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Posted by Maureen Harmonay on 7/12/2019


28 North Main Street, Petersham, MA 01366

Single-Family

$539,000
Price

15
Rooms
8
Beds
5
Baths
The historic Clarence Fiske House, one of Petersham's treasured architectural gems, on the edge of the town's iconic Town Center, with sprawling lawns abutting the pastoral vistas and broad expanse of the Trustees of Reservations' 25-acre North Common Meadow. With generously sized rooms, polished wood floors, beadboard-lined bathrooms, clawfoot tubs, a butler's pantry and elegant spaces throughout, it harkens back to a gracious era of lavish living and entertaining. This mightly mansion beckons to a 21st century caretaker to restore it to its former grandeur--its picturesque location will support whatever your imagination desires . So many things are possible here, including a carriage house for cars or for horses to carry riders over the abutting trails. The home is equipped with a powerful Viessmann boiler and has 300 amp electrical service. Located minutes from Rte. 2 for easy commuting to locations east and west. Seller will install new septic system prior to closing.
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Posted by Maureen Harmonay on 7/12/2019


25 Chip Shot Lane, Uxbridge, MA 01569

Single-Family

$495,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
A perfect horse property at the end of a cul-de-sac with a two-stall Morton metal frame barn (with the potential to add 2 more stalls) and about an acre of fenced paddock and pasture, abutting state-owned land, with trails nearby. The 5-year-old open-concept contemporary split level home is pristine, with all the class and amenities you'd expect to find in a pricier place, including granite counters in kitchen and baths, stainless Frigidaire appliances, rich cherry cabinetry, pleasing neutral Pottery Barn colors, propane range and fireplace, recessed lighting, central air, and the potential to build out a large windowed room in the lower level. This is the whole package, all wrapped up in a bow! There is a 4-bedroom septic system, allowing for a possible extra bedroom in the space currently used as an open loft/playroom. Solar panels provide the opportunity for lower-than-average cost electric bills, with no monthly lease fee!
Open House
Sunday
July 14 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 25 Chip Shot Lane, Uxbridge, MA 01569    Get Directions

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