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Posted on 05/22/2022
What is a supplemental tax bill?
If your property has increased or decreased in assessed value since your last tax payment, you might receive a supplemental tax bill. These are separate tax bills you need to pay in addition to your regular annual bill. If you're interested in learning more about how supplemental tax bills work, here is a short guide to the basics:...
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Posted on 05/18/2022
11 Gleason Way, Leicester, MA 01524 is now new to the market!
Just in time for summer! With its fabulous extra-large deck overlooking in-ground pool, and party-ready poolside screen room, this home is sure to be the favorite spot for family & friends. Enjoy easy one-level living in this charming ranch with curb appeal plus. Nicely updated & maintained, this home features spacious renovated kitchen with granite counters & ceramic plank flooring; cozy living room with bay window, wood-burning fireplace & classic archway; dining room with striking built-in serving/display console; stylish, fully remodeled bath; and three good-sized bedrooms, two of which have french doors leading to deck....
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Posted on 05/18/2022
Another Property Sold - 4 Deer Run Dr, Wilbraham, MA 01095
Custom Built Colonial offers pride of craftsmanship, exceptional amenities, and tasteful design. You'll marvel at the marble tiled floors in the foyer, beautiful hardwood staircase, formal dining room, Vartanian cabinetry, granite countertops and newer stainless steel appliances. With 4 beds, 2.5 baths, family room w/ gas fireplace, and sunroom w/ pellet stove, plus an additional 1200 sq ft to expand in the basement, what else is to be desired in a home? Not only does this property have curb appeal w/ its meticulous landscape & inviting front porch, it has a private fenced-in backyard w/ saltwater pool to host your summer gatherings as...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
3 Reasons and Ways to Entertain in Your Backyard
Hosting a get-together or event is an often rewarding experience. You get to spend time with your loved ones, show off the nuances of your home and enjoy the atmosphere of having everyone around. But what if there was a way to enhance that atmosphere while minimizing cleanup? Here are a few ways entertaining outdoors can improve your...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Black and white decoration: How to design a black and white room
Black and white decoration is a timeless staple of interior design. Many designers love this combination for its simplicity, elegance and high contrast. While it might seem simple to design a room based on black and white, there are some basic guidelines to help you create the perfect aesthetic. Here are some ideas for creating an inspiring black...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
To Frame or Not to Frame? DIY Cabinet Tips to Refresh Your Home
When you’re building your own kitchen cabinets, you’ll find that there are several design options to consider. One of the main decisions to make is whether you want framed or frameless cabinets. Framed cabinets are the traditional type used in many homes, while frameless cabinets are commonly used in more modern or contemporary designs. Framed cabinets have frames...
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Posted on 04/29/2022
Another Property Sold - 2233 Main St, Warren, MA 01083
Investors take notice, this home house will not last long. The sellers family has lived in the house for over 98 years, the second floor apartment has not been lived in for over 25 years, it has 2 large bedrooms with a large closet in one of them. The furnace for the second floor was removed several years ago and was not replaced, also the electric has been turned off since it has not been rented. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout the second floor. The first floor has wall to wall carpeting throughout with tons of storage space. Both units have large pantries and a separate den/ study area. Access to the second floor can be gained...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Mortgage basics: A brief 30-year mortgage guide
Most homebuyers, even those just starting their first-time homeowner journey, have learned a thing or two about 30-year mortgages. For example, some 30-year mortgages will let you pay the mortgage down earlier than 30-years, while others may fix a prepayment penalty to that plan to make up the loss in revenue from the interest rate. But what about...
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Posted on 04/20/2022
32 G H Wilson Rd, Spencer, MA 01562 is now new to the market!
Enjoy the ease of one-level living in this beautifully updated, well-maintained ranch on private and pretty lot! Comfortable layout featuring convenient mudroom entrance; remodeled eat-in kitchen with tile backsplash & granite; sunlit living room with classic archways and custom built-ins; well-placed, good-sized bedrooms including large master suite addition with full bath & walk-in closet. The cozy family room is a pleasant bonus and great spot for homework, games or home office. This picture-perfect property also offers a huge walk-out basement with workshop, storage and terrific finishing potential; attached garage with...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Design ideas for small outdoor living spaces
Small outdoor living spaces can present a challenge when it comes to design and decor. With so little square footage, how can you make your tiny yard stylish and functional? Luckily, there are plenty of decorating solutions for even the tiniest of outdoor spaces. To help inspire you, here are some of the best tips and tricks for...
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Posted on 04/15/2022
Another Property Sold - 1 Kingsbury Rd, Spencer, MA 01562
Updated contemporary Cape set on a large level private lot. The living room features a gas fireplace, hardwood floor and a soaring cathedral ceiling. The open dining room also offers a hardwood floor and flows comfortably into the kitchen. The kitchen is nicely appointed including a gas range and a pantry closet. A bedroom with a private bath is also part of the first floor. Upstairs you'll find two bedrooms, one with direct access to a full bath. Two ductless mini split systems cool most of this home. The basement has been studded for future additional living space. A Wave ventilation system keeps the air quality comfortable. A Buderus...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
Home Theater: Quick DIY Tips to Create Your In-Home Theater
An indoor home theater offers a good way to make sure you’re able to watch your favorite movies on the big screen from the comfort of your own house. With an indoor theater at home, you don’t have to worry about the weather or outdoor noise levels. You don’t have to hire experts to build a home theater...
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