Maureen Harmonay - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage



Posted by Maureen Harmonay on 8/17/2017

This Single-Family in Acton, MA recently sold for $833,500. This Colonial style home was sold by Maureen Harmonay - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


169 Nagog Hill Rd, Acton, MA 01720

Single-Family

$849,000
Price
$833,500
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Gorgeous park-like setting for this Acton Center Colonial which boasts many improvements added by current owners. The home offers Brazilian floors throughout much of the first floor. New kitchen is a cook's dream: cherry cabinets, expansive island and buffet, granite counter-top, a 5 burner gas cooktop, double wall ovens and a 2 drawer DW. Front to back living room has both a bay and picture window as well as a brick fireplace. The oversized family room has a corner stone fireplace with a gas log and slider doors which leads to a warm mahogany deck. A spacious sun porch provides a wonderful gathering area with views of an amazing back yard with its stone walls and bluestone patio. New master bedroom suite includes a bath with beautiful tile work, a walk-in tile shower and a freestanding tub. Three other spacious bedrooms, a family bath, and an office complete the second floor. New septic to be installed. Natural gas, town water (& well), A/C & a 3 car garage completes this package.

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Posted by Maureen Harmonay on 8/15/2017


64 West Rd., Petersham, MA 01366

Single-Family

$450,000
Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
The Wing Spooner House, an 18th century post & beam farmhouse nestled amid stonewalled perennial gardens, pear and apple trees, grassy open fields, and woods, with distant views of Mount Grace. One of the treasures of this country estate is a 20-year-old radiant-heated 24' x 36' barn built by Hardwick Post & Beam, equipped with 220 electrical and a state-of-the-art Buderus boiler to enable year-round workshopping or crafts-making, and a second story finished studio loft for artistic or musical pursuits. The home's numerous improvements include a new roof, recently painted exterior, and updated heating and electrical systems. Its interior is an authentic blend of old and new, with beautifully refinished wide pine floors, built-ins, handhewn beams, five fireplaces, and an attached potting shed. The modern kitchen has stainless Maytag and Miele appliances, and a comfortable breakfast nook. Sellers have an approved plan for a new 4-bedroom septic, to be installed prior to closing.
Open House
Sunday
August 20 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 64 West Rd., Petersham, MA 01366    Get Directions

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Posted by Maureen Harmonay on 8/15/2017

When it comes to the decision of whether to add a dog to your family, one thing's for sure: Pet ownership is not for everyone! If your job or lifestyle keeps you away from home most of the time, then adopting or buying a dog might not work out that well for you.

Dogs are very social creatures and need daily companionship and a lot of attention. If they're left alone day and night, they'll become increasingly unhappy. That often translates into undesirable behaviors, such a incessant barking, chewing on furniture, and other symptoms of separation anxiety and boredom.

The good news about welcoming a dog into your family is that the rewards usually outweigh the drawbacks. If you're an animal lover, you'll be able to relate to the many advantages of owning a dog (or maybe even two)!

  1.  Dogs can bring a positive energy into your home. Assuming you've chosen a dog that's a good fit for your family and lifestyle, it can be a lot of fun to have a dog in the house. Most dogs are playful, affectionate, and obedient, and are always thrilled to see you when you come home!
  2. Dogs and exercise often go together. Unless you have a fenced in yard and can just let your dog out when it needs to relieve itself, it's necessary to accompany your dog for neighborhood walks. While this responsibility can be shared by different members of the family, walking your dog can be a great way to burn off a few calories, stretch your legs, and get some fresh air. There are also the health benefits of taking in a little natural vitamin D from the sun.
  3. Dogs help you meet other animal lovers. Whether you take your furry friend to a nearby park or just a leisurely stroll in the neighborhood, their will be a lot of chances to exchange greetings and small talk with other dog walkers and animal lovers. If you've just moved to a new neighborhood and are looking for ways to meet your neighbors, going for daily walks with your dog can be an effective way to do that. An important side benefit of having Fido interact with other dogs and people is that it helps them get properly socialized -- especially if you start the process when they're still a puppy.
  4. Dogs play a role in protecting your home and family. Some dogs are better security guards than others, but most have a protective instinct to bark when strangers are on the premises. While this is not a fail-proof security system, it can definitely be a deterrent to break-ins, burglaries, and other intrusions.
Although there are a lot of advantages to bringing a dog into your household, it's always a good idea to carefully weigh the pros and cons, and make sure everyone in your family in on board before making the commitment.




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Posted by Maureen Harmonay on 8/8/2017


35 Woodside Drive, Bolton, MA 01740

Single-Family

$765,000
Price

10
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Privacy lovers paradise! Contemporary cape with high-class upgrades galore, nestled next to the woods and trails of the 187-acre Vaughn Hill Conservation area. Extraordinary eat-in country kitchen with fireplace, custom birch cabinets from Scandia Kitchens, granite counters, 9' island with cooktop and vegetable sink, subzero, and KitchenAid double ovens. A Library/media room has new built-in bookshelves and french doors to a balcony overlooking a tranquil naturescape. This home offers two master suites--one on the first floor--to accommodate guests or inlaws. The newer 2nd floor master suite has radiant heat, two huge walk-in closets, and a lavish bath with a glass/tile shower, jacuzzi, double sinks, and heated towel racks. Hardwoods everywhere! There is a radiant-heated office or exercise room with mahogany built-ins in the finished lower level. The property is graced with lush perennial gardens and bordered by classic New England fieldstone walls.
Open House
Sunday
August 13 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
1st Open House!
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Location: 35 Woodside Drive, Bolton, MA 01740    Get Directions

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Posted by Maureen Harmonay on 8/8/2017

Bidding on a house can be a stressful process, especially when youíve found your dream home. While the wait to hear back on if your bid has been accepted can be a time of anxious anticipation there are things you can do to make it less so. By being prepared ahead of time and knowing what to expect you can create a smoother, and therefore, less stressful bidding process. Keep reading for some tips on how to do just that below! Know what youíre willing to spend. Decide on what your ideal price and what the maximum amount you will be willing to spend are before beginning the bidding process. This is an ideal step to take before beginning house hunting as well. Doing so will allow for a more streamlined bidding process, especially if there is a bidding war. Knowing when an offer is out of your budget will prevent financial stress now and in the future as well. Get pre-approved for a mortgage. Before putting in your bid get everything you need in order to ensure you are pre-approved for a mortgage. Once you are approved you can show the seller your pre-approval paperwork when placing your bid. This will help you look more serious about your offer and even a more attractive buyer to the seller. Schedule a home inspection. Scheduling a home inspection before placing your bid will allow you to make a more informed offer on the house you are interested in. To get the most out of your inspection have a list for the inspector of any concerns you had about the house during your walk through. Ask your real estate agent for a referral to an inspector they know and trust as they will have worked with many before. The real estate agent knows best. Listen to any advice your real estate agent may have for you throughout the bidding process. They are an expert in the home buying field and familiar with the different intricacies of home buying procedures. Not every home buying process is the same and an experienced real estate agent should be familiar with variations to each sale. If your real estate agent suggests a course of action follow suit to ensure that the buying process goes more smoothly. While I canít guarantee an entirely stress-free experience when bidding on a house, there are things you can do to help ease any anxiety that comes with attempting to buy your dream home. With preparedness and a smart real estate agent on your side you can feel more confident and less anxious in your bidding process. Once you have the keys to your new home in hand you will be glad you took the steps necessary to create a smooth and successful process!




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