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Posted by John Colby on 8/12/2018


92 Jasmine Rd, Orange, MA 01364

Single-Family

$598,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
A Once in a Lifetime property for even the most sophisticated Waterfront Buyer. Naturally occuring land features are nearly impossible to find on Waterfront & make this One of the Most Important listings in the area w/ Nearly 1000 feet of Waterfront of a Generally level and usable 3 acres.The Full featured Southern exposure Contemporary 8 room home has a finished lower level w fireplace, wet bar,full bath, cedar closet,laundry room & walk out basement to landscaped yard ! There are 2 Private beaches and 2 floating docks ! Water views from every room, living area leads to spacious deck overlooking fully recreational Private Access Packard Pond (the lake is generally very quiet). The 3 bay detached heated garage has a modern & lightly used 1100 sq ft spacious Private access apartment. The apt.features office, bedroom, eat-in kitchen, living room, full bath with laundry hookups. Some of the other Systems include 2 hard wired Generator backups , Irrigation system, Central Air & more
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Posted by John Colby on 8/12/2018

One of the many challenges of putting your home on the market is keeping it clean!

That task can be even more difficult if you have kids, pets, and a busy schedule. If everyone is always rushing off to their jobs, classes, lunch dates, meetings, practices, or appointments, it's hard to keep your home in a perpetual state of cleanliness and order.

Probably the first step to keeping your house ready for real estate showings is to remind your family to clean up after themselves. While this may require more than one reminder, any amount of cooperation will help keep messes to a minimum. Implementing some sort of reward system or even a competition among siblings, can go a long way toward maintaining a semblance of order in the house. Some parents even post a calendar of assigned chores to make sure everyone does their fair share.

Professional Help May Be Needed!

Getting your home ready for real estate showings can feel like a monumental task, especially if you have a large house and a messy family! The good news is that you can hire some outside help without depleting your kids' college funds! Many households already have a house cleaning person or service that comes in at least a couple times a month to keep things looking civilized. If your house is actively being shown to prospective buyers, however, you might want to consider having your housekeeper clean the house a little more frequently than usual. That way, you only have to do some minor tidying up when your real estate agent notifies you about a scheduled house showing in a few hours or tomorrow morning.

If any of your rooms are carpeted and the floors haven't been professionally steam-cleaned for as long as you can remember, it may be time to hire a carpet cleaning service. Carpeted floors have an unfortunate tendancy of locking in stains, allergens, and ground-in dirt for months, if not years! Although you can often improve the appearance of your carpets by cleaning them yourself, it often requires the services of a professional carpet cleaning service to really get those stubborn stains out. You can often get recommendations from neighbors, friends, relatives, or coworkers, and can look for online reviews of carpet cleaners on social media websites.

Once you've cleaned, dusted, and sanitized the inside of your house, there may be one more area to tackle before you're ready to have your house shown: its exterior! Your home's siding may be covered with filmy layers of dust, grime, splatters, and environmental pollutants -- a condition which thankfully can be reversed by using the services of a local power-washing company. While not all power-washing services are created equal, a reliable one can remove years of accumulated filmy deposits from pollen, birds, spider webs, acid rain, snow blower splatters, rust, smoky emissions from backyard barbeques, vehicle exhaust emissions, and other miscellaneous air pollution.

So even though the environment, your family, and the wear and tear of normal, everyday use will take its toll on the appearance of your home, there are many things you can do to reverse that process and restore many aspects of your home's original freshness, charm, and appeal!





Posted by John Colby on 8/9/2018


898 Cottage St, Athol, MA 01331

Single-Family

$194,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
No showings till Saturday August 11th,......Quiet neighborhood yet conveniently located. House are well separated from each other ! Well maintained Single Floor home with recent Upgrades including: Architectural Roof, Upgraded Thermal windows, and Vinyl siding, Generally level grassy yard with over an acre including a wooded area . Stay warm this Fall and Winter with the Desirable Buderus FHW x oil heat and domestic hot water system. The Lower Level has a half bath with a Walkout finished basement with separate access ! Basement could be used as a drive under garage . Detached storage shed. Town Water and Town Sewer ! Fenced in Vegetable Garden ! Lots of Usable Yard
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Posted by John Colby on 8/6/2018


30 Dusty Rd, Warwick, MA 01364

Single-Family

$217,800
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
BAck on the market....One of the Bigger lots on Laurel Lake ! Imagine waking up here ! Laurel Lake is a hidden gem with Crystal Clear Water ! Enjoy your morning coffee overlooking the Crystal Clear Water. It usually takes years for a property to become available at this perfect hideaway.. Sleeps 10, with a fireplaced living room ,open concept kitchen dining area.a bath. . Nice gradual beach entry for swimming and deep water around your boat dock.. Lake depth is approx 38 feet. Lake stocked twice a year. Rare opportunity for ownership as there are approx. 30 cottages on Laurel Lake. Close to major routes yet a scenic wooded setting. . Large flatter usable areas around the Water. The Southwestern exposure gives you a longer sunny day and prevailing Westerly breezes ! Extra parking spaces and a nice storage shed..Call now for a showing,
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Posted by John Colby on 8/6/2018


Lot 2 Petersham Road, Athol, MA 01331

Land

$22,500
Price

4.02
Acres
Residential
Land Type
Zoned for Mixed Use ...Elevated lot with South West Exposure and Views !...Owner says Sell Now !..Just 3/4 mile from Rt 2 at Exit 17 ! Build a solar powered or passive solar design home right here ! Great Southwestern Exposure !...Also Lot 3 is available for a similar value !
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